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Colored PU Foams (Flexible PU Foams and Rigid PU Foams) Market - Forecasts to 2019

DUBLIN, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/bzncvw/colored_pu_foams) has announced the addition of the "Colored PU Foams (Flexible PU Foams and Rigid PU Foams) Market - Forecasts to 2019" report to their offering. 

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Polyurethane (PU) is manufactured by reacting diisocynate with a polyol in the presence of a catalyst and additives. The blowing agents used in the process open up the cells resulting in lightweight polyurethane foams. The surfactants used in the process help to stabilize and retain the shape of the foam. Some of these PU foams are then treated with color paste, pigments and dispersions to form colored PU foams.The colored PU foams are resilient, comfortable, flexible and lightweight. In addition, colored PU foams have several characteristics such as fatigue resistance, durability and offer design freedom and aesthetics.

Based on cell structure, the colored PU foams are classified as flexible and rigid. The flexible colored PU foams have open cell structure and are the most used PU foams in the market.The flexible colored PU foams accounted for 57% of the total colored PU foams market. The flexible colored PU foams offer support, comfort, resilience and aesthetics to the products.They find application in upholstery furniture, bedding, packaging and automotive accessories among others. The rigid colored PU foams are closed cells PU foams. They offer energy efficiency, high performance, versatility and thermal resistance. The rigid colored PU foams are used in construction and electronics appliances. They are used as insulating material in wall insulation, floor insulation, refrigerators and chillers. 

The colored PU foams are used in numerous industries such as furniture and interiors, construction, electronics appliances, automotive, footwear, packaging and sports and leisure apparel among others. The furniture and interiors had the largest market share in colored PU foams market. The construction market had the second largest share and accounted for 24% of the total market.These two markets were the main drivers for the colored PU foams market in the past. However, there is a huge demand of colored PU foams from electronics appliances market and is expected to rise in the near future. Increasing demand from automotive industry is expected to drive the colored PU foams market in the coming years.The demand has increased due to various applications in cushion seats, head rests and cushioned panels.

The global colored PU foams market is growing due to growth in the construction industry, especially in BRIC countries.The growth in the construction sector coupled with urbanization has been driving the colored PU foams market in the past few years. In addition, the huge demand for automobiles from emerging markets is anticipated to drive the growth of colored PU foams. However, volatility in the raw material prices and environmental regulations are likely to hamper growth of the colored PU foams market.


Key Topics Covered: 

1 Preface

2 Executive Summary

3 Colored PU foams - Industry Analysis

4 Colored PU Foams Market - Product Segment Analysis

5 Colored PU Foams Market - Application Analysis

6 Colored PU Foams Market - Regional Analysis

7 Key Manufacturers: Key Products & Applications

8 Company Profiles


Companies Mentioned:

  • BASF SE
  • Bayer MaterialScience AG
  • Carpenter Company
  • Huntsman Corporation
  • INOAC Corporation
  • Recticel SA
  • Rogers Corporation
  • Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics
  • Stepan Company
  • The Dow Chemical company


For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/bzncvw/colored_pu_foams


Media Contact: Laura Wood , +353-1-481-1716, [email protected]


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