Plaster is a cementitious material supplied in the state of the dry powder; when intermixed with water forms a paste-like substance than can be applied to a surface (usually walls or ceiling). Plasters can also function as rendering, intermediate or finishing coat. Depending on the basic substance, plasters can be classified into the following categories: sand, gypsum, lime, cement plasters, etc.
The world economic slump put the brakes on the plasters market growth, but at present the demand for plasters tends to enhance due to the growth of the construction sector. The Asia-Pacific, followed by Europe and North America, is the largest regional plasters market. Lafarge SA, Goyal Plaster Industries, Etex Group SA, Saint-Gobain S.A. are the leading players of the market.
The catalogue includes research reports offering an extensive guide to the global, regional and country plasters markets. The studies analyze the market structure, size, drivers and restraints along with the key distribution channels and market strategies. The researches also provide supply and demand figures. Furthermore, potential development ways for the market are thoroughly examined in the research reports.
International Trade in Plasters: Trends and Prospects
The reports examine global plasters market trends (historical, current and forecast) with respect to international trade including plasters global trade dynamics, exports/imports by geography, leading suppliers and consumers, average prices.