Opportunities for adhesives in the Japanese automotive industry: Lucintel anticipates growth in the production of passenger car and light commercial vehicles and rapid technological advancements to catalyze growth within the next five years

   Febuary 6, 2017

According to a new market report published by Lucintel, the future of adhesives in the Japanese automotive industry looks good with opportunities in the passenger car and light commercial vehicles. Adhesives in the Japanese automotive industry is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 3.4% by value from 2016 to 2021. The major drivers of growth for this market are growth in the production of passenger car and light commercial vehicles, and increase in the demand for lightweight materials.

In this market, epoxy, polyurethane, acrylic, and other adhesives are the major adhesive types used. On the basis of its comprehensive research, Lucintel forecasts that the polyurethane adhesives and epoxy adhesives segments are expected to show above-average growth during the forecast period.

Within the Japanese automotive adhesives industry, the polyurethane adhesives segment is expected to remain as the largest market. Diverse applications of polyurethane adhesives in the automotive industry are expected to drive adhesives consumption, which would spur growth for this segment over the forecast period.


In this market, passenger car is the largest segment by vehicle type and it is expected to remain as the largest segment due to increase in passenger car production, increasing use of lightweight materials and presence of major auto OEMs, such as Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Suzuki, and Mitsubishi.


Adhesives usage in non-structural application is expected to remain the largest segment due to its varied usage in bonding aluminum hood, lift gates, aluminum body panels, doors and other non-structural automotive parts made of lightweight materials.


For business expansion, report suggests innovation and new product development, on fast cure, high temperature resistance and high cohesion strength. The report further suggests the development of partnerships with customers to create win-win situations and development of low-cost solutions for customers.


Emerging trends, which have a direct impact on the dynamics of the industry, include increasing use of composites and lightweight materials in vehicles, development of new silicone-based electrically conductive adhesives in automotive sensor applications. Henkel Japan Ltd., 3M Japan Ltd., Dow Chemical Japan Ltd., Japan Sika Corporation., and Sekisui Fuller Co., Ltd. are the major manufacturers of adhesives in the Japanese automotive industry. Some companies are opting for merger & acquisition as strategic initiatives for driving growth.


Lucintel, a leading global strategic consulting and market research firm, has analyzed growth opportunities for adhesives in the Japanese automotive industry by product, vehicle, and application, and has come up with a comprehensive research report, “Growth Opportunities for Adhesives in the Japanese Automotive Industry 2016-2021: Trends, Forecast, and Opportunity Analysis.” The Lucintel report serves as a spring board for growth strategy as it provides a comprehensive data and analysis on trends, key drivers, and directions. The study includes a forecast for adhesives in the Japanese automotive industry by product, vehicle, and application as follows:

By Product ($ million from 2010 to 2021)

  • Epoxy Adhesives

  • Polyurethane Adhesives

  • Acrylic Adhesives

  • Other Adhesives

By Vehicle ($ million from 2010 to 2021)

  • Passenger Cars

  • Light Commercial Vehicles

By Application ($ million from 2010 to 2021)

  • Structural Components

  • Non-Structural Components

This 96-page research report will enable you to make confident business decisions in this globally competitive marketplace. For a detailed table of contents, contact Lucintel at +1-972-636-5056 or click on this link http://www.lucintel.com/adhesives_in_japanese_automotive_industry_16_21.aspx  or   helpdesk@lucintel.com.

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This report answers following 10 key questions:

Q. 1 What are some of the most promising, high-growth opportunities for adhesives in the Japanese automotive industry by product type, by vehicle type and by applications?

Q.2 Which product segments will grow at a faster pace and why?

Q.3 What are the key factors affecting market dynamics? What are the drivers and challenges of the market?

Q.4 What are the business risks and competitive threats in this market?

Q.5 What are emerging trends in this market and reasons behind them?

Q.6 What are some changing demands of customers in the market?

Q.7 What are the new developments in the market? Which companies are leading these developments?

Q.8 Who are the major players in this market? What strategic initiatives are being implemented by key players for business growth?

Q.9 What are some of the competitive products and processes in this area and how big of a threat do they pose for loss of market share via materials / product substitution?

Q.10 What M & A activity has transpired in the last 5 years in this market and what is its impact on the industry?

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