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Polymeric Foams: Global Markets

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  • 182 Pages
  • May 2022
  • Region: Global
  • BCC Research
  • ID: 5583796

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Arkema Inc.
  • Borealis AG
  • Dow Chemical Co.
  • Greiner Group AG
  • Recticel Nv/Sa
  • Sabic
The report takes a general outlook of the polymeric foams market. It examines industry standards, government and industry support, and other factors related to the success of polymeric foams. This report segments the market into major sub-segments like resin family and application. In-depth study of the most important technological, economic, political and environmental considerations in the polymeric foams industry are also included.This report covers the global market for polymeric foams and analyzes global market trends, with the base year as 2021 and estimated compound annual growth rates (CAGR) for 2022 and 2027. Sales values are presented in U.S. dollars. Estimated values used are based on manufacturers’ total revenues.The study also discusses market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, opportunities and challenges. It further examines new and emerging trends and their impact on current and future market dynamics.



Report Includes

  • 47 data tables and 13 additional tables
  • An overview of the global markets for polymeric foams
  • Estimation of the market size and analyses of market trends, with data from 2021, estimates for 2022 with projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2027
  • Characterization and quantification of market potential for polymeric foams by technology, applications, resin family and region
  • Description of plastic resin chemistry, manufacturing, and properties; information on conventional polymer foam technology including polyolefin foam processes and polystyrene foam processes
  • Information on environmental laws and regulations, and the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendment, and discussion on CFC- and HCFC-replacement issues
  • Identification of market drivers, restraints and other forces impacting the global market and evaluation of current market trends, market size, and market forecast
  • Market share analysis of the key companies of the industry and coverage of events like mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, collaborations or partnerships, and other key market strategies and a relevant patent analysis
  • Company profiles of major industry players, including Arkema, BASF SE, Covestro AG, Dow Chemical Co., Evonik Industries AG, Saint-Gobain and Toray Industries, Inc
Frequently Asked Questions about the Global Polymeric Foams Markets

What is the estimated value of the Global Polymeric Foams Markets?

The Global Polymeric Foams Markets was estimated to be valued at $124.1 Billion in 2022.

What is the growth rate of the Global Polymeric Foams Markets?

The growth rate of the Global Polymeric Foams Markets is 4.5%, with an estimated value of $154.3 Billion by 2027.

What is the forecasted size of the Global Polymeric Foams Markets?

The Global Polymeric Foams Markets is estimated to be worth $154.3 Billion by 2027.

Who are the key companies in the Global Polymeric Foams Markets?

Key companies in the Global Polymeric Foams Markets include Arkema Inc., Armacell International S.A., Basf Se, Borealis AG, Covestro AG, Dow Chemical Co., Evonik Industries AG, Greiner Group AG and Jsp Corp..

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Arkema Inc.
  • Borealis AG
  • Dow Chemical Co.
  • Greiner Group AG
  • Recticel Nv/Sa
  • Sabic

Chapter 1 Introduction
  • Study Goals and Objectives
  • Reasons for Doing this Study
  • What’S New in this Update?
  • Scope of Report
  • Methodology and Information Sources
  • Geographic Breakdown
  • Analyst's Credentials
  • Custom Research
  • Related Research Reports

Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights
Chapter 3 Market Overview
  • Petrochemical and Plastic Resin Industries
  • Petrochemicals
  • Plastic Resins
  • Polymeric Foams
  • Structural Foams
  • Competitive Foam Materials and Products

Chapter 4 Polymer Foams Market by Resin Family
  • Overall Market Estimate and Forecast
  • Post-Pandemic Market Recovery
  • Blowing Agents
  • Physical Blowing Agents
  • Cfcs, Hcfcs and Hfcs
  • Chemical Blowing Agents
  • Polyolefin Foams
  • Polyolefin Foam Market Estimate and Forecast
  • Resins and Processes
  • Properties and Applications
  • Cross-Linked Polyolefin Foams
  • Polystyrene Foams
  • Xps and Eps Foams Compared
  • Polystyrene Foam Market Estimate and Forecast
  • Extruded Polystyrene (Xps) Foam Sheet
  • Xps Foam Sheet Blowing Agents
  • Extruded Polystyrene (Xps) Expanded Board
  • Xps Foam Board Blowing Agents
  • Expandable Polystyrene (Eps) Beads
  • Eps Bead Blowing Agents
  • Polyurethane Foams
  • Raw Materials Demand and Use
  • Polyurethane Foam Market Analysis and Forecast
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (Pvc) Foams
  • Pvc Foam Market Estimate and Forecast
  • Resins and Processes
  • Properties and Applications
  • Other Polymeric Foams and Competing Materials
  • Market Estimate and Forecast
  • Phenolic Foams
  • Structural Foams
  • Fluoropolymer Foams
  • Competitive Materials

Chapter 5 Market Breakdown by Application
  • Overall Market Estimate and Forecast
  • Appliance Insulation
  • Alternative Blowing Agents
  • Building and Construction
  • Electrical and Electronics
  • Furniture and Furnishings
  • Medical Applications
  • Packaging
  • Transportation
  • Miscellaneous Other Markets and Applications

Chapter 6 Technology Overview
  • Plastic Resin Chemistry, Manufacture and Properties
  • Polymeric Foam Properties and Characteristics
  • Mechanical Properties
  • Chemical Properties
  • Electrical Properties
  • Acoustical Properties
  • Light Penetration
  • Safety and Health Issues
  • Conventional Polymer Foam Technology
  • Polyolefin Foam Processes
  • Polystyrene Foam Processes
  • Polyurethane Foam Chemistry and Processes
  • Developments in Polymer Foam Technology
  • New Blowing Agents
  • Microcellular Foams
  • Polymer Recycling Technology
  • Conventional (Mechanical or Physical) Recycling
  • Advanced (Chemical) Recycling
  • Polyurethane Recycling Technologies

Chapter 7 Industry Structure and Competitive Analysis
  • Trends in the Plastic Resins Industry
  • Structure of the Polymeric Foams Industry
  • Blowing Agent Suppliers
  • Physical Blowing Agents
  • Chemical Blowing Agents
  • Plastic Resin Suppliers
  • Polyurethane Raw Material Suppliers
  • Isocyanates
  • Polyols
  • Polyurethane Foam System Suppliers
  • Foam Fabricators and Molders
  • Strategic Steps Undertaken by Key Players
  • Trends
  • Environmental Aspects

Chapter 8 Environmental, Regulatory and Public Policy Issues
  • Foam Packaging Issues
  • Food Service
  • Protective Shipping Products
  • Cfc- and Hcfc-Replacement Issues
  • Ozone Depletion
  • Chronology of Major Events
  • Clean Air Act and Amendments
  • Sherwood-Molina
  • United Nations Environment Programme
  • Montreal Protocol
  • Action by the U.S. Epa
  • 1990 Clean Air Act Amendment
  • Cfc Ban
  • Ozone-Depletion Potential
  • Options Available for Hcfc Reduction and Replacement
  • Greenhouse Gases
  • Foam Recycling and Recovery
  • Polystyrene Foam
  • Polyurethane Foam
  • Performance Standards
  • Thermal Insulating Standards (R-Values)
  • Compressive Strength, Dimensional Stability
  • Polymer Foam Health and Safety Issues
  • Flammability
  • Toxicity
  • Environmental Laws and Regulations
  • International
  • Europe
  • U.S.
  • Public Perceptions

Chapter 9 Company Profiles
  • Arkema Inc.
  • Armacell International S.A.
  • Basf Se
  • Borealis AG
  • Covestro AG
  • Dow Chemical Co.
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Greiner Group AG
  • Huntsman International LLC
  • Jsp Corp.
  • Recticel Nv/Sa
  • Rogers Corp.
  • Sabic
  • Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics
  • Sealed Air Corp.
  • Toray Industries, Inc.
  • Tosoh Corp.
  • Wanhua Chemical Group Co. Ltd.
  • Zotefoams plc

Chapter 10 Appendix: Abbreviations
List of Tables
Summary Table: Global Market for Polymeric Foam, by Resin Type, Through 2027
Table 1: U.S. Chemical Industry Shipments, Market Value, 2021 and 2022
Table 2: U.S. Thermoplastic Production and Sales, 2019 and 2020
Table 3: Global Market for Polymeric Foam, by Resin Type, Through 2027
Table 4: Global Market for Polymeric Foam, by Region, Through 2027
Table 5: World Economic Outlook
Table 6: Foam Products/Applications Blown with Fluorocarbons
Table 7: Typical Use of Exothermic Chemical Blowing Agents, by Resin
Table 8: Operating Temperature Ranges for Exothermic Blowing Agents
Table 9: Applications for Exothermic Blowing Agents
Table 10: Global Market for Polyolefin Foam, by Application, Through 2027
Table 11: Global Market for Polyolefin Foam, by Region, Through 2027
Table 12: Global Market for Polystyrene Foam, by Type and Application, Through 2027
Table 13: Global Market for Polystyrene Foam, by Region, Through 2027
Table 14: Global Market for Polyurethane Foam, by Material, Through 2027
Table 15: Global Market for Polyurethane Foam, by Type and Application, Through 2027
Table 16: Global Market for Polyurethane Foam, by Region, Through 2027
Table 17: Global Market for Polyvinyl Chloride Foam, by Type and Application, Through 2027
Table 18: Global Market for Polyvinyl Chloride Foam, by Region, Through 2027
Table 19: Major Markets for PVC Foams, by Process and Application
Table 20: Global Market for Other Foams, by Application, Through 2027
Table 21: Global Market for Other Foams, by Region, Through 2027
Table 22: Comparison of Cushioning Materials by Performance Factor
Table 23: Categories and Products that Typically Require Protective Packaging
Table 24: Polyethylene Foam vs. Foam-In-Place Polyurethane Foam for Electronic Product Packaging
Table 25: Global Market for Polymeric Foam, by Application, Through 2027
Table 26: Global Market for Polymeric Foam in Appliance Insulation, by Resin Type, Through 2027
Table 27: Global Market for Polymeric Foam in Building and Construction, by Resin Type, Through 2027
Table 28: Typical Thermal Insulation R-Values
Table 29: Global Market for Polymeric Foam in Electrical and Electronics Applications, by Resin Type, Through 2027
Table 30: Global Market for Polymeric Foam in Furniture and Furnishings Applications, by Resin Type, Through 2027
Table 31: Global Market for Polymeric Foam in Medical Applications, by Resin Type, Through 2027
Table 32: Global Market for Polymeric Foam in Packaging Applications, by Resin Type, Through 2027
Table 33: Global Market for Polymeric Foam in Transportation Applications, by Resin Type, Through 2027
Table 34: Global Market for Polymeric Foam in Miscellaneous Other Applications, by Resin Type, Through 2027
Table 35: Polyurethane Foam-Polyol Dependency Based on Polyol Equivalent Weight and Functionality
Table 36: Strategic Moves Taken by Key Players in the Global Polymeric Foams Market, 2019–Mar. 2022
Table 37: Technical Options for Plastic Foam Processors for Replacement of HCFCs as Blowing Agents
Table 38: Potential for Ozone Depletion and Global Warming, by Compound
Table 39: Potential Hazards of Polyurethane Foam Components
Table 40: Quota Management
Table 41: Arkema: Revenue, 2020 and 2021
Table 42: Armacell International: Revenue, 2020 and 2021
Table 43: BASF SE: Revenue, 2020 and 2021
Table 44: Borealis AG: Revenue, 2020 and 2021
Table 45: Covestro AG: Revenue, 2020 and 2021
Table 46: Dow Chemical Co.: Revenue, 2020 and 2021
Table 47: Evonik Industries AG: Revenue, 2020 and 2021
Table 48: Greiner AG: Revenue, 2020 and 2021
Table 49: Huntsman International LLC: Revenue, 2020 and 2021
Table 50: JSP Corp.: Revenue, 2020 and 2021
Table 51: Recticel NV: Revenue, 2020 and 2021
Table 52: Rogers Corp.: Revenue, 2020 and 2021
Table 53: Sabic: Revenue, 2020 and 2021
Table 54: Saint-Gobain: Revenue, 2020 and 2021
Table 55: Sealed Air Corp.: Revenue, 2020 and 2021
Table 56: Toray Industries: Revenue, 2020 and 2021
Table 57: Wanhua Chemical Group: Revenue, 2020 and 2021
Table 58: Zotefoams: Revenue, 2020 and 2021
Table 59: Abbreviations Used in This Report
List of Figures
Summary Figure: Global Market for Polymeric Foam, by Resin Type, 2021-2027
Figure 1: Global Market Share for Polymeric Foam, by Resin Type, 2021
Figure 2: Global Market Share for Polymeric Foam, by Region, 2021
Figure 3: Global Market Share for Polyolefin Foam, by Application, 2021
Figure 4: Global Market Share for Polyolefin Foam, by Region, 2021
Figure 5: Global Market Share for Polystyrene Foam, by Type and Application, 2021
Figure 6: Global Market Share for Polystyrene Foam, by Region, 2021
Figure 7: Global Market Share for Polyurethane Foam, by Material, 2027
Figure 8: Global Market Share for Polyurethane Foam, by Type and Application, 2027
Figure 9: Global Market Share for Polyurethane Foam, by Region, 2021
Figure 10: Global Market Share for Polyvinyl Chloride Foam, by Type and Application, 2027
Figure 11: Global Market Share for Polyvinyl Chloride Foam, by Region, 2021
Figure 12: Global Market Share for Other Foams, by Application, 2027
Figure 13: Global Market Share for Other Foams, by Region, 2021
Figure 14: Global Market Share for Polymeric Foam, by Application, 2021
Figure 15: Global Market Share for Polymeric Foam in Appliances, by Resin Type, 2021
Figure 16: Global Market Share for Polymeric Foam in Building and Construction, by Resin Type, 2021
Figure 17: Global Market Share for Polymeric Foam in Electrical and Electronics Applications, by Resin Type, 2021
Figure 18: Global Market Share for Polymeric Foam in Furniture and Furnishings Applications, by Resin Type, 2021
Figure 19: Global Market Share for Polymeric Foam in Medical Applications, by Resin Type, 2021
Figure 20: Global Market Share for Polymeric Foam in Packaging Application, by Resin Type, 2021
Figure 21: Global Market Share for Polymeric Foam in Transportation Applications, by Resin Type, 2021
Figure 22: Global Market Share for Polymeric Foam in Miscellaneous Other Applications, by Resin Type, 2021

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • Arkema Inc.
  • Borealis AG
  • Dow Chemical Co.
  • Greiner Group AG
  • Recticel Nv/Sa
  • Sabic
As it adapts to new legislation and shifting consumer tastes, the foam industry is undergoing unprecedented change and growth. Increased emphasis on environmental sustainability and energy conservation are among the factors driving growth.

Rising demand from the world’s automotive and packaging industries is being driven by increased construction spending in emerging markets such as Brazil, China, India, Mexico and South Africa.

With volatile raw material prices and a growing public awareness of environmental concerns, growth in the foam market is expected to be somewhat restrained in the coming years. As a result, some industry players are focusing on the development of bio-based foams. Such foams have been around for a while. However, in an era of “greener” products and processes, their popularity is growing. Today, bio-based foams are used in commercial and residential furniture, such as mattresses. Bio-derived natural materials have the potential to be used in the production of “greener” polyurethane foams.

Companies all over the world are adjusting to this shift. The combination of bio and petrochemicals presents both challenges and opportunities. The combination has resulted in a new chemistry. The majority of the new crossover systems push the limits of existing petrochemical-based foams. These new foams are simpler to work with and are more easily made flame-resistant and adapt more easily to new techniques that reduce chemical emissions in automobiles and buildings.

Asia-Pacific is the leader in the market, by region. Not surprising, given its sizable and growing population representing a diverse market of end users and end-user industries. The Asia-Pacific region is also a promising market for high-heat foams, which are commonly used in sports and leisure applications. Demand from developing countries such as Brazil and India has contributed to the rapid growth of high-heat foam. as well as rising demand from industries such as automotive and aerospace, where it is widely used as insulation and carpet underlay, among other things.

Building and construction, packaging and Furniture/furnishings account for the highest market share in 2021. This growth is based on various key factors such as technological advancements, innovation and the availability of wide-ranging polyurethane products for automotive, furniture, electronics, biomedical, footwear and construction applications. Further, product launches, expansions, partnerships and agreements will boost growth in the coming years. Other key factors contributing to the growth of the foams market include favourable government regulations, growing demand from emerging countries and huge economic growth in major end-user industries such as healthcare, construction, etc.

In terms of resin type, polyurethane accounted for the highest share in the global polymeric foams market in 2021. Polyurethane is a versatile material that can be converted into various forms such as thermosetting plastics, thermoplastics and synthetic rubber (elastomers). These are made from monomer units of urethane (carbamate). Polyurethanes are typically produced by the reaction of polyol and poly-isocyanates. Commercially, methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) and toluene diisocyanate (TDI) is used for the production of polyurethanes. This material has a wide range of applications such as flexible foam, rigid foam, coating, adhesive, sealant, elastomer, etc. Polyurethanes are used by various end-user industries such as automotive, building and construction, footwear, furniture and bedding, and electronics. Polyurethanes are also essential in building materials.

  • Arkema Inc.
  • Armacell International S.A.
  • Basf Se
  • Borealis AG
  • Covestro AG
  • Dow Chemical Co.
  • Evonik Industries AG
  • Greiner Group AG
  • Huntsman International LLC
  • Jsp Corp.
  • Recticel Nv/Sa
  • Rogers Corp.
  • Sabic
  • Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics
  • Sealed Air Corp.
  • Toray Industries, Inc.
  • Tosoh Corp.
  • Wanhua Chemical Group Co. Ltd.
  • Zotefoams plc