Polyurethane (PU) Adhesives in Electronics Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2022 - 2027)

The market is segmented by Product Type (Electrically Conductive Adhesive, Thermally Conductive Adhesive, UV Curing Adhesive, and Other Product Types), Application (Surface Mounting, Conformal Coatings, Wire Tacking, Potting, and Encapsulation), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, and Rest of the World).

Market Snapshot

Polyurethane (PU) Adhesives in Electronics Market - Market Summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2021
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: Asia Pacific
CAGR: >5 %

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Market Overview

The global polyurethane (PU) adhesives in electronics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 5.8% during the forecast period. The demand for PU adhesives in electronics is widely driven by the increased application in automotive industry and growing technological dominance. However, regulations related to VOC emission is likely to hinder the growth of the studied market.

  • Among product types, the electrically conductive adhesives are expected to dominate the market, owing to their superior intrinsic properties, like thermal dissipation functionality, making them suitable for numerous applications.
  • The continuous innovation and development of advanced technologies across the globe is likely to offer opportunities for the PU adhesives in electronics market.
  • Asia-Pacific stands to be the largest and fastest growing region in the studied market, where electronics production, demand and exports have been significantly influencing the consumption of PU adhesives for electronic applications.

Scope of the report

The polyurethane (PU) adhesives in electronics market report include:

Product Type
Electrically Conductive Adhesive
Thermally Conductive Adhesive
UV Curing Adhesive
Other Product Types
Surface Mounting
Conformal Coatings
Wire Tacking
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
Rest of the World
South America
Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Electrically Conductive Adhesives Segment Dominating the Market

  • Electrically conductive adhesives are used in the electronics industry on components which are required to be held in place to pass electrical current between them.
  • PUR two-part adhesives is widely used for this purpose, which either needs to be mixed or supplied pre-mixed and frozen like the snap-cure epoxies.
  • PUR adhesives also offer high peel strength and flexibility which makes it widely suitable for electronic applications. Such properties make it widely popular for use in global electronics market.
  • The electronics industry has been continuously innovating existing products with advanced features, along with development of new electronic devices and technologies which has been driving production and growth in electronics industry.
  • For instance, some of the current innovation which have been driving the production in electronics industry includes 5G supporting smartphones, chromecast, smart speakers, etc.
  • Thus, the aforementioned factors are projected to drive the global consumption of PUR adhesives for electronic applications over the forecast period.
Polyurethane (PU) Adhesives in Electronics Market Revenue Share

Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Market

  • Asia-Pacific dominates the consumption of PU adhesives in electronics market, owing to the presence of some major countries, such as China, Japan and South Korea, which are engaged in the production and export of electronic products.
  • In terms of production, exports and consumption, China stands to be the largest market for consumer electronics in the region (as well as globally). China’s production of mobile phones, televisions and computers is the largest in the world.
  • Besides, countries such as Vietnam, South Korea, etc., have been benefited due to comparatively lower cost of production, which is considerably driving the domestic electronic production in such countries.
  • Hence, presence of the strong production base of such end-user industries and growing construction investments have been driving the consumption of polyurethane (PU) adhesives in electronics in the country.
Polyurethane (PU) Adhesives in Electronics Market Regional Trends

Competitive Landscape

The global polyurethane (PU) adhesives in electronics market is fragmented in nature. Some of the key players in the market includes 3M, Arkema Group, H.B. Fuller, Sika AG, 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 Increased Application in Automotive Industry

      2. 4.1.2 Growing Technological Dominance

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 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 Product Type

      1. 5.1.1 Electrically Conductive Adhesive

      2. 5.1.2 Thermally Conductive Adhesive

      3. 5.1.3 UV Curing Adhesive

      4. 5.1.4 Other Product Types

    2. 5.2 Application

      1. 5.2.1 Surface Mounting

      2. 5.2.2 Conformal Coatings

      3. 5.2.3 Wire Tacking

      4. 5.2.4 Potting

      5. 5.2.5 Encapsulation

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.3.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.3.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.3.4 Rest of the World

        1. South America

        2. Middle-East and Africa


    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

      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 Continuous Innovation and Development of Advanced Technologies

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Polyurethane (PU) Adhesives in Electronics Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

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

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

Asia Pacific holds highest share in 2021.

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

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