Chemical Product Manufacturing in the US
Over the five years to 2017, industry revenue is expected to fall slightly. Chemical manufacturers rely heavily on downstream demand from the manufacturing sector, especially from automotive and appliance industries. Manufacturing activity in several key end-markets is expected to slow over 2017, as it has over the past two years. Meanwhile, demand for photographic chemicals and materials, which are key industry products, has been waning for over a decade. Over the five years to 2022, industry revenue is expected to continue its decline, as increasing manufacturing levels ar emet with weakened demand from photographic chemicals and automotive markets.
Operators in this industry manufacture a diverse range of chemical products. Key activities include custom-compounding of plastic resins and manufacturing toners, toner cartridges, photographic chemicals and sensitized photographic film, paper and plates. Custom-compounding of plastic resins includes custom mixing and blending of purchased plastic resins and reformulating plastic resins from recycled plastic products.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.
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