US demand for decorative laminates is forecast to advance 5.5 percent per year to 12.4 billion square feet in 2015. The cabinet market will remain the largest segment, while flooring will record the most rapid gains. Saturated papers will grow the fastest within the dominant low pressure overlays product segment, followed by decorative foils.
This study analyzes the 9.5 billion square foot US decorative laminate industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2000, 2005 and 2010, and forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by raw material, manufacturing process, product (e.g., low-basis weight papers, saturated papers, vinyl films, decorative foils, high-pressure laminates, edgebanding) and market (e.g., cabinets, furniture, store fixtures, flooring, wall panels, countertops).
The study also considers marker environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 40 industry players, including Wilsonart, Formica and Panolam Industries.