Fastest growth, when measured by end use, is forecast for dental and medical adhesives, although they are growing from a small base. Among the larger categories, electrical/electronics and industrial assembly will increase substantially. Packaging, the largest end use, will grow 12.6% by 2008 (see Table 1).
Captive consumption also plays an important role in the industry. Major captive end uses are wood processing, such as manufacturing of particleboard, pressure-sensitive tape production and rubber-to-metal
bonding. Captive manufacturing accounts for about 25%
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