Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Over the five years to 2015, the Chemical Product Manufacturing industry experienced solid demand for its ever-evolving product mix. However, revenue has stagnated as the product mix has evolved. Although demand from many downstream manufacturing industries has grown, the industry's key photographic chemicals segment has declined rapidly due to the increased adoption of digital cameras. While ongoing improvements in downstream automobile parts and construction materials markets will lift industry revenue over the next five years, volatile input costs and the continued decline in demand for photographic chemicals will constrain growth... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter
Substantial barriers exist within some industry product segments, like compound resin and photographic films, plates and paper manufacturing. Those operating within these segments must have the facilities, equipment and technological expertise to remain competitive. Also, the ability to access competitively priced raw materials and inputs, including base resins, can also act as a significant barrier.
The existence of several heavyweight chemicals manufacturers, including Eastman Kodak, may also deter entry into the product segments they dominate. At the same time, the existence of a relatively large number of small players and no pronounced market dominance by any one player or group of players suggests that overall barriers to entry are not insurmountable... purchase to read more