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Global Polymeric Foams Industry

  • October 2016
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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Polymeric Foams in Metric Tons by the following Product Segments: Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2015 through 2022. Also, a six-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 194 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Abriso NV
Achilles Corporation
American Excelsior Company
Armacell Enterprise GmbH & Co. KG
BASF SE

Table Of Contents

Global Polymeric Foams Industry


I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1 Disclaimers.............. I-2 Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2 Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3 Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3 Polyolefin Foams.............. I-3 Polypropylene Foams..............I-3 Polystyrene Foams..............I-4 Polyurethane Foams.............. I-4 PVC Foams.............. I-4

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW.............. II-1 Resurgent Activity in End-Use Markets to Propel Demand for Polymer Foams.............. II-1 Table 1: Global Polymer Foams Market by End-Use Application (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Consumption (Volume) for Building and Construction, Furniture and Bedding and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-2 Growth Prospects Closely Tied to Global Economic Situation II-3 Table 2: World Real GDP Growth Rates in % by Country/Region (2014-2017P) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5 Emerging Markets: At the Forefront of Growth II-6 Urbanization Trend and Growing Middle Class Population - Factors with Positive Impact on Developing Economies II-6 Table 3: World Urban Population in Thousands: 1950-2050P (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7

Table 4: Degree of Urbanization Worldwide: Urban Population as a % of Total Population by Geographic Region for the Years 1990, 2014 and 2050 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-8

Table 5: Global Middle Class Population (in Millions) by Geographic Region: 2010, 2020P and 2030P (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-9 Competitive Landscape..............II-10

2. MARKET TRENDS, ISSUES and GROWTH DRIVERS II-11 Polymer Foams in Building and Construction Sector: Favorable Prospects.............. II-11

Table 6: Growing Insulation Market Drives Demand for Polymer Foam: World Insulation Market - Breakdown of Annual Sales in US$ Million for Asia-Pacific, Canada, Europe, Japan, Latin America, Middle East and the US for 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-12

Table 7: Global Insulation Market (2015 and 2020) - Breakdown of Annual Sales (in US$ Million) by Product Segment for Fiberglass Insulation, Foamed Plastics Insulation, Mineral Wool Insulation and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-12

Recovering Construction Activity to Benefit Demand for Polymeric Foams.............. II-13

Table 8: World Construction Industry Size (in US$ Trillion) for the Year 2010, 2016, 2020 and 2025 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-14

Table 9: Growth in the Global Construction Market by Sector: 2013-2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15

Table 10: Global Construction Market by Region (2015 and 2020P): Percentage Breakdown of Construction Spending for Asia, Western Europe, North America, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa, and Middle East (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-15

Table 11: Construction Spending in Select Countries for 2015 (in US$ Billion) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16

Building Renovations to Boost Demand for Polymer Foam Insulation II-16 Pressing Need for Energy Efficiency Drives Demand for Insulating Technologies..............II-16 Meeting Greenhouse Gas Emission Targets: Demand Driver for Insulation Market.............. II-17 Building Insulation Market: An Insight II-17 Table 12: Global Market for Building Insulation (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Revenues by Type of Insulation (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18 Green Buildings: Favorable Prospects for Polymer Foams II-18 Polymer Foams Demand in Furniture Market Favored by Improving Residential and Commercial Construction Activity II-19 Mattresses: A Major Market for Polymer Foams II-20 Table 13: Global Mattresses Market by Geographic Region (2015 and 2020) - Breakdown of Annual Sales (in US$ Million) for Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), Canada, Europe, Japan, Latin America, Rest of World and the US (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-21 Increasing Demand for Specialty Mattresses: Opportunity for Growth.............. II-21 100% Latex Bedding Sales Race Ahead of Air and Memory Foam Beds II-22 Innovative Solutions Prop Up Foam Industry II-22 Reticulated Foams for Better Airflow II-23 Sustained Demand for Polymer Foams in Packaging Applications II-23 Table 14: Global Protective Packaging Market (2015E): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Geographic Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-24 Automotive Foams Market: Focus on Safety and Comfort II-25 Flexible PU Foam Finds Widespread Applications in Automotive Parts.............. II-25 Table 15: Breakdown of Plastic Usage in an Average Car (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-26 Projected Increase in Vehicle Production to Spur Demand for Polymer Foams in Automotive Industry II-26 Table 16: Projected Increase in Automotive Production to Aid Polymer Foams Market: Global Production of Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles (in ‘000 Units) for 2015 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-27 Eco-Friendly Alternatives Find Prominence II-27 Foam Industry Confronted by Issue of Choice of Blowing Agents II-28 Polymeric Foams Exploring Use in Drug Delivery Systems II-29 Use Cases: Polymeric Foams in Drug Delivery II-30 For Increasing Release Rate..............II-30 In Floating Oral Dosages..............II-30 Physical Blowing Agents (PBA) as Fugitive Plasticizers II-30 As Intermediate Products..............II-30 Environmental Concerns over Plastic Use - A Major Issue II-31

3. A REVIEW OF SELECT PRODUCT SEGMENTS II-33 Polyurethane Foam Dominates Polymeric Foam Market II-33 Table 17: Global Polyurethane Foams Market (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Demand by Application for Bedding, Cushioning, Insulation, Packaging and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-34 Asia-Pacific Leads Consumption of PU Foams II-34 Myriad Applications of Rigid and Flexible Foams Drive Market Adoption.............. II-35 Table 18: Global Polyurethane Foams Market (2020): Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Rigid PU Foams and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-35

Table 19: Global Rigid PU Foams Market (2015E): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales by Geographic Region - Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-36

Table 20: Global Rigid Polyurethane Foams Market by Type (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Molded Foam Parts, Slabstock Polyether, and Slabstock Polyester (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-36

Polyurethane Innovations and Advancements: Spearheading Growth II-37 Focus on ‘Green' Polyurethane Foams II-38 Bio-Based Polyurethane..............II-38 Infinergy: The First E-TPU..............II-39 PURe Liner: An Innovative Technology for PU Production II-39 Colored PU Foams Market: Improving Aesthetics of Products II-39 Lightweight and Durability of PU Foams Spur Demand in Aerospace Sector..............II-40 Spray Polyurethane Foam Market: Focus on Reducing Energy Usage in Buildings to Drive Market Growth II-40 Table 21: Global SPF Market (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Production Volume by Geographic Region - Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-42

Table 22: Leading SPF Production Countries Worldwide (2015): Ranked by Production Volume (Million lbs) for Canada, China, Japan and USA (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42

Microcellular Polyurethane Foam Market: Demand for Lightweight Materials to Fuel Growth II-42 Global Polyurethanes Market: An Overview II-43

Table 23: Global Polyurethane Production (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Production Volume by Product - Adhesives, Binders, Coatings, Elastomers, Flexible Foam, Rigid Foam and Sealants (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 24: World Rigid Foam Market by Raw Material (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Raw Material Demand (Volume) for Additives, PMDI, Polyester Polyols and Polyether Polyols (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 25: World Flexible Foam Market by Raw Material (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Raw Material Demand (Volume) for Additives, MMDI, PMDI, Polyester Polyols, Polyether Polyols and TDI (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 26: World Polyurethane Market (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Demand (Volume) by End-Use Market for Appliances, Building and Construction, Furniture and Bedding, Machinery and Foundry, Packaging, Transportation and Marine and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45 Polystyrene Foam: Growth Driven by Use in Insulation Products II-45 Table 27: Global Polystyrene Foams Market (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Demand by End-Use Segment - Building and Construction, Insulation, Packaging and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-46 Polyolefin Foams: Opportunities in Sports Goods and Automotive Applications.............. II-46 Table 28: Polyolefin Foams Market (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Demand by Type - EPP Beads, EVA Foams, Non-XLPE Foams, PP Foams and XLPE Foams (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-47

Table 29: Global Polyolefin Foams Market (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Demand by End-Use Market - Automotive, Building and Construction, Footwear, Medical, Protective Packaging, Sports and Recreational and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-47

Table 30: Global Polyethylene Foams Market (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Demand by End-Use Application - Automotive, Building and Construction, Medical, Protective Packaging, Sports and Recreational and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-47

Table 31: Global Polypropylene Foams Market (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Demand by End-Use Application - Automotive, Building and Construction, Packaging and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48 Polypropylene Foams Market on the Growth Curve II-48 Polyethylene Foams: Diverse Applications Aid Market Growth II-48

4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW.............. II-50 Polymers.............. II-50 Classification of Polymers..............II-50 Thermoplastics.............. II-50 Thermosets.............. II-50 Hybrid Plastics.............. II-50 Polymeric Foams: An Introduction II-50 Predominant Foam Materials and their Applications II-51 Polyolefins.............. II-52 Overview.............. II-52 Types of Polyolefins..............II-52 Polyethylene.............. II-52 Polypropylene.............. II-52 Olefins.............. II-53 Copolyesters.............. II-53 Polyolefin Foams..............II-53 Cross Linked Polyolefin Foams II-54 End-Use Applications..............II-54 Sports.............. II-54 Appliances.............. II-55 Construction.............. II-55 Marine.............. II-55 Medical.............. II-55 Footwear.............. II-55 Packaging.............. II-55 Transportation.............. II-55 Polyethylene Foams..............II-55 Non Cross-Linked Polyethylene II-56 Cross-Linked Polyethylene..............II-56 Polypropylene Foams.............. II-56 Polystyrene Foams.............. II-56 Polystyrene.............. II-56 Polystyrene Foam.............. II-57 Expanded Polystyrene Foam..............II-57 Extruded Polystyrene Foam..............II-57 Polyurethane Foams..............II-57 Applications.............. II-58 Role of Polyurethane in Cold Food Chain II-58 Production Process.............. II-58 Isocyanates.............. II-59 Polyols.............. II-59 Polyethers.............. II-59 Polyesters.............. II-59 Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate: A Key Raw Material II-59 Chemical Composition..............II-60 Properties.............. II-60 Polymeric MDI.............. II-60 Applications of MDI..............II-61 Toluene Diisocyanate..............II-61 MDI and TDI - A Comparison..............II-61 Flexible Polyurethane Foam..............II-61 Environmental Regulations..............II-62 The Polypropylene Switch..............II-62 PVC Foams.............. II-62

5. OVERVIEW OF SELECT POLYMER FOAMS: FOCUS ON PRODUCTS AND USES II-63 Rigid PU Foam Products and Uses..............II-63 Rigid Domestic Freezer and Refrigerator Insulation II-63 Production Process..............II-63 Other Applications..............II-64 Production Process..............II-64 Construction - Boardstock/Flexible-Faced Lamination II-64 Construction and Transport: Sandwich Panels II-64 Products and Uses..............II-64 Production Process..............II-65 Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation II-65 Products and Uses..............II-65 Production Process..............II-65 Other Rigid Polyurethane Foam Uses II-65 Slabstock.............. II-65 Product Uses.............. II-65 Production Process..............II-66 Preformed Pipe/Pipe-In-Pipe II-66 Products and Uses..............II-66 Production Process..............II-66 One Component Polyurethane Foam II-66 Production Process..............II-66 Flexible Polyurethane Foams..............II-67 Slabstock Foams.............. II-67 Products and Uses.............. II-67 Production Process..............II-67 Molded Foams.............. II-67 Products and Uses.............. II-67 Production Process..............II-67 Integral Skin and Miscellaneous Foams II-68 Products and Uses.............. II-68 RIM.............. II-68 Integral Skin.............. II-68 Non-Insulation Rigid..............II-68 Production Process..............II-68 Extruded Polystyrene..............II-69 Extruded Polystyrene Sheet..............II-69 Products and Uses.............. II-69 Production Process..............II-69 Extruded Polystyrene Insulation Board II-69 Products and Uses.............. II-69 Production Process..............II-70 Polyolefin Foams.............. II-70 Products and Uses..............II-70 Sheet Products.............. II-70 Tubular Products..............II-70 Plank Products.............. II-71 Production Process.............. II-71 Sheet Products.............. II-71 Tubular Products..............II-71 Plank Products.............. II-71 Phenolic Foams.............. II-71 Products and Uses..............II-71 Production Process.............. II-72 Continuous Processes..............II-72 Discontinuous Processes..............II-72

6. BLOWING AGENTS: A REVIEW..............II-73 Overview.............. II-73 Exothermic Blowing Agents..............II-73 Endothermic Blowing Agents..............II-74 Adding Blowing Agents to Plastics II-74 Carbon Dioxide Blowing Technology II-74 Winds of Change Sweep the Blowing Agents Market II-74 Search for Substitutes: Of Prime Importance II-75 A Detailed Insight into Blowing Agents II-75 Overview.............. II-75 Status of Transition..............II-75 Zero ODP Alternatives..............II-76 ODP and GWP Rates for CFCs, HCFCs, and HFCs II-76 CFCs.............. II-76 HFCs.............. II-77 HCFCs.............. II-77 ODP: Ozone Depleting Potential II-77 GWP: Global Warming Potential..............II-77 Polyurethane Foams..............II-78 Prospects for Zero ODP Blowing Agents in Rigid PU Foams: Europe, USA, and Japan..............II-79 Polystyrene, Phenolic and Polyolefin Foams II-79 Environmental and Physical Properties of Widely Used Blowing Agents (Table 1 of 2) II-80 Environmental and Physical Properties of Widely Used Blowing Agents (Table 2 of 2) II-80 HCFC-22.............. II-81 Physical and Chemical Properties II-81 HSE Properties.............. II-81 HCFC-141b.............. II-82 Physical and Chemical Properties II-82 HSE Properties.............. II-82 HCFC-142b.............. II-83 Physical and Chemical Properties II-83 HSE Properties.............. II-83 Methylene Chloride..............II-83 Physical and Chemical Properties II-84 HSE Properties.............. II-84 HFC-134a.............. II-85 Physical and Chemical Properties II-85 HSE Properties.............. II-85 HFC-152a.............. II-85 Physical and Chemical Properties II-86 HSE Properties.............. II-86 HFC-245fa.............. II-86 Physical and Chemical Properties II-86 HSE Properties.............. II-87 HFC-365mfc.............. II-87 Physical and Chemical Properties II-87 HSE Properties.............. II-87 Carbon Dioxide.............. II-88 Physical and Chemical Properties II-88 HSE Properties.............. II-88 Cyclopentane.............. II-88 Physical and Chemical Properties II-88 HSE Properties.............. II-89 Isopentane.............. II-89 Physical and Chemical Properties II-89 HSE Properties.............. II-89 n-Pentane.............. II-90 Physical and Chemical Properties II-90 HSE Properties.............. II-90 Isobutane.............. II-91 Physical and Chemical Properties II-91 HSE Properties.............. II-91 n-Butane.............. II-91 Physical and Chemical Properties II-91 HSE Properties.............. II-92 Significance of Blowing Agents in Polymeric Foam Segments II-92 Rigid PU Foam.............. II-92 Domestic Refrigerator and Freezer Insulation II-92 Performance Requirements..............II-92 Insulated Trucks and Reefers II-92 Performance Requirements..............II-92 Boardstock/Flexible-Faced Lamination II-93 Performance Requirements..............II-93 Technical Alternatives..............II-93 Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation II-93 Performance Requirements..............II-93 Pipe-In-Pipe.............. II-94 Performance Requirements..............II-94 Slabstock/Preformed Pipe..............II-94 Performance Requirements..............II-94 One Component Polyurethane Foam II-94 Performance Requirements..............II-94 Flexible PU Foam.............. II-94 Slabstock.............. II-94 Performance Requirements..............II-94 Alternative Substances..............II-95 Methylene Chloride..............II-95 Acetone.............. II-95 MDI Technology..............II-95 Molded Foams.............. II-95 Performance Requirements..............II-95 Technical Options..............II-95 Hot Cure and Cold Cure..............II-95 Integral Skin Foams..............II-96 Performance Requirements..............II-96 Non-Insulating Rigid Foams..............II-96 Semi-Rigid Foam.............. II-96 Rigid Foam.............. II-96 Technical Options.............. II-96 Status and Trends for Technologies in the Flexible PU Foam Sector.............. II-96 Extruded Polystyrene..............II-97 Extruded Polystyrene Sheet..............II-97 Technical Options..............II-97 Extruded Polystyrene Board..............II-97 Performance Requirements..............II-97 Polyolefin Foams.............. II-97 Performance Requirements..............II-97 Technical Options.............. II-97 Phenolic Foam.............. II-97 Performance Requirements..............II-97 Issues Confronting Developing Nations II-98 Drivers.............. II-98 Advanced (Sector) Phase-Out Dates in Several Article 5(1) Nations.............. II-98 Important Role of Multilateral Fund II-98 Deterrents.............. II-98 Need for Economic Incentives on Account of Ready Accessibility and Low Price of CFC-11 II-98 Restricted RandD Capacity..............II-98 Government's Regulatory Program Coordination II-99 Issues Connected with Safety II-99 Possible Imbalance Between Demand and Supply for HCFC-141b II-99 Long Term ODS Substitution..............II-99

7. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS II-100 Carpenter Company Unveils New iSkin Polyurethane Foam Systems II-100 Cristex Introduces Flexyfoam PVC Foams II-100 Bayer Pearl Launches PU Spray Foam System in Middle East II-100 American Excelsior Unveil Eco-Friendly Earth-Cell™ PU Foams II-100 Dow Automotive to Launch Emission-Free PU Foam for Interior Applications.............. II-100 Novagard Solutions Introduces Foam Fix® PVC Foam Products II-100 Soudal USA Unveils Genius Gun, an Expanding PU Foam Product II-101 Tremco Launches ExoAir® Flex Foam II-101 General Plastics Showcases High-Strength, Lightweight Composite Core Foams..............II-101 Ferro and PolyOne Unveil Innovex® polyolefin II-101 Woodbridge Introduces lower VOC Polyurethane Auto Interior Foam II-101 CoreLite Introduces Two Core Materials II-101 3M Launches Lightweight Polyurethane Foam Cores II-101 SPI Unveils Polyurea Coating and Polyurethane Foam Low Pressure Equipment.............. II-101 Holland Colours Introduces a Product Line for Polyether PU Foams II-102 Cascades new polystyrene foam food tray EVOK II-102 Arkema Rolls Out New, High Performance, Low GWP Blowing Agent II-102 BASF Develops 'world's first' Expanded TPU II-102 Zotefoams Unveils Euroclass B Polyolefin Foams II-102 General Plastics Showcases Rigid Polyurethane Composite Core Foams.............. II-102

8. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY..............II-103 Johnson Controls Establishes PU Foam Components Production Line in Warsaw.............. II-103 BASF Expands High-Performance Foam Products Range II-103 Arsenal Capital Acquires HSM Foam II-103 Accella Takes Over Spray Foam Division of Quadrant Urethane Technologies.............. II-103 Armacell Establishes Foam Insulation Plant in Russia II-103 Zotefoams to Commence Production of T-FIT® Closed-Cell Foam Insulation Products..............II-103 INEOS Enterprises Divests INEOS Styrenics to Synthos II-103 Toray to Increase Polyolefin Foam Capacity in the United States II-103 Coastal Automotive Inks Licensing Deal with Dow Chemical II-104 Wallopwear and Cisco Enter into Strategic Partnership for Polymer Foam Products..............II-104 Armacell Takes Over Industrial Thermo Polymers Limited II-104 Sealed Air Sells North American Foam Trays and Absorbent Pads Business.............. II-104 Freudenberg Completes Acquisition of Polymer Health Technology II-104 Sulzer Acquires aixfotec..............II-104 Sun Capital Inks Definitive Agreement to Acquire Flexible Foam II-104 Bayer Purchases Polyurethane Feedstock Plant from Dupont II-105 BASF Files Patent Application for Plastic Reformable Polyurethane Foam..............II-105 Sekisui Alveo and Mergon Automotive Initiates Joint Project II-105 Gurit and Maricell Ink Mid-Term Distribution Agreement II-105 Mitsui Chemicals and Itoh Oil Chemical enter in JV with Jayant Agro-Organics.............. II-105 Sekisui Alveo Collaborates with Mergon Automotive II-105 Zotefoams Inks Joint Venture agreement with INOAC II-105 Huntsman Acquires Minority Stake in Nippon Aqua II-105 Emery Oleochemicals Takes Over InfiGreen Polyols Technology II-106 Era Polymers Acquires Ariel Industries Pty Ltd Business II-106 Ciech to Sell Foam Unit to BASF..............II-106 UFP Technologies Takes Over Packaging Alternatives Corporation II-106

9. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS..............II-107 Abriso NV (Belgium).............. II-107 Achilles Corporation (Japan)..............II-107 American Excelsior Company (US)..............II-107 Armacell Enterprise GmbH and Co. KG (Germany) II-107 BASF SE (Germany).............. II-108 Boyd Corporation (US)..............II-108 Carpenter Company (US)..............II-109 Celotex Limited (UK)..............II-109 Covestro AG (Germany)..............II-109 Fagerdala World Foams AB (Sweden) II-110 FXI (US).............. II-110 Huntsman International LLC (US)..............II-110 JSP Corporation (Japan)..............II-111 Recticel (Belgium)..............II-111 Rogers Corporation (US)..............II-112 Sealed Air Corporation (US)..............II-112 Sekisui Alveo AG (Switzerland) II-113 Sonoco Products Company (US)..............II-113 Synthos S.A. (Poland)..............II-113 Tekni-Plex, Inc. (US)..............II-114 The Dow Chemical Company (US)..............II-114 The Woodbridge Group® (Canada) II-115 Vita Group (UK).............. II-115 Zotefoams PLC (UK)..............II-116

10. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE..............II-117 Table 32: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polymeric Foams by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-117

Table 33: World Historic Review for Polymeric Foams by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-118

Table 34: World 14-Year Perspective for Polymeric Foams by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-119 Polymeric Foams Market by Product Segment II-120 Table 35: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polyolefin Foams by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-120

Table 36: World Historic Review for Polyolefin Foams by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-121

Table 37: World 14-Year Perspective for Polyolefin Foams by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-122

Table 38: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polystyrene Foams by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-123

Table 39: World Historic Review for Polystyrene Foams by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-124

Table 40: World 14-Year Perspective for Polystyrene Foams by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-125

Table 41: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polyurethane Foams by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-126

Table 42: World Historic Review for Polyurethane Foams by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-127

Table 43: World 14-Year Perspective for Polyurethane Foams by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-128

Table 44: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for PVC Foams by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-129

Table 45: World Historic Review for PVC Foams by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-130

Table 46: World 14-Year Perspective for PVC Foams by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-131

Table 47: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Other Polymeric Foams by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-132

Table 48: World Historic Review for Other Polymeric Foams by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-133

Table 49: World 14-Year Perspective for Other Polymeric Foams by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-134

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES.............. III-1 A.Market Analysis.............. III-1 Market Overview.............. III-1 PU Foams and Engineered Plastics Dominate Foam Market III-1 Specialty Foams Flourish in Industrial and Electronics Markets III-2 Polyurethane Foam: The Largest Product Segment III-2 Table 50: US Polyurethane Foam Market by Type (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for Flexible PU Foam and Rigid PU Foam (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 51: Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Market in the US (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Demand (Volume) by Application - Roofing, Walls and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-3 Furniture and Bedding Dominates PU Consumption III-3 Table 52: US Furniture Market (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues by Segment - Institutional Furniture, Office Furniture and Residential Furniture (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4 Growing Preference for Energy-Efficient Household Appliances Benefits PU Foam Demand III-4 Polystyrene Foam Market - An Overview III-5 Table 53: Polystyrene Foams Market in the US (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Demand (Volume) by Processing Method (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 54: Polystyrene Foams Product Manufacturing in the US (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Shipment Value by End-Use Segment - Building and Construction, Consumer and Institutional, Furniture and Furnishings, Packaging, Transportation and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-6 Rising Prominence of Polystyrene Foam Block Walls III-6 Restrictions on PS Foam Use in Food Packaging to Impact Market Growth.............. III-6 Polyolefins - Market Overview..............III-7 Furniture and Bedding Market: A Major Market for Polymer Foams III-7 Polymer Foams in Protective Packaging Market III-7 Table 55: US Protective Packaging Market (2016E): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales by Type of Packaging (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8 Energy Conserving Attribute of Foamed Plastics Drives Myriad Applications.............. III-8 Table 56: Energy Usage in the US by Sector (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Energy Consumption for Commercial, Electric Power, Industrial, Residential and Transportation (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10 Recovering Construction Activity to Generate Demand for Polymer Foams.............. III-10 Table 57: US Construction Sector: Annual Construction Spending (in US$ Billion) for Years 2012 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 58: US Construction Sector (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Annual Construction Spending by Residential and Nonresidential Sectors (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-11

Table 59: Residential Construction in the US (2007-2015): Number of Housing Starts by Type - Single-Family Units and Multi-Family Units (in ‘000s) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-12

Table 60: Projected Growth in the US Construction Market by Sector (2015-2022) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12 Polymeric Foams in Automotive Industry - Stringent Regulatory Standards Drive Growth III-13 Implementation of CAFE Standard in the Automotive Sector III-13 Competition.............. III-14 Table 61: Leading Players in the US Plastic Foams Market (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for Carpenter, Dart Container, Dow Chemical, FXI, Reynolds Group, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14 Foam Blowing Agents: An Overview III-14 Introduction.............. III-14 Regulatory Status..............III-15 Acceptable Substitutes for CFC Foams under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program as of August 21, 2003.............. III-16 Acceptable Substitutes for CFC Foams under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program as of August 21, 2003.............. III-16 Unacceptable Substitutes for CFC Foams under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program as of August 21, 2003..............III-17 Acceptable Substitutes for HCFC Foams under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program as of August 21, 2003..............III-17 Substitutes for HCFC Foams, Acceptable Subject to Narrowed Use Limits under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program as of August 21, 2003. III-18 Unacceptable Substitutes for HCFC Foams Under the Significant New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) Program as of August 21, 2003..............III-18 Product Launches..............III-18 Strategic Corporate Developments III-20 Key Players.............. III-22 B.Market Analytics..............III-26 Table 62: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 63: US Historic Review for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-27

Table 64: US 14-Year Perspective for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

2. CANADA.............. III-29 A.Market Analysis.............. III-29 Current and Future Analysis..............III-29 Foamed Plastics Demand to Benefit from Recovery in the Housing Market.............. III-29 Table 65: Housing Starts in Canada (in Units) for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29 Regulatory Scenario..............III-30 Strategic Corporate Development III-30 The Woodbridge Group® - A Key Player III-30 B.Market Analytics..............III-32 Table 66: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 67: Canadian Historic Review for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-33

Table 68: Canadian 14-Year Perspective for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

3. JAPAN.............. III-35 A.Market Analysis.............. III-35 Current and Future Analysis..............III-35 Polyurethane Foams Market: An Insight III-35 Table 69: Foam Grade and Use level of CFC-11 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-35

Table 70: Blowing Efficiency of Water and Auxiliary Blowing Agents (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35 Regulatory Overview..............III-36 HCFC Phase-Out Schedule in Japan III-36 HCFC Alternatives as Blowing Agents III-36 Strategic Corporate Development III-37 Key Players.............. III-37 B.Market Analytics..............III-38 Table 71: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 72: Japanese Historic Review for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-39

Table 73: Japanese 14-Year Perspective for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

4. EUROPE.............. III-41 A.Market Analysis.............. III-41 Current and Future Analysis..............III-41 New Product Developments to Drive Polymer Foams Market III-41 EPS Foam Market in Europe: An Insight III-41 Table 74: EPS Market in Europe (2015): Percentage Share Breakdown of Demand by Application (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-42 PU Foams - A Market Set to Benefit from Stringent Regulatory Specifications.............. III-42 Insulation and Building Needs Drive Demand for Polyurethane III-42 The Energy Performance in Buildings (EPBD) Directive III-44 Europe's 2020 Program..............III-44 B.Market Analytics..............III-45 Table 75: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polymeric Foams by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-45

Table 76: European Historic Review for Polymeric Foams by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 77: European 14-Year Perspective for Polymeric Foams by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-47

Table 78: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 79: European Historic Review for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-49

Table 80: European 14-Year Perspective for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

4a. FRANCE.............. III-51 Market Analysis.............. III-51 Table 81: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 82: French Historic Review for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-52

Table 83: French 14-Year Perspective for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

4b. GERMANY.............. III-54 A.Market Analysis.............. III-54 Current And Future Analysis..............III-54 Strategic Corporate Developments III-54 Key Players.............. III-55 B.Market Analytics..............III-56 Table 84: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 85: German Historic Review for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-57

Table 86: German 14-Year Perspective for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

4c. ITALY.............. III-59 A.Market Analysis.............. III-59 Current and Future Analysis..............III-59 B.Market Analytics..............III-59 Table 87: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 88: Italian Historic Review for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-60

Table 89: Italian 14-Year Perspective for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM..............III-62 A.Market Analysis.............. III-62 Current and Future Analysis..............III-62 Government Policy for Insulation Industry III-62 Strategic Corporate Developments III-62 Key Players.............. III-63 B.Market Analytics..............III-64 Table 90: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 91: UK Historic Review for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-65

Table 92: UK 14-Year Perspective for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

4e. SPAIN.............. III-67 Market Analysis.............. III-67 Table 93: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

Table 94: Spanish Historic Review for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-68

Table 95: Spanish 14-Year Perspective for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

4f. RUSSIA.............. III-70 A.Market Analysis.............. III-70 Current and Future Analysis..............III-70 Use of Polymers in Heat Insulation Applications Grows Significantly.............. III-70 Polystyrene Foam: Gaining Preference as Insulation Material in Buildings.............. III-70 Polyethylene Foam Market..............III-71 Polyurethane Foam.............. III-71 Polymeric Foams Find Use in Window Applications III-72 Plastic Replaces Conventional Glass in Construction of Transparent Architectures..............III-72 Strategic Corporate Development III-72 B.Market Analytics..............III-73 Table 96: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73

Table 97: Russian Historic Review for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-74

Table 98: Russian 14-Year Perspective for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75

4g. REST OF EUROPE.............. III-76 A.Market Analysis.............. III-76 Current and Future Analysis..............III-76 Central and Eastern Europe - The New Focus for Growth III-76 Product Launch.............. III-76 Strategic Corporate Developments III-77 Key Players.............. III-77 B.Market Analytics..............III-80 Table 99: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-80

Table 100: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-81

Table 101: Rest of Europe 14-Year Perspective for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-82

5. ASIA-PACIFIC.............. III-83 A.Market Analysis.............. III-83 Current and Future Analysis..............III-83 Asia-Pacific: The Leading PU Foams Market Worldwide III-83 B.Market Analytics..............III-84 Table 102: Asia Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polymeric Foams by Geographic Region - China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-84

Table 103: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Polymeric Foams by Geographic Region - China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-85

Table 104: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Polymeric Foams by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-86

Table 105: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-87

Table 106: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-88

Table 107: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-89

5a. CHINA.............. III-90 A.Market Analysis.............. III-90 Current and Future Analysis..............III-90 Polyurethane Foam: The Largest Market III-90 Polyurethane Demand Influenced by Economic Trends III-91 Demand for PU Foams as Insulation Material Witness Growth III-92 Energy Conservation Initiatives in Construction Sector: An Important Demand Driver..............III-92 Insulation Market: A Key End-Use Application for Polymer Foams III-92 Building Insulation Landscape in China - A Glance III-93 Protective Packaging: Opportunities for Polymer Foams III-93 Table 108: Protective Packaging Market in China (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales by Packaging Type (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-94 Strategic Corporate Development III-94 B.Market Analytics..............III-95 Table 109: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-95

Table 110: Chinese Historic Review for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-96

Table 111: Chinese 14-Year Perspective for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-97

5b. INDIA.............. III-98 A.Market Analysis.............. III-98 Market Overview.............. III-98 Polyurethane Foams: A Potential Laden Market III-98 Table 112: Indian PU Foam Market (2016E): Percentage Breakdown of Production by Type - Flexible PU Foam (Flexible Slabstock PU Foam and Flexible Molded PU Foam) and Rigid PU Foam (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-99 Flexible PU Foam Market - Set for Robust Growth III-99 Table 113: Flexible Slabstock PU Foam Market in India (2016): Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by End-Use Market - Automotive, Footwear, Mattresses and Furnishings and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-100 Strategic Corporate Development III-100 B.Market Analytics..............III-101 Table 114: Indian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-101

Table 115: Indian Historic Review for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-102

Table 116: Indian 14-Year Perspective for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-103

5c. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC..............III-104 A.Market Analysis.............. III-104 Current and Future Analysis..............III-104 Strategic Corporate Developments III-104 B.Market Analytics..............III-105 Table 117: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-105

Table 118: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-106

Table 119: Rest of Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-107

6. LATIN AMERICA.............. III-108 A.Market Analysis.............. III-108 Current and Future Analysis..............III-108 Regulatory Overview..............III-108 B.Market Analytics..............III-109 Table 120: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polymeric Foams by Geographic Region - Brazil and Rest of Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-109

Table 121: Latin American Historic Review for Polymeric Foams by Geographic Region - Brazil and Rest of Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-110

Table 122: Latin American 14-Year Perspective for Polymeric Foams by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Brazil and Rest of Latin America Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-111

Table 123: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-112

Table 124: Latin American Historic Review for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-113

Table 125: Latin American 14-Year Perspective for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-114

6a. BRAZIL.............. III-115 A.Market Analysis.............. III-115 Current and Future Analysis..............III-115 A Rapidly Growing PU Foam Market in Latin America III-115 B.Market Analytics..............III-116 Table 126: Brazilian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-116

Table 127: Brazilian Historic Review for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-117

Table 128: Brazilian 14-Year Perspective for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-118

6b. REST OF LATIN AMERICA..............III-119 Market Analysis.............. III-119 Table 129: Rest of Latin America Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-119

Table 130: Rest of Latin America Historic Review for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-120

Table 131: Rest of Latin America 14-Year Perspective for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-121

7. REST OF WORLD.............. III-122 A.Market Analysis.............. III-122 Current and Future Analysis..............III-122 Product Launch.............. III-122 B.Market Analytics..............III-123 Table 132: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2015 through 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-123

Table 133: Rest of World Historic Review for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2009 through 2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-124

Table 134: Rest of World 14-Year Perspective for Polymeric Foams by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Polyolefin Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyurethane Foams, PVC Foams and Other Polymeric Foams Markets for Years 2009, 2016 and 2022 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-125

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 194 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 216)

The United States (48) Canada (2) Japan (9) Europe (135) - France (9) - Germany (29) - The United Kingdom (37) - Italy (10) - Spain (4) - Rest of Europe (46) Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (12) Latin America (5) Middle-East (1) Africa (4)

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