Adhesive and Sealant Council holds Innovation Awards at 2022 World Adhesive & Sealant Conference in Chicago; top awards include Avery Dennison's advanced acrylics technology for pressure-sensitive adhesives, H.B. Fuller's hot melt adhesives innovation

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ALEXANDRIA, Virginia , April 27, 2022 (press release) –


Recipients recognized at the World Adhesive & Sealant Conference in Chicago

The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) held its 6th annual Innovation Awards at the 2022 World Adhesive & Sealant Conference in Chicago, Illinois on April 27, 2022. The Innovation awards recognize the top three innovations from the adhesive and sealant industry. Independent judges reviewed the following categories and weightings as part of their review process:

  • Science and Innovation (30%)
  • Applicability & Impact (10%)
  • Impact of the Technology Relative to the State of the Art (30%)
  • Qualifications, Experience and Capabilities (20%)
  • Significant Milestone (10%)

ASC judges reviewed submittal packages and the following were the winners of the 2022 awards:

The primary award was presented to Mark Gower and the PACE Team at Avery Dennison. The Development from Avery Dennison was entitled “Advanced Acrylics Technology for High Performance Pressure Sensitive Adhesive Applications.” The technology combines controlled radical polymerization within emulsion systems with polymerizable surfactant technology to deliver emulsion PSA that is replacing high performance solvent-based PSA in many applications. For more information on this development click HERE.

1st Runner Up went to H.B. Fuller with a development called “Low Monomer/Emission Reactive Hot Melt Adhesives.”

2nd Runner Up went to ICP for a development titled “Novel Low Pressure Spray Polyurethane Foam Blown with Hydrofluoroolefin Propellant.”

“It is important for ASC to recognize innovators within our industry who go above and beyond to meet unmet needs in adhesive and sealant product development,” said Bill Allmond, ASC President. “This year’s winners demonstrate a strong commitment to innovation excellence and help foster further innovative advancement in our industry.”

“This year’s volume of submissions was very impressive, setting a record in fact,” indicated Brian Peters, Director of Membership and Industry Programs. “ASC and the judges were pleased with the quality of the 34 submissions received for the 6th annual program in which we recognize unique developments for our industry,” he said. “We look forward to seeing the program grow and continuing to recognize innovations in our industry. Congratulations to Avery Dennison as our 1st place winner as well as to H.B. Fuller and ICP as runners-up for the 2022 best innovations.”

To learn more about the ASC Innovation Awards Program visit the official awards page located HERE.

Questions about the 2022 program should be directed to Brian Peters, Director of Membership and Industry Programs at Companies interested in becoming a sponsor for 2023 should contact Myranda Nickoloff

The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is a North American trade association dedicated to representing the adhesive and sealant industry. The Council is comprised of almost 100 adhesive and sealant manufacturers, raw material and equipment suppliers, distributors and industry consultants, representing more than 75% of the U.S. industry with operations around the world. Offering education, legislative advocacy, professional networking and business growth solutions for its members, the ASC is the center of knowledge and catalyst for industry growth on a global basis for manufacturers, suppliers and end-users. For more information about ASC, visit

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