DUBLIN, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6t3fwb/uv_light) has announced the addition of the "2013 Report on the North American UV Light Stabilizer Market - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast to 2018" report to their offering.
Wood protection coatings consist of additives such as UV light stabilizers, heat stabilizers, etc to maintain the properties of the wood surface and prevent it from external environment. UV light stabilizers prevent degradation of lignin when exposed to UV rays and impart UV resistance properties to the wood coatings. These stabilizers can be segmented into two groups: Hindered Amine Light Stabilizers (HALS) and UV Absorbers (UVA). Benzophenones and benzotriazoles are among the two most widely used UV light absorbers and they act by absorption of UV light and provide effective resistance for short term exposures.
The UV light stabilizer market is expected to be influenced by economic slowdown and environmental legislations. Moreover, use of UV resistant wood coating helps extend life span of wood products and thus lowers the expenditure on renovation and repairs. Wood coatings with UV light stabilizers are growing in popularity due to their high solid content and effective UV resistance.
The UV light stabilizer market in North America was valued at USD 42.4 million in 2011 which is expected to reach USD 61.5 million by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 5.4% from 2012 to 2018. Decking, flooring, furniture and interior are the major application areas of UV light stabilizers. Decking and flooring are the most attractive application markets of UV light stabilizers for wood coatings.
Key Topics Covered:
2 Executive Summary
3 Market Overview
4 North America UV Light Stabilizer Market by Application
5 North America UV Light Stabilizer Market By Country
6 Company Profiles
- Akcros Chemicals
- Everlight Chemical
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