The Future of High Performance Polymer Foams to 2021

Global market for High-Performance Polymer Foams will increase 4.8% annually, led by growth in emerging and transitional economies

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Product type: Market report
Date of publication: 25 Oct 2016
Product format: Digital Copy, Hard Copy
Number of tables: 59
Number of figures: 5

The overall polymer foam market is worth more than $100 billion in 2015, with sales of more than 22 million tonnes of foams. The demand for high-performance polymer foams is growing rapidly, and currently accounts for around 25% of the total polymer foam market. The construction industry is the largest segment for polymer foam demand, with over 60% of the overall market by volume and 65% by value.

This industry offers growth opportunities for high performance foams and markets such as transportation and footwear will be the leading segments creating higher demand for high performance products. The demand for high-performance polymer foams is growing in all regions, especially in emerging and transitional economies; the market is forecast to grow 4.8% annually during the period 2016-21.

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Our exclusive content

  • Exhaustive review of the High-Performance Polymer Foam market to 2021
  • Market projections broken down by foam type, end-use segment, and geography
  • Expert market intelligence that adds value to your strategic decision making process

What methodology is used?

The Future of High-Performance Polymer Foams to 2021 is guided by Smithers Rapra’s in-house primary research and supported by extensive industry data, which underpins both our appraisal of existing market conditions and our forecasting. Primary research was based on interviews with industry personnel across the value chain, including leading suppliers, manufacturers and end users. Discussions with industry influencers supplemented this research. Secondary research was founded on an extensive literature review of market and company reports, magazine and journal abstracts, trends, and market information.

What will you discover?

  • In-depth review of the industry segments where high-performance foams offer the chance to expand beyond the existing polymer foam market share
  • More than 60 tables and figures that quantify the global market for high-performance foams by material type, process, end-use sector, and country
  • Analyses of technology trends as they relate to control of chemicals, VOCs and bio-based polymer foams

Who should buy this report?

  • Blowing agent suppliers
  • Plastic and chemical companies
  • Foamed polymer producers
  • Industry consultants/analysts
  • Extruders and injection molders

Table of Contents

Introduction and Methodology

  • Introduction
  • Objective and market segmentation
    • Polymer resins
    • End-use segments
    • Geographic regions
  • Methodology

Industry Overview & Trends

  • Introduction
  • High performance polymer foams
  • Technology trends
    • Control of chemicals
    • VOC
    • Bio-based polymer foams

Material Markets

  • Introduction
  • Polyurethane
    • Suppliers
  • Polystyrene
    • Suppliers
  • Polyolefin
    • Suppliers
  • Others
    • Suppliers
  • Bio-based foams
    • Polyurethane foams based on NOPs
    • PLA
    • Extruded starch foams
    • Other

Process Markets

  • Polyurethane production processes
    • Rigid insulation boards
    • Flexible foam
    • Moulded foam
    • Spray foam
  • Polystyrene production processes
    • EPS
    • XPS
  • Polyolefin production process
  • Other ingredients involved in polymer foam production
    • Blowing agents
    • Flame retardants

End-use Sectors

  • Introduction
  • Construction
  • Building insulation
    • Polyurethane
    • Polystyrene
    • Phenolic
  • Geofoams
  • High-performance foams in construction
    • Insulation
    • Geofoams
  • Packaging
    • High performance foams in packaging
      • Military packaging
      • Medical devices
      • ESD packaging
  • Automotive
    • High performance foams in automotive
  • Comfort & bedding
    • Furniture or comfort
    • Bedding mattresses
    • High performance foams for comfort & bedding
  • Refrigeration
  • Footwear
    • High-performance foams for footwear
  • Sports & leisure
    • High-performance foams for sports & leisure
  • Others
    • Medical
    • Other transportation
    • Other applications
    • Summary of high performance opportunities

Geographic Markets

  • Introduction
  • Western Europe
    • France
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • UK
  • Central & Eastern Europe
    • Poland
    • Russia
  • North America
    • USA
  • South & Central America
    • Brazil
  • Asia
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
  • Rest of the World
    • Turkey

Tables and Figures

Tables

Global polymer foam sales, 2011-21

Global sales of polymer foams by type, 2015

Global sales of polyurethane foams by type, 2011-2021

Leading suppliers of polyurethane intermediates

Global sales of polystyrene foams by type, 2011-2021

Leading suppliers of polyester foams

Global sales of polyolefin foams by type, 2011-2021

Leading suppliers of polyolefin foams

Global sales of other foams by type, 2011-2021

Leading suppliers of Other foams

Global sales of polymer foams by end-use segment, 2015

Global sales of polymer foams in construction, 2011-2021

Comparison of key properties of polymer foam insulation

Thickness vs cost for polymer foam insulation to achieve R-value: 4.5

Global sales of high performance polymer foams in construction, 2011-2021

Global sales of polymer foams in packaging, 2011-2021

Global sales of high performance polymer foams in packaging, 2011-2021

Global sales of high performance polymer foams in automotive, 2011-2021

Global sales of polymer foams in comfort, 2011-2021

Global sales of high performance polymer foams in comfort & bedding, 2011-2021

Global sales of polymer foams in refrigeration

Global sales of high performance polymer foams in footwear, 2011-2021

Global sales of high performance polymer foams in sports & leisure, 2011-2021

Global sales of high performance polymer foams in medical 2011-2021

Global sales of high performance polymer foams in transportation 2011-2021

Global sales of polymer foams in others, 2011-2021

High performance polymer foams: growth opportunities, 2016-21

Western Europe: high-performance polymer foam sales by type, 2011-21

France: economic and demographic data, 2011-21

France: high performance polymer foam sales, 2011-21

Germany: economic and demographic data, 2011-21

Germany: high performance polymer foam sales, 2011-21

Italy: economic and demographic data, 2011-21

Italy: high performance polymer foam sales, 2011-21

Spain: economic and demographic data, 2011-21

Spain: high performance polymer foam sales, 2011-21

UK: economic and demographic data, 2011-21

UK: high performance polymer foam sales, 2011-21

Central & Eastern Europe: high-performance polymer foam sales by type, 2011-21

Russia: economic and demographic data, 2011-21

Russia: high performance polymer foam sales, 2011-21

Poland: economic and demographic data, 2011-21

Poland: high performance polymer foam sales, 2011-21

North America: high-performance polymer foam sales by type, 2011-21

USA: economic and demographic data, 2011-21

USA: high performance polymer foam sales, 2011-21

South & Central America: high-performance polymer foam sales by type, 2011-21

Brazil: economic and demographic data, 2011-21

Brazil: high performance polymer foam sales, 2011-21

Asia Pacific: high-performance polymer foam sales by type, 2011-21

China: economic and demographic data, 2011-21

China: high performance polymer foam sales, 2011-21

India: economic and demographic data, 2011-21

India: high performance polymer foam sales, 2011-21

Japan: economic and demographic data, 2011-21

Japan: high performance polymer foam sales, 2011-21

Rest of the World: high-performance polymer foam sales by type, 2011-21

Turkey: economic and demographic data, 2011-21

Turkey: high performance polymer foam sales, 2011-21

Figures

Global polymer foam sales by polymer type, 2015

Global polymer foam sales by industry segment, 2015

Global polymer sales by region, 2015

Share of high performance polymer foams by industry segment, 2015

Share of high performance polymer foams by region, 2015