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MARKET REPORT: ADHESIVE AND SEALANT COUNCIL DEFINES MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH EXPECTATIONS

Posted By ASC, Monday, July 22, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:
Matt Croson
President
(301) 986-9700 ext. 111
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ADHESIVE AND SEALANT COUNCIL DEFINES MARKET SIZE AND GROWTH EXPECTATIONS


Seventh North American Market Study for Adhesives and Sealants Released;
$42.5 Billion Global Industry to Grow 3.2% Annually Over Next Three Years;
$11.9 Billion North American Market to Grow 2.3% Over Next Three Years


New Sections on BRICS Countries and Electronics Segment Added to NAMR


Bethesda, MD – July 22, 2013 – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) released its North American Market Report (NAMR) for Adhesives and Sealants, a report published every three years, and which covers the 2012-2015 time period.  The NAMR covers market size and scope for both adhesives and sealants, and includes forecasting and trends analysis.  This year’s version includes a section devoted to the growth of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South America (BRICS) as a group, as well as the electronics market segment. 


 “ASC’s market report is a solid tool that can be leveraged by industry professionals to assess the North American Market and design marketing plans to focus their efforts internally,” reports Matthew E. Croson, president of ASC.  “We are pleased to add special sections dedicated to an important geographic dynamic with the BRICS countries’ inclusion, the new section focused on electronics, as well as a snapshot of the entire global market.”


The ASC North American Market Report is produced on behalf of the Council by DPNA International, a leading market analyst and research firm that is also an affiliate member of the Council.  The data within the report was collected using primary research and market reports from a variety of sources and in collaboration with several trade organizations.  The definitions used within the report are harmonized with the global adhesive and sealant community and outlined in the ASC-CATIA-FEICA Classification Manual.


The ASC NAMR Report is available to ASC members for $750 and to non-members for $1,125.  Global licenses, which allow a company to share the report to internal teams across their enterprise, are available for $2,250 for members and $3,300 for non-members.  The NAMR can be purchased here


You can access a copy of the Table of Contents and Outline of Graphs and Charts here.


 

 

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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 127 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.

 

 

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ASC RAPID RESPONSE TEAM TO SERVE AS INDUSTRY VOICE

Posted By ASC, Thursday, July 18, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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President

(301) 986-9700 ext. 111

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ASC RAPID RESPONSE TEAM TO SERVE AS INDUSTRY VOICE


New Grassroots Program Ensures Legislators and Regulators Understand Industry Positions


July 18, 2013, Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) has developed a new program designed to foster industry responses to legislative and regulatory issues impacting the adhesive and sealant sector:  The ASC Rapid Response Team.


The ASC Rapid Response Team is made up of between 1-3 individuals at each member company.  Their mission is to respond to regulatory alerts issued by the Council via letters developed by the regulatory affairs team and issued via the newly created ASC Action Alert Center.  The grassroots program is a new program for the Council and is part of its proactive regulatory affairs strategy to support the industry.


“The ASC Rapid Response Team is a dedicated set of industry professionals who stand ready and willing to respond to a call for action when ASC determines an industry response is appropriate or critical,” notes Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “While ASC serves as the industry’s voice, it is often the local voice that makes the strongest argument on any given piece of legislation or regulation, and the ASC Rapid Response Team will help the Council ensure that the industry’s voice is heard.  We’re pleased to note that we have 100% participation from the 128 member companies of ASC.”


The ASC Rapid Response Team will respond to a variety of legislative and regulatory issues.  For 2013, ASC is focusing its regulatory affairs efforts on TSCA Reform, California Safer Chemicals Rules, Canadian Chemical Management Plan, South Coast Rule 1168, MDI/TDI Chemical Action Plan, REACH Chemical of High Concern List, and USGBC’s LEED. 


“ASC’s regulatory affairs committee has focused the Council’s  efforts on issues that directly impact our industry, and the ASC Rapid Response Team will be the ‘go-to’ resource when a letter is needed, input required or other data or information needs to be shared directly from member companies,” adds Croson.   “Rapid Response Team members will be able to send their own letter, or leverage the recently launched Action Alert Center found here.”


The ASC Action Alert Center was launched in June 2013, and is a software driven product that allows ASC to share draft messaging with the Rapid Response Team, automatically determines which Senator, Representative or Regulator to address the response to, and then efficiently disseminates the letter with a simple click of a button.


“Strategically, the Council has completely overhauled its regulatory affairs efforts and become a stronger, proactive, cohesive value driver for the industry,” notes Croson.  “In just 18 months, we re-developed our regulatory affairs committee, developed our first ever issues briefs which prioritize our regulatory affairs focus areas, invested in the Action Alert Center to support industry responses, and now we have launched our Rapid Response Team – ensuring that we have industry resources dedicated to pulling the message trigger when an issue directly impacts their business.” 


The move from reactive to proactive regulatory affairs is part of a Board driven discussion to add value to the Council. 


“Our Board felt we had an opportunity to add value to our member companies by refocusing our internal efforts on regulatory affairs and leveraging the power of our industry via stronger collaboration and software tools that enable communications,” adds Croson.  “We established a three year time frame and defined success milestones that included meeting with influencers, establishing regulatory affairs contacts at each member company, and beginning grassroots efforts.  We are now poised to respond thoughtfully and collectively as and industry, and begin executing on this strategic value driver, while also considering other ways we can support the industry via regulatory affairs.”


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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 127 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.


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ASC SEEKS PROPOSALS FOR TWO NEW MARKET STUDIES

Posted By ASC, Thursday, June 20, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Media Contact:

Matt Croson

President

(301) 986-9700 ext. 111

Matt.Croson@ascouncil.org



ASC SEEKS PROPOSALS FOR TWO NEW MARKET STUDIES


Central/South American Market and Pressure Sensitive Adhesives a Research Focus for Members


June 20, 2013, Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) today issues Request for Proposals (RFP) for the development of two new market reports:  Central/South America and Pressure Sensitive Adhesives (PSA).  The new market reports would round out ASC’s market report program, adding to the existing North American Market Report and Asia Market Report, and provide ASC member companies solid tools to gauge the size and scope of important geographic market segments, and an important technology focus area.


“In ASC’s 2013 Member Value Survey, 70% of respondents indicated expanding the Council’s market report efforts would be the best value driver for membership, and these RFPs are a direct result of members alerting ASC to what they need from their trade association,” said Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “ASC’s vision is to be the essential center of knowledge and catalyst for growth, and having growth data, trends information and market opportunity input via focused research is an important part of the Council’s efforts to support this vision.” 


The ASC Central and South America Market Report will share market size, production volume, key trends and market drivers, as well as customer insight on needs, issues and opportunities.  The report will include forecasts for the market on a 3-year time horizon. 


The report will cover the primary market segments including paperboard and related products, transportation, footwear and leather, consumer/DIY, building construction, woodworking, assembly operations, and total market size.  The report will also explore major sub-segments of the primary market segments to highlight growth opportunities across the market.  The report will follow the ASC-CATIA-FEICA Classification Manual for market definitions, and cover both adhesives and sealants.


Full details on the RFP can be found here.


The ASC PSA Market Report will analyze the market size, production volume, key trends and market drivers, as well as customer insight on needs, issues and opportunities.  The report will cover North America only, and provide forecasts with a 3-year time horizon.   


The report will cover the primary market segments including paperboard and related products, transportation, footwear and leather, consumer/DIY, building construction, woodworking, assembly operations, and total market size.  The report will also explore major sub-segments of the primary market segments to highlight growth opportunities across the technology. The report will follow the ASC-CATIA-FEICA Classification Manual for market definitions.


Full details on the PSA RFP can be found here.


“ASC and its Global Resources Committee will play an active role in developing the final report, working closely with the selected research organization or organizations to ensure a strong member focus,” adds Croson.  “The Committee has played a leading role in reviewing the member input, designing the proposals, and will be part of the selection process once proposals come into ASC.”


The ASC Global Resources Committee is:


Chair, David Nick

DPNA International

Dr. Uwe Bankwitz

Sika Services AG

Pam Carney

MWV Specialty Chemicals

Scott Detiveaux

Orr & Boss

James Hawley

Eastman Chemical Company

Dr. Jan Lumtscher

Jowat Corporation

Board Liaison, Larry Owen

Franklin International

Lex Reynolds

The Reynolds Company

Larry Saidman

Nordson Corporation

Paul Shessler

Schaetti America

Dr. Jiansheng Tang

Firestone Building Products


PROCESS


Research organizations interested in responding to the RFPs should send proposals to:  Matthew Croson at matt.croson@ascouncil.org or 7101 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 990, Bethesda, MD 20814.


Proposals should be sent in by July 15, 2013.


The Global Resources Committee is expected to review proposals in July/August, and provide a recommendation to the Executive Committee in order to approve the program investment. 

ASC expects to have a final decision made in August.  The goal is to have both reports finalized in 2013.    


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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 127 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.


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ASC WELCOMES SEVEN NEW MEMBERS IN SECOND QUARTER OF 2013

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Media Contact:

Matt Croson

President

(301) 986-9700 ext. 111

Matt.Croson@ascouncil.org



ASC WELCOMES SEVEN NEW MEMBERS IN SECOND QUARTER OF 2013


15 New Members Add to Council Strength


June 19, 2013 – Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) welcomed seven new members to its ranks in the second three months of 2013.  The new member companies represent different aspects of the adhesive and sealant supply chain, including raw materials suppliers, manufacturers and global affiliates.


“Leaders are taking note of the positive changes happening at ASC and voting to be part of that change by joining the Council and becoming actively involved,” notes Matthew E. Croson, president of ASC.  “We are pleased to once again have 15 new members joining the Council so far in 2013 – including seven in the second quarter, and look to their leadership in the technical, regulatory and education space.”


The following companies have joined the Council in the second quarter of 2013:


Cardolite Corporation               Beardow & Adams Adhesives, Ltd.

Supplier                                    Manufacturer

 

Pace Analytical                         Nan Pao Resins Chemical Company

Supplier                                     Manufacturer

 

Paramelt USA                             Lord Corporation

Manufacturer                               Manufacturer

 

Oynurden Kimyasan

Affiliate Manufacturer

 


“Companies join a trade association for three major reasons:  they want to make sure regulations are fair to the industry, they want to make sure that technical standards are in place to compete on a level playing field, and they want access to focused educational opportunities to support their teams,” added Croson.  “ASC is delivering on these value propositions by focusing on regulatory issues that directly impact our industry, putting teams together to respond to technical issues, and providing focused education opportunities on a variety of platforms in order to support the industry.  We welcome any and all companies involved in adhesives and sealants to join the Council and help guide these efforts.”


To learn more about the ASC, visit www.ascouncil.org or contact Steve Duren, Membership Director, at steve.duren@ascouncil.org or 301-986-9700, extension 105.



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ASC LAUNCHES FIRST EVER ACTION CENTER TO SUPPORT PROACTIVE REGULATORY AFFAIRS EFFORTS

Posted By ASC, Thursday, June 13, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Media Contact:

Matt Croson

President

(301) 986-9700 ext. 111

Matt.Croson@ascouncil.org


ASC LAUNCHES FIRST EVER ACTION CENTER TO SUPPORT PROACTIVE REGULATORY AFFAIRS EFFORTS


Council to Provide Members with Direct Response Capability to Ensure Industry Voices are Heard


June 13, 2013 – Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) recently launched its first “ASC Action Center” – a grassroots advocacy software tool that allows member companies to respond directly to legislative bodies and regulatory agencies with guidance and commentary from industry.


The ASC Action Center, with its tagline, “Securing the Future with YOUR Voice” will be housed on ASC’s member facing website here, and will play a strong part in ASC’s efforts to be more proactive with government bodies and regulatory agencies in terms of sharing viewpoints, information and data.  The ASC Action Center will allow members to:


  1. Locate the appropriate contact person at the federal, state or local level, depending on the issue.
  2. Agree to a draft ASC response letter, or make adjustments to incorporate the company’s unique position on a given topic.
  3. Distribute the response directly from the software platform.

“ASC’s Action Center is as easy as 1, 2, 3, and provides members an important opportunity to be part of the Council’s response strategy for any of the critical issues facing our industry,” notes Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “Whether the topic is TSCA Reform, Rule 1168 or a Chemical Action Plan, ASC members – for the first time – now have a strong tool to share their views on what should be included, discussed further, or should taken out of any official bill, draft rule or suggested course of action.”


The ASC Action Center launch is part of ASC’s proactive regulatory affairs strategy, developed in 2012 in an effort to add value to Council membership.  The key milestones include:


  1. Agreeing annually to a set of core issues that directly impact industry.
  2. Setting up meetings with influencers that directly impact the core issues.
  3. Establish a network of ASC members that will respond to information needs.
  4. Link members to influencers via the ASC Action Center.

“ASC’s Board of Directors has made ‘proactive regulatory affairs’ a priority for the Council, and ASC is responding,” reports Croson.  “We set a target of meeting with 20 influencers in 2013 to discuss our important issues, and we’ve already eclipsed that number.  We have regulatory affairs contacts at 100% of our member companies, and now – with the launch of this tool— members have the capability to support the industry to ensure sound, science oriented regulations guide law and rulemaking.”


ASC expects to encourage active participation from its members on four to five important pieces of legislation or regulatory action each year.  For 2013, ASC Regulatory Affairs is focused on the following core issues:


  • California Safer Chemicals Rule
  • Canadian Chemical Management Plan
  • MDI/TDI Chemical Action Plan
  • REACH Chemicals of High Concern List
  • South Coast Rule 1168
  • TSCA Modernization
  • Use of USGBC’s LEED Rating System in Federal Buildings

“ASC’s regulatory efforts are micro-focused on issues that directly impact member companies,” adds Croson.  “In years past, ASC would often focus on tax policy, immigration reform, labor relations or other macro-manufacturing issues on which many other trade associations also work.  The Adhesive and Sealant Council is the only trade association focused on our industry’s core issues, and that is the strongest value proposition we can deliver to our member companies.  With the launch of this tool, ASC and its members are aligned and working together on issues that affect the industry we serve.”


Members can access the ASC Action Center at www.ascouncil.org under “Advocacy—>ASC Action Center.”  The Action Center is open only to our members, and anyone looking to access the tool and participate will need to authenticate using their login credentials.


ASC will invite members to participate in the Action Center, with links to the response tools via an Action Alert e-mail.  This will be done periodically when ASC’s Regulatory Affairs team determines that a response will make a solid impact.


“We don’t want to become the ‘letter of the week’ group,” adds Croson.  “We want to respond when it is critical for a Senator, Representative or regulatory agency to truly understand our position.  We will be thoughtful, deliberate and perhaps most importantly, proactive as we deploy this tool to industry.  Last, but not least, I want to thank ASC’s Regulatory Affairs Committee and Web Advisory Board for their efforts in guiding the development of this new tool.”




If you have questions about a regulatory action, please contact Mark Collatz at mark.collatz@ascouncil.org or (301) 986-9700 x111.

If you have technical issues or need to retrieve your login information, please contact Jessica Carter at Jessica.carter@ascouncil.org or (301) 986-9700 x109.


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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 122 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.

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ADHESIVE AND SEALANT COUNCIL WELCOMES CONNIE HOWE AS SENIOR MANAGER, TECHNICAL SERVICES

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Media Contact:

Matt Croson

President

(301) 986-9700 ext. 111

Matt.Croson@ascouncil.org

 

ADHESIVE AND SEALANT COUNCIL WELCOMES CONNIE HOWE AS SENIOR MANAGER, TECHNICAL SERVICES


20+ Year Industry Veteran Named to First Ever Technical Services Position at ASC


Bethesda, MD – June 12, 2013 – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) announces that Connie Howe is joining the Council as Senior Manager, Technical Services.  Howe will oversee all of ASC’s technically oriented programming including short courses, Training Academy, Advanced Technology Link, and serve as the staff liaison to the Technical Committee.  She will play a leading role in developing ASC’s focus on sustainability, environmental product declarations, and other environmental, health and safety oriented programming.   


“Connie will hold the first technical services position at ASC as the Council responds to the increasing need for technical data, science oriented programming and dynamic collaborations to move the industry forward,” notes Matthew E. Croson, President, ASC.  “Connie has 20+ years of experience within research and development, commercialization and testing, and comes to ASC with a solid blend of technical knowledge and ability to manage projects to a successful outcome.  I am confident she will be a strong asset to members and the industry as we work together and respond to the challenges we face.”


Howe joins ASC after a broad series of corporate positions with Avery Dennison, Omni Tech International, Reichhold Chemicals, Corning Incorporated and Lord Corporation.  She has held several technically oriented positions including polymer chemist, senior applications chemist, materials and process engineer, R&D engineer and commercialization manager. 


She has experience with a variety of adhesive technologies including PSA, polyurethane hot melts, liquid and waterborne adhesives, epoxies and alternative bio-based (soy) chemistries.


“I am very excited to transitioning from industry and as an ASC member participant, to staff, and look forward to working with members to bring a stronger technical focus to all of ASC’s programs,” said Connie Howe, Senior Manager, Technical Services at ASC.  “My goal is to work collaboratively with our technical community and incorporate new ideas and new thinking to current programs, and assess the market in order to determine what new programming can be developed to add value to our industry.”


Howe holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Polymer Science and Engineering from Pennsylvania State University and a Master’s of Science in Textile Chemistry with an emphasis in Fiber and Polymer Science from North Carolina State University.


“ASC currently produces 5 short courses, 8-session advanced technology link tracks at each Convention, 8+ Academy webinars annually, and has more than 130+ adhesive and sealant test methods developed via ASTM D14 and C24, and Connie will work to build off of this strong technical base and develop new programming centered on trends and challenges facing the industry such as sustainability and EPDs,” notes Croson.  “She will work closely with the Technical Committee at ASC to identify new opportunities to add value to being an ASC member, and we are confident this important investment will be a strong value driver for ASC members for years to come.”



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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 122 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.

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ASC to Offer Webinar on Bipartisan TSCA Proposal

Posted By ASC, Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Mark Collatz

Director of Regulatory Affairs

(301) 986-9700 ext. 112

Mark.Collatz@ascouncil.org


ASC to Offer Webinar on Bipartisan TSCA Proposal


June 4, 2013 – Bethesda, MD – Responding to the recently introduced breakthrough bipartisan TSCA reform proposal, the Adhesive and Sealant Council has announced it will conduct a webinar to address the details regarding The Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013 (S. 1009).  The webinar will be held Thursday, June 13 from 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (EDT).  The program will be free for ASC members while non-members may participate for $199.


“No legislative proposal has been more important to the ASC membership in the last 20 years,” said Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC. “It is critical that all members understand both the basics of the legislative proposal as well its particular impact on our industry.  This information will give them the opportunity to educate their elected representatives about the importance of the issue and this bill.


Mark Duvall, a principal with the law firm of Beveridge & Diamond, will provide details regarding S.1009’s provisions while Croson and Mark Collatz, ASC’s director of regulatory affairs, will offer some insights on how the bipartisan proposal would affect adhesive and sealant manufacturers.


To sign up for this important update click here


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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 122 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.

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BIPARTISAN TSCA REFORM BILL INTRODUCED

Posted By ASC, Monday, June 3, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Mark Collatz

Director of Regulatory Affairs

(301) 986-9700 ext. 112

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BIPARTISAN TSCA REFORM BILL INTRODUCED


Chemical Safety Improvement Act Impacts ASC Member Companies


Bethesda, MD, June 3, 2013 -- Last week ASC notified members of the exciting news that a number of Senate Republicans and Democrats had come together to introduce a bipartisan proposal to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). The Chemical Safety Improvement Act of 2013 (CSIA) (S.1009) is groundbreaking legislation that will finally ensure the all chemicals are screened to protect public health and the environment while also creating a legislative framework that allows ASC members continue to innovate, grow and create jobs.


ASC has developed this Executive Briefing in order for you to understand how S. 1009 impacts ASC members, and to compare S. 1009 to the principles ASC wanted to ensure were incorporated into TSCA Reform.


Two years ago, ASC’s Board of Directors approved an ASC TSCA Policy Statement which included four bedrock principles that Board members believed must be incorporated in any reform legislation. The four principles are outlined below, along with a brief explanation on how each is addressed in S.1009.


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ASCOUNCIL.ORG WINS GOLD FOR ADHESIVE AND SEALANT COUNCIL AT HERMES CREATIVE AWARDS

Posted By ASC, Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Matt Croson

President

(301) 986-9700 ext. 111

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ASCOUNCIL.ORG WINS GOLD FOR ADHESIVE AND SEALANT COUNCIL AT HERMES CREATIVE AWARDS

Revamped Member Program Access Point Wins Gold for Homepage Design, Overall Layout and Overall Association Website

May 14, 2013, Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) announces that it has won three awards for its ascouncil.org website in the well-respected 2013 Hermes Creative Awards competition, sponsored by the Association for Marketing and Communications Professionals (AMCP). 


Ascouncil.org won the following awards:


Gold – Ascouncil.org Homepage – Website Element/Homepage


Gold – Ascouncil.org Website Design – Website Element/Design


Gold – Ascouncil.org Website – Website Overall/Association


 “ASC is pleased to be recognized for the significant changes made to ascouncil.org.  The ASC team and Web Advisory Board worked to streamline program access and provide useful tools and information to support all member companies,” notes Matthew E. Croson, ASC’s President.  “It took a team of professionals to make this happen.  Kudos and thank you go out to ASC’s Web Advisory Board, our technology partner—NonProfitCMS—and our Online Communications Manager, Jessica Carter.”


ASC’s Web Advisory Board Members are:



  • Traci Jensen—Senior Vice President, Americas Adhesives –HB Fuller
  • Abbe Raabe –Marketing Communications Manager—Franklin International
  • Elise Cruel— Market Manager - Industrial Emulsions, Americas —Celanese
  • Stacey Wagner—Marketing Communications Administrator—3M Industrial Adhesives & Tapes
  • Ernie Ballester—Field Marketing Manager, Americas—Honeywell
  • Chris White—Research Chemist—NIST
  • Jessica Carter, Online Communications Manager, ASC

Thousands of entries spanning three major categories—print media, public relations/communications, and electronic/social/interactive media—are submitted each year.


A panel of senior-level marketing and communications industry professionals serves as judges, reviewing each entry for “its apparent creative achievement.”


In looking at the winners of this year’s competition, well-known individuals, media houses, and Fortune 500 companies are all represented.


“Our vision for this project was to streamline the design and navigation for our members so that they could quickly access important information, industry news, research, and links to meetings and events,” notes ASC’s Online Communications Manager, Jessica Carter.  “We also strived to create an interface that afforded our Advocacy/Regulatory Affairs program prominent visibility on the site and allowed for new features like the use of a clickable map with VOC regulations by state and a blog.  Stay tuned for other enhancements to the site that ASC will be continuously rolling out this year.”




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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 123 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.

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ASTM ANNOUNCES ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DECLARATION PROGRAM FOCUS FOR SEALANTS

Posted By ASC, Friday, May 10, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Media Contact:

Matt Croson

President

(301) 986-9700 ext. 111

Matt.Croson@ascouncil.org


ASC TO PARTNER WITH PROGRAM OPERATOR TO FOSTER EPD DEVELOPMENT


Bethesda, MD – May 13, 2013 – ASTM International will be collaborating with industry to develop Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) across the 90+ industry markets they support, including sealants.  The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) will be partnering with ASTM International to raise awareness of this effort, educate industry on the value of Type III EPDs, and proactively engage industry in developing Product Category Rules (PCR). 


“There is an increasing trend towards defining how products impact the environment, with groups like the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) inserting EPD requirements within its LEED program, for example,” notes Matthew E. Croson, President, ASC.  “A Type III EPD requires the development of PCR, which can then be leveraged by industry in developing a Life Cycle Assessments (LCA), which can then support a Type III EPD.  We want to make sure industry is represented during meetings discussing any PCR that touches the sealant industry as we work with ASTM and ASC member companies to drive value through the supply chain in a new and different way.”


ASTM International announced that it was becoming a global Program Operator for PCR development and EPD verification in October of 2012, and has worked to raise awareness of this effort through its 30,000 members.  In January the C24 members agreed that being active in the PCR process was in the best interest of the experts that are active members within C24, and plans are moving forward with scoping the PCR development for sealants.


“We met with industry leaders at the C24 meeting and gained agreement that this type of project would be a value driver across the supply chain, and look forward to working with ASC to help bring more voices to the table as these PCR are developed,” noted Tim Brooke, Vice President, Certification, Training and Proficiency Testing, ASTM International.  “This is a project that will require focus and dedication across all of the industries that get involved, but the long term value of being able to demonstrate a certified Type III EPD is a valuable data point for the ultimate user of any product.”


ASTM International’s role will be to bring diversification to the stakeholders involved on the PCR development team, and guide the process forward as PCR begin to develop the foundation for LCA on sealants.  They will also provide third party verification of the EPDs.


ASC’s role is to educate industry on EPDs, promote the program to its members, and ensure that industry is well represented as PCR are developed.  More information on the process and approach can be found here.


ASTM Committee C24 on Building Seals and Sealants will be meeting in Indianapolis, IN on June 9-11, 2013.  A special Committee C24 Research and Learning Session on Product Category Rules for Sealants will take on Tuesday, June 11th at 3:15 PM.   If interested in participating via conference call, contact Steve Mawn at: smawn@astm.org


 “ASC sees the ASTM International partnership as a mutually beneficial effort to bolster the technical focus of the Council on value driven programs that support the entire supply chain,” adds Croson.  “Customers are looking for transparent, scientifically-based information and ASTM International has a long-established reputation for addressing important technical topics like PCR and EPDs.  We look forward to working with industry as this effort takes off over the following months.”

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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 122 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.

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