This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants and coatings news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week on our website, as well as our eNewsletter and social media platforms.
A comparative analysis of leading chemical assessment tools found that, when evaluating the same chemical, individual tools come to different conclusions regarding the hazard categorization of each chemical.
May 9, 2016
Such discrepancies may call into question the extent to which such tools can provide definitive and actionable information about chemical substances in consumer products without further analysis and contextual information.
Widening applications and increased construction activity are helping to drive demand.
May 2, 2016
U.S. demand for pressure-sensitive tapes is projected to increase 5.3% yearly to $9.3 billion in 2019. Growth will reportedly reflect continued economic expansion and the further development of innovative applications for specialty tapes, which tend to be higher performing, value-added products.
Strong growth in construction activity will underpin advances, driven by increased urbanization and infrastructure improvements in developing countries.
April 1, 2016
Global demand for adhesives and sealants is forecast to rise 4.5% per year through 2019 to 20.2 million metric tons, valued at $64 billion. Strong growth in construction activity will underpin advances, driven by increased urbanization and infrastructure improvements in developing countries, combined with rebounding construction spending in Western Europe and the U.S.