Adhesives and sealants manufacturers and suppliers are facing many new challenges to their supply chains. This month’s issue looks at how adhesives and sealants are handled along the way, as well as the difficulties that might arise. “The convergence of social and demographic trends, consumer behavior and new technologies like the blockchain, mobility, and various facets of ‘the cloud’ are continually re-shaping mission-critical business areas across industries,” writes Merilee Kern. She says that the supply chain is no exception. To find out how companies can safeguard against inevitable future uncertainties, click here.

Blockchain is also a topic that will take center stage at the Adhesive and Sealant Council’s Annual Spring Convention and Expo, taking place April 8-10 in Philadelphia. Jack Shaw, co-founder and executive director of the American Blockchain Council, will present “The Blockchain Transformation: How Blockchain Enabled Digital Transformation Will Change Your Business, Your Industry and the World” on Wednesday, April 10. He says that the world will change more in the next five to 10 years than it has in the past 50, and perhaps no technology will drive that change more than blockchain. Read more about this and other keynote presenters here.

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