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Automotive Foam Market By application (Head liners, Doors, Center Console, Underbody, Trunk/Liftgate area, Seats, General Interior and Exterior), By features (Ease of Installation, Minimal Weight, Fire and Thermal Resistance, Low Cost), By End Use (Commercial Vehicle, Heavy Commercial Vehicle, Passenger Cars) - Global Historical Growth (2012-2016) & Future Outlook (2017-2027) Demand Analysis & Opportunity Evaluation

Published On : July, 2018 REP-ID-630 Category: Automotive & Transportation

Automotive Foams Market Overview

Automotive foams is generally a polymer foam which is made up of solid, liquid and gas mixed together to form a foam. The process of making the automotive foams is by combining the two phases to get quick response for the system in a smooth fashion. The subsequent foam is combined with the air bubbles or air tunnels also known as closed cell structure or open cell structure. The manufacturing of automotive foam contains chemical gas or physical gas which is termed as blowing agents. These agents help to decompose chemical in the foaming process and thus inert in nature. Polymer foams can be produced through various methods including extrusion, slab-stock by pouring and different types of molding. Polyurethane, biodegradable foams, starch foams among others are various type of foam used for making automotive foam.

Market Size and forecast

The market is expected to expand at a robust CAGR during the forecast period i.e. 2018-2027. Rising automobiles production is anticipated to drive the growth of automotive foam market.

 Globally, North-America is projected to account for a significant market share in automotive foam market during the forecast period. Increasing penetration of advanced and variety of cars, two wheelers, buses and other vehicles in the region is expected to positively impact the growth of automotive foam market. Further, introduction of government regulation to harness foam seats in every automotive and comprises safety is appealing and creating awareness among population to adopt foam seats. This factor is anticipated to aid to the growth of the market.

Automotive foam market share

European market is rising due to the increasing automotive vehicle demand among people. The demand for passenger and commercial in urban cites is hiking. Moreover, advancement and availability of wide range of rigid foam insulation panels, B-pillars, headliners, suspension insulators, bumpers and other interior parts of a car in the region is fostering the growth of automotive foam market. Further, Germany, Italy and Spain are expected to account for the largest share of revenue by 2027. The automotive market in Asia-Pacific region is expected to benefit from rapid urbanization and rising demand for polyurethane to aid noise reduction, improve safety, reduce weight and assist comfort. Further, polyurethaneis believed to continue to see its use in future vehicle designs. Moreover, presence of large number of players in China is anticipated to strengthen the growth of the automotive foam market.

Market Segmentation

By Application

  • Head liners
  • Doors
  • Center Console
  • Underbody
  • Trunk/Liftgate area
  • Seats
  • General Interior and Exterior

By End Use

  • Commercial Vehicle
  • Heavy Commercial Vehicle
  • Passenger Cars

By Region

Global automotive foam market is further classified on the basis of region as follows:

  • North America (U.S. & Canada) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Rest of Latin America) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Hungary, BENELUX, Turkey Rest of Europe) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia-Pacific (China, India, Japan, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis.
  • Middle East and Africa (GCC, Israel, North Africa, South Africa, Rest of Middle East) Market size, Y-O-Y growth & Opportunity Analysis

Growth Driver and Challenges

Global automotive foam market is wholly dependent on the growing economies and developing nations such as India and China. Further, growing affluent middle class population who expect high quality product and innovative seating technology are anticipated to spearhead future growth prospect of the market. Growing population in urban cities is one of the key factors which are driving the market of automotive foam industry. Foams are lightweight, flexible and capable of performing to exceptional levels, in even the most demanding conditions. This factor is strengthening the demand for automotive foams.

Moreover, increasing adoption of passenger cars is expected to boost up the sale of passenger car foam market. Factor such as ease of availability, continuous improvement and attractive looks are believed to attract more customers. The market is witnessing various enhancements such as major manufacturers are focusing on the size, weight and flexibility of automotive seats which can be easily detachable and easily attachable. This factor is envisioned to strengthen the growth of the market.

In contrast, high cost associated with advanced automotive foam is expected to hamper the growth of the market. with automotive foam. Polyurethane foam can cost more than some of the cheaper alternatives in the marketplace.. Further, the chemical material used in the polyurethane to those who have respiratory problems because it reduces the airflow and can cause breathing problem. These factors are dampening the growth of the market.

Key Players

  • Johnson Controls
    • Company Overview
    • Business Strategy
    • Key Product Offerings
    • Financial Performance
    • Key Performance Indicators
    • Risk Analysis
    • Recent Development
    • Regional Presence
  • Woodbridge Foam Corporation
  • Lear Corporation
  • Bridgestone Corporation
  • BASF
  • Recticel
  • Vitafoams
  • Armacell
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Rogers
  • Saint-Gobain

Scope and Context

Overview of the Parent Market

Analyst View


The global automotive foams market is segmented as follows:

  • By Application Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • By End Use Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis
  • By Region Market Size & Y-O-Y Growth Analysis

Market Dynamics

Supply & Demand Risk

Competitive Landscape

Porter’s Five Force Model

Geographical Economic Activity

Key Players (respective SWOT Analysis) and their Strategies and Product Portfolio

Recent Trends and Developments

Industry Growth Drivers and Challenges

Key Information for Players to establish themselves in current dynamic environment

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