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Polyurethane (PU) Foams Market by Types, End-User Industries & Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018 - Product Image

Polyurethane (PU) Foams Market by Types, End-User Industries & Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018

  • Published: October 2013
  • Region: Global
  • 281 Pages
  • Markets and Markets

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Armacell GMBH
  • Carpenter CO
  • Foamspartner Group
  • Huntsman Corporation
  • Recticel SA/NV
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • MORE

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

Polyurethane foam is one of the most widely used polymeric foams in the world, finding applications in almost all modern industries. These 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. These are classified on the basis of their commercially available forms such 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 has grown during the past few years, driven by cost effectiveness and the adaptability of polyurethane foams in major end-user industry applications. The market is expected READ MORE >

1 Introduction
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
2.1 Key Findings
2.2 Porter's Analysis

3 Premium Insights
3.1 Market Segmentation
3.2 Market Scenario
3.3 Market Volume Share, By Geography
3.4 Market Attractiveness, By Geography
3.5 Major Growth Strategies Of Key Companies

4 Market Overview
4.1 Introduction
4.2 Value Chain Analysis
4.3 Winning Imperatives
4.4 Burning Issues
4.5 Drivers And Restraints
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 By Types
5.1 Introduction
5.2 Market Trend, By Types
5.3 Rigid Polyurethane Foams: Market Trend, By Geography
5.4 Flexible Polyurethane Foams: Market Trend, By Geography

6 By End-User Industries
6.1 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 By Geography
7.1 Market Trend, By Geography
7.2 APAC: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By Types
7.3 APAC: Market Trend, By End-User Industries
7.4 APAC: Market Trend, By Countries
7.4.1 China: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By Types
7.4.2 China: Market Trend, By End-User Industries
7.4.3 Japan: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By Types
7.4.4 Japan: Market Trend, By End-User Industries
7.4.5 India: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By Types
7.4.6 India: Market Trend, By End-User Industries
7.4.7 South Korea: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By Types
7.4.8 South Korea: Market Trend, By End-User Industries
7.4.9 Others: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By Types
7.4.10 Others: Market Trend, By End-User Industries
7.5 West Europe: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By Types
7.6 West Europe: Market Trend, By End-User Industries
7.7 West Europe: Market Trend, By Countries
7.7.1 Germany: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By Types
7.7.2 Germany Market Trend, By End-User Industries
7.7.3 France: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By Types
7.7.4 France: Market Trend, By End-User Industries
7.7.5 Italy: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By Types
7.7.6 Italy: Market Trend, By End-User Industries
7.7.7 U.K.: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By Types
7.7.8 U.K.: Market Trend, By End-User Industries
7.7.9 Others: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By Types
7.7.10 Others: Market Trend, By End-User Industries
7.8 North America: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By Types
7.9 North America: Market Trend, By End-User Industries
7.10 North America: Market Trend, By Countries
7.10.1 U.S.: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By Types
7.10.2 U.S.: Market Trend, By End-User Industries
7.10.3 Canada: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By Types
7.10.4 Canada Market Trend, By End-User Industries
7.10.5 Mexico: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By Types
7.10.6 Mexico: Market Trend, By End-User Industries
7.11 RoW: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By Types
7.12 RoW: Market Trend, By End-User Industries
7.13 RoW: Market Trend, By Countries
7.13.1 Brazil: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By Types
7.13.2 Brazil: Market Trend, By End-User Industries
7.13.3 Russia: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By Types
7.13.4 Russia: Market Trend, By End-User Industries
7.13.5 Others: Polyurethane Foams Market Trend, By Types
7.13.6 Others: Market Trend, By End-User Industries

8 Competitive Landscape
8.1 Growth Strategies
8.2 New Product Development

9 Company Profiles
9.1 Armacell GMBH
9.2 BASF SE
9.3 Bayer Materialscience AG
9.4 Carpenter CO.
9.5 Chemtura Corporation
9.6 Foamscraft, Inc.
9.7 Foamspartner Group
9.8 Future Foams Inc
9.9 FXI-Foamex Innovations
9.10 Huntsman Corporation
9.11 INOAC Corporation
9.12 Nitto Denko Corporation
9.13 Recticel SA/NV
9.14 Rogers Corporation
9.15 Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation
9.16 Sekisui Alveo AG
9.17 The Dow Chemical Company
9.18 The Vita Group
9.19 UFP Technologies, Inc.
9.20 Woodbridge Foams Corporation

List Of Tables (51 Tables)

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

List Of Figures (136 Figures)

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

Polyurethane foams are used in various consumer products that provide durability, comfort, support, and safety. They are lightweight and less costly in comparison to other substitutes such as polyolefin foams. Their growing demand reflects their versatile nature against other competitive materials. 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. Rigid polyurethane foams are used for insulation application in building & construction, and electronics industries.

The global market is driven by the diverse range of applications for polyurethane foams in multiple industries. An increasing R&D effort has made it 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 the market. The growing demand from the automotive and electronic appliances markets is notable in key countries at global levels.

The global market revenue was estimated to be worth $40.1 billion in 2012, and 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 market, with 39.0% of the total revenue in 2012. China and the 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.

The key market players concentrate on launching new products that was observed to be the predominant strategic initiative. Following this 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 market focuses on high research activities to improve the adaptability of the foams for use in a variety of applications in end-user industries. Environmental regulations, unsuitability in a specific environment and high prices are some of the major challenges faced by the market.

This 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.

- Armacell GMBH
- BASF SE
- Bayer Materialscience AG
- Carpenter CO
- Chemtura Corporation
- FXI-Foamex Innovations
- Foamscraft, Inc
- Foamspartner Group
- Future Foams Inc
- Huntsman Corporation
- INOAC Corporation
- Nitto Denko Corporation
- Recticel SA/NV
- Rogers Corporation
- Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation
- Sekisui Alveo AG
- The Dow Chemical Company
- The Vita Group
- UFP Technologies, Inc
- Woodbridge Foams Corporation

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