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
Sun Paints Phoenix, Arizona
Surebond St. Charles, Illinois
Synasia Inc. Metuchen, New Jersey
Synthomer USA Roebuck, South Carolina
Technical Industries, Inc. Peace Dale, Rhode Island
Terol Performance Polyols Houston, Texas
Titebond Columbus, Ohio
Top Industrial, Inc. Van Nuys, California
Total Cray Valley USA LLC Chatom, Alabama
Total Cray Valley USA LLC Grand Junction, Colorado
Total Cray Valley USA LLC Stratford, Connecticut
Total Cray Valley USA LLC Exton, Pennsylvania
Total Cray Valley USA LLC Houston, Texas
Total Cray Valley USA LLC Beaumont, Texas
Total Petrochemicals USA Port Arthur, Texas
Total Petrochemicals USA Houston, Texas
Tower Sealants Gainesville, Georgia
Tremco, Inc. Ashland, Ohio
Tremco, Inc. Beachwood, Ohio
Tremco, Inc. Cleveland, Ohio
Tremco, Inc. Cleveland, Ohio
Tremco, Inc. Greenville, South Carolina
Trinseo Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Trinseo Dalton, Georgia
Tronox Stamford, Connecticut
Tronox Hamilton, Mississippi
Troy Arizona Phoenix, Arizona
Troy Chemical Corporation Florham Park, New Jersey
Troy Chemical Corporation Newark, New Jersey
U.S. Silica Company Hurtsboro, Alabama
U.S. Silica Company Dubberly, Louisiana
U.S. Silica Company Frederick, Maryland
U.S. Silica Company Mauricetown, New Jersey
U.S. Silica Company Mapleton Depot, Pennsylvania
U.S. Silica Company Columbia, South Carolina
U.S. Silica Company Mill Creek, Oklahoma
U.S. Silica Company Jackson, Tennessee
U.S. Silica Company Ottawa, Illinois
U.S. Silica Company Kosse, Texas
U.S. Silica Company Pacific, Missouri
U.S. Silica Company Festus, Missouri
U.S. Silica Company Montpelier, Virginia
U.S. Silica Company Berkeley, West Virginia
UGL Jacksonville, Illinois
UGL Jackson, Mississippi
UGL Dayton, Nevada
UGL Scranton, Pennsylvania
Unimin Junction City, Georgia
Unimin Bakersville, North Carolina
Unimin Spruce Pine, North Carolina