The Challenges of Plastics in the Adhesives and Sealants Sector

Time: 15:40 - 16:00

Date: 9 June 2021

Theatre: Seminar Room C

9-june-2021 15:40 9-june-2021 16:00 Europe/London The Challenges of Plastics in the Adhesives and Sealants Sector

There is an increasing demand to move away from a linear economy model (make, use, dispose) to a regenerative circular economy model that minimises resource input, waste, emissions and energy leakage. With an increased focus on single use plastics and the presence of microplastics in the environment, adhesives and sealants manufacturers are looking at how… Read more »

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There is an increasing demand to move away from a linear economy model (make, use, dispose) to a regenerative circular economy model that minimises resource input, waste, emissions and energy leakage. With an increased focus on single use plastics and the presence of microplastics in the environment, adhesives and sealants manufacturers are looking at how they can continue to positively contribute to a circular economy. The manufacturing of adhesives is a complex world, with many different chemistries, formulations that take different shapes, and with each formulation often requiring different production and application techniques. Adhesives have replaced conventional methods such as mechanical fastening, welding, and other joining methods because of superior product performance, reliability, and better operating life. The use of adhesives helps to reduce overall manufacturing cost. In the construction industry, adhesives are used in many applications including floor manufacturing, insulation, and panels. In addition, more sealing is taking place for improved thermal insulation and for damping noise and vibration (in building/construction, transportation and general assembly applications). For all of these benefits on the different applications, the adhesives and sealants have to be supplied to the end user in some form of packaging. This presentation will look at some of the challenges to A&S manufacturers both in terms of user acceptance of any changes, and cost implications of different delivery systems.

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