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Electrical Insulation Tape Market Size, Share & COVID-19 Impact Analysis, By Material (PVC, Glass Cloth, PET, and Others), By Application (Electrical & Electronics, Aerospace, Industrial, and Others), and Regional Forecast, 2023-2030

Last Updated: June 03, 2024 | Format: PDF | Report ID: FBI103476



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The global electrical insulation tape market size valued at USD 13.65 billion in 2022 and is projected to grow from USD 14.27 billion in 2023 to USD 20.11 billion by 2030, exhibiting a CAGR of 5.0% during the forecast period.

Electrical insulation tapes serve as specialized adhesive tapes intended for electrical applications. Typically, these tapes consist of a flexible backing material, often Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) or Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), coated with a rubber-based adhesive. They're engineered to offer electrical insulation, protection, and securement for electrical wires and components. Available in various colors, widths, and thicknesses, these tapes find widespread use in both professional and DIY electrical work.

The aging electrical infrastructure, modernization of power grids, increased energy demands, rising electric vehicle sales, higher-efficiency electric motors, and the expansion of electric charging stations are expected to be key drivers propelling the growth of the market.


Disruptions in the Supply Chain Hampered Market Growth amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic had a drastic impact on market growth. Global lockdowns restricted the flow of raw materials and products, significantly affecting the supply chain. Electrical insulation tape manufacturers faced supply shortages due to trade restrictions in key industrial countries such as China and India, particularly in the first half of 2020. Consequently, several companies experienced limited manufacturing capacities, leading to decreased demand for electrical insulation products. Many tape manufacturing companies either reduced their production capacity or shut down their plants, causing disruptions in the supply chain and machinery closures.


Rising Adoption of E-Vehicles is Propelling Market Growth

Electrical insulation tape manufacturers are increasingly focusing on innovative E-vehicle solutions due to the rising popularity of electric vehicles. These tapes play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and reliability of the electrical components in these automobiles. They protect wires and cables from damage caused by moisture and heat, prevent electrical shorts and shocks, making them indispensable for electric vehicle owners and technicians. Given the increasing demand for electric vehicles, the availability of high-quality and reliable tapes has become more critical than ever.

Lawmakers in various countries are increasingly favoring e-mobility technology as the future of transportation, expected to drive innovation in electrical insulation tape. According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), global electric car sales surpassed 10 million units in 2022 and are projected to exceed 14 million units, showing a 35% growth by the end of 2023.

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Increasing Penetration of Consumer Electronics to Drive Market Growth 

Electrical insulation tape, also known as insulating or thermal insulation tape, serves primarily for safety purposes, insulating, protecting, and shielding cables that conduct electricity. It's designed to insulate electrical wiring, preventing short circuits and electrical fires. The growth in consumer electronics products is driving the demand for this tape.

In consumer electronics, this tape is commonly used to secure and protect wires from wear and tear, covering exposed wire connections to prevent accidental shocks. When selecting insulation tape for consumer electronics, ensure it's rated for the voltage and temperature range of the specific electronics an individual is working with.

The Asia Pacific region serves as a global hub for manufacturing consumer electronics due to its strong semiconductor presence and other necessary industries. The region benefits from lower worker wages, supporting robust manufacturing activities. Consequently, these tapes find significant use in manufacturing consumer electronics and white goods. India stands as one of the largest electronics manufacturing countries globally. According to Invest India, the Indian electronics market reached a value of USD 140 billion, with domestic production accounting for 62% in 2022. The electronic sector in India is anticipated to grow to USD 300 billion by 2025-2026.


Alternative Technologies Likely to Impede Market Growth

Electrical insulation tape is witnessing increased demand due to the escalating need for efficient electrical systems. However, the availability of alternative insulation technologies is restraining its demand. Major substitutes include wire shrink tubings, connectors, and various tapes such as duct tape, friction tape, silicone tape, and adhesive solutions. These substitutes offer multiple benefits across different applications; for instance, wire connectors are reusable, facilitating work in confined spaces and ensuring a more secure connection compared to tape. Additionally, in scenarios where the risk of fire is high, low-quality insulation tapes can easily catch fire, potentially causing property damage. Consequently, alternative technologies are preferred, especially for high-temperature applications.


By Material Analysis

PVC Segment Accounts for the Largest Share Due to its Superior Properties

Based on material, the market is segmented into PVC, glass cloth, Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), and others.

The PVC segment dominated the market in 2022 due to its widespread use in high-performance electrical and electronics applications. PVC insulation tape is preferred for its cost-effectiveness and flexibility, providing reliable electrical insulation and resistance to moisture and most chemicals. It is commonly employed to insulate and protect electrical wires and connections across various industries. However, there's a growing demand for eco-friendly alternatives owing to concerns about PVC's environmental impact.

The glass cloth segment experienced significant growth during the forecast period. These tapes offer high-temperature resistance and flame retardancy, along with robust mechanical strength. They are commonly utilized for wrapping and insulating high-temperature wires and connections. As industries requiring high-temperature insulation expand, the demand for such tapes is expected to rise. For instance, glass cloth tapes find application in burgeoning industries such as aerospace and automotive, providing thermal protection in engine compartments, electrical harnesses, and other high-temperature areas.

PET insulation tape boasts superior resistance to abrasion, moisture, and chemicals, making it well-suited for various automotive, electronics, and industrial applications due to its dependable electrical insulation properties.

By Application Analysis

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Electrical & Electronics Segment Dominates Due to the Rising Product Preference for Wire Insulation

Based on application, the market is segmented into electrical & electronics, aerospace, industrial, and others.

The electrical & electronics segment maintains its dominance in the market and is projected to continue as the fastest-growing sector in the forecast period. The expanding electronics manufacturing industry, fueled by consumer electronics and telecommunications, requires electrical insulation tape for wire harnessing, component protection, and insulation purposes. The growth of telecommunication networks, along with the implementation of 5G technology, necessitates reliable electrical insulation solutions for cables and connectors. Ongoing repair and maintenance activities within the electrical and electronics industry also demand insulation tape to repair damaged wires, insulate exposed connections, and prolong the lifespan of electrical systems.

The aerospace segment is expected to witness significant growth in the near future. The aerospace industry's dedication to safety and reliability drives the demand for insulation materials capable of withstanding extreme temperature variations, resisting radiation, and providing superior insulation properties. As aircraft and spacecraft increasingly depend on complex electrical systems for navigation, communication, and safety measures, the demand for reliable and durable insulation tapes has become crucial.

The adoption of automation and robotics in various industries relying on advanced electronic components and systems is anticipated to drive market growth.


Asia Pacific Electrical Insulation Tape Market Size, 2022 (USD Billion)

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Asia Pacific was the dominant region and accounted for 56.8% of the global electrical insulation tape market share in 2022. The rapid expansion of the electronic industry is fueling the demand for products within the region. Asia Pacific stands as a hub for electrical appliance manufacturing, encompassing white goods such as refrigerators, washing machines, and air conditioners. Electrical tapes play a critical role in the assembly of these products, resulting in substantial demand. Moreover, several countries in the region are extending electricity to rural areas. The escalating urbanization has led to increased demand for electrical services in both residential and commercial buildings. As the region continues to grow and modernize, the necessity for reliable insulation materials across various sectors is expected to expand, further propelling market growth.

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North America secured the second-largest market share in 2022. The growing industrial sector is expected to continue positively during the forecast period. The U.S. has consistently invested in upgrading its aging infrastructure, including electrical grids, transportation systems, and communication networks. These projects require extensive electrical wiring and connections, leading to increased demand for products to ensure the safety and durability of these electrical systems. Additionally, both the U.S. and Canada are experiencing a significant surge in renewable energy projects, notably solar and wind power installations, which necessitate large volumes of wires and cables. Electrical insulation tape plays a crucial role in safeguarding these electrical systems from environmental factors, preventing electrical failures.

Europe's market is expected to be driven by increased investment in renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power. These installations demand robust electrical insulation solutions to ensure the safety and performance of renewable energy infrastructure. Latin America's expanding industrial sector will rely heavily on machinery and equipment for manufacturing. The intricate electrical components and wiring systems within this machinery will drive market growth in the region. Furthermore, the rising construction sector in the Middle East & Africa is anticipated to create opportunities for the electrical insulation tape market growth.


Major Players to Strengthen Position by Increasing Product Offerings

Major manufacturing companies globally are leading to a diversified market structure. Producers located in North America and Europe aim to enhance their presence in China and other countries in the Asia Pacific region to strengthen their market positions and drive business growth. tesa SE, Saint-Gobain, Nitto Denko Corporation, and Avery Dennison Corporation stand as key players in the global market. These players have developed strong regional presence, distribution channels, and product offerings. Strategies adopted by these key players, such as acquisitions, new product development, expansion, and agreements with new suppliers, are expected to bolster their presence in the market and efficiently meet their customers' needs.

List of Key Companies Profiled:

  • tesa SE (Germany)

  • Saint-Gobain (France)

  • Nitto Denko Corporation (Japan)

  • Avery Dennison Corporation (U.S.)

  • 3M (U.S.)

  • IPG (U.S.)

  • HellermannTyton (U.K.)


  • Shurtape Technologies, LLC (U.S.)

  • Pidilite Industries Ltd. (India)


  • December 2022: Shurtape Technologies, LLC announced the acquisition of Pro Tapes & Specialties, Inc., a tape manufacturing company that serves several markets, including graphic arts, precision die-cutting and fabricating, library and school supply, retail and general industrial, and contract and custom converting. The acquisition is anticipated to enable the company to provide its customers with a broad range of product options and enhanced service capabilities to meet their ever-evolving needs.


An Infographic Representation of Electrical Insulation Tape Market

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The global electrical insulation tape market research report offers both qualitative and quantitative insights. Quantitative insights encompass market sizing in terms of value (USD Billion) and volume (Million Square Meters) across each segment, sub-segment, and region covered in the study. Additionally, it provides market analysis and growth rates of segments, sub-segments, and key countries across each region. Qualitative insights encompass an elaborative analysis of key market drivers, restraints, growth opportunities, and industry trends relevant to the market. The competitive landscape section includes detailed company profiles of the key players operating in the industry.

Report Scope & Segmentation



Study Period


Base Year


Estimated Year


Forecast Period


Historical Period


Growth Rate

CAGR of 5.0% from 2023-2030


Volume (Million Square Meters) and Value (USD Billion)


By Material

  • PVC

  • Glass Cloth

  • PET

  • Others

By Application

  • Electrical & Electronics

  • Aerospace

  • Industrial

  • Others

By Geography

  • North America (By Material, Application and Country)

    • U.S. (By Application)

    • Canada (By Application)

  • Europe (By Material, Application and Country)

    • Germany (By Application)

    • France (By Application)

    • U.K. (By Application)

    • Italy (By Application)

    • Spain (By Application)

    • Russia (By Application)

    • Rest of Europe (By Application)

  • Asia Pacific (By Material, Application and Country)

    • China (By Application)

    • Japan (By Application)

    • India (By Application)

    • South Korea (By Application)

    • Indonesia (By Application)

    • Rest of Asia Pacific (By Application)

  • Latin America (By Material, Application and Country)

    • Brazil (By Application)

    • Mexico (By Application)

    • Rest of Latin America (By Application)

  • Middle East & Africa (By Material, Application and Country)

    • GCC (By Application)

    • South Africa (By Application)

    • Rest of the Middle East & Africa (By Application)

Frequently Asked Questions

Fortune Business Insights says that the market size was USD 13.65 billion in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 20.11 billion by 2030.

Growing at a CAGR of 5.0%, the market will exhibit steady growth in the forecast period.

Electrical & electronics segment is the leading application in the market.

The growth of the consumer electronics industry is anticipated to drive market growth.

Asia Pacific dominated the market share in 2022.

tesa SE, Saint-Gobain, Nitto Denko Corporation, Avery Dennison Corporation, IPG, and 3M are a few of the leading players in the market.

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