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 market for adhesives and sealants was estimated to be worth €17.1 billion in 2020 and forecasted to grow to nearly €20.4 billion by 2024, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.1%. Europe represents 35% of the global adhesives and sealants market, estimated to be worth €50 billion in 2020. The global adhesives and Sealants (A&S) market has a projected CAGR of 5.6% from 2018 to 2025.

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.