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Glue & Adhesives Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Glue & Adhesives Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C20.520 | Feb 2017

Stick or twist: Revenue is expected to fall, though the industry is anticipated to grow over the longer term

The Glue & Adhesives Manufacturing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Henkel Ltd Henkel Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Demand from key downstream markets has risen, supporting modest industry growth
  • Operators’ margins have benefited considerably from falling global oil prices in recent years
  • Rising raw material costs are expected to place pressure on operators’ margins over the next five years
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Synthetic glues are well-established products and generate the majority of industry revenue. There is now an enormous range of specialised adhesive formulas. Over the years, many manufacturers have moved away from traditional joining processes such as welding or riveting towards structural adhesive bonding, which has supported industry growth. Industry adhesive solutions are also being used more often in relatively new fields such as medicine and in other advanced technologies. The industry was hit hard by persistently weak economic conditions just prior to the five-year period through 2016-17. The past five years have therefore been a period of recovery, as industry revenue has picked up on the back of a strengthening domestic economy over much of the period... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The North West

Many of the industry’s current players trace their origins to the glue and adhesive plants established in the 19th century. The North West, a chemicals hub in the United Kingdom, accounts for the greatest share of industry establishments, at 23.7%. A heavy reliance on chemical inputs and the large number of downstream markets accounts for the North West’s dominance in the industry.

The Midlands

The West and East Midlands account for 17.5% and 11.2% of establishments respectively. The Midlands has long been a centre of manufacturing, with a wide range of markets present in the region, most notably the automotive industry. Glues and adhesives are essential raw material inputs used in a host of different manufacturing industries. Goo.. 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... purchase to read more


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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 adhesivesCyanoacrylate adhesivesEpoxy adhesivesHot-melt adhesives
    Industry Activities
    Glue and prepared adhesive

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Industrial production index
  • Capital expenditure on dwellings
  • Exchange rate - euros per pound
  • Public concern over environmental issues
  • World price of crude oil
  • Current Performance
  • Stick the landing
  • Environmental concerns
  • Global fix
  • Sticky situation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • A tighter grip
  • Environmental 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
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Footwear Manufacturing
  • Paper & Paperboard Manufacturing
  • Cardboard Packaging & Paper Bag 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
  • Packaging manufacturers
  • Other
  • Construction companies
  • Vehicle manufacturers
  • Households
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Glue & Adhesives Manufacturing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Glue & Adhesives Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Glue & Adhesives Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Henkel Ltd
  • Table: Henkel Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Glue & Adhesives Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • 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
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • 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.
  • Petrochemical Feedstock
  • Feedstock derived from petroleum principally for the manufacture of chemicals, synthetic rubber, and a variety of plastics.

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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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