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Caulks, Sealants Demand to Rise

1:04 PM MDT | October 20, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

U.S. caulks and sealants demand is expected to rise 2.9%/year to more than 2 billion lbs and reach nearly $4 billion in 2012, says a recent study by The Freedonia Group (Cleveland). The study cites strengthening in end-market fundamentals including an expected improvement in aerospace, motor vehicle, and two “critical” construction markets—residential building and nonbuilding markets such as highways. Demand in the construction market is expected to increase 3%, to 1.2 billion lbs by 2012, the study...

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