ASC Quarterly Bulletin ¦ Fall 2022

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Thinking back, looking forward

lingering concerns about what the future holds, there have also been plenty of positives in 2022!

As the year quickly draws to a close, ASC's team would like to wish

these past 12 months to see so many of you at some fantastic events including WAC2022, our annual Leadership Conference, the recent Sustainability Forum, as well as the European

ASC has some really exciting plans ahead for our membership so be sure to stay tuned for updates. Thanks again to everyone for their contributions this year and we wish you all a happy holiday season!

H E A D H E S I V E A N D S E A L A N T C O U N C I L FALL 2022
JIM OWENS ENTERS ASC'S HALL OF FAME (Left to right) ASC Chair Heather Campe with H.B. Fuller's Jim Owens and ASC President Bill Allmond

FEICA's European conference returns with historic success

ASC was pleased to be in attendance at FEICA's recent European Adhesive & Sealant Conference and EXPO to hear the latest trends and topics affecting our industry across the pond. FEICA, Europe's equivalent to ASC, held the event in Hamburg, Germany, from September 14 16. Not only was the meeting celebrating 50 years of FEICA but it was also its first in person event since 2019 because of the pandemic. FEICA reported a record turnout with more than

700 industry representatives in attendance.

"The energy at the event was really strong and the enthusiasm apparent. The industry remains strong and the need to stay engaged remains very high," said Bill Allmond, ASC President.

"Everyone was just very happy to be back together and the level of interaction was tremendous "

"The industry remains strong and the need to stay engaged remains very high. Everyone

The theme, Enabling a Sustainable Future, saw various presentations focusing on the industry's commitment to this increasingly important topic and showcased its collective efforts in recycling, the circular economy, and the European Green Deal. Other key topics included the supply h i di it d

As FEICA's event drew to a close, Secretary General, Kristel Ons announced ASC's Bill Allmond as recipient of its prestigious Ambassador Award and presented him with an engraved crystal trophy. The award recognizes those who demonstrate commitment to collaboration and partnership, supporting FEICA and its role as the voice of the European adhesive and sealant industry.

"It is an honor to be recognized by FEICA and my friend Kristel Ons," said Allmond.

"I accept the award on behalf of all of ASC because my commitment to a close partnership with FEICA is strongly backed by ASC's Board, members, d t ff Thi d i

Bill Allmond
ASC's Bill Allmond is presented with the Ambassador Award by FEICA's Kristel Ons
The Grand Foyer of Grand Elysee Hotel prior to official opening of the FEICA Annual Conference FEICA President, Guido Cami, opens the event Ritu Paul, Global R&D Director, H.B. Fuller at the Diversity & Inclusion session FEICA Business Forum panelists on the opening day of the conference
FEICA Secretary General Kristel Ons and ASC President Bill Allmond at the conference dinner

Sustainability Forum returns

After an eight year hiatus, ASC once again hosted its Sustainability Forum in September, providing some insight ful discussion about this important issue to our membership.

The Omni William Penn Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh welcomed more than 90 attendees to the two day forum, which included 17 speakers over 15 different sessions.

As one of three strategic objectives in the current Long Range Plan, ASC thought it important to mark the return of the event to bring the industry together and talk about past achievements and plans moving forward. The presentations focused on different topics such as corporate strategy, developments within end use markets, global regulatory developments, and innovation.

Among the many highlights were keynote speaker Chris Miller, Senior Global Research Director, Arkema Coating Resins, talking about sustainable development trends and the outlook for the industry. There was also an absorbing panel session that encouraged some lively debate about sustainable packaging across the value chain.

Pittsburgh welcomed attendees to this year's Sustainability Forum

Leadership conference proves another event to remember

Senior executives and leaders joined the ASC team in La Jolla, California from November 1-3 for the Executive Leadership Conference and a few days of enlightening presentations and plenty of networking opportunities.

From the moment outgoing ASC Chair Heather Campe delivered the welcome address, the program delivered some really fantastic content and stimulated plenty of discussion.

Given the current market conditions, the thoughts of motivational speaker Aaron Thomas were most welcome explaining how best to deal with adversity and seize opportunities. Among other highlights were Christian Maclver, Global Vice President of supply chain at Ingevity, who high

lighted the issues affecting the global supply chain, the trends for the adhesive and sealant sector, and the growing importance of digitalization and automation.

In an interactive session, futurist G Hiemstra conside benefits of long r planning and shar some basic princi that should be fac into company stra And Dr Bill Conerl Conerly Consultin took to the stage t provide his econo

forecast and touch on interest rates, the labor shortage, and international trade.

Click here to listen to his thoughts on our recent podcast.

This year's Executive Leadership Conference came to La Jolla, CA
Another fantastic turnout!

Jim Owens is named inaugural inductee in ASC's Hall of Fame

ASC is very pleased to announce that Jim Owens, President & CEO of H.B. Fuller, has been named as our first inductee into the ASC Hall of Fame. The Executive Committee unanimously agrees that Owens is someone who, throughout his career in adhesives and sealants, has made significant t ib ti t th

He has been a mainstay in this sector for several decades, having held leadership roles not only at H.B. Fuller, but also with Henkel and National Starch. Owens announced his retirement as of December this year and will be greatly missed.

He has spent his career f ll l di

and also served on the ASC Board of Directors for many years. In fact, he was on the board back in 2008 and led ASC through transition during a difficult time for the economy. Despite all the uncertainty, he helped stem falling membership numbers and created a l f t h l

Career-long industry commitment of Jim Owens, President & CEO of H.B. Fuller, was recognized by ASC

Apply for an ASC scholarship

The future of the adhesive and sealant industry relies on the talent and skills of our people. That's why ASC, through its Scholarship Program, has aimed to help support young people in their studies and encourage top talent to enjoy a long and successful career in this vitally important sector. ASC members are now invited to submit their applications for this

year's scholarships. The Program has proven a huge success since it was launched in 2017 in memory of Gene Simmons, a hugely respected pressure sensitive adhesive formulator. Applicants must be a full time sophomore with junior standing, a junior, or a senior at an accredited college, university, or community college and be pursuing a degree in a science related or

business field of study. They must also be a direct relative of an employee at an active member of ASC. All applications must be submitted by February 1, 2023. Our selection committee will then consider each of these based on the above criteria and notify recipients by mid April, if not sooner. Click here for details

Get your application in for ASC's Scholarship Program before the February 1, 2023 deadline!

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