Manufacturer - manufactures (i.e any step involving formulating or repackaging) adhesives or sealants for merchant sale in North America or uses internally (captive sale) in the manufacture sor self-adhesive tapes, labels, or similar products or sale in North America (U.S, Canda, and/or Mexico). IN case a member manufactures or sells adhesives and/or sealants, and in addition supplies raw materials or equipment to the industry, the member may choose either Manufacturer or Supplier class of membership
Supplier - engaged in the sale of 1) raw materials, 2) packaging materials, 3) processing, packaging, or application/dispensing equipment to manufactureres of adhesives or sealants as well as adhesive and sealant end-users in North America and/or 4) toll manufacturers adhesives or sealants for Manufacturers. In case a member supplies raw materials or equipment, and in addition manufactures (including toll) or sells adhesives and/or sealants to the North American market, the member may choose either Manufacturer or Supplier class of membership.
Service Supplier - a market research or technical consultant affiliated with and works IN THE NORTH AMERICAN adhesives and sealants industry
Distributor - a company that buys and resells finished adhesives, sealants and/or application equipment to NORTH AMERICAN-BASED end-users
Affiliate Manufacturer - a company that manufactures and sells adhesives and/or sealants globally, but maintains all sales and manufacturing operations OUTSIDE of North America.
Affiliate Supplier - a company that supplies raw materials to the industry globally but maintains all sales and manufacturing operations OUTSIDE of North America