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Structural Foams - Global Strategic Business Report

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  • 362 Pages
  • April 2024
  • Region: Global
  • Global Industry Analysts, Inc
  • ID: 5141543

Global Structural Foams Market to Reach $54.1 Billion by 2030

The global market for Structural Foams estimated at US$34.5 Billion in the year 2022, is projected to reach a revised size of US$54.1 Billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 5.8% over the analysis period 2022-2030. Polyethylene, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to record a 5.5% CAGR and reach US$17.8 Billion by the end of the analysis period. Growth in the Polypropylene segment is estimated at 5.9% CAGR for the next 8-year period.

The U.S. Market is Estimated at $16.1 Billion, While China is Forecast to Grow at 8.4% CAGR

The Structural Foams market in the U.S. is estimated at US$16.1 Billion in the year 2022. China, the world's second largest economy, is forecast to reach a projected market size of US$4.5 Billion by the year 2030 trailing a CAGR of 8.4% over the analysis period 2022 to 2030. Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 4.7% and 5.9% respectively over the 2022-2030 period. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 6% CAGR. Led by countries such as Australia, India, and South Korea, the market in Asia-Pacific is forecast to reach US$5.1 Billion by the year 2030.

Select Competitors (Total 47 Featured) -

  • Avedon Engineering, Inc.
  • Cashem Advanced Materials Hi-tech Co., Ltd.,
  • DeKALB Molded Plastics
  • MSI Mold Builders
  • Oneplastics Group
  • SABIC (Saudi Basic Industries Corporation)
  • Season Group
  • Thermal Beacon

What`s New?

  • Special discussions on the global economic climate and market sentiment
  • Coverage on global competitiveness and key competitor percentage market shares
  • Market presence analysis across multiple geographies - Strong/Active/Niche/Trivial
  • Online interactive peer-to-peer collaborative bespoke updates
  • Access to digital archives and research platform
  • Complimentary updates for one year
  • Access to curated YouTube video transcripts of market sentiments shared by CEOs, domain experts and market influencers via interviews, podcasts, press statements and event keynotes

Economic Outlook

The global economic outlook is improving, and growth recovery, albeit on the lower side, is expected for this year and the next. The United States although witnessing slowing GDP growth in response to tight monetary and financial conditions, has nevertheless overcome the recession threat. Easing of headline inflation in Euro area is helping boost real incomes and is contributing to pick-up in economic activity. China is expected to see strong increases in GDP in the coming year as the pandemic threat recedes and the government sheds its zero-COVID policy. With optimistic GDP projections, India remains on-course to emerge into a US trillion economy by 2030, surpassing Japan and Germany.

The upturn, however, remains fragile and a number of interlocking challenges continue to run in parallel, such as continued uncertainty around the war in Ukraine; slower than expected decline in global headline inflation; continuation of food and fuel inflation as a persistent economic problem for most developing countries; and still high retail inflation and its impact on consumer confidence and spending. Countries and their governments are showing signs of weathering these challenges, which helps lift market sentiments. As governments continue to combat inflation to get it down to more economically conformable levels by raising interest rates, new job creation will slowdown and impact economic activity. Stricter regulatory environment and pressure to mainstream climate change into economic decisions will compound the complexity of challenges faced.

Although corporate investments can likely be held back by inflation worries and weaker demand, rise of new technologies will reverse partially this prevailing investment sentiment. Rise of generative AI; applied AI; industrializing machine learning; next-generation software development; Web3; cloud and edge computing; quantum technologies; electrification and renewables and climate technologies beyond electrification and renewables, will open up the global investment landscape. The technologies hold the potential to drive sizeable incremental growth and value to global GDP in the coming years. The short-term is expected to be a mixed bag of challenges and opportunities for both consumers and investors alike. There is always opportunity for businesses and their leaders who can chart a path forward with resilience and adaptability.

Table of Contents

I. METHODOLOGYII. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1. MARKET OVERVIEW
  • An Introduction to Structural Foams
  • Key Manufacturing Methods
  • Structural Foam Injection Molding Process
  • Advantages of Structural Foam Molding
  • Global Economic Update
  • World Shifts to an Endemic COVID-19 Strategy With Focus on Multilateral Approach to Managing Future Pandemics
  • From Pandemic to War & Inflation: “Subdued Outlook for 2023 Despite Signs of Easing Inflationary Conditions”
  • Here’s How Inflationary Pressures Affect the Economy
  • Russia-Ukraine War, the Primary Culprit Responsible for the Hardships
  • Although Past Peak in 2023, Efforts to Solve the Inflation Puzzle Should Continue
  • What’s Causing Inflationary Pressures in the Global Market
  • Exhibit 1: Slower Than Anticipated Decline Makes Inflation a Stickier Than Expected Problem to Solve in 2023: Global Inflation Rates (In %) for the Years 2019 through 2024
  • Exhibit 2: Although Declining for the First Time Since the Russia-Ukraine War, Global Oil Prices Still Remains Higher Than 2019 Levels Which In Turn Will Take Inflation Longer Than Expected to Fall: Global Average Annual Brent Crude Oil Price (In US$ Per Barrel) for Years 2017 through 2024
  • Exhibit 3: Global Economy Faces a Tough Climb Towards Recovery Made Rockier by the War, Persistent Challenges & Slower Decline in Underlying Core Inflation: World Economic Growth Projections (Real GDP, Annual % Change) for the Years 2020 Through 2024
  • Global Market Outlook
  • Polyethylene Segment Leads, Polyurethane to be the Fastest Growing Material Type
  • Building & Construction as Primary Application Segment
  • North America: The Largest Regional Market
  • Competition
  • Exhibit 4: Structural Foams - Global Key Competitors Percentage Market Share in 2023 (E)
  • Competitive Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche for Players Worldwide in 2023 (E)
  • Recent Market Activity
2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS
3. MARKET TRENDS & DRIVERS
  • Structural Foam Molding Vaults to Fame as Alluring Alternative to Traditional Injection Molding
  • Myriad Benefits of Structural Foam Molding Boost Market Prospects
  • Design, Production & Cost Benefits
  • Automotive Industry Emerges as a Major End-Use Market for Structural Foams
  • Need for Lightweight Components Presents Opportunities for Structural Foams
  • Exhibit 5: Auto Industry’s Focus on Lightweight Construction to Achieve CO2 Targets Presents Growth Opportunities: OEM Fleet Target Development in the EU (in g CO2/km) for the Years 2016, 2021 and 2030
  • How the Automotive Industry was Impacted by the Pandemic
  • Exhibit 6: World Automobile Production in Million Units: 2008-2022
  • Increasing Use of Structural Foam in Material Handling Industry
  • Promising Long-term Outlook for Building & Construction Industry Bodes Well for the Market
  • Construction Industry Dynamics Shape Demand Trends in Structural Foams Market
  • Exhibit 7: Global Construction Growth Contribution by Country for the Period 2020-2030
  • Exhibit 8: Projected Infrastructure Investment Needed (in US$ Trillion) by Region Over the Period 2016-2040
  • Rising Significance of EPS Structural Geofoam in Construction Industry
  • Structural Foam Blocks: A Glance at Select Applications
  • Increasing Role of Structural Foams in Electronics & Electrical Sector
  • Lightweight Attributes Fuel Use of Structural Foams in Wind Turbines
  • PET Foam Core Finds Use in Wind Turbines
  • Polyurethane Structural Foam: A Unique Material with Amazing Gamut of Applications
  • High-Performance Structural Foam Market: High Growth Prospects
  • Structural Foam Molding Optimizes Injection Molding for Large-Sized Plastic Parts Manufacture
  • Achieving Improved Structural Foam Molding Efficiency with Optimized Centralized Gas Supply
  • Plastics Injection Molding Witnesses Major Process and Software Advancements
  • New Process Developed for Manufacturing Structural Foams with Superior Bending Properties
  • Insights into Two-Part Dispensable Foams for Vehicle Repair Applications
  • Structural Foam Molding Vs Rotational Molding - An Overview
  • Challenges Confronting Structural Foams Market
4. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE
  • Table 1: World Structural Foams Market Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2030
  • Table 2: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Structural Foams by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for Years 2022 through 2030 and % CAGR
  • Table 3: World Historic Review for Structural Foams by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2021 and % CAGR
  • Table 4: World 16-Year Perspective for Structural Foams by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa Markets for Years 2014, 2023 & 2030
  • Table 5: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Polyethylene by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for Years 2022 through 2030 and % CAGR
  • Table 6: World Historic Review for Polyethylene by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2021 and % CAGR
  • Table 7: World 16-Year Perspective for Polyethylene by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa for Years 2014, 2023 & 2030
  • Table 8: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Polypropylene by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for Years 2022 through 2030 and % CAGR
  • Table 9: World Historic Review for Polypropylene by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2021 and % CAGR
  • Table 10: World 16-Year Perspective for Polypropylene by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa for Years 2014, 2023 & 2030
  • Table 11: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Polyurethane by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for Years 2022 through 2030 and % CAGR
  • Table 12: World Historic Review for Polyurethane by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2021 and % CAGR
  • Table 13: World 16-Year Perspective for Polyurethane by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa for Years 2014, 2023 & 2030
  • Table 14: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Polystyrene by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for Years 2022 through 2030 and % CAGR
  • Table 15: World Historic Review for Polystyrene by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2021 and % CAGR
  • Table 16: World 16-Year Perspective for Polystyrene by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa for Years 2014, 2023 & 2030
  • Table 17: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Other Materials by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for Years 2022 through 2030 and % CAGR
  • Table 18: World Historic Review for Other Materials by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2021 and % CAGR
  • Table 19: World 16-Year Perspective for Other Materials by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa for Years 2014, 2023 & 2030
  • Table 20: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Building & Construction by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for Years 2022 through 2030 and % CAGR
  • Table 21: World Historic Review for Building & Construction by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2021 and % CAGR
  • Table 22: World 16-Year Perspective for Building & Construction by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa for Years 2014, 2023 & 2030
  • Table 23: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Automotive by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for Years 2022 through 2030 and % CAGR
  • Table 24: World Historic Review for Automotive by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2021 and % CAGR
  • Table 25: World 16-Year Perspective for Automotive by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa for Years 2014, 2023 & 2030
  • Table 26: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Material Handling by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for Years 2022 through 2030 and % CAGR
  • Table 27: World Historic Review for Material Handling by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2021 and % CAGR
  • Table 28: World 16-Year Perspective for Material Handling by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa for Years 2014, 2023 & 2030
  • Table 29: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Electrical & Electronics by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for Years 2022 through 2030 and % CAGR
  • Table 30: World Historic Review for Electrical & Electronics by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2021 and % CAGR
  • Table 31: World 16-Year Perspective for Electrical & Electronics by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa for Years 2014, 2023 & 2030
  • Table 32: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Other Applications by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for Years 2022 through 2030 and % CAGR
  • Table 33: World Historic Review for Other Applications by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa Markets - Independent Analysis of Annual Sales in US$ Thousand for Years 2014 through 2021 and % CAGR
  • Table 34: World 16-Year Perspective for Other Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, China, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa for Years 2014, 2023 & 2030
III. MARKET ANALYSIS
UNITED STATES
  • Structural Foams Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche - Key Competitors in the United States for 2023 (E)
  • Market Analytics
CANADAJAPANCHINA
EUROPE
  • Structural Foams Market Presence - Strong/Active/Niche - Key Competitors in Europe for 2023 (E)
  • Market Analytics
FRANCEGERMANYITALYUNITED KINGDOMSPAINRUSSIAREST OF EUROPEASIA-PACIFICINDIASOUTH KOREAREST OF ASIA-PACIFICLATIN AMERICAARGENTINABRAZILMEXICOREST OF LATIN AMERICAMIDDLE EASTAFRICAIV. COMPETITION

Companies Mentioned (Partial List)

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes, but is not limited to:

  • Avedon Engineering, Inc.
  • Cashem Advanced Materials Hi-tech Co., Ltd.
  • DeKALB Molded Plastics
  • MSI Mold Builders
  • Oneplastics Group
  • SABIC (Saudi Basic Industries Corporation)
  • Season Group
  • Thermal Beacon

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