Impact Analysis of Covid-19
The complete version of the Report will include the impact of the COVID-19, and anticipated change on the future outlook of the industry, by taking into the account the political, economic, social, and technological parameters.
Hot melt adhesive is an adhesive that is used across packaging, automotive, nonwovens, product assembly, tapes and labels, woodworking, paper bonding, and electronics sectors due to its adhesion properties. It is a thermoplastic polymer containing more than one polymer and additive such as pigments, resins, and stabilizers.
The global hot melt adhesives market is projected to surpass US$ 9.8 billion by the end of 2027, in terms of revenue, growing at CAGR of 5.2% during the forecast period (2020 to 2027).
Among regions, Europe held dominant position in the global hot melt adhesives market in 2019, accounting for 29% market share, in terms of volume, followed by North America and Asia Pacific.
The development of hydrophilic hot melt adhesives and polyamide hot melt adhesives is expected to propel the market growth. For example, polyolefin hot melt adhesives are developed using metallocene as a catalyst and they exhibit better performance. Due to this, hot melt adhesives are gaining popularity across the packaging industry. Thus, the rise in the packaging sector is augmenting the growth of the hot melt adhesives market. These factors are expected to drive the growth of the global hot melt adhesives market during the forecast period.
Figure 1. Global Hot Melt Adhesives Market, Revenue Share (%) Analysis, By Region, 2019
Factors such as the increasing global population and growing awareness about personal hygiene are projected to favor the market growth. The increasing population is favoring demand for hot melt adhesives in disposable hygiene products. Also, the growing consumption of hot melt adhesives in the packaging industry is expected to facilitate the market growth.
Hot Melt Adhesives Market Report Coverage
||Market Size in 2019:
||US$ 6.4 Bn
|Historical Data for:
||2017 to 2019
||2020 to 2027
|Forecast Period 2020 to 2027 CAGR:
||2027 Value Projection:
||US$ 9.8 Bn
- North America: U.S., Canada
- Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Rest of Latin America
- Europe: Germany, U.K., Spain, France, Italy, Russia, Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific: China, India, Japan, Australia, Rest of Asia Pacific
- Middle East & Africa: South Africa, GCC Countries, Rest of Middle East & Africa
- By Polymer Base: Ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA), Polyolefin, Polyamide, Styrene Butadiene Block Copolymer (SBC), and Others
- By Application: Packaging, Automotive, Construction, Healthcare products, and Others
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, H B Fuller, Sika AG, Arkema Group, Ashland Inc., The 3M Company, Jowat AG, Sipol SpA, Palmetto Adhesives Company, and Sealock Ltd.
- Competitive advantage of hot melt adhesives over solvent-based & water-based adhesive types
- Rising Technological Advancements
|Restraints & Challenges:
- Limited adhesion strength when compared with epoxy, acrylics, polyurethanes.
Figure 2. Global Hot Melt Adhesives Market – Opportunity Analysis
An increasing number of distribution agreements and partnerships among market players are expected to drive the market growth. For instance, in April 2020, DKSH Business Unit Performance Materials became a key distribution partner for DD Chem in Europe and Asia Pacific. The products by DD Chem offers can be used in various applications, including protective coatings, inks, adhesives, and construction (flooring). There is significant demand for these among manufacturers of solutions for epoxy resins, flexo inks, and hot melt adhesives.
Global Hot Melt Adhesives Market - Impact of Coronavirus (Covid-19) Pandemic
As COVID-19 continues to spread swiftly around the world, it is impacting the global economy and leading to socio-economic disruptions. Operating large and complex supply chains in advanced materials industry is becoming one of the key challenges for companies in their normal trade. According to Coherent Market Insights, inadequate supply of raw materials led to fluctuation in the prices per ton of advanced materials, but they are expected to regain normalcy by Q1 2021.
Figure 3. Global Hot Melt Adhesives Market, Revenue Share (%) Analysis, By Application, 2019
On the basis of application, the packaging segment accounted for the largest market share of around 37% in terms of value in 2019, followed by healthcare products and automotive segments. Hot melt adhesives are gaining popularity across the packaging industry. Thus, the expansion of the packaging sector is favoring growth of the hot melt adhesives market.
Figure 4. Global Hot Melt Adhesives Market – Value Chain Analysis
Major companies operating in the global hot melt adhesives market are Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, H B Fuller, Sika AG, Arkema Group, Ashland Inc., The 3M Company, Jowat AG, Sipol SpA, Palmetto Adhesives Company, and Sealock Ltd.
Key players are focused on strategies such as product launches to strengthen their presence in the global hot melt adhesives market. For instance, in August 2019, Henkel launched Technomelt Supra PS adhesives, which can replace plastic films, intermediate layers, and anti-skid mats in securing pallets. This is expected to boost growth of the global hot melt adhesives market during the forecast period.