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Plastic Foams

Plastic Foams

Growth in the US plastic foams market will total 2.3% annually through 2020 in volume terms. Gains will be fueled by strong growth in construction spending, benefiting applications such as building insulation. The rising popularity of foam mattresses over traditional innerspring products will also boost demand.

This report segments the Plastic Foams industry by Products and Markets. Data is provided in million pounds and million US dollars.

Plastic Foams Products include:
Polyurethane (PUR)
Rigid Polyurethane
Flexible Polyurethane
Polystyrene
Expanded (EPS)
Extruded (XPS)

Others (Polypropylene, HDPE, Engineering Plastics, Vinyl, LDPE)
Polyurethane will remain the largest of these through 2019. Fastest growth will be for other types such as HDPE and LDPE foam, fueled by gains in protective packaging and motor vehicle applications.

Major Plastic Foam Markets include:
Packaging
Construction
Household Products
Motor Vehicles

Packaging was the leading outlet in 2015. The most rapid gains through 2020 are forecast for the Construction market, fueled by a healthy outlook for foam insulation in residential and nonresidential buildings.

The plastic foams industry consists of hundreds of producers, most of which are small, niche suppliers. Major producers include ACH Foam Technologies, BASF, Carpenter, Covestro, Dart Container, Dow Chemical, Firestone Building Products, FXI, Hood (Atlas Roofing), Noel Group (Nomaco), Reynolds Group, Saint-Gobain, and Tekni-Plex.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table PLASTIC FOAMS DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • Macroeconomic Environment
      • Table MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS
    • Consumer Income & Spending
      • Table PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES
    • Demographic Trends
      • Table POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS
    • Construction Outlook
      • Table CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES
    • Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS
    • Plastic Resin Outlook
      • Table PLASTIC RESIN SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • Plastic Foam Characteristics
    • Competitive Materials
    • Environmental & Regulatory Considerations
      • Materials-Based Regulations
      • Energy-Based Regulations
      • Blowing Agents
      • Recycling
    • International Activity
  • MARKETS
    • General
      • Table PLASTIC FOAMS DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART III-1 PLASTIC FOAMS DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015
    • Packaging
      • Plastic Foams Demand by Resin & Application
        • Table PACKAGING MARKET FOR PLASTIC FOAMS BY RESIN & APPLICATION
        • Table CHART III-2 PACKAGING MARKET FOR PLASTIC FOAMS BY APPLICATION, 2015
      • Foodservice & Consumer Disposables
        • Table FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table FOODSERVICE & CONSUMER DISPOSABLES MARKET FOR PLASTIC FOAMS
      • Protective Packaging
        • Table PROTECTIVE PACKAGING DEMAND BY MATERIAL
        • Table PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET FOR PLASTIC FOAMS BY RESIN & TYPE
        • Table CHART III-3 PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET FOR PLASTIC FOAMS BY RESIN, 2015
      • Containers
        • Table FOOD CONTAINER DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table CONTAINER MARKET FOR PLASTIC FOAMS
    • Construction
      • Plastic Foams Demand by Resin & Application
        • Table CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR PLASTIC FOAMS BY RESIN & APPLICATION
        • Table CHART III-4 CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR PLASTIC FOAMS BY APPLICATION, 2015
      • Insulation
        • Table CONSTRUCTION INSULATION DEMAND BY TYPE
        • Table CONSTRUCTION INSULATION MARKET FOR PLASTIC FOAMS
      • Flooring & Carpet Backing
        • Table CARPET & RUG SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table FLOORING & CARPET BACKING MARKET FOR PLASTIC FOAMS
      • Other Construction
        • Table OTHER CONSTRUCTION MARKETS FOR PLASTIC FOAMS
    • Household Products
      • Plastic Foams Demand by Resin & Application
        • Table HOUSEHOLD PRODUCT MARKET FOR PLASTIC FOAMS BY RESIN & APPLICATION
        • Table CHART III-5 HOUSEHOLD PRODUCT MARKET FOR PLASTIC FOAMS BY APPLICATION, 2015
      • Bedding
        • Table MATTRESS & SLEEP SYSTEM SHIPMENTS
        • Table BEDDING MARKET FOR PLASTIC FOAMS
      • Furniture
        • Table FURNITURE SHIPMENTS
        • Table FURNITURE MARKET FOR PLASTIC FOAMS
      • Appliances
        • Table MAJOR APPLIANCE SHIPMENTS
        • Table APPLIANCE MARKET FOR PLASTIC FOAMS
      • Other Household Products
        • Table OTHER HOUSEHOLD PRODUCT MARKETS FOR PLASTIC FOAMS
    • Motor Vehicles
      • Motor Vehicle Outlook
        • Table MOTOR VEHICLE PRODUCTION
      • Plastic Foams in Motor Vehicles
        • Table MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR PLASTIC FOAMS BY RESIN
    • Other Markets
      • Table OTHER MARKETS FOR PLASTIC FOAMS
  • PRODUCTS
    • General
      • Table PLASTICS FOAMS DEMAND BY RESIN
    • Pricing Trends
      • Table SELECTED PLASTIC FOAMS PRICING
  • POLYURETHANE FOAMS
    • General
      • Table POLYURETHANE FOAMS DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET
    • Flexible Polyurethane Foams
      • Table FLEXIBLE POLYURETHANE FOAMS DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART V-1 FLEXIBLE POLYURETHANE FOAMS DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015
      • Household Products
        • Table HOUSEHOLD PRODUCT MARKET FOR FLEXIBLE POLYURETHANE FOAMS
      • Motor Vehicles
        • Table MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR FLEXIBLE POLYURETHANE FOAMS
      • Flooring Underlay
        • Table FLOORING UNDERLAY MARKET FOR FLEXIBLE POLYURETHANE FOAMS
      • Packaging
        • Table PACKAGING MARKET FOR FLEXIBLE POLYURETHANE FOAMS
      • Other Markets
        • Table OTHER MARKETS FOR FLEXIBLE POLYURETHANE FOAMS
    • Rigid Polyurethane Foams
      • Table RIGID POLYURETHANE FOAMS DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART V-2 RIGID POLYURETHANE FOAMS DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015
      • Construction
        • Table CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR RIGID POLYURETHANE FOAMS
      • Household Products
        • Table HOUSEHOLD PRODUCT MARKET FOR RIGID POLYURETHANE FOAMS
      • Packaging
        • Table PACKAGING MARKET FOR RIGID POLYURETHANE FOAMS
      • Motor Vehicles
        • Table MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR RIGID POLYURETHANE FOAMS
      • Other Markets
        • Table OTHER MARKETS FOR RIGID POLYURETHANE FOAMS
    • Producers
  • POLYSTYRENE FOAMS
    • General
      • Table POLYSTYRENE FOAMS DEMAND BY PROCESSING METHOD & MARKET
      • Table CHART VI-1 POLYSTYRENE FOAMS DEMAND BY PROCESSING METHOD, 2015
    • Extruded Polystyrene Foams
      • Table EXTRUDED POLYSTYRENE FOAMS DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART VI-2 EXTRUDED POLYSTYRENE FOAMS DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015
      • Packaging
        • Table PACKAGING MARKET FOR EXTRUDED POLYSTYRENE FOAMS
      • Construction
        • Table CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR EXTRUDED POLYSTYRENE FOAMS
      • Other Markets
        • Table OTHER MARKETS FOR EXTRUDED POLYSTYRENE FOAMS
    • Expanded Polystyrene Foams
      • Table EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE FOAMS DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART VI-3 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE FOAMS DEMAND BY MARKET, 2015
      • Packaging
        • Table EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE FOAMS IN PACKAGING
      • Construction
        • Table CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE FOAMS
      • Other Markets
        • Table OTHER MARKETS FOR EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE FOAMS
    • Producers
  • OTHER PLASTIC FOAMS
    • General
      • Table OTHER PLASTIC FOAMS DEMAND BY RESIN
      • Table CHART VII-1 OTHER PLASTIC FOAMS DEMAND BY RESIN, 2015
    • High Density Polyethylene Foams
      • Table HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE FOAMS DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Polypropylene Foams
      • Table POLYPROPYLENE FOAMS DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Vinyl Foams
      • Table VINYL FOAMS DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Engineering Plastic Foams
      • Table ENGINEERING PLASTIC FOAMS DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Low Density Polyethylene Foams
      • Table LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE FOAMS DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene Foams
      • Table ACRYLONITRILE-BUTADIENE-STYRENE FOAMS DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Biodegradable Plastic Foams
      • Table BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC FOAMS DEMAND BY MARKET
    • All Other Plastic Foams
      • Table ALL OTHER PLASTIC FOAMS DEMAND BY MARKET
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
      • Table US PLASTIC FOAM SALES BY COMPANY, 2015
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART VIII-1 US PLASTIC FOAMS MARKET SHARE, 2015
    • Mergers & Acquisitions
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Research & Development
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Company Profiles
      • ACH Foam Technologies LLC
      • American Excelsior Company
      • Arkema SA
      • Armacell International SA
      • BASF SE
      • Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated
      • Bridgestone Corporation
      • Carlisle Companies Incorporated
      • Carpenter Company
      • Chemours Company
      • Covestro AG
      • Dart Container Corporation
      • Dow Chemical Company
      • DuPont (EI) de Nemours
      • Evonik Industries AG
      • Free-Flow Packaging International Incorporated
      • FXI Incorporated
      • Hood Companies
      • Huntsman Corporation
      • Innocor Incorporated
      • INOAC Corporation
      • Johnson Controls Incorporated
      • New WinCup Holdings Incorporated
      • Noël Group LLC
      • Novipax LLC
      • Owens Corning
      • Pak-Lite Incorporated
      • Pregis Corporation
      • Reynolds Group Holdings Limited
      • Ring Companies
      • Rmax Incorporated
      • Rogers Foam Corporation
      • Saint-Gobain
      • Schweiter Technologies AG
      • Sealed Air Corporation
      • Sekisui Chemical Company Limited
      • Solvay SA
      • Sonoco Products Company
      • StarchTech Incorporated
      • Storopack Hans Reichenecker GmbH
      • Tekni-Plex Incorporated
      • 3M Company
      • UFP Technologies Incorporated
    • Other Companies Mentioned in Study

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