North America Polyurethane (PU) Adhesives Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The market is segmented by Resin Type (Thermoset and Thermoplastic), Technology (Water-borne, Solvent-borne, Hot-melt, and Other Technologies), End-user Industry (Automotive and Aerospace, Building and Construction, Electrical and Electronics, Footwear and Leather, Healthcare, Packaging and Other End-user Industries), and Geography (United States, Canada, Mexico, and Rest of North America).

Market Snapshot

North America Polyurethane Pu Adhesives Market Overview
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
CAGR: >3.8 %
North America Polyurethane Pu Adhesives Market Major Players

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Market Overview

North America polyurethane (PU) adhesives market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 3.8% during the forecast period. The demand for PU adhesives is widely driven by the growth in the number of construction projects and increasing demand from aerospace industry. However, stringent VOC emission regulations may affect the growth of the studied market.

  • Amongst technology, solvent-based stands to be the largest segment as it is extensively preferred for numerous industrial and construction applications.
  • However, innovation and development of bio-based adhesives and shifting focus toward adhesive bonding for composite materials are likely to offer opportunities for the PU adhesives market.
  • United States stands to be the largest market for PU adhesives in the region, with consumption being majorly driven by the growth in end-user industries, such as construction, aerospace, packaging, electrical and electronics, etc.

Scope of the report

North America polyurethane (PU) adhesives market report include:

Resin Type
Water Borne
Hot Melt
Other Technologies
End-user Industry
Automotive and Aerospace
Building and Construction
Electrical and Electronics
Footwear and Leather
Other End-user Industries
United States
Rest of North America

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Key Market Trends

Building and Construction Industry to Drive the Market Demand

  • Among end-user industries, building and construction segment dominates the consumption of PU adhesives in the region.
  • PU adhesives have rapid curing and low strength properties, making it an excellent choice for woodworking and other construction applications. They provide high strength required to hold construction materials together.
  • Besides, this material is versatile, when it comes to product assembly adhesives. It suits plastics, glass, PVFs, aluminum, stainless steel, and other metals, regardless of the toughness of bond substrates.
  • In North America, countries, such as United States, Canada, and Mexico have numerous construction projects in either planning or development phase. For instance, United States have numerous airports, stadiums, and entertainment city projects under planning or construction phases.
  • Similarly in Canada, Quebec government has planned to investment on renovation and refurbishment projects over the next one decade.
  • Hence, all such trends in construction industry which is likely to propel the consumption of PU adhesives in the region.
North America Polyurethane Pu Adhesives Market Key Trends

United States to Dominate the Market

  • United States stands to be the largest market for PU adhesives in the region, owing to the presence of largest automobile, aerospace, healthcare packaging and electrical and electronics market in the country as compared to other countries in the region.
  • The healthcare sector is by far one of the most advanced sectors in the country. The increasing geriatric population and the mounting requirement for medical facilities for the treatment of chronic diseases have been supporting the growth of the healthcare sector and the consumption of polyurethane adhesives in various medical devices in the country.
  • United States has the largest aerospace industry in the world. According to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the total commercial aircraft fleet is expected to reach 8,270 in 2037, owing to the growth in air cargo. Also, the US main-liner carrier fleet is expected to grow at a rate of 54 aircraft per year due to the existing fleet getting older.
  • Hence, the presence of strong production base and such growth prospects in the end-user industries are expected to drive the consumption of PU adhesives in the country.
North America Polyurethane Pu Adhesives Market Growth Rate

Competitive Landscape

North America polyurethane (PU) adhesives market is fragmented in nature. Some of the key players in the market includes 3M, Arkema Group, Dow, H.B. Fuller, and Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, amongst others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Report




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Growth in the Number of Construction Projects

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Demand from Aerospace 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


    1. 5.1 Resin Type

      1. 5.1.1 Thermoset

      2. 5.1.2 Thermoplastic

    2. 5.2 Technology

      1. 5.2.1 Water Borne

      2. 5.2.2 Solvent-borne

      3. 5.2.3 Hot Melt

      4. 5.2.4 Other Technologies

    3. 5.3 End-user Industry

      1. 5.3.1 Automotive and Aerospace

      2. 5.3.2 Building and Construction

      3. 5.3.3 Electrical and Electronics

      4. 5.3.4 Footwear and Leather

      5. 5.3.5 Healthcare

      6. 5.3.6 Packaging

      7. 5.3.7 Other End-user Industries

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 United States

      2. 5.4.2 Canada

      3. 5.4.3 Mexico

      4. 5.4.4 Rest of North America


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

    2. 6.2 Market Share 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 Ashland

      4. 6.4.4 Avery Dennison Corporation

      5. 6.4.5 Beardow Adams

      6. 6.4.6 Dow

      7. 6.4.7 Dymax Corporation

      8. 6.4.8 Franklin International

      9. 6.4.9 H.B. Fuller Company

      10. 6.4.10 Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

      11. 6.4.11 Huntsman International LLC

      12. 6.4.12 ITW Performance Polymers (Illinois Tool Works Inc.)

      13. 6.4.13 Jowat AG

      14. 6.4.14 Mapei Inc.

      15. 6.4.15 Pidilite Industries Ltd.

      16. 6.4.16 Sika AG

      17. 6.4.17 Wacker Chemie AG

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Innovation and Development of Bio-based Adhesives

    2. 7.2 Shifting Focus Toward Adhesive Bonding for Composite Materials

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The North America Polyurethane (PU) Adhesives Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The North America Polyurethane (PU) Adhesives Market is growing at a CAGR of >3.8% over the next 5 years.

3M, Arkema Group, Dow, H.B. Fuller, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA are the major companies operating in North America Polyurethane (PU) Adhesives Market.

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