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Flexible Foam Market by Type (Polyurethane, Polyethylene, Polypropylene), Application (Furniture & Bedding, Transportation, Packaging), Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East & Africa) - Global Forecast to 2026

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Publishing Date: January 2017
Report Code: CH 4893

 

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The global flexible foam market is projected to reach USD 64.14 Billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 5.99% from 2016 to 2026 in terms of value. In this study, 2015 has been considered as the base year to estimate the market size, while the forecast period is from 2016 to 2026.

The objectives of this study are -

  1. To analyze, define, segment, and forecast the size of the global flexible foam market
  2. To determine the market size by region which includes North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and the Middle East & Africa
  3. To provide detailed information about the major factors influencing the market growth (drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges)
  4. To strategically analyze micromarkets with respect to individual growth trends, future prospects, and contribution to the total market
  5. To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their market share and core competencies
  6. To analyze competitive developments such as investments & expansions, joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions, new product developments, and research & development (R&D) in the flexible foam market
  7. To analyze the opportunities in the market for key players and provide details of the competitive landscape for market leaders

Both, the top-down and bottom-up approaches have been used to estimate and validate the global market size and to estimate the sizes of various other dependent submarkets in the global flexible foam market. The research study involved the use of extensive secondary sources, directories, and databases, such as Hoovers, Bloomberg, Chemical Weekly, British Plastics Federation (BPF), other government and private & company websites to identify and collect information useful for the technical, market-oriented, and commercial study of the global flexible foam market. After arriving at the overall market size, the total market has been split into several segments and subsegments. The figure below provides a breakdown of primary interviews conducted during the research study based on company type, designation, and region.

Flexible Foam Market

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Flexible foam has a diversified and established ecosystem of upstream players such as raw material suppliers and downstream stakeholders such as manufacturers, vendors, and end-users. BASF SE (Germany), Bayer Material Science (U.S.), The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), Huntsman Corporation (U.S.) Rogers Corporation (U.S.), Ube Industries, Ltd (Japan), Recticel (Belgium), Zotefoams Plc (U.K.), The Woodbridge Group (Canada), and Sekisui Alveo AG (Switzerland) are the leading manufacturers and suppliers of flexible foam.

Key Target Audience:

  • Flexible Foam Manufacturers
  • Raw Material Suppliers
  • Traders, Distributors and Suppliers of Flexible Foam
  • Regional Manufacturers’ Associations and General Foam Associations
  • Government and Regional Agencies and Research Organizations
  • Investment Research Firms

Scope of the Report:

This research report categorizes the global flexible foam market based on type, application, and region.

Based on Type:

  • Polyurethane (PU) Foam
  • Polyethylene (PE) Foam
  • Polypropylene (PP) Foam
  • Others

Based on Application:

  • Furniture & Bedding
  • Transportation
  • Packaging
  • Others

Based on Region:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • South America

The market is further analyzed for the key countries in each of these regions.

Available Customizations:

Along with the market data, MarketsandMarkets offers customizations according to the company’s specific needs. The following customization options are available for the report:

Regional Analysis:

  • Country-level analysis of the flexible foam market, by type and application

Company Information:

  • Detailed analysis and profiles of additional market players

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Currency and Pricing
    1.3 Market Definition
    1.4 Market Scope
           1.4.1 Markets Covered
           1.4.2 Years Considered for the Study
           1.4.3 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology
    2.1 Flexible Foam Market Research Data
           2.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Key Data From Primary Sources
           2.1.3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews
           2.1.4 Key Industry Insights
    2.2 Flexible Foam Market: Research Design
    2.3 Market Size Estimation: Top-Down Approach
    2.4 Market Size Estimation: Bottom Up Approach
    2.5 Data Triangulation
    2.6 Assumptions & Limitations

3 Executive Summary
    3.1 Key Findings

4 Premium Insight
    4.1 Opportunities in the Flexible Foam Market
    4.2 Flexible Foam Market Growth, By Type
    4.3 Flexible Foam Market, By Application

5 Flexible Foam Market Overview
    5.1 Overview
    5.2 Market Dynamics
    5.3 Impact Analysis

6 Flexible Foam Industry Trends
    6.1 Value Chain of Flexible Foam
    6.2 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis of the Flexible Foam Market

7 Flexible Foam Market, By Type
    7.1 Introduction
           7.1.1  Flexible Foam Market Segmentation
    7.2 Polyurethane (PU)* 
           7.2.1 Polyester Foam
           7.2.2 Polyether Foam
    7.3 Polyethylene (PE) 
    7.4 Polypropylene (PP)
    7.5 Other Types

8 Flexible Foam Market, By Application
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Furniture & Bedding
    8.3 Transportation*
           8.3.1 Automotive
           8.3.2 Railway
           8.3.3 Aerospace
    8.4 Packaging
    8.5 Other Applications

9 Flexible Foam Market, By Region
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 North America: Flexible Foam Market
           9.2.1 Introduction
           9.2.2 North American Market: Overview
                    9.2.2.1 U.S. Market: Overview
                    9.2.2.2 Canadian Market: Overview
                    9.2.2.3 Mexican Market: Overview
    9.3 Europe: Flexible Foam Market
           9.3.1 Introduction
           9.3.2 European Market: Overview
                    9.3.2.1 Germany Market: Overview
                    9.3.2.2 Italy Market: Overview
                    9.3.2.3 Poland Market: Overview
                    9.3.2.4 U.K. Market: Overview
                    9.3.2.5 France Market: Overview
                    9.3.2.6 Spain Market: Overview
                    9.3.2.7 Turkey Market: Overview
                    9.3.2.8 Russia Market: Overview
                    9.3.2.9 Rest of Europe Market: Overview
    9.4 Asia - Pacific: Flexible Foam Market
           9.4.1 Introduction
           9.4.2 Asia-Pacific Market:Overview
                    9.4.2.1 China Market:Overview
                    9.4.2.2 Japan Market:Overview
                    9.4.2.3 South Korea Market:Overview
                    9.4.2.4 India Market:Overview
                    9.4.2.5 Thailand Market:Overview
                    9.4.2.6 Indonesia Market:Overview
                    9.4.2.7 Malaysia Market:Overview
                    9.4.2.8 Rest of Asia-Pacific Market:Overview
    9.5 South America: Flexible Foam Market
           9.5.1 Introduction
           9.5.2 South America: Overview
                    9.5.2.1 Brazil: Overview
                    9.5.2.2 Argentina: Overview
                    9.5.2.3 Rest of South America: Overview
    9.6 Middle East & Africa: Flexible Foam Market
           9.6.1 Introduction
           9.6.2 Middle East & Africa Market: Overview
                    9.6.2.1 South Africa Market: Overview
                    9.6.2.2 Morocco Market: Overview
                    9.6.2.3 Rest of Middle East & Africa Market: Overview

10 Competitive Landscape Flexible Foam Market
     10.1 Introduction
     10.2 Flexible Foam Market, Competitive Positioning
     10.3 Flexible Foam Market, Key Growth Strategies
     10.4 Flexible Foam Market, Major Developments
     10.5 Flexible Foam Market: Key Developments, By Company

11 Company Profiles Flexible Foam Market**
(Overview, Financial**, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments)
     11.1 BASF SE
     11.2 Bayer AG
     11.3 DOW Chemical Company
     11.4 JSP Corporation
     11.5 Huntsman Corporation
     11.6 Rogers Corporation
     11.7 UBE Industries, Ltd 
     11.8 Recticel
     11.9 Zotefoams PLC
     11.10 The Woodbridge Group
     11.11 Sekisui Alveo AG

12 Appendix
     12.1 Discussion Guide
     12.2 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
     12.3 Marketsandmarkets Knowledge Store: Snapshot
     12.4 Introducing RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence
     12.5 Related Reports

*Market Analysis/Data Might Not Be Provided in the Report for Third Level Segmentation (E.G. Chapter 7.2.X, & 8.3.X). the Sub-Segmentation is Provided to Understand Scope/Definition of Each Segment. However, Market Size & Insight for These Segments Can Be Provided in Additional Customization/Consult Study.
**Details on Company at A Glance, Recent Financials, Products & Services, Strategies & Insights, & Recent Developments Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.


List of Tables (94 Tables)

Table 1 Flexible Foam Market Snapshot 2016 vs 2021
Table 2 Flexible Foam Market Size, By Type, 2014–2026 (Kilotons)
Table 3 Flexible Foam Market Size, By Type, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 4 Polyurethane (PU) : Flexible Foam Market Size, By Region, 2014–2026 (Kilotons)
Table 5 Polyurethane (PU) : Flexible Foam Market Size, By Region, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 6 Polyethylene (PE) : Flexible Foam Market Size, By Region, 2014–2026 (Kilotons)
Table 7 Polyethylene (PE) : Flexible Foam Market Size, By Region, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 8 Polypropylene (PP) : Flexible Foam Market Size, By Region, 2014–2026 (Kilotons)
Table 9 Polypropylene (PP) : Flexible Foam Market Size, By Region, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 10 Others: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Region, 2014–2026 (Kilotons)
Table 11 Others : Flexible Foam Market Size, By Region, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 12 Flexible Foam Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (Kilotons)
Table 13 Flexible Foam Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 14 Furniture & Bedding: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Region, 2014–2026 (Kilotons)
Table 15 Furniture & Bedding: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Region, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 16 Transportation: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Region, 2014–2026 (Kilotons)
Table 17 Transportation: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Region, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 18 Packaging: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Region, 2014–2026 (Kilotons)
Table 19 Packaging: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Region, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 20 Other Applications: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Region, 2014–2026 (Kilotons)
Table 21 Other Applications: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Region, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 22 Flexible Foam Market Size, By Region, 2014–2026 (Kilotons)
Table 23 Flexible Foam Market Size, By Region, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 24 North America: Flexible Foam Market Size, 2014–2026 (Kilotons & USD Million)
Table 25 North America: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Type, 2014-2026 (Kilotons)
Table 26 North America: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Type, 2014-2026 (USD Million)
Table 27 North America: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Application, 2014-2026 (Kilotons)
Table 28 North America: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Application, 2014-2026 (USD Million)
Table 29 North America: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Country, 2014-2026 (Kilotons)
Table 30 North America: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Country, 2014-2026 (USD Million)
Table 31 U.S.: Flexible Foam Market Size, 2014–2026 (Kilotons & USD Million)
Table 32 U.S.: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Application, 2014-2026 (Kilotons)
Table 33 U.S.: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Application, 2014-2026 (USD Million)
Table 34 Canada: Flexible Foam Market Size, 2014–2026 (Kilotons & USD Million)
Table 35 Mexico: Flexible Foam Market Size, 2014–2026 (Kilotons & USD Million)
Table 36 Europe: Flexible Foam Market Size, 2014–2026 (Kilotons & USD Million)
Table 37 Europe: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Type, 2014-2026 (Kilotons)
Table 38 Europe: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Type, 2014-2026 (USD Million)
Table 39 Europe: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Application, 2014-2026 (Kilotons)
Table 40 Europe: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Application, 2014-2026 (USD Million)
Table 41 Europe: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Country, 2014-2026 (Kilotons)
Table 42 Europe: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Country, 2014-2026 (USD Million)
Table 43 Germany: Flexible Foam Market Size, 2014–2026 (Kilotons & USD Million)
Table 44 Germany: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Application, 2014-2026 (Kilotons)
Table 45 Germany: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Application, 2014-2026 (USD Million)
Table 46 Italy: Flexible Foam Market Size, 2014–2026 (Kilotons & USD Million)
Table 47 Poland: Flexible Foam Market Size, 2014–2026 (Kilotons & USD Million)
Table 48 France: Flexible Foam Market Size, 2014–2026 (Kilotons & USD Million)
Table 49 U.K.: Flexible Foam Market Size, 2014–2026 (Kilotons & USD Million)
Table 50 Spain: Flexible Foam Market Size, 2014–2026 (Kilotons & USD Million)
Table 51 Turkey: Flexible Foam Market Size, 2014–2026 (Kilotons & USD Million)
Table 52 Russia: Flexible Foam Market Size, 2014–2026 (Kilotons & USD Million)
Table 53 Rest of Europe: Flexible Foam Market Size, 2014–2026 (Kilotons & USD Million)
Table 54 Asia-Pacific: Flexible Foam Market Size, 2014–2026 (Kiloton & USD Million)
Table 55 Asia-Pacific: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Type, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 56 Asia-Pacific: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Type, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 57 Asia-Pacific: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 58 Asia-Pacific: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 59 Asia-Pacific: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Country, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 60 Asia-Pacific: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Country, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 61 China: Flexible Foam Market Size, 2014–2026 (Kiloton & USD Million)
Table 62 China: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 63 China: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 64 Japan: Flexible Foam Market Size, 2014–2026 (Kiloton & USD Million)
Table 65 South Korea: Flexible Foam Market Size, 2014–2026 (Kiloton & USD Million)
Table 66 India: Flexible Foam Market Size, 2014–2026 (Kiloton & USD Million)
Table 67 Thailand: Flexible Foam Market Size, 2014–2026 (Kiloton & USD Million)
Table 68 Indonesia: Flexible Foam Market Size, 2014–2026 (Kiloton & USD Million)
Table 69 Malaysia: Flexible Foam Market Size, 2014–2026 (Kiloton & USD Million)
Table 70 Rest of Asia-Pacific: Flexible Foam Market Size, 2014–2026 (Kiloton & USD Million)
Table 71 South America: Flexible Foam Market Size, 2014–2026 (Kiloton & USD Million)
Table 72 South America: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Type, 2014-2026 (Kiloton)
Table 73 South America: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Type, 2014-2026 (USD Million)
Table 74 South America: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 75 South America: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Application, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 76 South America: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Country, 2014-2026 (Kiloton)
Table 77 South America: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Country, 2014-2026 (USD Million)
Table 78 Brazil: Flexible Foam Market Size, 2014–2026 (Kiloton & USD Million)
Table 79 Brazil: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Application, 2014-2026 (Kiloton)
Table 80 Brazil: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Application, 2014-2026 (USD Million)
Table 81 Argentina: Flexible Foam Market Size, 2014–2026 (Kiloton & USD Million)
Table 82 Rest of South America: Flexible Foam Market Size, 2014–2026 (Kiloton & USD Million)
Table 83 Middle East & Africa: Flexible Foam Market, 2014–2026 (Kiloton & USD Million)
Table 84 Middle East & Africa: Flexible Foam Market, By Type, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 85 Middle East and & Africa: Flexible Foam Market, By Type, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 86 Middle East & Africa: Flexible Foam Market, By Application, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 87 Middle East & Africa: Flexible Foam Market, By Application, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 88 Middle East & Africa: Flexible Foam Market, By Country, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 89 Middle East & Africa: Flexible Foam Market, By Country, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 90 South Africa: Flexible Foam Market Size, 2014–2026 (Kiloton & USD Million)
Table 91 South Africa: Flexible Foam Market, By Application, 2014–2026 (Kiloton)
Table 92 South Africa: Flexible Foam Market, By Application, 2014–2026 (USD Million)
Table 93 Morocco: Flexible Foam Market Size, 2014–2026 (Kiloton & USD Million)
Table 94 Rest of the Middle East & Africa: Flexible Foam Market Size, 2014–2026 (Kiloton & USD Million)


List of Tables (33 Figures)

Figure 1 Flexible Foam Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Flexible Foam Market Segmentation, By Region & Country
Figure 3 Polyurethane (PU) Flexible Foam to Dominate the Market Between 2016 and 2021
Figure 4 Asia-Pacific Projected to Register Highest CAGR During the Forecast Period (2016-2021)
Figure 5 Market in Developing Countries to Witness Rapid Growth During the Forecast Period (2016-2021)
Figure 6 Growing Demand From Transportation Industry Driving the Market
Figure 7 Flexible Polypropylene (PP) Foam to Be the Fastest-Growing Type Segment in the Flexible Foam Market, 2016–2021
Figure 8 Transportation to Be the Fastest-Growing Application Segment in the Flexible Foam Market, 2016–2021
Figure 9 Flexible Foam Market Share, By Type, 2015 (KT)
Figure 10 Polyurethane Market Share, By Region, 2015 (KT)
Figure 11 Polyethylene Market Share, By Region, 2015 (KT)
Figure 12 Polypropylene Market Share, By Region, 2015 (KT)
Figure 13 Other Types Market Share, By Region, 2015 (KT)
Figure 14 Flexible Foam Market Share, By Application, 2015 (KT)
Figure 15 Furniture & Bedding Application Market Share, By Region, 2015 (KT)
Figure 16 Transportation Application Market Share, By Region, 2015 (KT)
Figure 17 Packaging Application Market Share, By Region, 2015 (KT)
Figure 18 Packaging Application Market Share, By Region, 2015 (KT)
Figure 19 Other Applications Market Share, By Region, 2015 (KT)
Figure 20 Flexible Foam Market Share, By Region, 2015 (Volume)
Figure 21 U.S. the Largest Market for Flexible Foam in North America (2015)
Figure 22 U.S.: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Application, 2015
Figure 23 Europe: Country Split, 2015
Figure 24 Germany: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Application (2015)
Figure 25 Asia-Pacific: Flexible Foam Market Share (Volume), By Country, 2015
Figure 26 China: Flexible Foam Market Share (Volume), By Application, 2015
Figure 27 South America Flexible Foam Market: By Country, 2015
Figure 28 Brazil: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Application (2015)
Figure 29 Middle East & Africa Country Split, 2015
Figure 30 South Africa: Flexible Foam Market Size, By Application (2015)
Figure 31 Flexible Foam Market, By Growth Strategies (2012–2016)
Figure 32 Flexible Foam Market, Major Developments (2012–2016)
Figure 33 Flexible Foam Market: Key Developments, By Company (2012–2016)

The global flexible foam market is estimated to reach USD 64.14 Billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 5.99% from 2016 to 2026. The market is driven by the increasing use of flexible foam in transportation for weight reduction and in the packaging application due to its light weight and shock absorption properties.

In 2015, the polyurethane (PU) foam segment accounted for the largest share, in terms of volume, of the flexible foam market. However, the polypropylene (PP) foam segment is projected to be the fastest-growing type segment of the global flexible foam market during the forecast period. The higher growth of polypropylene (PP) foam is due to its unique properties of comfort & shock absorption than other competitive foams.

Furniture & bedding, transportation, packaging, and others are the main application segments considered in the report. The transportation application is estimated to be the highest growing application, in terms of volume, from 2016 to 2021. The trend towards light weight and energy efficient vehicle is driving the global demand for flexible foam.

In 2016, Asia-Pacific is estimated to account for the largest market share, in terms of volume, and is projected to grow at the highest CAGR from 2016 to 2021. China led the flexible foam market in Asia-Pacific. This is majorly driven by increased manufacture and assembly of vehicles over the years in this country.

Flexible Foam Market

Though the flexible foam market is gaining importance, a few factors are hindering its growth. Volatility in raw material prices and the prices of flexible foam are the major restraints in the growth of this market.

Companies such as BASF SE (Germany), Bayer Material Science (U.S.), The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), Huntsman Corporation (U.S.) Rogers Corporation (U.S.), Ube Industries, Ltd (Japan), Recticel (Belgium), Zotefoams Plc (U.K.), The Woodbridge Group (Canada), and Sekisui Alveo AG (Switzerland) are the key market players in the global flexible foam market. Diverse product portfolios and strategically positioned R&D centers, continuous adoption of development strategies, and advancement in technologies are the few factors responsible for strengthening the market position of these companies.

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