In late 2015, the Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) decided to refocus its traditional twice-yearly gatherings into one annual event, beginning in 2017. The result is the ASC Annual Spring Convention and Expo, which will be held April 3-5 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. The event will offer speakers, two short courses, a lively exhibition floor, and multiple chances to network with industry experts, clients, end users, and researchers.

Exhibition and Networking

The exhibition space will be open from 3-6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4 (scroll down for full list of exhibitors). Designating exclusive hours for the exhibition enables visitors to make the most of their time with exhibitors and potential business partners.

In addition, several events for networking will take place, including a welcome reception from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Monday evening, a speed-networking lunch on Tuesday, and a closing keynote and reception from 3:15-4:15 p.m. on Wednesday.

A community service project will take place for the local Atlanta community from 1-4 p.m. on Monday. Volunteers in the past have enjoyed the camaraderie with fellow industry peers and the sense of pride involved with making a difference in local communities. 

The ASC will also partner with HandsOn Atlanta on Tuesday to prepare care bags onsite to be delivered to local homeless shelters. Visitors can register their team for the community project on the ASC’s website.

Keynote Speakers

The opening keynote speaker on Tuesday, Matt Lewis, will discuss the current political climate and the Trump administration. Lewis will focus on the current political, technological, and socio-economic factors that led to the current administration, as well as what consequences the administration may have on governing, economic, and environmental policies. Lewis is a political commentator on CNN, a senior columnist for the Daily Beast, and an author.

Returning keynote speaker Dan Adams is the president and founder of The AIM Institute, which works with B2B companies to create successful product development and launches. During his keynote, Adams will discuss new research done by the AIM institute that shows how companies can be “surprised” by the needs of their customers and how that can lead to more successful product launches.

Peter Swire, Huang professor of law and ethics, Georgia Institute of Technology, will present “Cybersecurity: View from the Boardroom, the White House, and the Hacker.”  This keynote will feature insights from the perspective of corporate executives, political leaders, and the hackers who challenge law and order for our modern economy and society. ASI

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Exhibitors List*

Company- Booth

Acme-Hardesty 815

Adhesive and Sealant Council 301

Akron Rubber Development Laboratory Inc. 810

Albion Engineering Co 511

Alternative Rubber & Plastics Inc. 204

Andpak Midway 212

Applied Test Systems 510

Arakawa Chemical (USA) Inc. 106

Arkema Coatings Resins 707

ASI magazine 400

BASF Corp.113

BassTech International 702

BYK USA Inc. 207

Cabot Corp.  606

Cardolite Corp. 415

Celanese  714


Clariant 805

Covestro LLC 504, 506

Dow Chemical Co. 205

Dynasol Group 607

Eastman Chemical Co. 302, 304

Emballages Roda Inc. 601

Emerald Performance Materials 711

Enercon Industries 603

EPS Materials 412

Evonik 610, 612, 614

Exxon Mobil 110/112


FlackTek Inc. 705

Florachem Corp. 811

Fluid-Bag LLC 203

Gala Industries, a member of Maag 701

Gelest  605

Georgia Pacific Chemicals 215

Global Safety Management  812

H.M. Royal  807

Hallstar 503

Hovus 803

Huber Engineered Materials  214

Imerys Carbonates USA Inc. 611

Ingevity 101, 103

Jadi Corp. 712

Jinhai Chenguang Chemical 704

JPB Industry 305

Kaneka North America 809

KOWA American Corp. 104

Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC 814

Kuraray America 414

LANXESS Corp.  615

Lawter 211

LCY Elastomers 507

Malvern Instruments 802

Mangalam Organics Ltd. 105

Mayzo Inc. 200

Mississippi Lime 613

Momentive Performance  Materials 107

MPD Chemicals 213

Munzing 210

Nexeo Solutions 114

Nordson EFD 314

Omya  703

Pinova 315

PlasPak Inc 800

Poly-clip System 115

PPC Inc. 405

ProSys 111

Qingdao Higree Chemical Co. Ltd. 108

RCMA Americas Inc. 310

Reaxis Inc.  801

R.E. Carroll Inc. 604

REXtac LLC 102

Risun Polymer International Co. Ltd. 513

Royal Adhesives 202

Sekisui Specialty Chemicals  America LLC 515

Shanghai Bitoner Resin Co. Ltd. 410

Shiraishi Kogyo Kaisha Ltd. 806

Showa Denko America Inc.106

Soudal Accumetric  602

Specialty Minerals Inc. 514

STI Polymer  512

Sulzer Mixpac USA Inc. 306

Teckrez Inc. 505

Texture Technologies Corp. 713

Three Bond International Inc. 804

TIB Chemicals Corp. 700

TOTAL  206

Total Cray Valley 411, 413

Trecora Chemical 706

TSRC Dexco Polymers 404, 406

Velsicol Chemical LLC 407

Volunteer Pastilles LLC  715

Wacker Chemical Corp. 311,313

* as of 2/16/17