The Plastic Foam Product Manufacturing industry has performed poorly over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to fall at an annualised 6.1% over the five years through 2014-15. The significant fall in revenue over the period has been primarily due to weak demand from downstream manufacturers that use plastic foam as key inputs. Polyurethane plastic foams are used to manufacture beds, mattresses, pillows, couches and other furniture. Construction firms also use a range of plastic foam products as building insulation, and motor vehicle manufacturers use polyurethane foam in car seats, headrests, armrests and other panels.
Companies in the industry primarily manufacture polymer foam products. Firms that mainly manufacture polymer filler products that are used to fill in wall cavities, insulate walls, and cushion swimming pools and spas are also included in the industry.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.