According to a new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, “World Adhesives & Sealants Market: Opportunities and Forecasts, 2015–2022,” the adhesives & sealants market is expected to reach $66,876 million by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 3.7% from 2016 to 2022. Water-based adhesives segment held about 40% share of the global adhesives market in 2015, owing to its viability as an alternative choice to conventional solvent-based adhesive products.
Factors driving the overall adhesives & sealants market are increasing automobile production and surging demand for packaging material. The automotive industry is gradually replacing welding activities of engine parts assembly with adhesives & sealants products to reduce the vehicle weight, which in turn increases fuel efficiency. Strong growth in infrastructure activity is also expected to drive the growth of adhesives & sealants market. Rapid urbanization and population growth in developing countries combined with rebounding construction activities in developed markets of Europe and the U.S. is fueling the demand for adhesives & sealants products. Stringent regulations on volatile organic chemical (VOC) emission is likely to restrain the market, as solvent-based adhesives (vinyl acetate, resins, rubber and others) have the tendency to react with nitrogen oxides present in the atmosphere to form ozone, which poses a health threat by causing respiratory problems. The increasing popularity of environment-friendly adhesives over traditional solvent-based and water-based adhesives acts as an opportunity for the market growth.
Water-based adhesives segment is expected to continue its lead throughout the analysis period. This is owing to inkling of major end-user industries namely packaging and construction toward water-based adhesive products; as solvent-based adhesive products are highly prone to volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. Other factors attributing to its growth are its user-friendly nature and safety in the working environment. Water-based adhesives are free of toxic elements and hazardous organic elements, thus fulfilling the regulations. In the year 2015, the silicone-based sealants segment occupied more than 40% of the world Sealants market revenue due to compatibility, strength, stability, and durability. Compatibility of silicone sealants in construction applications has made it the most commendable type in the market.
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The demand from footwear and medical applications is increasing at the higher CAGRs of 5.6% and 4.8%, respectively, during the forecast period. This is due to reasons such as, increasing global footwear production, especially in China & other emerging countries, and growing Adhesives usage in several medical areas, such as implant, tissue bonding, dental and wound closure.
World Adhesives Market Share, By Type, 2015 (%)
Key findings of the study
1. Asia-Pacific is expected to continue to lead the market throughout 2022, followed by Europe.
2. Silicone sealants are expected to dominate the sealants market until 2022.
3. Paperboard & packaging and building & construction together accounted more than half of the global Adhesives & sealants demand in 2015.
4. Hot melt adhesives market volume is projected to grow with a higher CAGR of 6.1% during the forecast period.
5. China alone contributed to around 20% of the world adhesives & sealants revenue in 2015.
Asia-Pacific and Europe dominate the adhesives & sealants market, together contributing two-thirds of the world’s revenue. Globally, Asia-Pacific dominates the building & construction, packaging, and automotive production, where adhesives & sealants are majorly applicable. Hence, this region was the major consumer of adhesives & sealants in 2015, and is expected to maintain this position throughout the forecast period.
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Most of the companies in this market are investing significantly in R&D to develop environment-friendly products. The prominent players profiled in this report include Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Sika AG, H.B. Fuller, 3M Corporation, Bostik SA, Huntsman International LLC, Avery Dennison Corporation, Dow Corning Corporation, Wacker Chemie AG, and RPM International Inc.
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