Start an Adhesive and Glues Manufacturing Business

Adhesives and glues are part of our daily living and definitely there is a wide market in this kind of business venture.

In this article you will learn the basics on how to start adhesive and glues manufacturing business.

Manufacturing is a term used in the production of products as adhesives and glues. It basically starts from the raw materials needed up to the time finish products are produced and usually in large scale. Adhesives and glues are part of our daily living and the use of this products dates many years back. If you are somebody who wants to venture into doing business and be able to gain financial independence then this is a must try business to indulge yourself in.

Learn the basics in doing business by studying all the peripherals of the business. No one beats a person who has tremendous knowledge regarding his/her business. Read magazines and books about the industry you would like to get into. Enroll and entrepreneurship classes in a local university. Being certified makes you most qualified to enter into the demanding would of business.

Develop a business plan for your adhesive and glues manufacturing business. There are ready available templates in business plan making, you can make use of this stuffs rather than starting it from scratch. Be sure to make a business plan that is not so complicated and achievable for you.

Know how much start-up capital you may need to invest in your manufacturing business. It may require you to apply for a business loan from any of the financial institutions. You will be required to submit documents from these institutions such as your business plan, bank statements and credit history from the present up to the last two – three years back, etc. This is necessary for your loan to be approved.

Location is also important in any business venture. You have to be accessible to your possible clients. Look for a place where you can start your manufacturing business. If you have a property which you can convert into a place for the production of your business then it can work into your advantage, if none you will be required to look for a larger place so that it can accommodate all the machines and equipments you will need.

Licenses and permits in the operation of your adhesive and glues manufacturing business is also a must. Inquire from your local or state licensing division what are the requirements and possible restrictions in the operation of your business.

Finally, have your business insured. There is no better way than to protect your hard earned money from the different possible ways of destruction. There are several businessmen that do not include getting insurance in their business plan but it’s a must one you are going to invest in machineries. Protection is always a need in this kind of business.


  • Darren said on June 16, 2010
    where would you get the ingredients and formula to manufacture adhesive and glue?
  • m.rajasekar said on July 27, 2010
    need manufacturing details of new polyurethane & adhesive and raw materials details and mixing ratio
  • DANIEL GICHUKI said on October 25, 2010
    would like to know the formula for making glues and adhesives
  • pushpananda.. said on December 2, 2010
    need manufacturing details of new polyurethane and adhesive and raw material details and mixing ratio
  • pushpananda.. said on December 2, 2010
    i want to know that formula for making wood adhesive
  • saleem ghauri said on December 26, 2010
    i want to know that how to make german white glue for wood. remember, as a small business i want to get information about it. i want to set this business in rawel pindi in pakistan
  • sarfraz said on January 9, 2011
    i want to know about polyurethane adhesive to laminate split leather for shoe making
  • joseph kamau said on February 16, 2011
    Am interested in making shoe glue any one with an idea. am from nairobi kenya
  • Abid said on March 27, 2011
    Thnx for a Such a Site. but there is no info about the business plans. plz send me the glue and adhesive making formulas. Thnx
  • sdsds said on March 29, 2011
    Where do you get the raw materials of the glue? In the world.
  • Shami said on April 14, 2011
    My business is in Masvingo, Zimbabwe. I am looking for glue formulations for shoes and wood and equipment required to make the glue.
  • sajid azmi said on July 11, 2011
    i am from Patna, Bihar I have full plan to start adhesive manufacturing unit which is being used in leather industry. I have taken land and building has been constructed. now I want to go for equipment and raw materials plus a professional chemist. how it will be sorted out. please guide me
  • Tinna said on July 18, 2011
    Thanks for the article its so encouraging, please inform me about the ingredients and the formulas to use in making the glue and adhesives.
  • alok said on August 16, 2011
    hi, i am interested in starting a glue business for sometime now, today i think i got the important link with you. Could you help me by providing details including machinery technology and total project about the same. Thanking you. waiting your valuable reply. regards.
  • prakash said on November 9, 2011
    hello, i am doing service in nagpur, but now i have fully plan to stat own business of adhesive sales. could you help me by providing details, how to begin sales and services for adhesive, where to supply, from where to buy. Thanking you. waiting for your reply.
  • Alex said on November 22, 2011
    i want to know the formulation & raw materials for making white glue for wood, thanks and God bless.
  • srinivas D said on December 19, 2011
    Please give me details of adhesive manufacturing
  • Rizvi said on February 8, 2012
    I would like to how to make glue for leather as a small business. pls kindly send me the formula and detail
  • hitesh said on March 27, 2012
    hi am looking to start a adhesive manufacturing company in kenya nairobi. could i get more information on types of adhesives and stuff. thanks
  • faheem said on March 31, 2012
    i want know the shoe adhesive ingredients and mixing ratio. We are located in karachi pakistan. Thanks.
  • Akhtar said on April 10, 2012
    The article provides the basic needs and knowledge to plan a business in the adhesive manufacture. Can one provide the chemical ingredients and production processes?
  • venkatraman said on June 27, 2012
    I want know the shoe and wood adhesive ingredients and mixing ratio and all other steps, where i can get the ingredients in average cost. I wait for your answer. Can you say any few advanced shoe and wood adhesive books. Thank you.
  • Adetayo Adeniyi said on July 10, 2012
    I want to go into the production of wood glue and would like to know the ingredients and production process,batching ratios etc.I am from Lagos in Nigeria.Thank you.
  • D Werneke said on July 29, 2012
    I disagree with this article. It takes a lot of capital to manufacture adhesives. Your best bet is to acquire small regional distribution channels and combine them. That way you have the customer base and market share before even considering mfg. There are a number of companies and venture capital firms purchasing small distributors that have taken place within the last few years. Respectfully D Werneke, American Chemical, Inc.
  • yeshwant singh thakur said on August 17, 2012
    Dear sir, At presently we are dealing white glue adhesive market area since 3 year and recently i have start own business , we want to how we can formula of making white glue , starch base, PVA base , marine , jerman technology base just like to say D3. REGARDS +919826670872
  • kyanjo fred said on September 17, 2012
    i need to small scale business for making shoe glue and other adhesives
  • Laxminarayan Goud said on September 28, 2012
    Hi, i am interested to start adhesive n glue business plz suggest me about formula for the same, suppliers of machinery needed place n investment for manufacturing plant. i am from Andhra Pradhesh.
  • Abdul said on October 9, 2012
    I intend to start manufacturing the glue particularly contact Adhesive. How can you help me to get the formulas and raw materials. Regard
  • danny zuze said on November 4, 2012
    i live in msasa, harare, zimbabwe. i am requesting for glue and adhesive manufacturing formula that outlines all the ingredients and instructions. i need to start my own project.
  • omid said on December 8, 2012
    Hi Dear, please send me the best PU adhesive formula for shoe(PU & PVC). tks.
  • Joseph kingsley said on December 10, 2012
    I reside in Kano (Nigeria). I want to start up a shoe/leather glue manufacturing business. What are the ingredients and formulation ratios? Hoping to hear from you
  • mwenda kenson said on December 12, 2012
    i want ingredients and formulation ratios of shoe glue
  • Andargachew said on December 17, 2012
    Dear Sir/Madam, i live in Addis Ababa(Ethiopia) I intend to start adhesive manufacturing PLC for shoe and leather and i am a chemical engineer and p/s send me starting formulation with low capital cost & information about the ingredients. thank you in advance. i am waiting your fast response. with best regards
  • manoj gupta said on January 2, 2013
    hi, i just want to know the mixing formula of making transparent PVA synthetic gum for stationary use. I want all ingredients and formulation ratios for making it. thanks hoping a reply from you.....
  • WIMALASENA said on January 6, 2013
    Dear sir I want ingredient and formulation for wood glue. thank wimalasena
  • tarun khattar said on January 10, 2013
    hi i want to know the formula for making white adhesive
  • tariq said on January 24, 2013
    i want to know the formula & prep. Of german white glue. plz give me knowledge about it
  • fariba said on February 11, 2013
    hi, i want to know ingredient and formulation for wood glue. please guide me. thank you.
  • habtemariam asres said on February 20, 2013
    I live in Addis ababa Ethiopia, I am working on importing used vehicle from abroad, but now interested to shift and to manufacture glue. So place p
  • Amanat Kamrul said on March 1, 2013
    Dear sir/madam, I live in Dhaka, Bangladesh. I intend to start a small scale adhesive manufacturing factory for shoe and leather, I am Msc, applied chemistry from Dhaka university. Pls send me starting formulation with low capital cost and information about the ingredients. I am waiting for your fast response. With regards, Amanat Kamrul
  • sivakumar said on March 3, 2013
    I am planning to start synthetic adhesives for wood & leather at Chennai, Tamilnadu, India.Please suggest the suitable raw materials with formulations. Thanks & Regards, S.Sivakumar
  • Henry moyo said on March 13, 2013
    Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Hi I'm looking forward to opening a shoe business soon & would like to have ingredients for making glue if you may help.
  • Soumyajit Chowdhury said on March 14, 2013
    I am having good Resins Products which can be used to manufacture adhesives , epoxies , etc . Please contact for any inquiries with application details. Thanks and regards ,
  • rahul debnath said on March 26, 2013
    Dear, I have a low capital synthetic adhesive (FOR TEXTILE & WOOD purpose) manufacture unit in NABADWIP zip-741302 in WEST BENGAL in INDIA. I want to make it very bulk qty. but can't do it in bulk now due to lack of capital. If possible please provide me some idea to increase my business's capital except any loan and also give me some information about the wholesale market to sell these products in KOLKATA, WEST BENGAL.
    REGARDS, Rahul Debnath
  • irshaad said on April 9, 2013
    hi i'm looking for the formulation guide for tile adhesive could you please advise south africa kzn
  • CHIMARAOKE NWANMA said on April 14, 2013
    Sir, Please kindly send the formulation for the manufacture of Adhesive according to international standard. Thanks
  • Yao William said on April 17, 2013
    Pls am from Ghana accra n will like to know the ingredients in forming a tile adhesive, i will appreciate it if you will help me to produce manufacture this adhesive and to promote growth and create jobs in the country so to less poverty......
  • KetanDoshi said on May 6, 2013
    I like to know the ingredients and ratio of mixing for footwear adhesive please let me know if u can. Thanks.
  • austine omalikwue said on May 19, 2013
    pls what kind raw material did i need to start tiles adhesive manufacturing
  • roshan sadatkar said on May 27, 2013
    hi, pva adhesive synthetic gum itself colorless for white colour which raw material to be added
  • junaid kamdar said on June 1, 2013
    would like to know the formula for making glues and adhesives
  • Manbeen said on June 17, 2013
    Hi I want to start up my own adhesive unit in Delhi India I would like you to help me with the correct information required to start up my project need information regarding the exact capital required, raw materials and its ratio everything possible will be waiting for ur reply early. Manbeen
  • Ashraf said on June 25, 2013
    Sir, I wld like to start a small unit of adhesive making. Please help me required contents details and availability and mixing details. Ashraf-Calicut
  • Ashraf said on June 26, 2013
    We would like to start white glue making unit. Please provide me all details and making steps. Ashraf - calicut.
  • manish agarwal said on July 12, 2013
  • kenson mwenda kinyua said on July 18, 2013
    I'm kenson currently working with an adhesive industry, i am in charge of quality control if you'd like shoe and white wood glue formulation buy them at($1500), i also have methylated and surgical spirits, methylated spirit Gel,thinners ,nc thinners,nc paints(hardener,acrylic,fast dry multipurpose thinners ,shellac,toners,red .oxide(primer and fast dry) paints detergents name them, buy all our formulations at $10,000(contact me at +254720557198/ )
  • ntando said on August 26, 2013
    to those who want tile adhesive glue formulation, I have all the concepts and formulas on how to make the glue. I am currently based in south Africa. I have been working with tile adhesive for 6yrs now. contact me at 0733120917
  • Mulla Ibrahim said on September 24, 2013
    I am planning to start the adhesive business.( Mainly for shoes and bags) .where can I get the formula for making the adhesives from latex. I also want to understand the compounds and their ratio in which they are mixed in the natural rubber.
  • Miazuddin Mahmud. said on October 12, 2013
    I intend to start manufacturing the glue particularly contact Adhesive to be used for labeling on glass bottles in pharmaceuticals company. How can you help me to get the formulas, process and raw materials. Best Regards.
  • jayajith said on November 5, 2013
    we would like to start tile adhesive & tile joint filler , we need their ratio and ingredients of production jayajith calicut
  • praveen said on November 8, 2013
    what is the complete procedure and ingredients to be used for manufacturing paper pasting glue
  • Bukola said on November 20, 2013
    What is the name of the best glue for making shoe and bag, and where can i get it in Nigeria.
  • Issam +212661320000 said on November 27, 2013
    Dear Adhesive formulation requesters, We are an adhesive manufacturer based in Morocco for the past half century. We manufacture shoe, wood, and foam adhesives. We work with only German formulations and products. Let us know if you need any price requests and product recommendations
  • Issam +212661320000 said on November 27, 2013
    We are actually export to african countries and are looking for more distributors, Contact us for any queries and price requests: +212661320000 or by email :
  • Gowtham said on December 25, 2013
    HI, I would like to know, what should be the minimum cost we can start small scale animal glue manufacture factory with out the land base, and where we can get ram materiel for manufacture and who I'll design plan for production material's & what is the complete procedure and ingredients to be used for manufacturing glue pls will give suggestion to my mail id : gowthamgpsn@gmail .com
  • Abhishek Joshi said on January 17, 2014
    Hello, I am in Paper Adhesives business and now I want to add one more item like fevicol. Please guide me for machinery, raw materials and technical know how.
  • kofi danso said on January 18, 2014
    can you please provide me the list of raw materials needed in making white wood glue
  • Marco GarcĂ­a said on January 22, 2014
    Hi everyone, I would like to have the formula for making liquid starch dextrine, for litholaminated boxes, And Also the formula for a starch pva adhesive, could you please help me?
  • Muhammad Alibe said on January 27, 2014
    I wanted to know how to make locally produced adhesive like liquid gum etc. and the material for making it.
  • Raj Bansal said on February 15, 2014
    I want to know how to make shoe adhesives for pasting upper and sole of the shoe. More I want to know the formulation and the chemicals required in making shoe line adhesives. I want to start it from the very low production.
  • R.S.PANDEY said on February 24, 2014
    we are mfr.& 100% exporter wish to develop tile adhesive cement base , grout , epoxy resin base tile adhesive. kindly advise
  • Prasanna said on February 24, 2014
    Want to make d3 and d4 adhesives. Is there any consultant to give the formulation and process
  • arun said on February 25, 2014
    I want to make cement based tile adhesive so how to make it. what are the ingredients and in what ratio they have to be mixed
  • Thomas C.George said on February 28, 2014
    we like to Start an Adhesive and Glues Manufacturing company in India .Please give us good advice for Buying Machinery and technical details(Industrial Glue, Wood Glue and Tile,PU ,pvc and Vinyl)
  • ASHOK said on March 9, 2014
    we want to know a recipe of FABRIC GLUE [an adhesive used to stick plastic stones on clothes it is also known as non stitching glue] do you provide it . Ashok Radadiya. mobile: 09909776976
  • Hafiz Muhammad Shuaib said on March 18, 2014
    I want to know how to make German white Glue
  • SAMUEL said on April 6, 2014
    I would like to get a guideline how to produce adhesive that produced from extracted starches at home basedlevel
  • Ramesh Gupta said on April 9, 2014
    want to start mfg of tile adhesive and grout mfg unit pl guide regarding project report etc
  • otis mudiyo said on April 9, 2014
    I intend to start a ceramic tile adhesive business and have been working on some formula. Can you help?
  • Krunal Parekh said on April 17, 2014
    We are textile auxiliaries manufacturer and looking to manufacture the synthetic adhesive for fabrics. We are in jetpur Dist. Rajkot, Gujarat
  • Jamal fathibitaraf said on May 4, 2014
    I am from Dubai looking for know how for producing adhesive or glue for insulation of pvc tile flooring, I have already the plant, equipment, etc..
  • Mohd.Waseem Khalid said on May 7, 2014
    I am Waseem from Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India I want to manufacture Fabric glue for sticking resin balls. Pl.let me know the manufacturing process with its ingredients and location from where I can purchase raw material.
  • Anisiuba Vitalis E said on May 24, 2014
    I am from Nigeria and am looking for the materials, formulation and the production processes of adhesive for leather materials and shoe soles.
  • Joshua Oloko said on June 2, 2014
  • Arun Bansal said on June 17, 2014
    I am starting an adhesive plant(use in corrugation plant for corrugation gum and pasting gum )in small level at Alwar (Rajasthan) please send fully project report , formula, raw material supplier in delhi.
  • ravi kashyap said on June 19, 2014
    I want to start my own business of making industrial paper pasting glue. I want to get all the information about making the industrial paper pasting glue. What are the ingredient, there mixing ratio.
  • jignesh said on June 22, 2014
    pls suggest the machinery and raw material required for making adhesive used for wood
  • Mr. Nilesh said on June 27, 2014
    I want to start manufacturing unit of all types adhesive including glass glue, wood glue, plastic and pet bottle glue. so please kindly give me details of machinery , raw material and total cost of machinery.
  • Pratik Gupte said on July 14, 2014
    I want to start manufacturing unit of adhesive (fevicol type) so pls give me the details of plant and machinery, area of land required and cost of equipments and raw material cost. Also what is manufacturing process and what are the ingredients required for it?
  • rajnipatel said on July 27, 2014
    i want to mfg of wood adhesive (fevicol type). please give me the details of mfg process and capital investment.
  • P L Bharech said on July 27, 2014
    I am fm Kolkata, west Bengal. I want to establish a SSI unit for fevicol type of wood adhesive.
  • GN RAO said on August 1, 2014
    Dear Sir, I want to start manufacturing unit of tile adhesive and glues, what are the raw materials involved and machine required and who can provide detail project report. I want to starts factory in vishakapatnam, Andhra pradesh, India,
  • Dhanraj panchal said on August 4, 2014
    I am interested for starting a new business in pune Maharashtra like fevicol pl guide me
  • DR JAVID AHMAD DAR PhD said on August 6, 2014
    me from kashmir india, i want to develop fabric glue for my client, i have rest formulations cum manufacturing process for almost other types adhesives, please contact at
  • TAWONGA MANGWIRO said on August 15, 2014
    I want to start wood glue manufacturing but I do not know the ingredients, where to get them and how to do it Capetown South Africa
  • TAWONGA MANGWIRO said on August 15, 2014
    I am a trades man doing carpentry
  • akorede kayode s said on August 22, 2014
    I stay in Nigeria and want to start a business on wood floor tile. what type of machine am i going to buy for producing wood tile and raw material to make different design and their cost. 2 what other thing can we use saw dust for
  • jaikumar baldia said on August 24, 2014
    I want to establish a wood adhesive manufacturing plant. So please suggests me the ingredients.
  • nikhil said on September 2, 2014
    Dear Sir, I want to set up tiles adhesive and grouts manufacturing unit as well as wall putty manufacturing unit pls tell us the machinery required, raw material for manufacturing and the ratio in which raw material need to be mixed. Regards nikhil
  • apoorv kumar said on September 12, 2014
    i want to start with a gum(adhesive)making business at a small scale. pls assist me with all the needed information from how to start, what are the raw materials required to what is the cost of machinery and from where i can procure one and what will be the initial cost to start the business and how much space is required to setup this business. thanks and regards, apoorv kumar


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