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

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PVC foam is a lightweight, compressed foam board which is normally used in signage and short term print applications, or as a backing board to exhibition and pop up display creations. The manufacturing process of this material is more difficult than the other materials which are used to produce foams and the materials are consequently higher priced. The PVC foam are used for various applications such as signs, displays, wall cladding, pop-up displays, air conditioning ducts, exhibition boards, models, indoor or outdoor decoration, partitions, windows and false ceiling, control cabinets and panels, structures for corrosive environments in various industries.

Market Dynamics

The major driving factors for the growth of PVC foams market include high demand of PVC foam in automotive and packaging applications, especially in China, India, and Brazil, along with new emerging technologies and innovations. In addition, growing demand for PVC foam in other industries such as building & construction, and packaging drives the market growth. On contrary, instability in the prices of raw materials, stringent regulations from governments, and economic slowdown is negatively affecting the growth of PVC foam market. Asia-Pacific is estimated to witness strong growth in next five years. Raw materials used by market players for manufacturing PVC foam include refined petroleum products, inorganic chemicals, and resins. However, most raw materials are petroleum-based derivatives and are susceptible to volatility in prices which is restraining the growth of this market.

Market Classification and Overview

The PVC foam market is segmented on the basis of types, end-use industry, and geography. The major types in which the market is divided are PVC cross linked foams and PVC non-cross linked foams. These are produced by expanding reactive liquid in a controlled space and under tightly controlled conditions. This produces a wide variety of foam densities that are used in a multitude of applications. Furthermore, the PVC foam market is also divided on the basis of end use industries such as automotive, building & construction, commercial, transportation, industrial and others. Moreover, the growing demand of PVC foams in different automotive applications such as in gaskets, headliners, cushioning, and cables helps it to dominate the global PVC foam market.

Regional Overview

The market for PVC foam is segmented into regions such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Middle-East and Africa (MEA). Asia-Pacific consumes largest amount of PVC foam, which is more than half of the total global consumption and is estimated to witness fastest growth during the forecast period. In 2016, among all the countries, China led the PVC foam market owing to the high infrastructure development, rise in middle-class population, and rapid industrialization. Moreover, Europe is the second largest market and is growing considerably, driven by the demand for PVC foam products in Turkey and Russia. North America is expected to provide high opportunity for PVC foam manufacturers in this region during the forecast period.

Report Coverage


PVC 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

The PVC foam market is highly concentrated and the key players in the market are increasingly competing against each other based on factors such as operation cost, price, product quality, economies of scale, and innovation. The major players in the PVC foam market are 3A Composites AirexBaltekBanova, Umiya Flexifoam Private Limited, CoreLite Inc., DIAB Group, Gurit Ltd. and the other prominent players include Mitarth India Limited, Kemron, Acrylic House, Ecoste, Sangir Plastics Private Limited, Happy Vinimay Private Limited, Apollo Poly Vinyl Pvt Ltd, and Sun Acrylam Pvt. Ltd.

Market Segmentation

Market By Type

·         PVC Cross Linked Foam

·         PVC Non-Cross Linked Foam

Market By End-Use Industry

·         Automotive

·         Building & Construction

·         Commercial Transportation

·         Industrial

·         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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