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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

IBISWorld’s Glue & Adhesives Manufacturing market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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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 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

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Overall, the barriers to entry in the industry are low, reflecting the large number of products, which are customised for the end user and allow for considerable specialisation in the industry. However, several participants operate dedicated production lines for different types of adhesives. Moreover, many of these end customers rely on several adhesive suppliers (i.e. dual or multiple sourcing) as opposed to just a single supplier, and there is some degree of supply side substitutability. The widespread existence of imports as an alternative product source as reflected in considerable trade flows between EU member states also suggest that barriers to entry are low.

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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

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