The monthly roundup from Editor Teresa McPherson.
issue marks the publication of ASI
’s 15th 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, year-round undertaking. We make every effort to provide you
with a comprehensive, user-friendly product.
How the Guide is Organized
Buyers’ Guide is divided into five main sections: Associations, Product Index,
Product Listings, Suppliers and Distributors. 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.
Looking Up a Manufacturer, Product or Service
If you know the name of the manufacturer(s), go directly to
the Supplier Listings to find out more about the company. The Supplier Listings
provide addresses, key personnel, telephone and fax numbers, e-mail and website
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, simply refer to the Product Index. Products are listed alphabetically
under each of the 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. Advertising
companies are listed in boldface type, and the page numbers of those ads are
referenced. Find the companies of interest and proceed to the ad and the Supplier
How to Use the Online Buyers' Guide
can also find the Buyers’ Guide in a fully searchable format online at www.adhesivesmag.com
. After logging in, scroll down to Buyers’ Guide
in the left-hand column to access the guide.
How to Contact Us
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 contact Peg Van Winkle, inside sales, at firstname.lastname@example.org
, or call (614) 760-4222.