Adhesives and sealants stick to growth, as per the latest research

Market Expertz   |     December 11, 2019


Adhesives and sealants (A&S) have had a massive impact on the construction sector since the discovery of synthetic polymers almost 100 years ago. A&S usage proliferated quickly with the introduction of a broader range of high- performance base polymers as well as formulations in the 1960s to 1980s period. Today, adhesives, as well as sealants, are significant elements of most building systems and structures, the latest trend which will is projected to accelerate as the sector adopts innovative construction designs and techniques.

Based on construction efficiency and costs, the fabrication of complex elements in controlled factory surroundings is innately more proficient than building the same element in the field. The widespread acceptance of factory fabrication can shift large amounts of adhesive & sealant usage from the field to the factory and in turn, is expected to favor the use of high-performance two-part reactive adhesives and hot melt adhesives. It can also decrease demand for adhesive as well as sealants packaged in 200ml and 300ml paper tubes, shifting demand and popularity to 150 to 200-liter steel drums as well as bigger intermediate bulk containers. There will also be possible changes in education around the use of the latest building materials and methods. In terms of product expansion, while B&C sector craftsmen and contractors are usually satisfied with the range of adhesives & sealants products accessible to them now, there is expected to be a few developments in the coming years.

These will comprise materials that are certified for a wider range of end-users, to decrease the number of diverse products that should be handled at the job site; and A&S products that are simpler to apply, to work into an aesthetically acceptable finished surface, and easy to clean, with sacrificing performance. Based on demographics, the migration of populations to urban areas has the potential to propel a considerable shift away from standalone single-family homes to urban multi-family dwellings, and while this may not cause the interior use of A&S to change considerably, although, the exterior building will change noticeably.