Urbanization and Globalization Propel Global Market for Construction Chemicals to $41 Billion by 2018; Roofing and Insulation Materials and Ceramic Tiles Also Benefit

FARMINGTON, Conn., Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Construction megatrends including urbanization and popularity of green building constructions have been the two major growth propellants for the construction chemicals market. Green buildings and urbanization will drive market growth over the coming years. Urbanization drives demand for infrastructure both in the commercial and residential sectors, ultimately creating growth opportunities for building materials and construction chemicals.

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Global Information Inc (GII) presents four noteworthy market research reports covering the global markets for construction chemicals, ceramic tiles, roofing and insulation materials, and plywood from our premium research partner Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

Construction Chemicals

The global construction chemicals market is projected to reach $41 billion by 2018, buoyed by increasing urbanization and globalization, trends towards green building construction, and growth in emerging markets in Asia-Pacific, due to quick recovery from the global economic recession compared to the developed countries. Urbanization in turn would drive demand for infrastructure both in the commercial and residential sectors, ultimately creating growth opportunities for building materials and Construction Chemicals. Additionally, growing concern towards environmental protection continued to offer momentum for the market for green construction chemicals.

Embracing nanotechnology for developing sophisticated formulations has been a hot trend among construction chemical manufacturers. Although research in this area is still nascent, major companies have already developed quite a few formulations based on nanotechnology and are in the process of demonstrating practical benefits of products to end-users. New product developments are also focusing on addressing the issue of mold growth. Antimicrobial ingredients are currently favored as a potential solution for preventing formation of mildew and mold on the surface of adhesive, sealants, and other types of building materials.

Key players profiled in the report include BASF SE, Elotex AG, Grace Construction Products, Henkel KGaA, Illinois Tool Works, Mapei SpA, PPG Industries, Selena Group, Sika AG, and The Dow Chemical Company, among others.

An Executive Summary for this report and free sample pages from the full document are available at http://www.giiresearch.com/report/go138680-construction-chemicals.html

Ceramic Tiles

The global market for ceramic tiles is forecast to reach 167 billion square feet by the year 2018, driven by the resurgence in construction activity across major geographies coupled with urbanization trend engulfing emerging markets.

Nano digital printing is fast emerging as a revolutionary trend in the global ceramic tiles market. Invented by RAK Ceramics in the year 2008, the nanopix technology picked up pace in the ceramic tiles market since then. Additionally, the development of multi-screen and roto-drum technology has made it possible to manufacture tiles that replicate stone look in ceramic tiles.

An Executive Summary for this report and free sample pages from the full document are available at http://www.giiresearch.com/report/go135780-ceramic-tile.html

Roofing and Insulation

The global market for roofing materials and insulation materials is projected to exceed $77 billion and $35 billion, respectively, by 2018. Demand for roofing materials is primarily expected to emanate from rapid growth in China and the renewed activity in the construction sector in US, which are the two single largest markets for roofing materials. While demand in the Chinese market would benefit from continued developments in the residential as well as non-residential domains, driven by increasing levels of per capita income and sustained economic growth in the country, the US marketplace is likely to develop as housing construction emerges out from the after-effects of recession. In addition, growth is also expected in the leading market Europe as well as other industrialize countries including Canada and Japan.

The global Roofing and Insulation market is relatively fragmented, with regional players accounting for a higher share in respective domestic markets. Major players in the global marketplace include American Hydrotech Inc., Atlas Roofing Corp., BASF SE, GAF Materials Corp., Icopal Ltd., Johns Manville Inc., Knauf Insulation Inc., Monier Group GmbH, Owens Corning, Royal Group Inc., Saint-Gobain Corporation, CertainTeed Corporation, Sika Sarnafil Inc., SIG Plc., The Garland Company Inc., and The Rockwool Group.

An Executive Summary for this report and free sample pages from the full document are available at http://www.giiresearch.com/report/go134252-roofing-insulation.html


Global plywood consumption is projected to exceed 85 million cubic meters by 2018. Consumption is largely dependent on the state of the construction industry, the growth in which currently remains sluggish in developed countries owing to the prevailing economic volatility. Improvement in the global economy is likely to sustain growth in the long-run.

China dominates the global market for plywood in terms of consumption. The Chinese plywood market witnessed a phenomenal growth in past decade, evolving from an industry largely focused on addressing domestic market needs to the one increasingly catering to the global demand. The nation is, however, garnering mixed results in domestic demand, with the non-residential and social housing sector growing at a healthy pace and the housing sector reeling under severe pressure due to government policies and the resulting deceleration in housing sales, economic disparities and minimal construction activity.

Major players in the marketplace include Atlantic Plywood Corporation, Boise Cascade, LLC, Eksons Corp. Bhd, Georgia-Pacific, LLC, Greenply Industries Ltd., Roseburg Forest Products Co., SDS Lumber Co., Seihoku Corporation, Uniply Industries Ltd., West Fraser Timber Co., Ltd., and WTK Holdings Berhad, among others.

An Executive Summary for this report and free sample pages from the full document are available at http://www.giiresearch.com/report/go138678-plywood.html

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