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Global Adhesive Films Market: Snapshot 

Film adhesives are pre-catalyzed adhesives that include a wide array of compounds such as epoxy, phenolic, and bismaleimide that are supplied in the form of film or sheet. After being subjected to a curative process, film adhesives form a permanent structural bond on the attaching surface and have the ability to withstand environmental aggressors, the most prominent of which is high temperatures.

At the forefront of driving growth in the global adhesive films market is the demand for medical films and tapes for wounds. Another factor stoking demand substantially is the growing use of small-sized, lightweight electronic devices that require low-cost flexible packaging materials. Adhesive films and tapes also find application in manufacture of lightweight automobiles with enhanced efficiency. 

Countering the growth in the global adhesive films market on the other hand is the volatility in the prices of petroleum. This puts product manufacturers under pressure to cut back profit margins which in turn takes a toll on the healthy growth in the adhesive films market. Further, the flurry of environmental regulations pertaining to volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions from adhesive films is also posing a roadblock to the growth in the adhesive films market. However, with the emergence of bio-based adhesive films and their subsequent commercialization, the adhesive films market is likely to overcome such deterrents in the near future. 

Hot-melt Adhesives Witnesses Swift Sales due to their Benefit in Construction Processes 

Depending upon the type of technologies leveraged, the global adhesive films market can be segmented into hot-melt, pressure sensitive, and light-cured, among others such as heat-cured, chemical-cured, and self-cured adhesive films. Of them, the segment of light-cured adhesive films is forecasted to outpace all others in terms of growth by clocking maximum CAGR. The segment of pressure sensitive adhesive films held a leading market share in 2013. 

Hot-melt adhesives too are seeing widespread adoption, particularly for various processes in the construction sector on account of their high bond strength and easy applicability that brings down the time to process. Light-cured adhesive films again find applications on account of their high bond strength. They are used for masking tapes for sub-zero temperature and in electronic devices, where the temperature may reach over 100 degrees Celsius. 

The different types of adhesives films available in the market are polyvinyl butyral (PVB), polyvinyl acetate (PVAc), acrylic, polyurethane, and epoxy. There are others too such as silicone, polyester ethyl vinyl acetate (EVA), and styrene butadiene copolymer (SBC). Acrylic, among them, is predicted to gain maximum market share to become the dominant segment in the years to come. PVAs also enjoy a robust demand in the adhesive films market because of their application in construction, packaging, footwear and furniture industries. 

Saturated Europe Market to Trim Some of its Share 

From a geographic standpoint, Asia Pacific accounts for a dominant position in the global adhesive films market. Going forward, the region is also slated to outshine all others in terms of growth rate on account of the spike in demand from the rapidly expanding automotive and electronics industries in the region. Consumer goods such as footwear and furniture are said to be stoking demand in the adhesive films market in the region.

The adhesive films market in Europe, on the other hand, is anticipated grow at a slower pace because of being saturated. North America is another crucial market that is likely to progress at a healthy clip in the upcoming year buoyed by an improving construction sector and booming packaging, medical, electronics, and other consumer goods industries. Medical, among them, is a crucial end-user industry in the continent. 

Global Adhesive Films Market: Overview

Adhesive films are sheets, films and tapes of materials such as plastic, polymers, textiles and paper with a thin layer of adhesive in one or both surfaces. This helps them stick to the surfaces. Adhesive films essentially act as joints between two surfaces. These films are used in tapes, labels, graphic wraps, protective films, glazing, tinting, masking, insulating and specialty films, among others. Adhesive films offer benefits such as lower material usage, easy usage and disposal, quick application and versatility according to the end-user utility. These advantages make adhesive films the material of choice over alternatives such as screw and clamps. Adhesive films have been adopted as preferred materials by a wide array of industries including packaging, electronics, medical, automotive, construction, footwear, furniture, aerospace and several consumer goods among others.
This report provides a detailed description of the global adhesive films market based on volume share (kilo tons) and revenue (US$ Mn) for the period of 2014 to 2020. It highlights the factors contributing to the growth of the market and the restraints that impede the market. Detailed forecast for adhesive films from 2014 to 2020 has been given separately for better understanding of the market scenario. The adhesive films market is described with respect to various segments along with the expected opportunities in the next six years.
In terms of geography, the global adhesive films market has been segmented into regions such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World. The adhesive films market has been segmented based on the following technology types: pressure sensitive, light-cured, hot-melt and others (including heat-cured, chemical-cured and self-cured). The study also classifies the market based on the following product types: acrylic, polyvinyl acetate (PVAc), polyurethane, polyvinyl butyral (PVB), epoxy and others (including ethyl vinyl acetate (EVA), silicone, styrene butadiene copolymer (SBC), and polyesters).
The study segments the market based on applications into tapes, labels, graphics and others (including specialty films, protective films, glazing and tinting). It provides forecasts and estimates for each application segment in terms of revenue and volume during the forecast period from 2014 to 2020. The study also bifurcates the market based on the following end-user industries: packaging, automotive, medical, electronics and others (including construction, footwear, furniture, and aerospace). It also analyzes market attractiveness for all end-users of adhesive films with the help of the market attractiveness tool.
Rising demand for adhesive films in key end-user industries such as medical, electronics, automotive and packaging is projected to boost the global market for these films. However, volatility in prices of feedstock for petroleum-based adhesive films and regulations against volatile organic compounds (VOC) from adhesive films are likely to hamper market growth. Companies, especially in the developed regions such as North America and Europe, are committing a substantial part of their investments for sustainable growth that ensures safety of the environment. Industry players are making significant investments for developing bio-based materials for manufacturing adhesive films. This is projected to offer prospective growth opportunities for the market players in the near future. 
Value chain analysis and Porter’s five forces model have been provided for a comprehensive view of the market. These would also help understand the specifics of the industry structure besides giving an overview of the degree of competitiveness. The report also includes detailed profiles of key players such as 3M Company, H.B. Fuller Company, Henkel AG & Company KGaA, Avery Dennison Corporation, BASF SE, Eastman Chemical Company and Ashland, Inc. Detailed description of players includes parameters such as company overview, financial overview, business strategies, upcoming facilities, capacity addition, mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, new products and recent developments.
The report segments the global adhesive films market as:
  • Adhesive Films Market - Technology Analysis
    • Pressure sensitive
    • Light-cured
    • Hot-melt
    • Others (Including heat-cure, chemical-cured and self-cured)
  • Adhesive Films Market - Product Segment Analysis
    • Acrylic
    • Polyvinyl acetate (PVAc)
    • Polyurethane
    • Polyvinyl butyral (PVB)
    • Epoxy
    • Others (Including EVA, silicone, polyesters, and SBC)
  • Adhesive Films Market - Application Analysis
    • Tapes
    • Labels
    • Graphics
    • Others (Including specialty films, protective films, glazing, and tinting)
  • Adhesive Films Market - End-user Analysis
    • Packaging
    • Automotive
    • Medical
    • Electronics
    • Others (Including construction, footwear, furniture, and aerospace)
  • Adhesive Films Market - Regional Analysis
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific
    • Rest of the World

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