Demand for wood-plastic composite and plastic lumber in the US will grow eleven percent annually through 2009 based on growing use in decking, fencing, windows and doors, and railroad ties. Molding and trim will remain the largest end use but will lose share to other applications. Residential building will remain the top market.
This study analyzes the US composite and plastic lumber industry. It presents historical demand data for 1994, 1999 and 2004 and forecasts to 2009 and 2014 by composite and plastic lumber material (e.g., cellulosic, polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, additives and modifiers), by application (e.g., molding and trim, decking, fencing, windows and doors, playground equipment, marine, hot tub and spa cladding, porches) and by market (e.g., residential, nonresidential, new, repair and improvement).
The study also considers market environment trends and indicators, evaluates company market share and profiles 30 leading industry competitors including Tapco International, Trex, Royal Group Technologies, Louisiana-Pacific, Fypon, CertainTeed, Crane Plastics, AERT, Andersen, and CPI Plastics.