Glyphosate -- Safe Pesticide or Dangerous Chemical?

Glyphosate -- Safe Pesticide or Dangerous Chemical?

Glyphosate, the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup has been a target of environmental concern. Will recent conflicting reports regarding its safety impact the global market for this pesticide and the amines used to produce it?

  Chemicals      Industry Studies    

Exterior Housing Trim on the Rise

Exterior Housing Trim on the Rise

An improving housing market will continue to boost molding and trim demand. But some types of decorative trim will see stronger improvements than others.


Wood Preservatives See Major Gains Following AWPA Standard Revision

Wood Preservatives See Major Gains Following AWPA Standard Revision

The market for wood preservatives has recently been shaken up with the news that treated wood standards will change in 2017. Learn here what the revision means and how wood preservatives will benefit.

  Chemicals      Industry Studies    

Trends to Watch in Automotive Paint and Coatings Formulations

Trends to Watch in Automotive Paint and Coatings Formulations

A Freedonia expert and an industry participant weigh in on measures being taken to reduce the harmful effects of pollution from automotive paint and coatings.

  Automotive & Transport      Chemicals      Industry Studies    

Three Trends Impacting the Beauty Packaging Market

Three Trends Impacting the Beauty Packaging Market

Trends in cosmetics packaging design for 2017 emphasize luxury and convenience across many retail channels. A Freedonia Group expert and a marketing coordinator at a consumer products packaging producer weigh in.

  Consumer Goods      Industry Studies      Packaging    

Polyurethane Memory Foam: A Tale of Two Densities

Polyurethane Memory Foam:  A Tale of Two Densities

How have advances in polyurethane memory foam impacted the mattress market? What do changes in mattress preferences of consumers mean for polyurethane suppliers?


Artificial Trees - Natural Fragrances

Artificial Trees - Natural Fragrances

Are consumers interested in natural scents to fragrance their artificial holiday decorations?

  Chemicals      Industry Studies