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Strategic Imperatives for the Materials Industry Transformation


The materials sector is witnessing increased industry convergence backed by a strong rise in strategic partnerships across the value chain.


New regulations and heightened public awareness are driving sustainability in the materials sector, which demands a delicate balance between environmental impact and profitability.


As more companies leverage robotics and automation for materials use and supply, those who don't will face increased competitive intensity.


How do you shift from where you are to what you want to become? How do you fill the gap?

Based on those strategic imperatives the gap between where you are now and where you need to be to achieve transformational growth is daunting.


Growth Opportunities for the Materials Industry Transformation

Sustainable Value Proposition

Circular Economy of Materials

  • Closed-loop recycling
  • Decoupling petroleum feedstock and plastics
  • Design for recyclability and reuse
  • Integrating mechanical and chemical recycling
  • Strengthening reverse logistics and recycling infrastructure
packaging waste management

Packaging Materials

  • Multilayer/monolayer products with barrier properties to solve the recycling conundrum
  • Efficient packaging waste management
  • Focus on high-growth regions in Asia-Pacific
  • Focus on high-margin, attractive segments
3D Printing

3D Printing and Composite Materials

  • 3D Printing: move from prototyping to industrial production
  • Form strategic alliances with 3D printing technology providers
  • Develop bio-based carbon fiber and thermoplastic composites
robotic applications

Coatings, Adhesives & Sealants

  • Focus on digitalization trends to establish new business models
  • M&A to gain a strong foothold in the marketplace
  • Developing products that support robotic applications

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