U.S. adhesives consumption continued to grow in 2015, a positive trend that began after the culmination of the global recession seven years ago. Compared to 2014, the market has increased by 3% in value terms to $11.3 billion, and by 18% when compared with 2008.
If the past year taught us anything, it’s that the world is becoming an unpredictable place and change is the only constant. In the Asia-Pacific region, the convergence of economic, technological, customer and regulatory forces are remaking the market into a more dynamic, inclusive playing field. With this transition, we expect to see consistent demand for reliable products, breakthrough technology and innovative high-impact solutions.
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