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Structural Adhesives Market Size, Share and Industry Analysis Report by Component (Single, Double), Product (Polyurethane, Epoxy, Acrylic, Cyanoacrylate, Methyl Methacrylate, Silicone), Application (Composites, Metals, Plastics, Concrete & Tiles, Wood, Leather) and End-User (Automobiles, Aviation & Aerospace, Marine, Construction, Furniture, Water & Sewer), Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2016 – 2024

  • Report ID: GMI315
  • Published Date: Mar 2017
  • Report Format: PDF

Structural Adhesives Market Size

Structural Adhesives Market size will likely cross USD 7 billion by 2024 with gains at over 4% between 2016 and 2024 due to a unique ability to offer excellent bond strength and fast curing capability for both similar and dissimilar substrate in automobile industry.

The product is utilized to reduce the overall vehicle weight and improve the performance & safety. These specialty adhesives are used for exterior as well as interior applications in automobiles like hoods, doors, deck lid flanges, roof panels and interior dashboards. Development in spending capacity and rising living standards of the middle-class populace in emerging economies will propel the automobile market. Additionally, increasing awareness regarding the advantages of light weight vehicles and fuel economy will also have a positive impact on the structural adhesives market share throughout the forecast timeframe.

Structural Adhesives Market Outlook

Another factor that will drive the structural adhesive demand is its extensive application in bonding airframes and aircraft & helicopter components. These specialty adhesives deliver high quality finish required for crucial applications in aircraft fabrication like bonding of honeycomb sandwich panels to provide rigidity to interior panels and weight reduction, core filling materials to provide reinforcement on primary substrates & structural components, etc.

Rising disposable income, increasing trend of global tourism, and reduction in air fares owing to intense competition among air liners has resulted in affordable air travelling which will propel the growth of aerospace industry throughout the forecast timeframe. Increasing military expenditure to manufacture highly maneuverable, lightweight, and heavily equipped fighter planes will also drive the product demand in near future. However, strict government regulations regarding adhesives and sealants used in aerospace industry might hinder the structural adhesives market in the forecast timeframe.

Structural Adhesives Market Analysis

On the basis of number of components, market is classified into single and double component. Double component type will have majority of market share. It is majorly used in critical applications where critical factor of safety and bond failure must be avoided. The components used for this product are hardener and prime adhesive resin. Hardener is used to catalyze the bonding of the adhesive.

Single component structural adhesives market segment will witness a CAGR of over 4% throughout the forecast timeframe. This type is mostly preferred in leather industries, furniture, and sewer & water. It is used for applications which require adhesion for less time and is applied between similar substrates. It needs either surrounding medium like light & humidity, high temperature, or other substances to initiate curing.

Polyurethane product type will have over 55% of the market share in terms of volume throughout the forecast timeframe. This product type is widely used in aviation and automotive industry owing to its high bonding strength and fast curing ability. It is an efficient and economical product for slightly flexible and low impact applications with large bonding areas.


Acrylic structural adhesive will have a growth rate of over 4% throughout the forecast timeframe. It can be attributed to the high bonding strength of the product type on metals and plastics. Low resistance against impact and vibration limits the product’s utility in heavy duty applications.

Structural Adhesives Market by Application


Based on application, market is categorized into composites, metals, plastics, concrete & tiles, wood, and leather. These specialty adhesives are widely known for its adhesion capability for dissimilar substrates like plastics, aluminum, glass, fiber, and wood, without requiring procedures for mechanical joining such as fasteners, which might result in mechanical failures. Composite application category will have over two-fifth of the structural adhesives market share throughout the forecast timeframe. Increasing application of composites in the aerospace and automotive industries as a replacement of metal parts for overall weight reduction will boost the growth of this application segment in near future.

Automobile end-use industry will have significant share of market throughout the forecast timeframe. Structural adhesive is widely used in the automotive industry due to the involvement of many dissimilar components. Development in global economy and stabilization in the slowdown of the Chinese economy will boost the growth of automobile industry in near future. Additionally, increasing affordability of the middle-class consumers owing to availability of a wide range of vehicle categories, has attracted buyers and increased automobile sales.

In 2015, structural adhesives market value in the Asia Pacific region was over USD 2 billion and will witness a growth rate of over 4% throughout the forecast timeframe. China and India have observed escalating construction spending owing to government initiatives along with private & public investments. Availability of cost-effective labor & raw material as well as favorable environment has led to several automobile manufacturers establishing their manufacturing facilities in developing countries of Asia Pacific. Well-established shipbuilding sectors in South Korea, China and Japan will also boost the regional product market.

Structural Adhesives Market Share

Some of the major manufacturers in the structural adhesives industry are:

  • Lord Corporation
  • 3M Company
  • Scott Bader
  • Illinois Tool Works
  • Arkema
  • Henkel AG
  • Ashland
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • L&L Products
  • Panacol-Elosol
  • Master Bond
  • Elantas
  • Parson Adhesives
  • Permabond.

Structural adhesives industry research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in kilo tons & revenue in USD million from 2016 to 2024, for the following segments:

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By Components

  • Single component
  • Double component

By Product

  • Polyurethane
  • Epoxy
  • Acrylic
  • Cyanoacrylate
  • Methyl methacrylate
  • Silicone
  • Others

By Application

  • Composites
  • Metals
  • Plastics
  • Concrete & tiles
  • Wood
  • Leather

By End-User

  • Automobiles
  • Aviation & aerospace
  • Marine
  • Construction
  • Furniture
  • Water & sewer

The above structural adhesives market information is provided on a regional and country basis for the following:

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • MEA
    • South Africa
    • GCC


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Akshay Prakash

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size for structured adhesives will surpass USD 7 billion by 2024 while recording more than 4% gains.

In terms of volume, polyurethane will capture nearly 55% market share owing to its wide usage in the aviation and automotive industry.

Automobile industry is poised to account for significant market share due as structural adhesives offer fast curing capability and excellent bond strength for dissimilar substrates.

Asia Pacific structural adhesives market will grow at more than 4% rate with expanding construction sector in countries like India and China.

Structural Adhesives Market Scope

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