The report has been prepared in a simple format that can be easily understood through tables and figures. Its scope includes a detailed study of European markets for various adhesives, with the reasons given for variations in the growth of the industry in certain countries. The report also studies the equipment used for applying adhesives and its European markets.
- 48 tables
- An overview of the European market for adhesives and adhesive application equipment
- Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2017, 2018, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2023
- Country specific data and analysis for France, Germany, U.K., Italy, Spain and other emerging economies within the EU region
- Coverage of product lifestyle and technology lifestyle (TLC) of various types of adhesives and methods employed by various manufacturers and users in maintaining ecological balance
- Discussion of the various technologies involved in the manufacturing of different types of adhesives, including the value of such products produced and utilized globally
- Information on various manufacturers of different raw materials needed for the production of adhesives and the market shares of such manufacturers and suppliers
- Market assessment of growth driving factors along with their opportunities and limitations that can influence the overall adhesives market
- Profiles of key industry players operating within the EU region including 3M CO., Adhesives Research Inc., Chemence Ltd., Dow Corning Corp., Ems-Chemie Holding Ag, Huntsman Corp., Illinois Tool Works Inc., Nitto Denko Corp., Power Adhesives Ltd., and Total SA
Chapter 1 Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing This Study
Scope of the Report
Methodology and Information Sources
Related Research Reports
Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights
Overview and Historic Background
European Market for Adhesives and Adhesive Application Equipment
Chapter 3 Technology Background and Market Dynamics
Adhesive Bonding Advantages
Adhesive Bonding Disadvantages
Adhesive Bonding Design Advantages
Adhesive Bonding Design Disadvantages
Adhesive Bonding Production Advantages
Adhesive Bonding Production Disadvantages
Adhesive Bonding Applications
Reasons for Using Adhesives
Fastening and Joining Methods
Adhesives for Replacing Fasteners
Adhesives for Critical Applications
Replacing Traditional Joining Methods
Adhesives Used for Different Materials
Adhesives versus Other Fastening Methods
Comparison of Joining Methods
Rheology of Adhesive Formulations
Adhesive Classification by Technology
Adhesive Classification by Structure
Adhesive Classification by Curing Process
Adhesive Classification by Origin
Adhesive Classification by Bonding Mechanism
Adhesive Classification by Product Category
Emerging Technologies in Adhesives
New Adhesive Types
Additives for Adhesives
Raw Materials for Adhesives
Adhesive Life Cycle Assessment
Technology Life Cycle
Adhesive History and Development
Early History of Adhesives
History of Adhesives in Woodworking
Recent Adhesive History
Raw Material Availability
Chapter 4 European Market for Adhesives by Technology Type
European Adhesives Market
European Adhesives Market Based on Curing Technology
European Adhesives Market Based on Chemistry
Chapter 5 European Market for Adhesive Application Equipment by Type
European Market for Adhesive Application Equipment by Type
Adhesive Equipment Based on Application Process
Dot and Bead Application Process
Spray Application Process
Web-coating Application Process
Wheel Application Process
Brush Application Process
Adhesive Unloading Equipment
Chapter 6 European Market for Adhesives by Application
European Adhesives Market by Application
Adhesives in Paper, Board and Related Product Packaging Applications
Adhesives in Converting and Packaging Applications
Adhesives in Flexible Packaging Applications
Adhesives in High-Gloss Laminating Applications
Adhesives in Nonwoven Fabric Applications
Adhesives in Bookbinding and Graphic Art Industry Applications
Adhesives in Pressure-Sensitive Adhesive Products
Adhesives in Civil Engineering Applications
Adhesives in On-site Building Construction Applications
Adhesives in Infrastructure Applications
Adhesives in Off-site Construction Applications
Adhesives in Miscellaneous Civil Engineering Applications
Adhesives Market in Woodworking Applications
Primary Woodworking Applications
Secondary Woodworking Applications
Adhesives in Assembly Applications
Adhesives in Electrical and Electronics Industry Applications
Adhesives Used in the Electrical and Electronics Industry
Adhesives in Electronic Circuit Applications
Adhesives in Heating, Ventilating and Air-conditioning Applications
Adhesives in the Filter Industry
Adhesives in Medical Applications
Adhesives in Alternate Energy Applications
Adhesives Used in Miscellaneous Assembly Applications
Adhesives in Transportation Applications
Adhesives in Automobile Applications
Adhesives in Aircraft and Aerospace Applications
Adhesives in Rail Vehicle Manufacture
Adhesives in Marine Applications
Adhesives in Other Transportation Applications
Adhesives Market in Miscellaneous Applications
Adhesives in Footwear and Leather Goods Applications
Adhesives in Consumer and Do-It-Yourself Product Applications
Adhesives in Tire Manufacturing Applications
Adhesives in Pipe, Wire and Cable Manufacturing Applications
Adhesives in Textile Manufacturing Applications
Adhesives Used in Other Miscellaneous Applications
Chapter 7 European Market for Adhesives and Adhesive Application Equipment by Country
European Market for Adhesives by Country
European Market for Adhesive Application Equipment by Country
Rest of Europe
Chapter 8 Market Trends and Developments in the Adhesives Industry
Adhesives Market Trends
Adhesives Industry Requirements
Emerging Technologies in Adhesives
Influence of Secondary Market Forces
Competition within the Adhesives Industry
Mergers and Acquisitions
New Types of Adhesive Products
Chapter 9 Company Profiles
Adhesives Research Inc.
Advance Tapes International
Avery Dennison Corp.
Beardow & Adams (Adhesives) Ltd.
Bemis Associates Inc.
Dow Corning Corp.
Elmer's Products Inc.
Ems-Chemie Holding AG
Forbo Intl. SA
H.B. Fuller Co.
Henkel & Co. Kgaa AG
Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc.
Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Ingredion (National Starch & Chemical Co.)
Lohmann Gmbh & Co. KG
Nitto Denko Corp.
Power Adhesives Ltd.
Quilosa Industrias Quimicas Lowenberg Sl
Sca Schucker GmbH & Co. KG
Scott Bader Co. Ltd.
Vagnone & Boeri Srl
Vibac Group SpA
Wuxi Wanli Adhesion Material Co. Ltd.
Adhesive Application Equipment Manufacturers
Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Power Adhesives Ltd.
Sca Schucker GmbH & Co. KG
Chapter 10 Appendix A: List of Manufacturers
Chapter 11 Appendix B: Acronyms
List of Tables
Summary Table: European Market for Adhesives and Adhesive Application Equipment, by Segment, Through 2023
Table 1: Adhesives for Various Materials
Table 2: Joining Characteristic Comparisons
Table 3: Comparison of Joining Methods
Table 4: Adhesive Characteristics, by Structure
Table 5: Comparison of Adhesives Classified by Curing Process
Table 6: Natural Adhesive Characteristics
Table 7: Adhesive Classification, by Product Category
Table 8: European Adhesives Market, by Curing Technology, Through 2023
Table 9: European Adhesives Market, by Chemistry, Through 2023
Table 10: European Market for Adhesive Application Equipment, by Type, Through 2023
Table 11: European Adhesives Market, by Application, Through 2023
Table 12: Adhesive in Converting and Packaging Applications
Table 13: Adhesives for Flexible Packaging Applications
Table 14: Adhesives in Nonwoven Fabric Applications
Table 15: Applications in the Bookbinding and Graphic Art Industry
Table 16: Pressure-sensitive Adhesive Applications
Table 17: Adhesives in On-site Building Construction Applications
Table 18: Adhesives in Woodworking Applications
Table 19: Adhesive Applications in the Electrical and Electronics Industry
Table 20: Adhesives Commonly Used in the Electrical and Electronics Industry
Table 21: Adhesives in Heating, Ventilating and Air-conditioning Applications
Table 22: Adhesives in Medical Applications
Table 23: Adhesives in Medical Device Applications
Table 24: Adhesives in Miscellaneous Medical Applications
Table 25: Adhesives in Transportation Applications
Table 26: Adhesives in Miscellaneous Applications
Table 27: Adhesives in Footwear and Leather Goods Applications
Table 28: Adhesives in Other Miscellaneous Applications
Table 29: European Market for Adhesives, by Country, Through 2023
Table 30: European Market for Adhesive Application Equipment, by Country, Through 2023
Table 31: German Market for Adhesives and Adhesive Application Equipment, by Segment, Through 2023
Table 32: German Adhesives Market, by Application, Through 2023
Table 33: French Market for Adhesives and Adhesive application Equipment, by Segment, Through 2023
Table 34: French Adhesives Market, by Application, Through 2023
Table 35: Italian Market for Adhesives and Adhesive application Equipment, by Segment, Through 2023
Table 36: Italian Adhesives Market, by Application, Through 2023
Table 37: United Kingdom Market for Adhesives and Adhesive application Equipment, by Segment, Through 2023
Table 38: United Kingdom Adhesives Market, by Application, Through 2023
Table 39: Russian Market for Adhesives and Adhesive application Equipment, by Segment, Through 2023
Table 40: Russian Adhesives Market, by Application, Through 2023
Table 41: CEE Countries Market for Adhesives and Adhesive Application Equipment, by Segment, Through 2023
Table 42: CEE Countries Adhesives Market, by Application, Through 2023
Table 43: Rest of Europe Market for Adhesives and Adhesive Application Equipment, by Segment, Through 2023
Table 44: Rest of Europe Adhesives Market, by Application, Through 2023
Table 45: Major Mergers and Acquisitions in the Adhesives industry, January 2015-August 2018
Table 46: Recently Developed Adhesives Products
Table 47: European Adhesive Manufacturers
Table 48: European Adhesive Buyers
List of Figures
Summary Figure: European Market for Adhesives and Adhesive Application Equipment, by Segment, 2017-2023
Figure 1: European Adhesives Market, by Curing Technology, 2017-2023
Figure 2: European Adhesives Market, by Chemistry, 2017-2023
Figure 3: European Market for Adhesive Application Equipment, by Type, 2017-2023
Figure 4: European Adhesives Market, by Application, 2017-2023
Figure 5: European Market for Adhesives, by Country, 2017-2023
Figure 6: German Adhesives Market, by Application, 2017-2023
Figure 7: French Adhesives Market, by Application, 2017-2023
Figure 8: Italian Adhesives Market, by Application, 2017–2023
Figure 9: United Kingdom Adhesives Market, by Application, 2017-2023
Figure 10: Russian Adhesives Market, by Application, 2017-2023
Figure 11: CEE Countries Adhesives Market, by Application, 2017-2023
Figure 12: Rest of Europe Adhesives Market, by Application, 2017-2023
Adhesive products are used to create bonds between two materials. Adhesives are made from precise blends of petroleum-derived plastic resins, synthetic rubber elastomers and additives used to enhance certain characteristics. The final formulation ultimately depends on the end use. Industries that typically use adhesives include construction, consumer products, assembly, packaging, labeling and transportation. Products expected to see the most growth include electronic adhesives for printed wiring boards, hot-melt systems and automotive adhesives. The most common end uses for hot-melt adhesives are packaging, disposable and pressure-sensitive products.
The adhesives industry consists primarily of manufacturers of industrial and household adhesives and glues. Major factors influencing the growth of this industry include the stability of other industries using its products, the availability of raw materials and environmental concerns. The majorly used adhesive materials included natural-base glues and adhesives, mainly those made from natural gums, shellac, lacquers, varnishes, hot-melt adhesives and epoxy adhesives. Products with declining sales included several kinds of synthetic resin and rubber adhesives, rubber and synthetic resin combinations, and protein and dextrin vegetable natural adhesives.
Market growth is controlled by the availability of raw materials. Hot-melt adhesives require hydrocarbon resins and are widely used adhesives that are most likely to outpace the market with their growth. Even if supply remained adequate, prices were already rising, meaning that the largest companies would be best positioned to compete for available raw materials.
The adhesives market depends greatly upon secondary industries, so trends in other sectors of the economy can significantly impact this industry. One sector showing increasing interest in adhesives was the automotive industry. Several U.S. automakers joined with adhesive makers to develop industryspecific applications to cut costs, reduce weight and even increase recyclability of cars made with these products. The market for reactive adhesives grew as the automotive industry moved away from mechanical fasteners. The development of epoxy/urethane hybrids attracted interest because of the broad range of demands placed on adhesives used in the automotive industry. Both manufacturers and users of these products were looking to combine high tensile strength and compatibility with flexible materials. Developments in reactive adhesives for the auto industry also brought benefits to other industrial sectors, including appliance manufacturing.
More players in the adhesives industry are trying to move away from the use of primers in adhesive systems because of their flammability and volatility. Such a change, however, presents difficulties in getting the right adhesion to certain materials. Physical and chemical changes can be made to the surface of these materials, but the focus of new development is to make adhesives that will also incorporate the function of a primer. Adhesive manufacturers have moved industrial adhesive production away from solvents to 100% solids, epoxies and urethanes.
- 3M Co.
- Adhesives Research Inc.
- Advance Tapes International
- Arkema SA
- Ashland Inc.
- Avery Dennison Corp.
- Beardow & Adams (Adhesives) Ltd.
- Bemis Associates Inc.
- Bostik SA
- Chemence Ltd.
- Dow Corning Corp.
- Dynea Oy
- Elmer's Products Inc.
- Ems-Chemie Holding AG
- Forbo Intl. SA
- H.B. Fuller Co.
- Henkel & Co. Kgaa AG
- Hexion Specialty Chemicals Inc.
- Huntsman Corp.
- Illinois Tool Works Inc.
- Ingredion (National Starch & Chemical Co.)
- Jowat Corp.
- Kisling AG
- Lohmann Gmbh & Co. KG
- Mapei SpA
- Mycronic AB
- Nitto Denko Corp.
- Nordson Corp.
- Paramelt BV
- Power Adhesives Ltd.
- Quilosa Industrias Quimicas Lowenberg Sl
- Sca Schucker GmbH & Co. KG
- Scott Bader Co. Ltd.
- Sika AG
- Tesa AG
- Total SA
- Vagnone & Boeri Srl
- Vibac Group SpA
- Wacker-Chemie AG
- Wuxi Wanli Adhesion Material Co. Ltd.