Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Over the five years to 2015, revenue for the Chemical Product Manufacturing industry is expected to remain nearly flat. 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. Although 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 - Industry Products Chapter
There are three main product segments within the Chemical Product Manufacturing industry: custom compounding of purchased resins (29.2% of industry revenue); sensitized photographic film, paper, plates and chemicals (16.9%); and all other miscellaneous chemical products and preparations (52.5%).
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