PRN: Polyurethanes (PU) Market Revenue is Expected to Reach USD 57.4 Billion Globally by 2016: Transparency Market Research

PRN: Polyurethanes (PU) Market Revenue is Expected to Reach USD 57.4 Billion Globally by 2016: Transparency Market Research.

Persone Sheela Ak, Bayer Material Science, May, April
Luoghi Italia, Europa, Giappone, America del Nord, Canada, Germania, Stati Uniti d'America, New York State, Albany, Regno Unito, Wé, Our
Organizzazioni Activated, Brazil China, Construction Electronics, Pacific RoW Countries Covered Germany
Argomenti commercio, economia, marketing, internet

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Polyurethanes (PU) Market Revenue is Expected to Reach USD 57.4 Billion Globally by 2016: Transparency Market Research


ALBANY, New York, April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research ( "Polyurethanes (PU) Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share & Forecast (2009 - 2016)",Global PU Product market revenue reached USD 40.6 billion in 2011 and is expected to reach USD 57.4 billion by 2016, growing at a CAGR of 7.2% from 2011 to 2016. Europe is expected to have the second largest market share after Asia Pacific by 2016.

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In the recent years PU (polyurethanes) market has witnessed double digit growth rate due to its broad range of applications such as rigid and flexible foams, paints and coatings, adhesives and sealants among many others. Polyurethane is mainly used as a substitute for metal, rubber, paint, cotton and other plastics. Key drivers of the polyurethane market include its environmental sustainability characteristics and healthy growth in the automotive industry. The key restraint in the polyurethane market is elevated pricing of raw materials such as crude oil, benzene and toluene.

MDI and TDI are the raw materials used to produce rigid polyurethane foams and flexible polyurethane foams respectively. Hence, prices of polyurethanes are directly dependent on raw material prices and indirectly driven by the crude oil and downstream feedstock prices. The recent instability in crude oil prices has shown ripple effect on prices of MDI, TDI and eventually polyurethanes. Key market player Bayer Material Science (Germany) announced a hike of USD 429 per ton in polyurethane prices in May 2011. The alternatives to polyurethane such as spring and other fibers can impact the polyurethane market to some extent due to increasing prices of PU.

Among all the geographical regions, Asia Pacific is leading in terms of production and consumption of the PU products.Asia Pacific is emerging as a highly competitive market, while the opportunities in this segment are growing due to the evolving economy and rising standards of living. Increasing applications of polyurethanes in medical devices have drawn attention of major market players to focus on developing renewable feedstock for polyurethanes.

This report is an effort to identify factors, which will be the driving force behind the polyurethanes market and its sub-markets over the next five years. The report provides extensive analysis of the polyurethanes industry, current market trends for better understanding of the polyurethanes market. The study presents a comprehensive assessment of the global polyurethanes market on the basis of:

Raw Material

  • TDI
  • MDI


  • Flexible PU Foams
  • Rigid PU Foams
  • Adhesives and
  • Sealants
  • Coatings
  • Elastomers
  • Others

End-use Segment

  • Furniture and interiors
  • Construction
  • Electronics appliances
  • Automotive
  • Footwear
  • Packaging
  • Others


  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • RoW

Countries Covered

  • Germany
  • U.K.
  • Italy
  • U.S.
  • Brazil
  • China
  • Japan
  • India

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