Global Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) Industry

13 Jan, 2016, 14:19 ET from Reportlinker

NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Tons by the following End-Use Applications: Furniture & Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear & Recreational, Packaging, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2014 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 61 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Armacell International S.A.
BASF SE
Bayer AG
Carpenter Company
Chemtura Corporation

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I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1 Disclaimers.............. I-2 Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2 Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3 Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3 Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane)..............I-3 Furniture & Bedding..............I-3 Transportation.............. I-4 Construction.............. I-4 Appliances.............. I-4 Footwear & Recreational..............I-4 Packaging.............. I-5 Others.............. I-5

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW.............. II-1 Foamed Plastics (Polyurethanes): Energy Efficient, Comfortable, Durable, and Sustainable II-1 Growth Drivers in a Nutshell..............II-3 Table 1: Global Plastic Foams Market by Type (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Share for Polyurethane Foams, Polystyrene Foams, Polyolefin Foams and Other Plastic Foams (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

Table 2: Global Polyurethane Market by Type (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5 Myriad Applications of Rigid and Flexible Foams Drive Market Adoption.............. II-5 Table 3: Global Rigid Polyurethane Foams Market by Type (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Molded Foam Parts, Slabstock Polyether, and Slabstock Polyester (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6 Growth Prospects Closely Tied to Global Economic Situation II-6 Improvement in Global GDP Performance Benefits Market Prospects II-7 Table 4: World GDP (2012-2015): Breakdown of Percentage GDP Growth for Select Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-9 Outlook.............. II-9

2. COMPETITION.............. II-11 BASF: Leading Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) Company Worldwide II-11 Table 5: Leading SPF Manufacturers Worldwide (2013): Percentage Market Share Breakdown for BASF, Bayer, Bio Based, CertainTeed, Demilec, Icynene, Lapolla and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-11 Producers Focus on Capacity Expansions II-12 Pricing Scenario.............. II-12 Regulatory Scenario for PU Foam Manufacturers II-12 Issue of Choice of Blowing Agents: A Major Challenge for PU Foam Manufacturers.............. II-13

3. MARKET TRENDS, ISSUES AND DRIVERS II-15 Increasing Focus on Reducing Energy Usage in Buildings: A Strong Growth Driver for SPF..............II-15 Table 6: Global SPF Production by Geographic Region (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Volume for Asia-Pacific, Europe, NAFTA, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-17 Passive House Standards: The Future of Building Insulation II-17 The United States: Leading SPF Producing Country Worldwide II-17 European Spray Foam Market Offer Significant Potential II-18 Spray Foam Building Insulation Considered One of the Most Efficient in China..............II-18 One-Component Spray Polyurethane Foams Experience Demand Growth II-19 Furniture and Bedding: The Largest and the Fastest Growing End-Use Application Area for PU Foams II-19 Table 7: Global Furniture Market by Category (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Value for Furniture Components, Hotel Furniture, Office Furniture, and Residential Furniture (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-20 Mattresses: A Major Market for PU Foams II-20 Table 8: Global Mattresses Market by Geographic Region (2013 & 2018) - Breakdown of Annual Sales (in US$ Million) for Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), Canada, Europe, Japan, Latin America, Rest of World and the US (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-21 Increasing Demand for Specialty Mattresses: Opportunity for Growth.............. II-21 Polyurethane Innovations and Advancements: Spearheading Growth II-22 'Green' Polyurethane Foams..............II-22 Bio-Based Polyurethane..............II-23 Infinergy: The First E-TPU..............II-24 PURe Liner: An Innovative Technology for PU Production II-24 Rising Focus on Safety and Comfort Drives Market Demand in the Automotive Industry..............II-24 Flexible PU Foam Finds Widespread Applications in Automotive Parts.............. II-25 Table 9: Breakdown of Plastic Usage in an Average Car (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-25 Positive Outlook for the Global Automotive Production Spells Market Opportunities..............II-25 Table 10: Global Automobile Production (in 000 Units): 2015, 2017 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-26

Table 11: Global Automobiles Production - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Production of Automobiles by Geographic Region/Country for 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-27 Growing Emphasis on Energy Efficiency Boosts Market Demand in the Construction Industry..............II-27 Net Zero Energy Buildings: The Ultimate Objective II-28 Recovering Construction Activity Benefits Demand for Polyurethane Foams..............II-28 Table 12: Energy Consumption in an Average Commercial Building (2011) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-29

Table 13: Projected World Infrastructure Spending by Select Regions (2010-2030)..............II-30

Table 14: Growth in the Global Construction Market by Sector (2013-2020) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-31

Table 15: Global Construction Market (2015P & 2020P): Percentage Breakdown of Construction Spending by Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-31

Table 16: Global Construction Spend across Select Countries in US$ Billion for the year 2011 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-32 Building Renovations & Remodeling: A Key Revenue Contributor II-32 Rising Commercial Real Estate Investments Extend New Opportunities.............. II-32 Table 17: Global Commercial Real Estate Market (2014E): Percentage Breakdown of Direct Investments by Region - Americas, Asia-Pacific and EMEA (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-33 Lightweight and Durability Attributes of PU Foams Spur Demand in the Aerospace Sector..............II-34 Protective Packaging Offers Lucrative Growth Opportunities for PU Forms.............. II-34 Table 18: Global Protective Packaging Market (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales by Geographic Region (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-35 Cold Food Chain: A Niche Yet Growing Application of Rigid PU Foams.............. II-35 Expanding End-Use Application Areas Fuel Demand for Colored PU Foams.............. II-36 Rising Insulation Needs in Electrical Appliances Lends Traction to Market Growth..............II-36 Table 19: Global Electric Household Appliances Market (2015): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales by Region- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East/Africa, and Latin America (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-38

Table 20: Global Electric Household Appliances Market - Geographic Regions Ranked by CAGR for 2013-2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-38 Eco-Friendly PU Products Find Prominence to Meet Market Standards II-38 Developing Countries: At the Forefront of Growth II-39 Table 21: Global Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) Market - Geographic Regions/ Countries Ranked by Volume CAGR for 2014-2020: Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Rest of World, Europe, Canada, the US, and Japan (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-40

4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW.............. II-41 Polyurethane & Polyurethane Foams II-41 Flexible PU foams..............II-41 Rigid PU Foams.............. II-41 Production Process of Polyurethanes II-41 Isocyanates.............. II-42 Polyols.............. II-42 Polyethers.............. II-42 Polyesters.............. II-43 Diphenylmethane Diisocyanate: A Key Raw Material II-43 Chemical Composition..............II-43 Properties.............. II-44 Polymeric MDI.............. II-44 Applications of MDI..............II-44 Dominance by Few Players..............II-44 Toluene Diisocyanate..............II-45 MDI and TDI - A Comparison..............II-45 Major Application Areas for Polyurethane Foams (PU Foams) II-45 Furniture & Bedding..............II-45 Transportation.............. II-45 Construction.............. II-45 Appliances.............. II-46 Footwear & Recreational..............II-46 Packaging.............. II-46 Miscellaneous.............. II-46 Rigid PU Foam: Products and Uses II-47 Rigid Domestic Freezer and Refrigerator Insulation II-47 Production Process..............II-47 Other Applications.............. II-47 Production Process..............II-48 Construction: Boardstock/Flexible-Faced Lamination II-48 Construction and Transport: Sandwich Panels II-48 Products and Uses.............. II-48 Production Process..............II-49 Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation II-49 Products and Uses.............. II-49 Production Process..............II-49 Other Rigid Polyurethane Foam Uses II-49 Slabstock.............. II-49 Preformed Pipe/Pipe-In-Pipe..............II-49 One Component Polyurethane Foam II-50 Flexible Polyurethane Foams: Products and Uses II-50 Slabstock Foams.............. II-50 Production Process..............II-51 Molded Foams.............. II-51 Production Process..............II-51 Integral Skin and Miscellaneous Foams II-51 RIM.............. II-51 Integral Skin.............. II-51 Non-Insulation Rigid..............II-52 Production Process.............. II-52 Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) II-52 Significance of Blowing Agents in Polyurethane Foam Segments II-53 Rigid PU Foam.............. II-53 Domestic Refrigerator and Freezer Insulation - Performance Requirements.............. II-53 Insulated Trucks and Reefers - Performance Requirements II-53 Boardstock/Flexible-Faced Lamination - Performance Requirements II-53 Technical Alternatives..............II-54 Spray Polyurethane Foam Insulation - Performance Requirements II-54 Pipe-In-Pipe - Performance Requirements II-54 Slabstock/Preformed Pipe - Performance Requirements II-54 One Component Polyurethane Foam - Performance Requirements II-54 Flexible PU Foam.............. II-55 Slabstock - Performance Requirements II-55 Alternative Substances..............II-55 Methylene Chloride..............II-55 Acetone.............. II-55 MDI Technology.............. II-55 Molded Foams - Performance Requirements II-55 Technical Options..............II-56 Hot Cure and Cold Cure..............II-56 Integral Skin Foams - Performance Requirements II-56 Non-Insulating Rigid Foams..............II-56 Semi-Rigid Foam.............. II-56 Rigid Foam.............. II-56 Technical Options.............. II-56 Status and Trends for Technologies in the Flexible PU Foam Sector.............. II-57

5. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS/INNOVATIONS II-58 Bayer Plans To Introduce Impranil II-58 Huntsman Unveils RUBIFLEX®..............II-58 Dow Announces First Industrial Implementation of PASCAL™ II-58 Reverdia and Covestro Announce Plans to Develop Bio-Based TPU II-58 BASF To Showcase Elastoflex® E II-58 Covestro Introduces New Spray Foam System II-58 Mitsui Chemicals Announces Plans to Introduce New Aliphatic Polyurethanes.............. II-58 BASF Rolls Out WALLTITE®..............II-59 BASF Launches Flexible Polyurethane Integral Foam II-59 Dow Introduces first amine emission free PU foam solution II-59 Trexel Partners with Lubrizol To Launch BounCell-X™ TPU Foam II-59 FoamLine Launches Polyurethane Foams II-59 Soudal USA Unveils Genius Gun, an Expanding PU Foam Product II-59 Tremco Launches ExoAir® Flex Foam II-59 General Plastics Showcases High-Strength, Lightweight Composite Core Foams..............II-59 Woodbridge Introduces lower VOC Polyurethane Auto Interior Foam II-60 3M Launches Lightweight Polyurethane Foam Cores II-60 SPI Unveils Polyurea Coating & Polyurethane Foam Low Pressure Equipment.............. II-60 BASF Develops 'world's first' Expanded TPU II-60 General Plastics Showcases Rigid Polyurethane Composite Core Foams.............. II-60

6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY..............II-61 Bayer MaterialScience Renamed As Covestro II-61 Huntsman Takes Over Tecnoelastomeri II-61 EC Approves Venture Between SKC and Mitsui Chemicals II-61 Accella Acquires IPS..............II-61 Accella Acquires BPL and CFS..............II-61 Unique Fabricating Plans To Acquire Great Lakes Foam II-61 Hennecke Unveils New Application Technology Centre II-61 Woodbridge Acquires Chemque..............II-62 Sleep Innovations Merges With Flexible Foam, Unveils Innocor II-62 Godrej & Boyce Acquire Somany..............II-62 PDM Takes Over Prime Industries Packaging Business II-62 Huntsman Signs CPI Code of Conduct II-62 Bayer Purchases polyurethane feedstock plant from Dupont II-62 BASF Files Patent application for Plastic Reformable Polyurethane Foam..............II-62 Tosoh Corp Announces Plans to Merge With NPU II-63 UFP Technologies Takes Over PAC..............II-63 Huntsman Gains Stake In Nippon Aqua II-63 Benecke-Kaliko Unveils New Plant in China II-63 Emery Oleochemicals Establishes New Eco-Friendly Polyols Business Unit.............. II-63 Lapolla Partners With HouzeAdvanced II-63 SAIP Partners With FSI..............II-63 Emery Oleochemicals Takes Over InfiGreen Polyols Technology II-64 Era Polymers Acquires Ariel Industries Pty Ltd Business II-64 Ciech to Sell Foam Unit to BASF..............II-64

7. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS..............II-65 Armacell International S.A. (Germany) II-65 BASF SE (Germany).............. II-65 BASF Polyurethanes GmbH (Germany) II-66 Bayer AG (Germany)..............II-66 Carpenter Company (USA)..............II-66 Chemtura Corporation (US)..............II-67 Baxenden Chemicals Ltd (UK)..............II-67 FXI - Foamex Innovations (USA) II-67 Huntsman Corporation (USA)..............II-68 Joyce Foam Products (Australia)..............II-68 Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Japan) II-68 Nimrod Plastics (Australia)..............II-69 Recticel S.A (Belgium)..............II-69 Rogers Corporation (USA..............II-70 The Dow Chemical Company (USA) II-70 Vita Group (UK).............. II-70 Woodbridge Foam Corporation (Canada) II-71

8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE..............II-72 Table 22: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 23: World Historic Review for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-73

Table 24: World 14-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 25: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Furniture and Bedding Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-75

Table 26: World Historic Review for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Furniture and Bedding Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-76

Table 27: World 14-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Furniture and Bedding Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 28: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Transportation Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-78

Table 29: World Historic Review for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Transportation Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79

Table 30: World 14-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Transportation Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 31: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Construction Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-81

Table 32: World Historic Review for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Construction Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 33: World 14-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Construction Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 34: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Electrical Appliances Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-84

Table 35: World Historic Review for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Electrical Appliances Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-85

Table 36: World 14-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Electrical Appliances Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-86

Table 37: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Footwear and Recreational Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-87

Table 38: World Historic Review for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Footwear and Recreational Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-88

Table 39: World 14-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Footwear and Recreational Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-89

Table 40: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Packaging Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-90

Table 41: World Historic Review for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Packaging Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-91

Table 42: World 14-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Packaging Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-92

Table 43: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Other Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. II-93

Table 44: World Historic Review for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Other Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-94

Table 45: World 14-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Other Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............II-95

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES.............. III-1 A.Market Analysis.............. III-1 Outlook.............. III-1 Furniture and Bedding Application Dominates Polyurethane Consumption in the US..............III-1 Expanding Bedding Market Drives Demand for Foamed Plastics III-2 PU Foams and Engineered Plastics Dominate Overall Plastic Foams Market.............. III-2 Energy Conserving Attribute of Foamed Plastics Drives Myriad Applications.............. III-3 Table 46: Energy Usage in the US by Sector (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Energy Consumption for Commercial, Industrial, Residential, and Transportation (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-3

Table 47: Energy Usage in the US Residential Sector by End Use (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Energy Consumption for Lighting, Refrigeration, Space Heating, Space Cooling, Water Heating, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-4

Table 48: Energy Usage in the US Commercial Sector by End Use (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Energy Consumption for Lighting, Refrigeration, Space Heating, Space Cooling, Water Heating, Ventilation, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-4 Rigid & Flexible Polyurethane Foam Witness Surging Demand III-4 Foam Plastic Market Migrate to Green Products III-5 Recovery in US Automobile Sector Boost Market Prospects III-5 Implementation of CAFE Standard in the Automotive Sector III-6 EPA's Safer Alternatives to Flame Retardants Used in Flexible PU Foam Bode Well for the Market III-6 Recovering Construction Spending to Spur Market Demand III-6 Table 49: US Construction Spending by Type of Construction (2014, 2013 & 2012): Percentage Breakdown of Annual Spending for Non-Residential and Residential Construction (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 50: Residential Construction in the US (2007-2014): Number of Housing Starts by Type - Single-Family Units and Multi-Family Units (in '000) (includes correspondingGraph/Chart)..............III-8

Table 51: Projected Growth of the US Construction Market by Sector (2012-2020) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8 Growing Preference for Energy-Efficient Household Appliances Benefit PU Foam Demand..............III-9 Product Introductions/Innovations III-9 Recent Industry Activity..............III-10 Select Key Players..............III-12 B.Market Analytics..............III-15 Table 52: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-15

Table 53: US Historic Review for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 54: US 14-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

2. CANADA.............. III-18 A.Market Analysis.............. III-18 Outlook.............. III-18 Rising Environmental Consciousness Sustains Demand III-18 Foamed Plastics Demand to Benefit from Recovery in the Housing Market.............. III-18 Table 55: Housing Starts in Canada (2008-2014): Breakdown of Number of Housing Starts in '000s (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-19 Product Introduction/Innovation III-19 Woodbridge Foam Corporation - A Key Canada-Based Company III-19 B.Market Analytics..............III-20 Table 56: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-20

Table 57: Canadian Historic Review for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 58: Canadian 14-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

3. JAPAN.............. III-23 A.Market Analysis.............. III-23 Outlook.............. III-23 Polyurethane Foams Market in Japan: An Overview III-23 Table 59: Polyurethane Foam Market in Japan by Type (2014): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production for Flexible PU Foam and Rigid PU Foam (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23 Table 60: Foam Grade and Use level of CFC-11 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23 Table 61: Blowing Efficiency of Water and Auxiliary Blowing Agents (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 62: Rigid PU Foam Market in Japan by End Use Application (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Consumption for Housing, Appliances, Non-Housing, Tanks & Pipes, Furniture, Transportation, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-24

Table 63: Flexible PU Foam Market in Japan by End Use Application (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Consumption for Transportation, Furniture, Bedding, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-24 Steady Growth in Residential Construction Augurs Well for the Market.............. III-25 Table 64: Annual Housing Construction Starts in Japan (2007-2013) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25 Product Introduction/Innovation III-26 Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. - A Major Japan-Based Company III-26 B.Market Analytics..............III-27 Table 65: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-27

Table 66: Japanese Historic Review for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 67: Japanese 14-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

4. EUROPE.............. III-30 A.Market Analysis.............. III-30 Outlook.............. III-30 Table 68: European Plastics Market by Resin Type (2014): Percentage Breakdown of Demand for Polyethylene, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polypropylene, Polystyrene, Polyurethane, Polyvinyl Chloride and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-30 Rising Preference for Natural Fiber Reinforced PUR Parts in Automobiles Drive Demand..............III-31 Stringent Energy Efficiency Regulations Benefit Demand for PU Foams in Europe..............III-31 Insulation and Building Needs Drive Demand for Polyurethane in the Construction Sector..............III-31 Table 69: Household Energy Usage in the EU by End Use (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Energy Consumption for Electrical Appliances, Lighting, Space Cooling, Space Heating, Water Heating, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-32

Table 70: Energy Consumption for Space Heating in Select European Countries (2013): Ranked by Energy Consumed for Space Heating as a Percentage of Overall Energy Consumption (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33 The Energy Performance in Buildings (EPBD) Directive III-34 Europe's 2020 Program..............III-34 Recovery in Construction Activity to Drive Market Growth III-34 Table 71: Construction Industry in Europe (2010-2015E): Percentage Change of Construction Output by Segment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 72: European Construction Market by Sector (2014): Percentage Share Breakdown of Value Sales for Civil Engineering, Non-Residential, and Residential (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36 B.Market Analytics..............III-37 Table 73: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-37

Table 74: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-38

Table 75: European Historic Review for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 76: European Historic Review for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 77: European 14-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 78: European 14-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

4a. FRANCE.............. III-43 A.Market Analysis.............. III-43 Outlook.............. III-43 B.Market Analytics..............III-43 Table 79: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-43

Table 80: French Historic Review for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 81: French 14-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

4b. GERMANY.............. III-46 A.Market Analysis.............. III-46 Outlook.............. III-46 Product Introductions/Innovations III-46 Recent Industry Activity..............III-47 Select Key Players..............III-47 B.Market Analytics..............III-50 Table 82: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-50

Table 83: German Historic Review for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 84: German 14-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

4c. ITALY.............. III-53 A.Market Analysis.............. III-53 Outlook.............. III-53 B.Market Analytics..............III-53 Table 85: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-53

Table 86: Italian Historic Review for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 87: Italian 14-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM..............III-56 A.Market Analysis.............. III-56 Outlook.............. III-56 Select Key Players..............III-56 B.Market Analytics..............III-57 Table 88: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-57

Table 89: UK Historic Review for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 90: UK 14-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

4e. SPAIN.............. III-60 A.Market Analysis.............. III-60 Outlook.............. III-60 B.Market Analytics..............III-60 Table 91: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-60

Table 92: Spanish Historic Review for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 93: Spanish 14-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

4f. RUSSIA.............. III-63 A.Market Analysis.............. III-63 Outlook.............. III-63 Market Overview.............. III-63 A Combination of Favorable Factors Drives the Foamed Plastics Market..............III-63 Product Introduction/Innovation III-64 Recent Industry Activity..............III-64 B.Market Analytics..............III-65 Table 94: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-65

Table 95: Russian Historic Review for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

Table 96: Russian 14-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

4g. REST OF EUROPE.............. III-68 A.Market Analysis.............. III-68 Outlook.............. III-68 Central and Eastern Europe: The New Focus Area for Market Growth.............. III-68 Recent Industry Activity..............III-68 Recticel S.A (Belgium) - A Select Key Player III-68 B.Market Analytics..............III-69 Table 97: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

Table 98: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70

Table 99: Rest of Europe 14-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-71

5. ASIA-PACIFIC.............. III-72 A.Market Analysis.............. III-72 Outlook.............. III-72 Asia-Pacific: The Leading PU Foams Market Worldwide III-72 Surging Passenger Cars Market Augurs Well for PU Foams Demand in the Region..............III-72 Strong Demand for Electric Appliances Favors PU Foam Consumption.............. III-73 Construction Industry in Asia Offers Significant Growth Opportunities.............. III-74 Table 100: Construction Spending (in US$ Billion) in Asia by Country: 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-74

Table 101: Global Construction Market by Region (2015E & 2020P): Percentage Breakdown of Construction Spending for Asia, Western Europe, North America, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa, and Middle East (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-75

Table 102: Projected Growth in the Asian Construction Market by Country and Sector over the Period 2014-2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-76 B.Market Analytics..............III-77 Table 103: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by Geographic Region - China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-77

Table 104: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78

Table 105: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by Geographic Region - China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-79

Table 106: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-80

Table 107: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-81

Table 108: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-82

5a. CHINA.............. III-83 A.Market Analysis.............. III-83 Outlook.............. III-83 China: The Largest Polyurethane Market in the World... III-83 Key Growth Drivers in a Nutshell III-83 ....And the Fastest Growing Too III-83 Demand Expandable Polyurethane (EPU) Foams to Driven by End-use Applications..............III-84 Polyurethane Demand Influenced by Economic Trends III-84 Demand for PU Foams as Insulation Material Witness Growth III-85 Energy Conservation Initiatives in Construction Sector: An Important Demand Driver..............III-85 Booming Market for Green Buildings in China III-86 Raw Material Scenario..............III-86 Product Introduction/Innovation III-87 Recent Industry Activity..............III-87 B.Market Analytics..............III-88 Table 109: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-88

Table 110: Chinese Historic Review for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-89

Table 111: Chinese 14-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-90

5b. INDIA.............. III-91 A.Market Analysis.............. III-91 Outlook.............. III-91 A Potential Laden Market..............III-91 Strong Demand for Two-Wheelers Spur Demand for PU Foams III-91 Recent Industry Activity..............III-92 B.Market Analytics..............III-92 Table 112: Indian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-92

Table 113: Indian Historic Review for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-93

Table 114: Indian 14-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-94

5c. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC..............III-95 A.Market Analysis.............. III-95 Outlook.............. III-95 Recent Industry Activity..............III-95 Key Players.............. III-95 B.Market Analytics..............III-96 Table 115: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-96

Table 116: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-97

Table 117: Rest of Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-98

6. LATIN AMERICA.............. III-99 A.Market Analysis.............. III-99 Outlook.............. III-99 Latin America Offers Lucrative Opportunities for Suppliers and Producers.............. III-99 Growing Construction Industry in Latin America to Benefit Market Expansion.............. III-99 B.Market Analytics..............III-100 Table 118: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by Geographic Region - Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-100

Table 119: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-101

Table 120: Latin American Historic Review for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by Geographic Region - Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-102

Table 121: Latin American Historic Review for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-103

Table 122: Latin American 14-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-104

Table 123: Latin American 14-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-105

6a. BRAZIL.............. III-106 A.Market Analysis.............. III-106 Outlook.............. III-106 Brazil: The Largest and Rapidly Growing PU Foam Market in the Region.............. III-106 B.Market Analytics..............III-107 Table 124: Brazilian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-107

Table 125: Brazilian Historic Review for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-108

Table 126: Brazilian 14-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-109

6b. MEXICO.............. III-110 A.Market Analysis.............. III-110 Outlook.............. III-110 B.Market Analytics..............III-110 Table 127: Mexican Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)..............III-110

Table 128: Mexican Historic Review for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-111

Table 129: Mexican 14-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-112

6c. REST OF LATIN AMERICA..............III-113 A.Market Analysis.............. III-113 Outlook.............. III-113 B.Market Analytics..............III-113 Table 130: Rest of Latin America Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-113

Table 131: Rest of Latin America Historic Review for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-114

Table 132: Rest of Latin America 14-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).............. III-115

7. REST OF WORLD.............. III-116 A.Market Analysis.............. III-116 Outlook.............. III-116 Middle East Polyurethane Market: An Overview III-116 Rapid Expansion in the Middle East Construction Sector Boosts Market Demand..............III-116 Product Introduction/Innovation III-117 B.Market Analytics..............III-117 Table 133: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2014 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-117

Table 134: Rest of World Historic Review for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Tons for Years 2007 through 2013 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-118

Table 135: Rest of World 14-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Furniture and Bedding, Transportation, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Footwear and Recreational, Packaging and Other Markets for Years 2007, 2015 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-119

IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 61 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 74)

The United States (30) Canada (1) Japan (7) Europe (32) - Germany (9) - The United Kingdom (3) - Italy (4) - Rest of Europe (16) Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (3) Latin America (1)
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