Small and specialised, the Adhesive Manufacturing industry produces prepared adhesives and glues. These are essentially raw material inputs used by a host of downstream industries for different applications ranging from automotive engineering to bonded houses and footwear. Over the past decade, the industry has benefited from the continued move away from traditional joining processes, such as welding, with a growing number of production techniques now relying on structural adhesive bonding processes.
Companies in this industry primarily manufacture synthetic glues, adhesives (except bituminous adhesives) and other bonding materials made from organic products. Adhesives are used in a vast array of applications, from automotive, engineering and aerospace to bonded communications, footwear and bonded houses. Industry products are a key raw material input used by a host of downstream industries.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.