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Building Plaster Product Manufacturing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Building Plaster Product Manufacturing Market Research Report | SIC C23.620 | Mar 2017

Against the wall: Growth is expected to slow, after significant expansion in recent years

IBISWorld’s Building Plaster Product Manufacturing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
Etex Building Performance Ltd Etex Building Performance Ltd market share
Knauf Drywall Knauf Drywall market share
Saint-Gobain plc Saint-Gobain plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Conditions in the Building Plaster Product Manufacturing industry have been relatively volatile over the past five years. Although industry revenue grew in the base year of the period, this was primarily as a result of sharp contractions prior to the period putting the industry on a low starting base. The construction market temporarily bounced back in 2011-12, aided by public investment into social housing and improvements in the commercial and private housing markets. However, this was short lived and the industry was dragged back into decline during 2012-13 as economic uncertainty weighed on key downstream markets... purchase to read more

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Plasterboard is rigid board consisting of a layer of plaster compressed between layers of fibre or paperboard. Plasterboard is also commonly known as drywall, dry board and gypsum wallboard. Gypsum is the input material involved in the process of making plasterboard and comes from two sources; natural gypsum is dug out of the ground while synthetic gypsum is made from a by-product of coal power stations. Plasterboard is used to clad internal walls and ceilings and can be manufactured to varying thicknesses, lengths and widths. UK building regulations demand plasterboard meets certain requirements in terms of strength, insulation and resistance to fire and water.

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What is the Building Plaster Product Manufacturing Industry?

Companies in this industry manufacture gypsum-based plaster products for use in construction. This includes products that are faced or reinforced with paper or paperboard (e.g. plasterboard), and non-reinforced plaster products (e.g. premixed and bagged plasters).

Industry Products
Plasterboard Specialised productsPlaster coving, cornices and ceiling rosesBespoke fibrous plaster products Premixed and bagged plaster
Industry Activities
PlasterboardCornice and covingCeiling roseAcoustic tile and ceiling plasterPremixed and bagged plaster

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