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Specialty Adhesives and Sealants

Specialty Chemicals Update Program

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive Summary 8
Summary 9
Introduction 9
Overview of the adhesives and sealants industry 14
World consumption of adhesives and sealants 21
Structure of the industry 23
Company profiles 34
Henkel 34
H.B. Fuller 38
Bostik 44
3M 47
Konishi 48
Operating characteristics 49
Research and development 49
Manufacturing and technology 51
Sales and marketing 52
Pricing and profitability 54
Government regulations 57
United States 57
Western Europe 61
Japan 63
China 64
Trends and opportunities 66
Improved properties 66
Greater use of dissimilar materials of construction in automotive 66
Greater use of composites in aircraft 68
Greater use in construction 70
Increased use of adhesives in electronics70
Greater production of electric vehicles 71
Growth of alternative energy 72
Growth of green technologies 74
Biorenewable raw materials 75
Consolidation 77
Globalization 78
Electronic commerce 78
Critical factors for success 79
Product performance and reliability 79
Technical and market expertise 79
Technical service 81
Customer relationships 81
Value proposition 81
Partnerships 82
Specialization 83
Marketing and sales organization 83
Branding 84
Product types 85
Reactive adhesives 85
Polyurethane adhesives 85
General description 85
Consumption and markets 87
Consumption by market 87
Consumption by region 90
Market participants 98
North America 98
Central and South America 102
Western Europe 103
Central and Eastern Europe 104
Middle East and Africa 105
Asia 105
Prices 110
Future trends and strategic issues 111
Epoxy adhesives 112
General description 112
Consumption and markets 114
Consumption by market 114
Consumption by region 118
Market participants 122
North America 122
Central and South America 124
Western Europe 125
Central and Eastern Europe 127
Middle East and Africa 127
Asia 127
Prices 132
Future trends and strategic issues 133
Radiation-curable adhesives 134
General description 134
Consumption and markets 135
North America and Europe 138
Asia 139
Market participants 141
North America 141
Western Europe 142
Asia 143
Prices 146
Future trends and strategic issues 146
Cyanoacrylate adhesives 147
General description 147
Consumption and markets 148
North America 150
Western Europe 150
Asia 151
Market participants 152
North America 152
Brazil 153
Western Europe 154
Asia 155
Prices 157
Future trends and strategic issues 158
Modified acrylic adhesives 158
General description 158
Consumption and markets 160
Market participants 163
North America 163
Western Europe 164
Asia 164
Prices 165
Future trends and strategic issues 166
Anaerobic adhesives 166
General description 166
Consumption and markets 168
Market participants 169
Prices 172
High-performance sealants 172
General description 172
Consumption and markets 174
North America 174
Western Europe 175
Central and Eastern Europe 176
Middle East and Africa 177
Japan and Other Asia 177
Silicone sealants 179
General description 179
Consumption and markets 180
North America 182
Western Europe 182
Central and Eastern Europe 183
Middle East and Africa 183
Asia 184
Market participants 184
North America 184
Western Europe 185
Central and Eastern Europe 188
Middle East and Africa 188
Asia 188
Prices 190
Future trends and strategic issues 190
Polyurethane sealants 191
General description 191
Consumption and markets 192
North America 194
Western Europe 195
Central and Eastern Europe 197
Middle East and Africa 197
Asia 197
Market participants 197
North America 197
South America 199
Western Europe 200
Central and Eastern Europe 202
Middle East and Africa 202
Asia 203
Prices 205
Silyl-modified polyether and other polymer sealants (modified silicone) 205
Consumption and markets 206
North America 207
Western Europe 208
Central and Eastern Europe 208
Middle East and Africa 208
Asia 208
Market participants 209
Prices 213
Polysulfide sealants 214
Consumption and markets 214
North America 216
Western Europe 216
Central and Eastern Europe 217
Middle East and Africa 217
Japan 218
Other Asia and China 218
Market participants 219
North America 219
Europe 220
Asia 221
Prices 223
Revisions 224
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