In 2001, ARAC (Asia Regional Adhesive Council)
was formally founded at the first ARAC Conference and Executive Committee(EXCO) Meeting held in Osaka, Japan, comprised of four Asian adhesive associations : Japan Adhesive Industry Association(JAIA), China Adhesives and Tape Industry Association(CATIA), Taiwan Synthetic Resins & Adhesives Industry Association(TSRAIA). Korea Adhesive Industry Association(KAIA). Mr.Naoki Kobayashi, Asahi Chemical Synthetic Co.,Ltd, was elected as first president of the new Association of the Asian Adhesive Industry.
Since its inception, ARAC has continued to hold the Conferences and EXCO Meetings as below: