Demand for foamed plastic insulation in India is expected to rise at the fastest rate of increase of any major country through 2025.

Ceiling tiles are often used for soundproofing and fireproofing in nonresidential buildings such as offices and hospitals. Already popular in North America, they are increasingly being used as an alternative to drywall ceilings in China.

A new Freedonia Group analysis projects China and India to account for 40% of mineral wool insulation gains globally through 2025.

Sustainability is an issue for all food packaging, but especially for shelf-stable packaging products such as pouches and cartons.

While the global pumps market includes a variety of general-purpose products, much of the market consists of relatively specialized products that are mainly used in a particular target market.

While solar pumps are becoming more common, suppliers have struggled to deploy them as rapidly as called for by ambitious government targets. The high upfront costs of solar water pump systems represent a barrier to adoption.

The industry posted a strong rebound in 2021 despite ongoing pandemic impacts, and continued recovery is expected going forward.

The analysis projects spending on home kitchen and bathroom renovation projects to grow 5% annually to just under $100 billion in 2025.

Commercial buildings account for the majority of behind-the-wall plumbing demand.

Value demand changes in 2022 and 2023 are also anticipated to be heavily impacted by material pricing, finds a new Freedonia Group analysis.