Global Wood Preservative Chemicals Market to Reach US$1.5 Billion by 2017, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on the Wood Preservative Chemicals markets. The global market for wood preservative chemicals is projected to reach US$1.5 billion by the year 2017, driven by improved demand from various end-use applications, and existing housing markets following recovery in the construction sector. Further, introduction of greener or superior value wood preservatives, construction related repair activities and consistent production of pressure treated lumber is expected to foster market growth.

Wood Preservative Chemicals: A Global Strategic Business Report

Follow us on LinkedIn - Wood is an economical building material that finds use in several indoor and outdoor applications. The material is however highly susceptible to attack by insects and fungi, particularly in hot and humid climates. To ensure long term sustainability of wood, there is an increasing need for preservative systems to control the deterioration caused by bacteria and fungi. The United States, Europe, and Asia-Pacific dominate the global wood preservative chemicals market, as stated by the new market research report on Wood Preservative Chemicals.

Use of wood preservative chemicals across the world is subject to various environmental policies, legislations, climates and construction trends specific to individual regions/markets. Demand for creosote in the US remains relatively stable with voluntary phase out of CCA from residential applications, while demand for creosote is on a decline in Japan and Western Europe. Various countries including Japan, Western Europe, Indonesia, India, Switzerland, Austria and Sweden have banned the use of Pentachlorophenol for all applications, while in the US, the use of Pentachlorophenol is restricted to limited applications. Higher value formulations are likely to continue gaining market share, mainly due to performance and environmental concerns. Demand for wood preservatives such as ACQ, Borates and Copper Naphthenate has been rising in recent years with the voluntary phase out of Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA) from residential applications.

With the gradual phase-out of CCA treatments, the quest for alternative wood preservative treatments has gained importance over the years. Though copper formulations including ACQ and copper azole have gained significance, their use is tempered by certain issues pertaining to manufacture, installation and disposal. Micronized copper wood treatments are new versions of the CA and ACQ formulations. When compared to other standard formulations that contain soluble copper, the new micronized copper wood treatment solutions contain small solid copper particles, generally copper carbonate. These wood preservatives have been recently launched in the market under the “micro” or “micronized” labels.

In the US, the demand for wood preservatives is recovered during 2010, following the decline during 2008 and 2009, backed by improved demand in decks, real estate, coatings and existing house sectors. Apart from the resurgence in housing sector, wood preservatives demand is expected to rise owing to factors such as development spending, preference of higher-value products, residential repair and upsurge in production of pressure-treated lumber. Major end-use applications for wood preservatives are decking, railroad products and fencing. However, landscape-products end-use segment is expected to contribute to maximum revenue growth for wood preservatives market through 2017. Rising concerns about environment and enhanced performance of products continue to drive demand for high value preservatives and coatings.

Major players profiled in the report include Arch Chemicals Inc., BASF SE, Janssen Preservation and Material Protection, KMG Chemicals Inc., Kop-Coat Incorporated, Lonza Group Ltd., Lapeyre SA, Obermeier GmbH & Co. KG, Osmose Inc., Rio Tinto Borax, RUETGERS Organics GmbH, and Viance LLC.

The research report titled “Wood Preservative Chemicals: A Global Strategic Business Report” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., provides a strategic review of the industry, key market trends, recent product launches, strategic corporate initiatives, and profiles of key market participants. The report provides annual sales estimates and projections by the following geographic markets - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. The US market for Wood Preservation Chemicals is analyzed by the end-use applications – Decking, Landscape Products, Railroad Products, Utility Poles, Fencing, and Others.

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Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a leading publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company currently employs over 800 people worldwide. Annually, GIA publishes more than 1300 full-scale research reports and analyzes 40,000+ market and technology trends while monitoring more than 126,000 Companies worldwide. Serving over 9500 clients in 27 countries, GIA is recognized today, as one of the world's largest and reputed market research firms.

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