AtASIwe strive to provide you with the timeliest, most useful information, whether it's in this magazine, on our website, in our weekly e-mail newsletter, or in our web seminars. This month we're pleased to once again partner with the Adhesive and Sealant Council to offer a series of informative web seminars that address green chemistry.

The series of web seminars, Green Adhesives and Green Buildings, kicks off on May 10 with Dr. Marilyn Black, founder and CEO of Air Quality Sciences. The bulk of her presentation, "Growth of Green Building Offers Opportunities for Adhesive Manufacturers," will focus on VOCs, indoor air quality and adhesives.

On June 7, Mark Petruzzi, VP of Certification at Green Seal Inc., will present "GreenSeal and Environmental Claims Certification," including the G36 standards for commercially applied adhesives.

Helen English, executive director of the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC), will talk about "Green Building Guidelines" on June 14.

On June 21, Kirsten Ritchie, Environmental Claims Certification director at Scientific Certification Systems, will examine "Developing Standards for Adhesives and Sealants."

We hope that you will join us for these valuable seminars. For more information, or to register, visit . Please keep in mind that if you are unable to attend any of the installments, recordings of each seminar will be available as well. Please contact me or visit our website at for details.

We are constantly updating our web seminar offerings; if you have a topic you'd like to suggest, or if you are interested in presenting at a seminar, please contact me by e-mail to .


We are also excited to offer a new buyers' guide for 2006, theGlobal Adhesives and Sealants Directory. This comprehensive guide is a source for suppliers of adhesives and sealants used in applications including electrical/electronic, transportation, packaging and converting, construction, and more. The digest-sized guide is an ideal resource for finished adhesives and sealants, and is a necessity for engineers, designers, managers, and purchasing agents. Pre-ordered copies are available at $30 plus shipping and handling (after July 1 the guide is available for $35). To be included in this directory, contact your sales rep.