Polyurethane 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 2023-2035

  • Report ID: 3610
  • Published Date: Apr 27, 2023
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Global Polyurethane Adhesives Market Size, Forecast, and Trend Highlights Over 2023 - 2035

Polyurethane Adhesives Market size is estimated to reach ~USD 16 billion by the end of 2035 by growing at a CAGR of ~6% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2035. In addition to this, in the year 2022, the market size of the polyurethane adhesive market was ~USD 9 billion. This market's growth can be attributed to the growing demand for lightweight material, and fuel-efficient cars, as well as growing government regulations and the need for safety, carbon emissions, and lightweight automobiles. Now the majority of OEMs are using that will effectively aid in reducing the vehicle weight without compromising on the safety and performance of the vehicle. Seeing the multiple features such as energy efficiency, lightweight, comfort, protection, and fuel conservation polyurethane adhesives application could be seen in the automotive industry. Owing to polyurethane adhesive properties such as its lightweight and strength it is widely used in the automotive industry to reduce the overall weight of vehicles along with this it enhances performance in terms of environmental sustainability and fuel conservation. Polyurethane can be applied at the bonding of stationary glass such as quarter glass, backlights, and quarter windows in automobiles. Lightweight materials in automobiles can reduce C02 emissions to 40% by 2030.

Owing to its advantages and properties polyurethane can easily be used as an alternative to plastic and other materials. Resulting of the increasing adoption of polyurethane in the industrial sector the demand for the polyurethane adhesive market is estimated to grow in the forecast period. Polyurethane adhesive applications can be widely seen in multiple end-user industries such as automotive, construction, packaging, electricals & electronics, and others. This can be attributed to seeing the demand for eco-friendly and sustainable products and services owing to increasing environmental concerns all over the world. Currently, 78% global population demands eco-friendly and sustainable products and services as a result of environmental concerns.

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Global Polyurethane Adhesives Market: Key Insights


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Base Year Market Size(2022)

~USD 9 billion

Forecast Year Market Size(2035)

~USD 16 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)


Global Polyurethane Adhesives Market: Growth Drivers and Challenges


Growth Drivers

  • Increasing Application of Polyurethane Adhesives – Polyurethane adhesive is a product that can be used in various products as it has its application in dairy products, it can be used in the packaging and industrial sector. The application of polyurethane adhesive in the packaging sector grew from 2.2% in 2018 to 5% in 2019.
  • Growing Automotive and Construction Industries – Polyurethane adhesives are one of the most significant applications in the automotive and construction industry which is also expected to drive the growth of this polyurethane adhesives market in the forecast period. In terms of the automotive industry polyurethane adhesive works as a lightweight material for automobile manufacturing and aid in reducing vehicle weight. In terms, of the construction sector, polyurethane adhesive possesses multiple properties such as offers to good cohesion, adhesion, flexibility, high cohesive strength, and others that aid the industry. China, the region's fastest-growing nation, is predicted to consume 5% more polyurethane construction adhesives in the upcoming time than the rest of the Asia-Pacific. With the rise in construction products, which reached USD 4.6 trillion in 2021, an increase of 10% over the previous year, the nation saw the biggest demand for polyurethane construction adhesives.
  • Increasing Shift towards Eco-friendly Products - As awareness of the impact of chemicals on the environment and human health grows, the demand for eco-friendly adhesive solutions increases. Polyurethane adhesives are known for their low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, making them an attractive option for consumers looking for an environmentally friendly alternative to traditional adhesives. The EPA has introduced VOC limits for US adhesives, sealants, and coatings to reduce their impact on air quality. Polyurethane adhesives with low VOC emissions meet these regulations.  
  • Rising Demand in End-User Industries – Owing to its high-level properties and advantages the demand for polyurethane adhesive rises in various end-user industries such as construction, electricals & electronics, automotive, packaging, and others. Owing to these end-user industries the market growth is expected to grow by 2% in the coming years.


  • Environmental Regulation in Some Regions – The polyurethane adhesive is being regulated by various authorities based in Europe and North America owing to some environmental concerns. This factor might pose a limitation on the growth of this market shortly.
  • High Competition from Epoxy Adhesives

Disrupted Supply-Chain due to Covid-19 Pandemic

Global Polyurethane Adhesives Market Segmentation

The global polyurethane adhesives market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by application into automotive & transportation, footwear, building & construction, furniture, and others. Amongst these, the building & construction segment is estimated to hold the largest market share in the forecast period. This can be attributed owing to the rising demand for owned houses and also the growing expenditure of the government of various regions on the infrastructure of the region, in turn, is giving rise to this market in the upcoming times. Moreover, polyurethane adhesion offers good adhesion, cohesion, flexibility, high cohesive strength, and high elastic modulus of the substrate. As per a UN report, 50% of the global population resides in urban areas. By 2030, 40% global population will ask for housing at a rate of 97,000 houses per day.

The polyurethane adhesives market is segmented and analyzed for demand and supply by technology into solvent-borne, solids, dispersion, and others. Out of this, the solvent segment is anticipated to hold the largest market share in the forecast period. The growth of this segment can be attributed owing to the powerful adhesion to metal plastics, leather, rubber, paper, and wood. Additionally, this segment utilization can also be seen in multiple varieties of laminating applications.

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

     By Technology

  • Solvent-borne
  • Solids
  • Dispersion
  • Others

     By Type

  • Thermoset
  •  Thermoplastics

     By Application

  • Automotive & Transportation
  • Footwear
  • Building & Construction
  •  Furniture
  • Others


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Global Polyurethane Adhesives Market Regional Synopsis

The market in the North American region is anticipated to gain the largest market share throughout the forecast period. This can be attributed to the back of presence of major automotive manufacturers in developed countries, along with growth in the construction sector. According to the data from the Organization Internationale des Constructeurs d'Automobiles (OICA), also known as, the International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers, 3,033,216 cars and 8,156,769 commercial vehicles were manufactured in the U.S. in 2019. As the disposable income and salary of people are rising in the region they are demanding owned houses. Also, the government authorities of this region are focusing on infrastructure and providing expenditure on the construction of commercial and residential areas.

Polyurethane adhesives market in the Asia Pacific region is estimated to witness noteworthy growth over the forecast period. This can be ascribed to the back of increasing demand for adhesive amongst the growing construction, and furniture industries, in the region. Besides this, the growth in the automotive manufacturing industry, in countries, such as China, Japan, India, and Malaysia, is also estimated to boost the market growth. Moreover, the Indian polyurethane adhesive market is anticipated to see a better growth rate owing to rapid urbanization and industrialization in the region. Growing disposable income, rapid population growth, and increasing expenditure on consumer products are a few significant factors expected behind the growth of the polyurethane adhesive market in the Asia Pacific region.

Polyurethane adhesives market in the Middle East region is expected to grow significantly in the forecast period. This can be attributed owing to the growing application of polyurethane adhesive in end-user industries such as construction, automotive, locomotive, electricals & electronics, packaging, and others. Moreover, collaboration and acquisition among the key market players in the field of polyurethane adhesive can be seen in this region. This factor is also expected to propel the growth of this market in the Middle East region.

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Top Featuring Companies Dominating the Global Polyurethane Adhesives Market

    • The 3M Company
      • Company Overview
      • Business Strategy
      • Key Product Offerings
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Performance Indicators
      • Risk Analysis
      • Recent Development
      • Regional Presence
      • SWOT Analysis
    • H.B. Fuller Company
    • Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    • Arkema group
    • Sika AG
    • Toyochem Co., Ltd.
    • Lonza Group AG
    • Akzo Nobel N.V.
    • Wacker Chemie AG
    • Royal Adhesives & Sealants, LLC


In The News

  • Arkema group announced the acquisition of Ashland Performance Adhesives, a leader in high-performance adhesives for industrial applications, to boost its portfolio in the United States adhesive and sealant market. 
  •  Toyochem Co., Ltd., launched a new Cyabine series of ultra-high solids polyurethane pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs). The solvent and volatile content of this adhesive are reduced to a minimum limit.

Author Credits:  Smruti Ranjan, Rajrani Baghel

  • Report ID: 3610
  • Published Date: Apr 27, 2023
  • Report Format: PDF, PPT

Key Questions Answered in the Report

1) What are the major factors driving the growth of the polyurethane adhesives market?

Ans: The growing application of synthetic adhesives in the construction, automotive, and furniture industry is the factor responsible for the growth of this market.

2) What would be the CAGR of polyurethane adhesives market over the forecast period?

Ans: The market size of spear phishing protection is anticipated to attain a CAGR of ~6% over the forecast period, i.e., 2023 – 2035.

3) What are the challenges affecting the polyurethane adhesives market growth?

Ans: High competition from epoxy adhesives is estimated to act as a barrier to market growth.

4) Which region will provide more business opportunities for growth of polyurethane adhesives market in future?

Ans: North America is estimated to create notable growth opportunities for market growth over the forecast period.

5) Who are the major players dominating the polyurethane adhesives market?

Ans: The major players in the market are Toyochem Co., Ltd., Lonza Group AG, Akzo Nobel N.V., Wacker Chemie AG, Royal Adhesives & Sealants, LLC, and Others.

6) How are the company profiles selected?

Ans: The company profiles are selected based on the revenues generated from the product segment, the geographical presence of the company which determines the revenue generating capacity as well as the new products being launched into the market by the company.

7) What are the segments in the polyurethane adhesives market?

Ans: The market is segmented by technology, type, application, and by region.

8) Which segment captures the largest market size in application segment in the polyurethane adhesives market?

Ans: The furniture segment is anticipated to garner the largest market size by the end of 2035 and display significant growth opportunities.


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