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Automotive Adhesive Market By Resin Type (Polyurethane, Epoxy, Acrylic, Silicone, Silyl Modified Polymer (SMP), Polyamide), By Technology (Holt Melt, Solvent Based, Water Based, Pressure Sensitive), By Vehicle Type (Passenger Cars, Light Commercial Vehicle, Heavy Commercial Vehicle), By Application (Body In White, Power Train, Paint Shop, Assembly) - Growth, Future Prospects & Competitive Analysis, 2017 – 2025

Adhesives have resistance to humidity, salt, solvents, oil and gasoline. Therefore, these are widely deployed among automotive industry. Adhesives are used to join composites and plastic materials, which forms the major part of vehicle body. Moreover, these adhesives are also used to replace fasteners. Adhesives improve stress distribution and in turn lead to easy joining of dissimilar substrates throughout the vehicle.  On the basis of resin type, the global automotive adhesive market is segmented into polyurethane, epoxy, acrylic, silicone, silyl modified polymer, polyamide and others (phenolic and others).

The growth of the market is significantly driven due to underlying strength in vehicle sales, advancements in manufacturing technologies of automobiles, as well as rising adoption of smart cars. Metallic components of a vehicle are being increasingly substituted with composite materials to achieve light weight and improve overall vehicle efficiency. These composite materials require adhesives, which is further driving the market growth. Additionally, adhesives significantly reduces the noise, vibration, and harshness in vehicles, thus, surging the market growth. Miniaturization and weight reduction are expected to be the key factors affecting the changing technology trends in the market. Automotive adhesives play a vital role in commercial vehicles as they are used in multiple operations such as trash collection, emergency services, etc. In heavy commercial vehicles, these adhesives are being used to avoid water intrusions and leaks. These are used to bond trailer bed and interior bracket to frame. Apart from this, automotive adhesives aid in achieving consistency and integrity throughout the body parts, assembly process, paint line and trim. Thus, automotive adhesives are witnessing rapid adoption owing to its excellent durability coupled with high bond strength which makes it ideal under adverse environmental conditions. However, fluctuating prices of raw material is expected to deter the market to some extent.

In 2016, polyurethane segment accounted for the largest share of more than 35% of the total automotive adhesive market by volume. Growth in industrialization and growing automotive industry coupled with the need of assembling the rubber, glass, metal and plastics together is supplementing the market growth. Furthermore, growing demand for lightweight and low carbon emitting vehicles is further expected to stimulate the demand for adhesives in automotive industry.

The global automotive adhesive market is segmented by geography into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa. In 2016, Asia-Pacific was observed as the largest market for automotive adhesive. It contributed about more than 40% to the total demand of the automotive adhesive during year 2016. The automotive adhesives market of Asia Pacific is expected to account for the highest growth rate during the forecast period. This growth is majorly due to the rapid expansion of manufacturing base in these regions, particularly from economies such as Japan, China and India.

Bostik S.A., Henkel & Co. KGaA, 3M Company, H.B. Fuller, Sika AG, PPG Industries, Illinois Tool Works Corporation, Solvay S.A., Jowat AG, Evonik Industries AG, 3M Inc., Avery Dennison and DSM are few key manufacturers in Automotive Adhesive market.

Automotive Adhesive Market

On the basis of vehicle type, the global automotive adhesive market is categorized into following segments:

  • Passenger Vehicle
  • Light Commercial Vehicle (LCV)
  • Heavy Commercial Vehicle (HCV)

Automotive Adhesive Market

Automotive manufacturers in a bid to build lighter vehicles with more fuel efficient engines to reduce fleet consumption in accordance with legal requirements has led to the utilization of adhesives such as polyurethane and epoxy based adhesives. These adhesive improve crash performance and long term durability of the light as well as heavy commercial vehicles. Passenger cars are expected to grow, at the CAGR of 4.2% owing to the rising sales of passenger cars coupled with development of per capita income of developing countries such as India, China and Brazil. Moreover, medium and heavy duty trucks are used for purposes such as freight movement, towing and off road purposes and therefore require at least 1.2 billion gallons of adhesives so as to bond light weight composites in place of aluminum. This rate of adoption of adhesives is expected to grow rapidly owing to increase in fuel economy regulation which has led to use of more composite and mixed material assemblies, thereby driving the consumption of adhesive per unit of vehicle body.

On the basis of its application, the global automotive adhesive market is categorized into following segments:

  • Body in White
  • Power Train
  • Paint shop
  • Assembly

Automotive Adhesive Market

Automotive adhesives exhibit ideal bonding strength along with reliability primarily for light vehicles that utilize composites. Demand for adhesives have surged as these are being used to join steel to aluminum, steel to fiber panels and sheet molding compound to aluminum. The automotive body contains 40 percent of the weight of the vehicle. The recent trend of deploying adhesives to bond plastics to metal in vehicles have subsequently optimized corrosion resistant, adhesion properties and vibration dampening property of vehicles. Therefore, automotive adhesives find enhanced usage in body in white (BIW) applications as it is the initial stage in vehicle manufacturing in which the main frame of the body vehicle is developed. Moreover, the fuel economy standards set by OEM’s has further lead to the demand of lightweight components such as aluminum, carbon fiber-reinforced polymer in body-in white instead of steel elements owing to which the use of automotive adhesives is gaining traction. Body-in white, segment is therefore, expected to account for approximately half of the market and is expected to maintain its dominance during the forecast period. Furthermore, multiple efforts by industry players to deter the risk of corrosion in underbody of vehicles as an attempt to provide soundless drive these adhesives are mixed with automotive paints & coatings is further surging the automotive adhesives market growth.

Based on geographical distribution, the global automotive adhesive market is segmented into following regions.

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • Spain
    • France
    • UK
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

Automotive Adhesive Market

In 2016, Asia-Pacific was the largest market owing to rapid industrialization, growth in automobile production, rising disposable income and high population. It contributed about more than 45% to the total demand of the automotive adhesive during year 2016. It is also projected to be the fastest growing region. The global shift in production capacity from developed markets to this region stimulates the market growth. In addition, rising purchasing power and economic growth rate of countries such as China and India has supplemented the sales of automotive in this region, consequently driving the automotive adhesives market growth. As per OICA, industry players have adopted a recent trend of selling vehicles at lesser prices for grabbing large pool of customers. This has motivated manufactures such as Toyota Motor Corporation and Honda Motors to shift their production facilities to countries such as China for cheap labor and easy availability of raw materials in order to reduce their production cost. This is further driving the demand for automotive adhesives in this region. Latin America and Middle East & Africa regions are projected to witness below average growth rate during the forecast period of 2017 to 2025.

North America and Europe are expected to witness decent growth rate from 2017 to 2025. Due to economic downturn coupled with the growing utilization of bio-based adhesives majorly in North American and European region has surged the cost of these adhesives. Therefore, fluctuation in prices is expected to deter the market growth to some extent. Also, strict regulations in North America and Europe pertaining to the utilization of hazardous chemicals in manufacturing of adhesives is hampering the overall market growth to some extent.

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Published Date:  Dec 2017
Category:  Chemicals
Report ID:   58899
Report Format:   PDF
Pages:   120
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