The report "Polyethylene (PE) Foams Market by Type (Non-XLPE and XLPE), End-Use Application (Protective Packaging, Automotive, Building & Construction, Footwear, Sports & Recreational, and Medical), and Region - Global Forecast to 2021", The polyethylene foams market is projected to grow from USD 2.74 Billion in 2016 to USD 3.64 Billion by 2021, at a CAGR of 5.8% from 2016 to 2021. Growth in this market is mainly driven by the rising demand for PE foams in the medical, building & construction, automotive, and protective packaging end-use applications, especially from the Asia-Pacific region.
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Protective packaging is one of the most significant end-use applications of PE foams. This segment accounted for the largest share of the polyethylene foams market in 2015.
However, increasing demand for PE foams from the building & construction and medical end-use applications is anticipated to surpass the protective packaging end-use application during the forecast period.
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PE foams are widely utilized in the in medical device packaging, orthopedic soft goods, and medical components. This, in turn, has contributed to the growth of the polyethylene foams market in the medical end-use application segment.
Non-XLPE foam is the dominant type segment of the polyethylene foams market
Non-XLPE foam is slightly abrasive, relatively expensive, requires more fabrication, and is resistant to tearing, cracking, and crumbling. It is moisture resistant, and is virtually unaffected by most industrial chemicals.
Non-XLPE foam is widely used in packaging and building & construction end-use applications, which, in turn, has contributed to the dominance of the non-XLPE segment in the polyethylene foams market in terms of volume.
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The polyethylene foams market in the Asia-Pacific region is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period
The Asia-Pacific region accounted for the largest share of the polyethylene foams market, in terms of volume and value, in 2015. The market in this region is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period.
This growth is mainly attributed to the easy availability of raw materials and increasing foreign investments. In addition, countries such as China, India, Indonesia, and Thailand have witnessed increased demand for polyethylene foams from protective packaging, building & construction, and automotive end-use applications.
Key players profiled in the polyethylene foams market report include Armacell (Germany), JSP (Japan), Zotefoams Plc. (U.K.), The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), Sealed Air Corporation (U.S.), INOAC Corporation (Japan), Thermotec (Australia), Wisconsin Foam Products (U.S.), Trecolan GmbH (Germany), and PAR Group (U.K.).
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