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Rule 1168 and TSCA Reform Are Key Issues for ASC in 2014

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

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Mark Collatz

Director, Regulatory Affairs

(301) 986-9700 ext. 112

mark.collatz@ascouncil.org



Rule 1168 and TSCA Reform Are Key Issues for ASC in 2014

Five New Executive Briefs Provide Members with Background Information on Key Issues

December 12, 2013 – Bethesda, MD – The South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (SCAQMD) revision  of Rule 1168 and congressional efforts at reforming the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) in the second session of the  113th Congress will be the Adhesive and Sealant Council’s (ASC) regulatory affairs focus in 2014.

“SCAQMD got a slow start in 2013, but the pace of the revision process has picked up considerably in the final three months of 2013,” said Mark Collatz, ASC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs. “A December 18th workshop will mark the first opportunity for industry and the South Coast staff to sit down face-to-face and begin to work through the differences of the initial proposal.”

The regulation sets volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions for commercial adhesive and sealant product categories throughout the largest and most populated counties of the Los Angeles basin and could have a major impact on how members formulate their products.

“One major directional change with this proposed revision is South Coast’s decision to regulate consumer product categories that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has not addressed in its statewide rule,” added Collatz. “We are still working with members to identify niche products that may not be able to meet the default limits set by SCAQMD and then work with the District to make sure they are protected from elimination under a final revised rule.”

TSCA Reform

ASC continues to champion the bipartisan TSCA Senate reform legislation, The Chemical Safety Improvement Act (S. 1009), introduced by Senators David Vitter (R-LA) and the late Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) last May.

“While activity in the Senate has slowed somewhat this Fall, it is gratifying to see that the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on the Environment and the Economy has had several hearings on reforming TSCA in recent months and there appears to be a good chance that a House bill will be introduced early next year,”  reports Collatz.  “It is likely that much of our early work in 2014 will focus on building bipartisan support among House members.”

Other issues the Council will be closely monitoring this coming year include:      
      

  • California Department of Toxic Substances Control’s (DTSC) early implementation of the Safer Consumer Products Rule;
  • U.S. EPA’s TSCA Chemical Work Plan activities;
  • EPA’s MDI/TDI Chemical Action Plan;
  • Environment Canada’s Consumer VOC Rule;
  • OSHA GHS Implementation strategies.


New Executive Briefs

In an effort to help members better understand the key details of some of the critical issues facing the industry in a clear concise manner, ASC has recently released five Executive Briefings highlighting TSCA Reform, South Coast Rule 1168 revisions, EPA Chemical Management Plan activities, California Safer Consumer Products Rule implementation, and the U.S. Green Building Council’s new LEED v.4 green building rating system development.

“The Council is continually looking for new ways to help members get as complete an understanding as possible of the issues that are critical to our industry,” said Collatz.  “These 3-4 page documents give a clear picture of what each issue entails, why it should concern member companies, and what is likely to happen as it moves forward.”

The ASC Executive Briefs may be found on the ASC website 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 129 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 ANNOUNCES TRAINING ACADEMY SCHEDULE FOR 2014

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Matt Croson

President

(301) 986-9700(301) 986-9700 ext. 111

Matt.Croson@ascouncil.org


ASC ANNOUNCES TRAINING ACADEMY SCHEDULE FOR 2014

Council Expands Basics Training to Include 14 New Courses in 2014; to Join 14 On-Demand Titles Now Available

Bethesda, MD – December 12, 2013 – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) today announces its Training Academy schedule for 2014 which will include 14 new program titles that includes a blend of 101/201 training, business trends webinars and value-added regulatory topics. 

The Training Academy will begin its third year by investing in new content and offering new value via business trends and strategic driver oriented education. 

The ASC Training Academy Schedule for 2014 is as follows:

  • Sealants 101 – February 12
  • Adhesives 101 – Parts 1 and 2 – March 12 and 19
  • PSA in North America Market Report – TBD Q2 (Free)
  • ASC Regulatory Review – Q2 (Members Only – Free)
  • Adhesives 201 – Waterborne Formulating – May 14
  • Adhesives 201 – Hot Melt Formulating – May 21
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Outlook – June 11
  • Packaging Trends and Adhesives – July 16
  • Central and South American Market Report – TBD Q2/Q3 (Free)
  • Key Feedstock Trends – August 13
  • Adhesives 201 Packaging Focus
    • Part 1 Market and Applications –September 17
    • Part 2 Formulation and Evaluation – September 24
  • ASC Regulatory Review – Q4 – (Members Only – Free)
  • Unmet Adhesives Needs in the Chevy Corvette – November 13
  • Adhesives 201 – Structural Adhesives – December 10

“The 2014 Training Academy schedule includes a solid line up of training that focuses on stronger technical programming featuring several 201level training that will provide more depth to support the needs of bench chemists and engineers,” notes Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “It will also include more general business trends sessions that are supportive of our market oriented technical teams, and even a few sessions that will be free to members only, including two regulatory focus webinars and overviews of the Council’s new market reports on Latin America and PSA in North America.”

The Training Academy was started in 2012 by the ASC Board of Directors as a way to train new employees, or new to industry professionals, on the basics of the industry’s chemistries and business dynamics.  In the first two years, the Training Academy has delivered training to approximately 700 adhesive and sealant  professionals, including members and non-members, making it one of the most successful new programs developed by the Council.  With the new programming developed for 2014, the Council is continuing to invest in this program to deliver even stronger technical content, including its first Sealants 101 course, and four new 201 level courses designed for technical team members.

“ASC’s Training Academy is designed to keep any industry professional up to speed on the technical side of the business, while also keeping mind the market dynamics that drive innovation,” adds Croson.  “The 14 new titles join the 14 existing programs sessions, making the ASC Training Academy one of the more powerful, moderately priced training programs available to members and the industry at large.”

The Training Academy On-Demand program was launched last week and includes the following titles:

  • Adhesives 101 part 1
  • Adhesives 101 part 2
  • Additives 101
  • Adhesives and Sealants in Assembly Operations 101
  • Adhesives and Sealants in Building and Construction 101
  • Environmental Product Declaration 101
  • Global Trends in MDI/TDI
  • The Business of Green Chemistry (Available in January)
  • Adhesives in Packaging 101
  • The Perils of Green Advocacy
  • Rheology 101
  • Technology Types 101 part 1
  • Technology Types 101 part 2
  • Testing 101

Information on how to access the Training Academy can be found at www.ascouncil.org, www.adhesives.org or www.sealants.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 129 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 LAUNCHES TRAINING ACADEMY ON-DEMAND

Posted By ASC, Monday, December 9, 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 TRAINING ACADEMY ON-DEMAND

Fundamentals Training Available Via www.ascouncil.org, www.adhesives.org and www.sealants.org

 

Bethesda, MD – December 9, 2013 – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is making its fundamentals oriented training available to industry on demand via www.ascouncil.org, www.adhesives.org and www.sealants.org.  ASC’s Training Academy, started in 2012, now features 14 different titles, each focusing on the fundamentals of adhesives and sealants, as well as emerging business trends that impact the industry.  The Training Academy On-Demand features the following titles:

  • Adhesives 101 part 1
  • Adhesives 101 part 2
  • Additives 101
  • Adhesives and Sealants in Assembly Operations 101
  • Adhesives and Sealants in Building and Construction 101
  • Environmental Product Declaration 101
  • Global Trends in MDI/TDI
  • The Business of Green Chemistry (Available in January)
  • Adhesives in Packaging 101
  • The Perils of Green Advocacy
  • Rheology 101
  • Technology Types 101 part 1
  • Technology Types 101 part 2
  • Testing 101

“Since the Training Academy started in 2012, ASC has delivered training to almost 700 individuals as we strived to train the industry on the basics of adhesives and sealants in a comprehensive manner,” notes Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “With the introduction of the On-Demand feature, we can continue to deliver these fundamental of and basics of training programs, while also developing new, live programming as part of our regular Training Academy efforts.”

The ASC Training Academy was created in 2012 as a long-term educational investment by the Council’s Board of Directors to add value to the membership by delivering strong fundamentals of training to industry professionals.  The Council set aside $75,000 to develop the courses, and market the program to industry.  The investment has already paid off with the Council reaching $108,000 in sales in its first two years, while also receiving some of the highest evaluations for any of the Council’s programs. 

Each Training Academy program was developed in collaboration with the Council’s Technical Committee and was delivered by an industry professional, many of which were selected as part of an extensive request for proposal effort. 

“ASC is proud of its efforts to train industry professionals on the basics of our industry; it is a core function of our value proposition as we work to ensure our industry has the education and training it needs to solve customers’ challenges creatively and with the right tools in mind,” adds Croson.  “And we are pleased that the sessions have scored so highly with 92% of participants indicating they would recommend the training to a colleague.”

Industry can purchase an ASC Training Academy On-Demand Session via its websites at www.ascouncil.org, www.adhesives.org or www.sealants.org.  Each session is $199 and available immediately via a link that is sent to the purchaser’s email account.  The session includes the complete audio/visual recording of the live webinar broadcast of the Training Academy session.   In the future, all Training Academy webinars will be made available following the live event, giving members and industry professionals flexibility with participation.  The sessions will be made available for a period of time, but not available when a specific program is being enhanced or adjusted with new programming and content. 

For more information, contact Connie Howe, ASC’s Senior Manager, Technical Services, at connie.howe@ascouncil.org or 301-986-9700, ext. 104.

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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 129 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 GLOBAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE TO EXPAND MARKET REPORT SERVICES IN 2014

Posted By ASC, Thursday, November 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


Council to Add Central and South American Market Report and PSA Technologies in North America

After RFP Process, Council Selects Frost & Sullivan and ChemQuest to Support Market Report Effort


Bethesda, MD – November 21, 2013 – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is expanding its market report services to include two new reports:  Central and South American Market Report as well as PSA Technologies in North America.  The two new reports will explore the market size, growth trends over three years, and include sub-segment and end user perspectives.  The two new reports will be produced in collaboration with Frost & Sullivan (Central and South America) as well as The ChemQuest Group (PSA Technologies). 


“When ASC surveyed its members on what new programs and services would add value to their membership, 70% of the respondents indicated ‘expanding ASC’s market reports program’ would have the strongest value,” reports Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “The Global Resources Committee collaborated to refine the reports’ focus, develop a request for proposal, review responses, and ultimately selected Frost and Sullivan for its global reach, and ChemQuest for its subject matter experience.”


The new market reports will join ASC’s North American Market Report and Asia Market Report, both produced by DPNA International. 


“ASC is always looking to add value in new and different ways and expanding its market report services to include important geographies and critical technologies is always a priority,” notes Croson.  “With the inclusion of South and Central American Market, ASC is covering three of the four major geographic regions that ASC members operate within, and the Council can become a one-stop shop for fundamental market research.”


The PSA Technologies report is the first time the Council is producing a report focused on a specific technology.


“The PSA Technologies report is a pilot test, but expanding and integrating knowledge is part of the current long range plan discussion, and these types of market reports could become a stronger part of the value proposition for the Council as we could also produce market reports for urethanes, caulks and sealants, hot melt and waterborne, in addition to PSA Technologies, adds Croson.


The Global Resources Committee will be meeting with each of the research partners in the coming weeks to kick off the program, with a goal of publishing both reports by April 2014.  More information on the research reports, including detailed table of contents and pricing, will be made available to industry in early 2014. 


“I want to thank the entire global resources committee for spending time and energy to develop these research reports on behalf of the members,” adds Croson.  “The Committee spent about 8 months reviewing information, developing more surveys, producing the RFP and reviewing the responses for a very ‘hands-on’ process that we feel can be used for future market reports.”

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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 129 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 SHARE TOP ISSUES AND CHALLENGES AS PART OF LONG RANGE PLAN PROCESS

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, November 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

 


Data Guides Long Range Plan Committee and Board Discussion and Focus; Six New Objectives Being Developed as a Response

 


November 20, 2013 – Bethesda, MD – More than 400 industry professionals shared their top external and operational opportunities and challenges as part of an ASC Board of Directors-driven review of the Council’s Long Range Plan.  The information shared by the 400+ survey respondents was reviewed and discussed in detail over a 2-day Long Range Planning Committee Meeting in August 2013, resulting in six new long range plan objectives.  Following the August Meeting, the ASC Board of Directors spent four hours reviewing and discussing the findings of the Long Range Planning Committee, agreed with the general outline presented, and authorized the Council to move forward with developing responses to the challenges and opportunities via Council programming.


“The ASC Long Range Plan Process has included the largest number of responses ASC has ever had with any of its surveys, 21 in-depth interviews with volunteer leadership, a combined 105 hours of face-to-face discussion via the long range planning committee and an additional 80 hours of combined review time with the Board of Directors,” notes Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “Now, the efforts move to the next level with the development of a three-year roadmap that will include planning for new programs and services that can support member responses to these challenges.”


According to the respondents, the top issues and challenges are as follows:


TOP EXTERNAL CHALLENGES


  • Staying on top of emerging technologies and innovations
  • Identifying new business development opportunities in North America
  • Increasing market penetration
  • Developing international business opportunities
  • Raw materials availability and costs
  • End user awareness of company products and innovations
  • External influences on quality standards
  • Assessing and interpreting market and economic indicators

TOP OPERATIONAL CHALLENGES


  • New product development and roll-out
  • Research and development; innovating
  • Strategic business planning, including obtaining actionable market data
  • Managing strategic alliances and partnerships
  • Increasing profitability
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Customer service and retention
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Staff development

“This survey had the single largest amount of input and data for a survey that ASC has had in recent years, and included 300 current members, as well as 100 non-member industry professionals who took significant time to complete the in-depth survey,” noted Croson.  “The Long Range Planning Committee took the information and spent two days in August discussing it in detail and developing draft strategies to respond.”


During its October 2013 meeting, the ASC Board of Directors reviewed the work of the committee and spent four hours discussing the information as well as draft objectives.  They approved the Council to move forward with developing programs that respond directly to the challenges and opportunities outlined during the process.  The following six objectives will guide the Council in building upon its successful 55 year history:


Professional Education – deliver core fundamentals education and experiential learning throughout a member’s career


Community Knowledge Integration – facilitate knowledge sharing across the adhesive and sealant community


Innovation – accelerate innovation across the adhesive and sealant supply chain


Unified Industry Voice – communicate the benefits of the adhesive and sealant industry and create compelling ways to tell the adhesive and sealant story to inform and influence important audiences


Accelerate the Adoption of Adhesives and Sealants – promote the adoption of adhesive and sealant solutions and help minimize the barriers to market growth


Organizational Effectiveness – provide organizational alignment, enabling infrastructure, leadership and operational excellence to support the Council


The next step for the Long Range Plan is to develop a Roadmap that outlines potential programs, services and investments that could respond directly to the challenges and opportunities facing the industry.  The goal will be to develop a 3-year roadmap with milestones, investments and resource allocation while ensuring the new programs being considered are aligned with the challenges and opportunities facing the industry as we currently understand them.


“The Board authorized the Council to move forward to roadmapping, and asked that the Long Range Planning Committee to add board liaisons, committee chairs and other strategic thinkers to the effort in order to have more input and direction provided by other leaders,” adds Croson.  “The roadmapping team is now in place and will include 17 industry professionals who will work in “objective teams” over the next six months to develop the roadmaps.  It’s an exciting time to be a member of the ASC as we work together to respond to the challenges and opportunities facing our industry.”


The Roadmapping teams include the following industry leaders:


EDUCATION

KNOWLEDGE

INNOVATION

VOICE

ACCELERATE

ORG. EFFECT

Traci Jensen, HB Fuller, Lead

Mark Siebert, Kraton, Lead

Andy Johnston, Ashland, Lead

Rusty Thompson, Evans, Lead

TBD

Rusty Thompson, Evans, Lead

Christian MacIver, MWV

Larry Owen, Franklin

Chris Urheim, Dow

Steve Harms, Sika

Johnston

Chuck Williams, Avery

Larry Saidman, Nordson

John Channon, HB Fuller

Neema Toolaabee, DAP

Jensen

Bill Arendt, Emerald

Brian McSwigan, Henkel

Christine Bryant, Bayer MaterialScience

John Carroll, Eastman

Bryant

Gerhard Haas, Jowat Corp.

Les Burch, Sashco

Shamsi Gravel, Emerald

Matt Devine, DHM Adhesives

Williams

Scott Detiveaux, Orr and Boss

Haas


“The goal of the roadmapping teams will be to develop a plan that allows ASC to expand the value it delivers across these objectives via new programs and services,” adds Croson.  “In some cases, this will mean evolving our existing programs. In other cases, it will mean brand new programming and services.  Either way, the member leaders supporting this effort will ensure the value propositions are strong and 100% member focused.”


During the Fall Convention and EXPO, Chairman Rusty Thompson—President of Evans Adhesive Corporation—shared the Long Range Plan process and highlights with attendees during a special member update lunch.  More information will be shared as the Council continues to develop the objectives and also discusses its vision and mission during the roadmapping effort.


“ASC is a transparent, member driven organization and the lunch was a great opportunity to spend more time sharing and discussing the plan with members, and inviting them to actively participate in the work of the Council via our five standing committees,” adds Croson.  “Together, ASC is developing a stronger, more engaged adhesive and sealant community and we appreciate and value all of the support active leaders are giving to the Board, Long Range Plan, Committees and roadmapping efforts.”

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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 129 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 PARTNERS WITH INDUSTRY LEADERS TO DEVELOP, PROMOTE “THE WORLD OF GLUE” EDUCATIONAL LESSON PLAN

Posted By AS , Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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President

(301) 986-9700 ext. 111

Matt.Croson@ascouncil.org



ASC PARTNERS WITH INDUSTRY LEADERS TO DEVELOP, PROMOTE “THE WORLD OF GLUE” EDUCATIONAL LESSON PLAN

ELMER’S®, DPNA INTERNATIONAL AND HB FULLER COLLABORATE TO EDUCATE ELEMENTARY AGED STUDENTS ON BASICS OF ADHESION

November 13, 2013 – Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) announces the availability of The World of Glue: an Investigation of Adhesives, an instructional unit that educates elementary students on the common properties of adhesives and the science of polymers.  The materials were developed in partnership with Elmer’s® Products, Inc. and DPNA International, with an additional promotional video contributed by HB Fuller.

The World of Glue lesson plan and promotional video can be found at ASC’s educational website here.

“We are pleased to work with the marketing teams at Elmer’s, DPNA International, and HB Fuller to design this program, and are proud to host the information on our award-winning educational platform—adhesives.org, notes Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “Adhesives and sealants literally touch everything a student comes into contact with from the time they wake up, to the time they go to sleep, and the educational materials we have put together with Elmer’s and DPNA really tell that story, while also highlighting the science behind adhesives.”

The 15 page lesson plan includes information supportive of six learning objectives:

  • Students will understand the concepts related to polymers as the building blocks for adhesives and glues.

  • Students will identify examples of adhesives used in the world around them.

  • Students will read informational text about a relevant topic to understand events, procedures, ideas, or concepts in a historical context.

  • Students will demonstrate their understanding of these scientific concepts in oral presentations or dramatic performances to the class.

  • Students will work in teams to solve a problem.

  • Students will observe and record the properties observed when two substances are combined.

The World of Glue is part of Elmer’s Teachers Club, an exclusive and free online community designed to support educators with tips, projects, lessons and more.  DPNA International provided the idea for the development of the coursework and HB Fuller added value by contributing a video that explains the innovation and importance of the adhesives industry.  ASC edited the material and is hosting the information on the www.adhesives.org website here.

“This was a strong collaborative process with Elmer’s and DPNA taking the lead on the educational focus, HB Fuller supporting the effort with access to a key video it produced, and ASC hosting the resources and supporting the promotion of the efforts,” adds Croson.  “This is the first time ASC has ever partnered with organizations to focus on elementary age education, and we are proud of the efforts behind this program, and look forward to supporting thousands of children as they are introduced to the power of polymers and the building blocks of adhesives.”

Elmer’s Contact:

Emily Harrison, SBC Advertising

614-255-2385

eharrison@sbcadvertising.com

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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 129 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 ADDS LEADERS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Posted By ASC, Thursday, November 7, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
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(301) 986-9700 ext. 111
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ASC ADDS LEADERS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE


Additions Bolster Strategic Focus, Technical Voice to ASC Leadership


November 7, 2013 – Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) added three members to its Board of Directors and two leaders to its Executive Committee.  New to the Board will be:


John P. Carroll – Commercial Sales Manager, Eastman Chemical – Carroll has more than 25 years of experience in sales management, product development, purchasing and project engineering with Eastman Chemical. 


Ted M. Clark – President and CEO of Royal Holdings – Clark has more than 25 years of experience leading growth strategies for Royal Adhesives, TASC Holdings, PRC-DeSoto, Courtalds Aerospace, and other growth companies within the coatings, adhesives and sealants space. 


Brian McSwigan – Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Henkel Corporation – McSwigan has 25 years of industry experience across technical services, sales, business development and general management.  He joined Henkel over a year ago as part of an acquisition of the Pressure Sensitive Adhesives business of Cytec Industries. 


The incoming Board Members are filling the remaining terms for Phil Byers of Eastman, Glenn Frommer of ADCO Products and John Meccia of Henkel, respectively, who resigned from the ASC Board due to new job opportunities or part of an acquisition.


“ASC is fortunate to have these leaders step up into the Board Leadership position following recent resignations,” notes Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “Each comes with different skill sets and focus within our supply chain, and those differing perspectives are critical to ensuring the Council is focused on delivering value throughout our member company organizations.”


The terms for the new Board members begin immediately.


NEW EC MEMBERS


The Board of Directors unanimously voted to add Chuck Williams of Avery Dennison and Gerhard Haas of Jowat Corporation to the Council’s Executive Committee beginning January 1, 2014.  Both were recognized for the technical ability and dedication to the industry via their service on the Board and Committees serving the Council.  The two bolster the technical perspective to the EC at a time when the Council is considering ways to add value to membership via more technically oriented education.


“Both Chuck and Gerhard bring a lot of passion and technical experience to their position on the Executive Committee, which is helpful in guiding investment discussions and recommendations to the Board,” noted Croson.  “Their experience set, coupled with their passion for what we are doing as an industry are critical to moving the Council forward and we appreciate them volunteering to serve.”


Williams and Haas will join Rusty Thompson of Evans Adhesive Corporation, Andy Johnston of Ashland, Traci Jensen of HB Fuller and Christine Bryant of Bayer MaterialScience on the Executive Committee of ASC.  





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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 129 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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RECORD CROWD ATTENDS ASC CONVENTION FOR 2.5 DAYS OF EDUCATION, CONNECTIONS AND COLLABORATION

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

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RECORD CROWD ATTENDS ASC CONVENTION IN MINNEAPOLIS FOR 2.5 DAYS OF EDUCATION, CONNECTIONS AND COLLABORATION

Twenty-three Year Attendance Record Falls as 579 Industry Executives Participate in Annual Meeting


October 31, 2013 – Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) announces that a record 579 attendees participated in its Fall Convention and EXPO held October 21-23 in Minneapolis, MN.  The event featured 45 business sessions, a 70 company EXPO, and several networking oriented opportunities including two receptions, a speed networking lunch, and a membership lunch.  In addition, all five ASC standing committee met to move programs forward for 2014. 


“ASC brings the industry together for three things:  education, innovation and networking, and the ASC Fall Meeting and Convention was an exceptional example of  the industry coming together for these strong value drivers,” reports Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “Our educational platform has expanded to include new tracks dedicated to advanced technology, our EXPO has grown by 33% in the past three years delivering more innovation, and we added several networking events to add value.  We feel that the combination of these value drivers create a strong opportunity for the industry to connect during the ASC Meeting, and is what drove the record attendance.”


In addition to the Convention and EXPO, the Council hosted its Hot Melt Short Course, which reached 103 attendees, including 86 paid participants, with an additional 17 industry experts participating as speakers.


“ASC’s short course has only reached 100 one other time, the first Waterborne Short Course,” noted Croson.  “The subject matter is trending globally with hot melt technology being considered for a wide range of solutions within a variety of market segments including electronics and non-wovens.  We were pleased to introduce the basics of the technology to new chemists in our industry who were the primary attendees of the Short Course.”


EXPO GROWTH


This year’s Fall EXPO included 70 exhibiting companies, a record number for the Fall EXPO.  Since 2011, the overall ASC EXPO program, including the Spring and Fall EXPOs, has grown by 33% to include 141 companies taking 154 spaces.  


The Council’s Board of Directors focused resources on growing the EXPO as a way to accelerate innovation across the industry. 


 “Raw materials suppliers and equipment companies are critical to the success of the formulators that attend ASC’s Convention and EXPO looking for new strategies to meet customer demands,” adds Croson.  “Having more companies on hand to demonstrate their technologies makes the job of the chemists asked to develop new products that much easier, and we appreciate the willingness of the supply chain to partner with ASC on the unique EXPO we provide.”


This year’s Fall EXPO was expanded by 30 minutes to offer more time for attendees and exhibitors to connect.  The EXPO is a fast-paced 3.5 hour event that draws all of the attendees and supply chain together for a focused conversation about innovation. 

“ASC delivers a unique product with its EXPO – one that is not seen at any other association which tend to ‘go big’ when it comes to its exposition,” notes Croson.  “ASC’s strategy is completely different – we want a very focused event that is big enough to deliver the right solutions, but small enough to manage the required conversations between suppliers and manufacturers.”


NEW EVENTS ADD VALUE


In addition to the expansion of the EXPO timing, ASC offered two new, value added events for participants during the Convention:  the inaugural Speed Networking Lunch and a new Membership Lunch.


The Speed Networking lunch was sold out with 56 participants, where suppliers sat next to manufacturers, and were able to meet each other over lunch.  During the course of the hour long lunch, manufacturers changed sits twice, following each course, allowing attendees to secure six new contacts within a short timeframe.


“The speed networking event was a hit for its simplicity and fun nature,” added Croson.  “When you have nearly 600 people attending an event, it can lead to anonymity and makes it hard to meet people.  The lunch was a great opportunity for some of the suppliers to meet manufacturers outside of the EXPO and its sales-oriented focus, and everyone approached the event with the right mental framework – to simply meet others and start a dialogue.”


The Council also added a Membership Lunch where Chairman Rusty Thompson, President of Evans Adhesive Corporation and Matt Croson outlined new initiatives, updated the attendees on the Council’s Long Range Plan effort and its reported the Council’s finances. 


The Membership Lunch was also an opportunity to recognize ASC’s Past Chairs who are now part of the ASC Chairman’s Circle.  The following leaders attended the event and were presented with a unique “ASC Past Chair” pin that clearly identifies their role within the Council’s history:



Robert Johnson, Choice Adhesives, Chair 1997-1998

Les Burch, Sashco, Chair 1999-2000

Dave Jackson, Apollo Systems, 2001-2002

Larry Owen, Franklin International, 2003-2004

Dave Burger, Edge Adhesives, 2007-2008

Jim Owens, HB Fuller, 2009-2010

Glenn Frommer, ADCO Products, 2011-2012



“These leaders were recognized for their passion for the industry – which is their unifying character trait as they each had different talents, skills and abilities when it came to managing the association,” adds Croson.  “They also had to manage the Council through ups and downs, recessions and 9/11, as well as changes in leadership through the years, and it’s important that we take the time to recognize their past leadership, in order to make sure the entire industry understands that the ASC is a member driven organization, dedicated to fulfilling the needs of its members, and that these individuals truly gave of their time and talents to grow ASC to what it is today.”


2014-2015 SCHEDULE SET


The ASC manages its premier events, the Spring and Fall Convention and EXPO, by contracting with locations two years ahead of the meetings.  This is required due to the large number of attendees and space used for the Short Course, Convention and EXPO.  The Short Courses are on a rotating schedule, and are held in conjunction with the larger meetings as a value add.  City locations are selected taking into account location relative to member companies, air travel ease, and capacity of hotel to handle the Council’s meeting footprint. 


The meeting dates and locations through 2015 are as follows:


2014 Meetings


April 28-29 – Pressure Sensitive Adhesives Short Course – Hyatt Grand Cypress, Orlando, FL


April 28-30 – Spring Convention and EXPO – Hyatt Grand Cypress, Orlando, FL


October 20-21 – Waterborne Adhesives Short Course, Hyatt Regency, Greenville, SC


October 20-22 – Fall Convention and EXPO, Hyatt Regency, Greenville, SC



2015 Meetings


April 20-21 – Caulks and Sealants Short Course, Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville, TN


April 20-22 – Spring Convention and EXPO, Gaylord Opryland Resort, Nashville, TN


June 22-25 – Leadership Conference – Big Sky Resort, Big Sky, Montana


October 19-20 – Urethanes Short Course – Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA


October 19-21 – Fall Convention and EXPO – Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA


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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 129 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 LEADERSHIP ANNOUNCED FOR 2014

Posted By ASC, Friday, October 18, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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ASC LEADERSHIP ANNOUNCED FOR 2014

Officers, Executive Committee and Board Members Begin Terms January 1, 2014


October 24, 2013 – Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) announces volunteer leadership for 2014, including a new executive committee member and two new board members.


ASC’s leadership beginning January 1, 2014 includes:


ASC Officers for 2014


Chair:             Rusty Thompson, President and CEO, Evans Adhesive Corporation


Treasurer:    Andy Johnston, Vice President, Adhesives, Ashland Performance Materials


President:     Matt Croson, ASC


New Executive Committee Member for 2014


Supplier Seat:  Christine Bryant, Senior Vice President, Bayer MaterialScience


New Board Members for 2014


Christian MacIver, Vice President, MWV


Matt Devine, President, DHM Adhesives


Mark Siebert, Vice President, Kraton (renewed term)


Larry Owen, Senior Vice President, Franklin International (renewed term)


Chris Urheim, Director, Dow (renewed term)



“ASC’s volunteer leadership team is a solid mix of formulators, raw materials manufacturers and equipment suppliers who all have the same goal: add value to the ASC membership,” reports Matt Croson, President of ASC.  “I look forward to working closely with our current board and our new members as we move the Council forward in new and different ways.”


ASC officers serve a two year term; this is the second year of the current officers’ two year terms.  The Executive Committee Supplier Seat is a two year term.  All Board positions are three year terms.  All volunteer positions start on January 1, 2014. 


Board members are voted into office by the ASC membership.  The vote occurred August 2013.  Executive Committee Members and Officers are voted into office by the Board of Directors.  The results of the elections were announced at the October 23, 2013 Membership Luncheon as part of the ASC Fall Convention and EXPO held in Minneapolis, MN.  



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ASC FALL CONVENTION NEARS ATTENDANCE RECORD; COUNCIL LAUNCHES CONVENTION APP

Posted By ASC, Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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ASC FALL CONVENTION NEARS ATTENDANCE RECORD; COUNCIL LAUNCHES CONVENTION APP



Fall Convention and EXPO App Connects Attendees to the Program, Speakers, EXPO Participants and Attendees



October 8, 2013 – Bethesda, MD
– The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) announces that 539 total attendees are registered for the upcoming Fall Convention and EXPO being held October 21-23, 2013 at the Hilton Minneapolis in Minneapolis, MN.  Total attendance includes full convention attendees, one-day convention attendees and EXPO participants.


“We are pleased to have so many industry professionals signing up for the 2.5 days of focused education, supply chain connections and networking,” notes Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “The record of 557, set 23 years ago in 1990 could be eclipsed this week as the Council continues to get registrations each day, and the event is just inside of two weeks away.” 


To support convention attendees, the Council is offering a new convention app and mobile website that will allow convention attendees to create a schedule based on the sessions being offered, view speaker bios and exhibitor information, access floor plans and other logistical information, and connect with other convention attendees through an inter-app messaging tool.


“The ASC Convention app was designed to enhance the experience of our convention attendees.  We wanted to allow users to plan and easily view their attendance at the more than 45 programs sessions.  We also wanted users to be able to reach out to other convention attendees via the app in order for them to set up one-on-one meetings to discuss projects or formulation strategies,” notes Croson.  “The Web Advisory Board and Marketing Committee supported the development effort and are excited to launch this new technology, which they believe will become an important pre-show planning tool in the years to come as more and more industry professionals become accustomed to leveraging apps as a business tool.”


The convention app is built for Apple, Android, Samsung and Blackberry products.  Links to download are as follows:


IPHONE | IPAD | ANDROID | BLACKBERRY



Users can also access elements of the app via the mobile site: http://www.ascouncil.org/ascfallcon13.


The convention app is available to all industry professionals, but certain features such as the ability to connect with other attendees via the inter-app messaging tool are available only to full paid convention attendees. 


“We wanted the app to be a very focused meeting tool that allows participants to enhance the value they get out of the convention,” adds Croson.  “We think the new ASC convention app is a strong tool that provides a dynamic interface that is easily navigable and intuitive, but most importantly, provides the valued information that can connect attendees with innovative companies, program sessions and other attendees all in one place and all at the touch of their fingertips.”


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