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Plastic Foams - Demand and Sales Forecasts, Market Share, Market Size, Market Leaders

Plastic Foams - Industry Market Research, Market Share, Market Size, Sales, Demand Forecast, Market Leaders, Company Profiles, Industry Trends

US demand for plastic foams is forecast to rise 2.3 percent annually to 8.8 billion pounds in 2020, valued at $25.2 billion. Growth will decelerate from the rate posted during the 2010-2015 period. The construction sector is anticipated to lead growth prospects, which will see additional opportunities for foam insulation products bolstered by increasing construction activity. Rising consumer spending levels will bode well for foams used in household products such as bedding, furniture, and appliances. Gains in this market will also be aided by the expanding popularity of memory foam mattresses, although maturity and import competition will continue to limit domestic plastic foam demand in the furniture and appliance segments. In the motor vehicle market, advances will slow in tandem with slowing motor vehicle production and by trends favoring smaller, more fuel efficient automobiles that require less foam on a per vehicle basis.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

MARKET ENVIRONMENT

General

Macroeconomic Environment

Consumer Income & Spending

Demographic Trends

Construction Outlook

Manufacturing Outlook

Plastic Resin Outlook

Plastic Foam Characteristics

Competitive Materials

Environmental & Regulatory Considerations

Materials-Based Regulations

Energy-Based Regulations

Blowing Agents

Recycling

International Activity

MARKETS

General

Packaging

Plastic Foams Demand by Resin & Application

Foodservice & Consumer Disposables

Foodservice Disposables Market Outlook

Plastic Foam Foodservice & Consumer Disposables

Drinking Cups

Dinnerware

Clamshells

Lunch Trays

Other Foodservice & Consumer Disposables

Protective Packaging

Protective Packaging Market Outlook

Plastic Foam Protective Packaging

Containers

Food Container Market Outlook

Plastic Foam Containers

Meat, Seafood, & Poultry Trays

Insulated Shipping Containers

Egg Cartons

Construction

Plastic Foams Demand by Resin & Application

Insulation

Construction Insulation Market Outlook

Plastic Foam Insulation

Flooring & Carpet Backing

Carpet & Rug Market Outlook

Plastic Foam in Flooring & Carpet Backing

Other Construction

Household Products

Plastic Foams Demand by Resin & Application

Bedding

Bedding Industry Outlook

Plastic Foams in Bedding

Furniture

Furniture Industry Outlook

Plastic Foams in Furniture

Appliances

Major Appliance Industry Outlook

Plastic Foams in Appliances

Other Household Products

Motor Vehicles

Motor Vehicle Outlook

Plastic Foams in Motor Vehicles

Other Markets

PRODUCTS

General

Pricing Trends

POLYURETHANE FOAMS

General

Flexible Polyurethane Foams

Household Products

Bedding

Furniture

Textiles

Motor Vehicles

Flooring Underlay

Packaging

Other Markets

Rigid Polyurethane Foams

Construction

Demand by Segment

Demand by Type

Household Products

Appliances

Other Household Products

Packaging

Motor Vehicles

Other Markets

Producers

POLYSTYRENE FOAMS

General

Extruded Polystyrene Foams

Packaging

Dinnerware

Clamshells

Meat, Seafood, & Poultry Trays

Egg Cartons

Lunch Trays

Construction

Other Markets

Expanded Polystyrene Foams

Packaging

Drinking Cups

Molded Foam Protective Packaging

Insulated Shipping Containers

Loose-Fill

Other

Construction

Other Markets

Producers

OTHER PLASTIC FOAMS

General

High Density Polyethylene Foams

Polypropylene Foams

Vinyl Foams

Engineering Plastic Foams

Low Density Polyethylene Foams

Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene Foams

Biodegradable Plastic Foams

All Other Plastic Foams

INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

General

Market Share

Mergers & Acquisitions

Marketing & Distribution

Research & Development

Competitive Strategies

Cooperative Agreements

Company Profiles

ACH Foam Technologies LLC

American Excelsior Company

Arkema SA

Armacell International SA

Atlas Roofing, see Hood Companies

BASF SE

Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated

Bridgestone Corporation

Carlisle Companies Incorporated

Carpenter Company

CertainTeed, see Saint-Gobain

Chemours Company

Covestro AG

Crest Foam Industries, see INOAC

Dart Container Corporation

Dolco Packaging, see Tekni-Plex

Dow Chemical Company

DuPont (EI) de Nemours

Erasables Products, see UFP Technologies

Evonik Industries AG

Firestone Building Products, see Bridgestone

Free-Flow Packaging International Incorporated

FXI Incorporated

Hood Companies

Hunter Panels, see Carlisle Companies

Huntsman Corporation

Industrial Thermo Polymers, see Armacell International

Innocor Incorporated

INOAC Corporation

Insulfoam, see Carlisle Companies

Johns Manville, see Berkshire Hathaway

Johnson Controls Incorporated

New WinCup Holdings Incorporated

NoŽl Group LLC

Nomaco, see NoŽl Group

Nomacorc, see NoŽl Group

Novipax LLC

Owens Corning

Pactiv, see Reynolds Group Holdings

Pak-Lite Incorporated

Pregis Corporation

RAPAC, see Ring Companies

Reynolds Group Holdings Limited

Ring Companies

Rmax Incorporated

Rogers Foam Corporation

Rubicon, see Huntsman

Saint-Gobain

Schweiter Technologies AG

Sealed Air Corporation

Sekisui Chemical Company Limited

Solvay SA

Sonoco Products Company

StarchTech Incorporated

Storopack Hans Reichenecker GmbH

Technoelastomeri, see Huntsman

Tekni-Plex Incorporated

3A Composites International, see Schweiter Technologies

3M Company

UFP Technologies Incorporated

Other Companies Mentioned in Study


List of Tables

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Summary Table

MARKET ENVIRONMENT

Macroeconomic Indicators

Personal Consumption Expenditures

Population & Households

Construction Expenditures

Manufacturers' Shipments

Plastic Resin Supply & Demand

MARKETS

Plastic Foams Demand by Market

Packaging Market for Plastic Foams by Resin & Application

Foodservice Disposables Demand by Type

Foodservice & Consumer Disposables Marke for Plastic Foams

Protective Packaging Demand by Material

Protective Packaging Market for Plastic Foam by Resin & Type

Food Container Demand by Type

Container Market for Plastic Foams

Construction Market for Plastic Foams by Resin & Application

Construction Insulation Demand by Type

Construction Insulation Market for Plastic Foams

Carpet & Rug Supply & Demand

Flooring & Carpet Backing Market for Plastic Foams

Other Construction Markets for Plastic Foams

Household Product Market for Plastic Foams by Resin & Application

Mattress & Sleep System Shipments

Bedding Market for Plastic Foams

Furniture Shipments

Furniture Market for Plastic Foams

Major Appliance Shipments

Appliance Market for Plastic Foams

Other Household Product Markets for Plastic Foams

Motor Vehicle Production

Motor Vehicle Market for Plastic Foams by Resin

Other Markets for Plastic Foams

PRODUCTS

Plastics Foams Demand by Resin

Selected Plastic Foams Pricing

POLYURETHANE FOAMS

Polyurethane Foams Demand by Type & Market

Flexible Polyurethane Foams Demand by Market

Household Product Market for Flexible Polyurethane Foams

Motor Vehicle Market for Flexible Polyurethane Foams

Flooring Underlay Market for Flexible Polyurethane Foams

Packaging Market for Flexible Polyurethane foams

Other Markets for Flexible Polyurethane Foams

Rigid Polyurethane Foams Demand by Market

Construction Market for Rigid Polyurethane Foams

Household Product Market for Rigid Polyurethane Foams

Packaging Market for Rigid Polyurethane Foams

Motor Vehicle Market for Rigid Polyurethane Foams

Other Markets for Rigid Polyurethane Foams

POLYSTYRENE FOAMS

Polystyrene Foams Demand by Processing Method & Market

Extruded Polystyrene Foams Demand by Market

Packaging Market for Extruded Polystyrene Foams

Construction Market for Extruded Polystyrene Foams

Other Markets for Extruded Polystyrene Foams

Expanded Polystyrene Foams Demand by Market

Expanded Polystyrene Foams in Packaging

Construction Market for Expanded Polystyrene Foams

Other Markets for Expanded Polystyrene Foams

OTHER PLASTIC FOAMS

OTHER PLASTIC FOAMS DEMAND BY RESIN

High Density Polyethylene Foams Demand by Market

Polypropylene Foams Demand by Market

Vinyl Foams Demand by Market

Engineering Plastic Foams Demand by Market

Low Density Polyethylene Foams Demand by Market

Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene Foams Demand by Market

Biodegradable Plastic Foams Demand by Market

All Other Plastic Foams Demand by Market

INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

US Plastic Foam Sales by Company, 2015

Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures

Selected Cooperative Agreements


List of Charts

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

MARKETS

Plastic Foams Demand by Market, 2015

Packaging Market for Plastic Foams by Application, 2015

Protective Packaging Market for Plastic Foams by Resin, 2015

Construction Market for Plastic Foam by Application, 2015

Household Product Market for Plastic Foams by Application, 2015

SECTION III -- PRODUCTS

POLYURETHANE FOAMS

Flexible Polyurethane Foams Demand by Market, 2015

Rigid Polyurethane Foams Demand by Market, 2015

POLYSTYRENE FOAMS

Polystyrene Foams Demand by Processing Method, 2015

Extruded Polystyrene Foams Demand by Market, 2015

Expanded Polystyrene Foams Demand by Market, 2015

OTHER PLASTIC FOAMS

Other Plastic Foams Demand by Resin, 2015

INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

US Plastic Foams Market Share, 2015


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