ChemQuest, a global consulting firm with focus and expertise in adhesives and sealants, is widely recognized among raw material suppliers, formulators, and financial investors for services including business strategy, market research, and 3rd party product formulation, application and lab services through ChemQuest Technology Institute and Powder Coating Research.
The definition of “sustainability” is in flux. As it pertains to construction, sustainability is constantly evolving to encompass varying approaches and priorities. In the U.S., sustainable construction is the method of creating buildings and using processes that are environmentally reliable and resource efficient throughout the building’s life cycle, including design, construction, operation, and renovation. Western Europe defines sustainable construction as a way to build that aims to reduce health and environmental impacts affected by the construction process or by buildings.
The acquisition brings powder coating formulation expertise and a third laboratory to ChemQuest, in addition to liquid formulations and application and molecular architecture.
August 13, 2021
The ChemQuest Group recently announced its acquisition of Powder Coating Research Group, a Columbus, Ohio-based independent formulation, testing, and development resource used by the powder coating industry.
Not surprisingly, the global economic recovery is continuing more quickly in regions where COVID-19 is under control and vaccinations have been widely rolled out. After an estimated contraction of 3.3% in 2020, the global economy is projected to grow at 6% in 2021, moderating to 4.4% in 2022, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
When anticipating using adhesives in structural bonding, a common need is developing the testing protocol to demonstrate bonded system effectiveness. While pressure-sensitive tapes are used in structural joining, this discussion will focus on liquid, paste, and film adhesives in structural joints.
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.