Decorative Laminates

What Will Support Decorative Laminate Market Gains?

  • growth in cabinet and furniture production as housing construction and kitchen and bathroom remodeling activity continues to climb
  • manufacturers responding to current design trends and offering a wider variety of products with improved aesthetics
  • residential construction trends favoring larger kitchen spaces and multiple bathrooms, boosting demand for products that incorporate laminates, such as cabinets, kitchen countertops, bathroom vanities, flooring, and wall panels
Decorative Laminates

However, most decorative laminate markets are mature, and sales growth will be restrained by intense competition from other products and surface materials such as acrylic veneers, luxury vinyl tiles, and natural and engineered stone.

Key Findings in the Decorative Laminates Study:

Cabinet and Furniture Markets Continue to Drive the Decorative Laminates Industry

Cabinets and furniture were the two largest markets for laminates in 2017 and will remain so in 2022. The cabinet market is projected to post the most rapid gains of any major market. Increases in the number of new homes built through 2022 – especially starter homes – will provide additional sales 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.

Decorative laminate demand in the furniture market will benefit from the use of engineered wood in the production of ready-to-assemble pieces, as laminates are valued for their cost/performance benefits in the surfacing of this wood. However, domestically produced laminated products will continue to be restricted by greater competition from imported ready-to-assemble products.

Low-Pressure Laminates to Remain Dominant Laminate Type

Suppliers of low-pressure laminates, which account for the vast majority of all decorative laminate demand, will post the fastest average annual gains through 2022. Low-pressure laminates will outperform high-pressure types and edgebanding due to performance improvements that will lead to increased use as a low-cost decorative surfacing material. Thermoplastic films, for example, can now be more easily applied to substrates with raised panels (as in cabinet doors) and curved edges (as in store fixtures and furniture) than other laminate types, and saturated papers are finding greater use due to their ability to provide a high gloss appearance at a low cost.

Study Coverage

This study presents historical demand data (2007, 2012, and 2017) and forecasts for 2022 and 2027 by type (high-pressure laminates, low-pressure laminates, and edgebandings) and market (cabinets, furniture, store fixtures, wall panels, countertops, flooring, and other), as well as an analysis of raw materials used in the production of decorative laminates (plastic resins, overlays, adhesives, and wood substrates). The study also evaluates company market share and provides analysis on industry competitors including Formica (Fletcher Building), Wilsonart, Panolam, Arclin, SURTECO, Mohawk Industries, OMNOVA Solutions, RENOLIT, and Wrede (Interprint).

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  1. Decorative Laminates

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    1. 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Figure 1-1 - US Decorative Laminates Market

    2. 2 OVERVIEW

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      1. 2.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 2-1 - Key Trends in the US Decorative Laminates Market

      2. 2.2 Decorative Laminates Outlook

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        1. Table | Decorative Laminates Demand, 2007 - 2027

      3. 2.3 Design Trends

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        1. Figure 2-2 - Key Decorative Laminate Design Trends, 2017

      4. 2.4 Competitive Products

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        1. 2.4.1 Overview

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        2. 2.4.2 Liquid & Powder Coatings

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        3. 2.4.3 Veneers

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        4. 2.4.4 Solid Wood, Natural Stone, & Other Materials

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      5. 2.5 Pricing Trends

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        1. Table | Average Decorative Laminate Prices, 2007 - 2027

      6. 2.6 Foreign Trade

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        1. 2.6.1 Import Sources & Trends

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        2. 2.6.2 Potential Impact of Product Tariffs

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      7. 2.7 Environmental & Other Considerations

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    3. 3 RAW MATERIALS

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      1. 3.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 3-1 - Raw Materials Used in Decorative Laminates Manufacture

      2. 3.2 Raw Material Trends

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        1. Table | Demand for Materials Used in Decorative Laminates Manufacture, 2007 - 2027

      3. 3.3 Plastic Resins (Phenolic, Melamine, & Other Resins)

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        1. 3.3.1 Demand Forecast

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        2. 3.3.2 Demand by Type of Resin

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          1. Table | Demand for Plastic Resin Used in Decorative Laminates Manufacture, 2007 - 2027

          2. Figure 3-2 - Plastic Resin Volume Demand Share by Resin, 2017

      4. 3.4 Overlays

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        1. 3.4.1 Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Demand for Overlays Used in Decorative Laminates Manufacture, 2007 - 2027

        2. 3.4.2 Paper Overlays

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          1. Table | Demand for Paper Overlays Used in Decorative Laminates Manufacture, 2007 - 2027

          2. Figure 3-3 - Saturating Kraft Paper Share of Volume Demand, 2007 - 2022

        3. 3.4.3 Vinyl Film & Other Overlays

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          1. Table | Demand for Vinyl Film & Other Overlays Used in Decorative Laminates Manufacture, 2007 - 2027

      5. 3.5 Adhesives (Waterborne, Hot Melts, & Solvent-Based)

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        1. Table | Demand for Adhesives Used in Decorative Laminates Manufacture, 2007 - 2027

        2. Figure 3-4 - Adhesives Volume Demand Share by Type, 2017

      6. 3.6 Wood Substrates (Particleboard, MDF, & Other)

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        1. 3.6.1 Scope & Description

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        2. 3.6.2 Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Demand for Wood Substrates Used in Decorative Laminates Manufacture, 2007 - 2027

          2. Figure 3-5 - Wood Substrates Area Demand Share by Type, 2017

    4. 4 LAMINATE TYPES

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      1. 4.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 4-1 - Decorative Laminate Types

      2. 4.2 Demand Forecast by Laminate Type

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        1. Table | Decorative Laminates Demand by Type, 2007 - 2027

        2. Figure 4-2 - Decorative Laminates Value & Area Demand Share by Type, 2017

      3. 4.3 Low-Pressure Laminates

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        1. 4.3.1 Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Low-Pressure Laminate Demand by Type & Market, 2007 - 2027

        2. 4.3.2 Low-Basis Weight Paper

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          1. Table | Low-Basis Weight Paper Decorative Laminates Demand, 2007 - 2027

        3. 4.3.3 Saturated Paper

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          1. Table | Saturated Paper Decorative Laminates Demand, 2007 - 2027

        4. 4.3.4 Thermoplastic Film

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          1. Table | Thermoplastic Film Decorative Laminates Demand, 2007 - 2027

        5. 4.3.5 Decorative Foil

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          1. Table | Decorative Foil Laminates Demand, 2007 - 2027

        6. 4.3.6 Market Share

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          1. Figure 4-3 - Low-Pressure Laminates Market Share, 2017

      4. 4.4 High-Pressure Laminates

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        1. 4.4.1 Overview

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        2. 4.4.2 Demand Forecast

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        3. 4.4.3 Demand by Market & Type

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          1. Table | High-Pressure Decorative Laminates Demand by Market & Type, 2007 - 2027

        4. 4.4.4 Market Share

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          1. Figure 4-4 - High-Pressure Laminates Market Share, 2017

      5. 4.5 Edgebanding

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        1. 4.5.1 Overview

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        2. 4.5.2 Demand Forecast

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          1. Table | Edgebanding Demand, 2007 - 2027

    5. 5 MARKETS

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      1. 5.1 Key Findings

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        1. Figure 5-1 - Decorative Laminate Markets

      2. 5.2 Decorative Laminates Markets

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        1. Table | Decorative Laminates Demand by Market, 2007 - 2027

      3. 5.3 Cabinets

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        1. 5.3.1 Demand Forecast

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        2. 5.3.2 Demand by Product Type

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          1. Table | Cabinet Market Demand for Decorative Laminates by Type & End User, 2007 - 2027

          2. Figure 5-2 - Cabinet Shipments Versus Decorative Laminates Used in Cabinets, 2007 - 2022

        3. 5.3.3 Application & Component Trends

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          1. Table | Cabinet Market Demand for Decorative Laminates by Application & Component, 2007 - 2027

          2. Figure 5-3 - Bathroom Cabinet Laminate Demand Versus Kitchen Cabinet Laminate Demand, 2017 - 2022

      4. 5.4 Furniture

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        1. 5.4.1 Demand Forecast

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        2. 5.4.2 Demand by Product Type

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          1. Table | Furniture Market Demand for Decorative Laminates by Type & End User, 2007 - 2027

          2. Figure 5-4 - Decorative Laminate Demand in Furniture Versus Furniture Shipments, 2007 - 2022

      5. 5.5 Store Fixtures

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        1. 5.5.1 Overview

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        2. 5.5.2 Demand Forecast

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        3. 5.5.3 Demand by Product Type

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          1. Table | Store Fixture Market Demand for Decorative Laminates by Type, 2007 - 2027

      6. 5.6 Wall Panels

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        1. 5.6.1 Demand Forecast

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        2. 5.6.2 Demand by Product Type

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          1. Table | Wall Panel Market Demand for Decorative Laminates by Type & End User, 2007 - 2027

          2. Figure 5-5 - Wall Panel Laminates Area Demand Share by End User, 2007 - 2022

      7. 5.7 Flooring

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        1. 5.7.1 Demand Forecast

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        2. 5.7.2 Demand by Product Type

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          1. Table | Flooring Market Demand for Decorative Laminates by Type & End User, 2007 - 2027

          2. Figure 5-6 - Decorative Laminate Demand in Flooring Versus Hard-Surface Flooring Shipments, 2007 - 2022

      8. 5.8 Countertops

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        1. Table | Countertops Market Demand for Decorative Laminates by Type, End User, & Application, 2007 - 2027

        2. Figure 5-7 - Laminate Share of Countertop Area Demand, 2007 - 2022

      9. 5.9 Other Markets

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        1. Table | Demand for Decorative Laminates in Other Markets, 2007 - 2027

        2. Figure 5-8 - Demand for Decorative Laminates in Other Markets Versus Building Construction Expenditures, 2007 - 2022

    6. 6 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 6.1 Key Findings & Industry Composition

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        1. Table | Decorative Laminates Sales by Company, 2017

      2. 6.2 Market Share

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        1. Figure 6-1 - US Decorative Laminates Market Share, 2017

        2. Figure 6-2 - Leading US Decorative Laminates Supplier, 2017

        3. Figure 6-3 - Second Leading US Decorative Laminates Supplier, 2017

        4. Figure 6-4 - Third Leading US Decorative Laminates Supplier, 2017

        5. Figure 6-5 - Fourth Leading US Decorative Laminates Supplier, 2017

      3. 6.3 Competitive Strategies

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        1. 6.3.1 Overview

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        2. 6.3.2 Product Differentiation

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        3. 6.3.3 Cost Leadership

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        4. 6.3.4 Horizontal & Vertical Integration

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      4. 6.4 Research & Development

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      5. 6.5 Manufacturing

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        1. 6.5.1 Overview

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        2. 6.5.2 High-Pressure Processes

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        3. 6.5.3 Low-Pressure Processes

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        4. 6.5.4 Continuous Processes

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        5. 6.5.5 Direct Lamination Processes

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        6. 6.5.6 Manufacturing Plant Closures

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          1. Table | Selected Decorative Laminate & Laminated Product Manufacturing Plant Closures

      6. 6.6 Distribution

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      7. 6.7 Marketing

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      8. 6.8 Acquisitions & Divestitures

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        1. Table | Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

      9. 6.9 List of Industry Participants

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    7. 7 APPENDIX

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      1. 7.1 Scope

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        1. Table | Relevant Industry Codes

        2. Table | Relevant HS/HTS Codes

      2. 7.2 Definitions

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      3. 7.3 Abbreviations

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        1. Table | Abbreviations Used in Study

      4. 7.4 Freedonia Methodology

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      5. 7.5 Study-Specific Methodology

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      6. 7.6 Sources

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      7. 7.7 Associations & Agencies

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      8. 7.8 Related Freedonia Group Studies

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      9. 7.9 Macroeconomic Assumptions

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        1. 7.9.1 Economic Environment

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          1. Table | Macroeconomic Indicators, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 7-1 - Annual Growth in Real GDP, 2000 - 2017, Compared to 1980 - 2005 Average

        2. 7.9.2 Demographics

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          1. Table | Population & Households, 2007 - 2022

          2. Figure 7-2 - Annual Population Growth, 2002 - 2017

        3. 7.9.3 Construction Expenditures

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          1. Table | Construction Expenditures, 2007 - 2022

        4. 7.9.4 Retail & Wholesale Building Construction Expenditures

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          1. Table | Retail & Wholesale Building Construction Expenditures, 2007 - 2027

        5. 7.9.5 Manufacturers' Shipments

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          1. Table | Manufacturers' Shipments, 2007 - 2022

        6. 7.9.6 Consumer Spending

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          1. Table | Personal Consumption Expenditures, 2007 - 2022

        7. 7.9.7 Cabinets Shipments

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          1. Table | Cabinet Shipments, 2007 - 2027

        8. 7.9.8 Furniture Shipments

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          1. Table | Furniture Shipments, 2007 - 2027

        9. 7.9.9 Wall Panel Shipments

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          1. Table | Wall Panel Shipments, 2007 - 2027

        10. 7.9.10 Hard-Surface Flooring Shipments

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          1. Table | Hard-Surface Flooring Shipments, 2007 - 2027

        11. 7.9.11 Countertops Demand

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          1. Table | Countertops Demand, 2007 - 2027

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