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.

The pandemic has pushed the nonwovens industry to rapidly adapt to both high demand for crucial end-use products and the limitations of stay-at-home orders and a recession.

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.