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Specialty Tapes Market Research Report Information By Resin Type (Acrylic, Rubber, Silicone, And Others), By Backing Material (Polyvinyl Chloride, Woven/Non-woven, Paper, Polyester, Foam, Polypropylene, Metal, Glass Cloth, Polyethylene, And Others), By Application (Electric and Electronics, Healthcare, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Paper & printing, Building & Construction, Retail & Graphics, Aerospace & Defense, Marine, And Others) And By Region (North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, And Rest Of The World) –Market Forecast Till 2032


ID: MRFR/CnM/6812-HCR | 111 Pages | Author: Anshula Mandaokar| July 2024

Global Specialty Tapes Market Overview


The Specialty Tapes Market Size was valued at USD 39 Billion in 2023. The Specialty Tapes industry is projected to grow from USD 41.34 Billion in 2024 to USD 62.17 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.23% during the forecast period (2024 - 2032). The rise in chronic diseases, technological improvements, and companies in the building and automobile industries are the significant market drivers augmenting the growth of the market.


Specialty Tapes Market


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


Specialty Tapes Market Trends




  • Specialty tape usage is growing across various end-use industries, driving market growth




Specialty tapes are utilized in end-use sectors such as electrical & electronics, healthcare & hygiene, automotive, paper & printing, building & construction and retail & graphics. The market is anticipated to be driven by the expanding applications for specialty tapes. Specialty tapes are being used more frequently in the electrical and electronics industries due to the trend towards flatter and microelectronic devices. A similar trend is expected in the specialty tapes market for healthcare & hygiene end-use industries. The aging of the population and the spread of chronic diseases are attributed to this growth. In addition, there is an increase in demand for in-vitro diagnostics, hydrophilic films, transdermal drug delivery patches, and oral dissolvable films in the healthcare market. Furthermore, in areas like APAC, South America, and the Middle East, the building and construction sector is one of the fastest-growing end-use industries for specialty tapes. HVAC, glazing, reduction, and insulation in the building and construction sectors drive the market for these tapes.


Specialty tapes are frequently utilized as an alternate technique for securing and fastening materials, goods and components in various fields and applications. Specialty tapes are a great substitute for conventional fixing and fastening techniques like screws, bolts and adhesives since they offer strong and dependable bonding. These tapes are made to adhere well to a variety of substrates, including composites, metals, glass, and plastics. There are many different kinds of specialty tapes, including foam, high-performance, and double-sided tapes. Due to its adaptability, the tape can be easily chosen for a specific purpose, resulting in a strong and long-lasting binding. Specialty tapes can speed up assembly because there is no need to wait for screws or bolts to tighten or for adhesives to dry. This may lead to higher productivity and cheaper labor. Specialty tapes are a flexible and efficient substitute for traditional methods of fixing and fastening materials and goods. They have several advantages over traditional methods, including strong bonding, adaptability, time and labor savings, cost-effectiveness, and aesthetic appeal.


Specialty Tapes Market Segment Insights


Specialty Tapes Resin Type Insights


The Specialty Tapes market segmentation, based on resin type, includes Acrylic, Rubber, Silicone, and Others. The acrylic segment is expected to lead the Specialty Tapes market during the forecast period. Acrylic polymers are the adhesive substance used in acrylic tapes, a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) tape type. Due to their exceptional qualities, they are widely utilized in various sectors and applications. Acrylic tapes offer a stable and strong connection, making them appropriate for various applications. They may stick to many substrates, such as composites, metals, glass, and plastics.


The Rubber segment is expected to be the fastest-growing segment of the Specialty Tapes market during the forecast period. Rubber tapes are utilized in the automobile sector for several purposes, including electrical insulation, sealing, and masking. Rubber tapes are used in the electrical and electronics industries for cable bundling, electrical insulation, and dust and moisture safety.


Figure 1:  Specialty Tapes Market, by Resin Type, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)Specialty Tapes Market, by Resin Type, 2022 & 2032


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


Specialty Tapes Backing Material Insights


The Specialty Tapes market segmentation, based on backing material, includes Polyvinyl Chloride, Woven/Non-woven, Paper, Polyester, Foam, Polypropylene, Metal, Glass Cloth, Polyethylene, and Others. The polyvinyl chloride category is expected to hold the major share of the Specialty Tapes market over the forecast period. PVC tapes are suitable for use in applications where a conformable bond is required since they are flexible and can conform to uneven shapes and surfaces. PVC tapes are utilized in the healthcare sector for a variety of purposes, including the manufacture of medical devices, surgical drapes, and wound care.


Specialty Tapes Application Insights


The Specialty Tapes market segmentation, based on application, includes Electric and Electronics, Healthcare, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Paper & printing, Building & Construction, Retail & Graphics, Aerospace & Defense, Marine, and Others. The electric and electronics category is expected to hold the major share of the Specialty Tapes market over the forecast period. In electronic devices and equipment, specialty tapes are utilized for bonding and sealing tasks such as connecting parts to printed circuit boards, fastening connectors, and attaching displays.


The Healthcare segment is expected to be the fastest-growing segment of the Specialty Tapes market during the forecast period. Specialty tapes provide the healthcare sector with a host of advantages, such as increased patient comfort, less infection risk, and greater functionality of medical equipment. They come in a variety of materials and shapes to suit different applications and are created to meet the demanding standards of the sector.


Specialty Tapes Regional Insights


By region, the analysis offers market insights into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Rest of the World. The North American Specialty Tapes market is anticipated to lead the market throughout the forecast period. Various laws and guidelines, such as those issued by the FDA and EPA, govern the specialty tapes industry in North America. The market is expanding as a result of the favorable regulatory environment because manufacturers must abide by these rules in order to produce items that are both safe and of high quality.


Further, the key countries considered in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Spain, Italy, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Brazil, and Australia.


Figure 2:  SPECIALTY TAPES MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)SPECIALTY TAPES MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


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


Europe Specialty Tapes market accounts for the second-highest market share. The e-commerce sector's expansion is boosting demand for specialty tapes for use in packing and shipping. The demand for premium, long-lasting, and dependable packaging tapes is rising as more people purchase online. Further, the German Specialty Tapes market held the largest market share, and the UK Specialty Tapes market was the fastest-growing market in the European region.


The Asia Pacific Specialty Tapes Market is expected to grow at the fastest CAGR from 2023 to 2032. The region has seen an increase in electronics industry and construction activity. For instance, during the past three years, the electronics assembly market in nations like India and Vietnam has experienced double-digit growth. Moreover, China’s Specialty Tapes market held the largest market share, and the Indian Specialty Tapes market was the fastest-growing market in the Asia Pacific region.


Specialty Tapes Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Due to significant R&D efforts undertaken by leading industry companies to broaden their product lines, the market for specialty tapes is growing. Significant market improvements include the introduction of new products, agreements, mergers and acquisitions, increased investments, and collaboration with other organizations. Important industry players are also carefully preparing various activities to increase their footprint abroad. The Specialty Tapes sector must offer products at competitive prices to expand and thrive in today's increasingly challenging and competitive market environment.


One of the main strategies used by manufacturers to serve clients and expand the market sector in the Specialty Tapes market is local production to reduce operating costs. Recently, the Specialty Tapes industry has considerably benefited the Electric and Electronics sector. Major corporations in the Specialty Tapes market, including Nitto Denko Corporation (Japan), 3M (US), Tesa Tapes Private Limited (India), LINTEC Corporation (Japan), and others, are trying to surge market demand by spending on research and development processes.


As an international corporation, tesa creates cutting-edge adhesive tapes and self-adhesive system solutions for a range of markets, business clients, and end users. Hamburg, Germany, saw the dawn of the technological sticky tape era 125 years ago. More than 7000 tesa adhesive solutions are now available to aid our clients' business, goods, or daily life. Nowadays, energy-saving techniques and sustainability are the main concerns. Tesa makes investments in the creation of green products, the use of solvent-free manufacturing techniques, and the utilization of renewable energy sources at its facilities. Tesa has a presence in 100 nations and runs manufacturing facilities in Germany, Italy, China, the USA, and soon Vietnam as well. Six new aluminum foil tapes from tesa SE were released in January 2019 and came with or without a liner. Tesa 50525, Tesa 50565, and Tesa 50575 are among the available items. These tapes are applied to freezer liners in refrigerators and other appliances to improve heat transfer.


Industrial goods and services are produced and distributed by 3M. Advanced materials, display materials and systems, home care, home renovation, stationery and office, personal safety, roofing granules, closure and masking systems, and other goods are among the company's product offerings. In addition, 3M provides various solutions for the medical, dental care, consumer health, food safety, and health information systems industries. It provides services to clients in a number of sectors, including consumer goods, healthcare, automotive, electronics, and safety. In the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, the corporation has manufacturing and converting operations. St. Paul, Minnesota, in the US, serves as the home base for 3M. In the second half of 2019, 3M purchased Acelity Inc. (US) in October. Acelity, a renowned top supplier of cutting-edge wound care technologies and solutions generated USD 1.5 billion in sales in 2018. This acquisition strengthens 3M's Medical Solutions division, expands its Health Care business, and advances the company's growth plan to provide complete, cutting-edge, and surgical wound care solutions.


Key Companies in the Specialty Tapes market include



  • Nitto Denko Corporation (Japan)

  • 3M (US)

  • Tesa Tapes Private Limited (India)

  • LINTEC Corporation (Japan)

  • Avery Dennison Corporation (US)

  • Scapa Group Plc (UK)

  • Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) (US)

  • Berry (US)

  • Saint-Gobain (France)

  • Lohmann GmbH & Co.KG (Germany)

  • NICHIBAN Co. Ltd (Japan)

  • DermaMed Coatings Company, LLC (US)

  • Specialty Tapes STM (US)

  • ECHOtape (US)


Specialty Tapes Industry Developments


February 2023: A medical tape from 3M that can last up to four weeks was introduced. It is a pressure-sensitive adhesive tape that facilitates remote monitoring.


January 2019: Six new grades of aluminum foil tapes for use in consumer electronics, such as refrigerators, were introduced by tesa SE, a German provider of self-adhesive products & solutions. These tapes are used to seal the liners of the freezers in refrigerators for improved heat transfer.


Specialty Tapes Market Segmentation


Specialty Tapes Resin Type Outlook



  • Acrylic

  • Rubber

  • Silicone

  • Others


Specialty Tapes Backing Material Outlook



  • Polyvinyl Chloride

  • Woven/Non-woven

  • Paper

  • Polyester

  • Foam

  • Polypropylene

  • Metal

  • Glass Cloth

  • Polyethylene

  • Others


Specialty Tapes Application Outlook



  • Electric and Electronics

  • Healthcare

  • Automotive

  • Consumer Goods

  • Paper & printing

  • Building & Construction

  • Retail & Graphics

  • Aerospace & Defense

  • Marine

  • Others


Specialty Tapes 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 Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2023 USD 39 Billion
Market Size 2024 USD 41.34 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 62.17 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 5.23% (2024-2032)
Base Year 2023
Market Forecast Period 2024-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Resin Type, Backing Material, Application, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The US, Canada, France, German, UK, Italy, Spain, Japan, China, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Nitto Denko Corporation (Japan), 3M (US), Tesa Tapes Private Limited (India), LINTEC Corporation (Japan), Avery Dennison Corporation (US), Scapa Group Plc (UK), Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) (US), Berry Inc. (US), Saint-Gobain (France), Lohmann GmbH & Co.KG (Germany), NICHIBAN Co. Ltd (Japan), DermaMed Coatings Company, LLC (US), Specialty Tapes STM (US) and ECHOtape (US)
Key Market Opportunities Specialty tape usage is growing across a variety of end-use industries
Key Market Dynamics The rise in chronic diseases, technological improvements, and companies in the building and automobile industries


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Specialty Tapes market size was valued at USD 39 Billion in 2023.

The Specialty Tapes market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.23% during the forecast period, 2024-2032.

North America had the largest share of the Specialty Tapes market

The key players in the Specialty Tapes market are Nitto Denko Corporation (Japan), 3M (US), Tesa Tapes Private Limited (India), LINTEC Corporation (Japan), Avery Dennison Corporation (US), Scapa Group Plc (UK), Intertape Polymer Group (IPG) (US), Berry  Inc. (US), Saint-Gobain (France), Lohmann GmbH & Co.KG (Germany), NICHIBAN Co. Ltd (Japan), DermaMed Coatings Company, LLC (US), Specialty Tapes STM (US) and ECHOtape (US).

The Acrylic category dominated the Specialty Tapes market in 2023.

Polyvinyl Chloride had the largest share of the Specialty Tapes market.

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