Published By : 28 Oct 2016 | Published By : QYRESEARCH
An extensive range of plastic materials are used in the building and construction industry. Plastics are important components within the industry and is used for architectural designs. Plastic materials have useful characteristics that make them valuable for the building and construction industries, such as their durability, scratch resistance, easy installation, design freedom, and energy efficiency. In addition to this, plastics are light in weight. Thus, plastics are increasingly being preferred owing to the low maintenance required and wide range of waste management options. Plastics are used in various building and construction applications such as roofing, cladding, floor insulation, flooring, cable insulation, windows and door profiles, and pipes & fittings.
The consumption of plastics is growing owing to the rising demand from various end user segments. Plastics are consumed in various applications such as construction, agricultural, packaging, electrical and electronics, automotive, and healthcare.
Environmental Regulations to Hamper Growth of Building and Construction Plastics Market
The plastics used in building and construction release volatile organic compound (VOC). This has carcinogenic and hazardous effects on human health. Moreover, styrene which is used as an important raw material for polyester resins and polystyrene, comes under the hazardous category. Thus, workers dealing with plastic materials are many times exposed to potentially hazardous styrene. In addition to this, polyvinyl chloride (PVC) releases dioxin during its manufacturing process. The dioxins are carcinogenic in nature and has an impact on the immunity as well as the endocrine system.
However, the growing demand for green buildings is expected to create new opportunities in the coming years. Green buildings make use of raw materials and architectural designs that are ecofriendly and energy efficient throughout their lifecycle. The growing awareness of green materials and support from various committees will ensure the growth of the market.