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Adhesives and Sealants in The U.S.

The most remarkable thing about the adhesives and sealants industry is its ability to constantly grow at a rate higher than the U.S. GDP over past 30-40 years, due to the industry’s ability to innovate. The introduction of new applications have consistently captured market share from other industries, such as fasteners and signage, but the costs of raw materials have begun to affect market growth. To counter this increase in costs, adhesives and sealants manufacturers took steps to increase production efficiency, shorten customer contracts, and increase production in countries such as India and China where manufacturing costs are low. Sealants and Adhesives in the U.S., a new report from SBI, includes the overall market size estimation, forecast through 2010, top marketers, latest marketing trends, marketing dynamics and end-user analysis.

Scope and Methodology

This SBI report focuses on the market for adhesives and sealants in the U.S., defined as comprising natural adhesives, synthetic adhesives, structural sealants, and nonstructural caulking compounds and sealants.

The market size is determined by the amount of adhesives and sealants supplied to the market in a particular period. The U.S. market size for adhesives and sealants was arrived at by adding imports and subtracting exports from Department of Commerce statistics on adhesives and sealants domestic plant shipments. In mathematical terms, Market size = Shipments + Imports - Exports. The imports refer to the CIF (Cost + Insurance + Freight) value while the exports refer to the FAS (Free Alongside Ship) value.

Shipment statistics are derived from the U.S. Census of Manufacturers and Annual Survey of Manufacturers and estimated and forecasted by SBI. Import and Export data was obtained from the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission. Price trends were tracked from the Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Price Index.

SBI designates the overall adhesives and sealants business as the market; the four main product groupings (natural base glues and adhesives, synthetic resin and rubber adhesives, structural sealants, and nonstructural caulking compounds and sealants) as categories; and the various products within those categories as segments or even sub segments.

What You’ll Get in this Report
Adhesives and Sealants in the U.S. makes important predictions and recommendations regarding the future of this market, and pinpoints ways current and prospective marketers can capitalize on current trends and spearhead new ones. No other market research report provides both the comprehensive analysis and extensive data that Adhesives and Sealants in the U.S. offers. The report addresses the following segments:

  • The Market (including market size and composition, and projected market growth)
  • Competitive Profiles (of the mainstream marketers, specialists and up-and-coming niche players, and analyses of the products they market)
  • End-Users
  • The Products
  • Trends and Opportunities

Plus, you’ll benefit from extensive data, presented in easy-to-read and practical charts, tables and graphs.

How You Will Benefit from this Report
If your company is already competing in the adhesives and sealants industry, or uses these products, you will find this report invaluable, as it provides a comprehensive package of information and insight not offered in any other single source. You will gain a thorough understanding of the current market for adhesives and sealants, as well as projected market size and trends through 2010.

This report will help:

  • Marketing Managers identify market opportunities and develop targeted promotion plans for adhesives and sealants.
  • Research and development professionals stay on top of competitor initiatives and explore demand for adhesives and sealants.
  • Advertising agencies working with clients in the adhesive and sealants industry understand the product buyer to develop messages and images that compel consumers to purchase these products.
  • Business development executives understand the dynamics of the market and identify possible partnerships.
  • Information and research center librarians provide market researchers, brand and product managers and other colleagues with the vital information they need to do their jobs more effectively.


  • Executive Summary
    • Scope of the Report
      • Adhesives
      • Sealants
      • Methodology
    • Overall Market Size & Growth
      • Table U.S. Adhesives and Sealants Market, 2001-2005 (E) (in billion $)
      • Table U.S. Adhesives and Sealants Shipments, 1992-2005 (E) (in billion $)
    • Adhesives Market Analysis
      • Table Adhesives Shipment by Category, 2001-2005 (E) (in million $)
    • Sealants Market Analysis
      • Table Sealants Shipment by Category, 2001-2005 (E) (in million $)
    • Market Dynamics
      • Sales and Distribution
      • Advertising and Promotion
    • Product Innovations and Introductions
      • Combating SIS Dependence
      • Product Technology Improvement
    • End-user Analysis
      • Construction
      • Packaging
      • Transportation
    • Challenges and Trends
      • Key Challenges
      • Key Trends
    • Market Size Projection and Outlook
      • Table Projected Market for Adhesives and Sealants, 2006-2010 (in billion $)
  • The Market
    • Scope of the Report
      • Methodology
    • Adhesive Product Definition
      • Natural Adhesives
      • Synthetic Adhesives
      • Sealant Product Definition
    • Overall Market Size & Growth
      • Table U.S. Adhesives and Sealants Market, 2001-2005 (E) (in billion $)
      • Table U.S. Adhesives and Sealants Shipments, 1992-2005 (E) (in billion $)
      • Table Total U.S. Adhesives and Sealants Import-Export, 2001-2005 (in million $)
      • Table Share of Adhesives and Sealants Shipments, 2001-2005 (E) (%) 100%
    • Adhesives Market Analysis
      • Table Adhesives Shipment by Category, 2001-2005 (E) (in million $)
      • Epoxy, Hot Melt, and Vinyl Drive Synthetic Resin and Rubber Adhesives Growth
        • Table Synthetic and Rubber Adhesives Shipment by Category, 1992-2005 (E) (in million $)
        • Table Share of Synthetic and Rubber Adhesives Shipment by Category, 1992-2005 (E) (%)
        • Table Share of Vinyl Type Adhesives Shipment by Category, 1997-2005 (%)
        • Table Natural Base Glues and Adhesives Shipment by Category, 1992-2005 (in million $)
        • Table Share of Natural Base Glues and Adhesives Shipment by Category, 1992-2005 (%)
        • Table Natural Base Glues and Adhesives Imports, 2001-2005 (in million $)
        • Table Share of Natural Base Glues and Adhesives Imports, by Category, 2001-2005 (%)
        • Table Natural Base Glues and Adhesives Exports, 2001-2005 (in million $)
        • Table Share of Natural Base Glues and Adhesives Exports, by Category, 2001-2005 (%)
    • Sealants Market Analysis
      • Table Sealants Shipment by Category, 2001-2005 (E) (in million $)
      • Structural Sealants
        • Table Structural Sealants Shipments by Category, 1997-2005 (E) (in million $)
        • Table Share of Structural Sealants Shipments by Category, 1997-2005 (E) (%)
      • Non-Structural Sealants
        • Table Non-Structural Sealants Shipments by Category, 1992-2005 (E) (in million $)
        • Table Share of Non-Structural Sealants Shipments by Category, 1997-2005 (E) (%)
        • Table Share of Sealants Shipments by Category, 1997-2005 (E) (%)
    • Other Adhesives and Sealants
    • Overall Import-Export Scenario
      • Table Import of Adhesives and Sealants by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005 (in million $)
      • Table Share of Top Ten Countries in Import of Adhesives and Sealants, 2001-2005 (%)
      • Table Export of Adhesives and Sealants by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005 (in million $)
      • Table Share of Top Ten Countries in Export of Adhesives and Sealants, 2001-2005 (%)
      • Table Import of Adhesives Based on Rubber or Plastics by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005 (in million $)
      • Table Export of Adhesives Based on Rubber or Plastics by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005 (in million $)
      • Table Import of Caulking Compounds by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005 (in million $)
      • Table Import of Caulking Compounds by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005 (in 1000 units)
      • Table Export of Caulking Compounds by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005 (in million $) %
    • Market Size Projection and Outlook
      • Growing U.S. Economy
      • Growth in End-User Segments
      • Increase in R&D Activities
      • Increasing Production Efficiency and Downsizing
      • Newer Adhesives and Sealants Applications
        • Table U.S. Market for Adhesives and Sealants, 2006-2010 (in billion $)
        • Table Projected U.S. Market for Adhesives and Sealants by Category, 2006-2010 (in million $)
    • Market Dynamics
      • Sales and Distribution
      • Advertising
      • Promotion
  • Competitive Profiles
    • Overview
    • Major Adhesives and Sealants Manufacturers
      • Henkel Corporation
      • Overview
      • Brand and Product Portfolio
        • Table Henkel Corporation's Adhesives and Sealants Product Portfolio
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Worldwide Sales of Henkel Corporation, 2001-2004 (in billion $)
        • Table Annual Worldwide Sales of Henkel Consumer Adhesives, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
      • Factors Triggering Growth
    • Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI)
      • Overview
      • Brand and Product Portfolio
        • Table National Starch and Chemical Company's Adhesives Product Portfolio, by Industry
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Worldwide Sales of ICI, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
        • Table Annual Worldwide Sales of National Starch and Chemical Company, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
      • Riding High on Innovation
      • Asia-Where the Future Lies
      • Customer Service-the Buzz Word
    • H.B. Fuller Company
      • Overview
      • Brand and Product Portfolio
        • Table H.B. Fuller's Global Adhesives Product Portfolio
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Worldwide Sales of H. B. Fuller Company, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
        • Table Annual North America Adhesive Sales of H. B. Fuller Company, 2001-2003 (in million $)
      • Resource Optimization-Key to Success
    • 3M
      • Overview
      • Brand and Product Portfolio
        • Table 3M's Adhesives and Sealants Product Portfolio
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Worldwide Sales of 3M, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
      • Exploring New Markets and Increasing Cost Efficiency
    • Bostik, Inc.
      • Overview
      • Brand and Product Portfolio
        • Table Bostik Inc.'s Product Portfolio of Adhesives and Sealants, by Industry
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Worldwide Sales of TOTAL SA, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
        • Table Annual Worldwide Sales of Bostik Inc., 2001-2004 (in million $)
      • Continuous Upgrades-the Key to Success
    • Illinois Tools Works Inc.
      • Overview
      • Brand and Product Portfolio
        • Table ITW's Adhesives and Sealants Product Portfolio
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Worldwide Sales of ITW, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
        • Table Annual Worldwide Sales of ITW's Engineered Products Division, 2002-2004 (in billion $)
        • Table North America Sales of ITW's Engineered Products Division, 2002-2004 (in billion $)
      • ITW Banks on Acquisitions and Customer Satisfaction
    • Rohm and Haas
      • Overview
      • Brand and Product Portfolio
        • Table Rohm and Haas' Adhesives and Sealants Product Portfolio, by Industry
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Worldwide Sales of Rohm and Haas, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
        • Table Rohm and Haas' Annual Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales, 2002-2005 (in million $)
        • Table Rohm and Haas' Annual North America Adhesives and Sealants Sales, 2002-2005 (in million $)
      • New Product Launches & Technical Collaborations
    • Dow Corning Corporation
      • Overview
      • Brand and Product Portfolio
        • Table Dow Corning Corp.'s Adhesives Product Portfolio
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Worldwide Sales of Dow Corning Corporation, 2002-2005 (in billion $)
        • Table Annual U.S. Sales of Dow Corning Corporation, 2000-2002 (in billion $)
      • Specialty Chemicals Company of 2005
    • Avery Denison Corporation
      • Overview
      • Brand and Product Portfolio
        • Table Avery Dennison Corporation's Adhesives Product Categories
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Worldwide Sales of Avery Dennison, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
        • Table Annual Worldwide Pressure-Sensitive Adhesives and Materials Sales of Avery Dennison, 2002-2005 (in billion $)
        • Table Annual U.S. Sales of Avery Dennison, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
      • Tapping Emerging Markets for Growth
      • Other Key Developments
    • Hexcel Corporation
      • Overview
      • Brand and Product Portfolio
        • Table Hexcel Corporation's Adhesives Product Portfolio
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Worldwide Sales of Hexcel Corp., 2001-2005 (in million $)
      • Hexcel's Revenues Dip and Soar
    • Major Raw Material and Finished Adhesives and Sealants Products Manufacturers
      • Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc.
      • Overview
      • Brand and Product Portfolio
        • Table Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc.'s Product Portfolio
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Worldwide Sales of Hexion Specialty Chemical, 2002-2004 (in million $)
      • Acquisitions-The Road to Global Leadership
    • Ashland, Inc.
      • Overview
      • Brand and Product Portfolio
        • Table Ashland Specialty Chemicals Division's Adhesives and Resins Product Portfolio
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Worldwide Sales of Ashland Inc., 2001-2005 (in billion $)
        • Table Annual Worldwide Sales of Ashland Specialty Chemicals, 2001-2005 (in billion $)
        • Table Annual worldwide Operating Income of Ashland Specialty Chemicals, 2001-2005 (in million $)
      • New Products and Expansion Drive Growth
    • Cytec Industries Inc.
      • Overview
      • Brand and Product Portfolio
      • Performance
      • Airline Industry Recovery Helps Boost Revenues
        • Table Annual Worldwide Sales of Cytec Industries Inc., 2001-2005 (in billion $)
        • Table Annual Worldwide Sales of Cytec's Specialty Materials Business, 2002-2004 (in million $)
        • Table North America Sales of Cytec's Specialty Materials Business, 2002-2004 (in million $)
    • Huntsman Corporation
      • Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Brands
        • Table Huntsman Corporation's Brands for the Adhesives and Sealants Industry
      • Performance
        • Table Annual Worldwide Sales of Huntsman Corp., 2001-2005 (in billion $)
      • Acquisitions-The Key to Growth
  • Product Innovations and Introductions
    • New Products for New Applications
      • Medical Uses of Silicone
      • Repair and Rebuilding of Worn Metal
      • Repair of Concrete Floors
      • Sealing Micro Leaks in Refrigerators
      • Lens Material in LED Applications
      • Epoxy Adhesives for Casting Applications
      • Mounting and Fastening of Industrial Components
    • New Product Innovations
      • Environmental Benign Adhesives (EBAs)
      • UV-Curable Adhesives
    • Adhesives for Lead Free Soldering Operations
    • Combating SIS Dependence
      • Overview
      • `Tackifying' Resins For Improvement
      • SIBS as a Replacement for SIS
      • SIS-SIBS Combination
      • APO
        • Table Different Formulations with Reduced Isoprene Content
    • Product Technology Improvement
      • Overview
      • Electrically Conductive Adhesive with Rapid Set-up Time
      • Adhesives to Suit Higher Working Environments
      • Epoxy Adhesive Cures at Room Temperature
      • High Abrasion and Wear Resistant Adhesives
      • Color Changing Epoxy Adhesive
      • No Dispensers Required
      • A Versatile, Chemical Resistant Sealant
      • Shift from Solvent-Based to Water-Based Technology
    • New Product Introductions
      • Table New Adhesives by Pres-On Tape and Gasket Corp., 2005
      • Table New Adhesives Products by Henkel Loctite Corporation, 2005
      • Table New Adhesives by 3M in 2005
  • End-User Analysis
    • Overview
      • Table End-User Composition of Adhesives and Sealants Industry by Sales, 2004
      • Table List of End-user Adhesives and Sealants Applications
    • Construction
      • Industry Classification
      • Industry Performance
        • Table Annual Value of Constructions in the U.S., 2002-2005 (in million $)
      • Adhesives and Sealants in the Construction Industry
        • Table H B Fuller's Adhesives and Sealants Brands for the Construction Industry
        • Table Henkel Corporation's Adhesives and Sealants Brands, and their Applications for the Construction Industry
      • Construction Adhesives meet VOC Regulations
        • Table Henkel Corp.'s VOC-Compliant Construction Adhesives and Sealants
    • Packaging
      • Industry Classification
      • Industry Performance
        • Table U.S. Shipment Value of Packaging Sectors, 1997-2005 (E) (in billion $)
      • Adhesives and Sealants in the Packaging Industry
        • Table Adhesives and Sealants' Share of Total Packaging Sector Material Cost, 1997-2005(E)
      • Bostik Findley
        • Table Bostik Findley's Adhesives and Sealants Brands for the Packaging Industry
      • National Starch and Chemical Company
      • Ashland Specialty Chemicals
        • Table Ashland Specialty Chemicals' Adhesives and Sealants Brands for the Packaging Industry
      • 3M
        • Table 3M's Adhesives and Sealants Products for the Packaging Industry
      • Challenges for the Adhesive Industry
    • Transportation: Aircraft
      • Industry Classification
      • Industry Performance
      • Adhesives and Sealants in the Aircraft/Aerospace Industry
      • Hexcel Corporation
        • Table Hexcel Corporation's Aerospace Adhesives
      • 3M Company
        • Table 3M's Aerospace Adhesives and Sealants
      • Dow Corning Corporation
        • Table Dow Corning's Aerospace Adhesives and Sealants
    • Transportation: Automotive
      • Industry Classification
      • Industry Performance
      • Adhesives and Sealants in the Automotive Industry
        • Table Adhesives and Sealants' Share in Total Material Cost of Motor Vehicle Manufacturing by Sectors, 2002 (in million $, %)
      • Rohm and Haas
        • Table Rohm and Haas Adhesives for the Automotive Industry
      • 3M
        • Table 3M's Adhesives for the Automotive Industry
      • Ashland Inc.
    • Transportation: Rail Industry
      • Industry Classification
      • Industry Performance
      • Adhesives and Sealants in the Railroad Transportation Industry
    • Transportation: Marine Industry
      • Industry Classification
      • Industry Performance
      • Adhesives and Sealants in the Marine Industry
  • Challenges and Trends
    • Key Challenges
      • Crude Oil Price Rise, Ups Raw Material Costs
        • Table Types of Raw Materials used in the Adhesives and Sealants Industry, 2005
        • Table Comparison of Producer Price Index Percent Rise for Plastic Resins by Category, 2003-2005
      • Adhesives and Sealants Prices on the Rise
        • Table Producer Price Index for Adhesives by Category, 2003-2005 (%)
      • Cost Reduction is the Main Focus
      • 3M Cost Reduction
      • H.B. Fuller Cost Reduction
      • Rohm and Haas Cost Reduction
      • Henkel Corp. Cost Reduction
      • Shortened Customer Contracts (Price Hikes)
    • Key Trends
      • Growing U.S. Economy Augurs Well for Adhesives and Sealants Industry
      • Lowest Unemployment Since 2001
      • Personal Consumption Expenditure Up
      • Controlling Inflation
      • Mergers and Acquisitions
      • H. B. Fuller and Sekisui Chemical Merge Businesses
        • Table Acquisitions in the Adhesives and Sealants Industry, 2004-2005
      • Expansions in Asia and Eastern Europe
      • 3M Expansion
      • Henkel Corp. Expansion
      • Royal Adhesives and Sealants Expansion
      • Dow Corning Corporation Expansion
      • Rohm and Haas Expansion
  • Export-Import of Adhesives and Sealants Categories by Top Ten Countries
    • Table U.S. Export of Prepared Glues and Adhesives, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in million $)
    • Table U.S. Export of Products Suitable for use as Glues and Adhesives, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in million $)
    • Table U.S. Export of Casein Glues, by Top Five Countries, 2001-2005, (in million $)
    • Table U.S. Export of Glues based on Starches or on Dextrins or Other Modified Starches, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in million $)
    • Table U.S. Export of Gelatin and Gelatin Derivatives; Isinglass; Other Glues of Animal Origin; Excluding Casein Glues, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in million $)
    • Table U.S. Import of Animal Glue, including Casein Glue and excluding Fish Glue, by Top Five Countries, 2001-2005, (in 1000 $)
    • Table U.S. Import of Animal Glue, including Casein Glue and excluding Fish Glue, by Top Five Countries, 2001-2005, (in 1000 units)
    • Table U.S. Import of Fish Glue, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in 1000 $)
    • Table U.S. Import of Fish Glue, by Seven Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in 1000 units)
    • Table U.S. Import of Gelatin and Gelatin Derivatives; Isinglass; Other Glues of Animal Origin; Excluding Casein Glues, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in 1000 $)
    • Table U.S. Import of Gelatin and Gelatin Derivatives; Isinglass; Other Glues of Animal Origin, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in 1000 units)
    • Table U.S. Import of Casein Glues, by Top Six Countries, 2001-2005, (in 1000 $)
    • Table U.S. Import of Casein Glues, by Top Four Countries, 2001-2005, (in 1000 units)
    • Table U.S. Import of Prepared Glues and Adhesives, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in million $)
    • Table U.S. Import of Prepared Glues and Adhesives, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in 1000 units)
    • Table U.S. Import of Glues based on Starches or Dextrins or Other Modified Starches, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in 1000 $)
    • Table U.S. Import of Glues based on Starches or Dextrins or Other Modified Starches, by Top Six Countries, 2001-2005, (in 1000 units)
    • Table U.S. Import of Other Products suitable for use as Glues, by Top Ten Countries, 2001-2005, (in million $)
    • Table U.S. Import of Other Products suitable for use as Glues, by Top Five Countries, 2001-2005, (in 1000 units)
  • Producer Price Indices of Adhesives and Sealants Categories
  • Producer Price Indices of Plastic Resins (A major raw material in adhesives and sealants manufacturing)

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