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Global Polymeric Foams Market

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NEW YORK, June 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global Polymeric Foams Market

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Polymeric Foams in Thousand Metric Tons by the following Product Segments: Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 212 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Abriso NV
Achilles Corporation
American Excelsior Company
BASF SE
Carpenter Company

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Polyolefin Foams I-3
Polypropylene Foams I-3
Polystyrene Foams I-4
Polyurethane Foams I-4
PVC Foams I-4

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Polymeric Foams - A Prelude II-1
Improvement in GDP Performance Bodes Well for the Market II-2
Table 1: World Real GDP Growth Rates in % by Country (2013 &
2014E) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3
Emerging Markets: At the Forefront of Growth II-4
Polymer Foams in Building & Construction Sector: Favorable
Prospects II-4
Table 2: Global Insulation Market (2013 & 2018) - Breakdown
of Annual Sales in US$ Million for Asia-Pacific, Canada,
Europe, Japan, Latin America, Middle East, and the US
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

Table 3: Global Insulation Market (2013) - Percentage Share
Breakdown of Value Sales by Type of Insulation - Foamed
Plastics Insulation, Fiberglass Insulation, Mineral Wool
Insulation, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5
Construction Industry: Key Indicator of Polymeric Foam Potential II-5
Strong Construction Activity in Developing Countries to Lend
Traction to Global Market II-7
Building Renovations to Boost Demand for Polymer Foam Insulation II-8
Pressing Need for Energy Efficiency Drives Demand for
Insulating Technologies II-8
Meeting Greenhouse Gas Emission Targets: Demand Driver for
Insulation Market II-8
Building Insulation Market: An Insight II-9
Table 4: Global Market for Building Insulation (2013):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues by Type of Insulation
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9
Green Buildings: Favorable Prospects for Polymer Foams II-10
Polymer Foams in Furniture Market: Positive Outlook II-11
Table 5: Global Furniture Market (2013): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Production Value by Furniture Category -
Furniture Components, Hotel Furniture, Office Furniture, and
Residential Furniture (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

Table 6: Global Middle Class Population (2012 & 2030):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Population by Select
Regions/Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12
Mattresses: A Major Market for Polymer Foams II-12
Table 7: Global Mattresses Market by Geographic Region (2013 &
2018) - Breakdown of Annual Sales (in US$ Million) for
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), Canada, Europe, Japan, Latin
America, Rest of World and the US (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-13
Increasing Demand for Specialty Mattresses: Opportunity for
Growth II-14
100% Latex Bedding Sales Race Ahead of Air and Memory Foam Beds II-14
Polymer Foams in Packaging Industry II-14
Table 8: Global Protective Packaging Market (2013):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales by Geographic
Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15
Encouraging Gains in Global PMI: Optimistic Outlook for
Packaging Foams II-15
Automotive Foams Market: Focus on Safety & Comfort II-16
Table 9: Worldwide Production of Passenger Cars and
Commercial Vehicles by Geographic Region/Country (2013) (in
Million Units) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-17
Eco-Friendly Alternatives Find Prominence II-18
Foam Industry Confronted by Issue of Choice of Blowing Agents II-18

2. A REVIEW OF SELECT PRODUCT SEGMENTS II-20
Polyurethane Foam Dominates Polymeric Foam Market II-20
Rigid PU Foams Market: Construction Industry Drives Growth II-21
Focus on 'Green' Polyurethane Foams II-21
Colored PU Foams Market: Improving Aesthetics of Products II-22
SPF Market: Construction Industry to Drive Growth II-22
Table 10: Worldwide SPF Production (2013): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Production Volume by Geographic Region
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-23
Global Polyurethanes Market: An Overview II-23
Table 11: Global Polyurethanes Market (2013): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Demand by Geographic Region (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-23

Table 12: Global Polyurethanes Market by Product Type
(2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Demand for Adhesives &
Sealants, Coatings, Elastomers, Flexible Foam, Rigid Foam
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-24
Raw Materials Used in Polyurethanes II-24
Polyethlylene Foams II-24
Polystyrene Foam II-25
Polyolefin Foams II-25
Polypropylene Foams II-26

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-27
Polymers II-27
Classification of Polymers II-27
Thermoplastics II-27
Thermosets II-27
Hybrid Plastics II-27
Polymeric Foams: An Introduction II-27
Specialty Foams II-29
Polyolefins II-29
Overview II-29
Types of Polyolefins II-29
Polyethylene II-29
Polypropylene II-29
Olefins II-30
Copolyesters II-30
Polyolefin Foams II-31
Cross Linked Polyolefin Foams II-31
End-Use Applications II-31
Sports II-31
Appliances II-32
Construction II-32
Marine II-32
Medical II-32
Footwear II-32
Packaging II-32
Transportation II-32
Polyethlylene Foams II-33
End-Use Applications II-33
Non Cross-Linked Polyethylene II-33
Cross-Linked Polyethylene II-33

Polypropylene Foams II-33
Polystyrene Foams II-34
Introduction II-34
Table 13: World Polystyrene Market (2013): Percentage
Breakdown of Consumption by End-Use Application -
Electronic/Appliances, Expanded Polystyrene, Furniture,
Building & Construction, Packaging (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-34
Polystyrene Foam II-34
Expanded Polystyrene Foam II-34
Extruded Polystyrene Foam II-34
Polyurethane II-35
Table 14: World Polyurethane Market (2013): Percentage
Breakdown of Consumption by End-Use Application - Appliances,
Automotive, Construction, Footwear, Furniture/Bedding,
Packaging, Textile and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-35
Polyurethane Foams II-35
Applications II-36
Role of Polyurethane in Cold Food Chain II-36
Production Process II-36
Isocyanates II-36
Polyols II-37
Polyethers II-37
Polyesters II-37
Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate: A Key Raw Material II-37
Chemical Composition II-38
Applications of MDI II-39
Dominance by Few Players II-39
Toluene Diisocyanate II-39
MDI and TDI - A Comparison II-39
Flexible Polyurethane Foam II-39
Environmental Regulations II-39
The Polypropylene Switch II-40
PVC Foams II-40

4. BLOWING AGENTS: A REVIEW II-41
Product Overview II-41
Exothermic Blowing Agents II-41
Endothermic Blowing Agents II-42
Adding Blowing Agents to Plastics II-42
Carbon Dioxide Blowing Technology II-42
Winds of Change Sweep the Blowing Agents Market II-42
Search for Substitutes: Of Prime Importance II-43
A Detailed Insight into Blowing Agents II-43
Overview II-43
Status of Transition II-44
Zero ODP Alternatives II-44
ODP and GWP Rates for CFCs, HCFCs, and HFCs II-45
ODP: Ozone Depleting Potential II-45
GWP: Global Warming Potential II-46
Polyurethane Foams II-46
Prospects for Zero ODP Blowing Agents in Rigid PU Foams:
Europe, USA, and Japan II-47
Polystyrene, Phenolic and Polyolefin Foams II-47
Environmental and Physical Properties of Widely Used
Blowing Agents II-47
HCFC-22 II-48
HCFC-141b II-49

HCFC-142b II-50
Methylene Chloride II-50
HFC-134a II-51
HFC-152a II-52
HFC-245fa II-53
HFC-365mfc II-54
Carbon Dioxide II-54
Cyclopentane II-55
Isopentane II-56
n-Pentane II-57
Isobutane II-57
n-Butane II-58
Significance of Blowing Agents in Polymeric Foam Segments II-59
Rigid PU Foam II-59
Domestic Refrigerator and Freezer Insulation II-59
Performance Requirements II-59
Insulated Trucks and Reefers II-59
Performance Requirements II-59
Boardstock/Flexible-Faced Lamination II-60
Performance Requirements II-60
Technical Alternatives II-60
Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation II-60
Performance Requirements II-60

Pipe-In-Pipe II-61
Performance Requirements II-61
Slabstock/Preformed Pipe II-61
Performance Requirements II-61
One Component Polyurethane Foam II-61
Performance Requirements II-61
Flexible PU Foam II-61
Slabstock II-61
Performance Requirements II-61
Alternative Substances II-62
Methylene Chloride II-62
Acetone II-62
MDI Technology II-62
Molded Foams II-62
Performance Requirements II-62
Technical Options II-62
Hot Cure and Cold Cure II-62
Integral Skin Foams II-63
Performance Requirements II-63
Non-Insulating Rigid Foams II-63
Semi-Rigid Foam II-63
Rigid Foam II-63
Technical Options II-63
Status and Trends for Technologies in the Flexible PU Foam
Sector II-64
Extruded Polystyrene II-64
Extruded Polystyrene Sheet II-64

Technical Options II-64
Extruded Polystyrene Board II-64
Performance Requirements II-64
Polyolefin Foams II-65
Performance Requirements II-65
Technical Options II-65
Phenolic Foam II-65
Performance Requirements II-65
Issues Confronting Developing Nations II-65
Drivers II-65
Advanced (Sector) Phase-Out Dates in Several Article 5(1)
Nations II-65
Important Role of Multilateral Fund II-65
Deterrents II-66
Need for Economic Incentives on Account of Ready
Accessibility and Low Price of CFC-11 II-66
Restricted R&D Capacity II-66
Government's Regulatory Program Coordination II-66
Issues Connected with Safety II-66
Possible Imbalance Between Demand and Supply for HCFC-141b II-66
Long Term ODS Substitution II-66

5. POLYMERIC FOAMS: PRODUCTS AND USES II-67
Rigid PU Foam Products and Uses II-67
Rigid Domestic Freezer and Refrigerator Insulation II-67
Production Process II-67
Other Appliances II-68
Production Process II-68
Construction - Boardstock/Flexible-Faced Lamination II-68
Construction and Transport: Sandwich Panels II-68
Products and Uses II-68
Production Process II-69
Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation II-69
Products and Uses II-69
Production Process II-69
Other Rigid Polyurethane Foam Uses II-69
Slabstock II-69
Product Uses II-69

Production Process II-70
Preformed Pipe/Pipe-In-Pipe II-70
Products and Uses II-70
Production Process II-70
One Component Polyurethane Foam II-70
Production Process II-70
Flexible Polyurethane Foams II-71
Slabstock Foams II-71
Products and Uses II-71

Production Process II-71
Molded Foams II-71
Products and Uses II-71
Production Process II-71
Integral Skin and Miscellaneous Foams II-72
Products and Uses II-72
RIM II-72
Integral Skin II-72
Non-Insulation Rigid II-72
Production Process II-72
Extruded Polystyrene II-73
Extruded Polystyrene Sheet II-73
Products and Uses II-73
Production Process II-73
Extruded Polystyrene Insulation Board II-73
Products and Uses II-73
Production Process II-74
Polyolefin Foams II-74
Products and Uses II-74
Sheet Products II-74
Tubular Products II-74
Plank Products II-75
Production Process II-75
Sheet Products II-75
Tubular Products II-75
Plank Products II-75
Phenolic Foams II-75
Products and Uses II-75
Production Process II-76
Continuous Processes II-76
Discontinuous Processes II-76

6. ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES II-77
An Overview II-77
Industry Initiative II-78
New Raw Materials Reduce Emissions from PUR II-78

7. TRENDS IN TECHNOLOGY II-79
Austrian Physicists Group Develops Electrically Charged
Polymer Foam II-79
New Patent Enhances Thermal Insulation II-79
Polymeric Foams Exploring Use in Drug Delivery Systems II-79
Use Cases: Polymeric Foams in Drug Delivery II-80

8. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS II-82
Novagard Solutions Introduces Foam Fix® PVC Foam Products II-82
Soudal USA Unveils Genius Gun, an Expanding PU Foam Product II-82
Tremco Launches ExoAir® Flex Foam II-82
General Plastics Showcases High-Strength, Lightweight
Composite Core Foams II-82
Ferro and PolyOne Unveil Innovex® polyolefin II-82
Woodbridge Introduces lower VOC Polyurethane Auto Interior Foam II-82
CoreLite Introduces Two Core Materials II-82
3M Launches Lightweight Polyurethane Foam Cores II-83
SPI Unveils Polyurea Coating & Polyurethane Foam Low Pressure
Equipment II-83
Holland Colours Introduces a Product Line for Polyether PU Foams II-83
Cascades new polystyrene foam food tray EVOK II-83
Arkema Rolls Out New, High Performance, Low GWP Blowing Agent II-83
BASF Develops 'world's first' Expanded TPU II-83
Zotefoams Unveils Euroclass B Polyolefin Foams II-83
General Plastics Showcases Rigid Polyurethane Composite Core
Foams II-83
Dow Polyurethanes Releases New Solutions II-84
Toray Launches Toraypef® II-84

Solvay Specialty Polymers Unveils Solef® PVDF Foam II-84
Dow Automotive to Roll Out a New Cavity Sealing Solution II-84
PCC Rokita SA Unveils "Polyols IV" Product Line II-84
Sekisui Alveo Showcases Alveobloc NACO III Conductive Foam II-84
Spit Launches B1 and B3 Expanding Polyurethane Foams II-84
Momentive Performance Rolls Out Niax* silicone L-6891 II-84
SP-High Modulus Launches PVCell G-Foam II-85
Ashland Launches Four New Drewplus™ Foam Control Agents II-85
Sekisui Introduces Novel Multi-colored UV Stable Polyolefin
Foam Blocks II-85
DuPont Unveils Capstone® 1460 II-85
StyroChem® Releases EVRgreen™ EPS Resin II-85
Sekisui Alveo Introduces Alveocel Polyolefin Foam II-85
Filtrona to Launch Hydrophilic, Polyurethane Foams II-85
Dow Releases SURECEL™ 445 Foam Cell Promoter II-85

9. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-86
Sun Capital Inks Definitive Agreement to Acquire Flexible Foam II-86
Bayer Purchases polyurethane feedstock plant from Dupont II-86
BASF Files Patent application for Plastic Reformable
Polyurethane Foam II-86
INEOS to Discontinue Production of Expandable Polystyrene II-86
Sekisui Alveo and Mergon Automotive Initiates a Joint Project II-86
Gurit and Maricell Ink Mid-Term Distribution Agreement II-86
Mitsui Chemicals and Itoh Oil Chemical enter in JV with Jayant
Agro-Organics II-86
Sekisui Alveo Collaborates with Mergon Automotive II-87
Zotefoams Inks Joint Venture agreement with INOAC II-87
Huntsman Acquires Minority Stake in Nippon Aqua II-87
Emery Oleochemicals Takes Over InfiGreen Polyols Technology II-87
Era Polymers Acquires Ariel Industries Pty Ltd Business II-87
Ciech to Sell Foam Unit to BASF II-87
UFP Technologies Takes Over Packaging Alternatives Corporation II-87
BASF Acquires PET Foam Business From B.C. Foam II-87
3A Composites Acquires Foamalite Limited II-88
Huntsman and Sinopec to Form Joint Venture in China II-88
IMCD Partners with Ineos ChlorVinyls II-88
FSI Establishes Foam Supplies India Pvt. Ltd II-88
JSP Forms Joint Venture with Qycell Corporation II-88
Johnson Controls Takes Over Automotive Division of Spumotim II-88
Tiansheng to Establish a Subsidiary for CNY 10 Million II-88
Bridgestone to Form a New Production Plant II-88
Chemtura Corporation to Sign License Agreement with Dow Chemical II-89
Armacell Sells its PE Technical Foam Business to NMC II-89
3A Composites and Tiansheng New Materials Form Joint Venture II-89
BASF Inaugurates Second Polyurethane Systems Unit in Russia II-89

10. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-90
Abriso NV (Belgium) II-90
Achilles Corporation (Japan) II-90
American Excelsior Company (USA) II-90
Armacell Enterprise GmbH & Co. KG (Germany) II-90
BASF SE (Germany) II-91
Bayer MaterialScience AG (Germany) II-91
British Vita PLC (UK) II-91
Carpenter Company (USA) II-92
Celotex Limited (UK) II-92
Evonik Foams, Inc. (USA) II-92
Fagerdala World Foams AB (Sweden) II-93
FXI (USA) II-93
Huntsman Corporation (USA) II-93
INEOS Styrenics (Switzerland) II-94
JSP Corporation (Japan) II-94
Recticel (Belgium) II-94
Rogers Corporation (USA) II-95
Sealed Air Corporation (USA) II-95
Sekisui Alveo AG (Switzerland) II-96
Sonoco Products Company (USA) II-96
Tekni-Plex, Inc. (USA) II-96
The Dow Chemical Company (USA) II-97
The Woodbridge Group® (Canada) II-97
Zotefoams PLC (UK) II-98

11. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-99
Table 15: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Polymeric Foams by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-99

Table 16: World Historic Review for Polymeric Foams by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-100

Table 17: World 15-Year Perspective for Polymeric Foams by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 &
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-101
Polymeric Foams Market by Product Segment II-102
Table 18: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Polyolefin Foams by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-102

Table 19: World Historic Review for Polyolefin Foams by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-103

Table 20: World 15-Year Perspective for Polyolefin Foams by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 &
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-104

Table 21: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Polystyrene Foams by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-105

Table 22: World Historic Review for Polystyrene Foams by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-106

Table 23: World 15-Year Perspective for Polystyrene Foams by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 &
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-107

Table 24: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Polyurethane Foams by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-108

Table 25: World Historic Review for Polyurethane Foams by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-109

Table 26: World 15-Year Perspective for Polyurethane Foams by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 &
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-110

Table 27: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for PVC
Foams by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-111

Table 28: World Historic Review for PVC Foams by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric
Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-112

Table 29: World 15-Year Perspective for PVC Foams by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 &
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-113

Table 30: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Other Polymeric Foams by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-114

Table 31: World Historic Review for Other Polymeric Foams by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-115

Table 32: World 15-Year Perspective for Other Polymeric Foams
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption
Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-116


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Market Overview III-1
Table 33: Leading Players in the US Plastic Foams Market
(2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for
Carpenter, Dart Container, Dow Chemical, FXI, Reynolds
Group, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-1
Polyurethane Foam: The Largest Product Segment III-2
Impact of Recession in Retrospect III-2
Polyurethane Foam in Furniture Market III-2
Polystyrene Foam: Waste Disposal Issues to Restrain Market
Growth III-3
Table 34: Polystyrene Foams Market in the US (2013):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Demand (Volume) by Processing
Method (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 35: Polystyrene Foams Market in the US (2013):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Demand (Volume) by End-Use
Market - Packaging, Construction, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4
Usage of Polystyrene Foam in Food Packaging Banned in
California III-4
New York City Restricts Polystyrene Foams Use for Food
Products III-4
PU Foams and Engineered Plastics Dominate Foam Market III-4
Specialty Foams Flourish in Industrial and Electronics Markets III-5
Polyolefins - Market Overview III-5
Furniture & Bedding Market: A Major Market for Polymer Foams III-5
Polymer Foams in Protective Packaging Market III-5
Table 36: US Protective Packaging Market (2013): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Value Sales by Type of Packaging
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6
Construction Industry: Significant Influence on Demand for
Polymer Foams III-6
Table 37: Residential Construction Sector in the US
(2007-2013E): Number of Housing Starts by Type -
Single-Family Units and Multi-Family Units (in '000s)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 38: Non-Residential Construction in the US
(2010-2012): Construction Value by Segment (in US$ Billion)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8
Polymeric Foams for Insulation III-8
Insulation Market to Gain from Green House Gas Emission
Targets III-8
Energy Conservation Regulations Propel Insulation
Materials Market III-9
American Taxpayer Relief Act 2012 Drives Demand for
Insulation III-9
Implementation of Building Codes Drive Insulation Demand III-9
Thermal Insulation Market Poised to Grow in US III-10
Polymeric Foams in Auto Industry III-10
Stringent Regulatory Standards Drives Demand for Innovative
Automotive Seats III-10
Foam Blowing Agents: An Overview III-11
Introduction III-11
Regulatory Status III-11
Acceptable Substitutes for CFC Foams under the Significant
New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program as of August 21,
2003 III-12
Acceptable Substitutes for CFC Foams under the Significant
New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program as of August 21,
2003 III-12
Unacceptable Substitutes for CFC Foams under the
Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program as of
August 21, 2003 III-13

Acceptable Substitutes for HCFC Foams under the
Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program as of
August 21, 2003 III-14
Substitutes for HCFC Foams that are Acceptable Subject to
Narrowed Use Limits under the Significant New
Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program as of August 21, 2003 III-14
Unacceptable Substitutes for HCFC Foams Under the
Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program as of
August 21, 2003 III-15
Product Launches III-15
Strategic Corporate Developments III-17
Key Players III-18
B.Market Analytics III-23
Table 39: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams,
Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other
Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 40: US Historic Review for Polymeric Foams by Product
Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane
Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 41: US 15-Year Perspective for Polymeric Foams by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume
for Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams,
PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets for Years 2006,
2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

2. CANADA III-26
A.Market Analysis III-26
Outlook III-26
Regulatory Scenario III-26
Canadian Rigid Foam Production Sector III-26
Polymer Systems and Blowing Agents Used III-26
Blowing Agent Emissions III-27
Options to Reduce Non-HCFC Blowing Agent Emissions III-27
Phase Out Schedule III-28
The Woodbridge Group® - A Key Player III-28
B.Market Analytics III-29
Table 42: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams,
Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other
Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 43: Canadian Historic Review for Polymeric Foams by
Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams,
Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 44: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Polymeric Foams
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption
Volume for Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane
Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets for Years
2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

3. JAPAN III-32
A.Market Analysis III-32
Outlook III-32
Regulatory Overview III-32
HCFC Phase-Out Schedule in Japan III-32
HCFC Alternatives as Blowing Agents III-33
Polyurethane Foams III-33
Table 45: Foam Grade and Use level of CFC-11 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 46: Blowing Efficiency of Water and Auxiliary Blowing
Agents (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34
Key Statistics III-34
Table 47: Rigid PU Foam Market in Japan (2013): Percentage
Breakdown of Consumption by End-Use Application - Housing,
Appliances, Non-Housing, Tanks & Pipes, Furniture,
Transportation, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 48: Flexible PU Foam Market in Japan (2013):
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption by End-Use Application -
Transportation, Furniture, Bedding, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 49: High Expansion Polyethylene Foam Market in Japan
(2013): Percentage Breakdown by End-Use Application -
Packaging, Building, Insulation, Industrial, Marine,
Construction, Agriculture, Sports, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 50: Extruded Polystyrene Foam Market in Japan (2013):
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption by Application -
Insulation for Housing, Insulation for Construction, Tatami
Mat, Refrigerators & Freezers, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35
Strategic Corporate Developments III-35
Key Players III-36
B.Market Analytics III-37
Table 51: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams,
Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other
Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 52: Japanese Historic Review for Polymeric Foams by
Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams,
Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 53: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Polymeric Foams
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption
Volume for Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane
Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets for Years
2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

4. EUROPE III-40
A.Market Analysis III-40
Outlook III-40
New Product Developments to Drive Polymer Foams Market III-40
EPS Foam Market in Europe: An Insight III-40
Table 54: EPS Foam Market in Europe (2012): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Demand by Application (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41
PU Foams - Benefiting from Regulatory Specifications III-41
Insulation and Building Needs Drive Demand for Polyurethane III-41
Housing Scenario in Europe III-41
New Energy Regulations: Opportunities Abound the Insulation
Market III-42
New EU Legislation Brings Good News for Insulation Market III-42
Renovation Market - A Major Driver for Insulation III-43
Central and Eastern Europe - The New Focus for Growth III-43
Wall Insulation Materials Remain Popular III-44
Strategic Corporate Developments III-44
B.Market Analytics III-45
Table 55: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Polymeric Foams by Geographic Region - France, Germany,
Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 56: European Historic Review for Polymeric Foams by

Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 57: European 15-Year Perspective for Polymeric Foams
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption
Volume for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and
Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 58: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams,
Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other
Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 59: European Historic Review for Polymeric Foams by
Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams,
Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 60: European 15-Year Perspective for Polymeric Foams
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption
Volume for Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane
Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets for Years
2006, 2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

4a. FRANCE III-51
Market Analysis III-51
Table 61: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams,
Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other
Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 62: French Historic Review for Polymeric Foams by
Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams,
Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 63: French 15-Year Perspective for Polymeric Foams by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume
for Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams,
PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets for Years 2006,
2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

4b. GERMANY III-54
A.Market Analysis III-54
Outlook III-54
Construction Industry to Boost Insulation Market III-54
Strategic Corporate Developments III-54
Key Players III-55
B.Market Analytics III-56
Table 64: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams,
Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other
Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 65: German Historic Review for Polymeric Foams by
Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams,
Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 66: German 15-Year Perspective for Polymeric Foams by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume
for Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams,
PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets for Years 2006,
2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

4c. ITALY III-59
A.Market Analysis III-59
Outlook III-59
Strategic Corporate Developments III-59
B.Market Analytics III-60
Table 67: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams,
Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other
Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 68: Italian Historic Review for Polymeric Foams by
Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams,
Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 69: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Polymeric Foams by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume
for Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams,
PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets for Years 2006,
2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-63
A.Market Analysis III-63
Outlook III-63
Government's Latest Policy for Insulation Industry III-63
Product Launches III-63
Key Players III-63
B.Market Analytics III-65
Table 70: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams,
Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other
Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 71: UK Historic Review for Polymeric Foams by Product
Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane
Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

Table 72: UK 15-Year Perspective for Polymeric Foams by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume
for Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams,
PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets for Years 2006,
2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

4e. SPAIN III-68
Market Analysis III-68
Table 73: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams,
Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other
Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 74: Spanish Historic Review for Polymeric Foams by
Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams,
Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

Table 75: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Polymeric Foams by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume
for Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams,
PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets for Years 2006,
2014 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70

4f. RUSSIA III-71
A.Market Analysis III-71
Outlook III-71
Use of Polymers in Heat Insulation Applications Grows
Significantly III-71
Polystyrene Foam: Gaining Preference as Insulation Material
in Buildings III-71
Extruded Polystyrene Foam Market III-72
Polyethylene Foam Market III-72
Polyurethane Foam III-72
Polyolefin Foam III-73
Polymeric Foams Find Use in Window App


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