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Subject: Global Adhesives Market
Category: Business and Money > Consulting
Asked by: johnmd-ga
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Posted: 31 Aug 2002 08:08 PDT
Expires: 10 Sep 2002 22:45 PDT
Question ID: 60487
What is the global size of the adhesives market by country, by
application, and by type of adhesive?
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Subject: Re: Global Adhesives Market
Answered By: umiat-ga on 31 Aug 2002 11:34 PDT
Hello, johnmd-ga

  Thanks for your interesting question. I can  provide you with
information available to the public but you will have to pay for more
extensive statistics to answer your question completely, if you
desire. The detailed information you want, unfortunately, comes at a
very hefty price.
  First of all….for the costly information.
   An Adhesives and Sealants Report covering the World Market is
available from Global Industry Analysts for $4,450. It can be ordered
through MindBranch at
  “The 2000 Market Survey of the Global Adhesive and Sealant Industry”
should also provide you with thorough answers to your questions. The
price, however, is $400 for members and $875 for non-members. The
report is available from the Adhesive and Sealant Council at
    A detailed report on the Adhesives Industry is available from dmg
World Media. The report, titled “The World Adhesives File 2000-2005”
should provide a complete answer to the information you are
requesting. The price of the report is $1,875.00 at
. You can view the Table of Contents at by
clicking on the Contents link. A sample page from the report is also
available by clicking on the Sample Page 1 link.
  Excerpts from the Sample page provided this overview of the
adhesives market:
    World production for all types of adhesives is approximately 9
tonnnes per year.
    The world value of the overall adhesives market is estimated at US
$22 billion.
    Growth of the world market averages about 2-3% per year.
    Packaging adhesives make up the majority of the market.
    Assembly and electrical adhesives are beginning to come into
greater demand.
    The electronic and medical adhesives market is currently
experiencing the most rapid growth.
    Water-based, hot-melt and reactive formulation adhesives are
gradually replacing traditional solvent-based adhesives in response to
environmental concerns.
    Market leaders by country are as follows:
      United States - approximately 2.6 tonnes annually
    Market leaders by company(which account for one-third of the
market share)  are:
      Avery Denison
      HB Fuller
      National Starch
 Please refer to the visual chart by following the link at

  For a chart representing the market shares of the world’s leading
adhesive manufacturers, go to,2101,15880,00.html
 Some highlights from the article follow:
  These market leaders controlled more than half of the adhesives
market in 1999.
  The Electronic Adhesives market is experiencing double-digit growth.
  The global adhesives industry is experiencing a period of
consolidation with large companies targeting the smaller, niche areas
traditionally reserved for the smaller companies, as growth rates of
the traditional, large-end user markets begin to slow.
  The specialty adhesive market, such as medical, electronic,
automotive and pressure-sensitive adhesive labels, is experiencing
rapid growth.
  “According to World Adhesives File 2000-2005, the leading handful of
adhesives suppliers, including pressure sensitive companies, already
controlled almost half the global market in 1999. Henkel leads the way
with an estimated 12% global market share, which will probably
increase to around 14% with the purchase of Dexter’s adhesives
interests. Pressure sensitive suppliers 3M and Avery Dennison are
ranked second and third, with 9% and 7% shares respectively, followed
jointly by National Starch and H.B. Fuller — both at 6%. The newly
enlarged Atofina and Rohm and Haas follow closely behind.”
  Read “Henkel Extends It’s Grip on the Adhesives Industry,” by Jamie
Talmage. Market Tracking International Ltd. (12/1/2000) at,2101,15880,00.html

 Adhesive end-market leaders:
   Packaging is the market leader.
   “The Rauch Guide to the U.S. Adhesives and Sealants Industry, Third
Edition, offered by Impact Marketing Consultants, Manchester Center,
Vt., says that of the eight major end-use markets studied, packaging
dominates with 28% of the market. By end use, electrical/electronic
and medical/dental applications will lead the growth, but packaging
will remain the leading market.” Read “Packaging Drives Demand for
Adhesives.” Adhesive and Sealants Industry (8/1/2002) at,2101,81637,00.html

Global market for Adhesive Emulsions: (as of 2000)
 Packaging -  56% 
 Tapes and Labels – 19% (The most rapid annual gains in this segment
are forecast for pressure-sensitive adhesives used in the production
of tapes and labels, where demand for emulsion polymers is forecast to
exceed 400,000 metric tons in 2006)
 Consumer and Other - 15%
 Nonwovens – 10%
Global demand for Emulsion Polymers in General-Purpose Adhesives was
1.9 million metric tons in 2000, broken down as follows:
  PVA & EVA – 41%  (demand for vinyl acetate polymer emulsions in
adhesives is forecast to approach one million metric tons by 2005)
  Acrylics – 28%  (forecast to exceed 600,000 metric tons by 2005)
  SB Latex – 18% (forecast to exceed 400,000 metric tons by 2005)
  Other Emulsions – 13%
For entire article, including charts, read “An Overview of Emulsion
Polymers Used in the Adhesives Industry,” by Paul Ita. The Freedonia
Group, Inc. (6/2002) at,2103,79912,00.html

Specialty Adhesives Market in the US
  “According to a new study from Business Communications Company,
Inc., titled RC-176R Specialty Adhesives, the overall U.S. market for
specialty adhesives was about $5.7 billion in 2001. This market is
likely to reach nearly $7 billion as it grows at an average annual
growth rate (AAGR) of 4.3% during the five-year forecast period.”
  Read  “Market Trends.” Adhesives & Sealants Industry (6/2002) at,2101,79931,00.html

Global Market for Labels
  “World label shipments are forecast to advance at an annual pace of
nearly 7% through the year 2005, to 32 billion square meters valued at
$61.5 billion.”  See chart and read “Market Trends.”
Adhesives & Sealant Industry (5/29/2002) at,2103,79912,00.html

Global Market Demand for Adhesives
   “North America and Western Europe accounted for more than half of
global adhesives demand in 1999, although annual gains in both of
these mature markets will lag the global average. However, suppliers
in these regions have been at the forefront of development efforts
aimed at improving the environmental compatibility of their offerings,
including the greater use of hot melts and emulsion adhesives. The
market's strongest annual gains will arise in Asia, particularly
China… Finally, the turnaround projected for "Other Regions" is
attributable to a modest recovery in Eastern Europe, which supports
small but expanding adhesives markets in the Czech Republic, Hungary
and Poland, as well as solid gains in Latin America.
  Read “World Adhesives Demand Forecast to Rise 4.2% Per Year.”
Adhesives & Sealants Industry (7/1/2001) at,2101,60474,00.html

Global Leaders in Market Supply (not necessarily in order of revenue)
  Henkel (Germany)
  National Starch and Chemical (UK)
  HB Fuller (US)
  Bostik Finkley (France)
  3M (US)
  Rohm and Haas (US)
  Konishi (Japan)
  ITW (US)
  ThreeBond (Japan)
  Reichhold (Dainippon Ink and Chemicals) ( Japan). 
Read “World Adhesives Demand Forecast to Rise 4.2% Per Year.”
Adhesives & Sealants Industry (7/1/2001) at,2101,60474,00.html
 In a roundtable discussion of adhesive company leaders, growth areas
mentioned in the adhesives end-use market were electronics, medical,
transportation, construction and medical packaging. Read “Industry
Leaders Tackle Key Issues in Roundtable Discussion,” by Greg Valero.
Adhesives Age at
  An interesting article titled “Adhesives and Sealants Market
Update,” by Christine Canning Esposito can be read at

  I hope this gives you some good background for your question.
Otherwise, the reports mentioned at the beginning of my answer should
give you all the details you require.


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I got all the free stuff myself thru google searches that I have been
using for years. I wanted an expert to sift thru the junk and give me
their version of the correct answers for $50.00. I didn't get what I

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