Hot Melt Adhesives Market Worth $7 Billion by 2018
DALLAS, September 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –
The report “Hot Melt Adhesives Market by Products (EVA, Styrenic Block, Polyolefin,
Polyurethane, & Others), by Applications (Packaging, Non-Woven, Pressure Sensitive,
Construction, Bookbinding, & Others), by Geography – Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018″
defines and segments the global Hot Melt Adhesives Market with analysis and forecasts of
global volumes and revenues. It also identifies driving and restraining factors for the
global Hot Melt Adhesives Market with an analysis of trends, opportunities, burning
issues, and challenges. The market is segmented and revenues are forecast on the basis of
major regions such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (ROW).
Key countries are covered and forecast for each region. Further, the market is segmented
and revenues are forecast on the basis of raw materials and application types.
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Bookbinding, & Others), by Geography – Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018″.
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The ever-increasing need for high performance adhesives across modern applications
drives the growth of hot melt adhesives. Further, the technological advancement in
production capabilities and enhancing properties of hot melt adhesives will fuel the
growth to a higher rate.
Hot melt adhesives are solvent-free, solid compounds that have negligible or no VOC
(volatile organic compound) compared to solvent-based adhesives. The stringent regulations
of EPA (Environment Protection Agency) and REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization,
and Restriction of Chemicals) in the U.S. and Europe leads the adhesive industry towards a
shift of technology from solvent-based adhesives to hot melt adhesives.
The market for hot melt adhesives is driven by changing trends in various end-user
segments such as packaging, non-woven, pressure sensitive applications, etc. This also
results in the development of newer and improved application and performance properties.
The major hurdle, which is currently to inhibit the growth of the market, is volatility in
the prices of raw materials used to manufacture hot melt adhesives.
Asia-Pacific: The Fastest Growing Market
The industry is witnessing high growth on an account of growing demand in the
Asia-Pacific region. China is the biggest consumer of hot melt adhesives due to rapid
industrialization and infrastructure growth. Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan have high per
capita consumption of hot melt adhesives, which is why they are expected to grow at a
The packaging, non-woven, and pressure sensitive industries grow at a high rate in
China and India, which drives the demand for hot melt adhesives. There is low control on
the consumption of high VOC adhesives in China and India, due to the absence of related
Market players are keen to expand their product portfolio and offer it to consumers at
competitive prices. The major market players are focusing on R&D activities to innovate
products under the regulations of EPA and REACH. Other development strategies opted by
market players include signing agreements and collaborations to optimize their
distribution chain in growing economies.
Key participants in the Hot Melt Adhesives Market are Avery Dennison Corporation
(U.S.), Beardow & Adams (Adhesive) Ltd (U.K.), Henkel AG (Germany), H. B. Fuller (U.S.),
Sika AG (Switzerland), Dow Corning Corporation (U.S.), and other market participants.
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