Surging Interest in Outdoor Living to Boost Demand for Pressure-Treated Lumber

Surging Interest in Outdoor Living to Boost Demand for Pressure-Treated Lumber

Decking accounts for the largest share of pressure-treated lumber and will continue to do going forward.


Engineered Lumber: A Promising Alternative to Traditional Building Materials

Engineered Lumber: A Promising Alternative to Traditional Building Materials

Lumber frequently dominated discussions among construction professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic.


4 Key Innovations in the Global Construction Machinery Market

4 Key Innovations in the Global Construction Machinery Market

Technology innovation will be a key driver of demand in the $204 billion global construction machinery market through 2025.


Strong Roofing Market Also Provides Boost in Demand for Roofing Underlayment

Strong Roofing Market Also Provides Boost in Demand for Roofing Underlayment

An uptick in roof installation activity also spurred increases in demand for underlayment.


6 Food Packaging Applications Where Paper, Molded Fiber, & Other Materials Are Gaining Over Plastic

6 Food Packaging Applications Where Paper, Molded Fiber, & Other Materials Are Gaining Over Plastic

In the food industry, reducing consumption of virgin plastics in packaging is an increasingly important sustainability target for food brands and packaging suppliers.

  Industry Studies      Packaging      Plastics & Other Polymers    

Recycled Plastic Packaging a Growing Focus of Corporate Sustainability Efforts

Recycled Plastic Packaging a Growing Focus of Corporate Sustainability Efforts

Across a range of industries, demand for recycled plastic content in packaging is higher than ever and expected to rise at a rapid 9.1% annual rate to 2.8 billion pounds in 2025.

  Industry Studies      Packaging    

4 Key Trends in the Global Ceiling Tile Market

4 Key Trends in the Global Ceiling Tile Market

The global market for ceiling tiles is forecast to grow 4.4% annually to $5.3 billion in 2025, according to our new study.


Global Residential HVAC Demand Growth to Improve Through 2025

Global Residential HVAC Demand Growth to Improve Through 2025

In recent years, unusually severe summer heat waves have driven spikes in sales of room air conditioners.


Hardscaping Sales Boosted by Growing Use of Higher Value Materials in Outdoor Living Areas

Hardscaping Sales Boosted by Growing Use of Higher Value Materials in Outdoor Living Areas

The growing popularity of outdoor living is driving consumer interest in materials that can unify indoor-outdoor aesthetics for a seamless transition between spaces. (Think stone patio pavers that match the flooring in an adjoining interior room, or using the same stone tiling in the backsplashes of both indoor and outdoor kitchens.)


US Gutter Guard Sales Lifted by COVID-19 Home Renovation Boom

US Gutter Guard Sales Lifted by COVID-19 Home Renovation Boom

Gutter guards are increasingly popular with homeowners looking to prevent gutters from being clogged by fallen leaves, pine needles, and other debris, thereby minimizing the need to periodically clean gutters, which can be a time-consuming and potentially dangerous task.