Wood Preserving Chemicals Market Size, Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Application Development Potential, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share & Forecast, 2019 - 2025
Report ID: GMI2051
Global Wood Preserving Chemicals Market size expected to witness considerable growth owing to rapid growth in construction industry. Increasing demand for timber as building material will propel product demand over the forecast period. Further, application of timber in decking, railroad products and fencing has increased the demand for wood preserving chemicals.
Surge in government and private sector spending on better infrastructure facilities will augment product industry size. Rapid construction activities such as establishment of educational institutions, residential buildings and healthcare facilities have raised the demand of logs and in turn the fuel the wood preserving chemicals market size.
Wood preserving chemicals are those which increase the life of logs, timber structures, timber or engineered structures. These chemicals increase resistance of timber against insects, fungus and enhance durability of the log used in structures. The chemical preservatives can be categorised as oil borne preservatives, water borne preservatives, and solvent borne preservatives. They find their application mostly in decking, landscape, railroads, utility poles and fencing industry. Copper plating, heat treatment and mud treatment are some of new methods for wood preservation but their application is very limited.
The oil borne preservatives have strong petrochemical odour and mostly find their use in industrial purpose. Commonly used oil borne preservatives are coal tar creosote, linseed oil. The water borne preservatives have water soluble compounds of copper like copper azole, copper chrome arsenic, alkaline copper quaternary. The solvent borne preservatives like light organic solvent preservative are mixture of fungicides, insecticides and water repellent chemicals.
The method of application of the chemicals is either by pressure or by non-pressure method. Pressure process is the one in which chemical is applied through pressure or vacuum. It is better than non-pressure application as penetration is deeper and more uniform. The penetration and retention can be easily varied through controlling the process. Some of the pressure methods are fuel-cell process, fluctuation pressure process and high-pressure sap displacement process. In non-pressure process, there is no role of pressure. Chemical can be applied through brushing, spraying, steeping, soaking, dipping, preservative precipitation, kyanizing and gedrain’s bath.
Discouragement for cutting tress by government to reduce deforestation may restrain wood preserving chemicals market as reduction in timber usage. There has been significant development for alternate of logs in the construction industry such as plastic copses, and autoclaves, aerated concrete. This has resulted in reduction in the use of timber preserving compounds. The wood preserving chemicals market has been under scrutiny due to toxicity of compounds which leads to problems in workers such as itching, burning rashes, breathing problems, headache, and nausea etc.
Asia Pacific led by China has significant share owing to rapid industrial growth. China is the major producer as well as the consumer of the preservative chemical. This region is expected to show steady market growth. Europe and North America are also expected to gain considerable industry share over the forecast period owing to the increased use of product in the residential and commercial industries.
U.S. market growth is driven by large industrial developments in the region. There has been an increase in the demand of processed timber in Europe. The Middle East and Africa account for small industry share but expected to grow over the forecast period. However, increasing construction activities will fuel the wood preserving chemicals market.
The major players wood preserving chemicals market are Borax, Janssen PMP, KMG, BASF Wolman, Koppers, Viance, Lonza Group, etc. companies to gain a competitive industry share in wood preserving chemicals market are employing mergers and acquisition strategy. AWPA (American Wood Protection Association) and ALSC (American Lumbar Standards Committee) are some of the regulatory organization. AWPA recommends that all treated wood should be accompanied with CIS (Consumer Information Sheet) while ALSC is the inspection agency which ensures that all standards of AWPA are complied.
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