GVR Report cover Adhesives And Sealants Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Adhesives And Sealants Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Technology, By Product, By Application, By Region (North America, Europe, APAC, CSA, MEA), And Segment Forecasts, 2023 - 2030

  • Report ID: 978-1-68038-081-1
  • Number of Pages: 130
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The global adhesives and sealants market size was valued at USD 67.48 billion in 2022 and is expected to register a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.0% from 2023 to 2030. Changes in material consumption patterns, wherein materials, such as aluminum, metal, and paper, are being replaced by highly durable materials. This is anticipated to positively affect the products demand in packaging applications, over the next eight years.

U.S. Adhesives And Sealants market size and growth rate, 2023 - 2030

Consistent demand for packaging products from the food & beverage industry is anticipated to remain the key driver for the market in the U.S. Additionally, the increasing presence of discount retailers in the U.S. and the high potential for grocery retail is likely to push the adhesive demand for packaging products. This, in turn, is likely to benefit the long-term growth of the market. Moreover, the market is driven by demand from industries such as construction, automotive, and packaging. With the growth of these industries in the U.S., the demand for adhesives and sealants is expected to increase.

The paper & packaging application segment in the U.S. adhesives market is expected to emerge as the fastest-growing application segment at an estimated CAGR of 4.9% from 2023 to 2030. Increasing demand for bio-based products is expected to augment the demand for hot melt technology over the forecast period and contribute to the expansion of the paper & packaging segment.

The COVID-19 pandemic affected the adhesive & sealant products demand in the U.S. According to the government report, the GDP of the U.S. shrunk by 3.5% in 2020 from 2019, owing to a decline in the manufacturing output of end-use industries such as building & construction, automotive & transportation, aerospace & defense, packaging, and consumer. Overall, adhesives volume registered a Y-O-Y growth of 0.4% in 2020.

Technology Insights

Reactive & others technology dominated the market with a revenue share of 49.2% in 2022. Reactive technology-based products offer several advantages and thus are the key factors behind the growth of the segment. These advantages include high manufacturing speeds owing to short setting time, higher heat resistance, and strong adhesion properties to a wide range of substrates hot-melt segment is anticipated to grow at a lucrative pace from 2022 to 2030. Within the textiles & fabrics industry, the use of polyester hot melt adhesives started gaining prominence in the last decade. The wider use of the product was observed in the cotton, wool, and fabrics sub-sector over the last few years. The reason being the product greatly improves the anti-pilling performance of cotton-woven fabrics while enhancing the elastic recovery rate of the fabric.

The use of hot melt adhesive products in the dashboard of automotive vehicles increasingly becoming popular across the globe. These products find applications in the dashboard wherein it offers reduced vibrations coupled with greater insulation from the sound. The increased focus to offer soundproof ride is likely to push the product’s penetration in the automotive industry during the forecast period.

Product Insights

Acrylic product segment dominated the market with a revenue share of 36.5% in 2022. The segment is projected to grow on the account of rising construction activities and investments in infrastructure space. The construction of chemical/industrial process plants, stadiums, bridges, museums, concert halls, research facilities, and medical buildings is projected to benefit the expansion of the segment. 

Polyurethane adhesive products exhibit superior properties such as fast curing, good abrasion & chemical resistance, and excellent bond strength on various substrates such as metal, plastic, rubber, wood, and glass. These products are generally based on reactive technology and contain polymers that have urethane linkages. These materials provide solidity, low viscosity, and less cure time to the adhesive. 

Epoxy-based products adhere to a wide variety of materials and their superior properties are dependent on the nature of cross-linking polymers. They provide high resistance to chemicals and environments and high-temperature resistance along with high-strength bonding on a variety of substrates. These adhesives are generally based on reactive technology. 

Application Insights

Paper & packaging segment dominated the market with a revenue share of 29.3% in 2022. Flexible packaging is projected to new avenue for market players over the coming years. The sudden rise in healthcare spending positively affected the demand for packaging products on account of the demand for PPE kits, surgical masks, and other healthcare products.

Global Adhesives And Sealants market share and size, 2022

Building & construction segment is projected to provide numerous opportunities in the industry. This segment in the adhesives & sealants industry is witnessing rapid technological & architectural innovation. Airports, mining facilities, transportation routes & even residential projects are undergoing an immense transformation in order to comply with transitioning standards & specifications. 

Demand for products in the assembly of electrical & electronics components is projected to benefit the global market. China is among the leading countries in the production of various electrical and electronic components at the global level. Investments in emerging technologies such as 5G and IoT are projected to boost the Chinese electrical & electronics industry during the forecast period.

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific region dominated the market with a revenue share of 41.2% in 2022. The COVID-19 pandemic created a sizable impact on various industries such as textile & garments, construction, and automotive in 2020, wherein export trade was also largely impacted. For instance, as per the government data, the textile trade between China and India observed a year-on-year decline of 12.4% in the first 2 months of 2020 from the previous year. The market has shown a positive recovery since the third quarter of 2020 and gained momentum during 2021.

GCC is one of the key growth engines for the Middle East & Africa. Growing construction activities in the GCC region are likely to fuel the demand for adhesives & sealants over the forecast period. In the recent past, the housing sector in GCC countries did not perform well. This was mainly due to the decline in oil prices and the economic slowdown. However, over the coming years, the construction industry is projected to perform well owing to investments in residential construction, energy, and transport infrastructure.

Adhesives And Sealants Market Trends by Region, 2023 - 2030

Government initiatives for economic recovery are anticipated to fuel the infrastructural developments in Central & South America. The construction industry in countries such as Argentina, Colombia, and Peru is expected to witness growth during the forecast period. This, in turn, is anticipated to fuel the demand for adhesives & sealants in Central & South America. For instance, the growth of the economy of Peru can largely be attributed to an increase in construction and related business activities in the country.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The global adhesives and sealants market is characterized by the presence of medium and large producers, which have local as well as international presences. These producers observed a reduction in demand during 2020, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. Value chains at different levels witnessed different obstacles such as shortage of raw materials & labor, the halting of industrial production, etc.

In 2020, several players reported heavy losses owing to low demand for adhesives as manufacturing operations in end-use industries were suspended due to nationwide lockdowns and other government restrictions. In the first nine months of 2020, Henkel’s sales decreased by around 4.5%, dropping to EUR 14,485 million. Many manufacturers are developing adhesives and sealants that are free from volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other harmful chemicals. These products are eco-friendly and comply with various environmental regulations. Some of the prominent players in the global adhesives and sealants market include:

  • 3M Company

  • Ashland Inc.

  • Avery Denison Corporation

  • H B Fuller

  • Henkel AG

  • Sika AG

  • Pidilite Industries

  • Huntsman

  • Wacker Chemie AG

  • RPM International Inc.

Recent Developments

  • In July 2023, HB Fuller acquired Adhezion Biomedical for entering into the topical skin bonding market, and also making expansion in the medical adhesives sector

  • In June 2023, Ashland Inc. introduced PolyplasdoneTM Plus, a multifunctional disintegrant, that offers lubrication and super powder flow during the process of pharmaceutical manufacturing. This innovation caters to the development of adhesives and sealants required for the manufacturing of tablets

  • In May 2023, Huntsman announced the development of carbon nanotube, polyurethane, and epoxy materials for enhancing the performance and protection of electric vehicle batteries. These are useful adhesive products through which the company is aiming to support the sustainability goals of the automotive sector

  • In May 2023, Sika AG completed the acquisition of MBCC Group for expanding its position in the construction chemicals sector, and enhancing its product and solution offerings in adhesives and sealants

  • In January 2023, Avery Dennison Corporation announced an agreement for the acquisition of Thermopatch. The purpose is to make expansion in its position by including adhesives and sealants in its Retail Branding and Information Solutions (RBIS) Apparel Solutions division

  • In June 2021, Wacker Chemie AG unveiled a highly effective silicone emulsion for hair conditioners. Silicone adhesive and sealants are flexible, and are also temperature resistant, thus being highly effective in conditioning hair

Global Adhesives And Sealants Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2023

USD 71.42 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 107.27 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 6.0% from 2023 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2018 - 2021

Forecast period

2023 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD Million, Volume in Kilotons and CAGR from 2023 to 2030

Report coverage

Revenue & volume forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends

Segments covered

Technology, product, application, region

Regional scope

North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Central & South America; Middle East & Africa

Country scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Germany; U.K.; Italy; France; Spain; China; India; Japan; South Korea; Brazil; Colombia; Argentina; GCC

Key companies Listed

3M Company; Ashland Inc.; Avery Denison Corporation; H B Fuller; Henkel AG; Sika AG; Pidilite Industries; Huntsman; Wacker Chemie AG; RPM International Inc.

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Global Adhesives And Sealants Market Report Segmentation

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global adhesives and sealants market based on product, technology, application, and region; and segmented the global sealants market based on technology, product, application, and region, as follows:

  • Adhesives Technology Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Water based

    • Solvent based

    • Hot melt

    • Reactive & others

  • Adhesives Product Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Acrylic

    • PVA

    • Polyurethanes

    • Styrenic block

    • Epoxy

    • EVA

    • Others

  • Adhesives Application Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Paper & packaging

    • Consumer & DIY

    • Building & construction

    • Furniture & woodworking

    • Footwear & leather

    • Automotive & transportation

    • Medical

    • Others

  • Sealants Product Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Silicones

    • Polyurethanes

    • Acrylic

    • Polyvinyl acetate

    • Others

  • Sealants Application Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)

    • Construction

    • Automotive

    • Packaging

    • Assembly

    • Consumers

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million; Volume, Kilotons, 2018 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • U.K.

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

      • South Korea

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

      • Argentina

      • Colombia

    • Middle East & Africa

      • GCC

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