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Emerging Innovations in Adhesive Technologies

Emerging Innovations in Adhesive Technologies

In recent years, there has been an increasing use of adhesive technologies in various sectors such as packaging, electronics, automotive, textile, construction and heavy machinery, to gradually replace the use of mechanical or other joining methods. This is mainly due to the advantages of adhesives, such as superior adhesion properties with high strength to weight ratio, design flexibility, damage tolerance and fatigue resistance features over conventional joining methods and became one of the most important chemical products in today’s modern industry.

There are numerous adhesives-bonding materials available for component assembling. Selection of the adhesive type and form depends on the nature of substrate, performance requirements of the end use application, and the adhesive application method. These are important as it could greatly affect the quality and cost of the end product.

The adhesive development trend has been evolving from price oriented to value-oriented strategies. More research efforts are focusing on the adhesive technology advancements which offer expanded flexibility to support emerging application and the need of customisation while meeting the environmental requirements.

The adhesive market is primarily driven by the increasing usage of adhesive in different industries and the raising of emerging economics such as China, India and Brazil. The stringent environmental regulations are seen as the main challenges facing by the adhesive industry. One of the biggest transition currently is the switch from solvent-borne adhesives to waterborne formulations for adhesive products which used in different sectors in emerging countries such as China and other Asian countries.

The key research and development (R&D) of adhesive technology will continue to focus on the development of sustainable adhesives to meet the environmental regulation. As the market is shifting towards a high value-added adhesive product which not only helps to stick surface together but able to offer other attributes.

This research service (RS) depicts the current and future landscape and trends in adhesives, focused on the following criteria:
• Sustainable, comply with stringent regulatory requirement, provide sustainable and safer adhesives that do not affect health to the manufacturer and end-users.
• Cost-effective, developing high-efficiency adhesives which can facilitate production capacity and functional adhesives that provides more benefits with fewer raw materials.
• Durability, provide superior bonding performance, impact and chemical attack resistance to meet the ever-changing and increasingly demanding requirements of end-users.
• High flexibility, where the bonding can adapt to different type of substrate surfaces and easy to apply to provide more advantages than other joining and fastening methods.
The study deeply illustrates the following:
• Types of adhesives
• Key technology and product trends & developments
• Industry overview and key stakeholders
• Market drivers and challenges that will impact the growth of adhesive technologies
• Emerging Innovations and their market impact


  • Executive Summary
    • Research Scope
    • Research Methodology
    • Key Findings
    • Ease of Application and the Ability to Bind Different Materials are Key Reasons for Continuing Demand of Adhesives
    • How Does a Adhesive Works?
  • Technology Overview
    • Classification of Adhesives Based on Method of Adhesion
    • Four Main Types of Raw Materials Used For Adhesives Manufacturing
    • Materials Used for Manufacturing Adhesives
    • Advantages and Limitations of the Adhesive Materials
    • Different Types of Adhesive Forms Determine Application Methods
    • Adhesive Trend: Packaging, Automotive, and Constructions Sectors are the Major Markets For Adhesives
    • Adhesive Trend: Adhesives Hold Potential in Various Sectors
    • Main Factors that Determine Selection of Adhesive
  • Technology Snapshot
    • Introduction to Non-reactive Adhesives
    • Non-reactive Adhesives
    • Non-reactive Adhesives
    • Key Developments and Innovators: Non-reactive Adhesives
    • Introduction to Reactive Adhesives
    • Reactive Adhesives
    • Key Developments and Innovators: Reactive Adhesives
    • Comparison of Adhesion to Various Substrates
  • Industry Overview
    • Widening Application Potential and Specialized Technology Innovations Continually Drive the Market
    • Regulation Intervention and Raw Material Cost Are the Main Market Challenges
    • Industry Value Chain: Stakeholders Drive Implementation of Adhesive Technologies
    • Industry Value Chain
    • Global Hotspot and Technology Adoption Scenario
    • Highly Fragmented Industry Aids in Acquisitions
    • Adhesive Market Remain Competitive With Active Acquisition Activities
    • Intellectual Property
    • Funding Scenario
  • The Future of Adhesive Technologies
    • Emerging Trend in Adhesives
    • Emerging Adhesive Technologies: Underwater Adhesives
    • Emerging Adhesive Technologies: Reversible Adhesive
    • Emerging Adhesive Technologies: Nano-engineered adhesives
    • Emerging Adhesive Technologies: Bio-based Adhesives
    • Emerging Adhesive Technologies: Hybrid Adhesives
    • Emerging Adhesive Technologies: Electrically Conductive Adhesives
  • Technology Development and Adoption Roadmap
    • Addressing the Demand for Sustainable, Flexible, Cost-effective, and Highly Durable Adhesives is the Main Focus Area
    • Technology Adoption Roadmap Reveals Increasing Adoption of Varied Adhesives Based on End-user Requirements
    • Explanation of Technology Adoption Roadmap of Adhesives
  • Analyst Perspectives
    • Strategic Insights
    • Road to Commercialization: Three Major Aspects to Consider
  • Key Patents
    • Key Patents from USPTO and WIPO
    • Key Patents from USPTO
    • Key Patents from APAC
  • Key Contacts

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