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Posted By ASC, Monday, October 7, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Matt Croson
(301) 986-9700 ext. 111

Guide Provides Details on 11 Adhesive and Sealant Oriented Trade Associations

October 7, 2013, Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) announces the publication of the first ever Global Associations Handbook – a guide to 11 trade associations that support the adhesive and sealant industry on a global basis.  The inaugural handbook includes contact information, program outline and membership structure details for the following countries and Region:  Belgium, Canada, China, European Union, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and the United States.  An additional 13 trade associations are also mentioned.

The Global Associations Handbook supports companies looking for trade association support and services for local team members operating within strategic geographical locations around the world.  The program was developed with ASC’s Global Resources Committee as part of its efforts to provide value to companies with a global mindset.

“The Global Associations Handbook is a simple tool that provides a quick snapshot of the leading trade associations within the adhesives and sealants space,” reports Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “The depth and breadth of the trade associations services illustrates how truly global our industry has become, as companies support a $43 billion industry.” 

The Global Associations Handbook will be made available to all ASC members at no cost, and will be updated and published on our website.  The Handbook includes details on 11 countries, with an additional 13 trade groups mentioned, but awaiting details. 

“ASC’s Global Resources Committee oversees the Council’s market report development, including the North American Market Report and Asia Market Report, and this Handbook now adds to the value of the Committee’s efforts to deliver globally oriented data and information that members can use to advance their business,’ adds Croson.   “Sometimes the product Global Resources produces is actionable and focused on sales growth, like our market reports.  With the handbook, we are making a simple informational resource available because members have asked us for contacts within growing markets such as China or India.  Now they have a simple tool that can direct them to ‘in-country’ resources.”

To download a copy of the Global Associations Handbook, click here.

To learn more about the Global Resources Committee click here, or attend the next committee meeting being held as part of the ASC Fall Convention and EXPO, October 21-23, 2013 in Minneapolis, MN (details here).

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 129 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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