Adhesives & Sealants

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Gains will be driven by an improved outlook for major markets and by trends toward greater use of adhesive bonding compared to mechanical fasteners in product assembly applications.

US demand to rise 2.2% annually through 2017

US demand for adhesives and sealants will rise 2.2 percent per year to 9.8 billion pounds in 2017, valued at $11.9 billion. Gains will be driven by an improved outlook for major adhesives and sealants markets such as paper packaging, motor vehicles, and building construction, following the recession-plagued 2007- 2012 period. Demand will also benefit from trends toward greater use of adhesive bonding compared to alternative joining technologies, such as mechanical fasteners, in product assembly applications.

Reactive and hot melt types to grow the fastest

Natural adhesives and sealants will remain the largest product type through 2017. However, natural products will also see the weakest gains going forward, as the bulk of demand consists of low value starch adhesives used in corrugated cardboard production, a highly mature and slow growing application. The most rapid advances are expected for reactive adhesives and sealants, fueled by the rebounding manufacturing market, as well as by product substitution trends toward higher value materials. Hot melts will also see healthy gains, as their amenability to fast processing speeds will promote opportunities in the packaging market, while their lack of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions will continue to make hot melts an environmentally preferable option.

Solvent-based products to outpace water-based types

Despite decades of losing share to alternative formulations, solvent-based adhesives and sealants will see above average increases in demand, bolstered by a turnaround in the construction sector and product reformulation efforts to lower VOC emissions. More moderate gains for emulsion and dispersion adhesives and sealants will stem from market maturity and competition from hot melts in leading outlets such as case and carton sealing. However, ongoing development of better performing waterbased formulations will allow emulsion adhesives and sealants to penetrate new markets going forward.

Construction to be fastest growing market

Among adhesives and sealants markets, the fastest growth is forecast for construction, which will rebound strongly from the sharp declines of the 2007- 2012 period. Construction is an important outlet for sealants, which are widely used in both building and nonbuilding applications. The dominant packaging market will post among the slowest gains, based on weakness in the key paper packaging segment. In the manufacturing and assembly market, the fastest growth is expected for tapes and labels, motor vehicles, and machinery, while nonwoven disposables, furniture, and other outlets will rise at a subpar rate.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the 8.8 billion pound US adhesives and sealants industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2002, 2007 and 2012, with forecasts for 2017 and 2022 by product (e.g., natural adhesives and sealants, emulsion and dispersion, hot melt, reactive, solvent-based) and market (e.g., packaging, manufacturing and assembly, construction, consumer).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share, and profiles 35 industry players such as Henkel, HB Fuller, and RPM International.

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  1. Adhesives & Sealants

    $5,300.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $94.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $126.00

      1. Table | ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND (million pounds)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,322.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $145.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Consumer Spending Outlook

        $121.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

      4. 3.4 Packaging Industry Overview

        $109.00

        1. Table | PACKAGING SHIPMENTS (billion 2005 dollars)

      5. 3.5 Manufacturing Outlook

        $146.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      6. 3.6 Construction Industry Outlook

        $82.00

        1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

      7. 3.7 Adhesives & Sealants Technology

        $187.00

        1. 3.7.1 Raw Materials & Formulation

          $82.00

        2. 3.7.2 Product Selection & Application

          $88.00

      8. 3.8 Competitive Materials & Technologies

        $104.00

      9. 3.9 Regulatory & Environmental Issues

        $102.00

      10. 3.10 Adhesives & Sealants Pricing

        $83.00

        1. Table | ADHESIVES & SEALANTS PRICING TRENDS (dollars per pound)

      11. 3.11 Historical Market Trends

        $82.00

        1. Table | ADHESIVES & SEALANTS MARKET, 2002-2012

      12. 3.12 Foreign Trade & International Activity

        $120.00

    4. 4 PRODUCTS

      $3,004.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $114.00

        1. Table | ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million pounds)

      2. 4.2 Natural Adhesives & Sealants

        $326.00

        1. Table | NATURAL ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND (million pounds)

        2. 4.2.1 Starch & Dextrin

          $122.00

          1. Table | STARCH & DEXTRIN ADHESIVES DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million pounds)

        3. 4.2.2 Protein Adhesives

          $82.00

          1. Table | PROTEIN ADHESIVES DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million pounds)

        4. 4.2.3 Cellulosics & Other

          $82.00

          1. Table | CELLULOSICS & OTHER NATURAL ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million pounds)

      3. 4.3 Emulsion & Dispersion

        $528.00

        1. Table | EMULSION & DISPERSION ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND (million pounds)

        2. 4.3.1 Polyvinyl Acetate

          $97.00

          1. Table | POLYVINYL ACETATE EMULSION ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

        3. 4.3.2 Acrylics

          $113.00

          1. Table | ACRYLIC EMULSION ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

        4. 4.3.3 Vinyl Acetate-Ethylene

          $82.00

          1. Table | VINYL ACETATE-ETHYLENE EMULSION ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

        5. 4.3.4 Styrene-Butadiene Latex

          $82.00

          1. Table | STYRENE-BUTADIENE LATEX ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

        6. 4.3.5 Polyvinyl Alcohol

          $82.00

          1. Table | POLYVINYL ALCOHOL DISPERSION ADHESIVES DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

        7. 4.3.6 Other Emulsions & Dispersions

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER EMULSION & DISPERSION ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million pounds)

      4. 4.4 Hot Melt

        $475.00

        1. Table | HOT MELT ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND (million pounds)

        2. 4.4.1 Ethylene Vinyl Acetate

          $127.00

          1. Table | ETHYLENE VINYL ACETATE HOT MELT ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

        3. 4.4.2 Polyethylene

          $82.00

          1. Table | POLYETHYLENE HOT MELT ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

        4. 4.4.3 Styrenic Block Copolymers

          $86.00

          1. Table | STYRENIC BLOCK COPOLYMER HOT MELT ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

        5. 4.4.4 Thermoplastic Polyurethane

          $82.00

          1. Table | THERMOPLASTIC POLYURETHANE HOT MELT ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

        6. 4.4.5 Other Hot Melts

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER HOT MELT ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND (million pounds)

      5. 4.5 Reactive

        $782.00

        1. Table | REACTIVE ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND (million pounds)

        2. 4.5.1 Silicone

          $178.00

          1. Table | SILICONE REACTIVE ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

        3. 4.5.2 Polyurethane

          $159.00

          1. Table | POLYURETHANE REACTIVE ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

        4. 4.5.3 Epoxy

          $112.00

          1. Table | EPOXY REACTIVE ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

        5. 4.5.4 Polysulfides

          $124.00

          1. Table | POLYSULFIDE REACTIVE ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

        6. 4.5.5 Other Reactive

          $125.00

          1. Table | OTHER REACTIVE ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million pounds)

      6. 4.6 Solvent-Based

        $497.00

        1. Table | SOLVENT-BASED ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND (million pounds)

        2. 4.6.1 Elastomers

          $285.00

          1. Table | ELASTOMERIC SOLVENT-BASED ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (million pounds)

        3. 4.6.2 Polyvinyl Acetate

          $82.00

          1. Table | POLYVINYL ACETATE SOLVENT-BASED ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

        4. 4.6.3 Vinyl Chloride Polymers

          $82.00

          1. Table | VINYL CHLORIDE POLYMER SOLVENT-BASED ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

        5. 4.6.4 Other Solvent-Based

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER SOLVENT-BASED ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET (million pounds)

      7. 4.7 Other Adhesives & Sealants

        $283.00

        1. Table | OTHER ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND (million pounds)

        2. 4.7.1 Bituminous

          $90.00

          1. Table | BITUMINOUS ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

        3. 4.7.2 Sodium Silicate

          $88.00

          1. Table | SODIUM SILICATE ADHESIVES DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

        4. 4.7.3 Polyvinyl Butyral

          $82.00

          1. Table | POLYVINYL BUTYRAL ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

    5. 5 MARKETS

      $3,214.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $114.00

        1. Table | ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

      2. 5.2 Packaging

        $575.00

        1. Table | PACKAGING MARKETS FOR ADHESIVES (million pounds)

        2. 5.2.1 Paper & Paperboard Packaging

          $343.00

          1. Table | PAPER PACKAGING INDICATORS

          2. Table | PAPER & PAPERBOARD PACKAGING MARKETS FOR ADHESIVES BY SEGMENT & PRODUCT (million pounds)

        3. 5.2.2 Other Packaging

          $175.00

          1. Table | CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND (million dollars)

          2. Table | OTHER PACKAGING MARKETS FOR ADHESIVES BY PRODUCT (million pounds)

      3. 5.3 Manufacturing & Assembly

        $1,797.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURING & ASSEMBLY MARKETS FOR ADHESIVES & SEALANTS (million pounds)

        2. 5.3.1 Tapes & Labels

          $262.00

          1. Table | TAPE & LABEL SHIPMENTS

          2. Table | TAPE & LABEL MARKET FOR ADHESIVES BY SEGMENT & PRODUCT (million pounds)

        3. 5.3.2 Motor Vehicles

          $304.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS (thousand units)

          2. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR ADHESIVES & SEALANTS BY SEGMENT & PRODUCT (million pounds)

        4. 5.3.3 Aerospace & Other Transportation

          $239.00

          1. Table | AEROSPACE & OTHER TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS (billion 2005 dollars)

          2. Table | AEROSPACE & OTHER TRANSPORTATION MARKET FOR ADHESIVES & SEALANTS BY SEGMENT & PRODUCT (million pounds)

        5. 5.3.4 Furniture

          $187.00

          1. Table | FURNITURE SHIPMENTS (billion 2005 dollars)

          2. Table | FURNITURE MARKET FOR ADHESIVES BY PRODUCT (million pounds)

        6. 5.3.5 Machinery

          $185.00

          1. Table | MACHINERY SHIPMENTS

          2. Table | MACHINERY MARKET FOR ADHESIVES & SEALANTS BY PRODUCT (million pounds)

        7. 5.3.6 Electrical & Electronic

          $211.00

          1. Table | ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (billion dollars)

          2. Table | ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS MARKETS FOR ADHESIVES & SEALANTS BY PRODUCT (million pounds)

        8. 5.3.7 Nonwoven Disposables

          $183.00

          1. Table | PERSONAL HYGIENE PRODUCT DEMAND (billion units)

          2. Table | NONWOVEN DISPOSABLES MARKET FOR ADHESIVES BY PRODUCT (million pounds)

        9. 5.3.8 Other Manufacturing & Assembly

          $139.00

          1. Table | OTHER MANUFACTURING & ASSEMBLY MARKETS FOR ADHESIVES & SEALANTS BY SEGMENT & PRODUCT (million pounds)

      4. 5.4 Construction

        $632.00

        1. Table | CONSTRUCTION MARKETS FOR ADHESIVES & SEALANTS BY SEGMENT & PRODUCT (million pounds)

        2. 5.4.1 Residential Building

          $175.00

          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

          2. Table | RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION MARKETS FOR ADHESIVES & SEALANTS BY SECTOR & USER (million pounds)

        3. 5.4.2 Nonresidential Building

          $192.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

          2. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION MARKETS FOR ADHESIVES & SEALANTS BY SECTOR (million pounds)

        4. 5.4.3 Nonbuilding

          $156.00

          1. Table | NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

          2. Table | NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR ADHESIVES & SEALANTS BY SECTOR (million pounds)

      5. 5.5 Consumer & Other

        $95.00

        1. Table | CONSUMER & OTHER MARKETS FOR ADHESIVES & SEALANTS BY PRODUCT (million pounds)

    6. 6 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,333.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $97.00

        1. Table | US ADHESIVES & SEALANTS SALES BY COMPANY, 2012 (million dollars)

      2. 6.2 Market Share

        $176.00

      3. 6.3 Merger & Acquisition Activity

        $118.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 6.4 Manufacturing

        $82.00

      5. 6.5 Marketing & Distribution

        $93.00

      6. 6.6 Competitive Strategies

        $82.00

      7. 6.7 Cooperative Agreements

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      8. 6.8 Company Profiles

        $5,333.00

        1. 6.8.1 ADCO Global Incorporated

          $158.00

        2. 6.8.2 Adhesives Research Incorporated

          $99.00

        3. 6.8.3 Akzo Nobel NV

          $170.00

        4. 6.8.4 Ashland Incorporated

          $142.00

        5. 6.8.5 Avery Dennison Corporation

          $160.00

        6. 6.8.6 BASF SE

          $227.00

        7. 6.8.7 Bemis Company Incorporated

          $82.00

        8. 6.8.8 Berry Plastics Corporation

          $87.00

        9. 6.8.9 Carlisle Companies Incorporated

          $177.00

        10. 6.8.10 Cytec Industries Incorporated

          $166.00

        11. 6.8.11 Dow Chemical Company

          $373.00

        12. 6.8.12 Dow Corning Corporation

          $231.00

        13. 6.8.13 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $99.00

        14. 6.8.14 Elmer's Products Incorporated

          $98.00

        15. 6.8.15 EMS-Chemie Holding AG

          $82.00

        16. 6.8.16 Forbo Holding Limited

          $82.00

        17. 6.8.17 Franklin International Incorporated

          $166.00

        18. 6.8.18 Fuller (HB) Company

          $327.00

        19. 6.8.19 Gardner-Gibson Incorporated

          $125.00

        20. 6.8.20 Henkel AG & Company KGaA

          $440.00

        21. 6.8.21 Henry Company

          $139.00

        22. 6.8.22 Huntsman Corporation

          $100.00

        23. 6.8.23 Illinois Tool Works Incorporated

          $404.00

        24. 6.8.24 LORD Corporation

          $147.00

        25. 6.8.25 Mapei SpA

          $90.00

        26. 6.8.26 Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC

          $343.00

        27. 6.8.27 PPG Industries Incorporated

          $172.00

        28. 6.8.28 Royal Adhesives & Sealants LLC

          $191.00

        29. 6.8.29 RPM International Incorporated

          $431.00

        30. 6.8.30 Sherwin-Williams Company

          $217.00

        31. 6.8.31 Sika AG

          $122.00

        32. 6.8.32 ThreeBond International Incorporated

          $82.00

        33. 6.8.33 3M Company

          $194.00

        34. 6.8.34 Total SA

          $173.00

        35. 6.8.35 Wacker Chemie AG

          $127.00

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