What do distributors of raw materials and chemicals consider to be the primary challenges facing materials producers and purchasers? How can distributors help companies all along the supply chain understand and navigate the various forces impacting the industry? To find answers to these questions (and others), we reached out to leaders in the distribution industry.
In the past few decades, the evolution of marketing has significantly transformed packaging’s role in companies’ value chains. The packaging industry has taken a giant step and affirmed its role in the economy, not only within the supply chain but also in the fields of communication, brand awareness, quality control, and environmental concerns.
An ongoing, award-winning project highlights next-generation possibilities for the raw materials and chemicals supply chain.
September 16, 2021
Earlier this year, BASF received the German Innovation Award 2021 in the Excellence in Business to Business-Chemical Industry category for a project involving the use of smart intermediate bulk containers (IBCs). These awards are presented by the German Design Council to recognize aspects of product innovation within different industries that offer additional benefits compared with previous solutions.
When selecting a UV flood-curing system, it is relatively easy to compare the advertised curing area and the peak intensity of the different systems and assume that higher values mean higher light delivery.
Pressure-sensitive graphic products are ubiquitous in today’s world. The market continues to grow and evolve, requiring adhesive manufacturers to constantly innovate solutions for new materials (e.g., semi-flexible olefin films) and surfaces.
According to a recent report from Grand View Research, the global chemical distribution market was estimated to be $247.1 billion last year and is projected to see robust growth (5.4% CAGR) to 2028. The distribution of specialty chemicals, such as those used in CASE (coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers) and other sectors, is expected to be the fastest-growing segment of the market, reaching $139 billion in that timeframe.
We manufacture PTFE and other fluoroplastic parts. We have been requested to make parts that can be bonded to metals. Is there a good adhesive, some sort of additive to the PTFE, or a surface treatment that we can use?
Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a high-performance plastic used in a variety of industries, particularly for its heat and chemical resistance and “non-stick” properties. However, PTFE has a low surface energy that does not allow adhesives to wet its surface and subsequently bond.