Ceresana analyzed the market for adhesives in Europe which includes Russia, the Caucasus, and Turkey already for the third time. A detailed report is given on vinyls, acrylics, polyurethane, elastomers, epoxy and other types of adhesives. The study does not cover sealants, cement, mortar, phenolic and other formaldehyde condensates. Information regarding demand, production, import and export since 2008 are offered for the 23 individual countries - and forecasts up to 2024 in addition. The amounts are given in tonnes, the revenues both in US dollars and euros. In 2016, almost 3.2 million tonnes of adhesives were consumed in Europe. According to the latest study of Ceresana, adhesive revenues will rise worldwide by 1.9% per year until 2024.
Vinyl instead of Screws
The most important type of adhesives in 2016 were vinyls reporting a volume of 1.1 million tonnes. Vinyls offer a broad range. Polyvinyl acetate (PVAC) adhesives are among the most important types. Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), manufactured from polyvinyl acetate, is also used as an adhesive, e.g. for porous materials, such as paper, cardboard, wood, cork, and leather. Main consumers of vinyl adhesives are the paper, packaging, wood processing, and construction industries that use water borne adhesives or hot melts in particular.
Paper Is still One of the Leaders
The use of adhesives is analyzed for the following segments: paper and packaging, construction, wood processing, transportation, shoes and leather, consumer goods as well as other applications. The most important sales market for adhesives in 2016 was the sector paper and packaging - 29% of the total European demand were generated in this segment. The construction industry ranked second at a short distance. Its demand for adhesives is increasing considerably.
Solvents Are Increasingly Replaced
Market data on adhesives is also given in detail for the following individual technologies: water borne adhesives, hot melts, solvent borne adhesives, reactive adhesives, and other products. Water borne adhesives reached about 53% of total European demand in the past years. Demand for hot melts ranked second at a great distance, followed by solvent borne adhesives and reactive adhesives.
The Study in Brief:
Chapter 1 provides a description and analysis of the global adhesives market - including forecasts up to 2024: The development of revenues, demand volumes per application, trade, and production is analyzed for each country. Additionally, the 8 largest countries are examined in detail regarding the adhesive technologies (water borne adhesives, hot melts, solvent borne adhesives, reactive adhesives, other technologies) as well the types of adhesives.
Chapter 2 analyzes the several application areas of adhesives extensively: data and influencing factors on the use in paper and packaging, construction, wood processing, transportation, shoes and leather, consumer goods, and other application areas.
Chapter 3 examines the demand for the individual adhesive types: vinyls, acrylics, polyurethane (PUR), elastomers, epoxy, and other adhesives.
Chapter 4 offers a useful directory of the 77 most important producers, clearly arranged according to contact details, revenues, profit, product range, production sites, profile summary, and specific information on adhesives. The most important manufacturers include: 3M, Akzo Nobel, Bolton Adhesives, Dow, Duslo, Fuller, Henkel. Saint-Gobain, and tesa.