Join us on a walk down memory lane as we revisit our most popular content of 2021. From in-depth feature articles to industry news stories, new product releases, and podcasts, readers sought out ASI content like never before. Here we highlight our most-accessed content of 2021.*


Feature Articles

Our annual list of the world’s top adhesive and sealant manufacturers—the ASI Top 20—was again our most popular feature article of the year. Readers were also widely drawn to articles that explored the changing industry landscape, as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, various problematic weather events, and supply chain volatility made 2021 a bumpy ride.


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Industry News

Many companies made big moves through partnerships, acquisitions, and expansions this year. Our most-read news stories of 2021 focused on these types of business activities.


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Henkel’s new high-performance hot-melt adhesive range includes two grades with up to 98% bio-based content and provides a way to optimize the carbon footprint of end products and packaging. (Image courtesy of Dow.)


New Products

This year’s most popular new product release detailed a collaboration between Henkel and Dow to produce a more sustainable hot-melt adhesive. Other hot products included various adhesives for electric vehicle batteries, a bio-based silicone sealant, and more.



From automotive to packaging and many other applications in between, our most popular podcasts of 2021 focused on ways adhesives, tapes, and other materials help end users address challenges in their industries.


*Based on views/downloads of content posted on beginning January 1, 2021, through October 2021. If you are interested in contributing content to ASI, please reach out to Susan Sutton, editor-in-chief, at