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Make Our Industry a Strong Competitor in the Marketplace! The Adhesive & Sealant Council (ASC) invites you to submit a presentation proposal (abstract) for inclusion in the ASC 2014 Spring Convention program. All timely subject matter and topics relevant to the adhesive and sealant industry will be considered. Listed below are areas we intend to focus on for the Spring program:

End User Focus on Transportation: n W  hat

End Users Want in the Transportation Segment nA  erospace End User Unmet Needs nE  conomics with Passenger Cars and Light Duty Trucks

Business Development & Market Trends:

H  ealth Product Declarations (HPDs) and Adhesives: What is Driving this Trend? nA  Business Approach to Life Cycle Assessment nE  merging Tools in LCA, HPDs and EPDs

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Raw Material Development:

D  evelopment in Ethylene & Propylene n Isoprene Trends nB  utadeine Development

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Medical Adhesives & PSA Technologies:

A  dhesive Drug Delivery Systems B  onded Cast and Brace Systems n A  dhesive Use in Medical Wipes and Other Disposables

Small Business

Green Chemistry:

C  hallenges and Opportunities when Commercializing Green Chemistry nA  n Overview of the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry nG  reen Chemistry Initiatives in Other Industries (Key Learnings)

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Regulatory Affairs:

A  Washington Perspective on TSCA Reform nT  ools for Evaluating Hazard and Risk with Chemicals and Finshed Goods

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B  est Practice in eCommerce nS  ocial Media and Leveraging Market Reach n H  ow Businesses are using LinkedIn

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Private Equity: Chemical Segment Trends

Advanced Technology Link:

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Investors Look for in Small to Mid Size Companies nA  n Overview of Trends in Private Equity and Adhesives & Sealants

Technologies from University Research on Biobased Solutions nR  ecycled and Renewable Raw Material Sources


Abstracts must be submitted online at www.ascouncil.org on or before Friday, January 24, 2014. Abstract Submission Guidelines Abstracts must be in English, no more than 300 words (less than one typed page) and must include the following: n Author Name n Job Title n Company Affiliation n Contact Information n Presentation Title n Presentation Description (120 words or less) n Personal Biography (120 words or less) To be considered, presentation proposals (abstracts) should contain timely, applicable and relevant information on business or technical innovations and advancements, research methodology with demonstrative importance to the adhesive and sealant industry. All submissions must abide by ASC’s antitrust compliance policy and commercialism guidelines, which restrict the excessive use of trade names or material of a commercial or marketing nature. Detailed information will be available in the Speaker Guidelines. Immediately following the deadline date of January 24, the Convention Program Committee will review all abstract submissions and select those suitable for presentation at the 2014 ASC Spring Convention. You will be notified shortly thereafter of its decision.

If you have any questions regarding the Call for Speakers, please contact Steve Duren at (301) 986-9700 x105. About ASC: The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is a North American trade association dedicated to representing the adhesive and sealant industry. The Council is comprised of 129 adhesive and sealant manufacturers, raw material and equipment suppliers, distributors and industry consultants, representing more than 75% of the U.S. industry with operations around the world. Offering education, legislative advocacy, professional networking and business growth solutions for its members, the ASC is the center of knowledge and catalyst for industry growth on a global basis for manufacturers, suppliers and end-users. For more information about ASC, visit www.ascouncil.org.


2014 Spring Convention Call for Speakers