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The global high performance foam market report segments the market on the basis of type, application, and region. The market data for these segments are given with respect to volume (kilotons) and value (USD million). The global market value of high performance foam is estimated to be USD 1,263.65 million in 2015 and is projected to witness a CAGR of about 9.9% between 2015 and 2020.

The global market for high performance foam has been analyzed by adopting the Porter’s Five Forces model. This analysis gives an idea about the current scenario of the industry at the global level. The study provides the value chain analysis with respect to the technology providers, foam manufacturers, and end-user industries. The value chain describes the key contributors to the high performance foam market at different stages from product development to end use. It also represents the top players which are contributing significantly to the global high performance foam industry.

The major drivers, restraints, challenges, and opportunities in the market is also illustrated in the report. The drivers of high performance foam are increase in demand from end user industries such as automobile, construction, electronics, and others from emerging countries such as China, India, and Brazil. The economic slowdown in Europe and the U.S. also affected the economy of other developed countries and the price volatility of the high performance foam in the past made the market more strained for the end use applications.


The key companies in this market are Rogers Corporation (U.S.), JSP Corportion (Japan), Evonik Corportion (Germany), BASF S.E.(Germany), The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), Armacell (Germany), Zotefoams PLC (U.K.), Saint Gobain (Paris), Solvay (Belgium), and other players. These companies are consistently focusing on expanding their production capacity to achieve a competitive advantage and serve their customers more effectively. Expansion is the most preferred strategies adopted by the top players to capture the market in developing economies.

The high demand in Asia-Pacific region is the major driving factor for this market. China is the leading country in the consumption of high performance foam as there is huge demand of the foam from transportation sector in the country. Other emerging economies such as Brazil, India, Russia, and others are also have a brighter future in this market.

The report also presents a competitive landscape which covers the different strategies and developments such as mergers & acquisitions, investments and expansions, new product launches, agreements and collaborations undertaken by the leading high performance foam companies in the past few years. Furthermore, the key market players are profiled in detail in the report.

Table Of Contents

High Performance Foam Market by Type, by End Use Industry, and by Region - Global Forecast to 2020
TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 INTRODUCTION 14
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 14
1.2 MARKET DEFINITION 14
1.3 SCOPE OF THE STUDY 15
1.3.1 MARKETS COVERED 15
1.3.2 YEARS CONSIDERED IN THE REPORT 16
1.4 CURRENCY and PRICING 16
1.5 STAKEHOLDERS 16
2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 17
2.1 RESEARCH DATA 17
2.1.1 SECONDARY DATA 18
2.1.1.1 Key data from secondary sources 19
2.1.2 PRIMARY DATA 20
2.1.2.1 Key data from primary sources 20
2.1.2.2 Key Industry insights 21
2.1.2.3 Breakdown of primary interviews 21
2.2 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 22
2.2.1 BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 22
2.2.2 TOP-DOWN APPROCH 23
2.3 MARKET BREAKDOWN and DATA TRIANGULATION 24
2.4 RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS AND LIMITATIONS 25
2.4.1 ASSUMPTIONS 25
2.4.2 LIMITATIONS 26
3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 27
4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 30
4.1 SIGNIFICANT OPPORTUNITIES IN HPF MARKET 30
4.2 HPF MARKET, BY TYPE 30
4.3 HPF MARKET IN ASIA-PACIFIC 31
4.4 ASIA-PACIFIC DOMINATES THE GLOBAL HPF MARKET 31
4.5 HPF MARKET ATTRACTIVENESS, BY APPLICATION 32
4.6 HPF MARKET LIFECYCLE ANALYSIS, BY REGION 33

5 MARKET OVERVIEW 34
5.1 INTRODUCTION 35
5.2 EVOLUTION OF HPF MARKET 35
5.3 MARKET SEGMENTATION 35
5.3.1 HPF MARKET SEGMENTATION, BY TYPE 35
5.3.2 HPF MARKET SEGMENTATION, BY END-USE INDUSTRIES 36
5.3.3 HPF MARKET SEGMENTATION, BY REGION 36
5.4 MARKET DYNAMICS 37
5.4.1 DRIVERS 37
5.4.1.1 Environment sustainability needs 37
5.4.1.2 Versatile and unique 37
5.4.2 RESTRAINTS 38
5.4.2.1 High processing cost 38
5.4.2.2 Less awareness about HPF products 38
5.4.3 OPPORTUNITIES 39
5.4.3.1 Growth of end user industries in emerging nations 39
5.4.3.2 Emerging economies and their future growth 39
5.5 CHALLENGES 40
5.5.1.1 Quality differences among different grades 40
6 INDUSTRY TRENDS 41
6.1 INTRODUCTION 41
6.2 VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS 41
6.3 PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 42
6.3.1 INTENSITY OF RIVALRY 43
6.3.2 BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS 43
6.3.3 BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS 43
6.3.4 THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES 43
6.3.5 THREAT FROM NEW ENTRANTS 44
6.4 RAW MATERIAL ANALYSIS 44
6.4.1 POLYURETHANE 44
6.4.1.1 Methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) 44
6.4.1.2 Toluene diisocyanate (TDI) 44
6.4.1.3 Polyol 44
6.4.1.4 Polyethylene resins 45
6.4.1.5 Crude oil 45

7 HPF MARKET, BY TYPE 46
7.1 INTRODUCTION 47
7.2 PU FOAM 48
7.3 SILICONE FOAM 50
7.4 PO FOAM 51
7.5 OTHERS 52
8 HPF MARKET, BY END USE INDUSTRY 54
8.1 INTRODUCTION 55
8.2 CONSTRUCTION 56
8.3 TRANSPORTATION 58
8.4 ELECTRONICS 59
8.5 PACKAGING 60
8.6 OTHERS 61
9 HPF MARKET, REGIONAL ANALYSIS 63
9.1 INTRODUCTION 64
9.2 NORTH AMERICA 68
9.2.1 U.S. 73
9.2.2 CANADA 74
9.2.3 MEXICO 75
9.3 EUROPE 76
9.3.1 GERMANY 79
9.3.2 FRANCE 80
9.3.3 U.K. 81
9.3.4 ITALY 82
9.3.5 REST OF EUROPE 83
9.4 ASIA-PACIFIC 84
9.4.1 CHINA 88
9.4.2 INDIA 89
9.4.3 JAPAN 90
9.4.4 REST OF APAC 91
9.5 ROW 92
9.5.1 RUSSIA 95
9.5.2 BRAZIL 96
9.5.3 OTHERS 97
10 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 99
10.1 OVERVIEW 99
10.2 COMPETITIVE SITUATION and TRENDS 101

11 COMPANY PROFILES 104
(Overview, Financial*, Products and Services, Strategy, and Developments)
11.1 INTRODUCTION 104
11.2 ROGERS CORPORATION 105
11.3 JSP CORPORATION 108
11.4 EVONIK INDUSTRIES 111
11.5 BASF SE 114
11.6 THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY 117
11.7 ARMACELL INTERNATIONAL S.A 119
11.8 SEKISUI ALVEO 120
11.9 SABIC 121
11.10 SAINT GOBAIN 122
11.11 ZOTEFOAMS PLC 124
11.12 SOLVAY S.A 126
*Details might not be captured in case of unlisted companies.
12 APPENDIX 128
12.1 INSIGHTS FROM INDUSTRY EXPERTS 128
12.2 DISCUSSION GUIDE 129
12.3 RELATED REPORT 131


LIST OF TABLES

TABLE 1 IMPACT OF DRIVERS ON HPF MARKET 38
TABLE 2 IMPACT OF RESTRAINTS ON HPF MARKET 38
TABLE 3 IMPACT OF OPPORTUNITIES ON HPF MARKET 39
TABLE 4 IMPACT OF CHALLENGE HPF MARKET 40
TABLE 5 HPF MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 47
TABLE 6 HPF MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS) 48
TABLE 7 PU FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 49
TABLE 8 PU FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS) 49
TABLE 9 SILICONE FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 50
TABLE 10 SILICONE FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS) 50
TABLE 11 PO FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 51
TABLE 12 PO FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS) 51
TABLE 13 OTHER FOAMS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 52
TABLE 14 OTHERS FOAM MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS) 53
TABLE 15 HPF MARKET SIZE IN CONSTRUCTION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 57
TABLE 16 HPF MARKET SIZE IN CONSTRUCTION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS) 57
TABLE 17 HPF MARKET SIZE IN TRANSPORTATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 58
TABLE 18 HPF MARKET SIZE IN TRANSPORTATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS) 59
TABLE 19 HPF MARKET SIZE IN ELECTRONICS, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 59
TABLE 20 HPF MARKET SIZE IN ELECTRONICS, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS) 60
TABLE 21 HPF MARKET SIZE IN PACKAGING, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 61
TABLE 22 HPF MARKET SIZE IN PACKAGING, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS) 61
TABLE 23 HPF MARKET SIZE IN OTHERS, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION) 62
TABLE 24 HPF MARKET SIZE IN OTHERS, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTONS) 62
TABLE 25 HPF MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION) 67
TABLE 26 HPF MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015-2020 ('KILOTONS) 68
TABLE 27 NORTH AMERICA: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION) 70
TABLE 28 NORTH AMERICA: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2020(‘KILOTONS) 70
TABLE 29 NORTH AMERICA: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION) 70
TABLE 30 NORTH AMERICA: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (‘KILOTONS) 71
TABLE 31 NORTH AMERICA: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION) 72
TABLE 32 NORTH AMERICA: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2020 (‘KILOTONS) 72
TABLE 33 U.S.: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION) 73
TABLE 34 U.S.: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (‘KILOTONS) 73
TABLE 35 CANADA: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION) 74
TABLE 36 CANADA: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (‘KILOTONS) 75
TABLE 37 MEXICO: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION) 75

TABLE 38 MEXICO: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (‘KILOTONS) 76
TABLE 39 EUROPE: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION) 77
TABLE 40 EUROPE: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2020 (‘KILOTONS) 77
TABLE 41 EUROPE: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION) 77
TABLE 42 EUROPE HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (‘KILOTONS) 78
TABLE 43 EUROPE: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION) 78
TABLE 44 EUROPE: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2020 (‘KILOTONS) 78
TABLE 45 GERMANY: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION) 79
TABLE 46 GERMANY: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (‘KILOTONS) 80
TABLE 47 FRANCE: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION) 80
TABLE 48 FRANCE: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (‘KILOTONS) 81
TABLE 49 U.K.: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION) 81
TABLE 50 U.K.: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (‘KILOTONS) 82
TABLE 51 ITALY: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION) 82
TABLE 52 ITALY: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (‘KILOTONS) 83
TABLE 53 OTHERS: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION) 83
TABLE 54 OTHERS: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (‘KILOTONS) 84
TABLE 55 ASIA-PACIFIC HPF MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION) 84
TABLE 56 ASIA-PACIFIC: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2020 (‘KILOTONS) 85
TABLE 57 ASIA-PACIFIC: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION) 85
TABLE 58 ASIA-PACIFIC: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (‘KILOTONS) 85
TABLE 59 ASIA-PACIFIC: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION) 87
TABLE 60 ASIA-PACIFIC: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2020 (‘KILOTONS) 87
TABLE 61 CHINA: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION) 88
TABLE 62 CHINA: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (‘KILOTONS) 88
TABLE 63 INDIA: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION) 89
TABLE 64 INDIA: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (‘KILOTONS) 89
TABLE 65 JAPAN: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION) 90
TABLE 66 JAPAN: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (‘KILOTONS) 90
TABLE 67 OTHERS: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION) 91
TABLE 68 OTHERS: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (‘KILOTONS) 91
TABLE 69 ROW: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION) 92
TABLE 70 ROW: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2015-2020 (‘KILOTONS) 92
TABLE 71 ROW: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION) 93
TABLE 72 ROW: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (‘KILOTONS) 93
TABLE 73 ROW: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2020(USD MILLION) 94
TABLE 74 ROW: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2020 (‘KILOTONS) 95
TABLE 75 RUSSIA: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020(USD MILLION) 95
TABLE 76 RUSSIA: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (‘KILOTONS) 96
TABLE 77 BRAZIL: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION) 96
TABLE 78 BRAZIL: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (‘KILOTONS) 97
TABLE 79 OTHERS: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION) 97

TABLE 80 OTHERS: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015-2020 (‘KILOTONS) 98
TABLE 81 EXPANSIONS, 2012-2015 101
TABLE 82 AGREEMENTS and ACQUISITIONS, 2011-2015 102
TABLE 83 JOINT VENTURES, PARTNERSHIP AND NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES, 2011-2014 102


LIST OF FIGURES

FIGURE 1 HPF MARKET: RESEARCH DESIGN 17
FIGURE 2 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION: BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 22
FIGURE 3 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION: TOP-DOWN APPROACH 23
FIGURE 4 HPF MARKET: DATA TRIANGULATION 24
FIGURE 5 ASSUMPTIONS 25
FIGURE 6 HPF END USER INDUSTRY MARKET SNAPSHOT (2015 VS. 2020): 27
FIGURE 7 SILICONE TYPE OF HPF IS EXPECTED TO GROW WITH A HIGH CAGR 28
FIGURE 8 ASIA-PACIFIC IS THE FASTEST-GROWING REGION IN THE HPF MARKET 29
FIGURE 9 THE HIGH PERFORMANCE FOAM MARKET TO WITNESS RAPID GROWTH BETWEEN 2015 AND 2020 30
FIGURE 10 POLYURETHANE FOAM EXPECTED TO GROW AT THE FASTEST RATE 30
FIGURE 11 CHINA ACCOUNTED FOR THE LARGEST SHARE IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC MARKET 31
FIGURE 12 TRANSPORT INDUSTRY HOLDS THE LARGEST SHARE IN THE HPF MARKET 32
FIGURE 13 ASIA-PACIFIC MARKET TO GROW RAPIDLY IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS 33
FIGURE 14 HPF MARKET SEGMENTATION, HPF TYPES 35
FIGURE 15 HPF MARKET SEGMENTATION, BY END-USE INDUSTRIES 36
FIGURE 16 HPF MARKET SEGMENTATION, BY REGION 36
FIGURE 17 DRIVERS, RESTRAINTS, OPPORTUNITIES and CHALLENGES IN HPF MARKET 37
FIGURE 18 HIGH PERFORMANCE FOAM (HPF) VALUE CHAIN 41
FIGURE 19 PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 42
FIGURE 20 PU FOAM TO DOMINATE THE HPF MARKET, BY TYPE, 2015 VS. 2020 (KILOTONS) 47
FIGURE 21 MAIN DRIVERS FOR END-USER INDUSTRIES 55
FIGURE 22 HPF MARKET - BY END USER INDUSTRY, 2015 VS 2020 (USD MILLION) 56
FIGURE 23 RAPID GROWTH MARKETS ARE EMERGING AS NEW DESTINATIONS 64
FIGURE 24 ASIA-PACIFIC—THE MOST ATTRACTIVE DESTINATION FOR ALL TYPES OF HPF 65
FIGURE 25 FUTURE GROWTH OF HPF APPLICATIONS CENTERED ON ASIA-PACIFIC 66
FIGURE 26 HPF MARKET SIZE, IN TERMS OF VALUE (2015 VS 2020) 67
FIGURE 27 HPF MARKET SIZE, IN TERMS OF VOLUME (2015 VS 2020) 68
FIGURE 28 NORTH AMERICA MARKET SNAPSHOT: DEMAND TO BE DRIVEN BY END-USER INDUSTRIES 69
FIGURE 29 NORTH AMERICA: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION) 71
FIGURE 30 NORTH AMERICA: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2020 (‘KILOTONS) 72
FIGURE 31 ASIA-PACIFIC MARKET SNAPSHOT - DRIVERS OF END-USE APPLICATIONS 86
FIGURE 32 ROW: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION) 94
FIGURE 33 ROW: HPF MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015-2020 (USD MILLION) 94
FIGURE 34 COMPANIES ADOPTED EXPANSIONS AS THE KEY GROWTH STRATEGY 99
FIGURE 35 BATTLE FOR MARKET SHARE: EXPANSION IS THE KEY STRATEGY (2011-2015) 100
FIGURE 36 REGIONAL MIX OF THE KEY MARKET PLAYERS 104
FIGURE 37 ROGERS CORPORATION: SWOT ANALYSIS 107

FIGURE 38 JSP CORPORATION: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 108
FIGURE 39 JSP CORPORATION: SWOT ANALYSIS 110
FIGURE 40 EVONIK INDUSTRIES: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 111
FIGURE 41 EVONIK INDUSTRIES: SWOT ANALYSIS 112
FIGURE 42 BASF SE: SWOT ANALYSIS 116

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