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Urethane Foam Manufacturing in the US

  • Published: January 2014
  • Region: United States
  • 38 pages
  • IBISWorld
Staying afloat: Recovery in the automobile and construction sectors will drive growth

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Staying afloat: Recovery in the automobile and construction sectors will drive growth

Urethane Foam Manufacturing in the US

Staying afloat: The booming economy before the recession nearly offset recent declines in downstream industries

The past couple of years were tough for the Urethane Foam Manufacturing industry, with downstream industries including construction, furniture and motor vehicle manufacturing hit hard by the economic recession. All appear to have begun recovering, and the industry is bouncing back niceley. Industry research and development will continue to be an important factor in the development of new technology, which will result in improved product quality and increased productivity gains. Future innovations could aid expansion of industry products across many segments.

This industry manufactures plastic foam products (except polystyrene). These products are used to insulate objects or reduce shock. Plastic foam products are used in bedding, packaging, seat cushioning, carpet cushioning, car interiors, fluid filtration systems, antinoise and vibration systems in aircraft, medical devices, and a number of consumer applications such as sponges, READ MORE >

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ABOUT THIS INDUSTRY
Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

PRODUCTS & MARKETS
Supply Chain
Products & Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
Industry Globalization

MAJOR COMPANIES

OPERATING CONDITIONS
Capital Intensity
Technology & Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation & Policy
Industry Assistance

KEY STATISTICS
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

JARGON & GLOSSARY

MAJOR COMPANIES.

FXI Foamex Innovations

Carpenter Co.

Johnson Controls Inc.

Huntsman Corporation

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