Analysis of One Component Foam market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more
As per latest industry analysis on one component foam by Fact.MR, the global market is expected to accelerate at an impressive CAGR of 6% to top US$ 5 Bn by 2031. Demand for MDI (methylene diphenyl diisocyanate) to rise at a CAGR of 5% across the assessment period of 2021 to 2031.
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As per Fact.MR - a market research and competitive intelligence provider, the global market for one component foam was valued at US$ 3 Bn in 2020.
One component foam is also known as one-component polyurethane foam. It is a self-adhesive, self-expanding, moisture-curing, and gap filler material. Increasing use of one component foam in gap fillings for doors, windows, roofs, and ceilings make it suitable for construction projects.
One-component foam is a superior-quality polyurethane material used to attain short curing time and better adhesion to surfaces. These benefits make it useful for shortening gaps and reducing leakages from walls, doors, and windows.
Key manufacturers are shifting their focus on the chemical compositions of one component foam, and potential health risks of one component foam to comply with stringent regulations and sync with the needs of environmentally conscious end users.
Extensive R&D activities by major companies in collaboration with government authorities are helping enhance the quality of adhesives and foam components. Technological advancements in making of polyurethane foam by using different raw materials are benefiting end-users.
This is projected to boost the global one component foam market during the forecast period.
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One component foam is a high-performance thermal and acoustic insulating material noted for its elasticity and excellent abrasion resistance. It is composed of polyurethane polymer, pigments, polyols, fillers, and additives and is used to fill and seal joints in buildings and structures.
One component foam is highly elastic and resilient, weather durable, fire-resistant, non-sagging, and watertight, with an excellent adhesive capacity to most of the building and construction materials.
Application of one component foam insulation provides structural strength via proper bonding with the substrate. Such advantageous properties make it suitable for building insulation applications. Moreover, the insulation of buildings also brings down their operational costs owing to the less consumption of electricity.
One component foam usually expands and becomes air-tight at the surface on which it is applied. Adoption of one component foam has gained momentum over the last few years, owing to its excellent self-ceiling mechanism. This is a key factor projected to boost the one component foam market during the forecast period.
Although one component foam has a wide range of applications, several health effects associated with it restrain its adoption to some extent. Increased concentrations of the compound increase the risks of irritation to the eyes, nose, throat, lungs, and skin, which can be fatal on the prolonged exposure of diisocyanate used in the production of polyurethane. This creates high health risks for workers in factories and production sites who are in close proximity to the material.
Factors such as the absence of standards and protocols coupled with strict government policies are impeding the growth prospects of the one component foam market.
Raw materials required in its production are derived from crude oil or fossil fuel. Raw materials such as methylene polyether polyol, diphenyl diisocyanate, and polyester polyol are mainly produced from crude oil products. Thus, highly fluctuating crude oil and raw material prices are the potential restraints hampering overall one component foam sealant and adhesive market.
Such factors are likely to restrain the demand for one component foam to a certain extent in the coming years.
The study finds Asia Pacific region excluding Japan (APEJ) to be the fastest growing market for one component foam. APEJ, with 50% of global market share, will largely contribute to the growth of one component foam revenue.
Growing demand for building insulation and the increasing presence of global market players in the region drives demand for one component foam. In addition, steady economic progress and improvement in the living standards of countries contributing to the growth of the construction industry. This, in turn, is expected to fuel the growth of the one component foam products market in the APEJ region.
China and India are among the most attractive countries for stakeholders dealing in one component foam, owing to the availability of raw materials and high consumption of one component foam, which is attributed to the increasing growth of the end-use industries. Rapidly growing production of polyurethane in the region, especially in China, boosts the availability of raw materials and enables manufacturers to launch one component foam products at competitive prices.
The market in the U.S. was valued at over US$ 770 Mn in 2020. The construction industry is a significant contributor to the economy of the United States.
One component foams find maximum applications in the construction industry and end users are focusing on minimizing their energy consumption to reduce their production cost by opting for energy-efficient insulating materials or sealants such as one component foam.
Furthermore, taking into consideration that construction materials have a significant impact on the environment, market players are aiming at contributing to a safer environment by offering environmentally friendly one component foam in the U.S.
Market growth in the U.S can be attributed to the presence of key manufacturers of one component foam and growing industrialization. Further, Government initiatives for green buildings and energy harvesting have increased the demand for one component foam in the U.S construction industry.
By 2031, China is expected to have a market value of roughly US$ 905 Mn. China continues to hold huge potential for sales of one component foam. Being one of the leading polyurethane producers, manufacturers benefit from the consistent supply and steady prices of raw materials in the country.
Additionally, vigorous rise of the industrial sector in parallel to improving economic conditions in China has been paving lucrative avenues for one component foam manufacturers to bank on.
Chinese manufacturers of one component foam are aiming to offer more sustainable and energy-efficient products to further expand profitable sales while syncing with the dynamic preferences of end-users.
Recent trends in the market in China indicate a palpable shift towards environmentally sustainable one component foam as the polyurethane foam industry released harmful gases and HCFC agents in the environment.
The possibility of the government banning polyurethane foams is coaxing one component foam manufacturers in the country to modify their salient strategies and adopt environmentally friendly, albeit less profitable, manufacturing processes.
Excellent properties offered by MDI-based one component foam products is the main reason for their popularity. MDI-based foam is the most effective insulation material available and is a major contributor to energy conservation.
Increased use of MDI-based one component foam products in residential and commercial construction is boosted by the fact that they are recyclable, safe, and environmentally responsible.
Due to all the superior properties and compatibility with increased energy efficiency needs, MDI-based one component foam products are widely preferred and are expected to witness very high demand over the coming years.
Gaps around window and door frames allow unwanted air to enter residential or commercial buildings and may cause heavy energy losses. However, one component polyurethane foam efficiently fills, seals, and insulates these gaps and other rough openings.
Application of the self-expanding one component foam on door and window frame jambs blocks the flow of air, provides greater comfort, and helps reduce energy bills by forming a durable, airtight, and water-resistant seal between the window and door frames. Thus, one component foam is extensively used in the door & window frame jambs end use.
The outbreak of COVID-19 has impacted several industries. Overall competitive landscape and market dynamics have been disrupted due to this pandemic.
Various governments have enforced nationwide lockdowns as part of measures to limit the spread of COVID-19. As a result, the construction industry had to halt its operation, due to the shortage of workforce.
Decrease in construction activity adversely impacted demand for one component foams, as these are extensively used as insulators, sealants, fillers, or adhesives in the construction industry.
Along with this impact, the COVID-10 pandemic has also generated a few new business opportunities for one component foam suppliers. For example, the mad rush to construct hospitals across regions led to spiked demand for one component foam, and this is expected to sustain for some time to come.
One component foam manufacturers are developing innovative products and are expanding their geographical reach to boost the one component spray foam market.
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The global one component foam market is currently worth more than US$ 3 Bn.
Increasing investments in R&D activities and rising technological advancements in one component foam are driving market growth.
As per ratings on the basis of market share, market reach, clientele, etc., Sika (Polypag AG), DowDuPont, Henkel, Selena Group, and Soudal Group are key suppliers of one component foam.
Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ), with 50% global market share, will largely contribute to the growth of one component foam revenue.
Door & window frame jambs continue to be the highest revenue-generating segment of one component foam, accounting for 40% of global revenue.
One component foam sealants and adhesives account for around 40% of the global market share.
The U.S., China, India, Australia, and South Korea are expected to drive most of the demand for one component foam.
Government initiatives for green buildings and energy harvesting have increased demand for one component foam in the U.S.
One component foam sales in China are forecasted to reach over US$ 900 Mn by 2031.
The market is expected to reach a value of above US$ 5 Bn by the end of 2031, with sales revenue expected to register a high CAGR of around 6%.
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