Global Foamed Plastics Market

Foamed Plastics Market by Type (Polyurethane, Polystyrene, PVC, and OTHER PLASTIC FOAMS), by Application (Packaging, Building & Construction, Household Products, Motor Vehicles, and Others), by Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Row) – Global Forecasts to 2021

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The Global Foamed Plastics Industry Report 2016 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Foamed Plastics Market. The Foamed Plastics Industry analysis is provided for the international markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions development status.Foamed Plastics Market 2016 report focuses on the major drivers and restraints for the Global key players. It also provides analysis of the market share, segmentation, revenue forecasts and geographic regions of the market.

Increased new housing activity, along with rising consumer spending levels, will bode well for foams used in foam insulation and household products such as bedding, furniture, and appliances.

US demand to rise 4.1% annually through 2017

US demand for plastic foams is forecast to rise 4.1 percent annually to 8.6 billion pounds in 2017, valued at $24.7 billion. The construction sector is anticipated to enjoy particularly robust growth prospects, as renewed strength in construction activity generates significant opportunities for foam insulation products. Increased new housing activity, along with rising consumer spending levels, will bode well for foams used in household products such as bedding, furniture, and appliances. Gains in this market will also be aided by the expanding popularity of memory foam mattresses, although maturity and import competition will continue to limit domestic plastic foam demand in the furniture and appliance segments. In the motor vehicle market, advances will be promoted by rising vehicle output and efforts to enhance safety and comfort.

Polyurethane to remain leading plastic foams resin

Polyurethane represents the leading resin in the plastic foams market. Flexible polyurethane foam will remain the dominant product type of this resin, outpacing demand gains for its rigid counterpart through 2021 based on especially rapid growth in the bedding and carpet underlay markets, where it is valued for its cushioning properties. Strong gains for rigid polyurethane foam will be propelled by a healthy rebound in construction activity and by changes in building codes and construction practices that call for structures to use energy more efficiently. Rigid polyurethane is one of the most effective materials available for roof and wall insulation, insulated windows and doors, and air barrier sealants. However, polyurethane foam insulation will continue to encounter competition from fiberglass and polystyrene foam.

Polystyrene accounts for almost two-fifths of demand for plastic foam and will maintain a sizable share of the market through the forecast period based on its excellent protective and insulative capabilities, moisture resistance, and low cost. However, advances in the large packaging sector will be restricted by ongoing solid waste disposal concerns regarding the use of disposable foam products and rising competition from paper-based materials, which are viewed as more eco-friendly. Through 2021, expanded polystyrene foam is projected to see more rapid gains than its extruded counterpart, stemming primarily from its use in insulation, molded foam protective packaging, and insulated shipping containers. Expanded polystyrene geofoam, which serves as a cost-efficient and lightweight alternative to traditional fill materials in construction applications, is predicted to grow quite rapidly from a relatively small base.





Macroeconomic Environment

Consumer Income & Spending

Demographic Trends

Construction Outlook

Manufacturing Outlook

Plastic Resin Outlook

Plastic Foam Characteristics

Competitive Materials

Environmental & Regulatory Considerations

Materials-Based Regulations

Energy-Based Regulations

Blowing Agents


International Activity




Plastic Foams Demand by Resin & Application

Foodservice & Consumer Disposables

Foodservice Disposables Market Outlook

Plastic Foam Foodservice & Consumer Disposables

Drinking Cups



Lunch Trays

Other Foodservice & Consumer Disposables

Protective Packaging

Protective Packaging Market Outlook

Plastic Foam Protective Packaging


Food Container Market Outlook

Plastic Foam Containers

Meat, Seafood, & Poultry Trays

Insulated Shipping Containers

Egg Cartons


Plastic Foams Demand by Resin & Application


Construction Insulation Market Outlook

Plastic Foam Insulation

Flooring & Carpet Backing

Carpet & Rug Market Outlook

Plastic Foam in Flooring & Carpet Backing

Other Construction

Household Products

Plastic Foams Demand by Resin & Application


Bedding Industry Outlook

Plastic Foams in Bedding


Furniture Industry Outlook

Plastic Foams in Furniture


Major Appliance Industry Outlook

Plastic Foams in Appliances

Other Household Products

Motor Vehicles

Motor Vehicle Outlook

Plastic Foams in Motor Vehicles

Other Markets



Pricing Trends



Flexible Polyurethane Foams

Household Products




Motor Vehicles

Flooring Underlay


Other Markets

Rigid Polyurethane Foams


Demand by Segment

Demand by Type

Household Products


Other Household Products


Motor Vehicles

Other Markets




Extruded Polystyrene Foams




Meat, Seafood, & Poultry Trays

Egg Cartons

Lunch Trays


Other Markets

Expanded Polystyrene Foams


Drinking Cups

Molded Foam Protective Packaging

Insulated Shipping Containers




Other Markets




High Density Polyethylene Foams

Polypropylene Foams

Vinyl Foams

Engineering Plastic Foams

Low Density Polyethylene Foams

Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene Foams

Biodegradable Plastic Foams

All Other Plastic Foams



Market Share

Mergers & Acquisitions

Marketing & Distribution

Research & Development

Competitive Strategies

Cooperative Agreements

Company Profiles

ACH Foam Technologies LLC

American Excelsior Company

Arkema SA

Armacell International SA

Atlas Roofing, see Hood Companies


Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated

Bridgestone Corporation

Carlisle Companies Incorporated

Carpenter Company

CertainTeed, see Saint-Gobain

Chemours Company

Covestro AG

Crest Foam Industries, see INOAC

Dart Container Corporation

Dolco Packaging, see Tekni-Plex

Dow Chemical Company

DuPont (EI) de Nemours

Erasables Products, see UFP Technologies

Evonik Industries AG

Firestone Building Products, see Bridgestone

Free-Flow Packaging International Incorporated

FXI Incorporated

Hood Companies

Hunter Panels, see Carlisle Companies

Huntsman Corporation

Industrial Thermo Polymers, see Armacell International

Innocor Incorporated

INOAC Corporation

Insulfoam, see Carlisle Companies

Johns Manville, see Berkshire Hathaway

Johnson Controls Incorporated

New WinCup Holdings Incorporated

Noël Group LLC

Nomaco, see Noël Group

Nomacorc, see Noël Group

Novipax LLC

Owens Corning

Pactiv, see Reynolds Group Holdings

Pak-Lite Incorporated

Pregis Corporation

RAPAC, see Ring Companies

Reynolds Group Holdings Limited

Ring Companies

Rmax Incorporated

Rogers Foam Corporation

Rubicon, see Huntsman


Schweiter Technologies AG

Sealed Air Corporation

Sekisui Chemical Company Limited

Solvay SA

Sonoco Products Company

StarchTech Incorporated

Storopack Hans Reichenecker GmbH

Technoelastomeri, see Huntsman

Tekni-Plex Incorporated

3A Composites International, see Schweiter Technologies

3M Company

UFP Technologies Incorporated

Other Companies Mentioned in Study

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