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Global Polyurethane Foam Blowing Agents Market 2017-2021

About Polyurethane Foam Blowing Agents

Foam blowing agents (known as foam expansion agents or foaming agents) play a crucial role by providing a cellular structure to the foamed products. Along with blowing agents, additives, such as nucleating agents and stabilizers, are used for manufacturing of foams. The commonly used manufacturing processes for manufacturing polyurethane foams are extrusion foaming, slab-stock by pouring, and different forms of molding. Based on the process and density requirements of the final product, the blowing agents can be physical or chemical.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global polyurethane foam blowing agents market to grow at a CAGR of 5.94% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global polyurethane foam blowing agents market for 2017-2021. 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:

  • North America
  • APAC
  • Europe
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Polyurethane Foam Blowing Agents 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
  • Arkema
  • DAIKIN INDUSTRIES
  • Exxon Mobil
  • Honeywell International
  • The Chemours Company
Other prominent vendors
  • Ajanta Group
  • AMERICHEM
  • Foam Supplies
  • Haltermann Carless
  • Harp International
  • KSJN Chemicals
  • LANXESS
  • The Linde Group
  • Unistar Chemical
  • ZEON CORPORATION
Market driver
  • Growing demand from emerging economies
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Shift from HFC to alternative blowing agents
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increasing use of PU foams in sandwich panels
  • 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 Polyurethane Foam Blowing Agents Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global polyurethane foam blowing agents market: Arkema, DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, Exxon Mobil, Honeywell International, and The Chemours Company.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Ajanta Group, AMERICHEM, Foam Supplies, Haltermann Carless, Harp International, KSJN Chemicals, LANXESS, The Linde Group, Unistar Chemical, and ZEON CORPORATION.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is Increasing use of PU foams in sandwich panels. Sandwich panels are popular in telecom shelters, cold chains, and industrial buildings. The emerging economies in Europe such as Russia and other Eastern European countries exhibit high demand for sandwich panels that use laminators. PU-cored sandwich panels are lightweight, offer excellent thermal insulation, and employ rapid and affordable construction techniques. These features make them popular emerging economies such as India, China, Brazil, and Malaysia.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is Growing demand from emerging economies. The PU foam blowing agents market is witnessing high growth in the emerging economies of the world such as Brazil, China, Russia, Turkey, Indonesia, South Korea, Mexico, and India. Many OEMs in the insulation and automotive sectors are relocating their manufacturing operations to these countries due to the availability of land, cheap labor, low transportation costs, and less stringent government norms. In 2015, China was the largest consumer of polyurethane foam. The PU foam market in India is growing fast due to the increasing use of PU foams for insulation in refrigerators and the construction industry.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is Shift from HFC to alternative blowing agents. HCs (cyclopentane, cyclopentane blends, isobutane, n-pentane, CO2, dimethyl ether, methyl formate, methylal) and HFOs (HFO-1234ze and others) are PU foam blowing agents that are used as substitutes to HFCs. Product development and investments in R&D are crucial to keep pace with the rising demand. Identification of technically sound and economically feasible low-GWP alternatives requires vast technical know-how and investments. To remain competitive in the global PU foam blowing agents market, vendors focus on producing cost-competitive insulation materials that must comply with environmental regulations.

Companies Mentioned

Arkema, DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, Exxon Mobil, Honeywell International, The Chemours Company, Ajanta Group, AMERICHEM, Foam Supplies, Haltermann Carless, Harp International, KSJN Chemicals, LANXESS, The Linde Group, Unistar Chemical, and ZEON CORPORATION.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Market Outlook
      • Table Prominent foam blowing agents in the insulated foam sector
    • Key aspects of foam blowing agents industry
      • Table Key aspects of PU foam blowing agents industry
  • Market landscape
    • Global PU foam blowing agents market
      • Table Global PU foam blowing agents market 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global PU foam blowing agents market 2016-2021
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Global PU foam blowing agents market by type
      • Table Global PU foam blowing agents market by type 2016 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Global PU foam blowing agents market by type 2021 (% share of revenue)
    • Global PU foam blowing agents market by HC
      • Table Global PU foam blowing agents market by HC 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global HC foam blowing agents market 2016-2021
    • Global PU foam blowing agents market by HFC
      • Table Global PU foam blowing agents market by HFC 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global PU foam blowing agents market by HFC 2016-2021
    • Global PU foam blowing agents market by HCFC
      • Table Global PU foam blowing agents market by HCFC 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global PU foam blowing agents market by HCFC 2016-2021
    • Global PU foam blowing agents market by HFO
      • Table Global PU foam blowing agents market by HFO 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global PU foam blowing agents market by HFO 2016-2021
    • Global PU foam blowing agents market by others
      • Table Global PU foam blowing agents market by others 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global PU foam blowing agents market by others 2016-2021
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global PU foam blowing agents market by geography
      • Table Global PU foam blowing agents market by geography 2016 (% share of revenue)
      • Table Global PU foam blowing agents market by geography 2021 (% share of revenue)
    • PU foam blowing agents market in APAC
      • Table PU foam blowing agents market in APAC 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table PU foam blowing agents market in APAC 2016-2021
    • PU foam blowing agents market in North America
      • Table PU foam blowing agents market in North America 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table PU foam blowing agents market in North America 2016-2021
    • PU foam blowing agents market in Europe
      • Table PU blowing agents market in Europe 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table PU foam blowing agents market in Europe 2016-2021
    • PU foam blowing agents market in ROW
      • Table PU blowing agents market in ROW 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table PU foam blowing agents market in ROW 2016-2021
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
      • Table Challenges associated with low-GWP alternatives
  • Market trends
    • Increasing use of PU foams in sandwich panels
    • Methylal: Trending low-GWP PU foam blowing agent
    • Addition of IFC to the list of available low-GWP PU foam blowing agents
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Key market vendors
      • Table Key vendors in global PU foam blowing agents market
    • Other prominent vendors
      • Table Global PU foam blowing agents market: Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Arkema
      • Table Arkema: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
      • Table Arkema: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
      • Table Description of Forane agents
    • DAIKIN INDUSTRIES
      • Table DAIKIN INDUSTRIES: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
      • Table DAIKIN INDUSTRIES: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
      • Table DAIKIN INDUSTRIES: Properties of HCFC
    • Exxon Mobil
      • Table ExxonMobil: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
      • Table ExxonMobil: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
    • Honeywell International
      • Table Honeywell International: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Honeywell International: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
    • The Chemours Company
      • Table The Chemours Company: Business segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
      • Table The Chemours Company: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016 (% share)
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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