Flexible Foam Insulation Market By Application (Acoustic Insulation, Hybrid Insulation and Thermal Insulation), By End-User (Building and Construction, Transportation and Consumer Appliances) – Drivers, Opportunities, Trends and Forecast Up to 2022

  • June, 2017
  • Domain: Chemicals, Materials & Food - Specialty Chemicals
Pages: 134
Tables: 74
Charts: 68
Regions/Countries: 4 / 9
Companies: 10
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Flexible foam insulation, a kind of foam insulation, has open-cell structure giving it flexibility and reducing its weight. The Spray is the most commonly used application technique for flexible foam insulation, which has major usage in the building sector. Acoustic and thermal insulation are key application areas that utilize the benefits of better properties offered by the flexible foam products. Flexible foam insulation is used as part of the advanced infrastructure solutions in building construction owing to their superior properties to insulate from noise and heat. Low weight of the foam also helps to reduce the overall weight of the structure. Flexible foam insulation has major application in the construction industry as a roof or wall insulation material to insulate from heat or noise. Transportation and consumer appliances are other key areas for the flexible foam to be used for insulation.

Research Methodology

The flexible foam insulation market has been analyzed by utilizing the optimum combination of secondary sources and in-house methodology along with an irreplaceable blend of primary insights. The real-time assessment of the market is an integral part of our market sizing and forecasting methodology, wherein our industry experts and panel of primary participants helped in compiling the best quality with realistic parametric estimations. Further, the participation share of different categories of primary participants is given below:

Flexible foam insulation

Key Market Insights

Currently, Asia Pacific is the global leader in the Flexible Foam Insulation Market. China and India have big manufacturing bases and thus they contribute the highest to the APAC market revenue. Europe is the second major consumer owing to extensive infrastructural developments. Countries in North America and Middle East & Africa will show a high growth rate during the forecast period due to increasing industrialization in these regions. Globally, the demand for flexible foam insulation is growing consistently, especially in the Asia Pacific and European markets. This growth is supported by the increased building and construction projects along with several automotive industries in these regions.

Thermal insulation is the dominant application segment for flexible foam insulation products at the global level due to their better properties and higher adoption. Other than thermal insulation, the flexible foam insulation acquires a major market in hybrid and acoustic insulation segments. New upcoming technologies based on novel bio-based materials are giving a tough competition to the flexible foam insulation market.

The study of the global Flexible Foam Insulation Market provides the market size information and market trends along with the factors and parameters impacting it in both short and long-term. The study ensures a 360° view bringing out the complete key insights of the industry. These insights help the business decision-makers to make better business plans and informed decisions for the future business. In addition, the study helps venture capitalists in understanding the companies better and take informed decisions.

According to Infoholic Research, the Global Flexible Foam Insulation Market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.0% during the forecast period to reach $6.84 billion by 2022. The Thermal Flexible Foam Insulation segment is expected to maintain a global dominance in the application segments driven by China and India. Asia Pacific is expected to contribute the highest growth toward the market growth. Some of the key players in the market include PolyOne Corporation, DoW Chemicals, Owens Corning, and K-Flex.

Report Scope:

  • Applications

    • Acoustic insulation

    • Thermal insulation

    • Hybrid insulation


  • End-user

    • Building and Construction

    • Transportation

    • Consumer Appliances


  • Regions

    • Asia Pacific

    • Europe

    • North America

    • Rest of the World



  • Industry outlook: Market trends and drivers, restraints, and opportunities


1     Report Outline

1.1        Introduction

1.2        Report Scope

1.3        Market Definition

1.4        Research Methodology

1.4.1     Data Collation & In-house Estimation

1.4.2     Market Triangulation

1.4.3     Forecasting

1.5        Study Declarations

1.6        Report Assumptions

1.7        Stakeholders

2     Executive Summary

2.1        Asia Pacific Continues to Dominate the Flexible Foam Insulation Market

2.2        Building & Construction Increasing its Lead With High Growth Coming From Developing Countries

3     Market Positioning 

3.1        Total Addressable Market (TAM): Foam Insulation

3.1.1     Market Overview

3.2        Segmented Addressable Market (SAM)

3.3        Related Markets

4     Market Outlook

4.1        Overview

4.2        Value Chain Analysis

4.3        PESTLE Analysis

4.4        Porter 5 (Five) Forces

4.5        Patent Analysis

5     Market Characteristics

5.1        Market Segmentation

5.2        Market Dynamics

5.2.1     Drivers    Increasing construction and manufacturing industries    Growing purchasing power and greater economic growth in Asia Pacific

5.2.2     Restraints    Low penetration in underdeveloped countries    Availability of cheaper alternatives affect the market growth in emerging economies

5.2.3     Opportunities    Large untapped market in developing and underdeveloped countries    Development of eco-friendly products

5.3        DRO – Impact Analysis

6     Application: Market Size and Analysis

6.1        Overview

6.2        Acoustic insulation

6.3        Thermal Insulation

6.4        Hybrid Insulation

6.5        Vendors Profile

6.5.1     PolyOne Corporation.

6.5.2     DoW Chemical

6.5.3     Armacell International S.A.

6.5.4     K-FLEX

6.5.5     Owens Corning

(Overview, Business Unit, Geographic Revenue, Product Profile, Recent Developments, Business Focus, SWOT analysis and Business Strategy are covered for all the vendors)

7     End-user: Market Size And Analysis

7.1        Overview

7.2        Building & Construction

7.3        Transportation

7.4        Consumer Appliances

7.5        Customers Profile

7.5.1     3M Corporation

7.5.2     VINCI Corporation

7.5.3     Toyota Motor Corporation

7.5.4     General Electric (GE)

7.5.5     Koninklijke Philips N.V.

(Overview, Business Unit, Geographic Revenue, Product Profile, Recent Developments, Business Focus, SWOT analysis and Business Strategy are covered for all the customers)

8     Regions: Market Size and Analysis

8.1        Overview

8.1.1     Asia Pacific Market, By Countries

8.1.2     Asia Pacific Market, By Application

8.1.3     Asia Pacific Market, By End-user

8.2        Europe

8.2.1     Europe Market, By Country

8.2.2     Europe Market, By Application

8.2.3     Europe Market, By End-user

8.3        North America

8.3.1     North America Market, By Countries

8.3.2     North America Market, By Application

8.3.3     North America Market, By End-user

8.4        Rest of the World

8.4.1     Rest of the World Market, By Application

8.4.2     Rest of the World Market, By End-user

9     Companies to watch for

9.1        Covestro AG

9.1.1     Introduction

9.1.2     Business Units

9.1.3     Energy Efficient Building Solutions

9.2        Merger of DuPont and Dow Chemical Company

10   Competitive Landscape 

10.1     Competitor Comparison Analysis

10.2     Market Landscape

10.2.1  Mergers, Acquisitions & Joint Ventures

10.2.2  Expansion

10.2.3  Agreement & Collaboration

10.2.4  Exhibition & Product Launch

10.2.5  Divestment & Divestiture

10.2.6  Restructure & Repositioning

11   Expert’s Views





Research Framework

Infoholic research works on a holistic 360° approach in order to deliver high quality, validated and reliable information in our market reports. The Market estimation and forecasting involves following steps:

  • Data Collation (Primary & Secondary)
  • In-house Estimation (Based on proprietary data bases and Models)
  • Market Triangulation
  • Forecasting

Market related information is congregated from both primary and secondary sources.

Primary sources

involved participants from all global stakeholders such as Solution providers, service providers, Industry associations, thought leaders etc. across levels such as CXOs, VPs and managers. Plus, our in-house industry experts having decades of industry experience contribute their consulting and advisory services.

Secondary sources

include public sources such as regulatory frameworks, government IT spending, government demographic indicators, industry association statistics, and company publications along with paid sources such as Factiva, OneSource, Bloomberg among others.

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