Wood panels will remain the top market for phenolic resins through 2006, driven by solid home remodeling and renovation demand in the US and rapid gains in Mexican construction. Gains will also derive from ongoing shifts toward chip-based boards, which require more adhesives per square foot than veneer-based boards.
This study analyzes the US$2.3 billion phenolic resin industry in the US, Canada and Mexico. It presents historical data for 1992, 1996 and 2001 and forecasts to 2006 and 2011 by application (e.g., wood panels, insulation, laminates, foundry moldings, friction materials, molding compounds); and by market (e.g., construction, household products, motor vehicles, electrical and electronic equipment, industrial).
The study also examines the market environment, details industry structure and market share, and profiles 39 key companies including Ashland, Borden Chemical, Delta-HA, Durez, Dynea, Georgia-Pacific, Plastics Engineering, Schenectady, and Tembec.