Adhesives and Sealants Distribution Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2023 - 2028)

The market is segmented by Adhesive Technology (Water-borne, Solvent-borne, Reactive, Hot Melt, and Other Technologies), Sealant Product Type (Silicone, Polyurethane, Acrylic, Polyvinyl Acetate, and Other Sealant Product Types), End-user Industry (Building and Construction, Paper, Board, and Packaging, Transportation, Woodworking and Joinery, Footwear and Leather, Healthcare, Electrical and Electronics, and Other End-user Industries), Distribution Channel (Direct Selling, Traditional Trade, and Modern Trade), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa)

Adhesives & Sealants Distribution Market Size

Adhesives and Sealants Distribution Market Summary
Study Period: 2018 - 2028
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: > 5 %

Major Players

Adhesives and Sealants Distribution Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Adhesives & Sealants Distribution Market Analysis

The adhesives and sealants market is expected to register a CAGR of more than 5% during the forecast period. The major factors driving the growth of the market studied are the shifting focus toward the usage of composites and the increasing demand from the packaging industry. On the flip side, stringent environmental regulations regarding VOC emissions serve as one of the stumbling blocks in the growth of the market studied.

Adhesives & Sealants Distribution Industry Segmentation

The report focuses on the adhesives and sealants market and their distributional channel analysis at the regional market. The adhesives & sealants distribution is the key competitive channel for the manufacturing companies to place their products in a market. The report also focuses on the key trends among suppliers and distributors. Various factors help in driving the market distribution among different regions such as the wide range of applications of adhesives & sealants products in many end-user industries like constructions, automobile, and packaging industry etc. he demands of products have increased at faster pace with increasing income level in emerging economy, which has also resulted in more demand of distribution channels among those regions. Additionally, the consumption and trends of adhesives and sealants across the globe is covered in the report.

Adhesives Technology
Polyvinyl Acetate (PVA) Emulsion
Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) Emulsion
Polyurethane Dispersion and CR (Chloroprene Rubber) Latex
Other Water-borne Adhesives
Chloroprene Rubber
Poly Acrylate (Pas)
SBC Resin Adhesives
Other Solvent-borne Adhesives
Modified Acrylic
Other Reactive Adhesives
Hot Melt
Ethylene Vinyl Acetate
Styrenic Block Copolymers
Thermoplastic Polyurethane
Other Hot Melt Adhesives
Other Technologies
Sealant Product Type
Polyvinyl Acetate
Other Sealant Product Types
End-user Industry
Building and Construction
Paper, Board, and Packaging
Woodworking and Joinery
Footwear and Leather
Electrical and Electronics
Other End-user Industry
Distribution Channel
Direct Selling
Traditional Trade
Modern Trade
Hypermarket, Supermarket, Specialty Stores
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Adhesives & Sealants Distribution Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Adhesives & Sealants Distribution Market according to our research experts:

The Paper, Board, and Packaging Segment to Dominate the Market Demand

  • The paper, board, and packaging segment is the largest consumer of the adhesives and sealants market. The packaging industry has been witnessing strong demand from end-user industries, such as food and beverages, cosmetics, consumer goods, stationery, and other end-user industries.
  • Online retail shopping is increasing at a higher rate with rising internet technologies and web applications, which has largely supported the growth of the packaging industry.
  • Moreover, the demand for cosmetics and food and beverage products is expected to grow due to the growing population and demand for quality products, urbanization, and consumers inclining toward technology, hence fueling the demand for the packaging industry.
  • Asia-Pacific is expected to witness the strongest growth in the demand for packaging materials, due to the robust economic performance of the developing countries, promising robust market demand, and the growing population, whih is adding new demand to the market.
  • Matured markets like Europe and North America are also expected to witness noticeable growth in their packaging industry due to the influence of the online retail business trends.
  • Hence, with such robust growth of packaging industry across the world, the demand in the adhesives and sealants market is also expected to increase during the forecast period.
Adhesives and Sealants Distribution Market, Revenue Share (%), by End-user Industry,Global, 2019

Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Market

  • Asia-Pacific region dominated the global market share of more than 40%. The increasing demand from industries, such as packaging, construction, electronics, and transportation.
  • Industries such as food and beverage, cosmetics, and consumer goods are continuously seen innovating new products, increasing production, and resorting to attractive packaging materials in order to attract customers.
  • Manufacturing companies have been shifting to flexible packaging, as it is lightweight and helps to facilitate selling products in different quantities without making much difference in packaging cost, as in the case of metal or glass packaging.
  • This has been leading to robust growth in the demand for flexible packaging, which is further creating a noticeable demand for adhesives in packaging applications.
  • The automotive industry has been switching to lightweight materials from heavy metals in order to reduce the weight of the vehicles. This has been facilitating the use of adhesives and sealants in the automotive industry.
  • However, the slowdown in the automotive industry is, in turn, acting as a hindering factor to the market.
  • On the brighter side, ASEAN Countries exhibited relatively positive growth in the production of vehicles in the region. Hence, all such trends in the automotive industry in the region is expected to add to the demand for adhesives and sealants in the region during the forecast period.
  • Hence, such market trends are expected to drive the growth of the adhesives and sealants market in the region during the forecast period.
Adhesives and Sealants Distribution Market- Growth Rate by Region, 2020-2025

Adhesives & Sealants Distribution Industry Overview

  • The market for adhesives and sealants is fragmented with the top five players accounting for almost 36% of the market. Some of the major manufacturers in the market include Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, 3M, H.B. Fuller, Arkema Group, and Sika AG, amongst others.
  • The major distributors for adhesives and sealants products include the global and local distributors such as Krayden Inc., Ellsworth, Biesterfeld AG, Rudolph Bros & Co, Silmid, Fastenal, etc. among others.

Adhesives & Sealants Distribution Market Leaders

  1. 3M

  2. Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

  3. H.B. Fuller Company

  4. Arkema Group (Bostik SA)

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

Adhesives and Sealants Distribution Market Concentration

Adhesives & Sealants Distribution Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Report




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Shifting Focus Toward Adhesive Bonding for Composite Materials

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Demand from the Packaging Industry

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Stringent Environmental Regulations Regarding VOC Emissions

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Value-chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition

  5. 5. Market Overview

    1. 5.1 Key Trends among Suppliers

    2. 5.2 Key Trends among Distributors


    1. 6.1 Adhesives Technology

      1. 6.1.1 Water-borne

        1. Acrylic

        2. Polyvinyl Acetate (PVA) Emulsion

        3. Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) Emulsion

        4. Polyurethane Dispersion and CR (Chloroprene Rubber) Latex

        5. Other Water-borne Adhesives

      2. 6.1.2 Solvent-borne

        1. Chloroprene Rubber

        2. Poly Acrylate (Pas)

        3. SBC Resin Adhesives

        4. Other Solvent-borne Adhesives

      3. 6.1.3 Reactive

        1. Polyurethane

        2. Epoxy

        3. Cyanoacrylate

        4. Modified Acrylic

        5. Anaerobic

        6. Silicone

        7. Other Reactive Adhesives

      4. 6.1.4 Hot Melt

        1. Ethylene Vinyl Acetate

        2. Styrenic Block Copolymers

        3. Thermoplastic Polyurethane

        4. Other Hot Melt Adhesives

      5. 6.1.5 Other Technologies

    2. 6.2 Sealant Product Type

      1. 6.2.1 Silicone

      2. 6.2.2 Polyurethane

      3. 6.2.3 Acrylic

      4. 6.2.4 Polyvinyl Acetate

      5. 6.2.5 Other Sealant Product Types

    3. 6.3 End-user Industry

      1. 6.3.1 Building and Construction

      2. 6.3.2 Paper, Board, and Packaging

      3. 6.3.3 Transportation

      4. 6.3.4 Woodworking and Joinery

      5. 6.3.5 Footwear and Leather

      6. 6.3.6 Healthcare

      7. 6.3.7 Electrical and Electronics

      8. 6.3.8 Other End-user Industry

    4. 6.4 Distribution Channel

      1. 6.4.1 Direct Selling

      2. 6.4.2 Traditional Trade

      3. 6.4.3 Modern Trade

        1. Hypermarket, Supermarket, Specialty Stores

        2. E-commerce

    5. 6.5 Geography

      1. 6.5.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 6.5.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 6.5.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Italy

        4. France

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 6.5.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 6.5.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 7.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 7.2 Market Share Analysis**

    3. 7.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 7.4 Company Profiles

      1. 7.4.1 Distributors (Overview, Locations)

        1. Krayden, Inc.

        2. BC Adhesives

        3. Rudolph Bros. & Co.

        4. Hisco, Inc.

        5. W.W. Grainger, Inc.

        6. Fastenal Company

        7. 3M

        8. Avery Dennison Corporation


        10. TER HELL & Co. GmbH

        11. Ellsworth Adhesives India PTY Limited

        12. Composites One

        13. Silmid

      2. 7.4.2 Manufacturers (Overview, Financials**, Products & Services, Recent Developments)

        1. 3M

        2. AdCo (UK) Ltd

        3. Arkema Group (Bostik SA)

        4. Artimelt AG

        5. Ashland

        6. Avery Dennison Corporation

        7. Beardow Adams

        8. Buhnen GmbH & Co. KG

        9. CHEMENCE

        10. DELO Industrial Adhesives

        11. Dow

        12. Dymax Corporation

        13. Franklin International

        14. General Sealants Inc.

        15. H.B. Fuller Company

        16. Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

        17. Hexcel Corporation

        18. Huntsman International LLC

        19. ITW Performance Polymers

        20. Jowat SE

        21. LINTEC Corporation (Mactac)

        22. LORD Corporation

        23. Mapei SpA

        24. Master Bond

        25. merz+bentel

        26. Paramelt BV

        27. Permabond LLC

        28. Pidilite Industries Ltd

        29. RPM International Inc.

        30. Sashco, Inc.

        31. Sika AG

        32. The Soudal Group

        33. TESA SE - A Beiersdorf Company

        34. The Reynolds Company

        35. Yokohama Industries Americas Inc.

        36. UniSeal, Inc.

        37. Wacker Chemie AG

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 8.1 Rising Demand for Bio-based and Hybrid Adhesives

    2. 8.2 Other Opportunities

**Subject to Availability
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Adhesives & Sealants Distribution Market Research FAQs

The Adhesives and Sealants Distribution Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.

The Adhesives and Sealants Distribution Market is growing at a CAGR of >5% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

3M, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, H.B. Fuller Company, Arkema Group (Bostik SA) are the major companies operating in Adhesives and Sealants Distribution Market.

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