Automotive Adhesives Market

Global Automotive Adhesives Market Size, Share & Industry Trends Analysis Report By Resin Type, By Technology, By Vehicle Type, By Vehicle Type Application, By Regional Outlook and Forecast, 2021 - 2027

Report Id: KBV-8202 Publication Date: April-2022 Number of Pages: 303
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Market Report Description

The Global Automotive Adhesives Market size is expected to reach $6.3 billion by 2027, rising at a market growth of 4.9% CAGR during the forecast period.

Adhesives are thin and light components that are used to join metals, composites, plastics, and other materials together. In the automotive sector, adhesives are increasingly being used to join various car components such as closures and structural modules. Increased use of adhesives by automakers decreases vehicle mass, improves front and rear lateral body stiffness, improves crash performance, and reduces noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH). Adhesive bonding also allows for the creation of new novel vehicle body designs and mixed-material designs that include high-strength steels, nonferrous metals, plastics, and composites. Adhesives can also be used to connect dashboards, door panels, electronics, light covers and lenses, as well as steel and alloyed components, due to their excellent bonding strength across a variety of surfaces.

Increased sales of automotive adhesives, owing to structural strength in vehicle sales, technological developments in automobile manufacturing, and adoption of smart cars, are driving market expansion. Furthermore, metallic components are substituted with composites that are bonded using adhesives, resulting in a reduction in vehicle weight and improved fuel efficiency. Additionally, the adoption of adhesives by automotive companies have led to various advantages for the consumers, such as reduced noise, low vibration and harshness in vehicles.

Automotive adhesives are frequently utilized in sealing, holding, and structural applications in both the manufacturing and aftermarket servicing of automobiles. Moreover, increasing demand for features such as corrosion protection and weight reduction is expanding the range of applications in various car designs. Due to its ubiquitous use in retaining and securing vehicle panels for interior and exterior settings, structural adhesives are expected to account for a considerable percentage of the automotive adhesive market, exceeding substitutes such as tapes & films and liquid gaskets. Also, on the basis of longer durability and eco-friendly properties, water-based and hot melt types of automotive adhesives are expected to increase at a quicker rate from 2020 to 2030.

Automotive Adhesives Market Size - Global Opportunities and Trends Analysis Report 2017-2027

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the whole financial system as well as human life. As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, various enterprise companies have had to limit their scheduled operations as a result of government-imposed lockdowns in a number of nations around the world. The lockdown has majorly impacted key enterprises and organizations. The authorities' lockdown initiative resulted in a temporary shutdown of the automobile and transportation sectors. The growth of the automotive adhesives market was significantly hampered as a result of this. The emergence of the coronavirus has had a significant influence on the oil product markets, due to the constraints on international travel as well as regional and local movement, which has hindered people and goods from freely moving about, putting a strain on demand for adhesive raw materials.

Market driving Factors:

Increase in Demand for Autonomous Electric Vehicles

Autonomous electric vehicles (EVs) are electric vehicles which are equipped with advanced artificial intelligence and therefore are capable of self-parking and self-driving mechanisms. These EVs process billions of data points every second using a combination of sensors, cameras, and radar devices known as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. The adoption rate of autonomous electric vehicles is predicted to rise in the coming years. In electric vehicles, numerous types of adhesives are employed in cameras, radars, and sensors. The need for EV adhesives is expected to rise in the near future as autonomous vehicles are developed and commercialized. This will thus serve as a crucial driver in the growth of the automotive adhesive market.

Growth in Market Demand for Lightweight Vehicles and Increase in Vehicle Safety Standards

Plastics, composites, and aluminum are among the lightweight materials used by automakers. Steel is being phased out of the automotive industry in favor of these alternatives. Lightweight materials, unlike steel or cast-iron, cannot be welded or bolted together to keep them together. Adhesives and sealants are progressively being employed by manufacturers around the world to protect the structural integrity of lightweight automobiles. Adhesives are also widely used in automotive applications, ranging from small sensors to car chassis. As a result, the market for automotive adhesives and sealants is expected to rise due to rising demand and manufacturing of lightweight automobiles.

Marketing Restraining Factor:

Fluctuating Raw Material Prices and Evolving Consumer Demands

When it comes to defining the cost structure of their goods, adhesive producers look at the price and availability of raw materials. Plastic resins, inorganic chemicals, industrial inorganic chemicals, and refined petroleum products are among the raw materials utilized by the adhesive sector. The majority of these basic materials are petroleum-based compounds that are susceptible to commodity price volatility. In recent years, crude oil prices have been extremely volatile. This price change is mostly due to increased worldwide demand and upheaval in the Middle East. Additionally, constant developments in the making of hybrid and electric vehicles have made it difficult for adhesive makers to keep up with shifting end-user expectations.

Automotive Adhesives Market Share and Industry Analysis Report 2020

Resin Type Outlook

Based on Resin Type, the market is segmented into Polyamide, Polyurethane, Silyl Modified Polymers (SMP), Silicone, Epoxy, Acrylics, and Others. The polyurethane segment witnessed a significant revenue share in the automotive adhesives market in 2020. It is the most ubiquitous resin used in the manufacturing of automobile adhesives and sealants. Their unique characteristic is that they are thermosetting polymers which don't melt when heated and are generated when isocyanate and polyol combine. The most often used adhesives are polyurethane adhesives, which provide extraordinarily strong bonding. They also have a high level of resistance to heat, moisture, and chemicals.

Technology Outlook

Based on Technology, the market is segmented into Water Based, Pressure Sensitive, Solvent Based, Hot Melt, and Others. The hot melt segment recorded a substantial revenue share in the automotive adhesives market in 2020. In terms of revenue, hot melt is one of the industry's fastest-growing technological sectors. Due to its capacity to produce a superior bond and great resistance to heat, moisture, and chemicals, hot melts based on reactive polyurethane are gaining acceptance in the automobile industry. In addition, when compared to water-based and solvent-based products, the usage of hot melts in the automotive industry speeds up the manufacturing process.

Vehicle Type Outlook

Based on Vehicle Type, the market is segmented into Passenger Vehicle, Light Commercial Vehicle, and Heavy Commercial Vehicle. The passenger vehicle segment acquired the largest revenue share in the automotive adhesives market in 2020. Passenger automobiles are the most frequent means of transportation in industrialized countries, and their use is growing in underdeveloped countries as per capita income rises. The passenger vehicle sector has benefited from the emergence of vehicle financing, in which customers are given loans to purchase vehicles. In most developing countries, owning a passenger automobile is also seen as a show of social standing. The existence of the aforementioned trends, as well as the anticipated rise of passenger automobiles in developing nations, has fueled demand for automotive adhesives over the forecast period.

Application Outlook

Based on Vehicle Type Application, the market is segmented into Body-in-White (BIW), Powertrain, Paint Shop, and Assembly. The body-in-white segment acquired the highest revenue share in the automotive adhesives market in 2020. Increased electric vehicle sales are a primary driver of the body-in-white segment's growth, since these vehicles require lightweight solutions in the form of materials and production methods in order to obtain higher battery mileage. The majority of body-in-white component manufacturers have provided new light weight solutions for their clients that comply with EV manufacturing safety regulations.

Automotive Adhesives Market Report Coverage
Report Attribute Details
Market size value in 2020 USD 4.6 Billion
Market size forecast in 2027 USD 6.3 Billion
Base Year 2020
Historical Period 2017 to 2019
Forecast Period 2021 to 2027
Revenue Growth Rate CAGR of 4.9% from 2021 to 2027
Number of Pages 303
Number of Tables 514
Report coverage Market Trends, Revenue Estimation and Forecast, Segmentation Analysis, Regional and Country Breakdown, Competitive Landscape, Companies Strategic Developments, Company Profiling
Segments covered Resin Type, Technology, Vehicle Type, Application, Region
Country scope US, Canada, Mexico, Germany, UK, France, Russia, Spain, Italy, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Brazil, Argentina, UAE, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Nigeria
Growth Drivers
  • Increase in Demand for Autonomous Electric Vehicles
  • Growth in Market Demand for Lightweight Vehicles and Increase in Vehicle Safety Standards
  • Fluctuating Raw Material Prices and Evolving Consumer Demands

Regional Outlook

Based on Regions, the market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America, Middle East & Africa. Asia-Pacific procured a substantial revenue share in the automotive adhesives market in 2020. The rising focus of automobile manufacturers on technological developments and the implementation of automotive fuel efficiency policies in various countries are the primary trends observed in the APAC automotive adhesives market. The rising use of lightweight materials in vehicle manufacturing and increasing vehicle production in APAC are the primary drivers identified in the APAC automotive adhesives market. Due to expanding application sectors in the automotive sector, the Asia-Pacific automotive adhesives market caters to a high demand for automotive adhesives, which provide safety, rigidity, and design flexibility in automobiles. Massive usage and manufacturing of automobiles and its components in China, Japan, Korea, India, and other countries would support this regional market.

Free Valuable Insights: Global Automotive Adhesives Market size to reach USD 6.3 Billion by 2027

KBV Cardinal Matrix - Automotive Adhesives Market Competition Analysis

Automotive Adhesives Market - Competitive Landscape and Trends by Forecast 2027

The major strategies followed by the market participants are Product Launches. Based on the Analysis presented in the Cardinal matrix; 3M Company and Illinois Tool Works, Inc. are the forerunners in the Automotive Adhesives Market. Companies such as Huntsman Corporation, Sika AG, PPG Industries, Inc. are some of the key innovators in the Market.

The market research report covers the analysis of key stake holders of the market. Key companies profiled in the report include Sika AG, Henkel AG & Company, KGaA, 3M Company, DuPont de Nemours, Inc., Huntsman Corporation, Dymax Corporation, Arkema S.A., PPG Industries, Inc., H.B. Fuller Company, and Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

Recent Strategies Deployed in Automotive Adhesives Market

  • Jan-2022: DuPont Interconnect Solutions launched Pyralux HP, a laminate adhesive system. The product offers an engineered solution particularly designed for Printed Circuit boards and Original Equipment Manufacturers to fulfill the need for high-reliability and high-performance applications in the market such as networking, telecommunications, aerospace, military, and medical. Additionally, Pyralux HP consists of superior insertion loss performance with improved processing and functionality.
  • Nov-2021: Dymax launched 2000-MW series of light-curable adhesives. The product is particularly designed to acclamation consumer needs as well as market trends with the rapidly developing medical wearable device market. Additionally, these devices are TPO and IBOA free, which are the main concern for skin irritation.
  • Oct-2021: Dymax Corporation came into a partnership with PVA, a provider of management consulting services. Under this partnership, PVA would be the new supplier of Dymax materials for North America. This partnership aimed to overpass the gaps between formulations and robotics, providing consumers a single source for automated curing, coating, dispense, and materials solutions.
  • May-2021: Sika took over sealants and adhesives business in Japan. This acquisition aimed to improve Sika’s market approach in all major Japanese OEMs, particularly the product offering for sealing and bonding applications in the Japanese construction industry.
  • Apr-2021: DuPont expanded its geographical footprint by building its manufacturing facility in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province in East China. This expansion would develop adhesives to provide consumers in the transportation industry, to support two industries such as vehicle electrification lightweight and applications.
  • Dec-2020: Huntsman Corporation completed the acquisition of Gabriel Performance Products, a North American specialty chemical manufacturer. Under this acquisition, Gabriel Performance Products expanded its offering of specialty products as well as an addition to new CVC Thermoset Specialties. Additionally, the product would improve competitiveness as well as top-notch business formulation by enhancing capabilities to develop differentiation in consumers' applications.
  • Oct-2020: H.B. Fuller introduced GorillaPro also known as the Gorilla Professional Grade line. The product line includes an exclusive variety of Professional Grade MRO Industrial adhesives, lubricants, and sealants which are available in Canada and the United States.
  • Sep-2020: Huntsman Advanced Materials introduced ARALDITE 2000, an Adhesive Core Range. This launch aimed to help enterprises around every sector virtually to increase productivity by enclosing up to 80% of all bonding needs, from composing high-performance products to repairs in tough conditions. Additionally, the Adhesive Core Range consists of nine high-performance adhesives that can clarify product selection, diminish stock-keeping unit inventory and decrease worker training.
  • Nov-2019: H.B. Fuller came into a partnership with Bemis Associates, 110-year-old adhesives and specialty Films Company based in Shirley. Together, the companies aimed to launch Sewfree, a revolutionary bonding solution. Additionally, the product provides H.B. Fuller’s durability in inventive analytical together with Bemis’s unequaled character for superior textile bonding solutions.
  • Oct-2019: PPG Industries introduced an advanced automotive adhesives and sealants laboratory. This launch would play a crucial role in establishing next-generation sealants and adhesives used for electric and autonomous vehicles.

Scope of the Study

Market Segments Covered in the Report:

By Resin Type

  • Polyamide
  • Polyurethane
  • Silyl Modified Polymers (SMP)
  • Silicone
  • Epoxy
  • Acrylics
  • Others

By Technology

  • Water Based
  • Pressure Sensitive
  • Solvent Based
  • Hot Melt
  • Others

By Vehicle Type

  • Passenger Vehicle
  • Light Commercial Vehicle
  • Heavy Commercial Vehicle

By Application

  • Body-in-White (BIW)
  • Powertrain
  • Paint Shop
  • Assembly

By Geography

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
    • Rest of North America
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Russia
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • South Korea
    • Singapore
    • Malaysia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Nigeria
    • Rest of LAMEA

Key Market Players

List of Companies Profiled in the Report:

  • Sika AG
  • Henkel AG & Company, KGaA
  • 3M Company
  • DuPont de Nemours, Inc.
  • Huntsman Corporation
  • Dymax Corporation
  • Arkema S.A.
  • PPG Industries, Inc.
  • H.B. Fuller Company
  • Illinois Tool Works, Inc.
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Frequently Asked Questions About This Report

The global automotive adhesives market size is expected to reach $6.3 billion by 2027.

Increase in Demand for Autonomous Electric Vehicles are driving the market in coming years, however, fluctuating raw material prices and evolving consumer demands limited the growth of the market.

Sika AG, Henkel AG & Company, KGaA, 3M Company, DuPont de Nemours, Inc., Huntsman Corporation, Dymax Corporation, Arkema S.A., PPG Industries, Inc., H.B. Fuller Company, and Illinois Tool Works, Inc.

The authorities lockdown initiative resulted in a temporary shutdown of the automobile and transportation sectors. The growth of the automotive adhesives market was significantly hampered as a result of this.

The Polyamide segment acquired maximum revenue share in the Global Automotive Adhesives Market by Resin Type in 2020, thereby, achieving a market value of $1.3 billion by 2027.

The Asia Pacific market dominated the Global Automotive Adhesives Market by Region in 2020, and would continue to be a dominant market till 2027.



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