The Future of Adhesives for Packaging to 2023

In its new study – The Future of Adhesives for Packaging to 2023 – Smithers Pira provides a detailed analysis of adhesives technologies used in packaging applications across all major end-use across the five years to 2023.

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Product type: Market report
Date of publication: 19 Sep 2018
  • Adhesives play an integral role in the construction and application of most packaging formats, both rigid and flexible.
     
  • In 2017, this growing market was worth $18.4 billion, and consumed a total of 5.8 million tonnes of material. This will rise to $22.8 billion, and 7.1 million tonnes, in 2023.
     
  • Expansion in adhesives use in this segment is happening more rapidly than for the general packaging market reflecting the demand for improved technical solutions, new chemistry solutions, and solutions for new innovative packaging formats.

Description

Our exclusive content:

  • In-depth quantitative market data for adhesives used in all forms of packaging
  • Detailed analysis of the future impact of regulations, sustainability, and evolving brand owner demands on the selection and use of
    adhesives in packaging
  • Over 150 data tables and illustrative figures segmenting the market across all key metrics.

What methodology is used?

This report is based on an extensive new data modelling and market research process. Its foundation stands in extensive primary research discussions with industry participants ranging across the packaging and adhesives value chains. 

Qualitative analysis is provided to inform and contextualise the data. This is gathered through extensive research across a wide range of resources, including: Trade press and journal abstracts, conference papers and presentations, patent filings, and company press releases and quarterly reports. 

What will you discover?

  • A comprehensive 10-year data set segmenting the market for over 20 adhesive types used in packaging by value/volume across all key industry metrics
  • New comprehensive data on the use of adhesives in flexible formats
  • A technical overview of important materials and adhesive systems, with representative material suppliers and value chains
  • Critical analysis of the evolving business trends, innovations and strategic opportunities.

Who should buy this report?

  • Adhesives formulators
  • Adhesive raw material suppliers
  • Packaging converters
  • Manufacturers of adhesive application and packaging converting equipment
  • Packaging material suppliers
  • Industry consultants, investors, regulators and analysts

table of contents

Executive summary

Introduction and methodology

  • Introduction
  • Objectives
  • Scope & definitions
  • Methodology
  • Exchange rates
  • Glossary and definitions

Global packaging adhesives – Market drivers 2013-2023

  • Introduction
  • Raw materials for adhesives
  • Bio-based adhesives
  • Packaging consumption rates
    • Asia Pacific
    • Eastern Europe Middle East
    • Latin America
  • Format switching in packaging
    • Rigid plastic
    • Paperboard
    • Corrugated board
    • Flexible plastics
  • Label use trends in packaging
  • Consumer convenience packaging
    • Adhesives for resealability
  • Adhesives for e-commerce packaging
  • Environmental concerns
    • Sustainability in raw material supply
    • Lightweighting
    • Separation at end-of-life
  • Substance restriction and adhesive raw materials
    • EU (REACH)
    • US
    • Asia
    • Other
  • Safety requirements
    • Adhesives for food packs
    • Adhesives for pharmaceutical packs
    • Adhesives for personal care packs

Global packaging adhesives – Adhesive formulations 2013-2023

  • Introduction
  • Rigid formats:
    • Hot melt
      • Principal formulations/chemistries
      • Main uses in packaging
      • Technical and market challenges 2018-2023
      • Growth forecasts 2018-2023
    • Water-based
      • Principal formulations/chemistries
      • Main uses in packaging
      • Technical and market challenges 2018-2023
      • Growth forecasts 2018-2023
    • Other
      • Principal formulations/chemistries
      • Main uses in packaging
      • Technical and market challenges 2018-2023
      • Growth forecasts 2018-2023
  • Flexible formats:
    • Solvent-based
      • Principal formulations/chemistries
      • Main uses in packaging
      • Technical and market challenges 2018-2023
      • Growth forecasts 2018-2023
    • Solvent-free
      • Principal formulations/chemistries
      • Main uses in packaging
      • Technical and market challenges 2018-2023
      • Growth forecasts 2018-2023
    • Water-based
      • Principal formulations/chemistries
      • Main uses in packaging
      • Technical and market challenges 2018-2023
      • Growth forecasts 2018-2023
    • Other (wax, rad-curing, thermal etc)
      • Principal formulations/chemistries
      • Main uses in packaging
      • Technical and market challenges 2018-2023
      • Growth forecasts 2018-2023

Global packaging adhesives – Packaging types/materials 2013-2023

  • Introduction
  • Corrugated
    • Overview
    • Adhesive types
    • Box formats
    • Primary (unit)
    • Secondary (case)
    • Tertiary (pallet)
    • Outlook 2018-2023
  • Folding cartons
    • Overview
    • Adhesive types
    • Folding carton formats
    • Outlook 2018-2023
  • Other paperboard
    • Overview
    • Adhesive types
    • Other paperboard formats 
    • Outlook 2018-2023
  • Rigid plastic
    • Overview
    • Adhesive types
    • Rigid plastics formats
    • Lidding films
    • Outlook 2018-2023
  • Label stock
    • Overview
    • Adhesive types
    • Label stocks
    • Removability
    • Outlook 2018-2023
  • Flexibles formats
    • Overview
    • Adhesive types
    • Single and multi-layer formats
    • Separability
    • Outlook 2018-2023

Global packaging adhesives – End-use applications 2013-2023

  • Introduction
  • Food
    • Overview
    • Packaging and adhesive types
    • Regulatory challenges
    • Adhesives for cold chain
    • Adhesives for ovenable/microwavable packs
    • Resealability
    • Outlook 2018-2023
  • Drinks
    • Overview
    • Packaging and adhesive types
    • Regulatory challenges
    • Outlook 2018-2023
  • Healthcare
    • Overview
    • Packaging and adhesive types
    • Regulatory challenges
    • Outlook 2018-2023
  • Cosmetics
    • Overview
    • Packaging and adhesive types
    • Regulatory challenges
    • Outlook 2018-2023
  • Household care
    • Overview
    • Packaging and adhesive types
    • Outlook 2018-2023
  • Other consumer packaging
    • Overview
    • Packaging and adhesive types
    • Regulatory challenges
    • Outlook 2018-2023
  • Industrial (primary)
    • Overview
    • Packaging and adhesive types
    • Regulatory challenges
    • Outlook 2018-2023
  • Secondary and tertiary
    • Overview
    • Packaging and adhesive types
    • Regulatory challenges
    • Outlook 2018-2023

Global packaging adhesives – Geographic markets 2013-2023

  • Introduction
  • Western Europe
    • Overview
  • Trends in packaging
  • Trends in adhesives
    • France
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • UK
    • Other Western Europe
    • Eastern Europe
      • Overview
      • Trends in packaging
      • Trends in adhesives
    • Russia
    • Poland
    • Other Eastern Europe
    • North America
      • Overview
      • Trends in packaging
      • Trends in adhesives
    • Canada
    • Mexico
    • US
    • Central and South America
      • Overview
      • Trends in packaging
      • Trends in adhesives
    • Brazil
    • Other Central and South America
    • Asia Pacific
      • Overview
      • Trends in packaging
      • Trends in adhesives
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • Other Asia Pacific
    • Middle East
      • Overview
      • Trends in packaging
      • Trends in adhesives
    • Turkey
    • Other Middle East
    • Africa
      • Overview
      • Trends in packaging
      • Trends in adhesives
    • South Africa
    • Other Africa

tables and figures

  • Packaging adhesives market by pack format, 2013-2023, by value ($ million)
  • Packaging adhesives consumption by pack format, 2013-2023, by volume (‘000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market by pack format 2018/2023 by value (% share)
  • Packaging adhesives market by pack format 2018/2023 by volume (% share)
  • Packaging adhesives market by end-use application, 2013-2023, by value ($ million)
  • Packaging adhesives consumption by end-use application, 2013-2023, by volume (‘000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market by end-use application 2018/2023, by value (% share)
  • Packaging adhesives market by end-use application 2018/2023 by volume (% share)
  • Packaging adhesives market by geographic region, 2013-2023, by value ($ million)
  • Packaging adhesives consumption by geographic region, 2013-2023, by volume (‘000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market by region 2018/2023 by value (% share)
  • Packaging adhesives market by region 2018/2023  by volume (% share)
  • Crude oil prices 2013-2018
  • Bio-based raw materials for packaging adhesives
  • Projected market demand for bio-based adhesives 2016-2023
  • Growth of consumption of packaged goods in China, 2013-2023 ($ billion)
  • Rising use of pouch packaging, selected countries (billion units)
  • Schematic of environmental gains from lightweighting format switch
  • Schematic of construction of a multilayer pouch – highlighting the adhesives
  • Illustrative schematic two resealable pack solutions
  • Timeline for the phase-out of selected adhesive components under REACH Regulation
  • Total packaging adhesives market by adhesive formulation, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Total packaging adhesives market by adhesive formulation, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Total rigid packaging adhesives market by adhesive formulation, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Total rigid packaging adhesives market by adhesive formulation, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Hot melt packaging adhesives by packaging format, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Hot melt packaging adhesives by packaging format, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Hot melt packaging adhesives by geographic region, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Hot melt packaging adhesives by geographic region, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Water-based packaging adhesives by packaging format, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Water-based packaging adhesives by packaging format, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Water-based packaging adhesives by geographic region, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Water-based packaging adhesives by geographic region, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Other rigid packaging adhesives by packaging format, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Other rigid packaging adhesives by packaging format, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Other rigid packaging adhesives by geographic region, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Other rigid packaging adhesives by geographic region, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Total flexible packaging adhesives market by adhesive formulation, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Total flexible packaging adhesives market by adhesive formulation, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Solvent-based packaging adhesives by packaging format, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Solvent-based packaging adhesives by packaging format, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Solvent-based packaging adhesives by geographic region, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Solvent-based packaging adhesives by geographic region, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Solvent-free packaging adhesives by packaging format, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Solvent- free packaging adhesives by packaging format, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Solvent- free packaging adhesives by geographic region, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Solvent- free packaging adhesives by geographic region, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Water-based packaging adhesives by packaging format, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Water-based packaging adhesives by packaging format, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Water-based packaging adhesives by geographic region, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Water-based packaging adhesives by geographic region, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Other flexible packaging adhesives by packaging format, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Other flexible packaging adhesives by packaging format, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Other flexible packaging adhesives by geographic region, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Other flexible packaging adhesives by geographic region, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Total packaging adhesives market by packaging format, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Total packaging adhesives market by packaging format, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Total packaging adhesives market by end-use application, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • Total packaging adhesives market by end-use application, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • Market for corrugated packaging adhesives by adhesive formulation, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • Market for corrugated packaging adhesives by end-use application, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • Market for corrugated packaging adhesives by geographic region, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • Market for corrugated packaging adhesives by corrugated type (primary, secondary, tertiary), 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • Market for Paperboard packaging adhesives by adhesive formulation, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • Market for Paperboard packaging adhesives by end-use application, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • Market for Paperboard packaging adhesives by geographic region, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • Market for rigid plastic packaging adhesives by adhesive formulation, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • Market for rigid plastic packaging adhesives by end-use application, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • Market for rigid plastic packaging adhesives by geographic region, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • Market for label stock adhesives by adhesive formulation, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • Market for label stock packaging adhesives by end-use application, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • Market for label stock packaging adhesives by geographic region, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • Market for flexible packaging adhesives by adhesive formulation, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • Market for flexible packaging adhesives by end-use application, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • Market for flexible packaging adhesives by geographic region, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • World demand for packaging adhesives by end-use application, 2013-2023 ($ million)
  • World demand for packaging adhesives by end-use application, 2013-2023 (‘000 tonnes)
  • World demand for packaging adhesives in food by adhesive formulation, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • World demand for packaging adhesives in food by end-use application, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • World demand for packaging adhesives in food by geographic region, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • World demand for packaging adhesives in drinks by adhesive formulation, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • World demand for packaging adhesives in drinks by end-use application, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • World demand for packaging adhesives in drinks by geographic region, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • World demand in bottle water for adhesives by adhesive formulation, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • World demand in carbonated soft drinks packaging for adhesives by adhesive formulation, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • World demand in fruit juice and juice drink packaging for adhesives by adhesive formulation, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • World demand in other soft drink packaging for adhesives by adhesive formulation, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • World demand in alcoholic drink packaging for adhesives by adhesive formulation, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • World demand for packaging adhesives in healthcare by adhesive formulation, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • World demand for packaging adhesives in healthcare by end-use application, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • World demand for packaging adhesives in healthcare by geographic region, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • World demand for packaging adhesives in cosmetics by adhesive formulation, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • World demand for packaging adhesives in cosmetics by end-use application, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • World demand for packaging adhesives in cosmetics by geographic region, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • World demand for packaging adhesives in other consumer packaging by adhesive formulation, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • World demand for packaging adhesives in other consumer packaging by end-use application, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • World demand for packaging adhesives in other consumer packaging by geographic region, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • World demand for packaging adhesives in industrial applications by adhesive formulation, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • World demand for packaging adhesives in industrial applications by end-use application, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • World demand for packaging adhesives in industrial applications by geographic region, 2013-2023 ($ million/‘000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market by region, 2013-2023, by value ($ million)
  • Packaging adhesives consumption by region, 2013-2023, by volume (‘000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in Western Europe, 2013-2023, by value ($ million)
  • Packaging adhesives market in Western Europe, 2013-2023, by volume (‘000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in Western Europe by adhesive formulation, 2013-2023, by value ($ million/’000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in Western Europe by packaging format, 2013-2023, by value ($ million/’000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in Western Europe by end-use application, 2013-2023, by value ($ million/’000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in France by adhesive formulation, by value/volume ($ million, ‘000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in Germany by adhesive formulation, by value/volume ($ million, ‘000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in Italy by adhesive formulation, by value/volume ($ million, ‘000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in Spain by adhesive formulation, by value/volume ($ million, ‘000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in the UK by adhesive formulation, by value/volume ($ million, ‘000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in other Western Europe by adhesive formulation, by value/volume ($ million, ‘000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in Eastern Europe, 2013-2023, by value ($ million)
  • Packaging adhesives market in Eastern Europe, 2013-2023, by volume (‘000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in Eastern Europe by adhesive formulation, 2013-2023, by value ($ million/’000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in Eastern Europe by packaging format, 2013-2023, by value ($ million/’000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in Eastern Europe by end-use application, 2013-2023, by value ($ million/’000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in Poland by adhesive formulation, by value/volume ($ million, ‘000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in Russia by adhesive formulation, by value/volume ($ million, ‘000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in other Eastern Europe by adhesive formulation, by value/volume ($ million, ‘000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in North America, 2013-2023, by value ($ million)
  • Packaging adhesives market in North America, 2013-2023, by volume (‘000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in North America by adhesive formulation, 2013-2023, by value ($ million/’000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in North America by packaging format, 2013-2023, by value ($ million/’000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in North America by end-use application, 2013-2023, by value ($ million/’000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in Canada by adhesive formulation, by value/volume ($ million, ‘000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in Mexico by adhesive formulation, by value/volume ($ million, ‘000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in US by adhesive formulation, by value/volume ($ million, ‘000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in South and Central America, 2013-2023, by value ($ million)
  • Packaging adhesives market in South and Central America, 2013-2023, by volume (‘000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in South and Central America by adhesive formulation, 2013-2023, by value ($ million/’000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in South and Central America by packaging format, 2013-2023, by value ($ million/’000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in South and Central America by end-use application, 2013-2023, by value ($ million/’000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in Brazil by adhesive formulation, by value/volume ($ million, ‘000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in other South and Central America by adhesive formulation, by value/volume ($ million, ‘000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in Asia-Pacific, 2013-2023, by value ($ million)
  • Packaging adhesives market in Asia-Pacific, 2013-2023, by volume (‘000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in Asia-Pacific by adhesive formulation, 2013-2023, by value ($ million/’000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in Asia-Pacific by packaging format, 2013-2023, by value ($ million/’000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in Asia-Pacific by end-use application, 2013-2023, by value ($ million/’000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in China by adhesive formulation, by value/volume ($ million, ‘000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in India by adhesive formulation, by value/volume ($ million, ‘000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in Japan by adhesive formulation, by value/volume ($ million, ‘000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in South Korea by adhesive formulation, by value/volume ($ million, ‘000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in Other Asia-Pacific by adhesive formulation, by value/volume ($ million, ‘000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in the Middle East, 2013-2023, by value ($ million)
  • Packaging adhesives market in the Middle East, 2013-2023, by volume (‘000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in the Middle East by adhesive formulation, 2013-2023, by value ($ million/’000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in the Middle East by packaging format, 2013-2023, by value ($ million/’000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in the Middle East by end-use application, 2013-2023, by value ($ million/’000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in Turkey by adhesive formulation, by value/volume ($ million, ‘000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in Other Middle East by adhesive formulation, by value/volume ($ million, ‘000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in Africa, 2013-2023, by value ($ million)
  • Packaging adhesives market in Africa, 2013-2023, by volume (‘000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in Africa by adhesive formulation, 2013-2023, by value ($ million/’000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in Africa by packaging format, 2013-2023, by value ($ million/’000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in Africa by end-use application, 2013-2023, by value ($ million/’000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in South Africa by adhesive formulation, by value/volume ($ million, ‘000 tonnes)
  • Packaging adhesives market in Other Africa by adhesive formulation, by value/volume ($ million, ‘000 tonnes)