Water-Based Adhesive Market Research Report - Forecast till 2030

Water-Based Adhesive Market Information by Resin Type (PVA Emulsion, PAE, VAE Emulsion, SB latex, PUD, VAA), Application (Tapes & Labels, Paper & Packaging, Woodworking, Building & Construction, Automotive), and Region (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, and Others)—Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/CnM/5522-HCR | February 2023 | Region: Global | 140 Pages         

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Water-Based Adhesive Market

Water-Based Adhesive Market is projected to be worth USD 29.5 billion by 2027, registering a CAGR of 6.51% during the forecast period (2022 - 2027).

By Resin Type PVA Emulsion PAE VAE Emulsion SB latex PUD VAA
By Application Tapes & Labels Paper & Packaging Woodworking Building & Construction Automotive
Key Players
Companies Profiled   Henkel   Sika   Bostik   RPM international   KCC   B .Fuller   3M   Illinois tool works   Avery Dennison   Huntsman international   DowDuPont   Ashland   MAPEI   Akzo Nobel   Permabond   Dymax   LORD   Delo Industrie Klebstoffe   Franklin international
Market Driving Forces   increasing demand for water-based adhesives in tapes and labels and huge expenditure in emerging economies   increasing demand for e-commerce
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Global Water-Based Adhesive Market Research (MRFR Insights)

The  water-based adhesive market is predicted to experience a CAGR of 6.51% from 2022 to 2030. The most common materials used to create water-based adhesives, also known as water-borne adhesives, are soluble synthetic or natural polymers. The water-based adhesive market size will grow to approximately USD 29.5 billion by 2030. Either natural materials or artificial ones are used to make them. Additionally, the adhesives are employed in crucial processes, including heat bonding, mechanical attaching, and stitching. Sticky tac, glue, and adhesive tapes are also utilized in consumer and assembly applications, as well as the creation of stamps, books, soft drink labels, and envelopes. Water-based adhesives are chemical substances that generate mixed water, polymer, and other ingredients. They come in liquid and powder forms. A few factors that are anticipated to spur the growth of the  market for water-based adhesive include the rising use of tapes and labels in the packaging of electronic and electrical devices, hygiene and medical packaging, drug delivery systems, packaging of construction materials during transit, packaging related to automotive and logistics, and packaging of consumer and industrial goods. Additionally, water-based adhesives offer several beneficial qualities like economic efficiency, flexibility, and durability, which propels the market to rapid expansion. Another element boosting the market's expansion is the rising demand for lightweight, low-pollution automobiles. However, it is believed that a few constraints will restrain the  market's water-based adhesive expansion, including shorter shelf life and the inability to keep the product for a significantly longer period.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

Many industries are suffering losses as a result of the pandemic spreading around the globe. The lack of transportation has significantly impacted the  market for water-based adhesive due to the restrictions brought on by the lockdown. During the pandemic, there were significant losses due to the lockdown limitations. The production unit was suspended since there was no supply of the raw materials and numerous manufacturers. However, there was a huge market, but they could not supply the items to the clients because of a lack of transportation.

Water-Based Adhesive Market Dynamics

The demand for water-based adhesives to fix packaging, tapes and labels, paper, and woodworking is the major element driving the market growth for these products. Since these water-based adhesives are employed not only in the building & construction sector but also in the automotive and transportation industries, demand has expanded. The readily available availability of identical or replacement items on the market is a significant barrier limiting the  market's water-based adhesive expansion.

Market Drivers

  • Market growth is anticipated to be driven by the medical industry

Over the past few decades, the  healthcare industry has experienced substantial growth. All related industries have prospered, including the medical adhesives industry. Medical adhesives come in various alternatives and uses, from silicones and epoxies to acrylic-based adhesives. Medical adhesives have flourished alongside the development of new medical procedures and technology, finding their way into the designs of a variety of medical devices. With their wide range of applications, medical adhesives are now utilized to assemble components successfully from previously challenging materials to bond. The  market for water-based adhesives will profit from and be fueled by the rising  healthcare sector.

Market Restraints:

  • The use of too many chemicals in the manufacturing of adhesives and sealants is limiting market growth

Adhesives and sealants produce large amounts of chemical gases, which are dangerous and unhealthy to breathe. As a result, the rules governing their use are getting harsher. Moreover, producers are increasingly concerned about the growing customer knowledge of environmental and health issues. Environmental protection organizations, like the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, are adopting new actions and putting more barriers and limitations in the way of manufacturers.

Market Opportunities:

  • The market will be driven by rising demand from developing regions

Rising per-capita income, growing urbanization, expanding housing markets, and favorable government policies that have boosted demand for modern architecture and home furnishings are the main factors affecting the construction sealants industry in the United States. The North American construction market is also expanding due to increased demand from the residential and non-residential sectors and government investment in ongoing and new infrastructure projects. The European market is anticipated to increase due to the rising demand for electronic products, including laptops, smartphones, and other electronic components.

Water-Based Adhesive Market Segmentation

Resin Type Insights

The  water-based adhesive market segmentation, based on resin type, is PVA emulsion, PAE, VAE emulsion, SB latex, PUD, and VAA. In 2021, the polyvinyl acetate emulsions (PVA emulsion) segment had the largest revenue in the  market for water-based adhesive. With their adaptive and practical performance in various applications, PVA-based adhesives have been extensively used in consumer and household goods for many years. Additionally, the PAE sector witnessed a significant growth rate over the forecast period. PAE is widely preferred in various packaging applications, such as bookbinding, paper bags, cartons, labels, foils, films, paperboard decals, wood assembly, automobile upholstery, and leather binding. 

Deployment Insights

The  water-based adhesive market segmentation, based on deployment, is tapes & labels, paper & packaging, woodworking, building & construction, and automotive. The  water-based adhesive market growth was prominently high in the building & construction sector. As the building and construction sector develops, more water-based adhesives will be employed in various applications, such as flooring, glazing, walls, ceilings, and windows. Water-based adhesives are in high demand in the tapes and labels industry due to their employment in medium and heavy-duty carton sealing, gift wrapping and decoration, general-purpose repair, bundling and strapping, and stationery.

Global Water-Based Adhesive Market Share by Region, 2021 (%)
Water-Based Adhesive Market Share by Region, 2021
Water-Based Adhesive Market Overview by Region

By region, the  water-based adhesive market has been categorized into Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, and the Rest of the World. The fastest CAGR is anticipated for North America during the forecast period. The largest share of the market was in Asia-Pacific.


The Asia-Pacific market had the greatest share in the  market for water-based adhesive in 2021. The regional market is anticipated to grow further because of the immense potential for the packaging, automotive, coating, and paints industries in developing nations like China and India. As these nations add weight to the  market by establishing numerous manufacturing facilities for various end-user sectors, the Asia-Pacific region may benefit from considerable growth opportunities. Water-based adhesive vendors in the Asia-Pacific market might have particularly high goals for construction and packaging. The growing market for Asia-Pacific water-based adhesive may also benefit greatly from the consumer shift toward flexible packaging.

North America

It is projected that the market in North America would considerably aid in the growth of the  market for water-based adhesive. With the government-established rules for green products and prospects for more construction, North America, led by Canada, and the US market size for water-based adhesives may witness an increasing trend. As internet shopping grows in North America, producers of water-based adhesives can look into new commercial opportunities. The need for water-based adhesives used in building and construction applications has expanded due to the need for non-residential development and consumer spending on home furnishings.

 Water-Based Adhesive Market Competitive Landscape

There are tier-1, tier-2, and local companies in the market. The market for water-based adhesives is moderately consolidated, with the bulk of revenue coming from a small number of medium- and small-sized market participants. For instance, in June 2022, Sulayr, BASF, OEM Bobst, and Evertis collaborated strategically to develop a recycling solution for multi-layer PET using water-based adhesives, allowing enterprises involved to separate and reuse PET as part of a closed-loop system.

The water based adhesive manufacturers include Henkel, Sika, Bostik, RPM International, KCC, B . Fuller, 3M, Illinois tool works, Avery Dennison, Huntsman International, DowDuPont, Ashland, MAPEI, Akzo Nobel, Permabond, Dymax, LORD, Delo Industrie Klebstoffe, and Franklin international.

Scope of the  Water-Based Adhesive Market Report

Resin Type Outlook

  • PVA Emulsion

  • PAE

  • VAE Emulsion

  • SB latex

  • PUD

  • VAA

Application Outlook

  • Tapes & Labels

  • Paper & Packaging

  • Woodworking

  • Building & Construction

  • Automotive

Region Outlook

  • North America

    • Canada

    • Mexico

    • US

  • Asia-Pacific

    • India

    • China

    • Australia and New Zealand

    • Japan

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • France

    • Rest of Europe

  • Rest of the World

    • Africa

    • South America

    • Middle East

Objectives of the Study

The study's objectives are outlined in five stages. They are as mentioned below:

Water-Based Adhesive Market Forecast & Size:

To determine and evaluate the market's size for the water-based adhesive market report is segmented by resin type and application by value (in US dollars). Additionally, to comprehend the need for and consumption by consumers in the  water-based adhesive market forecast between 2022 and 2030

Market Landscape and Trends:

To determine and infer the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges in the  water-based adhesive market growth

Market Influencing Factors:

To find out the factors which are impacting the  water-based adhesive market size among the consumers

Impact of COVID-19:

To determine and understand the various factors involved in the market affected by the pandemic

Company Profiling:

To provide detailed information into the leading market players operating in the market. The company's financial performance during the last two to three years will be described, along with product offers, recent developments, SWOT assessments, and significant business efforts.

Intended Audience

  • Adhesive Manufacturers

  • Raw Material Supplier

  • Retailers, wholesalers, and distributors

  • Governments, associations, and industrial bodies

  • Packaging Sector

Report Scope:

Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size   USD 29.5 billion
  CAGR   6.51% CAGR (2022-2030)
  Base Year   2021
  Forecast Period   2022-2030
  Historical Data   2020
  Forecast Units   Value (USD Billion)
  Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Growth Factors, Competitive Landscape, and Trends
  Segments Covered   Resin Type and Application
  Geographies Covered   Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific, and the Rest of the World (RoW)
  Key Vendors   Henkel, Sika, Bostik, RPM International, KCC, B . Fuller, 3M, Illinois tool works, Avery Dennison, Huntsman International, DowDuPont, Ashland, MAPEI, Akzo Nobel, Permabond, Dymax, LORD, Delo Industrie Klebstoffe, and Franklin international
  Key Market Opportunities   The market will be driven by rising demand from developing regions
  Key Market Drivers   Market growth is anticipated to be driven by the medical industry

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The  water-based adhesive market forecast period is 2022 - 2030

A CAGR of ~6.51% is anticipated for the market in the upcoming ten years, according to  water-based adhesive market research.

North America is predicted to have the highest CAGR during 2022 - 2030

In 2021, Asia-Pacific accounted for the biggest proportion

The market size is expected to be USD 29.5 billion by 2030.

Henkel, Sika, Bostik, RPM International, KCC, B . Fuller, 3M, Illinois tool works, Avery Dennison, Huntsman International, DowDuPont, Ashland, MAPEI, Akzo Nobel, Permabond, Dymax, LORD, Delo Industrie Klebstoffe, and Franklin international are the largest businesses present on the world market.