The unexpected shifts in the global markets because of the sudden outbreak of the COVID-19 virus have brought many major and minor tremors to industries of all sizes including the Polymer Foam Market.
It was estimated prior to this unanticipated outbreak that the Polymer Foam Market was expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.6% during the forecast period. However, the gradual slowing down of industries will undoubtedly impose limits on the previously estimated growth rate.
Polymer foams are also known as expanded polymers. They are complex gases/solid-structured materials, consisting of a multitude of gas cells inside a solidified polymer matrix. They are majorly used for in a wide variety of applications such as disposable packaging of fast-food, cushioning of furniture and as insulation material.
This report studies the market covering a period of 12 years of trend and forecast. The report provides detailed insights into the market dynamics to enable informed business decision making and growth strategy formulation based on the opportunities present in the market.
Based on the resin type, the polymer foam market is segmented as polyurethane foam, polystyrene foam, PVC foam, phenolic foam, polyolefin foam, melamine foam, and other foams. The polyurethane foam leads the market owing to its high demand from building & construction and furniture & bedding industries.
Based on the end-use industry type, the market is segmented as packaging, building & construction, furniture & bedding, automotive, footwear, sports & recreational, others. The automobile industry is expected to grow at the fastest rate during the forecast period due to increasing usage of polymer foams in applications such as cushioning, gaskets, cables, and headliners, and the high growth of the automotive industry.
In terms of regions, Asia-Pacific is estimated to be the largest as well as the fastest-growing polymer foams market during the forecast period, with China, Japan, India, Indonesia, and Thailand being the major countries offering substantial growth opportunities. The growth of the region is owing to the growing building & construction, automotive, and packaging industries in developing economies and the easy availability of raw materials.
Some of the major polymer foam manufacturers are-
- Armacell International
- Rogers Corporation
- Sealed Air
- The Dow Chemical Company