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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ASC Announces Winners of the 2019 Innovation Awards

Posted By ASC, Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Updated: Thursday, April 4, 2019



Media Contact:

Steve Duren

Senior Director, Member Services
(952) 300-8280





Recipients recognized at ASC Annual Convention in Philadelphia

April 9, 2019 – Philadelphia, PA – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) held its 3rd annual Innovation Awards at the 2019 Annual Spring Convention in Philadelphia April 8-10, 2019.


The Innovation awards recognizes the top three innovations from the adhesive and sealant industry. Independent judges reviewed the following categories and weightings as part of their review process:

  • Science and Innovation (30%)
  • Applicability & Impact (10%)
  • Impact of the Technology Relative to the State of the Art (30%)
  • Qualifications, Experience and Capabilities (20%)
  • Significant Milestone (10%)


ASC judges reviewed submittal packages and the following were the winners of the 2019 awards:

The primary award was presented to Deborah Moore, Product Development Technical Lead at HENKEL. The Development from Henkel was entitled “Loctite Universal Structural Bonders Powered by Hybrid Technology,” which is a solution for OEM engineers looking for ways to improve assembly applications. For more information on this development click HERE.


1st Runner Up went to Dow with a development called “UV Curable Primer that Enables Hard to Bond INFUSE™ Olefin Block Copolymer Midsole Foams in High Performance Footwear.”


2nd runner up went to Sartomer for a development titled “An electron Beam curable Resealable Adhesive that only sticks to itself.”


Interviews with all three winners will be available in the coming days as part of the ASC/ICIS post-convention digital magazine, which will be distributed digitally to the industry and posted online at


“We were pleased with the quality of the submittals for the 3rd annual program in which we recognized unique developments for our industry,” indicated Steve Duren, ASC Senior Director, and lead for developing the Innovation Awards. “We will improve and sharpen our program for 2020; thank you to all that submitted in 2019. Congratulations to Sartomer and Dow as runners up and Henkel as our 1st place winner for the 2019 best innovations.”

To learn more about the ASC Innovation Awards Program visit the official awards page located HERE.

Questions about the 2020 program should be directed to Steve Duren, Senior Director of Member Services at Companies interested in becoming a sponsor for 2020 should contact Malinda Armstrong at (301) 986-9700 x1106 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 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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