The program featured leading-edge technical talks delivered from the perspectives of "global" presentations. Topics within the adhesives and sealants sessions included end-use applications, environmental and biodegradable usage, current market trends, emerging trends in technology and e-commerce, and many other valuable areas of interest.
Eldert-Jan Van Herk, illbruck Sealant Systems, Inc., served as the convention chair and as a session chair. Susan W. Graham, Rohm and Haas Co., was a member of the Task Force Committee, along with the following who also served as chairpersons:
Jose Briones, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.;
Shree Nabar, DAP, Inc.;
Misty W. Huang, OSi Specialties - A Crompton business;
Chukwuma P. Nwaonicha, 3M Engineered Adhesives Div.; and
Robert W. Smith, The ChemQuest Group, Inc.
In addition, Richard Flanagan, Rohm and Haas Co., and Stephen Hupp, Ashland Inc., acted as session chairs.
Members of the manufacturing and product-development industry, including chemists, operations managers, plant professionals, engineers, marketing and technical-service personnel, comprise the convention attendees. Registration totaled 313, (not including spouses), a surprisingly large turnout considering the timing of the meeting.
Networking opportunities throughout the convention and tradeshow encouraged attendees to meet with peers and industry representatives to exchange ideas and information. Three separate receptions were staged, including the Sunday night Welcome Reception, the Monday night Connection Reception and Tuesday's New 'Awlins Hurricane Reception.
The ASC recognizes the corporate sponsors who helped to make the meeting a success. They include Bayer Corp.; DuPont Dow Elastomers, L.L.C.; Eastman Chemical Co.; ExxonMobil Chemical Co.; illbruck Sealant Systems; Process Packaging and Control, Inc.; and Schenectady International, Inc.
Presentation topics will include:
For more information on these and other ASC events, call the ASC at 301-986-9700, or visit its Web site: www.ascouncil.org.