HANNOVER, Germany — STICK!, the 3rd European Congress on Adhesive and Sealant Raw Materials, will be held in conjunction with the European Coatings Show 2003 in Nuremberg, Germany, April 9-10, 2003. The Congress will focus on:

· water-based, synthetic-resin dispersions;

· resins and tackifiers;

· reactive-backbone binders;

· naturally occurring raw-material resources;

· quality management and legislation; and

· outlook on new, innovative, chemical-setting raw materials and efficient development of tailor-made adhesives.

This congress is organized by Vincentz Verlag, Hannover, Germany, in cooperation with Hinterwaldner Consulting & Partner GbR, Kirchseeon, Germany, and will be simultaneously translated in English and German.

The detailed program and abstracts can be seen at http://www.coatings.de/ecs.