Sticking together: Growing downstream markets will support demand for industry products

IBISWorld’s industry research report on Adhesive Manufacturing provides up-to-date sales and market data, allowing you to identify the product and customer segments driving revenue growth. The report identifies the leading companies in the industry, and offers strategic analysis of the key factors influencing the market. Our data forecasts are accompanied by full analysis to illustrate how the market is responding to dominant and emerging trends.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Key buying industries’ production levels are expected to increase, supporting demand for adhesives
  • Industry profit margins have grown due to recent falls in resin prices
  • Growth in the Chinese and Indian aviation markets will cause a significant increase in demand

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the five years to 2017, the Adhesive Manufacturing industry has grown marginally, aided by increased demand for industry goods in downstream markets. Much like other manufacturing industries, the Adhesive Manufacturing industry has experienced a drag from decreasing net exports over the five-year period. Furthermore, falling oil prices have driven down the price of plastic resin, the industry's largest input cost. This has in turn lowered purchase costs for operators and has driven profit margins to expand steadily. Over the five years to 2022, revenue is forecast to grow at a slower rate compared with the previous five-year period. Key buying industries' production levels are expected to increase, supporting demand for adhesives...

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    Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Adhesive Manufacturing industry consists of a few large companies and several small- to mid-sized ones. As a result, market share concentration within the industry is moderate, with the top four companies accounting for 52.7% of total market share in 2017. Industry player 3M Company employs nearly 36,000 workers in the United States and is expected to generate an estimated 29.2% of industry revenue itself. The large capital investment required to start an adhesive manufacturing company deters new entrants, but the diverse number of products drives participants to operate in a niche segment, preventing one company from dominating the industry entirely.

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    Additional Insights for the Adhesive Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Adhesive Manufacturing Industry are

  • Establishment of brand names
  • Control of distribution arrangements
  • Effective cost controls
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    Industry Products

    What is the Adhesive Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures adhesives, glues and caulking compounds. Adhesives are materials that are initially fluid or semifluid, but when placed between two opposing solid materials, they become solids. They bond to the surfaces they are applied to and prevent joint movement. This industry excludes asphalt, dental and gypsum-based adhesives.

    Industry Products
    Synthetic resin and rubber adhesives
    Nonstructural caulking components
    Natural-based glues and adhesives
    Structural sealants
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing adhesives (except asphalt, dental, gypsum base)
    Manufacturing caulking compounds (except gypsum base)
    Manufacturing rubber cement
    Manufacturing epoxy adhesives
    Manufacturing glues (except dental)
    Manufacturing joint compounds (except gypsum base)
    Manufacturing mucilage adhesives
    Manufacturing adhesive paste
    Manufacturing pipe sealing compound
    Manufacturing plumbers' putty

    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
  • New car sales
  • Value of construction
  • Industrial production index
  • Price of plastic materials and resin
  • Trade-weighted index

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream markets
  • Profit and consolidation
  • International trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Improving markets
  • Industry consolidation and profit margins
  • Trade
  • Table: Adhesive Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Adhesive Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Construction
  • Flooring Installers
  • Glass & Glazing Contractors
  • Shoe & Footwear Manufacturing
  • Office Stationery Manufacturing
  • Automobile Engine & Parts Manufacturing
  • Aircraft, Engine & Parts Manufacturing
  • Medical Instrument & Supply Manufacturing
  • Packaging & Labeling Services
  • Plumbers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Petrochemical Manufacturing
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Synthetic resin and rubber adhesives
  • Nonstructural caulking components
  • Structural sealants
  • Natural-based glues and adhesives
  • Chart: Adhesive Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Office supplies and packaging
  • Automotive manufacturers
  • Other manufacturing industries
  • Construction
  • Aircraft manufacturers
  • Medical
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Adhesive Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    PurchasesWagesDepreciationRent and utilitiesOther
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Adhesive Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Adhesive Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    The 3M Company The Dow Chemical Company
  • Table: The 3M Company - financial performance
  • Table: The Dow Chemical Company - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Adhesive 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 Adhesive Manufacturing Industry
  • 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)
  • Price of Resin (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Table: Industry Financial Ratios
    Jargon & Glossary
    Acrylic Adhesive
  • A pressure-sensitive adhesive based on high-strength, acrylic polymers that can be coated as a solvent or emulsion system.
  • Caulk
  • A waterproof filler and sealant used in construction and repairs to make components watertight.
  • Epoxy Adhesive
  • A two-part adhesive system composed of epoxy resin and epoxy hardener that is used for bonding ceramic tile to back up material.
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