Global UV Adhesives Market: Snapshot 

The global UV adhesives market is witnessing a high growth in the recent times on account of the increasing demand for compact electronic devices. The demand for UV adhesives for flexible packaging solutions will also help drive the growth prospects of this market. Key benefits of using UV adhesives include, high bond strength, low volatile organic compound emissions, and fast curing rates. Thus, UV adhesives are excellent for applications needing fast curing, such as permanent bonding. 

Since the adherence of UV adhesives to substrates made of wood, plastics, metals, and similar other materials are excellent, they are extensively used for both structural and non-structural applications. Therefore, the global UV adhesives market is projected to witness a healthy growth over the forecast period. On the other hand, the high initial installation cost is acting as a restraint for the growth of this market. The end users are inhibiting form investing in the advanced machinery required for UV curing, owing to the high cost. This is having a negative impact on the growth of the UV adhesives market. On a positive note, the novel applications of UV adhesives will create growth opportunities in the market. The development of alternative solutions such as LED UV lamps for curing and innovation of new products will drive the growth prospects of the UV adhesives market across the globe. 

Assembly Application to Emerge Dominant Leaving Behind Packaging and Laminating Segment 

The packaging and laminating applications had been leading in the global UV adhesives market and occupied considerable shares in the past, trailed by the assembly application segment. However, this scenario will flip and the assembly application segment will become the leading segment in the market, witnessing the fastest growth during the forecast period. The rapid growth in construction activities is slated to fuel the demand for UV adhesives across the globe. These adhesives are used and in demand for flooring, wood working and other interior applications. 

Surge in Construction Activities to Drive Asia Pacific UV Adhesives Market 

On the basis of most lucrative region in the world for the UV adhesives market, it is Asia Pacific that will appear in the forefront. Driven by the surge in construction activities, Asia Pacific will witness the fastest growth in the years to come. The North America region led in the market in the recent past and accounted for considerable share. The Rest of the World is anticipated to witness a healthy and steady demand for UV adhesives during the forecast period. The rise in infrastructural activities and growth in the construction and building industries will fuel the demand for UV adhesives from this part of the world. 

Epoxy UV Adhesives to Lose Shares in Future 

UV adhesives are produced using a variety of chemistries such as styrene-butadiene copolymer (SBC), acrylic, polyurethane, polyvinyl acetate (PVAc), silicone, and epoxy. Of these the high bond strength provided by acrylic makes it the most widely accepted and used product type. Acrylic not only offers optical clarity, but is low in price. Thus, it is being increasingly preferred. Moreover, acrylic is anticipated to expand at the fastest growth rate in the coming years. Epoxy UV adhesive, which was one of the leading product segments in the past, is however slated to lose market shares to acrylic, silicone, and polyester.

UV adhesives are a type of radiation curable products that require UV radiation for curing and start bonding with their respective substrates. Radiation curable products such as the UV adhesives are a relatively new concept and niche in nature. UV adhesive products have certain advantages including low to zero volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions, fast curing rates and good adhesion. The market is in early growth stages of life cycle and is attracting investments for new product development. Regulatory authorities, across the globe, are encouraging development of ‘green’, eco-friendly products in line with their initiative to conserve environment while ensuring sustainable growth.
This report provides a detailed description of the global UV adhesives market based on volume share (Tons) and revenue (US$ ‘000) for the period from 2014 to 2020. The report highlights factors contributing to the growth of the market. It also covers restraints that impede market growth. Detailed forecasts for UV adhesives from 2014 to 2020 have been given separately to better understand the market scenario. The UV adhesives market is described with respect to various segments along with opportunities expected to arise in the next six years.
In terms of geography, the global UV adhesives market has been segmented into regions such as North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Rest of the World. The UV adhesives market has been segmented based on the following product types: acrylic, polyurethane, epoxy, silicone, and others including polyesters, polyethers, styrene butadiene copolymer (SBC), and polyvinyl acetate (PVAc). 
The study segments the market on the basis of applications into packaging & laminating, assembly, wood-working, pressure sensitive, and other applications. It provides forecasts and estimates for each application segment in terms of revenue and volume during the forecast period from 2014 to 2020. Additionally, the study analyzes the market attractiveness of all the application segments of UV adhesives with the help of the market attractiveness tool.
The UV adhesives market is driven by superior product characteristics such as fast curing, good bond strength, and low to zero volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions. Strict regulations against VOC emissions from chemicals have put pressure on end-users and market players to develop and use environment-friendly chemicals that comply with VOC emission levels. Moreover, rising adoption of UV adhesives for assembly applications in electronic devices such as mobile phones and tablets and increasing demand from flexible packaging applications is anticipated to support growth of the UV adhesives market. However, slow adoption of UV adhesives by end users, owing to high initial cost of installation of advanced machinery for UV curing, is likely to hamper the market growth. Novel applications and development of new products and alternative engineered solutions such as LED UV Lamps for curing are projected to offer future growth prospects.
Value chain analysis, raw material analysis, and Porter’s five forces model have been given for a more comprehensive view of the market. These would also help in understanding the specifics of the industry structure besides giving an overview of the degree of competitiveness. The report also includes detailed profiles of key global players such as the 3M Company, H.B. Fuller Company, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, BASF SE, Bostik SA, Huntsman Corporation, the Dow Chemical Company, Adhesive Research, Inc., Avery Dennison Corporation, and Ashland, Inc. Detailed description of these players include parameters such as company overview, financial overview, business strategies, and recent developments of the company.
The report segments the global UV adhesives market as:
  • UV Adhesives Market - Product Segment Analysis
    • Acrylic
    • Epoxy
    • Polyurethane
    • Silicone
    • Others (Including polyesters, polyethers, SBC and PVAc)
  • UV Adhesives Market-Application Analysis
    • Packaging & laminating
    • Assembly
    • Wood-working
    • Pressure sensitive applications
    • Others (Including paneling, labeling, glazing, and graphic arts)
  • UV Adhesives Market - Regional Analysis
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific
    • Rest of the World (RoW)