Decoding the Global Off-Road Equipment Market: 4 Key Trends to Watch Through 2024

Decoding the Global Off-Road Equipment Market: 4 Key Trends to Watch Through 2024

A number of trends will drive sales of off-road equipment at the global level – particularly gains in construction, farming, and manufacturing, applications.


Cabinets – 3 Trends That Will Fuel Installations

Cabinets – 3 Trends That Will Fuel Installations

Americans see the kitchen as the center of a home. Here are three trends driving cabinet growth.


3 Reasons Why Reroofing Activity is on the Rise – Storms or No Storms

3 Reasons Why Reroofing Activity is on the Rise – Storms or No Storms

Many homes and businesses have roofs that are near or beyond their expected product lifespans.


3 Fiber Cement Markets Driving Global Demand

3 Fiber Cement Markets Driving Global Demand

From asbestos bans changing the material composition of fiber cement products, to product innovation leading to more intensive use of alternatives at fiber cement’s expense, a number of developments in India, the United States and China will affect the ebb and flow of fiber cement sales through 2023 and beyond.


3 Materials That Are Intensifying Among Wood-Look Siding Manufacturers

3 Materials That Are Intensifying Among Wood-Look Siding Manufacturers

Consumers still prefer the look of wood for their homes.


3 Specialty Ceiling Products to Watch in 2019 & Beyond

3 Specialty Ceiling Products to Watch in 2019 & Beyond

At a time when consumers are increasingly focused on sound control and aesthetics, specialty ceilings have become the fastest growing products in the ceilings market.  Check out a few key specialty ceiling products that will impact the US market in the coming years.


Asbestos Use on the Decline around the World

There was a time when asbestos was commonly used in fiber cement products as a binder that served to strengthen the cement. Hardie Fibrolite was the first major fiber cement product to hit the market, quickly gaining popularity in the 1950s as an alternative to increasingly expensive timber and brick materials. Since then, fiber cement siding, roofing, and other products (like fencing) have become widely used in many parts of the world, with overall demand for fiber cement totaling $10 billion in 2018, according to data from The Freedonia Group.

However, while fiber cement’s worldwide popularity hasn’t diminished, the same can’t be said for asbestos.


Increasing Need for Energy Efficiency Spurs Demand for Windows and Doors

Increasing Need for Energy Efficiency Spurs Demand for Windows and Doors

Windows and doors are an integral part of any home or commercial structure. They enable entry and egress, provide access to light and air, and, in many cases, can improve the exterior appearance of a property. Furthermore, they play a key role in improving a structure's energy efficiency.


US ITC Ruling: US Countertop Industry Has Been Injured by Low Cost Imports from China

US ITC Ruling: US Countertop Industry Has Been Injured by Low Cost Imports from China

On May 31, 2018, the US International Trade Commission announced that it had reason to believe the US quartz countertop industry had been materially injured by imported Chinese products being sold at less than fair value.

Following this ruling, a series of tariffs were levied against Chinese quartz slab imports, ranging from 311% to 528%. How is this expected to impact the global countertops market going forward?


Noise Pollution Regulations Spur Global Demand for Acoustic Insulation

Noise Pollution Regulations Spur Global Demand for Acoustic Insulation

Noise pollution is a major public health and worker safety concern, as studies have shown that long-term exposure to loud noises has myriad negative health impacts.