Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
A small and specialist industry, the Adhesive Manufacturing industry is involved in the production of prepared adhesives and glues. These are essentially raw material inputs used by a host of downstream industries for different applications ranging from automotive engineering to bonded houses and footwear. Over the past decade, the industry has benefited from the continued move away from traditional joining processes such as welding, with a growing number of production processes now relying on structural adhesive bonding processes.
At the same time, the industry has been adversely affected by sustained weak conditions from particular market segments including those undergoing structural change such as Australia's automotive, packaging and footwear industries... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter
The industry has a medium level of capital intensity, reflecting the relatively capital intensive nature of the production processes used by the industry along with the need for innovative and sophisticated products which must increasingly meet new sustainability and environmental requirements.
At the same time, relatively skilled labour is needed to manufacture adhesive products... purchase to read more