Global Polyurethanes Market (2021 to 2026) - Featuring Arkema, Evonik Industries and Lanxess Among Others

3 September 2021

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The global market for polyurethanes should grow from $54.0 billion in 2021 to $75.3 billion by 2026, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.9% for the period of 2021-2026.

The North American market for polyurethanes should grow from $15.9 billion in 2021 to $21.7 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 6.5% for the period of 2021-2026.

The Asia-Pacific market for polyurethanes should grow from $18.0 billion in 2021 to $25.7 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 7.5% for the period of 2021-2026.

Report Scope

The scope of the report includes a general outlook of the polyurethane market. It examines industry standards, government and industry support, and other key factors related to the success of polyurethanes. This report segments the market into major sub-segments like material, type, application, end-user and region.

The material type explains the relevant and upcoming technologies covering the qualitative aspects of the market in brief detail. A detailed overview of these technologies coupled with relevant market data in terms of market size is measured in dollar terms are provided. The application chapter includes detailed overviews of flexible foams, rigid foams, elastomers, adhesives and sealants, coatings and others.

This report covers the global market for polyurethanes and has an analysis of the global market trends, with the base year as 2020 and estimated compound annual growth rates (CAGR) for 2021 and 2026. Sales values are presented in U.S. dollars. Estimated values used are based on manufacturers' total revenues.

The study also discusses market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, opportunities and challenges. It further examines new and emerging trends and their impact on current and future market dynamics.

The Report Includes

  • 109 tables
  • An overview of the global markets for polyurethanes technologies and applications
  • Analyses of the global market trends, with data from 2020, estimates for 2021, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2026
  • Highlights of key market dynamics (DROs) for polyurethanes technologies, opportunity assessment, and impact of COVID-19 on the progress of this market
  • Estimation of market size and market forecast for polyurethanes, and corresponding market share analysis by type, application, end-user vertical, and geography
  • Discussion of key enabling technologies for the next generation of smart machines, including voice recognition technology, micro
  • and nano
  • sensors, radiofrequency technologies, and neurocomputing
  • Insight into the growth development strategies of the key market players operating within the global PU market; their key competitive landscape and company share analysis
  • Descriptive company profiles of the major market players including Aragon Elastomers, BASF, COIM Group, Covestro AG, Dow Chemical Co., Lanxess, Eastman Chemical Co., Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp.

Polyurethane materials were first developed as a replacement for natural rubber during World War II, and they have since made their way into thousands of uses in homes and businesses all globally. Polyurethanes are a type of material that is popular among consumers because of their excellent performance and durability. The most well-known product is polyurethane foam, which is used in furniture, insulation, and bedding. Paints and coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomer fibers, and rubberized items, such as conveyor belt rollers, all use polyurethane materials. It shows the economic impact of both the value created by its manufacturing activities and the value created by the industries that use its products to produce their output.

In 2019, as many end-use sectors continued to increase, the output of polyurethane products and the industries that consume rose. Furniture and bedding, building and construction, and automotive are the industries with the most production growth. Light automobiles continue to be a significant market for polyurethanes; however, assembly volumes fell in 2020. Paper, clothes, and several textile products are among the industries that are still struggling.

The report includes COVID-19's influence on the global economy. Research extends across the full value chain, from chemical raw material suppliers to their direct clients, and finally to the ultimate producers of consumer and industrial goods. The findings of the analysis highlight the contributions made by upstream (supply chain) industries and downstream consuming sectors, in addition to the direct contributions provided by the polyurethanes business.

Polyurethanes are a type of plastic manufactured by combining a polyol (an alcohol with more than two reactive hydroxyl groups per molecule) with a diisocyanate or a polymeric isocyanate in the presence of catalysts and additives. Polyurethane is made from a variety of diisocyanates and polyols, and a large range of polyurethane products are available to fulfill the needs of certain end-market applications. Flexible foams, rigid foams, chemical-resistant coatings, specialty adhesives and sealants, and elastomers are all examples of polyurethanes. Polyurethane materials are employed in a variety of applications across the economy. Polyurethane materials (polyols, diisocyanates, and additives) and polyurethane products (polyurethane coatings, spandex fibers, basic polyurethane foam products, and so on) make up the polyurethanes business.

Furniture and bedding was the largest market segment for polyurethanes in 2020. However, building and construction, and electrical and electronics, are estimated to be the fastest-growing segments between 2021 and 2026. This growth is based on various key factors such as technological advancements, innovation, and the availability of wide-ranging polyurethane products for automotive, furniture, electronics, biomedical, footwear, and construction applications. Further, product launches, expansions, partnerships, and agreements will boost growth in the coming years. Other key factors contributing to the growth of the polyurethanes market include favorable government regulations, growing demand from emerging countries, and huge economic growth in major end-user industries such as health care, construction, automobiles, etc.

Key Topics Covered:

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights

Chapter 3 Market Overview

  • Polyurethanes: Chemistry, Properties and Applications
  • Polyurethane: A Versatile Material
  • Market Drivers
  • Replacement of Conventional Materials
  • Recyclability of Polyurethanes
  • Growth in Bedding and Furniture Industry Driven by Expanding Populations
  • Market Challenges
  • Volatile Material Prices
  • Polyurethane Manufacturing Hazards
  • Environmental Hazards in the Manufacture and Application of Flexible Foams
  • Market Trends
  • 3D Printing Material
  • Biodegradable/Natural PU
  • Energy Conservation
  • Broad Applications
  • Value Chain Analysis
  • Market Regulations
  • United States
  • Europe
  • China
  • India
  • Developments in the Polyurethane Market
  • Descriptions

Chapter 4 Market Breakdown by End Use

  • Introduction
  • Furniture and Bedding
  • Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Furniture and Bedding Market
  • Market Estimates and Forecasts
  • Automobile Industry
  • Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Automotive Market
  • Building and Construction
  • Market Estimates and Forecasts
  • Electricals and Electronics
  • Market Estimates and Forecasts
  • Footwear
  • Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Footwear Market
  • Other End Uses

Chapter 5 Market Breakdown by Application

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Market for Polyurethanes by Application: Estimates and Forecast
  • Flexible Foams
  • Rigid Foams
  • Elastomers
  • Adhesives and Sealants
  • Coatings
  • Other Applications

Chapter 6 Market Breakdown by Type

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Market for Polyurethanes by Type: Estimates and Forecasts
  • Thermosetting Polyurethanes
  • Thermoplastic Polyurethanes

Chapter 7 Market Breakdown by Region

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Market for Polyurethanes by Region: Estimates and Forecasts
  • Asia-Pacific
  • North America
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Rest of the World

Chapter 8 Market Breakdown by Material

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Global Market for Polyurethanes by Material
  • Toluene Diisocyanate (TDI)
  • Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate (MDI)
  • Bio-based Materials
  • Polyols
  • Other Materials

Chapter 9 Competitive Landscape

  • Major Strategic Developments
  • Acquisitions
  • Agreements
  • Collaboration
  • Divestments
  • Expansions
  • Mergers
  • New Products
  • Partnerships
  • Price Increases
  • Other Developments
  • Company Share Analysis
  • Effects of COVID-19 on Leading Manufacturers
  • Dow
  • BASF
  • Evonik
  • Huntsman International Llc
  • Covestro Ag
  • Wanhua

Chapter 10 Company Profiles

  • ACME-Hardesty Co.
  • Aragon Elastomers, Llc.
  • Arkema Inc.
  • Argonics Inc.
  • Bergad Inc.
  • Bond Polymers International
  • Carlisle Polyurethane Systems
  • Coim Group
  • Covestro Ag
  • Dic Corp.
  • The Dow Chemical Co.
  • Eastman Chemical Co.
  • Evonik Industries Ag
  • FXI
  • Huntsman International Llc
  • Lanxess
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp.
  • Mitsui Chemicals And Skc Polyurethanes Inc. (Mcns)
  • Ncfi Polyurethanes
  • Polyurethane Ltd.
  • Precision Urethane & Machine Inc.
  • Prothane
  • PSI Urethanes Inc.
  • Recticel
  • Selena Fm Sa
  • Shandong Inov Polyurethane Co. Ltd.
  • The Shepherd Chemical Co.
  • The Vita Group
  • Tosoh Corp.
  • Townsend Chemicals
  • Urethane Innovators Inc.
  • Vcm Polyurethanes Pvt. Ltd.
  • Wanhua
  • Woodbridge
  • Zhejiang Hengtai Yuan Polyurethane Co. Ltd.

Chapter 11 Appendix

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