Publishing: December 2021 | Report Code: CM12162 | Available Format: PDF
The global one-component polyurethane foam market is projected to showcase strong growth in the coming years on account of the increasing demand for insulation materials for doors, ceilings, walls, pipes, and windows in the building and construction industry. With the increasing focus on energy-efficient residential and commercial buildings worldwide, the demand for one-component polyurethane foam is projected to increase, which, in turn, will propel the market growth.
The one-component polyurethane foam market has been categorized into methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI), polyether polyols, polyester polyols, and others, on the basis of raw material that is used to produce polyurethane foam. Among these, MDI-based foam is expected to account for a significant market share throughout the forecast period (2021–2030). This can be ascribed to the excellent performance characteristics offered by MDI polyurethane foam in terms of process and product versatility. MDI-based polyurethanes can be produced in a variety of forms by reactions with various polyesters and polyethers. Moreover, relative to TDI (toluene diisocyanate), MDI has high boiling and flash points, which make it a less volatile and easy-to-handle-and-store substance.
The one-component polyurethane foam market has also been categorized on the basis of application into door & window frame jambs, ceiling & floor joints, partition walls, water pipes, and others. Of these, the door & window frame jambs category is expected to account for a significant share in the market throughout the forecast period, owing to the increasing demand from the construction industry for filling gaps in door & window frames. Although cement and putty are heavily used to fill the gaps in door and window frames, the filling often gets brittle and cracks with the passage of time. Polyurethane foam, unlike cement or putty, is not rigid and remains intact for a prolonged period. Moreover, it provides acoustic and thermal insulation apart from high bond strength to door & window frames.
Geographically, Asia-Pacific (APAC) is expected to hold the largest share throughout the forecast period. This can be ascribed to the high-volume consumption of building insulation materials in the region. In recent years, APAC has emerged as a manufacturing hub, owing to which the demand for polyurethane foam has been on the rise. Moreover, accelerating regional economic growth, exponential rise in population, and increasing standard of living are expected to further increase the demand for polyurethane foam for the insulation of residential buildings.
The market demand for one-component polyurethane foam has witnessed strong growth in the past few years, and the trend is likely to continue in the coming years as well. This can be primarily attributed to the surging demand for thermal and acoustic insulation of buildings owing to the increasing focus on energy conservation and the growing trend of constructing energy-efficient buildings.
The foam offers high thermal and acoustic insulation and 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. Therefore, such factors are projected to drive the one-component polyurethane foam market during the forecast period.
Although one-component polyurethane foam has a wide range of applications, the 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. Therefore, several environmental regulations, including the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), have been implemented to regulate controlled emissions of methylene chloride, 2,4-toluene diisocyanate (TDI), methyl chloroform, methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI), propylene oxide, diethanolamine, methyl ethyl ketone, methanol, and toluene at the new and existing plant sites that manufacture flexible polyurethane foam. Such factors are likely to restrain the market growth to a certain extent in the coming years.
Some of the companies operating in the global one-component polyurethane foam market are Soudal Group, Henkel AG & Co., Hanno-Werk GmbH & Co. KG, Selena Group, Tremco illbruck Group, GNS Group, Profflex L.L.C., Den Braven Romania Comex S.R.L., Aerosol – service a.s., DAP Products Inc., McCoy Soudal Sealants Adhesives & Foams Private Limited, Akkim Construction Chemicals Inc., TKK d.o.o., Krimelte OÜ, DuPont de Nemours Inc., Gorcci International Limited, Kater Adhesive Industrial Co., Fomo Products Inc., Polyurethane Ltd., Larsen Building Products, and Castelein Sealants N.V.
The study provides the historical as well as the forecast size of the one-component polyurethane foam market.
The one-component polyurethane foam market report offers comprehensive market segmentation analysis along with market estimation for the period 2014–2030.
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