The current laminating industry mindset is to simply try anything. Many manufacturers have started to realize that creative combinations of unexpected substrates might fill untapped demand for finished products that look and feel novel, are extra sturdy, or display other desirable properties that are unattainable with standard materials.
U.S. demand for construction chemicals like adhesives and grouts is expected to shift toward higher-value formulations and technologies.
April 1, 2015
Domestic demand for construction chemicals used in on-site applications is projected to grow 8.2% per year through 2018 to $12.1 billion, according to “Construction Chemicals,” a recent study from The Freedonia Group Inc.
Tertiary amine catalysts used for manufacturing polyurethanes and polyisocyanurates are known to degrade over time, producing products such as aldehydes that can directly contribute to emissions of organic compounds.