World Solid Surface & Other Cast Polymers

Further dominance in the Asia/Pacific region (primarily in China), as well as a recovery in new housing in developed regions and the rapid growth of engineered stone, will spur world gains.

Demand to rise nearly 8% annually through 2016

Global demand for cast polymers is forecast to rise 7.9 percent annually to 252 million square meters in 2016. Nearly 60 percent of projected growth will be attributable to China, a country with a quickly developing domestic cast polymer industry and a considerable construction sector. Growing populations and ongoing economic advances in China and other developing countries such as India will continue to create the need for large numbers of modern housing units and nonresidential facilities, providing opportunities for surface materials such as cast polymers. Market gains will also be aided by a recovery of new housing construction in the US and other developed countries from low 2011 bases. Cast polymers are used to make countertops and sinks, as well as other building and nonbuilding applications.

Engineered stone to post fastest cast polymer gains

Solid surface accounted for 59 percent of global sales in 2011. Over 70 percent of solid surface materials were sold in the Asia/Pacific region, where they are generally low-cost options. In most of the region, solid surfaces are popular despite being offered in limited colors. Less expensive, but less durable gel-coated composites, including cultured marble, cultured onyx, and cultured granite, are expected to exhibit more modest gains through 2016.

Engineered stone (e.g., engineered quartz and engineered marble) accounted for the second largest share -- 25 percent -- of the cast polymer market in 2011, up from 16 percent in 2006, when it comprised the smallest share. Intense marketing strategies (such as in Australia) highlighting engineered stone’s advantages over natural stone and China’s rapidly increasing output of relatively low-cost versions have promoted its use. Engineered stone is expected to achieve the fastest gains of all cast polymers through 2016.

Asia/Pacific region to dominate consumption

The largest regional market for cast polymers in 2011 was the Asia/Pacific region, with 63 percent of the global total. Four of the top five cast polymer consuming countries -- China, India, Japan, and South Korea -- are located in the region. Gains in this region will be mainly driven by China, which will account for nearly 70 percent of the region’s cast polymer sales in 2016. China’s cast polymer industry continues to rapidly develop, including a greater number of companies developing their own versions of engineered stone that sell at a discount over the imported Breton-based versions. Opportunities will increase as consumers and builders have greater access to relatively affordable cast polymers. India is also expected to post strong gains as it continues to develop its housing and nonresidential sectors.

Study Scope

This study analyzes the 172 million square meter world cast polymer industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 2001, 2006 and 2011, with forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by type (solid surface materials, engineered stone, gel-coated composites), application (e.g., residential countertops, nonresidential countertops, sinks), world region and for 18 countries.

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 39 industry players, including DuPont, Hanwha and Cosentino.

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  1. World Solid Surface & Other Cast Polymers

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $236.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $141.00

      1. Table | WORLD CAST POLYMER DEMAND (million square meters)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,319.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 World Economic Overview

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        1. 3.2.1 Recent Historical Trends

          $87.00

        2. 3.2.2 World Economic Outlook

          $202.00

          1. Table | WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)

      3. 3.3 World Gross Fixed Investment Outlook

        $92.00

        1. Table | WORLD GROSS FIXED INVESTMENT BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)

      4. 3.4 World Consumer Spending

        $82.00

        1. Table | WORLD PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)

      5. 3.5 World Demographic Outlook

        $199.00

        1. 3.5.1 Population

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)

        2. 3.5.2 Households

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD HOUSEHOLDS BY REGION (millions)

        3. 3.5.3 Urbanization Patterns

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD URBAN POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)

      6. 3.6 World Building Construction Outlook

        $408.00

        1. Table | WORLD BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)

        2. 3.6.1 Residential Building

          $279.00

          1. Table | WORLD RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)

          2. Table | WORLD NEW HOUSING UNITS BY REGION (thousand units)

          3. Table | WORLD HOUSING STOCK BY REGION (million units)

        3. 3.6.2 Nonresidential Building

          $82.00

          1. Table | WORLD NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES BY REGION (billion 2010 dollars)

      7. 3.7 Environmental & Regulatory Issues

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    4. 4 OVERVIEW

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      1. 4.1 General

        $130.00

        1. Table | WORLD CAST POLYMER DEMAND

      2. 4.2 Regions

        $82.00

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

      3. 4.3 Types

        $989.00

        1. Table | WORLD CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE (million square meters)

        2. 4.3.1 Solid Surface Materials

          $274.00

          1. Table | WORLD SOLID SURFACE MATERIAL DEMAND BY REGION (million square meters)

        3. 4.3.2 Engineered Stone

          $378.00

          1. Table | WORLD ENGINEERED STONE DEMAND BY REGION (million square meters)

        4. 4.3.3 Gel-Coated Composites

          $184.00

          1. Table | WORLD GEL-COATED COMPOSITE DEMAND BY REGION (million square meters)

      4. 4.4 Applications

        $693.00

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

        2. 4.4.1 Residential Countertops

          $151.00

          1. Table | WORLD CAST POLYMER DEMAND IN RESIDENTIAL COUNTERTOPS BY REGION (million square meters)

        3. 4.4.2 Nonresidential Countertops

          $121.00

          1. Table | WORLD CAST POLYMER DEMAND IN NONRESIDENTIAL COUNTERTOPS BY REGION (million square meters)

        4. 4.4.3 Sinks

          $104.00

          1. Table | WORLD CAST POLYMER DEMAND IN SINKS BY REGION (million square meters)

        5. 4.4.4 Other Building Applications

          $109.00

          1. Table | WORLD CAST POLYMER DEMAND IN OTHER BUILDING APPLICATIONS BY REGION (million square meters)

        6. 4.4.5 All Other

          $103.00

          1. Table | WORLD CAST POLYMER DEMAND IN ALL OTHER APPLICATIONS BY REGION (million square meters)

      5. 4.5 Production & Trade

        $82.00

    5. 5 NORTH AMERICA

      $1,372.00

      1. 5.1 North America: General

        $132.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR CAST POLYMERS

      2. 5.2 North America: Demand by Type & Application

        $101.00

        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION (million square meters)

      3. 5.3 United States

        $419.00

        1. Table | UNITED STATES: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR CAST POLYMERS

        2. Table | UNITED STATES: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE (million square meters)

        3. Table | UNITED STATES: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million square meters)

      4. 5.4 Canada

        $388.00

        1. Table | CANADA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR CAST POLYMERS

        2. Table | CANADA: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE (million square meters)

        3. Table | CANADA: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million square meters)

      5. 5.5 Mexico

        $333.00

        1. Table | MEXICO: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR CAST POLYMERS

        2. Table | MEXICO: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE (million square meters)

        3. Table | MEXICO: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million square meters)

    6. 6 WESTERN EUROPE

      $2,620.00

      1. 6.1 Western Europe: General

        $146.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR CAST POLYMERS

      2. 6.2 Western Europe: Demand by Type & Application

        $148.00

        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION (million square meters)

      3. 6.3 France

        $346.00

        1. Table | FRANCE: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR CAST POLYMERS

        2. Table | FRANCE: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE (million square meters)

        3. Table | FRANCE: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million square meters)

      4. 6.4 Germany

        $345.00

        1. Table | GERMANY: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR CAST POLYMERS

        2. Table | GERMANY: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE (million square meters)

        3. Table | GERMANY: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million square meters)

      5. 6.5 Italy

        $364.00

        1. Table | ITALY: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR CAST POLYMERS

        2. Table | ITALY: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE (million square meters)

        3. Table | ITALY: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million square meters)

      6. 6.6 Netherlands

        $301.00

        1. Table | NETHERLANDS: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR CAST POLYMERS

        2. Table | NETHERLANDS: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE (million square meters)

        3. Table | NETHERLANDS: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million square meters)

      7. 6.7 Spain

        $345.00

        1. Table | SPAIN: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR CAST POLYMERS

        2. Table | SPAIN: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE (million square meters)

        3. Table | SPAIN: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million square meters)

      8. 6.8 United Kingdom

        $321.00

        1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR CAST POLYMERS

        2. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE (million square meters)

        3. Table | UNITED KINGDOM: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million square meters)

      9. 6.9 Other Western Europe

        $304.00

        1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR CAST POLYMERS

        2. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE (million square meters)

        3. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million square meters)

    7. 7 ASIA/PACIFIC

      $2,906.00

      1. 7.1 Asia/Pacific: General

        $167.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR CAST POLYMERS

      2. 7.2 Asia/Pacific: Demand by Type & Application

        $179.00

        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION (million square meters)

      3. 7.3 Australia

        $361.00

        1. Table | AUSTRALIA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR CAST POLYMERS

        2. Table | AUSTRALIA: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE (million square meters)

        3. Table | AUSTRALIA: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million square meters)

      4. 7.4 China

        $530.00

        1. Table | CHINA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR CAST POLYMERS

        2. Table | CHINA: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE (million square meters)

        3. Table | CHINA: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million square meters)

      5. 7.5 India

        $372.00

        1. Table | INDIA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR CAST POLYMERS

        2. Table | INDIA: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE (million square meters)

        3. Table | INDIA: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million square meters)

      6. 7.6 Japan

        $338.00

        1. Table | JAPAN: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR CAST POLYMERS

        2. Table | JAPAN: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE (million square meters)

        3. Table | JAPAN: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million square meters)

      7. 7.7 South Korea

        $310.00

        1. Table | SOUTH KOREA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR CAST POLYMERS

        2. Table | SOUTH KOREA: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE (million square meters)

        3. Table | SOUTH KOREA: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million square meters)

      8. 7.8 Thailand

        $286.00

        1. Table | THAILAND: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR CAST POLYMERS

        2. Table | THAILAND: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE (million square meters)

        3. Table | THAILAND: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million square meters)

      9. 7.9 Other Asia/Pacific

        $363.00

        1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR CAST POLYMERS

        2. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE (million square meters)

        3. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million square meters)

    8. 8 OTHER REGIONS

      $2,486.00

      1. 8.1 Central & South America

        $817.00

        1. 8.1.1 Central & South America: General

          $128.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR CAST POLYMERS

        2. 8.1.2 Central & South America: Demand by Type & Application

          $92.00

          1. Table | CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION (million square meters)

        3. 8.1.3 Brazil

          $339.00

          1. Table | BRAZIL: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR CAST POLYMERS

          2. Table | BRAZIL: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE (million square meters)

          3. Table | BRAZIL: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million square meters)

        4. 8.1.4 Other Central & South America

          $258.00

          1. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR CAST POLYMERS

          2. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE (million square meters)

          3. Table | OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million square meters)

      2. 8.2 Eastern Europe

        $782.00

        1. 8.2.1 Eastern Europe: General

          $127.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR CAST POLYMERS

        2. 8.2.2 Eastern Europe: Demand by Type & Application

          $82.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION (million square meters)

        3. 8.2.3 Russia

          $335.00

          1. Table | RUSSIA: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR CAST POLYMERS

          2. Table | RUSSIA: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE (million square meters)

          3. Table | RUSSIA: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million square meters)

        4. 8.2.4 Other Eastern Europe

          $237.00

          1. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR CAST POLYMERS

          2. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE (million square meters)

          3. Table | OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million square meters)

      3. 8.3 Africa/Mideast

        $886.00

        1. 8.3.1 Africa/Mideast: General

          $145.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR CAST POLYMERS

        2. 8.3.2 Africa/Mideast: Demand by Type & Application

          $90.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE & APPLICATION (million square meters)

        3. 8.3.3 Turkey

          $281.00

          1. Table | TURKEY: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR CAST POLYMERS

          2. Table | TURKEY: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE (million square meters)

          3. Table | TURKEY: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million square meters)

        4. 8.3.4 Other Africa/Mideast

          $370.00

          1. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: MARKET ENVIRONMENT FOR CAST POLYMERS

          2. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY TYPE (million square meters)

          3. Table | OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: CAST POLYMER DEMAND BY APPLICATION (million square meters)

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $4,052.00

      1. 9.1 General

        $96.00

      2. 9.2 Industry Structure

        $169.00

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

      3. 9.3 Market Share

        $161.00

      4. 9.4 Competitive Strategies

        $106.00

      5. 9.5 Research & Development

        $93.00

      6. 9.6 Marketing & Distribution

        $127.00

      7. 9.7 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $82.00

      8. 9.8 Cooperative Agreements

        $136.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      9. 9.9 Company Profiles

        $3,057.00

        1. 9.9.1 AKG Yalitim ve Insaat Malzemeleri Sanayi ve Ticaret AS

          $82.00

        2. 9.9.2 Aristech Acrylics LLC

          $157.00

        3. 9.9.3 BLANCO GmbH & Company KG

          $82.00

        4. 9.9.4 Breton SpA

          $111.00

        5. 9.9.5 Caesarstone Sdot-Yam Limited

          $122.00

        6. 9.9.6 Cambria

          $82.00

        7. 9.9.7 Cheil Industries Incorporated

          $165.00

        8. 9.9.8 Cosentino SA

          $166.00

        9. 9.9.9 Diresco NV

          $82.00

        10. 9.9.10 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $133.00

        11. 9.9.11 Durat

          $82.00

        12. 9.9.12 Falat Sang Asia Company

          $82.00

        13. 9.9.13 Fama Industries Corporation

          $82.00

        14. 9.9.14 Fletcher Building Limited

          $173.00

        15. 9.9.15 Guangdong Huaxun Industry Company Limited

          $82.00

        16. 9.9.16 Guangdong Oppein Home Group Incorporated

          $82.00

        17. 9.9.17 Gulf Stone Company SAOG

          $82.00

        18. 9.9.18 Hanwha Group

          $115.00

        19. 9.9.19 Keda Industrial Company Limited

          $82.00

        20. 9.9.20 Kuraray Company Limited

          $82.00

        21. 9.9.21 LG Hausys Limited

          $111.00

        22. 9.9.22 Marblo Holdings Pty Limited

          $82.00

        23. 9.9.23 Marmol Compac SA

          $82.00

        24. 9.9.24 Opal Industrial Company Limited

          $82.00

        25. 9.9.25 Peker Group

          $82.00

        26. 9.9.26 Pokarna Limited

          $82.00

        27. 9.9.27 Quarella SpA

          $82.00

        28. 9.9.28 Quartzforms SpA

          $82.00

        29. 9.9.29 Romastone Company Limited

          $82.00

        30. 9.9.30 Rover SpA

          $82.00

        31. 9.9.31 Sanitec Corporation

          $95.00

        32. 9.9.32 Santa Margherita SpA

          $82.00

        33. 9.9.33 Stone Italiana SpA

          $82.00

        34. 9.9.34 Technistone AS

          $82.00

        35. 9.9.35 Tower Industries Limited

          $82.00

        36. 9.9.36 Vietnam Construction and Import-Export Joint Stock Corporation

          $84.00

        37. 9.9.37 Vietnam Quartz Stones JSC

          $82.00

        38. 9.9.38 Westag & Getalit AG

          $82.00

        39. 9.9.39 WK Marble & Granite Pty Limited

          $82.00

      10. 9.10 Additional Company List

        $82.00

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