When you think of industries where plastics are in great demand, you might think of packaging or automotive. But one visit to the International Builders Show (IBS) gives you just a glimpse of the myriad applications for plastics in today's homes. The IBS is happening this week in Las Vegas, and it was perfect timing for SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association (Washington, DC) to publish Plastics Market Watch: Building and Construction, its fourth report in a series analyzing factors affecting the plastic industry's key end markets.
"From floors to roofs, inside and outside of walls, plastics are a go-to product on construction sites around the world," said William R. Carteaux, SPI President and CEO. "Innovation in the plastics industry to improve and diversify products is matched by the building and construction sector's pace to find, and use, new solutions to address fundamental issues like structural integrity, energy savings, recycling and cost savings."