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Automotive Adhesives Market Trends

ID: MRFR//1910-HCR | 140 Pages | Author: Chitranshi Jaiswal| July 2024

Global Automotive Adhesives Market Overview


The Automotive Adhesives Market Size was valued at USD 4.7 Billion in 2022. The Automotive Adhesives industry is projected to grow from USD 4.89 Billion in 2023 to USD 8.42 Billion by 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.90% during the forecast period (2023 - 2030). The adhesive is a compact weight component that is used as a binding element for many materials. Adhesives have high use in the automotive market. For closures and structural modules, the use of adhesives is crucial. The weight of the vehicle is significantly reduced through the use of this component. Lateral, front and rear body stiffness increases, and enhancing crash performance is possible. Other benefits of these adhesives are reducing noise, harshness, and vibration in the vehicle.Automotive Adhesives Market OverviewSource: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Automotive Adhesives Market Trends




  • The growing trend of customization of vehicles is boosting the market growth.




The automotive adhesives market has escalating demand from developing nations. The Asia Pacific plays a crucial role in the rising demand of the market. The demand from the Asia Pacific region is a crucial driver of this market. According to the china adhesives association, it is a leading market leader in this product. In terms of demand and production, this country stands high among its competitors.


Demand from this key region is expanding overall automotive adhesives market demand. The need and spending on adhesives are high. It favors the overall growth of automotive adhesives in China. Further, demand from Japan is another crucial driver of the market. The need for eco-friendly automotive adhesives is higher in this region. In this region, the government has imposed VOC restrictions.


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Additionally, The rising scope for autonomous EVs is brought promising market growth opportunities. Autonomous electric vehicles are driverless and robotic. They come with self-driving features that are beneficial in smart cities. Many countries are localizing the use of autonomous vehicles. By the year 2030, most vehicles are expected to be autonomous.


These vehicles are known as the most reliable and affordable transport. The high-end driver assistance system of these vehicles contains many features. Advanced radar, cameras, and sensors are some of the crucial parts of this vehicle. Today, the adoption rate of these vehicles is 20%. However, in the next few years, the adoption rate is massive. Autonomous vehicles require various types of adhesives.


Automotive Adhesives Market Segment Insights


Automotive Adhesives Resin Insights


The Automotive Adhesives market segmentation, based on Resin, includes Acrylic, Cyanoacrylate, Epoxy, Polyurethane, Silicone, and VAE/EVA. Polyurethane is growing fast due to These being commonly used for the structural bonding of various automotive parts, including body panels, glass, and interiors. They offer excellent bonding strength, flexibility, and resistance to impact and temperature changes.


Automotive Adhesives Technology Insights


Based on Technology, the Automotive Adhesives market segmentation includes Hot Melt, Reactive, Sealants, Solvent-borne, UV Cured Adhesives, and Water-borne. Reactive adhesives are two-part systems that cure when mixed, providing a high-strength, durable bond that can withstand extreme conditions such as high temperatures, humidity, and chemicals. Reactive adhesives are commonly used in structural bonding applications in the automotive industry, including body panels, doors, roofs, and frames. The growth of the reactive adhesives segment is driven by factors such as increasing demand for lightweight and fuel-efficient vehicles, growing use of composites and plastics in the automotive industry, and rising focus on improving vehicle safety and durability. Additionally, advancements in adhesive technology, such as the development of new curing agents and additives, are further driving the growth of the reactive adhesives segment in the automotive industry.


Figure 2: Automotive Adhesives Market, by Technology, 2023 & 2030 (USD Billion)Automotive Adhesives Market, by TechnologySource: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


Automotive Adhesives Regional Insights


By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The Asia Pacific holds the highest revenue share of the Automotive Adhesives market in which China, India, and Southeast Asian countries are the leading contributors. The growth in this region is attributed the due to the increasing demand for vehicles in emerging economies such as China and India, the growing trend of lightweight and electric vehicles, and the rising investments in R&D for new adhesive technologies.


Figure 3: AUTOMOTIVE ADHESIVES MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2023 (%)AUTOMOTIVE ADHESIVES MARKET SHARE BY REGIONSource: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database, and Analyst Review


The North American automotive adhesives market is driven by the high demand for lightweight and fuel-efficient vehicles, stringent government regulations on vehicle emissions, and growing investments in R&D for new adhesive technologies.


The European automotive adhesives market is driven by the growing use of composites and plastics in the automotive industry, increasing focus on sustainability and environmental regulations, and rising demand for electric vehicles.


Automotive Adhesives Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Major market players are spending a lot of money on R&D to increase their product lines, which will help the Automotive Adhesives market grow even more. Market participants are also taking a range of strategic initiatives to grow their worldwide footprint, with key market developments such as new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, and collaboration with other organizations. Competitors in the Automotive Adhesives industry must offer cost-effective items to expand and survive in an increasingly competitive and rising market environment.


The major market players are investing a lot of money in R&D to expand their product lines, which will spur further market growth for Automotive Adhesives. With significant market development like new product releases, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, and collaboration with other organizations, market participants are also undertaking various strategic activities to expand their presence. To grow and thrive in a market climate that is becoming more competitive and growing, competitors in the Automotive Adhesives industry must offer affordable products.


Manufacturing locally to cut operating costs is one of the main business tactics manufacturers use in the Automotive Adhesives industry to benefit customers and expand the market sector. The Automotive Adhesives market has recently given medicine some of the most important advantages. Major Automotive Adhesives market players, including 3M (US), Henkel & Co. KGaA (Germany), H.B. Fuller Company (US), BASF SE (Germany), Bostik (US), and others, are attempting to increase market demand by funding R&D initiatives.


3M (formerly Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing) is a technology company that provides product development, manufacturing, and marketing. It operates through four business segments: Safety and Industrial, Transportation and Electronics, Health Care, and Consumer. The Safety and Industrial segment specializes in personal safety, industrial adhesives and tapes, abrasives, closure and masking systems, and electrical markets.


Also, Henkel is a company that engages in laundry and home care, beauty care, and adhesive technology businesses. It offers heavy-duty and specialty detergents, fabric softeners, laundry performance enhancers, laundry care products, dishwashing products, cleaners for bathroom and WC applications, hair cosmetics, products for body, skin, and oral care, and products for the professional hair salon business.


Key Companies in the Automotive Adhesives market include




  • 3M (US)




  • Henkel & Co. KGaA (Germany)




  • H.B. Fuller Company (US)




  • BASF SE (Germany)




  • Bostik (US)




  • Illinois Tool Works Inc. (US)




  • DowDuPont (US)




  • Sika AG (Switzerland)




  • PPG Industries (US)




  • Solvay S.A (Belgium)




  • Jowat AG (Germany)




  • Akzo Nobel N.V. (the Netherlands)




Automotive Adhesives Industry Developments


August 2023: Dow announced the launch of its new VORANOL CP1100 polyol, which is designed for use in the production of high-performance automotive adhesives. The polyol is said to offer excellent adhesion, flexibility, and durability, and is well-suited for use in a variety of automotive applications, including bonding lightweight materials, sealing components, and attaching trim.


September 2023: Sika is the launch of its new SikaForce-7760 structural adhesive, which is designed for bonding lightweight materials in electric vehicles and other automotive applications. The adhesive is said to offer high strength and durability, as well as excellent resistance to chemicals and temperature extremes.


September 2023: Henkel announced the acquisition of the automotive adhesives business of Lord Corporation. The acquisition is said to strengthen Henkel's position in the automotive adhesives market and expand its portfolio of products and services.


Automotive Adhesives Market Segmentation


Automotive Adhesives Resin Outlook




  • Acrylic




  • Cyanoacrylate




  • Epoxy




  • Polyurethane




  • Silicone




  • VAE/EVA




Automotive Adhesives Technology Outlook




  • Hot Melt




  • Reactive




  • Sealants




  • Solvent-borne




  • UV Cured Adhesives




  • Water-borne




Automotive Adhesives Regional Outlook




  • North America




    • US




    • Canada






  • Europe




    • Germany




    • France




    • UK




    • Italy




    • Spain




    • Rest of Europe






  • Asia-Pacific




    • China




    • Japan




    • India




    • Australia




    • South Korea




    • Australia




    • Rest of Asia-Pacific






  • Rest of the World




    • Middle East




    • Africa




    • Latin America





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