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.
Customizing adhesive formulas allows customer needs to drive innovation. As the number of adhesive-using industries grows, the variety of uses for hot-melt solutions is expanding to the point where there is not a one-size-fits-all formula for any industry.
Increasing automobile production is expected to fuel the overall demand for carbon composites in the near future.
October 1, 2015
The global automotive composites market was valued at $3.1 billion in 2014 and is expected to increase to $7 billion by 2022, increasing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.8%, according to a recent report from Persistence Market Research.
The fall convention program includes concurrent technical sessions, an Expo, a polyurethane adhesives short course and more.
September 21, 2015
From October 19-21, industry professionals, end users, and researchers will have the opportunity to network, visit the exhibition space, and learn and participate in various lectures and courses at the Fall ASC Convention and Expo.
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.