Hot Melt Adhesives Market Research Report—Global Forecast till 2030

Hot Melt Adhesives Market Research Report Information By Type (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate, Polyolefin, Polyamide, Polypropylene, Polyurethane, Others), By Application (Food Packaging, Buildings & Construction, Wood Working, Carton-Sealing, General Consumer Packaging, Electronics, Others), And By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, And Rest Of The World) – Market Forecast Till 2030.

ID: MRFR/CnM/3219-CR | 100 Pages | Author: Priya Nagrale | October 2022         

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Global Hot Melt Adhesives Market Overview


The Hot Melt Adhesives Market Size was valued at USD 9.11 Billion in 2022. The Hot Melt Adhesives industry is projected to grow from USD 9.57 Billion in 2023 to USD 12.79 Billion by 2030, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.33% during the forecast period (2023 - 2030). Hot melt adhesives, also known as hot glue or thermoplastic adhesives, are a type of adhesive that is applied in a molten state and solidifies upon cooling to form a strong bond. Hot melt adhesives are composed of thermoplastic materials, such as polyamides, polyolefins, polyesters, and ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA), which are melted and applied to a surface in a liquid or semi-liquid state. Hot melt adhesives are widely used in a variety of industries, such as packaging, woodworking, construction, and automotive manufacturing, for bonding a wide range of materials, including plastics, wood, metal, and textiles. They are often preferred over other types of adhesives, such as solvent-based or water-based adhesives, due to their fast-setting time, high bond strength, and ease of use.
Global Hot Melt Adhesives Market Overview


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


Hot Melt Adhesives Market Trends




  • Increasing demand from the packaging sector




The need for premium hot-melt adhesives is being driven by the increasing use of intelligent, sustainable, consumer-based, and environmentally friendly packaging solutions. To lessen their carbon impact, paper packaging is becoming more and more common. Customized wrapping is also becoming more and more popular, and the market for pre-packaged goods and beverages is expanding. Moreover, the packaging sector employs delicate materials for wrapping applications, including cardboard, paper, cartons, and plastics. Low-temperature hot-melt adhesives are required for the effective bonding of these sensitive components. Low-temperature hot-melt adhesives come highly recommended since they are economical, energy-efficient, and help keep manufacturing equipment in good condition for less money in maintenance expenditures. Those factors are projected to fuel market expansion during the projected period.


Hot Melt Adhesives Market Segment Insights


Hot Melt Adhesives Type Insights


The market segmentation, based on Type, includes Ethylene Vinyl Acetate, Polyolefin, Polyamide, Polypropylene, Polyurethane, and Others. The Ethylene Vinyl Acetate segment may dominate the market. Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) is a copolymer adhesive used in a variety of sectors such as packaging, assembly, paper, and automotive. The major attributes driving market expansion include excellent adhesion, high mechanical strength, paraffin solubility, and great flexibility.


Hot Melt Adhesives Application Insights


Based on Application, the global market segmentation includes Food Packaging, Buildings & Construction, Wood Working, Carton-Sealing, General Consumer Packaging, Electronics, and Others. the general consumer packaging application was one of the major applications of hot melt adhesives, and it was expected to continue to hold a significant share of the market in the forecast period. The general consumer packaging application covers a wide range of products, including personal care products, household goods, and non-food items. Hot melt adhesives are widely used in the general consumer packaging industry for bonding a variety of materials, such as plastics, paper, and cardboard. The demand for hot melt adhesives in this application is driven by factors such as the increasing demand for packaged consumer products, the need for efficient and cost-effective packaging solutions, and the regulatory requirements for safe and sustainable packaging.


Figure 2: Hot Melt Adhesives Market, by Type, 2022 & 2030 (USD Billion)


Hot Melt Adhesives Market, by Type, 2022 & 2030


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


Hot Melt Adhesives Regional Insights


By region, the study provides market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World. The largest market share was accounted for by Asia-Pacific. Due to the increased involvement of different electronic product manufacturing businesses in the area across nations like China, South Korea, India, Japan, and more, it is predicted that the market in the Asia Pacific would expand at the quickest rate. Also, on a global basis, rising automotive industry developments and an increase in the number of cars on the road are expected to reflect sustained growth in demand for hot melt adhesives over the short term.


Figure 3: HOT MELT ADHESIVES MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (%)
HOT MELT ADHESIVES MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


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


Hot Melt Adhesives Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


The major market players are investing a lot of money in R&D to expand their product lines, which will spur further market growth. 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 global presence. To grow and thrive in a market climate that is becoming more competitive and growing, competitors in the Hot Melt Adhesives industry must offer affordable products.


Manufacturing locally to cut operating costs is one of the main business tactics manufacturers use in the global Hot Melt Adhesives industry to benefit customers and expand the market sector. Major market players, including Henkel AG & Co, Huntsman International, Arkema, The 3M Company, Dow Corning Corporation, and others, are attempting to increase market demand by funding R&D initiatives.


Henkel is a multinational corporation that operates in the laundry and home care, cosmetic care, and adhesive technology industries. It sells heavy-duty and specialty detergents, fabric softeners, laundry performance boosters, laundry care products, dishwashing products, cleansers for bathroom and WC applications, hair cosmetics, body, skin, and dental care products, and items for professional hair salons. In addition, the firm offers industrial and specialty adhesives, sealants, and functional coatings.


The Huntsman Company produces unique organic chemical compounds. The company operates in the Polyurethanes, Performance Products, Advanced Materials, and Textile Effects areas. The company sells polyurethane chemicals, performance goods such as amines and maleic anhydride, high-tech materials such as epoxy and acrylic and polyurethane-based polymer products, textile dyes and inks, and chemicals for use in textiles. Its products are utilized in a variety of industries, including adhesives, aerospace, automotive, construction, personal care, and hygiene, durable and non-durable consumer goods, electronics, insulation, medical, packaging, coatings, and construction, power generation, refining, synthetic fiber, textile chemicals, and dye industries.


Key Companies in the Hot Melt Adhesives market include



  • Henkel AG & Co

  • Huntsman International

  • Arkema

  • The 3M Company

  • Dow Corning Corporation

  • B. Fuller Company

  • Sika

  • RPM International Inc

  • The Dow Chemical Company

  • Jowat


Hot Melt Adhesives Industry Developments


February 2022: Arkema announced the acquisition of PMP in China Shanghai Zhiguan Polymer Materials (PMP), which specialized in hot-melt adhesives for the consumer electronics market.


In April 2021: B. Fuller introduced two compostable adhesive solutions for the flexible packaging market. The products include SF1000CP/XR2000CP and WB1200CP/XR2200CP solutions to its Flextra Evolution brand.


In March 2021: B. Fuller announced the launch of a series of products free of epoxy silane, commonly known as, e.g., Glymo, within its Flextra range of adhesives for flexible packaging. The leading adhesive provider confirmed that this range does not contain organotin or BPA, and specific grades are free of cyclic esters.


Hot Melt Adhesives Market Segmentation


Hot Melt Adhesives Type Outlook



Hot Melt Adhesives Application Outlook



  • Food Packaging

  • Buildings & Construction

  • Wood Working

  • Carton-Sealing

  • General Consumer Packaging

  • Electronics

  • Others


Hot Melt 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



Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 9.11 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 9.57 Billion
Market Size 2030 USD 12.79 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 4.33% (2023-2030)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2018 & 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Million)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Application, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S, Canada, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Henkel AG & Co, Huntsman International, Arkema, The 3M Company, Dow Corning Corporation, H.B. Fuller Company, Sika, RPM International Inc, The Dow Chemical Company, Jowat
Key Market Opportunities Rising development of bio-based hot-melt adhesives Increasing packaging and non-woven application in Asia-pacific and Latin America
Key Market Dynamics Surging demand from the packaging industry Growing demand for adhesives for circuit boards




Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Hot Melt Adhesives Market size was valued at USD 9.11 Billion in 2022.

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.33% during the forecast period, 2023-2030.

Asia Pacific had the largest share of the Hot Melt Adhesives Market.

The key players in the market are Henkel AG & Co, Huntsman International, Arkema, The 3M Company, Dow Corning Corporation, H.B. Fuller Company, Sika, RPM International Inc, The Dow Chemical Company, and Jowat.

The Ethylene Vinyl Acetate category dominated the market in 2022.

General Consumer Packaging had the largest share in the global market for Hot Melt Adhesives.

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