Demand for travel trailers is expected to rise 5.2% per year through 2022 to $12.6 billion, with volume reaching 475,000 units on 3.9% annual growth. Shipments of travel trailers are expected to grow 5.2% per year through 2022, reaching $13.6 billion.

Demand for transportation refrigeration systems is projected to increase 4.2% per year through 2022 to $2.7 billion. Growth opportunities will stem largely from the ongoing need for refrigerated transport of food and beverages.

In current market conditions, demand for solar roofing in the US is forecast to advance to 835,000 squares in 2022 and reach 3.4 million squares in 2037. Reroofing will account for the larger share of demand in 2037 with 70% percent of the total.

Demand for reactive adhesives and sealants is projected to rise 3.0% per year to 1.3 billion pounds in 2022, valued at $4.8 billion. The leading reactive adhesive and sealant chemistries are silicones, polyurethanes, epoxies, and polysulfides.

Demand for all-in-one smart home security systems and kits is expected to increase 26% from 2017 to $3.4 billion by year-end 2018 and eventually reach $4.8 billion by 2025. Home and rental insurance incentives will encourage a faster rate of adoption going forward.

Demand for gardening hand tools totaled $654 million in 2017, increasing only 0.6% annually between 2012 and 2017. Long-handled tools alone accounted for nearly half of total sales in 2017; combined with cutting tools the two segments represented three-quarters of the total.

Demand for disinfection products used in food safety, including chemical disinfectants and sanitizers, disinfection equipment, and other products such as disinfectant wipes, is projected to advance 3.9% annually to $1.7 billion in 2022. Disinfection products account for the largest share of food safety product demand, representing 35% of the market in 2017.

Demand for rigid plastic food containers is expected to increase 4.2% per year through 2022, to $7.7 billion. Gains will be by far faster than paperboard, metal or glass containers and will continue to take share from other products.

Sunday April 22 was the 48th celebration of Earth Day, a worldwide event to demonstrate support for and awareness of environmental protection efforts. Since, according to the EPA, about half of the water we use outdoors goes to waste from evaporation, wind, or runoff due to overwatering, Earth Day is a perfect occasion to highlight trends in water conservation features for our lawns and gardens.

Global process oil demand is forecast to grow 1.4% per year to 7.2 million metric tons in 2021. The rate of growth is expected to be lower than the global average in North America and Western Europe – where manufacturing growth will be the slowest – and higher than average in all other regions.