IBS Report: Crown molding and exterior trim goes long in plastic

06/02/2013

Las Vegas—According to the latest research study from The Freedonia Group, U.S. demand for molding and trim is forecast to rise nearly 11% per year to $9.0 billion in 2016, attributed to a “sharp rebound” in new home construction and a “partial recovery in nonresidential building construction.” However, the study also notes that this revival in new construction activity will still not be sufficient to raise molding and trim demand in 2016 to the level achieved in 2006.

That said, the molding and trim companies will take what they can get in the way of demand, whether that is for new construction or home and commercial remodeling. And, while The Freedonia Group points out that wood will remain the leading material used in these applications, one would never know that given the number of polymer molding and trim manufacturers at the International Builders’ Show.

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