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The Adhesive Manufacturing industry produces prepared adhesives and glues. Downstream industries use these raw material inputs for various applications, ranging from automotive engineering to 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.However, ongoing weak demand conditions in particular market segments have adversely affected the industry. This includes downstream industries that are undergoing structural changes, such as Australia’s automotive, packaging and footwear manufacturing industries...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Forecast Growth 17-22

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • A growing number of production techniques now rely on structural adhesive bonding processes
  • 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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

    The global adhesives industry is a highly dynamic industry characterised by constant product innovation, a strong reliance on R&D and the existence of well-established and dominant players that operate across broad geographic regions with a strong portfolio of global brands. However, barriers to entry are considered to be relatively low, with a number of the low-volume, low-value industry products produced in the global market.This is also the case in the Australian Adhesive Manufacturing industry, which is a relatively small-scale industry with a small number of players. Many of these players are international chemical giants including Bostik and Henkel. In ...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
  • Prepared adhesives and glues
  • Natural adhesives and glues
  • Industry Activities
  • Adhesive (except bituminous)
  • Casein glue and glue
  • 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
  • Weak revenue base
  • Profitability constraints
  • The environment
  • Industry structure
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Changing industry profile
  • Sustainability driving growth
  • 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
  • Prepared adhesives and glues
  • Natural adhesives and glues
  • Chart: Adhesive Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Construction division
  • Other commercial and industrial markets
  • Packaging industries
  • Household and DIY market
  • Woodworking industries
  • Export market
  • Footwear and apparel manufacturers
  • 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, Henkel Australia Pty Limited, DuluxGroup Limited,
  • Table: Bostik Holding Australia Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Henkel Australia Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: DuluxGroup 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 (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • 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.
  • Bone Glue
  • An animal protein-based adhesive.
  • Casein-Based Glues
  • These are niche glues, often used in woodworking. They are made from casein (a protein), water, hydrated line and sodium hydroxide.
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