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January 25, 2013 – Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) announces that its Spring Convention Keynote Speakers will address pressing industry issues including supply chain complexity, green chemistry and chemical safety, featuring experts from the industry. The speakers include:
Paul Hodges, Chairman, International eChem
“Managing Business in Today’s VUCA Environment”
Explore why volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity dominate; discover how changing demand patterns mean GDP ratios no longer apply; discuss developing your own road map for the “new normal”; and clarify why vision, understanding, clarity and agility are the keys to success.
John Warner, President and Chief Technology Officer, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry
“Entropic Controls in Materials Design as an Example of Green Chemistry”
This presentation will describe results in non-covalent derivatization and bioinspired photopolymers that illustrate a shift towards entropic control as an example of green chemistry, resulting in reduced toxicological and environmental impact.
Jim Jones, Acting Assistant Administrator of the EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention
“Chemical Safety Overview”
The session will share recent actions the agency and stakeholders have taken to improve chemical safety, increase public knowledge about chemicals, transition to alternative and smarter chemicals, and to integrate pollution prevention methods in chemical development and manufacture. Additionally, perspectives on future developments in chemical safety, upcoming activities, chemical information releases and opportunities for stakeholders to become more involved, will be shared.
“ASC attendees will appreciate the insights these respected leaders will share during the keynotes held each morning, and during the Tuesday lunch,” notes Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC. “We always want to challenge our industry via thought-provoking presentations and feel we have a solid line up and forward thinking individuals that have ideas that directly impact our industry.”
In addition to the key note presentations, ASC’s Spring Convention and the newly expanded EXPO will feature 50+ presentations and 70+ exhibiting companies during the 2.5 day event being held April 21-23, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, GA. ASC is expecting 480+ attendees to participate including formulators, raw material suppliers and service suppliers to the industry. Information on the event can be found atwww.ascouncil.org.
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 124 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 www.ascouncil.org.