Reportlinker Adds Global Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) Industry

Mar 21, 2011, 13:37 ET from Reportlinker

NEW YORK, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Thousand Tons by the following end-use segments - Furniture/Bedding, Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment, Packaging, and Others (includes Textiles and Tanks). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2007 through 2015. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. The report profiles 40 companies including many key and niche players such as BASF AG, BASF Polyurethanes GmbH, Baxenden Chemicals Ltd., Bayer AG, British Vita Unlimited, The Dow Chemical Company, FXI - Foamex Innovations, Huntsman Polyurethanes, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Recticel, and Woodbridge Foam Corporation. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

1. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 1

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations 1

Disclaimers 2

Data Interpretation & Reporting Level 3

Quantitative Techniques & Analytics 3

Product Definitions and Scope of Study 3

Furniture/Bedding 4

Automotive 4

Construction 4

Appliances 4

Recreational Equipment 4

Packaging 4

Others 4

2. MARKET OVERVIEW 5

Global Foamed Plastics Market - Overview 5

Table 1: Global Foamed Plastics Market by Segment (2010E):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Demand (Value) for Urethanes,

Polystyrene, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 5

Polyurethane Industry - An Overview 5

Recession and the PU Foams Market 6

Current and Future Analysis 6

Rigid and Flexible Foams 6

Raw Material - Insight into Trends & Demand Scenario 7

TDI Market 7

MDI Market 8

Producers Focus on Capacity Buildup 8

Pricing Scenario 8

3. MARKET DYNAMICS 9

Greater Emphasis on "Greener" Products 9

Polyurethane (PU) Finds Increasing Applications in Automobile

Industry 9

Application Trends 9

Special Properties of Thermoplastic Elastomers Drive Growth

in the PU Market 10

PU Popularity in Coatings Industry - Credit Goes to Versatility 10

Major Benefits of PUs 10

Major Markets 11

PU Usage in Furniture Markets 11

Advancements in PU Technology - Facilitating Flexible Usage in

CASE Applications 12

New PU Products to Meet Market Standards 12

4. COMPETITION 13

Big Four Rule the Roost 13

Table 2: Leading Players in the World Polyurethane Market

(2010E): Percentage Breakdown by Capacity for Dow, Bayer,

BASF, Huntsman, and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 13

Table 3: Leading Players in the Global MDI Market (2010):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Capacity for Bayer, BASF, Dow,

Huntsman, Yantai and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 13

5. PRODUCT OVERVIEW 14

Production Process 14

Raw Materials 15

Various Forms of Polyurethane 15

Thermoplastic Polyurethane 15

Elastomeric Polyurethane Rim Systems 16

Composite Polyurethane Rim Systems 16

Structural Foam Polyurethane Rim Systems 16

Solid Polyurethane Rim Systems 17

Elastomeric and Structural Polyurethane Spray Systems 17

Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) 17

Polyurethane Systems For Resin Transfer Molding 18

Polyurethane Prepolymers For Cast Elastomers 18

Major End Use Applications 19

Case Applications 19

Sealants 20

Adhesives 20

Furniture/Bedding 20

Automobiles 20

Construction 21

Appliances 21

Recreational Equipment 21

Packaging 21

Miscellaneous 21

6. ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS 22

The Polypropylene Switch 22

Recycling 23

7. PRODUCT LAUNCHES 24

Momentive Launches Range of Polyurethane Foam Products 24

The Woodbridge Group Launches GreenLite™ Automotive Foam 24

The Woodbridge Group Launches Automotive Headliner Solutions 24

Cereplast Unveils Bio-Based Foamable Resin 25

CertainTeed Unveils CertaSpray™ Foam Insulation 25

Bayer MaterialScience Introduces Medical-Grade Thermoplastic

Polyurethanes 25

Sartomer Rolls Out 7840 TPU 26

Foamex International Launches Aquazone® WD 26

Huntsman Launches Soft TPUs 26

Woodbridge Group Launches BioFoam Green Polyurethane Foams 26

The Woodbridge Group Unveils ComfortSense Textured Surface

Technology 27

The Woodbridge Group Unveils CargoSMART and CargoTUF 27

The Woodbridge Group Launches BioFoam Seat Cushioning 27

Bayer Develops News Technology for Rigid Polyurethane Production 27

Bayer MaterialScience Unveils Baycusan® 28

Noveon Launches LOI Non-Halogen Flame Retardant Thermoplastic

Polyurethane 28

Bayer MaterialScience Launches Polyurethane Raw Materials 28

Bayer Launches New Thermoplastic Polyurethane for Molded Skins 28

Lubrizol Launches New Grade of Estane Thermoplastic Polyurethane 29

Huntsman to Add Two Products to the AVALON® Range 29

Foamex Launches Flexible Polyurethane Foam, Reflex® Natural™ 29

8. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY 31

Rogers Acquires SK Utis 31

Inoac Takes Over Crest Foam Industries 31

Huntsman Opens Systems House in Russia 31

Lubrizol Takes Over Dow Chemical's Thermoplastic Polyurethane

Business 31

Asahi Glass Merges with Asahi-Penn Chemical and Asahi Glass

Urethane 32

Advanced Medical Solutions Acquires Corpora 32

UFP Technologies Takes Over E.N. Murray 32

NV Recticel Acquires Minority Stake in Wenfom AS 32

9. CORPORATE ACTIVITY IN RECENT PAST- A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER 33

BaySystems North America Secures ICC Evaluation Service

Certification 33

Alexandria Extrusion Company Invests in Alexandria Plastics 33

Zotefoams Buys Minority Interest in MuCell Extrusion 33

Deep Down Takes Over Flotation Technologies 33

Lubrizol Acquires SK Chemicals' Polyurethane and Polymer Business 34

Bayer Material Science Opens Production Facility 34

The Dow Chemical Opens New System Formulation Laboratory 34

Dow Polyurethanes Expands Polyols Plant 34

Bayer Material Sciences Opens Polyurethane Systems House 34

Dow Chemical to Expand Polyurethane Facility 34

BASF Takes Over Polyurethane Specialties Business from Recticel 35

BASF to Set Up Plant for Manufacturing Automotive Spring Aids 35

BASF Sets Up Two System Houses in Slovakia and Poland 35

Kanoo Group and Elastogran Form Joint Venture to Set Up

Polyurethane System House 35

Chemtura Takes Over Baxenden Chemicals 36

Bayer MaterialScience Opens Polyurethane Systems House in China 36

Bayer MaterialScience Partners with Sysprotex GmbH 36

Bayer MaterialScience to Form Joint Venture with Baulé 37

Bayer Takes Over Resina Chemie 37

Foamex International Establishes Fabrication and Distribution

Branch in New Mexico 37

Huntsman and PUR-Systems GmbH Form Joint Venture 37

Huntsman Establishes New Thermoplastic Polyurethanes

Production Line 38

Brenntag Takes Over Chemical Distribution Assets from Inquimex

S.A.C.I 38

Michelman Takes Over Hydrosize Technologies 38

UFP Technologies Takes Over Stephenson & Lawyer 38

Bayer MaterialScience Takes Over Polyurethanes Business of Dr.

D.A. Delis AG 39

Mitsui Chemicals to Merge with Subsidiary 39

Sika Takes Over Industrial and Commercial Polymer Flooring

Business of Valspar 39

Harita Seating Systems Takes Over Polyflex 39

Sika Takes Over Polymer Flooring Business of ICS Garland 40

Koninklijke Takes Over Soluol 40

OMNOVA Acquires Stake in CG-OMNOVA and Beston OMNOVA Plastics 40

Dow to Take Over Edulan 40

Dow Buys Wolff Walsrode 40

Dow Polyurethanes Acquires Hyperlast 41

Bayer MaterialScience Acquires Ure-Tech 41

Aker Kvaerner Acquires Majority Stake in Phoenix Polymers 41

RECTICEL Acquires Espe Oy and Ewona OY from Finlayson 42

Polymer Chemical Merges with Elastogran Group 42

Huntsman and NMG Enter into a Joint Venture 42

Standard Carpets and Dow Enter into a Partnership 42

Proseat Collaborates with Foamline in Russia 43

BASF Sets Up New Polyurethane Specialty Facility 43

Dow Polyurethanes Expands Plant Capacities 43

Dow Spreads Out its Operations in Cairo 44

Bayer MaterialScience Opens BaySystems India 44

10. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS 45

BASF AG (Germany) 45

BASF Polyurethanes GmbH (Germany) 45

Baxenden Chemicals Ltd (UK) 45

Bayer AG (Germany) 46

British Vita Unlimited (UK) 47

The Dow Chemical Company (USA) 47

FXI - Foamex Innovations (USA) 48

Huntsman Polyurethanes (Belgium) 48

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Japan) 48

Recticel S.A (Belgium) 49

Woodbridge Foam Corporation (Canada) 49

11. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE 50

Table 4: World Recent Past Current & Future Market Analysis

for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South

America and Rest of World Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 Through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 50

Table 5: World Historic Market Review for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America and Rest

of World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Tons for Years 2000 Through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 51

Table 6: World 11-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), South America and Rest of World Markets for

Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 52

Table 7: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis

for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Furniture/Bedding

Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America and Rest of

World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Tons for Years 2007 Through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 53

Table 8: World Historic Market Review for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) in Furniture/Bedding Applications by Geographic

Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), South America and Rest of World Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2000

Through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 54

Table 9: World 11-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) in Furniture/ Bedding Applications by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

South America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 55

Table 10: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis

for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Automotive Applications

by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), South America and Rest of World

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Tons for Years 2007 Through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 56

Table 11: World Historic Market Review for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) in Automotive Applications by Geographic Region

- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

South America & Rest of World Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 Through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 57

Table 12: World 11-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) in Automotive Applications by Geographic Region

- Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan,

Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America and Rest

of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 58

Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis

for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Construction

Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America and Rest of

World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Tons for Years 2007 Through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 59

Table 14: World Historic Market Review for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) in Construction Applications by Geographic

Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), South America & Rest of World Independently Analyzed

with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2000

Through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 60

Table 15: World 11-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), South America

and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 61

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis

for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Electrical Appliances

Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America and Rest of

World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Tons for Years 2007 Through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 62

Table 17: World Historic Market Review for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) in Electrical Appliances Applications by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), South America and Rest of World

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Tons for Years 2000 Through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 63

Table 18: World 11-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),

South America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 64

Table 19: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis

for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Recreational Equipment

Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America and Rest of

World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Tons for Years 2007 Through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 65

Table 20: World Historic Market Review for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) in Recreational Equipment Applications by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific

(excluding Japan), South America & Rest of World Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years

2000 Through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 66

Table 21: World 11-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) in Recreational Equipment Applications by

Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific (excluding Japan),

South America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 &

2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 67

Table 22: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis

for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Packaging Applications

by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), South America and Rest of World

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Tons for Years 2007 Through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 68

Table 23: World Historic Market Review for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) in Packaging Applications by Geographic Region

- US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

South America & Rest of World Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 Through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 69

Table 24: World 11-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), South America and Rest

of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 70

Table 25: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis

for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Other Applications by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), South America and Rest of World

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Tons for Years 2007 Through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 71

Table 26: World Historic Market Review for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) in Other Applications by Geographic Region -

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),

South America and Rest of World Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 Through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 72

Table 27: World 11-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), South America and Rest

of World Markets for Years 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 73

12. UNITED STATES 74

A.Market Analysis 74

Current and Future Analysis 74

Recession Slows Down Growth 74

Expanding Application Areas for Polyurethane Foam 74

Rigid & Flexible Polyurethane Foam 75

Foamed Plastic Demand - Set for Growth 75

Table 28: US Foamed Plastics Market by Segment (2012P):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Demand (Volume) for Foamed

Urethane, Foamed Polystyrene, Foamed Vinyl, Foamed

Engineering Plastics, and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 76

Foam Plastic Market Moving Towards Green Products 76

Growth Trends by End-use Sector 76

Construction 76

Plastic- A Key Energy Conserver 77

Household Products 77

Transportation Equipment 77

Furniture & Bedding 78

Insulation 78

Prospects in PU-Coated Fabrics Market 78

B.Market Analytics 79

Table 29: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment -

Furniture/Bedding, Automotive, Construction, Electrical

Appliances, Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Tons for Years 2007 Through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 79

Table 30: US Historic Review for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/Bedding,

Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,

Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Other Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Tons for Years 2000 Through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 80

Table 31: US 11-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for Furniture/Bedding, Automotive,

Construction, Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment,

Packaging and Other Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 81

13. CANADA 82

A.Market Analysis 82

Current & Future Analysis 82

Impact of Recession on Polyurethane Industry 82

Increased Focus on Sustainable Products 82

Production Overview 82

B.Market Analytics 83

Table 32: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment -

Furniture/Bedding, Automotive, Construction, Electrical

Appliances, Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Tons for Years 2007 Through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 83

Table 33: Canadian Historic Review for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/Bedding,

Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,

Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Other Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Tons for Years 2000 Through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 84

Table 34: Canadian 11-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for Furniture/Bedding, Automotive,

Construction, Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment,

Packaging and Other Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 85

14. JAPAN 86

A.Market Analysis 86

Current and Future Analysis 86

Polyurethane Foam: Production Overview 86

Table 35: Polyurethane Foam Market in Japan (2009):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Production for Flexible PU

Foam and Rigid PU Foam 86

Raw Material 86

TDI Segment 86

Exports Dominate Market 87

MDI Segment 87

Table 36: Leading MDI Manufacturers in Japan (2009):

Breakdown by Output Capacity for Nippon Polyurethane

Industry, Sumika Bayer Urethane, and Mitsui Chemicals

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 87

Polyol Segment 88

Table 37: Leading Manufacturers of Polypropylene Glycol in

Japan (2009): Breakdown by Production Capacity (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 88

B.Market Analytics 89

Table 38: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment -

Furniture/Bedding, Automotive, Construction, Electrical

Appliances, Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Tons for Years 2007 Through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 89

Table 39: Japanese Historic Review for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/ Bedding,

Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,

Recreational Equipment, Packaging & Other Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Tons for Years 2000 Through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 90

Table 40: Japanese 11-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for Furniture/Bedding, Automotive,

Construction, Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment,

Packaging & Other Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 91

15. EUROPE 92

A.Market Analysis 92

Current and Future Analysis 92

PU Applications in Automobile Industry 92

B.Market Analytics 93

Table 41: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by Geographic Region -

France, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, Russia, and Rest of

Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 Through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 93

Table 42: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment -

Furniture/Bedding, Automotive, Construction, Electrical

Appliances, Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Tons for Years 2007 Through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 94

Table 43: European Historic Review for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) by Geographic Region - France, Germany, UK,

Italy, Spain, Russia & Rest of Europe Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for

Years 2000 Through 2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 95

Table 44: European Historic Review for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/Bedding,

Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,

Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Other Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Tons for Years 2000 Through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 96

Table 45: European 11-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown

of Volume Sales for France, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain,

Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 97

Table 46: European 11-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for Furniture/Bedding, Automotive,

Construction, Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment,

Packaging and Other Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 98

15a. FRANCE 99

Market Analysis 99

Table 47: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment -

Furniture/Bedding, Automotive, Construction, Electrical

Appliances, Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Tons for Years 2007 Through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 99

Table 48: French Historic Review for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/Bedding,

Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,

Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Other Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Tons for Years 2000 Through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 100

Table 49: French 11-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for Furniture/Bedding, Automotive,

Construction, Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment,

Packaging & Other Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 101

15b.GERMANY 102

A.Market Analysis 102

Current and Future Analysis 102

Foamed Plastics Market Prospects 102

B.Market Analytics 103

Table 50: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment -

Furniture/Bedding, Automotive, Construction, Electrical

Appliances, Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Tons for Years 2007 Through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 103

Table 51: German Historic Review for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/ Bedding,

Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,

Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Other Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Tons for Years 2000 Through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 104

Table 52: German 11-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for Furniture/Bedding, Automotive,

Construction, Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment,

Packaging and Other Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 105

15c. ITALY 106

Market Analysis 106

Table 53: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment -

Furniture/Bedding, Automotive, Construction, Electrical

Appliances, Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Tons for Years 2007 Through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 106

Table 54: Italian Historic Review for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/ Bedding,

Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,

Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Other Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Tons for Years 2000 Through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 107

Table 55: Italian 11-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for Furniture/Bedding, Automotive,

Construction, Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment,

Packaging and Other Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 108

15d. THE UNITED KINGDOM 109

Market Analysis 109

Table 56: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment -

Furniture/Bedding, Automotive, Construction, Electrical

Appliances, Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Tons for Years 2007 Through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 109

Table 57: UK Historic Review for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/Bedding,

Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,

Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Other Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Tons for Years 2000 Through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 110

Table 58: UK 11-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for Furniture/Bedding, Automotive,

Construction, Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment,

Packaging and Other Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 111

15e. SPAIN 112

Market Analysis 112

Table 59: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment -

Furniture/Bedding, Automotive, Construction, Electrical

Appliances, Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Tons for Years 2007 Through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 112

Table 60: Spanish Historic Review for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/Bedding,

Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,

Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Other Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Tons for Years 2000 Through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 113

Table 61: Spanish 11-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for Furniture/Bedding, Automotive,

Construction, Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment,

Packaging and Other Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 114

15f. RUSSIA 115

Market Analysis 115

Table 62: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment -

Furniture/Bedding, Automotive, Construction, Electrical

Appliances, Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Tons for Years 2007 Through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 115

Table 63: Russian Historic Review for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/Bedding,

Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,

Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Other Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Tons for Years 2000 Through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 116

Table 64: Russian 11-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for Furniture/Bedding, Automotive,

Construction, Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment,

Packaging and Other Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 117

15g.REST OF EUROPE 118

A.Market Analysis 118

Current and Future Analysis 118

Polyurethane Market in Turkey 118

B.Market Analytics 119

Table 65: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use

Segment - Furniture/Bedding, Automotive, Construction,

Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment, Packaging and

Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 Through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 119

Table 66: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/ Bedding,

Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,

Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Other Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Tons for Years 2000 Through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 120

Table 67: Rest of Europe 11-Year Perspective for Foamed

Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage

Breakdown of Volume Sales for Furniture/ Bedding,

Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,

Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Other Markets for

2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 121

16. ASIA-PACIFIC 122

A.Market Analysis 122

Current and Future Analysis 122

Asia-Pacific: Strong Growth Potential 122

B.Market Analytics 123

Table 68: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by Geographic

Region for China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Tons for Years 2007 Through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 123

Table 69: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use

Segment - Furniture/Bedding, Automotive, Construction,

Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment, Packaging and

Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 Through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 124

Table 70: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) by Geographic Region for China, India and

Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 Through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 125

Table 71: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/Bedding,

Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,

Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Other Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Tons for Years 2000 Through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 126

Table 72: Asia-Pacific 11-Year Perspective for Foamed

Plastics (Polyurethane) by Geographic Region - Percentage

Breakdown of Volume Sales for China, India, and Rest of

Asia-Pacific Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 127

Table 73: Asia-Pacific 11-Year Perspective for Foamed

Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage

Breakdown of Volume Sales for Furniture/Bedding, Automotive,

Construction, Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment,

Packaging and Other Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 128

16a.CHINA 129

A.Market Analysis 129

Current and Future Analysis 129

Recession & Polyurethane Industry 129

Polyurethane Industry - Influenced by Economic Trends 129

Insulation Market Witnessing Growth 130

Steady GDP Growth and Improving Living Standards Drive PU

Growth 130

Energy Conservation Initiatives in Construction Sector - A

Key Demand Driver 131

Automobile Sector: Potential for PU Materials 131

Deterrents in Polyurethane Development 131

B.Market Analytics 132

Table 74: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment -

Furniture/Bedding, Automotive, Construction, Electrical

Appliances, Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Tons for Years 2007 Through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 132

Table 75: Chinese Historic Review for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/Bedding,

Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,

Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Other Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Tons for Years 2000 Through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 133

Table 76: Chinese 11-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for Furniture/Bedding, Automotive,

Construction, Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment,

Packaging and Other Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 134

16b.INDIA 135

A.Market Analysis 135

Outlook 135

Table 77: Indian Polyurethane Market by End Segment (2010):

Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Consumption for

Flexible Foam, Rigid Foam, Coatings, Elastomers, and

Adhesives & Sealants (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 135

B.Market Analytics 136

Table 78: Indian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment -

Furniture/Bedding, Automotive, Construction, Electrical

Appliances, Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Tons for Years 2007 Through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 136

Table 79: Indian Historic Review for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/Bedding,

Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,

Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Other Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Tons for Years 2000 Through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 137

Table 80: Indian 11-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for Furniture/Bedding, Automotive,

Construction, Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment,

Packaging and Other Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 138

16c. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC 139

Market Analysis 139

Table 81: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use

Segment - Furniture/Bedding, Automotive, Construction,

Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment, Packaging and

Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 Through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 139

Table 82: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Foamed

Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment -

Furniture/Bedding, Automotive, Construction, Electrical

Appliances, Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Tons for Years 2000 Through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 140

Table 83: Rest of Asia-Pacific 11-Year Perspective for

Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment -

Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Furniture/ Bedding,

Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,

Recreational Equipment, Packaging, and Others Markets for

2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 141

17. SOUTH AMERICA 142

A.Market Analysis 142

Current and Future Analysis 142

Lucrative Market for Suppliers and Producers 142

Brazil and Mexico Grab Largest Market Slice 142

Table 84: South American Polyurethane Market (2007):

Percentage Breakdown by Production for Brazil, Mexico,

Argentina, Chile, Columbia, Venezuela, and Rest of South

America (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 143

B.Market Analytics 143

Table 85: South America Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by Geographic

Region for Brazil, Mexico and Rest of South America Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Tons for Years 2007 Through 2015 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 143

Table 86: South America Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use

Segment - Furniture/Bedding, Automotive, Construction,

Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment, Packaging and

Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 Through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 144

Table 87: South America Historic Review for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) by Geographic Region for Brazil, Mexico, and

Rest of South America Markets Independently Analyzed with

Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2000 Through

2006 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 145

Table 88: South America Historic Review for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/ Bedding,

Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,

Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Other Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Tons for Years 2000 Through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 146

Table 89: South America 11-Year Perspective for Foamed

Plastics (Polyurethane) by Geographic Region - Percentage

Breakdown of Volume Sales for Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of

South America Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 147

Table 90: South American 11-Year Perspective for Foamed

Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage

Breakdown of Volume Sales for Furniture/Bedding, Automotive,

Construction, Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment,

Packaging and Other Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 148

17a.BRAZIL 149

A.Market Analysis 149

Current and Future Analysis 149

Brazil - The Largest and Rapidly Growing South American Market 149

B.Market Analytics 150

Table 91: Brazilian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis

for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment -

Furniture/Bedding, Automotive, Construction, Electrical

Appliances, Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Tons for Years 2007 Through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 150

Table 92: Brazilian Historic Review for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/Bedding,

Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,

Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Other Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Tons for Years 2000 Through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 151

Table 93: Brazilian 11-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for Furniture/Bedding, Automotive,

Construction, Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment,

Packaging and Other Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 152

17b. MEXICO 153

Market Analysis 153

Table 94: Mexican Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment -

Furniture/Bedding, Automotive, Construction, Electrical

Appliances, Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Tons for Years 2007 Through 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 153

Table 95: Mexican Historic Review for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/Bedding,

Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,

Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Other Markets

Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand

Tons for Years 2000 Through 2006 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) 154

Table 96: Mexican 11-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics

(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for Furniture/Bedding, Automotive,

Construction, Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment,

Packaging & Other Markets for 2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 155

17c. REST OF SOUTH AMERICA 156

Market Analysis 156

Table 97: Rest of South America Recent Past, Current &

Future Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End

Use Segment - Furniture/Bedding, Automotive, Construction,

Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment, Packaging and

Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 Through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 156

Table 98: Rest of South America Historic Review for Foamed

Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment -

Furniture/Bedding, Automotive, Construction, Electrical

Appliances, Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Other

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Thousand Tons for Years 2000 Through 2006 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) 157

Table 99: Rest of South America 11-Year Perspective for

Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment -

Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Furniture/ Bedding,

Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,

Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Other Markets for

2005, 2010 & 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 158

18. REST OF WORLD 159

A.Market Analysis 159

Current and Future Analysis 159

Middle East Polyurethane Market - Future Beckons 159

B.Market Analytics 160

Table 100: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future

Analysis for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use

Segment - Furniture/Bedding, Automotive, Construction,

Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment, Packaging and

Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2007 Through 2015

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) 160

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