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Global Polyurethane Foam Market By Type (Spray Foam, Flexible Foam and Rigid Foam), By End-Users (Bedding and Furniture, Building and Construction, Packaging, Automotive, Others) By Region, Forecast & Opportunities to 2026

The global polyurethane foam market accounted for a value of USD 35.3 billion in 2019. Polyurethane market projected to register growth at a CAGR of 6.9% during forecast periodCOVID-19 has impacted the polyurethane foam market. The demand is declined for such foam immensely. The orders have been canceled or delayed by various end-users. The demand for polyurethane foam is decreased at huge amount in automotive sector. The major polyurethane companies have to shut their manufacturing facilities and many ports are sealed which leads to disruption in product movement. The pandemic caused huge decline in polyurethane foam market.


Polyurethane is a polymer which is composed of organic units joined by urethane links. The polyurethane is thermosetting polymers and they have a property of not melting when heated. Polyurethane contains two types of monomers and both polymerise one after other.

Market Dynamics (Drivers/Opportunities):

The polyurethane foams are widely adopted by various end-users across the globe. Polyurethane foams are widely adopted in insulation, binders, sealants, adhesives and construction products. This foam is highly flexible nd it reduces cost of infrastructure by reducing energy consumption in buildings. This drives growth in polyurethane foams market during forecast period.

Polyurethane foam is used in construction segments and it allows architects for insulating buildings. Polyurethane foam reduces consumption of electricity, gas and oil. The adoption of polyurethane foam is increasing and this drives growth in polyurethane foam during forecast period.

Market Insights, by Type

On the basis of type, the polyurethane foam market is segmented into spray foam, flexible foam and rigid foam. The spray foam segment is estimated to register growth at highest CAGR during forecast period. it is used for flotation, roofing, insulation and heat applications. This foam can be used for closed cell insulations and open cell insulations in the construction industry. The demand for spray foams is increasing rapidly in construction and building industry. This drives growth in spray foam segment during forecast period.

Market Insights, by End-User

On the basis of end-users, the polyurethane foam market is segmented into bedding & furniture, automotive, building & construction, electronics, footwear, packaging and others. The building and construction segment is estimated to lead the market in polyurethane foam during forecast period. The foam is used as insulators in flooring, roofing and air sealing in buildings and construction industry. The wide application and high adoption of these foams is likely to drive growth in building and construction end-use during forecast period.

Regional Insights

Asia-Pacific region is estimated register growth at highest CAGR during forecast period. The building & construction market is growing immensely in this region which utilizes polyurethane foams at large scale. It is also used in various other industries such as bedding, automotive, packaging etc. various companies are establishing their facilities in this region. This drives growth in Asia-Pacific region during forecast period.

Key Companies & Market Share Insights

The key market players in polyurethane foam industry are Foampartner Group, Future Foam INC., FXI, Woodbridge Foam Corporation, Eurofoam Group, Foam Craft Inc., BASF SE, BAYER AG, Sekisui Chemical, Compagnie DE SAINT,  Huntsman Corporation, Wanhua Chemical Group Co., Trelleborg, Tosoh Corporation, Chemtura Corporation, DOW Inc., Dupont and INOAC Corporation.

Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts The Global Polyurethane Foam Market, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2020 to 2026. For the purpose of this study, Our Company has segmented the global polyurethane foam market report on the basis of type and end-users.

Polyurethane Foam Market Size & Forecast (2017-2026)

  1. Research Framework
    • Market Definition and Product Overview
    • Market Segmentation
  2. Research Methodology
    • Qualitative Research
      • Primary & Secondary Sources
    • Quantitative Research
      • Primary & Secondary Sources
    • Breakdown of Primary Research Respondents, By Region
      • Secondary Research
      • Primary Research
    • Breakdown of Primary Research Respondents, By Industry Participants
      • Market Size Estimation
      • Assumption for the Study
      • Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
  1. Executive Summary
    • Market Snapshot
  2. Industry Insights
    • Industry ecosystem analysis
      • Value Chain Analysis
    • Industry impact and forces
      • Growth Drivers
      • Challenges &Restraints
      • Opportunities
    • Disruptive Technological Analysis
    • Regulatory framework
      • North America
      • Europe
      • Asia Pacific
      • Middle East & Africa
      • South America
    • Growth potential analysis, 2019
    • Porter’s Five forces analysis
    • Pricing Analysis
      • North America
      • Europe
      • Asia Pacific
      • Middle East & Africa
      • South America
  1. COVID – Impact Analysis
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific
    • Middle East & Africa
    • South America
  2. Polyurethane Foam Market, By Type, Market Size & Forecast To 2026

(USD Million 2017,2018, 2019, 2020, 2021-e-2026-p)

  • Introduction
  • Spray Foam
  • Flexible Foam
  • Rigid Foam
  1. Polyurethane Foam Market, By End User, Market Size & Forecast To 2026

(USD Million 2017,2018, 2019, 2020, 2021-e-2026-p)

  • Introduction
  • Bedding & Furniture
  • Automotive
  • Building & Construction
  • Electronics
  • Footwear
  • Packaging
  • Others
  1. Polyurethane Foam Market, By Region, Market Size & Forecast To 2026

(USD Million 2017,2018, 2019, 2020, 2021-e-2026-p)

  • Introduction
  • North America Market Size & Forecast To 2026
    • Market Overview
    • COVID-19 Impact
    • By Type
    • By End-User
    • By Country
      • USA
        • By End-User
      • Canada
      • Mexico
    • South America Market Size & Forecast To 2026
      • Market Overview
      • COVID-19 Impact
      • By Type
      • By End-User
      • By Country
        • Brazil
          • By End-User
        • Argentina
        • Chile
        • Rest of South America
      • Europe Market Size & Forecast To 2026
        • Market Overview
        • COVID-19 Impact
        • By Type
        • By End-User
        • By Country
          • UK
            • By End-User
          • Germany
          • France
          • Italy
          • Rest of Europe
        • APAC Market Size & Forecast To 2026
          • Market Overview
          • COVID-19 Impact
          • By Type
          • By End-User
          • By Country
            • China
              • By End-User
            • India
            • Japan
            • South Korea
            • Australia
            • Rest of APAC
          • Middle East & Africa Market Size & Forecast To 2026
            • Market Overview
            • COVID-19 Impact
            • By Type
            • By End-User
            • By Country
              • Saudi Arabia
                • By End-User
              • UAE
              • Qatar
              • Kuwait
              • South Africa
              • Rest of Middle East & Africa
  1. Competitive Landscaping
    • Competitive Benchmarking
      • Market Share Analysis, 2019
      • Global Presence and Growth Strategies
        • Mergers & Acquisitions
        • New Product Launches
        • Investments Trends
        • R&D Initiatives
  1. Company Profile
    • INOAC Corporation.
      • Company Overview
      • Financial Overview
      • Product Portfolio
      • Recent Developments
      • SWOT Analysis
      • Strategic Outlook
    • Foampartner Group
    • Future Foam INC.
    • FXI
    • Woodbridge Foam Corporation
    • Eurofoam Group
    • Foam Craft Inc.
    • BASF SE
    • BAYER AG
    • Sekisui Chemical
    • Compagnie DE SAINT
    • Huntsman Corporation
    • Wanhua Chemical Group Co.
    • Trelleborg
    • Tosoh Corporation
    • Chemtura Corporation
    • DOW Inc.
    • Dupont
  2. Appendix
    • Interrelated Market

Research Methodology

1.1     Research Methodology

The process of market research at PAN Market Consulting is very intuitive being iterative in nature and usually follows the path where Information gathered from secondary research is used to build data models, which are than validated from primary participants. Then same cycle repeats where, according to inputs from primary participants, additional secondary research is done, and new information type is again incorporated into data model. The process continues till desired level of information is not generated.

To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of the product/services. The revenue generated from the sales of product/services has been calculated through primary and secondary research. The report also analyses the key players operating in the market at the global level which are identified through secondary research and a corresponding detailed analysis of the top vendors in the market. The market size calculation also includes product segmentation determined using secondary sources and verified through primary sources.

1.2     Secondary Research

The secondary research source that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to:

  • Company websites, annual reports, financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations and SEC filings
  • Internal and external proprietary databases, relevant patent and regulatory databases
  • National government documents, statistical databases and market reports
  • News articles, press releases and web-casts specific to the companies operating in the market

The source for secondary research includes but is not limited to Factiva, Hoovers and Statista


1.3     Primary Research

We conduct primary interviews on an ongoing basis with industry participants and commentators in order to validate data and analysis. A typical research interview fulfills the following end users:

  • It provides first-hand information on the market size, market trends, growth trends, competitive landscape, future outlook etc.
  • Helps in validating and strengthening the secondary research findings
  • Further develops the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding
  • Primary research involves E-mail interactions, telephonic interviews as well as face-to-face interviews for each market, category, segment and sub-segment across geographies

The participants who typically take part in such a process include, but are not limited to:

  • Industry participants: CEOs, VPs, marketing/ product managers, market intelligence managers and national sales managers
  • Purchasing managers, technical personnel, distributors and resellers
  • Outside experts: Investment bankers, valuation experts, research analysts specializing in specific markets
  • Key opinion leaders specializing in different areas corresponding to different industry end users

1.4     Models

Where no hard data is available, we use modeling and estimates in order to produce comprehensive data sets. A rigorous methodology is adopted in which the available hard data is cross referenced with the following data products to produce estimates:

  • Demographic data: Population split by segment
  • Macro-economic indicators: GDP, etc.
  • Industry indicators: Expenditure, product stage & infrastructure, sector growth and facilities.

Data is then cross checked by the expert panel.

1.4.1 Company Share Analysis Model

Company share analysis is used to derive the size of global market. As well as study of revenues of companies for last three to five years also provide the base for forecasting the market size and its growth rate. This model is built in following steps:


1.4.2 Revenue Based Modeling

Revenue based models can be built in two ways – Top-Down or Bottom-Up irrespective of industry. Market size estimated from company share analysis acts as a validation point for bottom-up approach whereas it acts as starting point for top-down approach.


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