Plastic Lumber Market: Overview

  • Plastic lumber is a type of timber manufactured with the use of recycled or virgin plastic. It does not include wood fiber or flour. It is manufactured from 100% plastic material.
  • Plastic lumber is a sustainable, non-toxic, and environment-friendly substitute to conventional lumber. Advantages of plastic lumber include corrosion resistance, moisture resistance, and no color fading and material degradation. It can be easily cleaned with soap and water.
  • Plastic lumber requires less or no maintenance. It is long lasting; resistant to salt & acids; and unaffected by marine parasites, termites, rodents, or any other insects. Furthermore, it does not release any toxins into the marine or soil ecology.
  • Plastic lumber is used in a wide range of applications such as fencing, decking, molding, windows, doors, and landscaping products

Key Drivers of Plastic Lumber Market

  • The global plastic lumber market is anticipated to expand at a significant pace during the forecast period
  • Rise in applications of plastic lumber in construction activities, increase in usage of plastic lumber in decking applications, and growth in residential renovation activities are key factors driving the global plastic lumber market
  • Ongoing research and technologic advancements to develop high-performance applications and advanced technologies are augmenting the demand for plastic lumber in various applications
  • Rapid urbanization and industrialization in emerging economies is expected to drive the construction industry. This, in turn, is anticipated to boost the demand for plastic lumber.
  • Higher prices of plastic lumber compared to those of conventional wood lumber is estimated to hamper the global plastic lumber market

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Recycled Plastic Segment to Offer Lucrative Opportunities for Global Plastic Lumber Market

  • Based on raw material, the global plastic lumber market can be divided into virgin plastic, recycled plastic, and composite
  • Recycled plastic is projected to be the dominant segment of the global plastic lumber market during the forecast period. It is likely to be followed by composite and virgin plastic segments.
  • Recycled plastic is highly preferred raw material for plastic lumber due to its low price than other raw materials. Recycled plastic used in lumber manufacturing is a blend of post-consumer or post-industrial regrind, which usually gets disposed of in landfills.

Global Plastic Lumber Market, by Resin Type

  • Based on resin type, the global plastic lumber market can be segregated into polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polystyrene (PS), and others
  • Polyethylene is anticipated to be the dominant segment of the global plastic lumber market during the forecast period, followed by polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polystyrene (PS), and others
  • Polyethylene resin based plastic lumber is one of the highly common plastic lumbers. It is highly durable, moldable, and a strong material.

Significant Opportunities for Plastic Lumber in Decking Application

  • Based on application, the global plastic lumber market can be classified into decking; molding & trim; landscaping & outdoor products; and others
  • Decking is anticipated to be the dominant segment of the global plastic lumber market during the forecast period. It is estimated to be followed by molding & trim; landscaping & outdoor products; and others segments.
  • The molding & trim segment is projected to expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period. Plastic lumbers are easy to shape compared to conventional lumber and engineered wood.

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North America to be Key Region of Plastic Lumber Market

  • In terms of region, the global plastic lumber market can be split into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa
  • North America is expected to be the major region of the plastic lumber market during the forecast period, led by the presence of prominent plastic lumber manufacturers and increase in demand for decking and other applications
  • The market in Asia Pacific is anticipated to expand at a rapid pace during the forecast period owing to the rise in infrastructure development and growth in residential construction in countries such as China and India

Key Manufacturers in Market

The market was fragmented in 2018. Expansion, new product launch, partnership, and new technology development are the key strategies executed by key players to increase their share in the global plastic lumber market.

Key manufacturers operating in the global plastic lumber market include:

  • Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies Inc.
  • Aeolian Enterprises Inc.
  • American Recycled Plastic Inc.
  • Bedford Technology LLC
  • Century-Board USA, LLC
  • Engineered Plastic Systems LLC
  • Genova Products Inc.
  • KWK Plastic Lumber Co., Ltd.
  • Tangent Technologies, LLC
  • Trex Company, Inc.

Global Plastic Lumber Market: Research Scope

Global Plastic Lumber Market, by Raw Material

  • Virgin Plastic
  • Recycled Plastic
  • Composite

Global Plastic Lumber Market, by Resin Type

  • Polyethylene
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
  • Polystyrene (PS)
  • Others

Global Plastic Lumber Market, by Application

  • Decking
  • Molding & Trim
  • Landscaping & Outdoor Products
  • Others (windows, doors, fencing, etc.)

Global Plastic Lumber Market, by Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia & CIS
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • ASEAN
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa
    • GCC
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa 

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