The global consumption of coatings, adhesives, sealants and inks (CASI) is being driven primarily by construction applications.
March 1, 2016
Global consumption of coatings, adhesives, sealants and inks (CASI) was 54.1 million tons in 2014, worth $182.6 billion, according to Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney. Volume growth is forecast at a 5% annual rate, with coatings, adhesives and sealants matching the overall growth, but inks trailing at only 2% per year.
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The U.S. is the world’s largest specialty chemicals market, estimated at $208 billion. As a subsector of this market, the coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers (CASE) markets accounted for over half, or $107 billion, in 2014.