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ASC to Offer Webinar on Bipartisan TSCA Proposal

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

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Director of Regulatory Affairs

(301) 986-9700 ext. 112

Mark.Collatz@ascouncil.org


ASC to Offer Webinar on Bipartisan TSCA Proposal


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


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


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


To sign up for this important update click here


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The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is a North American trade association dedicated to representing the adhesive and sealant industry. The Council is comprised of 122 adhesive and sealant manufacturers, raw material and equipment suppliers, distributors and industry consultants, representing more than 75% of the U.S. industry with operations around the world. Offering education, legislative advocacy, professional networking and business growth solutions for its members, the ASC is the center of knowledge and catalyst for industry growth on a global basis for manufacturers, suppliers and end-users. For more information about ASC, visit www.ascouncil.org.

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BIPARTISAN TSCA REFORM BILL INTRODUCED

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

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Mark Collatz

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(301) 986-9700 ext. 112

Mark.Collatz@ascouncil.org


BIPARTISAN TSCA REFORM BILL INTRODUCED


Chemical Safety Improvement Act Impacts ASC Member Companies


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


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


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


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

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

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Matt Croson

President

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

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

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


Ascouncil.org won the following awards:


Gold – Ascouncil.org Homepage – Website Element/Homepage


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


Gold – Ascouncil.org Website – Website Overall/Association


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


ASC’s Web Advisory Board Members are:



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

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


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


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


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




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The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is a North American trade association dedicated to representing the adhesive and sealant industry. The Council is comprised of 123 adhesive and sealant manufacturers, raw material and equipment suppliers, distributors and industry consultants, representing more than 75% of the U.S. industry with operations around the world. Offering education, legislative advocacy, professional networking and business growth solutions for its members, the ASC is the center of knowledge and catalyst for industry growth on a global basis for manufacturers, suppliers and end-users. For more information about ASC, visit www.ascouncil.org.

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ASTM ANNOUNCES ENVIRONMENTAL PRODUCT DECLARATION PROGRAM FOCUS FOR SEALANTS

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

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Matt Croson

President

(301) 986-9700 ext. 111

Matt.Croson@ascouncil.org


ASC TO PARTNER WITH PROGRAM OPERATOR TO FOSTER EPD DEVELOPMENT


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is a North American trade association dedicated to representing the adhesive and sealant industry. The Council is comprised of 122 adhesive and sealant manufacturers, raw material and equipment suppliers, distributors and industry consultants, representing more than 75% of the U.S. industry with operations around the world. Offering education, legislative advocacy, professional networking and business growth solutions for its members, the ASC is the center of knowledge and catalyst for industry growth on a global basis for manufacturers, suppliers and end-users. For more information about ASC, visit www.ascouncil.org.

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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:
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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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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
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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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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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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:

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President

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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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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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