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Polyurethane (PU) Foams Market by Types (Rigid & Flexible), End-User Industries (Bedding & Furniture, Building & Construction, Electronics, Automotives, Footwear, Packaging, & Others), & Geography (North America, West Europe, Asia-Pacific & Row) - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018

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Publishing Date: September 2013
Report Code: CH 2125

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Polyurethane foam is one of the most widely used polymeric foam in the world, finding applications in almost all the modern industries. Polyurethane foams are made primarily by reacting diisocyanates (MDI or TDI) with polyols and other chemicals. Polyurethane occurs in mainly two forms; Polyurethane foams and Polyurethane non foams. Polyurethane foams are classified on the basis of their commercially available forms as Flexible polyurethane foams and Rigid polyurethane foams. Flexible foams are used mainly as a cushioning material in transportation, bedding & furniture, packaging, etc.; whereas, rigid foams are used primarily as an insulation material in construction and refrigeration applications.

The global market for polyurethane foams has grown during the past few years, driven by cost effectiveness and adaptability of polyurethane foams in major end-user industry applications. The polyurethane foam market is expected to register a healthy growth on account of the growth in key end-user industries. The Asia-Pacific market is a major consumer of polyurethane foam with the highest usage in furniture and construction industries. In FY2012, U.S. and China shared 35.9% of the demand for polyurethane foams. The consumption and revenue generation of polyurethane foams was witnessed to be high in the APAC region, followed by the Western European region.

This study aims to estimate the global market of polyurethane foam for 2013 and to forecast the expected demand of the same in 2018. This market research study provides a detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the global polyurethane foam market. It provides a comprehensive review of major market drivers, restraints, opportunities, winning imperatives, challenges, and key issues in the market. The market is further segmented and forecasted for major regions of North America, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (ROW). The major countries with market volumes and revenues are covered for each region.

Various secondary sources, such as encyclopedia, directories, chemical & material magazines, technical handbooks, company annual reports, industry association publications, articles, trade websites, and databases have been referred to identify and collect information useful for this extensive commercial study of the polyurethane foam market. The primary sources−experts from related industries and suppliers−have been interviewed to obtain and verify critical information as well as to assess the future prospects and market estimations of polyurethane foam.

The report gives a competitive scenario between the major players in the polyurethane foam market that have been discussed in detail. We have also profiled leading players of this industry with their recent developments and other strategic initiatives in the industry. This gives a holistic view about the long term plans of the key market players in polyurethane foam industry. Furthermore, the report also profiles these companies in order to provide elaborative information, such as company overview, financials, products and services, developments, and SWOT analysis of these companies. These include major players in the global polyurethane foam market: Bayar MaterialScience AG (Germany), British Vita Foams plc (U.K.), Carpenter Co. (U.S.), Chemtura Corporation (U.S.), Eurofoam(Austria), Huntsman Corporation (U.S.), Recticel S.A. (Belgium), Rogers Corporation (U.S.), The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), and Woodbridge Foam Partner (U.S.), and other market players.

Scope of the report: This research report categorizes the global market for polyurethane foams on the basis of types, end-user industry, and geography; forecasting volumes & revenues and analyzing trends in each of the submarkets.

On the basis of types: The Polyurethane foams market is segmented on the basis of major polyurethane foam types, including Rigid Foam and Flexible Foam. Each type is further described in detail in the report with a forecast of its volume and revenue.

On the basis of End-user Industry: The polyurethane foams market is segmented based on end-user industry, such as bedding & furniture, building & construction, electronics, automotive, footwear, packaging, and others. Each industry is further described in detail in the report with the forecast of its volume and revenue.

On the basis of geography: North America, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific, ROW, and key countries in these regions.

Table Of Contents
 
1 Introduction (Slide No. - 22)
    1.1 Key Take-Aways
    1.2 Report Description
    1.3 Markets Covered
    1.4 Stakeholders
    1.5 Research Methodology
          1.5.1 Market Size
          1.5.2 Key Data Points Taken From Secondary Sources
          1.5.3 Key Data Points Taken From Primary Sources
          1.5.4 Assumptions Made for This Report
    1.6 Key Questions Answered

2 Executive Summary (Slide No. - 33)
    2.1 Key Findings
    2.2 Porter’s Analysis

3 Premium Insights (Slide No. - 36)
    3.1 Polyurethane Foams: Market Segmentation
    3.2 Polyurethane Foams: Market Scenario
    3.3 Polyurethane Foams: Market Volume Share,  By Geography
    3.4 Polyurethane Foams: Market Attractiveness,  By Geography
    3.5 Polyurethane Foams: Major Growth Strategies of Key Companies
 
4 Market Overview (Slide No. - 42)
    4.1 Introduction
    4.2 Value Chain Analysis in Global Polyurethane Foams Industry
    4.3 Winning Imperatives in Global Polyurethane Foams Industry
    4.4 Burning Issues in Global Polyurethane Foams Industry
    4.5 Drivers and Restraints in Global Polyurethane Foams Industry
          4.1.5 Drivers in Polyurethane Foam
                  4.1.5.1 Environment Sustainability Needs and Energy Savings
                  4.1.5.2 Versatility & Unique Physical Properties
                  4.1.5.3 Growth of the End User Industries in Emerging Nations
          4.1.6 Restraints in Polyurethane Foam
                  4.1.6.1 Exposure Risks and Environmental Impacts
                  4.1.6.2 Rising Raw Materials Costs
                  4.1.6.3 Threat of Substitution From Competitive Foams
    4.6 Polyurethane Foams and Raw Materials Price Analysis
    4.7 Patent Analysis in Polyurethane Foams Industry

5 Polyurethane Foams Market, By Types (Slide No. - 56)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Polyurethane Foams: Market Trend, By Types
    5.3 Rigid Polyurethane Foams: Market Trend,  By Geography
    5.4 Flexible Polyurethane Foams: Market Trend,  By Geography

6 Polyurethane Foams Market, By End-User Industries (Slide No. - 68)
    6.1 Polyurethane Foams: Market Trend, By End-User Industries
    6.2 Bedding & Furniture: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By Geography
    6.3 Building & Construction: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By Geography
    6.4 Electronics: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend,  By Geography
    6.5 Automotives: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By Geography
    6.6 Footwear: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend,  By Geography
    6.7 Packaging: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend,  By Geography
    6.8 Others: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend,  By Geography

7 Polyurethane Foams Market, By Geography (Slide No. - 94)
    7.1 Polyurethane Foams: Market Trend, By Geography
    7.2 APAC: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By Types
    7.3 APAC: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend,  By End-User Industries
    7.4 APAC: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend,  By Countries
          7.4.1 China: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend,  By Types
          7.4.2 China: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend,  By End-User Industries
          7.4.3 Japan: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend,  By Types
          7.4.4 Japan: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend,  By End-User Industries
          7.4.5 India: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend,  By Types
          7.4.6 India: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend,  By End-User Industries
          7.4.7 South Korea: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By Types
          7.4.8 South Korea: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By End-User Industries
          7.4.9 Others: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By Types
          7.4.10 Others: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By End-User Industries
    7.5 West Europe: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By Types
    7.6 West Europe: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By End-User Industries
    7.7 West Europe: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By Countries
          7.7.1 Germany: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By Types
          7.7.2 Germany Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By End-User Industries
          7.7.3 France: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By Types
          7.7.4 France: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By End-User Industries
          7.7.5 Italy: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend,  By Types
          7.7.6 Italy: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend,  By End-User Industries
          7.7.7 U.K.: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend,  By Types
          7.7.8 U.K.: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend,  By End-User Industries
          7.7.9 Others: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By Types
          7.7.10 Others: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By End-User Industries
    7.8 North America: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By Types
    7.9 North America: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By End-User Industries
    7.10 North America: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By Countries
          7.10.1 U.S.: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend,  By Types
          7.10.2 U.S.: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend,  By End-User Industries
          7.10.3 Canada: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By Types
          7.10.4 Canada Polyurethane Foams Market Trend,  By End-User Industries
          7.10.5 Mexico: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By Types
          7.10.6 Mexico: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By End-User Industries
    7.11 ROW: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By Types
    7.12 ROW: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend,  By End-User Industries
    7.13 ROW: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend,  By Countries
          7.13.1 Brazil: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend,  By Types
          7.13.2 Brazil: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend,  By End-User Industries
          7.13.3 Russia: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend,  By Types
          7.13.4 Russia: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend,  By End-User Industries
          7.13.5 Others: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By Types
          7.13.6 Others: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By End-User Industries

8 Competitive Landscape (Slide No. - 204)
    8.1 Growth Strategies
    8.2 New Product Development

9 Company Profiles (Slide No. - 211)
    9.1 BASF SE
    9.2 Bayer Materialscience AG
    9.3 Carpenter Co.
    9.4 Chemtura Corporation
    9.5 Foamscraft, Inc.
    9.6 Foamspartner Group
    9.7 Future Foams Inc
    9.8 Fxi-Foamex Innovations
    9.9 Huntsman Corporation
    9.10 Inoac Corporation
    9.11 Nitto Denko Corporation
    9.12 Recticel SA/NV
    9.13 Rogers Corporation
    9.14 Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation
    9.15 Sekisui Alveo AG
    9.16 The Dow Chemical Company
    9.17 The Vita Group
    9.18 UFP Technologies, Inc.
    9.19 Woodbridge Foams Corporation
 
 
List of Tables (51 Tables)

Table 1 Detailed Methodology for Market Size
Table 2 Polyurethane Foams: Market Revenue, By Types, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 3 Polyurethane Foams: Market Volume, By Types, 2011-2018 (Kilotons)
Table 4 Rigid Polyurethane Foams: Market Revenue, By Geography, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 5 Rigid Polyurethane Foams: Market Volume, By Geography, 2011-2018 (Kilotons)
Table 6 Flexible Polyurethane Foams: Market Revenue, By Geography, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 7 Flexible Polyurethane Foams: Market Volume, By Geography, 2011-2018 (Kilotons)
Table 8 Polyurethane Foams: Market Revenue, By End-User Industries,  2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 9 Polyurethane Foams: Market Volume, By End-User Industries, 2011-2018 (Kilotons)
Table 10 Bedding & Furniture: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Geography,  2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 11 Bedding & Furniture: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Geography,  2011-2018 (Kilotons)
Table 12 Building & Construction: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Geography, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 13 Building & Construction: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Geography,  2011-2018 (Kilotons)
Table 14 Electronics: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Geography,  2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 15 Electronics: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Geography,  2011-2018 (Kilotons)
Table 16 Automotives: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Geography,  2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 17 Automotives: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Geography,  2011-2018 (Kilotons)
Table 18 Footwear: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Geography,  2011-2018 ($Millions)
Table 19 Footwear: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Geography,  2011-2018 (Kilotons)
Table 20 Packaging: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Geography,  2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 21 Packaging: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Geography,  2011-2018 (Kilotons)
Table 22 Others: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Geography, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 23 Others: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Geography, 2011-2018 (Kilotons)
Table 24 Polyurethane Foams: Market Revenue, By Geography, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 25 Polyurethane Foams: Market Volume, By Geography, 2011-2018 (Kilotons)
Table 26 APAC: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Types, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 27 APAC: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Types, 2011-2018 (Kilotons)
Table 28 APAC: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By End-User Industries,  2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 29 APAC: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By End-User Industries,  2011-2018 (Kilotons)
Table 30 APAC: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Countries, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 31 APAC: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Countries, 2011-2018 (Kilotons)
Table 32 West Europe: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Types, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 33 West Europe: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Types, 2011-2018 (Kilotons)
Table 34 West Europe: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By End-User Industries,  2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 35 West Europe: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By End-User Industries,  2011-2018 (Kilotons)
Table 36 West Europe: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Countries,  2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 37 West Europe: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Countries,  2011-2018 (Kilotons)
Table 38 North America: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Types,  2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 39 North America: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Types,  2011-2018 (Kilotons)
Table 40 North America: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By End-User Industries,  2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 41 North America: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By End-User Industries,  2011-2018 (Kilotons)
Table 42 North America: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Countries,  2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 43 North America: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Countries,  2011-2018 (Kilotons)
Table 44 ROW: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Types, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 45 ROW: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Types, 2011-2018 (Kilotons)
Table 46 ROW: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By End-User Industries,  2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 47 ROW: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By End-User Industries,  2011-2018 (Kilotons)
Table 48 ROW: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Countries, 2011-2018 ($Million)
Table 49 ROW: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Countries, 2011-2018 (Kilotons)
Table 50 Polyurethane Foams Market: Value Chain, By Expansions
Table 51 Polyurethane Foams Market: Value Chain, By Mergers & Acquisitions


List of Figures (136 Figures)

Figure 1 Polyurethane Foams: Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Polyurethane Foams Market: Porter’s Five force Analysis
Figure 3 Polyurethane Foams: Market Segmentation
Figure 4 Polyurethane Foams: Market Volume Share, By Types, End-User Industries & Geography, 2012
Figure 5 Polyurethane Foams: Market Volume & Volume Share, By Geography, 2012
Figure 6 Market Attractiveness: Market Volume & Revenue, By Geography
Figure 7 Major Growth Strategies, By Key Companies, 2010–2013
Figure 8 Polyurethane Foams: Major Application in End-User Industries
Figure 9 Polyurethane Foams Market: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 10 Polyurethane Foams Market: Drivers and Restraints
Figure 11 Polyurethane Foams and Raw Materials Price Trend, 2011-2018
Figure 12 Polyurethane Foams Market: Patent Analysis, By Geography, 2010–2013*
Figure 13 Polyurethane Foams Market: Patent Analysis, By Geography, 2010–2013*
Figure 14 Polyurethane Foams Market: Patent Analysis, By Major Players, 2010–2013*
Figure 15 Europe: Polyurethane Foams Patent Analysis, By Major Players, 2010–2013*
Figure 16 Japan: Polyurethane Foams, Patent Analysis, By Major Players, 2010–2013*
Figure 17 U.S.: Polyurethane Foams, Patent Analysis, By Major Players, 2010–2013*
Figure 18 Polyurethane Foams: Market Revenue, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 19 Polyurethane Foams: Market Volume, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 20 Rigid Polyurethane Foams: Market Revenue, By Geography, 2011-2018
Figure 21 Rigid Polyurethane Foams: Market Volume, By Geography, 2011-2018
Figure 22 Flexible Polyurethane Foams: Market Revenue, By Geography, 2011-2018
Figure 23 Flexible Polyurethane Foams: Market Volume, By Geography, 2011 - 2018
Figure 24 Polyurethane Foams: Market Revenue, By End-User Industries, 2011-2018
Figure 25 Polyurethane Foams: Market Volume, By End-User Industries, 2011 - 2018
Figure 26 Bedding & Furniture: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Geography, 2011-2018
Figure 27 Bedding & Furniture: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Geography, 2011-2018
Figure 28 Building & Construction: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Geography,  2011-2018
Figure 29 Building & Construction: Polyurethane Foams Volume Market, By Geography,  2011-2018
Figure 30 Electronics: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Geography, 2011-2018
Figure 31 Electronics: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Geography, 2011-2018
Figure 32 Automotives: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Geography, 2011-2018
Figure 33 Automotives: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Geography, 2011-2018
Figure 34 Footwear: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Geography, 2011-2018
Figure 35 Footwear: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Geography, 2011-2018
Figure 36 Packaging: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Geography, 2011-2018
Figure 37 Packaging: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Geography, 2011-2018
Figure 38 Others: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Geography, 2011-2018
Figure 39 Others: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Geography, 2011-2018
Figure 40 Polyurethane Foams: Market Revenue, By Geography, 2011-2018
Figure 41 Polyurethane Foams: Market Volume, By Geography, 2011-2018
Figure 42 APAC: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 43 APAC: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 44 APAC: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By End-User Industries, 2011-2018
Figure 45 APAC: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By End-User Industries, 2011-2018
Figure 46 APAC: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Countries, 2011-2018
Figure 47 APAC: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Countries, 2011-2018
Figure 48 APAC: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume and Revenue, By Countries, 2012
Figure 49 China: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 50 China: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 51 China: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By End-User Industries, 2011-2018
Figure 52 China: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By End-User Industries, 2011-2018
Figure 53 Japan: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 54 Japan: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 55 Japan: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By End-User Industries, 2011-2018
Figure 56 Japan: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By End-User Industries, 2011-2018
Figure 57 India: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 58 India: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 59 India: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By End-User Industries, 2011-2018
Figure 60 India: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By End-User Industries, 2011-2018
Figure 61 South Korea: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 62 South Korea: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 63 South Korea: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By End-User Industries ,  2011-2018
Figure 64 South Korea: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By End-User Industries,  2011-2018
Figure 65 Others: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 66 Others: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 67 Others: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By End-User Industries, 2011-2018
Figure 68 Others: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By End-User Industries , 2011-2018
Figure 69 West Europe: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 70 West Europe: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 71 West Europe: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By End-User Industries,  2011-2018
Figure 72 West Europe: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By End-User Industries,  2011-2018
Figure 73 West Europe: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Countries, 2011-2018
Figure 74 West Europe: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Countries, 2011-2018
Figure 75 West Europe: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume and Revenue, By Countries, 2012
Figure 76 Germany: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 77 Germany: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 78 Germany: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By End-User Industries,  2011-2018
Figure 79 Germany: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By End-User Industries, 2011-2018
Figure 80 France: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 81 France: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 82 France: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By End-User Industries, 2011-2018
Figure 83 France: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By End-User Industries, 2011-2018
Figure 84 Italy: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 85 Italy: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 86 Italy: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By End-User Industries, 2011-2018
Figure 87 Italy: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By End-User Industries, 2011-2018
Figure 88 U.K.: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 89 U.K.: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 90 U.K.: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By End-User Industries, 2011-2018
Figure 91 U.K.: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By End-User Industries, 2011-2018
Figure 92 Others: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 93 Others: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 94 Others: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By End-User Industries, 2011-2018
Figure 95 Others: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By End-User Industries, 2011-2018
Figure 96 North America: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 97 North America: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 98 North America: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By End-User Industries, 2011-2018
Figure 99 North America: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By End-User Industries, 2011-2018
Figure 100 North America: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Countries, 2011-2018
Figure 101 North America: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Countries, 2011-2018
Figure 102 North America : Polyurethane Foams Market, By Countries, 2012
Figure 103 U.S.: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 104 U.S.: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 105 U.S.: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By End-User Industries, 2011-2018
Figure 106 U.S.: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By End-User Industries, 2011-2018
Figure 107 Canada: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 108 Canada: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 109 Canada: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By End-User Industries, 2011-2018
Figure 110 Canada: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By End-User Industries, 2011-2018
Figure 111 Mexico: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 112 Mexico: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 113 Mexico: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By End-User Industries, 2011-2018
Figure 114 Mexico: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By End-User Industries, 2011-2018
Figure 115 ROW: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 116 ROW: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 117 ROW: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By End-User Industries, 2011-2018
Figure 118 ROW: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By End-User Industries, 2011-2018
Figure 119 ROW: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Countries, 2011-2018
Figure 120 ROW: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Countries, 2011-2018
Figure 121 ROW : Polyurethane Foams Market, By Countries, 2012
Figure 122 Brazil: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 123 Brazil: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 124 Brazil: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By End-User Industries, 2011-2018
Figure 125 Brazil: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By End-User Industries, 2011-2018
Figure 126 Russia: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 127 Russia: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 128 Russia: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By End-User Industries, 2011-2018
Figure 129 Russia: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By End-User Industries, 2011-2018
Figure 130 Others: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 131 Others: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By Types, 2011-2018
Figure 132 Others: Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue, By End-User Industries, 2011-2018
Figure 133 Others: Polyurethane Foams Market Volume, By End-User Industries, 2011-2018
Figure 134 Global Polyurethane Foams Market, By Growth Strategies & By Geography Focus, 2010-2013*
Figure 135 Global Polyurethane Foams Market Developments, By Growth Strategies, 2010-2013*
Figure 136 New Product Launches in Global Polyurethane Foams Market, By Key Players, 2010-2013*

Polyurethane foams are used in various consumer products that provide durability, comfort, support, and safety. These polyurethane foams are lightweight and less costly as compared to the other substitutes such as polyolefin foams. Their growing demand reflects their versatile nature against other competitive materials. Polyurethane foams are generally foamed plastics of polyurethane resins. Flexible polyurethane foam is one of the most versatile materials as it is used for cushioning applications in furniture, bedding, carpet cushion, automotive, and packaging applications. The other type that is rigid polyurethane foams are used for insulation application in building & construction, and electronics industries.

The global polyurethane foams market is driven by its diverse range of applications in multiple industries. An increasing R&D effort has made polyurethane foams highly resourceful and generated huge demand especially in the furniture sector, which finds its usefulness in a myriad of applications, such as bedding, mattresses, carpet underlays, and cushioning. Environmental regulations from different industry sectors, such as plastic, automotive, building & construction, furniture & bedding, electronics, packaging, and other sectors facilitates the growth of foams. The growing polyurethane foam demand from the automotive and electronic appliances markets is notable in the key countries at global levels. The new technology and innovations emerge commercially and would be very effective for the growth of polyurethane foams in the future. The APAC region polyurethane foam market demands for higher consumption due to its larger population needs and their growing activities across constructions and other industries.

The global polyurethane foams market’s revenue was estimated to be worth $40.1 billion in 2012, which is expected to reach $61.9 billion by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 6.9% from 2013 to 2018. The APAC region dominated the global polyurethane foams market, bestowing 39.0% of the total revenue in 2012. China and U.S. together shared 35.9% of the total polyurethane foam consumption in 2012. The Brazilian polyurethane foam, one of the fastest amongst major consuming countries, is expected to grow at 10.6% from 2013 to 2018.

Polyurethane Foam: Market Share (Revenue), by Geography, 2012

Polyurethane Foams Market

Source: MarketsandMarkets Analysis

The key market players concentrate on launching new products that was observed to be the predominant strategic initiative. Following the dominant strategy helped expand their geographical reach for success and increased production capacities. The market witnessed expansions, agreements & collaborations, and mergers & acquisitions that target developing economies.

The polyurethane foam market focuses on high research activities to improve the adaptability of the foams to use them in a variety of applications in the end-user industries. Environmental regulations, unsuitable in a specific environment, and high prices are some of the major challenges faced by the polyurethane foam market.

The report analyzes the market based on product types, penetration of each type of polyurethane foam in each major region and every end-user industry. It also covers the market behavior of leading producers, key developments, and strategies implemented to sustain and succeed in the market.

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