Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Over the five years to 2016, 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 benefit demand over the next five years, volatile input costs and the continued decline in demand for photographic chemicals will impede overall revenue growth... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter
There are three main product segments within the Chemical Product Manufacturing industry: custom compounding of purchased resins (28.3% of industry revenue); sensitized photographic film, paper, plates and chemicals (15.8%); and all other miscellaneous chemical products and preparations (55.9%).
Custom compounding of resins
The custom compounding of purchased plastic resins involves buying plastic from plastic manufacturers and then altering the resins to form new compounds. Industry manufacturers manipulate these resins to increase flexibility, stress resistance and flame resistance to meet customer needs... purchase to read more