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Urethane Foam Manufacturing in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Urethane Foam Manufacturing in the US

Operators in the Urethane Foam Manufacturing industry produce plastic foam products, excluding polystyrene. Industry products are used for various purposes, including insulation, shock reduction, packaging, seat cushioning, fluid filtration systems and others. Industry operators serve many markets, including the Car and Automobile Manufacturing industry (IBISWorld report 33611a), the construction sector and furniture manufacturers. Over the five years to 2018, the industry has experienced healthy growth, as favorable economic conditions have driven rising demand for industry products. Over the five years to 2023, industry revenue is anticipated to continue growing, albeit at a slower pace. As with the previous five-year period, growth will be strongly tied to the overall health of the economy and, subsequently, the level of demand from various downstream industries.

This industry manufactures plastic foam products (except polystyrene). These products are used to insulate objects or reduce shock in bedding, packaging, seat cushioning, carpet cushioning, car interiors, fluid filtration systems, anti-noise and vibration systems in aircraft, medical devices and several consumer applications such as sponges, mops, paint brushes and cosmetic applicators.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table New car sales
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To...
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players
    • Table DowDuPont Inc. (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table Huntsman Corporation (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
    • Table FXI (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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