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Global Rigid Foams Market 2017-2021

Global Rigid Foams Market 2017-2021

About Rigid Foams

Rigid foams are highly cross-linked, closed cell, cellular, thermoset plastic of low density. They possess excellent insulating properties due to the low thermal conductivity of the blowing agents contained in the cells. Rigid foam is a type of polymer foam, which can be broadly classified under thermosets and thermoplastics. It is used in a broad range of applications such as building and construction, appliances, and packaging.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global rigid foams market to grow at a CAGR of 6.13% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global rigid foams market for 2017-2021. 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 Rigid Foams 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
  • Covestro
  • Huntsman International
  • Saint-Gobain
  • The Dow Chemical Company
Other prominent vendors
  • Armacell
  • Europur
  • Foam Partner
  • FXI
  • JSP
  • Rogers Corporation
  • Recticel
  • Ube Industries
  • Vita Group
  • Woodbridge Foam Corporation (The Woodbridge Group)
  • Zotefoams
Market driver
  • High demand from construction industry
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Volatility in raw material prices
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increase in R&D activities
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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?
  • 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 Rigid Foams Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global rigid foams market: BASF, Covestro, Huntsman International, Saint-Gobain, and The Dow Chemical Company.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Armacell, Europur, Foam Partner, FXI, JSP, Rogers Corporation, Recticel, Ube Industries, Vita Group, Woodbridge Foam Corporation (The Woodbridge Group), and Zotefoams.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in the market is increase in R&D activities. The major rigid foam players have increased their R&D spending to reduce the manufacturing cost and to provide products with enhanced properties. Growing R&D spending is a major trend in the global rigid foams market.”

According to the report, one driver in the market is high demand from construction industry. The global building and construction industry output is anticipated to grow by more than 80% to $15.5 trillion in 2030 and countries such as India, China, and the US are expected to have a share of more than 50% of the global market. The transformation of the economy to a consumer and service centered has provided opportunities for the growth of construction in education, healthcare, and commercial building.

Further, the report states that one challenge in the market is volatility in raw material prices. Raw materials such as polyol and diisocyanates (TDI and MDI) are the major raw materials to produce rigid foams, especially polyurethane rigid foams. Several chemicals that are used in manufacturing foams are derived from crude oil from the petroleum fraction. The oil and gas industry is one of the principal suppliers of raw materials for the global rigid foams market.



Companies Mentioned

BASF, Covestro, Huntsman International, Saint-Gobain, The Dow Chemical Company, Armacell, Europur, Foam Partner, FXI, JSP, Rogers Corporation, Recticel, Ube Industries, Vita Group, Woodbridge Foam Corporation (The Woodbridge Group), and Zotefoams.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Overview
  • Market landscape
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global rigid foams market 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global rigid foams market 2016-2021
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Global rigid foams market by type
      • Table Global rigid foams market by type 2016
      • Table Global rigid foams market by type 2021
    • Global rigid foams market by polyurethane
      • Table Global rigid foams market by polyurethane 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global rigid foams market by polyurethane 2016-2021
    • Global rigid foams market by other foams
      • Table Global rigid foams market by other foams 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global rigid foams market by other foams 2016-2021
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global rigid foams market by application
      • Table Global rigid foams market by application 2016
      • Table Global rigid foams market by application 2021
    • Global rigid foams market for building and construction
      • Table Global rigid foams market for building and construction 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global rigid foams market for building and construction 2016-2021
    • Global rigid foams market for appliances
      • Table Global rigid foams market for appliances 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global rigid foams market for appliances 2016-2021
    • Global rigid foams market for packaging
      • Table Global rigid foams market for packaging 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global rigid foams market for packaging 2016-2021
    • Global rigid foams market for other applications
      • Table Global rigid foams market for other applications 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global rigid foams market for other applications 2016-2021
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global rigid foams market by geography
      • Table Global rigid foams market by geography 2016
      • Table Global rigid foams market by geography 2021
    • Rigid foams market in APAC
      • Table Rigid foams market in APAC 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Rigid foams market in APAC 2016-2021
    • Rigid foams market in EMEA
      • Table Rigid foams market in EMEA 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Rigid foams market in EMEA 2016-2021
    • Rigid foams market in Americas
      • Table Rigid foams market in Americas 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Market forecast: Rigid foams market in Americas 2016-2021
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Impact of drivers on key geographies
      • Table Impact of drivers
    • Market challenges
    • Impact of challenges on key geographies
      • Table Impact of challenges
  • Market trends
    • Rising investment in construction industry
    • Increase in R&D activities
    • Growing number of manufacturers in APAC
    • Development of environment-friendly rigid foams
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Key vendors in global rigid foams market 2016
    • Other prominent vendors
    • BASF
      • Table BASF: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table BASF: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • Covestro
      • Table Covestro: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Covestro: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • Huntsman International
      • Table Huntsman International: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Huntsman International: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Huntsman International: Product offerings 2016
    • Saint-Gobain
      • Table Saint-Gobain: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Saint-Gobain: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • The Dow Chemical Company
      • Table The Dow Chemical Company: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table The Dow Chemical Company: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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