Increasing market share for wood-plastic composite and plastic decking materials will boost value gains, as these products are sold at a higher price point than wood decking.
Meanwhile there are at least 17 companies in Germany manufacturing WPC granulates and products. At the moment substantial investments are made and capacities expanded. Other than in North America, the range of applications is more diversified in. Germany. Just as in the USA, decking profiles for the exterior are
scales (Youngquist 1995). The perspective industries the last decade. Interest has been fueled by the success of several WPC products, greater awareness on the industry's sold as deck boards, landscape timbers, picnic tables, and industrial flooring (Younquist 1995). Similar composites were milled into window and.
2003 which represents a total of 14% of the total decking market for WPC of $0.4billion. Decking market growth is noted to have moved from $2.9b (1997) to $3.7b (2005) and in the same period. WPC have grown from $50m to $750m. The residential decking drivers are summarised by the sector in the USA as: Performance
Composite decking will provide the strongest growth opportunity, fuelled by its high durability and low maintenance requirements, as well as by product advances that These figures come from a new Freedonia industry study, Wood & Competitive Decking, available on request through NetComposites.
The deck-building industry is going through a period of rapid growth and dramatic change with respect to the types of materials Key words: decking market, deck-building practices, decking material, residential housing, deck builders, homebuilders. RÉSUMÉ Demand for WPC and plastic lumber in the United States is.
Although growth in U.S. demand for decking of all types (decking accounts for about two-thirds of the WPC market) is expected to decline from 2.2 percent to about 1 percent As a result, WPCs have grown into a billion-dollar-plus industry, with more than 30 manufacturers competing in the North American market alone.