GVR Report cover Construction Adhesive Market Size, Share & Trends Report

Construction Adhesive Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Resin Type (Acrylic, Polyurethanes, Epoxy), By Technology, By Application, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2022 - 2030

  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-684-4
  • Number of Pages: 105
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The global construction adhesive market size was valued at USD 9.65 billion in 2021 and is anticipated to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.3% from 2022 to 2030. Growing investments in the infrastructure sector worldwide are likely to push the demand for construction adhesives during the forecast period. As per the United Nations’ report on infrastructure in 2021, increasing investments in the infrastructure segment can add 0.6% to the global GDP. This addition can be more in some countries, including the U.S. and Brazil where it is up to 1.3% and 1.5%, respectively. Emerging economies are expected to remain key markets for construction adhesives demand, as 60% of infrastructure investment is projected to be attracted by these countries.

U.S. construction adhesive market size, by resin type, 2020 - 2030 (USD Billion)

Commercial construction is anticipated to remain a key driver for the long-term growth of the U.S. market. It accounted for over 34.0% of the revenue share in 2021 and is likely to grow at a moderate CAGR during the forecast period. Adhesives are widely utilized in commercial and residential buildings for bonding insulation foams, plastics, wood-based panels, plasterboard panels, and other synthetic raw materials.

The non-residential sector spending remained low for the most part of 2021. Spending across offices, healthcare, educational, transportation, and commercial settings witnessed the largest y-o-y decline in July 2021. Overall spending declined by 11% in July 2021, compared to pre-pandemic levels. However, additional funding for infrastructure is likely to boost the spending over the next few years.

Regardless of the challenges associated with the supply chain, such as higher costs for raw materials and building materials, non-availability of materials, and lack of skilled labor, the residential sector in the country is likely to witness stable growth in the near future. The residential construction sector is mainly supported by strong demand for bigger houses, low mortgage rates, and low housing inventory in the U.S.

Infrastructure investments in the country are likely to boost the demand for adhesives over the coming years. In June 2021, the U.S. government announced a USD 1.2 trillion infrastructure plan to support the country’s economic growth. The plan makes investments in transportation, water management, broadband, telecommunications, energy, and more.

Resin Type Insights

Acrylic was the largest segment in 2021 and accounted for a revenue share of over 45.0% of the global market. The preference for acrylic adhesives is increasing in the construction sector mainly due to exceptional bonding properties, good impact strength, and excellent water resistance. The segment is projected to witness a growth rate of 5.1% from 2022 to 2030.

Epoxies are structural adhesives and are likely to observe a growth of 4.8%, in terms of revenue, during the forecast period. These adhesives can be used on various substrates in the construction industry, wherein a strong bond is required. They are used in laminated woods for roofs, decks, walls, and other applications. These have high heat and chemical resistance and are used to bond stone, glass, metal, wood, and some plastics.

In terms of volume, the polyurethanes segment accounted for a volume share of over 11.0% in 2021 and is likely to grow at a lucrative pace. Polyurethane adhesives are paintable, have water resistance, low odor, low VOC content, and the ability to work in cold and hot environments. They are used in interior as well as exterior construction applications.

Technology Insights

In terms of revenue, water-based products accounted for a share of nearly 44.0% in 2021 of the global market. Products made using this technology have higher moisture resistance compared to other adhesives, which is likely to contribute to the growth of the segment. New product development along with an increase in R&D spending is likely to offer new avenues for vendors of water-based construction adhesives.

Solvent-based products are used in high-performance applications in the construction industry and are likely to witness lucrative growth during the projection period. Demand from structural and non-structural applications is projected to keep a positive momentum for this segment.

The market players are focusing on the development of advanced solutions to increase their market share through R&D investments. Reactive adhesives are projected to witness healthy growth on account of their high bond strength and excellent durability in harsh environmental circumstances.

Application Insights

In terms of volume, the residential segment accounted for a market share of over 32.0% in 2021. Incentives for first-time house buyers are projected to assist the residential construction sector around the globe. For instance, in the 2022 budget, the Canadian government has introduced Tax-Free First Home Savings Account. This will assist first home buyers to save up to USD 40,000.

Global construction adhesive market share, by application, 2021 (%)

The commercial segment is likely to observe a growth rate of 5.6%, in terms of revenue, from 2022 to 2030. Government packages and incentives are projected to boost infrastructure and residential sectors, thereby positively influencing the growth of the construction adhesive market. For instance, the Mexican government is preparing a multi-billion infrastructure package for investment in highways, ports, energy, and telecommunications.

The industrial application segment accounted for a revenue share of over 30.0% in 2021. Increasing FDIs in emerging countries, particularly for manufacturing industries, is likely to bolster the market growth of the industrial segment. For instance, in December 2021, the Maharashtra government in India signed MoUs worth around USD 659.7 million for various sectors such as steel, electric vehicles, space research, biofuel, food processing, and ethanol production, among others.

Regional Insights

Europe accounted for a volume share of over 34.0% in 2021. Europe’s infrastructure spending was flat in 2020; however, it observed a y-o-y growth of 1.5% in November 2021, compared to the same period from the previous year. As per the latest EU Construction Outlook Report, the construction sector is poised to grow by 2.5% in 2022, compared to 2021.

Asia Pacific was the largest regional market and is likely to maintain its position during the forecast period. China is the leading consumer of construction adhesives and accounted for a volume share of over 20.0% of the global market in 2021. Massive investments in the infrastructure sector of the country are projected to promote the use of construction adhesives. For instance, in August 2020, the state railway operator of China announced its plans to double the high-speed railway network over the next 15 years.

The construction sector of North America is one of the leading sectors globally and contributes significantly to the global GDP. Strong economic growth, increase in household formation, and low mortgage rates are expected to be the key factors aiding the growth in residential construction. However, the demand for multi-family housing is expected to decline during the forecast period, which may have a moderate effect on residential construction.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The construction adhesive players in the market are focusing on new product developments, which are eco-friendly and have low VOC emissions. Also, they are focusing on the development of products with the ability to join different types of substrates, high bonding strength, and consistent performance.

The development of eco-friendly products is likely to remain a major focus area for market players. These products create minimal environmental impact, and therefore a surge in the product demand is expected to be witnessed in the coming years. Some prominent players in the global construction adhesive market include:

  • 3M

  • Bostik SA

  • DAP Products, Inc.

  • H.B. Fuller

  • Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

  • Sika AG

  • Dow

Construction Adhesive Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2022

USD 10.15 billion

Revenue forecast in 2030

USD 15.34 billion

Growth Rate

CAGR of 5.3% from 2022 to 2030

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2017 - 2020

Forecast period

2022 - 2030

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD Million/Billion, volume in kilotons, and CAGR from 2017 to 2030

Report coverage

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

Segments covered

Resin type, technology, application, region

Regional scope

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

Country Scope

U.S.; Mexico; Canada; Germany; UK; France; China; Japan; India

Key companies profiled

H.B. Fuller; 3M; Sika AG; Dow; Bostik SA; Henkel AG & Co. KGaA; DAP Products, Inc.

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Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2017 to 2030. For this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global construction adhesive market report based on resin type, technology, application, and region:

  • Resin Type Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)
    • Acrylic

    • Polyurethanes

    • Polyvinyl Acetate

    • Epoxy

    • Others

  • Technology Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Water-based

    • Solvent-based

    • Reactive & Others

  • Application Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • Residential

    • Commercial

    • Industrial

  • Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2017 - 2030)

    • North America

      • U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe
      • Germany

      • UK

      • France

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • Japan

      • India

    • Central & South America

    • Middle East & Africa

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