Plastic Foams

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Plastic Foams

Growth in the US plastic foams market will total 2.3% annually through 2020 in volume terms. Gains will be fueled by strong growth in construction spending, benefiting applications such as building insulation. The rising popularity of foam mattresses over traditional innerspring products will also boost demand.

This report segments the Plastic Foams industry by Products and Markets. Data is provided in million pounds and million US dollars.

Plastic Foams Products include:

Polyurethane (PUR)

Rigid Polyurethane

Flexible Polyurethane

Polystyrene

Expanded (EPS)

Extruded (XPS)

Others (Polypropylene, HDPE, Engineering Plastics, Vinyl, LDPE)

Polyurethane will remain the largest of these through 2019. Fastest growth will be for other types such as HDPE and LDPE foam, fueled by gains in protective packaging and motor vehicle applications.

Major Plastic Foam Markets include:

Packaging

Construction

Household Products

Motor Vehicles

Packaging was the leading outlet in 2015. The most rapid gains through 2020 are forecast for the Construction market, fueled by a healthy outlook for foam insulation in residential and nonresidential buildings.

The plastic foams industry consists of hundreds of producers, most of which are small, niche suppliers. Major producers include ACH Foam Technologies, BASF, Carpenter, Covestro, Dart Container, Dow Chemical, Firestone Building Products, FXI, Hood (Atlas Roofing), Noel Group (Nomaco), Reynolds Group, Saint-Gobain, and Tekni-Plex.
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INTRODUCTION
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT
General
Macroeconomic Environment
Consumer Income & Spending
Demographic Trends
Construction Outlook
Manufacturing Outlook
Plastic Resin Outlook
Plastic Foam Characteristics
Competitive Materials
Environmental & Regulatory Considerations
Materials-Based Regulations
Energy-Based Regulations
Blowing Agents
Recycling
International Activity
III. MARKETS
General
Packaging
Plastic Foams Demand by Resin & Application
Foodservice & Consumer Disposables
Foodservice Disposables Market Outlook
Plastic Foam Foodservice & Consumer Disposables
Drinking Cups
Dinnerware
Clamshells
Lunch Trays
Other Foodservice & Consumer Disposables
Protective Packaging
Protective Packaging Market Outlook
Plastic Foam Protective Packaging
Containers
Food Container Market Outlook
Plastic Foam Containers
Meat, Seafood, & Poultry Trays
Insulated Shipping Containers
Egg Cartons
Construction
Plastic Foams Demand by Resin & Application
Insulation
Construction Insulation Market Outlook
Plastic Foam Insulation
Flooring & Carpet Backing
Carpet & Rug Market Outlook
Plastic Foam in Flooring & Carpet Backing
Other Construction
Household Products
Plastic Foams Demand by Resin & Application
Bedding
Bedding Industry Outlook
Plastic Foams in Bedding
Furniture
Furniture Industry Outlook
Plastic Foams in Furniture
Appliances
Major Appliance Industry Outlook
Plastic Foams in Appliances
Other Household Products
Motor Vehicles
Motor Vehicle Outlook
Plastic Foams in Motor Vehicles
Other Markets
IV. PRODUCTS
General
Pricing Trends
V. POLYURETHANE FOAMS
General
Flexible Polyurethane Foams
Household Products
Bedding
Furniture
Textiles
Motor Vehicles
Flooring Underlay
Packaging
Other Markets
Rigid Polyurethane Foams
Construction
Demand by Segment
Demand by Type
Household Products
Appliances
Other Household Products
Packaging
Motor Vehicles
Other Markets
Producers
VI. POLYSTYRENE FOAMS
General
Extruded Polystyrene Foams
Packaging
Dinnerware
Clamshells
Meat, Seafood, & Poultry Trays
Egg Cartons
Lunch Trays
Construction
Other Markets
Expanded Polystyrene Foams
Packaging
Drinking Cups
Molded Foam Protective Packaging
Insulated Shipping Containers
Loose-Fill
Other
Construction
Other Markets
Producers
VII. OTHER PLASTIC FOAMS
General
High Density Polyethylene Foams
Polypropylene Foams
Vinyl Foams
Engineering Plastic Foams
Low Density Polyethylene Foams
Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene Foams
Biodegradable Plastic Foams
All Other Plastic Foams
VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
General
Market Share
Mergers & Acquisitions
Marketing & Distribution
Research & Development
Competitive Strategies
Cooperative Agreements
Company Profiles
ACH Foam Technologies LLC
American Excelsior Company
Arkema SA
Armacell International SA
Atlas Roofing, see Hood Companies
BASF SE
Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated
Bridgestone Corporation
Carlisle Companies Incorporated
Carpenter Company
CertainTeed, see Saint-Gobain
Chemours Company
Covestro AG
Crest Foam Industries, see INOAC
Dart Container Corporation
Dolco Packaging, see Tekni-Plex
Dow Chemical Company
DuPont (EI) de Nemours
Erasables Products, see UFP Technologies
Evonik Industries AG
Firestone Building Products, see Bridgestone
Free-Flow Packaging International Incorporated
FXI Incorporated
Hood Companies
Hunter Panels, see Carlisle Companies
Huntsman Corporation
Industrial Thermo Polymers, see Armacell International
Innocor Incorporated
INOAC Corporation
Insulfoam, see Carlisle Companies
Johns Manville, see Berkshire Hathaway
Johnson Controls Incorporated
New WinCup Holdings Incorporated
Noël Group LLC
Nomaco, see Noël Group
Nomacorc, see Noël Group
Novipax LLC
Owens Corning
Pactiv, see Reynolds Group Holdings
Pak-Lite Incorporated
Pregis Corporation
RAPAC, see Ring Companies
Reynolds Group Holdings Limited
Ring Companies
Rmax Incorporated
Rogers Foam Corporation
Rubicon, see Huntsman
Saint-Gobain
Schweiter Technologies AG
Sealed Air Corporation
Sekisui Chemical Company Limited
Solvay SA
Sonoco Products Company
StarchTech Incorporated
Storopack Hans Reichenecker GmbH
Technoelastomeri, see Huntsman
Tekni-Plex Incorporated
3A Composites International, see Schweiter Technologies
3M Company
UFP Technologies Incorporated
Other Companies Mentioned in Study
LIST OF TABLES
SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 Macroeconomic Indicators
2 Personal Consumption Expenditures
3 Population & Households
4 Construction Expenditures
5 Manufacturers’ Shipments
6 Plastic Resin Supply & Demand
SECTION III -- MARKETS
1 Plastic Foams Demand by Market
2 Packaging Market for Plastic Foams by Resin & Application
3 Foodservice Disposables Demand by Type
4 Foodservice & Consumer Disposables Market for Plastic Foams
5 Protective Packaging Demand by Material
6 Protective Packaging Market for Plastic Foams by Resin & Type
7 Food Container Demand by Type
8 Container Market for Plastic Foams
9 Construction Market for Plastic Foams by Resin & Application
10 Construction Insulation Demand by Type
11 Construction Insulation Market for Plastic Foams
12 Carpet & Rug Supply & Demand
13 Flooring & Carpet Backing Market for Plastic Foams
14 Other Construction Markets for Plastic Foams
15 Household Product Market for Plastic Foams by Resin &Application
16 Mattress & Sleep System Shipments
17 Bedding Market for Plastic Foams
18 Furniture Shipments
19 Furniture Market for Plastic Foams
20 Major Appliance Shipments
21 Appliance Market for Plastic Foams
22 Other Household Product Markets for Plastic Foams
23 Motor Vehicle Production
24 Motor Vehicle Market for Plastic Foams by Resin
25 Other Markets for Plastic Foams
SECTION IV -- PRODUCTS
1 Plastics Foams Demand by Resin
2 Selected Plastic Foams Pricing
SECTION V -- POLYURETHANE FOAMS
1 Polyurethane Foams Demand by Type & Market
2 Flexible Polyurethane Foams Demand by Market
3 Household Product Market for Flexible Polyurethane Foams
4 Motor Vehicle Market for Flexible Polyurethane Foams
5 Flooring Underlay Market for Flexible Polyurethane Foams
6 Packaging Market for Flexible Polyurethane foams
7 Other Markets for Flexible Polyurethane Foams
8 Rigid Polyurethane Foams Demand by Market
9 Construction Market for Rigid Polyurethane Foams
10 Household Product Market for Rigid Polyurethane Foams
11 Packaging Market for Rigid Polyurethane Foams
12 Motor Vehicle Market for Rigid Polyurethane Foams
13 Other Markets for Rigid Polyurethane Foams
SECTION VI -- POLYSTYRENE FOAMS
1 Polystyrene Foams Demand by Processing Method & Market
2 Extruded Polystyrene Foams Demand by Market
3 Packaging Market for Extruded Polystyrene Foams
4 Construction Market for Extruded Polystyrene Foams
5 Other Markets for Extruded Polystyrene Foams
6 Expanded Polystyrene Foams Demand by Market
7 Expanded Polystyrene Foams in Packaging
8 Construction Market for Expanded Polystyrene Foams
9 Other Markets for Expanded Polystyrene Foams
SECTION VII -- OTHER PLASTIC FOAMS
1 OTHER PLASTIC FOAMS DEMAND BY RESIN
2 High Density Polyethylene Foams Demand by Market
3 Polypropylene Foams Demand by Market
4 Vinyl Foams Demand by Market
5 Engineering Plastic Foams Demand by Market
6 Low Density Polyethylene Foams Demand by Market
7 Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene Foams Demand by Market
8 Biodegradable Plastic Foams Demand by Market
9 All Other Plastic Foams Demand by Market
SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Plastic Foam Sales by Company, 2015
2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements
LIST OF CHARTS
SECTION III -- MARKETS
1 Plastic Foams Demand by Market, 2015
2 Packaging Market for Plastic Foams by Application, 2015
3 Protective Packaging Market for Plastic Foams by Resin, 2015
4 Construction Market for Plastic Foams by Application, 2015
5 Household Product Market for Plastic Foams by Application, 2015
SECTION V -- POLYURETHANE FOAMS
1 Flexible Polyurethane Foams Demand by Market, 2015
2 Rigid Polyurethane Foams Demand by Market, 2015
SECTION VI -- POLYSTYRENE FOAMS
1 Polystyrene Foams Demand by Processing Method, 2015
2 Extruded Polystyrene Foams Demand by Market, 2015
3 Expanded Polystyrene Foams Demand by Market, 2015
SECTION VII -- OTHER PLASTIC FOAMS
1 Other Plastic Foams Demand by Resin, 2015
SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 US Plastic Foams Market Share, 2015
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