A global business strategy consulting firm with expertise in specialty chemicals. Technology Institute provides external technology services including molecular synthesis, product formulation design and refinement, application expertise, physical property and analytical testing, and product benchmarking.
Consumer sentiment continues to drive sustainability throughout the economy and society. Consumers often view packaging as wasteful, and they demand more sustainable options as a result. Many terms, such as reuse, recycle, compost, and reduction, resonate positively with consumers.
The wide use of dissimilar substrate materials driving the selection of sealants was reported in The Adhesive and Sealant Council’s “2017-2020 North American Market Report for Adhesives and Sealants with a Global Overview.”
The specialty chemicals value chain has risen to the challenge of retooling to fill large supply gaps for sanitation products, packaging containers and inks, and other essential products to meet spikes in demand as an outgrowth of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Engineers, architects, specifiers, facility managers, and homeowners must spend time analyzing what performance levels can be obtained by the adhesive and sealant products that are available to them for the environments in which they are being used.
With increasing consolidation among adhesives manufacturers and the raw material suppliers that support them, global product formulation and availability of materials used in these formulations continue to grow in importance.
Scouting for collaboration opportunities outside your company is a process that begins with defining and prioritizing the market's needs in a way that anyone unfamiliar with your business can understand.
Independent testing and third-party validation of application-specific and customer-required adhesive products are expected across the value chain. It is especially important to validate adhesive performance for the electronics industry.
Tariffs, trade deals, and acquisitions—oh, my! In response to continued uncertainties resulting from ongoing political tensions and changing market dynamics, raw materials and chemicals suppliers are undertaking a number of strategic initiatives.