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The global polyurethane market size reached a value of over USD 59.28 billion in 2022. During the forecast period of between 2023 and 2028, the market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 4.70%.
Polyurethane, also known as polymeric material, is created from a multitude of starting elements and is categorised as a polymer rather than a specific substance. They are thermosetting polymers, which means that they do not melt in the presence of heat. Due to its easy accessibility, low cost, simplicity of use, and recyclability, it is employed in a variety of applications that improve the comfort and environmental friendliness of daily lives.
Based on product type, the market is divided into rigid foam, flexible foam, coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers (CASE), and thermoplastic polyurethane, among others. The market on the basis of end use can be segmented into furniture, construction, electronics, automotive and transportation, packaging, and footwear, among others. The regional markets for polyurethane can be divided into North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East and Africa.
The comprehensive EMR report provides an in-depth assessment of the market based on the Porter's five forces model along with giving a SWOT analysis. The report gives a detailed analysis of the following key players in the global polyurethane market, covering their competitive landscape and latest developments like mergers, acquisitions, investments, and expansion plans.
The demand for polyurethane in the construction sector is anticipated to expand significantly throughout the forecast period due to the superior thermal insulation, light weight, chemical inertness, and bacterial and pest resistance of polyurethane foam. The growth of the construction industry is also being fuelled by the expanding government initiatives like smart cities along with rising infrastructure spending, thus aiding the polyurethane market growth. Furthermore, the need for polyurethane is predicted to increase as green buildings become more and more popular around the world, fuelling the expansion of the construction industry.
Over the projection period, the automotive sector is expected to expand at a considerable CAGR. There are several environmentally friendly uses for polyurethane in the automotive sector. Utilising polyurethane offers advantages, including safety, comfort, lightness, and design flexibility. Products made of polyurethane assist automakers and designers in creating the seating they desire for their vehicles. Seating made of polyurethane is simple to assemble, remove, and recycle. Polyurethane supports improved performance requirements and a wide range of stiffness without sacrificing quality or adding weight.
The Asia Pacific region is predicted to lead the polyurethane market due to increasing use of polyurethane in major end-use sectors such as construction, automotive, furniture and interior, electronics and appliance, and packaging. A vast pool of inexpensive, skilled labour and easy access to land are the key characteristics of the Asia Pacific region. Over the course of the forecast period, the further growth of the manufacturing sectors in emerging economies, such as China and India, is anticipated to positively impact market growth for polyurethane.
Additionally, the Asia Pacific region is home to a number of quickly developing industries like construction, automotive, and electronics that present lucrative growth prospects for polyurethane manufacturers. The expansion of the regional market can also be linked to an increase in construction activity and the rapid urbanisation of emerging nations like, thereby aiding the polyurethane market in the Asia Pacific.
Dow Inc., with its headquarters in Michigan in the United States, is one of the top producers of chemicals, plastics, synthetic fibres, and agricultural products worldwide. The company provides a variety of goods and services for customers in the packaging, infrastructure, mobility, and consumer care areas.
Covestro AG is the leading manufacturer of cutting-edge, high-performance polymers throughout the world, with its headquarters in Germany. Products in a wide range of markets are improved by its inventive discoveries in polyurethanes, polycarbonates, coatings, adhesives, speciality raw materials, and thermoplastic polyurethane elastomers.
Huntsman Corporation, with its headquarters in Texas in the United States, produces unique organic chemical products. The company, which was founded in 1970, has sectors for polyurethanes, advanced materials, textile effects, and performance goods. The polyurethanes product segment includes thermoplastic polyurethane, methylene diphenyl diisocyanate, polyols, and other products associated with polyurethane.
Other market players include BASF SE, DIC Corporation, and RAMPF Holding GmbH & Co. KG, among others.
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Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment:
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*At Expert Market Research, we strive to always give you current and accurate information. The numbers depicted in the description are indicative and may differ from the actual numbers in the final EMR report.
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
5.2 Key Drivers
5.3 Key Developments
5.4 Competitive Structure
5.5 Key Industrial Trends
6 Market Snapshot
7 Industry Opportunities and Challenges
8 Global Polyurethane Market Analysis
8.1 Key Industry Highlights
8.2 Global Polyurethane Historical Market (2018-2022)
8.3 Global Polyurethane Market Forecast (2023-2028)
8.4 Global Polyurethane Market by Product Type
8.4.1 Rigid Foam
188.8.131.52 Market Share
184.108.40.206 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
220.127.116.11 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.4.2 Flexible Foam
18.104.22.168 Market Share
22.214.171.124 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
126.96.36.199 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.4.3 Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, and Elastomers (CASE)
188.8.131.52 Market Share
184.108.40.206 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
220.127.116.11 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.4.4 Thermoplastic Polyurethane
18.104.22.168 Market Share
22.214.171.124 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
126.96.36.199 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.5 Global Polyurethane Market by End Use
188.8.131.52 Market Share
184.108.40.206 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
220.127.116.11 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
18.104.22.168 Market Share
22.214.171.124 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
126.96.36.199 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
188.8.131.52 Market Share
184.108.40.206 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
220.127.116.11 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.5.4 Automotive and Transportation
18.104.22.168 Market Share
22.214.171.124 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
126.96.36.199 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
188.8.131.52 Market Share
184.108.40.206 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
220.127.116.11 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
18.104.22.168 Market Share
22.214.171.124 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
126.96.36.199 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
8.6 Global Polyurethane Market by Region
8.6.1 Market Share
188.8.131.52 North America
184.108.40.206 Asia Pacific
220.127.116.11 Latin America
18.104.22.168 Middle East and Africa
9 Regional Analysis
9.1 North America
9.1.1 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
9.1.2 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
9.1.3 Breakup by Country
22.214.171.124 United States of America
9.2.1 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
9.2.2 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
9.2.3 Breakup by Country
126.96.36.199 United Kingdom
9.3 Asia Pacific
9.3.1 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
9.3.2 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
9.3.3 Breakup by Country
9.4 Latin America
9.4.1 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
9.4.2 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
9.4.3 Breakup by Country
9.5 Middle East and Africa
9.5.1 Historical Trend (2018-2022)
9.5.2 Forecast Trend (2023-2028)
9.5.3 Breakup by Country
188.8.131.52 Saudi Arabia
184.108.40.206 United Arab Emirates
220.127.116.11 South Africa
10 Market Dynamics
10.1 SWOT Analysis
10.2 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
10.2.1 Supplier’s Power
10.2.2 Buyer’s Power
10.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
10.2.4 Degree of Rivalry
10.2.5 Threat of Substitutes
10.3 Key Indicators for Demand
10.4 Key Indicators for Price
11 Value Chain Analysis
12 Trade Data Analysis (HS Code- 390950)
12.1 Major Exporting Countries
12.1.1 By Value
12.1.2 By Volume
12.2 Major Importing Countries
12.2.1 By Value
12.2.2 By Volume
13 Price Analysis
13.1 North America Historical Price Trends (2018-2022) and Forecast (2023-2028)
13.2 Europe Historical Price Trends (2018-2022) and Forecast (2023-2028)
13.3 Asia Pacific Historical Price Trends (2018-2022) and Forecast (2023-2028)
13.4 Latin America Historical Price Trends (2018-2022) and Forecast (2023-2028)
13.5 Middle East and Africa Historical Price Trends (2018-2022) and Forecast (2023-2028)
14 Competitive Landscape
14.1 Market Structure
14.2 Company Profiles
14.2.1 Dow Inc.
18.104.22.168 Company Overview
22.214.171.124 Product Portfolio
126.96.36.199 Demographic Reach and Achievements
14.2.2 Covestro AG
188.8.131.52 Company Overview
184.108.40.206 Product Portfolio
220.127.116.11 Demographic Reach and Achievements
14.2.3 Huntsman Corporation
18.104.22.168 Company Overview
22.214.171.124 Product Portfolio
126.96.36.199 Demographic Reach and Achievements
14.2.4 BASF SE
188.8.131.52 Company Overview
184.108.40.206 Product Portfolio
220.127.116.11 Demographic Reach and Achievements
14.2.5 DIC Corporation
18.104.22.168 Company Overview
22.214.171.124 Product Portfolio
126.96.36.199 Demographic Reach and Achievements
14.2.6 RAMPF Holding GmbH & Co. KG
188.8.131.52 Company Overview
184.108.40.206 Product Portfolio
220.127.116.11 Demographic Reach and Achievements
15 Industry Events and Developments
List of Key Figures and Tables
1. Global Polyurethane Market: Key Industry Highlights, 2017 and 2027
2. Global Polyurethane Historical Market: Breakup by Product Type (USD Million), 2018-2022
3. Global Polyurethane Market Forecast: Breakup by Product Type (USD Million), 2023-2028
4. Global Polyurethane Historical Market: Breakup by Application (USD Million), 2018-2022
5. Global Polyurethane Market Forecast: Breakup by Application (USD Million), 2023-2028
6. Global Polyurethane Historical Market: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2018-2022
7. Global Polyurethane Market Forecast: Breakup by Region (USD Million), 2023-2028
8. North America Polyurethane Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2022
9. North America Polyurethane Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2023-2028
10. Europe Polyurethane Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2022
11. Europe Polyurethane Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2023-2028
12. Asia Pacific Polyurethane Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2022
13. Asia Pacific Polyurethane Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2023-2028
14. Latin America Polyurethane Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2022
15. Latin America Polyurethane Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2023-2028
16. Middle East and Africa Polyurethane Historical Market: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2018-2022
17. Middle East and Africa Polyurethane Market Forecast: Breakup by Country (USD Million), 2023-2028
18. Major Exporting Countries by Value
19. Major Importing Countries by Value
20. Major Exporting Countries by Volume
21. Major Importing Countries by Volume
22. North America Historical Price Trends and Forecast 2017-2027
23. Europe Historical Price Trends and Forecast 2017-2027
24. Asia Pacific Historical Price Trends and Forecast 2017-2027
25. Latin America Historical Price Trends and Forecast 2017-2027
26. Middle East and Africa Historical Price Trends and Forecast 2017-2027
27. Global Polyurethane Market Structure
In 2022, the global market for polyurethane attained a value of over USD 59.28 billion.
The polyurethane market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.70% between 2023 and 2028.
The major drivers of the market include the growing use in building and construction industry along with the increasing use in major end use industries, and rising consumer awareness regarding the sustainability of lightweight and low-cost polyurethane.
Increasing construction activities, rapid urbanisation, rising number of initiatives by governments, and growing electronics industry are the key industry trends propelling the growth of the market.
The major players in the industry are Dow Inc., Covestro AG, Huntsman Corporation, BASF SE, DIC Corporation, and RAMPF Holding GmbH & Co. KG, among others.
Polyurethanes are created by reacting a polyol (an alcohol with more than two reactive hydroxyl groups per molecule) with a diisocyanate or a polymeric isocyanate In the presence of the proper catalysts and additives.
Some of the drawbacks of polyurethane are its low heat conductivity, poor weatherability, susceptibility to attack from most solvents, use of hazardous isocyanates, and flammability.
Polyurethane is one of the most adaptable plastic materials, and can be moulded into unique shapes, used to solve complex challenges, and improve industrial and consumer items.
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