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Flexible Foam Market

Global Flexible Foam Market Size, Share, Trends, Forecast: By Type: Polyurethane (PU) Foam, Polyethylene (PE) Foam, Polypropylene (PP) Foam, Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA), Others; By Application: Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Packaging, Construction, Consumer Goods; Regional Analysis; Competitive Landscape; 2024-2032

Global Flexible Foam Market Outlook

The global flexible foam market attained a value of about USD 49.46 billion in 2023. The market is further expected to grow in the forecast period of 2024-2032 at a CAGR of 5.6% to reach nearly USD 80.70 billion by 2032.             

 

Global Flexible Foam Market

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Growing Deployment of Flexible Foam in the Furniture Industry Bolstering the Market Growth

The rising demand for flexible foam in furniture and bedding owing to its lightweight, durability, and versatility is propelling the market growth. Flexible foams can be expanded widely, ranging from 2 times expansions to 15 times expansion, which makes them ideal for cushiony applications. Moreover, their hard tear strength makes them stiff and resistant to compression, which is surging their demand in the furniture industry. As consumers are increasingly preferring high quality and durable materials for their furniture, such as sofas and cushions, the demand for flexible foam is significantly escalating, hence augmenting the industry growth. In addition, flexible foams, such as polyurethane (PU) foams, provide acoustic insulation in floors, walls, and ceilings, which is further augmenting the market growth. The emergence of the middle class with improved standards of living is increasing the demand for comfortable mattresses made with flexible foam, which is projected to bolster the market growth in upcoming years.

 

Flexible Foam: Market Segmentation

Flexible foam is a foam that can be moulded in various shapes and firmness. It is durable, lightweight, water-resistant, abrasion-resistant, and versatile, among others, due to which it is extensively deployed in various applications in industries such as automotive, construction, and packaging. Flexible foam is extensively used for cushioning applications in mattresses and furniture.

 

Global Flexible Foam Market by Segment

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The major types of flexible foam are:

  • Polyurethane (PU) Foam
  • Polyethylene (PE) Foam
  • Polypropylene (PP) Foam
  • Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA)
  • Others

The market can be broadly categorised on the basis of its applications segments into:

  • Furniture and Bedding
  • Transportation
  • Packaging
  • Construction
  • Consumer Goods

The EMR report looks into the regional markets of flexible foam like North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.

 

Global Flexible Foam Market by Region

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Rising Demand for Flexible Foam in the Automotive Industry to Augment the Market Growth

The global market for flexible foam is being augmented by the product’s growing demand in the manufacturing of automobiles in the automotive industry. Flexible foams are used to enhance protection, comfort, and energy efficiency of vehicles, due to which it is extensively deployed in armrests, headrests, and seats of cars to improve driving and seating experience. This is increasing the demand for flexible foams, thus significantly contributing to the industry growth. As they reduce the weight of vehicles, they are also deployed in the bodies of cars to provide insulation from heat and noise while promoting fuel efficiency, which is facilitating the market growth of flexible foams. Moreover, the rising demand for luxury cars with lightweight and energy-efficient properties, especially in Europe and North America, is estimated to further increase the deployment of flexible foams to enhance comfort, which is anticipated to further aid the industry growth in the forecast period.

 

Key Industry Players in the Global Flexible Foam Market

The report presents a detailed analysis of the following key players in the global flexible foam market, looking into their capacity, market shares, and latest developments like capacity expansions, plant turnarounds, and mergers and acquisitions:

  • BASF SE
  • Covestro AG
  • Huntsman Corporation
  • INOAC Corporation
  • Recticel Group
  • Others

The comprehensive report looks into the macro and micro aspects of the industry. The EMR report gives an in-depth insight into the market by providing a SWOT analysis as well as an analysis of Porter’s Five Forces model.

 

Key Highlights of the Report

REPORT FEATURES DETAILS
Base Year 2023
Historical Period 2018-2023
Forecast Period 2024-2032
Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment:

  • Type
  • Application
  • Region
Breakup by Type
  • Polyurethane (PU) Foam
  • Polyethylene (PE) Foam
  • Polypropylene (PP) Foam
  • Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA)
  • Others
Breakup by Application
  • Furniture and Bedding
  • Transportation
  • Packaging
  • Construction
  • Consumer Goods
Breakup by Region
  • North America
    • United States of America 
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • United Kingdom
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • Others
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • ASEAN
    • Australia
    • Others
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Mexico
    • Others
  • Middle East and Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • United Arab Emirates
    • Nigeria
    • South Africa
    • Others
Market Dynamics
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Porter's Five Forces Analysis
  • Key Indicators for Demand
  • Key Indicators for Price
Competitive Landscape
  • Market Structure
  • Company Profiles
    • Company Overview
    • Product Portfolio
    • Demographic Reach and Achievements
    • Certifications
Companies Covered
  • BASF SE
  • Covestro AG
  • Huntsman Corporation
  • INOAC Corporation
  • Recticel Group
  • Others
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1    Preface
2    Report Coverage – Key Segmentation and Scope
3    Report Description

    3.1    Market Definition and Outlook
    3.2    Properties and Applications
    3.3    Market Analysis
    3.4    Key Players
4    Key Assumptions
5    Executive Summary

    5.1    Overview
    5.2    Key Drivers
    5.3    Key Developments
    5.4    Competitive Structure
    5.5    Key Industrial Trends
6    Snapshot
    6.1    Global
    6.2    Regional
7    Opportunities and Challenges in the Market
8    Global Flexible Foam Market Analysis

    8.1    Key Industry Highlights
    8.2    Global Flexible Foam Historical Market (2018-2023) 
    8.3    Global Flexible Foam Market Forecast (2024-2032)
    8.4    Global Flexible Foam Market by Type
        8.4.1    Polyurethane (PU) Foam
            8.4.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.4.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.4.2    Polyethylene (PE) Foam
            8.4.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.4.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.4.3    Polypropylene (PP) Foam
            8.4.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.4.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.4.4    Ethylene-Vinyl Acetate (EVA)
            8.4.4.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.4.4.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.4.5    Others
    8.5    Global Flexible Foam Market by Application
        8.5.1    Furniture and Bedding
            8.5.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.5.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.5.2    Transportation
            8.5.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.5.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.5.3    Packaging
            8.5.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.5.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.5.4    Construction
            8.5.4.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.5.4.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.5.5    Consumer Goods
            8.5.5.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023)
            8.5.5.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    8.6    Global Flexible Foam Market by Region       
        8.6.1    North America
            8.6.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
            8.6.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.6.2    Europe
            8.6.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
            8.6.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.6.3    Asia Pacific
            8.6.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
            8.6.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.6.4    Latin America
            8.6.4.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
            8.6.4.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
        8.6.5    Middle East and Africa
            8.6.5.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
            8.6.5.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032) 
9    North America Flexible Foam Market Analysis
    9.1    United States of America 
        9.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        9.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    9.2    Canada
        9.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        9.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
10    Europe Flexible Foam Market Analysis
    10.1    United Kingdom
        10.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        10.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    10.2    Germany
        10.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        10.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    10.3    France
        10.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        10.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    10.4    Italy
        10.4.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        10.4.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    10.5    Others
11    Asia Pacific Flexible Foam Market Analysis
    11.1    China
        11.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        11.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    11.2    Japan
        11.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        11.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    11.3    India
        11.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        11.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    11.4    ASEAN
        11.4.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        11.4.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    11.5    Australia
        11.5.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        11.5.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    11.6    Others
12    Latin America Flexible Foam Market Analysis
    12.1    Brazil
        12.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        12.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    12.2    Argentina
        12.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        12.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    12.3    Mexico
        12.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        12.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    12.4    Others
13    Middle East and Africa Flexible Foam Market Analysis
    13.1    Saudi Arabia
        13.1.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        13.1.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    13.2    United Arab Emirates
        13.2.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        13.2.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    13.3    Nigeria
        13.3.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        13.3.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    13.4    South Africa
        13.4.1    Historical Trend (2018-2023) 
        13.4.2    Forecast Trend (2024-2032)
    13.5    Others
14    Market Dynamics
    14.1    SWOT Analysis
        14.1.1    Strengths
        14.1.2    Weaknesses
        14.1.3    Opportunities
        14.1.4    Threats
    14.2    Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
        14.2.1    Supplier’s Power
        14.2.2    Buyer’s Power
        14.2.3    Threat of New Entrants
        14.2.4    Degree of Rivalry
        14.2.5    Threat of Substitutes
    14.3    Key Indicators for Demand
    14.4    Key Indicators for Price
15    Value Chain Analysis
16    Competitive Landscape

    16.1    Market Structure
    16.2    Company Profiles
        16.2.1    BASF SE
            16.2.1.1    Company Overview
            16.2.1.2    Product Portfolio
            16.2.1.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.2.1.4    Certifications
        16.2.2    Covestro AG
            16.2.2.1    Company Overview
            16.2.2.2    Product Portfolio
            16.2.2.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.2.2.4    Certifications
        16.2.3    Huntsman Corporation
            16.2.3.1    Company Overview
            16.2.3.2    Product Portfolio
            16.2.3.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.2.3.4    Certifications
        16.2.4    INOAC Corporation
            16.2.4.1    Company Overview
            16.2.4.2    Product Portfolio
            16.2.4.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.2.4.4    Certifications
        16.2.5    Recticel Group
            16.2.5.1    Company Overview
            16.2.5.2    Product Portfolio
            16.2.5.3    Demographic Reach and Achievements
            16.2.5.4    Certifications
        16.2.6    Others
17    Key Trends and Developments in the Market

 

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2    Project Requirements and Cost Analysis
    2.1    Land, Location, and Site Development
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    2.6    Transportation
    2.7    Utilities
    2.8    Manpower
    2.9    Other Capital Investments

 

List of Key Figures and Tables

1.    Global Flexible Foam Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2018 and 2032
2.    Global Flexible Foam Historical Market: Breakup by Type (USD Billion), 2018-2023
3.    Global Flexible Foam Market Forecast: Breakup by Type (USD Billion), 2024-2032
4.    Global Flexible Foam Historical Market: Breakup by Application (USD Billion), 2018-2023
5.    Global Flexible Foam Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (USD Billion), 2024-2032
6.    Global Flexible Foam Historical Market: Breakup by Region (USD Billion), 2018-2023
7.    Global Flexible Foam Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (USD Billion), 2024-2032
8.    North America Flexible Foam Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2018-2023
9.    North America Flexible Foam Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2024-2032
10.    Europe Flexible Foam Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2018-2023
11.    Europe Flexible Foam Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2024-2032
12.    Asia Pacific Flexible Foam Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2018-2023
13.    Asia Pacific Flexible Foam Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2024-2032
14.    Latin America Flexible Foam Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2018-2023
15.    Latin America Flexible Foam Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2024-2032
16.    Middle East and Africa Flexible Foam Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2018-2023
17.    Middle East and Africa Flexible Foam Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Billion), 2024-2032
18.    Global Flexible Foam Market Structure

Key Questions Answered in the Report

In 2023, the global market attained a value of nearly USD 49.46 billion.

The market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.6% between 2024 and 2032.

The market is estimated to witness a healthy growth in the forecast period of 2024-2032 to reach about USD 80.70 billion by 2032.             

The market is being aided by the rising use of flexible foam in the furniture industry and the growing demand for polyurethane foams to provide acoustic insulation in ceilings, walls, and floors.

The industry is expected to be driven by the growing deployment of flexible foams in headrests, armrests, and seats of automobiles, the rising demand for luxury cars, and the increasing use of flexible foams to provide insulation from heat and sound from the engine in vehicles.

The major regions in the industry are North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, Europe, and the Asia Pacific.

The major types of flexible foam in the industry are polyurethane (PU) foam, polyethylene (PE) foam, polypropylene (PP) foam, and ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA), among others.

The significant application segments of flexible foam in the market are furniture and bedding, transportation, packaging, construction, and consumer goods.

The major players in the industry are BASF SE, Covestro AG, Huntsman Corporation, INOAC Corporation, and Recticel Group, among others.

Analyst Review

The global flexible foam market attained a value of nearly USD 49.46 billion in 2023, driven by the rising use of flexible foam in the furniture industry. Aided by the growing deployment of flexible foams in headrests, armrests, and seats of automobiles, the market is expected to witness a further growth in the forecast period of 2024-2032, growing at a CAGR of 5.6%. The market is projected to reach about USD 80.70 billion by 2032.          

EMR’s meticulous research methodology delves deep into the market, covering the macro and micro aspects of the industry. Based on types, the flexible foam industry can be segmented into polyurethane (PU) foam, polyethylene (PE) foam, polypropylene (PP) foam, and ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA), among others. On the basis of application, the industry is divided into furniture and bedding, transportation, packaging, construction, and consumer goods. The major regional markets for flexible foam are North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa. The key players in the above market include BASF SE, Covestro AG, Huntsman Corporation, INOAC Corporation, and Recticel Group, among others.

EMR’s research methodology uses a combination of cutting-edge analytical tools and the expertise of their highly accomplished team, thus, providing their customers with market insights that are accurate, actionable, and help them remain ahead of their competition.

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