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Polyurethane Foam Market Size, Scope And Forecast | Leading Players – LANXESS, SEKISUI, Wanhua, Covestro AG, Tosoh Corporation, BASF SE, Recticel, DowDuPont Inc. Trelleborg AG.

Polyurethane (PU) foams are used in the production of gaskets, adhesives, tires, insulation panels, and others. It is derived from polyols or isocyanates due to their resistance to solvents. The global Polyurethane Foam Market report by Market Research Future (MRFR) contains pertinent trends and growth drivers deemed highly insightful for the period of 2020 and 2027 (forecast period).

Market Outlook

The global Polyurethane Foam Market size is valued to expand to USD 76,065.74 million by 2027 due to its scope in packaging, footwear, and automotive sectors. It is predicted to exhibit a CAGR of 8.36% over the forecast period due to the increasing demand from the construction sector. Infrastructural projects with an effort to go green and an emphasis on attaining low heat or R-value is likely to drive the demand for PU foams which are used in insulation panels.

The home furnishing sector is expected to be one of the biggest drivers of the global PU foam market. This can be attributed to the need for mattresses and home furniture which contain these foams. The rising per capita income of middle-class consumers as well as the launch of various furniture stores can drive the growth trajectory of the market.

But laws and impositions on the production of methylene chloride can be challenging for the market. However, the inclination towards bio-based PU foams or recyclable foams can provide future growth opportunities.

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The global polyurethane foam market is segmented by type and application.

By type, the polyurethane foam market is segmented into flexible, rigid, and spray. The flexible foam segment is expected to dominate the market till 2027 due to the massive demand in sectors of bedding, furniture, building & construction, and automotive. Lower volume to weight ratio and the highly absorbent properties of PU will drive the segment growth.

By application, it is segmented into bedding & furniture, building & construction, automotive, electronics, packaging, footwear, and others. The building & construction application can generate revenue for the global polyurethane foam market due to the use of flexible foams in wall cavities, flooring, and insulation roofs. Various development projects by nations globally can spur the polyurethane foam market growth.

Regional Analysis

Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC), North America, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa (MEA) are regions considered for the purpose of the global polyurethane foam market report.

The APAC region will be highly lucrative for the global market due to the demand in various end-use industries. It can exhibit a CAGR of 9.15% during the forecast period to touch a value of USD 32,822.6 million by 2027. Rapid industrialization and urbanization are likely to drive the market demand. Furthermore, China and other Asian countries are likely to contribute in terms of volume and value due to the high purchasing power of customers and availability of numerous products.

Europe held a significant chunk of the global market in 2020 and touted to register 24.78% CAGR over the forecast period. This can be attributed to the massive demand from automotive and construction sectors. Germany, in particular, is expected to lead the market with a CAGR of 7.38% till 2027 due to being an industrial hub. High production rate of vehicles, mattresses, and furniture can drive the global PU foam market growth in an uphill direction.

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Competitive Landscape

Market Players will adopt a Product Innovation Strategy as their Primary Marketing Strategy

In terms of product creativity and price, there is a wide range of layers in the global market for polyurethane foam. Businesses are focusing on producing better goods to meet growing demands from various application segments. In the infrastructure industry, Dow Chemical is an example of a supplier that is expanding its polyurethane-based product range.

Several other dominant players that have led to Polyurethane Foam Market growth include:

LANXESS (Germany)

NITTO DENKO Corporation (Japan)


Wanhua Chemical Group Co., Ltd (China)

Covestro AG (Germany)

Tosoh Corporation (Japan)

BASF SE (Germany)

Recticel (Belgium)

DowDuPont Inc. (US)

Huntsman International LLC (US)

Trelleborg AG (Sweden)

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