Daniel S. Murad

Dan Murad is president and CEO of The ChemQuest Group Inc., an international strategic management consulting firm specializing in the adhesives, sealants, and coatings industries, headquartered in Cincinnati.

For more information, phone (513) 469-7555 or visit http://www.chemquest.com .

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Strategic Solutions: State-of-the-Industry Report

Recovery in the U.S. continues on solid footing, with the construction sector finally showing solid signs of growth.

2013 can only be characterized as the first year in the recent past where all was quiet on the front lines of the adhesives and sealants industry—especially as compared to the significant volatility the industry has been experiencing since the beginning of the 2008 recession.


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Strategic Solutions: State of the Industry Report

Recovery within the adhesives and sealants industry appears increasingly favorable as the U.S. macro backdrop improves. 


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Strategic Solutions: Five Major Trends Shaping the Packaging Industry

In this fiercely competitive environment, it is important to stay ahead of the curve on external uncertainties that could shape the future market landscape.


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STRATEGIC SOLUTIONS: 2011 Industry Outlook

In 2011, volatility has become the norm.
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STRATEGIC SOLUTIONS: Global PSA Growth Trends

The global pressure-sensitive industry is forecasted to grow 7% per year through 2014.
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STRATEGIC SOLUTIONS: Global Pressure-Sensitive Materials Forecast

Regulatory pressure will continue to create opportunities for environmentally friendly alternatives.
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STRATEGIC SOLUTIONS: Overview of North American PSAs

Figure 1 The North American pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) industry settled at approximately $500 million in 2009 and is estimated to grow at a 4% compounded annual growth rate through 2014.
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STRATEGIC SOLUTIONS: 2010: Outlook for the Adhesives and Sealants Industry

Now that 2009 is behind us, the adhesives and sealants industry is recovering from its worst year since the Great Depression.
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2008 State-of-the-Industry Report

This article examines the state of the adhesives and sealants industry, including the current impact of raw material and feedstock prices.
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STRATEGIC SOLUTIONS: Marching Toward "Green"

Nearly 1,000 attendees at the 2008 World Adhesives Conference in Miami, FL, listened to global industry leaders discuss challenges and trends within the adhesives industry.
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ExxonMobil Tackifier Expansion

Dwight Tozer, vice president of ExxonMobil’s Adhesion Industry business, discusses the company’s latest tackifier expansion project with Editor-in-Chief Susan Sutton.

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