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.
The three-day Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) Spring Convention and Expo, which will be held April 18-20 in New Orleans, will include concurrent technical sessions focusing on business development and market trends, government relations issues, and advanced technology (see the Preliminary Program on p. 18), as well as an Expo.
In my 30 years as a senior materials engineering manager with Navistar International, a truck and engine OEM, conventional automotive and truck body manufacturing plants predominantly used 1K epoxy structural adhesives due to their superior bonding performance and manufacturing-friendly properties.