Coating, Adhesive, Sealants and Elastomers (CASE)

CASE products and ingredients are used across industries such as construction, architecture, aerospace, transportation, furniture, textiles, printing inks, and paints. These ingredients are used to increase the operation, resistance, performance, and appearance of products besides exceptional durability for long term use.


Coatings are the functional or decorative materials that are applied to another material. Functional coatings are used to protect the substrate and improve its performance. Decorative coatings, like paints, are used primarily to enhance the appearance of the product. Paper, wood, films, and metals act as substrates to which coatings are applied. Some examples of coatings include paints, varnishes, and lacquers.


Adhesives are also known as binding agents which used to hold multiple substrates together. These adhesives include glue, cement, or paste and can bind distinct materials effectively. Adhesives are used over traditional binding techniques like sewing, etc. because of their cost-effectiveness, and increased design flexibility. Some examples of adhesives include spray adhesives and fabric adhesives.


The ingredients used to prevent fluids from passing through surfaces, joints, or openings in products are known as sealants. In the construction industry, besides preventing the flow of fluids, they can also be used to block the flow of dust, heat, or sound. They are not material-specific and can be applied to any material, and some of the sealants also possess adhesive properties. Some examples of sealants include acrylic resins, butyl rubber, epoxy thermosets, latex sealants, metal sealants, paint sealants.


Polymers possessing elasticity along with viscosity are known as elastomers or rubber. Elastomers are malleable, soft, and flexible. Some examples of elastomers include natural rubbers, styrene-butadiene block copolymers, polyisoprene, polybutadiene, ethylene-propylene rubber, ethylene propylene diene rubber, silicone elastomers, fluoroelastomers, polyurethane elastomers, and nitrile rubbers.
CASE products have historically relied on petroleum-based ingredients and other non-renewable materials. With technology, Bio-based chemical products have recently emerged as a viable and affordable alternative to conventional petroleum-based CASE products.