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Pressure Sensitive Adhesives Market To Reach USD 18.91 Billion By Year 2032

Pressure Sensitive Adhesives Market Size Was Valued at USD 10.2 Billion in 2023 and is Projected to Reach USD 18.91 Billion by 2032, Growing at a CAGR of 7.1 % From 2024-2032.

Vishal Panchmukh
Chemical and Materials
Pristine Intelligence LLP

According to a new report published by Pristine Intelligence, titled, “Pressure Sensitive Adhesives Market by Technology, Resin, Application, End-User: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2024–2032,” The Global Pressure Sensitive Adhesives Market Size Was Valued at USD 10.2 Billion in 2023 and is Projected to Reach USD 18.91 Billion by 2032, Growing at a CAGR of 7.1 % From 2024-2032.

The Pressure Sensitive Adhesives (PSAs) market is experiencing strong growth due to their versatile applications across multiple industries. PSAs are adhesive materials that bond upon application of pressure, requiring no heat, water, or solvent activation. This property makes them ideal for tapes, labels, medical devices, automotive parts, and more. Key growth drivers include rising demand for convenient packaging, expansion in the automotive and electronics sectors, and advancements in adhesive technologies that improve performance and longevity. The market offers a wide range of formulations tailored to specific needs, including removable, permanent, and specialty adhesives. Geographically, North America and Asia-Pacific lead, driven by industrialization and technological progress, with Europe following closely due to stringent regulations promoting sustainable and safe adhesive solutions.

According to the global Pressure Sensitive Adhesives market analysis, the market is segmented into Technology, Resin, Application, End-User and region. Technology the market is categorized into (Waterborne, Solvent-Borne, Hot Melt, and Radiation Cured), Resin the market is categorized into (Acrylic, Silicone, Elastomer and Other Resins), Application the market is categorized into (Tapes, Label, Graphics, and Other Applications), End-User Industry the market is categorized into (Packaging, Woodworking and Joinery, Medical, Commercial Graphics, Transportation, Electronics, and Other End-User Industries). By region, it is analyzed across North America (U.S.; Canada; Mexico), Eastern Europe (Bulgaria; The Czech Republic; Hungary; Poland; Romania; Rest of Eastern Europe), Western Europe (Germany; UK; France; Netherlands; Italy; Russia; Spain; Rest of Western Europe), Asia-Pacific (China; India; Japan; Southeast Asia, etc.), South America (Brazil; Argentina, etc.), Middle East & Africa (Saudi Arabia; South Africa, etc.).

The Pressure Sensitive Adhesives (PSA) market is thriving with increased demand across diverse industries. These adhesives bond upon application of pressure, requiring no heat or water, and are prized for their versatility and ability to adhere to various substrates. In packaging, PSAs are essential for labels, tapes, and protective films due to their strong bonding and ease of application. The automotive sector uses PSAs for assembly and noise/vibration damping, benefiting from their lightweight and durable qualities. PSAs are also vital in healthcare for medical tapes and wound dressings, known for their skin-friendly properties.

Advancements in PSA technology, such as improved formulations for extreme conditions and sustainability, further drive market growth. Urbanization and infrastructure development globally fuel demand for construction adhesives and tapes, crucial for applications like flooring, roofing, and sealing. PSAs also play pivotal roles in automotive, electronics, and packaging industries amid rising e-commerce and urbanization-driven demands for efficient bonding solutions. Infrastructure projects utilize PSAs for road markings, signage, and modular structure assembly, leveraging their durability and environmental benefits.

Global Pressure Sensitive Adhesives Market, Segmentation

The Pressure Sensitive Adhesives market is segmented based on Technology, Resin, Application, End-User, and region


The Waterborne segment is poised for dominance due to key technological advantages and market dynamics. Waterborne PSAs are characterized by their aqueous dispersion, making them environmentally friendly with lower volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, aligning with stringent regulatory requirements and consumer preferences for sustainability. These adhesives offer versatility, adhering effectively to plastics, paper, and metals, with customizable properties like tackiness and adhesion strength for diverse applications in packaging, automotive, and medical sectors. They also demonstrate strong shear resistance and aging stability, ensuring reliable long-term performance. The growth of the Waterborne segment is driven by increasing global demand across industries facing stricter emission regulations, prompting significant investments in research and development by industry leaders to enhance product capabilities.


In the Pressure Sensitive Adhesives market, the Tapes segment commands substantial influence across multiple applications. This dominance arises from the extensive use of PSAs in various tape products spanning industries such as packaging, construction, automotive, healthcare, and electronics. Tapes coated with PSAs offer versatile bonding solutions characterized by easy application, immediate adhesion upon pressure, and compatibility with a wide array of substrates including plastics, metals, and paper. In packaging, PSAs in tapes provide essential sealing solutions for safeguarding goods during transit and storage. They are indispensable in construction for mounting and joining materials where traditional fasteners are impractical. PSAs also contribute significantly to automotive assembly by supporting light weighting initiatives and enhancing vehicle aesthetics through trim and bonding applications. In healthcare, these adhesives are crucial components of medical tapes and dressings, ensuring secure and gentle attachment to the skin without irritating.


Asia Pacific emerges as a dominant force in the global market for pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs), poised for substantial growth driven by rapid industrialization, urbanization, and expanding manufacturing sectors across countries such as China, India, Japan, and South Korea. The region benefits from a robust automotive industry, where PSAs find extensive use in applications like automotive interiors, exterior trims, and electronic components. Additionally, the packaging sector in Asia Pacific is experiencing significant growth fueled by increasing consumer demand and the rise of e-commerce, boosting PSA demand for packaging materials. Furthermore, infrastructure development projects in emerging economies are driving PSA demand in construction applications such as tapes, flooring, and insulation. The electronics and electrical industry in countries like Japan and South Korea also plays a pivotal role, consuming PSAs for device assembly and circuit protection.

Some of the leading Pressure Sensitive Adhesives market players are

  • 3M Company (USA)
  • Avery Dennison Corporation (USA)
  • Henkel AG & Co. KGaA (Germany)
  • Dow Chemical Company (USA)
  • H.B. Fuller Company (USA)
  • Arkema Group (France)
  • Sika AG (Switzerland)
  • Ashland Global Holdings Inc. (USA)
  • Mactac Americas (USA)
  • Franklin International (USA)
  • Bostik SA (France)
  • RPM International Inc. (USA)
  • Scapa Group plc (UK)
  • Lohmann GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
  • Collano Adhesives AG (Switzerland), and Other Major Players.

Key Industry Developments:

  • In April 2024, Henkel's adhesive solution Aquence PS 3017 RE received certification by the renowned and independent cyclos-HTP Institute (CHI), confirming the recyclability of the packaging component. Designed from the outset as a sustainable solution, it is a water-based acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive designed for the olefinic film labels used for wash-off PET bottles. Its excellent wash-off performance allows labels to be effectively removed before recycling, even at lower temperatures, reducing energy consumption.

Key Findings of the Study

  • The market was valued at USD 10.2 billion in 2023 and is projected to reach USD 18.91 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 7.1% from 2024 to 2032. This growth is driven by the versatile applications of PSAs across multiple industries, including packaging, automotive, healthcare, electronics, and construction.
  • Resins used in PSAs include Acrylic, Silicone, Elastomer, and others, each catering to specific application needs such as durability, flexibility, and adhesion strength.
  • Asia Pacific leads the global PSA market growth, driven by rapid industrialization, urbanization, and robust automotive and electronics industries in countries like China, India, Japan, and South Korea.
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