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.
Pressure-sensitive tape has a high degree of functionality, which in turn often results in savings of time and money, quality improvements via enhanced performance, and improved aesthetics. In multiple examples across several markets, process improvements such as reduced preparation time and decreased downtime add to the overall value generated by pressure-sensitive tape use.
The use of adhesives in electric vehicles (EVs) is even more widespread than in conventional automobiles. In both types of vehicles, adhesives offer many advantages, including ease of use compared to welding, environmental resistance, sealing, distributing stress, and joining dissimilar materials.
Several key trends will help drive the 6.1% CAGR expected for automotive adhesive tape revenues through 2028.
February 9, 2022
Automotive adhesive tapes are lighter than mechanical fasteners such as screws and fasteners and simplify the automobile manufacturing process. The global automotive adhesive tapes market was valued at $8.7 billion in 2020 and is expected to account for $13.8 billion by 2028.
Historically, about one-third of 3M’s annual sales come from products created in the past five years, so the impact is expected to expand greatly with each successive year.
September 16, 2020
3M recently announced that each 3M product entering the new product commercialization process will include a Sustainability Value Commitment that demonstrates how it drives impact for the greater good.
DuPont’s BETASEAL X2500 was named a runner-up, while its BETAMATE 1640 was named a finalist.
August 12, 2020
DuPont recently announced that it has received finalist and runner-up designations in the 2020 Altair Enlighten Award competition, an awards program in the automotive industry dedicated to vehicle lightweighting.