Global Adhesives and Sealants

  • ID: 4434714
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 200 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
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The market was valued at USD 40,037.17 million in 2016 and is expected to acheive a moderate CAGR during the forecast period, 2018 to 2023.

Adhesives and sealants are often grouped together, as they both are applied to the surfaces of materials to adhere and seal them together. They are generally available in the liquid form, which is viscous in nature, with no or little flow characteristics. Adhesives are majorly chosen for their bonding and holding power and have high tensile and shear strength. Adhesives are of two varieties, namely structural adhesives (strength is vital for the success of the assembly) and non-structural adhesives (generally have low strength, are used to bond weak substrates and for temporary fastening). However, sealants are majorly selected for their ability to resist relative movement of the substrates, to fill gaps, and to contain or exclude another material. They have less strength compared to adhesives, but are more flexible in nature.

Adhesives and sealants, owing to their ability to bind different materials together by distributing stress more efficiently across the joint, are becoming an integral part of various commercial and industrial sectors. In the global adhesives and sealants market report, we have considered the following major end-user sectors:
building and construction
paper, board, & packaging
woodworking and joinery
footwear & leather
electrical & electronics

This market is driven by a number of factors, such as the accelerating demand from the automotive industry, increasing demand from the packaging industry, and shifting focus towards composites. However, this market faces certain drawbacks, such as stringent environmental regulations regarding VOC emissions, and economic slowdown in Europe. These factors may act as a roadblock to the growth of the market.

The global adhesives market, based on technology, can be broadly segmented into water-borne adhesives, solvent-borne adhesives, reactive adhesives, hot melts adhesives, and others. These are again segmented according to the sub-segmentations of the technology. The global sealants market, based on product type, can be broadly segmented into silicone sealants, polyurethane sealants, plastisol sealants, emulsion sealants, and others.

The market has also been geographically segmented into Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East & Africa. With the improvement in the financial status of the consumers, the purchasing power of the middle-class consumers has increased, which in turn is augmenting the demand for automobiles and buildings (in turn increasing the construction activities) in the Asia-Pacific region, making the region an area of immense potential and opportunities. However, the volatility in the raw material prices in the region has considerably hindered the growth of this market. The chart below depicts the global geographical market split for the year 2016.

Furthermore, the recovering construction industry in the European region and accelerating demand for electric vehicles across the world will offer numerous opportunities for the growth of the global adhesives and sealants market. Some of the major companies dominating this market for its products, services, and continuous product development are 3M, Dow Chemicals, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Avery Dennison, Sika AG, and Ashland Inc.

Few Notable Developments in the Market

In Aug 2017, Sika AG completed the acquisition of ABC Sealants, a major manufacturer of adhesives and sealants in Turkey.

In Sept, 2017, H.B. Fuller announced its decision to acquire Royal Adhesives & Sealants, a major manufacturer of specialty adhesives and sealants.

Key Deliverables in the Study

Market analysis for the global adhesives and sealants market, with region-specific assessments and competition analysis on a global and regional scale.

Market definition along with the identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenario and prospective opportunities.

Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their market share.

Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the global adhesives and sealants market on both, global and regional scales.

A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.

Insights on the major countries/regions where this industry is growing and identify the regions that is still untapped.
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1. Introduction
1.1 Description
1.2 Research Methodology
1.3 Scope of the Study

2. Executive Summary

3. Market Insights
3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's 5 Force Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.2.5 Degree of Competition

4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Shifting Focus Towards Composites
4.1.2 Dynamic Economic Development in Asia Pacific
4.1.3 Accelerating Demand from Automotive Industry
4.1.4 Increasing Demand from Packaging Industry
4.2 Constraints
4.2.1 Volatility in Raw Material Prices
4.2.2 Stringent Environmental Regulations Regarding Voc Emissions
4.3 Opportunities
4.3.1 Recovering Construction Industry in Europe
4.3.2 Increasing Usage in Automotive Industry, Especially in Electronic Segment
4.3.3 Shifting Consumer Focus Towards Flexible Packaging in Asia-Pacific

5. Market Segmentation and Analysis
5.1 Adhesives by Technology
5.1.1 Water-Borne Acrylics Polyvinyl Acetate (Pva) Emulsion Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (Eva) Emulsion Polyurethane Dispersions & Cr (Chloroprene Rubber) Latex Others
5.1.2 Solvent-Borne Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (Sbr) Chloroprene Rubber Poly Acrylate (Pa) Others
5.1.3 Reactive Epoxy Modified Acrylics Silicone Polyurethane Anaerobic Cyanoacrylates Others
5.1.4 Hot-Melts Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Synthetic Rubbers Others
5.1.5 Others
5.2 Sealants by Product Type
5.2.1 Silicone
5.2.2 Polyurethane
5.2.3 Acrylic
5.2.4 Polyvinyl Acetate
5.2.5 Others
5.3 by End-User Industry
5.3.1 Building and Construction
5.3.2 Paper, Board, & Packaging
5.3.3 Transportation
5.3.4 Woodworking & Joinery
5.3.5 Footwear and Leather
5.3.6 Healthcare
5.3.7 Electrical & Electronics
5.3.8 Others
5.4 Pressure Sensitive Adhesives
5.4.1 by Technology Water-Borne Solvent-Borne Hot Melt Radiation Cured
5.4.2 by Application Tapes Labels Graphics Others
5.4.3 by Resins Acrylics Silicones Elastomers Other (Pu, Epoxies, Vinyl Acetates, Etc.)
5.4.4 by Mode of Application Permanent Removable

6. Regional Market Analysis
6.1 Asia-Pacific
6.1.1 China
6.1.2 India
6.1.3 Japan
6.1.4 South Korea
6.1.5 Thailand
6.1.6 Malaysia
6.1.7 Indonesia
6.1.8 Australia & New Zealand
6.1.9 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.2 Europe
6.2.1 Germany
6.2.2 United Kingdom
6.2.3 France
6.2.4 Italy
6.2.5 Rest of Europe
6.3 North America
6.3.1 United States
6.3.2 Canada
6.3.3 Mexico
6.3.4 Rest of North America
6.4 South America
6.4.1 Brazil
6.4.2 Argentina
6.4.3 Rest of South America
6.5 Middle-East and Africa
6.5.1 Saudi Arabia
6.5.2 South Africa
6.5.3 Uae
6.5.4 Rest of Middle-East and Africa

7. Competitive Landscape
7.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
7.2 Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
7.3 Market Shares Analysis
7.4 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

8. Company Profiles
8.1 3M Co.
8.2 Adco (Uk) Limited
8.3 Adhesive Technologies Corp.
8.4 Adhesive Technologies Inc. (Adtech)
8.5 Adhesives Research Inc.
8.6 Aerocoll Chemie Gmbh
8.7 Alfa International Corp.
8.8 American Biltrite Inc.
8.9 American Chemical Inc.
8.10 Arkema Group (Bostik Sa)
8.11 Ashland Inc.
8.12 Avery Dennison Corp.
8.13 Beardow & Adams (Adhesives) Ltd
8.14 Benson Polymers Ltd.
8.15 Bühnen
8.16 Chemence Ltd.
8.17 Artimelt Ag
8.18 Delo Industrial Adhesives
8.19 Dow Chemical Co.
8.20 Dow Corning Corporation (U.S.)
8.21 Drytac
8.22 Dymax
8.23 Dynea As
8.24 Evans Adhesive Corporation Ltd.
8.25 Franklin International
8.26 H.B. Fuller Co.
8.27 Helmitin Adhesives
8.28 Henkel Ag & Co. Kgaa
8.29 Hexcel Corp.
8.30 Hexion
8.31 Huntsman Corp.
8.32 Itw Performance Polymers (Illinois Tool Works Inc.)
8.33 Jowat Ag
8.34 Kms Adhesives
8.35 Lord Corp.
8.36 Mactac
8.37 Mapei Spa
8.38 Master Bond
8.39 Ninghai Dingcheng Adhesive Co. Ltd.
8.40 Paramelt B.V
8.41 Permabond Engineering Adhesives Ltd.
8.42 Pidilite Industries Ltd.
8.43 Rpm International Inc.
8.44 Sika Ag
8.45 Super Glue Corp.
8.46 Tesa Se (A Beiersdorf Company)
8.47 the Reynolds Co.
8.48 Wacker Chemie Ag
8.49 Wisdom Adhesives Worldwide
8.50 Yokohama Industries

9. Disclaimer
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  • 3M Co.
  • Adco (Uk) Limited
  • Adhesive Technologies Corp.
  • Adhesive Technologies Inc. (Adtech)
  • Adhesives Research Inc.
  • Aerocoll Chemie Gmbh
  • Alfa International Corp.
  • American Biltrite Inc.
  • American Chemical Inc.
  • Arkema Group (Bostik Sa)
  • Ashland Inc.
  • Avery Dennison Corp.
  • Beardow & Adams (Adhesives) Ltd
  • Benson Polymers Ltd.
  • Bühnen
  • Chemence Ltd.
  • Artimelt Ag
  • Delo Industrial Adhesives
  • Dow Chemical Co.
  • Dow Corning Corporation (U.S.)
  • Drytac
  • Dymax
  • Dynea As
  • Evans Adhesive Corporation Ltd.
  • Franklin International
  • H.B. Fuller Co.
  • Helmitin Adhesives
  • Henkel Ag & Co. Kgaa
  • Hexcel Corp.
  • Hexion
  • Huntsman Corp.
  • Itw Performance Polymers (Illinois Tool Works Inc.)
  • Jowat Ag
  • Kms Adhesives
  • Lord Corp.
  • Mactac
  • Mapei Spa
  • Master Bond
  • Ninghai Dingcheng Adhesive Co. Ltd.
  • Paramelt B.V
  • Permabond Engineering Adhesives Ltd.
  • Pidilite Industries Ltd.
  • Rpm International Inc.
  • Sika Ag
  • Super Glue Corp.
  • Tesa Se (A Beiersdorf Company)
  • The Reynolds Co.
  • Wacker Chemie Ag
  • Wisdom Adhesives Worldwide
  • Yokohama Industries
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