Plant Expansions Signal Rebound for Fiber Cement Industry

Plant Expansions Signal Rebound for Fiber Cement Industry

Fiber cement is experiencing a resurgence as the construction market strengthens. As a result, a few key suppliers are introducing new products and expanding production.


Soaring in Aerospace, Will 3D Printing Take Off in Auto Manufacturing Next?

Soaring in Aerospace, Will 3D Printing Take Off in Auto Manufacturing Next?

Will the advent of 3D printing cause chaos in the lubricants industry? Not so fast, say Freedonia Group analysts Zoe Biller & Cory Bretz – but the intersection of the two industries will be one to watch.

  Consumer Goods      Energy & Petroleum      Industry Studies    

New Rules Target Straws & Other Single-Use Foodservice Plastics

New Rules Target Straws & Other Single-Use Foodservice Plastics

Straws may be the latest casualty of the ongoing battle against single-use plastic foodservice products. Find out why plastic straws are such an ecological nuisance, and how organizations ranging from private businesses to federal governments are working to mitigate their impact.

  Industry Studies      Packaging    

Tax Reform May Boost Residential Roofing Market

Tax Reform May Boost Residential Roofing Market

As National Roofing Week winds down, find out why one Freedonia analyst thinks that new federal tax legislation will spur future demand for residential roofing in the US.


Is My Food Safe? Food Safety Developments Aim to Decrease Contamination

Is My Food Safe? Food Safety Developments Aim to Decrease Contamination

Widespread food recalls are seemingly more frequently than ever, underscoring the challenge of ensuring food safety through every step of a complex production and distribution chain. Find out how new technology is helping food manufacturers prevent, discover, and resolve food safety issues more effectively.


Commercial Reroofing Activity Strong in the First Half of 2018

Commercial Reroofing Activity Strong in the First Half of 2018

According to the National Roofing Contractors Association, it's National Roofing Week! To celebrate, Freedonia Group analyst Matt Zielenski dives into what's driving demand for commercial reroofing in the first half of 2018.


3 Tech Trends Adding Value to the Global Flat Glass Industry

3 Tech Trends Adding Value to the Global Flat Glass Industry

While flat glass production processes have become fairly standardized, this standardization has not stopped value-added innovation from occurring. Find out which 3 tech trends are setting the standard for the future of flat glass.

  Industry Studies      Minerals & Glass    

What’s Driving Sustainability in the Food Containers Industry?

What’s Driving Sustainability in the Food Containers Industry?

Packaging - including single-use food containers - makes up a significant percentage of landfill waste. As a result, many leading manufacturers have put in place sustainability initiatives geared toward making their products more environmentally friendly. Find out what these strategies are, and how consumers play an important role.

  Industry Studies      Packaging    

Lawn & Garden Suppliers Partner with Community Gardens

Lawn & Garden Suppliers Partner with Community Gardens

Community gardens provide valuable green gathering areas for neighborhoods, particularly in space-constrained urban environments. These gardens also offer opportunities for manufacturers of lawn and garden hand tools and wheeled implements to grow their charitable initiatives.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies    

Rise in Processed Foods to Increase Global Appetite for Lubricants

Rise in Processed Foods to Increase Global Appetite for Lubricants

Processed food is rising in global popularity. Find out why this trend toward manufactured food is also set to benefit demand for industrial lubricants.

  Energy & Petroleum      Industry Studies