About the Course:

This course presents formulation strategies, based on application and performance requirements for a variety of hot melt adhesive markets by industry experts. Learn how plasticizers, tackifiers and waxes are used to enhance base polymers for optimized processing and properties plus characterization and testing of formulations and resulting bonded assemblies.

Who Should Attend:

This course is designed for anyone involved with selecting, formulating and/or implementing hot melt adhesive technology for specific applications. Sales, product managers and marketing professionals would also benefit by increasing technical depth of additive options available for tailored solutions to product requirements.

NOTE: Participants are invited to attend the WAC EXPO & Reception on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at no additional charge to network and learn about the latest innovations in the industry!

Tentative Topics:

  • Packaging and Paper Converting Adhesives (Speaker needed)
  • Nonwoven Adhesives (Speaker needed)
  • PSA labels and tapes with Jim Auber, Artimelt Inc
  • Assembly Adhesives (Speaker needed)
  • Styrene Block Coplymers with Paul Dally, TSRC Specialty Materials LLC
  • Polyolefins with Jim Coffee, ExxonMobil Chemical Company
  • Reactive Polyurethanes (Speaker needed)
  • UV Hot Melts with Jim Auber, Artimelt
  • Product Development; Biobased Hot Melt with Larry Wu, Tex Year Industries, Inc.
  • Waxes with Madelyn Bekker, ExxonMobil Chemical Company
  • Tackifiers (Speaker needed)
  • Plasticizers with Bill Arendt, Arendt Consulting

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The World Adhesive & Sealant Conference in 2022 is the most important INTERNATIONAL event for stakeholders in the Adhesive and Sealant industry worldwide. WAC takes place only once every four years alternating between the United States, Europe and Asia.

In 2022 the event is being organized by The Adhesive & Sealant Council

Conference

The WAC Conference will feature exclusive keynote addresses and educational sessions featuring subject matter experts from around the world. Speakers will share their knowledge and expertise on the latest business and technology developments and innovations and opportunities in the adhesive and sealant markets.

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Short Course

A Hot Melt Adhesives Short Course is co-located with the WAC2022. This technical course a two day short course that takes place April 25-26, 2022. This intensive course is designed to deliver fundamental knowledge of formulating and use of hot melts.

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EXPO

The World Adhesive EXPO is the adhesive and sealant industry's WORLD trade show, held only once every four years. Meet FACE to FACE with raw materials and service suppliers, distributors, and equipment manufacturers from around the world to discuss your needs and discover new products and services. EXCLUSIVE sponsorships are also available!

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SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Interested in exhibiting? Reserve a booth or get more information using the link below...

Networking

Held only once every four years, WAC is the premier international event to meet and network with industry professionals from around the world. NO OTHER event brings together this many adhesive and sealant suppliers, manufacturers, equipment companies, and end users in one place. WAC is indeed the place to be in 2022!

Don't Miss This Opportunity to Connect in 2022
with the Global Adhesive & Sealant Industry!

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Opening Reception & Dinner

Attendees can look forward to an entertaining and GRAND 'Chicago Style' Opening welcoming the global adhesive & sealant community to WAC 2022 in the 'Windy City' followed by a reception and dinner.

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High Impact Keynotes

Subject matter experts and internationally recognized speakers will deliver highly impactful keynotes on timely subjects of interest to the adhesive & sealant industry.

View confirmed keynotes for WAC2022 HERE.

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Educational Programming for Technical & Business Staff

Industry experts share their knowledge, expertise, and experience to keep you and your company up to date on the latest developments, technologies and business opportunities.

A Hot Melt Short Course and a Emerging Leaders Workshop will be offered at WAC2022 as well.

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Adhesive & Sealant EXPO

The 2022 World Adhesive & Sealant EXPO brings together global suppliers, distributors, and equipment manufacturers to meet the ever-growing needs of the industry.

It has been SIX years since the event has taken place so demand will be high!

Looking to reserve a BOOTH at the EXPO? Download the information packet for complete details, then contact Malinda Armstrong at +1 301-986-9700 x1106,  malinda.armstrong@ascouncil.org

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Exclusive Networking Events

Held only once every four years, WAC is the premier international event to meet and network with industry professionals from around the world. Numerous events and opportunities to connect will be available and it's been SIX YEARS since the international community has gathered!

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2022 Innovation Awards

The 2022 ASC Innovation Awards recognize companies that have made efforts to differentiate and make significant impact in the marketplace. This year we focus on GLOBAL innovations! Be sure to join us as we announce the “2022 Innovation Award” winners.

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Incredible SPONSORSHIP Opportunities for Companies

STAND ABOVE THE CROWD at WAC 2022. Exclusive opportunities are available to reach the global industry at this important event! Download an information packet for complete details, then contact Malinda Armstrong at +1 301-986-9700 x1106,  malinda.armstrong@ascouncil.org

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Chicago Entertainment & Fun Themed Activities

There's a little something for everyone in Chicago including world-class museums, Michelin-star restaurants, live shows in one of over 200 theaters, guided tours, sporting events, shopping and unmatched nightlife. LOTS of fun in store for attendees!

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WAC Organizer:

 

For WAC to be successful for the global adhesive and sealant community for which it is held, ASC, as host, must ensure it is scheduled at a time most suitable for its international attendees.

Global uncertainty about the economy and the Covid-19 health crisis remains a concern through mid-2021. Therefore, with strong support from our Asian and European partners, we decided that the responsible decision was to move the 10th World Adhesive and Sealant Conference (WAC) to 2022.

We are diligently working to deliver a world-class event that will be memorable for all participants for years to come!

Bill Allmond

President, The Adhesive & Sealant Council, U.S.A.

WAC Co-Organizers:

 
 

WAC Co-Promoters:

ASMAC

The Adhesive and Sealants Manufacturers Association of Canada (ASMAC)

JAIA

Japan Adhesive Industry Association (JAIA)

KAIA

Korea Adhesive Industry Association (KAIA)

TSRAIA

Taiwan Synthetic Resins & Adhesives Industrial Association (TSRAIA)

CATIA

China Adhesives and Tape Industry Association (CATIA)

BAMA

Bangladesh Adhesive Manufacturers Association (BAMA)

(301) 986-9700

 

WAC 2022 ORGANIZER

The Adhesive & Sealant Council

510 King Street Suite 418, Alexandria, VA 22314

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