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

Although adhesives and sealants play an essential role in a huge range of consumer, professional and industrial products, they are largely invisible once applied. However, they are everywhere.

The European adhesives and sealants (A&S) market totalled 4.7 million tonnes and had a value of €15.5 billion in 2020. The market declined by 5% in volume and value in 2020. However, the European A&S market is forecast to grow to €22.2 billion by 2026, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.6% for 2021-26. By volume, the market will grow at a slower rate.

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.

The adhesive and sealant industry around the world

EUROPE  Association of the European adhesive and sealant industry (FEICA)
USA The Adhesive and Sealant Council, Inc. (ASC)
CANADA Adhesives and Sealants Manufacturers Association of Canada (ASMAC-AFASC)
MEXICO La Asociación Nacional de la Industria Química, A.C. (ANIQ)
BRAZIL Comissão Setorial de Colas, Adesivos e Selantes (ABIQUIM)
SOUTH AFRICA The National Adhesive & Sealant Manufacturers Association (NASMA)
CHINA China Adhesives & Tape Industry Association (CATIA)
INDIA The Adhesives & Sealants Association (TASA)
JAPAN Japan Adhesive Industry Association (JAIA) & Japan Sealant Industry Association (JSIA)
KOREA Korea Adhesive Industry Association (KAIA)
TAIWAN Taiwan Synthetic Resins & Adhesives Industrial Association, R.O.C. (TSRAIA)
BANGLADESH Bangladesh Adhesive Manufacturer’s Association (BAMA)