Adhesives are widely used in many industry sectors and are worth over $20 billion globally. New developments are taking place in the adhesives industry, driven by factors such as costs and environmental issues. Solvent-based adhesives are being replaced by new adhesive technologies due to environmental regulations. There is also a growing demand for adhesive use in high technology and specialty applications. This newsletter provides an overview of adhesive technologies and provides an update on new products and technological advances taking place in adhesives for various important applications such as packaging, construction and surgical applications.