REASONS FOR DOING THE STUDY
This is the only comprehensive global report that looks at all cellulosic-plastic combinations as well as plastics that are direct competitors in the drive to replace lumber in building and construction markets. These segments include wood-plastic composites, plastic lumber, cellulosic plastics, and natural fiber composites.
The report is timely because of environmental pressures to reduce use of timber and eliminate use of toxic chemicals that preserve timber. It’s also timely because of a separate environmental initiative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased use of renewable resources as replacements for plastics based on petrochemicals. This is a particularly important factor in the automotive market in Europe, Japan and the United States. A third reason for doing the study is the enormous impact that infrastructure improvements in China will have on demand for innovative materials, such as wood-plastic composites.
SCOPE OF THE STUDY
This study covers the history, current status and forecast scenario for four major products: wood-plastic composites (WPCs), plastic lumber, cellulosic plastics and natural fiber composites. Their four major applications are: building products, automotive, infrastructure and other consumer/industrial products. The building products segment is further analyzed by its major components, as related to these products, namely decking; fencing/windows and doors; and other.
In addition, the study further segments these markets by key resins such as polyethylene, PVC and polypropylene within each application and whether these resins are being used as plastic lumber or WPCs.
Other critical issues included in detail are technologies, production (e.g., compounding, injection molding, extrusion), use of additives (colorants, lubricants, coupling agents, and UV stabilizers), requisite properties required for each application, costs and pricing, marketing, competitive company strategies, distribution, product standards and testing, and the claims and counter-claims of companies producing these products.
METHODOLOGY AND INFORMATION SOURCES
Extensive searches were made of the literature including most of the leading trade publications as well as technical and government documents including trade associations. Additional information was gleaned from interviews with many of the leading participants in these three market areas.
More Resins reports by BCC Research
The Global Market for Composites: Resins, Fillers, Reinforcements, Natural Fibers & Nanocomposites by BCC Research
The Global Market for Composites: Resins, Fillers, Reinforcements, Natural Fibers & Nanocomposites
The global reinforced plastic composite market is estimated to total 13.6 billion pounds ...
2013 Plastics Research Review by BCC Research
2013 Plastics Research Review
The global market for EMI/RFI shielding is expected to reach nearly $5.1 billion in 2012 and $5.2 billion in 2013. Total ...
The Plastics Compounding Market by BCC Research
The Plastics Compounding Market
The estimated distribution of compounded thermoplastic resins in North America reached 89.82 billion pounds in 2012. This total is expected to ...
See all reports like this >>
Polymeric Flexible Hose & Tubing by BCC Research
Polymeric Flexible Hose & Tubing will provide:
Coverage of the U.S. markets for materials used in the manufacture of flexible hoses and tubing, as well ...
More Global Resins reports
Polypropylene Foams Market by Application (Automotive, Packaging, Consumer Products & Others), by Type (Expanded Polypropylene Foams and Extruded Polypropylene Foams) & Geography – Trends and Forecasts to 2018 by MarketsandMarkets
Polypropylene Foams Market by Application (Automotive, Packaging, Consumer Products & Others), by Type (Expanded Polypropylene Foams and Extruded Polypropylene Foams) & Geography – Trends and ...
Polycarbonate Resin Market by Applications (Automotive, Consumer, Electrical & Electronic, Medical, Optical Media, Packaging & Sheet & Film) & Geography - Trends & Forecasts to 2018 by MarketsandMarkets
Polycarbonate Resin Market by Applications (Automotive, Consumer, Electrical & Electronic, Medical, Optical Media, Packaging & Sheet & Film) & Geography - Trends & Forecasts to ...
Asphaltene and Paraffin Inhibitors by Global Industry Analysts
Asphaltene and Paraffin InhibitorsThis report analyzes the worldwide markets for Asphaltene and Paraffin Inhibitors in US$ Thousand. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the ...
See all reports like this >>
Global Polycarbonate Market 2014-2018 by Infiniti Research Limited - TechNavio
Global Polycarbonate Market 2014-2018TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Polycarbonate market to grow at a CAGR of 5.05 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the ...