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Urethane Foam Manufacturing in the US: Market Research Report

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Urethane Foam Manufacturing Market Research Report | NAICS 32615 | Mar 2017

Staying afloat: Increased revenue fueled expanded operations and new player entrances

The Urethane Foam Manufacturing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Downstream demand has driven revenue growth, benefitting operators
  • Households have been able to direct greater disposable income into new furniture purchases
  • Renewed construction activity will increase demand for foam used in insulation and furnishings
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Urethane Foam Manufacturing industry has expanded over the five years to 2017. Improving economic conditions have sustained increased demand from important downstream markets, such as construction and automobile production. In addition, downstream demand from residential and nonresidential construction activity is expected to boost sales of urethane products used in insulation, furniture and carpets. Similarly, demand for cars will increase purchases of urethane used in seat cushions and vehicle insulation. Over the five years to 2022, industry revenue is expected to continue rising... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

The Urethane Foam Manufacturing industry produces a wide range of plastic foam products, with the exception of polystyrene. The industry has prospered over the five-year period, as improved economic conditions have driven rising downstream demand for industry products. In particular, the construction and furniture production industries have expanded, driving up sales of flexible and rigid urethane foam products. In turn, IBISWorld expects industry revenue to increase at an annualized rate of 2.1% over the five years to 2017 to $11.4 billion.

Construction and furniture

Construction activity represents a major source of demand for industry products. Urethane and other foams are used extensively for insulation. The.. ... purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Urethane Foam Manufacturing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Urethane Foam Manufacturing Industry are

  • Undertaking technical research and development
  • Must comply with required product standards
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from furniture and related product manufacturing and Demand from car and automobile manufacturing in the Urethane Foam Manufacturing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Urethane Foam Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures plastic foam products (except polystyrene). These products are used to insulate objects or reduce shock in bedding, packaging, seat cushioning, carpet cushioning, car interiors, fluid filtration systems, anti-noise and vibration systems in aircraft, medical devices and several consumer applications such as sponges, mops, paint brushes and cosmetic applicators.

    Industry Products
    Flexible FoamsSemi-rigid FoamsRigid FoamsNonurethane Foams
    Industry Activities
    Manufacturing plastic foam products (except polystyrene) for furniture and automotive seat cushionsManufacturing plastic foam products (except polystyrene) for insulating automobiles and buildingsManufacturing plastic foam shipping pads and shaped cushioning (except polystyrene)Manufacturing plastic foam ice chests (coolers) and ice buckets (except polystyrene)Manufacturing carpet and rug, urethane and other foam plastics (except polystyrene)Manufacturing plastic foam products (except polystyrene) to shape, insulate and pad apparel productsManufacturing hydrophilic plastic foams (except polystyrene) for absorptive medical productsManufacturing plastic foam products (except polystyrene) for reducing noise and vibrations in electronic appliancesManufacturing plastic vacuum foam jugs (except polystyrene)Manufacturing other nonfoam plastic products (except polystyrene) such as adhesives and coatings.

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from furniture and related product manufacturing
  • Demand from car and automobile manufacturing
  • Demand from construction
  • Demand from packaging and labeling services
  • Trade-weighted index
  • Current Performance
  • Construction and furniture
  • Automobile production
  • Low import competition
  • Costs and profit
  • Rising participation
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Construction and furniture
  • Transportation and packaging
  • Industry landscape
  • Table: Urethane Foam Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Urethane Foam Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Construction
  • Carpet Mills
  • Major Household Appliance Manufacturing
  • Car & Automobile Manufacturing
  • SUV & Light Truck Manufacturing
  • Automobile Interior Manufacturing
  • Household Furniture Manufacturing
  • Office Furniture Manufacturing
  • Mattress Manufacturing
  • Packaging & Labeling Services
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Chemical Product Manufacturing
  • Chemical Wholesaling
  • Plastic & Resin Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Flexible Foams
  • Semi-rigid Foams
  • Rigid Foams
  • Nonurethane Foams
  • Other
  • Chart: Urethane Foam Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Furniture and furnishing manufacturers
  • Other
  • Automotive and automotive parts manufacturers
  • Building and construction industries
  • Exports
  • Consumers and institutions
  • Packaging manufacturers and suppliers
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Urethane Foam Manufacturing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Urethane Foam Manufacturing
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Urethane Foam Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    The Dow Chemical Company
    Huntsman Corporation
    FXI Foamex Innovations
  • Table: The Dow Chemical Company - financial performance
  • Table: Huntsman Corporation - financial performance
  • Table: FXI Foamex Innovations - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Urethane Foam Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Urethane Foam Manufacturing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Demand from furniture manufacturing (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • Any compound containing two isocyanate anions or functional groups, especially an organic compound used in the preparation of polyurethane.
  • Polyols
  • Alcohols containing multiple hydroxyl groups that are key chemicals in foam, which helps produce the reaction that causes flexible polyurethane foam to form.
  • Polyurethane Foam
  • A solid or spongy cellular material produced by adding water to polyurethane plastics and is used for thermal insulation, soundproofing and padding.

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    The Urethane Foam Manufacturing market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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