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Global Polyethylene Foamed Plastics Market by Type (Mechanical Method, Physical Method, Chemical Method), By Application (Agriculture, Automobile, Electronics, Food & Beverages, Others) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030-report

Global Polyethylene Foamed Plastics Market by Type (Mechanical Method, Physical Method, Chemical Method), By Application (Agriculture, Automobile, Electronics, Food & Beverages, Others) And By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa), Forecast From 2022 To 2030

Report ID: 131140 3300 Chemical & Material 377 248 Pages 4.9 (34)

Market Overview:

The global polyethylene foamed plastics market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2030. The growth in the market can be attributed to the increasing demand for polyethylene foamed plastics from various end-use industries, such as agriculture, automotive, electronics, food & beverages and others. Polyethylene foamed plastics are used in a wide range of applications owing to their properties such as lightweight and thermal insulation. These factors are expected to drive the growth of the global polyethylene foamed plastics market during the forecast period. On the basis of type, mechanical method is projected to be the fastest growing segment duringthe forecast period from 2018to 2030. This can be attributed tobethe high adoption rateof mechanicalmethods due toytheir low costand easy availability across regions.

Global Polyethylene Foamed Plastics Industry Outlook

Product Definition:

Polyethylene Foamed Plastics is a type of plastic that is made up of small air bubbles. This makes the plastic lightweight and flexible. Polyethylene Foamed Plastics can be used for a variety of things, such as packaging materials, insulation, and automotive parts.

Mechanical Method:

Mechanical methods are used to process thermoplastic materials such as polyethylene, polypropylene and styrene-butadiene rubber. These mechanical methods include extrusion, injection molding, calendaring and vacuum forming among others.

Extrusion is the most widely used mechanical method for processing PEF.

Physical Method:

Physical method is a process to produce polyethylene foam by mechanical or thermal means. It includes compressing the raw material and forcing gases inside the polymer matrix. The most common physical methods used for producing PEF include bulk-polymerization, granular-polymerization, emulsion-polymerization and suspension-polymerization.

Application Insights:

The agriculture application segment led the global polyethylene foamed plastics market in 2017 and is projected to expand at a CAGR of XX% over the forecast period. Polyethylene foam is used for insulation in cold storage warehouses, greenhouses, and freezers as it provides thermal resistance against extreme temperatures which are expected to rise over the coming years owing to climate change. Moreover, it helps reduce heat transfer from the external environment through conduction and convection radiation which positively impacts crop growth. These factors are anticipated to drive demand for PEFPCs in this application segment over the coming years.

Regional Analysis:

Asia Pacific was the leading revenue contributor in the global polyethylene foamed plastics market and accounted for over 45% of the total market share in 2016. The region is also anticipated to be one of the fastest-growing markets for polyethylene foamed plastics during the forecast period. This can be attributed to increasing automotive production and sales, rapid urbanization, growing consumer electronics industry, expanding agriculture sector across emerging economies such as China and India.

The Asia Pacific economy has been witnessing strong growth since 2009 after a deep recession from 2007 to 2009.

Growth Factors:

  • Increasing demand from end-use industries such as construction, automotive and packaging
  • Rising disposable income of consumers in developing countries
  • Technological advancements in manufacturing process of polyethylene foamed plastics
  • Growing environmental concerns over the use of traditional materials such as wood, metal and glass
  • Stringent government regulations for energy conservation

Scope Of The Report

Report Attributes

Report Details

Report Title

Polyethylene Foamed Plastics Market Research Report

By Type

Mechanical Method, Physical Method, Chemical Method

By Application

Agriculture, Automobile, Electronics, Food & Beverages, Others

By Companies

ACH Foam Technologies, American Excelsior, BASF, Dow, Wisconsin, Free-Flow Packaging, INOAC Corporation, Pregis, Nomaco, UFP Technologies

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 Polyethylene Foamed Plastics Market Report Segments:

The global Polyethylene Foamed Plastics market is segmented on the basis of:


Mechanical Method, Physical Method, Chemical Method

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.


Agriculture, Automobile, Electronics, Food & Beverages, Others

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. ACH Foam Technologies
  2. American Excelsior
  3. BASF
  4. Dow
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Free-Flow Packaging
  7. INOAC Corporation
  8. Pregis
  9. Nomaco
  10. UFP Technologies

Global Polyethylene Foamed Plastics Market Overview

Highlights of The Polyethylene Foamed Plastics 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. Mechanical Method
    2. Physical Method
    3. Chemical Method
  1. By Application:

    1. Agriculture
    2. Automobile
    3. Electronics
    4. Food & Beverages
    5. Others
  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 Polyethylene Foamed Plastics 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 Polyethylene Foamed Plastics 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?

Polyethylene foamed plastics are a type of plastic that is made by blowing gas through a polymer while it is in liquid form. This creates small bubbles that trap air, which makes the plastic expand and become stiffer. Polyethylene foamed plastics are often used in products like insulation, packaging, and food containers because they are lightweight and can be easily shaped.

Some of the key players operating in the polyethylene foamed plastics market are ACH Foam Technologies, American Excelsior, BASF, Dow, Wisconsin, Free-Flow Packaging, INOAC Corporation, Pregis, Nomaco, UFP Technologies.

The polyethylene foamed plastics market is expected to register a CAGR of 5.5%.

1. Executive Summary

2. Assumptions and Acronyms Used

3. Research Methodology

4. Polyethylene Foamed Plastics 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. Polyethylene Foamed Plastics Market Dynamics
      4.3.1. Market Drivers
      4.3.2. Market Restraints
      4.3.3. Opportunity
      4.3.4. Market Trends
   4.4. Polyethylene Foamed Plastics Market - Supply Chain
   4.5. Global Polyethylene Foamed Plastics Market Forecast
      4.5.1. Polyethylene Foamed Plastics Market Size (US$ Mn) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2. Polyethylene Foamed Plastics Market Size (000’ Units) and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.3. Polyethylene Foamed Plastics Market Absolute $ Opportunity

5. Global Polyethylene Foamed Plastics 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. Polyethylene Foamed Plastics Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      5.3.1. Mechanical Method
      5.3.2. Physical Method
      5.3.3. Chemical Method
   5.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Type
   5.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Type

6. Global Polyethylene Foamed Plastics 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. Polyethylene Foamed Plastics Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      6.3.1. Agriculture
      6.3.2. Automobile
      6.3.3. Electronics
      6.3.4. Food & Beverages
      6.3.5. Others
   6.4. Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Application
   6.5. Market Attractiveness/Growth Potential Analysis by Application

7. Global Polyethylene Foamed Plastics 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. Polyethylene Foamed Plastics 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 Polyethylene Foamed Plastics 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. Polyethylene Foamed Plastics 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 Polyethylene Foamed Plastics Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

9. North America Polyethylene Foamed Plastics 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 Polyethylene Foamed Plastics 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 Polyethylene Foamed Plastics Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      9.4.1. Agriculture
      9.4.2. Automobile
      9.4.3. Electronics
      9.4.4. Food & Beverages
      9.4.5. Others
   9.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   9.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   9.7. North America Polyethylene Foamed Plastics Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      9.7.1. Mechanical Method
      9.7.2. Physical Method
      9.7.3. Chemical Method
   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 Polyethylene Foamed Plastics Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

10. Latin America Polyethylene Foamed Plastics 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 Polyethylene Foamed Plastics 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 Polyethylene Foamed Plastics Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      10.4.1. Agriculture
      10.4.2. Automobile
      10.4.3. Electronics
      10.4.4. Food & Beverages
      10.4.5. Others
   10.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   10.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   10.7. Latin America Polyethylene Foamed Plastics Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      10.7.1. Mechanical Method
      10.7.2. Physical Method
      10.7.3. Chemical Method
   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 Polyethylene Foamed Plastics Demand Share Forecast, 2019-2029

11. Europe Polyethylene Foamed Plastics 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 Polyethylene Foamed Plastics 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 Polyethylene Foamed Plastics Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      11.4.1. Agriculture
      11.4.2. Automobile
      11.4.3. Electronics
      11.4.4. Food & Beverages
      11.4.5. Others
   11.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   11.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   11.7. Europe Polyethylene Foamed Plastics Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      11.7.1. Mechanical Method
      11.7.2. Physcal Method
      11.7.3. Chemical Method
   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 Polyethylene Foamed Plastics Demand Share, 2019-2029

12. Asia Pacific Polyethylene Foamed Plastics 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 Polyethylene Foamed Plastics 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 Polyethylene Foamed Plastics Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      12.4.1. Agriculture
      12.4.2. Automobile
      12.4.3. Electronics
      12.4.4. Food & Beverages
      12.4.5. Others
   12.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   12.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   12.7. Asia Pacific Polyethylene Foamed Plastics Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      12.7.1. Mechanical Method
      12.7.2. Physical Method
      12.7.3. Chemical Method
   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 Polyethylene Foamed Plastics Demand Share, 2019-2029

13. Middle East & Africa Polyethylene Foamed Plastics 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 Polyethylene Foamed Plastics 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 Polyethylene Foamed Plastics Market Size and Volume Forecast by Application
      13.4.1. Agriculture
      13.4.2. Automobile
      13.4.3. Electronics
      13.4.4. Food & Beverages
      13.4.5. Others
   13.5. Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Application
   13.6. Y-o-Y Growth Projections by Application
   13.7. Middle East & Africa Polyethylene Foamed Plastics Market Size and Volume Forecast by Type
      13.7.1. Mechanical Method
      13.7.2. Physical Method
      13.7.3. Chemical Method
   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 Polyethylene Foamed Plastics Demand Share, 2019-2029

14. Competition Landscape
   14.1. Global Polyethylene Foamed Plastics Market: Market Share Analysis
   14.2. Polyethylene Foamed Plastics Distributors and Customers
   14.3. Polyethylene Foamed Plastics Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.4. Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy) 
      14.4.1. ACH Foam Technologies Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.2. American Excelsior Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.3. BASF Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.4. Dow Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.5. Wisconsin Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.6. Free-Flow Packaging Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.7. INOAC Corporation Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.8. Pregis Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.9. Nomaco Overview Financials Developments Strategic Outlook
      14.4.10. UFP Technologies 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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