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Subject: Adhesive Manufacturer List
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: blucken-ga
List Price: $100.00
Posted: 20 Jan 2005 12:43 PST
Expires: 19 Feb 2005 12:43 PST
Question ID: 460577
Need a list of adhesive manufacturers in the range of $80 to $100M in
revnue based primarily in the U.S.

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 23 Jan 2005 17:04 PST
Hello once again, blucken-ga.

In looking for manufacturers that meet your criteria, I have only come
up thus far with a handful (about 10 or 15) such as:

Cytec Engineered Materials

Some of them, like this one:


only have adhesives as part of much broader portfolio, while others like:


are divisions of larger companies...the divisions fit your sales
criteria, but the larger firm may not.

There are probably others out there as well that I just haven't found yet.

My questions for you are:

--Do you want only pure play adhesives firms, or is a multi-product
business like Dynatex OK?

--Do you want only stand-alone companies, or are divisions of larger
companies part of the mix?

--Given the uncertainty of sales figures for smaller companies, is it
OK to include firms that may have significantly smaller or larger
sales than the $80-100 million range?

--And most significantly, what would you consider a reasonable number
of companies to list as an answer to your question.

I'm not sure I can produce an answer for you on this one, but I'm
willing to take a crack at it.  It would help to have a bit more
guidance first on what would best suit your needs.



Clarification of Question by blucken-ga on 24 Jan 2005 06:12 PST
1. I am looking for stand alone companies, not divisions

2. If they are a stand alone, it doesnt have to be a pure play
adhesives but have at least a significant portion of adhesives revenue

3. The 80 to 100M target is rough - you can go 50 to 150 if you have to

4. I am not sure what would be a reasonable list - I am not sure how
many companies in the US exist based on these criteria but 10 to 15
would be great


Clarification of Question by blucken-ga on 24 Jan 2005 09:57 PST
We are on a bit of deadline working in parallel with your efforts. Any
info you have by end of Jan. 24 or early Jan 25 would be great
including the 10 or 15 you already have. Even if you find some that
might not fit the exact criteria, dont be afraid to include them in
the list (including too small too big or divisions)
Thanks pafalafa-ga

Request for Question Clarification by pafalafa-ga on 24 Jan 2005 12:40 PST

I've compiled the list below based on the criteria you provided.

I'm posting this information as a Request for Clarification rather
than as a formal answer because I have not found a managable way to
confirm that these companies do, in fact, meet your needs in terms of
being stand-alone and in terms of resolving discrepancies or
ambiguities in their sales data.

If this is not a satisfactory list, let me know what it needs by the
way of improvements or validation, and I'll do my best.



An awfully good resource for starters is the company profiles listings
at the Adhesives Magazine/ASI site:,2117,4,00.html

Adhesives and Sealants Industry
2003 ASI 50

The list of the Top 50 adhesives and sealants manufacturers in the US
provides detailed information on some firms, less so on others, but is
still a good starting point.  Here's what I pulled out:,2119,65120,00.html

Worthen Industries Inc.

3 E. Spit Brook Road
Nashua, NH, 03060
Phone: 603-888-5443
Estimated 2002 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: $50 mil.

...a manufacturer of high-performance adhesives and coatings for the
footwear, film-laminating, automotive, packaging, staple,
flexible-duct, foam-fabricating, coated paper and specialty industrial


TruSeal Technologies Inc.

23150 Commerce Park
Beachwood, OH, 44122
Phone: 216-910-1500
Estimated 2002 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: $80 mil.

... a worldwide, market-share-leading manufacturer of sealant systems;
flexible, warm edge spacers; and components for the fabrication of
high-performance and long-lasting insulating glass for windows, doors,
refrigeration and transportation applications. It also manufactures
specialty products for solar-panel fabrication, general construction,
and specialty and private-label customers...


Plymouth Rubber Co. Inc.

104 Revere St
Canton, MA, 02021
Phone: 781-828-0220
Acquisitions:Recent Acquisitions: Brite-Line and Plymouth Rubber Europe
Estimated 2002 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: $65 mil.

...manufactures and supplies rubber and vinyl products to a range of
markets, including the electrical-supply industry, utilities,
automotive and other original equipment manufacturers, and
highway-striping contractors. These products include electrical tapes,
automotive harness tapes, industrial tapes and films, and highway
pavement-marking tapes.


National Casein Co.

601 W. 80th St.
Chicago, IL, 60620
Phone: 773-846-7300
Estimated 2002 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: Not available
for publication

...a leading manufacturer of environmentally friendly adhesives for
the woodworking, furniture and millwork industries...

Sales data [from business databases....not from ASI] -- $51 million 


[this one may be too large, but I included it due to data discrepancies],2119,547,00.html

Bemis Co. Inc.

222 S. Ninth St., Suite 2300
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55402-4099
Phone: 612-376-3000
Estimated Sales:$482 million

...a manufacturer of pressure sensitive materials used for labels,
decoration and signage...

Sales listed as $54 million in other data sources



2060 Corporate Way, PO Box 1717
Sumter, South Carolina, 29151-1717
Phone: 803-481-6190
Estimated Sales:$132 million 

... a subsidiary of EMS-CHEMIE of Switzerland. The business division,
Technical Fibers and Adhesives, offers a line of Griltex® CoPA and
CoPES adhesive products. Markets served include transportation, paper,
industrial and consumer goods.


Gibson-Homans Co. Inc.

1755 Enterprise Pkwy.
Twinsburg, Ohio, 44087
Estimated Sales:$70 million

... a leading manufacturer of adhesives, sealants and coatings for
building construction and maintenance. Its product offerings include
wallcovering adhesives, driveway-maintenance products, roof cements,
specialty coatings, and caulking and repair compounds.


Adhesives Research Inc.

PO Box 100
Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, 17327
Phone: 800-445-6240
Estimated Sales: $80 million

... develops and manufactures high-performance pressure sensitive
adhesive tape technologies for industrial, electronics, splicing,
medical and pharmaceutical applications...


[appears to be a division of a larger company, but the sales are in
the ballpark, so I included it],2101,64735,00.html

American Biltrite Inc, Tape Products Division 

57 River St.
Wellesley Hills, MA 02181-2097
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: $94.8 million 

...a leading and highly diversified producer of pressure sensitive
materials used by automobile manufacturers, commercial-graphics
professionals and sign makers, metal polishers, acrylic and
polycarbonate sheet manufacturers, HVAC contractors, shoe producers,
and manufacturers of circuit boards and electric motors.


Franklin International

2020 Bruck St.
Columbus, OH 43207
800-877-4583 or
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: $107.35 million 

...adhesives manufacturer founded in 1935. Today, the company has over
450 employees and distributes products globally. Its core competency
of emulsion polymerization provides vertical integration for glues,
adhesives, hot melts, binders, films, sizing compounds and much more.
These products serve various markets, including retail, distribution,
commercial, furniture manufacturing, millwork, paper converting,
pressure sensitive, fiberglass reinforcement, screen printing and


Jowat Corp. 

Randolph Industrial Park
6058 Lois Lane
High Point, NC 27261
Estimated 2000 Worldwide Adhesives and Sealants Sales: $135 million 

...a manufacturer of adhesives with customers in 80 countries and 450
employees worldwide. Its adhesives are used in the furniture,
packaging/paper, textile and automotive industries. Jowat manufactures
hot melt, water-based, solvent-based and reactive adhesives, and
distributes its products to customers throughout the world...


The following companies were identified through searches of several
business databases, and also seem to meet your criteria, although I do
not have ready access to company profiles:

Lanco Manufacturing Corp		
5 Urb Aponte	
San Lorenzo, PR	
$46 million 

Cutler Corporation		
4640 S Macadams	
Portland, OR	97201	
$47  million

Ablestik Laboratories		
20021 S Susana Rd	
Compton, CA	90221	
$51 million 

Diversified Chemical Tech		
15477 Woodrow Wilson St	
Detroit, MI	48238	
$58 million 

N A Industries Inc		
2651 Riverport Rd	
Chattanooga, TN	37406	
$62 million 

Ardex LP	
Aliquippa, PA	15001	
$66 million

Ips Corp	Weld-On Adhesives, Watertite Products, Studor	
17109 S Main St	
Gardena, CA	90248	
$71 million 

United Elchem Industries	
Oatey Co	11535 Reeder Rd	
Dallas, TX	75229	
$78 million

Stic-Adhesive Products Co Inc		
3950 Medford St	
Los Angeles, CA	90063	
$88 million

Eftec North America LLC		
31601 Research Park Dr	
Madison Heights, MI	48071	
$100 million  

Mapei Corporation		
1144 E Newport Center Dr	
Deerfield Beach, FL	33442	
$138 million


Again, let me know if this meets your needs, or if there is anything I
can do to fine-tune the list to make for an acceptable answer to your



Clarification of Question by blucken-ga on 25 Jan 2005 13:47 PST
Great job
thanks alot
you can close it out and I will pay you and rate
Subject: Re: Adhesive Manufacturer List
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 25 Jan 2005 14:19 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Glad that those worked for you, blucken-ga.  Hope to see you again soon.

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