Decorative Laminates

As Quoted In Home Channel News

Advances will be driven in part by the consumer perception of decorative laminates as the workhorse surfacing material, providing a low-cost, low-maintenance, durable surface.

US demand to rise 5.5% annually through 2015

US demand for decorative laminates is forecast to advance 5.5 percent per year to 12.4 billion square feet in 2015, a rebound from the declines of the 2005- 2010 period. Continued improvement in the housing market, lower unemployment and greater credit availability will boost demand for laminates across the board in all major applications: cabinets, furniture, flooring, wall panels and countertops. Advances will also be driven by the consumer perception of decorative laminates as the workhorse surfacing material, providing a low-cost, low-maintenance, durable surface.

Low pressure laminates to offer best opportunities

Demand for laminates made from lowpressure overlays, which account for more than 80 percent of decorative laminate sales in area terms, is forecast to grow 5.7 percent per year through 2015. Demand will be driven by increased penetration of saturated papers in the high-growth flooring market, particularly in residential settings where the cost savings of low-pressure laminates outweigh the durability benefits of higher-priced high-pressure laminates. Performance improvements in lowpressure laminates are continuing to fuel their adoption as a low-cost decorative surfacing material for furniture, cabinets and store fixtures. Demand for highpressure laminates will continue to benefit from their enhanced decorative properties, long-term durability and resistance to scratches and other types of damage caused by wear and tear.

Cabinets, flooring to offer best market opportunities

The cabinet market will continue to account for the single largest share of decorative laminates demand in 2015, while also posting gains well above the industry average. Decorative laminates will largely benefit from a rebound in cabinet production, based on an improving US housing market, as well as expanding export opportunities. Gains will also be boosted by rising interest in decorative laminates as a less costly alternative to lumber and wood veneers in cabinet production. Laminate developments, such as three-dimensional woodgrain patterns, more vibrant hues and advanced embossing techniques, create a surface that better resembles various wood species at a lower cost.

The flooring market for decorative laminates will record the most rapid gains through 2015, fueled by improvement in construction spending and rising consumer interest in laminate flooring. As a result, laminate flooring production in the US will rebound. Decorative laminate producers will continue to introduce improved laminates for use in flooring, such as those featuring enhanced durability, and those that resemble natural stone and tile, or exotic wood.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the 9.5 billion square foot US decorative laminate industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2000, 2005 and 2010, and forecasts for 2015 and 2020 by raw material, manufacturing process, product (e.g., low-basis weight papers, saturated papers, vinyl films, decorative foils, high-pressure laminates, edgebanding) and market (e.g., cabinets, furniture, store fixtures, flooring, wall panels, countertops).

The study also considers marker environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 40 industry players, including Wilsonart, Formica and Panolam Industries.

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  1. Decorative Laminates

    $4,900.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $108.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $138.00

      1. Table | DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND (million square feet)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $2,210.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Environment

        $184.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)*

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

        $175.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)

      4. 3.4 Consumer Spending Environment

        $113.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

      5. 3.5 Building Construction Outlook

        $1,020.00

        1. Table | BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

        2. 3.5.1 Residential Building Construction

          $529.00

          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

          2. Table | NEW HOUSING INDICATORS

          3. Table | HOUSING STOCK BY TYPE (million units)

          4. Table | RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

        3. 3.5.2 Nonresidential Building Construction

          $379.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

          2. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING STOCK (billion 2005 dollars)

          3. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING FLOOR SPACE (billion square feet)

          4. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

      6. 3.6 Competitive Products Overview

        $138.00

      7. 3.7 Pricing

        $120.00

        1. Table | DECORATIVE LAMINATES PRICING (dollars per square foot)

      8. 3.8 Environmental & Other Considerations

        $181.00

      9. 3.9 Foreign Trade

        $105.00

      10. 3.10 World Decorative Laminates Market

        $147.00

    4. 4 RAW MATERIALS & PROCESSES

      $1,048.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 4.2 Raw Materials

        $827.00

        1. Table | MATERIALS DEMAND IN DECORATIVE LAMINATES (million pounds)

        2. 4.2.1 Plastics

          $224.00

          1. Table | PLASTICS DEMAND IN DECORATIVE LAMINATES (million pounds)

        3. 4.2.2 Overlays Demand

          $156.00

          1. Table | OVERLAYS USED IN DECORATIVE LAMINATES (million pounds)

          2. Table | PAPER OVERLAYS USED IN DECORATIVE LAMINATES (million pounds)

          3. Table | VINYL FILM & OTHER OVERLAYS USED IN DECORATIVE LAMINATES (million pounds)

        4. 4.2.3 Adhesives

          $144.00

          1. Table | ADHESIVES DEMAND IN DECORATIVE LAMINATES (million pounds)

        5. 4.2.4 Wood Substrates

          $260.00

          1. Table | WOOD SUBSTRATES DEMAND IN DECORATIVE LAMINATES (million square feet)

      3. 4.3 Manufacturing Processes

        $185.00

        1. 4.3.1 High-Pressure Processes

          $82.00

        2. 4.3.2 Low-Pressure Processes

          $82.00

        3. 4.3.3 Continuous Processes

          $82.00

        4. 4.3.4 Direct Lamination Processes

          $82.00

    5. 5 PRODUCTS

      $1,610.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $138.00

        1. Table | DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY TYPE (million square feet)

      2. 5.2 Low-Pressure Laminates

        $933.00

        1. Table | LOW-PRESSURE DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY TYPE (million square feet)

        2. 5.2.1 Low-Basis Weight Papers

          $189.00

          1. Table | LOW-BASIS WEIGHT PAPER DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND (million square feet)

        3. 5.2.2 Saturated Papers

          $222.00

          1. Table | SATURATED PAPER DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND (million square feet)

        4. 5.2.3 Vinyl Films

          $194.00

          1. Table | VINYL FILM DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND (million square feet)

        5. 5.2.4 Decorative Foils

          $187.00

          1. Table | DECORATIVE FOIL LAMINATES DEMAND (million square feet)

      3. 5.3 High-Pressure Laminates

        $320.00

        1. Table | HIGH-PRESSURE DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND (million square feet)

        2. 5.3.1 Product Characteristics

          $173.00

        3. 5.3.2 Markets & Suppliers

          $87.00

      4. 5.4 Edgebanding

        $219.00

        1. Table | EDGEBANDING DEMAND (million square feet)

        2. 5.4.1 Product Characteristics

          $133.00

        3. 5.4.2 Markets & Suppliers

          $82.00

    6. 6 MARKETS

      $2,911.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $130.00

        1. Table | DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY MARKET (million square feet)

      2. 6.2 Cabinets

        $575.00

        1. 6.2.1 Cabinet Industry Outlook

          $88.00

          1. Table | CABINET INDUSTRY OUTLOOK (million dollars)

        2. 6.2.2 Competitive Materials

          $82.00

        3. 6.2.3 Decorative Laminates Demand

          $386.00

          1. Table | CABINET MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES

          2. Table | CABINET MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES BY TYPE (million square feet)

          3. Table | CABINET MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES BY SEGMENT (million square feet)

          4. Table | CABINET MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES BY APPLICATION (million square feet)

      3. 6.3 Furniture

        $553.00

        1. 6.3.1 Furniture Industry Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | FURNITURE INDUSTRY OUTLOOK (billion 2005 dollars)

        2. 6.3.2 Competitive Materials

          $82.00

        3. 6.3.3 Decorative Laminates Demand

          $379.00

          1. Table | FURNITURE MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES

          2. Table | FURNITURE MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES BY TYPE (million square feet)

          3. Table | FURNITURE MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES BY SEGMENT (million square feet)

      4. 6.4 Store Fixtures

        $248.00

        1. 6.4.1 Office & Commercial Building Construction Stock

          $82.00

          1. Table | OFFICE & COMMERCIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION STOCK OUTLOOK (billion 2005 dollars)

        2. 6.4.2 Competitive Materials

          $82.00

        3. 6.4.3 Decorative Laminates Demand

          $123.00

          1. Table | STORE FIXTURE MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES (million square feet)

      5. 6.5 Flooring

        $484.00

        1. 6.5.1 Flooring Industry Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | FLOORING INDUSTRY OUTLOOK (million square feet)

        2. 6.5.2 Competitive Materials

          $87.00

        3. 6.5.3 Decorative Laminates Demand

          $278.00

          1. Table | FLOORING MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES BY TYPE (million square feet)

          2. Table | FLOORING MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES BY SEGMENT (million square feet)

      6. 6.6 Wall Panels

        $248.00

        1. 6.6.1 Wall Panel Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | WALL PANEL INDUSTRY OUTLOOK (million square feet)

        2. 6.6.2 Competitive Materials

          $82.00

        3. 6.6.3 Decorative Laminates Demand

          $132.00

          1. Table | WALL PANEL MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES BY TYPE & SEGMENT (million square feet)

      7. 6.7 Countertops

        $511.00

        1. 6.7.1 Countertop Industry Outlook

          $84.00

          1. Table | COUNTERTOP INDUSTRY OUTLOOK (million square feet)

        2. 6.7.2 Competitive Materials

          $82.00

        3. 6.7.3 Decorative Laminates Demand

          $326.00

          1. Table | COUNTERTOP MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES

          2. Table | COUNTERTOP MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES BY TYPE (million square feet)

          3. Table | COUNTERTOP MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES BY SEGMENT & APPLICATION (million square feet)

          4. Table | COUNTERTOP MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES BY END USE (million square feet)

      8. 6.8 Other Markets

        $162.00

        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES (million square feet)

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $4,931.00

      1. 7.1 Industry Composition

        $216.00

        1. Table | US DECORATIVE LAMINATE SALES BY COMPANY, 2010 (million dollars)

      2. 7.2 Market Share

        $123.00

      3. 7.3 Competitive Strategies

        $120.00

      4. 7.4 Research & Development

        $84.00

      5. 7.5 Distribution

        $82.00

      6. 7.6 Marketing

        $138.00

      7. 7.7 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $83.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      8. 7.8 Cooperative Agreements

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      9. 7.9 Company Profiles

        $4,803.00

        1. 7.9.1 Arclin Incorporated

          $82.00

        2. 7.9.2 Armstrong World Industries Incorporated

          $185.00

        3. 7.9.3 Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated

          $116.00

        4. 7.9.4 Columbia Forest Products Incorporated

          $132.00

        5. 7.9.5 Cornerstone Chemical Company

          $82.00

        6. 7.9.6 Coveright Surfaces

          $123.00

        7. 7.9.7 Cytec Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        8. 7.9.8 Dai Nippon Printing Company Limited

          $96.00

        9. 7.9.9 Fiberesin Industries Incorporated

          $87.00

        10. 7.9.10 Financiera-Maderera SA

          $101.00

        11. 7.9.11 Flakeboard Company Limited

          $199.00

        12. 7.9.12 Fletcher Building Limited

          $170.00

        13. 7.9.13 Flexible Materials Incorporated

          $117.00

        14. 7.9.14 Funder America Incorporated

          $82.00

        15. 7.9.15 Illinois Tool Works Incorporated

          $282.00

        16. 7.9.16 Koch Industries Incorporated

          $157.00

        17. 7.9.17 Lamin-Art Incorporated

          $82.00

        18. 7.9.18 Mannington Mills Incorporated

          $114.00

        19. 7.9.19 Mohawk Industries Incorporated

          $220.00

        20. 7.9.20 Momentive Specialty Chemicals Incorporated

          $82.00

        21. 7.9.21 Munksjö AB

          $95.00

        22. 7.9.22 Olon Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        23. 7.9.23 OMNOVA Solutions Incorporated

          $167.00

        24. 7.9.24 Panolam Industries International Incorporated

          $221.00

        25. 7.9.25 Patrick Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        26. 7.9.26 Pfleiderer AG

          $178.00

        27. 7.9.27 Plum Creek Timber Company Incorporated

          $82.00

        28. 7.9.28 Roseburg Forest Products Company

          $177.00

        29. 7.9.29 Sekisui Chemical Company Limited

          $86.00

        30. 7.9.30 Sequana Capital

          $82.00

        31. 7.9.31 SierraPine Limited

          $82.00

        32. 7.9.32 Spartech Corporation

          $123.00

        33. 7.9.33 Stevens Industries Incorporated

          $111.00

        34. 7.9.34 SURTECO AG

          $287.00

        35. 7.9.35 Tarkett SAS

          $127.00

        36. 7.9.36 Temple-Inland Incorporated

          $82.00

        37. 7.9.37 Timber Products Company

          $152.00

        38. 7.9.38 Toppan Printing Company Limited

          $82.00

        39. 7.9.39 Woodcraft Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        40. 7.9.40 Wrede Industrieholding GmbH & Company HG

          $82.00

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