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Making everyday products possible

Adhesives and sealants play an essential role in just about every product you can imagine. Whether it’s creating or packaging the product itself; or creating the machines that made your product, the vehicles that transported it, the phones and computers you ordered the product on or the credit card and terminal you paid for it with.

Applications of adhesives and sealants

The main applications of adhesives and sealants are:

  • Paper, board and related products 
  • Transportation
  • Footwear and leather
  • Consumer / DIY
  • Building and construction
  • Woodworking and joinery
  • Assembly operations / other

Value of the adhesive and sealant industry

In terms of value, the major end-use markets for adhesives and sealants in Europe are building and construction, paper and board, industrial assembly and transportation. At least half of the products are used in industrial applications.

Download the Facts & Figures 2014 of the European Adhesive and Sealant Industry here.