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ASC CONVENTION FINISHES ON A HIGH NOTE

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

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Media Contact:
Matt Croson
President
(301) 986-9700 ext. 111
Matt.Croson@ascouncil.org

Record Crowd of 587 Registrants Attend Spring Convention and EXPO in Atlanta, GA


May 6, 2013, Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) announces that 587 industry professionals attended its Spring Convention and EXPO held April 21-23, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, GA.  The meeting broke the most recent attendance record of 511 professionals that registered for the Spring Convention, set in 2011. 


Registrants included full paid registrants, partial paid, or one-day registrants, EXPO only paid, and EXPO booth personnel. 


“Strong attendance leads to dynamic conversations, meetings and positive value for all attendees,” notes Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “ASC was pleased to see the industry rally around the program content, expanded EXPO and improving economy, and take the time to invest in their business by participating in the Convention.”


 

COMMITTEES MEET, FOCUS ON ADDING VALUE TO MEMBERSHIP

 

As part of the Convention, ASC’s five standing committee held meetings, and moved projects forward as they support the effort to add value to ASC members.  The following committees met and discussed new programs that will be unveiled in 2013 and 2014:

 

Global Resources Committee – The Committee agreed to develop two market reports (Central/South America, and Pressure Sensitive Adhesives).  The Committee also discussed how to support an upcoming China Delegation tour, and received an update on the North American and Asia Market Reports.

 

Marketing Committee – The Committee agreed to develop a new “speed networking” concept and host it at the Fall Convention and EXPO in Minneapolis, MN.  The Committee also “green-lighted” a Convention meeting app that will help registrants plan their attendance and connect with other attendees.

 

Membership Committee – The Committee discussed the new Convention format, membership recruitment efforts and a new scorecard.

 

Regulatory Affairs Committee – The Committee reviewed a new “ASC Response” software tool that will allow members to respond directly to Senators, Representatives, regulatory agencies and other organizations with position statements on issues that directly impact members.

 

Technical Affairs - -The Committee reviewed Training Academy progress and planned for a formal review of the program.  The Committee also discussed an investment the Council is making with the addition of a Technical Services Manager.

 

During each meeting, members of the Web Advisory Board also introduced the newly updated member program access portal at www.ascouncil.org to ensure they were aware of the tools available to all ASC members.

 

BOARD SETS AGENDA FOR REMAINDER OF 2013


On Sunday, April 21, the day before the Convention and EXPO, the ASC Board of Directors met and discussed ASC business, agreeing to the following:

 

  • ASC will undergo a formal Long Range Plan review in 2013.  The most recent Long Range Plan was initiated in 2005, and added to in 2008 and 2010; the Board agreed that with so many new programs being developed, as well as a completely changed industry landscape, the time is right for a new discussion on the Council’s Long Range Plans.
  • ASC will proactively connect with end users via a to-be-developed “Industry Roadshow” program.  Just like the Council’s move towards direct engagement via a transformed adhesives/sealants.org website, the Council wants to connect directly with end users and illustrate the value adhesives and sealants can have for a variety of industries as part of a long term plan to educate customers.
  • ASC’s leadership reviewed the Council’s dues structure and agreed to have no adjustments or increases to dues, while also working to simplify the dues structure where possible, following industry best practices. 

 

“More than ever, ASC’s leadership – from the Board to the Committees – are 100% focused on adding value via programs and services that educate industry professionals, advance our interests to important audiences, and connect members in new and different ways,” notes Croson.  “ASC leaders are creating a strong virtuous cycle that allows them to leverage their dues and fees to ensure the strength of an industry profession, promote what we are all about in order to grow the adhesive and sealant pie, and connect in ways that truly matter and go well beyond the status quo.  The time is now for any company not part of leading ASC forward to consider its resources and determine how to leverage a membership investment.”

 

Information on any ASC program can be found at www.ascouncil.org.

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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 Shares Concerns with USGBC’s 6th Revision to LEED V.4

Posted By ASC, Thursday, April 11, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Media Contact:

Mark Collatz

Director of Regulatory Affairs

(301) 986-9700(301) 986-9700 ext. 112

Mark.Collatz@ascouncil.org


Council Questions Why USGBC Promotes its ANSI-SDO Status, Yet Doesn’t Follow Its Own ANSI-Approved Process for Draft Review and Response



April 11, 2013 – Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) has again submitted questions to the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) regarding its LEED 2012 V.4 building rating system revision, including comments focused on process, material credits screening tools and a new verification process added to the most recent draft.



In this round of comments, ASC has taken the approach of asking very direct questions related to how LEED credit options are developed.  These included requesting information about who is reading and developing responses to industry questions and comments addressed to the latest USGBC proposal and why it has chosen not to use an ANSI accredited process for developing the latest LEED proposal despite the fact that USGBC is an ANSI accredited organization.



“Since 2006, USGBC has been an approved ANSI-accredited Standards Development Organization (SDO) with an approved ANSI Process that allows for a broad, consensus oriented development process that requires formal responses to all comments submitted,” notes Mark Collatz, ASC’s director of regulatory affairs.  “Yet, despite being accredited and using the power of the ANSI brand to gain credibility when the LEED program was new, the USGBC has never followed the ANSI process.   USGBC’s responses to ASC’s earlier comments and questions lacked specificity and exhibited a “cookie-cutter” approach that ignored legitimate questions because the draft is incredibly complex and introduces tools that were never developed for use by an SDO.”



As with responses to earlier LEED V.4 proposals, ASC questioned USGBC’s reliance on Cradle to Cradle and the GreenScreen tool to assess hazards in finished building material products.  



“USGBC continues to include GreenScreen as a tool that can be used by industry in order to gain a credit, despite the fact that GreenScreen was only developed to evaluate product ingredients and evaluate alternatives in an R&D setting,” said Collatz.  “To try to utilize it as a way to characterize finished goods, and therefore gain a credit, is a complete misrepresentation of a legitimate research instrument.  The fact that it continues to remain within the drafts is indicative of the USGBC either not understanding how the tool works, or not caring to entertain the concept that the process they follow simply doesn’t work as the question ASC has with this tool remains – the tool does not adequately address how anyone should use the tool to evaluate finished goods.”



Finally ASC acknowledged that it was encouraged by a new third option that appears to offer product manufacturers the opportunity to demonstrate efforts toward product improvement through some of the same approaches they are presently using to optimize and verify stronger health and safety-based programs.



The Council did suggest that phasing in the percentage of ingredients validated by these verification programs would be a better approach than the present proposal that would require 99 percents of the ingredients to have undergone the verification process to qualify.



“The addition of a verification program that allows companies to receive a material credit is a good step, but requiring 99% of the ingredients to have undergone the verification process to qualify leads ASC to again wonder what SDO process USGBC is using to submit drafts,” added Collatz.  “Phasing in the percentage would be logical, and we hope that someone that is a member of the USGBC or is part of the small Technical Advisory Group that we think drafts the LEED version, would consider a phased approach.”



For further information regarding this activity, please contact ASC staff members Mark Collatz (301/986-9700301/986-9700 ext. 112) or Steve Duren (ext. 105).





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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 INDUSTRY GATHERS IN ATLANTA

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, April 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



Record Crowd of 534 Registrants Ready for 2.5 Days of Education and Networking

EXPO Includes 71 Exhibiting Companies; Polyurethanes Short Course Over 75

April 10, 2013, Bethesda, MDThe Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) announces that there are 534 industry professionals registered to attend its Spring Convention and EXPO being held April 21-23, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, GA.  There are 11 days remaining for registration, and the event is already a record setting event, having eclipsed the 511 professionals that registered for the previous record year, set in 2011. 


“New speakers, new EXPO participants, a sharper focus on technical education with the Advanced Technology Track, and an improving economy are all coming together to drive value for the record number of participants coming to connect in Atlanta at the ASC Convention and EXPO,” notes Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “Industry professionals looking for innovative approaches to chemistry formulation, business practices, keeping up with regulatory changes and wanting to connect with other leaders should consider reviewing the full array of sessions and plan their trip to Atlanta – there is still time.”


The ASC Spring Convention and EXPO is held every year, and features technical sessions, an EXPO, a Short Course focused on critical formulation types and several networking receptions designed to connect the industry.  In recent years, the ASC Convention and EXPO has evolved to included more speakers, key note addresses from industry leaders, a renewed emphasis on the EXPO, and the inclusion of a dedicated track of speakers focused on emerging research.


“The ASC Convention and EXPO has never been more focused on delivering value in new and different ways – including some big new ideas like the Advanced Technology Track - -and some nuanced such as focusing key note addresses on industry issues from an end users perspective,” adds Croson.  “If you’ve attended an ASC event, you’ll find a new energy and feel to the meeting than from years past, and if you are new to the industry than you will find an education and networking event that is without parallel.”


The ASC Convention and EXPO is developed in partnership with the Program Planning Committee (Convention) and the Marketing Committee (EXPO).  The following industry representatives have been active participants in evolving the Council’s programming and should be recognized for their efforts to develop value for both members, and the industry at large.



PROGRAM COMMITTEE


Board Liaison:  Mark Schneider, Albion Engineering


Membership Committee Chair:  Shamsi Gravel, Emerald Kalama Chemical


Program Committee Chair (Atlanta): Dan Murad, The ChemQuest Group, Inc.


ASC Staff Contact: Steve Duren, Senior Director, Member Services


Committee Members:


Eric Bartholomew, Avery Dennison Performance Polymers


Deb Bhattacharjee, Dow Chemical Company


Shamsi Gravel, Emerald Kalama Chemical


Larry Saidman, Nordson Corporation


Paul Shessler, SCHAETTI AMERICA, Inc.



MARKETING COMMITTEE


Board Liaison:  Christopher Urheim, Dow Chemical Company


Marketing Committee Chair: Ingo Stohrer, Evonik Corporation


ASC Staff Contact: Malinda Armstrong, Senior Manager, Meetings & Tradeshows


Committee Members:


Edward Benoit, Avery Dennison


Duane Boothe, Gala Industries, Inc.


John Channon, H.B. Fuller


April Cullen, MWV Specialty Chemicals


Mike Fornes, Eastman Chemical Company


Kismet Fowler, Nordson Corporation


Iain Harvey, EPS – Materials

Danielle Hunter, Bayer MaterialScience LLC


Mims  Mathers, Bayer MaterialScience LLC

Norma Neonis,  DYNASOL, LLC

Doreen Paquette, Wacker Silicones

Jiansheng Tang, Firestone Building Products

William Turner, REXtac, LLC

Julie Vaughn-Biege, Emerald Performance Materials, LLC


“Any trade association mirrors the industry it serves, and it’s clear the economy’s improvement is helping draw a crowd to the upcoming event,” adds Croson.  “But it’s also clear that the ASC Spring Convention and EXPO have been held for 50+ years, and the work of the programming and marketing committee is playing a considerable role in making sure ASC’s events are member focused and the work they perform is paying off in the strong support ASC is having with this year’s event.”


For information about the ASC Spring Convention and EXPO, visit www.ascouncil.org.

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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 Questions Environment Canada’s Proposed Use of California Rule for VOC Reduction

Posted By ASC, Monday, March 25, 2013
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


March 25, 2013 – Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) has submitted  comments to Environment Canada (EC) raising questions with a proposed approach that would set volatile organic compound (VOC) limits for a range of consumer products based on the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) stringent rules.


In January EC published a Consultation Document that is expected to lead to a proposed rule in 2014 establishing VOC limits for consumer products, including several adhesive and sealant categories, throughout Canada.  A rule is expected to be finalized in 2016.


“The EC states in their Consultation Document that they are looking to align their VOC regulation with the United States,” said Mark Collatz, ASC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs.  “Yet they are basing their present assumptions on the regulations of single state rather than looking at how the other 49 states are addressing VOC limits for these types of products.”


ASC cited an example of sealants where the present California regulations mandate a limit of 3 percent for chemically cured products and 1.5 percent for those non-chemically cured while regulations throughout the rest of the U.S. are 4 percent for all sealant categories.


As an alternative, ASC suggested that EC consider adopting the Ozone Transport Commissions (OTC) Model Rule limits which were recently amended and will come into force in January 2014.  The OTC is an organization representing 11 northeast and mid-Atlantic states that have a responsibility for developing regional solutions to ground level ozone in their individual jurisdictions.


“Using a regulatory approach adopted  by multiple states, several of which border Canada, seems to be  a better way to address the challenge of regulatory alignment between our two countries,”  said Collatz.


Other areas that ASC addressed in their comments included a suggestion for more specific definitions for consumer products that differentiate between “household” and institutional” categories; the elimination of acoustical sealants from the proposal; and, changes in record keeping requirements. 


View a copy of ASC’s comments here (login first).


If you have any further questions regarding ASC’s comments, 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 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 SUPPORTS ADHESION SOCIETY OUTSTANDING YOUNG ADHESION SCIENTIST AWARD

Posted By ASC, Thursday, March 21, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Media Contact:

Matt Croson

President

(301) 986-9700 ext. 111

Matt.Croson@ascouncil.org


NIST Researcher Dr. Edwin Chan Receives Recognition, $1,000 Grant from Council



Bethesda, MD--March 21, 2013 – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) supported the 2013 Adhesion Society Outstanding Young Adhesion Scientist Award and presented a plaque and $1,000 grant to Edwin Chan, Ph.D, this year’s award recipient. Dr. Chan is a scientist within the National Institute of Standards and Technology Polymer Division in Gaithersburg, MD.


The Award was presented during the Adhesion Society’s Annual Meeting held March 2-6, 2013 at the Daytona Hilton and Resort in Daytona Beach, FL.


The Society’s Outstanding Young Adhesion Scientist Award recognizes emerging research talent that focuses on properties of adhesion.


Matt Croson, President of the Adhesive and Sealant Council, and Ken Shull, President of the Adhesion Society, congratulates Edwin Chang, NIST, for being awarded the 2013 Adhesion Society Young Scientist Award.  His citation reads,”for investigation of polymer gels and of the adhesive response of structured soft material surfaces.” 


 “ASC is proud to be tied to this award as it recognizes the work of future leaders in our industry,” notes Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “On behalf of our 122 member companies, I congratulate Dr. Chan on his work and wish him luck in the future as we work to solve the challenges facing our industry via innovative research.”

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Editor’s Note:  Photo Caption— Dr. Edwin Chan receives the Adhesion Society’s Outstanding Young Adhesion Scientist award from Matthew E. Croson, ASC President and Kenneth Shull, President of the Adhesion Society.  ASC was the sponsor of the Adhesion Society’s Award.



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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 TO MANAGE ADHESION SOCIETY MEETING

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Media Contact:
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President
(301) 986-9700 ext. 111
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Trade Association Partners with Professional Society For Meetings Management, Member Recruitment/Retention Efforts

Bethesda, MD – March 20, 2013 – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) announces that it will be managing aspects of the Adhesion Society (AS)– supporting its Annual Meeting and member retention and recruitment efforts.   ASC will work closely with the professional society in order to seamlessly manage the 200+ attendance AS Annual Meeting and growing their 300+ membership base.


“ASC is thrilled to be working closely with the AS on their flagship meeting, which draws the leading scientists and researchers from the adhesion community for four days of focused presentations, innovation sharing and networking,” says Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “The Adhesion Society has a long history of collaborating as a community to build its dynamic, 100+ sessions meeting program, and we look forward to partnering with the volunteer leadership to support their efforts.”


The Adhesion Society was formed in 1978 to respond to the need for a multidisciplinary forum to discuss adhesion issues.  The AS meets annually to present technical papers focused on a variety of issues, ranging from surfaces interactions, structural adhesion, contact mechanics, liquid interactions, bio-derived materials, single molecule adhesion, nano and micro structured assemblies, etc.  The AS also produces short courses, poster sessions, and an EXPO as part of its annual meeting.


“ASC believes strongly in the mission of the Adhesion Society, as the work that its membership focuses on becomes commercially viable innovation for the industry to formulate,” notes Croson.  “There has always been a strong synergy between the two groups, and ASC’s goal is to make the collaborative partnership a long term value added effort that mutually benefits both organizations.”


As part of the arrangement, ASC will commit resources to support the meetings and convention needs for the AS.  Malinda Armstrong, ASC’s Senior Manager, Meetings and Tradeshows will be the primary contact person for the Adhesion Society’s members.  The AS will continue to maintain its website at www.adhesionsociety.org and remain independent from the Council as a non-profit, professional society entity. 


“We look forward to partnering with ASC to add value to our meeting and other areas where mutual benefits can be developed,” said Dr. Kenneth Shull, Professor at Northwestern University and President of the Adhesion Society.  “We have already discussed collaborating on sharing Society meeting papers via adhesives.org and working to promote the benefits of the Society to ASC members.  Over time, we look forward to making this collaboration a strong win for both organizations.”


ASC will managing the Adhesion Society’s programming beginning immediately, supporting the 2014 Adhesion Society Annual Meeting being held February 23-26, 2014 in San Diego, CA.


“The ASC and AS will remain separate entities as they are different in form and function, with the Council more focused on industry concerns, including regulatory affairs and market growth,” notes Croson.  “However, the Adhesion Society’s offices will be housed within the Council’s headquarters in Bethesda, MD and they will share a mailing address and phone number.” 


For more information about the Adhesion Society, visit www.adhesionsociety.org.  To learn more about ASC, visit either www.ascouncil.org or www.adhesives.org.

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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 124 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 MEMBERS REPORT SIGNIFICANT PROGRESS MADE ON DELIVERING VALUE FROM 2010 TO 2013

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Media Contact:

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



Five of Six Value Drivers Rate Higher; Retention Value Becomes Balanced

 

February 21, 2013 – Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council’s (ASC) 2013 Member Value Survey illustrates significant progress has been made in delivering value across the Council’s programs and services.  

The ASC Member Value Survey, first conducted in March of 2010, asks a series of questions about how effective the Council is in delivering value via programs and services, as well as the primary reasons the company retains its membership.  The 2013 survey benchmarks against the 2010 survey and clearly illustrates growth, with five of the six rating categories showing significant growth.  The top rated value driver—networking— remains at the top, despite dropping slightly by -3.3% points.

Members were asked, ‘Overall, how effectively does ASC…’



Rating Area 2013 Rating 2010 Rating Change
…provide education programs that are useful to you and your company? 74.1% 53.3% +20.8
…disseminate data, statistics, and information useful to you and your company? 52.8% 44.5% +8.3
….facilitate/advance science and technology for the industry? 52.8% 26.6% +26.6
…offer useful business development opportunities to you and your company? 38.9% 27.2% +11.7

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ASC SPRING EXPO GROWS 25%; SELLS OUT

Posted By ASC, Thursday, February 7, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Media Contact:

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


64 Exhibitors, Including 17 New Suppliers to Exhibit in Atlanta Event



February 7, 2013 – Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council’s (ASC) Spring EXPO is officially sold out, with 64 companies taking 5,000 net square feet for the upcoming event, being held in conjunction with the ASC Convention, April 21-23 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, in Atlanta, GA.



The show is 25% larger than the 2012 Spring EXPO in terms of square footage, and will feature 17 brand new exhibitors to the event. 



“More companies and new-to-the-show companies mean that attendees will have more opportunities to find innovative and alternative solutions for their formulation needs,” notes Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “In this competitive business environment, it’s important that formulator attendees have as many options as possible and we encourage ASC Member Company buying teams to start their event planning now.”



Expansion of the ASC EXPO is a Board-driven strategy to add value to the Council’s two Conventions and EXPO events held annually.  Convention attendees have long asked for more exhibitors that provide polymer resins, performance additives and processing and packaging equipment. 



“Working closely with the Council’s Marketing Committee, ASC was able to identify potential suppliers, develop a value proposition and begin the process of reaching out to make sure the industry knew about our event and understood our audience,” notes Croson.  “ASC is pleased that so many companies saw value in the EXPO and we look forward to having them be a part of the Spring Event.”



ASC’s Marketing Committee is one of five standing committees that ensure ASC programs are 100% member focused.  In addition to the EXPO Expansion project, the Committee is working on developing a new networking program to be held at the Fall Convention in Minneapolis, MN and offering marketing opportunities on the Council’s web platform.



“At the Fall EXPO, ASC will unveil what we’re calling a ‘Speed Networking’ event that will connect formulators with raw materials suppliers, as a value add to the EXPO that will also be held,” adds Croson.  “The program will be profile driven where individuals with business needs can connect with individuals with business solutions.  The ‘Speed Networking’ event will allow companies that wanted to meet with a specific prospect a chance to sit down and meet face-to-face in a quiet setting for introductions and connection.”




The following leaders are members of the ASC Marketing Committee:



Committee Chair: Ingo Stohrer, Business Director, Adhesive Resins, Evonik Degussa Corporation



Board Liaison:  Christopher Urheim , North American Marketing Director, Dow Chemical Company



ASC Staff Contact:  Malinda Armstrong, Senior Manager, Meetings & Tradeshows



Committee Members:



  • Edward Benoit, Global Automotive Marketing Manager, Avery Dennison

  • Duane Boothe, HMA Market Sales Manager, Gala Industries, Inc.

  • John Channon, Marketing Director, H.B. Fuller

  • Mike Fornes, Global Market Segment Manager, Eastman Chemical Company

  • Kismet Fowler, Trade Show Manager, Nordson Corporation

  • Iain Harvey, Technical Director, EPS – Materials

  • Mims Mathers, Manager, Promotion & E-Marketing-North America, Bayer MaterialScience LLC

  • Norma Neonis,  Marketing Specialist , DYNASOL, LLC

  • Doreen Paquette,  Event/Show Coordinator , Wacker Silicones

  • Jiansheng Tang, Technical Director, Adhesives and Tapes, Firestone Building Products

  • William Turner , Director, Sales & Marketing, REXtac, LLC

  • Julie Vaughn-Biege, Vice President, Marketing & Business Development, Emerald Performance Materials, LLC

  • John Westmoreland, Senior Sales Executive, Molekul Services

 

Exhibitors participating in the Spring EXPO are:



Accumetric, LLC| Booth 201

AkzoNobel| Booth 108**

American Casein Company| Booth106**

Applied Test Systems, Inc.| Booth 111

Arizona Chemical Company| Booth 302

ASI magazine| Booth 112

BASF Corporation| Booth 211

BassTech International| Booth 105**

Bayer MaterialScience LLC| Booths 405 & 407

BYK USA Inc.| Booth 303

Cabot| Booth 203**

Celanese Emulsion Polymers| Booth 204

Cleveland Steel Container & Pipeline Packaging| Booths 511 & 513**

Cray Valley USA LLC| Booth 305 & 307

Cytec Industries Inc.| Booth 412

Dexco Polymers - A TSRC Company|
Booths 205 & 207

Dow Chemical Company| Booth 107

DYNASOL, LLC| Booth 301

Eastman Chemical Company| Booths 401 & 403

Emerald Performance Materials| Booths 200 & 202

EPS – Materials| Booth 502

Euler Hermes| Booth 505**

Eurofins Air Toxics, Inc.| Booth 411**

Evonik Corporation| Booths 311 & 313

FENCHEM USA| Booth 413**

FlackTek, Inc.| Booth 402

Gala Industries, Inc.| Booth 101

Gelest Inc.| Booth 404

GLOBALWAX LLC| Booth 509**

Huber Engineered Materials| Booth 506

Kaneka North America LLC| Booth 206

Kolon Industries, Inc.| Booth 310

Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC| Booth 215

LCY Elastomers LP| Booth 400

Mayzo, Inc.| Booth 415**

Momentive Performance Materials Inc.| Booth 104

Momentum Technolgies inc.| Booth 501

Munzing| Booth 102

MWV Specialty Chemicals| Booth 100

Nexeo Solutions| Booth 510

Nordcoll Inc.| Booth 214**

Nordson EFD| Booth 500

Novomer, Inc.| Booth 113

Omya, Inc.| Booth 213

Parchem-fine & Specialty Chemicals| Booth 115**

Pinova Inc.| Booth 212

Poly-clip System| Booth 514

Process Packaging & Control, Inc.| Booth 414

ProSys Innovative Packaging Equipment| Booth 515**

REXtac, LLC| Booth 314

Shin-Etsu Silicones of America, Inc.| Booth 114**

Siltech Corporation| Booth 507**

Soltex Inc.| Booth 110**

Sonoco Products Company| Booth 300

Specialty Minerals Inc.| Booth 103

SSI Chusei, Inc.| Booth 210

STI Polymer (Saiden Technologies, Inc.)| Booth 315

Sulzer Mixpac USA Inc.| Booth 410

Synasia, Inc.| Booth 504

Teckrez, Inc.| Booth 406

Vertellus Specialties Inc.| Booth 312

Volunteer Pastilles| Booth 503

Wacker Chemical Corporation| Booth 304 & 306



**NEW EXHIBITORS



The ASC EXPO will be part of the ASC Spring Convention and EXPO, being held April 21-23, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, GA.  The event features more than 45 presentations, including four key note addresses as well as the EXPO.  The event draws almost 500 chemists, scientists and market leaders from ASC member companies and industry.  For more information about the ASC Spring Convention and EXPO, 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 124 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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REVISIONS TO CA RPPC LAW ADD MORE PACKAGING TO THE MIX

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

The regulation impacts any manufacturer selling products in RPPCs in California. Adhesive and sealant manufacturers have been complying with this law since 1991, but the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB) recently eliminated certain exemptions which may draw additional products into required compliance. 



Change highlights include:



  • Number of Closures – original law regulated only containers “capable of multiple closures” with attached or unattached lid but new revision eliminates distinction between single and multiple use containers.  For example, previously only sealant cartridges with “lid tip” were regulated now all sealant cartridges must meet regulation requirements.

  • Hinges and Handles—previously only plastic containers with plastic handles and hinges were regulated, now RPPCs with metal handle and hinges are covered as well.

  • Blister Packs –previously all blister packs were exempt but now only blister packs with a cardboard back remain unregulated.



Background: The regulation requires that manufacturers selling materials into California utilizing RPPCs must be able to demonstrate one of the following options for their containers

  • made from 25 percent post-consumer resin;

  • source reduced by 10 percent:

  • be able to be reused or refilled a minimum of 5 times;

  • have a recycling rate of 45 percent within the state if  it is brand specific or a particular type of RPPC.



Upon a CIWMB audit, companies would establish compliance by providing information from their RPPC supplier that their packaging meets one of the requirements for recycled material.



The rule revision became effective January 1, 2013.

 

Next Steps: Companies whose packaging may be affected by this rule for the first time should contact their RPPC supplier immediately to develop a strategy for integrating compliant packaging  into their product line.



Mark Collatz

Director of Regulatory Affairs

301-986-9700 x112

mark.collatz@ascouncil.org

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ASCOUNCIL.ORG 2.0 INCLUDES REVAMPED JOB BOARD

Posted By ASC, Thursday, January 31, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



Media Contact:

Jessica Carter
Online Communications Manager
(301) 986-9700(301) 986-9700 ext. 109
Jessica.Carter@ascouncil.org



Provides member companies with a free service to promote jobs to the industry



January 31, 2013 – Bethesda, MD – The newly re-launched Ascouncil.org 2.0 includes an updated job board designed to support members in finding qualified candidates for jobs within their companies.  This service is free to members and will be promoted via the Council’s e-catalyst and adhesives.org newsletters – reaching more than 5,000 subscribers combined. 

 

The job board can be accessed via the “Jobs” link on the main navigation of the website or by clicking here.  Members can post a job to include title, salary range, location, and general information about the company and/or position.  Members can also elect to receive submissions either by email or by directing applicants to their websites or both.

 

“ASC is dedicating a prominent area of the new ascouncil.org website towards a job board in order to support the efforts of students and professionals looking to enter into our thriving, innovative industry,” notes Jessica Carter, Online Communications Manager at ASC.  “We see hundreds of visitors a month looking for a job in our sector, and ASC’s job board will be a strong part of supporting the entire supply chain in locating and connecting qualified candidates with leading member companies.” 

 

You can visit the job board 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 124 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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