Uninsulated: Rising input prices and declining industry revenue have increased competition

The Plastic Foam Product Manufacturing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Industry players have been consolidating their operating facilities over the past five years
  • Homogeneity in many major plastic foam products ensures strong price competition
  • Revenue will decline due to demand contracting from local car manufacturers

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Plastic Foam Product Manufacturing industry has experienced mixed fortunes over the past five years. Industry revenue is expected to increase by an annualised 1.1% over the five years through 2016-17, to reach $650.8 million. As traditional buyers, such as the Motor Vehicle Manufacturing industry, have been relocating operations offshore, rising consumer discretionary spending has kept demand for plastic foam products afloat. This spending, in turn, supports demand for manufacturing and construction industries that use plastic foam products as inputs in production. Polyurethane plastic foam is used to manufacture a range of goods, including beds, mattresses, pillows, couches and other furniture...

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    Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Plastic Foam Product Manufacturing Industry is characterised by a medium level of market share concentration, with the top four players accounting for an estimated 41.2% of revenue in 2016-17. The combined market share of the major players has declined gradually over the past five years, signalling a high level of industry competition and minimal merger and acquisition activity over the past five years. Despite the medium level of market concentration, major players dominate two key product segments. The industry's two largest players by revenue, Australian Comfort Group and Joyce Foam, are estimated to represent approximately 50% of total revenue in the soft polyurethane foam market. Tog..

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    Additional Insights for the Plastic Foam Product Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Plastic Foam Product Manufacturing Industry are

  • Undertaking technical research and development
  • Proximity to key markets
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from furniture manufacturing and Real household discretionary income in the Plastic Foam Product Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Plastic Foam Product Manufacturing Industry?

    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
    Expanded polystyrene
    Extruded polystyrene
    Industry Activities
    Bicycle helmet
    Polymeric foam cooler and ice chest
    Polymeric foam cup
    Polymeric foam food container
    Polymeric insulation and cushioning material
    Sheet foam

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from furniture manufacturing
  • Real household discretionary income
  • Domestic price of plastic and rubber products
  • Dwelling commencements
  • Demand from motor vehicle manufacturing

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream uses
  • Plant consolidation
  • Motor vehicle manufacturing
  • Downstream import competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Revenue and profitability
  • Motor vehicle manufacturing
  • Table: Plastic Foam Product Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Plastic Foam Product Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Motor Vehicle Manufacturing
  • Household Appliance Manufacturing
  • Mattress Manufacturing
  • Wicker and Fibreglass Furniture Manufacturing
  • House Construction
  • Road and Bridge Construction

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Industrial and Agricultural Chemical Product Wholesaling
  • Synthetic Resin and Synthetic Rubber Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Polyurethane
  • Expanded polystyrene
  • Other
  • Extruded polystyrene
  • Chart: Plastic Foam Product Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Manufacturers
  • Wholesalers and retailers
  • Construction industries
  • Other
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Plastic Foam Product Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Plastic Foam Product Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Plastic Foam Product Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Australian Comfort Group Holdings Pty LtdJoyce Foam Pty LtdHuhtamaki Holdings Pty LimitedHuntsman Corporation Australia Pty Limited
  • Table: Australian Comfort Group Holdings Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Joyce Foam Pty Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Huhtamaki Holdings Pty Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Huntsman Corporation Australia Pty Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Plastic Foam Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Plastic Foam Product Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
  • A large molecular compound used as an input in the production of synthetic fibres such as plastic.
  • Polystyrene
  • An inexpensive and hard plastic used in many applications, including packaging and insulation.
  • Polyurethane
  • An elastic and durable material that does not melt when it is heated.
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