Adhesives and Sealants Market By Product (PVA, Epoxy, Acrylic, Styrenic block, PU, EVA, Others) By Technology (Solvent based, Water based, Hot melt, and Reactive, Others) By Application (Packaging, Pressure Sensitive, Furniture, Construction, Footwear, Automotive, Others) Sealants Market Product (PU, Silicone, Acrylic, PVA, Others) By Application (Automotive, Construction, Assembly, Packaging, Consumers, Others) - Global Market Size, Share, Trends Analysis, Regional Outlook and Forecast 2020 - 2027

The global adhesives and sealants market size was valued at US$ 44.1 billion and US$ 10.4 billion respectively in 2019 and expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.7% and 6.1% during the forecast period 2020 to 2027.

Adhesives and Sealants Market Size 2016 to 2027

Growth Factors

Increasing penetration of lightweight passenger vehicles together with lower emissions and higher fuel economy drives the sale of high-performance adhesives across the global automotive industry. These adhesives find numerous applications in both interior and exterior applications in the automotive industry. For instance, they can be used as a substitute of nuts & bolts in a vehicle that significantly reduces its weight and resulting in an improved fuel economy of vehicles. Consequently, traditional welding as well as other mechanical fastening methods predicted to be replaced by the enhanced adhesive materials with superior bonding capabilities.

The adhesives and sealants are prominently used for attaching drywall, tiling applications, bathroom flooring, ceiling applications, fixtures to walls, and molding applications in the construction sector. Thus, rapid growth in the construction industry particularly in the developing countries such as China and India projected to offer lucrative growth opportunities in the near future.

Technology Insights

Water-based technology led the adhesives market accounting for nearly 50% of the volume in the year 2019. In this technology, water is used as a diluting medium or carrier and allowed to set by evaporation or absorbed by the substrate. Furthermore, they reduce Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) emissions, increasing environmental awareness, and stringent government regulations are predicted to boost the growth of the segment in the forthcoming years.

In terms of revenue, hot melt technology expected to witness a growth rate of approximately 6% over the analysis period because of its excellent properties. They form rapid bond and therefore are implemented in highly automated manufacturing processes that include converting, assembly, bookbinding, packaging, and footwear.

Application Insights

Pressure sensitive applications of adhesives captured prominent value share of nearly 30% in 2019. In this application, when pressure is applied to the adhesives, they form a bond with the adherent. Water or any other type of solvent is not required for this application. In addition, prominent demand for automotive interior trim assembly, safety labels for power equipment, pressure sensitive tapes, and sound or vibration damping films anticipated to propel the growth of the segment.

Moreover, the automotive adhesives market predicted to register the highest growth over the forecast period. Recent technological advancements in adhesive and sealants have helped to reduce the frequency of spot welding by almost 50% that has helped notably in reducing the overall weight of vehicles. In addition, stringent regulations in the U.S. for improved fuel efficiency have prompted leading manufacturers in the automotive industry to reduce the weight of automobiles thus prospering the demand of automotive adhesives and sealants. Further, an escalating growth of the automobile industry particularly in the BRIC nations expected to foster the growth of the segment over the analysis period.

Regional Insights

Based on region, the Asia Pacific adhesives market anticipated to register the highest growth over the forthcoming years. Rapid industrialization, rise in manufacturing output, and strong GDP growth projected to boost the growth of the region. Besides this, supportive government policies predicted to propel the demand of adhesives in construction industry that in turn expected to support the product penetration in the region.

Moreover, the Asia Pacific region is also a front-runner in the sealants market in 2019 with India, china, and Japan as the prime countries that contribute towards the revenue growth. The flourishing manufacturing sector anticipated to fuel the sealants demand from industrial machinery, automotive, and electrical &electronics industries. In the recent past, India and China have witnessed a spike in automotive production because of technology transfer to the sector from western markets. This has enhanced the manufacturing capabilities of the sector leading to boost the overall sales of automobiles in the region.

On the other hand, Europe considered as a significant market for adhesives because of a hub of large number of automobile manufacturers in the region. Adhesives have large application in the automotive industry that include friction, metal/composites bonding, glass, headlight assembly, exterior trims, interiors, body sealing, electrical motors & components, and noise vibration harshness. In terms of sealants, North America examined as the largest market with a revenue share of nearly 23%. This is attributed to the significant presence of end-use industries along with increased spending in the construction sector.

Global Adhesives and Sealants Market 2020 to 2027

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The global adhesives and sealants industry is highly fragmented and competitive in nature with more than 65% of share occupied by small and medium enterprises. However, the market expected to enter into consolidation because of various strategic initiatives adopted by the market players such as acquisition to acquire the maximum regional markets. For instance, H.B.Fuller enters into an agreement to acquire a Brazilian adhesives and sealant company, Plexbond Quimica SA, to grow its business in South America.

Some of the prominent players in the adhesives and sealants market include:

  • B. Fuller Company
  • 3M Company
  • Avery Dennison Corporation
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Bostik SA
  • Uniseal Inc
  • ND Industries Inc.
  • Beardow & Adams Adhesives Inc.
  • Ashland Inc.
  • Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc.
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Sika AG

Segments Covered in the Report

This research study comprises complete assessment of the market by means of far-reaching qualitative and quantitative perceptions, and predictions regarding the market. This report delivers classification of marketplace into impending and niche sectors. Further, this research study calculates market size and its development drift at global, regional, and country from 2016 to 2027. This report contains market breakdown and its revenue estimation by classifying it based on product, application, and region:

By Adhesives Product

  • PVA
  • Epoxy
  • Acrylic
  • Styrenic block
  • Polyurethanes
  • EVA
  • Others

By Adhesives Technology

  • Solvent based
  • Water based
  • Hot melt
  • Reactive & Other

By Adhesives Application

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

By Sealants Product

  • Polyurethane [PU]
  • Silicone
  • Acrylic
  • Polyvinyl Acetate [PVA]
  • Others

By Sealants Application

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

By Regional Outlook

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • Germany
    • France
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
  • Rest of the World
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the adhesives and sealants market worth?
The global adhesives and sealants market size is expected to be worth at US$ 44.1 billion and US$ 10.4 billion respectively in 2019.
The global adhesives and sealants market is growing at a CAGR of 6.7% and 6.1% from 2020 to 2027.
Water-based technology led the adhesives market accounting for nearly 50% of the volume in the year 2019.
Hot melt technology expected to witness a growth rate of approximately 6% over the analysis period because of its excellent properties.
Pressure sensitive applications of adhesives captured prominent value share of nearly 30% in 2019 due to prominent demand for automotive.
Some of the key players operating in the market are H.B. Fuller Company, 3M Company, Avery Dennison Corporation, Dow Chemical Company, Bostik SA, BASF AG, Uniseal Inc, ND Industries Inc., Beardow & Adams Adhesives Inc., Ashland Inc., Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc., Eastman Chemical Company, and Sika AG among others.
The automotive adhesives predicted to register the highest growth over the forecast period owing to technological advancements that helped to reduce the overall weight of vehicles.
Rising trend of lightweight and low CO2 emitting vehicles supported by strict government regulations for environmental protection considered as the key factor that drives the market growth of adhesives and sealants. Automotive is one of the largest end-use industries of adhesives and sealants. Contribution of adhesives & sealants towards weight reduction of vehicles considered as the key factor that improves the fuel efficiency and limit the vehicle emission. Adhesives proved as a boon for OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) in reducing weight of an automobile and meeting with stringent environmental regulations for CO2 emissions. However, North America and Europe have strict regulations regarding the production of petro-based and chemical products. Agencies such as the European Commis


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