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Bio-Based Adhesives Market - Industry Outlook & Forecast 2022-2027

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  • 240 Pages
  • December 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Arizton
  • ID: 5699649
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The global bio-based adhesives market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.85% during 2021-2027. The global industry is expected to witness an absolute growth of 32.85% during the forecast period. Factors like evolving emission regulation across the globe, rapid industrialization across emerging economies, and the stringent regulation to limit the use of formaldehyde material in a wood panels across the world offer impetus to the market growth. Bio-based adhesives such as proteins, lignin, natural resin, vegetable oils, and starch are vital components in formulating bio-based adhesive products. Bio-based adhesives play a vital role in preserving the environment by preventing the release of harmful chemicals into the environment and are capable of meeting stringent government standards, specifically related to carbon emission, while maintaining high performance.

Globally, the demand and adoption of bio-based adhesives are increasing significantly due to several reasons, such as the increasing environmental concerns to reducing carbon footprint, reducing dependency on fossil fuels, and the existence of strong regulatory bodies. Regulatory bodies such as the United States Green Building Council, California Air Resources Board (CARB), and European Union have set the regulations and standards such as REACH, CLP, and the circular economy initiative that mandate the use of green adhesive across various applications. The existing and upcoming demand can be broadly classified into product type and application segments. The established bio-based adhesives markets of Europe and North America are expected to witness high demand for bio-based adhesive products during the forecast period due to the strong regulatory landscape for the bio-based product and unprecedented growth across the packaged food, pharmaceutical, furniture, and residential and non-residential construction industries due to the surge in private investment. Thus, this offers vendors many opportunities during the forecast period.


Escalating Demand from Packaging Industry

  • Increasing purchasing power, an increasing pace of urbanization, rapid growth of the e-commerce industry, and expanding population are driving the packaging industry market worldwide. The growth is expected to generate significant demand for bio-based adhesives products because it offers strong bonds and adhesion for manufacturing corrugated packaging, paperboard, and case and carton. Such factors create a positive impact on the bio-based adhesives market. Furthermore, bio-based adhesives also offer transparent packaging while assisting manufacturers in meeting operational budgets and enabling manufacturers to meet the rising demand for antiviral & antibacterial packaging.

Rising Sustainability Aspect

  • Sustainability has become a significant concern for the consumer and industry as well. It is an evolving trend in the industrial and manufacturing sectors. In the past, adhesives were formulated from fossil fuel-based chemicals such as urea-formaldehyde, Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate, and phenol. Today, however, with increasing demand for green adhesives, companies are developing environment-friendly production processes and using renewable resources to fulfill the increasing demand for bio-based adhesive that promotes sustainability in the bio-based adhesives market. Production of adhesives from renewable feedstock is helping various industries in reducing their carbon footprint. Therefore, industries such as paper & packaging, OEMs, construction, and woodworking have decided to implement strategies promoting sustainable development so that companies can maximize profits while adding value to society.


Stiff Competition from Low VOC Adhesive

  • The major challenge faced in the global bio-based adhesives market is the high dominance of low VOC adhesives. Low VOC adhesive is user-friendly as a bio-based adhesive because, during its formulation, no safety measure is required. It is environmentally friendly and does not risk human or aquatic life by releasing toxic or odorous fumes. In addition, stringent environmental regulation mandated by the United States Environmental Protection Association (USEPA), Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), and the European standards of EN 16785-1 verifies bio-based content of the product are also driving the demand for low VOC adhesive products.



Sugar is one of the essential components in the global bio-based adhesives market under the feedstock segment. It generally includes starch, cane, and beet. The segment is expected to hold the largest global market share and will reach USD 3.87 billion by 2027. The global glycerol bio-based adhesives market was valued at USD 1,520.71 million in 2021 and emerged as the second-largest segment in the market, with a revenue share of 28.83%. Glycerol is the most important feedstock used in the adhesive industry, not only as a binding agent but also as a sustainability. Vegetable oils and saponification of oils & fats are used to produce glycerol. It is a versatile compound due to its chemical properties and environmental benefits, thus effective in synthesizing polymers and adhesive products.

Segmentation by Feedstock

  • Sugar
  • Glycerol
  • Oil & Fats
  • Biogas
  • Others


Based on application, the global bio-based adhesives market is divided into six segments: paper & packaging, construction, woodworking, personal care, medical equipment, and others. Paper & packaging held the largest share in the industry in 2021, and it is also expected to lead the market during the forecast period. This is primarily due to the increasing demand for ready-to-eat food, microwave-ready meals, and packaging for on-the-go consumption that consumes bio-based adhesives for bonding pouches, sachets, bags, and corrugated board due to their natural composition that adheres well, when applied on high-surface tension substrates and permeable surfaces.

Segmentation by Application

  • Paper & Packaging
  • Construction
  • Woodworking
  • Personal Care
  • Medical Equipment
  • Others


North America emerged as the leading consumer of bio-based adhesives and accounted for a revenue share of 41% of the global bio-based adhesives market. The region was led by the U.S. and Canada, where the penetration of adhesive products is high, and the market revenue has been increasing steadily. Factors like the rise in focus on sustainability to reduce carbon footprint, the stringent regulations to restrict the use of formaldehyde in wood panels, and the surge in the growth of the packaged food, medicines, and construction output drives the demand for bio-based adhesives product in North America.

Europe was the second-largest bio-based adhesives market, with a 27% revenue share in 2021. The presence of top-notch manufacturers such as Jowat (Germany), Intercol Industrial Adhesive (Netherland), Henkel (Germany), and Beardow Adams (UK) contributes to the significant growth of the bio-based adhesive market as these companies make use of renewable sources for formulating adhesive. Further, the Asia-Pacific region is projected to be the fastest-growing market for lubricant additives during the forecast period.

Segmentation by Geography

  • APAC
  • China
  • South Korea
  • Japan
  • Indonesia
  • India
  • Rest of APAC
  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • Sweden
  • Italy
  • Russia
  • France
  • Rest of Europe
  • Latin America
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Rest Of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Turkey
  • South Africa
  • South Arabia
  • Rest of the Middle East & Africa


The global bio-based adhesives market is nascent and expected to accelerate during the forecast period. The market is characterized by a few large and small players such as Jowat (Germany), Bostik (Arkema) (France), TOYOCHEM (Tokyo), and Conagen (U.S.), among others. The changing market scenario with an emphasis on reducing carbon footprint and promoting sustainability affects vendors as customers expect continual innovations and upgrades. In response to it, several vendors in the market are working closely with the end-use industry players to understand customer expectations while keeping in mind the sustainability aspect. Hence, the bio-based adhesives market will offer significant growth opportunities to the existing and new players.

Key Vendors

  • Bostik
  • Beardow Adams
  • Henkel
  • Jowat

Other Prominent Vendors

  • Borregaard
  • Conagen
  • Duraxix Industries
  • Follmann GmbH & Co.
  • H.B. Fuller
  • Infinity Bond
  • Intercol
  • Kiilto
  • LD Davis
  • Weiss Chemie + Technik GmbH & CO. KG

Recent Developments in the Bio-Based Adhesives Market Are As Follows:

  • In August 2019, Follmann and its subsidiary Sealock launched bio-based adhesives based on sugar, corn, and cane for bonding the inner coating of paper cups. Additionally, it can be used for packaging breakfast cereals, paper drinking straws, and others.
  • In 2018 the European government banned plastic products for drinking straws, disposable crockery, and cutlery. As a result, manufacturers are using paper straws in place of that to bind them and to reduce low carbon emissions. Thus, industry players prefer bio-based adhesives.
  • In June 2022, Toyo-Morton, Japan’s prominent manufacturer of laminating adhesives, introduced new bio-based laminating adhesives for flexible packaging. This newly introduced bio-based adhesive constitutes fewer solvents and has reduced carbon emission by 25% compared to general laminating adhesive.
  • In February 2021, Henkel launched the “Technomelt Supra ECO” line of bio-based adhesives for bonding paper straws. This adhesive constitutes more than 80% of bio-based raw material and effectively reduces carbon footprint during bonding and production stages.
  • In March 2022, Conagen introduced high-performance, dependable hot melt adhesives formulated from sustainable resources for bonding smartphones and electronics items.


1. What is the revenue from the bio-based adhesives market?
2. What is the projected market size of the global bio-based adhesives market by 2027?
3. What is the growth rate of the bio-based adhesives market?
4. Who are the key players in the global bio-based adhesives market?
5. Which region holds the largest bio-based adhesives market share?

Table of Contents

1 Research Methodology2 Research Objectives3 Research Process
4 Scope & Coverage
4.1 Market Definition
4.1.1 Inclusions
4.1.2 Exclusions
4.1.3 Market Estimation Caveats
4.2 Base Year
4.3 Scope of the Study
4.3.1 Market Segmentation by Geography
5 Report Assumptions & Caveats
5.1 Key Caveats
5.2 Currency Conversion
5.3 Market Derivation
6 Premium Insights
6.1 Global Bio-Based Adhesives Market 2021-2027
6.2 Market Dynamics: Key Trends, Drivers, and Restraints
6.2.1 Market Trends
6.2.2 Market Drivers
6.2.3 Market Restraints
6.3 Segment Analysis
6.3.1 Insights by Feedstock
6.3.2 Insights by Application
6.3.3 Geographical Analysis
6.3.4 Competitive Landscape
7 Market at a Glance
8 Introduction
8.1 Overview
8.1.1 Export & Import Analysis of Biodegradable Adhesives
8.2 Value Chain Analysis
8.2.1 Raw Material Supplier
8.2.2 Manufacturers
8.2.3 Distributors
8.2.4 End-Use
8.3 Consumer Behaviorial Insights
8.4 Regulation & Labels
8.4.1 the Us Green Building Council
8.4.2 California Air Resources Board
8.4.3 En 16785- Verifies Bio-Based Content
8.4.4 En 13432- Evaluates Biodegradability
9 Market Opportunities & Trends
9.1 Escalating Demand from Packaging Industry
9.2 Increasing Construction of Low-Carbon Buildings
10 Market Growth Enablers
10.1 Increasing Crude Oil Prices
10.2 Continuous Innovation & New Product Launch by Industry Players
10.3 Rising Sustainability Aspect
11 Market Restraints
11.1 Stiff Competition from Low Voc Adhesive
11.2 Issue With Certain Bio-Based Adhesive Feedstock
12 Market Landscape
12.1 Market Overview
12.2 Market Size & Forecast
12.3 Five Forces Analysis
12.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
12.3.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
12.3.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers
12.3.4 Threat of Substitutes
12.3.5 Competitive Rivalry
13 Feedstock
13.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
13.2 Market Overview
13.2.1 Introduction
13.3 Sugar
13.3.1 Market Overview
13.3.2 Market Size & Forecast
13.3.3 Market by Geography
13.4 Glycerol
13.4.1 Market Overview
13.4.2 Market Size & Forecast
13.4.3 Market by Geography
13.5 Oil & Fats
13.5.1 Market Overview
13.5.2 Market Size & Forecast
13.5.3 Market by Geography
13.6 Biogas
13.6.1 Market Overview
13.6.2 Market Size & Forecast
13.6.3 Market by Geography
13.7 Others
13.7.1 Market Overview
13.7.2 Market Size & Forecast
13.7.3 Market by Geography
14 Application
14.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
14.2 Market Overview
14.3 Paper & Packaging
14.3.1 Market Overview
14.3.2 Key Insights
14.3.3 Market Size & Forecast
14.3.4 Market by Geography
14.4 Construction
14.4.1 Market Overview
14.4.2 Market Size & Forecast
14.4.3 Market by Geography
14.5 Woodworking
14.5.1 Market Overview
14.5.2 Market Size & Forecast
14.5.3 Market by Geography
14.6 Personal Care
14.6.1 Market Overview
14.6.2 Market Size & Forecast
14.6.3 Market by Geography
14.7 Medical Equipment
14.7.1 Market Overview
14.7.2 Market Size & Forecast
14.7.3 Market by Geography
14.8 Others
14.8.1 Market Overview
14.8.2 Market Size & Forecast
14.8.3 Market by Geography
15 Geography
15.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
15.2 Geographic Overview
16 North America
16.1 Market Overview
16.2 Market Size & Forecast
16.3 Feedstock
16.3.1 Market Size & Forecast
16.4 Application
16.4.1 Market Size & Forecast
16.5 Key Countries
16.5.1 Us: Market Size & Forecast
16.5.2 Canada: Market Size & Forecast
17 Apac
17.1 Market Overview
17.2 Market Size & Forecast
17.3 Feedstock
17.3.1 Market Size & Forecast
17.4 Application
17.4.1 Market Size & Forecast
17.5 Key Countries
17.5.1 China: Market Size & Forecast
17.5.2 Japan: Market Size & Forecast
17.5.3 India: Market Size & Forecast
17.5.4 South Korea: Market Size & Forecast
17.5.5 Indonesia: Market Size & Forecast
17.5.6 Rest of Apac: Market Size & Forecast
18 Europe
18.1 Market Overview
18.2 Market Size & Forecast
18.3 Feedstock
18.3.1 Market Size & Forecast
18.4 Application
18.4.1 Market Size & Forecast
18.5 Key Countries
18.5.1 Germany: Market Size & Forecast
18.5.2 Sweden: Market Size & Forecast
18.5.3 Russia: Market Size & Forecast
18.5.4 Italy: Market Size & Forecast
18.5.5 France: Market Size & Forecast
18.5.6 Rest of Europe: Market Size & Forecast
19 Latin America
19.1 Market Overview
19.2 Market Size & Forecast
19.3 Feedstock
19.3.1 Market Size & Forecast
19.4 Application
19.4.1 Market Size & Forecast
19.5 Key Countries
19.5.1 Brazil: Market Size & Forecast
19.5.2 Mexico: Market Size & Forecast
19.5.3 Rest of Latin America: Market Size & Forecast
20 Middle East & Africa
20.1 Market Overview
20.2 Market Size & Forecast
20.3 Feedstock
20.3.1 Market Size & Forecast
20.4 Application
20.4.1 Market Size & Forecast
20.5 Key Countries
20.5.1 Turkey: Market Size & Forecast
20.5.2 South Africa: Market Size & Forecast
20.5.3 Saudi Arabia: Market Size & Forecast
20.5.4 Rest of Middle East & Africa: Market Size & Forecast
21 Competitive Landscape
21.1 Competition Overview
22 Key Company Profiles
22.1 Bostik (Arkema)
22.1.1 Business Overview
22.1.2 Bostik (Arkema) in Bio-Based Adhesive Market
22.1.3 Financial Overview
22.1.4 Product Offerings
22.1.5 Key Strategies
22.1.6 Key Strengths
22.1.7 Key Opportunities
22.2 Beardow Adams
22.2.1 Business Overview
22.2.2 Product Offerings
22.2.3 Key Strategies
22.2.4 Key Strengths
22.2.5 Key Opportunities
22.3 Henkel
22.3.1 Business Overview
22.3.2 Henkel in Bio-Based Adhesive Market
22.3.3 Financial Overview
22.3.4 Product Offerings
22.3.5 Key Strategies
22.3.6 Key Strengths
22.3.7 Key Opportunities
22.4 Jowat
22.4.1 Business Overview
22.4.2 Jowat in Bio-Based Adhesive Market
22.4.3 Product Offerings
22.4.4 Key Strategies
22.4.5 Key Strengths
22.4.6 Key Opportunities
23 Other Prominent Vendors
23.1 Borregaard
23.1.1 Business Overview
23.1.2 Product Offerings
23.2 Conagen
23.2.1 Business Overview
23.2.2 Product Offerings
23.3 Duraxix Industries
23.3.1 Business Overview
23.3.2 Product Offerings
23.4 Follmann GmbH & Co.
23.4.1 Business Overview
23.4.2 Product Offerings
23.5 Hb Fuller
23.5.1 Business Overview
23.5.2 Financial Overview
23.5.3 Product Offerings
23.6 Infinity Bond
23.6.1 Business Overview
23.6.2 Product Offerings
23.7 Intercol
23.7.1 Business Overview
23.7.2 Product Offerings
23.8 Kiilto
23.8.1 Business Overview
23.8.2 Product Offerings
23.9 Ld Davis
23.9.1 Business Overview
23.9.2 Product Offerings
23.10 Toyochem
23.10.1 Business Overview
23.10.2 Product Offerings
23.11 Weiss Chemie + Technik GmbH & Co. Kg
23.11.1 Business Overview
23.11.2 Product Offerings
24 Report Summary
24.1 Key Takeaways
24.2 Strategic Recommendations
25 Quantitative Summary
25.1 Market by Feedstock
25.1.1 Sugar
25.1.2 Glycerol
25.1.3 Oil & Fats
25.1.4 Biogas
25.1.5 Others
25.2 Application
25.2.1 Paper & Packaging
25.2.2 Construction
25.2.3 Woodworking
25.2.4 Personal Care
25.2.5 Medical Equipment
25.2.6 Others
26 Geography
26.1 North America
26.1.1 Feedstock
26.1.2 Application
26.2 Europe
26.2.1 Feedstock
26.2.2 Application
26.3 Apac
26.3.1 Feedstock
26.3.2 Application
26.4 Latin America
26.4.1 Feedstock
26.4.2 Application
26.5 Middle East & Africa
26.5.1 Feedstock
26.5.2 Application
27 Appendix
27.1 Abbreviations

Companies Mentioned

  • Bostik
  • Beardow Adams
  • Henkel
  • Jowat
  • Borregaard
  • Conagen
  • Duraxix Industries
  • Follmann GmbH & Co.
  • H.B. Fuller
  • Infinity Bond
  • Intercol
  • Kiilto
  • LD Davis
  • Weiss Chemie + Technik GmbH & CO. KG


Our research comprises a mix of primary and secondary research. The secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to, company websites, annual reports, financial reports, company pipeline charts, broker reports, investor presentations and SEC filings, journals and conferences, internal proprietary databases, news articles, press releases, and webcasts specific to the companies operating in any given market.

Primary research involves email interactions with the industry participants across major geographies. The participants who typically take part in such a process include, but are not limited to, CEOs, VPs, business development managers, market intelligence managers, and national sales managers. We primarily rely on internal research work and internal databases that we have populated over the years. We cross-verify our secondary research findings with the primary respondents participating in the study.



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