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Gummed Tapes Market By Backing Material (Paper Gummed Tape, Fiber-reinforced Tape), Product Type (White Gummed Tapes, Brown Gummed Tapes), Adhesive Type (Starch Adhesives, Other Adhesives), Application (Box & Carton Sealing, Splicing), End Use & Region – Forecast to 2021 - 2031

Gummed Tapes Market By Backing Material (Paper Gummed Tape, Fiber-reinforced Tape), Product Type (White Gummed Tapes, Brown Gummed Tapes), Adhesive Type (Starch Adhesives, Other Adhesives), Application (Box & Carton Sealing, Splicing), End Use & Region – Forecast to 2021 - 2031

Gummed Tapes Market - Analysis, Outlook, Growth, Trends, Forecasts

Gummed Tapes Market Outlook – 2021 - 2031

[166 pages Report] The gummed tapes market size is expected to increase at ~6.2% CAGR during the assessment period (2021-2031). A new forecast on gummed tapes market predicts the sales to nearly double between 2021 and 2031.

Gummed Tapes Market Estimated Year Value (2021 E)

US$ 1.2 Bn

Gummed Tapes Market Projected Market Value (2031F)

US$ 1.9 Bn

Value CAGR (2021-2031)


Value CAGR (2015-2020)


Collective Value Share: Top 3 Countries (2021E)


According to the study, the demand for fiber reinforced gummed tapes outpaced the sales of paper gummed tapes, with the demand increasing by 4x in 2020. In 2021, Europe remained at the forefront in terms of market share, contributing nearly 25% of demand share. However, with increasing production of gummed tapes in China and Japan, the East Asia market is expected to grow by 7.8% YoY in 2021.

2015-2020 Gummed Tapes Market Outlook Compared to 2021-2031 Forecast

Sales of gummed tapes are expected to surge owing to the increasing demand for enhanced sealing and strong adhering properties as compared to the traditional gluing tapes. Gummed tapes demand is projected to rise at ~6% CAGR from 2021 to 2031 in comparison to the 5% CAGR registered from 2015 to 2020, opines Future Market Insights (FMI).

According to the study, in terms of product type, brown gummed tapes are expected to capture the majority of the market share. Sales for these tapes is expected to increase owing to the high strength as compared to the white gummed tape. 

Also, the brown gummed tapes are made naturally with plant-based adhesives and kraft paper which is recyclable and are an eco-friendly option for tapes. These gummed tapes can be easily recycled with paper boxes and other corrugated boxes.

Hence, the easy application and removal of the tape, which is time saving as compared to the manual glue application tapes, is expected to improve the demand for gummed tapes over the forthcoming decade.

Moreover, these tapes are used in diverse end-use industries such as shipping & logistics, food & beverages, electrical & electronics, automotive, and others for packaging of various products and goods.

As per the study, gummed tapes made using backing material such as paper gummed tape and fiber reinforced tape are gaining immense popularity. Among which, the fiber reinforced gummed tapes are highly durable and easy to apply as compared to the paper gummed tape.

On the back of these aforementioned factors, these tapes are commonly used in sealing and packaging of the high duty boxes and cartons, splicing and various other applications. Subsequently, end users are trying to increase their production capacity along with expansion of their product portfolio to serve the market to cover the losses incurred during the pandemic.

Overall, the market of gummed tapes is expected to witness immense growth on the back of various benefits offered by gummed tapes such as, better product representation, increased product safety owing to the strong adherence over the products.

How Is Expansion of Shipping And Logistics Industry Shaping the Gummed Tapes Market?

Gummed tapes are applied over the carton boxes and other corrugated boxes which provides an exceptional product security and safety as compared to the traditional gummed tapes. Hence, products and goods are packed in corrugated boxes are often sealed with gummed tapes.

They are also widely preferred by various industries such as food & beverages, shipping & logistics, and building & construction. For enhanced product safety and security, the sensitive and bulky products are packed in the corrugated boxes and are sealed with the gummed tapes in shipping and logistics industry.

Gummed tapes are highly preferred in the food & beverages industry, especially in the packaging of the corrugated boxes and other related paper boxes as they provide aesthetic look to the container and improves appearance of the product. Hence demand in diverse industries will support the sales of gummed tapes in the coming years.

Country-wise Insights

Why Is The U.S. Gummed Tapes Market Considered Lucrative?

The U.S. is estimated to remain the most lucrative market in North America. As per the study, the U.S. is expected to hold around 75% of the market share, registering a CAGR of 4.5% between 2021 and 2031.

Growth in the country is attributable to the expansion of shipping & logistics and food & beverages industries. Also, increasing demand for gummed tapes from food & beverages industry to seal the containers with enhanced product safety and security is creating remunerative growth avenues for the market players in the U.S.

Why Is Demand For Gummed Tapes Increasing In Italy?

As per the study, Italy will dominate the Europe gummed tapes market owing to the presence of some of the key manufacturers. Increasing focus on product development and investment towards research & development activities to develop sustainable gummed tapes is boosting the market.

According to FIPAGO Natural Paper Tape, an international association operating in Europe, gummed tapes have improved sticking ability, tamper-evident qualities, are odorless and have enhanced hygiene with 100% recyclability.

Hence, increasing production and demand for gummed tapes on the back of these qualities will fuel the growth in the Italy market. As per the study, Italy is anticipated to contribute over 20% of the overall sales by 2031 in the Europe market.

How Big Is The Germany Gummed Tapes Market?

Germany is expected to create an incremental opportunity of ~US$ 40 Mn by the end of 2031. Sales in Germany are expected to surge owing to the excellent recyclable properties of the gummed tapes coupled with increasing demand from food & beverage industry.

Expansion of shipping & logistics sector in Germany is estimated to create growth opportunities for gummed tapes during the forecasted period.

According to the AFERA, Europe ranks among one the top leaders in terms of the adhesive tapes production by volume. With presence of leading players in Europe and expansion adhesive tapes industry will create Germany a lucrative pocket for gummed tapes market.

Category-wise Insights

Why Are Fiber Reinforced Gummed Tapes Most Preferred?

Based on the backing material, the fiber reinforced gummed tapes segment is expected to dominate the market, accounting for 4/5th of the market share by the end of 2031. It is expected to create an incremental opportunity of ~US$ 860 Mn during the forecast period.

Attributes such as high durability and convenience during the application of these gummed tapes will fuel the growth in the segment.

Besides this, fiber reinforced gummed tapes have enhanced mechanical strength in comparison to paper gummed tapes. However, due to their high cost, the sales of fiber reinforced gummed tapes might get hampered to an extent.

Which Are Sales Of Brown Gummed Tapes Increasing?

Based on product type, the brown gummed tape segment is expected to remain dominant in the global market. As per the study, demand for brown gummed tapes is poised to register robust growth at a CAGR of 6.0%, holding around 3/4th of the market share by the end of 2031.

Brown gummed tapes are naturally manufactured from the plants and can be recycled, resulting in reduced environmental pollution. These tapes are the sustainable alternative for packaging of corrugates boxes, also termed as “green boxes”.

Hence, the innovative food-grade and brown gummed tapes are gaining worldwide popularity, offering immense growth opportunities to the key players in the global gummed tapes market.

Which Is The Chief Application In Gummed Tapes Market?

In terms of application, the box & carton sealing segment followed by splicing are anticipated to be the primary applications in gummed tapes market. The box & carton sealing segment is projected to hold around 83% of the market share during the assessment period.

Who Is The Leading End User Of Gummed Tapes?

By end-use industry, the shipping & logistics segment is estimated to lead, followed by the food & beverages segment. The shipping & logistics segment is projected to create an incremental opportunity of ~US$ 130 Mn between 2021 and 2031.

Demand in the food & beverages segment is projected to expand by 1.7x by the end of 2031.

Competitive Landscape

Key manufacturers operating in gummed tapes market are focusing on increasing their production capacity. They are also increasing research & development activities to meet the increasing demand from food & beverages, shipping & logistics, automobiles, and building & construction industries.

FMI opines, tier-1 players are adopting inorganic expansion strategies such as acquisition of small or local players and thereby expanding the product portfolio. Meanwhile, the other market players are improving their product portfolio to cater to the growing demand for sustainable gummed tapes.

For instance,

  • In September 2021, Ajit Industries Private Limited (AIPL) announced the launch of new range of tapes which are made from biodegradable and recyclable materials. The product range includes self-adhesive tapes, water-activated kraft paper tapes, etc.

In June 2020, Irplast developed a removable gummed pvc-free tape as floor tape, in covid-19 emergency, which is a removable floor-applied warning tape and designed to delimit specific areas to guarantee social distancing.

Scope Of Report



Forecast Period


Historical Data Available for


Market Analysis

US$ Million for Value and Mn Square Meters (Mn Sq. M) for Volume

Key Regions Covered

North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Oceania, and Middle-East & Africa (MEA).

Key Countries Covered

US, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Nordics, U.K., Benelux, Russia, Poland, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, China, Japan, South Korea, Northern Africa, GCC Countries, South Africa, Australia & New Zealand

Key Segments Covered

Backing Material, Product Type, Adhesive Type, Application, End Use, and Region

Key Companies Profiled

  • 3M Company
  • Intertape Polymer Group Inc.
  • Shurtape Technologies LLC
  • Holland Manufacturing Co., Inc.
  • Loytape Industries Sdn Bhd
  • Papertec, Inc.
  • LPS Industries, LLC.
  • LPS Industries, LLC.
  • Windmill Tapes & Labels Ltd.
  • Neubronner GmbH & Co. KG
  • Maxfel Srl
  • Can-Do National Tape
  • Suzhou Tongxie Adhesive Tape Co.
  • Ibergum S.A.
  • Waterproof Corporation Pvt. Ltd.

Report Coverage

Market Forecast, Company Share Analysis, Competition Intelligence, DROT Analysis, Market Dynamics and Challenges, and Strategic Growth Initiatives

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Gummed Tapes Market by Category

By Backing Material:

  • Paper Gummed Tapes
  • Fiber Reinforced Gummed Tapes  

By Product Type:

  • White Gummed Tapes
  • Brown Gummed Tapes

By Adhesive Type:

  • Starch Adhesives
  • Other Adhesives

By Application:

  • Box & Carton Sealing
  • Splicing
  • Others

By End Use:

  • Shipping & Logistics
  • Building & Construction
  • Food & Beverages
  • Electrical & Electronics
  • Automotive
  • Healthcare & Hygiene
  • Metalworking
  • Oil & Gas
  • General Industries
  • Consumer Goods

By Region:

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • East Asia
  • South Asia
  • Oceania
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)

Key Questions Answered in the Report

How big is the gummed tapes market?

Gummed tapes market is expected to top US$ 1.2 Bn by the end of 2021.
The global market for gummed tapes registered 5.5% CAGR between 2015 and 2020.
As per FMI, the fibre reinforced gummed tapes segment is projected to expand at a CAGR of 5.6% between 2021 and 2031.
Rapid expansion of shipping & logistics sector and food & beverages industry across the globe is underpinning the growth of gummed tapes market. Moreover, factors such as durability of the tapes and elimination of the manual gluing process is fuelling the demand for gummed tapes.
Europe gummed tapes market is projected to hold approximately 23% of the market share in 2031.
The top three companies operating in the global market for gummed tapes are 3M Company, Intertape Polymer Group, and Holland Manufacturing Co., Inc.
According to FMI, East Asia market for gummed tapes is anticipated to register a CAGR of 7.9 % between 2021 and 2031.
The U.S., Canada, India, China and Japan are the top 5 countries exhibiting high demand for gummed tapes.
According to FMI, China gummed tapes market is estimated to expand at 8.4% CAGR between 2021 and 2031

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