Welcome to the annual Raw Materials, Chemicals, Polymers and Additives Handbook! Our goal with this handbook is to help you source the materials you need to succeed. The handbook kicks off with contact information for the suppliers included in this year’s edition, including their mailing address, email address, website, contact personnel, and brief descriptions.* Products are listed alphabetically under each category and subcategory, and a material index.

Product listings are divided into five major categories: Additives and Chemical Specialties; Oils and Fatty Acids; Resins and Base Polymers; Pigments and Dyes, Dry/Dispersions and Extenders; and Solvents. The directory includes descriptions/use information for each material, followed by the names of suppliers that provide the material.

Our hope is that you find this sourcing guide a useful tool to find materials suppliers throughout the year. Be sure to also bookmark the handbook online at www.adhesivesmag.com/materialshandbook—with additional features such as social media links and specs sheets for certain suppliers, as well as the ability to quickly and easily request additional information through our RFP Builder.

If you are a materials supplier and don’t see your company in this issue but would like to be included, don’t worry—you can still be added to the online handbook! Please contact AnnaMarie McCann at (610) 436-4220, ext. 8518, or mccanna@bnpmedia.com for pricing and additional details.

Raw materials and chemicals are vital components that often dictate the success of adhesives and sealants formulations and products, but unfortunately, this sector is anything but predictable. How are key players reacting to trends in the raw materials and chemicals landscape? Find out in our popular annual feature, the “2020 Raw Materials and Chemicals Roundtable.”

What do you think of our Raw Materials, Chemicals, Polymers and Additives Handbook? Where do you stand on the trends discussed in the roundtable article? Do you agree with the participants, or do you think they’re way off track? I’d love to hear your opinions! Please contact me at (248) 786-1704 or suttons@bnpmedia.com to share your suggestions and comments.

*Supplier listings indicate paid advertising. Contact AnnaMarie McCann at (610) 436-4220, ext. 8518, or mccanna@bnpmedia.com for pricing and additional details.