Solid Surface & Other Cast Polymers

US cast polymer demand will grow 4.1 percent annually through 2010. Gains will be driven by increasing use in nonresidential countertops, a relatively low penetration market where cast polymers benefit from a number of performance advantages. Solid surface products will remain dominant while engineered stone types grow the fastest.

This study analyzes the 196 million square foot US cast polymer industry. It presents historical demand data for 1995, 2000 and 2005 and forecasts to 2010 and 2015 by material (e.g., marble, resins, alumina trihydrate, quartz) by product (solid surface, engineered stone, cultured stone), by end use (e.g., countertops, sinks) and by geographic region.

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure and market share, evaluates company market share and profiles 37 major players including DuPont, Aristech Acrylics, Wilsonart, Formica, LG Chem, Cheil, Cosentino, CAMBRIA, CaesarStone, CompacStone, and Technistone.

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