SOURCE: NineSigma

June 13, 2007 08:30 ET

Adhesive and Sealant Council Joins NineSigma's Global Innovation Network

Open Innovation Leader Taps World Class Membership of Top Trade Association

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - June 13, 2007) - NineSigma, a leading provider of open innovation solutions to the enterprise, today announced that The Adhesive and Sealant Council, Inc. (ASC), a North American trade association dedicated to representing the adhesive and sealant industry, joined its Innovation Alliance Program. The addition of the ASC's 1000 members, which includes 125 adhesives and sealants manufacturers, raw material and equipment suppliers and industry consultants, expands the reach of NineSigma's network of solution providers in this sector. ASC members account for more than 75 percent of the aggregate revenues throughout the adhesive and sealant industries, which exceeds $6 billion annually.

NineSigma's unique open innovation process creates tremendous value for ASC's global membership, facilitating new business leads and relationship opportunities with Global 1000 companies. NineSigma drives the exchange of information regarding technology needs and potential solutions in a non-confidential way, which protects the innovator's intellectual property and the solution seeker's market potential.

"Without a doubt, NineSigma's approach to open innovation will provide a tremendous opportunity for our membership," said Joe Stevenson, Director, Member Services at ASC. "Through NineSigma, our members are engaging with companies that they would not have had the opportunity to work with otherwise. ASC is always striving to better serve our members and strengthen the industry as a whole, so the ability of NineSigma's RFP process to generate new business leads, and thus potential new revenue for our membership, makes joining the program a smart decision."

For science and technology innovators interested in learning more about NineSigma's network please visit http://www.ninesigma.com/affiliate, or contact Charles Brez, VP of Innovation Alliances with NineSigma, at 216-295-4805.

About NineSigma

NineSigma's unique "Discover-Connect-Solve" approach, based on the principles of Open Innovation, enables Global 1000 clients such as DuPont, P&G, GlaxoSmithKline, Kraft and Unilever to locate, connect and facilitate real business partnerships for bringing inventive new technologies and concepts to the market. NineSigma's open network of innovators spans industries, geographies, and technical disciplines. It is the largest of its kind, and includes universities, industry leaders, trade organizations, research labs and inventors from around the world. For more information visit: www.ninesigma.com.

About ASC

The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) is a North American trade association dedicated to representing the adhesive and sealant industry. Incorporated in 1958, ASC is bound by the collective efforts of its members, and strives to improve the industry operating environment and strengthen its member companies. Today, ASC members account for more than 75% of the aggregate industry revenues, exceeding some $6 billion annually. The Council is comprised of 125 adhesives and sealants manufacturers, raw material and equipment suppliers and industry consultants. For more information about ASC, visit www.ascouncil.org.

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