Gains will be driven primarily by the widespread shift among preserved wood retailers toward stocking a greater concentration of ground-contact-rated decking materials and taking smaller orders for above-ground-rated decking

In 2015, boxes accounted for 28 percent of total e-commerce packaging demand.

Growth will be fueled by rising populations and per capita incomes in developing economies, especially in the Asia/Pacific region, where consumers with improved earning capacity are turning to higher-performance cleaning products that more often use amines in their formulation.

Western Europe has large aerospace equipment, electrical and electronic equipment, machinery, and motor vehicle manufacturing industries, all of which are major fastener markets.

Use of synthetic roofing underlays has surged over the past decade due to increasing consumer recognition of their performance properties, such as enhanced resistance to moisture and ease of installation.

Growth will be the result of healthy shipment expansion in a number of key plastic container applications, such as oral care products and cosmetics.

The rising incidence of severe osteoarthritis conditions in the aging population will underlie gains.

A continuing shift toward the use of waterborne latex paints -- a trend that is occurring in virtually all parts of the world -- is projected to fuel market gains.

Going forward, strong gains in office and commercial construction spending and a recovery in institutional building construction activity will boost demand for wood molding and trim in the nonresidential market.

Advances will be driven by opportunities in bedding, a formerly mature market that continues to be revitalized by the success of memory foam, and strong demand from carpet and flooring markets.

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