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Adhesives and Sealants

8:26 AM MDT | October 8, 2010 | Kerri Walsh

Squeezing Out Price Increases Improved economic conditions have lifted sales and profits for adhesives and sealants makers this year. Growth is expected to continue into 2011, but at a more moderate rate, and consumers remain cautious, producers say. The biggest challenge facing the market, however, is a short supply of some key raw materials, which has led to steep rises in raw material costs. Manufacturers have announced several rounds of selling price hikes, but the increases have not been enough to fully offset the rise in costs. {indesign_image...

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