The report comprehends the analysis of fiber cement market with respect to segments including fiber type, production process, product type and application. The types of fibers used for reinforcement includes polypropylene, Poly-Vinyl Alcohol (PVA), glass roving’s, mineral fiber, carbon, Kevlar, steel, asbestos, lignocellulose and others. The product spectrum of fiber cement includes flat sheets, corrugated sheets, laminated sheets, shingle slates, planks and other niche types. These products are being used in agriculture, industries, residential, non-residential, commercial and other applications. PVA is the most widely used and fastest growing raw material employed for fiber cement products accounting to a prominent market share of 50% and it is estimated to grow multifold in the future.
The market has been segmented in to four regions North America, Europe, Asia-pacific and rest of the world. The sudden decline in the usage of asbestos due to environmental concerns gave fiber cement products a clean sweep into the construction applications. These products are being developed and manufactured at an increasing rate so as to meet the future demands and to achieve deeper penetration in construction industry at global level.
The top five players of this market include:
James Hardie Industries PLC (Ireland),
Nichiha Corp. (Japan),
Elementia, S.A.B de C.V. (Mexico),
Marley Eternit Ltd. (England)
Etex Group (Belgium).
The research methodology adopted for this report is initiated by collection of cement consumption of various countries among the four regions. The next step involved the allocation of usage of fiber cement with respect to construction which produced the market volumes. The estimation and forecast of fiber cement market was done by acquisition of various revenue parameters of the key players via secondary research. Finally the bottom up approach was implemented to estimate the overall market size. Information from various associations including North American Fiber Cement Association Members, EFFCM - European Federation of Fiber-Cement Manufacturers, American Fiber Cement, Portland Cement Association and many others were collated, analyzed and validated by the KOLs via primaries to finalize the report.
2. Executive Summary
3. Fiber Cement Market– Market Landscape
3.1. Market Share Analysis
3.2. Comparative Analysis
3.2.1. Product Benchmarking
3.2.2. End User Profiling
3.2.3. Patent Analysis
3.2.4. Top 5 Financials Analysis
4. Fiber Cement Market– Market Forces
4.1. Market Drivers
4.1.1. Regulations To Ban Asbestos Has Shot Up The Demand For Alternative Fiber Cement Products
4.1.2. Escalating Growth In The Urban Housing Sector Of The World, Notably In China And India, Due To Exponentially Growing Population Drives The Growth
4.2. Market Constraints
4.2.1. Fiber Cement Requires Skilled Labour As Well As More Manpower For Installation
4.2.2. Cement Siding Is Not Preferred By Many Home Owners Because Of Its Limited Decorative Properties And Rigidity
4.3. Market Challenges
4.3.1. Fiber Cement Sheets Are Prone To Biological Degradation When They Come In Contact With Excess Of Water
4.4. Attractiveness of The Industry
4.4.1. Power of Suppliers
4.4.2. Power of Customers
4.4.3. Threat of New entrants
4.4.4. Threat of Substitution
4.4.5. Degree of Competition
5. Fiber Cement Market– Strategic Analysis
5.1. Value Chain Analysis
5.2. Pricing Analysis
5.3. Opportunities Analysis
5.4. Product/Market Life Cycle Analysis
5.5. Suppliers and Distributors
6. Fiber Cement Market: By Fiber Type
6.4. Glass Roving’s
6.5. Mineral Fiber
7. Fiber Cement Market: By Production Process
7.2. Hatschek Process
7.3. Extrusion Process
7.4. Perlite Process
8. Fiber Cement Market- By Product Types
8.2. Flat Sheets
8.3. Corrugated Sheets
8.4. Laminated Skirts
8.5. Shingle Slates
9. Fiber Cement Market: By Application
10. Construction Chemical Additive Market : Geography
10.2. North America
11. Market Entropy
11.1. New Product Launches
11.2. M&As, Collaborations, JVs and Partnerships
12. Company Profile
12.1. JAMES HARDIE INDUSTRIES PLC
12.2. MARLEY ETERNIT LTD
12.3. BUILDING MATERIALS CORPORATION OF AMERICA, INC.
12.4. EVEREST INDUSTRIES LIMITED
12.5. VISAKA INDUSTRIES LIMITED
12.6. NICHIHA CORPORATION
12.7. CEMBRIT HOLDING A/S
12.8. BNBM PLC
12.9. RAMCO INDUSTRIES LTD
12.10. ELEMENTIA S.A. DE C.V.
12.11. HEKIM YAPI A.S.
12.12. MAHAPHANT FIBER CEMENT PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED
12.13. HIL LIMITED
12.14. SAINT-GOBAIN S.A.
*More than 40 Companies are profiled in this Research Report, Complete List available on Request*
"*Financials would be provided on a best efforts basis for private companies"
13.2. Research Methodology