This issue of Adhesives & Sealants Industry magazine introduces our supplement on dispensing and curing equipment. Included is a tutorial on equipment to use in dispensing two-component materials, a case history and a comprehensive listing of manufacturers who serve these markets.

Our hats are off to ASI's managing editor, Kristin Johansson, who pulled the listing together. Kristin contacted over 180 companies to cover the 108 companies in the guide. Each company's listing features its physical and Web addresses, phone and fax numbers, and an easy-to-follow chart of the equipment it manufactures.

Our staff has made every effort to collect information from all of the companies in the field. We will work throughout the year to provide any changes or updates on our Web-site version of the listing and in next year's supplement. To include your company in our listing, or to recommend a new category, contact Kristin Johansson at, or call 248-641-0592. To view the listing online, visit

The supplement is appropriately timed to coincide with RADTECH 2002, where we will be exhibiting and distributing this issue. The world's largest UV/EB conference and exhibition will be held April 28 - May 1, 2002, at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis.

According to RADTECH management, UV and EB offer manufacturers a high-value, rapid-throughput curing technology, which reduces energy consumption. UV/EB technology typically provides users a safe, fast, efficient process, combined with very low emissions. As a result, the industry has been growing at better than twice the rate of the traditional processes over the last several years.

To find out more about the conference, visit If you attend, please stop by our booth to meet our staff and greet our new publisher, Sue Love.

Greetings From the Publisher

I am pleased to introduce myself as the new publisher of ASI. Donna Campbell has been made publisher of Paint & Coatings Industry magazine and will be devoting her considerable abilities to that magazine and market. We applaud her work on ASI and hope to continue serving you with that same level of commitment and success.

Together, the dedicated staff of ASI will continue to work hard to ensure this magazine meets your needs, including presenting practical, solution-oriented articles, news, industry reports, business information and technology updates for the global adhesives and sealants markets. We welcome your comments and suggestions, and I invite you to e-mail or call me if I can be of assistance in any way. I look forward to meeting many of you at upcoming trade shows and conferences.

Sue Love