This issue ofAdhesives & Sealants Industrymagazine brings you our first annual listing of the world's top manufacturers of adhesives and sealants. Company rankings are based upon global adhesive and sealant sales for the year ending 2005. These sales figures were reported in Adhesive and Sealant Council's2005-2007 North American Market Study for Adhesives and Sealants with a Global Overview, conducted by DPNA International Inc.

1.Global Headquarters:

Henkel KGaA

40191 Düsseldorf


North American Headquarters:

Henkel Corp.

1001 Trout Brook Crossing

Rocky Hill, CT 06067

(800) 562-8483

CEO: Dr. Ulrich Lehner

Henkel Corp. produces adhesives, sealants and surface treatments that are distributed directly to OEMs and through an industrial distribution network. From Loctite® brand products, Henkel's industry and maintenance group offer solutions to OEMs, MRO facilities, and specialized medical markets.

Henkel Corp. operates in three strategic business areas: Home Care; Personal Care; and Adhesives, Sealants and Surface Treatments - of which the industrial and maintenance group is part - 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 the Henkel Corp. worldwide with global headquarters located in Düsseldorf, Germany.

2. Bostik Inc.

11320 Watertown Plank Road

Wauwatosa, WI 53226

(414) 774-2250

CEO: Mike Klonne

Parent Company: TOTAL, Paris, France

Bostik Inc. is a global organization manufacturing and selling a variety of adhesives, sealants, coatings and related compounds to the nonwoven/hygiene, packaging, converting, assembly, industrial, construction, flooring, DIY, transportation, textile, and laminating marketplaces. This is accomplished through a network of direct sales and distributors.

3. H.B. Fuller Co.

1200 Willow Lake Blvd.

St. Paul, MN 55110-5101

(651) 236-5900

H.B. Fuller Co. is a 119-year-old worldwide manufacturer of adhesives, sealants, coatings and other specialty chemicals with corporate headquarters in St. Paul, MN. Fiscal 2005 net revenue totaled $1.512 billion - 54% from North American operations, 24% from Europe, 14% from Latin America and 8% from Asia/Pacific. As of December 3, 2005, the company employed approximately 4,000 people worldwide.

4.Global Headquarters:ICI Group Corporate Centre

20 Manchester Square

London W1U 3AN


North American Headquarters:

ICI/National Starch and Chemical Co.

10 Finderne Ave.

Bridgewater, NJ 08807

(800) 797-4992

CEO: John McAdam

National Starch and Chemical Co. had corporate sales of $3.34 billion in 2005. It has an immense product range across markets as diverse as food and personal care to construction. Four divisions are grouped around adhesives, specialty starches, specialty polymers and electronic materials. National Starch and Chemical Co. is headquartered in Bridgewater, NJ, and is a member of the ICI Group.

5. 3M

Building 220-5E-06

3M Center,

Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division

St. Paul, MN 55144-1000

(800) 362-3550

3M has operations in more than 60 countries with over half of its sales coming from international operations. For nearly a century, 3M has developed a steady stream of products that range from adhesives to micro-replication, offering more than 50,000 innovative products for a multitude of industries including displays and graphics, electronics, electrical and communications, health care, safety, security and protection, office, home and leisure, transportation, manufacturing and industry, and more.

6. Rohm and Haas Co.

100 Independence Mall West

Philadelphia, PA 19106-2399

(215) 592-3000

Rohm and Haas supplies adhesives 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; laminating adhesives, cold seal adhesives, coatings, primers and resins for flexible packaging, graphic arts and a variety of laminating applications; acrylic polymers for construction adhesives and sealants; adhesives for the automotive industry, including car interior parts, weather-strip applications and rubber-to-metal bonding agents; adhesives for rigid laminates such as structural panels; and reactive hot melts for the textile industry.

7. RPM International Inc.

2628 Pearl Road

P.O. Box 777

Medina, OH 44258

(330) 273-5090

CEO: Frank C. Sullivan

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, as well as automotive and boat repair/maintenance. Consumer brands include Zinsser, Rust-Oleum, DAP, Varathane, Bondo and Testors.

8. ITW Performance Polymers

(a business unit of Illinois Tool Works)

30 Endicott St.

Danvers, MA 01923

(978) 777-1100

Dr. David Parry, President

ITW Performance Polymers produces and sells adhesives, sealants, and tapes to original equipment manufacturers; automotive fluids; and maintenance/repair products, directly and through a network of industrial distributors. Major markets include industrial repair and maintenance, automotive, transportation, marine, manufactured housing, solid surface, composites, construction, amusements, and the automotive service and aftermarkets.

9.Global Headquarters:

Forbo International SA

Lindenstrasse 8

Postfach 1041

CH - 6341 Baar


North American Headquarters: Forbo Adhesives LLC

P.O. Box 110447

Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

(919) 433-1300

CEO: This Schneider

Forbo Adhesives is a global supplier of synthetic polymers to adhesives formulators that provides a line of formulated adhesives to a variety of end-use markets, including automotive, packaging, graphic arts, converting, textiles, and product assembly. Brand names include Swift®, StaCool® and Ever-Lock® adhesives; Elvace®, PACE®, Plyamul® and Wallpol® synthetic polymers; and Lyons Coatings.

10. Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc.

180 East Broad Street

Columbus, OH 43215

(614) 225-4000

Hexion Specialty Chemicals (formerly Borden Chemical) is one of the world's leading producers of industrial resins, adhesives and related chemical products. Its products provide sticking and bonding power and other performance enhancements for thousands of end-use applications, including the following.

  • Wood composites and other building materials
  • Foundry molds and cores
  • Fiber-optic cabling
  • Electronics
  • Enhanced oilfield production
  • Automotive and aerospace components

SIDEBAR: Market Study Estimates Adhesive and Sealant Demand to Grow 2.9% Through 2007

The Adhesive and Sealant Council's (ASC)2005-2007 North American Market Study for Adhesives and Sealants with a Global Overviewestimates the North American demand for adhesives and sealants to rise 2.9% through 2007. The size of the 2005 total world market for adhesives and sealants was estimated at 22.4 billion pounds, valued at US$33.4 billion.

The study provides adhesives and sealants market data for North America, western Europe, the Far East, Latin America and the rest of world. It provides market share and forecasted growth rate information on adhesives and sealants, broken down by both technology and end-use application. In addition to data on the global adhesives and sealants marketplace, the study provides more detailed market information on the consumer/DIY segments and the paperboard/packaging adhesives market in the United States than in previous reports.

"The market study is an important resource for industry suppliers and formulators to identify end-use demand trends," said ASC President Lawrence Sloan. "Information contained in the report can help companies make sound, strategic decisions."

The market study is available for $880 per copy, or $3,000 for a global access license. ASC members can purchase at a discounted price. For more information, or to order the study, visit .

About ASC

The Adhesive and Sealant Council, Inc. (ASC) is the only North American trade association dedicated to representing the adhesive and sealant industry. Incorporated in 1958, ASC is bound by the collective efforts of its members, and strives to improve the industry-operating environment and strengthen its member companies. Today, ASC members account for more than 75% of the aggregate industry revenues, exceeding some $6 billion annually. It is comprised of 120 adhesives and sealants manufacturers, raw material and equipment suppliers, and industry consultants.

For more information about ASC, visit .

About DPNA International Inc.

DPNA International Inc. was re-commissioned by ASC to develop the 2005-2007 North American Market Study for Adhesives and Sealants with a Global Overview.

The company was formed in early 1991 to advise on the transfer of new and existing marketable technology between North America, Europe, South America, and Asia Pacific.

For more information, visit .