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ASC HIGHLIGHTS HOW ADHESIVES ENABLE INNOVATION WITHIN AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Media Contact:

Matt Croson

President

(301) 986-9700 x111

matt.croson@ascouncil.org

ASC HIGHLIGHTS HOW ADHESIVES ENABLE INNOVATION WITHIN AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR

 

Adhesives Support Automakers’ Efforts to Lightweight Vehicles, Reduce Emissions

Bethesda, MD – December 17, 2014 – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) launched its second in a series of videos designed to promote and highlight the innovative ways adhesives and sealants are being actively used in the marketplace or being considered for a new application.  

The video series, part of the ASC TV portion of www.adhesives.org and www.sealants.org, is focused on innovation and is designed to foster the use of adhesives and sealants by design engineers who are looking to innovate with advanced materials.  

The next video in ASC’s Innovation Video series is entitled, Adhesives Drive Value for Automakers, and highlights the many practical ways that adhesives are used to lightweight cars, supporting automotive companies’ efforts to meet Federal miles per gallon mandates and lowering emissions.

“This is the second of a series of videos being developed for adhesives.org in collaboration with the Council’s Marketing Committee in order to highlight innovation that is enabled through the use of adhesives or sealants,” notes Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “ASC believes these videos illustrate how adhesives can play a critical role in the innovation process, allowing design engineers to ‘think adhesives’ first when developing new concepts.

In 2015, ASC anticipates developing 3-4 videos as part of a pilot program to test whether this type of digital strategy engages users of www.adhesives.org.  The effort is part of the Council’s Long Range Plan, which places emphasis on the Council expanding its communications services.  The goal is to communicate why innovators – design engineers who manufacture the world’s consumer goods – should consider adhesives and sealants for their project.  

“We anticipate some of the videos to be scholarly and focused on the technical aspects of our industry, while others will be fun and creatively tell the story of what our industry is all about,” adds Croson.  “Videos and new media can tell stories in ways that print and traditional media cannot, and we want the ASC TV Innovation Video series to become not only a fun way to learn about what solutions our industry provides, but also seriously consider how important adhesives and sealants are for innovation.”  

WATCH Adhesives Drive Value for Automakers

ASC TV currently houses 100+ videos on www.adhesives.org and www.sealants.org, with many produced by ASC member companies as part of their integrated communications efforts.  Other videos are produced by educators and illustrate the science behind adhesion and sealant technologies.  


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The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is a North American trade association dedicated to representing the $40 billion global adhesive and sealant industry.  The Council is comprised of 131 adhesive and sealant manufacturers, raw material and equipment suppliers, representing 75% of the U.S. industry.  “Innovators secure the future with adhesives and sealants” is the vision of ASC, and the Council produces programs that support five strategic objectives covering Career Education, Community Knowledge Integration, Innovation, Unified Industry Voice and Accelerate Growth. Information on ASC can be found at www.ascouncil.org.  Industry solutions and news can be found at www.adhesives.org or www.sealants.org.  


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ASC HIGHLIGHTS HOW ADHESIVES ENABLE INNOVATION WITHIN AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Media Contact:

Matt Croson

President

(301) 986-9700 x111

matt.croson@ascouncil.org

ASC HIGHLIGHTS HOW ADHESIVES ENABLE INNOVATION WITHIN AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR

 

Adhesives Support Automakers’ Efforts to Lightweight Vehicles, Reduce Emissions

Bethesda, MD – December 17, 2014 – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) launched its second in a series of videos designed to promote and highlight the innovative ways adhesives and sealants are being actively used in the marketplace or being considered for a new application.  

The video series, part of the ASC TV portion of www.adhesives.org and www.sealants.org, is focused on innovation and is designed to foster the use of adhesives and sealants by design engineers who are looking to innovate with advanced materials.  

The next video in ASC’s Innovation Video series is entitled, Adhesives Drive Value for Automakers, and highlights the many practical ways that adhesives are used to lightweight cars, supporting automotive companies’ efforts to meet Federal miles per gallon mandates and lowering emissions.

“This is the second of a series of videos being developed for adhesives.org in collaboration with the Council’s Marketing Committee in order to highlight innovation that is enabled through the use of adhesives or sealants,” notes Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “ASC believes these videos illustrate how adhesives can play a critical role in the innovation process, allowing design engineers to ‘think adhesives’ first when developing new concepts.

In 2015, ASC anticipates developing 3-4 videos as part of a pilot program to test whether this type of digital strategy engages users of www.adhesives.org.  The effort is part of the Council’s Long Range Plan, which places emphasis on the Council expanding its communications services.  The goal is to communicate why innovators – design engineers who manufacture the world’s consumer goods – should consider adhesives and sealants for their project.  

“We anticipate some of the videos to be scholarly and focused on the technical aspects of our industry, while others will be fun and creatively tell the story of what our industry is all about,” adds Croson.  “Videos and new media can tell stories in ways that print and traditional media cannot, and we want the ASC TV Innovation Video series to become not only a fun way to learn about what solutions our industry provides, but also seriously consider how important adhesives and sealants are for innovation.”  

WATCH Adhesives Drive Value for Automakers

ASC TV currently houses 100+ videos on www.adhesives.org and www.sealants.org, with many produced by ASC member companies as part of their integrated communications efforts.  Other videos are produced by educators and illustrate the science behind adhesion and sealant technologies.  


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The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is a North American trade association dedicated to representing the $40 billion global adhesive and sealant industry.  The Council is comprised of 131 adhesive and sealant manufacturers, raw material and equipment suppliers, representing 75% of the U.S. industry.  “Innovators secure the future with adhesives and sealants” is the vision of ASC, and the Council produces programs that support five strategic objectives covering Career Education, Community Knowledge Integration, Innovation, Unified Industry Voice and Accelerate Growth. Information on ASC can be found at www.ascouncil.org.  Industry solutions and news can be found at www.adhesives.org or www.sealants.org.  


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ASC REGULATORY AFFAIRS TO FOCUS ON CALIFORNIA IN 2015

Posted By ASC, Monday, December 15, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

OEEHA AND DTSC ANTICIPATED RULEMAKING CHALLENGES ASC MEMBER COMPANY PRODUCTS

 

December 15, 2014– Bethesda, MD –Regulatory actions in California, such as a revision to the Prop 65 labeling requirements and a possible alternative assessment evaluation of construction adhesive or sealant product under the state’s new Safer Consumer Product program are expected to dominate the attention of the Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) in 2015.

 

While the California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEEHA) has not issued a proposed rule, the agency has informally suggested changes to the existing Prop 65 label that would add extraneous and inflammatory language to the existing warning label as well as an OEEHA designed pictogram to indicate the product may pose a health hazard.

 

“ASC member companies consider any additional language or warning symbols to the existing label as unnecessary and a misguided attempt by the agency to characterize safe products, used daily by California consumers, as being inherently dangerous,” said Mark Collatz, ASC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs.  “This is just another example of what happens when regulators focus on risk without considering actual exposure.” 

 

In addition, California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has identified building and construction products—including adhesives and sealants—as one of seven categories for possible review under the state’s Safer Consumer Product program in 2015.  

 

“The challenge here is that DTSC has not completely worked out a process or determined the best tools for companies to use when conducting the required Alternative Assessment for a product in question,” said Collatz.  “Every industry potentially impacted by these requirements needs to stay involved to be sure that the rules for determining whether there are safer alternative formulas that can be applied in a fair and rational manner and incorporate exposure variables within the risk models.”

 

Collatz also noted that the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) continues to consider changes to Rule 1168. While most of the substantive issues related to the adhesive and sealant volatile organic compound (VOC) limiting rule appear to have been worked through last summer, Collatz emphasized that the industry will need to continue to monitor that issue until it is finalized.

 

Other issues the Council will be monitoring in 2015 include:

  • Federal Toxic Substances Control Act Reform Legislation

  • EPA’s MDI/TDI Chemical Action Plan

  • OSHA’s GHS Implementation Strategy

  • EPA’s Chemical Management Plan Activities

  • USGBC’s LEED v.4 Activities

“One of the primary drivers of value for ASC and its members is our ability to collaborate with industry in order to serve as an effective voice for our industry,” adds Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “It appears that our regulatory calendar is already full and will focus on California as we strive to provide input and guidance to regulators that oversee our industry.  We encourage all members to get involved and invite non-members to get involved now in order to be part of our communications efforts.”

 

NEW OUTREACH PLANNED

 

As part of its Long Range Plan, ASC will be developing new tools to support members’ efforts to engage with regulators, lawmakers and other influencers.  The new programs include a Communications Tool Kit, a Fly-In with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), a new Regulatory Affairs dashboard and a continued focus on leveraging the ASC’s Action Center.

 

Tool Kit

 

The ASC Communications Tool Kit will provide data on our industry, along with messaging that is supportive of ASC’s overall positions on important issues impacting our sector, including TSCA Reform, California’s Safer Products Rule, Rule 1168 and other important matters.  The tools will be used by ASC staff during any regulatory or lawmaker meeting, but will also be shared with members in order for them to make the tools a part of their own messaging.

 

ASC Fly-In with NAM

 

ASC will host a Fly-In in June 2015, working collaboratively with NAM.  This two-day event will allow members to fly into Washington, DC, participate in meetings and programming focused on legislative activities, and then go to Capitol Hill and meet in groups with both Representatives and Senators.  The ASC Fly-In is a great opportunity to share the industry’s perspectives on active legislation, or general manufacturing oriented items that could impact members.

 

New Website

 

ASC is unveiling a new Regulatory Affairs dashboard, which will allow members to quickly determine ASC’s priority issues, its positions and leverage the information for internal meetings or for any communications outreach in which members are participating.  Select information is shared with members only, allowing dues paying members to enhance their communications efforts on behalf of the industry, in partnership with ASC.

 

Action Center

 

ASC will once again leverage its Action Center by directing members to the web-based tool when it needs support with letters directed to regulators or lawmakers concerning proposed or finalized rules and regulations.  In 2014, ASC leveraged the tools eight different times to rally members to share thoughts and opinions on regulations that directly impact the industry.

“Working together, leveraging new tools and information, ASC is partnering with its members in new and different ways as we strive to serve as the industry’s voice on all matters directly impacting adhesives and sealants,” adds Croson.  “Most tools are going to be available for members only and are important investments that support the Board’s Long Range Plan of delivering a unified industry voice.”

 

For more information on ASC, visit www.ascouncil.org.

 

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The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is a North American trade association dedicated to representing the $40 billion global adhesive and sealant industry.  The Council is comprised of 131 adhesive and sealant manufacturers, raw material and equipment suppliers, representing 75% of the U.S. industry.  “Innovators secure the future with adhesives and sealants” is the vision of ASC, and the Council produces programs that support five strategic objectives covering Career Education, Community Knowledge Integration, Innovation, Unified Industry Voice and Accelerate Growth. Information on ASC can be found at www.ascouncil.org.  Industry solutions and news can be found at www.adhesives.org or www.sealants.org.  


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Expanding Presence in South America: Jowat Subsidiaries Founded in Columbia and Chile

Posted By ASC, Friday, December 12, 2014
Updated: Thursday, May 7, 2015

Jowat AG is expanding worldwide with Jowat Corporation establishing subsidiaries in strategic regions of South America. Subsidiaries were set up in Mexico and Brazil in 2000 and 2003, and now in Columbia and Chile during 2014. Managing Director for the Jowat subsidiaries in Columbia and Chile—Marco Kubitza—summarized, “In South America, we are seeing prospering economies with growth rates above international averages, and in consequence an increased demand for innovative industrial adhesives. We have the capacities, the right products, and can supply these markets via our US-American affiliation from its location in North Carolina, without any complicated logistics.” The Jowat Corporation headquarters in North Carolina is the production site for both continents. It is the largest Jowat production site for hot melt adhesives, due in large part to exports to South America. Now the NC plant will directly serve Columbia and Chile.

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UPDATED: Iowa State University in Glycerine-Based Adhesives

Posted By ASC, Friday, December 12, 2014
Updated: Thursday, May 7, 2015

Researchers from the Iowa State University (ISU) were recently awarded a $1 million grant to develop cheaper bioplastic adhesives using vegetable oils. The grant came from the US Department of Agriculture, and the research being supported will work to make glycerine-based products a viable alternative to acrylic adhesives. Glycerine is a co-product of soap, biodiesel, and oleochemical manufacturing. Adhesives created with glycerine would be safer, more sustainable, and potentially less expensive than comparable products that are currently available. The ISU team is focusing on construction adhesives, pressure-sensitive adhesives, and water-based rubber cements, all without volatile organic compounds. Funding for the project will last for three years, and plans include a pilot plant capable of producing 1 ton per day of adhesives. The plant is being constructed in collaboration with Argo Genesis Chemical LLC and will be operational in spring of 2015.

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China Finds Oldest Gelatin Adhesive

Posted By ASC, Friday, December 12, 2014
Updated: Thursday, May 7, 2015

Scientists have found the oldest known man-made adhesive in a tomb in the northwest Xinjiang region of China. For thousands of years, adhesives have been used to make more sophisticated tools and ornaments. The adhesive in Xinjiang is a translucent, yellow, gelatin-based glue that was used to make a wooden staff with inlayed bone carvings. It is estimated to be 3,500-years-old. Typically, early adhesives broke down long before burial sites were discovered. However, the tombs in Xinjiang’s Taklamakan Desert are known for dry conditions and well-preserved mummies, which give unique opportunities to learn about ancient societies and technology. For example, the glue in the staff has been identified as a gelatin made from cattle products. It is simultaneously the earliest evidence of adhesive use, and the earliest evidence of gelatin production in China.

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STI INVESTS $1 MILLION TO EXPAND N.C. FACILITY

Posted By ASC, Friday, December 12, 2014
Updated: Thursday, May 7, 2015
STI Polymer is in the process of expanding their Sanford, NC site. The expansion will relieve bottlenecks at the warehouse and research & development center. STI has invested about one million dollars and broke ground back in August. By June 2015, the company expects to have completed a new 14,000 ft2 warehouse. Meanwhile, a three-year plan includes a new reactor at the site to increase production, with the possibility for added jobs. Growth in construction related products, in particular pressure sensitive acrylic polymers for flooring adhesives and water based roofing adhesives, has made expanded production and storage space essential. STI’s primary market is water based, pressure sensitive acrylic polymers for packaging, roofing, and construction. Expansions in their product offerings are targeting areas of the market that will not compete with current customers who use STI polymers in adhesive formulation.
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H.B. FULLER WINS OUTLOOK™ ASIA AWARD

Posted By ASC, Friday, December 12, 2014
Updated: Thursday, May 7, 2015
H.B. Fuller (NYSE: FUL) has won the inaugural OUTLOOK Asia Award with an innovative core adhesive, CHM-1088ZP.  The OUTLOOK Asia Award recognizes innovative nonwoven products for hygiene and personal care that are made for or by Asia Pacific and Indian subcontinent markets. CHM-1088ZP is the latest example of how H.B. Fuller can tailor products to suit their needs in a specific market. The adhesive is designed for high performance diapers. It was developed in H.B. Fuller’s Asia Pacific Hygiene Technical Centre. It is one of highest performance core adhesives available in China with high wet strength and core integrity to provide superior performance and a competitive advantage to manufacturers making use of CHM-1088ZP. This adhesive continues H.B. Fuller’s 125 years of service and innovation. Heather Campe, vice president Asia Pacific, H.B. Fuller, commented, “By working together to discover, develop and deliver innovative solutions, we are helping to answer and solve some of the hygiene industry's biggest challenges.”
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AVERY DENNISON INVESTS €7M TO EXPAND GOTHA PLANT

Posted By ASC, Friday, December 5, 2014
Updated: Thursday, May 7, 2015

Avery Dennison, a leader in labeling and packaging materials, has invested €7 million to expand their plant in Gotha, Central Germany. The Gotha site will have enhanced coating and labeling capabilities for self-adhesive labels and packaging films. This expansion is a direct response to expanding demands for exceptionally clean and clear filmic materials. The investment will produce a 1/3 increase in production space, with topcoating capacity increased by 50 million m2. This production growth will meet expected short-term growth with the ability to support long-term growth. The expansion will include both new machinery and converting existing plant machinery for integrated inline silicone coating and laminating. Materials Group Europe vice president and general manager Angelo Depietri, said, “We are now able to optimize our wider European film coating operations, creating a significant increase of overall laminating capacity in Europe.”

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ASC URGES HOUSE SUPPORT FOR H.R. 4012

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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mark.collatz@ascouncil.org

 


ASC Urges House Support for H.R. 4012


November 19, 2014 – Bethesda, MD –
 The Adhesive and Sealant Council issued the following statement in support of H.R. 4012, the “Secret Science Reform Act of 2014,” in advance of today’s vote in the U.S. House of Representatives:


“The Environmental Protection Agency must utilize high quality science as well as provide transparency on how decisions are made when issuing federal regulations.  H.R. 4012 will increase the clarity and understanding of how the Agency has reached a regulatory decision for all involved stakeholders.  The bill will also help foster a better understanding for our members of the regulatory landscape as they continue to develop innovative products.”

“Furthermore, we believe the goal of this legislation is consistent with the Obama Administration’s science integrity goals and ultimately helps EPA meet its obligation to protect human health and the environment.  We urge members to vote in favor of H.R. 4012 when it comes to the House floor.”


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The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is a North American trade association dedicated to representing the $40 billion global adhesive and sealant industry.  The Council is comprised of 131 adhesive and sealant manufacturers, raw material and equipment suppliers, representing 75% of the U.S. industry.  “Innovators secure the future with adhesives and sealants” is the vision of ASC, and the Council produces programs that support five strategic objectives covering Career Education, Community Knowledge Integration, Innovation, Unified Industry Voice and Accelerate Growth. Information on ASC can be found at www.ascouncil.org.  Industry solutions and news can be found at www.adhesives.org or www.sealants.org.  


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