This issue of Adhesives & Sealants Industry
magazine brings you our third annual listing of the world’s top manufacturers of adhesives and sealants. Company rankings are based upon corporate sales for fiscal 2007.
Table. Total 2007 Corporate Sales*Company/Total 2007 Corporate Sales
- 3M Co.: $24.462 billion
- Henkel KGaA: $19.190 billion/€13.07
- Rohm and Haas Co.: $8.897 billion
- Nitto Denko Corp.: $6.790 billion/¥745.259 billion
- Avery Dennison Corp.: $6.3 billion
- Dow Corning Corp.: $4.943 billion
- Sika AG: $4.157 bllion/CHF 4.6 billion
- RPM International Inc.: $3.6 billion
- Bostik: $1.9 billion
- Forbo: $1.822 billion/CHF 2.004 billion
*Sources: Wright Investors Service, D&B, Yahoo Finance, company
contact, press releases and annual reports
1. 3M Co.3M Center
St. Paul, MN 55144-1000
Total estimated 2007 corporate sales: $24.462 billion
3M is a science-based company that produces thousands of imaginative products.
The company is a leader in scores of markets - from health care and
highway safety to office products and optical films for LCD displays. It
operates in six segments: Industrial and Transportation; Health Care; Display
and Graphics; Consumer and Office; Safety, Security, and Protection Services; and
Electro and Communications.
The Industrial and Transportation segment offers tapes, coated and nonwoven
abrasives, adhesives, specialty materials, filtration products, closures for
disposable diapers, and components and products that are used in transportation
3M Co., formerly Minnesota Mining and
Manufacturing Co., was founded in 1902.
2. Henkel KGaAGLOBAL HEADQUARTERS:
NORTH AMERICAN HEADQUARTERS:
1001 Trout Brook Crossing
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
Total estimated 2007 corporate sales: $19.190 billion/€13.07 billion
Adhesives Technologies Business sales: $8.4 billion/€5.711 billion
Henkel Corp. produces adhesives, sealants and surface treatments that are
distributed directly to OEMs and through an industrial distribution network.
brand products, Henkel’s engineering
adhesives group offers solutions to OEMs, MRO facilities and specialized
Henkel Corp. operates in three strategic business areas: Home Care; Personal
Care; and Adhesives, Sealants and Surface Treatments, serving transportation,
electronics, aerospace, metal, durable goods, consumer goods, maintenance and
repair, and packaging industries. The company also offers a range of products
for the craftsman and consumer. Over 50,000 employees work for Henkel Corp.
worldwide, with global headquarters located in Dusseldorf, Germany.
3. Rohm & Haas Co.100 Independence
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Total estimated 2007 corporate sales: $8.897 billion
Packaging and Building Materials segment sales: $1.826 billion
Rohm and Haas is a global pioneer in the creation and development of innovative
technologies and solutions for the specialty-materials industry. The company’s
technologies are found in a range of industries, including: building and
construction; electronics and electronic devices; household goods and personal
care; packaging and paper; transportation; pharmaceutical and medical; water,
food and food related; and industrial process. The Packaging and Building
Materials segment provides formulated adhesives and adhesive polymers,
performance enhancing additives, and specialty polymers and coatings. Rohm and
Haas Co. sells its products and services primarily in North America, Europe,
Asia-Pacific, and Latin America. The company
was founded in 1907.
4. Nitto Denko Corp.2-5-25, Umeda, Kita-ku
Osaka 530-0001, Japan
Total estimated 2007 corporate sales: $6.790 billion/ ¥745.259
Nitto Denko Group, based in Osaka,
operations in 25 countries and areas worldwide. The company’s over 13,500
products are created from more than 600 technologies developed during its 80+
Nitto Denko separates its business into three segments: Industrial Products
(double-coated adhesive tape, barcode labels, etc.), Electronic Products
(semiconductor encapsulating resins and flexible printed circuits), and
Functional Products (tissue-cultured ginseng, pest control products, and
transdermal patches). The Industrial and Electronics segments provide nearly
all of the company's sales.
5. Avery Dennison Corp.150
North Orange Grove Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103
Total estimated 2007 corporate sales: $6.3
Founded in 1935, Avery Dennison is a global leader in pressure-sensitive
technology and innovative self-adhesive solutions for consumer products and
label materials. Avery Dennison develops, manufactures and markets a range of
products for consumer and industrial markets, including Avery-brand office
products, Fasson-brand self-adhesive materials, peel-and-stick postage stamps,
reflective highway safety products, automated retail tag and labeling systems,
and specialty tapes and chemicals.
6. Dow Corning Corp.2200
Total estimated 2007 corporate sales: $4.943 billion
Dow Corning, established in 1943 to explore the potential of silicones, was
created as a joint venture between Corning Glass Works (now Corning Inc.) and
The Dow Chemical Co. Today, Dow Corning
provides performance-enhancing solutions for more than 20,000 customers
worldwide. The company is a global leader in silicon-based technology and
innovation, offering more than 7,000 products and services. More than half of
Dow Corning’s annual sales are made outside of the U.S.
7. Sika AGZugerstrasse 50
+41 41 768 68 00
Total estimated 2007 corporate sales: $4.157 billion/CHF 4.6
Sika AG, Baar, Switzerland, is a global supplier
to the specialty chemicals markets. It is a leader in processing materials used
in sealing, bonding, damping, reinforcing and protecting load-bearing
structures in construction (buildings and infrastructure construction) and in
industry (vehicle, building component, and equipment production).
The company has subsidiaries in more than 70 countries worldwide and approximately
8. RPM International Inc.2628 Pearl Road
P.O. Box 777
Medina, OH 44258
Total estimated 2007 corporate sales: $3.6 billion
RPM International Inc., a holding company, owns subsidiaries that are world leaders in specialty coatings and sealants serving both industrial and consumer markets. RPM's industrial products include roofing systems, sealants, corrosion control coatings, flooring coatings and specialty chemicals. Industrial brands include Stonhard, Tremco, illbruck, Carboline, Day-Glo, Euco and Dryvit. RPM's consumer products are used by professionals and do-it-yourselfers for home maintenance and improvement, boat repair and maintenance, and by hobbyists. Consumer brands include Zinsser, Rust-Oleum, DAP, Varathane and Testors.
9. BostikGLOBAL HEADQUARTERS:
Paris la Défense,
11320 Watertown Plank Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Total estimated 2007 corporate sales: $1.9 billion
Bostik’s 2007 total North American adhesive and sealant sales: $523
Bostik is one of the largest adhesive and sealant companies in the world today.
The group designs, manufactures and markets adhesives, sealants, and coatings
to three key sectors: Industry, Construction, and Consumer. Its products are
used in a range of fields, from gas-tankers and buildings to furniture and
The company also enjoys top positions in different market segments:
- No. 1 worldwide for nonwoven disposable products: 80 billion diapers
per year are produced containing Bostik adhesives.
- No. 2 worldwide for building applications, tiling, flooring,
waterproofing, renovation, and construction and decoration.
- No. 1 in France and strong positions in other European countries for
- No. 4 worldwide in industry applications, such as flexible and rigid
packaging, assembly, tapes and labels, automotive, marine, and wood.
10. Forbo InternationalLindenstrasse 8
P.O. Box 1041
CH – 6341
+ 41 58 787 25 25
Total estimated 2007 corporate sales: $1.822 billion/CHF 2.004
Bonding Systems Division sales: $694.684 million/CHF 763.7
Forbo is a leading producer of flooring systems, adhesives and chemical bonds,
as well as power transmission and conveyor-belt solutions. Forbo Bonding
Systems is one of the world’s top suppliers of industrial adhesives. The
division formulates and manufactures high-performance intermediates and
products for bonding applications such as flooring, tiling and construction
elements; car interiors; furniture and woodworking; paper processing and
packaging; shoes and textiles; assembly processes for electronics and medical
equipment; and synthetic polymer emulsions for packaging, construction, carpet,
and textile industries.