Global demand for cast polymers will grow 7.9 percent annually to 252 million square meters in 2016. Most projected growth will be attributable to China, a country with an emerging domestic cast polymer industry and large construction sector. Engineered stone will grow the fastest while solid surface materials remain dominant.
This study analyzes the 172 million square meter world cast polymer industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, with forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by type (solid surface materials, engineered stone, gel-coated composites), application (e.g., residential countertops, nonresidential countertops, sinks), world region and for 18 countries.
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 39 industry players, including DuPont, Hanwha and Cosentino.