Global Adhesive Market Research: The market layout is concentrated, and Environmentally Friendly Adhesives in the middle and low-end fields will become the main development trend. |Attached with 2023 Global International Adhesive & Sealant Expo Schedule Table


The overall demand for global adhesive market remains continuously increasing

With the continuous improvement of the global economy and living standards, the market demand for adhesives continues to grow. From the current situation of various market segments of adhesives in the world, the growth rate of the demand for adhesives in Europe is about 1.2%, and that of adhesives in North America is maintained at 2.1%. On the whole, the global market demand for adhesives keeps growing. The global adhesive market demand will grow at a rate of about 3% from 2022 to 2025, and is expected to reach 27.96 million tons by 2025.

Mainly in the United States, Germany, Japan and other manufacturers to occupy more market share

At present, the world's major adhesives manufacturers are distributed in the United States, Germany and Japan, including 3M, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Henkel and BASF, as well as Japan's Nitto Electric and other enterprises, whose main business includes adhesives, sealants and other chemical products.

Adhesive technology patent applications in China accounted for about 45.6%, ranking first in the world

In terms of global adhesive technology patent applications, China's patent applications accounted for about 45.6% in 2021, ranking the first in the world. Japan and the United States accounted for 16.14% and 15.54%, respectively, showing high market concentration.

In the field of adhesive technology patent application, "B32B27 is essentially composed of synthetic resin layered products", the number of applications is the largest, about 41960 according to statistics, the overall proportion is about 17.34%.

In terms of patent application trend, since 2012, the number of adhesive patent applications in China gradually surpassed that in the United States and Japan. From 2013 to 2020, the number of adhesive patent applications in China is relatively far ahead. Among them: In 2020, the number of adhesive patent applications in China, up to 138,391, ranked first; The United States ranked second with 9,472; Japan ranked third with 6,617 items and South Korea fourth with 5,295 items.

Distribution of regional patent applications in China: Guangdong has been the first place since 2010

In China's regional ranking subdivision: Guangdong, for the current application of adhesive patent number of the largest province, the cumulative number, as high as 110628, ranked first in the country; Jiangsu, with 96,027 items, ranked second. The other provinces in the top 10 are Zhejiang, Shandong, Beijing, Shanghai, Anhui, Fujian, Hubei and Sichuan.

TOP10 patent applicants in the global adhesive technology application competitive landscape

By September 2021, the number of patent applications in the global adhesive industry TOP10 applicants and applications, respectively:

LGCHEM, LTD, ranked first with 5,363 items;

Dai Nippon Printing Co.,Ltd, No. 2 with 4,234 items;

Nitto Denko Corporation, third with 4,109;

3M Innovation Co LTD, ranked fourth with 3,767 items;

China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation, ranked fifth with 3,344 items.

From the perspective of trend, the number of adhesive patents applied by the world's top 10 adhesive patent applicants from 2010 to 2018 showed a fluctuating trend. Among them, the number of adhesive patents of LGCHEM, LTD, began to surge suddenly in 2013, and by 2018 it was far ahead, ranking first in the world. From 2019 to 2020, the number of applications was surpassed by BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd. By 2020, BOE Technology Co., Ltd. had the largest number of adhesive patent applications, 457, ranking first; 3M Innovation Co LTD, ranked second with 299; Nitto Denko Corporation ranked third with 273.

Industrial chain: upstream enterprises have cost advantages; Midstream has a smaller presence in the middle and high-end sectors;

 The homogenization competition in the middle and low-end downstream is serious

In the global adhesive industry chain, the upstream is mainly the chemical material manufacturing industry. Since most raw material manufacturers gradually tend to independently produce adhesive products to save costs, they have a greater say in the construction of marketing channels. At present, the middle reaches of the industry are adhesives manufacturers. Due to the high barriers of technology, talent and capital in the adhesives industry, enterprises in the middle reaches have less distribution in the middle and high-end fields. The downstream is mainly the application field of adhesive industry, According to the research data, its market consumption structure mainly consists of the following parts: The market share of construction engineering is about 28.8%, the consumption of packaging and transportation is about 21.2% and 7%, respectively. The market share of consumer goods is relatively small, about 1.5%, because the number of enterprises producing high-end adhesives is relatively small, leading to a serious degree of homogeneity competition of middle and low-end adhesives in the downstream.

Environmental-friendly Adhesive will become the main development trend

In the global adhesive market, Water-based Adhesive accounts for about 50%, Hot-melt Adhesive accounts for about 20%, followed by Solvent Adhesives account for about 20%, with the rapid development of the global adhesive industry, while the world gradually put forward the requirements for environmental protection, it is predicted that the future market will be occupied by low-pollution Water-based Adhesive and Hot-melt Adhesive. The market size of Environment-friendly Adhesives will be further increased.

From the perspective of the global adhesive industry as a whole, the market demand shows an increasing trend year by year, which will drive the rapid increase of the market scale, with the continuous development of economic and technical research and development level, the proportion of Chinese adhesive market will be further increased.

2023 International Adhesives & Sealant Expo Schedule Table

Coating Korea

Exhibition Time: March 22-24, 2023

Organizer: EXMG

Venue: Songdo Convensia

Holding Cycle: once a year

Exhibition Area: 20,000 square meters


China Adhesive (Guangdong)

Exhibition Time: May 18-20, 2023

Organizers: CCPIT Sub-council of Chemical Industry and China Adhesives and Tape Industry Association (CATIA)

Venue: Foshan Tanzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center

Holding Cycle: once a year

Exhibition Area: 25,000 square meters

Exhibition Introduction: China Adhesive is a professional exhibition tailored specifically for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and Southern China


Adhesion & Joining Expo

Exhibition Time: May 17-19, 2023

Organizers: Reed Exhibitions Japan

Venue: INTEX Osaka

Holding Cycle: once a year

Exhibition Area: 21,000 square meters

Exhibition Introduction: Adhesion & Joining Expo is a new addition to FINETECH JAPAN, a Japanese fair of high-performance materials, which is held once a year on tour in Chiba and Osaka.


Adhesives & Bonding Expo

Exhibition Time: June 27-29, 2023

Organizers: Smarter Shows

Venue: Suburban Collection Showplace

Holding Cycle: once a year

Exhibition Area: 25,000 square meters



Exhibition Time: September 4-6, 2023

Organizers: CCPIT Sub-council of Chemical Industry and Beijing Erachem Exhibition Service Company

Venue: Shanghai New International Expo Center

Holding Cycle: once a year

Exhibition Area: 25,000 square meters

Exhibition Introduction: CHINA ADHESIVE is the first and only event in the adhesive industry to acquire the UFI certification, which gathers adhesives, sealants, PSA tape and film products in the world. 



Exhibition Time: October 10-13, 2023

Organizers: PE Schall GmbH&Co.KG


Venue: Exhibition Centre Stuttgart


Holding Cycle: once a year

Exhibition Area: 13,000 square meters


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