Demand for packaging for ready-to-eat poultry applications is projected to climb 4.6% annually to $450 million in 2021. The ready-to-eat market comprises packaging of prepared foods by foodservice operations of supermarkets, convenience stores, mass retailers and other stores (e.g., natural foods stores, club stores) and excludes precooked products from food manufacturers.

US filter demand is forecast to rise to $14.7 billion in 2020 on yearly advances of 3.1%, below the global average. Growth will be largely supported by replacement requirements of the large installed base of filter-containing products, such as motor vehicles, industrial machinery, warm air furnaces, industrial pollution control equipment, and consumer air and water treatment systems.

Demand for wood stain is forecast to rise 4.3% per year to $1.7 billion in 2020. Furniture and decking applications account for nearly 60% of demand for wood stain.

Roofing distributors’ sales are forecast to advance 5.4% per year to $20 billion in 2021. Distributors will continue to account for a growing share of roofing sales as builders increasingly subcontract out roof installation jobs.

Demand for air source heat pumps is forecast to increase 2.5% per year through 2021 to $2.1 billion. Air source heat pumps comprise a significant amount of total heat pump demand, largely due to the easier installation requirements and lower initial costs than geothermal heat pumps.

Through 2021, demand for metal and wire home organization products will rise 4.1% annually to $3.7 billion.

Demand for alternative sweeteners in the food market is forecast to be $870 million in 2020, after yearly gains of 3.7%.

Demand for pouches used in meat packaging is forecast to climb 5.3% per year to $220 million in 2021, with unit gains expected to advance 3% per year to 1.6 billion units.

Demand for interior paint is forecast to grow 2.9% per year to 535 million gallons in 2020, advancing in line with the overall architectural paint market.

Worldwide flame retardant consumption in construction applications is projected to increase 3.2 percent per annum through 2020 to 803,000 metric tons.