Adhesive & Sealant Industry Overview

We are surrounded by products that are made possible or improved through the innovative use of adhesives and sealants.


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Adhesives & Sealants Are Everywhere!

We are surrounded by products that are made possible or improved through the innovative use of adhesives and sealants. Take a look around – just about everything is bonded together or sealed securely using adhesives & sealants.

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Adhesives & Sealants are used in:

Adhesives & Sealants Make Innovations Possible!

There are countless ways adhesives and sealants make daily living not only possible but better!

Every day we as a society reply upon adhesives and sealants for thousands of necessities, from our homes and offices to the vehicles we drive to the packaging that protects our food to the mobile devices we use.

How Large is the Adhesives & Sealants Industry?

Economic Impact – GDP

Economic Impact – Jobs

Adhesives Demand by Market

Sealants Demand by Market

Adhesives and sealants contribute to and enable sustainability benefits in countless products and industries that you interact with every day!


Lightweighting of vehicles, enabling better fuel efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

Consumer & Industrial Products

Bonding & sealing solutions to replace mechanical fasteners, increase product life, decrease waste.


Air sealing in residential and commercial buildings to keep the elements out and save energy.

Corrosion Control

Adhesives eliminate corrosion in common applications by replacing metal fasteners.

Water Supply

Water management solutions to prevent water loss in critical piping and infrastructure

Repairability & Recycling

Enabling the repair, reuse, and longer life of products we use every day, which decreases waste to landfills

“The adhesives and sealants industry is essential to
sustainability as we develop, enable and promote
technologies that support a growing world population
to improve quality of life and to use the planet’s
resources responsibly and efficiently.”

The innovation inspired by NATURE is utterly exciting!

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Explore Major Adhesive & Sealant Markets…

Paperboard & Packaging

Adhesives are used in a wide variety of paper bonding applications ranging from corrugated box construction and the lamination of…


The Transportation & Marine Market is quite extensive and includes thousands of applications for use in automotive manufacturing, trucks & buses, aircraft & aerospace…

Consumer & DIY

Several categories of adhesives exist for the Consumer & DIY market including “Multi-purpose”, “Super Glue”, Wood Glue, Single Part and Two Part Epoxy, …

Woodworking & Joinery

Many different types of adhesives and sealants used in the industry for furniture making, building materials, boat and commercial ships, DIY…

Assembly Operations

Adhesives are widely used for the assembly of electronics, medical devices, appliances, industrial equipment, electric motors and EV batteries, semiconductors…

Building & Construction

One of the largest market areas for adhesives and sealants is in Building/Construction. Applications include flooring, windows…

Footwear & Leather

Adhesives used in footwear & leather (non-rigid assembly) are used in components and parts which are either fluid or flexible in nature and include sports equipment, fabric combining…