Polymer Foams Market

Polymer Foams Market

Polymer Foams - Global Market Outlook (2019-2027)

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Published: 2020 ID: SMRC19661

This report covers the impact of COVID-19 on this global market

According to Stratistics MRC, the Global Polymer Foams Market is accounted for $118.90 billion in 2019 and is expected to reach $179.72 billion by 2027 growing at a CAGR of 5.3% during the forecast period. Some of the major factors contributing to the growth of the market are energy sustainability & energy preservation and growth of major end-use industries of polymer foams. However, volatility in raw material price is hampering the market growth.

Polymer foam, also known as polymer matrix composites, is an amalgamation of polymeric resins, which are inserted in a resin matrix. These types of composites show extraordinary strength, excellent mechanical resistance, and high rigidity and modulus of elasticity. Additionally, due to an exceptional thermal conductivity and dimensional ability, along with lightweight and better electrical properties, polymer foam has a wide number of applications in the automotive, aerospace & defence, and consumer electronics industries. Moreover, the strength-to-weight ratio of the polymer foam is superior to that of traditional materials, which favours the expansion in its demand for manufacturing the aircraft engines, wind-turbine, and marine applications.

Based on the product, the polyurethane foam segment is going to have a lucrative growth during the forecast period owing to the increasing usage in various passenger car seat cushions, gasket seals, armrests, headrests, cushioned instrument panels, airbags, and other components to create lightweight, fuel-efficient, and durable structures. Polyurethane based foams are extensively used in building and construction, automotive, and marine industries. Polyurethane (PU) foams are tough, lightweight, adaptable, and resistant to corrosion and vibration, recyclable, and offer a high level of liberty in a geometric design.

By geography, Asia Pacific is anticipated to hold considerable market share during the forecast period owing to the booming economies of China, India, Indonesia, and Vietnam. PU resin is a favoured choice in the building & construction industry in APAC. It is in huge demand, as it is a low-cost material that provides low heat conduction coefficient, low density, low water absorption, relatively good mechanical strength, and good insulating properties. The Asia Pacific is a rapidly developing region with growth opportunities for companies willing to invest in high-growth markets.

Some of the key players profiled in the Polymer Foams Market include BASF SE, Recticel Group, Rogers Corporation, Woodbridge Foam Corporation, The DOW Chemical Company, Arkema, Armacell International S.A., Borealis AG, JSP Corporation, Sealed Air Corporation, Sekisui Alveo AG, Zotefoams PLC, Synthos S.A., Ineos Styrenics International SA, and Foam Partner Group.

Foams Covered:
• Flexible Foams
• Rigid Foams

Products Covered:
• Polyurethane Foam
• Polystyrene Foam
• Polyolefin
• Phenolic
• Polyvinyl Chloride Foam
• Melamine Foam
• Silicone Foam
• Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) Foam
• Rubber
• Polyethylene
• Polypropylene
• Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA) Foam

Structures Covered:
• Closed Cell
• Open Cell

End Users Covered:
• Building & Construction
• Packaging
• Automotive
• Furniture & Bedding
• Footwear, Sports & Recreational
• Aviation & Aerospace
• Wind Energy
• Marine
• Medical
• Refrigeration
• Rail
• Electronics
• Personal Care

Regions Covered:
• North America
o US
o Canada
o Mexico
• Europe
o Germany
o UK
o Italy
o France
o Spain
o Rest of Europe
• Asia Pacific
o Japan       
o China       
o India       
o Australia 
o New Zealand
o South Korea
o Rest of Asia Pacific   
• South America
o Argentina
o Brazil
o Chile
o Rest of South America
• Middle East & Africa
o Saudi Arabia
o Qatar
o South Africa
o Rest of Middle East & Africa

What our report offers:
- Market share assessments for the regional and country-level segments
- Strategic recommendations for the new entrants
- Covers Market data for the years 2018, 2019 2020, 2024, and 2027
- Market Trends (Drivers, Constraints, Opportunities, Threats, Challenges, Investment Opportunities, and recommendations)
- Strategic recommendations in key business segments based on the market estimations
- Competitive landscaping mapping the key common trends
- Company profiling with detailed strategies, financials, and recent developments
- Supply chain trends mapping the latest technological advancements

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Table of Contents

1 Executive Summary      
2 Preface       

 2.1 Abstract      
 2.2 Stake Holders     
 2.3 Research Scope     
 2.4 Research Methodology    
  2.4.1 Data Mining    
  2.4.2 Data Analysis    
  2.4.3 Data Validation    
  2.4.4 Research Approach    
 2.5 Research Sources     
  2.5.1 Primary Research Sources   
  2.5.2 Secondary Research Sources   
  2.5.3 Assumptions    
3 Market Trend Analysis     
 3.1 Introduction     
 3.2 Drivers      
 3.3 Restraints     
 3.4 Opportunities     
 3.5 Threats      
 3.6 Product Analysis     
 3.7 End User Analysis     
 3.8 Emerging Markets     
 3.9 Impact of Covid-19     
4 Porters Five Force Analysis     
 4.1 Bargaining power of suppliers    
 4.2 Bargaining power of buyers    
 4.3 Threat of substitutes    
 4.4 Threat of new entrants    
 4.5 Competitive rivalry     
5 Global Polymer Foams Market, By Foam    
 5.1 Introduction     
 5.2 Flexible Foams     
 5.3 Rigid Foams     
6 Global Polymer Foams Market, By Product   
 6.1 Introduction     
 6.2 Polyurethane Foam     
 6.3 Polystyrene Foam     
 6.4 Polyolefin     
 6.5 Phenolic      
 6.6 Polyvinyl Chloride Foam    
 6.7 Melamine Foam     
 6.8 Silicone Foam     
 6.9 Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) Foam   
 6.10 Rubber      
 6.11 Polyethylene     
 6.12 Polypropylene     
 6.13 Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA) Foam   
7 Global Polymer Foams Market, By Structure   
 7.1 Introduction     
 7.2 Closed Cell     
 7.3 Open Cell     
8 Global Polymer Foams Market, By End User   

 8.1 Introduction      
 8.2 Building & Construction    
 8.3 Packaging     
 8.4 Automotive     
 8.5 Furniture & Bedding    
 8.6 Footwear, Sports & Recreational    
 8.7 Aviation & Aerospace    
 8.8 Wind Energy     
 8.9 Marine      
 8.10 Medical      
 8.11 Refrigeration     
 8.12 Rail      
 8.13 Electronics     
 8.14 Personal Care     
9 Global Polymer Foams Market, By Geography   
 9.1 Introduction     
 9.2 North America     
  9.2.1 US     
  9.2.2 Canada     
  9.2.3 Mexico     
 9.3 Europe      
  9.3.1 Germany     
  9.3.2 UK     
  9.3.3 Italy     
  9.3.4 France     
  9.3.5 Spain     
  9.3.6 Rest of Europe    
 9.4 Asia Pacific     
  9.4.1 Japan     
  9.4.2 China     
  9.4.3 India     
  9.4.4 Australia     
  9.4.5 New Zealand    
  9.4.6 South Korea    
  9.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific    
 9.5 South America     
  9.5.1 Argentina    
  9.5.2 Brazil     
  9.5.3 Chile     
  9.5.4 Rest of South America   
 9.6 Middle East & Africa    
  9.6.1 Saudi Arabia     
  9.6.2 UAE     
  9.6.3 Qatar     
  9.6.4 South Africa    
  9.6.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa   
10 Key Developments      
 10.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations and Joint Ventures 
 10.2 Acquisitions & Mergers    
 10.3 New Product Launch    
 10.4 Expansions     
 10.5 Other Key Strategies    
11 Company Profiling      
 11.1 BASF SE      
 11.2 Recticel Group     
 11.3 Rogers Corporation     
 11.4 Woodbridge Foam Corporation   
 11.5 The DOW Chemical Company    
 11.6 Arkema      
 11.7 Armacell International S.A    
 11.8 Borealis AG     
 11.9 JSP Corporation     
 11.10 Sealed Air Corporation    
 11.11 Sekisui Alveo AG     
 11.12 Zotefoams PLC     
 11.13 Synthos S.A     
 11.14 Ineos Styrenics International SA   
 11.15 Foam Partner Group    

List of Tables       
1 Global Polymer Foams Market Outlook, By Region (2018-2027) ($MN) 
2 Global Polymer Foams Market Outlook, By Foam (2018-2027) ($MN) 
3 Global Polymer Foams Market Outlook, By Flexible Foams (2018-2027) ($MN)
4 Global Polymer Foams Market Outlook, By Rigid Foams (2018-2027) ($MN)
5 Global Polymer Foams Market Outlook, By Product (2018-2027) ($MN) 
6 Global Polymer Foams Market Outlook, By Polyurethane Foam (2018-2027) ($MN)
7 Global Polymer Foams Market Outlook, By Polystyrene Foam (2018-2027) ($MN)
8 Global Polymer Foams Market Outlook, By Polyolefin (2018-2027) ($MN) 
9 Global Polymer Foams Market Outlook, By Phenolic (2018-2027) ($MN) 
10 Global Polymer Foams Market Outlook, By Polyvinyl Chloride Foam (2018-2027) ($MN)
11 Global Polymer Foams Market Outlook, By Melamine Foam (2018-2027) ($MN)
12 Global Polymer Foams Market Outlook, By Silicone Foam (2018-2027) ($MN)
13 Global Polymer Foams Market Outlook, By Polyvinylidene Fluoride (PVDF) Foam (2018-2027) ($MN)
14 Global Polymer Foams Market Outlook, By Rubber (2018-2027) ($MN) 
15 Global Polymer Foams Market Outlook, By Polyethylene (2018-2027) ($MN)
16 Global Polymer Foams Market Outlook, By Polypropylene (2018-2027) ($MN)
17 Global Polymer Foams Market Outlook, By Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA) Foam (2018-2027) ($MN)
18 Global Polymer Foams Market Outlook, By Structure (2018-2027) ($MN) 
19 Global Polymer Foams Market Outlook, By Closed Cell (2018-2027) ($MN)
20 Global Polymer Foams Market Outlook, By Open Cell (2018-2027) ($MN) 
21 Global Polymer Foams Market Outlook, By End User (2018-2027) ($MN) 
22 Global Polymer Foams Market Outlook, By Building & Construction (2018-2027) ($MN)
23 Global Polymer Foams Market Outlook, By Packaging (2018-2027) ($MN) 
24 Global Polymer Foams Market Outlook, By Automotive (2018-2027) ($MN)
25 Global Polymer Foams Market Outlook, By Furniture & Bedding (2018-2027) ($MN)
26 Global Polymer Foams Market Outlook, By Footwear, Sports & Recreational (2018-2027) ($MN)
27 Global Polymer Foams Market Outlook, By Aviation & Aerospace (2018-2027) ($MN)
28 Global Polymer Foams Market Outlook, By Wind Energy (2018-2027) ($MN)
29 Global Polymer Foams Market Outlook, By Marine (2018-2027) ($MN) 
30 Global Polymer Foams Market Outlook, By Medical (2018-2027) ($MN) 
31 Global Polymer Foams Market Outlook, By Refrigeration (2018-2027) ($MN)
32 Global Polymer Foams Market Outlook, By Rail (2018-2027) ($MN) 
33 Global Polymer Foams Market Outlook, By Electronics (2018-2027) ($MN)
34 Global Polymer Foams Market Outlook, By Personal Care (2018-2027) ($MN)
Note: Tables for North America, Europe, APAC, South America, and Middle East & Africa Regions are also represented in the same manner as above.

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Research Methodology

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The data is collected from several authenticated, reliable, paid and unpaid sources and is filtered depending on the scope & objective of the research. Our reports repository acts as an added advantage in this procedure. Data gathering from the raw material suppliers, distributors and the manufacturers is performed on a regular basis, this helps in the comprehensive understanding of the products value chain. Apart from the above mentioned sources the data is also collected from the industry consultants to ensure the objective of the study is in the right direction.

Market trends such as technological advancements, regulatory affairs, market dynamics (Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities and Challenges) are obtained from scientific journals, market related national & international associations and organizations.

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From the data that is collected depending on the scope & objective of the research the data is subjected for the analysis. The critical steps that we follow for the data analysis include:

  • Product Lifecycle Analysis
  • Competitor analysis
  • Risk analysis
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The data engineering is performed by the core industry experts considering both the Marketing Mix Modeling and the Demand Forecasting. The marketing mix modeling makes use of multiple-regression techniques to predict the optimal mix of marketing variables. Regression factor is based on a number of variables and how they relate to an outcome such as sales or profits.

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