Pressure-sensitive adhesives are substances that are used to create a bond between two surfaces. Pressure-sensitive adhesives are widely used in medical, packaging, automotive, electronic, and other manufacturing industries. These adhesives are easy to use and offer an excellent adhesion property. Pressure-sensitive adhesives are classified into non-reactive adhesives and reactive adhesives.
Global pressure- sensitive adhesives market was valued at US$ 8808.70 Mn in 2022 in terms of revenue, and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 5.62% during the forecast period (2023 to 2030).
Surging Demand for Pressure-sensitive Adhesives
Growing demand for lightweight and low- emission automotive is propelling the market growth of pressure-sensitive adhesives. Polymer-based hot adhesives are majorly used for panel laminations in the Automotive Industry. Growing awareness regarding low- weight vehicles with increased fuel efficiency and lower emissions is further expected to drive the demand for such adhesives in the automotive industry. Hence, the growing demand for fuel-efficient vehicles is expected to foster the global pressure-sensitive adhesives market growth.
Rising popularity of miniaturization of Electronic Devices such as portable computers, cell phones, and tablets is projected to augment the global pressure-sensitive adhesives market growth. Smartphone is one of the popular examples of miniaturization of electronic devices. Increasing disposable income and growth in the urban population is creating demand for such electronic devices. Thus, growing popularity of miniaturization of electronic devices is expected to accelerate the global pressure-sensitive adhesives market growth.
Figure 1. Global Pressure-sensitive Adhesives Market Value Share (%), By Region 2022
Asia Pacific held a dominant position in the global pressure-sensitive adhesives market in 2021, accounting for 40.0% share in terms of value, followed by North America and Europe. This was primarily due to an increase in the consumption of goods in developing markets of India and China, and thus, it has created a demand in the retail labelling segment.
Strict rules and regulations
Environmental concerns associated with materials used in pressure-sensitive adhesives are expected to restrict the market growth. Materials used in the production of PSA possess a potential threat to aquatic as well as terrestrial species.
Strict rules and regulations regarding the production of pressure-sensitive adhesives, as it causes various health issues, are expected to hinder the market growth. This factor is restricting the adoption of pressure-sensitive adhesives across various industries, in result hindering the market growth.
|Base Year:||2022||Market Size in 2022:||US$ 8808.7 Mn|
|Historical Data for:||2017-2020||Estimated Year:||2023|
|Forecast Period 2023 to 2030 CAGR:||5.62%||Forecast Period:||2023-2030|
3M Company, Ashland Inc., Avery Dennison Corporation, BASF SE, Bostik SA, Dow Chemical Company, Ellsworth Adhesives, H.B Fuller Company, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, and LG Chem
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Acrylic-based PSA is gaining traction in the market as these tapes possess an excellent resistance to UV-light and chemical, colour stability, high shear strength & hydrolysis resistance, high resistance to different temperatures ranges. These are suitable for durable and long-term applications and have higher thermal stability, as compared to rubber-based PSAs. Acrylic-based PSA is widely used in the automotive, construction, electronics, and aerospace industries, thereby fueling the market growth.
Water-based PSAs are experiencing tremendous popularity around the globe and broadly used in the paper and food &beverage industries. Rapid growth in the end-use industries and other manufacturing industries is expected to foster the pressure-sensitive adhesives market growth. Also, ongoing urbanization around the globe coupled with development of the overall economy is expected to propel the pressure-sensitive adhesives market growth over the forecast period.
Figure 2. Global Pressure Sensitive Adhesives Market value Share (%), By Application, 2022
Major players operating in the global pressure-sensitive adhesive market include 3M Company, Ashland Inc, Avery Dennison Corporation, BASF SE, Bostik SA, Dow Chemical Company, Ellsworth Adhesives, H.B Fuller Company, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, and LG Chem.
Pressure-sensitive adhesives are used in a variety of industries that require sealant but cannot be used to seal tighten the spaces where high pressures are applied. These special types of adhesives react to high temperatures and pressure and form a highly secure seal that is difficult to break. As these adhesives react to both high temperatures and pressure, it can seal cracks, seal and vents and eliminates the need for metal adhesives such as epoxy. This type of seal has many different uses and will not crack, warp, or peel in any situation.
Increasing demand from aerospace and automotive industry is a prime factor driving the growth of the pressure-sensitive adhesives market. Moreover, growing technological advancement is another major factor fostering the growth of the market. For instance, in November 2021, DELO developed adhesives that have similar properties as of double-sided adhesive tapes, but it is applied in liquid form.
Contrarily, strict environmental regulations regarding the production of pressure-sensitive tapes is expected to hinder the growth of the market.
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