Home Depot announced that it was purchasing HD Supply.

Bain Capital announced that it had purchased a majority stake in US LBM, a key US building materials distributor, from Kelso & Company.

Roofing represents the next largest application for asphalt, with demand supported by the large asphalt shingle reroofing market in the US and Canada.

Despite weak homebuilding activity in many markets, demand growth in residential insulation will be supported by rising spending on home renovations.

Appliance sales amid the Covid-19 pandemic is providing opportunities for insulation suppliers.

Where plastic pipelines are replacing older infrastructure, new plastic pipes are almost universally of a larger diameter than the ones they are replacing.

CEO Elon Musk, has again expressed interest in developing a highly efficient, next generation HVAC system that features an advanced high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter.

As WPC (and increasingly plastic lumber) products employ recycled materials, they also benefit from a positive environmental profile.

Despite steep near-term losses across the motor vehicle industry due to the pandemic, TPE suppliers targeting the Asia/Pacific region will benefit from emerging motor vehicle markets in such countries as China, India, and Thailand.

Freedonia Group's new series of roofing studies shares opportunities and challenges of different materials and product types.