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ASC RAISES QUESTIONS WITH DTSC PRIORITY PRODUCT CHOICE

Posted By ASC, Monday, July 14, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Media Contact:
 

Mark Collatz

Director of Regulatory Affairs

(301) 986-9700 ext. 112
mark.collatz@ascouncil.org


July 14, 2014 – Bethesda, MD – 
Questioning the California Department of Toxic Substances Control’s (DTSC) choice of polyurethane spray foam (SPF) as Priority Product to undergo alternative formula  analysis, the Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) urged the Department to reconsider its selection while making the process for future product selections more transparent.  The comments were part of a written submission provided by ASC to the Department regarding the state’s new Safer Consumer Products regulation on June 30.

“The Council and our members were extremely surprised by this initial product choice,” said ASC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs, Mark Collatz.  “It became even more shocking when the Department’s own Priority Product profile for SPF contained so many misstatements and inaccuracies.”

The Council’s written comments also suggested that in the future the Department consider establishing an external advisory committee, made up of experts, familiar with the products under review, to evaluate materials to be published before they are made public.

Mr. Collatz pointed out the biggest series of misstatements in the document were the continuous references to the presence of toluene disisocyanate (TDI) and hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) in SPF products.  He noted that subsequently, numerous sources have detailed that only methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) and it oligomers are in SPF systems.  Yet the DTSC, while acknowledging the mistake, failed to revise the original document or remove it from their website.

“Without the elimination of these erroneous references from the DTSC document, any misinformed person or organization who has visited their website can mischaracterize these products,” said Collatz.

He also noted that the Department has defined the entire product category in such a way as to lump together multiple chemistries and different application systems.  As a specific example, he pointed out that in their product category descriptions, the Department combines spray foam systems with one component foam (OCF) systems.

“Clearly these OCF products with a ‘beaded foam’ application do not offer the same airborne exposures as SPF products.  Nowhere in the DTSC document is that explained or reconciled,” said Collatz. 

For further information regarding this activity, please contact Mark Collatz (301/986-9700 ext. 112).

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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 131 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, visitwww.ascouncil.org.

 

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ASC TO HOST SUSTAINABILITY FORUM

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Media Contact:

Matt Croson

President

(301) 986-9700 x111

matt.croson@ascouncil.org
 

 

ASC TO HOST SUSTAINABILITY FORUM

Supply Chain to Discuss Trends, Market Drivers, Value Creation, Challenges and Opportunities in Green Chemistry

July 9, 2014 – Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is hosting its second Sustainability Forum which will feature 26 different speakers discussing sustainability from all sides of the supply chain.  The Forum – designed to allow multiple viewpoints to be shared on this important topic, will feature five panels:  Value Creation, Customer Views, Chemicals Disclosure, CTO Roundtable and Research.  Each panel will have up to five speakers and will allow attendees to listen to a diverse array of viewpoints on where sustainability is currently, and where it’s heading.

ASC’s Sustainability Forum will be held July 22-23 at the Hyatt Regency at the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, MD.  Register at www.ascouncil.org.

“The Sustainability Forum will be an opportunity for leaders to come and discuss how the trend of sustainability continues to impact the adhesives and sealants sector,” notes Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “We already have 73 attendees participating as speakers and attendees, and we expect more to pack the rooms and help guide the future of sustainability as it relates to our industry.”

ASC’s Sustainability Forum will also have two keynote speakers: 
 

  • David Constable, Director of the American Chemical Society’s Green Chemistry Institute with a talk entitled: “Sustainable and Green Chemistry – A Business Imperative”

  • Jerry Yudelson, President, The Green Building Initiative with a talk entitled:“Green Rating Systems, Opportunities and Challenges 2014 and Beyond”

“Our keynote speakers will challenge the industry as they discuss the business drivers behind sustainability, but also the very important topic of rating tools which are becoming increasingly popular but controversial,” notes Steve Duren, Senior Director of Member Services at ASC.  “Attendees will hear firsthand from leaders who are guiding discussions and working to move the industry towards what they believe is the right direction.”

As noted, 73 attendees are registered for the Sustainability Forum.  They will be joined by sponsoring organizations including:  Emerald Kalama Chemical, ICIS, Kingspan Industries, Sika Corporation, H.B. Fuller, Dow and the American Chemistry Council.  The event will also have exhibitors highlighting their value via table top exhibits, including Emerald Kalama Chemical, Green Chemistry – A U.S. EPA Program, Glue Machinery Corporation and Chemical Compliance Systems. 

This is the second Sustainability Forum hosted by ASC.  The first one, held in 2011, focused the industry on defining sustainability which ASC cont

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ASC MEMBERS URGE CONGRESSIONAL ACTION ON TSCA REFORM AS PART OF NAM FLY-IN

Posted By ASC, Monday, June 30, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Media Contact:

Mark Collatz

Director of Regulatory Affairs

(301) 986-9700 ext. 112
mark.collatz@ascouncil.org


June 30, 2014 – Bethesda, MD – Taking immediate congressional action on Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) reform was the critical message the Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) and its members brought to Capitol Hill during the National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) 2014 Manufacturing Summit held on June 11-12 in Washington D.C.  ASC, along with dozens of associations and their members, discussed wide a range of issues and concerns impacting U.S. manufacturing with members of the Senate, the House of Representatives, and key congressional staff.

 

In addition, attendees had the opportunity to hear about some of the Obama Administration’s and Congressional initiatives to improve U.S. manufacturing prospects during presentations by Vice President Joseph Biden, Senator Chris Coons (D-DE), and the Senate Minority Leader—Mitch McConnell (R-KY). 

“Getting something done on TSCA reform in the 114th Congress is at a critical juncture,” said Mark Collatz, ASC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs.  “By bringing those involved in day-to-day operations to tell their stories, we hope our elected officials will better understand just how important it is to get a TSCA reform bill passed now.”

 

Legislators and staffers that ASC and its members met with included: Senators Rob Portman (R-OH); Sherrod Brown (D-OH); Cory Booker (D-NJ); Mark Warner (D-VA); Christopher Murphy (D-CT); Chris Coons (D-DE); Tom Carper (D-DE); Robert Casey (D-PA); and, House of Representative member—John Barrow (D-GA).

 

ASC representatives included: the Council’s Chairman and President/CEO of Evans Adhesives, Rusty Thompson; Forest Driggs, Vice President of Finance and Development of Franklin International; Neema Toolaabee, Manager of Regulatory and Environmental Affairs for DAP; Stacey Ann Taylor, Director of Product Stewardship for Henry Company; ASC’s President Matt Croson; and Mark Collatz.

 

“ASC is sincerely grateful to our members who took time from their schedules to bring their companies’ stories and experiences to Capitol Hill,” said Collatz. 

 

Collatz noted that this was ASC’s initial participation in the NAM Manufacturing Summit and was a pilot project including in the Council’s three-year long range plan to add value to ASC membership.

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For further information regarding this activity, please contact Mark Collatz at 301/986-9700 ext. 112.

 

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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 131 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 WEB SERVICES SENIOR MANAGER SPEAKS AT ASAE MARKETING EVENT

Posted By ASC, Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Media Contact:

Matt Croson

President

(301) 986-9700 ext. 111
matt.croson@ascouncil.org


 
ASC WEB SERVICES SENIOR MANAGER SPEAKS AT ASAE MARKETING EVENT

 

Taglieri Highlights Innovations Made to Adhesives.org and Ascouncil.org; Serves as Judge for Gold Circle Awards Program

 

June 24, 2014--Bethesda MD--The Adhesive & Sealant Council’s (ASC) Senior Manager of Web Services, Jessica Taglieri, recently spoke at the American Society of Association Executives’ (ASAE) annual Marketing, Membership and Communications Conference and Expo, held in Washington, DC June 17-18, 2014.  This year, the event drew more than 930 attendees; it is recognized within the association community as one of the leading events focused on this discipline.

Taglieri co-presented Social’s Secret Menu, a Catalyst for Content Strategy, with Kunal Johar, Operations Director of OpenWater, and ASC’s technology partner.  They were asked to discuss digital media and content strategy.  Taglieri & Johar did so using the adhesives.org & sealants.org website as a case study to demonstrate how critical it is for organizations have websites that serve as the central point—a hub—for all of an organization’s digital media channels such as Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, e-news content, and blogs.

In addition to the remarks, Taglieri participated in the ASAE Gold Circle Awards program, serving as a judge within the website category.  

“ASC’s web and digital media strategy has been recognized by industry professionals as being ahead of the curve when it comes to delivering both programs and communications value directly to its members,” notes Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “Having Jessica design, execute and ultimately, be honored for her efforts is a great recognition for her, but also for ASC and its members as they should feel confident that ASC is deploying cutting edge technologies to serve as an industry voice and ensure members connect to the many programs we offer.”

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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 131 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, visitwww.ascouncil.org.

 

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ASC CHALLENGES DTSC PRIORITY PRODUCT PROFILE AT WORKSHOP

Posted By ASC, Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Media Contact: 

 

Mark Collatz

(301) 986-9700 ext. 112

mark.collatz@ascouncil.org


June 10, 2014 – Bethesda, MD –Questioning both inaccurate and incomplete information referenced in the Department of Toxic Substance Control’s (DTSC) Priority Product profile for spray polyurethane  foam systems (SPF), the Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) urged Department officials to remove the document from their website until all corrections were made.  The Council’s comments were made as part of the DTSC’s Priority Products Workshop held in Los Angeles on June 4th.

The workshop was the third and final in a series of meetings to allow for public discussion of the initial Priority Products chosen by the agency before the official rulemaking process begins this fall.

“Following the two earlier workshops, DTSC officials acknowledged misstatements in the Priority Product profile for SPF, yet they have failed to remove it from the Department website or make any changes to the document, “ said Mark Collatz, ASC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs.  “Some of these inaccuracies are so basic that we can’t help to but raise questions with the fundamental validity of the entire Priority Product profile.”

For example, Collatz cited the Department’s inaccurate claim throughout the product profile that toluene diisocyanate (TDI) and hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) may be found as minor components or residual constituents in SPF systems.

“This type of blatant misstatement not only hurts the manufacturers of those products, but also brings into question how the DTSC is getting their information,” said Collatz.

To avoid further mischaracterizations in other future Priority Product profiles, ASC urged DTSC to consider developing an external advisory committee—comprised of experts familiar with the products under review—to evaluate the documents for accuracy before they are made public.

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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 131 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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SIKA CORPORATION AND FRANKLIN INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVES JOIN ADHESIVE AND SEALANT COUNCIL BOARD

Posted By ASC, Thursday, May 22, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Media Contact:

Matt Croson

President

(301) 986-9700 x111
matt.croson@ascouncil.org

 
SIKA CORPORATION AND FRANKLIN INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVES JOIN ADHESIVE AND SEALANT COUNCIL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 


May 22, 2014 – Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) announces that Steve Rosenberg, Senior Vice President at Sika Corporation and Forest Driggs, Vice President at Franklin International have joined the ASC Board of Directors, effective immediately.

Rosenberg replaces Steve Harms, who recently retired from Sika Corporation after 30 years of service to the company.  Harms served on the Board for the past three years, and was the Board Liaison for the Council’s Regulatory Affairs Committee.  Rosenberg will serve the remainder of Harms’ Board Term which runs through December 31, 2014.

Driggs replaces Larry Owen, Senior Vice President at Franklin International, former Past Chair of ASC, and Board Liaison for the Global Resources Committee.  Owen will continue serving on the Global Resources Committee.  Driggs will serve the remainder of Owen’s Board Term which runs through December 31, 2016.

“I look forward to collaborating with both Steve and Forest as ASC moves into the execution phase of its newly adopted Long Range Plan,” said Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “Fresh perspectives are always good for associations, and I’m looking forward to both Steve and Forest bringing their industry voice to the Board level discussions as we focus on adding value to ASC membership.”

“I also think it’s important to point out that Forest is replacing one of ASC’s longest standing leaders, with Larry Owen having served for 16+ years on the Board, serving as its chair, and given countless hours focused on how ASC can best support the industry,” added Croson.  “His leadership has been a strong part of the success story at ASC, and we appreciate that he will continue to serve on the global resources committee – another indication that he is one of a kind in the association world and an even clearer indication of his character.”

About Steve Rosenberg – Steve Rosenberg has worked with Sika Corporation since 1991, mainly focused on research and development.  He is currently Senior Vice President, Risk, Quality and Sustainability Management.  In addition to his considerable technical experience at Sika, Rosenberg has also worked at Smooth-On Inc. and Minwax Company.  He holds a BS in Chemistry from Pennsylvania State University and a MS in Chemistry from Stevens Institute of Technology.


About Forest Driggs – Forest Driggs joined Franklin International in 1995 and has work experience in both the Adhesives and Polymers Group and Construction Products Group.  In 2011, Driggs took over day-to-day responsibilities as the organization’s chief financial officer, and is currently Vice President of Finance and Development.  Driggs has been an active ASC member, serving on the Regulatory Affairs Committee, and also has experience with the National Association of Manufacturers and Ohio Manufacturers Association.

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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 131 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, visitwww.ascouncil.org.

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ADHESIVE AND SEALANT COUNCIL INVITES INDUSTRY TO ITS SUSTAINABILITY FORUM

Posted By ASC, Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Media Contact: 

Steve Duren
Senior Director, Member Services
(301) 986-9700 ext. 105
steve.duren@ascouncil.org

 

 

ADHESIVE AND SEALANT COUNCIL INVITES INDUSTRY TO ITS SUSTAINABILITY FORUM

 

ASC Event Offers Collaboration Opportunity for Adhesive and Sealant Stakeholders

Bethesda, MD – May 13, 2014 – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is inviting industry to participate in its “Sustainability Forum,” being held July 22-23 at the Hyatt Regency in Baltimore, MD.   

The ASC Sustainability Forum will provide an opportunity for the adhesive and sealant supply chain to discuss all aspects of sustainability and provide a platform for dialogue with attendees.  

“Sustainability continues to be discussed as an industry trend, but the views and perceptions of sustainability can be completely different, depending on where you are within the adhesives and sealant value chain,” notes Steve Duren, Senior Director of Member Services at ASC. “ASC is calling on the entire supply chain to attend this important Forum – designed to share information while also discussing all aspects of the sustainability trend, in order to collaborate efficiently and effectively as in industry.
  

The ASC Sustainability Forum will offer attendees an opportunity to learn, while also actively participating in discussions on where the industry should be heading as it relates to this industry opportunity.

The ASC Sustainability Forum will feature two key note speakers that will outline overall opportunities they believe can be found within the sustainability arena.  The key notes will be followed by a series of panels that allow various elements of the supply chain to discuss their unique views on sustainability.    The Panels will include customers, raw materials suppliers, formulators, academics and regulatory agencies and non-governmental organizations.

The confirmed roster of speakers follows:


Key Note presentations will be made by:

  • David Constable- Director (Green Chemistry Institute-GCI)

  • Jerry Yudelson - CEO (Green Building Institute-GBI)


Panel Participants will include:



Value Creation Panel:

  • Jeff Uhrig - CEO (Sirrus Inc)

  • Stephen Willging – Global Technology Advisor (HB Fuller)

  • Nellie Perry – Vice President (Argus Dewitt)

  • MJ Maloof – Investment Director (Saudi Armaco Energy Ventures)

  • Jim Charron- Vice President of Application Development (Bayer Material Science LLC)

  • David Andersen – Marketing-Business Development, ICIS (MODERATOR)


Customer Panel:

  • Paul Bertram – Director of Environment and Sustainability (Kingspan Insulated Panels)

  • Rus Perry – Managing Director (Smith Group)

  • Ben Meaige- Senior Materials Engineer (Honda)

  • Arnold Barlow- Senior Marketing Manager (United Parcel Service- UPS)

  • Steve Duren -Senior Director of Membership- ASC- (MODERATOR)


Chemical Disclosure Panel:

  • David Widawsky- Director of Economics, Exposure and Technology Division (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency-EPA)

  • Anne Mason, Senior Director (American Chemistry Council-ACC)

  • Bill Freeman, Technical Director (Resilient Flooring Institute)

  • Pam Spencer, Product Sustainability Director-Toxicology  (Dow Chemical)

  • Steve Rosenberg, Senior Vice President Risk, Quality & Sustainability Management (Sika) MODERATOR

  • Ujjval Vyas, Principal (Alberti Group) 


Technology Panel

  • Dr. Hassan Rmaile – Chief Technology Officer (HB Fuller)

  • Mike Chronister – Chief Technology Officer (DAP)

  • Michael Harwell – Vice President of Product Development (Henkel)

  • Steve Lontchar – Vice President Technology (Dritac Flooring Products) MODERATOR

 

Research Panel

  • Dr. Wei Zhang – Professor and Director of Green Chemistry (University of Massachusetts)

  • Dr. Chao Jun Li – Professor (McGill University)

  • Dr. Kaichang Li –  Professor (Oregon State University)

  • David Constable- Director (Green Chemistry Institute-GCI) MODERATOR

”ASC’s Sustainability Forum will be an opportunity to learn, to share, and to collaborate,” adds Duren.  “We look forward to the dialogue and conversation that will certainly follow each of the thought provoking dialogues.

This ASC Sustainability Forum is the second event ASC has hosted on this topic.  In 2011, the Council held a Sustainability Summit designed to foster open dialogue and follow up actions to support the industry.  In 2012 and 2013, ASC began a process to help define sustainability within ASTM’s D14 and C24 committees as a direct outcome of the Summit.  This year’s Forum is developed to include more opportunities for dialogue and debate on where the industry feels sustainability is heading, and how the industry may need to change or adjust.

The ASC Sustainability Forum is the first face-to-face program that supports the Community Knowledge Integration objective of the newly adopted Council Long Range Plan.  The goal of the Forums are to spur dialogue and conversation, as opposed to sitting in the room listening to presentations.  

“We anticipate the Sustainability Forum will be a lively discussion – call it a debate – on this important trend and how it impacts our sector,” notes Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “ASC works to support all aspects of the adhesives and sealants supply chain, and this Forum is an important piece of the communication puzzle to make sure we are responding in a way that adds the strongest value possible.”

ASC invite all industry stakeholders (member or non-members) to attend the meeting, share their thoughts on how sustainability impacts the industry.  Information, including the full agenda and registration fees, can be foundhere.

 

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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 131 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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INDUSTRY COMES TOGETHER AT ASC SPRING CONVENTION AND EXPO

Posted By ASC, Thursday, May 8, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
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Matt Croson
(301) 986-9700 ext. 111
matt.croson@ascouncil.org


INDUSTRY COMES TOGETHER AT ASC SPRING CONVENTION AND EXPO

562 Attend Convention and EXPO; 58 Attend PSA Short Course


May 8, 2014 – Bethesda, MD
– The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) announces that 562 attendees participated in its Spring Convention and EXPO, held April 28-30, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, FL.  The event was co-located with the Council’s PSA Short Course, which also drew 58 participants, a record for this specific short course topic.

ASC’s attendance figures include full-paid attendees, partial-paid or one-day attendees, and EXPO booth staffers and EXPO attendees.  The combined figure is what the Council has used as its attendance figure for the past 30 years.

“The ASC is 100% focused on delivering value via exceptional programming, dynamic networking and collaborative discussions at its Spring Convention and EXPO,” reports Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “We are pleased that so many ASC members and non-members found the program to be of strong value that we came close to eclipsing last year’s record of 587 total attendees.”

This year’s event featured keynotes from economist Jeff Dietrich of ITR and Dwight Tozer of ExxonMobil.  In addition, the event featured more than 45 technical papers and a 72 company EXPO event as part of the 2.5 day meeting.  This year’s event also featured new networking programming to include a new member lunch and a special meeting of sealant stakeholders discussing product category rule development for the industry.

PSA Short Course

The Council also held a short course focused on pressure sensitive adhesives which drew 58 attendees, a record for this specific technology oriented training – one of five that the Council offers on a rotating basis as a value add for the industry.

“The PSA Short Course featured 17 different industry experts breaking down the basics of PSA, which is designed for technically oriented individuals at member and non-member companies,” notes Croson.  “This year’s event featured a new opportunity for discussion, called the “Speaker’s Lounge,” which was simply a dedicated area that provided coffee and tea for attendees, in addition to the opportunity to take the learning to a more personal level.  The new program was well received by attendees.”

New Reports Launched at Convention

ASC debuted the macro findings of two new market reports, developed by Frost and Sullivan and ChemQuest Group in collaboration with the Council’s Global Resources Group.  Frost and Sullivan discussed the Central and South American Market Report and ChemQuest Group discussed the PSA in North America Market Report with attendees. 

The full reports will be available for sale to members and non-members in June 2014 here.  They are available to pre-order now.

ASC Host International Leaders

During the Convention, ASC hosted eight association leaders, including representatives from the EU (FEICA), China (CATIA), Japan (JAIA) and North America (ASC).  The group participated in two information sharing sessions focused on regulations impacting each region, and a second discussion on sustainability trends.  In both cases, the focus of the discussion was on how to collaborate with any responses, on behalf of our shared members.  The meeting also included time dedicated to discussing the World Adhesives Conference, being held in Japan in 2016. 

“As always, the ASC Convention and EXPO was an action packed 2.5 days with attendees meeting new people, making business connections, and learning from other experts about trends and opportunities facing the industry we serve,” added Croson.

Upcoming ASC Events

ASC is producing a Sustainability Forum, which will be held July 22-23, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore, MD.  Anyone involved with developing strategies to support customer’s sustainability efforts should plan on attending and discussing this trend with other industry professionals.  The meeting will feature 19 different speakers from across the supply chain, as well as a small EXPO designed to connect attendees with innovative raw material suppliers focused on sustainable products.

ASC’s Fall Convention and EXPO will be held October 22-23, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville, SC.  The meeting will feature four key notes, 45+ technical presentations and 70+ EXPO suppliers.  The ASC will also co-locate its Waterborne Short Course at the same location from October 21-22.

Information about any of ASC’s programs can be found at www.ascouncil.org under the Events section of the website.  


 

 

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ASC PROMOTES INDUSTRY AT USA SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FESTIVAL

Posted By ASC, Monday, April 21, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Matt Croson
(301) 986-9700 ext. 111
matt.croson@ascouncil.org


ASC PROMOTES INDUSTRY AT USA SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING FESTIVAL

Council Works with Members to Promote Product Innovation and Career Paths

 

April 21, 2014 – Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is participating in the USA Science & Engineering Festival being held April 26-27 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC.

 

The festival is in its 3rd year, and was founded and hosted by Lockheed Martin in order to promote science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum at all educational levels within the United States educational system.

 

More than 750 leading STEM organizations will present hands-on science and engineering activities for students of all ages.  The event is free of charge, and is expected to draw thousands of attendees from across the United States.

 

ASC partnered with several of its members, including DAP, Elmer’s Glue, and Gorilla Glue, and will have a booth (#240) promoting the entire adhesive & sealant industry.  The booth will feature hands-on product demonstrations, giveaways, and a video promoting our industry’s focus on bio-mimicry research.

 

Specifically, every half hour, ASC staff will demo how to make magnets with artwork, magazines, wrapping paper, or printables using adhesives. ASC will also be promoting the World of Glue Instructional Unit developed by Elmer’s Glue in consultation with ASC and DPNA International.  Teachers will be able to obtain copies of the educational unit, geared towards grades K-5 at ASC’s booth, and one lucky teacher will win a World of Glue kit complete with a t-shirt, several glues, the instructional unit, and Jason Lefebvre’s book—Too Much Glue.  Another ASC member—DAP—generously donated kitchen & bath caulk, which will be given to those DIY adults walking through ASC’s booth. 

 

The Council will also run a short video throughout the show focusing on nature as an inspiration for adhesives and sealants.

“ASC is proud to be part of the USA Science and Engineering Festival, and taking an active role in promoting our industry to students,” notes Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “This is a first of its kind for the Council, and we are confident that we will reach an important audience with our science message:  Stick to Science & Engineering!”

 

For more information about the Festival, visit www.usasciencefestival.org.


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ASC Adds VOC Compliance Tool to Its Website

Posted By ASC, Thursday, April 10, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Mark Collatz

(301) 986-9700 ext. 112

mark.collatz@ascouncil.org

ASC Adds VOC Compliance Tool to Its Website

Www.adhesives.org and www.sealants.org Provides Guidance on Industry Regulations

April 10, 2014 – Bethesda, MD –Finding the latest state and local regulations pertaining to volatile organic compound (VOC) limits for adhesives and sealants just a got a little bit easier with the addition of a new interactive tool recently added to the revamped Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Regulations section of the adhesives.org and sealants.org website.

Using the map of the United States, EH&S personnel can access any state’s current regulations addressing VOC limits for either industrial or consumer adhesive and sealant products.  The page also offers access to the U.S. EPA’s national rule for consumer adhesives and sealants, which represents the limits for states that have not adopted their own regulations.

The page also offers access to the U.S. EPA’s Control Technology Guideline, which provides assistance to state or local air pollution control authorities in developing approaches for controlling VOC emissions from miscellaneous industrial adhesive application processes.

“Adhesive and sealant formulators, their raw materials suppliers, as well as their customers all need to understand the ever-changing VOC regulatory landscape,” advises Mark Collatz, Director of Regulatory Affairs for the Adhesive and Sealant Council.  “This easy to use tool will help professionals across the supply chain do just that.  It serves as a benefit to both veterans of the industry regulatory compliance and also to those just getting familiar with the basics of VOC regulations.”

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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 131 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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