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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Announces Publication of Adhesives & Sealants Benefits Guide for the Retail Markets

Posted By ASC, Monday, April 8, 2019
Updated: Thursday, April 4, 2019



Media Contact:

Steve Duren

Senior Director, Member Services
(952) 300-8280




April 8, 2019 – Alexandria, VA – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) has published a chemicals management and sustainability benefits guide for adhesives and sealants intended for stakeholders in the retail market environment.

“Sourcing stakeholders in the big box and retail marketplace should be aware of the
efforts within ASC (see page 17) to help the policy writers within the retail environment to better understand the impact that adhesives and sealants have on key applications,” said Sharon Papke of Covestro and Chair of the ASC Retail Task Force.  “Increased energy savings and reducing air and water infiltration are just a few of the benefits adhesives and sealants provide,” she said. “This new benefits guide has been an industry effort by ASC members and addresses important adhesive/sealant applications along with the need for exposure considerations by retailer policy writers when it comes to risk assessment.”


“The benefits guide piece represents a brief overview on who ASC is, our members and the critical role that adhesives and sealants play in supplying the retail environment with safe products that provide a hidden function in thousands of applications.” notes Steve Duren, Senior Director at ASC. “The guide describes the process on where adhesives and sealants are featured as well as the type and function of the adhesives and sealants used,” he said. “The guide allows downstream users to further understand the value that adhesives and sealants play in critical applications. Risk assessment needs to be a multi attribute science-based approach and not a single hazard only request for transparency from retailers.” 


The ASC Retail Task Force is focused on providing value chain partners with industry information that will help reduce confusion of end-users and retail buyers of ASC member products and grow the market for adhesives and sealants in the DIY marketplace.


The ASC DIY landing page on contains guideswebinarswhitepapersblogsvideostools, and corporate sustainability reports that are intended to communicate the health and environmental benefits of ASC members products and show case actions of ASC member products that benefit the workplace and environment. More information can be found HERE. The new guide can be accessed HERE.

To learn more about the ASC, visit or contact Steve Duren, Sr. Director of Member Services, at or 952-300-8280.



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 107 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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