Our industry

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

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 almost 17 billion euros. Over the coming five years the market is forecast to grow to ovedr 20 billion euros, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.0%. 

The Global Adhesives and Sealants (A&S) market has a projected CAGR of 5.6% from 2018 to 2025 and a starting market value of just under 50 billion euros as of 2017 (Smithers).

Making everyday products possible: Adhesives and sealants play an essential role in just about every product you can imagine
An adhesive is a compound that adheres or bonds two or more substrates together. Adhesives may come from either natural or synthetic sources.
About adhesives and sealants
The adhesive and sealant industry is a continuing success story that spans hundreds of years
PU foam (OCF)
One-component foam manufacturers representing more than 90% of the market in Europe are members of FEICA.