The Changing World of Raw Materials: Impact on Adhesives and Coatings

Kevin Lifsey

Presented by Ingrid Brase, National Starch & Chemical Company

Over the last year, the improving world economy has caused a rise in the demand for products, particularly in Asia. This, coupled with increase crude oil and natural gas pricing and demand, has caused a severe strain on raw material supply and a dramatic change in pricing. This paper will review the current trends in raw material supply and pricing as it related to adhesives and coatings.

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