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Adhesives, Sealants, and Their Raw Materials

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary 6
Summary 7
Introduction 11
Industry status 13
Manufacturing processes 17
Technology 19
Water emulsion 21
Hot-melt 23
Solvent-based 26
Reactive 28
Natural polymers 32
Sealants 34
Additives 40
Tackifiers 41
Environmental issues 47
Biorenewable raw materials 54
General markets discussion 56
Paper, board, and related products 56
Converting/packaging 57
Flexible packaging 57
Lamination 58
Bookbinding 58
Nonwoven fabrics 59
Pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs) 60
Building and construction 61
Woodworking 65
Product assembly 65
Transportation 67
Footwear and leather 70
Consumer/DIY 70
Supply and demand by region 72
North America 72
Production 72
Raw material consumption 72
Producers 73
Consumption 81
Consumption by technology 81
Consumption by market 82
Paper, board, and related products 84
Building and construction 85
Product assembly 86
Transportation 87
Consumer/DIY 88
Woodworking 88
Price 88
Central and South America 89
Brazil 90
Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) 99
Production 99
Raw material consumption 99
Production by country 99
Western Europe 100
Central and Eastern Europe 101
Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) 102
Middle East 103
Africa 104
Producers 104
Water-based adhesives 105
Hot-melt adhesives 107
Solvent-based adhesives 108
Reactive adhesives 109
Natural adhesives 110
Sealants and caulks 111
Pressure-sensitive adhesives 111
Consumption 113
Consumption by technology 113
Water-based adhesives 113
Hot-melt adhesives 114
Solvent-based adhesives 115
Reactive adhesives 115
Natural adhesives 116
Pressure-sensitive adhesives 116
Sealants 117
Consumption of adhesives by market 119
Paper, board, and related products 121
Building and construction 122
Woodworking and joinery 125
Product assembly 126
Transportation 129
Footwear and leather 132
Consumer/DIY 133
Price 134
Adhesives 134
Sealants 134
Japan 134
Production 134
Raw material consumption 134
Producers by technology 135
Consumption 143
Consumption by technology 143
Consumption of adhesives by market 143
Paper, board, and related products 146
Building and construction 147
Woodworking and joinery 147
Product assembly and fiber/nonwoven products 148
Transportation 148
Footwear and rubber products 149
Consumer/DIY 149
Sealants 149
Price 150
China 151
Production 151
Raw material consumption 151
Producers by technology 152
Consumption 161
Consumption by technology 161
Consumption of adhesives by market 161
Paper, board, and related products 163
Building and construction 164
Woodworking and joinery 164
Product assembly 165
Transportation 165
Footwear and leather 167
Price 167
Other Asia Pacific 167
South Korea 167
Taiwan 170
Australia 173
Rest of Asia 173
Producers 173
Consumption 176
Additional resources 178
Revisions 179
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