Adhesive Gums Fevicol

Adhesives and sealants surround us in nature and in our daily lives. Adhesive, or glue, is a mixture in a liquid or semi-liquid state that is capable of holding materials together by surface attachment. Adhesives may come from either natural or synthetic sources. It may be used interchangeably with glue, cement, mucilage, or paste, and is any substance applied to one surface, or both surfaces, of two separate items that binds them together and resists their separation. There are basically two types of adhesives: resin-based and gum-based. The main application areas of the product are furniture, construction, paints and stationery. In between the two types, there are various categories of adhesives sold in the market place. These include natural adhesives, synthetic adhesives, drying adhesives, contact adhesives and hot adhesives. The market size of all types of adhesives is very large and growing. Of this, the premium products account for some 45%. Quantitatively, the overall market size is growing annually by 10 to 15 per cent.