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.
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.
In mature markets, disposable diaper and feminine hygiene products have reached market saturation. Since consumers of these products expect reliable absorption and no leakage, their purchase decisions are now based on other differentiating factors, such as scent and softness—but also thinness.
The outlook for the U.S. adhesives and sealants industry at the mid-point of 2014 has slightly improved over 2013. After growing just 1.9% in 2013, most economists are predicting the U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) will grow 3% for 2014.
tesa tape helps an appliance manufacturer improve door seals for freezer units.
July 1, 2014
As products for industrial, medical, and personal use continue to become more sophisticated, there is a growing need for enhanced research, testing, and storage techniques to support these evolutionary and revolutionary products.