Wood-Plastic Composites Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2018-2023

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The global wood-plastic composites market reached a volume of around 3.3 Million Tons in 2017. The market is further expected to reach a volume of nearly 6 Million Tons by 2023, exhibiting a CAGR of around 10% during 2018-2023. Wood-plastic composites are hybrid materials which are made by blending natural wood products such as bamboo, pulp, bark etc. with thermoplastics or polymers. These products can be easily drilled and planed and are created by using biodegradable, recycled, renewable plastic materials. Wood-plastic composites possess qualities of both wood and plastic. These composites are versatile, durable and rot resistant in nature which makes it possible for the manufacturers to produce them in any shape. Wood plastic composites are capable of working in high temperature zones owing to which they can be used in the locations where normal wood materials cannot be used. Production of these materials encourages the reuse of wood waste which is otherwise sent to landfills.

Wood-plastic composites market drivers:

  • The use of wood plastic composites prevents the deforestation owing to which they act as an ideal substitute for hard wood. Additionally, the manufacturing process of wood plastic composites does not involve any chemical which can be harmful or toxic to the environment. These environmental concerns and rising awareness regarding them act as a primary factor which has been driving the growth of the market.
  • The demand for wood plastic composites has been witnessing a robust growth in the construction and automobile industries as they are inexpensive in nature and are easy to be used in different non-structural areas including balconies, staircases, pillars, etc.
  • Wood plastic composites offer numerous benefits as compared to its substitutes. They are durable, rust-free in nature, require low-maintenance and sustain high temperatures on account of which they are being increasingly used in interiors, car speakers, and home furniture and kitchen appliances. This has contributed towards an augmented demand for wood plastic composites across the globe.
  • There has been an increase in industrialisation and urbanisation in developing nations which has given a boost to the construction and building sectors. These are some of the growth-inducing forces which have been acting in favour of the global wood composites market.


Market Summary:

  • Based on the type of plastic, the market has been segmented as polyethylene, polyvinylchloride, polypropylene and others. Currently, polyethylene dominates the market, holding the largest share.
  • Based on the application, the market has been segmented as building and construction, automotive, industrial and consumer goods, and others. Currently, the building and construction segment dominates the market, holding the largest share.
  • Region-wise, the market has been segmented into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and Latin America. Amongst these, North America is the leading market, accounting for the majority of the global share.
  • The competitive landscape of the market has also been examined with some of the key players being Trex Company, Inc., Axion Structural Innovations LLC, Beologic N.V., Oldcastle Architectural Inc., CertainTeed Corporation, Fiberon, LLC, Fkur Kunststoff GmbH, Guangzhou Kindwood Co. Ltd., Jelu-Werk Josef Ehrler GmbH & Co. KG, Woodmass, PolyPlank AB, Renolit, TAMKO Building Products, Inc., TimberTech and Universal Forest Product.


This report provides a deep insight into the global wood-plastic composites market covering all its essential aspects. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, recent trends, key market drivers and challenges, SWOT analysis, Porter’s five forces analysis, value chain analysis, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who have any kind of stake or are planning to foray into the wood-plastic composites market in any manner.

Key Questions Answered in This Report:

  • How has the global wood-plastic composites market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
  • What are the key regional markets in the global wood-plastic composites industry?
  • What is the breakup of the global wood-plastic composites industry on the basis of product type?
  • What is the breakup of the global wood-plastic composites industry on the basis of application?
  • What are the price trends of wood-plastic composites?
  • What are the various stages in the value chain of the global wood-plastic composites market?
  • What are the key driving factors and challenges in the global wood-plastic composites market?
  • What is the structure of the global wood-plastic composites market and who are the key players?
  • What is the degree of competition in the global wood-plastic composites market?
  • How are wood-plastic composites manufactured?

1    Preface
2    Scope and Methodology

    2.1    Objectives of the Study
    2.2    Stakeholders
    2.3    Data Sources
        2.3.1    Primary Sources
        2.3.2    Secondary Sources
    2.4    Market Estimation
        2.4.1    Bottom-Up Approach
        2.4.2    Top-Down Approach
    2.5    Forecasting Methodology
3    Executive Summary
4    Introduction

    4.1    Overview
    4.2    Key Industry Trends
5    Global Wood-Plastic Composites Market
    5.1    Market Overview
    5.2    Market Performance
    5.3    Market Breakup by Type
    5.4    Market Breakup by Application
    5.5    Market Breakup by Region
    5.6    Market Forecast
    5.7    SWOT Analysis
        5.7.1    Overview
        5.7.2    Strengths
        5.7.3    Weaknesses
        5.7.4    Opportunities
        5.7.5    Threats
    5.8    Value Chain Analysis
        5.8.1    Overview
        5.8.2    Raw Material Procurement
        5.8.3    Manufacturing
        5.8.4    Marketing
        5.8.5    Distribution
        5.8.6    End-Use
    5.9    Porters Five Forces Analysis
        5.9.1    Overview
        5.9.2    Bargaining Power of Buyers
        5.9.3    Bargaining Power of Suppliers
        5.9.4    Degree of Competition
        5.9.5    Threat of New Entrants
        5.9.6    Threat of Substitutes
    5.10    Price Analysis
6    Market Breakup by Type 
    6.1    Polyethylene
        6.1.1    Market Trends
        6.1.2    Market Forecast
    6.2    Polyvinylchloride
        6.2.1    Market Trends
        6.2.2    Market Forecast
    6.3    Polypropylene
        6.3.1    Market Trends
        6.3.2    Market Forecast
    6.4    Others
        6.4.1    Market Trends
        6.4.2    Market Forecast
7    Market Breakup by Application
    7.1    Building and Construction 
        7.1.1    Market Trends
        7.1.2    Market Forecast
    7.2    Automotive 
        7.2.1    Market Trends
        7.2.2    Market Forecast
    7.3    Industrial and Consumer Goods
        7.3.1    Market Trends
        7.3.2    Market Forecast
    7.4    Others
        7.4.1    Market Trends
        7.4.2    Market Forecast
8    Market Breakup by Region
    8.1    North America
        8.1.1    Market Trends
        8.1.2    Market Forecast
    8.2    Asia Pacific
        8.2.1    Market Trends
        8.2.2    Market Forecast
    8.3    Europe
        8.3.1    Market Trends
        8.3.2    Market Forecast
    8.4    Middle East and Africa
        8.4.1    Market Trends
        8.4.2    Market Forecast
    8.5    Latin America
        8.5.1    Market Trends
        8.5.2    Market Forecast
9    Wood-Plastic Composites Manufacturing Process
    9.1    Product Overview
    9.2    Raw Material Requirements
    9.3    Manufacturing Process
    9.4    Key Success and Risk Factors
10    Competitive Landscape
    10.1    Market Structure
    10.2    Key Players
    10.3    Profiles of Key Players
        10.3.1    Trex Company, Inc. 
        10.3.2    Axion Structural Innovations LLC
        10.3.3    Beologic N.V. 
        10.3.4    Oldcastle Architectural Inc. 
        10.3.5    CertainTeed Corporation
        10.3.6    Fiberon, LLC
        10.3.7    Fkur Kunststoff GmbH
        10.3.8    Guangzhou Kindwood Co. Ltd. 
        10.3.9    Jelu-Werk Josef Ehrler GmbH & Co. KG
        10.3.10    Woodmass
        10.3.11    PolyPlank AB
        10.3.12    Renolit
        10.3.13    TAMKO Building Products, Inc. 
        10.3.14    TimberTech
        10.3.15    Universal Forest Product 


List of Figures

Figure 1: Global: Wood-Plastic Composites Market: Major Drivers and Challenges
Figure 2: Global: Wood-Plastic Composites Market: Consumption Volume (in Million Tons), 2010-2017
Figure 3: Global: Wood-Plastic Composites Market: Breakup by Type (in %), 2017
Figure 4: Global: Wood-Plastic Composites Market: Breakup by Application (in %), 2017
Figure 5: Global: Wood-Plastic Composites Market: Breakup by Region (in %), 2017
Figure 6: Global: Wood-Plastic Composites Market Forecast: Consumption Volume (in Million Tons), 2018-2023
Figure 7: Global: Wood-Plastic Composites Industry: SWOT Analysis
Figure 8: Global: Wood-Plastic Composites Industry: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 9: Global: Wood-Plastic Composites Industry: Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 10: Global: Wood-Plastic Composites (Polyethylene) Market: Consumption Volume (in Million Tons), 2010 & 2017
Figure 11: Global: Wood-Plastic Composites (Polyethylene) Market Forecast: Consumption Volume (in Million Tons), 2018-2023
Figure 12: Global: Wood-Plastic Composites (Polyvinylchloride) Market: Consumption Volume (in Million Tons), 2010 & 2017
Figure 13: Global: Wood-Plastic Composites (Polyvinylchloride) Market Forecast: Consumption Volume (in Million Tons), 2018-2023
Figure 14: Global: Wood-Plastic Composites (Polypropylene) Market: Consumption Volume (in Million Tons), 2010 & 2017
Figure 15: Global: Wood-Plastic Composites (Polypropylene) Market Forecast: Consumption Volume (in Million Tons), 2018-2023
Figure 16: Global: Wood-Plastic Composites (Others) Market: Consumption Volume (in Million Tons), 2010 & 2017
Figure 17: Global: Wood-Plastic Composites (Others) Market Forecast: Consumption Volume (in Million Tons), 2018-2023
Figure 18: Global: Wood-Plastic Composites (Building and Construction) Market: Consumption Volume (in Million Tons), 2010 & 2017
Figure 19: Global: Wood-Plastic Composites (Building and Construction) Market Forecast: Consumption Volume (in Million Tons), 2018-2023
Figure 20: Global: Wood-Plastic Composites (Automotive) Market: Consumption Volume (in Million Tons), 2010 & 2017
Figure 21: Global: Wood-Plastic Composites (Automotive) Market Forecast: Consumption Volume (in Million Tons), 2018-2023
Figure 22: Global: Wood-Plastic Composites (Industrial and Consumer Goods) Market: Consumption Volume (in Million Tons), 2010 & 2017
Figure 23: Global: Wood-Plastic Composites (Industrial and Consumer Goods) Market Forecast: Consumption Volume (in Million Tons), 2018-2023
Figure 24: Global: Wood-Plastic Composites (Other Applications) Market: Consumption Volume (in Million Tons), 2010 & 2017
Figure 25: Global: Wood-Plastic Composites (Other Applications) Market Forecast: Consumption Volume (in Million Tons), 2018-2023
Figure 26: North America: Wood-Plastic Composites Market: Consumption Volume (in Million Tons), 2010 & 2017
Figure 27: North America: Wood-Plastic Composites Market Forecast: Consumption Volume (in Million Tons), 2018-2023
Figure 28: Asia Pacific: Wood-Plastic Composites Market: Consumption Volume (in Million Tons), 2010 & 2017
Figure 29: Asia Pacific: Wood-Plastic Composites Market Forecast: Consumption Volume (in Million Tons), 2018-2023
Figure 30: Europe: Wood-Plastic Composites Market: Consumption Volume (in Million Tons), 2010 & 2017
Figure 31: Europe: Wood-Plastic Composites Market Forecast: Consumption Volume (in Million Tons), 2018-2023
Figure 32: Middle East and Africa: Wood-Plastic Composites Market: Consumption Volume (in Million Tons), 2010 & 2017
Figure 33: Middle East and Africa: Wood-Plastic Composites Market Forecast: Consumption Volume (in Million Tons), 2018-2023
Figure 34: Latin America: Wood-Plastic Composites Market: Consumption Volume (in Million Tons), 2010 & 2017
Figure 35: Latin America: Wood-Plastic Composites Market Forecast: Consumption Volume (in Million Tons), 2018-2023
Figure 36: Wood-Plastic Composites Manufacturing: Process Flow


List of Tables

Table 1: Global: Wood-Plastic Composites Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2017 and 2023
Table 2: Global: Wood-Plastic Composites Market Forecast: Breakup by Type (in Million Tons), 2018-2023
Table 3: Global: Wood-Plastic Composites Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (in Million Tons), 2018-2023
Table 4: Global: Wood-Plastic Composites Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (in Million Tons), 2018-2023
Table 5: Wood-Plastic Composites: Raw Material Requirements
Table 6: Global: Wood-Plastic Composites Market Structure
Table 7: Global: Wood-Plastic Composites Market: Key Players


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