According to Freedonia Group industry analyst Matt Zielenski, “The US furniture market is in a state of flux due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Solmax – the Canada-based leading global supplier of geosynthetics – announced that it had agreed to acquire Tencate Geosynthetics, a unit of Koninklijke Ten Cate (the Netherlands) and a top-five global supplier of geosynthetics.

Mine operators that delayed machinery purchases will replace outdated machines, invest in new equipment, and adopt advanced mining technologies, all of which will contribute to growth.

The COVID-19 pandemic had a varied impact on the global plastic caps and closures industry.

Growth for gutter guards will continue to outpace gains for gutters and downspouts overall as these products see increasing use .

Nonwovens suppliers continue to develop new products that offer the unique set of features and characteristics desired by both personal hygiene product manufacturers and consumers.

Opportunities in the personal hygiene market will come from continuing product development aimed at increasing the adoption of these products and boosting market value.

The residential market for architectural paint provided a key bright spot during weakened activity during 2020.

Though China is the largest market, rapidly developing countries in Southeast Asia – including Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam – also offer strong opportunities for new paint sales.

Platinum Equity, a leading private equity firm, announced that they had entered into an agreement to purchase Cabinetworks, one of the nation’s leading cabinet manufacturers, from American Industrial Partners.