Polyurethane (PU) Adhesives Market Size & Share, by Technology (Solvent-borne, Solids, Dispersion); Type (Thermoset, Thermoplastics); Application (Automotive, Transportation, Footwear, Building, Construction, Furniture) - Global Supply & Demand Analysis, Growth Forecasts, Statistics Report 2024-2036

  • Report ID: 3610
  • Published Date: Sep 28, 2023
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Global Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2024- 2036

Polyurethane Adhesives Market size is anticipated to surpass USD 22 Billion by the end of 2036, growing at a CAGR of 7% during the forecast period, i.e., 2024 – 2036. In the year 2023, the industry size of polyurethane adhesives was over USD 10 Billion. The market is expanding as a result of the characteristics of polyurethane adhesives, such as their strength and lightweight, which are widely utilized in the automotive industry to reduce the overall weight of cars and improve performance in terms of fuel efficiency and environmental sustainability. By 2030, emissions from autos can be cut by 40% thanks to lighter materials.

Polyurethane can be used as a substitute for plastic and other materials because of its benefits and characteristics. The polyurethane adhesives market is anticipated to expand over the forecast period as a result of the growing popularity of polyurethane adhesive. Additionally, polyurethane has a variety of end-use applications in the automotive, building, packaging, electrical and electronics, and other industries.

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Polyurethane (PU) Adhesives Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges

Growth Drivers

  • Increasing Application of Polyurethane Adhesives – Due to its applications in dairy goods as well as in packaging and the industrial sector, polyurethane adhesives are a product that can be utilized in a variety of products. In her packaging industry, the use of polyurethane adhesive increased from 2.2% in 2018 to 5% in 2019.
  • Increasing Shift Towards Eco-Friendly Products – The need for environmentally friendly adhesives rises as people become more conscious of how chemicals affect the environment and human health. Due to their low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), polyurethane adhesives are a popular choice among consumers seeking an environmentally acceptable substitute for conventional adhesives.
  • Growing Construction Industry – In the forecast period, Polyurethane Adhesives represent one of the largest applications in the vehicle and building sectors which will also have a positive impact on market growth. With regard to the construction industry, polyurethane adhesive has a wide range of characteristics that are important in terms of its performance as regards good cohesion, adhesion, flexibility, durability, and Interco ciliation; which is also beneficial for the sector.


  • Environmental Regulations in Some Regions – Due to some environmental concerns, polyurethane adhesive is subject to regulation by various bodies in Europe and North America. The growth of the market could be hampered by this factor.
  • High Competition from Epoxy Adhesives
  • Disrupted Supply Chain due to Covid-19 Pandemic

Polyurethane Adhesives Market: Key Insights


Base Year


Forecast Year




Base Year Market Size(2023)

~USD 10 billion

Forecast Year Market Size(2036)

~USD 22 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 the Middle East and Africa)


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Polyurethane Adhesives Segmentation

Application (Automotive, Transportation, Footwear, Building, Construction, Furniture)

The building & construction segment in the polyurethane adhesives market is expected to hold a share of 31% during the forecast period. There are reasons for this growth, namely rising demand for residential properties and the increased infrastructure spending by governments of different regions in the coming years which is consequently giving rise to such a market. In addition, the construction industry benefits from various properties of polyurethane adhesion. According to a report, half of the world's population will call for housing at roughly 97,000 dwellings per day.

Technology (Solvent-borne, Solids, Dispersion)

Polyurethane adhesives market from the solvent-borne segment is anticipated to hold a significant share of 52% during the forecast period. A high molecular weight hydroxyl-terminated polyurethane is dissolved in a solvent to form solvent-borne PU adhesives. The most common aromatic polyurethanes, such as toluene diisocyanates and diphenylmethane isocyanates, reduce both the properties of the adhesive and its appearance in a way similar to that of regular urethane adhesives.

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


  • Solvent-borne
  • Solids
  • Dispersion


  • Thermoset
  • Thermoplastics


  • Automotive
  • Transportation
  • Footwear
  • Building
  • Construction
  • furniture


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Polyurethane Adhesives Industry - Regional Synopsis

North American Market Forecast

North America polyurethane adhesives market is expected to hold a share of 35% during the forecast period. The growth can be attributed to the presence of major automotive companies in advanced countries, which is also supported by increased construction activity. According to the data, 3,033,216 cars and 8,156,769 commercial vehicles were manufactured in the US in 2019. Because people in this area have increased their disposable income, they're demanding ownership of homes.

APAC Market Statistics

The polyurethane (PU) adhesives market in Asia Pacific is expected to hold a share of 26% during the forecast period. Due to increased demand for adhesives in the furniture sector, this market growth can be attributed. It is also expected that the consumption of polyurethane adhesives in these areas will rise over the forecast period due to an increased number of vehicle production and sales.

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Companies Dominating the Polyurethane Adhesives Landscape

    • Bostik
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • Arkema Group
    • H.B. Fuller Company
    • Henkel Corporation
    • Lonza Group AG


In The News

  • H.B. Fuller Company (NYSE: FUL) announced that it has acquired the Belgium-based company Fourny nv, a well-respected provider of construction adhesives with more than 70 years of experience in technologies focused on commercial roofing, construction, and other private label industrial specialties.
  • Henkel has introduced the new solvent-free and elastic adhesive Loctite UK 2073-2173, which is based on two-component polyurethane (2K-PU) technology, designed for superior performance on various substrates. With the launch of Loctite UK 2073-2173, Henkel is expanding its broad portfolio of 2-component polyurethane adhesives. As a longstanding partner to the automotive industry, Henkel enables the manufacturers to meet recent automotive performance requirements through reliable adhesion performance and a simplified manufacturing process.

Author Credits:  Smruti Ranjan, Rajrani Baghel

  • Report ID: 3610
  • Published Date: Sep 28, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Increasing application of polyurethane adhesives, growing construction activities, and increasing shift towards eco-friendly products are driving the market growth.

The market size of Polyurethane Adhesives is anticipated to attain a CAGR of 7% over the forecast period, i.e., 2024 – 2036.

The major players in the market are Bostik, Arkema Group, H.B. Fuller Company, Henkel Corporation, Lonza Group AG, Toyo-Morton, Ltd, Meisei Chemical Works, Ltd., Toyochem Co., Ltd., Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Nippon Concrete Industries and others.

The solvent-borne segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2036 and display significant growth opportunities.

The market in the North America region is projected to hold the largest market share by the end of 2036 and provide more business opportunities in the future.
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