Global Bioadhesive Market Influenced by Demand for Bio-Based Products

“Global Bioadhesive Market Influenced by Demand for Bio-Based Products”
The global bioadhesive market has witnessed a steady growth over the past few years. This can be attributed to the environment friendly nature of bioadhesives coupled with their diverse applications in the food and beverage, and medical industries.

Bioadhesives are natural or synthetic polymers which are designed to adhere to biological surfaces. Natural bioadhesives comprises of microorganisms, such as algae, fungi and bacteria, whereas, synthetic bioadhesives are made from biological monomers like sugar. Increasing consumer awareness about the adverse effects of synthetic materials and growing inclination toward natural products has resulted in an augmented demand for bioadhesives. A new research report by IMARC Group, titled “Bioadhesive Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023”, estimates that the global bioadhesive market was worth US$ 1.4 Billion in 2017. The report further anticipates the market to reach a value of US$ 3.0 Billion by 2023, at a projected CAGR of more than 13% over the forecast period.


Global Bioadhesive Market Drivers/Constraints:

  • In recent years, bioadhesives have rapidly gained popularity as an alternative to synthetic adhesives on account of their environment-friendly nature. This has further been supported by government regulations encouraging the usage of bio-based products, particularly in the developed countries.
  • The increasing applications of bioadhesives in the medical industry for transdermal drug delivery, skin bonded monitoring devices, surgeries and wound care dressing is projected to augment the demand for bioadhesives across the globe.
  • The changing preferences of consumers towards sustainable packaging along with the rising usage of bioadhesives in the food and beverage industry for packaging applications due to their nontoxic nature are further fuelling the bioadhesives market worldwide.
  • The major factors that limit the growth of the market are lower shelf life and reliability, and high cost of bioadhesives. In addition, the lack of skilled resources for the development of improved bioadhesives also hampers market growth.

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Product Type Insights:

On the basis of type, the report finds that the market has been segmented into plant-based and animal-based bioadhesives. Plant-based bioadhesives include products made from starch, soy and corn. On the other hand, animal-based bioadhesives are made using bones, hides, and hooves of various animals.

End-Use Insights:

Based on end-use, the market has been segmented into paper and packaging, construction, wood, personal care, healthcare and others. Currently, paper and packaging represent the largest end-use segment as bioadhesives are used in printed sheet lamination, cigarettes and filters, flexible packaging and specialty packaging.

Regional Insights:

Region-wise, Europe is the largest market for bioadhesives, accounting for the majority of the global share on account of escalating construction activities in the region where bioadhesives are used in making pavements, waste management systems, cladding panels and pipes. It is followed by North America and Asia Pacific. Other major regions are the Middle east and Africa, and Latin America.

Competitive Landscape:

The market is highly fragmented, characterised with the presence of numerous small and large manufacturers who compete in terms of prices and quality. Some of the leading players operating in the market are:

  • Henkel Corporation
  • Dow Chemical Company
  • Ashland Inc
  • Adhesives Research, Inc.
  • EcoSynthetix

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