Bioadhesives are natural polymeric materials which are used as a gum between two materials. Bioadhesives are mostly used to describe adhesive which is used to bind the substance and repel separation between two materials. Bioadhesives have the property to durable long-lasting interface between two different materials and exhibit certain distinctive properties which make them different from synthetic glues. Glue is synthetically made by using biological monomers such as sugars or by any synthetic material intended to adhere to organic tissue. Bioadhesives are mainly manufactured from protein and carbohydrates. These have been used as general-purpose adhesives by people since centuries.
Bioadhesives are used in biomedical applications that involve body skin and other body tissues as these have biocompatible property. Some of the bioadhesives also work under water or in wet environments condition, whereas others are only capable of operating in low surface energy. Rising demand in biomedical application is analyzed to bolster the global bioadhesives market. In addition, stringent environmental regulations and increasing consumer awareness with regards to the adverse effects of synthetic materials is further propelling the global bioadhesives market. In addition, individuals and industrial inclination towards the usage of bio-based products in order to keep the environment eco-friendly or green is further analyzed to boost the global bioadhesives market. Governments across the globe are coming up with regulations for chemical industries to reduce the usage of fossil products, thereby further augmenting the demand for bio-based adhesives in the world market.
On the basis of extraction the global bioadhesives market can be segmented into natural adhesives, biological adhesives, biocompatible adhesives, biomimetic adhesives and others. Bioadhesives are generally useful in the healthcare segment in biomedical applications, because it can interface with biological fluids and living tissues within the human body. Bioadhesives also find numerous applications in paper & pulp, and personal care sector. Healthcare sector is analyzed to dominate the market during the forecast period.
In terms of geography, the global bioadhesives market is bifurcated into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa. North America dominates the market for global bioadhesives, followed by Europe and Asia-Pacific. The United States is the largest consumer of bioadhesives due to technological development and consumer inclination towards using ecological products. North America is analyzed to maintain its leading share throughout the forecast period; Europe is likely to display average growth. However, Asia-Pacific is projected to witness highest growth during the forecast period due to technological improvements in the developing countries such as China and India.
Rising government initiatives to use more of ecological products has inclined the bioadhesive manufacturing firms to come out with more progressive bioadhesive materials in the market. Some of the prominent companies operating in the global bioadhesives market are CryoLife Inc., Bioadhesive Alliance Inc., Everis Group, Ashland Inc., Adhbio, and Columbia Laboratories, Inc. Rising demand for biomedical application of adhesives from the healthcare sector is analyzed to bolster the global bioadhesives market.