Industry Overview of Flexible Foam Market
Flexible foam is a polymer material characterized by its open cell structure, which is formed through the reaction of isocyanates and polyols. This unique structure gives it sound absorption properties due to the presence of channels, cavities, or interstices. There are different types of flexible foam, including polyurethane (PU), polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA), and more. Additionally, flexible foam is known for its lightweight nature, durability, and ability to bear loads, as it can recover from compression once the load is removed. These qualities make it highly versatile and suitable for a wide range of applications in industries such as transportation, packaging, construction, consumer goods, furniture, and bedding.
How Big Is the Flexible Foam Market?
The global flexible foam market size reached US$ 45.6 Billion in 2022. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach a value of US$ 61.4 Billion by 2028 exhibiting a CAGR of 4.9% during 2023-2028.
Flexible Foam Market Trends and Drivers:
The flexible foam market is being driven by the growing demand for its use in various automotive applications, including car seats, headrests, trim, sun visors, motorcycle saddles, headliners, interior panels, car fenders, energy-absorbing bumpers, and support rings for run-flat tires. Additionally, there is an increasing need for these polymers in cushioning upholstered furniture, pillows, sofas, balls, figurines, theatre seat cushions, mattresses, office chairs, carpet underlay, shoe soling, and other related products. The market is further augmented by the rise in building and construction activities. Furthermore, the use of vegetable oil-based polyols instead of petrochemical ones, due to their sustainability, is catalyzing the global market. The availability of a wide range of products, ease of processing, chemical versatility, relatively low cost, and continuous technological advancements are also expected to drive the flexible foam market in the future.
Global Flexible Foam Market 2023-2028 Analysis and Segmentation:
Top Key Players covered in this report are: American Excelsior Company, BASF SE, Covestro AG, Dow Inc., Huntsman Corporation, INOAC Corporation, Kaneka Corporation, Recticel, Sekisui Chemical Co. Ltd., UBE Corporation, Woodbridge and Zotefoams PLC.
The report segmented the market based on region, type and application.
Breakup by Type:
- Polyurethane (PU) Foam
- Polyethylene (PE) Foam
- Polypropylene (PP) Foam
- Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA)
Breakup by Application:
- Furniture and Bedding
- Consumer Goods
Breakup by Region:
- North America
- United States
- South Korea
- United Kingdom
- Latin America
- Middle East and Africa
Key Highlights of the Report:
Market Performance (2017-2022)
Market Outlook (2023-2028)
Market Drivers and Success Factors
Impact of COVID-19
Value Chain Analysis
Comprehensive mapping of the competitive landscape
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