Demand for meltblown nonwovens used in the production of masks and respirators is forecast to more than double in 2020 due to surging demand for these products amid the pandemic.

Repair and modernization tends to generate a relatively steady stream of business for elevator firms regardless of the macroeconomic climate.

“AZEK has a leading market position in the rapidly growing plastic and composite decking product segments, and its brand names – such as AZEK and TimberTech – are some of the most recognizable in the industry..."

The pandemic has altered the ongoing shift away from plastic. Plastic single-use products are considered more hygienic than reusable items. As restaurants reopen, many are opting to use single-use cups, cutlery, and plates instead of reusable serviceware for guests.

A new downloadable white paper, written by Content Writer and Analyst Peter Kusnic, examines the tiny home market - including who's buying them and how they are made and distributed - and includes an interview with our Prefabricated Housing Industry Analyst Matt Zielinski.

Face shields offer a number benefits, both in terms of hygiene and supply. They: • allow face masks to be used longer • provide coverage of the wearer’s entire face • are easy to produce • have not faced the same raw material shortages that masks have

Freedonia analysts examine the short- and long-term impacts of the latest coronavirus on global foodservice revenues. Growth is forecast to rise 3.7% annually to $4.4 trillion in 2024.

Analyst Gleb Mytko addresses the short-term challenges and long-term opportunities for the global motorcycle market.

Jennifer Mapes-Christ, Consumer & Commercial Group Manager notes, “Smart lighting has been a rapidly growing industry, a trend that is likely to accelerate in a world now shaped by the COVID-19 crisis.”

Consideration by producers and users of environmental issues is expected to benefit producers of plastic pallets. Corrugated and molded pulp pallets are also desirable for their low environmental impact. Nevertheless, wood pallets will continue to dominate.