Reportlinker Adds Solid Surface Materials & Other Cast Polymers Market

Jun 10, 2010, 11:54 ET from Reportlinker

NEW YORK, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Solid Surface Materials & Other Cast Polymers Market

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US demand to grow 5.4% per annum through 2014

Demand for cast polymers is forecast to increase 5.4 percent annually to 216 million square feet in 2014. Cast polymers will continue to gain market at the expense of more traditional decorative surfacing materials, such as laminates, especially in the residential countertop market. Homeowners will opt to install cast polymer countertops due to their performance qualities, such as minimal maintenance requirements and resistance to stains, impacts, moisture and other damage caused by wear and tear. Cast polymer demand gains will be led by engineered stone demand, which is projected to advance eleven percent annually to 52.5 million square feet in 2014. Consumers will desire engineered stone surfacing due to its resemblance to natural stone surfacing, and its perception as a high-end material that adds value to a home.

Solid surface materials will remain top cast polymer type

Solid surface materials will continue to account for the largest share of demand for cast polymers, with nearly half of demand in 2014. However, these materials are forecast to have the lowest growth rate of all cast polymers. Advances will be restrained by competition from natural and engineered stone surfacing, which are seen as a more aesthetic material to many homeowners. Growth will be supported by the low cost of solid surface compared to most natural and engineered stone grades, which will make solid surface more appealing to value-conscious consumers. Countertops will account for the largest share of cast polymer demand in 2014, comprising 85 percent of the total. The most rapid gains will be derived from the new housing market, as housing completions are forecast to rise from the depressed 2009 levels. Builders looking to make homes more marketable will install cast polymer countertops instead of laminates or tile. However, the majority of countertop demand will be supported by the residential improvements and repairs market, as homeowners replace worn or less fashionable surfaces with cast polymers. Design trends that call for larger kitchens and multiple bathrooms will also promote demand. In nonresidential applications, gains will be derived from rising use of solid surface in institutional settings, such as schools and hospitals, where the material is desired due to its resistance to biological contamination.

Imports expected to gain market share

Imports will account for nearly 26 percent of cast polymer demand in 2014, up from 20 percent in 2009. Many producers, especially those based in Asia, will take advantage of that region's low cost structure to produce solid surface and engineered quartz for export to the US market. Moreover, limits on domestic engineered quartz production will create further opportunities for offshore firms. Among geographic markets, the South is forecast to remain the largest market for cast polymers, accounting for 41 percent of total demand in 2014. The West will register the strongest growth during this period, led by the Mountain subregion. The subregion is expected to post above average gains in population growth through 2014, while housing completions are projected to rebound from the low levels of 2009.

Study coverage

This new industry study presents historical demand data (1999, 2004 and 2009) and forecasts for 2014 and 2019 by material, product, end use and US region. The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles 43 competitors.

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4

General 4

Macroeconomic Environment 4

Demographic Trends 8

Consumer Trends 11

Personal Income & Expenditures 12

Consumer Financing 14

Building Construction 17

Residential Buildings 20

Housing Completions 22

Housing Stock 27

Improvements & Repairs 31

Nonresidential Buildings 32

Building Type 32

Improvements & Repairs 35

Environmental Considerations 36

Training & Standards 38

Historical Market Trends 39

Competitive Materials 41

Laminates 42

Natural Stone 43

Other Materials 45

World Market 46

Western Europe 47

Asia/Pacific 48

Other Regions 50

Foreign Trade 51

Solid Surface 53

Gel-Coated Composites 55

Engineered Stone 55

III. MATERIALS 57

General 57

Marble & Related Materials 59

Resins 62

Polyester 63

Acrylic 65

Alumina Trihydrate 66

Quartz & Other Stone 67

Other Materials 69

IV. PRODUCTS 72

General 72

Area Outlook 73

Value Outlook 77

Solid Surface Materials 79

Area Outlook 79

Value Outlook 81

Characteristics 82

Types 85

Acrylic 85

Polyester & Polyester/Acrylic Blends 89

Market Share 92

Pricing Trends 96

Historical Pricing 97

Pricing Forecast 98

Gel-Coated Composites 100

Area Outlook 100

Value Outlook 102

Characteristics 103

Types 105

Cultured Marble 105

Other Gel-Coated Composites 107

Pricing Trends 109

Engineered Stone 111

Area Outlook 111

Value Outlook 113

Characteristics 115

Types 117

Quartz 117

Others 121

Market Share 123

Pricing Trends 127

V. END USES 129

General 129

Countertops 130

Residential 132

New Construction 136

Remodeling 138

Demand by Housing Type 141

Nonresidential 150

Institutional 152

Office & Commercial 155

Other Nonresidential Buildings 157

Nonbuilding Countertops 159

Other Building Applications 161

Kitchen & Bathroom Sinks 162

Kitchen Sinks 166

Bathroom Sinks 167

Other Bathroom Applications 168

All Other Building Applications 171

Other 174

VI. REGIONAL MARKETS 177

General 177

Regional Demographic & Economic Activity 178

Population Patterns 178

Economic Outlook 180

Construction Activity 182

Housing Trends 185

Regional Demand for Cast Polymers 187

Northeast 192

New England 195

Middle Atlantic 196

Midwest 197

East North Central 200

West North Central 200

South 201

South Atlantic 205

East South Central 207

West South Central 208

West 209

Mountain 212

Pacific 214

VII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 216

General 216

Industry Composition 217

Market Share 221

DuPont 224

Cosentino 224

Cambria 225

Aristech Acrylics 225

Wilsonart 226

Hanwha 226

LG Hausys 226

Others 227

Competitive Strategies 227

Research & Development 229

Marketing 231

Distribution 234

Mergers, Acquisitions & Competitive Agreements 237

Company Profiles 241

AGCO Marble Incorporated 242

American Granule, see Fama Industries

Aristech Acrylics LLC 243

Austin Counter Tops, see K&K Langham

Avonite Surfaces, see Aristech Acrylics

Baker (Craig) Marble Company Incorporated 246

BLANCO GmbH & Company KG 248

Breton SpA 250

CaesarStone 252

Cambria 254

CCM Enterprises 255

Central Marble Products Incorporated 257

Cheil Industries Incorporated 258

Chemcore Industries 260

Compac Marmol & Quartz, see Marmol Compac

CompacStone USA, see Marmol Compac

Cosentino SA 261

Craftmark Solid Surfaces, see AGCO Marble

Custom Marble Incorporated 264

DuPont (EI) de Nemours 265

EOS Surfaces LLC 267

Fama Industries Corporation 268

Fletcher Building Limited 269

Formica, see Fletcher Building

Halstead International 271

Hanwha Group 272

Hudson Solid Surfaces International, see Transolid

Illinois Tool Works Incorporated 275

InPro Corporation 277

International Marble Industries Incorporated 279

K&K Langham Limited 281

Karadon, see Fama Industries

Lehigh Surfaces 283

LG Chem Limited 284

LG Hausys Limited 285

Majestic Marble & Glass Incorporated 287

Marbled Elegance Incorporated 289

Marmol Compac SA 290

Meganite Incorporated 292

Princess Marble Company 293

Royal Baths Manufacturing Company 294

Royal Stone Industries Incorporated 295

Samsung Chemical USA, see Cheil Industries

Santa Margherita SpA 296

Swan Corporation 299

Syn-Mar Products Incorporated 300

Technistone AS 302

Tiffany Marble Incorporated 303

Tower Industries Limited 305

Transolid Incorporated 307

United States Marble Incorporated 309

US Quartz Products, see CaesarStone

Venetian Marble Incorporated 311

Verona Marble Company, see Santa Margherita

Wilsonart International, see Illinois Tool Works

Additional Companies Mentioned in Study 313

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Summary Table 3

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 Macroeconomic Indicators 8

2 Population & Households 11

3 Personal Consumption Expenditures 13

4 Consumer Financing Environment, 1999-2009 17

5 Building Construction Expenditures 20

6 Residential Building Construction Expenditures 22

7 New Housing Indicators 27

8 Housing Stock by Type 30

9 Residential Improvement & Repair Expenditures 32

10 Nonresidential Building Construction Expenditures 35

11 Nonresidential Building Improvement & Repair Expenditures 36

12 Cast Polymer Market, 1999-2009 41

13 Foreign Trade in Cast Polymers 53

SECTION III -- MATERIALS

1 Materials Demand in Cast Polymers 58

2 Marble & Related Materials Demand in Cast Polymers 62

3 Resin Demand in Cast Polymers 63

4 Alumina Trihydrate Demand in Cast Polymers 67

5 Quartz & Other Stone Demand in Cast Polymers 69

6 Other Materials Demand in Cast Polymers 71

SECTION IV -- PRODUCTS

1 Cast Polymer Supply & Demand 75

2 Cast Polymer Demand by Value 78

3 Solid Surface Material Supply & Demand 80

4 Solid Surface Demand by Value 82

5 Acrylic-Based Solid Surface Demand 89

6 Polyester & Polyester/Acrylic Blends Solid Surface Demand 92

7 Gel-Coated Composites Supply & Demand 102

8 Gel-Coated Composites Demand by Value 103

9 Cultured Marble Surfacing Demand 107

10 Other Gel-Coated Composites Demand 109

11 Engineered Stone Supply & Demand 113

12 Engineered Stone Demand by Value 114

13 Engineered Quartz Demand 120

14 Other Engineered Stone Demand 123

SECTION V -- END USES

1 Cast Polymer Demand by End Use 130

2 Cast Polymer Countertop Demand by Market 132

3 Residential Cast Polymer Countertop Demand by Market 136

4 New Residential Construction Cast Polymer

Countertop Demand 138

5 Remodeling Residential Cast Polymer Countertop Demand 141

6 Residential Cast Polymer Countertop

Demand by Housing Type 142

7 Single-Family Housing Cast Polymer Countertop Demand 144

8 Multifamily Housing Cast Polymer Countertop Demand 147

9 Manufactured Housing Cast Polymer Countertop Demand 149

10 Nonresidential Building Construction Cast Polymer

Countertop Demand by Market 152

11 Institutional Building Cast Polymer Countertop Demand 155

12 Office & Commercial Building

Cast Polymer Countertop Demand 157

13 Other Nonresidential Building Construction

Cast Polymer Countertop Demand 159

14 Nonbuilding Cast Polymer Countertop Demand 160

15 Other Building Surfaces Demand for Cast Polymers 162

16 Kitchen & Bathroom Sink Demand for Cast Polymers 166

17 Other Bathroom Applications Demand for Cast Polymers 171

18 All Other Building Applications for Cast Polymers 174

19 Other End Uses for Cast Polymers 176

SECTION VI -- REGIONAL MARKETS

1 Population by Region 180

2 Gross Domestic Product by Region 182

3 Construction Expenditures by Region 184

4 Regional Housing Indicators 187

5 Cast Polymer Demand by Region 191

6 Northeast Cast Polymer Demand 195

7 Midwest Cast Polymer Demand 199

8 South Cast Polymer Demand 205

9 West Cast Polymer Demand 212

SECTION VII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 US Cast Polymer Sales by Company, 2009 220

2 Selected Cooperative Agreements 239

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 Year of Construction of Housing Stock, 2009 30

2 Global Cast Polymer Market, 2009 47

SECTION III -- MATERIALS

1 Materials Demand in Cast Polymers, 2009 59

SECTION IV -- PRODUCTS

1 Cast Polymer Supply & Demand by Product, 2009 76

2 Cast Polymer Demand by Value, 2009 78

3 Solid Surface Market Share by Company, 2009 93

4 Engineered Stone Market Share by Company, 2009 124

SECTION VI -- REGIONAL MARKETS

1 Cast Polymer Demand by Region, 2009 192

SECTION VII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 US Cast Polymer Market Share by Company

by Value & Area, 2009 223

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