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Adhesives and Sealants: Expanding the Market With Existing Technologies

April 4, 2011 | Kerri Walsh with Rebecca Coons

Global adhesives and sealants producers are mostly optimistic about market conditions for the rest of this year, taking into account a continuing rise in raw material costs. Several producers have announced aggressive investment plans to keep pace with rising demand, mostly in emerging markets where growth is the greatest. Producers are also turning to R&D to find new end uses for existing technologies to boost sales and offset costs. Producers are mixed about growth rates for this year, depending on markets served such as fast-growing sectors including...

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