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Polymer Foam Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report by Type (Polystyrene, Polyurethane, Polyolefin, Melamine, Phenolic, PVC), by Application, by Region, and Segment Forecasts, 2022-2030

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  • 201 Pages
  • April 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Grand View Research
  • ID: 4613424
The global polymer foam market size is expected to reach USD 170.1 billion by 2030. It is expected to expand at a CAGR of 3.6% from 2022 to 2030. Rising demand from the automotive and building and construction industries is likely to drive the market. Polymer foams are widely utilized in combination with other materials in various composite constructions, high-resilience foam seating, rigid insulation panels, automotive components, carpet underlays, upholstery stuffing, and packaging, among other applications.



Rigid types are primarily used as insulation material in construction and refrigeration applications. They are energy-efficient and help in cutting energy costs. Flexible types are mainly used as cushioning material in transportation, furniture, bedding, carpet underlay, and packaging, among others.

The rising focus on the development of biodegradable foams owing to stringent environmental regulations across the globe has opened new market opportunities for manufacturers. The manufacturing cost of these biodegradable types is still higher than petroleum-based chemicals. Therefore, it will take a couple of years for manufacturers to completely adopt this variant.

On the basis of type, polystyrene foam was the largest segment in 2021 and accounted for more than 30.0% share of the global revenue. Expanded polystyrene-based products have excellent shock absorbing properties and are preferred in storing, packaging, and transporting electrical equipment, cooked food, and perishable goods. They are also preferred in various marine floatation applications, including the construction of floating docks, surfboards, and boat stands.

Polyolefin foams including polypropylene and polyethylene are expected to witness significant expansion in the forthcoming years. Traditionally, the low melt strength of these products, particularly polypropylene, limited the growth of this segment in the global market. Several technologies including post-reactor radiation and compounding modifiers method have been introduced by various polyolefin manufacturers, such as Borealis and LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V. The aim is to improve the strength of polyolefins to meet the requirements of wind energy applications, including spar webs and shell panels, and marine applications like vibration control and cushion seats.

Asia Pacific is anticipated to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period owing to the burgeoning growth in the construction, automotive, and wind energy industries in China and India. The growth of the automotive and building and construction industries in Europe is expected to drive the demand for polymer foam over the forecast period.

Polymer Foam Market Report Highlights

  • On the basis of type, polyolefin is estimated to emerge as one of the fastest-growing segments over the forecast period. The product penetration has increased over the past few years in the flooring and automotive industries. Companies such as Sekisui Alveo AG, Armacell International S.A., and Borealis AG produce polyolefin foams in rolls and sheets that are environmentally friendly, versatile, and lightweight.
  • The building and construction application segment accounted for the largest revenue share of more than 30.0% in 2021.
  • Asia Pacific is estimated to witness the highest growth in the forecast period on account of the surging demand from the manufacturing sector in countries, including India, China, and Indonesia.


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Frequently Asked Questions about the Global Polymer Foam Market

What is the estimated value of the Global Polymer Foam Market?

The Global Polymer Foam Market was estimated to be valued at $128 Billion in 2022.

What is the growth rate of the Global Polymer Foam Market?

The growth rate of the Global Polymer Foam Market is 3.6%, with an estimated value of $170.1 Billion by 2030.

What is the forecasted size of the Global Polymer Foam Market?

The Global Polymer Foam Market is estimated to be worth $170.1 Billion by 2030.

Who are the key companies in the Global Polymer Foam Market?

Key companies in the Global Polymer Foam Market include Arkema Group, Armacell International S.A., BASF SE, Borealis AG, Fritz Nauer AG, Koepp Schaum GmbH, JSP Corporation, Polymer Technologies, Inc. and Rogers Corporation.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Methodology and Scope
1.1 Information procurement
1.1.1 Purchased Database
1.1.2 Internal Database
1.1.3 Secondary Sources & Third-Party Perspectives
1.1.4 Primary Research
1.2 Information analysis & research methodology
1.2.1 Data Analysis Models & Research Assumptions
Chapter 2 Executive Summary
2.1 Segment outlook
2.2 Competitive insights
Chapter 3 Polymer Foam Market Variables, Trends, and Scope
3.1 Market segmentation and scope
3.2 Market lineage outlook
3.2.1 Polymer market
3.3 Penetration & growth prospect mapping
3.4 Polymer foam market: Value chain analysis
3.4.1 Raw material trends
3.4.1.1 Polyols
3.4.1.2 Isocyanates
3.4.1.3 Styrene
3.4.1.4 PVC Resin
3.4.1.5 Melamine
3.4.2 Sales channel analysis
3.4.3 Vendor selection criteria analysis
3.4.4 List of key end users
3.5 Technology overview
3.5.1 Physical foaming
3.5.2 Foaming processes
3.5.2.1 Slabstock foaming
3.5.2.2 Extrusion foaming
3.5.2.3 Foam injection molding
3.6 Regulatory framework
3.6.1 TCEP
3.6.2 TDCP
3.7 Qualitative insights for bio-sourced polymer foams
3.7.1 Introduction-Evolution of BioSource foams
3.7.2 Raw materials used for bio Sourced foams
3.7.3 Formulation process of bio sourced foams
3.7.4 Potential applications and end uses of bio sourced foams
3.7.4.1 Automotive:
3.7.4.2 Packaging:
3.8 Polymer foam market dynamics
3.8.1 Polymer foam market driver analysis
3.8.1.1 Growing demand for polyurethane foam from Asia Pacific automotive industry
3.8.1.2 Increase in building & construction activities
3.8.1.3 Increase in rail infrastructure spending in different geographies
3.8.1.4 Increase in wind turbine installations
3.8.2 Market restraints analysis
3.8.2.1 Volatile raw material prices
3.9 Business environment analysis: Polymer foam market
3.9.1 Industry analysis-Porter’s analysis
3.9.2 Polymer foam market-PESTEL analysis
3.10 Market entry strategies
Chapter 4 Polymer Foam Market: Type Estimates & Trend Analysis
4.1 Type movement analysis & market share, 2021 and 2030
4.2 Polyurethane foam
4.2.1 Polymer foam market estimates and forecasts by polystyrene foam, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
4.3 Polystyrene foam
4.3.1 Polymer foam market estimates and forecasts by polystyrene foam, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
4.4 PVC foam
4.4.1 Polymer foam market estimates and forecasts by PVC foam, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
4.5 Phenolic foam
4.5.1 Polymer foam market estimates and forecasts by phenolic foam, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
4.6 Polyolefin foam
4.6.1 Polymer foam market estimates and forecasts by polyolefin foam, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
4.7 Melamine foam
4.7.1 Polymer foam market estimates and forecasts by melamine foam, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
4.8 Others
4.8.1 Polymer foam market estimates and forecasts by other foams, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
Chapter 5 Polymer Foam Market: Application Estimates & Trend Analysis
5.1 Application movement analysis & market share, 2021 and 2030
5.2 Packaging
5.2.1 Polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, in packaging, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
5.3 Building & construction
5.3.1 Polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, in building & construction, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
5.4 Furniture & Bedding
5.4.1 Polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, in furniture & bedding, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
5.5 Automotive
5.5.1 Polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, in automotive, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
5.6 Rail
5.6.1 Polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, in rail, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
5.7 Wind
5.7.1 Polymer market estimates and forecasts, in wind, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
5.8 Marine
5.8.1 Polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, in marine, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
5.9 Others
5.9.1 Polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, in others, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
Chapter 6 Polymer Foam Market: Regional Estimates & Trend Analysis
6.1 Regional market snapshot
6.2 Regional movement analysis & market share, 2021 and 2030
6.3 North America
6.3.1 North America polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.3.2 North America polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by type, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.3.3 North America polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.3.4 U.S.
6.3.4.1 U.S polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.3.4.2 U.S polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by type, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.3.4.3 U.S polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.3.5 Canada
6.3.5.1 Canada polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.3.5.2 Canada polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by type, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.3.5.3 Canada polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.3.6 Mexico
6.3.6.1 Mexico polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.3.6.2 Mexico polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by type, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.3.6.3 Mexico polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.4 Europe
6.4.1 Europe polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.4.2 Europe polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by type, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.4.3 Europe polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.4.4 Germany
6.4.4.1 Germany polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.4.4.2 Germany polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by type, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.4.4.3 Germany polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.4.5 France
6.4.5.1 France polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.4.5.2 France polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by type, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.4.5.3 France polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.4.6 Italy
6.4.6.1 Italy polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.4.6.2 Italy polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by type, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.4.6.3 Italy polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.4.7 U.K.
6.4.7.1 U.K. polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.4.7.2 U.K. polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by type, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.4.7.3 U.K. polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.4.8 Spain
6.4.8.1 Spain polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.4.8.2 Spain polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by type, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.4.8.3 Spain polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.4.9 Russia
6.4.9.1 Russia polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.4.9.2 Russia polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by type, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.4.9.3 Russia polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.5 Asia Pacific
6.5.1 Asia Pacific polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.5.2 Asia pacific polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by type, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.5.3 Asia Pacific polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.5.4 China
6.5.4.1 China Polymer Foam Market Estimates and Forecasts, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.5.4.2 China polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by type, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.5.4.3 China polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.5.5 India
6.5.5.1 India polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.5.5.2 India polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by type, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.5.5.3 India polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.5.6 Japan
6.5.6.1 Japan polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.5.6.2 Japan polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by type, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.5.6.3 Japan polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.5.7 South Korea
6.5.7.1 South Korea polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.5.7.2 South Korea polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by type, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.5.7.3 South Korea polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.5.8 Singapore
6.5.8.1 Singapore polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.5.8.2 Singapore polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by type, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.5.8.3 Singapore polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.5.9 Indonesia
6.5.9.1 Indonesia polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.5.9.2 Indonesia polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by type, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.5.9.3 Indonesia polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.6 Central & South America
6.6.1 Central & South America Polymer Foam Market Estimates and Forecasts, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.6.2 Central & South America polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by type, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.6.3 Central & South America polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.6.4 Brazil
6.6.4.1 Brazil polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.6.4.2 Brazil polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by application, by type, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.6.4.3 Brazil polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by application, by application, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.7 Middle East & Africa
6.7.1 Middle East & Africa polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.7.2 Middle East & Africa polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by type, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
6.7.3 Middle East & Africa polymer foam market estimates and forecasts, by application, 2019-2030 (Kilotons) (USD Million)
Chapter 7 Polymer Foam Market-Competitive Analysis
7.1 Key global players & recent developments & their impact on the industry
7.1.1 Capacity expansion
7.1.2 New product development
7.1.3 mergers & acquistion
7.2 Key company/Competition categorization
7.3 Vendor landscape
7.3.1 List of key distributors
7.4 List of companies (Public & Private)
7.4.1 Company market position analysis
7.4.2 Competitive dashboard analysis
Chapter 8 Company Profiles
8.1 Arkema Group
8.1.1 Company overview
8.1.2 Financial performance
8.1.3 Product benchmarking
8.1.4 swot analysis
8.2 Armacell International S.A.
8.2.1 Company overview
8.2.2 Financial performance
8.2.3 Product benchmarking
8.2.4 Strategic initiative
8.2.5 swot analysis
8.3 BASF SE
8.3.1 Company overview
8.3.2 Financial performance
8.3.3 Product benchmarking
8.3.4 Strategic Initiatives
8.3.5 swot analysis
8.4 Borealis AG
8.4.1 Company overview
8.4.2 Financial performance
8.4.3 Product benchmarking
8.4.4 swot analysis
8.5 Fritz Nauer AG
8.5.1 Company overview
8.5.2 Financial performance
8.5.3 Product benchmarking
8.5.4 swot analysis
8.6 Koepp Schaum GmbH
8.6.1 Company overview
8.6.2 Financial performance
8.6.3 Product benchmarking
8.7 JSP Corporation
8.7.1 Company overview
8.7.2 Financial performance
8.7.3 Product benchmarking
8.7.4 swot analysis
8.8 Polymer Technologies, Inc.
8.8.1 Company overview
8.8.2 Product benchmarking
8.9 Recticel NV
8.9.1 Company overview
8.9.2 Financial performance
8.9.3 Product benchmarking
8.9.4 Strategic initiative
8.9.5 swot analysis
8.10 Rogers Corporation
8.10.1 Company overview
8.10.2 Financial performance
8.10.3 Product benchmarking
8.10.4 swot analysis
8.11 SEKISUI ALVEO AG
8.11.1 Company overview
8.11.2 Financial performance
8.11.3 Product benchmarking
8.11.4 Strategic initiative
8.12 Synthos S.A.
8.12.1 Company overview
8.12.2 Financial performance
8.12.3 Product benchmarking
8.13 DowDuPont, Inc.
8.13.1 Company overview
8.13.2 Financial performance
8.13.3 Product benchmarking
8.13.4 swot analysis
8.14 Trelleborg AB
8.14.1 Company overview
8.14.2 Financial performance
8.14.3 Product benchmarking
8.14.4 Strategic initiative
8.14.5 swot analysis
8.15 Zotefoams plc
8.15.1 Company overview
8.15.2 Financial performance
8.15.3 Product benchmarking
8.15.4 Strategic initiatives
8.15.5 swot analysis
8.16 Woodbridge Foam Corporation
8.16.1 Company overview
8.16.2 Financial performance
8.16.3 Product Benchmarking
8.16.4 Strategic Initiative
8.17 Sealed Air Corporation
8.17.1 Company overview
8.17.2 Financial performance
8.17.3 Product benchmarking
8.17.4 swot analysis

Companies Mentioned

  • Arkema Group
  • Armacell International S.A.
  • BASF SE
  • Borealis AG
  • Fritz Nauer AG
  • Koepp Schaum GmbH
  • JSP Corporation
  • Polymer Technologies, Inc.
  • Recticel NV
  • Rogers Corporation
  • SEKISUI ALVEO AG
  • Synthos S.A.
  • DowDuPont, Inc.
  • Trelleborg AB
  • Zotefoams plc
  • Woodbridge Foam Corporation
  • Sealed Air Corporation

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