INTRODUCTION xiii


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


MARKET ENVIRONMENT


General


Macroeconomic Outlook


Demographic Trends


Consumer Trends


Consumer Spending


Consumer Financing


Construction Expenditures


Building Construction


Residential Buildings


Housing Completions


Housing Stock


Improvement & Repairs


Nonresidential Buildings


New


Nonresidential Building Stock


Improvement & Repairs


Nonbuilding Construction


Construction Expenditures


Nonbuilding Construction Stock


Historical Market Trends


Pricing


Environmental & Other Issues


Recycling


Timber Harvesting Regulations


CCA-Treated Lumber Replacement


Regulations & Standards


Building Codes


Materials Standards


Foreign Trade & World Market


MATERIALS


General


WPC Lumber


Cellulosic Material


Plastic Resins


Additives & Modifiers


Plastic Lumber


PVC


Other Resins


Additives & Modifiers


APPLICATIONS


General


Key Drivers of WPC & Plastic Lumber Demand


Decking


Decking Outlook


WPC & Plastic Lumber Decking


WPC Lumber Decking


Demand by Function


Demand by Surface Treatment


Demand by Market


Demand by Material Type


Market Share


Plastic Decking


Demand by Function


Demand by Market


Demand by Material Type


Demand by Vinyl Formulation


Market Share


Molding & Trim


Molding & Trim Outlook


WPC & Plastic Molding & Trim Demand


WPC Molding & Trim


Plastic Lumber Molding & Trim


Market Share


Fencing


Fencing Outlook


WPC & Plastic Fencing Demand


Demand by Material


Demand by Market


Market Share


Landscaping & Outdoor Products


Landscaping & Outdoor Products Outlook


WPC & Plastic Landscaping & Outdoor Products Demand


Demand by Material


Demand by Market


Market Leaders


Windows & Doors


Windows & Doors Outlook


WPC & Plastic Windows & Doors Demand


Demand by Material


Demand by Market


Market Share


Other Applications


Demand by Material


Demand by Market


Suppliers


MARKETS


General


Residential Buildings


New


Demand by Material


Demand by Application


Improvements & Repairs


Demand by Material


Demand by Application


Demand by Housing Type


Nonresidential Buildings


New


Demand by Material


Demand by Application


Improvements & Repairs


Demand by Material


Demand by Application


Nonbuilding Construction


New


Demand by Material


Demand by Application


Improvements & Repairs


Demand by Material


Demand by Application


Agricultural


REGIONS


General


Regional Demographic & Economic Trends


Population Patterns


Economic Outlook


Construction


Housing Trends


Regional WPC & Plastic Lumber Demand


Northeast


Midwest


South


West


INDUSTRY STRUCTURE


General


Market Share


Manufacturing


Extrusion


Injection Molding


Production Developments


Product Development


Marketing


Distribution


Mergers & Acquisitions


Cooperative Agreements


Marketing & Distribution Agreements


Other Agreements


Company Profiles


ACT Composite Timbers Incorporated


ActiveYards, see Les Entreprises Barrette


Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies


Advanced Products LLC


Alside, see Associated Materials


Andersen Corporation


Arbors Direct, see HB&G Building Products


Armadillo Deck, see Master Mark Plastics


Associated Materials LLC


Atrium Corporation


AVCON, see Advanced Products


Avon Plastics, see Master Mark Plastics


Axiall Corporation


Axion International Holdings Incorporated


AZEK Building Products, see CPG International


Barrette Outdoor Living, see Les Entreprises Barrette


Bedford Technology LLC


Berger Building Products, see Euramax Holdings


Best Plus Lumber US, see Triumvirate Environmental


Bright Idea Shops LLC


Cascades Incorporated


CPG International LLC


Crane Group Company


Endura Products Incorporated


ENERGI Fenestration Solutions


Envirolastech Incorporated


Eovations, see Universal Forest Products


Euramax Holdings Incorporated


Exterior Portfolio, see Axiall


Fiberon LLC


Fortune Brands Home & Security Incorporated


Fypon, see Fortune Brands Home & Security


Genova Products Incorporated


Gentek Building Products, see Associated Materials


Gracious Living Corporation


Green Bay Decking LLC


HB&G Building Products Incorporated


Headwaters Incorporated


Integrity Composites LLC


Inteplast Group Limited


LB Plastics Incorporated


Les Entreprises Barrette Incorporated


Master Mark Plastics


Mikron Industries, see Quanex Building Products


N.E.W. Plastics Corporation


Ply Gem Holdings Incorporated


Produits Re-Plast, see Cascades


Quanex Building Products Corporation


Railing Dynamics, see Les Entreprises Barrette


Renew Plastics, see N.E.W. Plastics


Renewal by Andersen, see Andersen


Revere Building Products, see Associated Materials


Rhino Deck, see Master Mark Plastics


Royal Building Products, see Axiall


Saint-Gobain


Strandex Corporation


TAMKO Building Products Incorporated


Tapco International, see Headwaters


Thermal Windows and Doors LLC


TimberTech, see CPG International


Trex Company Incorporated


Triumvirate Environmental Incorporated


Turnkey Millwork, see HB&G Building Products


Universal Forest Products Incorporated


USFloors Incorporated


VEKA AG


Vycom, see CPG International


Westech Building Products, see Westlake Chemical


Westlake Chemical Corporation


World-Pak, see Inteplast Group


Xpanse, see Les Entreprises Barrette




List of Tables


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


Summary Table


MARKET ENVIRONMENT


Macroeconomic Indicators


Population & Households


Personal Consumption Expenditures


Consumer Financing Environment, 2005-2015


Construction Expenditures


Building Construction Expenditures


Residential Building Construction Expenditures


New Housing Indicators


Housing Stock by Type


Residential Improvement & Repair Expenditures


Nonresidential Building Construction Expenditures


Nonresidential Building Stock


Nonresidential Building Improvement & Repair Expenditures


Nonbuilding Construction Expenditures


Nonbuilding Construction Stock


WPC & Plastic Lumber Market, 2005-2015


MATERIALS


WPC & Plastic Lumber Materials Demand


WPC Lumber Materials Demand


Plastic Lumber Materials Demand


APPLICATIONS


WPC & Plastic Lumber Demand by Application & Material


Decking Demand


Decking Demand for WPC & Plastic Lumber


WPC Decking Demand by Function


WPC Decking Demand by Surface Treatment


WPC Decking Demand by Market


WPC Decking Demand by Material


Plastic Decking Demand by Function


Plastic Decking Demand by Market


Plastic Decking Demand by Material


PVC Decking Demand by Resin Type


Molding & Trim Demand


Molding & Trim Demand for WPC & Plastic Lumber


Molding & Trim Demand for WPC Lumber by Market


Molding & Trim Demand for Plastic Lumber by Market


Fencing Demand


Fencing Demand for WPC & Plastic Lumber by Material


Fencing Demand for WPC & Plastic Lumber by Market


Landscaping & Outdoor Products Demand


Landscaping & Outdoor Products Demand for WPC & Plastic Lumber


WPC & Plastic Lumber Landscaping Products Demand by Material


WPC & Plastic Lumber Landscaping Products Demand by Market


Windows & Doors Demand


Windows & Doors Demand for WPC & Plastic Lumber by Material


Windows & Doors Demand for WPC & Plastic Lumber by Market


Other Applications Demand for WPC & Plastic Lumber by Product


Other Applications Demand for WPC & Plastic Lumber by Material


Other Applications Demand for WPC & Plastic Lumber by Market


MARKETS


WPC & Plastic Lumber Demand by Market


Residential Buildings Demand for WPC & Plastic Lumber by Material & Market


New Residential Demand for WPC & Plastic Lumber by Material


New Residential Demand for WPC & Plastic Lumber by Application


Residential Improvement & Repair Deman for WPC & Plastic Lumber by Material


Residential Improvement & Repair Demand for WPC & Plastic Lumber by Application


Residential WPC & Plastic Lumber Demand by Housing Type


Nonresidential Buildings Demand for WPC & Plastic Lumber by Material & Market


New Nonresidential Demand for WPC & Plastic Lumber by Material


New Nonresidential Demand for WPC & Plastic Lumber by Application


Nonresidential Improvement & Repair Demand for WPC & Plastic Lumber by Material


Nonresidential Improvement & Repair Demand for WPC & Plastic Lumber by Application


Nonbuilding Construction Demand for WPC & Plastic Lumber by Material & Market


New Nonbuilding Construction Demand for WPC & Plastic Lumber by Material


New Nonbuilding Construction Demand for WPC & Plastic Lumber by Application


Nonbuilding Improvement & Repair Demand for WPC & Plastic Lumber by Material


Nonbuilding Improvement & Repair Demand for WPC & Plastic Lumber by Application


Agricultural WPC & Plastic Lumber Demand by Material


REGIONS


Population by Region


Gross Domestic Product by Region


Construction Expenditures by Region


Regional Housing Indicators


WPC & Plastic Lumber Demand by Region


Northeast: WPC & Plastic Lumber Demand by Subregion & Application


Midwest: WPC & Plastic Lumber Demand by Subregion & Application


South: WPC & Plastic Lumber Demand by Subregion & Application


West: WPC & Plastic Lumber Demand by Subregion & Application


INDUSTRY STRUCTURE


WPC & Plastic Lumber Sales for Selected Companies, 2015


Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures


Selected Marketing & Distribution Agreements


Selected Cooperative Agreements




List of Charts


SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
MARKET ENVIRONMENT


Year of Construction of Housing Stock, 2015


WPC & Plastic Lumber Market, 2006-2015


World WPC & Plastic Lumber Demand by Region, 2015


MATERIALS


Advantages & Disadvantages of Cellulose


Wood Fiber Contents of WPC Materials by Application


Characteristics of Plastic Resins Used in WPC


PVC Plastic Lumber: Advantages & Disadvantages


Characteristics of Other Resins Used in Plastic Lumber


APPLICATIONS


WPC & Plastic Lumber Demand by Application, 2015


Key Drivers of Decking Demand by Material Type


Key Characteristics of WPC Decking


Market Penetration of Capstock-Coated WPC Decking in Value Terms, 2010-2025


WPC Lumber Decking Market Share, 2015


Characteristics of Plastic Decking by Material Type


Share of Cellular PVC Decking in Value Terms


Plastic Decking Market Share, 2015


Types of Molding & Trim by Product Category


Characteristics of Nonwood Molding & Trim Materials


Characteristics of Plastic Lumber Molding & Trim by Resin Type


WPC & Plastic Lumber Molding & Trim Market Share, 2015


Key Drivers of Fencing Demand by Material Type


Plastic Lumber Fencing: Advantages & Disadvantages


WPC Lumber Fencing: Advantages & Disadvantages


WPC & Plastic Lumber Fencing Market Share, 2015


Characteristics of Windows & Doors Materials by Type


Characteristics of WPC & Cellular PVC Windows & Doors


WPC & Plastic Lumber Windows & Doors Market Share 2015


MARKETS


WPC & Plastic Lumber Products: Key Drivers of Demand by Market


Key Drivers of WPC & Plastic Lumber Demand by Housing Type


REGIONS


WPC & Plastic Lumber Demand by Region, 2015


INDUSTRY STRUCTURE


WPC & Plastic Lumber Market Share, 2015


Advantages & Disadvantages of Extrusion Processing in WPC & Plastic Lumber Production


Advantages & Disadvantages of Injection Molding in WPC & Plastic Lumber Production