The report defines and segments the global Hot Melt Adhesives Market with analysis and forecasts of global volumes and revenues. It also identifies driving and restraining factors for the global hot melt adhesives market with an analysis of trends, opportunities, burning issues, and challenges. The market is segmented and revenues are forecast on the basis of major regions such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (ROW). Key countries are covered and forecast for each region. Further, the market is segmented and revenues are forecast on the basis of raw materials and application types.
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The ever-increasing need for high performance adhesives across modern applications drives the growth of hot melt adhesives. Further, the technological advancement in production capabilities and enhancing properties of hot melt adhesives will fuel the growth to a higher rate.
Hot melt adhesives are solvent-free, solid compounds that have negligible or no VOC (volatile organic compound) compared to solvent-based adhesives. The stringent regulations of EPA (Environment Protection Agency) and REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals) in the US and Europe leads the adhesive industry towards a shift of technology from solvent-based adhesives to hot melt adhesives.
The market for hot melt adhesives is driven by changing trends in various end-user segments such as packaging, nonwoven, pressure sensitive applications, etc. This also results in the development of newer and improved application and performance properties. The major hurdle, which is currently to inhibit the growth of the market, is volatility in the prices of raw materials used to manufacture hot melt adhesives.
The industry is witnessing high growth on an account of growing demand in the Asia-Pacific region. China is the biggest consumer of hot melt adhesives due to rapid industrialization and infrastructure growth. Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan have high per capita consumption of hot melt adhesives, which is why they are expected to grow at a moderate CAGR.
The packaging, nonwoven, and pressure sensitive industries grow at a high rate in China and India, which drives the demand for hot melt adhesives. There is low control on the consumption of high VOC adhesives in China and India, due to the absence of related government policies.