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3M Company, NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, and tesa SE Group are Dominating the Market for Global Adhesive Tapes Market in 2017

Global Adhesive Tapes Market is expected to register a healthy CAGR in the forecast period 2018 to 2025. The new market report contains data for historic year 2016, the base year of calculation is 2017 and the forecast period is 2018 to 2025.Access Full Report:

The global adhesive tapes market highly concentrated to a few big players and rest to local players who cater to domestic markets only. 3M Company (U.S.) dominated the adhesive tapes market accounting for a highest market share in 2017, followed by NITTO DENKO CORPORATION (Japan), Tesa Se Group (Germany), LINTEC Corporation (Japan), and AVERY DENNISON CORPORATION (U.S.).Other players in this market include are Intertape Polymer Group (U.S.), Shurtape Technologies, LLC (U.S.), Scapa Group Plc (UK), Lohmann GmbH & Co.KG  (Germany), NICHIBAN CO., LTD. (Japan), Berry Global Group, Inc. (U.S.), DermaMed Coatings Company LLC (U.S.), and among others.

3M Company:

Founded in 1902 and headquartered in Minnesota, U.S. 3M Company is engaged in the development and distribution of novel products and services for technology platforms. The company provides various products such as abrasives, adhesives & tapes, advanced materials, films, filtration, casting & splinting, chemicals, dental, security hardware & software under brand names Post-it, Scotch, Scotch-Brite, Command, Filtrete, Nexcare, and ScotchBlue. The business segments in which the company operates are industrial, safety and graphics, electronics and energy, healthcare, and consumer. The company offers adhesives tapes through industrial segment.

The company offers its product and services in various industries such as commercial solutions, communications, design & construction, electronics, energy, health care, manufacturing, mining, oil & gas, safety, and transportation. The company is certified with ISO/TS 16949 or ISO 9001 for quality and ISO 14001 for environmental systems. Its subsidiaries include 3M Australia Pty Limited (Australia), 3M Hong Kong Limited (Hong Kong), 3M Thailand, Ltd. (Thailand), 3M Cogent, Inc.( Delaware), 3M Australia Pty. Ltd. Argentina), 3M a/s (Denmark), 3M Electronic Monitoring Ltd (Israel), and 3M Canada Company (Canada). The company has its presence in U.S., Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America/Canada.

 In 2018, 3M Company (U.S.) launched 3M Single Coated Medical Extended Wear Adhesive Nonwoven Tape on Line (3M 4077). This is water-resistant tape that offers skin adhesion and a 14-day wear time.

In 2014, 3M Company (U.S.) partnered with Tesla, Inc. (U.S.) to develop high performance adhesives for electric cars.  Both companies are working towards developing innovative products for electric vehicles.

In 2012, 3M Company (U.S.) launched Modified Synthetic Rubber (MSR) Adhesive. This is a low cost adhesive used in metal coil tabbing, splicing, and other tape applications.


Founded in 1961 and headquartered in Osaka, Japan. NITTO DENKO CORPORATION is engaged in production of electrical insulating materials. The company provides various products such as double sided tape, surface protective film, sealing materials/NVH related products, masking tape, FPD/touch panel, gasket materials, semiconductor, fluoroplastic sheets and tape, fluoroplastic porous film, and tape for electrical and electronic equipment. The business segments in which company operates are life science, optronics, industrial tape, and others. The company offers adhesives tapes through industrial tape segment.

The company offer services to automotive and transportation equipment, housing / housing equipment, infrastructure industries, material industries, home appliance and electrical industries, displays, electronic devices, and medical industries. The company is certified with ISO9001, IATF16949, ISO14001, OHSAS18001, and AS9100-C certification.

The company’s subsidiaries are Nitto Denko India Private Limited (India), Nitto Americas, Inc. (Americas), Nitto Denko (Taiwan) Corporation, Nitto Denko (Philippines) Corp, Nitto Denko (China) Investment Co., Ltd., Nitto Europe NV (Europe), and among others. The company has its presence in EMEA, Americas, East Asia, and Southeast Asia & Oceania.

In 2007, Nitto Denko Corporation (Japan) planned to build a new plant in its Shiga factory, Japan. This plant aimed to produce protective adhesive tape for liquid crystal displays (LCD).

tesa SE Group:

Founded in 1890 and headquartered in Norderstedt, Germany. tesa SE Group is engaged in developing self-adhesive products and system solutions for industrial and consumer applications. The company provide various products such as tesa Bond & Detach for adhesive bonding of batteries, high-adhesive, heat-activated products, printing plate tape, tesa ecoLogo and tesamoll. The business segments in which company operates are direct industries and trade markets. The company offers adhesives tapes through trade markets division.

The company offer services to automotive, home décor, professional carpeting, and industrial applications. The company is certified with ISO 9001, ITAF 16949, EMSt 50001, and BS OHSAS 18001 certification. The company’s subsidiaries are tesa Export (Afghanistan), Argentina S.R.L. (Argentina), tesa tape UAB (Belarus), tesa sa-nv (Belgium), tesa Brasil Ltda.( Brasil), and among others.  The company has its presence in Africa, Asia/ Australia, Eastern Europe, Middle East, North America, South America, and Western Europe.   

In 2018, tesa SE Group (Germany) acquired Functional Coatings, Inc. (U.S.).   This acquisition added adhesive tape and sealing products in tesa’s product portfolio.

In 2018, tesa SE Group (Germany) acquired FormFormForm Ltd. (UK). This acquisition added Sugru kneadable glue that expanded tesa’s smart mounting solutions.

In 2017, tesa SE Group (Germany) launched tesa TACK Transparent Double-Sided Adhesive Pads. This tape is useful for flexible and short-term application of paper sheets or attaching lightweight items.

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