Demand for synthetic automotive lubricants in the UK is forecast to rise 2.2% per year to 126,000 metric tons in 2021. Factors supporting demand gains include: • tightening emissions regulations and OEM recommendations that call for low viscosity lubricants • ongoing consumer interest in improving fuel economy • arrival of more modern engines in the vehicle fleet due to vehicle turnover • expanding availability of synthetic blends, which offer many performance advantage of full synthetics at a more affordable price

Global pharmaceutical packaging demand is projected to advance 6.0% per year to $112 billion in 2021. Aging populations, rising levels of acute and chronic conditions, and new product introductions will drive demand.

Siding demand in the US is projected to advance over 3% per year to 101.5 million squares in 2021. Growth can be attributed to a nationwide expansion in commercial building construction activity and increases in new housing completions in the South and West.

Demand for grills is forecast to expand 2.4% annually to $2.6 billion in 2021. Growing consumer interest in outdoor living and entertaining, including outdoor kitchens, will drive growth.

Automotive lubricant demand in the Asia/Pacific region is expected to increase 3.2% per annum to 11.0 million metric tons by 2021. The major factors contributing to the world’s fastest regional growth rate are: • continued increases in the region’s light vehicle and medium and heavy truck and bus parks • increase in construction activity across the region • acceleration in the agriculture sector due to a regional trend of increasing use of tractors in the farming industry • increase in regional motorcycle park

Global plastic caps and closures demand is projected to advance 4.1% per year to nearly 1.9 trillion units in 2021. Gains will be driven by bottled water, which has become the largest application for plastic closures and offers the greatest growth opportunities through 2021.

Global demand for industrial enzymes used in food and beverages will increase 4.5% yearly to $1.9 billion in 2021, roughly on par with the overall global average. The Asia/Pacific region will remain the largest regional market through 2021 and is expected to post gains of 7.0% yearly to $723 million.

Demand for air treatment systems with electrostatic technology is forecast to grow 4.0% per year to 787,000 units in 2021. In value terms, demand is expected to show gains of 4.9% per year through 2021, reaching $280 million.

Foodservice cup demand will grow 3.3% annually through 2021 to $5.4 billion, accounting for just under half of single-use serviceware demand. Beverage cups hold the largest share of this demand by far – over 90% of the total – with the remainder being portion cups.

Global demand for power lawn and garden equipment is forecast to grow 2.5% per year to $24.2 billion in 2021. Demand for power lawn and garden equipment will remain heavily concentrated in the US, Canada and Western Europe, which will together account for 75% of the total global increase in sales between 2016 and 2021.