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
Covia Bakersville, North Carolina
Covia Marston, North Carolina
Covia Lugoff, South Carolina
Covia Camden, Tennessee
Covia Troup, Texas
Covia Gore, Virginia
Covia Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Covia New Canaan, Connecticut
Covia Hephzibah, Georgia
Covia McIntyre, Georgia
Covia Tamms, Illinois
Covia Voca, Texas
Covia Tamms, Illinois
Covia Troy Grove, Illinois
Covia Huntingburg, Indiana
Covia Le Sueur, Minnesota
CR Minerals Company LLC Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico
Cristal Hunt Valley, Maryland
Cristal Metals Manufacturing Facility Ottawa, Illinois
Cristal, Ashtabula Plant 1 Ashtabula, Ohio
Cristal, Ashtabula Plant 2 Ashtabula, Ohio
Croda, Inc. New Castle, Delaware
Croda, Inc. Edison, New Jersey
Croda, Inc. Mill Hall, Pennsylvania
Custom Grinders Sales, Inc. Chatsworth, Georgia
CVC Thermoset Specialties Moorestown, New Jersey
CVC Thermoset Specialties North Maple Shade, New Jersey
DAP Products, Inc. Dallas, Texas
DAP Products, Inc. Baltimore, Maryland
DAP Products, Inc. Baltimore, Maryland
DAP Products, Inc. Tipp City, Ohio
Dominion Color Corporation Pearl River, New York
Dow Chemical Company Croydon, Pennsylvania
Dow Chemical Company Knoxville, Tennessee
Dow Chemical Company South Charleston, West Virginia
Dow Chemical Company, The Midland, Michigan
Dow Construction Chemicals Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dow Consumer Solutions Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Dow Consumer Solutions Auburn, Michigan
Dow Consumer Solutions Auburn, Michigan
Dow Consumer Solutions Midland, Michigan
Dow Consumer Solutions Kendalville, Indiana
Dow Consumer Solutions Carrollton, Kentucky
Dow Performance Materials and Chemicals Plaquemine, Louisiana
Dow Performance Materials and Chemicals Freeport, Texas
Dow Polyurethanes Rancho Cucamonga, California
Dow Polyurethanes Marietta, Georgia
Dow Polyurethanes LaPorte, Texas
DuPont Wilmington, Delaware
DuPont Moncks Corner, South Carolina