Columns

Editor's Memo
How to Use the Buyers' Guide

December 1, 2002
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+
This issue marks the publication of ASI's ninth annual Buyers' Guide, a purchasing and applications resource for raw materials, equipment and services used to manufacture adhesives and sealants, pressure sensitives, and adhesives and sealants products such as tapes and labels. Even though the guide has been established as a valuable tool to the industry, updating and expanding it is an ambitious undertaking that is ongoing throughout the year. We make every effort to provide you with a comprehensive, user-friendly product.

How the Guide Is Organized

The Buyers' Guide is divided into five main sections: Associations, Product Index, Product Listings, Suppliers and Distributors. We moved the Association Listings to the front of the Buyers' Guide this year followed by directories of the member companies for both the Adhesive and Sealant Council and the Pressure Sensitive Tape Council.

The Product Listings are divided into eight major categories: Additives and Chemical Specialties; Oils and Fatty Acids; Resins and Base Polymers; Pigments and Dyes, Dry/Dispersions; Solvents; Containers, Packaging and Material Handling; Equipment; and Services. We moved Internet companies and other services into their own category, Services, from the expanding Equipment category. We also added headers at the top of the pages indicating the major category (i.e. Equipment) on a given page.

Looking Up a Manufacturer, Product or Service

If you know the name of the manufacturer(s), go directly to the Supplier Listings (pp. 104-125) to find out more about the company. The Supplier Listings provide addresses, key personnel, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail and Web site addresses, as well as a brief description of the supplier companies.

If you do not know the names of the manufacturers who supply the products of interest, refer to the Product Index (pp. 44-45). Products are listed alphabetically under each of the eight major categories. Find the appropriate page and go to the Product Listings section where an alphabetical listing of manufacturers/suppliers appears under each product heading. Companies listed in boldface type are advertising in this issue, and the page numbers of those ads are referenced. Find the companies of interest and proceed to the ad and to the Supplier Listings.

How to Use the Online Buyers' Guide

You can also find the Buyers' Guide in a fully searchable format online at www.adhesivesmag.com. After logging on to our home page, scroll down to Buyers' Guide in the left-hand column to access the guide.

Contact Information

Your suggestions for making this guide more useful are always welcome. If you want to request new categories, or if you are a supplier to the industry and would like to receive information on purchasing listings for the online guide or next year's print edition, please e-mail Ginny Reisinger, sales associate, at reisingerg@bnp.com, or call 614-760-4220.

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

In-Depth Features

These articles detail advantages and innovations for multiple end uses.

Podcasts

ExxonMobil Tackifier Expansion

Dwight Tozer, vice president of ExxonMobil’s Adhesion Industry business, discusses the company’s latest tackifier expansion project with Editor-in-Chief Susan Sutton.

More Podcasts

THE MAGAZINE

Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine

ASI April 2014 cover

2014 April

Our April issue focuses on pressure-sensitive adhesives, including a preview of PSTC's 2014 Tape Summit, as well as converting/packaging and composites!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

THE ADHESIVES STORE

handbook-sealant-tech.gif
Handbook of Sealant Technology

The Handbook of Sealant Technology provides an in-depth examination of sealants, reviewing their historical developments and fundamentals, adhesion theories and properties, and today’s wide range of applications.

More Products

asi1211p_Cover-DE.gifASI's Buyers' Guide

Annual purchasing resource for equipment used in the manufacture/formulation of adhesives, sealants, pressure sensitives, tapes and labels and for application of finished adhesives. 

Clear Seas Research

With access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook_40px twitter_40  youtube_40pxlinkedin_40