The global health crisis and an accelerated push for greater sustainability of materials are driving demand for carded nonwoven materials.

Demand for polyethylene pipe in China totaled 4.2 million metric tons in 2019, making it by far the world’s largest market with 33% of global demand and 59% of regional sales.

The nonwovens used in medical applications accounted for 9% of carded nonwovens sales in 2019.

Going forward, plastic pipe is also expected to gain share in larger diameter applications, such as water and sewer, oil and gas, and industrial processing.

Prefabricated housing interest has been rising in countries like Brazil and India since it offers a faster, more affordable solution for expanding and upgrading the housing stock than most traditional housing.

Though growth will moderate as the pandemic recedes, looking long term, lawn mower sales will continue to be bolstered by rising interest in trendy, high-value robotic mowers and electric lawn mowers.

Consumers found themselves spending more time at home than ever in 2020, With less reliance of DIFM services, DIY activity surged.

The big question of commercial building operators has been how to make facilities safer for occupants. One popular solution is replacing handled faucets with higher value touchless ones.

Forecasted demand gains for fertilizers – the largest segment in the $9 billion US lawn and garden consumable market – will be supported primarily by changes in product mix.

The prevalence of cordless electric technology varies widely by product type. Historically, drills have been by far the most likely to be purchased in a cordless version. In high-income countries, cordless products already accounted for as much as 90% of electric drill demand in 2019.