The ASI 50

October 1, 2001
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This issue of Adhesives & Sealants Industry magazine brings you the fourth annual listing of the country's top adhesives and sealants manufacturers. Due to the fact that approximately 38% of the Top 50 companies did not want their sales figures published, we decided to list the companies alphabetically rather than rank them by sales figures, as we have in the past. Included with each company's listing is contact information, estimated 2000 adhesives and sealants sales figures (if publishable), subsidiaries and recent acquisitions, and a company profile. This year, because of a tie, there are actually 51 companies included in the Top 50 listing.

While our staff made every effort to seek out the top companies in the industry, we may have inadvertently omitted some companies. We will work throughout the year to provide any changes or updates on our Web site version of the ASI 50 and in next year's ASI 50 issue. To include your company in our listing, contact Kristin Johansson at johanssonk@bnp.com, or call 248-641-0592

** information repeated from last year

Adchem Corp.
1852 Old Country Rd.
Riverhead, NY 11901-3144
631-727-6000
www.adchem.com
Company Contact: Les Erikson, vice president, sales and marketing
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: Not available for publication
Founded in 1966, Adchem manufactures adhesive films, double-coated adhesive tapes and custom-coated products. The company is an ISO-9001-certified and A2LA-accredited organization. (Privately held)

ADCO Products, Inc.
4401 Page Ave.
Michigan Center, MI 49254
800-248-4010
www.adcoglobal.com
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: $200 million
Subsidiaries or Recent Acquisitions: K¿mmerling Chemische Fabrik GmbH
ADCO Products, Inc. specializes in manufacturing and designing adhesives and sealants for the following markets: automotive replacement glass, automotive OEM, commercial roofing, window manufacturing, concrete pipes, burial vaults, appliance, electrical/communications, and vehicle-body repair (crash repair). The company's core technologies are synthetic elastomers (rubber), UV-cured acrylic tape and polyurethanes. ADCO is ISO-9001 and QS-9000 registered. (Privately held)

Adhesives Research Inc.
400 Seaks Run Road
PO Box 100
Glen Rock, PA 17327
717-235-7979
Company Contact: Melinda Hopp, director of marketing
www.adhesivesresearch.com
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: $93 million
Adhesives Research, Inc., is an independent, global developer and manufacturer of custom high-performance pressure sensitive adhesive systems and tape technologies for these markets: medical diagnostics, wound care, medical devices, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics, industrial, electronics, and splicing (pulp and paper, converting). The company's headquarters are in Glen Rock, Pa., with sales offices in the U.K., Germany, France, Singapore and Korea, and manufacturing sites in the United States, Ireland, Australia and Columbia. (Privately held)

American Biltrite Inc, Tape Products Division
57 River St.
Wellesley Hills, MA 02181-2097
781-237-6655
www.abitape.com
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: $94.8 million
The Tape Products Division is a leading and highly diversified producer of pressure sensitive materials used by automobile manufacturers, commercial-graphics professionals and sign makers, metal polishers, acrylic and polycarbonate sheet manufacturers, HVAC contractors, shoe producers, and manufacturers of circuit boards and electric motors.

Ashland Specialty Chemical Co., Specialty Polymers and Adhesives Division
PO Box 2219
Columbus, OH 43216
800-322-6580
www.ashchem.com
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: Not available for publication
Ashland's SP&A Division is a leading, worldwide producer of high-performance adhesives and specialty resins serving the following industries: transportation (automotive, truck, recreational vehicles, marine and aerospace); building and construction (commercial roofing, engineered wood products, laminated panels, windows and doors); packaging and converting (pressure sensitive, film laminating, case-and-carton sealing and labeling); and industrial (product assembly and general lamination). SP&A is a chemistry innovator with novel families of technology: pressure sensitive (solution acrylic, emulsion acrylic, ultraviolet-cured, hot melt and rubber-based); structural (2K urethane, 100-percent reactive urethane, rubber-based, epoxy, reactive hot melt and electromagnetic welded); and lamination (phenolic, nitrile phenolic, water-based urethane, EVA, EB-cured and 2K urethane).

Avery Dennison Corp.
150 N. Orange Grove Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103
626-304-2000
www.averydennison.com
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: Not available for publication
Avery Dennison is a global leader in pressure sensitive technology and innovative self-adhesive solutions for consumer products and label materials. Based in Pasadena, Calif., the company had 2000 total sales of $3.9 billion. Avery Dennison develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of products for consumer and industrial markets, including Avery-brand office products, Fasson-brand self-adhesive materials, peel-and-stick postage stamps, battery labels, reflective highway-safety products, automated retail tag and labeling systems, and specialty tapes and chemicals.

Borden Inc.
180 E. Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43215
614-225-4000
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: $1.62 billion
This company's chemical division manufactures hot melt adhesives as well as consumer products (Elmer's Glue) and thermosetting resins.

Bostik Findley, Inc.
11320 Watertown Plank Rd.
Wauwatosa, WI 53226-3434
414-774-2250
www.atofindley.com
or
211 Boston St.
Middleton, MA 01949-2128
978-777-0100
www.bostik.com
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: $1.0 billion
Subsidiaries or Recent Acquisitions: DurabondR product line from DAP Products, Inc.
Bostik Inc. and Ato Findley Inc. became Bostik Findley, Inc., in 2000, as a result of the merging of their parent companies, TotalFina and Elf Aquitaine, respectively, to become TotalFinaElf. Through a global network of direct sales and distributors, a wide variety of adhesives, sealants, coatings and related compounds are sold to the nonwoven-disposable/hygiene, packaging, converting, assembly, industrial, construction, flooring, DIY, transportation, textile and laminating marketplaces.

Chemence Inc.
185 Bluegrass Valley Pkwy.
Alpharetta, GA 30005
770-664-6624
www.chemence-us.com
Company Contact: Peter D. Battisti
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: $40 million
Chemence is a manufacturer of cyanoacrylate, anaerobic, solvent-based, two-part epoxy, two-part acrylic, two-part methacrylate, and UV-curing adhesives and sealants. Chemence is the world leader in gas-main sealing, the North American leader in vacuum-impregnation sealants and Number Two in the United States in the manufacture of liquid photopolymers. (Privately held)

ChemRex Inc. (part of Degussa Construction Chemicals)
889 Valley Pk. Dr.
Shakopee, MN 55379
952-496-6000
www.chemrex.com
Company Contact: Jan Aument
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: Not available for publication
ChemRex Inc. is an industry leader in the manufacture of chemical products for the commercial construction, transportation and flooring markets. It is the worldwide center for polyurethane technology in the Degussa Construction Chemicals Americas Group. Recognized brand names are SonnebornR, ThoroR, ThoRocT, HydrozoR, MBT Protection and Repair, and CHEMREXR, which offer a variety of architectural and specialty sealant and adhesive, concrete repair, coating, and waterproofing products. (Privately held)

Devcon (part of Illinois Tool Works)
30 Endicott St.
Danvers, MA 01923
800-343-7026
www.devcon.com
Company Contact: Dave Bongiorni, market development manager
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: Not available for publication
A world leader in adhesive technology, Devcon offers a complete line of high-strength epoxies, advanced methacrylates, fast-curing cyanoacrylates and chemical-resistant anaerobics. Products include adhesives for OEM assembly operations as well as for repairing machinery. A line of coatings protects surfaces against abrasion, corrosion and chemical attack.

Dow Automotive (a business unit of The Dow Chemical Co.)
1250 Harmon Rd.
Auburn Hills, MI 48326
248-391-6300
www.dowautomotive.com
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: Not available for publication
Subsidiaries or Recent Acquisitions: Acquisition of remaining 50% share of Gurit Essex AG
Dow Automotive is a supplier of plastics-enhanced products and systems to the automotive industry for interior, exterior and powertrain/chassis applications. The integration of Essex Specialty Products, Inc., and Gurit-Essex AG adds adhesives, sealants, body-structure enhancements, and body-acoustical-management products and systems. Design, engineering, prototype/tooling, testing and program-management expertise assure optimized solutions for customer needs.

Dow Corning Corp.
P.O. Box 994
Midland, MI 48686-0994
989-496-6000
www.dowcorning.com
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: Not available for publication
This company manufactures adhesives for the aerospace, construction, automotive, electronics, health-care, engineering and consumer markets. The company also manufactures pressure sensitive adhesives and release coatings for the food packaging, stamp and label markets.

EMS-GRILTECH, a unit of EMS-CHEMIE (North America) Inc.
2060 Corporate Way
PO Box 1717
Sumter, SC 29151-1717
803-481-6190
www.emsgriltech.com
Company Contact: Guido Hobi
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: $132 million
EMS-CHEMIE (North America) Inc. is a subsidiary of EMS-CHEMIE of Switzerland. The business division, Technical Fibers and Adhesives, offers a line of GriltexR CoPA and CoPES adhesive products. Markets served include transportation, paper, industrial and consumer goods.

FLEXcon
1 FLEXcon Industrial Park
Spencer, MA 01562
508-885-8200
www.FLEXcon.com
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: Not available for publication
FLEXcon, a leading supplier of pressure sensitive film, offers more than 10,000 made-to-order and standard off-the-shelf products each year. FLEXcon works closely with customers to create value-added solutions, providing the best-balanced choice of performance, cost effectiveness and availability. The company combines applications expertise with polymeric-materials technology to provide product identification, promotion, security, labeling, packaging and bonding solutions. FLEXcon is ISO-9001-certified, with worldwide manufacturing, distribution and sales. (Privately held)

Franklin International
2020 Bruck St.
Columbus, OH 43207
800-877-4583
www.franklininternational.com or www.titebond.com
**Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: $107.35 million
Franklin International is an adhesives manufacturer founded in 1935. Today, the company has over 450 employees and distributes products globally. Its core competency of emulsion polymerization provides vertical integration for glues, adhesives, hot melts, binders, films, sizing compounds and much more. These products serve various markets, including retail, distribution, commercial, furniture manufacturing, millwork, paper converting, pressure sensitive, fiberglass reinforcement, screen printing and nonwovens. (Privately held)

GE Sealants & Adhesives (a subsidiary of General Electric Co.)
16325 Northcross Dr.
Waterford, NY 12188
704-655-2000
www.gesealants.com
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: Not available for publication
Subsidiaries or Recent Acquisitions: Macklanburg/Duncan
This company is a leader in silicone, acrylic and adhesives for consumer, construction and industrial applications. Products are sold through home centers, hardware chains, construction and professional distributors channels.

H.B. Fuller Co.
1200 Willow Lake Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55110-5101
651-236-5900
www.hbfuller.com
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: $1.35 billion
H.B. Fuller Co. is a 114-year-old worldwide manufacturer of adhesives, sealants, coatings, paints and other specialty chemicals, with direct operations in 36 countries and customers in more than 100. Key markets include assembly, automotive, construction, converting, footwear, graphic arts, nonwovens, packaging and powder coatings. The company is ISO-certified at 36 sites.

Henkel Adhesives
1345 Gasket Dr.
Elgin, IL 60120
847-468-9200
www.henkeladhesives.com
Company Contact: Julie Palus
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: $2.7 billion
Subsidiaries or Recent Acquisitions: Loctite Corp., Manco Inc., Dexter
Henkel Adhesives provides more than 2,000 adhesives for industry. Sectors include high-tech adhesives for automotive, electronics and medical, as well as adhesives used in paper converting, food processing, packaging, product assembly and virtually all areas of manufacturing, DIY and consumer products. Product technologies are customized for each market segment for customer needs. (Privately held)

Industrial Adhesives, Inc.
4244 W. 6th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97402
541-683-6677
www.hot-melt.com
Company Contact: Gilles Cyr
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: Not available for publication
Subsidiaries or Recent Acquisitions: Soluthink LLC
Industrial Adhesives is a technological leader and the largest manufacturer of hot melt products on the North American West Coast. The company also manufactures a complete line of hot melt pre-coated strings and tapes known as PLYTAPET, PACKSTRINGT and PACKTAPET, as well as specialized application equipment. Products are sold worldwide. (Privately held)

ITW Performance Polymers (part of Illinois Tool Works)
30 Endicott St.
Danvers, MA 01923
978-777-1100
www.itwperformers.com
Company Contact: Paulette Buckless
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: Not available for publication
Subsidiaries or Recent Acquisitions: Quimica TF and Syon Corp.
ITW Performance Polymers produces and sells adhesives and sealants to original equipment manufacturers, as well as maintenance/repair products directly and through a worldwide network of industrial distributors. Major markets include industrial maintenance and repair, marine, automotive, transportation, solid surface, construction, manufactured housing, and automotive aftermarket.

Jowat Corp.
Randolph Industrial Park
6058 Lois Lane
High Point, NC 27261
336-434-9000
www.jowat.com
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: $135 million
Jowat was founded in 1919 and is a manufacturer of adhesives with customers in 80 countries and 450 employees worldwide. Its adhesives are used in the furniture, packaging/paper, textile and automotive industries. Jowat manufactures hot melt, water-based, solvent-based and reactive adhesives, and distributes its products to customers throughout the world. (Privately held)

Loctite Corp. (a division of Henkel Corp.)
1001 Trout Brook Crossing
Rocky Hill, CT 06067
800-562-8483
www.loctite.com
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: $800 million
Subsidiaries or Recent Acquisitions: Fel-Pro Chemical, Resin Technology Group
This worldwide, market-driven specialty-chemical company provides engineering adhesives, sealants and coatings directly to OEMs and through a network of industrial distribution. The company's products are used in the electronics, automotive, facility and equipment maintenance and repair, OEM, and specialized medical markets. Loctite works closely with customer companies to provide manufacturing and maintenance solutions, including custom adhesive formulations and new technologies. The company is an industry leader in cyanoacrylates, anaerobics, UV- and visible-light-curing adhesives, specialty epoxies, and silicones. (Privately held)

Lord Corp.
2000 W. Grandview Blvd.
Erie, PA 16514
814-868-3611
www.lordcorp.com
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: $420 million
Lord Corp. manufactures a broad range of adhesives and coatings for the automotive, industrial and electronic markets. Included are: ChemlokR adhesives; AqualastT elastomer emulsions; AutosealT adhesives and coatings; FusorR adhesives; VersalokR adhesives; ChemglazeR coatings; PhotoglazeR UV/EB coatings; LordR engineered adhesives; ThermosetR adhesives, coatings and encapsulants; MotorguardT coatings; Metal JacketT; and Flock-LokR adhesives.

3M
3M Center
Engineered Adhesives Division
Building 220-8E-05
St. Paul, MN 55144-1000
800-362-3550
www.3m.com/adhesives
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: Not available for publication
3M is one of the world's premier manufacturing companies with operations in more than 60 countries. More than half of its sales come from international operations. Seventy-five thousand 3M employees throughout the world draw on the creative thinking of their peers to develop manufacturing processes and invent products that range from adhesives to micro-replication to solve their customers' problems. 3M's roots date back more than 90 years. The company's technologies have spawned a seemingly endless flow of groundbreaking products. Its culture fosters a spirit of entrepreneurship that enables 30 percent of 3M's sales each year to come from products introduced within the previous four years.

MACtac (Morgan Adhesives Co.) (part of The Bemis Co.)
4560 Darrow Rd.
Stow, OH 44224-1898
330-688-1111
www.mactac.com
Company Contact: John Chapell
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: $500 million
MACtac is part of the Bemis Co., Inc., Minneapolis. Bemis is a major supplier of flexible packaging and pressure sensitive materials used worldwide by leading food, consumer products, manufacturing and other businesses. MACtac manufactures adhesive-coated paper, plastic and vinyl films used in a wide variety of labeling, signage, fleet marking, and specialized industrial and technical applications.

National Casein Co.
601 W. 80th St.
Chicago, IL 60620
773-846-7300
www.nationalcasein.com
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: Not available for publication
National Casein is a leading manufacturer of environmentally friendly adhesives for the woodworking, furniture and millwork industries. Since being incorporated in 1921, the company has become an international supplier for these industries. (Privately held)

National Starch and Chemical Co. (A member of the ICI Group)
10 Finderne Ave.
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
908-685-5000
www.nationalstarch.com
Company Contact: Fred White
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: $1.13 billion
Subsidiaries or Recent Acquisitions: Abelstik, Emerson & Cuming, Permabond
National Starch and Chemical Co. is a worldwide, science-based company dedicated to helping customers through quality improvements, productivity increases, greater cost efficiencies and service enhancements. The company formulates and manufactures adhesives, specialty polymers, electronic and engineering materials, natural polymers, and advanced ingredients, with sales of $2.8 billion.

NuSil Technology
1050 Cindy Lane
Carpenteria, CA 93013
805-684-8780
www.nusil.com
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: $25 million
NuSil Technology is a basic manufacturer of synthesizing silicone monomers, catalysts, crosslinkers, resins and polymers used in over 400 custom and standard formulated products. These products include adhesives, elastomers, dispersions, fluids, gels, lubricants, coatings, abrasion-resistant elastomers, liquid silicone rubbers, inks and primers.

OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
2950 Gilchrist Rd.
Akron, OH 44305
330-794-6334
www.omnova.com
Company Contact: Silvano Ferrazzo, marketing manager, adhesives and construction; Kim Deacon, marketing, release coatings and saturants
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: $25-30 million
OMNOVA Solutions is a technology-based global company and major innovator of emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals, and decorative and functional surfaces. OMNOVA's Performance Chemicals Division is a leading supplier of emulsion polymers and specialty chemicals used as binders, adhesives, saturants, release and functional coatings, and additives that provide products with significant performance advantages.

Pacer Technology
9420 Santa Anita Ave.
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
909-987-0550
www.pacertech.com
Company Contact: Greg Lindsay
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: $32 million
Pacer Technology is a manufacturing, packaging and distribution company engaged in marketing advanced-technology adhesives, sealants and other related products, as well as manicure implements for consumer markets on a worldwide basis. It is the provider of Super Glue, ZapR, Pro SealR, Cook BatesR, Diamon Deb/KurlashR, GemR, and other well-known branded products.

PermacelR, A Nitto Denko Co.
Permacel R, A Nitto Denko Co.
PO Box 671-T
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
800-755-8273
www.permacel.com
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: Not available for publication
This company has earned a reputation as a pioneer in the field of pressure sensitive tapes by developing new products through innovative, proprietary technologies. Currently, Permacel develops, manufactures and markets 350 kinds of tapes used for the manufacturing process in the electrical, electronics, automobile,aerospace and graphic arts industries. In joining the Nitto Denko group, Permacel also began producing a variety of Nitto Denko products. With its expanded product line, Permacel serves an increasingly broad market.

Plexus (part of Illinois Tool Works)
30 Endicott St.
Danvers, MA 01923
800-851-6692
www.itwplexus.com
Company Contact: Susan Hennessey
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: Not available for publication
Plexus adhesives are widely used for structural bonding of today's difficult-to-bond engineered plastics, advanced composites and other dissimilar substrates in the marine, automotive, transportation, recreational vehicle and construction industries. These adhesives reduce assembly times and increase plant throughput by up to 200%. They require no sanding or grinding and cure rapidly at room temperature.

Plymouth Rubber Co. Inc.
104 Revere St.
Canton, MA 02021
781-828-0220
www.plymouthrubber.com
**Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: $76 million
Subsidiaries or Recent Acquisitions: Briteline Technologies
Plymouth Rubber Co. Inc. manufactures and supplies rubber and vinyl products to a broad range of markets, including the electrical-supply industry, utilities, automotive and other original equipment manufacturers, and highway-striping contractors. These products include electrical tapes, automotive harness tapes, industrial tapes and films, and highway pavement-marking tapes.

Reichhold (a subsidiary of Dainippon, Japan)
PO Box 13582
Research Triangle Park, NC 27709
800-431-1920
www.reichhold.com
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: Not available for publication
Reichhold Inc. is a global supplier of polymers, polymer resins and adhesives. The company supplies raw materials to adhesives formulators and provides formulated adhesives to a wide variety of markets, including automotive, converting, graphic arts, textiles, packaging and product assembly. Reichhold's formulated adhesives are sold under the Swift Adhesives brand name.

The Reynolds Co.
PO Box 1925
Greenville, SC 29602
864-232-6791
www.reynoldsglue.com
Company Contact: E. Hays Reynolds III
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: $33 million
The Reynolds Co. is a manufacturer of water-based, hot melt and dry-blended adhesives. The company also manufactures a variety of toll-blended and specialty coatings for various industries. Most of its bulk shipments are made via its company-owned trucking fleet. (Privately held)

Rohm and Haas Co.
100 Independence Mall West
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2399
215-592-3000
www.rohmhaas.com
Company Contact: Cristiana Grillo-Bontemps
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: $707 million
Subsidiaries or Recent Acquisitions: Morton International, acquired in 1999
Rohm and Haas is a leading supplier of adhesives that are used in packaging, construction, transportation and a host of converting industries. Products include: pressure sensitive adhesives for paper and film labels, decals and consumer, industrial and specialty tapes; adhesives, coatings, primers and extrudable resins for packaging, graphic arts and a host of industrial-laminating applications; acrylic polymers for construction adhesives, sealants and load-bearing composites; and adhesives for the transportation industry, including interior parts, weather-strip applications and rubber-to-metal bonding. The company is one of the world's largest specialty-chemicals manufacturers and operates a network of manufacturing plants in North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and South America.

RPM, Inc.
2628 Pearl Rd.
PO Box 777
Medina, OH 44258
330-273-5090
www.rpminc.com
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: $400 million
Subsidiaries or Recent Acquisitions: Consumer subsidiaries include Rust-Oleum, DAP, Zinsser, Flecto and Bondo. Industrial subsidiaries include Stonhard, Tremco, Carboline, Day-Glo and Dryvit.
RPM, Inc., is a world leader in specialty coatings, serving both industrial and consumer markets. DAP is the leading marketer of caulks, sealants, adhesives, spackles, glazings and other general patch and repair products. Tremco sells its roofing systems and sealant products to customers primarily in building, construction, building maintenance and retail markets.

Scapa North America (part of the Scapa Group, plc)
111 Great Pond Dr.
Windsor, CT 06095
860-688-8000
www.scapana.com
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: $289 million
Scapa designs and manufactures custom-engineered adhesive films, tapes and compounds for the automotive, cable, construction, industrial-assembly, medical, printing and graphics, and sports and entertainment markets. Products include specialty unsupported adhesive-transfer films; single-coated tapes; double-coated films; single-coated foam tapes; double-coated mounting tapes; and zero-halogen, low-smoke, fire-retardant compounds.

Sika Corp.
30800 Stephenson Hwy.
Madison Heights, MI 48071
248-577-0020
www.sikasolutions.com
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: $1.1 billion
Sika Corp. is a global manufacturer of specialty chemicals for the automotive, construction, marine and industrial markets. The company's line of adhesives and sealants includes products based on polyurethane, epoxy, butyl and acrylic technologies. These materials are offered in single- and two-component, cold- and hot-applied systems offering a wide range of handling characteristics. Cured properties range from highly elastic for sealing to high strength for bonding.
Solutia Inc.
10300 Olive Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63166
314-674-1000
www.solutia.com
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: Not available for publication
Based in St. Louis, Solutia uses its world-class skills in applied chemistry to create solutions for customers whose products are used by consumers around the globe every day. In addition to Gelva pressure sensitive adhesives, Solutia is a recognized leader in a variety of markets - including resins and additives for high-value coatings, performance films for laminated safety glass and after-market applications; process research, process development and scale-up services for pharmaceutical fine chemicals; specialties such as aviation hydraulic fluid and environmentally friendly cleaning solvents for aviation; and an integrated family of nylon products including high-performance polymers and fibers.

Sovereign Specialty Chemicals, Inc.
225 W. Washington St., Suite 2200
Chicago, IL 60606
312-419-7100
www.sovereignsc.com
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: $354 million
Subsidiaries or Recent Acquisitions: Pierce & Stevens Corp.; OSi Sealants; SIA Adhesives, Tanner Chemicals, Imperial Adhesives and Croda Adhesives
Sovereign Specialty Chemicals, Inc., is a leading developer and supplier of high-performance specialty adhesives, coatings and sealants serving three markets: packaging and converting, industrial, and construction. Since 1996, Sovereign has grown rapidly - through the strategic acquisition of established niche leaders - to become the largest privately owned adhesives manufacturer in the United States and one of the largest adhesives manufacturers in the world, public or private. Headquartered in Chicago, Sovereign comprises over 1,000 employees working in 20 manufacturing and sales facilities worldwide to support thousands of customers. (Privately held)

Spinnaker Industries Inc.
518 East Water Street
Troy, OH 45373
937-332-6667
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: Not available for publication
This company specializes in heat-sensitive adhesives for the labeling, packaging and pharmaceutical markets, as well as water-sensitive adhesives for labels and postage stamps. The company also deals in pressure sensitive adhesives for the label market.

TACC (a division of Illinois Tool Works)
P.O. Box 535
Air Station Industrial Park
Rockland, MA 02370
781-878-7015
www.taccint.com
Company Contact: Jim James, general manager
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: Not available for publication
TACC, an Illinois Tool Works Division, has manufactured quality commercial adhesives and sealants since 1969. Manufacturing facilities located in Massachusetts, New York and Georgia produce solvent- and water-based products under the trade names TACC, MiracleR, KingCo, Sta-Put and Condbond. Acquired by Illinois Tool Works in 1998, TACC maintains its primary focus on the research and development of innovative, environmentally safe and applicator-friendly products that exceed industry standards for performance and quality.

TruSeal Technologies, Inc.
23150 Commerce Park
Beachwood, OH 44122
216-910-1500
www.truseal.com
Company Contact: August J. Coppola, president and CEO
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: $80 million
TruSeal Technologies is a worldwide, market-share-leading manufacturer of sealant systems, all-in-one spacers, and components for the fabrication of high-performance and long-lasting insulating glass for windows, doors, refrigeration and transportation applications. TruSeal also manufactures a wide variety of sealants and adhesives for solar-panel fabrication, general construction, and specialty and private-label customers. (Privately held)

Tyco Adhesives (a division of the Plastics and Adhesives Group of Tyco Int'l. Inc.)
1400 Providence Highway
Norwood, MA 02062
800-343-7875; 800-248-7659; 781-440-6200
www.tycoadhesives.com
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: $400+ million
This division of Tyco International Inc. manufactures Polyken, Betham, Manuli, National and Nahusa Tape products. These include tapes used in the aerospace, and heating and air conditioning industries; duct, sealing, packaging and electrical tapes for consumer applications; and corrosion-protection tape products for oil, gas and water pipelines.

Uniroyal Adhesives & Sealants (division of Uniroyal Engineered Products, Inc.)
2001 W. Washington St.
South Bend, IN 46628
219-246-5000
Company Contact: Steve Foster
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: $31.6 million
Subsidiaries or Recent Acquisitions: Henkel's Solvent-Based Industrial Adhesive Business
Uniroyal Adhesives & Sealants is a supplier/manufacturer of solvent- and water-based adhesives and sealants, along with one-part polyurethane adhesive sealants under the SilapreneR brand name. The company also provides Hydra-Fast-EnR water-based contact cements and GuntherT mirror mastics.

Uniseal, Inc. (part of Koch Enterprises, LLC)
1014 Uhlhorn
Evansville, IN 47712
812-425-1361
www.uniseal.com
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: $30 million
Subsidiaries or Recent Acquisitions: Uniseal Telecom Systems, Pipeconx
Uniseal's global sales presence is a sign of commitment to become the automotive industry's single-source supplier of adhesives, sealants, foam products, thermoplastics and structural reinforcements. Through creative formulations, Uniseal is able to provide materials for the automotive process. With state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, technologically advanced R&D labs, and a diverse product set, Uniseal is uniquely positioned as a full-product and service supplier.

Vantico Inc., Adhesives & Tooling Division
5121 San Fernando Rd. West
Los Angeles, CA 90039
818-247-6210
www.vantico-aandt.com
Company Contact: Bob Kruger, marketing manager
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: > $28 million
Subsidiaries or Recent Acquisitions: Agomet and Atlas Adhesives and Tooling Business of Degussa Business Unit, Roehm Specialty Acrylics
Vantico is a world leader in high-performance AralditeR epoxy and polyurethane adhesives, pastes and laminating systems for bonding and assembly of general industrial, automotive and aerospace components. Supporting Vantico's role in the international marketplace are 3,000 employees and manufacturing sites in 18 countries around the world. (Privately held)

Wacker Silicones Corp. (a subsidiary of Wacker Chemie GmbH)
3310 Sutton Road
Adrian, MI 49221
517-264-8500
www.wackersilicones.com

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