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ADHESIVE AND SEALANT COUNCIL AND ADHESION SOCIETY AGREE TO THREE YEAR TERM

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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ADHESIVE AND SEALANT COUNCIL AND ADHESION SOCIETY AGREE TO THREE YEAR TERM

Council to Manage Society’s Annual Meeting and Membership Efforts, Serve as its Home Office

 

March 12, 2014 – Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) signed a three-year agreement with the Adhesion Society whereby the Council will manage the Society’s Annual Meeting, oversee its membership effort, and serve as the Home Office for the Society.

The Council and Society previously had a one year agreement covering the fiscal year from June 30, 2013 through July 1, 2014.  The success of the one year arrangement allowed the Society and Council leadership to feel comfortable with a longer term arrangement.

“ASC appreciates the partnership that it has with the Adhesion Society, and finds tremendous value in working more closely with Society leadership to execute meetings and membership efforts,” notes Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “Over the past year, we have worked closely with the Society to ensure that its members received strong customer service, and their annual meeting was delivering the value that the organization has experienced in the past.  We feel we were able to deliver new value propositions in 2014 including: an updated registration process, enhanced program guides onsite, and a new membership certificate program for Society members to proudly publicize their involvement.”

The Council introduced the Society to a new database in 2014, providing the Society with an investment to track membership more closely, including meeting attendance, membership renewals, certificate distribution and financials. 

“The Adhesion Society has appreciated the professionalism of the Council and its willingness to collaborate with our leadership as we deliver services to our membership, while also maintaining our independence and academic spirit,” says Anand Jagota, President of the Adhesion Society.  “We hope to continue to work closely with the Council in the coming years, and believe this contract extension allows for discussion of new value for both organizations.”

The Adhesion Society is a long-established professional society dedicated to all facets of adhesion research.  Members include academics, research professionals, and industry research and development professionals.  More information about the Society can be found at www.adhesionsociety.org.

The Adhesive and Sealant Council is the largest trade association dedicated to all facets of the adhesive and sealant supply chain.  Members include leading formulators such as 3M, Ashland, Evans Adhesive Corporation, HB Fuller, and Avery Dennison, as well as raw material suppliers such as Arizona Chemical, Bayer MaterialScience, ExxonMobil and MWV.  More information about the Council can be found at www.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 131 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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FIVE BLOGGERS ADD VALUE TO ADHESIVES.ORG AND SEALANTS.ORG

Posted By ASC, Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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FIVE BLOGGERS ADD VALUE TO ADHESIVES.ORG AND SEALANTS.ORG

Blend of Industry Experts and Association Leaders Keep Industry Up To Speed

Bethesda, MD – March 11, 2014 – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) announces its blogger lineup for 2014 to include five regularly occurring blogs written by industry professionals and association executives, and published via ASC’s award-winning industry portal at www.adhesives.org and www.sealants.org.

The 2014 blogger line up will include the following professionals:

Paul Bertram – Director, Environment and Sustainability at Kingspan Industries, a leading manufacturer of insulated panels and facades.  Bertram’s focus will be on material evaluation and selection.

Bob BraunChemical and current sub-committee Chair of ASTM C24.61 (foam sealants).  Braun’s focus will be on the building and construction industry.

Jeff Timm – Principal at Timm Consulting.  Timm’s focus will be on the packaging industry.

Matt Croson – President of ASC.  Croson’s focus will be on macro-industry trends impacting the entire adhesive and sealant supply chain.

Mark Collatz – Director of Regulatory Affairs for ASC.  Collatz will highlight the downstream impact of pertinent regulatory rules and legislation. 

“One of ASC’s objectives is to focus on community knowledge integration, and the blogs published on adhesives.org and sealants.org create opportunities for the entire supply chain to discuss issues and ideas, while also sharing response strategies,” reports Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “The site will feature blogs written by these professionals, each with extensive backgrounds in their focus areas, in order to push the envelope on the ideas, issues and challenges facing the industry.”

The blog was introduced to adhesives.org and sealants.org in 2012 following a complete overhaul of the ASC’s industry portal.  Since the re-launch, a variety of industry professionals and guest bloggers have regularly discussed emerging trends and issues they feel the industry should consider as they leverage adhesives and sealants in their business. 

“ASC’s bloggers are asked to ‘stir the pot’ with industry, while also pointing out opportunities for customers, formulators and raw material suppliers as it relates to using adhesives and sealants to innovate,” adds Croson.  “The response from industry has been supportive with the blogs being one of the reasons ASC has seen repeat visitor growth grow exponentially.

ASC promotes the blogs on its award-winning website at www.adhesives.org and www.sealants.org.  The blogs are also highlighted in the Council’s monthly news updates.  For more information, visit www.adhesives.org or www.sealants.org and sign up for the monthly industry news flash.

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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 131 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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ASC SPRING CONVENTION HEADS TO ORLANDO

Posted By ASC, Thursday, January 30, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015



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Matt Croson
(301) 986-9700 ext. 111
matt.croson@ascouncil.org



ASC SPRING CONVENTION HEADS TO ORLANDO

Event Includes Convention, EXPO and PSA Short Course

Co-located Events Expected to Draw 600 Adhesive and Sealant Professionals

 

January 30, 2014--Bethesda, MD--The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) will host its Spring Convention, EXPO and PSA Short Course at the Hyatt Grand Cypress in Orlando, FL April 28-30, 2014.  The three events are expected to draw 600 attendees including formulation chemists, R&D technicians and business analysts to the largest gathering of adhesive and sealant professionals serving North America.  

 

The ASC Spring Convention will include four Keynote speakers to include Jeff Dietrich (of Institute for Trend Research) who will present Forward Thinking: 2014 & Beyond and Dwight Tozer (of ExxonMobil) who will present the Abundant U.S. Shale Gas Supplies are Revitalizing the Petrochemical Industry.

 

During the Convention portion of the program, more than 50 papers will be shared covering topics such as trends within the medical sector, market opportunities within the EU, China and South and Central America, as well as growth opportunities within PSA in North America.  Sessions will also explore regulatory challenges, including Rule 1168 in California and the expected TSCA Reform Bill from Congress.  A full day track focused on raw materials will be shared.  Finally, the Convention will have at least 20 sessions dedicated to advanced technologies and formulation strategies.

 

"The preliminary program being developed will be broad-based and support chemists, business analysts, raw material suppliers and buyers, and the business professionals with responsibility for growing sales within their market sector," notes Matthew E. Croson.  'With the support of member companies, ASC continues to produce a strong educational program designed to ensure industry professionals are connected to the trends impacting the industry today, in order to plan for the future."

 

During the ASC Spring Convention, ASC will unveil two new reports that are under development:  the Central and South American Market Report and the PSA in North America Market Report.  "We are pleased to be developing these new member services that will help guide decision-making within this important region, and for this important technology," notes Croson.  "We'll have speakers from Frost and Sullivan and ChemQuest, who are supporting the research for these programs, and they will be available to discuss their findings with attendees."

 

Also new to the Convention will be a networking program designed to connect attendees for one-on-one networking.  The program, called EasyLink, will ensure that any member, full paid attendee will connect to any one person they would like to meet.  This is a members only program where members simply have to bring their card to an ASC staffer and they will make sure to connect that person to the person they hope to connect with to learn how they may become strong business partners.

 

"The EasyLink is a program that is currently under development with ASC's marketing committee as they work to ensure that members get the most out of their attendance at our Convention," adds Croson.  "When you have 600 attendees gathering over two days, it can be hard to find and meet a person you know you can support and this program will directly respond to that challenge."

 

SHORT COURSE PART OF PROGRAM

 

ASC will produce its PSA Short Course as part of the co-located event.  The meeting will be held April 28-29 and feature industry professionals, raw material suppliers and academics providing a strong technical overview of PSA as a formulation technology. Subjects will include an Introduction to PSA Markets, PSA Production, End User Opportunities and Issues, Characterization and Formulation.

 

EXPO GROWS

 

The EXPO will also be held at the Convention, during the afternoon of April 29.  This year, the EXPO will feature approximately 75 companies, be part of an expanded 3.5 hours during the afternoon, and include a networking reception.  

 

"We are excited to bring the industry's largest event to Orlando, and look forward to gathering the innovators and leaders that are guiding the future of our industry together for 2.5 days of networking, education and information sharing," reports Croson.  

 

For more information about the ASC Spring Convention, EXPO and Short Course, and to review a program schedule, click here.  


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ASC Submits Rule 1168 Comments to SCAQMD

Posted By ASC, Thursday, January 23, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
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Mark Collatz
(301) 986-9700 ext. 112
mark.collatz@ascouncil.org


ASC Submits Rule 1168 Comments to SCAQMD


January 23, 2014 – Bethesda, MD – Raising the concern that South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (SCAQMD) revision of Rule 1168 would eliminate water-based products in a variety of architectural adhesive applications, the Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) has submitted comments suggesting a more conservative approach of reducing these application limits.


The Council suggested reducing volatile organic compound (VOC) percentages by 10 or 15 percent, rather than the 50-80 percent reduction that the present proposal presents.


ASC also questioned a new 50 grams per liter (g/l) limit for architectural sealants and non-membrane roofing sealants that would eliminate solvent based products in these categories and force consumers to choose technologies that are not reusable after they are opened, thus creating more waste and expense.


Historically, Rule 1168 has set VOC emissions for commercial adhesive and sealant product categories throughout the largest and most populated counties of the Los Angeles basin and the latest proposed revisions could have a major impact on how ASC members formulate their products.


“One major directional change with this proposed revision is South Coast’s decision to regulate consumer product categories not already regulated by  California Air Resources Board (CARB),” said Mark Collatz, ASC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs. “We have specifically raised the issue of clear paintable and water resistant sealants because until now this product was unregulated in California because of ARB’s definition for sealants.  Clearly this product type now needs a stand-alone definition and a higher VOC limit to maintain its efficacy.”   


Other ASC suggested comments requested:

  • South Coast implement a mandatory survey every five years or when the District is considering revising the rule in lieu of the presently proposed annual survey;
  • Change the requirement for maintaining company sales information from five years to three years;
  • Allow unlimited sell-through for products manufactured prior to the date the revision requirements become effective

SCAQMD is expected to release a follow-up revision to the rule in early March.


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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 131 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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ASC Submits Rule 1168 Comments to SCAQMD

Posted By ASC, Thursday, January 23, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact: 

Mark Collatz
(301) 986-9700 ext. 112
mark.collatz@ascouncil.org


ASC Submits Rule 1168 Comments to SCAQMD


January 23, 2014 – Bethesda, MD – Raising the concern that South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (SCAQMD) revision of Rule 1168 would eliminate water-based products in a variety of architectural adhesive applications, the Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) has submitted comments suggesting a more conservative approach of reducing these application limits.


The Council suggested reducing volatile organic compound (VOC) percentages by 10 or 15 percent, rather than the 50-80 percent reduction that the present proposal presents.


ASC also questioned a new 50 grams per liter (g/l) limit for architectural sealants and non-membrane roofing sealants that would eliminate solvent based products in these categories and force consumers to choose technologies that are not reusable after they are opened, thus creating more waste and expense.


Historically, Rule 1168 has set VOC emissions for commercial adhesive and sealant product categories throughout the largest and most populated counties of the Los Angeles basin and the latest proposed revisions could have a major impact on how ASC members formulate their products.


“One major directional change with this proposed revision is South Coast’s decision to regulate consumer product categories not already regulated by  California Air Resources Board (CARB),” said Mark Collatz, ASC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs. “We have specifically raised the issue of clear paintable and water resistant sealants because until now this product was unregulated in California because of ARB’s definition for sealants.  Clearly this product type now needs a stand-alone definition and a higher VOC limit to maintain its efficacy.”   


Other ASC suggested comments requested:

  • South Coast implement a mandatory survey every five years or when the District is considering revising the rule in lieu of the presently proposed annual survey;
  • Change the requirement for maintaining company sales information from five years to three years;
  • Allow unlimited sell-through for products manufactured prior to the date the revision requirements become effective

SCAQMD is expected to release a follow-up revision to the rule in early March.


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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 131 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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ASC PROMOTES ARMSTRONG TO DIRECTOR, MEETINGS & EXPOSITIONS, CARTER TO SENIOR MANAGER, WEB SERVICES

Posted By ASC, Friday, January 10, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Media Contact:

Matt Croson

President

(301) 986-9700 ext. 111

Matt.Croson@ascouncil.org

 

ASC PROMOTES ARMSTRONG TO DIRECTOR, MEETINGS & EXPOSITIONS, CARTER TO SENIOR MANAGER, WEB SERVICES

Promotions Signal Focus on Driving Value via Supply Chain Connections and New Media


January 10, 2014 – Bethesda, MD –
The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) recently promoted Malinda Armstrong to Director of Meetings and Expositions, and Jessica Carter to Senior Manager, Web Services. 

For the past 17 years, Malinda Armstrong has been an important part of the ASC staff team, holding positions focused on finance, administration, expositions, sponsorships and meetings management.  In recent years, Armstrong has focused on delivering value to members via the Council’s EXPO, including growing the EXPO from 70-80 exhibitors a year, to 150+ exhibitors annually.  In addition, Armstrong has taken on additional responsibilities managing all logistical aspects of the Council’s meetings, including its flagship programs—the Convention and Short Courses—held twice a year, co-located with the ASC’s EXPOs.  Finally, Armstrong has been working with the Adhesion Society as its Office Manager – working closely with the Society’s volunteer leadership to manage its annual meeting and membership efforts.

“Malinda knows ASC’s members very well and has been focused on listening to their needs and responding with new programs, including a large increase in EXPO participants, a speed networking lunch, and developing other networking opportunities within the Convention and EXPO footprint,” notes Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “She has also worked closely with the Marketing Committee to develop new ideas and has added value to the Adhesion Society relationship which began in 2013.  We appreciate and value Malinda’s contributions that touch so many of our industry’s leading companies and members.”

Since Joining ASC in 2011, Jessica Carter has moved quickly to evolve both of the Council’s websites into award-winning connection points for both industry (www.adhesives.org and www.sealants.org), as well as member companies (www.ascouncil.org).  She made ASC’s websites into platforms whereby industry and ASC’s members can connect via web 2.0 technologies including video, blogs, tools, and social media.  During her tenure, social media participation has grown by 314% on LinkedIn and 166% on Twitter.  ASC’s Ask an Expert LinkedIn group now includes more than 2,900 professionals and over seven thousand unique visitors a month browse www.adhesives.org

Carter was also instrumental in developing new software programs that facilitate member communications to Federal, state and local agencies and connect members via a speed networking lunch.  She launched a Convention APP that allows 550+ attendees to pre-plan their participation in ASC programs.

“Jessica is driving value in new and different ways than ever before seen at ASC as we try new things and experiment with connecting the industry online, via social media and web 2.0 technologies,” adds Croson.  “Her technical experience, coupled with her ability to drive a project forward to completion have been strong parts of her success on behalf of the industry and members we serve.  The result has been strong growth across all of our new media properties, allowing for more information sharing and connections than ever before.”


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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 131 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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ASC PROMOTES ARMSTRONG TO DIRECTOR, MEETINGS & EXPOSITIONS, CARTER TO SENIOR MANAGER, WEB SERVICES

Posted By ASC, Friday, January 10, 2014
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:

Matt Croson

President

(301) 986-9700 ext. 111

Matt.Croson@ascouncil.org

 

ASC PROMOTES ARMSTRONG TO DIRECTOR, MEETINGS & EXPOSITIONS, CARTER TO SENIOR MANAGER, WEB SERVICES

Promotions Signal Focus on Driving Value via Supply Chain Connections and New Media


January 10, 2014 – Bethesda, MD –
The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) recently promoted Malinda Armstrong to Director of Meetings and Expositions, and Jessica Carter to Senior Manager, Web Services. 

For the past 17 years, Malinda Armstrong has been an important part of the ASC staff team, holding positions focused on finance, administration, expositions, sponsorships and meetings management.  In recent years, Armstrong has focused on delivering value to members via the Council’s EXPO, including growing the EXPO from 70-80 exhibitors a year, to 150+ exhibitors annually.  In addition, Armstrong has taken on additional responsibilities managing all logistical aspects of the Council’s meetings, including its flagship programs—the Convention and Short Courses—held twice a year, co-located with the ASC’s EXPOs.  Finally, Armstrong has been working with the Adhesion Society as its Office Manager – working closely with the Society’s volunteer leadership to manage its annual meeting and membership efforts.

“Malinda knows ASC’s members very well and has been focused on listening to their needs and responding with new programs, including a large increase in EXPO participants, a speed networking lunch, and developing other networking opportunities within the Convention and EXPO footprint,” notes Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “She has also worked closely with the Marketing Committee to develop new ideas and has added value to the Adhesion Society relationship which began in 2013.  We appreciate and value Malinda’s contributions that touch so many of our industry’s leading companies and members.”

Since Joining ASC in 2011, Jessica Carter has moved quickly to evolve both of the Council’s websites into award-winning connection points for both industry (www.adhesives.org and www.sealants.org), as well as member companies (www.ascouncil.org).  She made ASC’s websites into platforms whereby industry and ASC’s members can connect via web 2.0 technologies including video, blogs, tools, and social media.  During her tenure, social media participation has grown by 314% on LinkedIn and 166% on Twitter.  ASC’s Ask an Expert LinkedIn group now includes more than 2,900 professionals and over seven thousand unique visitors a month browse www.adhesives.org

Carter was also instrumental in developing new software programs that facilitate member communications to Federal, state and local agencies and connect members via a speed networking lunch.  She launched a Convention APP that allows 550+ attendees to pre-plan their participation in ASC programs.

“Jessica is driving value in new and different ways than ever before seen at ASC as we try new things and experiment with connecting the industry online, via social media and web 2.0 technologies,” adds Croson.  “Her technical experience, coupled with her ability to drive a project forward to completion have been strong parts of her success on behalf of the industry and members we serve.  The result has been strong growth across all of our new media properties, allowing for more information sharing and connections than ever before.”


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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 131 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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REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: ASC’s 2014 Webinar Series

Posted By ASC, Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Connie Howe

Senior Manager, Technical Services

(301) 986-9700 ext. 104

Connie.howe@ascouncil.org


REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: ASC’s 2014 Webinar Series

ASC Training Academy, committed to providing year round, quality, online education in adhesives and sealants, issues a request for proposals for its 2014 webinar program.  

December 17, 2013—Bethesda MD—Subject matter experts/industry consultants, academia and training experts are needed to develop content and deliver courses in a live webinar platform for three 200 level courses in adhesives:  

Hot Melt Adhesive Formulating

Packaging Adhesive Markets and Applications

Structural Adhesives

Submissions are due by January 10, 2014.  Contact Connie Howe for more information.



DETAILS FOR SUBMISSION OF AN RFP

Candidates wishing to apply for any active RFP should complete the RFP form here.  The form includes requests for qualifications to develop and deliver the webinar content, cost and timeline for completion.  Candidates may submit more than one proposal and will be notified of acceptance by February 15th.  Decisions will be made in collaboration with ASC’s Technical Committee and will be based upon criteria such as content quality, ability to deliver the outlined curriculum, price and implementation timeline.

If selected, you will be expected to present modules in their entirety which varies in length from 1 to 3 hours (two 90 minute modules delivered on two days), as defined in the specific RFP details.  Webinar content must be strictly focused on educational content, without any promotional materials other than described below.  Final slide deck is required 3 weeks prior to each live event.

By submitting a proposal, you agree to:

  1. Develop the content for the webinar in the timeframe outlined by ASC;
  2. Create the PowerPoint presentation in ASC’s Training Academy format, which allows for your company logo on each page and a final slide to describe your company and its services;
  3. Deliver presentation and participate in a Q&A session during the initial live webinar on our platform (you must have an internet connection and landline phone);
  4. Allow ASC to rebroadcast the original event (on-demand).


Open RFP’s for 2014 Webinars:


ADHESIVES 201 – Hot Melt Formulating; 90 minutes*

  • Introduction to HM adhesive markets
  • Performance requirements
  • Chemistries- formulating with additives
  •  Tests
  • Trends, bio alternatives, new  technology advancements
  • Participant cases or case studies


ADHESIVES 201 PACKAGING Part 1- Markets and Applications; 90 minutes*

  • Introduction to packaging, historical perspective
  • Adhesive market Overview- Size, volume, Demand, Growth, Drivers
  • Market by application, tech type, definitions and performance
  • Future Trends – Bio-based, technology, unmet needs- performance


ADHESIVES 201 – Structural Adhesives; 90 minutes*

  • Introduction to structural adhesive markets
  • Performance requirements
  • Chemistries- formulating, testing,
  • Trends, bio alternatives, new technology advancements
  • Participant cases or case studies

Presentation material and recorded webinars will be available on-demand at www.ascouncil.org and www.adhesives.org. All content and recordings will be copyrighted by the Adhesive and Sealant Council. 

SUBMIT YOUR PROPOSAL HERE


*201 level courses should provide a greater depth to adhesive and sealant chemistries, markets and key applications.  It is expected that the audience has some background in the fundamentals of topic and would like a more focused review of the subject.

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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 129 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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Rule 1168 and TSCA Reform Are Key Issues for ASC in 2014

Posted By ASC, Thursday, December 12, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

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Media Contact:

Mark Collatz

Director, Regulatory Affairs

(301) 986-9700 ext. 112

mark.collatz@ascouncil.org



Rule 1168 and TSCA Reform Are Key Issues for ASC in 2014

Five New Executive Briefs Provide Members with Background Information on Key Issues

December 12, 2013 – Bethesda, MD – The South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (SCAQMD) revision  of Rule 1168 and congressional efforts at reforming the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) in the second session of the  113th Congress will be the Adhesive and Sealant Council’s (ASC) regulatory affairs focus in 2014.

“SCAQMD got a slow start in 2013, but the pace of the revision process has picked up considerably in the final three months of 2013,” said Mark Collatz, ASC’s Director of Regulatory Affairs. “A December 18th workshop will mark the first opportunity for industry and the South Coast staff to sit down face-to-face and begin to work through the differences of the initial proposal.”

The regulation sets volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions for commercial adhesive and sealant product categories throughout the largest and most populated counties of the Los Angeles basin and could have a major impact on how members formulate their products.

“One major directional change with this proposed revision is South Coast’s decision to regulate consumer product categories that the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has not addressed in its statewide rule,” added Collatz. “We are still working with members to identify niche products that may not be able to meet the default limits set by SCAQMD and then work with the District to make sure they are protected from elimination under a final revised rule.”

TSCA Reform

ASC continues to champion the bipartisan TSCA Senate reform legislation, The Chemical Safety Improvement Act (S. 1009), introduced by Senators David Vitter (R-LA) and the late Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) last May.

“While activity in the Senate has slowed somewhat this Fall, it is gratifying to see that the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on the Environment and the Economy has had several hearings on reforming TSCA in recent months and there appears to be a good chance that a House bill will be introduced early next year,”  reports Collatz.  “It is likely that much of our early work in 2014 will focus on building bipartisan support among House members.”

Other issues the Council will be closely monitoring this coming year include:      
      

  • California Department of Toxic Substances Control’s (DTSC) early implementation of the Safer Consumer Products Rule;
  • U.S. EPA’s TSCA Chemical Work Plan activities;
  • EPA’s MDI/TDI Chemical Action Plan;
  • Environment Canada’s Consumer VOC Rule;
  • OSHA GHS Implementation strategies.


New Executive Briefs

In an effort to help members better understand the key details of some of the critical issues facing the industry in a clear concise manner, ASC has recently released five Executive Briefings highlighting TSCA Reform, South Coast Rule 1168 revisions, EPA Chemical Management Plan activities, California Safer Consumer Products Rule implementation, and the U.S. Green Building Council’s new LEED v.4 green building rating system development.

“The Council is continually looking for new ways to help members get as complete an understanding as possible of the issues that are critical to our industry,” said Collatz.  “These 3-4 page documents give a clear picture of what each issue entails, why it should concern member companies, and what is likely to happen as it moves forward.”

The ASC Executive Briefs may be found on the ASC website here.


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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 129 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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ASC ANNOUNCES TRAINING ACADEMY SCHEDULE FOR 2014

Posted By ASC, Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, May 12, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact:

Matt Croson

President

(301) 986-9700(301) 986-9700 ext. 111

Matt.Croson@ascouncil.org


ASC ANNOUNCES TRAINING ACADEMY SCHEDULE FOR 2014

Council Expands Basics Training to Include 14 New Courses in 2014; to Join 14 On-Demand Titles Now Available

Bethesda, MD – December 12, 2013 – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) today announces its Training Academy schedule for 2014 which will include 14 new program titles that includes a blend of 101/201 training, business trends webinars and value-added regulatory topics. 

The Training Academy will begin its third year by investing in new content and offering new value via business trends and strategic driver oriented education. 

The ASC Training Academy Schedule for 2014 is as follows:

  • Sealants 101 – February 12
  • Adhesives 101 – Parts 1 and 2 – March 12 and 19
  • PSA in North America Market Report – TBD Q2 (Free)
  • ASC Regulatory Review – Q2 (Members Only – Free)
  • Adhesives 201 – Waterborne Formulating – May 14
  • Adhesives 201 – Hot Melt Formulating – May 21
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Outlook – June 11
  • Packaging Trends and Adhesives – July 16
  • Central and South American Market Report – TBD Q2/Q3 (Free)
  • Key Feedstock Trends – August 13
  • Adhesives 201 Packaging Focus
    • Part 1 Market and Applications –September 17
    • Part 2 Formulation and Evaluation – September 24
  • ASC Regulatory Review – Q4 – (Members Only – Free)
  • Unmet Adhesives Needs in the Chevy Corvette – November 13
  • Adhesives 201 – Structural Adhesives – December 10

“The 2014 Training Academy schedule includes a solid line up of training that focuses on stronger technical programming featuring several 201level training that will provide more depth to support the needs of bench chemists and engineers,” notes Matthew E. Croson, President of ASC.  “It will also include more general business trends sessions that are supportive of our market oriented technical teams, and even a few sessions that will be free to members only, including two regulatory focus webinars and overviews of the Council’s new market reports on Latin America and PSA in North America.”

The Training Academy was started in 2012 by the ASC Board of Directors as a way to train new employees, or new to industry professionals, on the basics of the industry’s chemistries and business dynamics.  In the first two years, the Training Academy has delivered training to approximately 700 adhesive and sealant  professionals, including members and non-members, making it one of the most successful new programs developed by the Council.  With the new programming developed for 2014, the Council is continuing to invest in this program to deliver even stronger technical content, including its first Sealants 101 course, and four new 201 level courses designed for technical team members.

“ASC’s Training Academy is designed to keep any industry professional up to speed on the technical side of the business, while also keeping mind the market dynamics that drive innovation,” adds Croson.  “The 14 new titles join the 14 existing programs sessions, making the ASC Training Academy one of the more powerful, moderately priced training programs available to members and the industry at large.”

The Training Academy On-Demand program was launched last week and includes the following titles:

  • Adhesives 101 part 1
  • Adhesives 101 part 2
  • Additives 101
  • Adhesives and Sealants in Assembly Operations 101
  • Adhesives and Sealants in Building and Construction 101
  • Environmental Product Declaration 101
  • Global Trends in MDI/TDI
  • The Business of Green Chemistry (Available in January)
  • Adhesives in Packaging 101
  • The Perils of Green Advocacy
  • Rheology 101
  • Technology Types 101 part 1
  • Technology Types 101 part 2
  • Testing 101

Information on how to access the Training Academy can be found at www.ascouncil.org, www.adhesives.org or www.sealants.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 129 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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