How are issues surrounding the war in Ukraine, continuing inflations concerns, and talk of a recession impacting the supply chain? Read answers to this question and others as leaders in the distribution industry share their insights.
Before sharing some of this issue’s highlights with you, I’d like to relate a bit of personal news. After more than two decades with BNP Media, ASI’s parent company, I’ve decided to step away in order to pursue new opportunities. Though I’m excited about what’s to come for me, this is a bittersweet moment.
Welcome to the 2022 ASI Top 20! To develop our annual listing of the leading worldwide manufacturers of adhesives, sealants, and related products (e.g., tapes, labels, films), we reached out to manufacturers and requested details such as sales figures pertaining specifically to their adhesives and sealants-related businesses. We also pored over secondary sources such as annual reports and press releases to collect relevant supplementary information.
Thanks so much to the executives at Henkel, 3M, H.B. Fuller, Bostik, and Jowat who participated in this year’s Voices from the Top series. Here you can discover what they are thinking about subjects such as their companies’ strategies for success, supply chain issues and other challenges, and what opportunities they anticipate for the adhesives and sealants industry.
One key theme at the 2022 World Adhesive and Sealant Conference was the industry’s ongoing commitment to innovation. It’s a topic that’s near and dear to my heart, and we’re exploring research and development activities in this issue with a discussion focusing on R&D-related challenges, opportunities, and digitalization strategies.
Though the events of the past two years have posed significant potential roadblocks to research and development efforts, companies in the adhesives and sealants industry are still focused on innovation.
As we’ve all seen, the events of the past two years have posed significant potential roadblocks to research and development efforts. How are companies evaluating the multiple issues involved, exploring potential solutions, and pivoting to ensure their companies remain focused on innovation in these challenging times?