Adhesives & Sealants

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Gains will be supported by a turnaround in construction activity, combined with the expanding use of adhesives and sealants in manufacturing and assembly markets.

US demand to rise 2.8% annually through 2019

US demand for adhesives and sealants is forecast to increase 2.8 percent per year to 6.4 billion pounds in 2019, valued at $12.8 billion. A turnaround in construction activity, combined with the expanding use of adhesives and sealants in manufacturing and assembly markets, will underpin demand gains. Adhesive bonding technologies are expected to make further inroads in applications historically dominated by mechanical fasteners and other alternative joining systems, especially as manufacturers continue to reduce the weight of products such as motor vehicles, aircraft, and electronics. However, advances will be limited by trends toward high solids formulations and lower application weights, which will reduce the volume of adhesives and sealants consumed.

Reactive adhesives & sealants to grow fastest

Emulsion and dispersion adhesives and sealants will remain the leading product type. The ongoing displacement of solvent-based products is expected to support increases as end users strive to meet emissions regulations through the adoption of water-based and higher solids formulations. Despite loss of market share, solvent-based products are expected to see near average demand increases, boosted by a rebounding construction sector and product reformulation efforts that improve their environmental profile.

The fastest annual growth through 2019 is expected for reactive adhesives and sealants, driven by rising demand in major markets (e.g., manufacturing and assembly, construction) and trends favoring higher value materials. Silicone and polyurethane adhesives and sealants will post the most rapid gains among reactive types, supported by their superior performance characteristics. Hot melt products will register near average advances, as their rapid cure rates continue to promote their use in markets such as packaging that require fast processing speeds. In addition, hot melt adhesives’ lack of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions will continue to benefit demand.

Construction to be fastest growing market

Among adhesives and sealants markets, the fastest annual gains are projected for construction, which will recover from the declines of the 2004-2014 period. Accelerated new building construction will fuel gains, as will increased improvement and repair activity and rising infrastructure spending. Faster gains will be prevented by the development of higher performance products with longer replacement cycles. The slowest annual gains are projected for the packaging market, which will be hampered by weakness in the paper and paperboard packaging segment.

Study coverage

This Freedonia industry study analyzes the US adhesives and sealants industry. It presents historical demand data (2004, 2009 and 2014) and forecasts (2019 and 2024) by product (e.g., emulsions and dispersions, reactive, hot melt, solvent-based, natural adhesives and sealants) and market (e.g., manufacturing and assembly, packaging, construction, consumer).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share, and profiles 39 industry players, including Henkel, HB Fuller, and RPM International.

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  1. Adhesives & Sealants

    $5,400.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $105.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $117.00

      1. Table | ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,348.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Outlook

        $189.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Consumer Spending Outlook

        $105.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES

      4. 3.4 Manufacturing Outlook

        $177.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      5. 3.5 Packaging Industry Overview

        $110.00

        1. Table | PACKAGING SHIPMENTS

      6. 3.6 Construction Industry Outlook

        $82.00

        1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

      7. 3.7 Adhesives & Sealants Technology

        $175.00

        1. 3.7.1 Raw Materials & Formulation

          $82.00

        2. 3.7.2 Product Selection & Application

          $83.00

      8. 3.8 Competitive Materials & Technologies

        $101.00

      9. 3.9 Regulatory & Environmental Considerations

        $105.00

      10. 3.10 Adhesives & Sealants Pricing

        $82.00

        1. Table | ADHESIVES & SEALANTS PRICING TRENDS

      11. 3.11 Historical Market Trends

        $82.00

        1. Table | ADHESIVES & SEALANTS MARKET, 2004-2014

        2. CHART II-1 ADHESIVES & SEALANTS MARKET, 2004-2014

      12. 3.12 Foreign Trade & International Activity

        $118.00

    4. 4 PRODUCTS

      $2,996.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $106.00

        1. Table | ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY PRODUCT

        2. CHART III-1 ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2014

      2. 4.2 Emulsions & Dispersions

        $557.00

        1. Table | EMULSION & DISPERSION ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND

        2. CHART III-2 EMULSION & DISPERSION ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2014

        3. 4.2.1 Polyvinyl Acetate

          $95.00

          1. Table | POLYVINYL ACETATE EMULSION ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY MARKET

        4. 4.2.2 Acrylics

          $109.00

          1. Table | ACRYLIC EMULSION ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY MARKET

        5. 4.2.3 Vinyl Acetate-Ethylene

          $82.00

          1. Table | VINYL ACETATE-ETHYLENE EMULSION ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY MARKET

        6. 4.2.4 Styrene-Butadiene Latex

          $82.00

          1. Table | STYRENE-BUTADIENE LATEX ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY MARKET

        7. 4.2.5 Polyvinyl Alcohol

          $82.00

          1. Table | POLYVINYL ALCOHOL DISPERSION ADHESIVES DEMAND BY MARKET

        8. 4.2.6 Other Emulsions & Dispersions

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER EMULSION & DISPERSION ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET

      3. 4.3 Reactive

        $765.00

        1. Table | REACTIVE ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND

        2. CHART III-3 REACTIVE ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2014

        3. 4.3.1 Silicone

          $170.00

          1. Table | SILICONE REACTIVE ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY MARKET

        4. 4.3.2 Polyurethane

          $157.00

          1. Table | POLYURETHANE REACTIVE ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY MARKET

        5. 4.3.3 Epoxy

          $112.00

          1. Table | EPOXY REACTIVE ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY MARKET

        6. 4.3.4 Polysulfides

          $113.00

          1. Table | POLYSULFIDE REACTIVE ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY MARKET

        7. 4.3.5 Other Reactive

          $114.00

          1. Table | OTHER REACTIVE ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      4. 4.4 Hot Melt

        $480.00

        1. Table | HOT MELT ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND

        2. CHART III-4 HOT MELT ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2014

        3. 4.4.1 Ethylene Vinyl Acetate

          $118.00

          1. Table | ETHYLENE VINYL ACETATE HOT MELT ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY MARKET

        4. 4.4.2 Polyethylene

          $82.00

          1. Table | POLYETHYLENE HOT MELT ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY MARKET

        5. 4.4.3 Styrenic Block Copolymers

          $82.00

          1. Table | STYRENIC BLOCK COPOLYMER HOT MELT ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY MARKET

        6. 4.4.4 Thermoplastic Polyurethane

          $82.00

          1. Table | THERMOPLASTIC POLYURETHANE HOT MELT ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY MARKET

        7. 4.4.5 Other Hot Melts

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER HOT MELT ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND

      5. 4.5 Solvent-Based

        $530.00

        1. Table | SOLVENT-BASED ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND

        2. CHART III-5 SOLVENT-BASED ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2014

        3. 4.5.1 Elastomers

          $283.00

          1. Table | ELASTOMERIC SOLVENT-BASED ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET

        4. 4.5.2 Polyvinyl Acetate

          $82.00

          1. Table | POLYVINYL ACETATE SOLVENT-BASED ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY MARKET

        5. 4.5.3 Vinyl Chloride Polymers

          $82.00

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

        6. 4.5.4 Other Solvent-Based

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER SOLVENT-BASED ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY PRODUCT & MARKET

      6. 4.6 Natural Adhesives & Sealants

        $295.00

        1. Table | NATURAL ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND

        2. 4.6.1 Starch & Dextrin

          $98.00

          1. Table | STARCH & DEXTRIN ADHESIVES DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET

        3. 4.6.2 Protein Adhesives

          $82.00

          1. Table | PROTEIN ADHESIVES DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET

        4. 4.6.3 Cellulosics & Other

          $82.00

          1. Table | CELLULOSICS & OTHER NATURAL ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET

      7. 4.7 Other Adhesives & Sealants

        $263.00

        1. Table | OTHER ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND

        2. 4.7.1 Bituminous

          $84.00

          1. Table | BITUMINOUS ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY MARKET

        3. 4.7.2 Sodium Silicate

          $82.00

          1. Table | SODIUM SILICATE ADHESIVES DEMAND BY MARKET

        4. 4.7.3 Polyvinyl Butyral

          $82.00

          1. Table | POLYVINYL BUTYRAL ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY MARKET

    5. 5 MARKETS

      $3,095.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $106.00

        1. Table | ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART IV-1 ADHESIVES & SEALANTS DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014

      2. 5.2 Manufacturing & Assembly

        $1,785.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURING & ASSEMBLY MARKETS FOR ADHESIVES & SEALANTS

        2. CHART IV-2 MANUFACTURING & ASSEMBLY MARKETS FOR ADHESIVES & SEALANTS, 2014

        3. 5.2.1 Tapes & Labels

          $264.00

          1. Table | TAPE & LABEL SHIPMENTS

          2. Table | TAPE & LABEL MARKET FOR ADHESIVES BY SEGMENT & PRODUCT

        4. 5.2.2 Motor Vehicles

          $315.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE INDICATORS

          2. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR ADHESIVES & SEALANTS BY SEGMENT & PRODUCT

        5. 5.2.3 Aerospace & Other Transportation

          $227.00

          1. Table | AEROSPACE & OTHER TRANSPORTATION EQUIPMENT SHIPMENTS

          2. Table | AEROSPACE & OTHER TRANSPORTATION MARKET FOR ADHESIVES & SEALANTS BY SEGMENT & PRODUCT

        6. 5.2.4 Furniture

          $180.00

          1. Table | FURNITURE SHIPMENTS

          2. Table | FURNITURE MARKET FOR ADHESIVES BY PRODUCT

        7. 5.2.5 Machinery

          $191.00

          1. Table | MACHINERY SHIPMENTS

          2. Table | MACHINERY MARKET FOR ADHESIVES & SEALANTS BY PRODUCT

        8. 5.2.6 Electrical & Electronic

          $217.00

          1. Table | ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC PRODUCT SHIPMENTS

          2. Table | ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONIC MARKETS FOR ADHESIVES & SEALANTS BY PRODUCT

        9. 5.2.7 Nonwoven Disposables

          $185.00

          1. Table | PERSONAL HYGIENE PRODUCT DEMAND

          2. Table | NONWOVEN DISPOSABLES MARKET FOR ADHESIVES BY PRODUCT

        10. 5.2.8 Other Manufacturing & Assembly

          $131.00

          1. Table | OTHER MANUFACTURING & ASSEMBLY MARKETS FOR ADHESIVES & SEALANTS

      3. 5.3 Packaging

        $506.00

        1. Table | PACKAGING MARKETS FOR ADHESIVES

        2. CHART IV-3 PACKAGING MARKETS FOR ADHESIVES, 2014

        3. 5.3.1 Paper & Paperboard Packaging

          $270.00

          1. Table | PAPER PACKAGING INDICATORS

          2. Table | PAPER & PAPERBOARD PACKAGING MARKETS FOR ADHESIVES BY SEGMENT & PRODUCT

        4. 5.3.2 Other Packaging

          $181.00

          1. Table | CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PACKAGING DEMAND

          2. Table | OTHER PACKAGING MARKETS FOR ADHESIVES BY PRODUCT

      4. 5.4 Construction

        $600.00

        1. Table | CONSTRUCTION MARKETS FOR ADHESIVES & SEALANTS BY SEGMENT & PRODUCT

        2. CHART IV-4 CONSTRUCTION MARKETS FOR ADHESIVES & SEALANTS, 2014

        3. 5.4.1 Residential Building

          $167.00

          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

          2. Table | RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION MARKETS FOR ADHESIVES & SEALANTS BY SECTOR & USER

        4. 5.4.2 Nonresidential Building

          $173.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

          2. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION MARKETS FOR ADHESIVES & SEALANTS BY SECTOR

        5. 5.4.3 Nonbuilding

          $153.00

          1. Table | NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

          2. Table | NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR ADHESIVES & SEALANTS BY SECTOR

      5. 5.5 Consumer & Other

        $97.00

        1. Table | CONSUMER & OTHER MARKETS FOR ADHESIVES & SEALANTS BY PRODUCT

    6. 6 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,434.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $84.00

        1. Table | US ADHESIVES & SEALANTS SALES BY COMPANY, 2014

      2. 6.2 Market Share

        $183.00

        1. CHART V-1 US ADHESIVES & SEALANTS MARKET SHARE, 2014

      3. 6.3 Merger & Acquisition Activity

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 6.4 Manufacturing

        $82.00

      5. 6.5 Marketing & Distribution

        $89.00

      6. 6.6 Competitive Strategies

        $82.00

      7. 6.7 Cooperative Agreements

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      8. 6.8 Company Profiles

        $5,434.00

        1. 6.8.1 Adhesives Research Incorporated

          $149.00

        2. 6.8.2 Akzo Nobel NV

          $82.00

        3. 6.8.3 Arkema SA

          $325.00

        4. 6.8.4 Ashland Incorporated

          $132.00

        5. 6.8.5 Avery Dennison Corporation

          $106.00

        6. 6.8.6 BASF SE

          $188.00

        7. 6.8.7 Bemis Company Incorporated

          $82.00

        8. 6.8.8 Berry Plastics Corporation

          $82.00

        9. 6.8.9 Carlisle Companies Incorporated

          $175.00

        10. 6.8.10 Cytec Industries Incorporated

          $138.00

        11. 6.8.11 Dow Chemical Company

          $398.00

        12. 6.8.12 Dow Corning Corporation

          $242.00

        13. 6.8.13 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $172.00

        14. 6.8.14 Elmer's Products Incorporated

          $97.00

        15. 6.8.15 EMS-Chemie Holding AG

          $82.00

        16. 6.8.16 Evans Adhesive Corporation Limited

          $82.00

        17. 6.8.17 Franklin International Incorporated

          $155.00

        18. 6.8.18 Fuller (HB) Company

          $320.00

        19. 6.8.19 Gardner-Gibson Incorporated

          $82.00

        20. 6.8.20 Henkel AG & Company KGaA

          $435.00

        21. 6.8.21 Henry Company

          $122.00

        22. 6.8.22 Huntsman Corporation

          $109.00

        23. 6.8.23 Illinois Tool Works Incorporated

          $373.00

        24. 6.8.24 Ingredion Incorporated

          $90.00

        25. 6.8.25 Jowat AG

          $82.00

        26. 6.8.26 Kent Corporation

          $82.00

        27. 6.8.27 LORD Corporation

          $171.00

        28. 6.8.28 MACtac

          $97.00

        29. 6.8.29 Mapei SpA

          $145.00

        30. 6.8.30 Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC

          $330.00

        31. 6.8.31 PPG Industries Incorporated

          $202.00

        32. 6.8.32 Royal Adhesives & Sealants LLC

          $334.00

        33. 6.8.33 RPM International Incorporated

          $429.00

        34. 6.8.34 Sherwin-Williams Company

          $166.00

        35. 6.8.35 Sika AG

          $140.00

        36. 6.8.36 ThreeBond Company Limited

          $119.00

        37. 6.8.37 3M Company

          $191.00

        38. 6.8.38 Total SA

          $82.00

        39. 6.8.39 Wacker Chemie AG

          $139.00

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