The United States multi-wall polycarbonate sheets market is projected to grow at a steady pace. The United States multi-wall polycarbonate sheets market is expected to grow due to the growing adoption of multi-wall polycarbonate sheets in various industries in the United States, especially the building and construction industry. Owing to the various advantages that multi-wall polycarbonate sheets provide over the glass, such as being stronger and more resistant to breakage, lightweight, time, and cost-efficient, the country has seen early adoption of polycarbonate sheets, especially the multi-walled polycarbonate sheets. However, the rise in concerns regarding the large-scale use of plastics in the country is anticipated to be a prominent hindrance in the growth of multi-wall polycarbonate sheets in the United States in recent years.
RISING ADOPTION IN BUILDING AND CONSTRUCTION
The multi-wall polycarbonate sheets market is expected to surge in the coming years in the United States, due to an increase in the usage of multi-wall polycarbonate sheets in building and construction in the country. The multiwall polycarbonate is a layered polycarbonate sheeting that's even more powerful than the base material in terms of unbreakability, versatility, and insulation. It exhibits this superiority while maintaining remarkable lightness, which makes it an ideal glazing material for environments where protection is necessary against sunlight and other environmental concerns. Owing to these advantages, there has been a surge in the usage of multi-wall polycarbonate in the country. For instance, in September 2020, Los Angeles-based architecture firm Part Office and a cactus store designed a greenhouse wrapped by tinted polycarbonate panels in Santa Monica, the United States. Named Santa Monica Greenhouse, an elongated greenhouse is dressed by tinted and multi-walled (double) polycarbonate panels to provide a dynamic range of reflections, colors, and opacity depending on the time of day and angle of view. A couple of years back, a wide range of polycarbonate sheet grades manufactured by Bayer Material Science LLC received an evaluation report from ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), the United States providing evidence that the polycarbonate sheets meet code requirements. These things have contributed to building trust for the usage of polycarbonate sheets in construction.
Based on the number of walls, the United States multi-walled polycarbonate market is segmented into twin-walled polycarbonate and more than two walls of polycarbonate. Twin-walled polycarbonates are ideal in the construction of greenhouse and sheds while more than two or multi-walled polycarbonate sheets provide more insulation and are ideal for roofs of conservatories and lean-to-roofs. The thickness of twin-walled polycarbonate sheets ranges from 4mm to 10mm, while that of more than two walls ranges from 16mm to 35mm. Technological innovation is projected to promote the market growth of more than two walls of polycarbonate sheets. Palram Industries Ltd., for instance, launched a new Suntop foamed polycarbonate sheet with 100% shade and protection from UV radiation.
By end-user industry, the United States multi-wall polycarbonate sheets market is segmented into construction, advertising, agriculture, and “others”. Multi-wall polycarbonate sheets are those with more than three layers of polycarbonate sheets joined together with air gaps in between. This gives these sheets extra durability along with flexibility, while also making them good heat insulators. Additionally, multi-wall polycarbonate sheets are lightweight (less than half the weight of glass), transmit as much light as glass, and are resistant to and fracture. These properties make multi-wall polycarbonate sheets applicable in a variety of industries like construction (roofing, glazing, or cladding), agriculture (greenhouse panels), advertising (hoardings and billboards), and many others. The US construction market segment held a significant share in 2019 and is expected to grow at a steady pace during the forecast period.