The adhesives and sealant market is expected to grow due to the increasing demand

According to a report by Mordor Intelligence, the adhesives and sealant market in the UK was valued at USD 2.3 billion (€2.12b) in 2020, (, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.5% between 2021 and 2026. The report attributed this growth to a number of factors, including the increasing demand for adhesives and sealants in the automotive, construction, and packaging industries. The report noted that the construction industry is the largest end-user of adhesives and sealants in the UK & Ireland.

The COVID-19 pandemic may have impacted the adhesives and sealant market in 2022, with disruptions to global supply chains and reduced demand in some industries. However, the long-term outlook for the adhesives and sealant market in Ireland and the UK is positive, with growth expected to be driven by increasing demand from key industries and a focus on sustainable and eco-friendly products.

Always better results through knowledge

Bostik Academy is the innovational online and physical knowledge centre, situated at Bostik Industries Ltd. Newtown, Swords, Co. Dublin, K69 YD23.The Bostik Academy has been carefully created, by professionals and for professionals, in the Irish construction industry. At Bostik Academy, participants will experience a tailored training programme, that is perfectly matched to their needs and profession.

The Bostik Academy offers product information on the complete Bostik product portfolio – from flooring and tiling products to their complete sealing and bonding range.

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Information includes access to product presentations, installation videos, ‘How To’ videos, Technical Data Sheets and all relevant supporting information.

The easily accessible venue presents a ‘state of the art’ Video Technical Centre with remote video training capability and targeted webcast broadcasts, as well as traditional hands on ‘on site’ training and practical demonstrations. In addition, Bostik Academy offers tailored dedicated training programmes to business owners and their team.

Bostik have developed many new and highly innovative products, which are currently being detailed and demonstrated at The Bostik Academy. Their experienced trainers regularly present their full product portfolio, best application methods, key industry recommendations as well as current market insights and updates.

The highly skilled technical team at Bostik are available to support builders’ merchants and hardware stores in their everyday activities. Bostik are available as a first point of contact and a key resource to answer your technical questions and to support your everyday opportunities and challenges.

Bostik look forward to welcoming you to The Bostik Academy. For further information please contact

More performance, more sustainable

True to its image as an innovator in the construction chemicals market, Sika is coming up with an innovation to deliver on its promise of “more performance, more sustainable”.

The new Sikadur®-31+ is a two-part epoxy-based, moisture-tolerant construction adhesive that bonds most building materials. It can be used for interior and exterior do-it-yourself (DIY) applications in addition to traditional professional applications.

More performance

Sikadur®-31+ offers even higher mechanical strengths and can also be used for structural concrete repairs, joint filling, and crack sealing. It hardens without shrinkage, is completely impermeable for most liquids and water vapour and does not sag in vertical and overhead applications. No primer is needed and the open time and pot life of Sikadur®-31+ have been optimised.

Thus, the high-quality product enables unprecedented flexibility.

More sustainable

In addition to its superior performance metrics and versatility, Sika has emphasised the sustainability aspect of the product. Sikadur®-31+ meets LEED v4 requirements and features very low VOC.

All in all, the new easy to mix and apply Sikadur®-31+ low VOC epoxy adhesive is a great choice for your project, be it a DIY project or a professional one.

Soudal’s Genius hand-held application system

Genius Gun is a patented hand-held system for applying Soudal’s Genius PU Foam range. The unique trigger mechanism provides maximum control of dosage, with a comfortable hand grip specifically designed for single-handed use. Genius Gun’s re-sealable applicator straw means the product can be used again and again for up to six weeks.

The ergonomic hand grip is comfortable to hold and easily operated with one hand. Perfect for those hard-to-reach places and especially important for when working at heights, giving your customer a free hand for added stability. The pressure-sensitive trigger mechanism means the flow of foam can be controlled easily with a light touch.

A specially designed trigger mechanism ensures precise dosage control, helping your customer to apply the perfect amount of foam. Varying the pressure on the trigger will increase or decrease the speed of the foam. Offering the control of gun grade foam in a handheld format, without any need for additional tools or gun cleaners.

The built-in closing system enables your customer to re-use the can for up to six-weeks after first use. Simply attach the bung located on the lid of the Genius Gun cap into the applicator straw to seal the canister ready for use next time.

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