Global Polyurethane Market Study 2014 - 2030

Executive Summary : - 

Polyurethanes are manufactured by the reaction of a polyol with an isocyanate - the isocyanates most commonly used are MDI (methylene diphenyldiisocyanate) and TDI (toluene diisocyanate), though small volumes of aliphatic diisocyanates (ADI) are used in some speciality applications. Many different kinds of polyurethane materials are produced from a few types of isocyanates and a range of polyols with different functionality and molecular weights.

Polyurethanes are primarily used in three major sectors:

  • Flexible foams
  • Rigid foams
  • CASE applications (Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants and Elastomers)

The main polyurethane systems are highly or partially cross linked systems though Thermoplastic Urethanes are an established and growing market. The more rigid the Polyurethane structure the greater the degree of cross linking required. Thus the polyurethane formulation may contain a tri-or-higher functionality polyol, a cross linking agent and also a chain extender. As foam structures are desired for the bulk of the polyurethane foams, a blowing agent is also utilized. Thus the polyurethanes value addition is in the recipe formulation and technology adaptation required for each application and this is done typically in the so-called polyurethanes systems houses.

The isocyanate used is generally application specific, with the majority of flexible foam produced using TDI, while all rigid foams use MDI. In the other sectors, the isocyanate is chosen according to specific performance requirements, with a mixture of more than one isocyanate sometimes used. Polyurethane foams are most profusely used due to their eminent properties such as low cost, easy availability, chemical resistance, insulating properties, and recyclability. Flexible PU foams are used for cushioning in furniture, bedding, and automobile while the rigid PU foams are used for construction and insulation. Driving factors for PU foams are increased use of refrigerants and increasing concerns for energy efficiency (rigid PU foams) & increased lifestyle and construction activities around the globe (flexible PU foams).

Asia-Pacific is the largest market owing to increasing lifestyle and construction activities of PU market. As of 2018, BASF has set a proposal to expand their methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) plant. Moreover, companies such as Dow Chemicals, Covestro and Lubrizol have also invested in increasing production capacities of polyurethane globally. Major applications include home furnishing, building & construction, automotive, consumer appliance, footwear, transportation, and others.

Prismane Consultings Isocyanates and Polyurethanes integrated Market models has covered all aspect and every minute details of all the products right from raw material to the elastomer and its usage in each and every sector applicable. Herfindahl index (Herfindahl-Hirschman Index) has been calculated to highlight the market concentration.

Scope of Report 

The Polyurethane (PU) report describes the global Polyurethane (PU) market, with focus on the country, applications and other end-use scenarios. The study provides

Market Data & Forecast (Short-term and Long-term)
•  Demand-Supply Analysis
•  Demand Composition, by Applications
•  Capacity & Production
•  Trade (Import, Export and Net Export)
•  Sales & Revenue
•  Pricing Analysis
•  Market Dynamics

Country Summaries & Product Review
•  Supply Demand Balance 
•  Polyurethane (PU) Market data in terms of volume and value for each end-use 
   at regional and country level
•  Polyurethane (PU) Market analysis for Production, Capacity and Demand, at regional and country level
•  Historical, Current & Market Forecast
•  Macro-economic factors like GDP, Population and World Economic integration
•  Economic & Energy Outlook
•  Industry & Policy Developments 
•  End-use Industry / Applications Market 
•  Reasoning & Analysis
•  Insightful Commentary
•  Market Review
•  Comparative Analysis
•  Latest Trends and market developments
•  Key players
•  Strategic Issues and Recommendations
•  Business Opportunity Assessment

1. Introduction
2. Terms & Conditions of Use
3. Explanatory Notes
              •  Market Coverage
                  -  Applications
                  -  Regions
                  -  Countries
              •  Years Considered
                  -  Historical  - ( 2014 – 2018)
                  -  Base - (2019)
                  -  Mid-Term - (2020 – 2025)
                  -  Long-Term - (2020 – 2030)
              •  Abbreviations & Definitions
              •  Conversion Factors
              •  Data Sources
4. Market Synopsis 
              •  Market Evolution
              •  Demand Overview
              •  Industry Structure
              •  Strategic Issues
              •  End-use Trends
              •  Growth Forecast
5. Global Economic Outlook
              •  GDP and Demographics
              •  Monetary & Fiscal Policies
6. Energy Outlook
              •  Crude Oil
              •  Natural Gas
              •  Electricity Prices
7. End-use Sector Performance
               •  Building & Constructions
               •  Consumer Appliances
               •  Automotives
               •  Transportation
               •  Footwear
               •  Others
8. Introduction to Polyurethane and Market Overview 
              •  Product Description
              •  Grades & Properties
              •  Raw Material
              •  Manufacturing Process
              •  Environmental Issues
              •  Value Chain
              •  Applications
9. Market Dynamics and Industry Trends 
              •  Market Dynamics
                  -  Drivers
                  -  Restraints
                  -  Opportunities
                  -  Challenges
              •  Industry Structure
              •  Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
10. Global Polyurethane  Demand Supply Analysis By Applications, (Volume, Value) (2014–2030)
              •        Strategic Issues
              •        Capacity Analysis – Plants and Projects (2014 – 2030)
                             •  Capacity
                             •  Production
                             •  Producing Companies
                             •  Capacity Additions and Investments
                             •  Location
                             •  Salient Statistics
                             •  Technology / Process
              •        Demand Supply Analysis and Forecast (2014 – 2030)
                             •  Capacity
                             •  Production
                             •  Operating Rate
                             •  Import
                             •  Export
                             •  Net Trade
                             •  Demand
                             •  Demand Growth Rate (%)
                             •  Driving Force Analysis
                             •  Global Polyurethane Market, By Application
                                     •  Home Furnishings
                                     •  Building & Constructions
                                     •  Consumer Appliances
                                     •  Automotives & Transportation
                                     •  Footwear
                                     •  Others 
11. Demand-Supply Analysis and Market Review, By Region, By Country (Volume, Value), (2014 – 2030)
              •        Strategic Issues
              •        Capacity Analysis – Plants & Projects
              •        Demand-Supply Analysis and Forecast (2014 – 2030)
                             •  Capacity
                             •  Production
                             •  Operating Rate 
                             •  Import
                             •  Export
                             •  Net Trade
                             •  Demand
                             •  Demand Growth Rate (%)
                             •  Polyurethane Market, By Application
Note: Demand-Supply Analysis has been provided for all major Regions / Countries as mentioned below. The demand (consumption) split by Application has been provided for each of the countries/regions in Volume (Kilotons) and Value (USD Million).
             •     North America
                              •  USA
                              •  Canada
                              •  Mexico
             •     Western Europe
                              •  Germany
                              •  France
                              •  Italy
                              •  United Kingdom
                              •  Spain
                              •  Rest of Western Europe
             •     Central & Eastern Europe
                              •  Russia
                              •  Poland
                              •  Rest of Central & Eastern Europe
             •     Asia-Pacific
                              •  China
                              •  Japan
                              •  India
                              •  South Korea
                              •  Rest of Asia-Pacific
             •     Central & South America
             •     Middle East & Africa
Note: CAGR will be calculated for all the applications to arrive at the regional/global demand growth for the forecast period (2020 – 2030)
12. Business Opportunity Assessment 
              •  Market Attractiveness Assessment
              •  Prospective & Target Market Study
13. Strategic Recommendation & Suggestions
              •  Strategic Recommendations and Critical Factors for Success
              •  Success Factors
              •  Marketing and Distribution
              •  Marketing
              •  Niche Marketing
              •  Government Schemes
              •  Subsidy
              •  Strategic Partnerships / Alliances / Joint Venture 
              •  Multiple Plants and Stocking Points
              •  Global Presence and China
              •  Technological Innovation
              •  Advertising
              •  Other Factors
14. Pricing Analysis
              •  Average Import Prices
              •  Average Exports Prices
              •  Price Forecast
15. Pain Points
Note: This section will focus on the pain points that the end-user industries face. The pain points may be related to grades, cost, pricing, product characteristics, laws and product acceptance, substitute products, demand issues ranging from raw material to technology supply.
16. Company Analysis
              •  Polyurethane Manufacturers Profiles/ Company Analysis
              •  Basic Details
              •  Headquarter, Key Markets
              •  Ownership
              •  Company Financial
              •  Manufacturing Bases
              •  Global Turnover
              •  Total Employee
              •  Product Portfolio / Services / Solutions
              •  Business Strategies
              •  Key Success Factors
              •  Recent Developments
              •  Patents, technical distinction or know-how, and competitive information
              •  End-User Customers – General information 
              •  SWOT
             Companies Covered -
              •  Dow-DuPont
              •  Covestro
              •  BASF
              •  Wanhua Chemical Group Co. Ltd
              •  Mitsui Chemical Inc.
              •  Chemtura Corporation
              •  Manali Petrochemical Limited.
              •  Tosoh Corporation
              •  Huntsman Corporation
              •  Woodbridge Foam Corporation
              •  Other Manufacturers
Note: This section includes company information, company financials, manufacturing bases and operating regions. Company financials have been mentioned only for those companies where financials were available in SEC Filings, annual reports or company websites. All the reported financials in this report are in U.S. Dollars. Financials reported in other currencies have been converted using average currency conversion rates. Company profiles may include manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors.
17. Approach & Research Methodology
              •  Approach
              •  Research Methodology
              •  Prismane Consulting Market Models
              •  Assumptions & Limitations
18. Appendices
              •  Target Markets
              •  Global Capacities
              •  Demand Supply - Regions
              •  Demand Supply- Countries

Scope of Report 

The Polyurethane (PU) report describes the global Polyurethane (PU) market, with focus on the country, applications and other end-use scenarios. The study provides

Market Data & Forecast (Short-term and Long-term)
•  Demand-Supply Analysis
•  Demand Composition, by Applications
•  Capacity & Production
•  Trade (Import, Export and Net Export)
•  Sales & Revenue
•  Pricing Analysis
•  Market Dynamics

Country Summaries & Product Review
•  Supply Demand Balance 
•  Polyurethane (PU) Market data in terms of volume and value for each end-use 
   at regional and country level
•  Polyurethane (PU) Market analysis for Production, Capacity and Demand, at regional and country level
•  Historical, Current & Market Forecast
•  Macro-economic factors like GDP, Population and World Economic integration
•  Economic & Energy Outlook
•  Industry & Policy Developments 
•  End-use Industry / Applications Market 
•  Reasoning & Analysis
•  Insightful Commentary
•  Market Review
•  Comparative Analysis
•  Latest Trends and market developments
•  Key players
•  Strategic Issues and Recommendations
•  Business Opportunity Assessment


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