Stick to it: Innovation and continued demand for green adhesives support industry growth

Synthetic glues are well-established products and generate the majority of industry revenue. There is now an enormous range of specialised adhesive formulas. Many manufacturers have moved away from traditional joining processes such as welding towards structural adhesive bonding. Industry adhesive solutions are also being used more often in relatively new fields such as medicine. In 2016-17, the industry was hit hard by the UK’s vote to leave the European Union. Decreased demand from downstream markets such as construction, combined with rising oil prices from the weakening of the pound, adversely affected the industry’s profitability and revenue more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 15-20
Forecast Growth 20-25

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The fall of the pound and growth in oil prices constrained operators’ purchasing power
  • Marketing strategies increasingly focus on the environment to appeal to concerned consumers
  • Fluctuations in the price of oil are expected to be less pronounced, reducing risk for operators
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Glue and Adhesives Manufacturing industry requires a moderate level of capital investment. This is reflected in the cost of new state-of-the-art plants and equipment and its reliance on innovative technology. It also indicates the significant level of expenditure tied up in research and development (R&D), which is essential for the constant product innovation required. The Association of the European Adhesive and Sealant Industry stresses the highly innovative nature of the industry and the lengthening list of requirements for adhesive bonding, which pushes up capital intensity.At the same time, skilled labour is needed to manufacture adhesive products. The industry generally has a medium level of capital intensity and investment has started rising more recently. In ...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Glue & Adhesives Manufacturing Industry

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

  • Establishment of brand names
  • Effective cost controls
  • Ability to accommodate environmental requirements
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Industrial production index and Capital expenditure on dwellings in the Glue & Adhesives Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Glue & Adhesives Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry comprises companies that manufacture glue and prepared adhesives. In total, there are about 30,000 different adhesives, which are used in a vast array of different areas, from automotive engineering to footwear. Adhesives are an increasingly essential raw material input for a host of downstream industries.

    Industry Products
  • Anaerobic adhesives
  • Cyanoacrylate adhesives
  • Epoxy adhesives
  • Hot-melt adhesives
  • Industry Activities
  • Glue and prepared adhesive
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Industrial production index
  • Capital expenditure on dwellings
  • Exchange rate - euros per pound
  • Public concern over environmental issues
  • Demand from trailer, caravan and motor vehicle body manufacturing
  • World price of crude oil

  • Current Performance
  • Stick the landing
  • Environmental concerns
  • Global fix
  • Sticky situation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • A tighter grip
  • Sticking points
  • Table: Glue & Adhesives Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Glue & Adhesives Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Footwear Manufacturing
  • Paper & Paperboard Manufacturing
  • Cardboard Packaging & Paper Bag Manufacturing
  • Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Trailer, Caravan & Motor Vehicle Body Manufacturing
  • Residential Building Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Manufacture of Synthetic Rubber in Primary Forms
  • Primary Form Plastics Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Epoxy adhesives
  • Hot-melt adhesives
  • Anaerobic adhesives
  • Cyanoacrylate adhesives
  • Other
  • Chart: Glue & Adhesives Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Paperboard and packaging manufacturers
  • Other
  • Construction and woodworking companies
  • Households
  • Vehicle manufacturers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Glue & Adhesives Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Glue & Adhesives Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Glue & Adhesives Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Henkel Ltd, 3M United Kingdom plc,
  • Table: Henkel Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: 3M United Kingdom plc - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Glue & Adhesives 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 Glue & Adhesives Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Exports (2011-2025)
  • Imports (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Marketing (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A mixture, either in liquid or semi-liquid state, that adheres or bonds items together. It may be derived from natural and synthetic sources.
  • Anaerobic
  • Relating to or requiring an absence of free oxygen.
  • Curing
  • The process of glue or adhesive hardening.
  • Opec
  • Organisation of Petroleum-Exporting Countries
  • Petrochemical Feedstock
  • Feedstock derived from petroleum principally for the manufacture of chemicals, synthetic rubber, and a variety of plastics.
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