Like many industries in 2020, the global residential siding market faced severe and unexpected challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Nanofiber technology holds a great deal of promise for filtration applications, due to its advanced fine filtration capabilities, and continues to see new research and development.

American Securities, a private equity firm, announced that it is acquiring the Interior Products business of Beacon.

DEET remains the most widely used active ingredient in insect repellents, though alternatives are rapidly gaining market share.

According to Freedonia Group industry analyst Matt Zielenski, “LafargeHolcim’s purchase of Firestone Building Products will give the firm entrance into a number of new product segments...."

Our new analysis of the US home and garden pesticide market finds that surging gardening activity during the Covid-19 pandemic boosted 2020 demand for garden herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and other pesticides.

Roofing accounted for nearly a third of residential wood panel demand in 2019 and is expected to remain the leading application through 2024.

Pouches (i.e., flat and stand-up types) will continue to capture additional market share from rigid containers, bags, and film wrap in a wide variety of applications.

Subflooring accounted for 85% of wood panels used in flooring applications in 2019 and will provide the majority of demand growth through 2024.

Stand-up pouches – particularly spouted and inverted types – are gaining a wider presence among retail sauces and condiments.