Welcome to the New Year! At ASI, we’re focused on a clear vision for 2020. Our goal is to bring you high-quality content that helps you and your businesses succeed, and to provide that content via whatever platform(s) you prefer.

Updated daily, our website at www.adhesivesmag.com includes much more information than we have room to print, so be sure to check it out on a regular basis. Our ASI eNews and Adhesives in Action eNewsletters deliver industry news, market trends, new product details, and more directly to you each week and month, respectively. We also have a great time sharing content (and even a laugh) with our social media communities on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter—if you haven’t already joined us there, please do!

Our reader preference studies show that the majority of you still prefer to receive the print edition of the monthly magazine, and why not? It’s portable, without the need for Wi-Fi! If your preference is digital, though, don’t worry; our monthly digital editions include the same great content, and sometimes even more.

Speaking of our monthly editions, I’m thrilled to invite you in for our January issue, featuring a redesign for 2020! I’d like to send a special, hearty “thank you” to Lindsay Leusby, our art director, who developed the clean lines and dynamic article layouts that you’re about to enjoy.

Finding the right mix of raw materials can be tricky, but new materials are constantly being developed to help the adhesive and sealant industry address new market demands and application opportunities. In this issue, we share innovations focused on polythioethers (“Polythioether Advances Provide New Formulating Options” and thermoplastic polyurethanes (“Advances in Reactive Hot-Melt Technology with Thermoplastic Polyurethanes”).

What are your thoughts on our redesign? What new formulations (or raw materials) is your company working on for 2020 and beyond? I’d love to hear from you. Please give me a call at (248) 786-1704 or reach out via email to suttons@bnpmedia.com. Best wishes from all of us at ASI for a great 2020!