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Wood Protection Preservatives & Coatings

Wood Protection Preservatives & Coatings

US demand to rise 5.3% annually through 2018
US demand for wood protection coatings and preservatives is expected to expand 5.3 percent per year to $5.1 billion in 2018. Growth in this industry is primarily driven by trends in key wood protection product applications such as furniture, decking, and siding. Because many of these applications are closely tied to construction activity levels, rebounds in both new and improvement and repair construction spending will propel sales of wood coatings and preservatives. The ongoing adoption of higher priced versions -- e.g., combined paint and primer or stain and sealer coating products -- will also boost value gains.

Even faster growth for wood protection products will be restrained by pressures on the market base of wood products. For instance, wood faces competition from alternative materials, such as woodplastic composites and plastics, which are often more durable and require less maintenance. Additionally, newer types of wood protection products last longer and are effective with fewer coats or less initial treatment, further restraining volume gains.

Coatings to remain dominant over preservatives
Coatings (e.g., stains, paints, sealers, primers) account for the majority of wood protection product demand, with stains and paints holding the two largest shares. Re-coatings for maintenance projects account for the larger share of the market than do coatings used on new products. Maintenance uses helped support sales of coatings during the recession and slow recovery between 2008 and 2013, even as demand for new coatings fell over that period. Through 2018, improvements in new construction and consumer spending trends will boost increases in demand for wood protection coatings, particularly for new uses.

Preservatives, which are applied to lumber by wood treatment companies, account for the smaller portion of wood protection demand. Although alkaline copper quaternary (ACQ) was initially the most popular substitute for chromate copper arsenate (CCA) in residential end uses, copper azole’s share of demand grew to account for the largest share of preservative sales by 2013. Sales were fueled in particular by the availability of micronized formulations, which are less corrosive than conventional versions.

Windows & doors, cabinets to lead gains by application
Among applications, paint is the dominant wood protection product used on siding and windows and doors, but stains and sealers are more widely utilized on decks, cabinets, furniture, and flooring. Additionally, outdoor applications are more likely to use pressure treated or otherwise preserved wood. In 2013, furniture, decking, and siding were the three largest applications in value terms. However, the smaller windows and doors and cabinets applications will achieve faster growth through 2018.

Manufacturing to be fastest growing market
Residential end uses make up the largest market for wood protection products, driven primarily by maintenance demand for items such as decks, siding, and fences. Manufacturer applied coatings and preservatives also account for a significant share of demand, with nonresidential and nonbuilding uses holding much smaller shares. The manufacturing market will grow the fastest through 2018, boosted by the recovery in construction activity and consumer spending.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WOOD PROTECTION COATINGS & PRESERVATIVES DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Environment
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Demographic Trends
      • Table POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS
    • Consumer Income & Spending
      • Table PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES
    • Construction Trends
      • Construction Expenditures
        • Table CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
      • Construction Stock
        • Table CONSTRUCTION STOCK
    • Building Construction
      • Table BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
      • Residential Building Construction
        • Table RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
        • Table NEW HOUSING INDICATORS
        • Table HOUSING STOCK BY TYPE
        • Table CHART II-1 YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION OF HOUSING STOCK, 2013
        • Table RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES
      • Nonresidential Building Construction
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES
    • Nonbuilding Construction
      • Table NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
    • Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS
    • Historical Market Trends
      • Table WOOD PROTECTION COATINGS & PRESERVATIVES MARKET, 2003-2013
      • Table CHART II-2 WOOD PROTECTION COATINGS & PRESERVATIVES MARKET, 2004-2013
    • Pricing Trends
      • Table WOOD PROTECTION COATINGS & PRESERVATIVES PRICING
    • Regulatory & Environmental Issues
      • Volatile Organic Emissions
      • Chromated Copper Arsenate
      • Timber Harvesting & Other Environmental Issues
      • Solid Waste Recycling
    • International Activity & Foreign Trade
  • WOOD INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
    • General
    • Lumber
      • Table LUMBER SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Wood Product Trends
      • Table WOOD PRODUCT SHIPMENTS
    • Wood Treatment Trends
      • Table WOOD PRESERVATION REVENUES
    • Competitive Materials
      • Plastics
      • Other Materials
  • PRODUCTS
    • General
      • Table WOOD PROTECTION COATINGS & PRESERVATIVES DEMAND
    • Coatings
      • Table WOOD COATINGS DEMAND
      • Demand by Formulation
        • Table WOOD COATINGS DEMAND BY FORMULATION
      • Demand by Application & End Use
        • Table WOOD COATINGS DEMAND BY APPLICATION & END USE
        • Table CHART IV-1 WOOD COATINGS DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2013
      • Demand by Type
        • Table WOOD COATINGS DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table CHART IV-2 WOOD COATINGS DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013
        • Table WOOD STAIN DEMAND BY APPLICATION & END USE
        • Table WOOD PAINT DEMAND BY APPLICATION & END USE
        • Table WOOD SEALER DEMAND BY APPLICATION & END USE
        • Table WOOD PRIMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION & END USE
        • Table OTHER WOOD COATINGS DEMAND BY APPLICATION & END USE
    • Preservatives
      • Table WOOD PRESERVATIVES DEMAND BY FORMULATION
      • Table CHART IV-3 WOOD PRESERVATIVES DEMAND BY FORMULATION, 2003-2023
      • Table CHART IV-4 WOOD PRESERVATIVES DEMAND BY TECHNOLOGY, 2013
      • Demand by Application
        • Table WOOD PRESERVATIVES DEMAND BY APPLICATION
        • Table CHART IV-5 WOOD PRESERVATIVES DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2013
      • Demand by Type
        • Table WOOD PRESERVATIVES DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table CHART IV-6 WOOD PRESERVATIVES DEMAND BY TYPE, 2003-2023
        • Table METALLIC COMPOUND DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
        • Table CHART IV-7 METALLIC COMPOUND DEMAND BY TYPE, 2003-2023
        • Table COPPER AZOLE DEMAND BY APPLICATION
        • Table ALKALINE COPPER QUATERNARY DEMAND BY APPLICATION
        • Table CHROMATED COPPER ARSENATE DEMAND BY APPLICATION
        • Table OTHER METALLIC COMPOUND DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
        • Table NONMETALLIC COMPOUND DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION
        • Table CREOSOTE DEMAND BY APPLICATION
        • Table PENTACHLOROPHENOL DEMAND
        • Table OTHER NONMETALLIC COMPOUND DEMAND
  • APPLICATIONS
    • General
      • Table WOOD PROTECTION COATINGS & PRESERVATIVES DEMAND BY APPLICATION & END USE
      • Table CHART V-1 WOOD PROTECTION COATINGS & PRESERVATIVES DEMAND BY APPLICATION, 2013
    • New Demand
      • Table NEW APPLICATIONS FOR WOOD PROTECTION COATINGS & PRESERVATIVES
      • Table CHART V-2 NEW DEMAND FOR WOOD PROTECTION COATINGS & PRESERVATIVES, 2013
    • Maintenance Demand
      • Table MAINTENANCE APPLICATIONS FOR WOOD PROTECTION COATINGS & PRESERVATIVES
      • Table CHART V-3 MAINTENANCE DEMAND FOR WOOD PROTECTION COATINGS & PRESERVATIVES, 2013
    • Furniture
      • Industry Outlook
        • Table FURNITURE SHIPMENTS
      • Wood Protection Coatings & Preservatives Demand
        • Table FURNITURE APPLICATIONS FOR WOOD PROTECTION COATINGS & PRESERVATIVES BY PRODUCT & MARKET
    • Decking
      • Industry Outlook
        • Table DECKING DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Wood Protection Coatings & Preservatives Demand
        • Table DECKING APPLICATIONS FOR WOOD PROTECTION COATINGS & PRESERVATIVES BY PRODUCT & MARKET
        • Table RESIDENTIAL DECKING APPLICATIONS FOR WOOD PROTECTION COATINGS
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL DECKING APPLICATIONS FOR WOOD PROTECTION COATINGS
        • Table NONBUILDING DECKING APPLICATIONS FOR WOOD PROTECTION COATINGS
        • Table MANUFACTURER-APPLIED DECKING APPLICATIONS FOR WOOD PROTECTION PRESERVATIVES
    • Siding
      • Industry Outlook
        • Table SIDING DEMAND BY MATERIAL
      • Wood Protection Coatings & Preservatives Demand
        • Table SIDING APPLICATIONS FOR WOOD PROTECTION COATINGS & PRESERVATIVES BY PRODUCT & MARKET
        • Table RESIDENTIAL SIDING APPLICATIONS FOR WOOD PROTECTION COATINGS
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL SIDING APPLICATIONS FOR WOOD PROTECTION COATINGS
        • Table MANUFACTURER-APPLIED SIDING APPLICATIONS FOR WOOD PROTECTION COATINGS & PRESERVATIVES
    • Fencing
      • Industry Outlook
        • Table FENCING SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Wood Protection Coatings & Preservatives Demand
        • Table FENCING APPLICATIONS FOR WOOD PROTECTION COATINGS & PRESERVATIVES
    • Windows & Doors
      • Industry Outlook
        • Table WINDOW & DOOR SUPPLY & DEMAND*
      • Wood Protection Coatings Demand
        • Table WINDOW & DOOR APPLICATIONS FOR WOOD PROTECTION COATINGS
    • Cabinets
      • Industry Outlook
        • Table CABINET SHIPMENTS & MATERIALS
      • Wood Protection Coatings Demand
        • Table CABINET APPLICATIONS FOR WOOD PROTECTION COATINGS
    • Flooring
      • Industry Outlook
        • Table HARD SURFACE FLOORING SHIPMENTS BY MATERIAL
      • Wood Protection Coatings Demand
        • Table FLOORING APPLICATIONS FOR WOOD PROTECTION COATINGS
    • Other Applications
      • Table OTHER APPLICATIONS FOR WOOD PROTECTION COATINGS & PRESERVATIVES
      • Railway Products
      • Utility Poles
      • Roofing
      • Landscaping Products
      • All Other Applications
  • MARKETS
    • General
      • Table WOOD PROTECTION COATINGS & PRESERVATIVES DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART VI-1 WOOD PROTECTION COATINGS & PRESERVATIVES DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013
    • Building Construction
      • Table BUILDING CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR WOOD PROTECTION COATINGS & PRESERVATIVES BY APPLICATION, END USE, & SECTOR
      • Residential Construction
        • Table RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR WOOD PROTECTION COATINGS & PRESERVATIVES BY END USE
      • Nonresidential Construction
        • Table NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR WOOD PROTECTION COATINGS & PRESERVATIVES BY END USE
    • Nonbuilding Construction
      • Table NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR WOOD PROTECTION COATINGS & PRESERVATIVES BY APPLICATION & END USE
    • Manufacturer-Applied Markets
      • Table MANUFACTURER-APPLIED MARKET FOR WOOD PROTECTION COATINGS & PRESERVATIVES BY APPLICATION
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table US WOOD COATINGS & PRESERVATIVES SALES BY COMPANY, 2013
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VII-1 US WOOD COATINGS & PRESERVATIVES MARKET SHARE, 2013
      • Coatings
        • Table CHART VII-2 US WOOD COATINGS MARKET SHARE, 2013
      • Preservatives
        • Table CHART VII-3 US WOOD PRESERVATIVES MARKET SHARE, 2013
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Distribution
      • Table CHART VII-4 WOOD PROTECTION COATINGS SALES BY DISTRIBUTION OUTLET, 2013
    • Marketing
    • Research & Development
    • Company Profiles
      • Akzo Nobel NV
      • Arkema SA
      • Ashland Incorporated
      • Axalta Coating Systems LLC
      • BASF SE
      • Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated
      • California Products Corporation
      • Consorcio Comex SA de CV
      • Diamond Vogel Paints
      • Dow Chemical Company
      • Gemini Coatings Incorporated
      • Hempel A/S
      • Industria Chimica Adriatica SpA
      • IVM Group
      • Kelly-Moore Paint Company Incorporated
      • KMG Chemicals Incorporated
      • Koppers Holdings Incorporated
      • Lonza Group Limited
      • Masco Corporation
      • Osmose Holdings Incorporated
      • PPG Industries Incorporated
      • Rio Tinto Group
      • Rockwood Holdings Incorporated
      • Royal DSM NV
      • RPM International Incorporated
      • Sherwin-Williams Company
      • Stella-Jones Incorporated
      • Valspar Corporation
    • Other Companies Mentioned in Study

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