World Solid Surface & Other Cast Polymers Industry

  • July 2012
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  • Freedonia
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  • 387 pages

World demand to rise 8.1% annually through 2016

Global demand for cast polymers is forecast to rise 8.1 percent annually to 263 million square meters in 2016. Over half of projected growth will be attributable to China, a country with a quickly developing domestic cast polymer industry and a considerable construction sector. China, as well as other developing countries (e.g., India), has been building large volumes of modern housing units and nonresidential facilities each year to accommodate the needs of its growing population and ongoing economic development. Favorable building activity in China and other developing countries is likely to continue through the forecast period, providing opportunities for surface materials such as cast polymers. Market gains will also be aided by the recovery of new housing construction in the US and much of Western Europe, as well as Australia and Japan, from low 2011 bases. In addition to favorable macroeconomic trends, cast polymers will benefit from increased market penetration throughout the world.

Engineered stone to be fastest growing product

Solid surface accounted for 60 percent of global cast polymer sales in 2011. More than 70 percent of solid surface materials were sold in the Asia/Pacific region, where they are low-cost options because of limited color offerings and a highly competitive local production base. Engineered stone (e.g., engineered quartz and engineered marble) is expected to achieve the most rapid gains through 2016. Engineered stone is finding greater use in residential installations as consumers are attracted to its resemblance to high-end natural stone, but with more color options and greater durability. Use in nonresidential settings will be supported by specifiers seeking materials that are impervious to biological contaminants and require minimal maintenance. Less expensive, but less durable gelcoated composites (e.g., cultured marble, cultured onyx and cultured granite) are projected to register more modest gains through 2016. Cast polymers are used to produce residential countertops, nonresidential countertops and sinks, as well as other building applications (e.g., shower pans, tubs, wall cladding, architectural embellishments, flooring,, and fireplaces) and nonbuilding applications (e.g., furniture, accessories, and gifts).

China, India to exhibit strong gains in demand<

The largest regional market in 2011 was Asia/Pacific with 64 percent of global cast polymer demand. Advances in this region are primarily driven by China, which accounted for roughly two-thirds of the region’s cast polymer sales in 2011. Residential trends, such as the country’s ongoing urbanization and the development of a more modern housing stock, will provide opportunities for cast polymers. The continued expansion and improvement of nonresidential buildings will also benefit demand. The next largest market, India, is expected to post strong gains through 2016 as it continues to develop its housing and nonresidential sectors. However, overall gains in developing countries will be limited by the typically small size of homes, and the lack of disposable income for the purchase of higher-value building materials like cast polymers. Western Europe and North America were the next largest markets in 2011, each accounting for over 10 percent of global demand. Gains in both markets are expected to be aided by a projected recovery of the new housing market from a depressed 2011 base.

Study coverage

This upcoming Freedonia industry study, World Solid Surface & Other Cast Polymers, presents historical demand data plus forecasts for 2016 and 2021 by product, application, world region and for 18 countries. The study also considers market environment factors, evaluates company market share, and profiles global industry competitors.

Table Of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION xi

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4

General 4
World Economic Overview 5
Recent Historical Trends 6
World Economic Outlook 7
World Gross Fixed Investment Outlook 11
World Consumer Spending 14
World Demographic Outlook 15
Population 16
Households 17
Urbanization Patterns 18
World Building Construction Outlook 20
Residential Building 22
New Housing Units 24
Housing Stock 27
Nonresidential Building 28
Environmental and Regulatory Issues 30

III. OVERVIEW 34
General 34
Regions 37
Types 39
Solid Surface Materials 43
Engineered Stone 49
Gel-Coated Composites 57
Applications 62
Residential Countertops 65
Nonresidential Countertops 69
Sinks 72
Other Building Applications 75
All Other 78
Production and Trade 81

IV. NORTH AMERICA 83
General 83
Demand by Type and Application 85
United States 88
Canada 97
Mexico 106

V. WESTERN EUROPE 115
General 115
Demand by Type and Application 118
France 122
Germany 130
Italy 138
Netherlands 147
Spain 154
United Kingdom 162
Other Western Europe 169

VI. ASIA/PACIFIC 177
General 177
Demand by Type and Application 180
Australia 185
China 193
India 205
Japan 213
South Korea 221
Thailand 227
Other Asia/Pacific 234

VII. OTHER REGIONS 243
Central and South America 243
General 243
Demand by Type and Application 246
Brazil 248
Other Central and South America 255
Eastern Europe 261
General 261
Demand by Type and Application 263
Russia 265
Other Eastern Europe 273
Africa/Mideast 278
General 278
Demand by Type and Application 281
Turkey 284
Other Africa/Mideast 290

VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 299
General 299
Industry Structure 301
Market Share 305
Competitive Strategies 308
Research and Development 310
Marketing and Distribution 312
Mergers and Acquisitions 314
Cooperative Agreements 315
Company Profiles 319
AKG Yalitim ve Insaat Malzemeleri Sanayi ve Ticaret AS 320
AKP Carat-Arbeitsplatten, see Westag and Getalit
American Granule, see Fama Industries
Aristech Acrylics LLC 321
Belenco Quartz Surfaces, see Peker
BLANCO GmbH and Company KG 324
Breton SpA 325
Caesarstone Sdot-Yam Limited 328
Cambria 330
Cheil Industries Incorporated 332
CompacStone USA, see Marmol Compac
Cosentino SA 335
Diresco NV 338
DuPont (EI) de Nemours 339
Durat 341
Falat Sang Asia Company 342
Fama Industries Corporation 343
Fletcher Building Limited 344
Formica, see Fletcher Building
Guangdong Huaxun Industry Company Limited 347
Guangdong Oppein Home Group Incorporated 349
Guangzhou Owell Decoration Material, see Guangdong
Oppein Home
Gulf Stone Company SAOG 350
Hanwha Group 351
Karadon, see Fama Industries
Keda Industrial Company Limited 353
Keramag, see Sanitec
Kuraray Company Limited 355
Laminex Group, see Fletcher Building
LG Hausys Limited 356
Marblo Holdings Pty Limited 358
Marmol Compac SA 359
Opal Industrial Company Limited 361
Peker Group 362
Pokarna Limited 363
Produit Ceramiques de Touraine, see Sanitec
Quarella SpA 365
Quartzforms SpA 366
Romastone Company Limited 367
Rover SpA 368
Sanitec Corporation 369
Santa Margherita SpA 371
Stone Italiana SpA 372
Style Stone Joint Stock, see Vietnam Construction and
Import-Export
Technistone AS 374
Tower Industries Limited 375
VARICOR, see Sanitec
Verona Marble, see Santa Margherita
Vietnam Construction and Import-Export Joint Stock
Corporation 377
Vietnam Quartz Stones JSC 378
Vinaconex Advanced Compound Stone, see Vietnam
Construction and Import-Export
Westag and Getalit AG 380
WK Marble and Granite Pty Limited 381
Additional Company List 383

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table 3

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 World Gross Domestic Product by Region 11
2 World Gross Fixed Investment by Region 13
3 World Personal Consumption Expenditures by Region 15
4 World Population by Region 17
5 World Households by Region 18
6 World Urban Population by Region 20
7 World Building Construction Expenditures by Region 22
8 World Residential Building Construction Expenditures by Region 24
9 World New Housing Units by Region 26
10 World Housing Stock by Region 28
11 World Nonresidential Building Construction Expenditures by Region 30

SECTION III -- OVERVIEW
1 World Cast Polymer Demand 36
2 World Cast Polymer Demand by Region 38
3 World Cast Polymer Demand by Type 42
4 World Solid Surface Material Demand by Region 48
5 World Engineered Stone Demand by Region 52
6 World Gel-Coated Composite Demand by Region 61
7 World Cast Polymer Demand by Application 64
8 World Cast Polymer Demand in Residential Countertops by Region 68
9 World Cast Polymer Demand in Nonresidential Countertops by Region 71
10 World Cast Polymer Demand in Sinks by Region 74
11 World Cast Polymer Demand in Other Building Applications by Region 77
12 World Cast Polymer Demand in All Other Applications by Region 80

SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA
1 North America: Market Environment for Cast Polymers 85
2 North America: Cast Polymer Demand by Type and Application 87
3 United States: Market Environment for Cast Polymers 91
4 United States: Cast Polymer Demand by Type 94
5 United States: Cast Polymer Demand by Application 97
6 Canada: Market Environment for Cast Polymers 100
7 Canada: Cast Polymer Demand by Type 103
8 Canada: Cast Polymer Demand by Application 106
9 Mexico: Market Environment for Cast Polymers 109
10 Mexico: Cast Polymer Demand by Type 111
11 Mexico: Cast Polymer Demand by Application 114

SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE
1 Western Europe: Market Environment for Cast Polymers 118
2 Western Europe: Cast Polymer Demand by Type
and Application 121
3 France: Market Environment for Cast Polymers 125
4 France: Cast Polymer Demand by Type 127
5 France: Cast Polymer Demand by Application 130
6 Germany: Market Environment for Cast Polymers 133
7 Germany: Cast Polymer Demand by Type 135
8 Germany: Cast Polymer Demand by Application 138
9 Italy: Market Environment for Cast Polymers 141
10 Italy: Cast Polymer Demand by Type 144
11 Italy: Cast Polymer Demand by Application 147
12 Netherlands: Market Environment for Cast Polymers 150
13 Netherlands: Cast Polymer Demand by Type 152
14 Netherlands: Cast Polymer Demand by Application 154
15 Spain: Market Environment for Cast Polymers 157
16 Spain: Cast Polymer Demand by Type 159
17 Spain: Cast Polymer Demand by Application 161
18 United Kingdom: Market Environment for Cast Polymers 164
19 United Kingdom: Cast Polymer Demand by Type 166
20 United Kingdom: Cast Polymer Demand by Application 169
21 Other Western Europe: Market Environment for Cast Polymers 172
22 Other Western Europe: Cast Polymer Demand by Type 174
23 Other Western Europe: Cast Polymer Demand by Application 176

SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC
1 Asia/Pacific: Market Environment for Cast Polymers 180
2 Asia/Pacific: Cast Polymer Demand by Type and Application 184
3 Australia: Market Environment for Cast Polymers 187
4 Australia: Cast Polymer Demand by Type 190
5 Australia: Cast Polymer Demand by Application 193
6 China: Market Environment for Cast Polymers 197
7 China: Cast Polymer Demand by Type 202
8 China: Cast Polymer Demand by Application 205
9 India: Market Environment for Cast Polymers 208
10 India: Cast Polymer Demand by Type 210
11 India: Cast Polymer Demand by Application 213
12 Japan: Market Environment for Cast Polymers 216
13 Japan: Cast Polymer Demand by Type 218
14 Japan: Cast Polymer Demand by Application 220
15 South Korea: Market Environment for Cast Polymers 223
16 South Korea: Cast Polymer Demand by Type 225
17 South Korea: Cast Polymer Demand by Application 227
18 Thailand: Market Environment for Cast Polymers 230
19 Thailand: Cast Polymer Demand by Type 232
20 Thailand: Cast Polymer Demand by Application 234
21 Other Asia/Pacific: Market Environment for Cast Polymers 237
22 Other Asia/Pacific: Cast Polymer Demand by Type 240
23 Other Asia/Pacific: Cast Polymer Demand by Application 242

SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS
1 Central and South America: Market Environment for Cast Polymers 245
2 Central and South America: Cast Polymer Demand by Type and Application 247
3 Brazil: Market Environment for Cast Polymers 250
4 Brazil: Cast Polymer Demand by Type 253
5 Brazil: Cast Polymer Demand by Application 255
6 Other Central and South America: Market Environment for Cast Polymers 257
7 Other Central and South America: Cast Polymer Demand by Type 259
8 Other Central and South America: Cast Polymer Demand by Application 260
9 Eastern Europe: Market Environment for Cast Polymers 263
10 Eastern Europe: Cast Polymer Demand by Type and Application 265
11 Russia: Market Environment for Cast Polymers 268
12 Russia: Cast Polymer Demand by Type 270
13 Russia: Cast Polymer Demand by Application 272
14 Other Eastern Europe: Market Environment for Cast Polymers 275
15 Other Eastern Europe: Cast Polymer Demand by Type 276
16 Other Eastern Europe: Cast Polymer Demand by Application 278
17 Africa/Mideast: Market Environment for Cast Polymers 281
18 Africa/Mideast: Cast Polymer Demand by Type and Application 283
19 Turkey: Market Environment for Cast Polymers 286
20 Turkey: Cast Polymer Demand by Type 288
21 Turkey: Cast Polymer Demand by Application 290
22 Other Africa/Mideast: Market Environment for Cast Polymers 293
23 Other Africa/Mideast: Cast Polymer Demand by Type 296
24 Other Africa/Mideast: Cast Polymer Demand by Application 298

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 World Cast Polymer Sales by Company, 2011 304
2 Selected Cooperative Agreements 316

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION III -- OVERVIEW
1 World Cast Polymer Demand by Region, 2011 39
2 World Cast Polymer Demand by Type, 2011 42
3 World Solid Surface Material Demand by Region, 2011 49
4 World Engineered Stone Demand by Region, 2011 53
5 World Gel-Coated Composite Demand by Region, 2011 62
6 World Cast Polymer Demand by Application, 2011 65
7 World Cast Polymer Demand in Residential Countertops by Region, 2011 69
8 World Cast Polymer Demand in Nonresidential Countertops by Region, 2011 72
9 World Cast Polymer Demand in Sinks by Region, 2011 75
10 World Cast Polymer Demand in Other Building Applications by Region, 2011 78
11 World Cast Polymer Demand in All Other Applications by Region, 2011 81

SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA
1 North America: Cast Polymer Demand by Country, 2011 88

SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE
1 Western Europe: Cast Polymer Demand by Country, 2011 122

SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC
1 Asia Pacific: Cast Polymer Demand by Country, 2011 185

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 World Cast Polymer Market Share by Company, 2011 306

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