Global Pressure Sensitive Tapes

9th Edition

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This study analyzes the $35 billion global pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA, or self-adhesive) tape market.

Specialty Tapes

Included in the scope of the study are single- and double-coated tapes, covering such products as:

  • carton sealing tape
  • masking tape
  • double-sided tape
  • other tape types (e.g., adhesive transfer, duct, electrical, surface protection, clean room medical, personal hygiene, safety)

Tapes included in the study utilize various backing materials, including:

  • polypropylene
  • polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
  • other plastic (e.g., cellulose acetate, fluoropolymer, nylon, polyester, polyethylene, polyimide)
  • paper
  • other such as cloth, rubber, glass fabric, foam, foil, and nonwoven materials

Excluded from the scope of the study are water-activated/gummed, heat-activated, and other non-pressure sensitive tapes; related pressure sensitive items such as adhesive bandages and medical patches, pipeline tapes, contact papers, and protective films; and PSA labels. Please note that pressure sensitive medical tapes are included.

Markets evaluated in the study include:

  • building and construction
  • consumer and office
  • healthcare and medical
  • manufacturing, with breakouts provided for appliances, electronics, transportation, and other industries
  • packaging and shipping
  • other markets (e.g., automotive aftermarket, event setup, law enforcement, libraries, museums, picture framing, schools, signs and graphics, warehouses)

For markets, a given tape is included in the application in which it is used. For example, manufacturing tapes include PSA tapes that are used in joining, sealing, protecting, and mounting various components. When this product is packaged for sale (such as an appliance being placed in a box), this is considered to be the packaging and shipping market.

Demand is presented by product type, application, and geographic sector. Historical data are provided for 2008, 2013, and 2018, with forecasts for 2023.

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