According to Markets and Markets, polyurethane adhesives are expected to be worth $9.38 billion by 2021. Offering versatility, strength and flexibility, these adhesives are used in a range of applications. Take a look at their top polyurethane adhesive market, technology and region.
Top Polyurethane Adhesive Market
The construction market segment holds the highest share in polyurethane usage. Gaining popularity given rapidly growing urbanization, polyurethanes are able to withstand a range of weather conditions and bond to many substrates. In addition to their versatility and durability, these single-component products are environmentally safe and are not harmful to worker or occupant health. This makes them ideal for many interior and exterior building projects.
Top Polyurethane Adhesive Technology
Thermoplastic is the leading technology type of polyurethane adhesives in terms of value and volume. Able to become soft when heated and re-harden when cooled, thermoplastic polyurethanes offer design flexibility and can tolerate larger deflections than metals without deforming.
Additionally, thermoplastic polyurethane adhesives can bond to leather, wood, PVC and rubbers. This capability enables them to be used in many load-bearing applications.
Top Polyurethane Adhesive Region
Currently, North America is the most dominant segment in polyurethane adhesives and is expected to maintain this dominance from now through 2021. However, the Asia-Pacific region is predicted to see the highest growth due to increasing manufacturing units in India.
Smart Polyurethane Adhesives for Your Company
Bostik manufactures smart polyurethane adhesives ideal for a range of markets, including:
- Flexible packaging
With high levels of flexibility as well as good UV and weather resistance, these adhesives also can be custom formulated to meet customers’ specific needs. For more information on our polyurethane adhesives, call 800-7-BOSTIK, or visit www.bostik.com/us.