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Automotive Foams Market by Types (Polyurethane, Polyolefin, Styrenic, Polyvinyl chloride, Phenolic, Melamine, & Others) and by Applications (Heavy Commercial Vehicles, Light Commercial Vehicles, and Passenger Cars) - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019

Automotive Foams Market by Types (Polyurethane, Polyolefin, Styrenic, Polyvinyl chloride, Phenolic, Melamine, & Others) and by Applications (Heavy Commercial Vehicles, Light Commercial Vehicles, and Passenger Cars) - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019

Automotive foams have found wide acceptance in various industries including passenger cars, heavy commercial vehicles, and light commercial vehicles because of their superior light weight nature, acoustic and environmental resistance characteristics. On the basis of application areas, the market of automotive foams can be broadly segmented into seatings, instrument panels, headliners, door panels & water shields, seals, gaskets & NVH, bumper system and others. Though seating is the major application of automotive foams, instrument panel application is an emerging market, which is driving the demand for the automotive foams at a high pace.

The Asia-Pacific region is the biggest market of automotive foams, accounting for 37.88% of the total global automotive foams material consumption by value in 2013. There is a lot of scope in the Asia-Pacific market due to increasing manufacturing base in the region. Building & construction, and transportation industry of Asia-Pacific is increasing at a sharp pace, increasing the demand for automotive foams in the regions. Large passenger car production coupled with high growth of heavy commercial vehicles, and increasing demand of automotive foams in other potential applications make Asia-Pacific an attractive venue for expansion.

Currently, the penetration of automotive foams is largest in seating applications & is increasing in instrument panel applications. The key drivers for increasing demand of automotive foams are lightweight nature and durability, growth in end-user segment, and environmental sustainability needs and energy savings. Rising demand from developing nations is further pushing the market of automotive foams in different potential automotive applications. Merger & acquisitions, technological developments & innovations and expansion are identified as key strategies to expand the automotive foams market.

This study on automotive foams market estimates its global demand and market value for 2013 and projects the expected demand and market value of the same by 2019. As a part of the quantitative analysis, the study segments the global market by types and applications at country level with current market estimation and forecast till 2019. The countries covered in the report are the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, Italy, France, U.K., Japan, China, India, South Korea and Brazil. The segmentation by type includes polyurethane, polyolefin and others; while on the basis of its application, the segmentation includes seating, instrument panels, headliners, door panels & water shields, seals, gaskets & NVH, bumper system and others, also on the basis of end-user industry, the segmentation includes passenger cars, Heavy Commercial Vehicles (HCV), and Light Commercial Vehicles (LCV).

As a part of qualitative analysis, the research provides report with a comprehensive review of key market drivers, restraints, opportunities, winning imperatives, and key issues in the market.

It also includes company profiling and competitive strategies adopted by various market players including Johnson Controls (U.S.), Woodbridge Foam Corporation (Canada), Lear Corporation (U.S.), Bridgestone Corporation (Tokyo), BASF (Germany), Recticel (Belgium), Vitafoams (U.K.), Armacell (Germany), The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), Rogers (U.S.), and Saint-Gobain (France).


  • INTRODUCTION
    • OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
    • MARKET DEFINITION
    • MARKET SCOPE
      • MARKET COVERED
      • YEARS CONSIDERED IN THE REPORT
    • CURRENCY & PRICING
    • PACKAGE SIZE
    • LIMITATIONS
    • STAKE HOLDERS
  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    • MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION
    • MARKET BREAKDOWN & DATA TRIANGULATION
    • MARKET SHARE ESTIMATION
      • KEY DATA FROM SECONDARY SOURCES
      • KEY DATA FROM PRIMARY SOURCES
    • ASSUMPTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
  • PREMIUM INSIGHTS
    • AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET IN ASIA-PACIFIC
    • CHINA DOMINATES THE AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET
    • AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET: DEVELOPED VS. DEVELOPING NATIONS
    • LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS, BY REGION
  • MARKET OVERVIEW
    • INTRODUCTION
    • MARKET DYNAMICS
      • DRIVERS
        • Table IMPACT OF GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET DRIVERS (2014-2019)
      • RESTRAINT
        • Table IMPACT OF AUTOMOTIVE FOAM MARKET RESTRAINT (2014-2019)
      • OPPORTUNITY
        • Table IMPACT OF GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE FOAM MARKET OPPORTUNITY (2014-2019)
      • CHALLENGE
        • Table IMPACT OF GLOBAL AUTOMOTIVE FOAM MARKET CHALLENGE (2014-2019)
      • BURNING ISSUE
    • WINNING IMPERATIVE
      • PRODUCT INNOVATION AND RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
    • STRATEGIC BENCHMARKING
  • INDUSTRY TRENDS
    • INTRODUCTION
    • SUPPLY CHAIN ANALYSIS
      • PU SUPPLY CHAIN
      • PO SUPPLY CHAIN
    • RAW MATERIAL ANALYSIS
      • PU FOAM
      • PO FOAM
    • BIO-FOAMS (PU/PP)
    • PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS
      • BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS
      • BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS
      • THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES
      • THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS
      • DEGREE OF COMPETITION
    • REGULATIONS & POLICY FRAMEWORK
  • AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET, BY TYPE
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2012-2019 (KT)
    • POLYURETHANE (PU) FOAM
      • Table PU MARKET SIZE (VOLUME & VALUE), 2012-2019
      • Table PU MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table PU MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
    • POLYOLEFIN (PO) FOAM
      • Table PO MARKET SIZE (VOLUME & VALUE), 2012-2019
      • Table PO MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table PO MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
    • OTHER FOAMS
      • Table OTHERS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
  • AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET, BY APPLICATION
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • INTERIOR APPLICATION
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY INTERIOR APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY INTERIOR APPLICATION, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE IN SEATING (VOLUME & VALUE), 2012-2019
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE IN SEATING, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE IN SEATING, BY REGION, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE IN INSTRUMENT PANELS (VOLUME & VALUE), 2012-2019
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE IN INSTRUMENT PANELS, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE IN INSTRUMENT PANELS, BY REGION, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE IN HEADLINERS (VOLUME & VALUE), 2012-2019
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE IN HEADLINERS, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE IN HEADLINERS, BY REGION, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE IN DOOR PANELS & WATER SHIELDS (VOLUME & VALUE), 2012-2019
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE IN DOOR PANELS & WATER SHIELDS, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE IN DOOR PANELS & WATER SHIELDS, BY REGION, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE IN SEALS, GASKETS & NVH (VOLUME & VALUE), 2012-2019
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE IN SEALS, GASKETS & NVH, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE IN SEALS, GASKETS & NVH, BY REGION, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
        • Table INTERIOR AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE IN OTHERS, BY REGION, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
      • EXTERIOR APPLICATION
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY EXTERIOR APPLICATION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE IN BUMPER SYSTEM (VOLUME & VALUE), 2012-2019
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE IN BUMPER SYSTEM, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE IN BUMPER SYSTEM, BY REGION, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE IN OTHERS, BY REGION, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
  • AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET, BY END-USER INDUSTRY
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
      • PASSENGER CARS
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE IN PASSENGER CARS (VOLUME & VALUE), 2012-2019
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE IN PASSENGER CARS, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table PASSENGER CARS: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
      • HCVs
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE IN HCVS (VOLUME & VALUE), 2012-2019
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE IN HCVS, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE IN HCVS, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • LCVs
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE IN LCVS (VOLUME & VALUE), 2012-2019
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE IN LCVS, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE IN LCVS, BY REGION, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
  • AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET, BY REGION
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
    • NORTH AMERICA
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
      • U.S.
        • Table U.S.: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table U.S.: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
      • CANADA
        • Table CANADA: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table CANADA: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
      • MEXICO
        • Table MEXICO: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table MEXICO: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
    • EUROPE
      • Table EUROPE: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
      • Table EUROPE: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
      • ITALY
        • Table ITALY: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table ITALY: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
      • GERMANY
        • Table GERMANY: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table GERMANY: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
      • FRANCE
        • Table FRANCE: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table FRANCE: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
      • U.K.
        • Table U.K.: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table U.K.: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
      • OTHERS
        • Table OTHERS: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
    • ASIA-PACIFIC
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
      • CHINA
        • Table CHINA: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table CHINA: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
      • JAPAN
        • Table JAPAN: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table JAPAN: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
      • INDIA
        • Table INDIA: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table INDIA: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
      • SOUTH KOREA
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
      • OTHERS
        • Table OTHERS: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
    • ROW
      • Table ROW: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table ROW: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
      • Table ROW: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
      • Table ROW: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
      • BRAZIL
        • Table BRAZIL: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2012-2019 ($MILLION)
        • Table BRAZIL: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
      • OTHERS
        • Table BRAZIL: AUTOMOTIVE FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY END-USER INDUSTRY, 2012-2019 (KILOTONS)
  • COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
    • OVERVIEW
    • COMPETITIVE SITUATION & TRENDS
    • NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH: MOST POPULAR GROWTH STRATEGY BETWEEN 2011 & 2014
      • EXPANSIONS
        • Table EXPANSIONS, 2011-2014
      • AGREEMENTS & COLLABORATIONS
        • Table AGREEMENTS & COLLABORATIONS, 2011-2014
      • NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES & DEVELOPMENTS
        • Table NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES, 2011-2014
      • MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
        • Table MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS, 2011-2014
  • COMPANY PROFILES
    • INTRODUCTION
    • ARMACELL
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS & THEIR APPLICATIONS
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • BASF SE
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS & THEIR APPLICATIONS
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • JOHNSON CONTROLS
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS & THEIR APPLICATIONS
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • WOODBRIDGE FOAM CORPORATION
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS & THEIR APPLICATIONS
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS & THEIR APPLICATIONS
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • LEAR CORPORATION
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS & THEIR APPLICATIONS
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS & THEIR APPLICATIONS
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
    • RECTICEL
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS & THEIR APPLICATIONS
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • VITAFOAM
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS & THEIR APPLICATIONS
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • SAINT-GOBAIN
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS & THEIR APPLICATIONS
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • ROGERS CORPORATION
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS & THEIR APPLICATIONS
      • KEY STRATEGY
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
  • APPENDIX
    • DISCUSSION GUIDE
    • INTRODUCING RT: REAL TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE
    • AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS
    • RELATED REPORTS

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