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Global Polyurethane Market 2016-2020

Global Polyurethane Market 2016-2020

About Polyurethane

Polyurethane is a polymer of the organic compound urethane. These polymers are formed by reacting di- or polyisocyanate with a polyol. Most of the polyurethanes that are currently available are thermosetting polymers that do not melt at high temperatures.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global polyurethane market to grow at a CAGR of 7.41% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global polyurethane market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated through the sales of polyurethane for various applications.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • Europe
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Polyurethane Market 2016-2020, 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
  • Covestro
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • DuPont
  • Huntsman
Other prominent vendors
  • Alliance Polymers and Services
  • Austin Novel Materials
  • Hitachi Chemical company
  • Mitsui Chemicals
  • RAMPF Polymer Solutions
  • Rhino Linings
  • Myriant
  • SNP
Market driver
  • Increased use of bio-based polyurethane in construction applications
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Lack of awareness of eco-friendly products
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Rising dependency on manufacturers in APAC
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 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?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Polyurethane Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global polyurethane market: BASF, Covestro, The Dow Chemical Company, DuPont, and Huntsman.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Alliance Polymers and Services, Austin Novel Materials, Hitachi Chemical company, Mitsui Chemicals, RAMPF Polymer Solutions, Rhino Linings, Myriant, and SNP.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Growing demand from electronics industry will be a key trend for market growth. Polyurethane is used as an enclosing material to secure minute components in electronic devices. The material also provides thermal shock resistance and vibration resistance along with resistance to harsh chemicals and water. It offers flexibility in the encapsulating technique as it can be sprayed or injected to the desired set of components. Moreover, polyurethane has a comparatively quick dry time than commonly used resins.”

According to the report, increased use of bio-based polyurethane in construction applications will be a key driver for market growth. Growth in global population and rapid urbanization have increased the demand for housing, infrastructure, furniture, and other consumer products. Rigid polyurethane foam is widely used for thermal insulation of walls for buildings, vessels for refrigerated cargo, light-weight products used in construction and automotive applications, pipelines, and cryogenic wind tunnels. These foams are preferred over conventional materials such as fiberglass and mineral wool owing to the relatively higher insulation offered by them. Further, they increase the living space and provide excellent energy efficiency.

Further, the report states that the manufacturing process requires other key raw materials such as blowing agents, surfactants, polyol, and other catalysts. The prices of these materials are also increasing. In addition, the technologies required for manufacturing bio-based thermoplastic polyurethane are costly and sophisticated, thereby posing a challenge to market growth.



Companies Mentioned

BASF, Covestro, The Dow Chemical Company, DuPont, Huntsman, Alliance Polymers and Services, Austin Novel Materials, Hitachi Chemical company, Mitsui Chemicals, RAMPF Polymer Solutions, Rhino Linings, Myriant, SNP.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Global polyurethane market
      • Table Global polyurethane market by product type
      • Table Global polyurethane market by applications
      • Table Global polyurethane market by geography
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Product definition and scope of use
    • Raw materials
      • Table Raw materials for polyurethane production
    • Value chain analysis
      • Table Value chain of polyurethane
  • Market landscape
    • Global polyurethane market
      • Table Global polyurethane market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global bio-based polyurethane market 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by product type
    • Outlook
      • Table Global polyurethane market by product type 2015
      • Table Global polyurethane market by product type 2020
    • Global polyurethane market in flexible foam segment
      • Table Global polyurethane market in flexible foam segment 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Projected sales of all categories of motor vehicles 2010-2015 (millions of units)
      • Table GHG emissions by source 2015
    • Global polyurethane market in rigid foam segment
      • Table Global polyurethane market in rigid foam segment 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global polyurethane market in CASE segment
      • Table Global polyurethane market in CASE segment 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Market overview
      • Table Global polyurethane market by application 2015
      • Table Global polyurethane market by application 2020
    • Global polyurethane market in construction segment
      • Table Global polyurethane market in construction segment 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global polyurethane market in furniture segment
      • Table Global polyurethane market in furniture segment 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Global furniture industry 2015
    • Global polyurethane market in automotive segment
      • Table Global polyurethane market in automotive segment 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Vehicle production in 2015 by top countries
    • Global polyurethane market in electronics segment
      • Table Global polyurethane market in electronics segment 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global polyurethane market in others segment
      • Table Global polyurethane market in others segment 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Outlook
      • Table Global polyurethane market by geography 2015
      • Table Global polyurethane market by geography 2020
    • Polyurethane market in APAC
      • Table Polyurethane market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Polyurethane market in Americas
      • Table Polyurethane market in Americas 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Polyurethane market in Europe
      • Table Polyurethane market in Europe 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Polyurethane market in ROW
      • Table Polyurethane market in ROW 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market drivers
    • Increased use of bio-based polyurethane in construction applications
      • Table Global construction market 2015
    • High growth prospects in emerging economies
    • Augmented use of polyurethane in refrigeration applications
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Higher production cost of bio-based polyurethane
    • Lack of awareness of eco-friendly products
    • Environmental regulations and high CO2 emissions
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Rising dependency on manufacturers in APAC
    • Growing demand from electronics industry
      • Table Growth rates of global electronics industry 2013-2015
    • Increased investments in R&D
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Key market vendors
      • Table Key market vendors
    • Global customer base concentration
      • Table Global customer base concentration in polyurethane market 2015
    • Porter's generic strategy
      • Table Porter's generic strategy
    • Buying criteria
      • Table Buying criteria
    • Projected growth strategies for polyurethane manufacturers
      • Table Projected growth strategies for polyurethane manufacturers
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • BASF
      • Table BASF: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table BASF: Revenue segmentation by geography 2015
      • Table BASF: Polyurethane product offerings 2015
    • Covestro
      • Table Covestro: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Covestro: Revenue segmentation by geography 2015
      • Table Covestro: polyurethane product offerings 2015
    • The Dow Chemical Company
      • Table The Dow Chemical Company: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table The Dow Chemical Company: Revenue segmentation by geography 2015
      • Table The Dow Chemical Company: polyurethane product offerings 2015
    • DuPont
      • Table DuPont: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table DuPont: Revenue segmentation by geography 2015
      • Table DuPont: Polyurethane product offerings 2015
    • Huntsman
      • Table Huntsman: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Huntsman: Revenue segmentation by geography 2015
      • Table Huntsman: Polyurethane product offerings 2015
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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