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  • Published In : May 2024
  • Code : CMI5411
  • Pages :138
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  • Industry : Polymers and Resins

Market Size and Trends

The global adhesive tapes market is estimated to be valued at USD 89.60 Bn in 2024 and is expected to reach USD 132.08 Bn by 2031, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.7% from 2024 to 2031.

Adhesive Tapes Market Key Factors

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Adhesive tapes are widely used in packaging, healthcare, electrical & electronics, and other industrial applications. Increased demand from these end-use industries along with growth in the construction and automotive sectors is expected to drive the demand for adhesive tapes globally during the forecast period. The market is witnessing shift towards more specialty tapes which offer superior performance compared to commodity tapes. Specialty tapes such as acrylic, polyvinyl acetate, and silicone-based adhesive tapes have gained popularity owing to their high performance characteristics such as temperature and chemical resistance. These tapes find applications in applications requiring strict adherence to quality standards and operating conditions. Growth in technologies such as electric vehicles and wearable devices will further augment the demand of specialty adhesive tapes going forward.

Rise of flexible packaging formats

The global adhesive tapes market is expected to witness significant growth due to increasing utilization of adhesive tapes in flexible packaging formats. Flexible packaging has emerged as a popular packaging solution due to various advantages such as lightweight, lower material usage, cost effectiveness, durability, and ability to customize packaging as per customer needs. Flexible packaging has wide applications in food and beverages, pharmaceuticals, consumer goods, and several other industries. Adhesive tapes play a pivotal role in the manufacturing of flexible packaging formats. Different types of tapes such as acrylic, rubber, and silicone are used for packaging applications such as closure sealing, laminating, and bonding. Adhesive tapes help provide a strong and durable bond between packaging films and make the packaging leak proof and tamper evident. They ensure packaging formats can withstand transportation and handling stresses without damage.  The demand for flexible packaging has increased manifold in recent years, driven by rising urbanization, busy lifestyles, nuclearization of families, and focus towards convenience packaging among consumers. Flexible packaging solutions are revolutionizing the retail sector by offering smaller and customized packaging taylored for individual consumption. This shift towards flexible packaging from rigid alternatives is creating significant opportunities for adhesive tapes manufacturers. Moreover, flexible packaging is highly suitable for packaging fresh and perishable products such as fruits, vegetables, snacks, confectionery, and ready-to-eat meals, which see extensive use of adhesive tapes. With continued growth in food processing and packaging industry, a steady rise is expected in the use of adhesive tapes for sealing and bonding of flexible packaging formats going forward.

Market Concentration and Competitive Landscape

Adhesive Tapes Market Concentration By Players

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Increasing demand from industrial applications

Rising industrial activity and infrastructure development across major regions have led to significant growth in the demand for adhesive tapes from various industrial applications. Whether it is assembly and production lines in automotive, electronics, or other manufacturing sectors or MRO and repair activities across diverse industrial verticals, adhesive tapes play an indispensable role. Their excellent bonding strength, versatility, and ease of application make them ideal for use in sealing, joining, masking, and mounting purposes. Adhesive tapes help improve productivity and efficiency of industrial processes by allowing for faster assembly and installation of components. Their temporary or permanent bonding capabilities simplify complex manufacturing and fabrication tasks. Important industrial applications driving sales of adhesive tapes include equipment construction and installation, prototyping, repairs, surface protection, packaging, and shipbuilding among others.

Adhesive Tapes Market Key Takeaways From Lead Analyst

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Challenges: Availability of alternatives & stringent environmental regulations

One of the main challenges faced by the global adhesive tapes market is the availability of alternatives. Many products that traditionally used adhesive tapes can now use newer bonding technologies like liquid adhesives. Stringent environmental regulations around the globe have also increased the demand for eco-friendly adhesive tapes made from renewable or recyclable materials. However, developing such tapes poses technical and cost challenges. Other challenges include volatility in raw material prices and increasing substrate costs. Mature markets like the U.S. and Europe are also saturated, slowing growth in these regions.

Opportunities: Focus on developing economies markets

Focusing on developing economies presents a great opportunity for growth in the global adhesive tapes market. Many developing nations in Asia Pacific , Africa, and Latin America are experiencing rapid industrialization and infrastructure development. This drives significant demand for adhesive tapes across various end-use industries.  Construction is one such industry undergoing strong expansion in developing regions. According to data from the World Bank, developing countries accounted for over 80% of the increase in global infrastructure spending between 2000 and 2018. Adhesive tapes are widely used in construction for applications like flooring, roofing, insulation, and glazing. The growth in building and refurbishment projects creates sustained demand. Similarly, transportation networks are strengthening intra-country connectivity. The International Road Federation estimates developing countries will add close to 25 million kilometers of new roads by 2050. Adhesive tapes find applications in rail, automotive, and aircraft manufacturing and maintenance in these multi-modal transport systems. 

Adhesive Tapes Market, By Resin

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Insights, By Resin - Adhesive Properties Drive the Acrylic Segment Share

In terms of resin, acrylic is expected to contribute 38.3% share of the global adhesive tapes market in 2024 owing to its excellent adhesive properties. Acrylic tapes offer strong bonding to a wide range of surfaces including paper, plastic, metal, and glass. They form durable bonds instantly upon application and continue adhering firmly over time. The robust adhesive power of acrylic allows tapes made from it to withstand vibration, moisture, and temperature fluctuations better than other resin options. This consistency in performance across challenging conditions makes acrylic tapes a top choice for applications in construction, automotive, durable goods, and shipping/packaging industries where bonds need to withstand rigors of use and environmental stresses. Acrylic tapes are also removable and repositionable to a degree without leaving residue, expanding their utility. Moreover, acrylic is transparent allowing tape colors and designs to shine through, opening up opportunities in visual identification markets. Environmental friendly properties of acrylic along with benefits like conformability to irregular surfaces further augment its popularity as a resin for tapes. Strong adhesion capabilities along with versatility thus provide acrylic tapes an edge over competition.

Insights, By Technology - Technological Innovations Spur Hot Melt Dominance

In terms of technology, hot melt is expected to contribute 38.7% share of the global adhesive tapes market in 2024. This is owing to new technological innovations enhancing hot melt capabilities. Advancements in hot melt resin formulations now allow tapes to deliver high initial tack, optimized bond strength, and resistance to challenging conditions like heat, cold, and moisture upon aging. Hot melt tapes have transitioned from traditional packaging uses to more sophisticated industrial and engineering applications. Precision coating machinery maximize hot melt utilization and minimize raw material waste. On-line application systems ensure hot melt tapes can be used efficiently in automated production lines. Self-wounding designs with matrix release technology have also expanded hot melt tape applicability. Moreover, energy-efficient methods developed to cure hot melt adhesives reduce manufacturing costs. Technological evolutions thus keep improving various performance attributes of hot melt tapes. This drives their increased preference over solvent and water-based options across diverse sectors.

Insights, By End User Industry - Growing Automotive Industry Stimulates Demand

In terms of end user industry, automotive contributes 36.8% share of the global adhesive tapes market in 2024 attributed to robust growth of the automotive industry. Rising vehicle production worldwide along with advancements in automotive design and engineering are major demand catalysts. Adhesive tapes play an integral role in automotive manufacturing by aiding process efficiency. They are used for tasks like vehicle component assembly/fabrication, bonding of metals/composites, protective masking, and identification labeling. Specialized heat, moisture, and chemical resistant automotive grade adhesive tapes ensure firm and reliable bonds under harsh operational environments inside vehicle engines and exterior panels. Adhesive tapes also help automakers shave assembly time and labor costs. Their expendability compared to mechanical fasteners simplifies disassembly for part replacements. With new technologies making cars lighter, more sustainable, and autonomous, the applications of adhesive tapes in the automotive sector will further expand in the future. Therefore, the flourishing automotive industry acts as a key stimulant for adhesive tapes demand within its vast value chain.

Regional Insights

Adhesive Tapes Market Regional Insights

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North America has dominated the global adhesive tapes market for many years, owing to a strong presence of key industry players and high demand from end-use industries with 38.7% of the market share in 2024. The U.S. accounts for majority of the regional market share due to large automotive, healthcare, and packaging sectors. Leading manufacturers like 3M, tesa Tapes, and Berry Global have their headquarters in the U.S., giving them early-mover advantage to cater to indigenous demand as well as exports. Apart from strong manufacturing base, other factors spurring growth include high rate of infrastructure projects, retrofitting activities of buildings and robust consumer demand for home improvement and DIY activities. Growth in e-commerce has also bolstered the demand for carton sealing and other packaging tapes from logistics companies. Regional players are launching new product ranges targeting niche applications in electronics, graphics, and automotive Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to maintain their stronghold.

On the other hand, the Asia Pacific region has emerged as the fastest growing market for adhesive tapes globally over the past decade. China dominates the regional market owing to large manufacturing sector catering to both domestic as well as exports demand. Flourishing end-use industries like electronics, automotive, and appliances are driving volumes. Besides China, other Asian countries like India, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Philippines are witnessing double digit growth rates as manufacturing shifts from China.  Ease of raw material availability and relatively cheaper labor costs are attracting leading global players to set up manufacturing bases in the region through joint ventures with local partners. Domestic players are also strengthening their distributor networks and product portfolios targeted at price-sensitive segments. Growth in infrastructure spending and building construction activities are further supplementing demand. With continued industrialization and urbanization trends, the Asia Pacific adhesive tapes market is projected to surpass other regions in the coming years.

Market Report Scope

Adhesive Tapes Market Report Coverage

Report Coverage Details
Base Year: 2023 Market Size in 2024: US$ 89.60 Bn
Historical Data for: 2019 To 2023 Forecast Period: 2024 To 2031
Forecast Period 2024 to 2031 CAGR: 5.7% 2031 Value Projection: US$ 132.08 Bn
Geographies covered:
  • North America: U.S. and Canada
  • Latin America: Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America
  • Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, and Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, South Korea, ASEAN, and Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa: GCC Countries, Israel, and Rest of Middle East & Africa
Segments covered:
  • By Resin: Acrylic , Epoxy , Silicone , Polyurethane , and Others
  • By Technology: Water-based , Solvent-based , and Hot Melt
  • By End User Industry: Automotive , Healthcare , Packaging , Electrical and Electronics , Consumer/DIY , and Other End-user Industries 
Companies covered:

3M, Avery Dennison Corporation, DuPont, HB Fuller Company, Henkel AG & Co, KGaA, Intertape Polymer Group, Lintec Corporation, Nitto Denko Corporation, OJI, Holding Corporation, Scapa Group Plc, Sekisui Chemical Co. Ltd, Shurtape Technologies LLC, Sika AG, TESA SE, L&L Products, Inc., Adchem Corporation, Avery Dennison Corporation, and Saint Gobain

Growth Drivers:
  • Rise of flexible packaging formats
  • Increasing demand from industrial applications
Restraints & Challenges:
  • Availability of alternatives & Stringent environmental regulations
  • Volatility in raw material prices

Key Developments

  • In March, 2024, Avery Dennison Performance Tapes launched a new portfolio of pressure-sensitive-adhesive (PSA) tapes for the appliance industry. These tapes are easy to use, durable, and can be used as a lightweight alternative to screws, nuts, and bolts.
  • In January 2024, Avery Dennison Performance Tapes announced the launch of a new line of high-performing PSA tape products called Cold Tough.
  • In 2023, B. Fuller to Launch New Bio-Compatible Adhesive for Medical Applications
  • In March 2023, Irplast Nopp Tape, Launched, this eco-friendly tape is made with 50% recycled materials and a BOPP backing film made from 94% renewable bio-based feedstock

*Definition: The global adhesive tapes market includes various types of tapes that are used for binding, sticking, and supporting purposes. These pressure-sensitive tapes are made up of a backing and coating of adhesive. They are used across various industries like packaging, healthcare, electrical & electronics, white goods, automotive, and others. Some common types of adhesive tapes include single-coated tapes, double-coated tapes, reinforced tapes, and specialty tapes. The global market covers production, distribution, and sales of these tapes worldwide.

Market Segmentation

  • Resin Insights (Revenue, USD Bn, 2019 - 2031)
    • Acrylic
    • Epoxy
    • Silicone
    • Polyurethane
    • Others
  •  Technology Insights (Revenue, USD Bn, 2019 - 2031)
    • Water-based
    • Solvent-based
    • Hot Melt
  •  End User Industry Insights (Revenue, USD Bn, 2019 - 2031)
    • Automotive
    • Healthcare
    • Packaging
    • Electrical and Electronics
    • Consumer/DIY
    • Other End-user Industries
  • Regional Insights (Revenue, USD Bn, 2019 - 2031)
    • North America
      • U.S.
      • Canada
    • Latin America
      • Brazil
      • Argentina
      • Mexico
      • Rest of Latin America
    • Europe
      • Germany
      • U.K.
      • Spain
      • France
      • Italy
      • Russia
      • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • China
      • India
      • Japan
      • Australia
      • South Korea
      • ASEAN
      • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Middle East & Africa
      • GCC Countries
      • Israel
      • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  • Key Players Insights
    • 3M
    • Avery Dennison Corporation
    • DuPont
    • HB Fuller Company
    • Henkel AG & Co
    • KGaA
    • Intertape Polymer Group
    • Lintec Corporation
    • Nitto Denko Corporation
    • OJI
    • Holding Corporation
    • Scapa Group Plc
    • Sekisui Chemical Co. Ltd
    • Shurtape Technologies LLC
    • Sika AG
    • TESA SE
    • L&L Products, Inc.
    • Adchem Corporation
    • Avery Dennison Corporation
    • Saint Gobain

Frequently Asked Questions

The CAGR of the global adhesive tapes market is projected to be 5.7% from 2024 to 2031.

Rise of flexible packaging formats and increasing demand from industrial applications are the major factors driving the growth of the global adhesive tapes market.

Availability of alternatives & stringent environmental regulations and volatility in raw material prices are the major factors hampering the growth of global adhesive tapes market.

In terms of resin, acrylic is estimated to dominate the market revenue share in 2024.

3M, Avery Dennison Corporation, DuPont, HB Fuller Company, Henkel AG & Co, KGaA, Intertape Polymer Group, Lintec Corporation, Nitto Denko Corporation, OJI, Holding Corporation, Scapa Group Plc, Sekisui Chemical Co. Ltd, Shurtape Technologies LLC, Sika AG, TESA SE, L&L Products, Inc., Adchem Corporation, Avery Dennison Corporation, and Saint Gobain are the major players.

North America is expected to lead the global adhesive tapes market.

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