This issue brings our annual Distributor Directory, a reference tool you can use year-round to quickly locate a distributor that best suits your needs. Distributor listings* are organized by region and include company contact information such as address, phone, fax, email, website, and key personnel. In addition, many listings include a description of the distributor’s offerings, as well as details regarding the companies that the distributor represents. The online version, located at, includes extras like hotlinks and spec sheets for select companies.

Also in this issue, Mark Collatz, director of regulatory affairs at The Adhesive and Sealant Council, explores the newly passed Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act. What does it mean for the industry? Turn to p. 10 to find out.

Speaking of regulation, green is a trend that is only getting stronger. On p. 30, Pine Chemicals Association International President Sherry Keramidas discusses how innovation, sustainability, and collaboration can increase the value of pine chemicals for adhesives and sealants formulations. “The PCA seeks to identify collaboration opportunities and build partnerships with pine chemicals customers, with adhesives and sealants being among the most important,” she says.

We hope you enjoy this issue. If you have any comments or suggestions, please reach out to me at or feel free to give me a call at (248) 786-1703. I look forward to hearing from you! 

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*Supplier listings indicate paid advertising. Contact Stacey Hurley at for pricing and additional details.