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Polyethylene (PE) Foams Market by Type (Non-XLPE and XLPE), End-Use Application (Protective Packaging, Automotive, Building & Construction, Footwear, Sports & Recreational, And Medical), and Region - Global Forecast to 2021

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Publishing Date: January 2017
Report Code: CH 4899

 

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In this study, 2015 has been considered as the base year and 2021 is considered as the projected year. The polyethylene (PE) foams market was valued at USD 4.83 Billion in 2015, and is projected to reach USD 6.85 Billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 5.9% from 2016 to 2021. This report aims to estimate the market size and future growth potential of the polyethylene foams market across different segments, such as type, end-use application, and region. Factors influencing the market growth such as drivers, restraints, opportunities, and industry-specific challenges, along with competitive landscape of the market are presented in this report.

Top-down and bottom-up approaches have been used to estimate and validate the size of the polyethylene foams market, and to estimate the sizes of various other dependent submarkets. The research study involved the use of extensive secondary sources, directories, and databases such as Hoovers, Bloomberg, Chemical Weekly, Factiva, British Plastic Federation (BPF), Polyethylene Foam Insulation Association (PEFIA), Japan Plastic Industry Federation (JPIF), and other government as well as private company websites to identify and collect information useful for the technical, market-oriented, and commercial study of the polyethylene foams market. After arriving at the overall market size, the total market has been split into several segments and subsegments. The figure given below provides a breakdown of primary interviews conducted during the research study.

Polyethylene (PE) Foams Market

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The value chain of the polyethylene foams market starts with sourcing of basic raw materials. The basic raw materials used in the manufacturing of PE foams are LDPE resin, HDPE resin, naphtha, and additives, among others. These raw materials are used by different PE foams manufacturers such as Armacell (Germany), JSP (Japan), Zotefoams Plc. (U.K.), and Sealed Air Corporation (U.S.).

Key Target Audience:

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

Scope of the Report:

This research report categorizes the polyethylene foams market on the basis of type, end-use application, and region.

On the basis of Type:

  • Non-XLPE Foam
  • XLPE Foam

On the basis of End-Use Application:

  • Protective Packaging
  • Automotive
  • Building & Construction
  • Footwear, Sports & Recreational
  • Medical
  • Others

On the basis of Region:

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

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

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Regional Analysis:

  • Country-level analysis of varied types of polyethylene foams

Company Information:

  • Detailed analysis and profiling of additional market players

Table of Contents

1 Introduction
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Scope of the Study
           1.3.1 Years Considered in the Report
           1.3.2 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology
    2.1 Research Data
    2.2 Breakdown of Primary Interviews 
    2.3 Key Industry Insights
    2.4 Market Size Estimation: Top-Down Approach 
    2.5 Market Size Estimation: Bottom-Up Approach 
    2.6 Data Triangulation

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights
    4.1 Opportunities in the Polyethylene Foams Market
    4.2 Polyethylene Foams Market Growth, By End-Use Application
    4.3 Polyethylene Foams Market Attractiveness
    4.4 Polyethylene Foams Market, Developing vs Developed Market

5 Market Overview
    5.1 Overview
    5.2 Market Dynamics
           5.2.1 Overview of the Factors Governing the Polyethylene Foams Market

6 Industry Trends
    6.1 Value Chain Analysis of Polyethylene Foams Industry
    6.2 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.2.1 Threat of New Entrants
           6.2.2 Threat of Substitutes
           6.2.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.2.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.2.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

7 Polyethylene Foam Market, By Type
    7.1 Types of Polyethylene Foams 
    7.2 Non- XLPE Foam
    7.3 XLPE Foam

8 Polyethylene Foam Market, By End-Use Applications
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Protective Packaging
    8.3 Automotive
    8.4 Building & Construction
    8.5 Footwear, Sports & Recreational
    8.6 Medical
    8.7 Others (Aerospace, Gaskets, and Households)

9 Polyethylene Market, By Region
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Asia-Pacific
           9.2.1 Introduction
           9.2.2 China
           9.2.3 Japan
           9.2.4 India
           9.2.5  South Korea
           9.2.6 Thailand
           9.2.7 Singapore
           9.2.8 Indonesia
           9.2.9 Rest of Asia-Pacific
    9.3 Europe
           9.3.1 Introduction
           9.3.2 Germany
           9.3.3 Russia
           9.3.4 France
           9.3.5 U.K.
           9.3.6 Italy
           9.3.7 Spain
           9.3.8 Turkey
           9.3.9 Rest of Europe
    9.4 North America
           9.4.1 Introduction
           9.4.2 U.S.
           9.4.3 Canada
           9.4.4 Mexico
    9.5 South America
           9.5.1 Introduction
           9.5.2 Brazil
           9.5.3 Argentina
           9.5.4 Chile
           9.5.5 Rest of South America
    9.6 Middle East & Africa (MEA)
           9.6.1 Introduction
           9.6.2 Africa
           9.6.3 Iran
           9.6.4 Saudi Arabia
           9.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa

10 Competitive Landscape
     10.1 Overview
     10.2 New Product Launches
     10.3 Mergers & Acquisitions
     10.4 Investments & Expansions
     10.5 Joint Ventures/Partnerships/Contracts & Agreements/Collaborations

11 Company Profiles
(Overview, Financial*, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments)
     11.1 Armacell
     11.2 JSP
     11.3 Zotefoams PLC
     11.4 Sealed Air Corporation 
     11.5 The DOW Chemical Company
     11.6 Inoac Corporation
     11.7 Thermotec
     11.8 Wisconsin Foam Products
     11.9 Trecolan GmbH
     11.10 PAR Group
     11.11 Other Players

*Details Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies

12 Appendix
     12.1 Discussion Guide
     12.2 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets’ Subscription Portal
     12.3 Introducing Rt: Real-Time Market Intelligence
     13.4 Related Reports
     12.5 Authors Details


List of Tables (120 Tables)

Table 1 Polyethylene Foams Key Data 2016–2021
Table 2 PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 3 PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 4 Non-XLPE Foams Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 5 Non-XLPE Foams Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 6 XLPE Foams Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 7 XLPE Foams Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 8 PE Foams Market Size, By End-Use Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 9 PE Foams Market Size, By End-Use Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 10 Protective Packaging PE Foams Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 11 Protective Packaging PE Foams Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 12 Automotive PE Foams Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 13 Automotive PE Foams Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 14 Building & Construction PE Foams Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 15 Building & Construction PE Foams Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 16 Footwear, Sports & Recreational PE Foams Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 17 Footwear, Sports & Recreational PE Foams Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 18 Medical PE Foams Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 19 Medical PE Foams Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 20 Other PE Foams Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 21 Other PE Foams Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 22 PE Foams Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 23 PE Foams Market Size, By Region, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 24 Asia-Pacific: PE Foams Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 25 Asia-Pacific: PE Foams Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 26 Asia-Pacific: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 27 Asia-Pacific: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 28 Asia-Pacific: PE Foams Market Size, By End-Use Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 29 Asia-Pacific: PE Foams Market Size, By End-Use Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 30 China: Macroeconomic Indicators
Table 31 India: Macroeconomic Indicators
Table 32 Indonesia: Macroeconomic Indicators
Table 33 China: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 34 China: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 35 Japan: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 36 Japan: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 37 India: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 38 India: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 39 South Korea: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 40 South Korea: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 41 Thailand: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 42 Thailand: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 43 Singapore: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 44 Singapore: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 45 Indonesia: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 46 Indonesia: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 47 Rest of Asia-Pacific: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 48 Rest of Asia-Pacific: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 49 Europe: PE Foams Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 50 Europe: PE Foams Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 51 Europe: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 52 Europe: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 53 Europe: PE Foams Market Size, By End-Use Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 54 Europe: PE Foams Market Size, By End-Use Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 55 Germany Macroeconomic Indicators
Table 56 France Macroeconomic Indicators
Table 57 Russia Macroeconomic Indicators
Table 58 Germany: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 59 Germany: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 60 Russia: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 61 Russia: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 62 France: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 63 France: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 64 U.K.: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 65 U.K.: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 66 Italy: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 67 Italy: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 68 Spain: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 69 Spain: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 70 Turkey: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 71 Turkey: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 72 Rest of Europe: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 73 Rest of Europe: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 74 North America: PE Foams Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 75 North America: PE Foams Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 76 North America: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 77 North America: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 78 North America: PE Foams Market Size, By End-Use Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 79 North America: PE Foams Market Size, By End-Use Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 80 U.S. Macroeconomic Indicators
Table 81 Canada Macroeconomic Indicators
Table 82 Mexico Macroeconomic Indicators
Table 83 U.S.: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 84 U.S.: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 85 Canada: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 86 Canada: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 87 Mexico: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 88 Mexico: PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 89 South America PE Foams Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 90 South America PE Foams Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 91 South America PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 92 South America PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 93 South America PE Foams Market Size, By End-Use Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 94 South America PE Foams Market Size, By End-Use Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 95 Brazil PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 96 Brazil PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 97 Argentina PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 98 Argentina PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 99 Chile PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 100 Chile PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 101 Rest of South America PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 102 South America PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 103 Middle East & Africa PE Foams Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 104 Middle East & Africa PE Foams Market Size, By Country, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 105 Middle East & Africa PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 106 Middle East & Africa PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 107 Middle East & Africa PE Foams Market Size, By End-Use Application, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 108 Middle East & Africa PE Foams Market Size, By End-Use Application, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 109 Africa PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 110 Africa PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 111 Iran PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 112 Iran PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 113 Saudi Arabia PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 114 Saudi Arabia PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 115 Rest of Middle East & Africa PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (Kiloton)
Table 116 Rest of Middle East & Africa PE Foams Market Size, By Type, 2014–2021 (USD Million)
Table 117 New Product Launches, 2010–2016
Table 118 Mergers & Acquisitions, 2009–2016
Table 119 Investments & Expansions, 2009–2016
Table 120 Joint Ventures/Partnerships/Contracts & Greements/Collaborations, 2009–2016


List of Figures (10 Figures)

Figure 1 Asia-Pacific to Register Highest CAGR During Forecast Period
Figure 2 Building & Construction to Register Highest CAGR During Forecast Period
Figure 3 Attractive Opportunities in Polyethylene Foams Market
Figure 4 Protective Packaging to Be the Largest and Building & Construction to Be Fastest-Growing End-Use Application 2016–2021
Figure 5 Polyethylene Foams Market to Register High Growth in Developing Countries Between 2016 and 2021
Figure 6 India Projected to Be Fastest-Growing Polyethylene Foams Market During Forecast Period (2016–2021)
Figure 7 Value Chain Analysis
Figure 8 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 9 Non-XLPE to Be the Fastest-Growing Type in Polyethylene Foams Market During Forecast Period (2016–2021)
Figure 10 Battle for Developmental Market Share: New Product Launches Was the Key Strategy Between 2009 and 2016

The polyethylene (PE) foams market is projected to reach USD 6.85 Billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 5.9% from 2016 to 2021. This growth is mainly driven by the increasing demand for PE foams from the automotive, packaging, building & construction, and sports & recreational end-use applications. In addition, high demand for PE foams from the Asia-Pacific region and their eco-friendly nature have contributed to the growth of this market.

In 2015, the protective packaging segment accounted for the largest market share, in terms of volume and value, followed by the automotive end-use application segment. PE foams help reduce the overall mass of products, thereby making them lightweight and minimizing transportation costs. Owing to its insulation property, PE foams are widely demanded as a protective packaging material for food trays, fruit trays, tableware, and cap liners.

Based on type, the non-XLPE segment of the polyethylene foams market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR between 2016 and 2021. Non-XLPE foam material is used to produce cost-effective cartons, thereby reducing shipping costs. It is moisture resistant, and is virtually unaffected by most industrial chemicals.

The polyethylene foams market in the Asia-Pacific region is expected to grow at the highest CAGR between 2016 and 2021, in terms of value and volume. This growth is mainly attributed to high economic growth, followed by heavy investments across industries, such as automotive, building & construction, and manufacturing in the Asia-Pacific region.

Polyethylene (PE) Foams Market

One of the most significant factors restraining the growth of the polyethylene foams market includes volatility in raw material prices. This further causes fluctuations in the prices of PE foam products.

Key players operating in the polyethylene foams market include Armacell (Germany), JSP (Japan), Zotefoams Plc. (U.K.), The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), and Sealed Air Corporation (U.S.), among others. Diverse product portfolio, strategically positioned R&D centers, continuous adoption of development strategies, and technological advancements are factors strengthening the market position of these companies. These companies have adopted various organic and inorganic growth strategies to enhance their current market share in the polyethylene foams market.

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