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High Growth Reported for the World Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) Markets

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World Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) Markets

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Thousands of Metric Tons. The specific end-use segments discussed are Furniture/Bedding, Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment, Packaging, and Miscellaneous. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2001 through 2015. A ten-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets with annual market analytics. The report profiles 40 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as BASF AG, Baxenden Chemicals, Bayer AG, British Vita Plc, The Dow Chemical Company, Foamex International, Inc., Huntsman Polyurethanes, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Recticel, and Woodbridge Foam Corporation. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.



CONTENTS


I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Furniture/Bedding I-3
Automotive I-4
Construction I-4
Appliances I-4
Recreational Equipment I-4
Packaging I-4
Miscellaneous I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Overview II-1
Current and Future Analysis II-1

2. Market Dynamics II-2
MDI Nibbling Heels of TDI II-2
Polyurethane (PU) Finds Increasing Applications in Automobile
Industry II-2
Application Trends II-2
Special Properties of Thermoplastic Elastomers Drive Growth
in the PU Market II-3
PU Popularity in Coatings Industry - Credit Goes to Versatility II-3
Major Benefits of PUs II-3
New Markets II-4
Advancements in PU Technology - Leading to Flexible Usage of
PU in CASE Applications II-4
New PU Products to Meet Market Standards II-4

3. Competition II-5
Big Four Rule the Roost II-5
Table 1: Leading Producers in the World Polyurethane Market
(2003 & 2004): Percentage Breakdown by Capacity for Dow,
Bayer, BASF, Huntsman, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-5

Table 2: Leading Producers in the World MDI Market (2003 &
2004): Annual Capacity in Thousand Metric Tons for Bayer,
BASF, Dow, Huntsman, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-6

Table 3: Leading Producers in the World TDI Market (2003 &
2004): Annual Capacity in Thousand Metric Tons for Bayer,
BASF, Dow, Huntsman, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-6

Table 4: Leading Producers in the World Polyols Market (2003 &
2004): Annual Capacity in Thousand Metric Tons for Bayer,
BASF, Dow, Huntsman, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-7

4. Product Overview II-8
Production Process II-8
Raw Materials II-9
Various Forms of Polyurethane II-9
Thermoplastic Polyurethane II-9
Elastomeric Polyurethane Rim Systems II-9
Composite Polyurethane Rim Systems II-10
Structural Foam Polyurethane Rim Systems II-10
Solid Polyurethane Rim Systems II-10
Elastomeric and Structural Polyurethane Spray Systems II-11
Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) II-11
Polyurethane Systems For Resin Transfer Molding II-11
Polyurethane Prepolymers For Cast Elastomers II-11
Major End Use Applications II-12
Case Applications II-13
Sealants II-13
Adhesives II-13
Furniture/Bedding II-14
Automobiles II-14
Construction II-14
Appliances II-14
Recreational Equipment II-15
Packaging II-15
Miscellaneous II-15

5. Environmental Regulations II-16
The Polypropylene Switch II-16
Recycling II-16

6. Product Launches II-17
Noveon Launches LOI Non-Halogen Flame Retardant Thermoplastic
Polyurethane II-17
Bayer MaterialScience Launches Polyurethane Raw Materials II-17
Bayer Launches New Thermoplastic Polyurethane for Molded Skins II-17
Lubrizol Launches New Grade of Estane Thermoplastic Polyurethane II-17
Huntsman to Add Two Products to the AVALON(R) Range II-18
Foamex Launches Flexible Polyurethane Foam, Reflex(R) Natural(TM) II-18
Foamex Launches New Specialty Comfort Foam Products II-18
Bayer Materialscience Launches Aromatic Polyester- Based TPU
Resin II-19
Foamex Launches Three Advanced Cushioning Materials II-19
Huntsman Polyurethanes Launches New Generation Prepolymers II-19
Huntsman and Gusbi Collaborate To Develop Safety Shoe Technology II-20
Sika Nederland Introduces Chemical Resistant Polyurethane Film II-20
Hebei Introduces a New Rigid Polyurethane Foam Material II-20

7. Recent Industry Activity II-21
Dow to Take Over Edulan II-21
Dow Buys Wolff Walsrode II-21
Dow Polyurethanes Acquires Hyperlast II-21
Bayer MaterialScience Acquires Ure-Tech II-22
Aker Kvaerner Acquires Majority Stake in Phoenix Polymers II-22
RECTICEL Acquires Espe Oy and Ewona OY from Finlayson II-22
Polymer Chemical Merges with Elastogran Group II-22
Huntsman and NMG Enter into a Joint Venture II-22
Standard Carpets and Dow Enter into a Partnership II-23
Proseat Collaborates with Foamline in Russia II-23
BASF Sets Up New Polyurethane Specialty Facility II-23
Dow Polyurethanes to Expand Plant Capacities II-24
Dow Spreads Out its Operations in Cairo II-24
Bayer MaterialScience Opens BaySystems India II-24
RTP Acquires Wiman II-24
Purcom Takes over Quimica do Brasil's Division II-24
Chemline Takes Over Steelcote II-25
Argonics Takes Over Kryptane Systems II-25
Elastogran Acquires Chemtura's Polyurethane Systems II-25
Sika Acquires Covercrete Flooring Systems II-25
Woodbridge and Recticel Extend Joint Venture II-26
Bayer Inks Joint Venture Agreement with Pearl Insulation
Materials II-26
Dow Chemical Enters into Joint Venture with Izolan II-26
Amerityre Enters into a Licensing Agreement with Flatfree- Korea II-26
Mitsui Takeda Transfers Takeda Shares to Mitsui Chemicals II-27
BASF Plans to Expand Polyurethanes Operations in North America II-27
Lubrizol Enhances Thermoplastic Polyurethane Capacity II-27
Kuraray Establishes New TPU Plant II-27
BASF Installs Polyurethane Unit in Thailand II-27
TPG Spring Acquires British Vita PLC II-28
BASF Acquires Leuna-Miramid II-28
Degussa Partners with BASF II-28
Bayer Constructs New MDI Plant in Shanghai II-28
Mitsui Takeda Extends Polyurethane Resin Business II-28
Rhein Chemie Divests Polyurethane and Casting Systems Operations II-28
BASF Shuts Down Texas Polyurethanes Facility II-28
BASF Acquires Foam Enterprises II-29
Soluol Inc. Acquires Noveon's PUR Product Line II-29
Elastogran Acquires Lagomar AB Polyurethane Business II-29
Sika Acquires Akzo's PU Adhesive Unit II-29
British Vita Acquires PU Systems Business of Synair II-29
British Vita Takes Over Canadian Cellular Polymers II-29
Bayer Material Science AG in Technical Agreement with Tanex II-29
Bayer Expands Polyurethane System Company Network II-29
Soudal Constructs Polyurethane Foam Production Plant II-30
Bayer Commences Construction of Two Facilities in Shanghai II-30
Crompton Establishes Polyurethane Plant in China II-30
Bayer Material Science Strengthens PU Business II-30
Tomen Bags Permission to Construct Plants in Serang II-30

8. Focus on Select Players II-31
BASF AG (Germany) II-31
Baxenden Chemicals (UK) II-31
Bayer AG (Germany) II-31
British Vita Plc (UK) II-32
The Dow Chemical Company(USA) II-32
Foamex International Inc. (USA) II-33
Huntsman Polyurethanes (Belgium) II-33
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Japan) II-33
Recticel (Belgium) II-34
Woodbridge Foam Corporation (Canada) II-34

9. Global Market Perspective II-35
Table 5: World Current & Future Market Analysis for Foamed
Plastics (Polyurethane) by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America
and Rest of World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 Through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-35

Table 6: World Long-term Projections for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 Through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-36

Table 7: World Historic Market Review for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America and Rest
of World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37

Table 8: World 20-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), South America and Rest of World Markets for
Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 9: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Furniture/Bedding
Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America and Rest of
World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2001 Through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39

Table 10: World Long-term Projections for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) in Furniture/Bedding Applications by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), South America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years
2011 Through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40

Table 11: World Historic Market Review for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) in Furniture/Bedding Applications by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), South America and Rest of World Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991
through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-41

Table 12: World 20-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) in Furniture/ Bedding Applications by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
South America and Rest of World Markets for Years 1991, 1997,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42

Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Automotive Applications
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), South America and Rest of World
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2001 Through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-43

Table 14: World Long-term Projections for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) in Automotive Applications by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
South America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2011
Through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 15: World Historic Market Review for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) in Automotive Applications by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
South America & Rest of World Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through
2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 16: World 20-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) in Automotive Applications by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America and Rest
of World Markets for Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46

Table 17: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Construction
Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America and Rest of
World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2001 Through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47

Table 18: World Long-term Projections for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) in Construction Applications by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), South America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years
2011 Through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48

Table 19: World Historic Market Review for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) in Construction Applications by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), South America & Rest of World Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991
through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49

Table 20: World 20-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) in Construction Applications by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America
and Rest of World Markets for Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50

Table 21: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Electrical Appliances
Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America and Rest of
World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2001 Through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51

Table 22: World Long-term Projections for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) in Electrical Appliances Applications by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), South America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2011 Through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-52

Table 23: World Historic Market Review for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) in Electrical Appliances Applications by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), South America and Rest of World
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-53

Table 24: World 20-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) in Electrical Appliances Applications by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
South America and Rest of World Markets for Years 1991, 1997,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54

Table 25: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Recreational Equipment
Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America and Rest of
World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2001 Through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-55

Table 26: World Long-term Projections for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) in Recreational Equipment Applications by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), South America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2011 Through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-56

Table 27: World Historic Market Review for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) in Recreational Equipment Applications by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), South America & Rest of World Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years
1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-57

Table 28: World 20-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) in Recreational Equipment Applications by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
South America and Rest of World Markets for Years 1991, 1997,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-58

Table 29: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Packaging Applications
by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), South America and Rest of World
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2001 Through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-59

Table 30: World Long-term Projections for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) in Packaging Applications by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
South America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2011
Through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-60

Table 31: World Historic Market Review for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) in Packaging Applications by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
South America & Rest of World Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through
2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-61

Table 32: World 20-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) in Packaging Applications by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America and Rest
of World Markets for Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-62

Table 33: World Recent Past, Current & Future Market Analysis
for Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) in Miscellaneous
Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America and Rest of
World Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2001 Through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-63

Table 34: World Long-term Projections for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) in Miscellaneous Applications by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), South America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years
2011 Through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 35: World Historic Market Review for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) in Miscellaneous Applications by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), South America and Rest of World Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991
through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 36: World 20-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) in Miscellaneous Applications by Geographic
Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), South America
and Rest of World Markets for Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66


III. MARKET

1. United States III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current and Future Analysis III-1
Market Dynamics III-1
Polyurethane Foamed Plastics Market to Post Modest Growth III-1
Growth Trends by End-use Sector III-1
Effect of Price Hikes on the Potential Market III-2
Table 37: US Polyurethane (Foam & Non-foam) Market (2004):
Percentage Breakdown of Value Sales by Product Type for
Flexible Slabstock, Flexible Molded, Rigid Foams,
Coatings, Binders, Elastomers, Adhesives, Sealants, RIM,
TPU, Spandex, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-2

Table 38: US Polyurethane Demand by Raw Material (2004)
(In Million Pounds) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3
Market Growth and Shipments of PU-Coated Fabrics III-3
End Use Overview III-4
Coatings III-4
Construction III-4
Plastic - A Key Energy Conserver III-4
Insulation III-4
Product Launches III-5
Strategic Developments III-6
Focus on Select Players III-9
B.Market Analytics III-10
Table 39: US Current & Future Analysis for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/Bedding,
Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,
Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2001 Through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 40: US Long-term Projections for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/Bedding,
Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,
Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2011 Through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 41: US Historic Review for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/Bedding,
Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,
Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 42: US 20-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Furniture/Bedding, Automotive,
Construction, Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment,
Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets for 1991, 1997, 2007 &
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

2. Canada III-13
A.Market Analysis III-13
Current and Future Analysis III-13
Strategic Developments III-13
Woodbridge Foam Corporation - A Major Player III-13
B.Market Analytics III-14
Table 43: Canadian Current & Future Analysis for Foamed
Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/
Bedding, Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,
Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2001 Through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 44: Canadian Long-term Projections for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/ Bedding,
Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,
Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2011 Through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 45: Canadian Historic Review for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/Bedding,
Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,
Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 46: Canadian 20-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Furniture/Bedding, Automotive,
Construction, Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment,
Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets for 1991, 1997, 2007 &
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

3. Japan III-16
A.Market Analysis III-16
Current and Future Analysis III-16
Table 47: Leading Producers in Japanese Polyurethane market
(2004): Annual Capacity in Thousand Tons for Nippon
Oxirane, Asahi Glass, Tokuyama, Mitsui Takeda Chemicals,
Sanyo Chemical, Sumika Bayer Urethane, and Nippon
Polyurethane III-16
Strategic Developments III-16
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. - A Major Player III-17
B.Market Analytics III-17
Table 48: Japanese Current & Future Analysis for Foamed
Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/
Bedding, Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,
Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2001 Through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 49: Japanese Long-term Projections for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/ Bedding,
Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,
Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2011 Through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 50: Japanese Historic Review for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/Bedding,
Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,
Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 51: Japanese 20-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Furniture/Bedding, Automotive,
Construction, Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment,
Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets for 1991, 1997, 2007 &
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

4. Europe III-20
A.Market Analysis III-20
Current and Future Analysis III-20
Automobile Industry - PU Applications Galore III-20
Natural Fiber Based PU Utilization in Auto- Making III-20
PU Finding Place in the Decorative Surface Segment of
Automotives III-20
Table 52: Polyurethane Raw Materials in Western Europe
(2004): Percentage Breakdown of Capacity by Geographic
Region for Austria, Benelux, France, Germany, Ireland,
Italy, Nordic Countries, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and
UK (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21
Product Launches III-21
Strategic Developments III-22
Focus on Select Players III-26
B.Market Analytics III-27
Table 53: European Current & Future Analysis for Foamed
Plastics (Polyurethane) by Geographic Region - France,
Germany, UK, Italy, Spain, Russia & Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2001 Through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 54: European Current & Future Analysis for Foamed
Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/
Bedding, Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,
Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2001 Through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 55: European Long-term Projections for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by Geographic Region - France, Germany, UK,
Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2011 Through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 56: European Long-term Projections for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/ Bedding,
Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,
Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2011 Through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 57: European Historic Review for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by Geographic Region - France, Germany, UK,
Italy, Spain, Russia & Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for
Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 58: European Historic Review for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/Bedding,
Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,
Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 59: European 20-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Volume Sales for France, Germany, UK, Italy, Spain,
Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for 1991, 1997, 2007 &
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 60: European 20-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Furniture/Bedding, Automotive,
Construction, Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment,
Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets for 1991, 1997, 2007 &
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

4a. France III-32
Market Analysis III-32
Table 61: French Current & Future Analysis for Foamed
Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment -
Furniture/Bedding, Automotive, Construction, Electrical
Appliances, Recreational Equipment, Packaging and
Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 Through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 62: French Long-term Projections for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/Bedding,
Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,
Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2011 Through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 63: French Historic Review for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/Bedding,
Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,
Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 64: French 20-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Furniture/ Bedding, Automotive,
Construction, Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment,
Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets for 1991, 1997, 2007 &
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

4b. Germany III-35
A.Market Analysis III-35
Current and Future Analysis III-35
German Foamed Plastics Market Presents Encouraging Prospects III-35
Focus on Select Players III-35
B.Market Analytics III-36
Table 65: German Current & Future Analysis for Foamed
Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/
Bedding, Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,
Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 66: German Long-term Projections for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/Bedding,
Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,
Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2011 Through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 67: German Historic Review for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/Bedding,
Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,
Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 68: German 20-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Furniture/Bedding, Automotive,
Construction, Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment,
Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets for 1991, 1997, 2007 &
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

4c. The United Kingdom III-39
A.Market Analysis III-39
Current and Future Analysis III-39
Focus on Select Players III-39
B.Market Analytics III-40
Table 69: UK Current & Future Analysis for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/ Bedding,
Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,
Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 70: UK Long-term Projections for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/Bedding,
Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,
Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2011 Through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 71: UK Historic Review for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture, Automotive,
Construction, Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment,
Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991
through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 72: UK 20-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Furniture/Bedding, Automotive,
Construction, Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment,
Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets for 1991, 1997, 2007 &
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

4d. Italy III-43
Market Analysis III-43
Table 73: Italian Current & Future Analysis for Foamed
Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/
Bedding, Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,
Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2001 Through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 74: Italian Long-term Projections for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/Bedding,
Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,
Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2011 Through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 75: Italian Historic Review for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/ Bedding,
Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,
Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 76: Italian 20-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Furniture/Bedding, Automotive,
Construction, Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment,
Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets for 1991, 1997, 2007 &
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

4e. Spain III-46
Market Analysis III-46
Table 77: Spanish Current & Future Analysis for Foamed
Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment -
Furniture/Bedding, Automotive, Construction, Electrical
Appliances, Recreational Equipment, Packaging and
Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 Through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 78: Spanish Long-term Projections for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/Bedding,
Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,
Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2011 Through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 79: Spanish Historic Review for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/Bedding,
Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,
Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 80: Spanish 20-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Furniture/Bedding, Automotive,
Construction, Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment,
Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets for 1991, 1997, 2007 &
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

4f. Russia III-49
Market Analysis III-49
Table 81: Russian Current & Future Analysis for Foamed
Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment -
Furniture/Bedding, Automotive, Construction, Electrical
Appliances, Recreational Equipment, Packaging and
Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 Through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 82: Russian Long-term Projections for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/Bedding,
Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,
Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2011 Through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 83: Russian Historic Review for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/Bedding,
Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,
Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 84: Russian 20-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Furniture/Bedding, Automotive,
Construction, Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment,
Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets for 1991, 1997, 2007 &
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

4g. Rest of Europe III-52
A.Market Analysis III-52
Current and Future Analysis III-52
Polyurethane Market in Turkey - Mirroring Growth III-52
B.Market Analytics III-52
Table 85: Rest of Europe Current & Future Analysis for
Foamed Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment -
Furniture/Bedding, Automotive, Construction, Electrical
Appliances, Recreational Equipment, Packaging and
Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 Through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 86: Rest of Europe Long-term Projections for Foamed
Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment -
Furniture/Bedding, Automotive, Construction, Electrical
Appliances, Recreational Equipment, Packaging and
Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 Through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 87: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/Bedding,
Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,
Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 88: Rest of Europe 20-Year Perspective for Foamed
Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for Furniture/Bedding, Automotive,
Construction, Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment,
Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets for 1991, 1997, 2007 &
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

5. Asia-Pacific III-55
A.Market Analysis III-55
Asia-Pacific - Speaking of Strong Growth III-55
Current and Future Analysis III-55
Strategic Developments III-55
B.Market Analytics III-58
Table 89: Asia-Pacific Current & Future Analysis for Foamed
Plastics (Polyurethane) by Geographic Region for China,
India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for
Years 2001 Through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 90: Asia-Pacific Current & Future Analysis for Foamed
Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment -
Furniture/Bedding, Automotive, Construction, Electrical
Appliances, Recreational Equipment, Packaging and
Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 Through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 91: Asia-Pacific Long-term Projections for Foamed
Plastics (Polyurethane) by Geographic Region for China,
India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for
Years 2011 Through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 92: Asia-Pacific Long-term Projections for Foamed
Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment -
Furniture/Bedding, Automotive, Construction, Electrical
Appliances, Recreational Equipment, Packaging and
Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2011 Through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 93: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by Geographic Region for China, India and
Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1991 through
2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 94: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/Bedding,
Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,
Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 95: Asia-Pacific 20-Year Perspective for Foamed
Plastics (Polyurethane) by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for China, India, and Rest of
Asia-Pacific Markets for 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 96: Asia-Pacific 20-Year Perspective for Foamed
Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for Furniture/Bedding, Automotive,
Construction, Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment,
Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets for 1991, 1997, 2007 &
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

5a. China III-62
A.Market Analysis III-62
Current and Future Analysis III-62
Chinese Market Overview III-62
Strengthening GDP and Improving Living Standards Drive PU
Growth III-62
Energy Conservation Initiatives in Construction Sector - A
Key Demand Driver III-63
Automobile Sector Offer Huge Potential for PU Materials III-63
Sagging Exports and Corrective Measures III-63
Increased Production of PU Adhesives Steers Growth of
Chinese PU Industry III-64
Table 97: Consumption of PU Adhesives in China (2004):
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales by End Use Segment
for Shoe Making, Composite Film Adhesives, General Purpose
Adhesives, and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 98: Polyurethane Production for Consumption in China
(2004): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales by
Application for Flexible foam, Rigid foam, Elastomers,
Synthetic leather slurry, Coatings, Adhesives, Fibers, and
Leather & fabric finishing agents (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-64
B.Market Analytics III-65
Table 99: Chinese Current & Future Analysis for Foamed
Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment -
Furniture/Bedding, Automotive, Construction, Electrical
Appliances, Recreational Equipment, Packaging and
Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 Through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 100: Chinese Long-term Projections for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/Bedding,
Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,
Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2011 Through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 101: Chinese Historic Review for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/Bedding,
Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,
Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-66

Table 102: Chinese 20-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Furniture/Bedding, Automotive,
Construction, Electrical Appliances, Recreational Equipment,
Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets for 1991, 1997, 2007 &
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

5b. India III-67
Market Analysis III-67
Table 103: Indian Current & Future Analysis for Foamed
Plastics (Polyurethane) by End Use Segment -
Furniture/Bedding, Automotive, Construction, Electrical
Appliances, Recreational Equipment, Packaging and
Miscellaneous Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 Through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

Table 104: Indian Long-term Projections for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/Bedding,
Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,
Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 2011 Through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 105: Indian Historic Review for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Furniture/Bedding,
Automotive, Construction, Electrical Appliances,
Recreational Equipment, Packaging and Miscellaneous Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 106: Indian 20-Year Perspective for Foamed Plastics
(Polyurethane) by End Use Segment - Percen


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