Adhesives Magazine

Heading West

March 19, 2012


ascDynamic opportunities will be plentiful for industry professionals at the 2012 Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) Spring Convention and Expo. This year, the annual event is scheduled to be held for the first time in Denver, CO. From April 15-17, hundreds of visitors will benefit from networking with industry leaders, exploring the expo booths, and discovering new ideas and technologies in the world of adhesives and sealants.

Expert Advice
Ken Mayland, president of Clearview Economics, will kick off the opening general session breakfast with his keynote presentation, “The 2012 Economic Update: How to Profit in a Crummy Economy.” Other scheduled speakers include Vincent Yuskiewicz, energy advisor for ExxonMobil’s Corporate Strategic Planning Department; Robert Peoples, director of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute; and Mark LaFrance, technology development manager for the U.S. Department of Energy.

A Chance to Learn
Morning and afternoon educational sessions will take place on both Monday and Tuesday. Focus areas in this year’s program will cover end user trends and requirements, raw material development and sustainability, formulation, global trends and economic conditions, energy outlook, and more. Featured speakers for the educational sessions will include industry leaders from Nike, Boeing, ICIS and the American Chemistry Council.
A Waterborne Adhesives Short Course will also be offered as a two-day program for attendees to expand their knowledge of the technology and formulation of leading waterborne adhesives. The course will be taught by industry experts and is ideal for chemists, application engineers, and sales and marketing professionals.

Forging Connections
One of the key highlights of the ASC Spring Convention will be the networking opportunities for all attendees. “ASC enjoyed record attendance at its meetings in 2011,” explains Glenn Frommer, ASC president. “New blood and new ideas are being discussed and shared during lunches, dinners and at networking receptions.”

Visitors can take part in networking opportunities at the expo on Monday. Over 50 raw materials and equipment suppliers will be displaying the latest technology and industry developments, and more than 300 professionals from across the industry supply chain are expected to attend. Several prizes, including Kindle Fires, digital cameras and an iPad, will be raffled off to Expo visitors.

Additional networking opportunities at the ASC Spring Convention will include the golf outing (to be held at Fossil Trace Golf Club in Denver), the First-Time Attendees and New Members Reception, the Sunday Welcome Reception, and the CEO Lunch.

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ASC Spring Conference & Expo Exhibitors*

Accumetric, LLC
Applied Test Systems (ATS)
Arizona Chemical Company
AST (Adhesive Systems Technology
BASF Corporation
Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Celanese Emulsion Polymers
Clariant Corporation
Cray Valley USA LLC
Cytec Industries
Dexco Polymers (a TSRC company)
Diamond America
Eastman Chemical Company
Emerald Kalama Chemical
EPS Materials
Evonik Degussa Corporation
ExxonMobil Chemical Company
FlackTek, Inc.
Gelest Inc.
GREENGUARD Environmental Institute
Kaneka Texas Corporation
Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC
Kuraray America, Inc.
Kyowa Hakko Chemical Americas, Inc.
LCY Elastomers LP
Milin Environmental
Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
MWV Specialty Chemicals
Nexeo Solutions
Nordson EFD
Pace Analytical – Regulatory Services
Poly-clip System
PPC Intelligent Packaging Solutions
ProSys Innovative Packaging Equipment
Rhein Chemie
RODA Packaging Inc.
Rosin Chemical
Saiden Technologies, Inc.
Showa Denko America, Inc.
Sonoco Products Company
SSI Chusei
Sulzer MixPac USA Inc.
Teckrez, Inc.
Texture Technologies Corporation
UCT Specialties
University of Toronto
Volunteer Pastilles
Wacker Chemical Corporation

*as of March 7, 2012

ASC Spring Convention & Expo Program Schedule 

Sunday, April 15
7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Waterborne Adhesives Short Course
8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. ASC Spring Golf Outing
5:30-6:00 p.m. First-time Attendees & New Members Reception
6:00-8:00 p.m. ASC Welcome Reception

Monday, April 16
7:30-9:00 a.m. Opening General Session Breakfast featuring Ken Mayland, Ph.D., president, ClearView Economics LLC
7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Waterborne Adhesives Short Course
9:00-11:00 a.m. Coffee Lounge
9:15 a.m.-Noon Morning Education Sessions
Noon-1:00 p.m. Lunch on Your Own or CEO Lunch
1:00-3:00 p.m. Coffee Lounge
1:15-4:00 p.m. Afternoon Educational Sessions
4:00-7:00 p.m. ASC Expo and Reception

Tuesday, April 17
7:30-9:00 a.m. General Breakfast featuring Vincent Yuskiewicz, energy advisor, ExxonMobil Corp.
9:00-11:00 a.m. Coffee Lounge
9:15 a.m.-Noon Morning Education Sessions
12:15-1:15 p.m. General Session Lunch featuring Robert Peoples, Ph.D., director, Green Chemistry Institute
1:00-3:00 p.m. Coffee Lounge
1:30-2:30 p.m. Committee Meetings
2:45-4:15 p.m. Afternoon Education Sessions
4:30-5:30 p.m. Closing General Session featuring Mark LaFrance, technology development manager, U.S. Department of Energy
5:30-6:30 p.m. Closing Reception