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Spinnaker Coating Releases Three New Hot Melt Rubber-Based Adhesives

Posted By ASC, Thursday, October 20, 2016

Spinnaker Coating has announced its release of three new adhesives that will be used across a wide variety of industries. The first of these, CLD-10, a hot melt, rubber-based adhesive for use in cold environments, will primarily be used to seal and label packaging in the food and beverage industry. It can be applied at temperatures as low as 10°F, and will maintain its integrity at temperatures of -50°F to 130°F while offering improved die-cutting performance.

 

Another hot melt, rubber-based adhesive, GripTight, has been targeted at the construction industry, but can also be used in packaging, manufacturing and horticultural contexts. Its specific focus is enabling the bonding of difficult substrates such as tile, granite, wood, plastic, vinyl, PVC and woven materials.

 

Finally, GP28, also a hot melt, rubber-based adhesive, will provide a cost-cutting solution as a general-purpose adhesive for packaging, and in industries where glass, plastics or painted metal require bonding.

 

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Adhesives Contribute to Sustainability Through Innovation and Industry Partnerships

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, October 19, 2016

As a consumer society, we produce a lot of waste; 250 million tons of domestic waste was generated in 2015 in the US alone, and quite a lot of that waste consists of food. In fact, 25-40% of the food produced is never eaten, but adhesives are able to reduce waste provided their potential is explored properly.

 

For example, using recycled materials for packaging is an excellent idea, but if the wrong adhesives are chosen, the benefits of choosing these materials are sacrificed.  Specialized adhesives developed for specific materials will prevent food waste and support sustainability.

 

The packaging and adhesives industries are experiencing rapid change as the demand for new approaches such as flexible packaging, recycling and new packaging designs continues to grow. Specialized adhesives make sustainable concepts in packaging design possible. For example, the trend towards using thinner plastic for beverage containers presents labelling challenges that call for flexible adhesives and improved label application systems.

 

Clearly, the packaging and adhesives industries cannot eliminate food waste on their own, but there is no doubt that, with continued innovation and partnership, they can contribute to a reduction in food waste and landfill mass.

 

Learn More HERE

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ASC Announces Launch of the 2015-2019 Water Based Adhesives in North America Market Report

Posted By ASC, Monday, October 17, 2016
Updated: Saturday, October 15, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Media Contact:

Steve Duren

Senior Director, Member Services
(952) 300-3280
steve.duren@ascouncil.org


  

 

ASC ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF THE 2015-2019 WATER BASED ADHESIVES
IN NORTH AMERICA MARKET REPORT 

 

Report to Focus Heavily on Interviews with End Users in Key Sub Segments



October 17, 2016 – Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) supported by the ASC Global Resources Committee, has kicked off pre-sales of the 2015-2019 Water Based Adhesives in North America Market Report. Additionally, Dan Murad of the ChemQuest Group, Inc. will present an overview of the report during the ASC Fall Convention in Indianapolis on Wednesday, October 19th.


"This report provides adhesive stakeholders with key trends, market drivers and value chain requirements for the Transportation, Woodworking, Assembly, Building and Construction and Packaging markets for adhesives. We are focusing efforts with interviews deep into the value chain and concentrating on unmet needs, policy and regulation change as well as competing technologies andkey decisions that are driving material selection for end users.” says Steve Duren, ASC Senior Director.


The Report will focus on primary interviews among key industry stakeholders including end users and influencers in the following sub-segments, entities and channels:

  • Assembly: Electronics, Metal Panel Manufacturers, HVAC, Medical
  • Transportation: RV, Car & Truck, Bus, Rail
  • Building & Construction: Flooring, Manufactured Housing, A&E Firms, Distributors
  • Woodworking: Furniture, Window & Door, Associations, Distributors
  • Packaging: Case & Carton, Flexible Packaging, Paper Converting, Adhesive Manufacturers


“ChemQuest’s role in uncovering user requirements, policies and unmet needs (and other pertinent market drivers by sub-segment) that can be met with the properties of waterborne adhesive technology, ultimately adding value to end products across the value chain, will inform industry stakeholder’s business strategies through 2019.” according to Dan Murad of ChemQuest.


Interested parties can learn more about the new report (and pre order it) online HERE or by contacting Steve Duren at ASC: steve.duren@ascouncil.org (952-300-8280).

 

 

 

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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 138 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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3M Donates Dental Sealants to Dental Association’s Program for Underprivileged Kids

Posted By ASC, Thursday, October 13, 2016

The American Dental Association’s Give Kids a Smile program is a charitable initiative that provides free oral healthcare to children from low-income families. Dental sealants are used for cavity prevention, and are often recommended for use when kids are at particular risk of tooth decay. Now 3M has donated 3,000 sealant kits to the ADA to boost the program.

 

The donation has an estimated value of $250,000, and each kit can be used for up to 140 applications. Kits consist of two of 3M’s Clinpro™ Sealant syringes, a 3M™ Scotchbond™ Etchant syringe20 sealant syringe tips, and 25 etchant syringe tips. The kits will be sent to participating dentists in January 2017. These volunteers will then be able to prevent 70-80% of cavities in children treated with this form of dental prophylaxis, a result which has been confirmed in clinical trials.

 

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Adhesives.org Article: Autonomous Cars a “Dangerous Distraction” for Automotive Industry?

Posted By ASC, Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Updated: Tuesday, October 11, 2016

With the upturn in vehicle sales during the last five years, and with gas prices remaining relatively low, the future seems bright for automakers.  New technological advances abound, and there are those who say that the fully autonomous car will become a reality in another five to ten years. With this advance, it is believed that private vehicle owners and fleets will be queuing up to get the new autonomous vehicles, further stimulating the market. But all is not roses. The fatal Tesla crash may indicate that perfecting the technology for autonomous cars will take much longer than expected. Meanwhile, there are many challenges to be faced.

 

Autonomous cars may not be the wisest focus-area at present

 

Many automakers are pouring investment into the realization of the vision conjured by the autonomous car, but if the necessary technology takes decades to develop, rather than just a few more years, investment in more immediate areas of concern may prove to be the wiser course. Some analysts are predicting that the entire structure of the auto industry may change before the autonomous vehicle (AV) is widely adopted.

 

Issues such as affordability, the ability of AVs to interact with cars driven by humans, liability, insurance, moral issues, and interactivity between different navigation and communications technologies will need to be tackled before AVs are truly road-ready. This makes predictions that AVs will enjoy widespread use within the next 10 years over-optimistic, and some experts believe that resolving all these issues may even take decades, with more time needed for general adoption of AVs by consumers.

 

Should the auto industry be pouring so much investment and energy into autonomous cars to the detriment of solving more present needs and challenges? Does its romance with the AV serve as a dangerous distraction for the industry?

 

Read the entire article at adhesives.org

 

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Private Equity Firm Sorenson Invests in Adhesives Company Axiom

Posted By ASC, Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Private equity companySorenson and Yukon Partners have acquired a stake in Axiom Materials, a manufacturer of film adhesives and primers. Axiom serves the industrial, automotive, aerospace, mechanical device and electronic sectors. The company reports that the additional capital will help Axiom to realize its strategic goals faster, allowing the firm to reach its long term potential. Financial details have not been disclosed, but Sorenson generally invests as much as $40 million in such transactions.

 

Market news website Mergers and Acquisitions notes that the coatings industry is attracting interest from investors and buyers. Recent noteworthy transactions include the acquisition of GeeraetsAutolak by Axalta Coating Systems Ltd., Innovative Chemical Products’ purchase of Fomo Products Inc., and the acquisition of MetoKote Corp by PPG is underway. 

 

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SP Scienceware Releases New Label Adhesive that Tolerates Cyrogenic Storage

Posted By ASC, Thursday, October 6, 2016

When researchers and scientists store samples in cold storage conditions, the last thing they want is for labels to become detached owing to the cold conditions. Bel-Art® – SP Scienceware® Cryogenic Storage Labels have been designed to withstand even the coldest conditions. The labels adhere to a variety of substrates including glass, plastic and cardboard, and can tolerate liquid nitrogen storage temperatures of -80°C  to -196°C. The fully customizable labels can be ordered in a variety of shapes and dispensing formats and can be marked with waterproof marker pens or run through a regular ink jet or laser printer.

 

Also known as “cryolabels”, the new product range is just one of the more than 5,000 items of scientific and laboratory equipment available from SP Scienceware. It is certain that the company has taken advice from adhesives specialists in order to meet the need for labels that keep their adhesion in such extreme conditions.

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Avery Dennison Releases New Tamper-Proof Adhesive for Pharmaceutical Product Labels

Posted By ASC, Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Updated: Monday, October 3, 2016

Avery Dennison Label & Packaging Materials has released a new adhesive that the company says will ensure that there is visual evidence of any tampering with pharmaceutical product packaging. The permanent emulsion acrylic adhesive, S7878P, will leave evidence of fiber tear if anyone were to peel accepted labels away from packaging. The product was developed in order to assist pharmaceutical product manufacturers to comply with the requirements of the EU’s Falsified Medicines Directive 2011/62/EU.

 

Avery Dennison says that the company is involved in ongoing work in order to meet needs created by changing pharmaceutical regulations and the increasing complexity of pharmaceutical product packaging.

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ASC Announces 2017 - 2018 Schedule of Industry Events

Posted By ASC, Monday, October 3, 2016
Updated: Monday, October 3, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Media Contact:

Malinda Armstrong

Director, Meetings & Expositions

(301) 986-9700 x106
malinda.armstrong@ascouncil.org


  

 

ASC ANNOUNCES 2017 - 2018 SCHEDULE

 

 Schedule Includes Annual Spring Convention & EXPO, Three Short Courses 

and an Annual Executive Leadership Conference


October 3, 2016 – Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) announces its 2017 and 2018 educational conference schedule to include an Annual Spring Convention & EXPO, three Short Courses and an Annual Executive Leadership Conference. The Council will also manage the Adhesion Society’s 2017 and 2018 annual meetings.

 

The ASC meeting lineup is as follows:

 

 

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“ASC now has a solid calendar of meetings in place to help the industry plan for important events occurring over the next two years,” notes Malinda Armstrong, Director, Meetings & Expositions at ASC. Starting next year (2017) ASC will move to an Annual Spring Convention and an Annual Executive Leadership Conference, which was voted on and approved by the ASC membership in 2016. 

 

“This will provide annual programming for all levels within ASC’s member companies, from the leadership team to the technical and sales team”, notes Armstrong. The Annual Spring Convention & EXPO will be the largest event for ASC and an important event for the entire industry to attend. The Annual Spring Convention will include twelve sessions geared towards market segments within the industry, two concurrent short courses (a handout is available for DOWNLOAD), and an EXPANDED EXPO.


ASC plans its major meetings on a two-year timeline. The Council works to avoid scheduling conflicts with events managed by ACA, CPI, ASTM, PSTC, USGBC, Radtech, and with major religious and federal holidays.


In preparation for next year’s event, ASC is now accepting abstracts ONLINE for inclusion in the 2017 Annual Spring Convention program.


Companies wishing to reach the industry in 2017 can network and showcase their products and services to buyers and decision makers as an EXHIBITOR at the 2017 Annual Spring EXPO. Booths are assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis and can be reserved using the exhibitor handout and contract, which is available for DOWNLOAD.


Information about ASC’s meetings and events is always available 24/7 at www.ascouncil.org/events as details become available.


If you have any questions, contact Malinda Armstrong, Director, Meetings & Expositions at (301) 986-9700, x106 or malinda.armstrong@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 138 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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Henkel Celebrates 140-Year Anniversary: Past, Present and Future Achievements

Posted By ASC, Thursday, September 29, 2016

Henkel began doing business in Germany in 1876 with just one product: a bleaching soda. In 1922, it began its work in Adhesive Technologies. Today, Henkel has 170 production facilities in 55 countries, and employs over 6,200 people in North America alone. Globally, Henkel employs 50,000 people. In the US, Henkel’s adhesives business unit expects 2.6% growth for 2016, and its homecare and beauty care business units are also growing steadily with an extra boost for its homecare unit after its acquisition of Sun Products.

 

Adhesives represent 50% of Henkel’s $20 billion global sales annually, and it supplies the automotive, electronics, packaging, lighting and safety industries with a wide range of adhesive solutions.

The company has a global reputation for sustainability initiatives; it says its primary sustainability goal is to reduce the energy used to manufacture and use its products by 33% by the year 2030

 

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