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Global Adhesives Market Size By Technology (Water Based, Solvent Based, Hot Melt, Reactive & Other), By Product (Acrylic, PVA, Polyurethanes, Styrenic Block, Epoxy And EVA), By Application (Pressure Sensitive Applications, Packaging, Construction, Furniture, Footwear And Automotive), Sealants Market Size By Product (Silicone, Polyurethane [PU], Acrylic, Epoxy, EVA, Polyvinyl Acetate [PVA]), By Application (Construction, Automotive, Packaging, Assembly, Pressure Sensitive Tapes, Consumers) Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2021 – 2027

  • Report ID: GMI372
  • Published Date: Feb 2021
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Trends

Global adhesives and sealants market size exceeded USD 43.7 billion and USD 10.3 billion in 2020 and is estimated to grow at 5.3% CAGR and 5.7% CAGR between 2021 and 2027. Rising demand for acrylic and epoxy from the construction and automotive industries should drive the industry growth during the forecast period.

Global adhesives and sealants market is expected to rise pertaining to increasing demand from construction industry. The adhesives are used as an alternative to joining materials and sealants are used as mechanical seal for blocking fluid passage owing to wide demand for adhesives and sealants from construction industry. The industry is rising globally pertaining to construction of hospitals and quarantine centres due to coronavirus outbreak.

Adhesives & Sealants Market Outlook

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Rising urbanization in developing countries and growing population should drive construction industry. North American region is facing stringent regulations for use of eco-friendly products for construction applications which should accelerate the adhesives and sealants market growth. Growing consumer awareness about green construction and eco-friendly buildings is raising the demand for development of sustainable products.

Growing demand for water-based adhesive to drive adhesives market growth

Global water based adhesive market size exceeded USD 22 Billion in 2020 and is estimated to grow at over 5.5% CAGR between 2021 and 2027.

Rising disposable income along with increase in the number of construction projects has raised the furniture demand which should boost the adhesives and sealants market growth. In 2019, the adhesives market for furniture applications was estimated to be over USD 5.6 billion. Sustainable business practices should raise the demand for sustainable and eco-friendly adhesives owing to rising adoption of sustainable adhesives from manufacturers for furniture production.

Growing consumer awareness towards sustainable products and inclination for purchasing of sustainable products should drive the adhesives and sealants market share. Moreover, furniture industry is expected to rise in coming future pertaining to growing employee preference for flexible workspace and workspace designs which should drive the furniture market thereby stimulating adhesives market growth.

The water-based adhesive is preferred in porous and non-porous substrates for its application in construction and automotive industry. The water-based adhesives offer water resistance, high bond strength, resistance to corrosion and water. Water-based adhesive is eco-friendly as it contains no volatile organic compound (VOC), which is driving the adhesives and sealants market demand from industrial applications.

Water-based adhesive forms a bond between two substrates once the water in the formulation evaporates. The product is eco-friendly as it contains water rather than solvents pertaining to its increased demand for industrial applications for packaging and bottling. Water-based adhesives are generally premixed solution in powder form which are mixed with water for its application. The bond formed offers low temperature bond strength, high flexibility and is low cost. Plastic, rubber and metal adhesion can be achieved by the usage of the product owing to its application in automotive industry.

The type of adhesive used for footwear production depends on the materials used such as cotton, leather and recycled padding. Increase in the number of social media users and growing spending power of urban population should boost the footwear business growth. Increasing availability of variety of footwear which caters all the segment along with indoor and outdoor footwears for exercise, running and for working individuals is expected to stimulate the footwear business.

Rising internet penetration along with strategies used by social media influencers for creating consumer awareness for their product offerings is likely to drive footwear industry, which should accelerate adhesives market demand.

The use of EVA as a co-polymer for wood working should drive the adhesives and sealant demand

EVA Adhesives Market

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Global EVA adhesive market surpassed USD 2.3 Billion in 2020 and should register significant gains in the predicted period. The product is widely used as co-polymer adhesive in furniture and wood application as it offers strong bond to cellulosic materials. EVA adhesive is widely used as a versatile, durable and dependable material for its application in woodwork which should drive the product market.

EVA is used as a sealant in electrical, construction and woodwork applications. EVA is used to enhance the clinginess in adhesion between two wood substrates including cellulose boards, foams pertaining to its application in manufacturing doors, windows and furniture. Moreover, the product is non-toxic which should accelerate the adhesives and sealants market growth.

Increase of convenient and effective supply chain has raised packaging application which should raise the product market growth

Sealants Market by Packaging applications

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Packaging applications segment should surpass USD 1.7 Billion by 2027. Sealants offer high cohesive strength and resistance to water, rain and other weather conditions. The product features show wide application in food delivery and packaging services which should accelerate the sealant market growth.

Sealants provides resistance to UV, low temperature resistance for freeze packing and blocking resistance for liquid products owing to its wide application in food industry. The food industries have wide application of the product in manufacturing of liquid food products including tetra pack juices. Moreover, growing regulations for health and safety should accelerate the adhesives and sealants market revenue.

Rise in residential construction activities should accelerate market growth in Asia-Pacific

Adhesives & Sealants Market by Region

Asia-Pacific adhesives market should register over 6% gains by the end of 2027. India, China, Japan and other countries hold majority of the regional market share owing to large residential and commercial construction spending. Adhesives have wide application in floor fixing, fixing of roof tiles and roof systems. Furthermore, the product is used for surface application of wallpapers and wall coverings, which represents ample growth opportunities.

Rapid urbanization and demand for modern planned residentials in India has increased the number of building construction owing to the wide application of sealants. Sealants are used to prevent passage of dust, fluids and insects which is widely used in construction industry. The sealants are also used for firestopping in building constructions, thus boosting the adhesives and sealants market sales in the region. 

Strategic acquisition is the primary business strategy adopted by manufacturers

Global adhesive and sealants industry is fragmented and includes various market players such as HB Fuller, Sika, Huntsman Corporation, DowDuPont, Avery Dennison Corporation, Arkema, 3M Company, RPM International Inc., PPG Industries, Lord Corporation. Companies are primarily engaged in strategic acquisitions to expand production capacity and distribution network.

Huntsman Corporation announced to acquire a North American company named Gabriel Performance Products in December 2020. The Gabriel performance product company manufactures specialty adhesives, sealants, coatings and epoxy curing agents. This acquisition shall broaden the specialty portfolio and boost the adhesives and sealants market value.

Global adhesives and sealants market report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume (Tons) and revenue in USD million from 2016 to 2027 for the following segments:

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Adhesive Market, By Technology

  • Solvent Based
  • Water Based
  • Reactive
  • Hot Melt
  • Others

Adhesive Market, By Product

  • Acrylic
  • Polyurethanes
  • PVA
  • Styrenic Block
  • EVA
  • Epoxy

Adhesive Market, By Application

  • Construction
  • Packaging
  • Footwear
  • Pressure Sensitive Applications
  • Furniture
  • Automotive

Sealant Market, By product

  • Acrylic
  • Epoxy
  • PVA
  • Silicone
  • Polyurethane

Sealant Market, By Application

  • Packaging
  • Automotive
  • Construction
  • Pressure Sensitive Tapes
  • Assembly
  • Consumers

The above information has been provided for the following regions:

Adhesives & Sealants Market, By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • South Korea
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Sarita Bayas

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global share of adhesives industry had reached USD 43.7 billion during 2020 and is anticipated to register about 5.3% CAGR over 2021-2027.

The industry share from packaging applications is projected to exceed USD 1.7 billion by 2027 owing to high cohesive strength, water resistance and other benefits offered by the sealants.

The size of global water based adhesive industry was over USD 22 billion during 2020 and will hit 5.5% CAGR up to 2027 with increasing consumption of eco-friendly products.

The market for EVA adhesives hit USD 2.3 billion in valuation in 2020 and the share will expand with high demand for co-polymer adhesive in furniture & wood applications.

It is estimated that APAC adhesives industry size will expand at more than 6% CAGR through 2027 with China, India and Japan being some of the key regional markets due to high construction spending.

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  • Base Year: 2020
  • Companies covered: 13
  • Tables & Figures: 424
  • Countries covered: 17
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