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Emerging Markets Lift Growth as Costs Moderate

5:49 AM MDT | April 6, 2012 | —Vincent Valk

Sticky Pricing: Adhesives makers were mostly able to raise prices after raw material costs increased. Emerging markets including China and India are driving growth in the adhesives and sealants sector, producers say. Expanded purchasing power in emerging economies is driving demand for consumer goods, among the sector’s most important end markets. Manufacturing businesses, the major end market for industrial adhesives, are also expanding in emerging economies. H.B. Fuller is expecting 6%-9% revenue growth this year, strong compared with the sector’s...

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