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Notes from the ASC Sustainability Forum

Posted on 7/28/2014 3:34:42 PM. By Paul Bertram

The ASC 2014 Sustainability Forum was the 2nd since its inception in 2011. This year’s Baltimore Forum was a series of well-balance...

  

Spring Industry Events Share Common Themes for 2014 and Beyond

Posted on 7/21/2014 1:43:18 PM. By Rick Krause

While the economy has certainly improved, the recovery remains uneven and certainly more tepid than what has been expected for 2014. ...

  

U.S Congress, Chemicals and You

Posted on 7/1/2014 7:15:01 PM. By Matt Croson

Two weeks ago, I had the distinct honor to have lunch with Vice President Biden and Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY).  I also had brea...

  

Trying to Ignore the Silly Season

Posted on 6/25/2014 3:48:56 PM. By Mark Collatz

In Washington, D.C., there is a term for that period of time just before elections—the Silly Season.  It’s a time when i...

  

Leveraging New Standards for Improved Customer Communications

Posted on 6/23/2014 4:48:14 PM. By Bob Braun

In my last several posts, I discussed how one can balance the value attributes of a product for a Green world, as certain product formula...

  

Flame Retardants and Human Health

Posted on 6/16/2014 7:33:01 PM. By Paul Bertram

Over the last few months, I have been focusing discussions on “Material Transparency” with regard to increasing pressures for...

  

Educating Customers on your Green Initiatives

Posted on 6/3/2014 5:34:21 PM. By Bob Braun

In my last several posts, I began a review of the historic versus the newly evolving challenges for the modern formulator and discussed h...

  

What Manufacturers and Raw Material Suppliers of Adhesives and Sealants Need to Know about CSI Formatted Project Specifications

Posted on 5/16/2014 5:54:14 PM. By Paul Bertram

Towards the end of my last post, I addressed CSI specifications… CSI’s MasterFormat is a publication of CSI (The Constructio...

  

I’m WARNING You

Posted on 4/23/2014 6:47:29 PM. By Mark Collatz

I’m WARNING You I'll begin with a confession …..I have a baseball addiction.   My wife says I should seek help, bu...

  

Balancing the Value Attributes of a Product for a Green World

Posted on 4/21/2014 2:18:04 PM. By Bob Braun

In my last two posts, I began a review of the historic versus the newly evolving challenges for the modern formulator. I also considered ...