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ASC Launches First Ever University Tour Program

Posted By ASC, Friday, February 05, 2016
Updated: Thursday, February 04, 2016



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 Council Partners with Adhesion Society to Showcase Industry to Students


February 5, 2016 – Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) announces its first-ever university tour program with five stops planned in 2016. The new program, part of the Council’s Long Range Plan, is designed to showcase the industry to prospective employees at leading universities and colleges that have a focus on adhesives and sealants within their curriculum. ASC partnered with the Adhesion Society (AS) – the leading professional society focused on supporting advanced industry research, and will be presenting at the following schools in 2016:


  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Lehigh University
  • University of Akron
  • Northwestern University


Dates and times for each of the tours are being planned and will be announced at a later date.

“ASC’s Long Range Plan calls for the Council to facilitate knowledge sharing across the adhesive and sealant community, while developing key university relationships in order to pull expertise, insights and interest in adhesives,” notes Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “The University Tours will provide the opportunity for ASC to share the market size and scope, our innovation orientation and student career planning information with students who are interested in exploring our industry as a career path.”

Each ASC University Tour will include a presentation, question and answer session, and an informal networking opportunity. The schools will coordinate student participation, while ASC will deliver the information and invite member companies to attend and participate.

The partnership with ASC and AS is a developing program, adding value to both groups.

Four years ago, ASC started a working relationship with the Adhesion Society whereby the Council managed the Society’s meetings.  Over the past three years, the Council has proactively invited Adhesion Society researchers to present 14-16 papers a year at its Convention in order to promote the advanced research Society members are publishing.  The University Tour is a natural evolution of this relationship and supports both organizations’ efforts to advance adhesives and sealants as a profession.

“ASC is excited about working with these leading academic institutions and the professors and researchers that guide future leaders within the adhesives and sealants community,” adds Croson.  “I look forward to meeting the future of our industry face to face, and sharing information that excites them about a career path within the $45 billion global adhesives and sealants space.”

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 138 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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