I’m writing this column in the midst of a very busy week. Sometime between conference calls and podcast recordings, I realized how little time I now need to spend on tasks that—even just a few years ago—took up the majority of my day. Publishing has evolved to the point that we’re now able to focus on additional platforms and technologies that we can use to complement the traditional print magazine. This evolution helps our staff work more efficiently and effectively, while also enabling us to provide additional quality content to our readership community in the way(s) that works best for them.

The same can be said for many industries, including adhesives and sealants. Attendees of the Adhesive and Sealant Council’s Convention and Expo next month in Minneapolis will have multiple opportunities to learn about new technologies that will enable them to improve their businesses. Read Building Industry Knowledge in this issue for a sneak peek, and be sure to listen to my recent conversation with ASC Chairman Rusty Thompson at www.adhesivesmag.com/pods.

Pressure-sensitive adhesive technologies have evolved to the point that tapes are in a position to replace traditional bonding systems in multiple applications. Evolving Pressure-Sensitive Tape Adhesives details some of the advancements. Author Tom Epple also shared some additional insights with me in a podcast; visit www.adhesivesmag.com/pods to listen to our conversation.

Keep the Votes Coming!

Thanks so much to everyone who has voted in our ASI Readers’ Choice Awards! If you haven’t voted yet, it’s simple: just visit http://readerschoice.adhesivesmag.com and choose your favorite products in any (or all) of the three categories: Raw Materials, Formulated Adhesives/Sealants, and Equipment. After voting closes on September 30, we’ll be awarding two $25 American Express gift cards in a random drawing. Vote often for additional chances to win!

 If you have any questions or would like additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact me at (330) 336-4098 or suttons@bnpmedia.com. Happy voting!