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Global Lightweight Foam Boards Market by Type (PVC Foam Boards, Expanded Polystyrene Foam Boards, Extruded Polystyrene Foam Boards), By Application (Aerospace, Automotive, Building and Construction, Commercial Transportation, Industrial) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Lightweight Foam Boards Market by Type (PVC Foam Boards, Expanded Polystyrene Foam Boards, Extruded Polystyrene Foam Boards), By Application (Aerospace, Automotive, Building and Construction, Commercial Transportation, Industrial) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 130704 3300 Chemical & Material 377 231 Pages 4.9 (38)

Market Overview:

The global lightweight foam boards market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2030. The market growth can be attributed to the increasing demand for lightweight foam boards in various applications, such as aerospace, automotive, building and construction, commercial transportation, and industrial. PVC foam boards are expected to hold the largest share of the global lightweight foam boards market in 2018 owing to their properties such as durability and resistance against moisture and fire. Asia Pacific is projected to be the fastest-growing region during the forecast period due to rising demand for lightweight foam boards from countries such as China and India.

Global Lightweight Foam Boards Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

Lightweight foam boards are a type of insulation that has been specifically designed to be lightweight and easy to work with. They are made from a variety of different materials, including polystyrene, polyurethane, and extruded polystyrene. These boards can be used in a variety of applications, including wall insulation, roofing insulation, and sheathing.

PVC Foam Boards:

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) foam boards are lightweight, rigid and durable foams produced by the polymerization of vinyl chloride. PVC foam is a type of polyurethane and is manufactured using chemicals that are similar to those used in the production of regular polyurethane. The major difference between them being,  while conventional polyurethanes have an amorphous molecular structure; PVC foams have a crystalline structure like wood fiber or cellulose.

Expanded Polystyrene Foam Boards:

Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam boards and it's usage in the lightweight foam boards market. EPS is a type of polymeric material that is produced by the addition of a cross-link between two polymer molecules through an initiated chemical reaction. It has superior properties such as high strength, stiffness, energy absorption capacity, lightweight and durability among others which makes it suitable for various end-use industries including furniture & bedding; automotive; packaging & transportation; consumer goods among others.

Application Insights:

The aerospace application segment led the global lightweight foam boards market in 2017. The demand for these products is expected to increase as a result of their increasing use in aircraft interiors to reduce weight and enhance fuel efficiency. In addition, these boards are increasingly being used in aerospace applications on account of their properties such as high durability, excellent thermal insulation and impact resistance.

Automotive application segment is anticipated to witness significant growth over the forecast period owing to rising product demand from major automotive manufacturers such as Ford Motor Company, General Motors Company and Tesla Inc., for manufacturing electric vehicles (EVs). In addition, lightweight foam provides structural integrity while reducing vehicle weight which aids improved fuel efficiency leading to reduced carbon emissions.  Increasing product penetration into commercial transportation including trucks & buses is likely drive the market over the forecast period due largelyto its abilityto reduce overall vehicle weight by up to 30%.

Regional Analysis:

Asia Pacific dominated the global market in 2017 and is expected to continue its dominance over the forecast period. The growth of this region can be attributed to rising product demand from countries such as China, India, Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan. Rapid industrialization coupled with increasing investments in infrastructure development by governments of various Asia Pacific countries are likely to drive product demand in building and construction applications.

The aerospace industry is one of the key industries that extensively use lightweight foam boards for constructing aircrafts among other things owing to their light weight nature which helps them attain higher speeds easier.

North America accounted for a significant share owing mainly on account of high production volumes attained by PVC foam boards followed by expanded polystyrene ( EPS )and extruded polystyrene ( TPS ).

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand for lightweight and durable boards in construction and transportation industries
  • Rising awareness about the benefits of using lightweight foam boards over traditional materials
  • Growing popularity of DIY projects and home improvement initiatives
  • Technological advancements that have led to the development of more efficient manufacturing processes
  • Rising disposable income levels among consumers, which has resulted in an increase in spending on home improvement products

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Lightweight Foam Boards Market Research Report

By Type

PVC Foam Boards, Expanded Polystyrene Foam Boards, Extruded Polystyrene Foam Boards

By Application

Aerospace, Automotive, Building and Construction, Commercial Transportation, Industrial

By Companies

3A Composites, Stadur, Armacell, Regal Plastics, R.L. Adams Plastics, Gilman Brothers Company, Biopac India Corporation Ltd., Hartman HartBoard

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA

Base Year


Historical Year

2019 to 2020 (Data from 2010 can be provided as per availability)

Forecast Year


Number of Pages


Number of Tables & Figures


Customization Available

Yes, the report can be customized as per your need.

Global Lightweight Foam Boards Market Report Segments:

The global Lightweight Foam Boards market is segmented on the basis of:


PVC Foam Boards, Expanded Polystyrene Foam Boards, Extruded Polystyrene Foam Boards

The product segment provides information about the market share of each product and the respective CAGR during the forecast period. It lays out information about the product pricing parameters, trends, and profits that provides in-depth insights of the market. Furthermore, it discusses latest product developments & innovation in the market.


Aerospace, Automotive, Building and Construction, Commercial Transportation, Industrial

The application segment fragments various applications of the product and provides information on the market share and growth rate of each application segment. It discusses the potential future applications of the products and driving and restraining factors of each application segment.

Some of the companies that are profiled in this report are:

  1. 3A Composites
  2. Stadur
  3. Armacell
  4. Regal Plastics
  5. R.L. Adams Plastics
  6. Gilman Brothers Company
  7. Biopac India Corporation Ltd.
  8. Hartman HartBoard

Global Lightweight Foam Boards Market Overview

Highlights of The Lightweight Foam Boards Market Report:

  1. The market structure and projections for the coming years.
  2. Drivers, restraints, opportunities, and current trends of market.
  3. Historical data and forecast.
  4. Estimations for the forecast period 2030.
  5. Developments and trends in the market.
  6. By Type:

    1. PVC Foam Boards
    2. Expanded Polystyrene Foam Boards
    3. Extruded Polystyrene Foam Boards
  1. By Application:

    1. Aerospace
    2. Automotive
    3. Building and Construction
    4. Commercial Transportation
    5. Industrial
  1. Market scenario by region, sub-region, and country.
  2. Market share of the market players, company profiles, product specifications, SWOT analysis, and competitive landscape.
  3. Analysis regarding upstream raw materials, downstream demand, and current market dynamics.
  4. Government Policies, Macro & Micro economic factors are also included in the report.

We have studied the Lightweight Foam Boards Market in 360 degrees via. both primary & secondary research methodologies. This helped us in building an understanding of the current market dynamics, supply-demand gap, pricing trends, product preferences, consumer patterns & so on. The findings were further validated through primary research with industry experts & opinion leaders across countries. The data is further compiled & validated through various market estimation & data validation methodologies. Further, we also have our in-house data forecasting model to predict market growth up to 2030.

Regional Analysis

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa
  • Latin America

Note: A country of choice can be added in the report at no extra cost. If more than one country needs to be added, the research quote will vary accordingly.

The geographical analysis part of the report provides information about the product sales in terms of volume and revenue in regions. It lays out potential opportunities for the new entrants, emerging players, and major players in the region. The regional analysis is done after considering the socio-economic factors and government regulations of the countries in the regions.

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Global Lightweight Foam Boards Market Statistics

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  1. Includes a Chapter on the Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic On the Market
  2. Report Prepared After Conducting Interviews with Industry Experts & Top Designates of the Companies in the Market
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  7. In-depth Insights On the Market Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, and Threats
  8. Customization of the Report Available

Frequently Asked Questions?

Lightweight foam boards are made from a lightweight, porous material that is compressed into a thin sheet. They are often used as insulation or soundproofing materials and can be cut to any size or shape.

Some of the major companies in the lightweight foam boards market are 3A Composites, Stadur, Armacell, Regal Plastics, R.L. Adams Plastics, Gilman Brothers Company, Biopac India Corporation Ltd., Hartman HartBoard.

The lightweight foam boards market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.5%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Lightweight Foam Boards Market Overview
   4.1. Introduction
      4.1.1. Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2. Market Definition
   4.2. Macro-Economic Factors
      4.2.1. Industry Outlook
   4.3. Lightweight Foam Boards Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Lightweight Foam Boards Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Lightweight Foam Boards Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Lightweight Foam Boards Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Lightweight Foam Boards Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Lightweight Foam Boards Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Lightweight Foam Boards Market Analysis and Forecast by Type
   5.1. Market Trends
   5.2. Introduction
      5.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
      5.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   5.3. Lightweight Foam Boards Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. PVC Foam Boards
      5.3.2. Expanded Polystyrene Foam Boards
      5.3.3. Extruded Polystyrene Foam Boards
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Lightweight Foam Boards Market Analysis and Forecast by Application
   6.1. Market Trends
   6.2. Introduction
      6.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
      6.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   6.3. Lightweight Foam Boards Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Aerospace
      6.3.2. Automotive
      6.3.3. Building and Construction
      6.3.4. Commercial Transportation
      6.3.5. Industrial
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Lightweight Foam Boards Market Analysis and Forecast by Sales Channel
   7.1. Market Trends
   7.2. Introduction
      7.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Sales Channel 
      7.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Sales Channel
   7.3. Lightweight Foam Boards Market Size and Volume Forecast by Sales Channel 
      7.3.1. Manufacturer/Distributor/Service Provider
      7.3.2. Aftermarket
   7.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Sales Channel
   7.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Sales Channel

8. Global Lightweight Foam Boards Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   8.1. Market Trends
   8.2. Introduction
      8.2.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      8.2.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Region
   8.3. Lightweight Foam Boards Market Size and Volume Forecast by Region
      8.3.1. North America
      8.3.2. Latin America
      8.3.3. Europe
      8.3.4. Asia Pacific
      8.3.5. Middle East and Africa (MEA)
   8.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   8.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Region
   8.6. Global Lightweight Foam Boards Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

9. North America Lightweight Foam Boards Market Analysis and Forecast
   9.1. Introduction
      9.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      9.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
   9.2. North America Lightweight Foam Boards Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      9.2.1. U.S.
      9.2.2. Canada
   9.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.4. North America Lightweight Foam Boards Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Aerospace
      9.4.2. Automotive
      9.4.3. Building and Construction
      9.4.4. Commercial Transportation
      9.4.5. Industrial
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Lightweight Foam Boards Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. PVC Foam Boards
      9.7.2. Expanded Polystyrene Foam Boards
      9.7.3. Extruded Polystyrene Foam Boards
   9.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   9.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   9.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      9.10.1. By Country
      9.10.2. By Product Type
      9.10.3. By Application
      9.10.4. By Sales Channel
   9.11. North America Lightweight Foam Boards Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

10. Latin America Lightweight Foam Boards Market Analysis and Forecast
   10.1. Introduction
      10.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      10.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      10.1.3. Latin America Average Pricing Analysis
   10.2. Latin America Lightweight Foam Boards Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      10.2.1. Brazil
      10.2.2. Mexico
      10.2.3. Rest of Latin America
   10.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.4. Latin America Lightweight Foam Boards Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Aerospace
      10.4.2. Automotive
      10.4.3. Building and Construction
      10.4.4. Commercial Transportation
      10.4.5. Industrial
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Lightweight Foam Boards Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. PVC Foam Boards
      10.7.2. Expanded Polystyrene Foam Boards
      10.7.3. Extruded Polystyrene Foam Boards
   10.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   10.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   10.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      10.10.1. By Country
      10.10.2. By Product Type
      10.10.3. By Application
      10.10.4. By Sales Channel
   10.11. Latin America Lightweight Foam Boards Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

11. Europe Lightweight Foam Boards Market Analysis and Forecast
   11.1. Introduction
      11.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      11.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      11.1.3. Europe Average Pricing Analysis
   11.2. Europe Lightweight Foam Boards Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      11.2.1. Germany
      11.2.2. France
      11.2.3. Italy
      11.2.4. U.K.
      11.2.5. Spain
      11.2.6. Russia
      11.2.7. Rest of Europe
   11.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.4. Europe Lightweight Foam Boards Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Aerospace
      11.4.2. Automotive
      11.4.3. Building and Construction
      11.4.4. Commercial Transportation
      11.4.5. Industrial
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Lightweight Foam Boards Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. PVC Foam Boards
      11.7.2. Expanded Polystyrene Foam Boards
     11.7.3. Extruded Polystyrene Foam Boards
   11.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   11.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   11.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      11.10.1. By Country
      11.10.2. By Product Type
      11.10.3. By Application
      11.10.4. By Sales Channel
   11.11. Europe Lightweight Foam Boards Demand Share, 2019-2029

12. Asia Pacific Lightweight Foam Boards Market Analysis and Forecast
   12.1. Introduction
      12.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      12.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      12.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   12.2. Asia Pacific Lightweight Foam Boards Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      12.2.1. China
      12.2.2. Japan
      12.2.3. South Korea
      12.2.4. India
      12.2.5. Australia
      12.2.6. Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   12.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.4. Asia Pacific Lightweight Foam Boards Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Aerospace
      12.4.2. Automotive
      12.4.3. Building and Construction
      12.4.4. Commercial Transportation
      12.4.5. Industrial
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Lightweight Foam Boards Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. PVC Foam Boards
      12.7.2. Expanded Polystyrene Foam Boards
      12.7.3. Extruded Polystyrene Foam Boards
   12.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   12.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   12.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      12.10.1. By Country
      12.10.2. By Product Type
      12.10.3. By Application
      12.10.4. By Sales Channel
   12.11. Asia Pacific Lightweight Foam Boards Demand Share, 2019-2029

13. Middle East & Africa Lightweight Foam Boards Market Analysis and Forecast
   13.1. Introduction
      13.1.1. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
      13.1.2. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Country
      13.1.3. Asia Pacific Average Pricing Analysis
   13.2. Middle East & Africa Lightweight Foam Boards Market Size and Volume Forecast by Country
      13.2.1. Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2. South Africa
      13.2.3. UAE
      13.2.4. Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.4. Middle East & Africa Lightweight Foam Boards Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Aerospace
      13.4.2. Automotive
      13.4.3. Building and Construction
      13.4.4. Commercial Transportation
      13.4.5. Industrial
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Lightweight Foam Boards Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. PVC Foam Boards
      13.7.2. Expanded Polystyrene Foam Boards
      13.7.3. Extruded Polystyrene Foam Boards
   13.8. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Type
   13.9. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Type
   13.10. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis
      13.10.1. By Country
      13.10.2. By Product Type
      13.10.3. By Application
      13.10.4. By Sales Channel
   13.11. Middle East & Africa Lightweight Foam Boards Demand Share, 2019-2029

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Lightweight Foam Boards Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Lightweight Foam Boards Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Lightweight Foam Boards Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. 3A Composites Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. Stadur Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. Armacell Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Regal Plastics Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. R.L. Adams Plastics Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. Gilman Brothers Company Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. Biopac India Corporation Ltd. Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. Hartman HartBoard Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. COMPANY9 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. COMPANY 10 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.11. COMPANY 11 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.12. COMPANY 12 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.13. COMPANY 13 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.14. COMPANY 14 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.15. COMPANY 15 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.16. COMPANY 16 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.17. COMPANY 17 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.18. COMPANY 18 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.19. COMPANY 19 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.20. COMPANY 20 Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook

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