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Polyurethane Foam Market by Type (Flexible Foam, Rigid Foam), by End-User Industry (Bedding & Furniture, Building & Construction, Electronics, Automotive, Footwear, Packaging, Others), by Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2020

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: July 2015
Report Code: CH 2125

 

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Polyurethane foams display various unique properties, such as low density, resistance to fatigue, strength, durability, electrical insulation, toughness, and resistance to oils. These polyurethane foams are fulfilling both the insulating and mechanical requirements of customers all over the world. The polyurethane foam market is aggressively expanding its footprint in different applications, such as bedding and furniture, building and construction, automotive, packaging, and electronics. This market is experiencing an enormous growth, which is expected to continue in the near future, and will be driven by the rapidly-growing Asia-Pacific, European, North American, and RoW regions. A considerable number of investments and expansions are made by different market players to serve the end-user application industries in the near future.

This study estimates the Global Polyurethane Foam Market during the forecast period from 2015 to 2020. This market research study also provides a comprehensive review of the major market drivers, restraints, opportunities, winning imperatives, challenges, and key issues in the market. It is further segmented for major geographic regions, such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW. Major countries with market volumes and revenues are covered for each of the region. Competitive scenario and market share of top players in the market have also been discussed in detail. The top players of the industry are profiled in detail with their recent developments and other strategic industry activities.

This market has also been segmented on the basis of type and end-user industries. The major types for this market are flexible and rigid polyurethane foams. The major end-user industries for the polyurethane foam market are bedding and furniture, building and construction, automotive, packaging, and electronics and they have been discussed in detail in the report. Market share for the major market participants has also been provided in this report.

Leading players of this industry with their recent developments and other strategic industry activities have also been profiled in this report. Key participants in the global polyurethane foam market include BASF SE (Germany), Bayer Material Science AG(Germany), the Dow Chemical Co.(U.S.), and Huntsman corporation (U.S.).

Scope of the Report: This research report categorizes the global polyurethane foam market on the basis of type, end-user industry, and geography; forecasting volumes and revenues; and the trends in each of the submarkets.

On the basis of Type: This market is segmented on the basis of type as flexible and rigid polyurethane foams. Each type is further described in detail in the report with volumes and revenues forecasted for each application.

On the Basis of End-User Industry: This market is segmented on the basis of industry application as bedding and furniture, building and construction, automotive, packaging, and electronics. Each end-user industry is further described in detail in the report with their respective volumes and revenues.

On the Basis of Geography: This market is also segmented on the basis of geography. The leading regions of this market are North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW.

Table of Contents

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

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 20)
    2.1 Research Methodology
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
           2.2.1 Market Size
           2.2.2 List of Secondary Sources
    2.3 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
    2.4 Market Share Estimation
           2.4.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.4.2 Key Data From Primary Sources
                    2.4.2.1 Key Industry Insights
           2.4.3 Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 27)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 31)
    4.1 Attractive Market Opportunities in the Polyurethane Foams Market
    4.2 Polyurethane Foams Market: Regional Segments
    4.3 Polyurethane Foams Market, By End User
    4.4 Polyurethane Foams Market: Developing vs. Developed Nations
    4.5 Fastest-Growing Markets, By Type
    4.6 Life Cycle Analysis, By Region

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 36)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
           5.2.1 Polyurethane Foams Market, By Type
                    5.2.1.1 Flexible Foam
                    5.2.1.2 Rigid Foam
           5.2.3 Polyurethane Foams Market, By End-User
                    5.2.3.1 Bedding & Furniture
                    5.2.3.2 Building & Construction
                    5.2.3.3 Electronics
                    5.2.3.4 Footwear
                    5.2.3.5 Packaging
                    5.2.3.6 Others
           5.2.4 Polyurethane Foams Market, By Region
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Environment Sustainability and Energy Conservation
                    5.3.1.2 Versatility and Unique Physical Properties
                    5.3.1.3 Growth of End-User Industries in Emerging Nations
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 Rising Raw Material Costs
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Production of Bio-Based Polyols
                    5.3.3.2 Development of Carbon Dioxide-Based Polyols
    5.4 Winning Imperative
           5.4.1 Focus on Growth
    5.5 Burning Issues
           5.5.1 High Pricing Pressure

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 46)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Supply Chain Analysis
    6.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.3.2 Threat of New Entrants
           6.3.3 Threat of Substitutes
           6.3.4 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.3.5 Intensity of Rivalry

7 Polyurethane Foams Market, By Type (Page No. - 51)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Flexible Foam
    7.3 Rigid Foam

8 Polyurethane Foams Market, By End-User (Page No. - 56)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Market Size & Projection
    8.3 Bedding & Furniture
    8.4 Building & Construction
    8.5 Electronics
    8.6 Automotive
    8.7 Footwear
    8.8 Packaging
    8.9 Others

9 Regional Analysis (Page No. - 75)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 Asia-Pacific
           9.2.1 China
           9.2.2 Japan
           9.2.3 India
           9.2.4 South Korea
           9.2.5 Others
    9.3 Western Europe
           9.3.1 Germany
           9.3.2 France
           9.3.3 Italy
           9.3.4 U.K.
           9.3.5 Others
    9.4 North America
           9.4.1 U.S.
           9.4.2 Canada
           9.4.3 Mexico
    9.5 Rest of the World
           9.5.1 Brazil
           9.5.2 Russia
           9.5.3 Others

10 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 126)
     10.1 Overview
     10.2 Maximum Developments in Western Europe and North America, 2011–2015
     10.3 Maximum Developments Recorded in 2013
     10.4 BASF SE: the Most Active Player Between 2011 & 2015
     10.5 Competitive Situation & Trends
     10.6 Expansion
     10.7 New Product Launch
     10.8 Mergers & Acquisitions
     10.9 Contracts & Agreements
     10.10 Collaboration
     10.11 Joint Venture

11 Company Profiles (Page No. - 136)
(Overview, Financial*, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments)
     11.1 Introduction
     11.2 BASF SE
     11.3 The DOW Chemical Company
     11.4 Bayer AG
     11.5 Sekisui Chemical Co. Ltd.
     11.6 Nitto Denko Corporation
     11.7 Compagnie De Saint-Gobain S.A.
     11.8 Huntsman Corporation
     11.9 Wanhua Chemical Group Co., Ltd. (Former: Yantai Wanhua Polyuretanes Co., Ltd.)
     11.10 Trelleborg AB
     11.11 Tosoh Corporation (Nippon Polyurethane Industry Co., Ltd.)
     11.12 Chemtura Corporation
     11.13 Inoac Corporation
     11.14 Recticel NV /SA
     11.15 Vita (LUX III) S.A.R.L (Former: British Vita (LUX III) S.A.R.L.)
     11.16 Armacell Gmbh
     11.17 Foamcraft, Inc.
     11.18 Foampartner Group
     11.19 Future Foam, Inc.
     11.20 Fxi-Foamex Innovations
     11.21 Rogers Corporation
     11.22 UFP Technologies, Inc.
     11.23 The Woodbridge Group

*Details Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies

12 Appendix (Page No. - 187)
     12.1 Discussion Guide
     12.2 Introducing RT: Real Time Market Intelligence
     12.3 Available Customizations
     12.4 Related Reports


List of Tables (127 Tables)

Table 1 Polyurethane Foams Market Size, 2013-2020
Table 2 Impact Analysis of Drivers
Table 3 Impact Analysis of Restraint
Table 4 Impact Analysis of Opportunities
Table 5 Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Type, 2013-2020 (Kilo Tons)
Table 6 Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Type, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 7 Flexible Foam Consumption (Kilotons) and Value (USD Million),2014-2020
Table 8 Rigid Foam Consumption (Kilotons) and Value (USD Million), 2013-2020
Table 9 Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End User, 2013-2020 (Kilo Tons)
Table 10 Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End User, 2014-2020 (USD Million)
Table 11 Bedding & Furniture Polyurethane Foams Market Size (Volume & Value), 2013-2020
Table 12 Bedding and Furniture Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 13 Bedding and Furniture Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 14 Building and Construction Polyurethane Foams Market Size (Volume & Value), 2013-2020
Table 15 Building and Construction Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 16 Building and Construction Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 17 Electronics Polyurethane Foams Market Size (Volume & Value),2013-2020
Table 18 Electronics Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Region,2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 19 Electronics Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Region,2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 20 Automotive Polyurethane Foams Market Size (Volume & Value),2013-2020
Table 21 Automotive Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Region,2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 22 Automotive Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Region,2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 23 Footwear Polyurethane Foams Market Size (Volume & Value), 2013-2020
Table 24 Footwear Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Region,2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 25 Footwear Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Region,2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 26 Packaging Polyurethane Foams Market Size (Volume & Value),2013-2020
Table 27 Packaging Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Region,2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 28 Packaging Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Region,2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 29 Others Polyurethane Foams Market Size (Volume & Value), 2013-2020
Table 30 Others Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Region,2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 31 Others Polyurethane Foam Market Size, By Region,2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 32 Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 33 Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Region, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 34 Asia-Pacific: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Country,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 35 Asia-Pacific: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Country,2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 36 Asia-Pacific: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Type of Polyurethane Foams, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 37 Asia-Pacific: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Type of Polyurethane Foams, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 38 Asia Pacific: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End-User,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 39 Asia Pacific: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End-User,2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 40 China: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Polyurethane Type,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 41 China: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Polyurethane Type,2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 42 China: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End-User,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 43 China: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End-User,2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 44 Japan: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Polyurethane Type,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 45 Japan: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Polyurethane Type,2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 46 Japan: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End-User,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 47 Japan: Polyurethane Foam Market Size, By End-User,2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 48 India: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Polyurethane Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 49 India: Polyurethane Foam Market Size, By Polyurethane Type,2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 50 India: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End-User,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 51 India: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End-User,2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 52 South Korea: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Polyurethane Foams Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 53 South Korea: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Polyurethane Foams Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 54 South Korea: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End–User,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 55 South Korea: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End–User,2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 56 Others: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Polyurethane Type,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 57 Others: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Polyurethane Type,2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 58 Others: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End-User,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 59 Others: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End-User,  2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 60 Western Europe: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Country,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 61 Western Europe: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Country,2013–2019 (USD Million)
Table 62 Western Europe: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Type of Polyurethane Foams, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 63 Western Europe: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Type of Polyurethane Foams, 2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 64 Western Europe: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End-User,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 65 Western Europe: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End-User,2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 66 Germany: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Polyurethane Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 67 Germany: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Polyurethane Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 68 Germany: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End-User,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 69 Germany: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End-User,2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 70 France: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Polyurethane Type,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 71 France: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Polyurethane Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 72 France: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End-User,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 73 France: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End-User,2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 74 Italy: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Polyurethane Type,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 75 Italy: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Polyurethane Type,2014–2020 (USD Million)
Table 76 Italy: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End-User,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 77 Italy: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End-User,2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 78 U.K.: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Polyurethane Type,  2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 79 U.K.: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Polyurethane Type,2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 80 U.K.: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End-User,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 81 U.K.: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End-User,2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 82 Others: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Polyurethane Type,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 83 Others : Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Polyurethane Type, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 84 Others : Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End-User,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 85 Others: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End-User, 2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 86 North America: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Country,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 87 North America: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Country,2013–2020 (USD Million )
Table 88 North America: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Type of Polyurethane Foams, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 89 North America: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Type of Polyurethane Foams, 2013-2020 (USD Million )
Table 90 North America: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End-User,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 91 North America: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End-User,2013–2020 (USD Million )
Table 92 U.S.: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Polyurethane Type,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 93 U.S.: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Type of Polyurethane Foam, 2013–2020 (USD Million )
Table 94 U.S.: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End-User,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 95 U.S.: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End-User, 2013–2020 (USD Million )
Table 96 Canada.: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Type of Polyurethane Foam, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 97 Canada: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Type of Polyurethane Foam, 2013–2020 (USD Million )
Table 98 Canada: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End-User,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 99 Canada: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End-User,2013–2020 (USD Million )
Table 100 Mexico: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Polyurethane Type,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 101 Mexico: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Polyurethane Type,2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 102 Mexico: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End-User,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 103 Mexico: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End-User,2013–2020 (USD Million )
Table 104 RoW: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Country,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 105 RoW: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Country,2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 106 RoW: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Type of Polyurethane,2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 107 RoW: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Type of Polyurethane,2013-2020 (USD Million)
Table 108 RoW: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End-User,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 109 RoW: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End-User,2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 110 Brazil: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Polyurethane Type,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 111 Brazil: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Polyurethane Type,2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 112 Brazil: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End-User,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 113 Brazil: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End-User,  2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 114 Russia: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Polyurethane Type,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 115 Russia: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Polyurethane Type,2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 116 Russia: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End-User,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 117 Russia: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End-User,  2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 118 Others: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Polyurethane Type,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 119 Others: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Polyurethane Type,2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 120 Others: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End-User,2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 121 Others: Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By End-User,  2013–2020 (USD Million)
Table 122 Expansion, 2010–2014
Table 123 New Product Launch, 2012–2015
Table 124 Mergers & Acquisitions, 2012–2015
Table 125 Contracts & Agreements, 2012–2014
Table 126 Collaboration Accounted 6% Share of the Total Strategic Developments, (2011-2015)
Table 127 Joint Venture, 2012-2013
 
 
List of Figures (63 Figures)
 
Figure 1 Polyurethane Foams Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Polyurethane Foams Market: Research Design
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation Methodology: Top-Down Approach
Figure 5 Breakdown of Primary Interviews: By Company Type, Designation, and Region
Figure 6 Furniture & Bedding and Building & Construction Industries are Expected to Drive the Global Polyurethane Foams Market
Figure 7 RoW to Witness Fastest Growth
Figure 8 Polyurethane Foams Regional Market Share, By Value (2015) &Cagr (2015-2020)
Figure 9 Polyurethane Foams Market Size, By Value
Figure 10 Asia-Pacific to Grow at the Highest Cagr Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 11 Bedding & Furniture Segment Held the Largest Share of the Polyurethane Foams Market
Figure 12 China to Emerge as A Lucrative Market
Figure 13 Polyurethane Foams Market has High Growth Potential in the Emerging Economies
Figure 14 High Growth Potential in Asia-Pacific for Polyurethane Foams Market
Figure 15 Polyurethane Foams Market, By Type
Figure 16 Polyurethane Foams Market, By End-User
Figure 17 Polyurethane Foams Market, By Region
Figure 18 Supply Chain Analysis
Figure 19 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 20 Flexible Foam Dominates the Polyurethane Foams Market,2015 vs. 2020
Figure 21 Asia-Pacific is the Largest Market for Flexible Foam Segment
Figure 22 Rigid Foam Segment to Register High Growth Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 23 Bedding & Furniture Segment to Register the Highest Demand During the Forecast Period
Figure 24 Asia-Pacific is Expected to Drive the Polyurethane Foams Market in Bedding & Furniture Industry
Figure 25 Increasing Demand From Asia-Pacific is Expected to Drive the Polyurethane Foams Market in Building & Construction Industry
Figure 26 Asia-Pacific is Expected to Drive the Polyurethane Foams Market in Electronics Industry
Figure 27 Asia-Pacific is Expected to Drive the Polyurethane Foams Market in Automotive Industry
Figure 28 Asia-Pacific to Register the Highest Growth
Figure 29 Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Packaging Segment
Figure 30 Asia-Pacific to Register the Highest Growth During the Forecast Period
Figure 31 Regional Snapshot (2015–2020)–Rapid Growth Markets are Emerging as New Strategic Locations (USD Million)
Figure 32 Brazil Market has the Highest Growth Potential
Figure 33 Asia-Pacific Market Snapshot: China to Register the Highest Growth
Figure 34 Western European Market Snapshot: Germany to Continue to Dominate the Market
Figure 35 North American Market Snapshot: the Region is A Mature Market for Polyurethane Foams
Figure 36 RoW Market Snapshot: Brazil is the Most Lucrative Market
Figure 37 Companies Primarily Adopted Organic Growth Strategies
Figure 38 Expansion: the Most Popular Growth Strategy
Figure 39 Expansion Made Western Europe and North America the Most Active Regions
Figure 40 Polyurethane Foams Market Developmental Share, 2011–2015
Figure 41 Growth Strategies Share, By Company, 2011–2015
Figure 42 Geographic Revenue Mix of the Top Five Market Players
Figure 43 BASF SE: Company Snapshot
Figure 44 BASF SE: SWOT Analysis
Figure 45 The DOW Chemical Company : Company Snapshot
Figure 46 The DOW Chemical Company: SWOT Analysis
Figure 47 Bayer AG: Company Snapshot
Figure 48 Bayer AG: SWOT Analysis
Figure 49 Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd.: Company Snapshot
Figure 50 Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd: SWOT Analysis
Figure 51 Nitto Denko Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 52 Nitto Denko Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 53 Compagnie De Saint-Gobain SA: Company Snapshot
Figure 54 Huntsman Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 55 Wanhua Chemcial Group Co., Ltd.: Company Snapshot
Figure 56 Wanhua Chemcial Group Co., Ltd. : SWOT Analysis
Figure 57 Trelleborg AB: Company Snapshot
Figure 58 Tosoh Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 59 Chemtura Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 60 Recticel NV /SA: Company Snapshot
Figure 61 Vita (LUX III) S.A.R.L: Company Snapshot
Figure 62 Roger Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 63 UFP Technology: Company Snapshot

Polyurethane Foam: The Global Polyurethane Foam Market was valued at $46.8 Billion in 2014, which is expected to reach $72.2 Billion by 2020, at a CAGR of 7.5% during the period under consideration.

Polyurethane foam is a widely-used polymer and plastic. It is available in flexible and rigid foams. Rigid foams are used primarily as an insulation material in the construction and refrigeration applications. This foam is energy-efficient and helps in cutting energy costs. Flexible foams are used mainly as a cushioning material in transportation, furniture, bedding, carpet underlay, packaging, and so on. Flexible foam is light and durable, and can be given a variety of shapes. The demand for rigid and flexible foams is gradually increasing owing to the regulations regarding PU foams and energy-efficiency, and an increased utilization for refrigeration, along with the increasing population.

Asia-Pacific is the fastest-growing market as it is a major consumer of polyurethane foam, with furniture and construction industries being the largest users in this region. The demand for polyurethane foams is increasing from developed and developing countries, such as Japan, China, India, Australia, and others.

To meet this growing demand, top manufacturers from the U.S. and Western Europe are now focusing on the Asia-Pacific region for the expansion of their polyurethane foams businesses in these regions. Increasing affluence and consumer spending in emerging economies, such as India and China, are expected to drive the demand of polyurethane foams. The PU foams market in this region is projected to register a CAGR of 5.7% during the forecast period from 2015 to 2020.

The increasing application of polyurethane enables the usage of PU foam in the bedding & furniture industry. The furniture & bedding and building & construction industries dominated the global polyurethane foams market with 32.2% and 25.6% market shares, respectively, in 2014. The furniture & bedding application segment is projected to grow at the highest CAGR of 7.6% during the given forecast period, and sustain its leading position in the market till 2020.

The building and construction segment is also projected to grow at a CAGR of 7.6%. This growth could be attributed to the emerging auto manufacturing sector and the requirement for sophisticated infrastructure. In addition, huge investments were made in the last few years by key companies, such as BASF SE (Germany), Bayer Material Science (U.S.), the Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), and Huntsman Corporation (U.S.) to meet the future demands of polyurethane foams arising from the growing global furniture and construction industries.

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