Versatility to Drive the Foamed Plastics Market
As per a report available on XploreMR, the global foamed plastics market will grow unabated between 2020 and 2030.
The global foamed plastics market is driven by the ever-increasing applications of foamed plastics in several businesses like beddings and furniture, packaging, and automotive industries. Foamed plastics come across as versatile, lightweight, dermatologically friendly, resistant to mildew, and long-lasting plastics. PU (polyurethane) is one such plastic. It has been finding its presence in gasket seals, seat cushions, head rests, arm rests, airbags, cushioned instrument panels, and various other components that ask for robust structures. The automotive industry is expected to be a major revenue generator in this regard in the near future.
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Foamed plastics also have environmental advantages like reduction in wastage, high recyclability, greater sustainability, and proper incineration to check the pollutants. However, various federal agencies and governments across the globe are raising their grievances regarding adverse effects of isocyanates in the production of foamed plastics.
To counter the above-mentioned hitch, non-toxic isocyanates and bio-based polyols are being introduced. Though it is likely to take a while in incorporating them at a large scale, the mere disruption is enough to create ripples.
Expanded polystyrene foam is amongst the lightest materials but with high “strength to weight ratio”. It results in lower consumption of fuels and also saves on transport. Rail applications like rail embankment and constructing platform extensions could be catered to with the help of polystyrene foam. The MEA and Asia-Pacific are witnessing progression of numerous rail infrastructure construction projects. This factor could be the force to reckon with, in the upcoming period.
Coming to applications, “building and construction” holds the largest share (more than 35%) due to use in flooring, molding, pipe, and cables and wire. The second largest share is held by bedding and furniture due to use in mattress padding, chair cushions, and carpet padding.
The US is also experiencing recovery of the automotive sector. The production of automotives is also increasing in the emerging countries like India. This renders automotives as the sector growing at the fastest pace in the foamed plastics market.
The outbreak of Covid-19 has enforced partial/total lockdowns all across. This has, in turn, stalled the production of foam plastics. This temporary suspension of activities has resulted in declination of the foamed plastics market. The end-users have also been affected by the same pandemic. This has left the entire economy in a fix. The situation is expected to improve mid-2021 (once Covid-19 vaccine is into force).
The global foamed plastics market constitutes North America (Canada, US), Eastern Europe (Russia and Poland), Western Europe (Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Belgium, Nordic countries, Italy, Spain, France, UK, Germany), Asia-Pacific (New Zealand, Australia, ASEAN, Japan, India, China), MEA (North Africa, Southern Africa, GCC), and Latin America (Chile, Peru, Brazil, Mexico, and others).
North America holds the largest market share, thanks to the growing demand for polystyrene and polyurethane foams in construction and building along with marine applications. The wind energy applications are also incomplete without foamed plastics. Besides, residential units have also been rising at a substantial rate in the US. This factor is expected to hold the flag high for North America. Europe comes in second. The Asia-Pacific is expected to grow at the quickest pace due to the manufacturing industry growing by leaps and bounds herein.
The key players in the foamed plastics market include CIRES SpA, BASF SE, Premier Foam, Sealed Air, Vulcan Corporation, and Armacell International S.A.
A recent market report published by XploreMR on the foamed plastics market provides global industry analysis for 2015-2019 & forecast for 2020-2030. The report offers a comprehensive assessment of the most important market dynamics. After conducting thorough research on the historical, as well as current growth parameters of the foamed plastics market, the growth prospects of the market are obtained with maximum precision.
The global foamed plastics market is segmented in detail to cover every aspect of the market and present complete market intelligence to readers.
By Product Type
By Sales Channel
Chapter 01 – Executive Summary
The report begins with the executive summary of the foamed plastics market, which includes a summary of the key findings and statistics of the market. It also includes dominant segments in the global foamed plastics market, along with key facts about foamed plastics market. It also includes analysis and recommendations for the segments according to market size and growth rate.
Chapter 02 – Market Overview
Readers can find detailed taxonomy and definition of the foamed plastics market in this chapter, which will help them understand the basic information about foamed plastics market present in the market. This section also highlights the inclusions and exclusions, which help readers to understand the scope of the foamed plastics market report.
Chapter 03 – Key Market Trends
It includes a comprehensive analysis of key trends such as product innovation and technological advancements that are impacting the global foamed plastics market.
Chapter 04 – Key Success Factors
This chapter highlights the various parameters responsible for creating growth opportunities for foamed plastics market across the world.
Chapter 05 – Global Foamed Plastics Market Demand Analysis (Tonnes) 2015-2019 and Forecast, 2020-2030
This section explains the global market volume analysis and forecast for the foamed plastics market between the forecast period of 2020-2030. It includes the detailed analysis of the historical foamed plastics market, along with an opportunity analysis for the future. Readers can also find the Y-o-Y growth opportunity for the forecast period (2020-2030).
Chapter 06 – Global Foamed Plastics Market - Pricing Analysis
This section highlights the average pricing analysis of various material polyurethane (PU) foams, expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam, vinyl (plastisol, PVC) foams, and Others of foamed plastics market in different regions across the globe. The weighted average pricing at the manufacturer-level is analyzed in this section.
Chapter 07 – Global Foamed Plastics Market Demand (Value in US$ Mn) Analysis 2015-2019 and Forecast, 2020-2030
This section explains the global market value analysis and forecast for the foamed plastics market between the forecast period. It includes the detailed analysis of the historical foamed plastics market, along with an opportunity analysis for the future. Readers can also find the Y-o-Y growth opportunity for the forecast period (2020-2030).
Chapter 08 – Market Background
This chapter explains the key macroeconomic and forecast factors that are expected to influence the growth of foamed plastics market over the forecast period. Furthermore, this chapter provides analysis of the parent markets such as protective packaging market outlook which has significant impact on the foamed plastics market growth. The key market dynamics provided in the chapter includes the drivers, restraints, and opportunities of the foamed plastics market. This section also includes value chain analysis which helps to understand flow of the product from raw material supplier, manufacturer to end users.
Chapter 09 – Impact of COVID 2019
Readers can find impact of COVID-19 pandemic on packaging industry as well as other key markets. The impact of COVID 2019 is described with before COVID-19 situation, pessimistic scenario and optimistic scenario.
Chapter 10 – Global Foamed Plastics Market Analysis 2015-2019 and Forecast 2020-2030, by product Type
Based on product type, the foamed plastics market is segmented as packaging, construction, and others. In packaging the foamed plastics market is further categorized as food packaging and transport packaging. The foamed plastic is used in the form of cups, trays, clamshells, bowls, and plates in the food packaging industries where as it is used for insulation, cushioning, and wrapping of the product in transport packaging. Readers can find market share and market attractiveness analysis in this chapter.
Chapter 11 – Global Foamed Plastics Market Analysis 2015-2019 and Forecast 2020-2030, By Material
Based on material, the foamed plastics market is segmented into polyurethane (PU) foams, expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam, vinyl (plastisol, PVC) foams, and others (PE foam, PP foam). In this chapter, readers can find information about key attractive segments during the forecast period.
Chapter 12 – Global Foamed Plastics Market Analysis 2015-2019 and Forecast 2020-2030, By Sales Channel
Based on sales channel, the foamed plastics market is segmented as direct sales and indirect sales. The indirect sales is sub-segmented as supermarkets/hypermarkets, convenience stores, and online retailing. In this chapter, readers can find information about market share, attractiveness and incremental opportunity analysis as per the considered taxonomy, during the forecast period.
Chapter 13 – Global Foamed Plastics Market Analysis 2015-2019 and Forecast 2020-2030, by Region
This chapter explains how the foamed plastics market is expected to grow across various geographical regions such as North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Middle East & Africa (MEA).
Chapter 14 – North America Foamed Plastics Market Analysis 2015-2019 and Forecast 2020-2030
This chapter includes a detailed analysis of growth of the North America foamed plastics market, along with a country-wise assessment that includes the U.S. and Canada. Readers will also find some of key points on the basis of estimated market size and consumption of foamed plastics market.
Chapter 15 – Latin America Foamed Plastics Market Analysis 2015-2019 and Forecast 2020-2030
Readers can find detailed information about several factors, such as the pricing analysis and the regional trends, which are impacting the growth of the Latin America foamed plastics market. This chapter also includes the growth prospects of the foamed plastics market in leading countries in Latin America such as Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and the Rest of Latin America.
Chapter 16 – Europe Foamed Plastics Market Analysis 2015-2019 and Forecast 2020-2030
Important growth prospects of the foamed plastics market based on the product type, material type, capacity and end use in several countries such as Germany, Italy, France, the U.K., Spain, and the Rest of Europe, are included in this chapter.
Chapter 17 – Asia Pacific Foamed Plastics Market Analysis 2015-2019 and Forecast 2020-2030
This chapter highlights the growth of the foamed plastics market in Asia Pacific by focusing on China, India, Japan, ASEAN countries, Australia & New Zealand and rest of Asia Pacific. The section also highlights data points regarding the growth of the foamed plastics market in Asia Pacific.
Chapter 18 – Middle East and Africa Foamed Plastics Market Analysis 2015-2019 and Forecast 2020-2030
This chapter provides information about how the foamed plastics market will grow in major countries in the MEA region such as GCC Countries, South Africa, Turkey, Northern Africa, and the Rest of MEA during the forecast period 2020 - 2030.
Chapter 19 – Foamed Plastics Market Country wise Analysis 2020 & 2030
This chapter highlights country wise analysis of the foamed plastics market in the U.S., Canada, Germany, Italy, France, the U.K., and Spain during the forecast period.
Chapter 20 – Market Structure Analysis
In this chapter, readers can find detailed information about the tier analysis and market concentration of key players in the foamed plastics market along with their market presence analysis by region and product portfolio.
Chapter 21 – Competition Analysis
In this chapter, readers will find a comprehensive list of all leading manufacturers in the foamed plastics market, along with detailed information about each company, including company overview, revenue shares, strategic overview, and recent company developments. Some of the market players featured in the report are Berry Global Inc., Dart Container Corporation, Sealed Air Corporation, Pactiv LLC, Tekni-Plex, Inc., Groupe Guillin SA, D & W Fine Pack LLC, Genpak, LLC, UFP Technologies, Inc., Sirap Gema S.p.a, and many others.
Chapter 22 – Assumptions and Acronyms
This chapter includes a list of acronyms and assumptions that provide a base to the information and statistics included in the foamed plastics market report.
Chapter 23 – Research Methodology
This chapter helps readers understand the research methodology followed to obtain various conclusions, as well as important qualitative and quantitative information, about the foamed plastics market.
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