Geofoams are used to provide a lightweight void fill below a highway, bridge or parking lot. Geofoams are also used in much broader applications, including lightweight fill for construction on soft ground, slope stabilization compressible inclusions, thermal insulation and drainage.
The Geofoams market in the North American region is growing fast due to the evolving environmental regulations. The Asia-Pacific region is also expected to generate huge demand for geofoams in the coming years as developing countries in the region are planning to undertake large scale infrastructure projects and other development projects which is expected to be a key driver for geofoams in this region.
The major global players are ACH Foam Technologies, Atlas EPS, AFM Corporation, Plastifab, VersaTech, Novachemicals, Beaver Plastics, DrewFoam Companies, FMI-EPS and Insulation Corporation of America.
One of the key drivers for the geofoam industry is the low density of geofoams which is approximately 1 to 2 percent of the weight of soil. The typical densities for EPS fill are approximately 0.7 and 2.85 pounds per cubic foot which helps in maintaining a predictable compressive strength that is suitable for many structural applications.
Geofoam is vulnerable to damage when exposed to certain petroleum solvents which has to be taken care during construction. If needed, the geofoam can be blanketed with hydrocarbon-resistant geomembranes for protection.
WHAT THE REPORT OFFERS
The report elucidates the situation of Geofoams around the world and studies its markets by applications which include Road construction, Bridge Abutment, Rail embarkment, Landscaping, Slope Stabilization, Airport Runway, Pavement Insulation, Utility protection and Special applications.
Lastly, the report is divided by geography - North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific (APAC), South America and Middle-East & Africa (MEA); where-in the market share of each region is analyzed and estimates are provided for the next 5 years. The market share analysis of various types of Geofoams and by end user industry of Geofoams have been discussed in detail in addition to a comprehensive overview of the market.
1.1 Research Methodology
1.2 Executive Summary
2. Geofoam Market
2.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis
2.3 Industry Attractiveness-Porters 5 Forces Analysis
2.3.1 Bargaining Power of Supplier
2.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
2.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
2.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
2.3.5 Degree of Competition
3. Market Dynamics
3.1.1 Government Policies and incentives to the sector
3.1.2 Cost Saving
3.1.3 Low Density
3.1.4 Decreases Construction Time
3.2.1 Volatality in Raw materials restraining the growth
3.2.2 Vulnerable to petroleum solvents
4. Market Segmentation and Analysis
4.1 By Type
4.1.1 EPS (Expanded Polystrene)
4.1.2 XPS (Extruded Polystrene)
4.2 By Applications
4.2.1 Road construction
4.2.2 Road widening
4.2.3 Bridge Abutment
4.2.4 Bridge underfill
4.2.5 Rail embarkment
4.2.7 Slope Stabilization
4.2.8 Stadium and Theatre sitting
4.2.9 Airport Runway
4.2.10 Pavement Insulation
4.2.11 Retaining Wall or Abutment Backfill
4.2.12 Utility protection
4.2.13 Special applications
5. Regional Market Analysis (Market size,growth and forecast)
5.1 North America
5.1.1 United States
5.1.4 Rest of North America
5.2.2 United Kingdom
5.2.5 Rest of Europe
5.3 South America
5.3.3 Rest of South America
5.4.1 Saudi Arabia
5.4.2 South Africa
5.4.3 Rest of MENA
5.5 Asia Pacific
5.5.4 South Korea
5.5.5 Rest of Asia Pacific
6. Competitive Landscape
6.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
6.2 Joint Ventures, Collaborations and Agreements
6.3 Market Share Analysis
6.4 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
7. Key Company Analysis
7.1 ACH Foam Technologies
7.2 AFM Corporation
7.3 Atlas EPS
7.4 Beaver Plastics
7.5 DrewFoam Companies
7.8 Insulation Corporation of America
7.11 Polyform Inc.
7.12 Polymos Inc.
7.13 Shelter Enterprise Inc.
7.15 â€ - list not exhaustive