Adhesive and Sealant Council

ASC delivers career education, innovation collaboration, community knowledge sharing and a uni¬fied industry voice. Together, we accelerate the adoption of adhesives and sealants to strengthen our member businesses.

Avery Dennison

Avery Dennison Performance Polymers manufactures emulsion-based and solvent-based acrylic polymer adhesives, as well as rubber-based hot melt adhesives, for pressure sensitive applications. Avery Dennison Performance Polymers' adhesives are used in numerous markets as tapes, labels, graphics and protective films.

3M Company

Since 1902, 3M's success has come from producing innovative solutions to its customers' problems. 3M's Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division provides adhesive solutions for many applications, including: chair cushions, kitchen counter tops, elevators, washing machines, tennis racquets, computers, motors, music speakers, vinyl luggage, retail displays, exterior signs, printing presses, toys, personal water craft and many more. 3M's adhesives are found in all of these applications and in markets ranging from general industrial, electronics, construction, wood and wood products to paper and print, packaging, aerospace and transportation. Designers and engineers in companies worldwide increasingly rely on adhesives for improved end-use performance, greater design flexibility and more efficiency in getting their product to market. Backed by 50 years’ experience in the innovative development and practical application of adhesive technology, our mission is to help our customers make products stronger, lighter, better looking, better performing, longer lasting, less costly and easier to manufacture.


Looking back on nearly 140 years of success, Henkel’s vision is to become a global leader in brands and technologies. Henkel holds globally leading market positions both in the consumer and industrial sector today and is well known for brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. The company is organized into three globally operating business units: Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies. The Dax-30 company is headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany, and proud of its about 50,000 employees from more than 120 nations worldwide. Henkel is globally active and has as strong presence in emerging markets.

Franklin International

Franklin International is a privately held company, founded in 1935, by Langdon T. Williams. The adhesive manufacturer employs approximately 450 people and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. Franklin comprises three businesses. The Construction Products Division supplies woodworking glues, construction adhesives, flooring adhesives and caulks/sealants through retail, distributor and commercial markets. The Industrial Adhesives Division serves the furniture, millwork and related industries with PVA and urethane adhesives, hot melts and mastics. The Adhesive Polymer Division's core competency is emulsion polymerization. In addition to supplying Franklin's internal polymer needs, the Adhesive Polymer Division also services the adhesives formulator, paper converting, pressure sensitive adhesive, fiberglass reinforcement, and non-wovens markets. The International Division supports all three producing divisions of the company for exports to geographic markets outside North America.