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Market Size - Do-It-Your Self weatherization Products

Despite our best efforts, we were unable to find the market size for DIY weatherization products. We were able to find the revenue for at least two companies that sell DIY weatherization products and we have listed them and other useful information that was found during our research below.

METHODOLOGY

As our first strategy, we searched for any precompiled market reports. We were looking to find any reports that listed the market size of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) weatherization products. Some websites we reviewed were Future Market Insights and Grandview Research. We found some market reports that talked about the weatherization market size but were not specific to DIY. Since this strategy did not produce any usable information, we moved on.

In our second strategy, we tried to find an average market size for DIY weatherization products by searching for the market size of some individual products that would be considered DIY. We did a direct search for the market size of door sweeps, window insulation, roll on window kits, and door weather stripping. Some sites we reviewed were IBIS World and Global Newswire. We found reports for insulation, but not window insulation, and we were unable to find any market sizing reports for any of the DIY products, so we were unable to triangulate the market size for DIY weatherization. Since this strategy wasn’t fruitful, we moved on.

For our third strategy, we tried to triangulate by finding some companies that produce door sweeps, window insulation, roll on window kits, and door weather stripping so that we could calculate an estimated average revenue for the market. If we found a company to represent each category, we planned on reviewing their financial statements to see the amount of revenue made for each. We were only able to find one company that had its revenue publicly listed, which was Frost King. We still listed their revenue for reference. Some companies we reviewed were Prime-Line, Cinch, and M-D Building Products. None of these companies had their financial information public.

As a last resort, we expanded our research to include market size information that was just based on weatherization products. Some sites we reviewed were the US Energy, EIN Presswire, and the News Tech Markets websites. We found information on weatherization in general and how to weatherproof your home, but none of the data provided a market size for weatherization products or any useful data points.

DO-IT-YOURSELF WEATHERIZATION PRODUCTS — MARKET SIZE — USEFUL INFORMATION

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Market Growth - Do-It-Your Self weatherization Products

An extensive search through the public domain could not provide the growth of the US market of Do-It-Yourself (DIY) weatherization products. Also, we were not able to find the required data points to triangulate the growth of the market. However, we were able to find information on the global weatherization services market. The market is expected to reach $43 billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 3.8% between 2018 and 2028. M-D Building Products is the U.S. market leader in Do-It-Yourself weatherization products. Below we have listed helpful findings for the growth of the US market of Do-It-Yourself weatherization products that we found in our research.

METHODOLOGY

Initially, we looked for any precompiled reports that contain the growth of the US market of Do-It-Yourself weatherization products. Some of the market research reports that we searched through include IBIS World, Markets and Markets, Grand View Research, and others. IBIS World provided the market size and other information on insulation services and some other reports talked about the global market for weatherization services, but were not specific to DIY. We also looked through Statista to see if it provided the desired information, but they also did not talk about the growth of the US market of Do-It-Yourself weatherization products. A Statista report did provide the sale and growth rate of the home improvement market.

We then decided to triangulate the required data for the growth of the US market of Do-It-Yourself weatherization products. The idea was either to find the market size of the US market of Do-It-Yourself weatherization products and then calculate the growth rate or to find the global data for market size/growth rate and then, with the help of US market share, we could calculate the US data. For this, we first looked at the previous request for the market size of the US market of Do-It-Yourself weatherization products and found that it did not mention the required market size. So, we could not triangulate the growth of the US market using the previous report. Then we looked through various market research reports and statistical databases such as Reports Monitor, Future Market Insights, and others. The report from Future market Insights revealed the projected global market size and growth rate for weatherization services market, but provided no information on the growth rate of the US market of Do-It-Yourself weatherization products. Other reports also only talked about the global data for the weatherization services with no clues for the US market. Also, the information was not specific to DIY weatherization products. So, this strategy also failed.

Our next strategy was to look through some of the companies' websites, press releases, etc. that operate in the US DIY weatherization products market and produce door sweeps, window insulation, roll on window kits, and door weather stripping, which fall under the category of DIY weatherization products. The idea was to see if any of these websites have discussed the US market and the growth rate of Do-It-Yourself weatherization products. Most of the time, companies discuss the market size, share, and growth rate of the market where they operate on their website or in their press releases. So, we scoured through the websites of companies such as Frost King, Prime-Line, Cinch, and M-D Building Products. However, none of these companies discussed the desired information. In a press release from 2015, it was found that Cyprium Partners, "a non-control private equity firm," had invested in M-D Building Products, which is a US market leader in DIY weatherization products.

Later we decided to search through market reports, news sites, media articles, and credible blog articles such as Titan Chronicle, Reuters, Industry Today, Dec Research News, The Market Research News, Amazing Herald, and others to see if these could provide the growth rate or market size of DIY weatherization products in the US or the data for just the weatherization products. If we could find the US data for the market size of the weatherization products, we hoped to calculate the growth rate of the market for at least the weatherization products. Dec Research News talked about the global weatherization services market and Reuters discussed the global HVAC insulation market. None of the reports or articles specifically provided statistics for the growth rate of the US market of weatherization products. However, through Titan Chronicle, we were able to find that North America and Western Europe are the major regions in the global weatherization services market accounting for more than half of the market. So, due to the limited availability of the US data, we were unable to even triangulate the growth rate of the US market of weatherization products.

Based on our research, we have listed helpful findings for weatherization market below.

HELPFUL FINDINGS

  • A study published by Oak Ridge National University in 2015 evaluated the U.S. Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program. According to this study, about 37% of the people interviewed "reported that they contacted a WAP agency, 7% contacted a private contractor or a home energy savings program, and 28% completed some type of DIY weatherization measures."

  • M-D Building Products is the "U.S. market leader in Do-it-Yourself (DIY) weatherization products used to reduce energy leaks around windows and doors." It is based in Oklahoma City.

  • According to an article published by Amazing Herald, from 2012 to 2013, the number of weatherized homes had significantly increased to around one million homes.

    • By 2028, the global market for weatherization services will reach over $43 billion. The expected growth rate for the market is about 3.8% CAGR between 2018 and 2028.

    • As of 2017, the global weatherization services market was dominated by Western Europe and North America (the US and Canada). However, based on the Titan Chronicle, it is expected that by 2026, the Western Europe weatherization services market will lose its dominance to the North American market. The two regions are "collectively expected to account for over half of the global weatherization services market."


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    Market Size - Caulks & Sealants Products

    After an exhaustive search through credible sources, including market research reports and media websites, we were unable to determine the U.S. market size of caulks and sealants products. Most of the relevant information on this specific topic is behind paywalls. Below, we have presented a detailed overview of our research strategy, any assumptions we have made, and some helpful findings from our research.

    METHODOLOGY

    We began our research by examining research reports published by sources such as Grandview Research, IBIS World, Mordor Intelligence, Reuters, Report Linker, and Global News Wire, among others for the market size of caulks and sealants products. These sources typically supply market sizing/industry revenue related to different markets. Though we came across relevant research reports on caulks and sealants, the market sizing data were behind paywalls. The only accessible information concerned the principal players and the market segmentation. We also attempted to find research reports on the global market size of the caulks and sealants space, as well as a breakdown by geography (e.g., North America or the United States). Although we found reports on the market size worldwide, the most helpful information was again behind paywalls.

    We then explored various media sites, including Live Mint, Reuters, Bloomberg, Business Insider, the Wall Street Journal, and Forbes, as well as statistical sites like Statista and industry organizations such as the Adhesive & Sealant Council and Adhesives & Sealants Industry. We also searched through caulks and sealants product blogs like Tremco Sealants, Brainerd Roofing, and the Industrial Products Blog. The listed sources usually provide annual revenue and market size figures of specific industries. Still, information regarding the market size of was unavailable as the articles we came across focused on the market's key players and provided general details on the utilization of caulks and sealants products and discussed the industry's significant drivers. Our next strategy was to search through the company filings (e.g., annual reports, supplemental data), websites, press releases, and company blogs of a few of the industry's largest businesses, including DuPont, 3M, CRC, GE, DAP, and C.R. Laurence, as companies usually discloses some details on the market in which they operate. Nonetheless, the only information we found pertained to the products and capabilities of the different businesses, and no market sizing data was available. Additionally, most of the companies are private and did not provide their specialized filings to the public.

    Afterward, we attempted to conduct a triangulation to satisfy this request. As we had already located the industry's market segmentation, we wanted to search for information on the value of the individual sub-segments in the United States and aggregate them to acquire the total market size. We would have utilized the information to triangulate the entire market size in the country. However, after examining multiple industry reports, we could not find valuable insights to perform a triangulation. We found the global market size of Latex Caulk, but there was no available information specific to the United States. Finally, we expanded our search to include sources published more than two years ago, intending to obtain somewhat outdated yet beneficial information on the market size in the United States. We desired to take advantage of the historical CAGR for a three to five-year period and deduce the current market size. This research strategy did not produce the results we were seeking as we could not identify any pertinent data. Also, both the market size and growth figures for prior forecast periods were behind paywalls.

    Due to the lack of available information, we were unable to provide the U.S. market size of caulks and sealants products. During our research, we found that the majority of valuable information was locked behind paywalls, which is the primary reason for the absence of publicly available data. Multiple research organizations issued relevant reports on the value of the industry globally and in the United States, but the information is not accessible without payment.

    HELPFUL FINDINGS

    EASTERN USA CAULK MARKET AND DEMAND FOR SEALANTS AND ADHESIVES

    According to Market Research Place (MRP), in the year 2017, the eastern U.S.A. caulk market was worth approximately $488.57 million, and it is anticipated to hit $473.76 million by 2024. From 2015 to 2019, the demand for sealants and adhesives in the United States was projected to rise by 2.8%, reaching a total of 6.4 billion pounds and being worth $12.8 billion by the conclusion of the forecast period.

    TOP PLAYERS IN THE UNITED STATES

    A few of the leading players in the caulks and sealants market, according to Crystal Market Reports, in the United States are:

    MARKET SEGMENTATION

    Based on product type, the caulks and sealants market in the United States is principally segmented into Silicone Sealant, Acrylic Latex Caulk, Hybrid Polymer Caulk, and Mildew-free Sealant. Based on end users/applications, it is broken down into the Indoor and Outdoor segments.

    THE CONSTRUCTION SILICONE SEALANTS MARKET

    In 2016, the size of the construction silicone sealants market in the United States was around $184.5 million. In 2017, the market size of Latex Caulk, which serves as a fundamental segment of the caulks and sealants market, was approximately $285.3 million. The market is expected to be worth $424.6 million by the year 2026. Meanwhile, Acrylic Latex Caulk ruled the market in 2017 and is predicted to exhibit a comparable trend in the future.

    MOST POPULAR CAULKS AND SEALANTS BRANDS FOR CUSTRUCTION AGENCIES

    According to Statista, the most widely applied brands of caulks and sealants by U.S. construction companies in 2018 included:


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    Market Growth - Caulks & Sealants Products

    An exhaustive search of credible sources in the public domain did not reveal the growth rate of the caulks and sealants products market in the United States, because market research reports on the market were behind paywalls. As such, we were also unable to glean enough useful insight to triangulate an answer. However, we were able to determine that the North America sealant market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.86% between 2018 and 2023, and that the United States caulks market is expected to grow at a CAGR of -0.44% between 2017 and 2024. Below, we have presented a detailed overview of our research strategy and some helpful findings from our research.

    Methodology

    We commenced our research by exploring market research platforms such as IBISWorld, Grandview Research, and Statista for the growth rate of the caulks and sealants market in the United States. While there were many market report on the global caulks and sealants market, only a few focused on the United States market. Furthermore, the reports that were focused on the global market did not make available the breakdown of the market by geography. The information was behind paywalls. A switch of strategy to focus on the North American market yielded better results such as the future growth rate of the caulk market in the United States, and the future growth rate of sealants in North America.

    Our next strategy was to identify the key players in the caulks and sealants, and then research their market share and revenues on the premise of using these data points to piggyback on the size of the industry in different years and then calculating the growth rate from the two figures. The key players such as DuPont, 3M, and Huntsman were readily available through the market reports (screenshot here) we perused above. However, the market share of these companies was not available in the annual reports of public companies such as DuPont, while private companies are not required to share their finances publicly. We also explored press releases, news reports, and industry publications such as Forbes and the Adhesive & Sealant Council for these data points.

    Our research also shows that the acrylic type were the predominant caulk and sealants products used in the United States with about 52.14% market share. A subsequent search of the total sales of acrylic caulk and sealants in the United States on government websites, industry publications, and articles in order to calculate the overall size of the market at different years and then estimate the growth rate from there, did not yield any result.

    We then explored various media sites, including Live Mint, Reuters, Bloomberg, Business Insider, the Wall Street Journal, and Forbes, and industry organizations such as the Adhesive & Sealant Council and Adhesives & Sealants Industry. While the Adhesive & Sealant Council also provides market reports on the caulks and sealants market, we found that these reports are not free. Furthermore, articles on the subject matter were not plentiful in the public domain and as such did not provide any relevant growth rate data, either directly or data points we could use as a proxy for triangulating the required data.

    Due to the lack of available information, we were unable to provide the growth rate of caulks and sealants products market in the United States. During our research, we found that the majority of valuable information was locked behind paywalls, which is the primary reason for the absence of publicly available data. Multiple research organizations issued relevant reports on the value of the industry globally and in the United States, but the information is not accessible without payment.

    Examples of paid reports can be found here and here.

    Useful Findings

    • Between 1999 and 2006, the United States sealants market grew at a cumulative annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.1%.
    • The North America sealant market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.86% between 2018 and 2023.
    • The United States caulks market is expected to grow at a CAGR of -0.44% between 2017 and 2024.
    • The acrylic type is the most used caulk product in the market, with a market share of 52.14% in 2017.
    • The global sealant market grew at a CAGR of 4.4% between 2012 and 2018.


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    Market Size - Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Products

    Our research team was able to triangulate the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) products market in the United States to be an estimated $17.01 billion, as of 2019.

    METHODOLOGY

    Our research team was able to locate that the US market size of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) products in 2015 was $12.5 billion. Our research team was also able to locate a growth rate of 8% between 2016-2020. Our team then used a CAGR calculator to calculate the US market size of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) products for 2019.

    FINDINGS

    The estimated US market size of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) products in 2019 is $17.01 billion and is expected to reach an estimated $18.37 billion in 2020.

    Stringent regulations imposed by the U.S. Department of Labor and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has positively impacted product demand in the country.

    In addition, growing employee awareness related to personal safety has a significant influenced the PPE penetration in U.S.

    Some well-known industries in this segment are manufacturing, construction, oil & gas, chemicals and transportation.
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    Market Growth - Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Products

    The US market size of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) products increased from $15.649 billion in 2018 to $17.01 billion in 2019 with a CAGR of 8%.

    Methodology

    We began our research by checking statistics websites, research firms, and media websites for any reports about the growth of the US market of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) products. In pursuit of this strategy, we checked research firms like Research Gate, Docs Player, Technavio, Industry Daily Observer, Grand View Research, Business Wire, and Globe-News Wire. We also checked statistics and consulting websites such as Statista, Deloitte, KPMG, and McKinsey. Also, we reviewed media websites like Reuters, Forbes, and The NYT.
    However, we found another report from Grand View Research providing a graph titled "U.S. personal protective equipment market size, by product, 2014-2026." Unfortunately, this report was obstructed by paywalls which made it impossible to determine the requested data from the graph. While it offered a synopsis of the data included in the paid reports, none of the information provided was substantial. Additionally, we found on Technavio that the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of the US market of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) products is 8% between 2016 and 2020.
    Previous Wonder research titled "Market Size - Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Products" has gathered information about the US market size of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) products. The research estimated the market size of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Products to be $17.01 billion in 2019.
    Next, to calculate the 2020 projected market size, we relied on this reverse CAGR calculator:
    • Starting value: 17,010,000,000 (2019)
    • CAGR: 8%
    • Number of periods (2020-2019): 1

    Based on these figures, the calculator states that the 2020 market size would be around 18,370,000,000 or 18.37 billion.
    Lastly, to calculate the historic market size, we used this equation:
    Market size for previous year = market size of next year - (market size of next year x CAGR)

    Thus,
    • 2018 market size = 17,010,000,000 - (17,010,000,000x8%) = 15,649,200,000 or 15.649 billion
    • 2017 market size = 15,649,200,000 - (15,649,200,000x8%) = 14,397,264,000 or 14.397 billion
    • 2016 market size = 14,397,264,000 - (14,397,264,000x8%) = 13,245,482,880 or 13.245 billion

    Market Growth - Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Products

    In 2019, the estimated PPE products' market size is $17.01 billion. According to Technavio, the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of the US market of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) products is 8% between 2016 and 2020. Thus, the market growth between 2016 and 2020 is as follows:
    Historic Growth: 2016-2018
    • 2016: $13.245 billion
    • 2017: $14.397 billion
    • 2018: $15.649 billion
    Projected Growth: 2019-2020

    Lastly, the US market size of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) products is expected to reach $18.37 billion in 2020 which is an increase of 8% from 2019.
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    Top Players - Do-It-Your Self Weatherization Product Manufacturers

    Research findings indicate that the top three manufacturers of Do-It-Your-Self weatherization products in the United States are M-D Building products with annual revenue of $270,290,000, Frost King with $10,200,000, and 3M with $32,800,000,000. Below is our research methodology leading to the findings presented after.

    RESEARCH STRATEGY

    Initially, we began by searching for pre-compiled lists of top manufacturers of do-it-yourself weatherization products in the United States by examining the following sources: statistics websites such as Statista, which contains charts and rankings of companies according to revenue; Hhome improvement or housekeeping websites such as Houzz, HGTV, and DIY Network since they are also likely to contain lists of top providers of specific home improvement or housekeeping products based on different rankings; industry reports related to DIY weatherization products by providers such as Grandview Research, Euromonitor, GM Insights, and Allied Market Research since they feature information on the key players in this segment; press release websites like GlobeNewswire, PR Newswire, and Business Wire; and review sites such as Trustpilot and Ranker.

    Unfortunately, we could not uncover any pre-compiled lists from the sources above due to several reasons. First, for Statista, we only found information on general home improvement, and housekeeping that do not closely relate to weatherization products. However, we found some data on the number of DIY home improvement installations, DIY home improvement sales, and DIY lumberyards sales in the U.S. Second, the home improvement or housekeeping sources primarily featured information on the federal government’s Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), DIY steps for weather-stripping windows, and weatherproofing tips, among others. The sources did not mention any brands. Third, for the industry reports we checked, we found out that they mainly contained information on waterproofing and home improvement market sizes, though we did check the companies listed on various reports to establish whether they offer products specific to weatherization. Similarly, the review and ranking sites also lacked information on weatherization products but had some on home improvement or housekeeping brands.

    Due to the lack of information, we decided to examine e-commerce sites such as Amazon and Walmart since they sell weatherization products to check the key brands in this segment. We discovered that Walmart has the most organized section exclusive to weatherization products, including broad product categories and brands. We listed all the brands into a spreadsheet and checked whether they feature an extensive portfolio of weatherization products. Next, we checked the online presence of each brand we listed, for instance, if the brand has a website and whether it is featured on professional sites such as LinkedIn, Bloomberg, and Crunchbase. Then, we removed those brands that lacked an online presence.

    While analyzing the spreadsheet, we discovered some big brands such as General Electric and 3M, which are known to feature broad product categories. We checked our list and found a few product categories for 3M. We proceeded to rank the DIY weatherization product categories based on brands and according to the number of weatherization product categories under each brand. This step was crucial as we needed to restrict the list to only those companies offering a wide range of weatherization products. We checked the descriptions on each product to establish whether they are DIY designed. Our ranking prioritized brands with six or more product categories, then those with four, and lastly those with three or less. Also, we excluded Thermwell Products Company since it is the parent company of Frost King and Tape Planet.

    To find revenue information, we commenced by searching through company websites for any annual reports, business finance reports on sites such as Market Watch, and external sources such as Owler, Hoovers, and ZoomInfo, which often contain revenue estimates for private companies. After finding the revenue for each company, we ranked them from the largest to the smallest. Below is the list of the top seven manufacturers in the US in the DIY Weatherization products market.

    1. M-D BUILDING PRODUCTS

    M-D Building Products has an annual revenue of $270,290,000. It is based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. M-D Building products website can be accessed here.

    2. FROST KING

    Frost King has an annual revenue of $10,200,000. It is headquartered in Mahwah, New Jersey. Frost King website can be accessed here.

    3. 3M Manufacturing Company

    3 Manufacturing Company has an annual revenue of $32,800,000,000. It is headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota. 3M website can be accessed here.

    4. ZORO SELECT

    Zoro Select has an annual revenue of $500,000,000. It is headquartered in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. Zero Select website can be accessed here.

    5. DUCK BRAND

    Duck Brand has an annual revenue of $12,600,000. It is headquartered in Avon, Ohio. Duck Brand website can be accessed here.

    6. GORDON GLASS CO.

    Gordon Glass has an annual revenue of $31,100,000. It is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. Gordon Glass website can be accessed here.

    7. RANDALL MANUFACTURING COMPANY

    Randall Manufacturing Company has an annual revenue of $9,700,000. It is headquartered in Newark, New Jersey. Randall Manufacturing website can be accessed here.
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    Top Players - Caulks & Adhesives Product Manufacturers

    The top six U.S. manufacturers of caulk and adhesive products are DowDuPont, 3M, RPM International Inc., MAPEI, H.B. Fuller, and LORD Corporation. Below is the explanation for how we determined these companies to be the top six manufacturers of caulk and adhesive products in the U.S., followed by our research findings about the companies.

    METHODOLOGY

    We identified the top six manufacturers of caulk and adhesive products in the U.S. from this list of the top 25 manufacturers of adhesives and sealants in the world published by industry source Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine. We used the most-recent year of this publication (2018). The list ranks the top 25 manufactures worldwide and includes the revenue for many of the companies. As such, revenue was the metric we used to determine the top six U.S. manufacturers. The reason we used LORD Corporation's 2018 revenue is because (1) its 2017 was not stated in the rankings list and (2) the company doesn't publish its annual reports.

    Since we sought to identify the top manufactures in the U.S., we omitted companies headquartered in countries outside the U.S. Additionally, we only included companies that manufacture both caulk and adhesive products (which we determined by checking the companies' websites) and thus omitted U.S. companies that don't meet that criteria, which include Huntsman, Avery Dennison, and Illinois Tool Works Inc. Lastly, we didn't include Dow Automotive Systems, as it is part of DowDuPont, which we had already included as the leading manufacturer.

    TOP six U.S. MANUFACTURERS OF CAULK & ADHESIVE PRODUCTS

    1. DOWDUPONT

    DowDuPont is the leading U.S. manufacturer of caulk and adhesive products. This link is to the company's website. The company had $62.484 billion in revenue in 2017. The company's U.S. headquarters are located in Wilmington, Delaware.

    2. 3M

    3M is the second leading U.S. manufacturer of caulk and adhesive products. This link is to the company's website. The company had $31.7 billion in revenue in 2017. The company's U.S. headquarters are located in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

    3. RPM INTERNATIONAL INC.

    RPM International Inc. is the third leading U.S. manufacturer of caulk and adhesive products. This link is to the company's website. The company had $4.95 billion in revenue in 2017. The company's U.S. headquarters are located in Medina, Ohio.

    4. MAPEI

    MAPEI is the fourth leading U.S. manufacturer of caulk and adhesive products. This link is to the company's website. The company had $2,679,393,780 in revenue in 2017 (the company reported its revenue in Euros (2,406,000,000), which we converted to USD using this currency converter).

    5. H.B. FULLER

    H.B. Fuller is the fifth leading U.S. manufacturer of caulk and adhesive products. This link is to the company's website. The company had $2.3 billion in revenue in 2017. The company's U.S. headquarters are located in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

    6. LORD CORPORATION

    LORD Corporation is the sixth leading U.S. manufacturer of caulk and adhesive products. This link is to the company's website. The company had $1 billion in revenue in 2018 (revenue not stated in the list, but we found it through this article published by PR Newswire). The company's U.S. headquarters are located in Cary, North Carolina.
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    Top Players - Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Product Manufacturers

    The top players in the personal protective equipment (PPE) product manufacturers are Honeywell, 3M, Dupont, MSA Safety, Moldex-Metric, and Radians. These companies have an estimated annual revenue of between $41.5 billion to $88.5 million.

    RESEARCH STRATEGY

    We started our research by exploring market research databases like Business Insider, Market Watch, and Ibis World for a list of the top manufacturers of personal protective equipment (PPE) products in the United States. Using this strategy, we got various lists of companies that are related to the requested information. From the lists identified, we selected six companies with the highest annual revenue.

    We then expanded our research for the global list of top manufacturers of PPE. Our aim was to confirm if the top manufacturers in the US are also globally recognized as the top players in the industry. From our search results, all the six companies selected were also recognized globally in the top 10 manufacturers of personal protective equipment (PPE).

    Having established that the six companies we selected as top players in the US market were also part of the top players in the global market for PPE manufacturing, we proceeded by doing a final check to ensure that these companies are the biggest by revenue or market share. We achieved this by looking for each company’s competitors in the US and checking their revenue. Using this approach, we found out that companies that are competitors to the six companies selected had smaller revenues. Going forward, we were able to reaffirm that these six companies are the top manufacturers of personal protective equipment in the US.

    Out of the six companies selected, the top three companies do not produce personal protective equipment alone but they form a segment in the top three companies' overall business line. Also, the top three companies' annual reports, the business segments that are concerned with the production of personal protective equipment, and the overall company revenues are all presented below.

    1. HONEYWELL

    Revenue: The total company revenue in 2018 was $41,534,000,000 while that of the safety business segment was $2,169,000,000.

    2. 3M

    Revenue :The total company revenue in 2018 was $32,765,000,000.

    3. DUPONT

    Revenue: The company revenue in 2018 was $24,334,000,000,while that of the safety and construction product line was $3,682,000,000.

    4. MSA SAFETY

    Revenue: The company revenue in 2018 was $1,358,100,000.
    Headquarters: Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, United States.

    5. MOLDEX-METRIC

    Revenue: The company revenue in 2018 was $136,120,000.
    Headquarters: Culver City, CA, United States.

    6. RADIANS

    Revenue: The company revenue in 2018 was $88,480,000.




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    Key Retailers - Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) Products

    Five key retailers of personal protective equipment products in the United States include Home Depot, Lowe's, Best Buy, Walmart, and Ace Hardware. Home Depot is a home improvement retailer. On the other hand, Best Buy is a mass market retailer for consumer electronics.

    HOME DEPOT

    Home Depot is a home improvement retailer for home improvement supplies and sells construction products and tools. The company sells personal protective equipment (PPE) from top manufacturers, such as Honeywell. Home Depot had revenue of $91.91 billion in 2017.

    LOWE'S

    Lowe’s is a home improvement retailer based in Mooresville, North Carolina. The company sells PPE such as helmets, first aid kits, and work gloves. Lowe's had revenue of $63.13 billion in 2017.

    BEST BUY

    Best buy is a mass market consumer electronics retailer based in Richfield, Minnesota. In addition to consumer electronics, the company sells safety gear and accessories. Best Buy had revenue of $38.59 billion in 2017.

    WALMART

    Walmart is a mass market retail corporation. The company sells PPE, such as work gloves, safety glasses, and hearing protection. Walmart had revenue of $374.80 billion in 2017.

    ACE HARDWARE

    Ace Hardware is a home improvement retailer based in Oak Brook, Illinois. The company sells safety gear, such as construction respirators, hearing protectors, and dust protection masks. Ace Hardware had revenue of $5.7 billion in 2018.

    methodology

    To find the key retailers of personal protective equipment, we looked at media platforms, such as Business Wire, and Marketwatch, and Ibis World. We hope to find a breakdown of the top PPE retailers in the U.S. by sales. However, these sources did not provide this information. Instead, they focused on the top manufacturers of personal protective equipment in the U.S. Since we did not find relevant information on key PPE retailers by sales, we opted to only look at the top PPE retailers and manually search for their sales or revenue information. We looked through industry sites, such as MDM, Safety and Health Magazine, and Technavio, however, no relevant information was found. Instead, these sites focused on the global market and trends in the PPE space.
    We then looked at the top manufacturers listed in an Ibis World report. The top manufacturers listed were 3M, Honeywell, and MSA Safety. We looked at each of the manufacturers’ websites to find a list of key retailers that they recommended. We were unable to find retailers on 3M and MSA Safety. However, we found a list of retailers provided on Honeywell’s website. We assumed the companies listed to be the key PPE retailers in the US as they were recommended by one of the top PPE manufacturers. We identified Home Depot, Lowe’s, Best Buy, Walmart, and Ace Hardware. We then looked whether these retailers offered products by the top manufacturers in the US, such as 3M, MSA Safety and Honeywell. After confirming that they offered these products we attempted to look at their respective PPE sales information. However, this information was not broken down in their respective websites or annual reports. Therefore, we decided to list the key PPE retailers by type as recommended in the research criteria.

    We verified that these companies were key or top retailers based on their revenue. All the retailers had more than 5 billion in revenue. In addition, Lowe's, Home Depot, Best Buy, and Walmart were named among the Top 20 the biggest retailers by Business Insider. On the other hand, Ace Hardware was ranked 6th in the Top 200 by Franchise Times.
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    Key Retailers - Caulks & Adhesives

    Based on publicly available information, sourced across market research firms' reports, online statistics portals, industry publications, company annual reports and press releases, reputable media publications, and blog posts, your research team identified that the key retailers of caulks and adhesive products in the United States are Walmart, The Home Depot, Lowe’s, Ace Hardware, Target, Kroger, and Menard. Below is an outline of our research methodology to better understand why the requested information is publicly unavailable, as well as a deep dive into our findings.

    METHODOLOGY

    To identify the key retailers of caulks and adhesives products in the United States, we first searched for any direct or pre-compiled information on the key/top retailers of caulk and adhesive products through various industry reports and market studies. For this search, we used the following market research firms: Market Research Place, Transparency Market Research, and InFORGrowth, among others. This search only provided information on the market size, trends, dynamics, and top manufacturers of caulk and adhesives. None of the reports contained any qualitative or quantitative information on the top or key retailers or type of retailers that sell caulks and adhesives products.
    We also searched through Statista, but we only found statistics on the most used caulks and leading adhesives brands in the United States. The statistics did not provide any information on the top or key retailers or type of retailers that sell caulks and adhesives products.
    In addition, we also searched through various industry organizations such as Adhesives and Sealants Industry and The Adhesive and Sealant Council. The idea here was to find any published report or commentary by industry experts on the retailers of caulk and adhesives. However, none of the publications provided any information on the top or key retailers or type of retailers that sell caulks and adhesives products.
    We then shifted gears and searched for the manufacturers of caulks and adhesives in the U.S. The idea here was to search through the company website, annual reports, press releases, and other publications to locate for any information on the manufacturers' top retailers in the United States. Some of the companies referred to include GE Sealants and Adhesives, Phenoseal, Henkel, 3M, and Bostik. Although most of the companies provided a map search feature to find the nearest distributors and retailers selling their products based on the entered pin code, none of the companies provided any information on their top retailers all across the U.S. based on sales.
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    Since we could not identify the top retailers of caulks and adhesives using information from the manufacturer, we started to search for the various distributors of caulks and adhesives in the U.S. We hoped to find any information on which retailers the suppliers/distributors forward the caulk and adhesives products in the value chain. Some distributors referred to include Ellsworth Adhesives, AJ Adhesives, and Adhesive Systems Inc, among others. However, all the distributors only mentioned the products that they sold or forwarded in the value chain and did not provide any information on the top or key retailers or type of retailers that sell caulks and adhesives products.
    We further searched for the top retailers in the U.S. in the Hardware/Home Improvement segment that are most likely to sell caulk and adhesive products. We found this list of the top retailers in the U.S. in the Hardware/Home Improvement segment. We then searched through the company websites, annual reports, and press releases for the top retailers identified such as Walmart, The Home Depot, Lowe’s, Ace Hardware, Target, Kroger, and Menard. However, these sources only confirmed that the companies sell caulk and adhesives products but did not provide any information on the sales figures for such specific products that could be used to triangulate top or key retailers or type of retailers that sell caulks and adhesives products.
    As a last resort, we searched through blog posts and other media publications for any information on the top or key retailers or type of retailers that sell caulks and adhesives products. The idea here was to find an article or publication that would state most popular retailers for caulk and adhesive products. However, most of the articles found through this strategy only provided general information on the applications of caulk and adhesive products, but there was limited information on the retailers of such products. However, we found this article that provided general information on where caulk and adhesive products can be found and how they are placed in retail stores.
    Thereby, after exhausting the strategies mentioned above, we have concluded that there is no information available to directly answer or calculate the top/key retailers or type of retailers that sell caulks and adhesives products. One of the probable reasons why the requested information is not available could be because leading retailers in the U.S. sell a wide variety of products and they have not disclosed any information specific to only caulk and adhesive products. Another reason for the unavailability of the information is because caulk and adhesive manufacturers make use of various distributors in different regions, so the manufacturers would not have comprehensive data on which retailer ultimately sold how many products in terms of units or sales. Below are our relevant findings.

    RETAILERS SELLING CAULK AND ADHESIVES PRODUCTS IN THE U.S.

    DISTRIBUTORS/SUPPLIERS OF CAULK AND ADHESIVES PRODUCTS IN THE U.S.

    WHERE CAULK AND ADHESIVE PRODUCTS ARE FOUND

    A wide variety of caulks and adhesives can be found in home improvement and hardware stores. In retail stores, caulks and adhesives products are found throughout the store according to their application. For example, paint aisles, roofing, flooring, and masonry aisles would have a different combination of caulk and adhesive products based on applications.

    CAULK BRANDS USED THE MOST BY CONSTRUCTION FIRMS IN THE UNITED STATES IN 2018

    • Custom building products: 1.6%
    • Franklin International: 1.6%

    LEADING ADHESIVE BRANDS IN THE UNITED STATES, BY SALES

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    Key Retailers - Do-It-Your Self Weatherization Products

    After an exhaustive search through credible sources, we were unable to provide the key retailers of Do-It-Your-Self weatherization products in the United States. It is possible that the requested information is unavailable in the public domain. Alternatively, we have provided insights on DIY home improvement. Below we have presented a detailed overview of our research strategy, any assumptions we have made, and some helpful findings from our research.

    METHODOLOGY

    To determine 5-7 key retailers of Do-It-Your-Self weatherization products in the United States, we initially examined relevant market research reports published by sources such as GM Insights, Market Research, Technavio, Markets and Markets, Mordor Intelligence, Business Wire, PRNewswire, and Globe Newswire, among others. However, none of the sources presented data on this particular market, and most provided details on the weatherization services market. Some reports discussed other data such as the global market for gasket and seals, which were not centered on DIY self weatherization usage, but its overall application, including its industrial aspect. We then explored the websites of some key players, including Ace, Lowed, Home Depot, and Walmart, to find their listing size for Do-It-Your-Self weatherization products. As the items were not under an individual category and different products were sold through their portals using assorted terms, as well as product areas, it was not practicable to analyze the players accurately.

    We then searched for end-user/expert opinions on sites like DIY Network, House Beautiful, Life Hacker, and Family Handyman, among others to discover which DIY self weatherization products and retailer was recommended most frequently. This research strategy did not produce the results we were seeking as none of the sources rendered any advice on which retailer to purchase from relating to DIY weatherization items. The majority of the suggestions addressed the variety of product to be employed or its manufacturer. Next, we searched through the investor and annual reports, along with company filings, of corporations such as Home Depot, Walmart, Menard, Ace, and Lowes to locate their sales data for DIY weatherization products. Additionally, we searched for this specific information on market analysis sites like Market Realist. However, some businesses, including Home Depot, Walmart, and Lowe's, that sell several additional types of items other than DIY weatherization products did not provide sales information for this particular area in the volume of dollars or SKU. We also reviewed market and industry reports published by IBIS World and Mintel, among others, but there were no available insights on the key retailers of DIY weatherization products.

    Afterward, we searched sites like Globe Newswire, Market Watch, PRNewswire, and Business Wire for paid reports containing valuable information, but those sites did not provide any articles on the DIY weatherization market. Nonetheless, regarding DIY home improvement, which serves as the superset for DIY weatherization, we located a paywalled report titled that had distinct segments for major vendors in this market and the SWOT analysis. Finally, we broadened the extent of our research to the DIY home improvement space to find helpful information. We also expanded our scope to the overall DIY market for sales by type of retailer. This research strategy provided us with some valuable data. A probable reason for the lack of available information regarding this topic is that many retailers did not specifically mention their sales regarding DIY weatherization products, nor did any market research and industry reports, studies, or news articles.

    USEFUL FINDINGS

    The following items are examples of Do-It-Your-Self weatherization items that fall under the wider field of home improvement products available on Amazon:

    DIY HOME IMPROVEMENT MARKET AND KEY PLAYERS

    In 2017, the DIY home improvement market in the United States was worth approximately $269.12 billion and was anticipated to reach at least $340.84 billion by the year 2021. In 2016, offline distribution channels accounted for around 95.43% of this sector. Meanwhile, the top six vendors in the U.S. market were as follows:


    According to a 2017 report from PRNewswire, other notable vendors in the DIY home improvement market include:


    In 2014, the estimated market size for the home improvement (DIY included) sector in the United States was $690 billion. As reported by Market Realist, product sales represented about $520 billion of that figure. Home Depot generated $74.7 billion in sales or 10.83% (($74.7 billion/$690 billion) * 100) of the total market in 2014. Lowe's produced $56.2 billion in sales that year, indicating a market share of 8.14% (($56.2 billion/$690 billion) * 100). Home Depot and Lowe's were the top players in the home improvement sector with a retail store footprint of around 1,698 and 1,840 establishments, respectively. The two companies encountered competition from many big-box retailers such as Best Buy, Target, Costco, Walmart, and comparatively smaller vendors like Ace Hardware and Menard's. Information regarding the competitors' market shares was not available in the public domain.

    TYPE OF RETAILER (OVERALL DIY MARKET)

    In the United States, overall DIY sales reached about $394 billion in 2018. Home Centers was responsible for an estimated $245.5 billion of this figure for a market share of 62.30% (($245.5 billion/$394 billion) * 100). Lumberyards accounted for $97.7 billion for a 24.8% (($97.7 billion/$394 billion) * 100) share of the market. Finally, Hardware stores generated $50.8 billion in sales for a 12.9% (($50.8 billion/$394 billion) * 100) market share.

    Sources
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    From Part 02
    From Part 03
    From Part 05
    Quotes
    • ""As per Technavio’s market research analysts, the PPE market in the US will grow at a CAGR of almost 8% between 2016 and 2020." "
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    • "The U.S PPE market, being one of the most regulated regions, dominated demand, with over $12.5 billion revenue in 2015. "
    From Part 07
    From Part 10
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    • "The companies holding the largest market share in the Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturing industry include 3M Company, Honeywell International Inc. and MSA Safety Inc. "
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    • "The best known, and largest, example of a mass market retailer is Walmart"
    From Part 11
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    • "Home improvement and hardware stores carry such a large variety of caulks and adhesives, it can often get confusing. "
    • "You'll find them distributed throughout a store and grouped together by application."
    • "For example, look near the paint aisle and you'll find the caulk section. Head over to tile and flooring, roofing and masonry, and there will be a nice selection there as well."
    • "The location of glue and other adhesives also range widely, but often occupy a smaller section near the paint, with some construction adhesives found next to the caulk in a completely different aisle."
    From Part 12
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    • "This timeline shows the predicted do-it-yourself sales figures in the United States for 2018, broken down by store type. In 2018, DIY lumberyard sales in the United States amounted to 97.7 billion U.S. dollars. The total DIY sales of all three store types combined amounted to 394 billion U.S. dollars."
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    • "Other prominent vendors • Bauhaus • Bed Bath & Beyond • Cost Plus World Market • Crate and Barrel • Do it Best • HORNBACH Holding • Jensen Distribution service • OBI Group Holding • Sears Holding • The True value Company "
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    • "Some of the global players in weatherization services are Green Home Inspections & Energy Audits, Inc., Home Insulation Company, Go Green Squads, American AWS, and M&M Weatherization Company. "
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    • "Lowe’s estimated the size of its total market for home improvement in the US at $690 billion in 2014. Of this, $520 billion represented product sales while the rest was installed labor sales. The market grew 7.8% over 2013 with the growth skewed slightly in favor of product sales."
    • "Lowe’s and Home Depot (HD) are the largest players in the industry, and ranked number two and number one, respectively, in terms of market share. Lowe’s global turnover in fiscal 2015[1. Fiscal year ending January 2015] came in at $56.2 billion on a retail footprint of 1,840 stores. In contrast, Home Depot clocked sales of $74.7 billion in the US on a store base of 1,698."
    • "Despite dominating the home improvement landscape, the two companies face competition from several big-box retailers like Walmart (WMT), Costco (COST), Target (TGT), and Best Buy (BBY), smaller regional players like Menard’s, hardware stores like Ace Hardware, and building materials suppliers and wholesalers."