Our annual ASI Top 20 list of leading global adhesive and sealant manufacturers emphasizes sales figures and other details for finished adhesives and sealants, as well as related products such as tapes and labels.
June 27, 2022
Every year, we study the leading worldwide manufacturers of adhesives and sealants to compile the ASI Top 20. In considering the rankings, we focus on sales figures (and other details) for finished adhesives and sealants, as well as related products such as tapes and labels.
Wacker recently announced that its K 2022 tradeshow offerings will center on silicones and silicone-based applications that make sustainable solutions in the fields of electromobility, energy generation, medical technology, and plastics processing possible.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) recently published an updated standard—based in large part on research by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)—that includes language specifically for additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing).
Thanks so much to the executives at Henkel, 3M, H.B. Fuller, Bostik, and Jowat who participated in this year’s Voices from the Top series. Here you can discover what they are thinking about subjects such as their companies’ strategies for success, supply chain issues and other challenges, and what opportunities they anticipate for the adhesives and sealants industry.
Four business areas comprise Adhesive Technologies: Packaging & Consumer Goods, representing 32% of the segment’s 2021 sales; Craftsmen, Construction & Professional, 31%; Automotive & Metals, 22%; and Electronics & Industrials, 15%. Each segment achieved double-digit organic sales increases for the year.
Bostik, Arkema’s Adhesives segment, achieved almost €2.3 billion (approximately $2.5 billion) in revenue in 2021. An increase of 14.1% over 2020, this represented 24% of Arkema’s total revenue for the year.
Avery Dennison employs about 36,000 people in close to 200 locations and 50 countries around the world. Its R&D spending increased by 21% in 2021, to $136.6 million. (The company declined to provide specific adhesives/sealants-related sales and other details.)
Net sales in Berry Global’s Health, Hygiene & Specialties segment grew 22% in the company’s 2021 fiscal year (ended October 2, 2021), to almost $3.2 billion. The segment produces adhesives, sealants, and tapes (among many additional products) for applications in aerospace, automotive, construction, medical, and others. (The company declined to provide specific adhesives/sealants-related sales and other information.)
DELO produces industrial adhesives for automotive, consumer, and electronics applications, as well as dispensing and curing equipment. The company’s total sales for its 2022 fiscal year (ended March 31, 2022) reached €182 million (approximately $194.8 million), a 9% increase over 2020.
Among myriad product offerings, DuPont produces adhesives and related solutions for applications in electric and hybrid vehicles and the automotive aftermarket, along with composite, glass, and rubber-to-substrate bonding. A company contact reports that the company’s 2021 net sales for adhesives, sealants, and related products was $780 million (up from $750 million in 2020).
The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) announces its Training Academy schedule for 2014 which will include 14 new program titles that includes a blend of 101/201 training, business trends webinars and value-added regulatory topics. Read More
Additive Electronics Conference: PCB Scale to IC Scale examines the manufacturing and design processes enabling line width and space from .003 in. to 5 microns, as well as other new advanced technologies intended to meet the ever-increasing challenges of smaller, lighter, and more powerful electronic devices.
This two-day forum will provide an understanding of sustainability concepts applicable to the adhesive and sealant industry, including case studies, stakeholder partnerships, and existing challenges and opportunities. Read More