Polymer Foam Market Analysis - Global Industry Size, Share, Trends and Forecast, 2018 - 2026

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Polymer foam, because of its light weight and low density, is used in variety of insulation, absorbent, and cushion applications. Polyethylene, poly(vinyl chloride), polyurethane, polystyrene, polypropylene, and polycarbonate are various polymer foam which are used for aforementioned applications. Polymer foams have the ability to transfer sound, which is ideal characteristic for optimal insulators. Some of the polymer foams are very soft, which makes them best suitable for cushioning appilcations. However, polymer foam have ordinary mechanical properties, low thermal and dimensional stability.

Market Dynamics

The global polymer foam market is driven by the growth in automotive, packaging, and bedding applications. Moreover, the growing focus towards energy sustainability and conservation of energy is also expected to boost the demand for polymer foam market during the forecast period. Moreover, the speedy expansion of megacities in both developed and developing nations resulting in the infrastructure progress and amplified expenditure on infrastructure projects also drives the market for polymer foam. Also, the upsurge in demand for polymers also augments the growth of polymer foam market. However, the volatility in raw material prices is the major restraining factors for the market. Furthermore, rigorous regulatory norms essential for the manufacture of polymer foam also hampers the growth of global polymer foam market throughout the forecast period. Nevertheless, the development of bio-based polyols is expected to provide major growth opportunities for manufacturers of polymer foam.

Market Classification and Overview

The polymer foam market is bifurcated based on type, end-use industry, and geography. The different type of polymer foam market includes polyurethane foam, polystyrene foam, phenolic foam, PVC foam, polyolefin foam, melamine foam, and others. Polyurethane foam segment is estimated to be the largest revenue contributor in 2015 owing to its increased use in applications such as footwear, automotive, building insulation, and coatings & adhesives, packaging, furniture & bedding, building & construction, sports & recreational, and others. Building & construction was the largest market for polymer foam in 2015 because of the increased use of polymer foam for insulation purposes.

Regional Overview

The market for polymer foam market is segmented into regions such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle-East and Africa (MEA). Asia-Pacific was the major contributors to the growth of polymer foam market in 2015, owing to the considerable increase in construction and industrial sector. Moreover, the vigorous rate of industrialization and increase in infrastructure projects also boosts the polymer foam market in the region. China, India, and Indonesia are expected to enhance the market growth during the forecast period. Europe was the second biggest market followed by North America.

Report Coverage


Polymer Foam Market

Analysis Period

2015 – 2026

Historic Data

2015 – 2016

Base Year


Forecast Data

2018 – 2026

Market Stratification

Type, End-Use Industry, Geography

Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa (MEA)

Report Coverage

Market Trends, Drivers, Restraints, Porter's Five Forces Analysis, Competitive Analysis,

Player Profiling, Value Chain Analysis

Market Participants

BASF SE, Rogers Corporation, Armacell International S.A., JSP Corporation, Zotefoams Plc, Kaneka Corporation, Toray Industries, Inc., Recticel, The Dow Chemical Company, and Sealed Air Corporation are the key players in the polymer foam market.

Market Segmentation

Market By Type

·         Polyurethane Foam

·         Polystyrene Foam

·         PVC Foam

·         Phenolic Foam

·         Polyolefin Foam

·         Melamine Foam

·         Others

Market By End-Use Industry

·         Packaging

·         Automotive

·         Building & Construction

·         Furniture & Bedding

·         Footwear, Sports, & Recreational

·         Others

Market By Geography

·         North America

o   US

o   Canada

o   Mexico

·         Europe

o   UK

o   Germany

o   France

o   Rest of Europe

·         Asia-Pacific

o   China

o   Japan

o   India

o   Australia

o   Rest of Asia-Pacific

·         Latin America

o   Brazil

o   Rest of Latin America

·         Middle East and Africa (MEA)

o   South Africa

o   Saudi Arabia

o   Rest of MEA

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