GVR Report cover High Performance Adhesives Market Size, Share & Trends Report

High Performance Adhesives Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Product (Acrylic, Silicone), By Application (Construction, Medical), By Technology, By Region, And Segment Forecasts, 2020 - 2027

  • Report ID: GVR-4-68038-586-1
  • Number of Pages: 132
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)

Report Overview

The global high performance adhesives market size was valued at USD 30.8 billion in 2019 and is expected to grow at a significant compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.5 % from 2020 to 2027. Rising private and government spending in healthcare and building and construction sector across the globe is the crucial factor supporting the growth of the market for high performance adhesives. However, the outbreak of COVID-19 across the globe has directly impacted the construction sector, manufacturing sector, and other industries in the first quarter of 2020. The key end-use sectors of the high performance adhesives industry including the construction sector are likely to observe a negative trend in FY 2020. The lockdown imposed across many countries across the globe has negatively affected the economy and therefore the market for high performance adhesives is expected to witness a contraction in 2020.

U.S. high performance adhesives market size

Until the coronavirus pandemic in 2020, the recovery of the U.S. construction sector garnered rapid momentum since the global financial crisis in 2008. For instance, according to the U.S. census bureau, the residential construction sector in the country grew at a compounded annual rate of 5.6% from 2014 to 2018. This played a major role in driving the consumption of high performance adhesives over the respective years.

The future demand across the globe is most likely to be triggered by increasing investments in the healthcare sector. For instance, healthcare and biotechnology sectors have shown strong resilience compared to other industries owing to their participation in the hunt for COVID-19 treatments. The global governments are anticipated to prepare extensively to prevent adverse shortages of medical resources in the case of the next pandemic. These preparations are likely to cause a surge in product demand.

Furthermore, technological advancements in high performance adhesives are expected to play a major role in driving the industry over the coming years. Rapid progress is being achieved through new macromolecular chemistries, additives, and raw materials. This coupled with availability of highly sophisticated manufacturing equipment has allowed for custom bonding solutions that are strongly outperforming conventional soldering and fastening solutions.

Product Insights

Acrylic segment dominated the market in 2019 with a volume share of 36.4% in 2019. This dominant share in the market is attributable to superior properties exhibited by the product such as strong environmental resistance, immediate tack, significant strength, and capacity to bond on various substrates. It is widely used in packaging applications and is also witnessing rapid momentum in the medical sector.

Polyurethane high performance adhesives have excellent chemical, temperature, and wear resistance and are thus ideal for construction materials such as hardwood flooring, stoning, concrete, marble, stone, slate, masonry, cement-based products, lead, fiberglass, ceramic, and drywall. The product is also witnessing increasing penetration in the automotive and transportation sector.

The demand for silicone high performance adhesives is driven by their ability to provide adhesion to silicon and other difficult to adhere to substrates. Extreme weather resistance and longer durability of silicones when compared to acrylics are attracting consumers to silicone. Silicone products are primarily based on solvent-based technology and therefore the segment growth is impeded by significantly high cost and numerous government regulations.

Other products such as cyanoacrylate and hybrid MS polymer high performance adhesives are likely to experience accelerating growth in the near future. The flexibility offered by MS polymers along with exceptional environmental resistance is the primary factor supporting its growth. These products are witnessing rapid growth in the building and construction sector.

Technology Insights

The water based technology segment held the largest market share of 34.4% in terms of revenue and is expected to witness the fastest revenue-based CAGR of 4.1% from 2020 to 2027. High performance adhesives based on this technology provide excellent adhesion to polar substrates and also provide high resistance to extreme environmental conditions. The principal end-uses of this technology include the packaging and construction industries.

Solvent based products are poised to exhibit the lowest revenue-based CAGR in the high performance adhesives market from 2020 to 2027. Stringent government regulations regarding VOC emissions imposed by several regulating bodies such as Regulation, Evaluation, and Authorization of Chemicals (REACH) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are likely to retrain segment growth over the coming years.

Hot melts are 100% solids and are set as soon as the heat dissipates. Hot-melt adhesives such as hot melt polyurethanes are widely utilized in numerous applications including packaging owing to their excellent intrinsic characteristics such as immediate bonding. Unlike solvent-based and water-based adhesives, automotive manufacturers using hot melts can keep the production lines faster as they don’t have to wait for water or solvents to evaporate.

Application Insights

Construction dominated the market with a volume share of more than 39.0% in 2019. Rising infrastructure investments and increasing urbanization across the globe are the factors significantly propelling segment growth. Although the segment is likely to take a hit in the fiscal year 2020 due to an outbreak of COVID-19, it is likely to regain its momentum from 2021. Packaging is the second largest application of high performance adhesives. Increasing consumer disposable income and a fast-paced lifestyle have led to increasing demand for ready-to-eat packaged food products. This is likely to provide a lucrative opportunity for segment growth in the market for high performance adhesives over the coming years.

Global high performance adhesives market share

The medical segment is projected to witness the fastest revenue-based CAGR of 4.9% in the market for high performance adhesives from 2020 to 2027. Growing aging population, rise in cardiovascular diseases due to unhealthy lifestyle, and the possibility of another novel infectious disease pandemic like COVID-19 is expected to accelerate substantial investments by global governments and international institutions in healthcare sectors, thereby bolstering segment growth over the coming years.

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific held the largest market revenue share of more than 43.0% in 2019. This can be attributed to vast construction, packaging, and transportation industry in the region. Economies like China, India, Vietnam, and Indonesia are witnessing rapid economic growth and therefore there is a rising demand for high performance adhesives in the region. Asia Pacific has also delivered a relatively stronger performance in containing the COVID-19 epidemic as compared to Europe and North America.

In North America, the market for high performance adhesives grew at a substantial rate until 2019. Itis is likely to take a major hit due to the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. However, steps taken by the federal government to unleash massive amounts of fiscal stimulus such as the USD 2.0 trillion packages is predicted to slowly restore the U.S. economy and foster regional growth.

Europe was the second-largest revenue-generating region in the market for high performance adhesives in 2019. There is a huge significance given to environmental sustainability in Europe. For instance, builders and architects are becoming increasingly aware of high-performance construction adhesive tapes owing to their superior advantages over other sealants and flashing materials. Europe is the second worst COVID-19 affected region in the globe and is poised to witness restrained growth in 2020.

Middle East and Africa have the least penetration of the product. Therefore the consumption of the product has been witnessing rapid growth since the past few years. The rapid growth of sub-Saharan African countries in the region represents an attractive opportunity in the region. For instance, the urbanization rate of the sub-Saharan African region is estimated to be 3.6% in 2017, faster than that of any other region in the world

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The market for high performance adhesives is highly competitive and fragmented in nature owing to the presence of several major players as well as regional players operating in various parts of the world. Henkel held the top market share as of 2019.The recent trend indicates strategic initiatives such as mergers and acquisitions being adopted by major manufacturers to expand their share in the market for high performance adhesives. For instance, in September 2019, Sika AG agreed to acquire Crevo-Hengzin to expand its high-performance adhesives business in Asia Pacific. Some of the prominent players in the high performance adhesives market include:

  • Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

  • H.B. Fuller

  • Bostik

  • 3M

  • Avery Dennison Corporation

  • Dow

  • Sika AG

  • Ashland

  • Wacker Chemie AG

  • Jowat SE

High Performance Adhesives Market Report Scope

Report Attribute


Market size value in 2020

USD 29.7 billion

Revenue forecast in 2027

USD 40.7 billion

Growth rate

CAGR of 3.5% from 2020 to 2027

Base year for estimation


Historical data

2016 - 2018

Forecast period

2020 - 2027

Quantitative units

Revenue in USD million, Volume in Kilotons, and CAGR from 2020 to 2027

Segments covered

Product, technology, application, region

Regional scope

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

Country Scope

U.S.; Canada; Mexico; Germany; U.K.; France; China; India; Japan; Brazil

Key Companies profiled

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA; H.B. Fuller; Bostik; 3M; Avery Dennison Corporation; Dow; Sika AG; Ashland; Wacker Chemie AG; Jowat SE

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Covered in the Report

This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2027. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global high performance adhesives market report on the basis of product, technology, application, and region:

  • Product Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Acrylic

    • Polyurethane

    • Epoxy

    • Silicone

    • Others

  • Technology Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Water based

    • Solvent based

    • Hot melt

    • Reactive & others

  • Application Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • Construction

    • Packaging

    • Transportation

    • Electrical & electronics

    • Medical

    • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilotons; Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2027)

    • North America

      • The U.S.

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • The U.K.

      • France

    • Asia Pacific

      • China

      • India

      • Japan

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

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