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Wood-Plastic Composite & Plastic Lumber

Wood-Plastic Composite & Plastic Lumber

According to Wood-Plastic Composite & Plastic Lumber, a new study from The Freedonia Group, decking will remain the leading application for WPC andplastic lumber going forward. Not only will homeownerscontinue to install decks to create outdoor entertainment and recreation areas, but they will increasingly add such features as outdoor kitchens, firepits, and hot tubs to their decks. Decks will be larger in size and will require more railings and other components to create the benches, tables, privacy lattices, and other related features.

Freedonia Group states, a key development in the industry is the effort of manufacturers who formerly concentrated on decking to offer other WPC and plastic lumber products. Such items as fencing and landscaping products can be marketed as complementary items used to create outdoor showpieces ideal for entertaining guests or areas for family leisure and recreational activities. Other producers offer exterior trim, stressing its ability to enhance the look and value of a home.

Study coverage

Wood-Plastic Composite & Plastic Lumber analyzes the US market for wood-plasticcomposite (WPC) and plastic lumber. It presents historical demand data (2005, 2010 and 2015) plus forecasts (2020 and 2025) by material, product (decking, fencing, molding and trim, flooring, windows and doors, landscaping and outdoor products, other), market (residential buildings, nonresidential buildings, nonbuilding construction, agricultural) and region of the US. In addition, the study considers key market environment factors, assesses the industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles US industry players.

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  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WOOD-PLASTIC COMPOSITE & PLASTIC LUMBER DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Outlook
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Demographic Trends
      • Table POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS
    • Consumer Trends
      • Consumer Spending
        • Table PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES
      • Consumer Financing
        • Table CONSUMER FINANCING ENVIRONMENT, 2005-2015
    • Construction Expenditures
      • Table CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
      • Building Construction
        • Table BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
        • Table RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
        • Table NEW HOUSING INDICATORS
        • Table HOUSING STOCK BY TYPE
        • Table CHART II-1 YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION OF HOUSING STOCK, 2015
        • Table RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING STOCK
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES
      • Nonbuilding Construction
        • Table NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
        • Table NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION STOCK
    • Historical Market Trends
      • Table WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER MARKET, 2005-2015
      • Table CHART II-2 WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER MARKET, 2006-2015
    • Pricing
    • Environmental & Other Issues
      • Recycling
      • Timber Harvesting Regulations
      • CCA-Treated Lumber Replacement
    • Regulations & Standards
      • Building Codes
      • Materials Standards
    • Foreign Trade & World Market
      • Table CHART II-3 WORLD WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER DEMAND BY REGION, 2015
  • MATERIALS
    • General
      • Table WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER MATERIALS DEMAND
    • WPC Lumber
      • Table WPC LUMBER MATERIALS DEMAND
      • Cellulosic Material
        • Table CHART III-1 ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF CELLULOSE
        • Table CHART III-2 WOOD FIBER CONTENTS OF WPC MATERIALS BY APPLICATION
      • Plastic Resins
        • Table CHART III-3 CHARACTERISTICS OF PLASTIC RESINS USED IN WPC
      • Additives & Modifiers
    • Plastic Lumber
      • Table PLASTIC LUMBER MATERIALS DEMAND
      • PVC
        • Table CHART III-4 PVC PLASTIC LUMBER: ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES
      • Other Resins
        • Table CHART III-5 CHARACTERISTICS OF OTHER RESINS USED IN PLASTIC LUMBER
      • Additives & Modifiers
  • APPLICATIONS
    • General
    • Key Drivers of WPC & Plastic Lumber Demand
      • Table WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER DEMAND BY APPLICATION & MATERIAL
      • Table CHART IV-1 WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2015
    • Decking
      • Decking Outlook
        • Table DECKING DEMAND
        • Table CHART IV-2 KEY DRIVERS OF DECKING DEMAND BY MATERIAL TYPE
      • WPC & Plastic Lumber Decking
        • Table DECKING DEMAND FOR WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER
        • Table CHART IV-3 KEY CHARACTERISTICS OF WPC DECKING
        • Table WPC DECKING DEMAND BY FUNCTION
        • Table CHART IV-4 MARKET PENETRATION OF CAPSTOCK-COATED WPC DECKING IN VALUE TERMS, 2010-2025
        • Table WPC DECKING DEMAND BY SURFACE TREATMENT
        • Table WPC DECKING DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table WPC DECKING DEMAND BY MATERIAL
        • Table CHART IV-5 WPC LUMBER DECKING MARKET SHARE, 2015
        • Table PLASTIC DECKING DEMAND BY FUNCTION
        • Table PLASTIC DECKING DEMAND BY MARKET
        • Table CHART IV-6 CHARACTERISTICS OF PLASTIC DECKING BY MATERIAL TYPE
        • Table PLASTIC DECKING DEMAND BY MATERIAL
        • Table PVC DECKING DEMAND BY RESIN TYPE
        • Table CHART IV-7 SHARE OF CELLULAR PVC DECKING IN VALUE TERMS
        • Table CHART IV-8 PLASTIC DECKING MARKET SHARE, 2015
    • Molding & Trim
      • Table CHART IV-9TYPES OF MOLDING & TRIM BY PRODUCT CATEGORY
      • Molding & Trim Outlook
        • Table MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND
        • Table CHART IV-10 CHARACTERISTICS OF NONWOOD MOLDING & TRIM MATERIALS
      • WPC & Plastic Molding & Trim Demand
        • Table MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND FOR WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER
        • Table MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND FOR WPC LUMBER BY MARKET
        • Table MOLDING & TRIM DEMAND FOR PLASTIC LUMBER BY MARKET
        • Table CHART IV-11 CHARACTERISTICS OF PLASTIC LUMBER MOLDING & TRIM BY RESIN TYPE
        • Table CHART IV-12 WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER MOLDING & TRIM MARKET SHARE, 2015
    • Fencing
      • Fencing Outlook
        • Table FENCING DEMAND
        • Table CHART IV-13 KEY DRIVERS OF FENCING DEMAND BY MATERIAL TYPE
      • WPC & Plastic Fencing Demand
        • Table FENCING DEMAND FOR WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER BY MATERIAL
        • Table CHART IV-14 PLASTIC LUMBER FENCING: ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES
        • Table CHART IV-15 WPC LUMBER FENCING: ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES
        • Table FENCING DEMAND FOR WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER BY MARKET
        • Table CHART IV-16 WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER FENCING MARKET SHARE, 2015
    • Landscaping & Outdoor Products
      • Landscaping & Outdoor Products Outlook
        • Table LANDSCAPING & OUTDOOR PRODUCTS DEMAND
      • WPC & Plastic Landscaping & Outdoor Products Demand
        • Table LANDSCAPING & OUTDOOR PRODUCTS DEMAND FOR WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER
        • Table WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER LANDSCAPING PRODUCTS DEMAND BY MATERIAL
        • Table WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER LANDSCAPING PRODUCTS DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Windows & Doors
      • Windows & Doors Outlook
        • Table WINDOWS & DOORS DEMAND
        • Table CHART IV-17 CHARACTERISTICS OF WINDOWS & DOORS MATERIALS BY TYPE
      • WPC & Plastic Windows & Doors Demand
        • Table CHART IV-18 CHARACTERISTICS OF WPC & CELLULAR PVC WINDOWS & DOORS
        • Table WINDOWS & DOORS DEMAND FOR WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER BY MATERIAL
        • Table WINDOWS & DOORS DEMAND FOR WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER BY MARKET
        • Table CHART IV-19 WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER WINDOWS & DOORS MARKET SHARE, 2015
    • Other Applications
      • Table OTHER APPLICATIONS DEMAND FOR WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER BY PRODUCT
      • Demand by Material
        • Table OTHER APPLICATIONS DEMAND FOR WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER BY MATERIAL
      • Demand by Market
        • Table OTHER APPLICATIONS DEMAND FOR WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER BY MARKET
      • Suppliers
  • MARKETS
    • General
      • Table WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART V-1 WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER PRODUCTS: KEY DRIVERS OF DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Residential Buildings
      • Table RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS DEMAND FOR WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER BY MATERIAL & MARKET
      • New
        • Table NEW RESIDENTIAL DEMAND FOR WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER BY MATERIAL
        • Table NEW RESIDENTIAL DEMAND FOR WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER BY APPLICATION
      • Improvements & Repairs
        • Table RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR DEMAND FOR WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER BY MATERIAL
        • Table RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR DEMAND FOR WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER BY APPLICATION
        • Table RESIDENTIAL WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER DEMAND BY HOUSING TYPE
        • Table CHART V-2 KEY DRIVERS OF WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER DEMAND BY HOUSING TYPE
    • Nonresidential Buildings
      • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS DEMAND FOR WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER BY MATERIAL & MARKET
      • New
        • Table NEW NONRESIDENTIAL DEMAND FOR WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER BY MATERIAL
        • Table NEW NONRESIDENTIAL DEMAND FOR WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER BY APPLICATION
      • Improvements & Repairs
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR DEMAND FOR WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER BY MATERIAL
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR DEMAND FOR WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER BY APPLICATION
    • Nonbuilding Construction
      • Table NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION DEMAND FOR WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER BY MATERIAL & MARKET
      • New
        • Table NEW NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION DEMAND FOR WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER BY MATERIAL
        • Table NEW NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION DEMAND FOR WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER BY APPLICATION
      • Improvements & Repairs
        • Table NONBUILDING IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR DEMAND FOR WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER BY MATERIAL
        • Table NONBUILDING IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR DEMAND FOR WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER BY APPLICATION
    • Agricultural
      • Table AGRICULTURAL WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER DEMAND BY MATERIAL
  • REGIONS
    • General
    • Regional Demographic & Economic Trends
      • Population Patterns
        • Table POPULATION BY REGION
      • Economic Outlook
        • Table GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
      • Construction
        • Table CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION
      • Housing Trends
        • Table REGIONAL HOUSING INDICATORS
    • Regional WPC & Plastic Lumber Demand
      • Table WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER DEMAND BY REGION
      • Table CHART VI-1 WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER DEMAND BY REGION, 2015
      • Northeast
        • Table NORTHEAST: WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER DEMAND BY SUBREGION & APPLICATION
      • Midwest
        • Table MIDWEST: WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER DEMAND BY SUBREGION & APPLICATION
      • South
        • Table SOUTH: WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER DEMAND BY SUBREGION & APPLICATION
      • West
        • Table WEST: WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER DEMAND BY SUBREGION & APPLICATION
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER SALES FOR SELECTED COMPANIES, 2015
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VII-1 WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER MARKET SHARE, 2015
    • Manufacturing
      • Extrusion
        • Table CHART VII-2 ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF EXTRUSION PROCESSING IN WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER PRODUCTION
      • Injection Molding
        • Table CHART VII-3 ADVANTAGES & DISADVANTAGES OF INJECTION MOLDING IN WPC & PLASTIC LUMBER PRODUCTION
      • Production Developments
    • Product Development
    • Marketing
    • Distribution
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Marketing & Distribution Agreements
        • Table SELECTED MARKETING & DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENTS
      • Other Agreements
        • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Company Profiles
      • ACT Composite Timbers Incorporated
      • Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies Incorporated
      • Advanced Products LLC
      • Andersen Corporation
      • Associated Materials LLC
      • Atrium Corporation
      • Axiall Corporation
      • Axion International Holdings Incorporated
      • Bedford Technology LLC
      • Bright Idea Shops LLC
      • Cascades Incorporated
      • CPG International LLC
      • Crane Group Company
      • Endura Products Incorporated
      • ENERGI Fenestration Solutions
      • Envirolastech Incorporated
      • Euramax Holdings Incorporated
      • Fiberon LLC
      • Fortune Brands Home & Security Incorporated
      • Genova Products Incorporated
      • Gracious Living Corporation
      • Green Bay Decking LLC
      • HB&G Building Products Incorporated
      • Headwaters Incorporated
      • Integrity Composites LLC
      • Inteplast Group Limited
      • LB Plastics Incorporated
      • Les Entreprises Barrette Incorporated
      • Master Mark Plastics
      • N.E.W. Plastics Corporation
      • Ply Gem Holdings Incorporated
      • Quanex Building Products Corporation
      • Saint-Gobain
      • Strandex Corporation
      • TAMKO Building Products Incorporated
      • Thermal Windows and Doors LLC
      • Trex Company Incorporated
      • Triumvirate Environmental Incorporated
      • Universal Forest Products Incorporated
      • USFloors Incorporated
      • VEKA AG
      • Westlake Chemical Corporation

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