NOTE: The World Adhesive and Sealant Conference has been postponed due to COVID-19. New dates will be shared once they are determined.

UPDATE: The World Adhesive and Sealant Conference will be held April 19-21, 2021, at the Hilton Chicago.

The 2020 World Adhesive and Sealant Conference (WAC2020) will provide myriad opportunities for adhesives and sealants professionals to gather and learn about the latest products and technologies that the industry has to offer. I love hearing from manufacturers who tell me that they meet key suppliers and make vital customer connections at these events.

In addition to these meaningful interactions, attendees will be able to listen to industry leaders share their thoughts in keynote addresses focusing on a broad range of topics influencing the industry and the markets we serve. I’ve been lucky enough to have the opportunity to check in with these speakers—Henkel’s Mike Olosky, H.B. Fuller’s Jim Owens, 3M’s Jayshree Seth, Bostik’s Vincent Legros, and A.T. Kearney’s Erik Peterson—and I’m excited to share with you some details of what they’ll be discussing at the event. Turn to “WAC2020 Keynotes: Leadership Insights from Around the World” to read all about it.

To help you navigate WAC and the various opportunities available to attendees at the event, we’ve created a special page at There you’ll find podcasts with many of the keynote speakers, feature articles, event news, and much more. Be sure to bookmark the page for easy reference!

This issue of ASI is also jam-packed with information on a number of different topics, including assembly-related applications in electric vehicle batteries and packaging considerations for adhesives and sealants, such as premixed and frozen packages and net weight fillers. We’re also covering formulation options, including polylactic acid polyols and a two-component silyl-terminated polyether/epoxy technology.

Which of these articles do you find most helpful for you in your business? Please contact me at (248) 786-1704 or to share your thoughts.