Technological advancements, industry innovations and regulatory updates: all these features and more will be highlighted at the 2013 Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) Spring Conference and Expo in Atlanta, Ga. The adhesives and sealants community will gather at the Hyatt Regency from April 21-23 to share business information, discover the latest innovations, and network with industry leaders.

Educational Events

One major highlight of the event will be the luncheon keynote address on Tuesday, April 23 by Jim Jones, acting assistant administrator at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Jones, who is among the most prominent EPA members to ever address the ASC, will focus his speech on chemical safety. He will talk about current and future regulatory developments in the world of adhesive and sealant chemicals, and he will share information with stakeholders on how they may become more proactive in regulatory affairs.

Other keynote speakers will include Paul Hodges, chairman of International eChem, who will present the General Session Breakfast keynote on “Managing Business in Today’s VUCA Environment” on Monday, April 21; and John Warner, president and CTO of Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry LLC, who will present Tuesday morning’s General Breakfast Keynote on “Entropic Control in Materials Design as an Example of Green Chemistry.”

In addition to the keynote events, the conference will feature educational sessions that will be divided into three tracks: Business Development and Market Trends, Technical and Government Regulations, and New Technology and Application. In the latter track, researchers will share ways to market the latest technological developments and formulations. Educational sessions will take place on April 22 and 23.

Chemists, application engineers, raw materials suppliers and other industry professionals may also want to attend the ASC Polyurethane Short Course, which will be offered on April 21 and 22. This course will delve into topics surrounding the polyurethane market, including chemistry and formulation, adhesion fundamentals, testing, applications, sustainability and a general market overview. The short course educational sessions will conclude just before the ASC Expo and reception on April 22.

The Expo and Beyond

More than 70 exhibitors will highlight industry innovations from 4-7 p.m. on April 22. The ASC Expo Reception will also take place at 6 p.m. Hundreds of adhesives and sealants professionals are expected to attend the expo for networking and learning about the newest products and services in the adhesives and sealants world. Two iPads and a Kindle Fire will be raffled off at this event.

The ASC Spring Convention will also feature a golf outing at The Frog golf club on April 21. The Frog, which was designed by the acclaimed course architect Tom Fazio, is reportedly among the best golf courses in Georgia. Additional networking events will include the First-Time Attendees and New Members Reception, the Sunday Welcome Reception, the CEO Lunch, and a new, early-morning Fun Run/Walk at 6:00 a.m. on Monday, April 22 in Centennial Park. 

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Program Schedule

Sunday, April 21

7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.          Polyurethane Short Course

8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.          ASC Spring Golf Outing

Noon-5:00 p.m.                
ASC Board of Directors Meeting

5:30-6:00 p.m.                 
First-Time Attendees and New Members Reception

6:00-8:00 p.m.                  ASC Welcome Reception


Monday, April 22

6:00-7:00 a.m.                  Fun Run/Walk

7:30-9:00 a.m.                 
Opening General Session Breakfast featuring Paul Hodges, chairman, International eChem

7:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m.          Polyurethane Short Course

9:00-11:00 a.m.                Coffee Lounge

9:15 a.m.-Noon                 Morning Education Sessions

Noon-1:00 p.m.                
Lunch on Your Own/CEO Lunch (Invitation Only)

1:00-3:00 p.m.                  Coffee Lounge

1:15-4:30 p.m.                  Afternoon Education Sessions

4:00-7:00 p.m.                  ASC Expo and Reception


Tuesday, April 23

7:30-9:00 a.m                  
General Breakfast featuring John Warner, president and chief technology officer, Warner Babcock Institute for Green Chemistry, LLC

9:00-11:00 a.m.                Coffee Lounge

9:15 a.m.-Noon                 Morning Education Sessions

12:15-1:15 p.m.               
General Session Lunch featuring Jim Jones, acting assistant administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

1:00-3:00 p.m.                  Coffee Lounge

1:30-2:30 p.m.                  Committee Meetings

2:45-4:30 p.m.                  Afternoon Education Sessions

4:30-5:30 p.m.                  Closing General Session

5:30-6:30 p.m.           Closing Reception

Exhibitor List*

Accumetric, LLC


American Casein Co.

Applied Test Systems, Inc.

Arizona Chemical Co.

ASI Magazine

BASF Corp.

BassTech International

Bayer MaterialScience LLC



Celanese Emulsion Polymers

Cleveland Steel Container & Pipeline Packaging

Cray Valley USA LLC

Cytec Industries Inc.

Dexco Polymers – a TSRC Co.

Dow Chemical Co.

Dynasol, LLC

Eastman Chemical Co.

Emerald Performance Materials

EPS – Materials

Euler Hermes

Eurofins Air Toxics, Inc.

Evonik Corp.

FlackTek, Inc.

Gala Industries, Inc.

Gelest Inc.

Globalwax LLC

Huber Engineered Materials

Kaneka North America LLC

Kolon Industries, Inc.

Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC

LCY Elastomers LP

Mayzo, Inc.

Momentive Performance Materials Inc.

Momentum Technologies Inc.


MWV Specialty Chemicals

Nexeo Solutions

Nordcoll Inc.

Nordson EFD

Novomer, Inc.

Omya, Inc.

Parchem-Fine and Specialty Chemicals

Pinova Inc.

Poly-clip System

Process Packaging & Control, Inc.

ProSys Innovative Packaging Equipment


Shin-Etsu Silicones of America, Inc.

Siltech Corp.

Soltex Inc.

Sonoco Products Co.

Specialty Minerals Inc.

SSI Chusei, Inc.

STI Polymer

Sulzer Mixpac USA Inc.

Synasia, Inc.

Teckrez, Inc.

Vertullus Specialties, Inc.

Volunteer Pastilles

 Wacker Chemical Corp.