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Posted By ASC, Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015


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Matt Croson
(301) 986-9700 ext. 111


Council to Manage Society’s Annual Meeting and Membership Efforts, Serve as its Home Office


March 12, 2014 – Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) signed a three-year agreement with the Adhesion Society whereby the Council will manage the Society’s Annual Meeting, oversee its membership effort, and serve as the Home Office for the Society.

The Council and Society previously had a one year agreement covering the fiscal year from June 30, 2013 through July 1, 2014.  The success of the one year arrangement allowed the Society and Council leadership to feel comfortable with a longer term arrangement.

“ASC appreciates the partnership that it has with the Adhesion Society, and finds tremendous value in working more closely with Society leadership to execute meetings and membership efforts,” notes Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “Over the past year, we have worked closely with the Society to ensure that its members received strong customer service, and their annual meeting was delivering the value that the organization has experienced in the past.  We feel we were able to deliver new value propositions in 2014 including: an updated registration process, enhanced program guides onsite, and a new membership certificate program for Society members to proudly publicize their involvement.”

The Council introduced the Society to a new database in 2014, providing the Society with an investment to track membership more closely, including meeting attendance, membership renewals, certificate distribution and financials. 

“The Adhesion Society has appreciated the professionalism of the Council and its willingness to collaborate with our leadership as we deliver services to our membership, while also maintaining our independence and academic spirit,” says Anand Jagota, President of the Adhesion Society.  “We hope to continue to work closely with the Council in the coming years, and believe this contract extension allows for discussion of new value for both organizations.”

The Adhesion Society is a long-established professional society dedicated to all facets of adhesion research.  Members include academics, research professionals, and industry research and development professionals.  More information about the Society can be found at

The Adhesive and Sealant Council is the largest trade association dedicated to all facets of the adhesive and sealant supply chain.  Members include leading formulators such as 3M, Ashland, Evans Adhesive Corporation, HB Fuller, and Avery Dennison, as well as raw material suppliers such as Arizona Chemical, Bayer MaterialScience, ExxonMobil and MWV.  More information about the Council can be found at

The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is a North American trade association dedicated to representing the adhesive and sealant industry. The Council is comprised of 131 adhesive and sealant manufacturers, raw material and equipment suppliers, distributors and industry consultants, representing more than 75% of the U.S. industry with operations around the world. Offering education, legislative advocacy, professional networking and business growth solutions for its members, the ASC is the center of knowledge and catalyst for industry growth on a global basis for manufacturers, suppliers and end-users. For more information about ASC, visit



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