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Renovation keeps raised floors afloat despite losses

After 2 years of sustained growth, the raised floor panels market has been affected by the COVID-crisis and is expected to experience a quantity loss -6,0% in 2020. Despite an increase in renovation, the fall in new non-residential projects, especially office/administration and commercial segment in the next 2 years will keep the market well below the 2019-level until 2023, as quantity growth will resume only in 2022 in most countries.

 

 

Wood and mineral panels most popular as premium solutions

 

The largest material segments for raised floor panels are mineral with 31,0% quantity shares, which are however falling a bit in part for a reduced availability of the raw material, and wood with 30,6%, which is expected to raise up to 31,1% up to 2023. Wood is already the biggest segment in France, Spain and Benelux, while mineral panels are above 40% in Italy and Germany.

Encapsulated steel is at 28,0% and is the dominant material in the UK market with 68% quantity shares, regaining some of the lost shares as aluminium prices stabilized in 2020.

Hollow floor is extremely popular in Germany with 22,0% quantity shares, but is losing relative to the other segments because of their reduced functionality, especially for office and data centers.

 

 

Public investment as silver lining?

 

Among the positive factors, more investments in healthcare and education by European government will help limit the losses in the next 3 years. Still, most panels are destined to offices and to commercial enterprises and new constructions for these segments will decline strongly in 2021 as new projects will be put on hold. At the same time, renovation of offices rose a bit in 2020 as companies take advantage of the temporary absence of workers during lockdown for restructuring internal areas.

 

 

European companies dominates the market

 

The European market is strongly concentrated, especially in the premium segment, with international and local players counting for 80% of the market and the TOP5 counting for 45% of the total market. Some acquisitions in the last few years increased market concentration further and created some bottleneck for raw materials, in particular for mineral panels. Among the main companies, there are Kingspan (mainly encapsulated steel), and 3 German players, Lindner, Knauf and Mero

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Blow Moulding Machines Plunge Through Crisis

In the long term, the market for blow moulding machines and blow moulds is in for stable worldwide growth. However, the pandemic is also causing a global slump in this sector, with sales down 5.9% in 2020. Overall, the pre-crisis market level is not expected to be reached again until 2022 at the earliest, as shown in a study by Interconnection Consulting.

China Leading Producer

The market for blow moulding machines will be affected by the worldwide economic impact of the pandemic in 2020, and will therefore also see a decline in market volume in all regions. The biggest falls are expected in Latin America (-11.6%), Southern Europe (-9.2%) and Western Europe (-8.4%). The worldwide sales volume for blow-moulding machines will decline from 3.1 billion euros last year to 2.9 billion euros in 2020. The global market is dominated by China & Taiwan, which account for around a fifth of the total market (21.0%). The second-largest market for blow-moulding machines is South & East Asia (14.4%), followed by the USA & Canada (13.9%). In 2019, the highest growth was achieved in the region South & East Asia with an increase of 11.9%, followed by India (+9.8%). The lowest growth was recorded in the regions Southern & Eastern Europe with +1.8% each in value terms. In terms of machine types, stretch blow moulding machines (linear and rotary) dominated the market with 57.3%. Blow moulding machines hold the second place with a share of around a quarter of the total market, followed by extrusion blow moulding machines with 17%. The blow-moulding segment reached a market volume of €568.9m in 2019. Here, too, China & Taiwan are in the lead with a share of 15.7%, followed by India (14.8%) and the region USA & Canada (13.5%). The strongest growth markets in this segment in 2019 were India (+9.0%) and Africa (+8.7%).

Sustainability is the Main Industry Issue

A key issue for the blow moulding industry is the global trend towards banning the use of disposable plastic materials and the focus on sustainability and recyclable plastic materials. Different regions of the world vary drastically in terms of reducing the use of plastics. The highly developed industrialised countries show a greater reduction in the use of plastics, mainly due to stricter laws and regulations. “Major brands have been forced to minimise the use of non-recyclable disposable plastic materials,” explains Daniel Kollar, author of the study.

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