Sector: Sealants

Market Overview: Sealant use in construction continues to steadily increase due to its importance in forming ever-critical air/water barriers. The barriers are energy efficient and serve to improve occupants' health by blocking out pests and pollution. As public interest in green building grows, so does the use of sealants. Water-based sealants are dominating the market with the concern over toxins from solvents. Additionally, manufacturers are moving to develop renewable alternatives for the petrochemical base of sealants. Vegetable oils are one base currently in use. The rate of new construction and renovations, along with worldwide legislation on solvent emissions, will continue to influence the growth of sealants. Demand for sealants is expected to outpace adhesives in the near term, enhancing manufacturing production levels and associated supply opportunities.

Large multinational companies—both domestic and foreign—dominate the market, with Henkel, 3M, H.B. Fuller, and Dow together having nearly 50% market share. Mergers and acquisitions in the sealant and chemical industries continue at a rapid pace. This can lead to some disruption in production as supplier product lists are consolidated and manufacturers have to reformulate. 

Transnational corporations also tailor compositions to local market conditions, reflecting regulations on content. Restrictions on the use of toxic substances vary greatly between states, countries, and chemicals regulated.

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Company Location
Dow Polyurethanes LaPorte, Texas
DuPont Moncks Corner, South Carolina
DuPont Richmond, Virginia
DuPont Wilmington, Delaware
Dystar Carolina Chemical LLC Charlotte, North Carolina
Dystar Hilton Davis Cincinnati, Ohio
Eastman Chemical Resins Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania
Edge Adhesives Elkhart, Indiana
Edge Adhesives Grove City, Ohio
Edge Adhesives Fort Worth, Texas
Elementis Specialties Inc. Newberry Springs, California
Elementis Specialties Inc. Charleston, West Virginia
Elementis Specialties Inc. St. Louis, Missouri
Elementis Specialties Inc. East Windsor, New Jersey
Elementis Specialties Inc. Jersey City, New Jersey
Emerald Kalama Chemical LLC Kalama, Washington
Emerald Performance Materials Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
Engineered Polymer Solutions (EPS CCA) Williamsport, Maryland
Epmar Corporation Santa Fe Springs, California
EPS Materials Marengo, Illinois
EPS Materials Williamsport, Maryland
EPS Materials Los Angeles, California
EPS Materials Garland, Texas
EPS Materials Kankakee, Illinois
Everkem Diversified Products Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Evonik Cyro LLC Westwego, Louisiana
Evonik Cyro LLC Sanford, Maine
Evonik Cyro LLC Osceola, Arkansas
Evonik Cyro LLC Wallingford, Connecticut
Evonik Industries Parsippany, New Jersey
Evonik Industries Chester, Pennsylvania
Evonik Industries Theodore, Alabama
Evonik Industries Hopewell, Virginia
Evonik Industries Waterford, New York
Evonik Silco Materials Portland, Oregon
Excalibar Minerals LLC Katy, Texas
Excalibar Minerals LLC Dyersburg, Tennessee
Excalibar Minerals LLC Houston, Texas
ExxonMobil Baton Rouge Chemical Plant Baton Rouge, Louisiana
ExxonMobil Baytown Complex Baytown, Texas
ExxonMobil Beaumont Plant Beaumont, Texas
ExxonMobil Chemical Company Spring, Texas
Fortifiber Fernley, Nevada
FP Pigments Rome, Georgia
Franklin International Columbus, Ohio
Gardner-Gibson Inc. Tampa, Florida
Gardner-Gibson Inc. Ennis, Texas
Garland Company The Cleveland, Ohio
GE Construction Sealants Huntersville, North Carolina
Geocel Products Group Elkhart, Indiana