US foamed plastics demand will reach 8.4 billion pounds in 2013 as key construction and motor vehicle markets recover. Foamed urethane will remain the largest segment while foamed LDPE grow the fastest. Construction will provide the best opportunities based on growth in insulation and carpet underlay applications.
This study analyzes the $22.5 billion US foamed plastics industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1998, 2003 and 2008, and forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by market (e.g., construction, packaging, household products, motor vehicles) and resin (e.g., urethane, polystyrene, vinyl, engineering plastics, polypropylene, HDPE, LDPE).
The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 45 industry players including Carpenter, FXI-Foamex Innovations and Pactiv.