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Research and Markets: Automotive Foams Market by Types and by Applications – Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019

By Business Wire News   


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the “Automotive Foams Market by Types (Polyurethane, Polyolefin, Styrenic, Polyvinyl chloride, Phenolic, Melamine, & Others) and by Applications (Heavy Commercial Vehicles, Light Commercial Vehicles, and Passenger Cars) – Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019” report to their offering.

The automotive foam market is estimated to witness a CAGR of 10.50% between 2014 and 2019, and is expected to generate a global market value of $40.83 billion by 2019.

The report on automotive foam considers its five commonly used applications: seatings, instrument panels, headliners, door panels & water shields, seal, gaskets & NVH and others. The global automotive foams industry is witnessing high growth because of increasing end-use industry, technological advancements, and growing demand in the Asia-Pacific region. Automotive foams are largely used in all types of vehicles including light commercial vehicles, heavy commercial vehicles and passenger cars. Increasing use of automotive foams in seating industry is expected to drive the automotive foam market globally.

Seating is one of the largest applications of automotive foams across the world. Growing end-user industries in emerging nations such as China, and India, and energy efficiency are some of the drivers for automotive foam market. Automotive foams such as polyurethane, polyolefin and polystyrene, are expected to show high demand in their respective applications. Polyurethane was one of the majorly consumed automotive foams in 2013.

The major advantages of polyurethane include excellent thermal & sound insulation, easy installation, superior fire resistance, and increased light weight characteristics properties. The prime driver for automotive foam consumption comes from the increasing demand in developing countries coupled with growing manufacturer’s preference for automotive foams products in commercial vehicle applications. The commercial vehicle industry including heavy commercial vehicles, and light commercial vehicles, has a wide scope for its expansion, which in turn would help in increasing the consumption for automotive foams in the forecasted period.

The key participants in this market are Johnson Controls (U.S.), Woodbridge Foam Corporation (Canada), Lear Corporation (U.S.), Bridgestone Corporation (Tokyo), BASF (Germany), Recticel (Belgium), Vitafoams (U.K.), Armacell (Germany), The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), Rogers (U.S.), Saint-Gobain (France) and so on.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Research Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Premium Insights

5 Market Overview

6 Industry Trends

7 Automotive Foam Market, by Type

8 Market, by Application

9 Market, by End-user Industry

10 Automotive Foam Market, by Region

11 Competitive Landscape

12 Company Profiles

– Armacell


– Bridgestone Corporation

– Johnson Controls

– Lear Corporation

– Recticel

– Saint-Gobain

– The Dow Chemical Company

– Vitafoams

– Woodbridge Foam Corporation

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