Polyurethane Foams Market Report Scope & Overview:

The Polyurethane Foams Market is expected to increase at a CAGR of 7.4%, from USD 46.28 billion in 2022 to USD 81.94 billion in 2030. Growing end-use sectors such as electronics, bedding & furniture, building & construction, and automotive in emerging nations like as India, Thailand, and others are among the primary drivers of the polyurethane foams market. Other factors driving the growth of the polyurethane foams market include the rising usage of polyurethane foams in building insulation for energy conservation.

Over the projection period, the emergence of various end-user sectors in emerging nations is expected to promote global polyurethane foam growth. The Global Polyurethane Foam Market study offers a comprehensive analysis of the industry.

Polyurethane Foams Market Revenue Analysis

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Market Dynamic:


In a range of building products and other uses, polyurethane foams are utilised as insulation, adhesives, sealants, and binders. Polyurethane foams are highly flexible materials that assist lower total infrastructure costs by reducing building energy consumption. They allow architects to better insulate buildings, lowering gas, oil, and electricity use. As a result, polyurethane foams are being used more frequently for building insulation.


The strict environmental restrictions created by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for new and existing plant sites engaged in the manufacturing of flexible polyurethane foams are a major stumbling block to the expansion of the polyurethane foam industry.


Polyols are primarily utilised in the production of polyurethane foams. Concerns about the usage of fossil fuels and the environmental impact of plastics have prompted the polyurethane foam sector to strive for more environmentally friendly business practises. Bio-derived materials, such as soy-based polyols, provide considerable sustainability and cost-effectiveness advantages over conventional polyols. They also cut down on the use of petroleum-based raw materials. These considerations provide polyurethane manufacturers with an opportunity to minimise their reliance on petroleum-based raw materials for the creation of polyurethane foams while simultaneously lowering their manufacturing costs.


The high costs of essential feedstock materials used in the production of polyurethane foams, such as toluene diisocyanate, methyl di-p-phenylene, and polymeric isocyanate, result in higher polyurethane foam production costs. These variables make regulating manufacturing costs difficult for polyurethane foam makers.


The worldwide execution of COVID-19 lockdowns brought about an impressive drop in MDI interest from March to June 2020. The vital clients in Asia Pacific either dropped or deferred their development orders. The decrease sought after for MDI in Europe was to a great extent because of a drop popular for polyurethane froths from the vehicle area. The episode and spread of COVID-19 has brought about a TDI shortage in significant spots all over the planet. Most of polyurethane producers have stopped tasks, and numerous nations have shut their ports, forestalling products transportation. Thus, various TDI orders have been dropped.

Market Segmentation:

By Type

  • Flexible Foams

  • Rigid Foams

  • Spray Foams

By Density Composition

  • Low-Density Polyurethane Foams 

  • Medium-Density Polyurethane Foams

  • High-Density Polyurethane Foams

By End-use Industry

  • Bedding & Furniture

  • Building & Construction

  • Automotive

  • Electronics

  • Footwear

  • Packaging

  • Others

Polyurethane Foams Market Segmentation Analysis

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  • North America

    • USA

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • UK

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • The Netherlands

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • Japan

    • South Korea

    • China

    • India

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • The Middle East & Africa

    • Israel

    • UAE

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of Latin America

Key Players:

Some of the key players in the market include Covestro AG, BASF SE, Wanhua Chemical Group Co., Ltd., Dow Inc., Huntsman Corporation, Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd., Saint-Gobain, and others.

Huntsman Corporation-Company Financial Analysis

Polyurethane Foams Market Report Scope:
Report Attributes Details
Market Size in 2022 US$ 46.28 Billion
Market Size by 2030 US$ 81.94 Billion
CAGR CAGR of 7.4% From 2023 to 2030
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2020-2021
Report Scope & Coverage Market Size, Segments Analysis, Competitive  Landscape, Regional Analysis, DROC & SWOT Analysis, Forecast Outlook
Key Segments • By Type (Flexible Foams, Rigid Foams, Spray Foams)
• By Density Composition (Low-Density Polyurethane Foams, Medium-Density Polyurethane Foams, High-Density Polyurethane Foams)
• By End-Use Industry (Bedding & Furniture, Building & Construction, Automotive, Electronics, Footwear, Packaging, Others)
Regional Analysis/Coverage North America (USA, Canada, Mexico), Europe
(Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands,
Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Japan, South Korea,
China, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific), The
Middle East & Africa (Israel, UAE, South Africa,
Rest of Middle East & Africa), Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
Company Profiles Covestro AG, BASF SE, Wanhua Chemical Group Co., Ltd., Dow Inc., Huntsman Corporation, Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd., Saint-Gobain, and others.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ans: Manufacturers, Consultant, aftermarket players, association, Research institute, private and universities libraries, suppliers and distributors of the product.

Ans: Key Stakeholders Considered in the study:
Raw material vendors
Regulatory authorities, including government agencies and NGO
Commercial research & development (R&D) institutions
Importers and exporters
Government organizations, research organizations, and consulting firms
Trade/Industrial associations
End-use industries are the stake holder in this report


Ans:  The worldwide execution of COVID-19 lockdowns brought about an impressive drop in MDI interest from March to June 2020. The vital clients in Asia Pacific either dropped or deferred their development orders. The decrease sought after for MDI in Europe was to a great extent because of a drop popular for polyurethane froths from the vehicle area. The episode and spread of COVID-19 has brought about a TDI shortage in significant spots all over the planet. 

Ans: The high costs of essential feedstock materials are the challenges faced by the Polyurethane Foam Market.

Ans: From 2021 to 2028, the global polyurethane foams market is expected to increase at a CAGR of 7.5 percent, from USD 46.1 billion in 2022 to USD 71.00 billion in 2028.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

1.1 Market Definition

1.2 Scope

1.3 Research Assumptions

2. Research Methodology

3. Market Dynamics

3.1 Drivers

3.2 Restraints

3.3 Opportunities

3.4 Challenges

4. Impact Analysis

4.1 COVID-19 Impact Analysis

4.2 Impact of Ukraine- Russia war

4.3 Impact of ongoing Recession

4.3.1 Introduction

4.3.2 Impact on major economies US Canada Germany France United Kingdom China Japan South Korea Rest of the World

5. Value Chain Analysis

6. Porter’s 5 forces model

7.  PEST Analysis

8. Global Polyurethane Foam Market Segmentation, By Type

8.1 Flexible Foams

8.2 Rigid Foams

8.3 Spray Foams

9. Global Polyurethane Foam Market Segment, By Density Composition

9.1 Low-Density Polyurethane Foam

9.2 Medium-Density Polyurethane Foams

9.3 High-Density Polyurethane Foams

10. Global Polyurethane Foam Market Segment, By End-use Industry

10.1 Bedding & Furniture

10.2 Building & Construction

10.3 Automotive

10.4 Electronics

10.5 Footwear

10.6 Packaging

10.7 Others (Appliances, Textiles & Apparel, and Transportation)

11. Regional Analysis

11.1 Introduction

11.2 North America

11.2.1 USA

11.2.2    Canada

11.2.3    Mexico

11.3 Europe

11.3.1    Germany

11.3.2    UK

11.3.3    France

11.3.4    Italy

11.3.5    Spain

11.3.6    The Netherlands

11.3.7    Rest of Europe

11.4 Asia-Pacific

11.4.1    Japan

11.4.2    South Korea

11.4.3    China

11.4.4    India

11.4.5    Australia

11.4.6    Rest of Asia-Pacific

11.5 The Middle East & Africa

11.5.1    Israel

11.5.2    UAE

11.5.3    South Africa

11.5.4    Rest

11.6 Latin America

11.6.1    Brazil

11.6.2    Argentina

11.6.3    Rest of Latin America

12. Company Profiles

12.1 Covestro AG (Germany)

12.1.1 Financial

12.1.2 Products/ Services Offered

12.1.3 SWOT Analysis

12.1.4 The SNS view

12.2 BASF SE (Germany)

12.3 Wanhua Chemical Group Co., Ltd. (China)

12.4 Dow Inc. (US)

12.5 Huntsman Corporation (US)

12.6 Sekisui Chemical Co., Ltd. (Japan)

12.7 Saint-Gobain (France)

13. Competitive Landscape

13.1 Competitive Benchmarking

13.2 Market Share analysis

13.3 Recent Developments

14. Conclusion

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