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Polymeric Foams: Global Markets

Polymeric Foams: Global Markets

Report Scope:

The report takes a general outlook of the polymeric foams market. It examines industry standards, government and industry support, and other factors related to the success of polymeric foams. This report segments the market into major sub-segments like resin family and application. In-depth study of the most important technological, economic, political and environmental considerations in the polymeric foams industry are also included.

This report covers the global market for polymeric foams and analyzes global market trends, with the base year as 2021 and estimated compound annual growth rates (CAGR) for 2022 and 2027. Sales values are presented in U.S. dollars. Estimated values used are based on manufacturers’ total revenues.

The study also discusses market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, opportunities and challenges. It further examines new and emerging trends and their impact on current and future market dynamics.

Report Includes:

- 47 data tables and 13 additional tables
- An overview of the global markets for polymeric foams
- Estimation of the market size and analyses of market trends, with data from 2021, estimates for 2022 with projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2027
- Characterization and quantification of market potential for polymeric foams by technology, applications, resin family and region
- Description of plastic resin chemistry, manufacturing, and properties; information on conventional polymer foam technology including polyolefin foam processes and polystyrene foam processes
- Information on environmental laws and regulations, and the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendment, and discussion on CFC- and HCFC-replacement issues
- Identification of market drivers, restraints and other forces impacting the global market and evaluation of current market trends, market size, and market forecast
- Market share analysis of the key companies of the industry and coverage of events like mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, collaborations or partnerships, and other key market strategies and a relevant patent analysis
- Company profiles of major industry players, including Arkema, BASF SE, Covestro AG, Dow Chemical Co., Evonik Industries AG, Saint-Gobain and Toray Industries, Inc.
Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing This Study
What’s New in This Update?
Scope of Report
Methodology and Information Sources
Geographic Breakdown
Analyst's Credentials
BCC Custom Research
Related BCC Research Reports
Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights
Chapter 3 Market Overview
Petrochemical and Plastic Resin Industries
Petrochemicals
Plastic Resins
Polymeric Foams
Structural Foams
Competitive Foam Materials and Products
Chapter 4 Polymer Foams Market by Resin Family
Overall Market Estimate and Forecast
Post-Pandemic Market Recovery
Blowing Agents
Physical Blowing Agents
CFCs, HCFCs and HFCs
Chemical Blowing Agents
Polyolefin Foams
Polyolefin Foam Market Estimate and Forecast
Resins and Processes
Properties and Applications
Cross-Linked Polyolefin Foams
Polystyrene Foams
XPS and EPS Foams Compared
Polystyrene Foam Market Estimate and Forecast
Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Foam Sheet
XPS Foam Sheet Blowing Agents
Extruded Polystyrene (XPS) Expanded Board
XPS Foam Board Blowing Agents
Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) Beads
EPS Bead Blowing Agents
Polyurethane Foams
Raw Materials Demand and Use
Polyurethane Foam Market Analysis and Forecast
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) Foams
PVC Foam Market Estimate and Forecast
Resins and Processes
Properties and Applications
Other Polymeric Foams and Competing Materials
Market Estimate and Forecast
Phenolic Foams
Structural Foams
Fluoropolymer Foams
Competitive Materials
Chapter 5 Market Breakdown by Application
Overall Market Estimate and Forecast
Appliance Insulation
Alternative Blowing Agents
Building and Construction
Electrical and Electronics
Furniture and Furnishings
Medical Applications
Packaging
Transportation
Miscellaneous Other Markets and Applications
Chapter 6 Technology Overview
Plastic Resin Chemistry, Manufacture and Properties
Polymeric Foam Properties and Characteristics
Mechanical Properties
Chemical Properties
Electrical Properties
Acoustical Properties
Light Penetration
Safety and Health Issues
Conventional Polymer Foam Technology
Polyolefin Foam Processes
Polystyrene Foam Processes
Polyurethane Foam Chemistry and Processes
Developments in Polymer Foam Technology
New Blowing Agents
Microcellular Foams
Polymer Recycling Technology
Conventional (Mechanical or Physical) Recycling
Advanced (Chemical) Recycling
Polyurethane Recycling Technologies
Chapter 7 Industry Structure and Competitive Analysis
Trends in the Plastic Resins Industry
Structure of the Polymeric Foams Industry
Blowing Agent Suppliers
Physical Blowing Agents
Chemical Blowing Agents
Plastic Resin Suppliers
Polyurethane Raw Material Suppliers
Isocyanates
Polyols
Polyurethane Foam System Suppliers
Foam Fabricators and Molders
Strategic Steps Undertaken by Key Players
Trends
Environmental Aspects
Chapter 8 Environmental, Regulatory and Public Policy Issues
Foam Packaging Issues
Food Service
Protective Shipping Products
CFC- and HCFC-Replacement Issues
Ozone Depletion
Chronology of Major Events
Clean Air Act and Amendments
Sherwood-Molina
United Nations Environment Programme
Montreal Protocol
Action by the U.S. EPA
1990 Clean Air Act Amendment
CFC Ban
Ozone-Depletion Potential
Options Available for HCFC Reduction and Replacement
Greenhouse Gases
Foam Recycling and Recovery
Polystyrene Foam
Polyurethane Foam
Performance Standards
Thermal Insulating Standards (R-Values)
Compressive Strength, Dimensional Stability
Polymer Foam Health and Safety Issues
Flammability
Toxicity
Environmental Laws and Regulations
International
Europe
U.S.
Public Perceptions
Chapter 9 Company Profiles
ARKEMA INC.
ARMACELL INTERNATIONAL S.A.
BASF SE
BOREALIS AG
COVESTRO AG
DOW CHEMICAL CO.
EVONIK INDUSTRIES AG
GREINER GROUP AG
HUNTSMAN INTERNATIONAL LLC
JSP CORP.
RECTICEL NV/SA
ROGERS CORP.
SABIC
SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS
SEALED AIR CORP.
TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
TOSOH CORP.
WANHUA CHEMICAL GROUP CO., LTD.
ZOTEFOAMS PLC
Chapter 10 Appendix: Abbreviations

List of Tables
Summary Table : Global Market for Polymeric Foam, by Resin Type, Through 2027
Table 1 : U.S. Chemical Industry Shipments, Market Value, 2021 and 2022
Table 2 : U.S. Thermoplastic Production and Sales, 2019 and 2020
Table 3 : Global Market for Polymeric Foam, by Resin Type, Through 2027
Table 4 : Global Market for Polymeric Foam, by Region, Through 2027
Table 5 : World Economic Outlook
Table 6 : Foam Products/Applications Blown with Fluorocarbons
Table 7 : Typical Use of Exothermic Chemical Blowing Agents, by Resin
Table 8 : Operating Temperature Ranges for Exothermic Blowing Agents
Table 9 : Applications for Exothermic Blowing Agents
Table 10 : Global Market for Polyolefin Foam, by Application, Through 2027
Table 11 : Global Market for Polyolefin Foam, by Region, Through 2027
Table 12 : Global Market for Polystyrene Foam, by Type and Application, Through 2027
Table 13 : Global Market for Polystyrene Foam, by Region, Through 2027
Table 14 : Global Market for Polyurethane Foam, by Material, Through 2027
Table 15 : Global Market for Polyurethane Foam, by Type and Application, Through 2027
Table 16 : Global Market for Polyurethane Foam, by Region, Through 2027
Table 17 : Global Market for Polyvinyl Chloride Foam, by Type and Application, Through 2027
Table 18 : Global Market for Polyvinyl Chloride Foam, by Region, Through 2027
Table 19 : Major Markets for PVC Foams, by Process and Application
Table 20 : Global Market for Other Foams, by Application, Through 2027
Table 21 : Global Market for Other Foams, by Region, Through 2027
Table 22 : Comparison of Cushioning Materials by Performance Factor
Table 23 : Categories and Products that Typically Require Protective Packaging
Table 24 : Polyethylene Foam vs. Foam-In-Place Polyurethane Foam for Electronic Product Packaging
Table 25 : Global Market for Polymeric Foam, by Application, Through 2027
Table 26 : Global Market for Polymeric Foam in Appliance Insulation, by Resin Type, Through 2027
Table 27 : Global Market for Polymeric Foam in Building and Construction, by Resin Type, Through 2027
Table 28 : Typical Thermal Insulation R-Values
Table 29 : Global Market for Polymeric Foam in Electrical and Electronics Applications, by Resin Type, Through 2027
Table 30 : Global Market for Polymeric Foam in Furniture and Furnishings Applications, by Resin Type, Through 2027
Table 31 : Global Market for Polymeric Foam in Medical Applications, by Resin Type, Through 2027
Table 32 : Global Market for Polymeric Foam in Packaging Applications, by Resin Type, Through 2027
Table 33 : Global Market for Polymeric Foam in Transportation Applications, by Resin Type, Through 2027
Table 34 : Global Market for Polymeric Foam in Miscellaneous Other Applications, by Resin Type, Through 2027
Table 35 : Polyurethane Foam-Polyol Dependency Based on Polyol Equivalent Weight and Functionality
Table 36 : Strategic Moves Taken by Key Players in the Global Polymeric Foams Market, 2019–Mar. 2022
Table 37 : Technical Options for Plastic Foam Processors for Replacement of HCFCs as Blowing Agents
Table 38 : Potential for Ozone Depletion and Global Warming, by Compound
Table 39 : Potential Hazards of Polyurethane Foam Components
Table 40 : Quota Management
Table 41 : Arkema: Revenue, 2020 and 2021
Table 42 : Armacell International: Revenue, 2020 and 2021
Table 43 : BASF SE: Revenue, 2020 and 2021
Table 44 : Borealis AG: Revenue, 2020 and 2021
Table 45 : Covestro AG: Revenue, 2020 and 2021
Table 46 : Dow Chemical Co.: Revenue, 2020 and 2021
Table 47 : Evonik Industries AG: Revenue, 2020 and 2021
Table 48 : Greiner AG: Revenue, 2020 and 2021
Table 49 : Huntsman International LLC: Revenue, 2020 and 2021
Table 50 : JSP Corp.: Revenue, 2020 and 2021
Table 51 : Recticel NV: Revenue, 2020 and 2021
Table 52 : Rogers Corp.: Revenue, 2020 and 2021
Table 53 : Sabic: Revenue, 2020 and 2021
Table 54 : Saint-Gobain: Revenue, 2020 and 2021
Table 55 : Sealed Air Corp.: Revenue, 2020 and 2021
Table 56 : Toray Industries: Revenue, 2020 and 2021
Table 57 : Wanhua Chemical Group: Revenue, 2020 and 2021
Table 58 : Zotefoams: Revenue, 2020 and 2021
Table 59 : Abbreviations Used in This Report

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