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Global Plastic Foams Market 2018-2022

Global Plastic Foams Market 2018-2022

About Plastic Foams

Plastic foams are synthetic resins converted into a sponge-like mass which can have a closed- or open-cell structure. They can be either flexible or rigid and are used for a variety of applications, such as cushioning materials, thermal insulation, sponges, and panels for buildings.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global plastic foams market to grow at a CAGR of 4.9% during the period 2018-2022.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global plastic foams market for 2018-2022. To calculate the market size, the report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Plastic Foams Market 2018-2022, 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
  • DowDuPont
  • Sealed Air
  • Total
Market driver
  • Growth of e-commerce market
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Market challenge
  • Volatility in prices of crude oil
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Market trend
  • Growing focus on development of sustainable products
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Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2022 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?


  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research methodology
  • Market landscape
    • Market ecosystem
      • Table Related market
    • Market characteristics
      • Table Market characteristics
    • Market segmentation analysis
      • Table Market segments
  • Market sizing
    • Market definition
      • Table Market definition - Inclusions and exclusions checklist
    • Market sizing 2017
      • Table Market size 2017
      • Table Validation techniques employed for market sizing 2017
    • Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Global – Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ bn)
      • Table Global – Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
  • Five forces analysis
    • Table Five forces analysis 2017
    • Table Five forces analysis 2022
    • Bargaining power of buyers
      • Table Bargaining power of buyers
    • Bargaining power of suppliers
      • Table Bargaining power of suppliers
    • Threat of new entrants
      • Table Threat of new entrants
    • Threat of substitutes
      • Table Threat of substitutes
    • Threat of rivalry
      • Table Threat of rivalry
    • Market condition
      • Table Market condition - Five forces 2017
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Polyurethane foam
      • Table Types of polyurethane foam
    • Polystyrene foam
    • Others
      • Table Foams in others segment and their applications
  • Customer landscape
    • Table Customer landscape
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Segmentation by end-user
      • Table End-user – Market share 2017-2022 (%)
    • Comparison by end-user
      • Table Comparison by end-user
    • Building and construction – Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Building and construction – Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ bn)
      • Table Applications of plastic foam in building and construction
      • Table Building and construction – Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • Packaging – Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Packaging – Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ bn)
      • Table Packaging – Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • Automotive – Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Automotive – Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ bn)
      • Table Automotive – Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • Furniture and bedding – Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Furniture and bedding – Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ bn)
      • Table Furniture and bedding – Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • Others – Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Others – Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ bn)
      • Table Application of plastic foams in end-user industry and end-user industry growth rate
      • Table Others – Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • Market opportunity by end-user
      • Table Market opportunity by end-user
  • Regional landscape
    • Geographical segmentation
      • Table Global – Market share by geography 2017-2022 (%)
    • Regional comparison
      • Table Regional comparison
    • APAC – Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table APAC – Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ bn)
      • Table APAC – Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • Americas – Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Americas – Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ bn)
      • Table Americas – Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • EMEA – Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table EMEA – Market size and forecast 2017-2022 ($ bn)
      • Table EMEA – Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • Key leading countries
      • Table Key leading countries
    • Market opportunity by region
      • Table Market opportunity by region
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table Global percentage share of people using Internet 2011-2016
    • Market challenges
      • Table Prices of WTI crude oil and Brent crude oil 2016-2019 ($/barrel)
      • Table Some of the common types of flexible protective packaging
  • Market trends
    • Growing focus on development of sustainable products
    • Rising popularity of ceramic foams
    • Rising popularity of green building
  • Vendor landscape
    • Overview
      • Table Vendor landscape
    • Landscape disruption
      • Table Landscape disruption
  • Vendor analysis
    • Vendors covered
      • Table Vendors covered
    • Vendor classification
      • Table Vendor classification
    • Market positioning of vendors
      • Table Market positioning of vendors
    • BASF
      • Table BASF – Overview
      • Table BASF – Business segments
      • Table BASF – Organizational developments
      • Table BASF – Geographic focus
      • Table BASF – Segment focus
      • Table BASF – Key offerings
    • Borealis
      • Table Borealis – Overview
      • Table Borealis – Business segments
      • Table Borealis – Organizational developments
      • Table Borealis – Geographic focus
      • Table Borealis – Segment focus
      • Table Borealis – Key offerings
    • DowDuPont
      • Table DowDuPont – Overview
      • Table DowDuPont – Business segments
      • Table DowDuPont – Organizational developments
      • Table DowDuPont – Geographic focus
      • Table DowDuPont – Segment focus
      • Table DowDuPont – Key offerings
    • Sealed Air
      • Table Sealed Air – Overview
      • Table Sealed Air – Business segments
      • Table Sealed Air – Organizational developments
      • Table Sealed Air – Geographic focus
      • Table Sealed Air – Segment focus
      • Table Sealed Air – Key offerings
    • Total
      • Table Total – Overview
      • Table Total – Business segments
      • Table Total – Organizational developments
      • Table Total – Geographic focus
      • Table Total – Segment focus
      • Table Total – Key offerings
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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