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 Europe

In terms of value, the major end-use markets for adhesives and sealants in Europe are: 

  • building and construction
  • paper and board
  • industrial assembly
  • transportation

At least half of the products are used in industrial applications.

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 EUR 50 billion as of 2017 (Smithers).

In-depth information on the European adhesives and sealants industry can be obtained from our Market Report 'European Adhesives & Sealants Market 2019-2024'.