Plastic Foam Product Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report

Plastic Foam Product Manufacturing industry trends (2014-2019)

poll Average industry growth 2014–2019: -0.9%

Operators in the Plastic Foam Product Manufacturing industry have faced tough operating conditions over the past five years. Lower domestic demand for industry products has negatively affected the industry's performance. Industry revenue has been volatile over the period as demand from motor vehicle manufacturers, one of the industry's key downstream markets, has decreased sharply. Motor vehicle manufacturers use polyurethane foam in car seats, headrests, armrests and other panels. Polyurethane plastic foam is also used to manufacture a range of goods, such as beds, mattresses, pillows, couches and other furniture. Food processors use industry goods to package fruit, vegetables and other food products. Overall, industry revenue is expected to decreas...
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Plastic Foam Product Manufacturing industry outlook (2019-2024)

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Revenue for the Plastic Foam product Manufacturing industry is anticipated to recover over the next five years, on the back of rising demand from the construction and manufacturing sectors, and the forecast growth of real household discretionary income. A projected increase in real household discretionary income is anticipated to support demand for bedding, insulation panelling, takeaway foods and general product packaging. However, rising investment in environmentally friendly waste recycling efforts is anticipated to lower industry profit margins over the next five years. Revenue and profitability Industry revenue is forecast to increase at an annualised X.X% over the five years through XXX-XX, to $XX.X million. Demand from downstream manufacturi...
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Plastic Foam Product Manufacturing industry statistics

  • attach_money Market Size: $576m
  • business Number of Businesses: 114
  • poll Average Industry Profit Margin: x.x%
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  • supervisor_account Industry Employment: 1,588

Biggest companies in the Plastic Foam Product Manufacturing industry

The companies holding the largest market share in the Plastic Foam Product Manufacturing in Australia industry include Australian Comfort Group Holdings Pty Ltd, Joyce Foam Pty Ltd, Huhtamaki Holdings Pty Limited and Huntsman Corporation Australia Pty Limited.

  • pie_chart Australian Comfort Group Holdings Pty Ltd Market Share: x.x%
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  • pie_chart Huhtamaki Holdings Pty Limited Market Share: x.x%
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  • pie_chart Huntsman Corporation Australia Pty Limited Market Share: x.x%
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What is Plastic Foam Product Manufacturing industry?

Industry Definition

Companies in the industry manufacture polymer foam products. Firms that manufacture polymer filler products that are used to fill in wall cavities, insulate walls, and cushion swimming pools and spas are also included in the industry.

Industry Products and Services

  • Expanded polystyrene
  • Polyurethane
  • Extruded polystyrene
  • Other
  • All Others

Industry Activities

  • Bicycle helmet manufacturing
  • Polymeric foam cooler and ice chest manufacturing
  • Polymeric foam cup manufacturing
  • Polymeric foam food container manufacturing
  • Polymeric insulation and cushioning material manufacturing
  • Sheet foam manufacturing

Market research report - table of contents

Industry Definition

Companies in the industry manufacture polymer foam products. Firms that manufacture polymer filler products that are used to fill in wall cavities, insulate walls, and cushion swimming pools and spas are also included in the industry.

Main Activities

  • Bicycle helmet manufacturing
  • Polymeric foam cooler and ice chest manufacturing
  • Polymeric foam cup manufacturing
  • Polymeric foam food container manufacturing
  • Polymeric insulation and cushioning material manufacturing
  • Sheet foam manufacturing

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Additional Resources

Industry Statistics Snapshot

Industry Structure

Executive Summary

Key External Drivers

Dwelling commencements include the construction of all public and private housing in Australia. Rigid polyurethane foams are used for insulation panelling...
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Dwelling commencements
Real household discretionary income
Domestic price of plastic and rubber products
Demand from furniture manufacturing

Current Performance

Plant consolidation
Motor vehicle manufacturing
Downstream import competition
 Chart: Revenue Growth

Industry Outlook

Motor vehicle manufacturing
Substitute products
 Table: Plastic Foam Product Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Revenue Outlook

Industry Life Cycle

Life Cycle Reasons
 Chart: Benchmarking - Plastic Foam Product Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

Supply Chain

Key Buying Industries

Motor Vehicle Manufacturing in Australia
Household Appliance Manufacturing in Australia
Mattress Manufacturing in Australia
Wicker and Fibreglass Furniture Manufacturing in Australia
House Construction in Australia
Road and Bridge Construction in Australia

Key Selling Industries

Synthetic Resin and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing in Australia
Industrial and Agricultural Chemical Product Wholesaling in Australia





Products & Services

Plastic foam products are highly versatile and have a variety of uses, such as in bedding, food packaging, noise suppression and weather insulation. Indus...
Wholesalers and retailers
Construction industries
Other



Demand Determinants

A range of factors influence demand for the industry's products. These factors include price, discretionary income levels, reputation, consumer sentiment,...
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Major Markets

Wholesalers and retailers
Construction industries
Other




 Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Plastic Foam Product Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

International Trade

Business Locations

Chart: Business Locations by State Chart: Business Locations by State

Market Share Concentration

The Plastic Foam Product Manufacturing Industry has a moderate level of market share concentration, with the top four players accounting for over 45% of r...
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Key Success Factors

Cost Structure Benchmarks

Profit, Purchases, Wages, Other Costs
 Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Plastic Foam Product Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report

Basis of Competition

Internal competition
External competition

Barriers to Entry

 Table: Barriers to Entry Checklist for the Plastic Foam Product Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry

Industry Globalization

Australian Comfort Group Holdings Pty Ltd (ACG) is a subsidiary of The Comfort Group, a privately owned family business based in New Zealand. The Comfort ...
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Sleepyhead

 Table: Sleepyhead - financial performance

Joyce Foam

 Table: Joyce Foam - financial performance

Huhtamaki Holdings

 Table: Huhtamaki Holdings - financial performance

Huntsman Corporation

 Table: Huntsman Corporation - financial performance

Capital Intensity

The Plastic Foam Product Manufacturing industry exhibits a moderate level of capital intensity. In 2018-19, for every dollar spent on wages, an estimated ...
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 Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Plastic Foam Product Manufacturing in Australia - Market Research Report Industry
 Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

Technology & Systems

Revenue Volatility

Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

Regulation & Policy

Industry Assistance

Table: Industry data Table: Industry Data for the Plastic Foam Product Manufacturing in Australia Industry

Industry Revenue (2007-2025)
Industry Gross Product (2007-2025)
Establishments (2007-2025)
Businesses (2007-2025)
Employment (2007-2025)
Exports (2007-2025)
Imports (2007-2025)
Wages (2007-2025)
Domestic Demand (2007-2025)

Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data

Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Dat Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data

Table: Industry Financial Ratios Table: Industry Financial Ratios

Liquidity Ratios
Coverage Ratios
Leverage Ratios
Operating Ratios
Cash Flow & Debt Service Ratios (% of Sales)
Assets, %
Liabilities, %

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