Impact of Covid-19

What impact is Covid-19 having on adhesive / bonding and foam industries?

With the world forced to adjust to a new reality we’ve been delving into the impact Covid-19 is really having on the foam / adhesives and bonding supply chains. We reached out to the communities these brands serve and they responded allowing us to better understand the challenges and consequences the pandemic is having on business.

Close to 700 key stakeholders responded from end-users and OEMS, foam and adhesives manufacturers, converters and fabricators, raw material and chemical suppliers. The entire community got involved by sharing their views in an industry survey and participating in a live webinar. Now you can read the final report.

Read the unique report to discover:

  • How organizations are pivoting their manufacturing activities to stay operational
  • Which business activities will be front and center in company investment strategies
  • How production lines have been adapted to serve essential business
The report benchmarks the status of the foam and adhesives & bonding supply chains as of mid-May 2020. It will take you on a journey from before the outbreak of the global pandemic, the current status of the market and how the key contributors from the survey and our guest panel from our webinar view the future of the industries.



Find out what impact Covid-19 is having on adhesive/bonding and foam industries

Aired: May 19, 2020

A live discussion with a panel of experts who examined the key outcomes of the survey.

Alex Zmoira – Managing Director, Risk and Financial Advisory, Deloitte
David Hatrick – Vice President, Innovation, Huntsman Advanced Materials
Alan Robinson – NA Commercial Vice President, The Dow Chemical Company
Jim East – Engineering Adhesives / Global Director Automotive, H.B.Fuller

Re-inventing R&D in the new normal: Re-examining your existing technology and product portolio for quick wins

Aired: June 30, 2020

A live discussion with a panel of experts looking at what the new normal for R&D looks like in the technical foam and adhesives and bonding sectors? 

David Hatrick – Vice President, Innovation, Huntsman Advanced Materials
Shakti Mukerjee - Research and Development Manager, RAMPF
William Koonce - TS&D Director, DOW
Karl Hewson - Director of Technology and Development - ZoteFoams