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Adhesives and Sealants

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary 6
Introduction 9
Overview of the adhesives and sealants industry 14
World consumption of adhesives and sealants 14
Structure of the industry 16
Company profiles 25
Henkel 25
Bostik 29
H.B. Fuller 31
3M 35
Konishi Co., Ltd. 37
Operating characteristics 38
Research and development 38
Manufacturing and technology 39
Sales and marketing 40
Pricing and profitability 42
Government regulations 44
United States 44
Western Europe 47
Japan 48
China 50
Trends and opportunities 50
Greater use of dissimilar materials of construction in automotive 51
Greater use of composites in aircraft 51
Growth of alternative energy 52
Growth of green technologies 53
Biorenewable raw materials 54
Consolidation 55
Globalization 56
Electronic commerce 56
Critical factors for success 56
Product performance and reliability 57
Technical and market expertise 57
Technical service 58
Customer relationships 58
Value proposition 59
Partnerships 59
Specialization 59
Marketing and sales organization 59
Branding 60
Product types 61
Reactive adhesives 61
Polyurethane adhesives 61
General description 61
Consumption and markets 63
Consumption by market 63
Consumption by region 66
Market participants 72
North America 72
Central and South America 75
Western Europe 77
Asia 79
Prices 83
Future trends and strategic issues 83
Epoxy adhesives 84
General description 84
Consumption and markets 86
Consumption by market 86
Consumption by region 89
Market participants 93
North America 93
Central and South America 95
Western Europe 95
Middle East and Africa 97
Asia 97
Prices 100
Future trends and strategic issues 101
Radiation-curable adhesives 102
General description 102
Consumption and markets 103
North America and Europe 105
Asia 106
Market participants 107
North America 107
Western Europe 108
Asia 109
Prices 111
Future trends and strategic issues 112
Cyanoacrylate adhesives 113
General description 113
Consumption and markets 113
North America 115
Western Europe 115
Asia 116
Market participants 117
North America 117
Brazil 118
Western Europe 118
Asia 120
Prices 121
Future trends and strategic issues 121
Modified acrylic adhesives 122
General description 122
Consumption and markets 123
Market participants 126
North America 126
Western Europe 126
Asia 127
Prices 128
Future trends and strategic issues 128
Anaerobic adhesives 128
General description 128
Consumption and markets 130
Market participants 131
Prices 133
High-performance sealants 134
General description 134
Consumption and markets 135
North America 135
Western Europe 136
Central and Eastern Europe 137
Middle East and Africa 138
Japan and Other Asia 138
Silicone sealants 140
General description 140
Consumption and markets 141
North America 142
Western Europe 143
Central and Eastern Europe 144
Middle East and Africa 144
Asia 144
Market participants 145
North America 145
Western Europe 145
Central and Eastern Europe 147
Middle East and Africa 148
Asia 148
Prices 149
Future trends and strategic issues 150
Polyurethane sealants 150
General description 150
Consumption and markets 151
North America 153
Western Europe 153
Central and Eastern Europe 154
Middle East and Africa 155
Asia 155
Market participants 155
North America 155
South America 156
Western Europe 157
Central and Eastern Europe 158
Middle East and Africa 159
Asia 159
Prices 160
Silyl-modified polyether and other polymer sealants (modified silicone) 161
Consumption and markets 161
North America 162
Western Europe 163
Central and Eastern Europe 163
Middle East and Africa 163
Asia 163
Market participants 164
Prices 166
Polysulfide sealants 166
Consumption and markets 167
North America 168
Western Europe 169
Central and Eastern Europe 169
Middle East and Africa 169
Japan 169
Other Asia and China 170
Market participants 170
North America 170
Europe 171
Asia 172
Prices 173

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