Plastic Foam Market Expected to Grow with Significant CAGR in 2032 – Queen Anne and Mangolia News

Plastic foams or polymer foam is a sponge-like material prepared by the polymer matrix. It is generally a dispersion of a gas in the form of a blowing agent in a polymer matrix. Plastic foaming is achieved by physical, chemical and mechanical methods.

Some of the common methods include thermal decomposition by chemical blowing agent, mechanical whipping of gas into liquid polymer, chemical blowing reaction, incorporation of tiny beads into polymer mass, and other methods. Plastic foams offer extensive properties such as lightweight material, superior thermal and acoustic insulation, good strength to weight ratio, energy absorption capacity and good damping and comfort properties.

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Plastic Foam Market: Segmentation

The global plastic foam market is segmented on the basis of type, density, material, end-use industry and region.

On the basis of Type, the global plastic foam market is segmented as follows:

On the basis of density, the global plastic foam market is segmented as follows:

  • High density (0.5 g/cm3 – 1 g/cm3)
  • Medium density (0.1 g/cm3 – 0.5 g/cm3)
  • Low density (

On the basis of material, the global plastic foam market is segmented as follows:

  • Polyurethane foam
  • Styrofoam
  • Expandable polystyrene foam (EPS)
  • Extruded polystyrene foam (XPS)
  • PVC foam
  • Phenolic foam
  • Polyolefin foam
    • Polyethylene foam (PE)
    • Polypropylene foam (PP)
  • Ethylene vinyl acetate foam
  • Others

Polyurethane foam accounts for the majority of the over 50% share of the global foam plastics market, while polystyrene foam accounts for a quarter of the global foam plastics consumption.

On the basis of end-use industry, the global plastic foam market is segmented as follows:

  • Automotive
  • Building construction
  • Packaging
  • Aeronautics and aerospace
  • Footwear, sports and leisure
  • Furniture
  • Medical
  • Others (Marine, Wind Energy, etc.)

Based on region, the global plastic foam market is segmented as follows:

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