COVID-19 dominated the news in 2020, but the industry also saw noteworthy acquisitions, expansions, and reorganizations that drew a lot of interest. Here we share the year’s most-viewed news stories on the Adhesives & Sealants Industry website.

  1. Avery Dennison Partners with Global Safety First to Produce Self-Adhesive N95 Masks for Healthcare Professionals
  2. Henkel Collaboration Enables Remote Monitoring of COVID-19 Patients
  3. Palmer Holland Mourns Loss of Matt Walker
  4. H.B. Fuller Shares Details Regarding 2019 Financial Results and Business Realignment
  5. Worthen Industries Acquires Henkel’s Footwear Adhesives Business in Mexico
  6. Arkema Realigns Organization to Focus on Specialty Materials with Three Business Segments
  7. Henkel Opens New State-of-the-Art Manufacturing Facility in India
  8. Goldenberg and Meidl to Head Business Groups at Teckrez
  9. H.B. Fuller Attributes 2020 First Quarter Revenue Dip to COVID-19
  10. AJ Adhesives and Mid-America Packaging Expand to East Coast with Acquisition of Evco Industries
  11. Henkel Adhesive Technologies to Expand UV Capabilities with New Facility in North Carolina
  12. Bostik to Acquire Adhesive Powder Producer Fixatti
  13. Despite Slowed Growth in March Due to Pandemic, Sika Breaks Sales Record in 2020 First Quarter
  14. Kraton Seeking Regulatory Approvals for Block Copolymer Use as Disinfectant
  15. Henkel Invests in Conformal Coatings Startup actnano
  16. Dow Outlines Details of Restructuring Program
  17. 3M Announces 2019 Financial Results, Additional Restructuring Efforts
  18. Huntsman Completes Sale of Chemical Intermediates and Surfactants Businesses to Indorama Ventures for $2 Billion
  19. 3M’s Bushman Announces Retirement
  20. PPG, H.B. Fuller, and Wacker Receive ASC Innovation Awards
  21. H.B. Fuller Organic Revenue Exceeds Expectations in 2020 Third Quarter
  22. Evonik Strengthens Focus on Adhesive and Sealant Solutions with New Silicone Production Facility in Germany
  23. Meridian Adhesives Group Acquires E-Chem
  24. Sika Incorporates Existing Products in New Safety Mask Production to Combat COVID-19
  25. Mussel Polymers Licenses Underwater Adhesive Technology from Purdue Research Foundation
  26. Accella Polyurethane Systems Becomes Carlisle Polyurethane Systems
  27. Henkel North America Announces COVID-19 Support for Employees and Communities
  28. DuPont Structural Adhesives Recognized by Altair Enlighten Award
  29. Bland Promoted to President of Adhesives Technology as McIntyre Transitions to Meridian Adhesives Group
  30. Berry Global to Invest in Meltblown Capacity to Serve Face Mask Demand in the EMEIA Region
  31. H.B. Fuller Expands with New Office in South Africa
  32. Covestro Announces New Corporate Vision Focused on Circular Economy
  33. Seal For Life Completes Four Acquisitions, Names Oravitz CEO
  34. Huntsman Sells India-Based DIY Consumer Adhesives Business to Pidilite
  35. World Adhesive and Sealant Conference Postponed
  36. H.B. Fuller Positioning Adhesive Named HYGIENIX Award Finalist
  37. Bostik to Acquire Italy-Based Ideal Work
  38. Mactac Recognized as BioPreferred Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Manufacturer by USDA
  39. RPM Reports Record Sales in Fiscal 2021 First Quarter
  40. Sika Acquires Egypt-Based Modern Waterproofing Group
  41. Applied Adhesives Acquires Premier Packaging Solutions
  42. Avery Dennison Releases Bonding Study with Superior Felt & Filtration
  43. Dow Earns Five R&D 100 Awards
  44. Henkel Joins Global Climate Advocacy Effort Calling for Net-Zero Recovery from COVID-19
  45. Henkel Invests in Machine Learning Software Start-Up Fero Labs
  46. Henkel and Origin Collaborate to Help Meet Demand for COVID-19 Nasopharyngeal Swabs
  47. Net Revenue Decreases 11% for H.B. Fuller in 2020 Second Quarter
  48. Net Sales Down 14.9% for Avery Dennison in 2020 Second Quarter
  49. Royal Adhesives & Sealants Earns Spot in Boeing Premier Bidder Program
  50. Covestro to Acquire DSM’s Coating Resins Business

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