Bethesda, Maryland -- The US Adhesives and Sealants Council is to host a webinar 18 July on reducing emissions of VOCs (volatile organic compounds) in adhesive and sealant manufacture.
ASC says that, increasingly, manufacturers of these products are under pressure to ensure their products perform well while simultaneously supporting healthy indoor environments.
Unfortunately, alterations made to modify VOC content do not necessarily mean a reduction in VOC emissions, the ASC says.
This presentation will explore why bringing low-emitting products to market is both important and an enormous business opportunity for the adhesive and sealant industry. "We will consider the challenges these manufacturers face as well as the market requirements for low-emitting products," the council says.
The webinar costs $179 for ASC Members and $199 for non-members, and will be held 18 July, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am eastern US time.
The presentation is designed primarily for manufacturers of adhesives and sealants, but may also be valuable to suppliers of raw materials and construction professionals that are selecting and using adhesives and sealants in building construction and maintenance.
Participants will learn the differences between VOC content testing methods and VOC emissions testing methods; learn about the latest codes, rating systems and voluntary certifications driving product emissions testing of wet products; and explore practical, cost-effective steps toward ensuring your products support healthy indoor environments.
The instructor is Dr Marilyn Black, president of Greenguard Environmental Institute. Black has more than 25 years of experience in indoor air quality research, testing, and analysis, and is a global expert on indoor air quality and its impact on human health.