Global Polyurethanes Market - Segmented by Application, End-User Industry and Geography - Growth, Trends and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

  • ID: 4515087
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 138 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
until Mar 31st 2019
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  • DowDuPont
  • FoamPartner Group
  • INOAC Corp.
  • Rogers Corp.
  • Tosoh Corporation
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The polyurethanes market is expected to grow at a rapid rate during the forecast period, 2018-2023. Polyurethane-based foams are used as insulating materials in homes, refrigerators, and for many other uses. Insulating foams help consumers save on their heating and cooling costs.

Growing Demand from the Construction Industry

With the rising number of building codes that promote energy-efficient structures, home builders and consumers are gradually moving toward building strategies that deliver performance and energy savings in the long run. According to the Department of Energy, heating and cooling costs account for 48% of the energy use in a typical US home. Spray polyurethanes are important solutions in improving a home’s energy efficiency, along with other insulating foams. Various government projects, including Affordable Housing Initiative (AHI), New Building Canada Plan (NBCP), and Made in Canada are expected to hugely drive the growth in this sector, further promoting the use of polyurethane in the construction industry.

Growing Usage of Elastomers in the Footwear Industry

Footwear is the largest end-user industry of polyurethanes. Footwear applications, including microcellular products and thermoplastic polyurethane products, accounted for more than half of the total consumption of elastomers. The consumption of thermoplastic elastomers is also expected to continue to increase, as a result of the gradual replacement of EVA (ethyl vinyl acetate), PVC (poly vinyl chloride), and other elastomer materials, for the production of footwear. Although polyurethanes are mostly used in sports and trekking shoes, it is also used for making business and fashion shoe soles, as well as in high-quality safety shoes extensively. Consumption of thermoplastic elastomers is also expected to be stimulated by their increasing usage in film applications.

Asia-Pacific to Lead the Market

Elastomer is the largest non-foam application segment in the largest regional market (Asia-Pacific) of the polyurethane industry. The development of polyurethane in Asia-Pacific was strongly promoted by the growth of the footwear industry in China in the form of polyurethane elastomer. The Chinese footwear industry began with the shift of footwear production from Western nations to China, at the beginning of this century. The consumption of polyurethane elastomers in India and ASEAN countries has been increasing, as a result of the increasing production of shoes, sporting goods, industrial materials, and consumer goods.

Notable Developments in Market

November 2017: Dow added new capabilities to serve the growing European polyurethane system market, in turn serving customers in the growing industrial and infrastructural markets.

December 2017: BASF invested in smart supply chain Start-up Ahrma. Ahrma offered a complete, rentable supply chain solution consisting of a pallet coated with BASF’s Polyurethane Spray system Elastocoat C.

Major Key Players: BASF SE, Huntsman Corp., Tosoh Corporation, Covestro AG, and DowDuPont, amongst others.

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1. Introduction
1.1 Research Phases
1.2 Scope of the Market
1.3 Study Deliverables

2. Executive Summary

3. Market Insights
3.1 Indstry Value Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.2.5 Degree of Competition

4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Growing Demand from the Bedding, Carpet & cushioning industry
4.1.2 Growing Demand from the Construction industry
4.1.3 Recyclable products
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 Volatile Raw Material Prices
4.2.2 Competition from Fiberglass and Polystyrene Foam
4.3 Opportunities
4.3.1 Increasing demand for Bio-based Polyurethane
4.3.2 Other Opportunities

5. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
5.1 By Application
5.1.1 Foam Rigid Foam Flexible Foam
5.1.2 Coatings
5.1.3 Adhesive & Sealant
5.1.4 Elastomer
5.1.5 Others
5.2 By End-user Industry
5.2.1 Furniture & Interior
5.2.2 Building & Construction
5.2.3 Electronics & Appliances
5.2.4 Automotive
5.2.5 Footwear
5.2.6 Packaging
5.2.7 Others (Industrial, Textiles & Apparel, Fibers, Medical, and Marine)

6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
6.1 Asia-Pacific
6.1.1 India
6.1.2 China
6.1.3 Japan
6.1.4 South Korea
6.1.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.2 North America
6.2.1 United States
6.2.2 Canada
6.2.3 Mexico
6.2.4 Rest of North America
6.3 Europe
6.3.1 Germany
6.3.2 United Kingdom
6.3.3 Italy
6.3.4 France
6.3.5 Russia
6.3.6 Rest of Europe
6.4 South America
6.4.1 Brazil
6.4.2 Argentina
6.4.3 Rest of South America
6.5 Middle East & Africa
6.5.1 Saudi Arabia
6.5.2 South Africa
6.5.3 Rest of Middle East & Africa

7. Competitive Landscape
7.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
7.2 Market Share Analysis***
7.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

8. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials**, Products & Services, and Recent Developments)
8.2 Armacell Enterprise GmbH & Co. KG
8.3 Carpenter Co.
8.4 Chemtura Corp.
8.5 Covestro
8.6 DowDuPont
8.7 Eurofoam Group Co.
8.8 Foam Supplies Inc.
8.9 Foamcraft Inc.
8.10 FoamPartner Group
8.11 Future Foam Inc.
8.12 FXI-Foamex Innovations
8.13 Huntsman Corp.
8.14 INOAC Corp.
8.15 Mitsui Chemicals
8.16 Nitto Denko Corporation
8.17 Recticel SA
8.18 Rogers Corp.
8.19 Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp.
8.20 Sekisui Chemical Co. Ltd
8.21 The Vita Group
8.22 The Woodbridge group
8.23 Tosoh Corporation
8.24 Trelleborg AG
8.25 UFP Technologies Inc.
8.26 Wanhua Industrial Group
*List Not Exhaustive

9. Disclaimer
**Subject to availability on public domain
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  • Armacell Enterprise GmbH & Co. KG
  • Carpenter Co.
  • Chemtura Corp.
  • Covestro
  • DowDuPont
  • Eurofoam Group Co.
  • Foam Supplies Inc.
  • Foamcraft Inc.
  • FoamPartner Group
  • Future Foam Inc.
  • FXI-Foamex Innovations
  • Huntsman Corp.
  • INOAC Corp.
  • Mitsui Chemicals
  • Nitto Denko Corporation
  • Recticel SA
  • Rogers Corp.
  • Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corp.
  • Sekisui Chemical Co. Ltd.
  • The Vita Group
  • The Woodbridge group
  • Tosoh Corporation
  • Trelleborg AG
  • UFP Technologies Inc.
  • Wanhua Industrial Group
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