CROWs Top 10 Adhesive Manufacturers
- 3M Company
Global sales: $31.7 billion (2017)
3M, formerly known as the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company (1902–2002), is an American multinational conglomerate corporation based in Maplewood, Minnesota. With over $31 billion in annual sales, 3M employs 91,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 70 countries. Its product portfolio includes adhesives, abrasives, laminates, car-care products (sun films, polish, wax, car shampoo, rust protection), dental and orthodontic products, electronic materials, medical products.
- Henkel AG
Global sales: $18.1 billion
Henkel is a multinational company having a leading market position in both the consumer and industrial sector. It is well known for brands such as Persil, Schwarzkopf and Loctite. The company is organized into three globally operating business units: Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care and Adhesive Technologies. Among these, adhesives is the largest business unit. The company has its headquarter in Düsseldorf, Germany. It has about 50,000 employees and is active in more than 120 nations worldwide.
- Illinois Tool Works (ITW
Global sales: $13.4 billion
ITW businesses is a major global manufacturer of structural adhesives. With over $13 billion in annual sales, ITW employs 49,000 people worldwide and has operations in 57 countries. Its products and solutions find applications in aerospace technology, healthcare, automotive OEM, deep-sea oil rigs, bridges and wind turbines.
Global sales: $10 billion
Huntsman manufactures chemicals for a variety of industries, including plastics, automotive, aviation, textiles, paints and coatings, construction, health care, detergent, and personal care. The company is also a major manufacturer of structural adhesives. Huntsman has approximately 15,000 employees and operates worldwide. The Company had 2015 revenues of over $10 billion.
Global sales: $8.2 billion
With revenue of over 8 billion, Ashland is one of the largest manufacturer of adhesives. Its portfolio includes unsaturated polyester and vinyl ester resins, gelcoats, lubricants, pressure-sensitive and structural adhesives. Its headquarter is in Covington, Kentucky, in the United States. The company has approximately 15,000 employees and operates in over 100 countries.
Global sales: $7.1 billion
Sika AG is a leader in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing and protecting in the building sector and the motor vehicle industry. It has a major manufacturer of structural adhesives. Sika has subsidiaries in 101 countries around the world and manufactures in over 170 factories. The company has approximately 19,500 employees and revenue of over 7 billion in 2018.
- DuPont Automotive
Global sales: Est. Rev. $2.8 billion
DuPont (formerly Dow Automotive Systems) provides solutions, products and technologies for the automotive industry. The DuPont Automotive group and its related businesses had an estimated revenue of $2.8 billion in 2014. DuPont is a leading manufacturer of structural adhesives for the transportation industry (Betamate line). It also produces a variety of other products for the automotive industry, including composites, foams, fluids, elastomers and automotive aftermarket products.
- H.B. Fuller
Global sales: Est. Rev. $3.1 billion (2018)
H.B. Fuller provides adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products for a number of markets. Major applications include packaging, building and construction, paper converting, woodworking adhesives, general assembly adhesives and laminates, person hygiene and nonwovens, tile and floor adhesive products, and polymers. The comapny had an estimated revenue of approximately $2.1 billion in 2014.
- Royal Adhesives
(Soon part of H.B. Fuller)
Global sales: Est. Rev. $600 Million
With an anual revenue of over $ 600 million, Royal Adhesives & Sealants is a major manufacturer and marketer of high-performance adhesives, sealants, encapsulants, and specialty polymers. The company focuses on five broad industry sectors in which it has substantial expertise: transportation, commercial and residential construction, product assembly, fenestration, printing, packaging and lamination.
Uniseal manufactures weld through adhesives as well as standard and expandable sealants and develops solutions for a number of industries with a focus on the automotive and transportation industry. Its adhesive and sealant products are used globally in the automotive, heavy truck and trailer, agricultural and heavy equipment, and product assembly industry.