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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ASC Announces Launch of Product Category Rule (PCR) for Sealants

Posted By ASC, Monday, September 26, 2016
Updated: Monday, September 26, 2016



Media Contact:

Steve Duren

Senior Director, Member Services
(952) 300-3280





ASC PCR Task Group Completes PCR for Sealants

September 26, 2016 – Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) along with UL Environment as the program operator has released a product category rule for sealants covering North America.

"The publication of the Product Category Rule (PCR) for Sealants demonstrates that ASC is able to mobilize its membership to accomplish a task that is important for the continued use of sealants in sustainable applications within the building and construction industry", says Steve Rosenberg, Task Group Chairman, ASC Board Member and Senior Vice President Risk Quality and Sustainability Management at Sika.

PCRs are documents that define the rules and requirements for Environmental Product Declarations-EPDs (LCAs) of a certain product category. They are vital for the concept of environmental declarations according to ISO 14025 as they enable transparency and comparability between different EPDs (LCAs) based on the same PCR.

“The process and ever changing market environment with sustainability has taken our task group on a journey that took some time to complete its goal. Our group of members placed the priority on quality vs. speed in developing this PCR for sealants. We can stand behind the decisions that have been made that will allow the supply chain to satisfy the requests of EPDs that may come from the downstream engineering and design community.”

“I would like to thank members of the PCR Task Group and consultants who made this document possible” says Steve Duren, Senior Director, ASC.

ASC PCR Task Group Members:

  • Teresa Borzcik and Trace Woodard - 3M
  • Connie Howe & Mark Collatz - ASC
  • Bob Ober - BASF
  • Serhan Oztemiz and Kelly Pedersen - Bostik
  • John Brandt, Shen Tian, Jay Johnston - Covestro
  • Anil Shenoy and Bill Schneider - Carlisle Construction Materials
  • Jennifer Princing - Dow Corning
  • Bill Arendt Emerald - Kalama
  • Paul Majka - Henkel
  • Martha Mittelstaedt and Ted Stolz - ITW Polymers & Fluids
  • David Evers - Momentive/Hexion
  • Chris White - N.I.S.T.
  • John Paul - PPG
  • Steve Rosenberg and Eric Muench - Sika Corporation
  • Amy Woodard - Tremco
  • Hugh Flack and Lisa Kelly - Wacker
  • Jessie and Howard - Wingert Concrete Sealants
  • Dan Marvin and Chris Bierschank - Mapei
  • Anna Nicholson Lasso - ULe
  • Christoph Koffler - ThinkStep


Interested parties in learning more about the PCR can download the document for free HERE or contact Steve Duren at ASC: (952-300-8280).

Additionally, the 2014-2017 ASC Caulks and Sealants North American Market Report has a dedicated section and interviews with end users on the topic of Environmental Product Declarations and Health Product Declarations.

This report can be previewed 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 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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