Sector: Joint 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 toxicants 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.

Company Location
ITW Polymers Sealants North America Irving, Texas
ITW Polymers Sealants North America Tucson, Arizona
Kleiberit Adhesives USA, Inc. Waxhaw, North Carolina
Knauf Insulation Shelbyville, Indiana
Liquid Nails Adhesive Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
Loctite LaGrange, Georgia
Manus Products, Inc. Naples, Florida
Manus Products, Inc. Waconia, Minnesota
Momentive Performance Materials, Inc. Chino, California
Momentive Performance Materials, Inc. New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Momentive Performance Materials, Inc. Garrett, Indiana
Momentive Performance Materials, Inc. Waterford, New York
Momentive Performance Materials, Inc. Huntersville, North Carolina
Momentive Performance Materials, Inc. Sistersville, West Virginia
Novagard Solutions Cleveland, Ohio
NPC Colored Sealants Westchester, Illinois
OSI Mentor, Ohio
Pecora Corporation Harleysville, Pennsylvania
Permatite Manufacturing Lakeville, Minnesota
Polymer Adhesives Sealant Systems, Inc. Mineral Wells, Texas
Premier Building Solutions Massillon, Ohio
Prosoco Lawrence, Kansas
Rectorseal Corporation, The Houston, Texas
Red Devil, Inc. Pryor, Oklahoma
Red Devil, Inc. Tulsa, Oklahoma
Royal Adhesives & Sealants, LLC Michigan Center, Michigan
Royal Adhesives & Sealants, LLC South Bend, Indiana
Ruscoe Company, The Akron, Ohio
SABA Kimball, Michigan
Sashco, Inc. Brighton, Colorado
Seal Bond Spring Lake, Michigan
Selena USA Holland, Michigan
Sika Corporation Lakewood, New Jersey
Sika Corporation Lyndhurst, New Jersey
Sika Corporation Marion, Ohio
Silco, Inc. Mentor, Ohio
Siroflex, Inc. Greenville, South Carolina
Soudal Accumetric Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Specified Technologies, Inc. Somerville, New Jersey
Stanchem Polymers East Berlin, Connecticut
STS Coatings Comfort, Texas
Sun Paints Phoenix, Arizona
Surebond St. Charles, Illinois
Titebond Columbus, Ohio
Top Industrial, Inc. Van Nuys, California
Tower Sealants Gainesville, Georgia
Tremco, Inc. Ashland, Ohio
Tremco, Inc. Beachwood, Ohio
Tremco, Inc. Cleveland, Ohio
Tremco, Inc. Cleveland, Ohio