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July 9, 2008 - From Oct 12-13, ASC is offering Technical Short Course on Hot Melts in conjunction with 2008 Fall Convention and Expo at Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. On Oct 12, presentations will include introduction to hot melt markets with focus on platicizers, styrenic block co-polymers, waxes, hydrocarbon tackifiers, and antioxidants. Presentations on Oct 13 will cover raw materials market for hot melts, including packaging and paper converting adhesives, non-woven adhesives, and PSA labels and tapes.

Hot Melts in Baltimore Harbor: A Must for Industry Success

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The Adhesive and Sealant Council, Inc.
7101 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 990
Bethesda, MD, 20814

Press release date: June 26, 2008

Bethesda, MD (June 26, 2008) - An adhesion technology with a solid record, Hot Melts are a versatile and "green" product. They have a lot to offer and a sound understanding of them can put adhesive and sealant companies and professionals on the road to success. The Adhesive and Sealant Council, Inc. (ASC) is offering a Technical Short Course on Hot Melts from October 12-13 in conjunction with the 2008 Fall Convention and Expo at the Baltimore Marriot Waterfront.

The course has presentations from industry experts including David Nick of DPNA International, Inc., Dr. David Dillard of Virginia Tech University and William Arendt of Velsicol Chemical Corporation. A tentative presentation schedule, which follows, has been set:

Sunday, October 12
Introduction to Hot Melt Markets
Rosin Ester and Terpene Tackifiers
Styrenic Block Co-Polymers
Hydrocarbon Tackifiers
Testing and Measurement of Hot Melts

Monday, October 13
Overview of the Raw Materials Market for Hot Melts
Introduction to Hot Melts
Packaging and Paper Converting Adhesives
Non-Woven Adhesives
PSA Labels and Tapes
Overview of Hot Melts
Application Equipment
Reactive Polyurethane Hot Melts Hot Melt attendees also have a special invitation to attend the ASC 2008 Fall Expo on Monday, October 13 at 4:00pm. During the Expo, they can put their new understanding of Hot Melts to use by perusing the various companies that supply the chemical components of the technology.

The latest details and registration information on the 2008 ASC Hot Melt Short Course is available at Interested attendees are encouraged to check back frequently for updates as the speaker and presentation schedule are finalized.

The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is a North American trade association dedicated to representing the adhesive and sealant industry. Incorporated in 1958, ASC is bound by the collective efforts of its members, and strives to improve the industry operating environment and strengthen its member companies. Today, ASC members account for more than 75% of the aggregate industry revenues, exceeding some $6 billion annually. The Council is comprised of 130 adhesive and sealant manufacturers, raw material and equipment suppliers and industry consultants. For more information about ASC, visit

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