This issue of Adhesives & Sealants Industry magazine brings the ASI Top 25, our exclusive ranking of the top 25 manufacturers of adhesives and sealants. ASI combined reader survey information with details from company websites, annual reports and press releases to compile the rankings (sources beyond the survey results are included with each listing). Included with each company’s listing are contact information, estimated 2012 adhesives and sealants sales figures (if publishable), and a company profile.

Revenue figures were provided by company representatives and verified whenever possible (some privately held companies’ revenue figures were unavailable or not released for publication). While our staff made every effort to seek out the top companies in the industry, some companies may have been inadvertently omitted. We will work throughout the year to provide any changes or updates for our online version of the ASI Top 25 and in next year’s ASI Top 25 issue. To include your company in our listing, please contact managing editor Teresa McPherson at


1. 3M
3M Center
St. Paul, MN 55144-1000

Estimated 2012 revenue: $29,904,000,000
3M is a science-based company that produces thousands of imaginative products and leads a range of markets—from health care and highway safety to office products, abrasives and adhesives.
Source: company website

2. Henkel Corp.
1 Henkel Way
Rocky Hill, CT 06067

Parent company: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
Estimated 2012 revenue: $21,634,500,000

Henkel operates worldwide in three business areas: Laundry & Home Care, Cosmetics/Toiletries and Adhesive Technologies. Adhesives, sealants and surface treatments from Henkel serve the transportation, electronics, aerospace, metal, durable goods, consumer goods, maintenance, and repair and packaging industries, with a range of products for the craftsman and consumer.
Source: annual report


3. Huntsman
10003 Woodloch Forest Dr.
The Woodlands, TX 77380

Estimated 2012 revenue: $11,187,000,000
Huntsman is a global manufacturer and marketer of differentiated chemicals. Its operating companies manufacture products for a variety of global industries, including chemicals, plastics, automotive, aviation, textiles, footwear, coatings, construction, technology, agriculture, health care, detergent, personal care, furniture, appliances and packaging.
Source: company website


4. Dow Corning Corp.
Corporate Center
P.O. Box 994
Midland, MI 48686-0994

Estimated 2012 revenue: $6,120,000,000
Dow Corning provides performance-enhancing solutions to serve the diverse needs of more than 25,000 customers worldwide. A global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, the company offers more than 7,000 products.
Source: company website


5. Avery Dennison
Charles D. Miller Corporate Center
150 North Orange Grove Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103-3596

Estimated 2012 revenue: $6,026,000,000
Avery Dennison develops innovative solutions for the global adhesives market. The company specializes in pressure-sensitive technology and self-adhesive office and consumer products.
Source: annual report


6. RPM International Inc.
2628 Pearl Rd.
P.O. Box 777
Medina, OH 44258

Estimated 2012 revenue: $3,800,000,000
RPM International Inc., a holding company, owns subsidiaries that are world leaders in specialty coatings, sealants, building materials, and related services serving both industrial and consumer markets. RPM’s industrial products include roofing systems, sealants, corrosion-control coatings, flooring coatings and specialty chemicals.
Source: company website


7. Momentive Performance Materials
260 Hudson River Rd.
Waterford, NY 12188

Based in Albany, N.Y., Momentive Performance Materials Inc. is a global leader in silicones and advanced materials.


1144 E. Newport Center Dr.
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442

For more than 75 years, MAPEI has produced adhesives and sealants for the building industry. The company currently operates production facilities in 27 countries on five continents.


9. Bostik SA
Immeuble Le Jade
253 Avenue du President Wilson
F-93211 La Plaine Saint-Denis, France

Estimated 2012 revenue: $2,048,260,000
Parent company: Total Group

Bostik manufactures and supplies adhesives and sealants for markets including construction, transportation, packaging, personal care and hygiene, and industrial assembly markets.
Source: company website


10. H.B. Fuller
P.O. Box 64683
1200 Willow Lake Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55164-0683

Estimated 2012 revenue: $1,886,200,000
For 125 years, H.B. Fuller has been a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products to improve products and lives. In early 2012, H.B. Fuller Co. completed the acquisition of the global industrial adhesives business of Forbo Group.
Source: company website, annual report


11. OMNOVA Solutions
175 Ghent Rd.
Fairlawn, OH 44333

Estimated 2012 revenue: $1,125,500,000
OMNOVA Solutions is a technology-based company that makes emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals, and decorative and functional surfaces for a variety of commercial, industrial, and residential end uses.
Source: annual report


12. LORD Corp.
111 Lord Dr.
Cary, NC 27511-7923

Estimated 2012 revenue: $860,000,000
LORD Corp. is a diversified technology and manufacturing company developing highly reliable adhesives, coatings, motion management devices, and sensing technologies that significantly reduce risk and improve product performance. For nearly 90 years, LORD has worked in collaboration with its customers to provide innovative aerospace, defense, automotive and industrial solutions.
Source: company contact


13. Sika
201 Polito Ave.
Lyndhurst, NJ 07071

Parent company: Sika Group
Sika AG supplies the building, construction industry and manufacturing industries with products for sealing, bonding, damping, reinforcing, and protecting load-bearing structures. “2012 sales increased nearly 6% based on the strength in the Americas, moderated growth in Asia-Pacific, and stagnation in Europe,” said Steve Harms, senior vice president. “2013 projections are for slight improvements globally.”


14. MACtac
4560 Darrow Rd.
Stow, OH 44224

Parent company: Bemis Co. Inc.
MACtac is a global leader in the manufacture and supply of pressure-sensitive adhesives. With manufacturing and distribution facilities in 14 countries and a strong presence and base in North America, the company serves industries including labeling, graphic design, packaging, digital imaging, assembly engineering, solar, automotive assembly, medical device assembly, and more.
Source: company contact


15. Royal Adhesives & Sealants
2001 W. Washington Ave.
South Bend, IN 46628

Parent company: Royal Holdings Inc.
Estimated 2012 revenue: $270,000,000

Royal Adhesives & Sealants is a manufacturer and marketer of high-performance adhesives, sealants, encapsulants, and specialty polymers used in a variety of markets, including aerospace and defense, automotive, recreational vehicle, bus, truck and trailer, marine, assembly, electrical/electronic, filter, printing, packaging and laminating, roofing, and flooring. “Sales continue to grow as the market recovers and new business is closed,” said Ted Clark, president and CEO.


16. Franklin Adhesives & Polymers
2020 Bruck St.
Columbus, OH 43207

Parent company: Franklin International Inc.
A division of Franklin International, this company manufactures adhesives for the domestic and global wood furniture, millwork, and engineered-lamination markets. It also provides pressure-sensitive adhesives for office products and food packaging, and specialty polymers to various companies to formulate or use them as fiberglass and non-woven binders.


17. ITW Polymers Sealants North America
111 S. Nursery Rd.
Irving, TX 75060

Parent company: ITW
ITW Polymers Sealants North America is a division of Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW), a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered components and industrial systems and consumables.


18. Gardner-Gibson
4161 E 7th Ave.
Tampa, FL 33605

Gardner-Gibson is a manufacturer of roof coatings, waterproofing coatings, pavement sealers, caulks, wall repair patching and wallpaper adhesives. The company operates 12 manufacturing and distribution facilities strategically located throughout the U.S.


19. Adhesives Research Inc.
400 Seaks Run Rd.
Glen Rock, PA 17327

Adhesives Research is one of the world’s leading independent developers of high-performance, custom pressure-sensitive adhesives, tapes, coatings, specialty films and laminates.


20. Adhesive Films Inc.
4 Barnet Rd., P.O. Box 651
Pine Brook, NJ 07058

Adhesive Films Inc. provides heat-activated and pressure-sensitive adhesives for thousands of uses in a variety of industries. Adhesive Films is a solvent-free manufacturer preserving the environment while providing products for the most extreme ones.


21. Jowat Corp.
5608 Uwharrie Rd.
Archdale, NC 27263

Parent company: Jowat AG
Estimated 2012 revenue: $63,000,000

The Jowat Corp. was established in 1979 as a subsidiary of Jowat AG (est. 1919). The company manufactures adhesives used in industrial applications including wood and furniture, paper and packaging, construction, structural wood, upholstery, mattress and foam converting, graphics and bookbinding, automotive, textile, and assembly.


22. Uniseal Inc.
1014 Uhlhorn St.
Evansville, IN 47710

Parent company: Koch Enterprises Inc.
Uniseal is a supplier of adhesive and sealant systems for automotive and industrial markets. The company’s product line contributes to all major automotive processes of assembly, including body, paint, and trim shop applications. “We saw significant growth in both our Automotive and Industrial market segments in 2012,” said Brandon Willis, director of Marketing and New Business Development. “We also added two large-scale product lines, which we expect to deliver considerable growth in 2013 and beyond.”


23. Evans Adhesive Corp. Ltd.
925 Old Henderson Rd.
Columbus, OH 43220

Parent company: Evans Capital Corp.
Evans Adhesive Corp. was founded in 1900 and incorporated in 1902 as The Commercial Paste Co. It has been in the Evans family since 1920 and received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise this year. With headquarters in Columbus, Ohio, and additional manufacturing facilities in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Evans is one of America’s leading manufacturers of industrial adhesives.


24. Sashco
10300 E. 107th Pl.
Brighton, CO 80601

Founded in 1936, Sashco manufactures high-quality sealants and finishing products for conventional, log and wood structures. “Our customers are guardedly optimistic that demand will continue to increase in 2013, and new product acceptance is strong,” said Laura Bender, vice president of Marketing and Sales.


25. YH America Inc.
103 Kuhlman Dr.
Versailles, KY 40383

Parent company: Yokohma Rubber Co. Ltd.
In 1989, Yokohama Hydex established YH America to meet the ever-growing demands of U.S. automakers. YH America’s Sealant Division, located in Versailles, Ky., is a global supplier of high-performance glass bonding adhesive systems to the transportation industry. “YH America is expanding in 2013 by adding a second urethane production line to make windshield adhesive products,” said Al Harrington, Operations manager.