The J.C. Nichols Memorial Fountain at the Country Club Plaza is one of the most photographed fountains in Kansas City. (Photo credit: The Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association)

The Adhesive and Sealant Council’s Fall 2007 Convention and Exposition will be held Oct. 8-10 at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center in Kansas City, MO. This year’s Fall Convention will feature a two-and-a-half day conference program, networking events and the adhesive and sealant industry’s largest exposition of raw materials, equipment, and service providers.

Educational sessions at the Fall Convention will feature a business or technical focus, and sample presentation topics include: a global market report (including EU updates from FEICA); new chemical safety regulations from the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security; “next-generation” workforce issues and challenges; the latest business trends; innovations in adhesive and sealant raw materials and formulations; and more.

Co-located with the Fall Convention, ASC also offers its Polyurethanes Short Course. The course, which will run Oct. 7-8, is designed for entry-level chemists, application engineers, sales and marketing professionals, and other technical personnel employed by adhesive companies, raw material and equipment suppliers, and end users. The Polyurethanes Short Course will cover raw materials, formulation testing, applications and more.

Ample networking opportunities at the Fall Convention include a golf outing on Sunday, Oct. 7; the Exhibitor Appreciation Reception on Monday, Oct. 8; a Kansas City barbeque on Tuesday, Oct. 9; and an optional tour of Kansas City’s Harley-Davidson plant on Wednesday, Oct 10.

ASC Fall 2007 Convention and Expo details can be found at ASC’s website A preliminary course agenda and registration for the Polyurethanes Short Course can be found .

About ASC

The Adhesive and Sealant Council, Inc. (ASC) is a North American trade association dedicated to representing the adhesive and sealant industry. Incorporated in 1958, ASC is bound by the collective efforts of its members and strives to improve the industry-operating environment and strengthen its member companies. Today, ASC members account for more than 75% of aggregate industry revenues, exceeding some $6 billion annually. The Council is comprised of 125 adhesives and sealants manufacturers, raw material and equipment suppliers, and industry consultants.

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SIDEBAR: Exhibitors (Company/Booth)

Accumetric LLC: 518
Adhesive and Sealant Council, Inc.: 524
Air Products and Chemicals Inc.: 208
Albion Engineering Co.: 106
Arizona Chemical Co.: 305
ASImagazine: 520
BASF Corp.: 310
Celanese: 200
ChemQuest Group Inc.: 309
Chemsultants International: 210
Cray Valley Ltd.: 209
Croda Inc.: 506
Cytec Performance Chemicals: 407
Degussa Corp.: 300, 302
Dow Chemical Co.: 521
DSM NeoResins: 516
Dynasol LLC: 408
Eastman Chemical Co.: 105
ExxonMobil Chemical Co.: 104
FlackTek Inc.: 311
Forbo Bonding Systems: 301
Hercules Inc.: 111
Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Roebuck Division: 529
HOCKMEYER Equipment Corp.: 100
Honeywell International: 202
Interfibe Corp.: 204
International Specialty Products: 201
Kaneka Texas Corp.: 411
Kolon Chemical Co. Ltd.: 402
Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC: 401
Kuraray America Inc.: 103
Lubrizol Advanced Materials Inc. (formerly Noveon): 102
Momentive Performance Materials:205
Munzing/Ultra Additives LLC: 304
Nuplex Resins LLC: 109
ProSys Innovative Packaging Equipment: 409
Reynolds Industries Inc.: 519
R. T. Vanderbilt Co. Inc.: 403
Saiden Technologies: 400
Sartomer Co. Inc.: 211
SEPTON Co. of America: 101
Showa Denko America Inc.: 203
SIGMA Compounding LLC: 303
Sonoco Products Co.: 308
Spencer Strainer System: 404
TAH Industries Inc.: 110
Teckrez Inc.: 526
Tekkote, a division of Jen-Coat Inc.: 405
Texture Technologies Corp.: 410
Velsicol Chemical Corp.: 510
Wacker Chemical Corp.: 500, 502