Solid Surface & Other Cast Polymers

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Gains will be driven by performance advantages such as minimal maintenance requirements and resistance to stains, impact, moisture, and other damage caused by wear and tear.

US demand to rise 6.3% annually through 2016

Demand for cast polymers in the US is forecast to increase 6.3 percent per year to 251 million square feet in 2016. In most applications, cast polymers offer performance advantages such as minimal maintenance requirements and resistance to stains, impact, moisture, and other damage caused by wear and tear. Further advances will be restrained by competition from other surfacing options, including granite and laminates.

Engineered stone to remain fastest growing products

The market for cast polymers underwent a significant transformation over the past decade with engineered stone rising from a niche product to controlling over a quarter of sales. Demand for engineered stone grew rapidly from a small base during the 2001-2006 period due to its significant performance advantages over competitive products. Engineered stone continued to gain market share during the downturn, buoyed by sales to higherend customers who were less impacted by the weak economy. While growth will continue to be above average, increases in demand will decelerate, tempered by the material’s high price, limiting further market penetration.

After declining significantly during the 2006-2011 period due to a weak economy and fierce competition from engineered stone products, solid surface will register healthy gains based on its well established market presence and high degree of durability. Solid surfaces are positioned as a mid level material in terms of pricing and performance.

Demand for gel-coated composites will rebound strongly through 2016 from the significant losses during the previous five years. Gel-coated composites registered the biggest declines during this time due to their heavy use in new construction. Going forward, gel-coated composites will benefit from the recovery in new housing construction, as well as design trends featuring a greater number of and more elaborate bathrooms in homes since gel-coated composites are primarily installed in bathrooms.

Residential improvements and repairs to remain largest application

Following the declines of the 2006-2011 period, gains will be driven by a sharp rebound in housing completions from depressed 2011. The residential improvement and repair segment will continue to account for the majority of cast polymer demand, so an upswing in residential remodeling activity and greater credit availability will also support gains. Sales of cast polymers will be further aided by a recovery in office and commercial, and institutional construction through 2016 -- the two nonresidential segments where cast polymers are most likely to be installed.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the US cast polymer industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, and forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by material (e.g., marble, resins), product (solid surface materials, gel-coated composites, engineered stone), end use (e.g., countertops) and US region. The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles industry players.

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  1. Solid Surface & Other Cast Polymers

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $124.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | SOLID SURFACE & OTHER CAST POLYMERS DEMAND (million square feet)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

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      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Environment

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        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Demographic Trends

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        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)

      4. 3.4 Consumer Trends

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        1. 3.4.1 Personal Income & Expenditures

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

        2. 3.4.2 Consumer Financing

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          1. Table | CONSUMER FINANCING ENVIRONMENT, 2001-2011

      5. 3.5 Building Construction Expenditures

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

        2. 3.5.1 Residential Building Construction

          $481.00

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

          2. Table | HOUSING COMPLETIONS (thousand units)

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

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

        3. 3.5.2 Nonresidential Building Construction

          $278.00

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

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

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

      6. 3.6 Countertop Overview

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        1. Table | COUNTERTOP DEMAND (million square feet)

      7. 3.7 Sink Overview

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        1. Table | SINK FIXTURE SHIPMENTS (thousand units)

      8. 3.8 Environmental Considerations

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      9. 3.9 Training & Standards

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      10. 3.10 Historical Market Trends

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        1. Table | CAST POLYMERS HISTORICAL MARKET, 2001-2011

      11. 3.11 Competitive Materials Overview

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        1. 3.11.1 Laminates

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        2. 3.11.2 Natural Stone

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        3. 3.11.3 Other

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      12. 3.12 Pricing Trends

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        1. 3.12.1 Solid Surface

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        2. 3.12.2 Gel-Coated Composites

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        3. 3.12.3 Engineered Stone

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      13. 3.13 World Market

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      14. 3.14 Foreign Trade

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        1. Table | FOREIGN TRADE IN CAST POLYMERS (million square feet)

        2. 3.14.1 Solid Surface

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        3. 3.14.2 Gel-Coated Composites

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        4. 3.14.3 Engineered Stone

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    4. 4 MATERIALS

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      1. 4.1 General

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        1. Table | MATERIALS DEMAND IN CAST POLYMERS (million pounds)

      2. 4.2 Marble & Related Materials

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        1. Table | MARBLE & RELATED MATERIALS DEMAND IN CAST POLYMERS (million pounds)

      3. 4.3 Resins

        $175.00

        1. Table | RESIN DEMAND IN CAST POLYMERS (million pounds)

        2. 4.3.1 Polyester

          $97.00

        3. 4.3.2 Acrylic

          $82.00

      4. 4.4 Alumina Trihydrate

        $82.00

        1. Table | ALUMINA TRIHYDRATE DEMAND IN CAST POLYMERS (million pounds)

      5. 4.5 Quartz & Other Stone

        $82.00

        1. Table | QUARTZ & OTHER STONE DEMAND IN CAST POLYMERS (million pounds)

      6. 4.6 Other

        $82.00

        1. Table | OTHER MATERIALS IN CAST POLYMERS (million pounds)

    5. 5 PRODUCTS

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      1. 5.1 General

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        1. 5.1.1 Supply & Demand

          $154.00

          1. Table | CAST POLYMER SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square feet)

        2. 5.1.2 Value Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY VALUE (million dollars)

      2. 5.2 Solid Surface Materials

        $911.00

        1. 5.2.1 Supply & Demand

          $125.00

          1. Table | SOLID SURFACE SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square feet)

        2. 5.2.2 Value Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | SOLID SURFACE DEMAND BY VALUE (million dollars)

        3. 5.2.3 Characteristics

          $157.00

        4. 5.2.4 Types

          $316.00

          1. Table | SOLID SURFACE DEMAND BY TYPE (million square feet)

          2. Table | ACRYLIC-BASED SOLID SURFACE DEMAND

          3. Table | POLYESTER & POLYESTER/ACRYLIC BLEND SOLID SURFACE DEMAND

        5. 5.2.5 Market Share

          $223.00

      3. 5.3 Gel-Coated Composites

        $484.00

        1. 5.3.1 Supply & Demand

          $82.00

          1. Table | GEL-COATED COMPOSITES SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square feet)

        2. 5.3.2 Value Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | GEL-COATED COMPOSITES DEMAND BY VALUE (million dollars)

        3. 5.3.3 Characteristics

          $82.00

        4. 5.3.4 Types

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          1. Table | GEL-COATED COMPOSITES DEMAND BY TYPE (million square feet)

          2. Table | CULTURED MARBLE DEMAND

          3. Table | OTHER GEL-COATED COMPOSITES DEMAND

        5. 5.3.5 Suppliers

          $82.00

      4. 5.4 Engineered Stone

        $789.00

        1. 5.4.1 Supply & Demand

          $102.00

          1. Table | ENGINEERED STONE SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square feet)

        2. 5.4.2 Value Outlook

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          1. Table | ENGINEERED STONE DEMAND BY VALUE (million dollars)

        3. 5.4.3 Characteristics

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        4. 5.4.4 Types

          $278.00

          1. Table | ENGINEERED STONE DEMAND BY TYPE (million square feet)

          2. Table | ENGINEERED QUARTZ DEMAND

          3. Table | OTHER ENGINEERED STONE DEMAND

        5. 5.4.5 Market Share

          $187.00

    6. 6 APPLICATIONS

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      1. 6.1 General

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        1. Table | CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million square feet)

      2. 6.2 Countertops

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        1. Table | CAST POLYMER COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MARKET, ROOM & PRODUCT (million square feet)

        2. 6.2.1 Residential

          $902.00

          1. Table | RESIDENTIAL CAST POLYMER COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY MARKET (million square feet)

          2. Table | NEW RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTION CAST POLYMER COUNTERTOP DEMAND (million square feet)

          3. Table | REMODELING RESIDENTIAL CAST POLYMER COUNTERTOP DEMAND (million square feet)

          4. Table | RESIDENTIAL CAST POLYMER COUNTERTOP DEMAND BY HOUSING TYPE (million square feet)

          5. Table | SINGLE-FAMILY HOUSING CAST POLYMER COUNTERTOP DEMAND (million square feet)

          6. Table | MULTIFAMILY HOUSING CAST POLYMER COUNTERTOP DEMAND (million square feet)

          7. Table | MANUFACTURED HOUSING CAST POLYMER COUNTERTOP DEMAND (million square feet)

        3. 6.2.2 Nonresidential

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          1. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION CAST POLYMER COUNTERTOP DEMAND (million square feet)

          2. Table | INSTITUTIONAL BUILDING CAST POLYMER COUNTERTOP DEMAND (million square feet)

          3. Table | OFFICE & COMMERCIAL BUILDING CAST POLYMER COUNTERTOP DEMAND (million square feet)

          4. Table | OTHER NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION CAST POLYMER COUNTERTOP DEMAND (million square feet)

        4. 6.2.3 Nonbuilding

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          1. Table | NONBUILDING CAST POLYMER COUNTERTOP DEMAND (million square feet)

      3. 6.3 Other Building Surfaces

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        1. Table | OTHER BUILDING SURFACES DEMAND FOR CAST POLYMERS (million square feet)

        2. 6.3.1 Sink Fixtures

          $305.00

          1. Table | SINK FIXTURE SHIPMENTS OF CAST POLYMERS (thousand units)

          2. Table | CAST POLYMER SINK DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million square feet)

        3. 6.3.2 Other Bathroom Applications

          $149.00

          1. Table | OTHER BATHROOM APPLICATIONS DEMAND FOR CAST POLYMERS (million square feet)

        4. 6.3.3 All Other Building Surfaces

          $139.00

          1. Table | ALL OTHER BUILDING SURFACES DEMAND FOR CAST POLYMERS (million square feet)

      4. 6.4 Other Applications

        $82.00

        1. Table | OTHER APPLICATIONS DEMAND FOR CAST POLYMERS (million square feet)

    7. 7 REGIONAL MARKETS

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      1. 7.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 7.2 Regional Demographic & Economic Trends

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        1. 7.2.1 Regional Population Patterns

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          1. Table | POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)

        2. 7.2.2 Regional Economic Trends

          $90.00

          1. Table | GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2005 dollars)

      3. 7.3 Regional Construction Expenditures

        $82.00

        1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2005 dollars)

      4. 7.4 Regional Housing Trends

        $118.00

        1. Table | REGIONAL HOUSING INDICATORS (thousand units)

      5. 7.5 Regional Cast Polymer Demand

        $1,418.00

        1. Table | CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY REGION (million square feet)

        2. 7.5.1 Northeast

          $264.00

          1. Table | NORTHEAST CAST POLYMER DEMAND (million square feet)

        3. 7.5.2 Midwest

          $288.00

          1. Table | MIDWEST CAST POLYMER DEMAND (million square feet)

        4. 7.5.3 South

          $361.00

          1. Table | SOUTH CAST POLYMER DEMAND (million square feet)

        5. 7.5.4 West

          $328.00

          1. Table | WEST CAST POLYMER DEMAND (million square feet)

    8. 8 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 8.1 General

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      2. 8.2 Industry Composition

        $200.00

        1. Table | US CAST POLYMER SALES BY COMPANY, 2011 (million dollars)

      3. 8.3 Market Share

        $206.00

      4. 8.4 Competitive Strategies

        $121.00

      5. 8.5 Research & Development

        $92.00

      6. 8.6 Marketing

        $173.00

      7. 8.7 Distribution

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      8. 8.8 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      9. 8.9 Company Profiles

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        1. 8.9.1 AGCO Marble Incorporated

          $82.00

        2. 8.9.2 Aristech Acrylics LLC

          $160.00

        3. 8.9.3 Baker (Craig) Marble Company Incorporated

          $82.00

        4. 8.9.4 BLANCO GmbH & Company KG

          $82.00

        5. 8.9.5 Breton SpA

          $95.00

        6. 8.9.6 Caesarstone Sdot-Yam Limited

          $101.00

        7. 8.9.7 California Crafted Marble Incorporated

          $82.00

        8. 8.9.8 Cambria

          $82.00

        9. 8.9.9 Central Marble Products Incorporated

          $82.00

        10. 8.9.10 Cheil Industries Incorporated

          $138.00

        11. 8.9.11 Chemcore Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        12. 8.9.12 Cosentino SA

          $143.00

        13. 8.9.13 Custom Marble Incorporated

          $82.00

        14. 8.9.14 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $108.00

        15. 8.9.15 EOS Surfaces LLC

          $82.00

        16. 8.9.16 Fama Industries Corporation

          $82.00

        17. 8.9.17 Fletcher Building Limited

          $91.00

        18. 8.9.18 Hanwha Group

          $106.00

        19. 8.9.19 Huber (JM) Corporation

          $82.00

        20. 8.9.20 Illinois Tool Works Incorporated

          $126.00

        21. 8.9.21 InPro Corporation

          $82.00

        22. 8.9.22 International Marble Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        23. 8.9.23 K&K Langham Limited

          $82.00

        24. 8.9.24 Lehigh Surfaces

          $82.00

        25. 8.9.25 LG Hausys Limited

          $100.00

        26. 8.9.26 Majestic Marble & Glass Incorporated

          $82.00

        27. 8.9.27 Marbled Elegance Incorporated

          $82.00

        28. 8.9.28 Marmol Compac SA

          $82.00

        29. 8.9.29 Meganite Incorporated

          $82.00

        30. 8.9.30 Princess Marble Company

          $82.00

        31. 8.9.31 Royal Baths Manufacturing Company

          $82.00

        32. 8.9.32 Royal Stone Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        33. 8.9.33 Santa Margherita SpA

          $82.00

        34. 8.9.34 Swan Corporation

          $82.00

        35. 8.9.35 Syn-Mar Products Incorporated

          $82.00

        36. 8.9.36 Technistone AS

          $82.00

        37. 8.9.37 Tiffany Marble Incorporated

          $82.00

        38. 8.9.38 Tower Industries Limited

          $82.00

        39. 8.9.39 United States Marble Incorporated

          $82.00

        40. 8.9.40 Venetian Marble Incorporated

          $82.00

      10. 8.10 Additional Companies Mentioned in the Study

        $82.00

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