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The Adhesive Manufacturing industry produces prepared adhesives and glues. Industry products are used as raw materials for a variety of industries, including automotive engineering, bonded houses and footwear. Over the past decade, the industry has benefited from a continued shift away from traditional joining processes, such as welding. A growing number of production techniques now rely on structural adhesive bonding processes.Ongoing weak demand conditions in particular market segments have adversely affected the industry. The collapse of the automotive industry has reduced demand for structural adhesives, which has adversely affected revenue. This has been compounded by declines in demand from the construction more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • A growing reliance on structural adhesive bonding processes benefits industry manufacturers
  • The need to reformulate products in line with environmental requirements has affected profit
  • Further restructuring is expected to occur as players focus on competitiveness and performance
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The industry has a medium level of capital intensity, reflecting the capital-intensive nature of the production processes used by the industry. It also reflects the need for innovative and sophisticated products, which must increasingly meet new sustainability and environmental requirements. Capital intensity is relatively low for a manufacturing industry due to the skilled labour required to manufacture adhesive products. In 2017-18, for every dollar spent on capital, the industry is estimated to spend $6.20 on labour...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Adhesive Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Adhesive Manufacturing Industry are

  • Establishment of brand names
  • Optimum capacity utilisation
  • Access to the latest available and most efficient technology and techniques
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from construction and Demand from manufacturing in the Adhesive Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Adhesive Manufacturing Industry?

    Companies in this industry primarily manufacture synthetic glues, adhesives (except bituminous adhesives) and other bonding materials made from organic products. Adhesives are used for a vast array of applications, from automotive, engineering and aerospace to bonded communications, footwear and bonded houses. Industry products are used as key raw material inputs by many downstream industries.

    Industry Products
  • Curing Adhesives
  • Hot-melt Adhesives
  • Pressure-sensitive Adhesives
  • Bioadhesives
  • Composite Adhesives
  • Industry Activities
  • Adhesive (except bituminous)
  • Casein glue and other glue
  • Manufacturing bonding materials of an organic nature
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from construction
  • Demand from manufacturing
  • Household consumption expenditure
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Environmental and health concerns
  • International trade
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and profitability
  • International trade
  • Industry structure
  • Research and development
  • Environmental and health concerns
  • Table: Adhesive Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Adhesive Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Footwear Manufacturing
  • Paperboard Container Manufacturing
  • Corrugated Paperboard Container Manufacturing
  • House Construction
  • Hardware and Building Supplies Retailing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Basic Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Basic Organic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Synthetic Resin and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Curing Adhesives
  • Pressure-sensitive Adhesives
  • Hot-melt Adhesives
  • Bioadhesives
  • Composite Adhesives
  • Chart: Adhesive Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Construction division
  • Household and DIY market
  • Packaging industries
  • Other commercial and industrial markets
  • Export market
  • Footwear and apparel manufacturers
  • Woodworking industries
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Adhesive Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Adhesive Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Adhesive Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Bostik Holding Australia Ltd, DuluxGroup Limited, Henkel Australia Pty Limited, H B Fuller Company Australia Pty Limited,
  • Table: Bostik Holding Australia Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: DuluxGroup Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Henkel Australia Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: H B Fuller Company Australia Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Adhesive Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Adhesive Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Exports (2009-2023)
  • Imports (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A compound in a liquid or semi-liquid state that adheres or bonds items together. Adhesives can be derived from either natural or synthetic sources.
  • Adhesive Bonding Techniques
  • These are water bonding techniques used to connect an intermediate layer to substrates of different materials.
  • Bioadhesive
  • A natural adhesive made from organic sources such as vegetable matter, starches or animal matter.
  • Bonded Houses
  • Houses made from timber, which are glued together.
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