EIRI have published the following Technology Books on Adhesives, Gums and Sealants Industries. An adhesive is a compound that adheres or bonds two items together so as to form a single unit. Adhesives may come from either natural or synthetic sources. Adhesives and sealants virtually touch every part of our lives. Some modern adhesives are extremely strong, and are becoming increasingly important in modern construction
Types of adhesives: Adhesives are classified based on, Origin: Natural, Synthetic Properties: Hot melts, Pressure sensitive, Reactive, UV curing Resins used: Epoxies, Cyanoacrylates Sealants: A sealant is a material used to prevent some form of fluid from escaping its container or providing a leak proof barrier. Ex. Fixing of glass window frames in aluminum channel.
Seven major end uses define adhesives sealants industry : construction, packaging, transportation, rigid and non-rigid bonding, consumer products and tapes. The top three sectors represented by construction, packaging and transportation drive the market
Considering the growth in construction, furniture, rigid and flexible bonding segments, Apitco recommends that an Adhesive formulation unit can be considered by a new entrant.