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The decorative hardware industry comprises companies primarily engaged in manufacturing metal hardware, such as window hinges, door handles, keys, and locks etc. According to an analysis of US shipments, imports & exports, the Western decorative market's value was around $7 billion which includes U.S. builders' and cabinet hardware market. Most of the demands in the market is for lock products, other door & builders' hardware, cabinet & furniture hardware accessories. However, electronic locks, keys, window hardware, door hinges, exit devices & drawer slides are experiencing an extraordinary market.

According to a latest analysis of 2009 hardware industry development trends in China, with the global recession, the decorative hardware industry here is also facing many crisis as well as opportunities. By 2010, China's hardware manufacturing sector will be markedly improved with some of its enterprises touching the international advanced levels. By 2020, China's hardware manufacturing sector, as a whole, will reach the international advanced levels. This further strengthens the trend of decorative hardware industry gaining growth on a faster pace in Asian countries, China being the leader.

The new trends in decorative hardware favors ornamental and intelligent hardware. With changing aesthetics of people, the decorative hardware are becoming continuously pleasing in appearance. The decorative hardware market now favors hardware made of copper or stainless steel, chromium plated surfaces, Ti and nickel plating, zirconium plating and baking paint methods for decoration among others. The decorative hardware products in 2009 will give much importance to value-added products such as adjustable hardware fittings and intelligent designs such as furniture hardware controlled through sound.
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Decorative hardware is actually considered as the "jewelry" of cabinets, doors & furniture necessarily found in residential & commercial areas. They are essential for the overall beautification of a perfect house. For that, appropriate hardware accessories need to be kept in mind, & thus, avoid compromising to both look & functionality of any décor. It decorates & facilitates the usage of various home equipment like doors, windows, cabinets, drawers, curtains etc & especially with its qualitative & sturdy material construction, the key feature products becomes all the more worth every penny.

Decorative hardware products are made of a variety of materials, each having distinguished quality. These are primarily :

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Aluminum Hardware
Aluminum Hardware Strong & lightweight handles facilitate operation of doors & windows.
Window Hardware
Window Hardware
Window bolts, hinges, locks, knobs etc. if decorative, can serve dual purpose of safety and room decoration.
Stainless Steel Hardware
Stainless Steel Hardware
With its silvery glow, stainless steel door knobs etc. seem to welcome guests.
Door Hardware
Door Hardware
Decorative Accessories like latches, handles, stoppers etc. of different materials having various finishes.

Iron Hardware
Iron Hardware
Attractively designed hardware made of wrought or cast iron are most strong ones.
Curtain Hardware
Curtain Hardware
Basic or decorative, curtain hardware in nice designs and styles.
Brass Hardware
Brass Hardware
With its gold like appearance & resistance to tarnishing, they give antique look to cabinets, doors etc.
Bathroom Hardware
Bathroom Hardware
Bathroom & shower accessories in traditional, or rustic styles are made of various materials.

Copper Hardware
Copper Hardware
Decorative copper hardware, also available in craftsman style, are anti-bacterial and antimicrobial too.
Cabinet Hardware
Cabinet Hardware
Cabinets, used not only for storing things but also for decorating homes offices, need their knobs, locks etc.
Zinc Hardware
Zinc Hardware
Zinc provides protection against corrosion to door handles, locks & hooks.
Bell Push
Bell Push
The exterior decor accessory, door bell push, mostly in brass or iron, come in traditional, contemporary.

Glass Hardware
Glass Hardware
The hard, brittle, transparent glass can be made into hardware of interesting shapes.

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