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
Bostik, Inc. Temecula, California
Bostik, Inc. Conyers, Georgia
Bostik, Inc. Paulsboro, New Jersey
C.E.D. Process Minerals, Inc. Akron, Ohio
C.E.D. Process Minerals, Inc. Gore, Virginia
Carpenter Richmond, Virginia
Carpenter Pasadena, Texas
Cathay Industries USA Valparaiso, Indiana
Celanese Bay City Bay City, Texas
Celanese Clear Lake Pasadena, Texas
Celanese Corporation Irving, Texas
Celanese Emulsions Enoree, South Carolina
Central Fiber Wellsville, Kansas
Central Fiber Canton, Ohio
Central Fiber Tyler, Texas
Central MN Renewables (CMR) Little Falls, Minnesota
Chem Link, Inc. Schoolcraft, Michigan
Chemionics Corporation Tallmadge, Ohio
Chemours Company, The Pass Christian, Mississippi
Chemours Company, The Fayetteville, North Carolina
Chemours Company, The New Johnsville, Tennessee
Chemours Company, The Gregory, Texas
Chemours Company, The Belle, West Virginia
Chemours Company, The Washington, West Virginia
Chemours Company, The Wilmington, Delaware
Chemours Company, The Starke, Florida
Chevron Phillips Chemical Pascagoula, Mississippi
Chevron Phillips Chemical Baytown, Texas
Chevron Phillips Chemical Port Arthur, Texas
Chevron Phillips Chemical Sweeny, Texas
Chevron Phillips Chemical The Woodlands, Texas
Chevron Phillips Chemical The Woodlands, Texas
Chromaflo Technologies Corporation Ashtabula, Ohio
Chromaflo Technologies Corporation Lockland, Ohio
Chromatech Inc. Canton, Michigan
Coating Resins Torrance, California
Coating Resins Hahnville, Louisiana
Coating Resins Cary, North Carolina
Color Rite Yukon, Oklahoma
Columbia River Carbonates Woodland, Washington
Conklin Company, Inc. Shakopee, Minnesota
Conklin Company, Inc. Kansas City, Missouri
Cortec Corporation St. Paul, Minnesota
Covestro LLC Sheffield, Massachusetts
Covestro LLC Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Covestro LLC Baytown, Texas
Covestro LLC Channelview, Texas
Covestro LLC Spring, Texas
Covestro LLC New Martinsville, West Virginia
Covestro LLC South Charleston, West Virginia