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Global Extruded Polypropylene (XPP) Foam Market 2017-2021

Global Extruded Polypropylene (XPP) Foam Market 2017-2021

About Extruded Polypropylene (XPP) Foam

Extruded polypropylene (XPP) foam is a versatile thermoplastic material, which is compatible with many processing techniques and is used in a wide range of commercial applications. It is resistant to many chemicals and thermals, making it suitable for outdoor use. The unique feature of XPP is its low density and high moisture and oxygen barrier. It is also sealable, microwavable, and fully recyclable. It consumes the least amount of energy during production. Compared with other plastics, it produces the lowest amount of carbon dioxide emissions. It possesses lower density, which means switching to polypropylene (PP) reduces the absolute amount of waste. It produces less solid waste than polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polystyrene (PS), and polyethylene terephthalate (PET).

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global extruded polypropylene (XPP) foam market to grow at a CAGR of 7.00% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global extruded polypropylene (XPP) foam market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of extruded polypropylene (XPP) foam.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Extruded Polypropylene (XPP) Foam Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • BASF
  • Borealis
  • Braskem
  • Mitsui Chemicals
  • Toray Industries
Other prominent vendors
  • DS Smith PLC
  • JSP Corporation
  • NMC SA
Market driver
  • Increasing use of XPP in automobiles for weight reduction
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Price fluctuation of PP a major concern for manufacturers
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Growing demand of XPP foam from building and construction segment
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Extruded Polypropylene (XPP) Foam Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global extruded polypropylene (XPP) foam market: BASF, Borealis, Braskem, Mitsui Chemicals, and Toray Industries

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: DS Smith PLC, JSP Corporation, and NMC SA.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Growing demand of XPP foam from building and construction segment. XPP foam is used widely in building and construction activities. It is used in interior works such as window profiles. It is also used in wood-plastic composites for walls and roofs. The material is used as reinforcement in cement composites and in applications such as runway and road repairs. XPP foam is used in the construction of theaters and auditoriums where high sound insulation is required. It is also used in the construction of earthquake-resistant buildings because of its high-shock resistance.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Increasing use of XPP in automobiles for weight reduction. Vehicle weight reduction has become the most challenging requirement that automotive manufacturers and suppliers face. XPP foam is widely used in automobiles because of its weight reduction and cost-savings properties. It is extensively used for replacing engineering plastics in automotive parts. It is also used in a variety of parts such as bumper fascias, instrumental panels, and door trims. Moreover, the new emission regulations that are adopted globally are anticipated to place a significant importance on lightweight materials used in major automotive parts.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Price fluctuation of PP a major concern for manufacturers. The prices of the raw material used for manufacturing XPP foam usually fluctuate, which directly affects the overall price of the compound. This will restrain the growth of the global XPP during the forecast period. The fluctuating prices of crude oil and natural gas have an impact on the prices of their end products such as propylene, which is the raw material used to produce XPP foam. The volatility in the price results in uncertain returns on investments, pushing companies to delay or shelve their capacity expansion. This, in turn, will affect the demand-supply chain, resulting in customers switching to XPP alternatives such as PVC and PET.

Companies Mentioned

BASF, Borealis, Braskem, Mitsui Chemicals, Toray Industries, DS Smith PLC, JSP Corporation, and NMC SA.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market outline
      • Table Properties of XPP
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global XPP foam market
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global XPP foam market ($ millions)
  • Five forces analysis
    • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global XPP foam market by application
      • Table Global XPP foam market by application 2016 ($ millions)
      • Table Global XPP foam market by application 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global XPP foam market by applications (% share)
    • Global XPP foam market for transportation
      • Table Global XPP foam market for transportation 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global XPP foam market for packaging
      • Table Global XPP foam market for packaging 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global XPP foam market for building and construction
      • Table Global XPP foam market for building and construction 2016-2021 ($ millions)
    • Global XPP foam market for others
      • Table Global XPP foam market for others 2016-2021 ($ millions)
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Global XPP foam market by product
      • Table Global XPP foam market by product 2016 ($ millions)
  • Regional landscape
    • Global XPP foam market segmentation by geography
      • Table Global XPP foam market by geography - Market size and forecast 2016-2021
    • APAC - Market size and forecast
      • Table APAC - Market size and forecast 2016-21021 ($ millions)
      • Table APAC - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021
    • Europe - Market size and forecast
      • Table Europe - Market size and forecast 2016-21021 ($ millions)
      • Table Europe - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021
    • North America - Market size and forecast
      • Table North America - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table North America - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021
    • ROW - Market size and forecast
      • Table ROW - Market size and forecast 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table ROW - Year-over-year growth 2017-2021
    • Market opportunity
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Global motor vehicle sales 2015-2020 (millions of units)
      • Table Global passenger vehicle sales 2015-2020 (millions of units)
      • Table Global commercial vehicle sales 2015-2020 (millions of units)
      • Table Motorcycle tires by volume, 2016- 2021 (%)
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Growing demand of XPP foam from building and construction segment
    • Increasing use of low-density XPP foam
    • Rapid economic growth in APAC
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive landscape
    • Key market vendors
      • Table Key market vendors
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • BASF
      • Table BASF: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table BASF: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • Borealis
    • Braskem
      • Table Braskem: Business unit segmentation
    • Mitsui Chemicals
      • Table Mitsui Chemicals: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Mitsui Chemicals: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
    • Toray Industries
      • Table Toray Industries: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Toray Industries Inc: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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