Foamed Plastics

As Quoted In European Plastics News

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.

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  1. Foamed Plastics

    $4,700.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $82.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $126.00

      1. Table | FOAMED PLASTICS DEMAND (million pounds)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

      $1,982.00

      1. 3.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Environment

        $216.00

        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2000 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Consumer Income & Spending

        $96.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2000 dollars)*

      4. 3.4 Demographic Trends

        $121.00

        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million people)

      5. 3.5 Construction Outlook

        $723.00

        1. Table | CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES

        2. 3.5.1 Building Construction

          $562.00

          1. Table | BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2000 dollars)

          2. Table | RESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2000 dollars)

          3. Table | PRIVATE HOUSING STARTS (thousand units)

          4. Table | RESIDENTIAL IMPROVEMENT & REPAIR EXPENDITURES (billion 2000 dollars)

          5. Table | NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2000 dollars)

        3. 3.5.2 Nonbuilding Construction

          $82.00

          1. Table | NONBUILDING CONSTRUCTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2000 dollars)

      6. 3.6 Manufacturing Outlook

        $116.00

        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      7. 3.7 Plastic Resin Outlook

        $103.00

        1. Table | PLASTIC RESIN SUPPLY & DEMAND (million pounds)

      8. 3.8 Foamed Plastics Characteristics

        $129.00

      9. 3.9 Competitive Materials

        $82.00

      10. 3.10 Blowing Agents

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      11. 3.11 Legislation & Regulatory Considerations

        $87.00

        1. 3.11.1 Materials-Based Regulation

          $82.00

        2. 3.11.2 Energy-Based Regulation

          $82.00

      12. 3.12 Recycling

        $128.00

      13. 3.13 International Activity

        $93.00

    4. 4 MARKETS

      $2,094.00

      1. 4.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | FOAMED PLASTICS MARKETS (million pounds)

      2. 4.2 Construction

        $526.00

        1. 4.2.1 Foamed Plastics Demand by Resin & Use

          $90.00

          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR FOAMED PLASTICS BY RESIN & USE (million pounds)

        2. 4.2.2 Insulation

          $261.00

          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION INSULATION DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds)

          2. Table | CONSTRUCTION INSULATION MARKET FOR FOAMED PLASTICS (million pounds)

        3. 4.2.3 Flooring & Carpet Backing

          $125.00

          1. Table | CARPET & RUG SUPPLY & DEMAND (million square yards)

          2. Table | FLOORING & CARPET BACKING MARKET FOR FOAMED PLASTICS (million pounds)

        4. 4.2.4 Other Construction Uses

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER CONSTRUCTION MARKETS FOR FOAMED PLASTICS (million pounds)

      3. 4.3 Packaging

        $845.00

        1. 4.3.1 Packaging Overview

          $89.00

          1. Table | PLASTIC PACKAGING SHIPMENTS

        2. 4.3.2 Foamed Plastics Demand by Resin & Use

          $93.00

          1. Table | PACKAGING MARKET FOR FOAMED PLASTICS BY RESIN & USE (million pounds)

        3. 4.3.3 Protective Packaging

          $261.00

          1. Table | PROTECTIVE PACKAGING MARKET FOR FOAMED PLASTICS BY RESIN (million pounds)

        4. 4.3.4 Cups & Containers

          $92.00

          1. Table | CUP & CONTAINER MARKET FOR FOAMED PLASTICS (million pounds)

        5. 4.3.5 Plates & Egg Cartons

          $85.00

          1. Table | PLATE & EGG CARTON MARKET FOR FOAMED PLASTICS (million pounds)

        6. 4.3.6 Other Packaging

          $211.00

          1. Table | OTHER PACKAGING MARKETS FOR FOAMED PLASTICS (million pounds)

      4. 4.4 Household Products

        $455.00

        1. 4.4.1 Foamed Plastics Demand by Resin & Use

          $82.00

          1. Table | HOUSEHOLD PRODUCT MARKET FOR FOAMED PLASTICS BY RESIN & USE (million pounds)

        2. 4.4.2 Furniture

          $95.00

          1. Table | FURNITURE SHIPMENTS

          2. Table | FURNITURE MARKET FOR FOAMED PLASTICS (million pounds)

        3. 4.4.3 Bedding

          $141.00

          1. Table | BEDDING MARKET FOR FOAMED PLASTICS (million pounds)

        4. 4.4.4 Appliances

          $87.00

          1. Table | REFRIGERATOR & FREEZER SHIPMENTS (million units)

          2. Table | APPLIANCE MARKET FOR FOAMED PLASTICS (million pounds)

        5. 4.4.5 Other Household Uses

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER HOUSEHOLD PRODUCT MARKETS FOR FOAMED PLASTICS (million pounds)

      5. 4.5 Motor Vehicles

        $148.00

        1. 4.5.1 Motor Vehicle Outlook

          $82.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE PRODUCTION (thousand units)

        2. 4.5.2 Foamed Plastics Demand

          $88.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR FOAMED PLASTICS BY RESIN (million pounds)

      6. 4.6 Other Markets

        $87.00

        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR FOAMED PLASTICS (million pounds)

    5. 5 PRODUCTS

      $185.00

      1. 5.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 5.2 Demand by Resin

        $82.00

        1. Table | FOAMED PLASTICS DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds)

      3. 5.3 Pricing Factors

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED FOAMED PLASTIC PRICING TRENDS* (dollars per pound)

    6. 6 FOAMED URETHANE

      $1,094.00

      1. 6.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | FOAMED URETHANE DEMAND (million pounds)

      2. 6.2 Foamed Flexible Urethane

        $500.00

        1. Table | FOAMED FLEXIBLE URETHANE DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

        2. 6.2.1 Household Products

          $199.00

          1. Table | HOUSEHOLD PRODUCT MARKET FOR FOAMED FLEXIBLE URETHANE (million pounds)

        3. 6.2.2 Motor Vehicles

          $82.00

          1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR FOAMED FLEXIBLE URETHANE (million pounds)

        4. 6.2.3 Carpet Underlay

          $82.00

          1. Table | CARPET UNDERLAY MARKET FOR FOAMED FLEXIBLE URETHANE (million pounds)

        5. 6.2.4 Packaging

          $82.00

          1. Table | PACKAGING MARKET FOR FOAMED FLEXIBLE URETHANE (million pounds)

        6. 6.2.5 Other Markets

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR FOAMED FLEXIBLE URETHANE (million pounds)

      3. 6.3 Foamed Rigid Urethane

        $471.00

        1. Table | FOAMED RIGID URETHANE DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

        2. 6.3.1 Construction

          $185.00

          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR FOAMED RIGID URETHANE (million pounds)

        3. 6.3.2 Household Products

          $107.00

          1. Table | HOUSEHOLD PRODUCT MARKET FOR FOAMED RIGID URETHANE (million pounds)

        4. 6.3.3 Packaging

          $82.00

          1. Table | PACKAGING MARKET FOR FOAMED RIGID URETHANE (million pounds)

        5. 6.3.4 Other Markets

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR FOAMED RIGID URETHANE (million pounds)

      4. 6.4 Foamed Urethane Producers

        $82.00

    7. 7 FOAMED POLYSTYRENE

      $1,111.00

      1. 7.1 General

        $82.00

      2. 7.2 Foamed Polystyrene by Process

        $101.00

        1. Table | FOAMED POLYSTYRENE DEMAND BY PROCESSING METHOD (million pounds)

      3. 7.3 Foamed Polystyrene by Market

        $940.00

        1. Table | FOAMED POLYSTYRENE DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

        2. 7.3.1 Packaging

          $634.00

          1. Table | PACKAGING MARKET FOR FOAMED POLYSTYRENE (million pounds)

        3. 7.3.2 Construction

          $211.00

          1. Table | CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR FOAMED POLYSTYRENE (million pounds)

        4. 7.3.3 Other

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR FOAMED POLYSTYRENE (million pounds)

      4. 7.4 Foamed Polystyrene Producers

        $82.00

    8. 8 FOAMED VINYL

      $362.00

      1. 8.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | FOAMED VINYL DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

      2. 8.2 Construction

        $205.00

        1. Table | CONSTRUCTION MARKET FOR FOAMED VINYL (million pounds)

        2. 8.2.1 Pipe & Molding

          $82.00

        3. 8.2.2 Flooring

          $82.00

        4. 8.2.3 Windows & Doors

          $82.00

      3. 8.3 Motor Vehicles

        $82.00

        1. Table | MOTOR VEHICLE MARKET FOR FOAMED VINYL (million pounds)

      4. 8.4 Other Markets

        $82.00

        1. Table | OTHER MARKETS FOR FOAMED VINYL (million pounds)

      5. 8.5 Foamed Vinyl Producers

        $82.00

    9. 9 OTHER FOAMED PLASTICS

      $1,086.00

      1. 9.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | OTHER FOAMED PLASTICS DEMAND BY RESIN (million pounds)

      2. 9.2 Foamed Engineering Plastics

        $183.00

        1. Table | FOAMED ENGINEERING PLASTICS DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

      3. 9.3 Foamed Polypropylene

        $104.00

        1. Table | FOAMED POLYPROPYLENE DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

      4. 9.4 Foamed High Density Polyethylene

        $115.00

        1. Table | FOAMED HIGH DENSITY POLYETHYLENE DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

      5. 9.5 Foamed Low Density Polyethylene

        $111.00

        1. Table | FOAMED LOW DENSITY POLYETHYLENE DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

      6. 9.6 Reaction Injection Molding

        $145.00

        1. Table | RIM FOAMED PLASTICS DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

      7. 9.7 Foamed Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene

        $82.00

        1. Table | FOAMED ACRYLONITRILE-BUTADIENE-STYRENE DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

      8. 9.8 Biodegradable Foam

        $186.00

        1. Table | BIODEGRADABLE FOAM DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

        2. 9.8.1 Loose-Fill

          $82.00

        3. 9.8.2 Other

          $82.00

      9. 9.9 All Other Foamed Plastics

        $112.00

        1. Table | ALL OTHER FOAMED PLASTICS DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

    10. 10 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $4,729.00

      1. 10.1 General

        $82.00

        1. Table | US FOAMED PLASTIC SALES BY COMPANY, 2008 (million dollars)

      2. 10.2 Market Share

        $148.00

      3. 10.3 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $122.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 10.4 Marketing & Distribution

        $82.00

      5. 10.5 Research & Development

        $111.00

      6. 10.6 Competitive Strategies

        $82.00

      7. 10.7 Cooperative Agreements

        $87.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      8. 10.8 Company Profiles

        $4,384.00

        1. 10.8.1 AFM Corporation

          $82.00

        2. 10.8.2 American Excelsior Company

          $82.00

        3. 10.8.3 BASF SE

          $201.00

        4. 10.8.4 Bayer AG

          $154.00

        5. 10.8.5 Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated

          $109.00

        6. 10.8.6 Bridgestone Corporation

          $82.00

        7. 10.8.7 Building Materials Corporation of America

          $82.00

        8. 10.8.8 Carlisle Companies Incorporated

          $82.00

        9. 10.8.9 Carpenter Company

          $245.00

        10. 10.8.10 Cellect LLC

          $82.00

        11. 10.8.11 Cellofoam North America Incorporated

          $93.00

        12. 10.8.12 Createc Corporation

          $85.00

        13. 10.8.13 Dart Container Corporation

          $96.00

        14. 10.8.14 Dow Chemical Company

          $266.00

        15. 10.8.15 Dyplast Products LLC

          $82.00

        16. 10.8.16 Evonik Industries AG

          $106.00

        17. 10.8.17 Free-Flow Packaging International Incorporated

          $82.00

        18. 10.8.18 FXI - Foamex Innovations

          $208.00

        19. 10.8.19 Homasote Company

          $82.00

        20. 10.8.20 Hood Companies

          $109.00

        21. 10.8.21 Huntsman Corporation

          $98.00

        22. 10.8.22 Knauf Gips KG

          $82.00

        23. 10.8.23 Noël Group LLC

          $91.00

        24. 10.8.24 Ohio Decorative Products Incorporated

          $102.00

        25. 10.8.25 Owens Corning

          $82.00

        26. 10.8.26 Pactiv Corporation

          $110.00

        27. 10.8.27 Pak-Lite Incorporated

          $82.00

        28. 10.8.28 Pattison (Jim) Group

          $82.00

        29. 10.8.29 Pregis Corporation

          $91.00

        30. 10.8.30 Ring Companies

          $82.00

        31. 10.8.31 Rio Tinto Group

          $102.00

        32. 10.8.32 RMAX Incorporated

          $82.00

        33. 10.8.33 Rogers Foam Corporation

          $82.00

        34. 10.8.34 Saint-Gobain

          $148.00

        35. 10.8.35 Sealed Air Corporation

          $137.00

        36. 10.8.36 Sekisui Chemical Company Limited

          $82.00

        37. 10.8.37 Solo Cup Company

          $82.00

        38. 10.8.38 Storopack Hans Reichenecker GmbH

          $92.00

        39. 10.8.39 Tegrant Corporation

          $128.00

        40. 10.8.40 Tekni-Plex Incorporated

          $82.00

        41. 10.8.41 THARCO

          $82.00

        42. 10.8.42 3M Company

          $82.00

        43. 10.8.43 UFP Technologies Incorporated

          $149.00

        44. 10.8.44 Vita Group

          $93.00

        45. 10.8.45 WinCup Incorporated

          $82.00

      9. 10.9 Other Companies Mentioned in Study

        $82.00

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