US Wood Preservative Chemicals Market to Surpass $425 Million by 2010, According to New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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Wood Preservative Chemicals: A Global Strategic Business Report

Riding past a long history of over 100 years, the global wood preservative chemicals industry has transformed into a mature market. Wood preservative chemicals are aimed at enhancing the useful life of wooden materials used in industrial and residential applications. Growth in the wood preservative chemicals market is determined by the existing global and regional trends in the construction industry, and is influenced by environmental policies, legislations, and climate. The industry is experiencing an era of emerging technologies and new product developments. With the voluntary phase out of CCA from residential applications, its consumption has witnessed a continuous decline. As a result, the demand for alternative wood preservatives such as Ammoniacal Copper Quaternary (ACQ), Copper Naphthenate, and Borates has witnessed a substantial rise. The market for wood preservative chemicals is expected to be driven by the increasing demand for engineered wood composites such as Oriented Strand Board, and Parallel Strand Lumber.

In the United States consumption of wood preservatives in decking, the single largest end-use application, is estimated at US$132 million for 2007, as stated in a recent report published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. Due to the voluntary withdrawal of CCA from residential applications in the United States from the year 2004, Chromated Copper Arsenate market is expected to register decelerating growth over the analysis period 2001-2010, reaching 97 thousand metric tons by 2010. Pentachlorophenol market is estimated at 411 thousand metric tons for 2007, while creosote market is expected to reach 553 thousand metric tons by 2009.

Prospects for European wood preservative chemicals market are likely to be positive despite the rising concerns over public health and environmental issues relating to chemical preservatives. Consumption of wood preservative chemicals in decking, the single largest end-use application, is estimated at US$151 million for 2007. Market for wood preservative chemicals in landscape products is projected to witness a relatively higher CAGR of 2.6% over the analysis period.

Major players profiled in the report include Arch Chemicals, Chemical Specialties, KMG Chemicals, Kop-Coat, Merichem, Reilly Industries, Rohm and Haas, and Osmose.

The report titled "Wood Preservative Chemicals: A Global Strategic Business Report" published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc., reviews emerging technologies and new product developments, which have gained momentum owing to declining CCA consumption. The US and European markets are analyzed by end-use applications, which include Decking, Landscape Products, Railroad Products, Utility Poles, Fencing and Others. Product segments separately analyzed for the US market comprise Creosote, Pentachlorophenol, CCA and Others. The study provides a review of major end-use applications for wood preservation chemicals, and sheds light on the environmental and regulatory issues concerning the industry. The report also enumerates recent developments, mergers, acquisitions and other strategic industry activities.

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