Editor's Memo: How to Use the Buyers' Guide
Fall is a busy travel time, with the Adhesive and Sealant Council Fall Convention and the ASSEMBLY show taking place in October.
Welcome to ASI’s annual Buyers’ Guide, a purchasing and applications resource for raw materials, equipment and services used to manufacture adhesives and sealants, pressure sensitives, and adhesives and sealants products such as tapes and labels. Beginning this year, the Buyers’ Guide also includes supplier details for finished adhesives and sealants. Even though the guide has been established as a valuable tool to the industry, updating and expanding it is an ambitious, year-round undertaking. We make every effort to provide you with a comprehensive, user-friendly product.
How the Guide Is Organized
The Buyers’ Guide is divided into five main sections: Associations (pp. 14-19), Product Index (pp. 20-21), Product Listings (pp. 22-44), and Suppliers and Distributors (pp. 45-55). The Product Listings are divided into nine major categories: Additives and Chemical Specialties; Oils and Fatty Acids; Resins and Base Polymers; Pigments and Dyes, Dry/Dispersions; Solvents; Containers, Packaging and Material Handling; Equipment; Finished Adhesives and Sealants; and Services.
Looking up a Manufacturer, Product or Service
If you know the name of the manufacturer(s), go directly to the Supplier Listings to find out more about the company. The Supplier Listings provide addresses, key personnel, telephone and fax numbers, email, and website addresses, as well as a brief description of the supplier companies. If you do not know the names of the manufacturers who supply the products of interest, simply refer to the Product Index.
Products are listed alphabetically under each of the major categories. Find the appropriate page and go to the Product Listings section where an alphabetical listing of manufacturers/suppliers appears under each product heading. Advertising companies are listed in boldface type, and the page numbers of those ads can be found in the Ad Index (p. 58).
How to Use the Online Buyers’ Guide
You can also find the Buyers’ Guide in a fully searchable format online at www.adhesivesmag.com/buyersguide. The online Buyers’ Guide includes extras such as hotlinks, spec sheets and videos for select suppliers.
How to Contact Us
Your suggestions for making this guide more useful are always welcome. If you want to request new categories, or if you are a supplier to the industry and would like to receive information on purchasing listings for the online guide or next year’s print edition, please contact Stacey Hurley at (248) 786-1662 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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