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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ASC Training Academy Announces 100th TAC Graduate; Milestone to be celebrated with special prizes, drawings, discounts

Posted By ASC, Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Updated: Sunday, September 17, 2017



Media Contact:

Connie Howe

Director, Technical Services
(301) 986-9700 x104




Training Academy Certificate program milestone to be celebrated with special 100th grad prize, gift card drawings, industry-wide webinar discounts



September 19, 2017 – Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) technical Training Academy Certificate program, or TAC, has reached a significant milestone of 100 graduates since its launch in mid-2016. Our 100th graduate, Debbie Davidson from Emerald Performance Materials, joins 99 professionals in R&D, manufacturing, business, and legal roles that have received the TAC Certificate.

The program has been met with remarkable success since its inception in 2016, with over 34 companies taking part, many incorporating the program into their yearly mandatory training of employees to meet education standards. In total, over 1,850 courses have been taken by 257 global learners from diverse backgrounds within the adhesive and sealant industry. Some of our graduates have completed the 12-course requirement in as little as four days.

To Celebrate!
In celebration of this momentous occasion, the 100th graduate will receive a FREE registration to the 2018 Spring Convention in Miami, with further registration discount offers for all graduates at our subscribing companies!

Additionally, each of our 100 graduates will be entered into a drawing to win $100 gift cards during a 100-hour FLASH SALE (see below)! Drawings will take place at 10 AM and 2 PM eastern at on the TAC page located HERE.

100 Hour Flash Sale!
ASC is recognizing the great success of this critical industry program and the 100th graduate by offering the following 100-Hour FLASH SALE:


  • A $100 DISCOUNT on Live and OnDemand webinars (a HUGE savings of 40-50% for non-subscribing members and non-members)
  • New 2018 subscribers will receive instant access to the program in 2017 (now with 2017 pricing!) providing an additional quarter of live and on demand webinar access for FREE
  • The first 100 TAC graduates will be entered into a twice daily drawing for 100 hours to win $100 gift cards. Announcements will be made on Twitter and updated online HERE


“ASC’s TAC program has been a powerful component to ASC Member Companies’ training efforts, as we are able to bring new speakers and insights to members in a simple, engaging format via our web platform,” says Connie Howe, Director of Technical Services for ASC. “The program includes an incredibly useful on-demand component, as well as a popular subscription pricing model which will deliver considerable savings and flexibility for member companies and add value to their membership in the Council.”

“The TAC program helps ensure your staff has a strong understanding of adhesives and sealants from both a technical and business perspective,” says Howe. “Imagine the new employee jumping right into this type of training as part of a company on-boarding process; this is our goal – to deliver fundamentals training and begin a long journey of delivering educational oriented value alongside each employee as they start their adhesive career leveraging ASC Training Academy materials.”
But don’t take our word for it! Here is recent feedback from new and veteran industry professionals in the graduating class of 100:


  • “As a (relatively) new employee in this field, it did a great job of teaching the basics of both formulation as well as theory in adhesion science. I would recommend it to anyone starting their career in the field.” Matthew Kryger, Research Polymer Scientist at 3M
  • “The course allowed me to take a deep dive into chemistries and markets that I do not always work with, but helped to round out my adhesive education. For the subject matter that I do work with (field technical service for the packaging and converting markets), the program gave me a functional knowledge of the formulating process and properties offered by given raw materials.” Aaron Plumley, Area Technical Manager at HB Fuller
  • “ the way, I haven't mentioned yet how much I enjoy the courses. This is a great program!” Stephan Klotzbach, Market Development Manager EMEA – Adhesives at Eastman Chemical

Information about ASC’s Training Academy, including the TAC program, can be found online at under the ‘Education’ tab. A schedule of upcoming LIVE webinars can be found on online on the ‘Upcoming Events’ page HERE.

If you have any questions, contact Connie Howe, Director, Technical Services at (301) 986-9700 x104 or



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 117 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




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