DUBLIN - Research and Markets has added a new report to its offering, 2013 Report on the North American UV Light Stabilizer Market - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast to 2018.

Wood-protection coatings consist of additives such as UV light stabilizers and heat stabilizers that maintain the properties of the wood surface and prevent it from external environments. UV light stabilizers prevent degradation of lignin when exposed to UV rays and impart UV resistance properties to the wood coatings. These stabilizers can be segmented into two groups: hindered amine light stabilizers (HALS) and UV absorbers (UVA). Benzophenones and benzotriazoles are among the two most widely used UV light absorbers, which act by absorbing UV light to provide effective resistance for short-term exposures.

Economic slowdowns and environmental legislation are two market drivers for UV light stabilizers. UV-resistant wood coatings help extend the life span of wood products, lowering the expenditure on renovation and repairs. Wood coatings with UV light stabilizers are growing in popularity due to their high solids content and effective UV resistance.

The UV light stabilizer market in North America was valued at $42.4 million in 2011 and is expected to reach $61.5 million by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 5.4 percent from 2012 to 2018. Decking, flooring, furniture and interior are the major application areas.

The report includes an overview of the market, and analyses of the market by application and by country. It includes profiles of companies such as AkzoNobel, Akcros Chemicals, BASF, BYK-Chemie, Clariant, Chemtura, Cytec, Everlight Chemical, Mayzo and Lycus.

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