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Polyurethane Foam in the US - Procurement Research Report

Polyurethane Foam Procurement in the US

This report is intended to assist buyers of polyurethane foam, which is a flexible substance created from combining petroleum derivatives known as polyol and diisocyanate. Polyurethane foam has a wide array of applications, including use as cushioning in furniture and automobile seating, padding for shipped goods, in addition to insulation for building and residential structures. It is also commonly used in the production of sponges for the medical field. This report focuses primarily on polyurethane foam that is used as insulation or padding for shipped goods and excludes all other foams and insulators, such as polystyrene and fiberglass. Spray polyurethane foam is covered to a limited extent in this report.


AT A GLANCE

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

PRICE ENVIRONMENT
Price Fundamentals
Price Drivers
Recent Price Trend
Price Forecast

PRODUCT CHARACTERISTICS
Product Life Cycle
Total Cost of Ownership
Product Specialization
Related Goods
Substitute Goods
Regulation

Quality Control

SUPPLY CHAIN & VENDORS
Supply Chain Dynamics
Competitive Environment
Market Profitability
Switching Cost

PURCHASING PROCESS
Buying Basics
Key RFP Elements
NEGOTIATION STATISTICS

BUYER POWER SCORE COMPONENTS

JARGON & GLOSSARY

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