US decorative laminate demand to reach 15.7 billion square feet in 2009.
Laminates made from low pressure overlays, including low basis weight papers, saturated papers, decorative foils and vinyl films, will comprise 80 percent of decorative laminate sales volume in 2009 despite below average growth. Gains will be driven in part by technological advances that make some types more durable. The increasing availability of low pressure overlays that are designed to match the patterns available on popular varieties of high pressure laminates will allow them greater flexibility in a wider variety of applications. Sales will also be driven by increased use of saturated paper low pressure laminates in the high growth laminate flooring market.
High pressure laminates are expected to continue to post above average growth through 2009. As the most durable and impact-resistant type of laminate, they will continue to dominate most horizontal applications. However, some low pressure laminates, such as decorative foils and saturated papers, will be increasingly competitive with high pressure laminates in a growing number of applications.
Kitchen and bath fixtures (i.e., countertops and cabinets) will use almost five billion square feet of decorative laminates in 2009, valued at close to $2 billion, despite modest growth. The laminate flooring market is projected to increase nearly 15 percent per year to 1.2 billion square feet. It will benefit from the introduction of better performing materials and consumer interest in a low cost, low maintenance alternative to popular wood flooring. The wall panels market is also expected to post strong gains as manufactured housing output, the key end use for laminate wall panels, is expected to recover. Sales to the store fixtures market will also post above average gains as commercial construction spending improves.
Decorative Laminates (published 07/2005, 266 pages) is available for $4,200 from The Freedonia Group, Inc., 767 Beta Drive, Cleveland, OH 44143-2326. For further details, please contact Corinne Gangloff by phone 440.684.9600, fax 440.646.0484 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Information may also be obtained through www.freedoniagroup.com.
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US DECORATIVE LAMINATE DEMAND (million square feet) % Annual Growth Item 1999 2004 2009 04/99 09/04 Decorative Laminate Demand 10670 12950 15650 3.9 3.9 Low Pressure Laminates 8710 10500 12500 3.8 3.5 High Pressure Laminates 1795 2250 2905 4.6 5.2 Edgebanding 165 200 245 3.9 4.1 [c] 2005 by The Freedonia Group, Inc.
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|Publication:||Research Studies - Freedonia Group|
|Date:||Aug 22, 2004|
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