Adhesives Market Report - Europe

 

Electric motor, hybrid, or fuel cell? It is still not clear which drive system will prevail; however, it is certain that future mobility will depend on innovative joining technology. Even today, a new car contains around 18 kg of adhesives - from heat-dissipating protective layers for battery cells to lightweight chassis and crash-proof windows. Where screws, rivets, or welds were used in the past, the automotive industry is now increasingly using adhesives. Ceresana has now examined the European market for adhesives for the fourth time: In 2019, a total of around 3.51 million tonnes were utilized. The market researchers expect sales generated with adhesives across Europe to grow by 0.5 % per year until 2027.

Vinyl, acrylic, polyurethane, elastomer, epoxy, and other adhesive types are reviewed in detail in this study. Sealants, cement, mortar, as well as phenolic and other formaldehyde condensates are not discussed. Information on demand, production, imports, and exports are provided for 23 individual European countries from 2011 to 2027 (Russia, the Caucasus countries, and Turkey are also counted as part of Europe). Volumes are given in tonnes, and sales in both USD and EUR.

Combining Established and Innovative Materials

This latest study by Ceresana not only examines the use of adhesives in the automotive industry, where aluminum and fiber-reinforced plastics have to be joined with steel in a strain-free manner. An astonishing amount of paper is still needed in spite of digitalization and an increasing number of plastics: The most significant sales market for adhesives in 2019 was the segment paper and packaging – with around 29% of total European usage. The construction industry came in second by a slight margin. Other major application areas for adhesives are wood processing, shoes and leather, as well as other consumer goods.

Plastics with Special Properties

Vinyl adhesives, which offer a particularly broad range of applications, constituted the most important product type in 2019. Adhesives based on polyvinyl acetate (PVAC) are also among the most important grades. Polyvinyl acetate is additionally used to produce polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), which is likewise used as an adhesive, e.g. for porous materials such as paper, cardboard, wood, cork, or leather. The primary consumers of vinyl adhesives are the paper, packaging, wood products, and construction industries, which use mainly water-based products and hotmelt adhesives.

Looking for Alternatives to Solvents

Physically setting adhesives in particular contain between 30 and 60 percent (by weight) of organic solvents, which evaporate from glued surfaces and from open tubes or bottles. Aromatic hydrocarbons are considered to be not only a fire hazard but also a health risk: Their vapors, such as those of xylene or toluene, can be addictive and are suspected of being carcinogenic and mutagenic. Alternatives that are less harmful to health and the environment are therefore increasingly sought after. In Europe, water-based adhesives already accounted for over 50% of total consumption in 2019. However, if an adhesive contains only water as a solvent, then preservatives must be added to it, which can in turn be problematic for people suffering from allergies. This study by Ceresana provides a breakdown of the adhesives market by technologies: water-based adhesives, hotmelt adhesives, solvent-based adhesives, reactive adhesives, and other products.

The Study in Brief:

Chapter 1 provides an overview and analysis of the European market for adhesives - including forecasts up to 2027: the development of sales, demand per application, trade, and production is presented for each country. The 8 largest countries are additionally analyzed with regard to adhesive technologies (water-based adhesives, hotmelt adhesives, solvent-based adhesives, reactive adhesives, other technologies) and adhesive types.

Chapter 2 analyzes the various applications of adhesives in depth: Data and influential factors on their use in the segments paper and packaging, construction, wood processing, transportation, shoes and leather, consumer goods, and other applications. Additionally the chapter looks at the demand for individual adhesive types: vinyl, acrylic, polyurethane (PUR), elastomers, epoxy, and other adhesives.

Chapter 3 presents a useful manufacturer's directory with the 82 most important adhesive producers, clearly arranged according to contact information, sales, profit, product range, production sites, profile summary, and specific information on adhesives. The most important manufacturers include: 3M, Bolton, Dow, Fuller, Henkel, Lohmann, Saint-Gobain, and tesa.

1 Market Data

1.1 Europe
1.1.1 Demand
1.1.2 Revenues
1.1.3 Applications
1.1.4 Products
1.1.5 Technologies
1.1.6 Production

2 Market Data: Countries

2.1 Europe
2.1.1 Austria
2.1.1.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.1.2 Production and Trade

2.1.2 Belgium
2.1.2.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.2.2 Production and Trade

2.1.3 Czechia
2.1.3.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.3.2 Production and Trade

2.1.4 Denmark
2.1.4.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.4.2 Production and Trade

2.1.5 Finland
2.1.5.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.5.2 Production and Trade

2.1.6 France
2.1.6.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.6.2 Production and Trade

2.1.7 Germany
2.1.7.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.7.2 Production and Trade

2.1.8 Greece
2.1.8.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.8.2 Production and Trade

2.1.9 Hungary
2.1.9.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.9.2 Production and Trade

2.1.10 Italy
2.1.10.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.10.2 Production and Trade

2.1.11 Lithuania
2.1.11.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.11.2 Production and Trade

2.1.12 Poland
2.1.12.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.12.2 Production and Trade

2.1.13 Portugal
2.1.13.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.13.2 Production and Trade

2.1.14 Romania
2.1.14.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.14.2 Production and Trade

2.1.15 Russia
2.1.15.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.15.2 Production and Trade

2.1.16 Slovakia
2.1.16.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.16.2 Production and Trade

2.1.17 Spain
2.1.17.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.17.2 Production and Trade

2.1.18 Sweden
2.1.18.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.18.2 Production and Trade

2.1.19 Switzerland
2.1.19.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.19.2 Production and Trade

2.1.20 The Netherlands
2.1.20.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.20.2 Production and Trade

2.1.21 Turkey
2.1.21.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.21.2 Production and Trade

2.1.22 Ukraine
2.1.22.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.22.2 Production and Trade

2.1.23 United Kingdom
2.1.23.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.23.2 Production and Trade

2.1.24 Rest of Europe
2.1.24.1 Demand and Revenues
2.1.24.2 Production and Trade

3 Company Profiles*

Austria (1 Producer)
Belgium (4)
Czechia (1)
Estonia (1)
Finland (1)
France (5)
Germany (27)
Italy (5)
Luxemburg (1)
Norway (1)
Poland (4)
Portugal (1)
Slovakia (1)
Slovenia (2)
Spain (2)
Sweden (1)
Switzerland (12)
The Netherlands (4)
Turkey (3)
Ukraine (1)
United Kingdom (4)

*Note: The profiles are assigned to the country in which the company or holding is headquartered. Profiles also include JVs and subsidiaries.

Graph 1: European demand for adhesives from 2011 to 2027
Graph 2: European revenues generated with adhesives from 2011 to 2027 in billion USD and billion EUR
Graph 3: European demand for adhesives from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Graph 4: European demand for adhesives from 2011 to 2027 – split by products
Graph 5: European production of adhesives from 2011 to 2027
Graph 6: Demand for adhesives in Austria from 2011 to 2027
Graph 7: Production of adhesives in Austria from 2011 to 2027
Graph 8: Demand for adhesives in Belgium from 2011 to 2027
Graph 9: Production of adhesives in Belgium from 2011 to 2027
Graph 10: Demand for adhesives in Czechia from 2011 to 2027
Graph 11: Production of adhesives in Czechia from 2011 to 2027
Graph 12: Demand for adhesives in Denmark from 2011 to 2027
Graph 13: Production of adhesives in Denmark from 2011 to 2027
Graph 14: Demand for adhesives in Finland from 2011 to 2027
Graph 15: Production of adhesives in Finland from 2011 to 2027
Graph 16: Demand for adhesives in France from 2011 to 2027
Graph 17: Demand for adhesives in France from 2011 to 2027
Graph 18: Demand for adhesives in Germany from 2011 to 2027
Graph 19: Production of adhesives in Germany from 2011 to 2027
Graph 20: Demand for adhesives in Greece from 2011 to 2027
Graph 21: Production of adhesives in Greece from 2011 to 2027
Graph 22: Demand for adhesives in Hungary from 2011 to 2027
Graph 23: Production of adhesives in Hungary from 2011 to 2027
Graph 24: Demand for adhesives in Italy from 2011 to 2027
Graph 25: Production of adhesives in Italy from 2011 to 2027
Graph 26: Demand for adhesives in Lithuania from 2011 to 2027
Graph 27: Production of adhesives in Lithuania from 2011 to 2027
Graph 28: Demand for adhesives in Poland from 2011 to 2027
Graph 29: Production of adhesives in Poland from 2011 to 2027
Graph 30: Demand for adhesives in Portugal from 2011 to 2027
Graph 31: Production of adhesives in Portugal from 2011 to 2027
Graph 32: Demand for adhesives in Romania from 2011 to 2027
Graph 33: Production of adhesives in Romania from 2011 to 2027
Graph 34: Demand for adhesives in Russia from 2011 to 2027
Graph 35: Production of adhesives in Russia from 2011 to 2027
Graph 36: Demand for adhesives in Slovakia from 2011 to 2027
Graph 37: Production of adhesives in Slovakia from 2011 to 2027
Graph 38: Demand for adhesives in Spain from 2011 to 2027
Graph 39: Production of adhesives in Spain from 2011 to 2027
Graph 40: Demand for adhesives in Sweden from 2011 to 2027
Graph 41: Production of adhesives in Sweden from 2011 to 2027
Graph 42: Demand for adhesives in Switzerland from 2011 to 2027
Graph 43: Production of adhesives in Switzerland from 2011 to 2027
Graph 44: Demand for adhesives in the Netherlands from 2011 to 2027
Graph 45: Production of adhesives in the Netherlands from 2011 to 2027
Graph 46: Demand for adhesives in Turkey from 2011 to 2027
Graph 47: Production of adhesives in Turkey from 2011 to 2027
Graph 48: Demand for adhesives in Ukraine from 2011 to 2027
Graph 49: Production of adhesives in Ukraine from 2011 to 2027
Graph 50: Demand for adhesives in the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2027
Graph 51: Production of adhesives in the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2027
Graph 52: Demand for adhesives in the remaining European countries from 2011 to 2027
Graph 53: Production of adhesives in the remaining European countries from 2011 to 2027

Table 1: European demand for adhesives from 2011 to 2027 – split by countries
Table 2: European revenues generated with adhesives from 2011 to 2027
Table 3: European demand for adhesives from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 4: European demand for adhesives from 2011 to 2027 – split by products
Table 5: European demand for adhesives from 2011 to 2027 – split by products
Table 6: European production of adhesives from 2011 to 2027 – split by countries
Table 7: Revenues generated with adhesives in Austria from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 8: Demand for adhesives in Austria from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 9: Production, import, and export of and demand for adhesives in Austria from 2011 to 2027
Table 10: Revenues generated with adhesives in Belgium from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 11: Demand for adhesives in Belgium from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 12: Production, import, and export of and demand for adhesives in Belgium from 2011 to 2027
Table 13: Revenues generated with adhesives in Czechia from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 14: Demand for adhesives in Czechia from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 15: Production, import, and export of and demand for adhesives in Czechia from 2011 to 2027
Table 16: Revenues generated with adhesives in Denmark from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 17: Demand for adhesives in Denmark from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 18: Production, import, and export of and demand for adhesives in Denmark from 2011 to 2027
Table 19: Revenues generated with adhesives in Finland from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 20: Demand for adhesives in Finland from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 21: Production, import, and export of and demand for adhesives in Finland from 2011 to 2027
Table 22: Revenues generated with adhesives in France from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 23: Demand for adhesives in France from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 24: Demand for adhesives in France from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of adhesives
Table 25: Demand for adhesives in France from 2011 to 2027 – split by adhesive technologies
Table 26: Production, import, and export of and demand for adhesives in France from 2011 to 2027
Table 27: Revenues generated with adhesives in Germany from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 28: Demand for adhesives in Germany from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 29: Demand for adhesives in Germany from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of adhesives
Table 30: Demand for adhesives in Germany from 2011 to 2027 – split by adhesive technologies
Table 31: Production, import, and export of and demand for adhesives in Germany from 2011 to 2027
Table 32: Revenues generated with adhesives in Greece from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 33: Demand for adhesives in Greece from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 34: Production, import, and export of and demand for adhesives in Greece from 2011 to 2027
Table 35: Revenues generated with adhesives in Hungary from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 36: Demand for adhesives in Hungary from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 37: Production, import, and export of and demand for adhesives in Hungary from 2011 to 2027
Table 38: Revenues generated with adhesives in Italy from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 39: Demand for adhesives in Italy from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 40: Demand for adhesives in Italy from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of adhesives
Table 41: Demand for adhesives in Italy from 2011 to 2027 – split by adhesive technologies
Table 42: Production, import, and export of and demand for adhesives in Italy from 2011 to 2027
Table 43: Revenues generated with adhesives in Lithuania from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 44: Demand for adhesives in Lithuania from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 45: Production, import, and export of and demand for adhesives in Lithuania from 2011 to 2027
Table 46: Revenues generated with adhesives in Poland from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 47: Demand for adhesives in Poland from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 48: Demand for adhesives in Poland from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of adhesives
Table 49: Demand for adhesives in Poland from 2011 to 2027 – split by adhesive technologies
Table 50: Production, import, and export of and demand for adhesives in Poland from 2011 to 2027
Table 51: Revenues generated with adhesives in Portugal from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 52: Demand for adhesives in Portugal from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 53: Production, import, and export of and demand for adhesives in Portugal from 2011 to 2027
Table 54: Revenues generated with adhesives in Romania from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 55: Demand for adhesives in Romania from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 56: Production, import, and export of and demand for adhesives in Romania from 2011 to 2027
Table 57: Revenues generated with adhesives in Russia from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 58: Demand for adhesives in Russia from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 59: Demand for adhesives in Russia from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of adhesives
Table 60: Demand for adhesives in Russia from 2011 to 2027 – split by adhesive technologies
Table 61: Production, import, and export of and demand for adhesives in Russia from 2011 to 2027
Table 62: Revenues generated with adhesives in Slovakia from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 63: Demand for adhesives in Slovakia from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 64: Production, import, and export of and demand for adhesives in Slovakia from 2011 to 2027
Table 65: Revenues generated with adhesives in Spain from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 66: Demand for adhesives in Spain from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 67: Demand for adhesives in Spain from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of adhesives
Table 68: Production, import, and export of and demand for adhesives in Spain from 2011 to 2027
Table 69: Revenues generated with adhesives in Sweden from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 70: Demand for adhesives in Sweden from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 71: Production, import, and export of and demand for adhesives in Sweden from 2011 to 2027
Table 72: Revenues generated with adhesives in Switzerland from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 73: Demand for adhesives in Switzerland from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 74: Production, import, and export of and demand for adhesives in Switzerland from 2011 to 2027
Table 75: Revenues generated with adhesives in the Netherlands from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 76: Demand for adhesives in the Netherlands from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 77: Production, import, and export of and demand for adhesives in the Netherlands from 2011 to 2027
Table 78: Revenues generated with adhesives in Turkey from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 79: Demand for adhesives in Turkey from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 80: Demand for adhesives in Turkey from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of adhesives
Table 81: Demand for adhesives in Turkey from 2011 to 2027 – split by adhesive technologies
Table 82: Production, import, and export of and demand for adhesives in Turkey from 2011 to 2027
Table 83: Revenues generated with adhesives in Ukraine from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 84: Demand for adhesives in Ukraine from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 85: Production, import, and export of and demand for adhesives in Ukraine from 2011 to 2027
Table 86: Revenues generated with adhesives in the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 87: Demand for adhesives in the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 88: Demand for adhesives in the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2027 – split by types of adhesives
Table 89: Demand for adhesives in the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2027 – split by adhesive technologies
Table 90: Production, import, and export of and demand for adhesives in the United Kingdom from 2011 to 2027
Table 91: Revenues generated with adhesives in the remaining European countries from 2011 to 2027 in million USD and million EUR
Table 92: Demand for adhesives in the remaining European countries from 2011 to 2027 – split by applications
Table 93: Production, import, and export of and demand for adhesives in the remaining European countries from 2011 to 2027