Global Adhesives & Sealants

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Adhesives & Sealants

This study covers the global market for adhesives and sealants. Historical data (2010, 2015, and 2020) and forecasts for 2025 and 2030 are presented for adhesives and sealants demand are presented in metric tons and current US dollars (including inflation) at the global, regional, and country levels.

Markets include:

  • construction
    • residential
    • nonresidential
    • nonbuilding
  • packaging
    • paper and paperboard (e.g., boxes, envelopes, paper retail bags and shipping sacks, sanitary food containers, tubs, cans, drums)
    • plastic and other packaging (e.g., blister packaging, aluminum film, foam packaging, pouches, vacuum packaging)
  • tapes and labels
  • consumer goods
    • footwear
    • books and publications
    • household glues
    • other consumer goods, such as toys, games, and sports equipment
  • transportation equipment
    • motor vehicles
    • other transportation equipment (e.g., aerospace vehicles, aircraft, golf carts, military equipment, motorcycles, railroad equipment, ships and boats, snowmobiles)
  • textiles
    • nonwovens
    • other textiles (e.g., technical fabrics)
  • other markets
    • appliances
    • electrical and electronic product manufacturing
    • furniture assembly
    • jewelry
    • machinery production
    • medical and dental products
    • sporting goods

In addition, demand is analyzed by product type, including:

  • water-based
  • solvent-based
  • reactive
  • hot melts
  • natural (e.g., cellulosic adhesives, protein adhesives, vegetable oil-based sealants)
  • other products (e.g., bituminous, sodium silicate, polyvinyl butyral)

Unmodified starch adhesives used in the production of corrugated board are excluded. In addition, binder resins used in the production of engineered wood products such as plywood and particleboard are not considered adhesives and are excluded from demand totals.

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