TROY, Mich. — The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) and Adhesives & Sealants Industry (ASI) magazine will sponsor an Adhesives for Product Assembly Symposium June 18-19, 2001, at the Michigan State University Management Education Center in Troy, Mich. Adhesives for Product Assembly is a highly focused symposium aimed at showcasing adhesives used in various applications including automotive, furniture construction, appliances and electronics.

The speakers, who represent adhesives end users, manufacturers of adhesives, equipment suppliers, R&D/academia and consultants, include the following: Robert W. Smith, Chemquest, The U.S. Adhesives and Assembly Markets; Dr. George Ritter, The Edison Welding Institute, Surface Treatments for Product Assembly; Robert W. Simmons, PG Phillips & Associates, Reactive Adhesives/Advances and Trends in Product Assembly; Jim Schultz, Sealant Equipment & Engineering, Inc., Dispensing Concepts and Approaches for Adhesives and Sealants; Amelia DeBaggis, Honeywell, PSAs for Product Assembly; Dr. Misty Huang, OSi Specialties, a business of Crompton, Silane Adhesion Promoters for Difficult Substrates; Barbara A. Hill, 3M/Bonding Systems Division, Pressure Sensitive Adhesives for the New Millennium; Jim Tira, Honeywell, Designing for Success Using Adhesive-Joining Technology; Dan Leeser, PreFORM Adhesives, Using Preforms to Simplify Adhesive-Assembly Processes; Brad Mingels, Tyco Adhesives, Matching the Right Product to the Application; Michael Romano, Liquid Control Corp., Best Equipment Technology for the Application; Cynthia Bellian, Specialty Tape Div., Avery Dennison, PSAs: Delivering ROI Advantages in Automotive, Electronics and Appliance Assembly; Don Leone, Ashby Cross Co., Overview of State-of-the-Art Meter/Mix/Dispense Technologies; Brian Dorenkott, Imperial Adhesives, Furniture Applications; and Todd Scott, Uniseal, Adhesives in Automotive Closure Panel Assembly.

Check the ASI Web site,, for updates to the speaker roster. For further information, contact Monica Paul, ASI magazine, at 248-244-8264, or e-mail; or Liz Langlie, ASC, at 301-986-9700, ext. 107, e-mail