Decorative Laminates

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Advances will be stimulated by rebounding construction activity, greater credit availability, increased interest in home improvements, and pent-up demand for nonresidential upgrades.

US demand to rise 4.1% annually through 2018

US demand for decorative laminates is forecast to rise 4.1 percent yearly to 11.9 billion square feet in 2018, a continuation of the improvements between 2011 and 2013 after the declines from 2007 to 2010. Advances will be stimulated by renewed economic growth, along with rebounding construction activity, greater credit availability, increased interest in home improvements, and pent-up demand for nonresidential upgrades. These factors will provide opportunities for a variety of building components -- cabinets, wall panels, and others -- that use laminates as surfaces. Laminates are valued for their ability to provide good durability in surface protection at a relatively low cost. However, competition from other materials continues to grow based on price, design trends, and greater awareness of the benefits of these alternatives. Additionally, an improving economy will result in end users having the necessary resources to select higher value materials. To compete, laminate producers will continue to introduce improved textures or enhanced graphics that rival the aesthetics of alternatives (e.g., solid wood, natural stone) at a cost savings.

Cabinets to outpace furniture among major markets

Cabinets and furniture were the two largest markets in 2013, accounting for 26 percent and 23 percent of total laminates demand, respectively. Of these, the cabinet market is projected to post the more rapid gains. This improvement is primarily due to a rebound in residential construction spending. In particular, double-digit gains in the number of new homes built through 2018 will provide opportunities, since many of these new homes will include stock cabinets, which are often made using saturated paper and other low-pressure laminates on an engineered wood substrate. Sales of laminates to the furniture market will also post above average gains, benefiting from advances in new housing completions, as well as accelerating residential improvement and repair spending. The much smaller wall panels segment will also achieve above average annual gains. Sales in this market will benefit from minimal competition from alternative materials, style flexibility that provides an array of textures and appearances beyond wood-like paneling, and a rebound in wall panel production as construction activity continues to recover.

Competitive materials to dampen other markets

The store fixtures, flooring, and countertops markets will not see such rapid gains in laminate sales. Increased consumer interest in powder coated engineered wood in store fixtures, luxury vinyl tile in flooring, and engineered stone in countertops will all place pressure on laminates as early adopters of new trends focus on these competitive materials. While countertops account for a relatively small share -- three percent in 2013 -- of the total decorative laminates market, decorative laminates dominate material usage in countertop production in volume terms. The low cost of laminates in countertops will limit extreme market share losses.

Study coverage

This study analyzes the 9.8 billion square foot US decorative laminates industry. It presents historical demand data for 2002, 2007 and 2012, and forecasts for 2018 and 2023 by raw material (e.g., plastics, overlays, adhesives, wood substrates), manufacturing processes, product (e.g., low-pressure laminates, high-pressure laminates, edgebanding) and market (e.g., cabinets, furniture, store fixtures, flooring, wall panels, countertops).

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

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  1. Decorative Laminates

    $5,100.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $117.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $152.00

      1. Table | DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $2,252.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Environment

        $221.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

        $194.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS

      4. 3.4 Consumer Spending Environment

        $127.00

        1. Table | Personal Consumption Expenditures

      5. 3.5 Building Construction Outlook

        $964.00

        1. Table | BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

        2. 3.5.1 Residential Building Construction

          $494.00

          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

          2. Table | NEW HOUSING INDICATORS

          3. Table | HOUSING STOCK BY TYPE

          4. CHART II-1 YEAR OF CONSTRUCTION OF HOUSING STOCK, 2013

          5. Table | RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES

        3. 3.5.2 Nonresidential Building Construction

          $366.00

          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

          2. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING STOCK

          3. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING FLOOR SPACE

          4. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES

      6. 3.6 Competitive Products Overview

        $149.00

      7. 3.7 Pricing

        $95.00

        1. Table | DECORATIVE LAMINATES PRICING

      8. 3.8 Environmental & Other Considerations

        $203.00

      9. 3.9 Foreign Trade

        $139.00

      10. 3.10 World Decorative Laminates

        $135.00

    4. 4 RAW MATERIALS & PROCESSES

      $1,138.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 4.2 Raw Materials

        $904.00

        1. Table | MATERIALS DEMAND IN DECORATIVE LAMINATES

        2. 4.2.1 Plastics

          $244.00

          1. Table | PLASTICS DEMAND IN DECORATIVE LAMINATES

        3. 4.2.2 Overlays Demand

          $162.00

          1. Table | OVERLAYS DEMAND IN DECORATIVE LAMINATES

          2. Table | PAPER OVERLAYS DEMAND IN DECORATIVE LAMINATES

          3. Table | VINYL FILM & OTHER OVERLAYS DEMAND IN DECORATIVE LAMINATES

        4. 4.2.3 Adhesives

          $154.00

          1. Table | ADHESIVES DEMAND IN DECORATIVE LAMINATES

        5. 4.2.4 Wood Substrates

          $301.00

          1. Table | WOOD SUBSTRATES DEMAND IN DECORATIVE LAMINATES

      3. 4.3 Manufacturing Processes

        $196.00

        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

      $1,518.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $120.00

        1. Table | DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY TYPE

        2. CHART IV-1 DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013

      2. 5.2 Low-Pressure Laminates

        $914.00

        1. Table | LOW-PRESSURE DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY TYPE

        2. CHART IV-2 LOW-PRESSURE DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY TYPE, 2013

        3. 5.2.1 Low-Basis Weight Papers

          $202.00

          1. Table | LOW-BASIS WEIGHT PAPER DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND

        4. 5.2.2 Saturated Papers

          $223.00

          1. Table | SATURATED PAPER DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND

        5. 5.2.3 Vinyl Films

          $173.00

          1. Table | VINYL FILM DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND

        6. 5.2.4 Decorative Foils

          $201.00

          1. Table | DECORATIVE FOIL LAMINATES DEMAND

      3. 5.3 High-Pressure Laminates

        $302.00

        1. Table | HIGH-PRESSURE DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND

        2. 5.3.1 Product Characteristics

          $164.00

        3. 5.3.2 Markets & Suppliers

          $82.00

      4. 5.4 Edgebanding

        $182.00

        1. Table | EDGEBANDING DEMAND

        2. 5.4.1 Product Characteristics

          $103.00

        3. 5.4.2 Markets & Suppliers

          $82.00

    6. 6 MARKETS

      $3,189.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $114.00

        1. Table | DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. CHART V-1 DECORATIVE LAMINATES DEMAND BY MARKET, 2013

      2. 6.2 Cabinets

        $689.00

        1. 6.2.1 Cabinet Industry Outlook

          $103.00

          1. Table | CABINET INDUSTRY OUTLOOK

        2. 6.2.2 Competitive Materials

          $116.00

          1. CHART V-2 CABINET SHIPMENTS BY SURFACING MATERIAL, 2013

        3. 6.2.3 Decorative Laminates Demand

          $434.00

          1. Table | CABINET MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES

          2. Table | CABINET MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES BY TYPE

          3. Table | CABINET MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES BY SEGMENT

          4. Table | CABINET MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES BY APPLICATION

      3. 6.3 Furniture

        $536.00

        1. 6.3.1 Furniture Industry Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | FURNITURE INDUSTRY OUTLOOK

        2. 6.3.2 Competitive Materials

          $82.00

        3. 6.3.3 Decorative Laminates Demand

          $342.00

          1. Table | FURNITURE MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES

          2. Table | FURNITURE MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES BY TYPE

          3. Table | FURNITURE MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES BY SEGMENT

      4. 6.4 Store Fixtures

        $261.00

        1. 6.4.1 Office & Commercial Building Construction

          $82.00

          1. Table | OFFICE & COMMERCIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

        2. 6.4.2 Competitive Materials

          $82.00

        3. 6.4.3 Decorative Laminates Demand

          $117.00

          1. Table | STORE FIXTURE MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES

      5. 6.5 Flooring

        $565.00

        1. 6.5.1 Flooring Industry Outlook

          $98.00

          1. Table | FLOORING INDUSTRY OUTLOOK

        2. 6.5.2 Competitive Materials

          $123.00

          1. CHART V-3 HARD SURFACE FLOORING SHIPMENTS BY SURFACING MATERIAL, 2013

        3. 6.5.3 Decorative Laminates Demand

          $299.00

          1. Table | FLOORING MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES BY TYPE

          2. Table | FLOORING MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES BY SEGMENT

      6. 6.6 Wall Panels

        $264.00

        1. 6.6.1 Wall Panel Industry Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | WALL PANEL INDUSTRY OUTLOOK

        2. 6.6.2 Competitive Materials

          $82.00

        3. 6.6.3 Decorative Laminates Demand

          $119.00

          1. Table | WALL PANEL MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES BY TYPE & SEGMENT

      7. 6.7 Countertops

        $622.00

        1. 6.7.1 Countertop Industry Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | COUNTERTOP INDUSTRY OUTLOOK

        2. 6.7.2 Competitive Materials

          $165.00

          1. CHART V-4 COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY SURFACING MATERIAL, 2013

        3. 6.7.3 Decorative Laminates Demand

          $360.00

          1. Table | COUNTERTOP MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES

          2. Table | COUNTERTOP MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES BY TYPE

          3. Table | COUNTERTOP MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES BY SEGMENT & APPLICATION

          4. Table | COUNTERTOP MARKET FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES BY END USE

      8. 6.8 Other Markets

        $138.00

        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR DECORATIVE LAMINATES

    7. 7 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $5,132.00

      1. 7.1 Industry Composition

        $222.00

        1. Table | US DECORATIVE LAMINATE SALES BY COMPANY, 2013

      2. 7.2 Market Share

        $126.00

        1. CHART VI-1 DECORATIVE LAMINATES MARKET SHARE, 2013

      3. 7.3 Competitive Strategies

        $125.00

      4. 7.4 Research & Development

        $90.00

      5. 7.5 Distribution

        $85.00

      6. 7.6 Marketing

        $139.00

      7. 7.7 Acquisitions & Divestitures

        $114.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      8. 7.8 Cooperative Agreements

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      9. 7.9 Company Profiles

        $4,907.00

        1. 7.9.1 Arclin Incorporated

          $96.00

        2. 7.9.2 Armstrong World Industries Incorporated

          $189.00

        3. 7.9.3 Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated

          $119.00

        4. 7.9.4 Celulosa Arauco y Constitución SA

          $192.00

        5. 7.9.5 Columbia Forest Products Incorporated

          $92.00

        6. 7.9.6 Cornerstone Chemical Company

          $82.00

        7. 7.9.7 Dai Nippon Printing Company Limited

          $133.00

        8. 7.9.8 Fiberesin Industries Incorporated

          $95.00

        9. 7.9.9 Financiera Maderera SA

          $82.00

        10. 7.9.10 Fletcher Building Limited

          $132.00

        11. 7.9.11 Flexible Materials Incorporated

          $98.00

        12. 7.9.12 Funder America Incorporated

          $82.00

        13. 7.9.13 Koch Industries Incorporated

          $198.00

        14. 7.9.14 Lamin-Art Incorporated

          $83.00

        15. 7.9.15 LG Hausys Limited

          $127.00

        16. 7.9.16 Mannington Mills Incorporated

          $113.00

        17. 7.9.17 Masisa SA

          $87.00

        18. 7.9.18 Mohawk Industries Incorporated

          $245.00

        19. 7.9.19 Momentive Performance Materials Holdings LLC

          $95.00

        20. 7.9.20 Munksjö AB

          $90.00

        21. 7.9.21 Olon Industries Incorporated

          $106.00

        22. 7.9.22 OMNOVA Solutions Incorporated

          $169.00

        23. 7.9.23 Panolam Industries International Incorporated

          $327.00

        24. 7.9.24 Patrick Industries Incorporated

          $97.00

        25. 7.9.25 Pfleiderer GmbH

          $82.00

        26. 7.9.26 Plum Creek Timber Company Incorporated

          $101.00

        27. 7.9.27 PolyOne Corporation

          $106.00

        28. 7.9.28 QEP Company Incorporated

          $96.00

        29. 7.9.29 RENOLIT SE

          $82.00

        30. 7.9.30 Riken Technos Corporation

          $82.00

        31. 7.9.31 Roseburg Forest Products Company

          $132.00

        32. 7.9.32 Sekisui Chemical Company Limited

          $113.00

        33. 7.9.33 SierraPine Limited

          $122.00

        34. 7.9.34 Stevens Industries Incorporated

          $98.00

        35. 7.9.35 SURTECO AG

          $252.00

        36. 7.9.36 Tarkett SA

          $118.00

        37. 7.9.37 Timber Products Company

          $138.00

        38. 7.9.38 Toppan Printing Company Limited

          $85.00

        39. 7.9.39 Wilsonart International Holdings LLC

          $165.00

        40. 7.9.40 Woodcraft Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        41. 7.9.41 Wrede Industrieholding GmbH & Company KG

          $100.00

      10. 7.10 Additional Companies in the Study

        $82.00

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