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
Green Biologics Inc. Columbus, Ohio
Green Biologics Inc. Ashland, Virginia
H.B. Fuller Covington, Georgia
H.B. Fuller Morris, Illinois
H.B. Fuller St. Paul, Minnesota
H.B. Fuller Blue Ash, Ohio
Henkel Corporation Warren, Michigan
Henkel Corporation Saba Grande, Puerto Rico
Henkel Corporation Rocky Hill, Connecticut
Henkel Corporation Richmond, Missouri
Henkel Corporation Greenville, South Carolina
Henkel Corporation Calhoun, Georgia
Henkel Corporation Cleveland, Ohio
Henkel Corporation Oak Creek, Wisconsin
Henkel Corporation Elgin, Illinois
Henkel Corporation Delaware, Ohio
Henry Company El Segundo, California
Henry Company Ontario, California
Henry Company Houston, Texas
Hexion Inc. Bedford Park, Illinois
Hexion Inc. Brady, Texas
Hexion Inc. Louisville, Kentucky
Hexion Inc. Deer Park, Texas
Hexion Inc. Norco, Louisiana
Hexion Inc. Lakeland, Florida
Hexion Inc. Columbus, Ohio
Honeywell UOP Des Plains, Illinois
Honeywell UOP McCook, Illinois
Honeywell UOP Shreveport, Louisiana
Honeywell UOP Chickasaw, Alabama
Honeywell UOP Tonawanda, New York
Huber Carbonates LLC Marble Hill, Georgia
Huber Engineered Materials Atlanta, Georgia
Huber Engineered Materials Fairmount, Georgia
Huntsman Corporation The Woodlands, Texas
Huntsman Performance Products Conroe, Texas
Huntsman Performance Products Port Neches, Texas
Huntsman Performance Products Pensacola, Florida
Huntsman Performance Products Dayton, Texas
Huntsman Performance Products Freeport, Texas
Huntsman Performance Products Alvin, Texas
Huntsman Polyurethanes Ringwood, Illinois
ICL Industrial Products (ICL-IP) Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia
ICP Adhesives and Sealants Akron, Ohio
ICP Adhesives and Sealants Norton, Ohio
ICP Adhesives and Sealants Tomball, Texas
Imerys Performance Minerals Sahuarita, Arizona
Imerys Performance Minerals Marblehill, Georgia
Imerys Performance Minerals Roswell, Georgia
Imerys Performance Minerals Sylacauga, Alabama