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October 30, 2006
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ASC ANNOUNCES CALL FOR SPEAKERS FOR SPRING CONVENTION

The Adhesive and Sealant Council, Inc. has announced its Call for Speakers for the ASC Spring 2007 Convention and Exposition in Savannah, GA, April 15-18, 2007. The abstract submission deadline is Friday, Jan. 5, 2007. Suggested presentation topics for the Business sector include: Regulatory Issues; Global Markets; International Business; Sales and Marketing; and Best Practices - Finance. Suggested presentation topics for the Technical sector include: Sealants - Technology Updates and New Developments; Raw Materials; Additives; Reactives and UV/EB Curables; Academia Research; Equipment: Innovations in Application and Dispensing Systems; Structural Adhesives and Sealants; and Going Green - Issues and New Technologies.

Speaker guidelines and other details are available on ASC's website at www.ascouncil.org. Abstracts must be submitted electronically through the online abstract submission form at http://www.ascouncil.org by Friday, Jan 5, 2007.

BASF TO EXPAND PSA CAPABILITY AT MONACA FACILITY

BASF, Charlotte, NC, has announced plans to invest $4.9 million in its acrylic emulsion manufacturing facility in Monaca, PA, to increase its capability to produce coater-ready adhesives. "This capital project, planned for completion in second quarter 2007, enables us to provide more products to the pressure-sensitive adhesives industry," said Jim Tanger, business manager, Adhesives and Fiber Bonding for BASF in North America. "It allows us to offer more base products for adhesives and demonstrates in a tangible way our strong commitment to this market."

For more information, visit http://www.basf.com .

DEACOM PROMOTES SHAW TO DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Deacom Inc., Wayne, PA, has promoted Susan Shaw to director of Marketing. Shaw joined the company in August of 2005 as marketing coordinator with a background in the process manufacturing industry. She was responsible for developing the company's marketing strategy and coordinating branding and public relations efforts. In her new position, Shaw will lead all marketing initiatives for Deacom, including marketing communications, market development and sales support. Shaw is vice president, Communications of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Marketing Association (PAMA) and holds a bachelor's of arts degree from La Salle University.

For more information, visit http://www.deacom.net .

HENKEL CELEBRATES 130TH ANNIVERSARY WITH INNOVATION

2006 is not only the year in which Henkel celebrates its 130th anniversary - it's also Henkel's Year of Innovation in which all employees are making a special effort to submit innovative ideas in all areas of the company. Since its founding in 1876, Henkel has made research, development and technology in service of its customers a high priority. In 1907, the company achieved a breakthrough in clothes washing with the launch of Persil, the first self-acting detergent. Within a very short time, the product was firmly established in German households, only to be followed by more products, processes and applications. Henkel now focuses on three strategic business areas: Home Care; Personal Care; and Adhesives, Sealants and Surface Treatment. All of these areas have been continuously expanded and hold leading positions in international markets. The Henkel corporate brand has itself become an international brand that stands for quality, innovation and consumer trust.

For more information, visit http://www.henkel.com .

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