Welcome to our annual Distributor Directory, a reference tool you can use year-round to quickly locate a distributor that best suits your needs. Beginning on p. 14, 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 product offerings, as well as information on the companies that the distributor represents. The online version, located at www.adhesivesmag.com/distributordirectory, includes extras like hotlinks and spec sheets for select companies.

Any do-it-yourselfer knows that choosing the right material for the application is crucial to success. And now, DIYers, contractors and architects are increasingly choosing products based on the health and environmental impacts they provide.

“Adhesives, sealants and fillers can contribute far more to indoor air quality than might be expected,” write Rob Cuscino, marketing manager, Wacker Chemical Corp., and Martin Schierhorn, global strategic marketing, Wacker Chemie AG. For this reason, a new dispersion can be used for formulating construction adhesives that offer a range of product advantages. Find out more beginning on p. 18.

Speaking of regulations, keeping up with ever-evolving regulatory standards can be a challenge. Starting on p. 22, read about a centralized approach to labeling that can help companies to be more proactive in designating resources and aligning with new requirements.

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

Teresa McPherson is Editor of ASI magazine. If you wish to send a letter to the editor, please email mcphersont@bnpmedia.com. Letters must include the sender’s address, phone number and email address, when possible. Letters may be edited for space and clarity.

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