Open Cell Foam Market: Overview and Dynamics
Open cell foam is a type of polymer, it is resistant to water, abrasion, temperature and weather. Introduced in the market because its more than half cells are open and less dense compared to close cell foam. For instance, open cell foam with high porosity level and the interconnected cell is ideal for application in which large surface areas are desired like fuel tank inserts, filtering materials and loudspeaker cover. The most versatile open cell foam material that has ever created was polyurethane foam which is being used for any application for the past few years. Polyurethane open cell foam provides good support, protection, comfort and safety in various applications.
With the growing population and their growing need for bedding & furniture, potential homeowners are looking for environment-friendly home furnishing material like sofas, chairs, beds etc. The demand of open cell foam is booming with the demand coming from the home furnishing industry to serve homeowners for better furnishing. Apart from that, the rising demand for consumer electronics will boost up the uses of open cell foam during the forecast period. Building and construction sectors also somehow dominate the market demand as open cell foam is highly used in this sector. The open cell foam used in buildings and the construction sector for sound absorption, padding, insulation & strengthening the structure.
Open cell foam market is expected to grow at a rate of CAGR 7.1% from 2021 to 2031. Countries with a high population like China & India are expected to show better demand growth during the forecast period. The growing need for open cell foam in automotive components including armrests, dashboards, airbags and other vehicular components increased the uses of open cell foam in the automobile industry. Countries like the U.S. and Canada have shown great demand for open cell foam because of their requirements of luxurious living materials like bedding, furniture etc. to bolster the demand for the open cell foam market.
COVID-19 Impact Insights
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, lockdown imposed across the globe and almost every sector and markets were shattered with losses, the open cell foam market is also one among them. The pandemic created a history of harsh financial condition and lower growth in maximum sectors which lead to economic disruption and imbalance of supply and demand equilibrium. The impact of COVID-19 has negatively affected several world economies. Governments across the globe have enacted several rules and regulations, including total blockage and quarantine methods, to combat COVID-19, which has had massive impacts in various areas of business.
In the first quarter of 2020, several countries were affected by COVID-19 and the open cell foam market also affected by a large ratio which leads to an unexpected pause in the production process, financial activities and consumption pattern in open cell foam market.
The second quarter of 2020 experienced a great financial loss and challenging economic conditions, plants were shut down in leading producing regions like the US, the UK where the uses of open cell foam were high, which led to low productivity of open cell foam and the trend remained to continue till Q2 of FY2021. Europe is known for one of the best automotive sectors in the world has observed weak demand for automobiles during COVID-19 which had negatively affected the market for open cell foam. Consistently upgrading workplace safety measures and COVID-19 guidelines for worker safety would help the market to bounce back strongly best by the first quarter of 2021.
Open Cell Foam Market: Regional Outlook
Based on the regional split, the report “Open Cell Foam Market” takes into account six prominent regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America.
Among all the regions, Asia Pacific has shown more growth in terms of capturing the highest market, this is so because so many leading automotive manufacturers shifting from North America and Europe to the Asian countries like India, Thailand, Vietnam etc. also witnessing the growth of open cell foam market. India will experience drastic growth during the forecast period because of its growth potential and demand in the market. China along with Japan, Thailand and Malaysia are set to remain the lucrative regions witnessing high consumption of Open Cell Foam.
Growth in automotive, packaging and home furnishing industries to raise the bars higher for open cell foam consumption till 2031 across the regions.
After Asia, North America is also growing at a faster rate and expected to hold good market potential during the forecast period of 2021-2031. Presence of key manufacturers coupled with investments in advanced technology to foray into the regional market. Europe closely follows North America as the region has a sound presence of key automakers and is also known as the hub for the petrochemical industry.
Moreover, the Open Cell Foam market in the Middle East and Africa tend to grow with moderate CAGR during the forecast period.
Open Cell Foam Market: Key Players
The world Open Cell Foam market structure is partially consolidated. The companies which are focusing on their R&D sector are one step ahead to improve their products as the product with more uniqueness would attract consumers and simultaneously the probability of sales will be high.
- American Excelsior Company
- AFP (All Foam Products)
- American Flexible Products (AFP)
- Wisconsin Foam Products, Inc.
- Thrust Industries
- Design Converting, Inc.
- Luxaire Cushion Company
- Heubach Corporation are among the leading players in the Open Cell Foam market.
Common growth strategies followed by the Open Cell Foam market players to improve quality, production and niche grades are witnessed across the players in the global market. Many companies have already started investing in their Open Cell Foam market expansion and advancements so that their product makes a unique impact throughout the region. In the year 2016, Dow Chemical came up with a new range of product in the Open Cell Foam market, the range of products with versatile uses made an impact in many end-use applications and fulfils their functional needs.
In addition, the acquisitions and the establishment of long-term supply contracts with municipalities and industries offer an advantage to the players in the Open Cell Foam market. Nevertheless, regional conglomeration which includes Asia and Africa start supporting the local manufacturers is leading to a challenging environment for global players offering their products at a higher price which in turn is significantly hampering the overall Open Cell Foam market revenues.
The research report presents a comprehensive assessment of the Open Cell Foam market and contains thoughtful insights, facts, historical data, and statistically supported and industry-validated market data. It also contains projections using a suitable set of assumptions and methodologies. The Open Cell Foam market report provides analysis and information, according to market segments such as geographies, material type and end-use.
Segmentation Analysis of Open Cell Foam Market
The global open cell foam market is bifurcated into four major segments: material type, end-use, and region.
On the basis of material type, the open cell foam market has been segmented as follows:
- Open cell polyurethane
- Open cell polyester
- Open cell polyamide
- Microcellular urethane
On the basis of end-use, the Open Cell Foam market has been segmented as follows:
- Commercial Equipment
- Residential Equipments
- Sports & leisure
- Chemical Processing
On the basis of geographic regions, the Open Cell Foam market is segmented as
- North America
- Latin America
- East Asia
- South Asia and Oceania
- Middle East & Africa
The Open Cell Foam Market Report Covers Exhaustive Analysis On:
- Market Segments
- Market Dynamics
- Market Size & Demand
- Current Trends/Issues/Challenges
- Competition & Companies involved
- Value Chain
The Open Cell Foam Market Regional Analysis Includes:
- North America (U.S., Canada)
- Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Peru)
- Europe (UK, Germany, Spain, France, BENELUX, Italy, Rest of Europe)
- East Asia (China, Japan, South Korea)
- South Asia & Oceania (India, ASEAN, Australia and New Zealand, Rest of South Asia & Oceania)
- The Middle East and Africa (GCC Countries, South Africa, Northern Africa, Turkey, Rest of MEA)
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- Historical, current and projected market size in terms of volume and value
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- Potential and niche segments, geographical regions exhibiting promising growth
- A neutral perspective on market performance
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