US on-site construction chemical demand will rise 3.4 percent annually through 2013. Gains will be driven by a rebound in the housing market, a shift to higher-value products and solid home improvement and repair spending. Caulks and adhesives will surpass protective coatings and sealers as the largest product segment by 2013.
This study analyzes the $7.7 billion US construction chemical industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1998, 2003 and 2008, with forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by product (e.g., protective coatings and sealers, caulks and adhesives, cement and asphalt additives, grout and motar, polymer flooring, sprayed polyurethane foam) and application (e.g., nonresidential building, residential building, nonbuilding).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 32 industry players, including RPM International, BASF and WR Grace.