Worldwide bioadhesives are a rapidly expanding sector. Cost, reliability and shelf life have traditionally impeded adoption of bioadhesives, but with new biomaterials and ongoing research, bioadhesives are gaining increased popularity and market share. An analysis from Frost & Sullivan shows that bioadhesives are being chosen over synthetics due to environmental concerns and government emission regulations. In particular, mixed polymer-based bioadhesives are doing well in end-user markets. Increasingly, the need for high-performance, fine-tuned, and customized bioadhesives is apparent. In response, established market participants are working to reduce cost and increase functionality. Bioadhesives are being developed and refined for many uses, including the health care industry and the paper and pulp industry. Through new and ongoing research and development, bioadhesives can provide high performance while addressing resource limitation.