Europe Waterborne Adhesives Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The market is segmented by Resin Type (Acrylics, Polyvinyl Acetate Emulsion, Ethylene Vinyl Acetate Emulsion, Polyurethane Dispersions, and CR Latex, and Other Resin Types), End-user Industry (Building & Construction, Paper, Board, and Packaging, Woodworking & Joinery, Transportation, Healthcare, Electrical & Electronics, and Other End-user Industries), and Geography (Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Rest of Europe).

Market Snapshot

Europe Waterborne Adhesives Market - Market Summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: >5 %

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Market Overview

The Europe waterborne adhesives market is expected to grow at with a CAGR greater than 5% during the forecast period. One of the major factors driving the market growth the growing demand for waterborne adhesives as eco-friendly adhesives for solvent based adhesives. However, poor setting speeds of waterborne adhesives is hindering the growth of the market studied. 

  • Increasing use of recycled plastics is expected to provide a major growth opportunity for the market studied.
  • Germany accounted for the highest share of the market and is likely to continue dominating the market during the forecast period.
  • Among the Resin Types, Polyvinyl Acetate (PVA) Emulsion is expected to dominate the market studied during the forecast period.

Scope of the report

The Europe Waterborne Adhesives market report includes: 

Resin Type
Polyvinyl Acetate (PVA) Emulsion
Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) Emulsion
Polyurethane Dispersions and CR (Chloroprene Rubber) Latex
Other Resin Types
End-user Industry
Building & Construction
Paper, Board, and Packaging
Woodworking & Joinery
Electrical & Electronics
Other End-user Industries
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe

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Key Market Trends

Polyvinyl Acetate (PVA) Emulsion to Dominate the Market

  • Polyvinyl Acetate (PVA) water borne adhesives is majorly used in the wood industry for making complex joints. The use of PVA also provides heat resistance throughout the joint and improves the lifespan of the wood. 
  • PVA improves the UV degradability issue related to wood and imparts it higher resistance against UV radiation. 
  • These adhesives are also used in bonding paper, cardboard, wood, base and for moisture-activated bonding. 
  • Therefore, PVA emulsion is the most in-demand type of water-based adhesives currently and is expected to dominate the market studied during the forecast period.
Europe Waterborne Adhesives Market - Segmentation Trends

Germany to Dominate the Market

  • Europe is the second-fastest growing waterborne adhesive market in the world, after Asia-Pacific.
  • With the emergence of new industries and firms working in the research and development of waterborne adhesives, Germany has observed the highest growth in the market share in the recent past. 
  • Germany is likely to expand at a fast growth rate, followed by the United Kingdom and Italy. Additionally, Germany has exhibited the largest growth in the number of players working towards the research and development in the waterborne adhesive market. 
  • Therefore the Germany is expected to dominate the market studied during the forecast period.
Europe Waterborne Adhesives Market - Regional TrendsRevenue Share

Competitive Landscape

The Europe waterborne adhesives market is moderately consolidated as the market of the market share is divided among a few players. Some of the key players in the market include 3M, Arkema Group, Dow, Henkel AG & KGaA, and Sika AG, among others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Environmental Friendly Substitute to Solvent-based Adhesives

      2. 4.1.2 Other Drivers

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Poor Setting Speed of the Waterborne Adhesives

      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


    1. 5.1 Resin Type

      1. 5.1.1 Acrylics

      2. 5.1.2 Polyvinyl Acetate (PVA) Emulsion

      3. 5.1.3 Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) Emulsion

      4. 5.1.4 Polyurethane Dispersions and CR (Chloroprene Rubber) Latex

      5. 5.1.5 Other Resin Types

    2. 5.2 End-user Industry

      1. 5.2.1 Building & Construction

      2. 5.2.2 Paper, Board, and Packaging

      3. 5.2.3 Woodworking & Joinery

      4. 5.2.4 Transportation

      5. 5.2.5 Healthcare

      6. 5.2.6 Electrical & Electronics

      7. 5.2.7 Other End-user Industries

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Geramany

      2. 5.3.2 United Kingdom

      3. 5.3.3 France

      4. 5.3.4 Italy

      5. 5.3.5 Rest of Europe


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share/Ranking Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 3M

      2. 6.4.2 Arkema Group

      3. 6.4.3 Dow

      4. 6.4.4 Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

      5. 6.4.5 Sika AG

      6. 6.4.6 Ashland.

      7. 6.4.7 Pidilite Industries Ltd.

      8. 6.4.8 Franklin Adhesives & Polymers.

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Advancements in Food Packaging and Safety Industry

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Europe Waterborne Adhesives Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Europe Waterborne Adhesives Market is growing at a CAGR of >5% over the next 5 years.

3M, Arkema Group , Dow, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA , Sika AG are the major companies operating in Europe Waterborne Adhesives Market.

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