The use of adhesives in automotive assemblies is on the rise as vehicle manufacturers continue to pursue ways to make automobiles more light-weight and fuel efficient. Automotive adhesives are delivering advantages in a variety of automotive assembly applications.
According to an Automotive Adhesives Market forecast, body in white application held the largest share of the automotive adhesives market globally, in terms of volume, in 2015. (“Body in white” or “BIW” refers to the stage in automotive design or automobile manufacturing in which a car body's sheet metal components have been welded together.) Improved durability, enhanced strength, and reduced weight are benefits of using automotive adhesives in BIW. The report says that the assembly application segment is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR (compound annual growth rate) between 2016 and 2021 in all applications considered.