Bethesda, Maryland - The US Adhesives and Sealant Council (ASC) has made "significant progress" on delivering value across its programmes and services, according to the results of the council's 2013 member values survey.
The survey, which the association first conducted in March 2010, asks ASC members a series of questions about how effective they believe the council to be in delivering value, as well as the primary reasons why the company retains its membership.
ASC said a comparison of the 2013 survey against the 2010 one clearly illustrates growth, with five of the six rating categories showing "significant" improvement.
Some 53 percent of respondents said ASC's ability to facilitate/advance science and technology for the industry was 'very effective' or 'effective', up 27 percent from 2010. And 74 percent of respondents positively rated ASC's provision of educational programmes, up 21 percent from 2010.
"We believe the programme investments in education via the training academy, the shift in convention programming with a focus on advanced technology… are having a positive impact within the membership," commented ASC president Matthew Croson in the 21 Feb news release.