Polyurethanes are polymers which consist of a chain of organic compounds linked with carbamate (urethane). Polyurethanes are used in mundane activities at home, offices, sport and many others. It has myriad applications in consumer and industrial products which play a crucial role in making lives more convenient, comfortable and environment friendly. It can be found in couches, mattresses, liquid coatings, paints and others. Polyurethane is used to produce broad spectrum of materials to meet the needs of specific applications.
The global polyurethanes market has been segmented on the basis of material type, applications, end-user industries and geography. The different product types are flexible foam, rigid foam, coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers (CASE), thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) and others. Polyurethanes are used in various applications such as apparels, appliances, automotive, building and construction, electronics, furnishings, marine, medical, packaging and others and others. Geography wise, polyurethanes market is segmented into four key regions namely North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (APAC) and Rest of the world (ROW). North America Polyurethanes market is divided into three countries namely U.S., Mexico and Canada. North America is the major market and is expected to be the market leader for the next five years. Europe is divided into Germany, U.K., France and others which are the main countries having major market share in terms of volume and revenue. Asia-Pacific is further divided into China, Japan and India.
The key industries profiled in the polyurethanes market report are:
- BASF SE,
- Bayer MaterialScience AG,
- Dow Chemical Company,
- Huntsman Corp.,
- Woodbridge Foam Corp.,
- Mitsui Chemical Inc. and others.
The polyurethanes market report gives detailed information about the product value chain right from the beginning which includes raw materials till end-use. The market is evaluated based on the key attributes such as the power in the hands of producers and consumers, analysis on the degree of competition, and threats from substitutes and new entrants. The study includes the demand of this particular market on a global and regional scale for a six year period of 2015-2020, both in terms of volume (KT) and revenue ($ million).
1. Polyurethanes Market Overview
2. Executive Summary
3. Polyurethanes Market Landscape
3.1. Market Share Analysis
3.2. Comparative Analysis
3.2.1. Product Benchmarking
3.2.2. Industry profiling
3.2.3. Top 5 Financials Analysis
4. Polyurethanes Market Forces
4.1. Market Drivers
4.2. Market Constraints
4.3. Market Challenges
4.4. Attractiveness of the Polyurethanes Industry
4.4.1. Power of Suppliers
4.4.2. Power of Customers
4.4.3. Threat of New entrants
4.4.4. Threat of Substitution
4.4.5. Degree of Competition
5. Polyurethanes Market – Strategic Analysis
5.1. Value Chain Analysis
5.2. Pricing Analysis
5.3. Opportunities Analysis
5.4. Product/Market Life Cycle Analysis
5.5. Suppliers and Distributors
6. Polyurethanes Market – By Product Type
6.1. Flexible Foam
6.2. Rigid Foam
6.3. Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants and Elastomers (CASE)
6.4. Thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU)
7. Polyurethanes Market – By Industries
7.4. Building and Construction (as Insulation)
8. Polyurethanes Market—By Region
8.2. North America
9. Company Profiles
9.1. E. I. Du Pont De Nemours and Co. (DuPont)
9.2. BASF SE
9.3. Bayer MaterialScience AG
9.4. Chemtura Corporation
9.5. The Dow Chemical Co.
9.6. Nippon Polyurethane Industry Co., Ltd.
9.7. Huntsman Corporation
9.8. The Woodbridge Group
9.9. FXI–Foamex Innovations
9.10. Mitsui Chemicals Co.
*More than 40 Companies are profiled in this Research Report, Complete List available on Request*
"*Financials would be provided on a best efforts basis for private companies"
10.3. Research Methodology
10.4. Compilation of Expert Insights