With professional and DIY users looking for improved sealant and adhesive solutions, several new trends are emerging in each category. As the economy continues to rebuild itself, these trends will become even more significant as the construction industry begins to address its pent up demands
Fremont, CA: For home project and construction worksites, sealants and adhesives are a powerful tool. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant challenges, particularly for massive commercial constructions. Stay at home restrictions, and other factors have led to an increase in demand for DIY. With professional and DIY users looking for improved sealant and adhesive solutions, several new trends are emerging in each category. As the economy continues to rebuild itself, these trends will become even more significant as the construction industry begins to address it’s pent up demands.
In the sealant segment, building substrates has had a significant impact. Sealants today must offer higher performance features like strong adhesion to all types of building materials, including composites and traditional substrates such as fiber cement, vinyl, aluminum, wood, and metal. Time is money in the construction industry, and sealants that offer better productivity is vital for professionals. Investing in higher quality sealants for better performance that will last is a successful way to tackle a project. Popular product features that enhance productivity on the job site include fast paint and rain-ready times to finish the job sooner, the ability to be applied in lower temperatures or on wet/damp surfaces, and easy gun-out for reduced user fatigue. Professionals always appreciate sealants that can be easily cleaned up for surfaces with water for less mess and more accessible application.
Advancements in Adhesives
Professionals are always on the lookout for adhesives that can hold surfaces together instantly, especially for vertical applications like interior molding. This has lead to an increase in demand for construction adhesives that offer better instant grab. Advanced hybrid adhesives can deliver faster bonds, which significantly reduces the amount of clamping and bracing needed on even the most challenging and heaviest applications. Powerful adhesives are essential for professionals working on the most challenging jobs, such as the installation of subfloors, drywall, heavy remodeling, and new construction. Besides stronger adhesive ad durable bonds, professionals today are seeking products that are easy to gun for greater efficiency, as well as low-odor formulas that are compliant with stringent VOC regulations.
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