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Medical Foam Market by Material Type (Polyurethane, Polystyrene, Polyolefin), Form (Flexible, Rigid, Spray), Application (Medical Packaging, Medical Devices & Components, Prosthetics & Wound Care), and Region - Global Forecast to 2026

Medical Foam Market by Material Type (Polyurethane, Polystyrene, Polyolefin), Form (Flexible, Rigid, Spray), Application (Medical Packaging, Medical Devices & Components, Prosthetics & Wound Care), and Region - Global Forecast to 2026

“The global medical foam market size is projected to reach USD 30.89 billion by 2026”
The global medical foam market is projected to grow from USD 14.06 billion in 2016 to USD 30.89 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 8.2% from 2016 to 2026. The key factors expected to drive the growth of the market include, the high demand for the production of sterilized medical packaging materials, growth in the aging population providing a sizeable customer base for medical foams, government funding and grants for the development of advanced medical foam products, and the increased shift from traditional to advanced wound care products in various regions.

“Polyolefin: The fastest growing segment of the market, based on material type”
Based on material type, the medical foam market is segmented into polyurethane, polystyrene, polyvinyl chloride, polyolefin, and others. The polyolefin segment was the fastest growing segment in the global medical foam market in 2015. Polyolefins are used in a wide range of medical applications including dilators, introducers, packaging, film, and molded components. Polyolefins offer good biocompatibility, chemical resistance, and lubricity, while offering acceptable tensile strength and impact properties.

“Medical packaging: The largest application segment”
Medical packaging was the largest application segment in the global medical foam market, having accounted for the largest market share in 2015. This large share can be attributed to the increased usage of medical foam in medical packaging which offers higher compatibility with many sterilization methods, high degree of shock absorption, temperature controlled solutions, and at minimal cost. Polyurethane and polyethylene foams are the most preferred types of foam used in the medical industry for packaging. The growth in the global demand for medical and pharmaceutical packaging is driving the medical foam market.

“Asia-Pacific: The fastest-growing regional market for medical foam”
The Asia-Pacific medical foam market is expected to be the fastest-growing market. The region was the largest market for medical foam in 2015, and has high growth potential in India, China, and Japan. The rise in the manufacture of pharmaceutical products and medical instruments for domestic use as well as exports drive the medical foam market. The increasing demand for high-quality products, rising population, and growing end-use industries have led to innovations and developments in the industry.

Breakdown of profile of primary participants:
By Company Type: Tier 1 – 11%, Tier 2 – 33%, and Tier 3 - 56%
By Designation: Director Level - 10%, C Level - 20% Others – 70%
By Region: Europe – 33% North America - 25%, Asia-Pacific - 25%, RoW - 17%

As a part of qualitative analysis, the report provides a comprehensive analysis of the major market drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges. It also discusses the competitive strategies adopted by different market players, such as, The DOW Chemical Company (U.S.), BASF SE (Germany), Bayer AG (Germany), Sekisui Chemical Co, Ltd. (Japan), Huntsman Corporation (U.S.), Trelleborg AB (Sweden), Inoac Corporation (Japan), Recticel NV (Belgium), Vita (Lux III) S.à r.l. (U.K.), Armacell International, SA (Luxembourg), Foamcraft Inc. (U.S.), FoamPartner Group (Switzerland), Future Foam Inc. (U.S.), UFP Technologies Inc. (U.S.), and Rogers Corporation (U.S.).

Research Coverage:
The report provides an analysis of the medical foam market across different regions. It aims at estimating the market size and future growth potential of this market across different segments such as form, application, and material type. Furthermore, the report also includes an in-depth competitive analysis of the key players in the market along with their company profiles, SWOT analysis, recent developments, and key market strategies. The global report covers key regions, such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa, along with country-level analysis.

Reasons to buy this report:
This report covers the following key aspects:
The market size by 2021 and the projected growth rate.
The key market trends.
The key factors expected to drive the market.
The challenges that impact market growth.
The key players in this market.


  • INTRODUCTION
    • OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
    • MARKET DEFINITION
    • STUDY SCOPE
      • MARKETS COVERED
      • YEARS CONSIDERED IN THE REPORT
    • CURRENCY
    • LIMITATIONS
    • STAKEHOLDERS
  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    • RESEARCH DATA
      • KEY DATA FROM SECONDARY SOURCES
      • KEY DATA FROM PRIMARY SOURCES
    • MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION
    • MARKET BREAKDOWN AND DATA TRIANGULATION
    • ASSUMPTIONS
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table GLOBAL MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SNAPSHOT
  • PREMIUM INSIGHTS
    • ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE GLOBAL MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET
    • MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET, BY REGION
    • MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET, BY TYPE AND BY APPLICATION
    • MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET, MAJOR COUNTRIES
    • MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET, BY APPLICATION
  • MARKET OVERVIEW
    • INTRODUCTION
    • MARKET SEGMENTATION
      • BY APPLICATION
      • BY TYPE
      • BY FORM
      • BY REGION
    • MARKET DYNAMICS
      • DRIVERS
      • RESTRAINTS
      • OPPORTUNITIES
      • CHALLENGES
    • COST STRUCTURE ANALYSIS
      • Table MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM- COST STRUCTURE ANALYSIS
  • INDUSTRY TRENDS
    • INTRODUCTION
    • REVENUE POCKET MATRIX
      • MEDICAL POLYMER FOAMS MARKET, REVENUE POCKET MATRIX, BY APPLICATION, 2015
      • MEDICAL POLYMER FOAMS MARKET, REVENUE POCKET MATRIX, BY TYPE, 2015
      • MEDICAL POLYMER FOAMS MARKET, REVENUE POCKET MATRIX, BY FORM, 2015
    • ECONOMIC INDICATORS
      • INDUSTRY OUTLOOK
      • COUNTRY-LEVEL OUTLOOK
        • Table AUSTRALIA: ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
        • Table BRAZIL: ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
        • Table CANADA: ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
        • Table CHILE: ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
        • Table CHINA: ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
        • Table FRANCE: ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
        • Table GERMANY: ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
        • Table INDIA: ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
        • Table IRAN: ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
        • Table ITALY: ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
        • Table JAPAN: ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
        • Table MEXICO: ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
        • Table NEW ZEALAND: ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
        • Table RUSSIA: ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
        • Table SAUDI ARABIA: ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
        • Table THAILAND: ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
        • Table U.K.: ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
        • Table U.S.: ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
  • MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET, BY FORM
    • INTRODUCTION
    • MARKET SIZE AND PROJECTION
      • Table MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY FORM, 2014-2026 (KILOTONS)
      • Table MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY FORM, 2014-2026 (USD BILLION)
    • FLEXIBLE FOAM
      • Table FLEXIBLE FOAM SEGMENT, BY REGION, 2014-2026 (KILOTONS)
      • Table FLEXIBLE FOAM SEGMENT, BY REGION, 2014-2026 (USD BILLION)
    • RIGID FOAM
      • Table RIGID FOAM SEGMENT, BY REGION, 2014-2026 (KILO TONS)
      • Table RIGID FOAM SEGMENT, BY REGION, 2014-2026 (USD BILLION)
    • SPRAY FOAM
      • Table SPRAY FOAM SEGMENT, BY REGION, 2014-2026 (KILOTONS)
      • Table SPRAY FOAM SEGMENT, BY REGION, 2014-2026 (USD BILLION)
  • MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET, BY MATERIAL TYPE
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table GLOBAL MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2014-2026 (KILOTONS)
      • Table GLOBAL MEDICAL FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2014-2026 (USD MILLION)
    • POLYURETHANE
      • Table POLYURETHANE SEGMENT, BY REGION, 2014-2026 (KILOTONS)
      • Table POLYURETHANE SEGMENT , BY REGION, 2014-2026 (USD MILLION)
    • POLYSTYRENE
      • Table POLYSTYRENE SEGMENT, BY REGION, 2014-2026 (KILOTONS)
      • Table POLYSTYRENE SEGMENT, BY REGION, 2014-2026 (USD MILLION)
    • POLYVINYL CHLORIDE
      • Table POLYVINYL CHLORIDE SEGMENT, BY REGION, 2014-2026 (KILOTONS)
      • Table POLYVINYL CHLORIDE SEGMENT, BY REGION, 2014-2026 (USD MILLION)
    • POLYOLEFIN
      • Table POLYOLEFIN SEGMENT, BY REGION, 2014-2026 (KILOTONS)
      • Table POLYOLEFIN SEGMENT, BY REGION, 2014-2026 (USD MILLION)
    • OTHERS
      • Table OTHERS SEGMENT, BY REGION, 2014-2026 (KILOTONS)
      • Table OTHERS SEGMENT, BY REGION, 2014-2026 (USD MILLION)
  • MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET, BY APPLICATION
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table GLOBAL MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2014-2026 (KILOTONS)
      • Table GLOBAL MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2014-2026 (USD BILLION)
    • MEDICAL PACKAGING
      • ORTHOPEDIC IMPLANT PACKAGING
      • SURGICAL DEVICE PACKAGING
        • Table GLOBAL MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET IN MEDICAL PACKAGING, BY REGION, 2014-2026 (KILOTONS)
        • Table GLOBAL MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET IN MEDICAL PACKAGING, BY REGION, 2014-2026 (USD MILLION)
    • MEDICAL DEVICES & COMPONENTS
      • PATIENT INTERFACES FOR DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC DEVICES
      • SURGICAL DEVICES
      • BRACE & SUPPORT COMPONENT
      • FILTRATION MEDIA
        • Table GLOBAL MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET IN MEDICAL DEVICES & COMPONENTS, BY REGION, 2014-2026 (KILOTON)
        • Table GLOBAL MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET IN MEDICAL DEVICES & COMPONENTS, BY REGION, 2014-2026 (USD MILLION)
    • PROSTHETIC & WOUND CARE
      • PROSTHETIC PARTS
      • WOUND CARE
        • Table GLOBAL MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET IN PROSTHETIC & WOUND CARE, BY REGION, 2014-2026 (KILOTON)
        • Table GLOBAL MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET IN PROSTHETIC & WOUND CARE, BY REGION, 2014-2026 (USD MILLION)
    • OTHERS
      • Table GLOBAL MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET IN OTHER APPLICATIONS, BY REGION, 2014-2026 (KILOTON)
      • Table GLOBAL MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET IN OTHER APPLICATIONS, BY REGION, 2014-2026 (USD MILLION)
  • REGIONAL ANALYSIS
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table GLOBAL MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2014-2026 (KILOTONS)
      • Table GLOBAL MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2014-2026 (USD MILLION)
    • ASIA-PACIFIC
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET, BY COUNTRY, 2014-2026 (KILOTONS)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET, BY COUNTRY, 2014-2026 (USD MILLION)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET, BY TYPE, 2014-2026 (KILOTONS)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET, BY TYPE, 2014-2026 (USD MILLION)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET, BY FORM, 2014-2026 (KILOTONS)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET, BY FORM, 2014-2026 (USD MILLION)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2014-2026 (KILOTONS)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET, BY APPLICATION, 2014-2026 (USD MILLION)
      • CHINA
      • JAPAN
      • INDIA
      • INDONESIA
      • REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC
    • EUROPE
      • Table EUROPE: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2014-2026 (KILOTONS)
      • Table EUROPE: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2014-2026 (USD MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2014-2026 (KILOTONS)
      • Table EUROPE: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2014-2021 (USD MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY FORM, 2014-2026 (KILOTONS)
      • Table EUROPE: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY FORM, 2014-2026 (USD MILLION)
      • Table EUROPE: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2014-2021 (KILOTONS)
      • Table EUROPE: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2014-2026 (USD MILLION)
      • GERMANY
      • FRANCE
      • U.K.
      • SPAIN
      • ITALY
      • CZECH REPUBLIC
      • RUSSIA
      • REST OF EUROPE
    • NORTH AMERICA
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2014-2026 (KILOTONS)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2014-2026 (USD MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2014-2026 (KILOTONS)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2014-2026 (USD MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY FORM, 2014-2026 (KILOTONS)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY FORM, 2014-2026 (USD MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2014-2021 (KILOTONS)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2014-2026 (USD MILLION)
      • U.S.
      • CANADA
      • MEXICO
    • LATIN AMERICA
      • Table LATIN AMERICA: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2014-2026 (KILOTONS)
      • Table LATIN AMERICA: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2014-2026 (USD MILLION)
      • Table LATIN AMERICA: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2014-2026 (KILOTONS)
      • Table LATIN AMERICA: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2014-2026 (USD MILLION)
      • Table LATIN AMERICA: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY FORM, 2014-2026 (KILOTONS)
      • Table LATIN AMERICA: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY FORM, 2014-2026 (USD MILLION)
      • Table LATIN AMERICA: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2014-2026 (KILOTONS)
      • Table LATIN AMERICA: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2014-2026 (USD MILLION)
      • BRAZIL
      • ARGENTINA
      • REST OF LATIN AMERICA
    • MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA
      • Table MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2014-2026 (KILOTONS)
      • Table MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2014-2026 (USD MILLION)
      • Table MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2014-2026 (KILOTONS)
      • Table MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2014-2026 (USD MILLION)
      • Table MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY FORM, 2014-2026 (KILOTONS)
      • Table MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY FORM, 2014-2026 (USD MILLION)
      • Table MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2014-2026 (KILOTONS)
      • Table MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2014-2026 (USD MILLION)
      • SAUDI ARABIA
      • SOUTH AFRICA
      • REST OF THE MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA
  • COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
    • OVERVIEW
    • COMPETITIVE SITUATION AND TRENDS
      • EXPANSIONS: THE MOST POPULAR GROWTH STRATEGY
      • MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET: GROWTH STRATEGIES, BY COMPANY, 2012-2016
      • MEDICAL POLYMER FOAM MARKET: MARKET SHARE BY COMPANIES, 2015
      • MAXIMUM DEVELOPMENTS IN 2013
    • EXPANSIONS
      • Table EXPANSIONS, 2011-2016
    • NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES
      • Table NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES, 2011-2016
    • ACQUISITIONS
      • Table ACQUISITIONS, 2011-2016
    • AGREEMENTS & COLLABORATIONS
      • Table AGREEMENTS & COLLABORATIONS, 2011-2016
  • COMPANY PROFILES
    • INTRODUCTION
    • BASF SE
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERED
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • BAYER AG
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • HUNTSMAN CORPORATION
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • TRELLEBORG AB
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • INOAC CORPORATION
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • MNM VIEW
    • RECTICEL NV/SA
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • MNM VIEW
    • VITA (LUX III) S.A.R.L
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • MNM VIEW
    • ARMACELL GMBH
      • BUSINESSS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • MNM VIEW
    • FOAMCRAFT, INC.
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • MNM VIEW
    • FOAMPARTNER GROUP
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • MNM VIEW
    • FXI-FOAMEX INNOVATIONS
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • MNM VIEW
    • FUTURE FOAM, INC.
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
    • ROGERS CORPORATION
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • MNM VIEW
    • UFP TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • MNM VIEW
    • THE WOODBRIDGE GROUP
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • MNM VIEW
  • APPENDIX
    • INSIGHTS OF INDUSTRY EXPERTS
    • DISCUSSION GUIDE
    • KNOWLEDGE STORE: MARKETSANDMARKETS' SUBSCRIPTION PORTAL
    • INTRODUCING RT: REAL TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE
    • RELATED REPORTS
    • AUTHOR DETAILS

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