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Polymer Foam Market by Type (PU, PS, PVC, Phenolic, Polyolefin, Melamine, and Other), by Application (Packaging, Building & Construction, Furniture & Bedding, Automotive, and Others), by Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Row) - Global Forecasts to 2021

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Publishing Date: May 2016
Report Code: CH 1465

 

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The global polymer foam market (2016–2021) is estimated to reach USD 171.96 Billion by 2021 at a CAGR of 8.5%. The report covers the polymer foam market by resin type, such as polyurethane (PU), polystyrene (PS), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), phenolic, polyolefin, melamine and others; by application, such as packaging, building & construction, furniture & bedding, automotive, and others; and by region, namely, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW. Base year considered for the study is 2015, while the forecast period is between 2016 and 2021. The rise in demand for foam in applications, such as automotive, building & construction, and packaging facilitates the growth of the market.

Top-down and bottom-up approaches have been used to estimate and validate the size of the global market and various other dependent submarkets in the overall polymer foam market. The research study involved the use of extensive secondary sources, directories, and databases such as Hoovers, Bloomberg, Chemical Weekly, Factiva, Polyurethane Foam Association (PFA), European Association of Flexible Polyurethane Foam (EUROPUR), and other government and private websites to identify and collect information useful for the technical, market-oriented, and commercial study of the polymer foam market.

Polymer Foam Market

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Polymer foam are manufactured from various raw materials such as melamine resin, PE, PP, phenolic resin, PVC, PS resin, pentane, methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI), toluene diisocyanate (TDI), polyol, and other additives. The raw materials available in the market are supplied by major companies such as BASF SE (Germany), JSP Corporation (Japan), Armacell International S.A. (Luxembourg), Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), Borealis AG (Austria), and others.

Key Target Audience:

  • Manufacturers of polymer resins, foam raw materials, and other feedstock chemical manufacturers
  • Traders, distributors, and suppliers of polymer foam
  • Regional manufacturer 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 polymer foam market on the basis of resin type, application, and region.

On the basis of Resin Type:

  • PU
  • Polystyrene (PS)
  • PVC
  • Phenolic
  • Polyolefin
  • Melamine
  • Others

On the basis of Application:

  • Packaging
  • Building & Construction
  • Furniture & Bedding
  • Automotive
  • Others

On the basis of Region:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • RoW

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

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 17)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
           1.3.2 Years Considered for the Study
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Package Size
    1.6 Limitations
    1.7 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 20)
    2.1 Research Data
    2.2 Secondary Data
           2.2.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
    2.3 Primary Data
           2.3.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
           2.3.2 Key Industry Insights
           2.3.3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews
    2.4 Market Size Estimation
           2.4.1 Bottom-Up Approach
           2.4.2 Top-Down Approach
    2.5 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
    2.6 Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 29)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 34)
    4.1 Attractive Opportunities for Market Players
    4.2 Polymer Foam Market Growth – By Type, 2016-2021
    4.3 Polymer Foam Market: Developed vs. Developing Nations
    4.4 Polymer Foam Market Share, By Application and By Country, 2015
    4.5 China and U.S. Dominated the Global Polymer Foam Market
    4.6 Life Cycle Analysis, By Region

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 41)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
           5.2.1 By Foam Type
           5.2.2 By Application
           5.2.3 By Region
    5.3 Drivers
           5.3.1 Automotive, Packaging, and Furniture & Bedding Applications to Drive the Polymer Foam Market
           5.3.2 High Demand for Polymer Foam From Asia-Pacific
           5.3.3 Energy Sustainability and Energy Conservation
    5.4 Restraints
           5.4.1 Volatility in Raw Material Prices
    5.5 Opportunities
           5.5.1 Growing Demand for Bio-Based Polyols
           5.5.2 Growing Demand for Carbon Dioxide-Based Polyols
    5.6 Challenges
           5.6.1 High Pricing Pressure
           5.6.2 Stringent Regulatory Approvals Required for Production

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 49)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Value-Chain Analysis
    6.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
           6.3.2 Threat of Substitutes
           6.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.3.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

7 Polymer Foam Market, By Type (Page No. - 56)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Polyurethane Foam
    7.3 Polystyrene Foam
    7.4 Pvc Foam
    7.5 Phenolic Foam
    7.6 Polyolefin Foam
    7.7 Melamine Foam
    7.8 Other Foams (Silicone and PVDF)

8 Polymer Foam Market, By Application (Page No. - 71)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Packaging
    8.3 Building & Construction
    8.4 Furniture & Bedding
    8.5 Automotive
    8.6 Others
           8.6.1 Aviation & Aerospace
           8.6.2 Wind Energy
           8.6.3 Marine

9 Polymer Foam Market, By Region (Page No. - 81)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 North America
           9.2.1 U.S.
           9.2.2 Canada
           9.2.3 Mexico
    9.3 Europe
           9.3.1 Germany
           9.3.2 France
           9.3.3 Italy
           9.3.4 U.K.
           9.3.5 Spain
           9.3.6 Rest of Europe
    9.4 Asia-Pacific
           9.4.1 China
           9.4.2 Japan
           9.4.3 India
           9.4.4 South Korea
           9.4.5 Singapore
           9.4.6 Indonesia
           9.4.7 Rest of Asia-Pacific
    9.5 RoW
           9.5.1 Russia
           9.5.2 Brazil
           9.5.3 Others Countries

10 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 120)
     10.1 Overview
     10.2 Competitive Situations and Trends
     10.3 New Product Launch
     10.4 Merger & Acquisition
     10.5 Investment & Expansion
     10.6 Joint Venture, Partnership, Contract, and Agreement

11 Company Profiles (Page No. - 126)
(Overview, Financial*, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments)
     11.1 BASF SE
     11.2 Recticel Group
     11.3 Rogers Corporation
     11.4 Woodbridge Foam Corporation
     11.5 The DOW Chemical Company
     11.6 Arkema
     11.7 Armacell International S.A.
     11.8 Borealis AG
     11.9 JSP Corporation
     11.10 Sealed Air Corporation
     11.11 Sekisui Alveo AG
     11.12 Zotefoams PLC
     11.13 Synthos S.A.
     11.14 Ineos Styrenics International Sa
     11.15 Foam Partner Group

*Details Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies.

12 Appendix (Page No. - 156)
     12.1 Recent Developments
     12.2 Discussion Guide
     12.3 Related Reports
     12.4 Introducing RT: Real Time Market Intelligence
     12.5 Available Customizations


List of Tables (100 Tables)

Table 1 Polymer Foam Market Snapshot (2016 vs. 2021)
Table 2 Polymer Foam Market Segmentation, By Foam Type
Table 3 Polymer Foam Market Segmentation, By Application
Table 4 Polymer Foam Market Size, By Foam Type, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)
Table 5 Polymer Foam Market Size, By Foam Type, 2014–2021 (Million Ton)
Table 6 PU Foam Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)
Table 7 PU Foam Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (Million Ton)
Table 8 PS Foam Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)
Table 9 PS Foam Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (Million Ton)
Table 10 PVC Foam Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)
Table 11 PVC Foam Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (Million Ton)
Table 12 Phenolic Foam Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)
Table 13 Phenolic Foam Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (Million Ton)
Table 14 PO Foam Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)
Table 15 PO Foam Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (Million Ton)
Table 16 Melamine Foam Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)
Table 17 Melamine Foam Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (Million Ton)
Table 18 Other Foam Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)
Table 19 Other Foam Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (Million Ton)
Table 20 Polymer Foam Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)
Table 21 Polymer Foam Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Million Ton)
Table 22 Polymer Foam Market Size in Packaging Application, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)
Table 23 Polymer Foam Market Size in Packaging Application, By Region, 2014–2021 (Million Ton)
Table 24 Polymer Foam Market Size in Building & Construction Application, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)
Table 25 Polymer Foam Market Size in Building & Construction Application, By Region, 2014–2021 (Million Ton)
Table 26 Polymer Foam Market Size in Furniture & Bedding Application, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)
Table 27 Polymer Foam Market Size in Furniture & Bedding Application, By Region, 2014–2021 (Million Ton)
Table 28 Polymer Foam Market Size in Automotive Application, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)
Table 29 Polymer Foam Market Size in Automotive Application, By Region, 2014–2021 (Million Ton)
Table 30 Polymer Foam Market Size in Other Applications, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)
Table 31 Polymer Foam Market Size in Other Applications, By Region, 2014–2021 (Million Ton)
Table 32 Polymer Foam Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)
Table 33 Polymer Foam Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (Million Ton)
Table 34 North America: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)
Table 35 North America: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (Million Ton)
Table 36 North America: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Foam Type, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)
Table 37 North America: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Foam Type, 2014–2021 (Million Ton)
Table 38 North America: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)
Table 39 North America: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Million Ton)
Table 40 U.S.: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Foam Type, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)
Table 41 U.S.: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Foam Type, 2014–2021 (Million Ton)
Table 42 U.S.: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)
Table 43 U.S.: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Million Ton)
Table 44 U.S.: Polymer Foam Market Size 2014–2021 (Volume and Value)
Table 45 Canada: Polymer Foam Market Size 2014–2021 (Volume and Value)
Table 46 Mexico: Polymer Foam Market Size 2014–2021 (Volume and Value)
Table 47 Europe: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)
Table 48 Europe: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Country,2014–2021 (Million Ton)
Table 49 Germany to Dominate Polymer Foam Market in Europe During Forecast Period
Table 50 Europe: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)
Table 51 Europe: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Million Ton)
Table 52 Europe: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Application,2014–2021 (USD Billion)
Table 53 Europe: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Application,2014–2021 (Million Ton)
Table 54 Germany: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Foam Type,2014–2021 (USD Billion)
Table 55 Germany: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Foam Type, |2014–2021 (Million Ton)
Table 56 Germany: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)
Table 57 Germany: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Million Ton)
Table 58 Germany: Polymer Foam Market Size 2014–2021 (Volume and Value)
Table 59 France: Polymer Foam Market Size 2014–2021 (Volume and Value)
Table 60 Italy: Polymer Foam Market Size 2014–2021 (Volume and Value)
Table 61 U.K.: Polymer Foam Market Size (Volume and Value), 2014–2021
Table 62 Spain: Polymer Foam Market Size (Volume and Value), 2014–2021
Table 63 Rest of Europe: Polymer Foam Market Size (Volume and Value),2014-2021
Table 64 Asia-Pacific: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Country,2014–2021 (USD Billion)
Table 65 Asia-Pacific: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (Million Ton)
Table 66 Asia-Pacific: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)
Table 67 Asia-Pacific: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Million Ton)
Table 68 Asia-Pacific: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)
Table 69 Asia-Pacific: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Million Ton)
Table 70 China.: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Foam Type,2014–2021 (USD Billion)
Table 71 China: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Foam Type, 2014–2021 (Million Ton)
Table 72 China: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)
Table 73 China: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Million Ton)
Table 74 China: Polymer Foam Market Size (Volume and Value), 2014–2021
Table 75 Japan: Polymer Foam Market Size (Volume and Value), 2014–2021
Table 76 India: Polymer Foam Market Size (Volume and Value), 2014–2021
Table 77 South Korea: Polymer Foam Market Size (Volume and Value), 2014–2021
Table 78 Singapore: Polymer Foam Market Size (Volume and Value), 2014–2021
Table 79 Indonesia: Polymer Foam Market Size (Volume and Value), 2014–2021
Table 80 Rest of Asia: Polymer Foam Market Size (Volume and Value), 2014–2021
Table 81 RoW: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (Million Ton)
Table 82 RoW: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Resin Type, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)
Table 83 RoW: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Million Ton)
Table 84 RoW: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)
Table 85 RoW: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Application,2014–2021 (Million Ton)
Table 86 Russia: Polymer Foam Market Size (Volume and Value), 2014–2021
Table 87 Brazil: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Foam Type,2014–2021 (USD Billion)
Table 88 Brazil: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Foam Type,2014–2021 (Million Ton)
Table 89 Brazil: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (USD Billion)
Table 90 Brazil: Polymer Foam Market Size, By Application, 2014–2021 (Million Ton)
Table 91 Brazil: Polymer Foam Market Size (Volume and Value), 2014–2021
Table 92 Others: Polymer Foam Market Size (Volume and Value), 2014–2021
Table 93 New Product Launch, 2010–2016
Table 94 Merger & Acquisition, 2010–2016
Table 95 Investment & Expansion, 2010–2016
Table 96 Joint Venture, Partnership, Contract, and Agreement, 2010–2016
Table 97 Investment & Expansion
Table 98 Merger & Acquisition
Table 99 New Product Launch
Table 100 Joint Venture, Partnership, Contract, and Agreement
 
 
List of Figures (58 Figures)
 
Figure 1 Polymer Foam Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Polymer Foam Market: Research Design
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation: Top-Down Approach
Figure 5 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
Figure 6 Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Global Polymer Foam Market Till 2021
Figure 7 Polyurethane Segment Dominates the Polymer Foam Market (2016–2021)
Figure 8 Automotive Sector to Be Fastest-Growing Application Segment Between 2016 and 2021
Figure 9 Asia-Pacific is the Fastest-Growing Market for Polymer Foam
Figure 10 Emerging Economies Will Offer Lucrative Growth Opportunities for Market Players
Figure 11 Polyurethane Segment to Witness Largest Demand in Polymer Foam Market Between 2016 and 2021
Figure 12 Markets to Grow Faster in Developing Nations Than Developed
Figure 13 Packaging Segment Accounted for the Largest Share of the Polymer Foam Market in 2015
Figure 14 Indonesia Projected to Witness Highest Growth in Asia-Pacific Region During Forecast Period
Figure 15 China and U.S. Accounted for the Largest Share of the Polymer Foam Market in 2015
Figure 16 Asia-Pacific Market Projected to Grow Rapidly During Forecast Period
Figure 17 Polymer Foam Market Segmentation, By Region
Figure 18 Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities and Challenges of the Polymer Foam Market
Figure 19 Global Sales of Luxury Cars, in 2015
Figure 20 Fluctuations in Price of Crude Oil Between 2011 and 2015
Figure 21 PU Foam Market: Value-Chain Analysis
Figure 22 PS Foam Market: Value-Chain Analysis
Figure 23 PVC Foam Market: Value-Chain Analysis
Figure 24 Phenolic Foam Market: Value-Chain Analysis
Figure 25 PO Foam Market: Value-Chain Analysis
Figure 26 Melamine Foam Market: Value-Chain Analysis
Figure 27 PU to Dominate the Polymer Foam Market Till 2021
Figure 28 PU Foam Market Share, By Type
Figure 29 PU Foam Market Share, By Application
Figure 30 EPS Foam Market Share, By Type
Figure 31 EPS Foam Market Share, By Application
Figure 32 PO Foam Market Share, By Type
Figure 33 PO Foam Market, By Application
Figure 34 Polymer Foam Market, By Application, 2016 vs. 2021
Figure 35 Regional Snapshot (2016–2021): India and China are Emerging as Preferred Location for the Polymer Foam Market
Figure 36 Asia-Pacific: Favorable Destination for Polymer Foam, By Type
Figure 37 Asia-Pacific to Generate Future Growth for Polymer Foam Applications
Figure 38 Polymer Foam Market in North America Snapshot
Figure 39 U.S.: Rise in Demand From End-Use Industries to Drive the Polymer Foam Market
Figure 40 Europe: Rise in Demand for Foam Products to Drive the Polymer Foam Market
Figure 41 Polymer Foam Market in Asia-Pacific Snapshot
Figure 42 Companies Adopted New Product Launch as the Key Growth Strategy Between 2010 and 2016
Figure 43 Battle for Market Share: New Product Launch and Investment & Expansion Were the Key Strategies
Figure 44 BASF SE: Company Snapshot
Figure 45 BASF SE: SWOT Analysis
Figure 46 Recticel Group: Company Snapshot
Figure 47 Recticel Group: SWOT Analysis
Figure 48 Rogers Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 49 Rogers Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 50 Woodbridge Foam Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 51 The DOW Chemical Company: Company Snapshot
Figure 52 The DOW Chemical Company: SWOT Analysis
Figure 53 Arkema: Company Snapshot
Figure 54 Borealis AG: Company Snapshot
Figure 55 JSP Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 56 Sealed Air Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 57 Zotefoams PLC: Company Snapshot
Figure 58 Synthos S.A.: Company Snapshot

The market size of polymer foam is estimated to reach USD 171.96 Billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 8.5%. It is driven by its diverse range of applications namely building & construction, furniture & bedding, packaging and others facilitate. Furthermore, the high demand comes from the automotive sector which finds its usefulness in a myriad of applications such as gaskets, headliners, cushioning, and cables. Environment regulations set for different industry sectors, considered in study facilitate the growth of foams. The demand for polymer foam from the automotive and packaging markets is notable in key countries such as China, India and Brazil at global levels. New emerging technologies and innovations arer likely to be effective for the growth of foams in future. Among all regions considered, Asia-Pacific and RoW are estimated to witness a strong growth in the next five years. In addition, the demand across these regions is reinforced by the emerging markets, namely, China, Brazil, and India.

According to applications, different types of foam based on different resins are generally used in the various end user applications. These have distinct properties, which vary according to application requirements. These are classified based on their chemistries, namely, PU, PS, PVC, phenolic, polyolefin, melamine, and others. The others segment constitute silicone and polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF). Currently, PU foam dominates the polymer foam market based on type Packaging, building & construction, furniture & bedding, automotive, and others are the main application segments considered in the report. Automotive application is estimated to be the highest growing application, in terms of volume, between 2016 and 2021.

Growing demand for polymer foam from the automotive, building & construction, and packaging markets drive the market. On the other hand, volatility in raw material prices, government regulations, and recessionary effect on the end-use industries.

Polymer Foam Market

Price and availability of raw materials are key factors for foam manufacturers for determining the cost structure of their products. Raw materials used by the foam industry include resins, inorganic chemicals, and refined petroleum products. Most of these raw materials are petroleum-based derivatives and are vulnerable to fluctuations in commodity prices.

BASF SE (Germany), JSP Corporation (Japan), Armacell International S.A. (Luxembourg), Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), are the leading companies and with an excellent foothold in the U.S. and China. These companies are expected to account for a significant market share in the coming years. Entering into related industries and targeting new markets will enable the polymer foam manufacturers to overcome the effects of volatile economy, leading to diversified business portfolio and increase in its revenue. Other major manufacturers of polymer foams are Arkema (France), Borealis AG (Austria), Recticel (Belgium), Rogers Corporation (U.S.), Sealed Air (U.S.), Sekisui Alveo AG (Switzerland), Woodbridge Foam Corporation (Canada), Foam Partner Company (Switzerland), and Zotefoams Plc (U.K.)

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