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Flock Adhesives Market Analysis by Source (Waterborne, and Solvent borne); by Type (Polyurethane, Acrylic, Epoxy, and Others); and by Application (Automotive, Textile, Printing, Paper & Packaging, and Others) – Global Supply & Demand Analysis & Opportunity Outlook 2023-2035

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Inflation And Looming Recession to Haunt Businesses:

In 2022 & 2023, market players expected to sail in rough waters; might incur losses due to huge gap in currency translation followed by contracting revenues, shrinking profit margins & cost pressure on logistics and supply chain. Further, U.S. economy is expected to grow merely by 3% in 2022.

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Purchasing power in the couPurchasing power in the country is expected to fell nearly by 2.5%. On the other hand, European countries to see the worst coming in the form of energy crisis especially in upcoming winters!! Right after COVID-19, inflation has started gripping the economies across the globe. Higher than anticipated inflation, especially in western world had raised concerns for national banks and financial institutions to control the economic loss and safeguard the interest of the businesses. Increased interest rates, strong USD inflated oil prices, looming prices for gas and energy resources due to Ukraine-Russia conflict, China economic slowdown (~4% in 2022) disrupting the production and global supply chain and other factors would impact each industry negatively.                                                         Request Insights

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  • H.B. Fuller Company has entered into partnership with Enimac that is expected to combine the market and expertise with advanced knowledge on pressure-sensitive adhesive tapes to support the growing e-commerce packaging industry.

  •  Sika AG has acquired United Gilsonite Laboratories (UGL) in the United States, manufacturer of products for consumer and DIY waterproofing applications.

Global Flock Adhesives Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023 - 2035

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Base Year Market Size (2022)

~ USD 2 Billion

Forecast Year Market Size (2035)

~ USD 5 Billion

Regional Scope

  • North America (U.S., and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
  • Asia-Pacific (Japan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia, NORDIC, Rest of Europe)
  • Middle East and Africa (Israel, GCC North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and Africa)


The global flock adhesives market is estimated to garner a revenue of ~ USD 5 Billion by the end of 2035 by growing at a CAGR of ~5% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2035. Further, the market generated a revenue of ~ USD 2 Billion in the year 2022. The primary growth factor for the expansion of the market in the assessment period is the boom in the textile industry. The high consumption of textiles is expected to increase the usage of flock adhesives in the textile industry. As per a recent report, it was estimated that the global textile industry garnered around USD 920 billion in 2018. This growth figure for the industry is projected to reach approximately USD 1,230 billion by 2024, with a steady CAGR of nearly 5%.

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Flock adhesives are primarily used as binding agents for rubber, plastic, and metal substrates. The process of adhesive flocking is carried out by incorporating fiber particles electrostatically into numerous adhesive layers. These adhesive layers are further applied to dense textile fabrics. Furthermore, flock adhesives are highly consumed in the textile industry for various processes such as spraying or brushing. Thus, the growth in businesses in the textile industry is expected to increase the adoption rate of flock adhesives in the upcoming years. As per estimates, in 2021, the number of textile and clothing manufacturing companies in the European Union totaled 143,000.

Global Flock Adhesives Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Boom in the Automotive Industry – The rise in consumer preference for vehicle comfort coupled with the need of quality vehicle interiors is expected to augment the sales of flock adhesives in the assessment period. Furthermore, the slip free force transmission, elimination of noise and enhanced heat insulation by flock adhesives are other factors that are expected to expand the market growth. As per recent statistics, the revenue generation by the global automotive industry by 2030 is projected to reach USD 9 trillion.

  • Rise in Electric Vehicles – The International Energy Agency stated that global electric car sales reached to almost 3 million in 2020, an increase from 40% from 2019.

  • Growth in the Electronics Industry – As per recent estimates, the revenue generated by the U.S. electronics industry in 2019 stood up at USD 300 billion.

  • Rise in the Construction Industry - The revenue collected by the global construction industry was almost USD 2 trillion in 2019. 


  • Toxic in Nature – The raw materials used in manufacturing flock adhesives is generally toxic in nature. As a result, they are hazardous to human health as well as environment. There, the usage of toxic materials can be posed as a challenge in the market growth.

  • Inhalation of the Chemical can be Hazardous to Health

  • Stringent Rules by the Government

The global flock adhesives market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by application into automotive, textile, printing, paper & packaging, and others. Of these, the automotive segment is expected to garner the highest revenue by 2031, due to the high number of vehicles on the road. The increased utilization rate of flock adhesives to upgrade the status of automotive. It has been observed that by the end of the first quarter of 2022, there were approximately 1.45 billion vehicles on the roads across the globe. Further, the effect of the burgeoning population is on the rising demand for automobiles to fulfill their needs. The International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) estimated that the global sales of vehicles in the year 2021 rose to 82,684,788 units from 78,774,320 units in 2020; whereas, the global production was calculated to be 80,145,988 vehicles in 2021, an increase from 77,711,725 vehicles in 2020.

Global Flock Adhesives Market Regional Synopsis

The Asia Pacific flock adhesives market, amongst the market in all the other regions, is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2035. The maturing of textile industry is attributed to be the main growth driver in the region, owing to its high usage in the sector. In the recent period, it was calculated that China was the top-ranked global textile exporter in 2021 with a value of approximately USD 120 billion. Further, Bangladesh is also a leading textile exporter with a value around USD 40 billion. The rise in demand for the vehicles is another growth factor, for increase demand of high-quality automotive. According to the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturer (OICA), the sales and registration of new vehicles in the Asia Pacific region grew up to 42,663,736 units in 2021, a considerable increment from 2020 with 40,322,544 vehicles.

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Market Segmentation

Our in-depth analysis of the global flock adhesives market includes the following segments:

        By Source

  • Waterborne
  • Solvent borne

         By Type

  • Polyurethane
  • Acrylic
  • Epoxy
  • Others

        By Application

  • Automotive
  • Textile
  • Printing
  • Paper & Packaging
  • Others

Top Featured Companies Dominating the Global Flock Adhesives Market

  • Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

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    • Key Product Offerings
    • Financial Performance
    • Key Performance Indicators
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  • H.B. Fuller Company
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Sika AG
  • International Coatings Company, Inc.
  • Centre for High Technology
  • Parker-Hannifin Corporation
  • Stahl Holdings B.V.
  • Argent International, Inc.


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