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Adhesives and sealants are a success story that make many everyday products possible. Our industry fosters sustainability, encourages innovation and offers stimulating careers for people with a wide range of skills.

Economic significance

The global market for adhesives and sealants reached a value of 54.5 billion euros in 2018, with Europe (including Western Europe, Central and Eastern Europe plus Turkey) holding a share of 30.8%. Following a long period of steady growth, the European adhesive and sealant market experienced a downturn as a result of the global financial crisis. The market returned to pre-crisis levels in 2014 and is currently worth more than 16.8 billion euros. 

  • Markets

    Adhesives and sealants play an essential role in just about every product you can imagine
  • Technologies

    Close to 15,000 standard adhesives and sealants formulations are in use in Europe
  • PU foam (OCF)

    One-component foams, helping to make buildings better
  • Partners

    The FEICA network, the adhesive and sealant industry around the world