Bethesda, Maryland - The US Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is to partner with the American Standards and Testing Materials (ASTM) to develop a sustainability definition, based on industry dialogue.
The project is due to start in autumn 2011, and is a direct outcome of the ASC's first ever sustainability summit, held 26-27 July in Rosemont, Illinois, ASC said in a 2 Aug announcement.
The sustainability summit was held in partnership with ASTM and drew 86 attendees from across the adhesives and sealants supply chain.
"The goal of the Council's sustainability summit was to create industry dialogue, followed by action-oriented next steps," said Steve Duren, director of membership at ASC.
He added that the sessions explored all facets of sustainability and allowed ample opportunity for discussion and debate as the industry collaborates to establish baseline understanding of sustainability.
The primary outcome was a desire on the part of attendees to focus time and effort on industry definitions for sustainability, ASC noted.
ASC will partner with ASTM to determine a calendar of events, focusing on terminology development and 'webinars' that will support this effort.
Interested industry partners should contact Steve Duren at [email protected] or 301-986-9700, ext. 105 to learn how to play an active role in the Council's next steps.