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Aerospace Foam Market

Aerospace Foam Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Type of Foam (Polyurethane, Polyethylene, Ceramic, Metal foam, Others), By Application (General Aviation, Commercial Aircraft, Military Aircraft) and By Region(North America, Europe, APAC, Middle East and Africa, LATAM) Forecasts, 2022-2030

Report Code: SRAM2725DR
Study Period 2018-2030 CAGR 6.06%
Historical Period 2018-2020 Forecast Period 2022-2030
Base Year 2021 Base Year Market Size USD 6.46 Billion
Forecast Year 2030 Forecast Year Market Size USD 10.97 Billion
Largest Market North America Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
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Market Overview

The global aerospace foam market was valued at USD 6.46 billion in 2021, and it is anticipated to reach USD 10.97 billion by 2030 at a CAGR of 6.06%.The market is growing as a result of advancements in the aviation sector and a surge in demand for lightweight, fuel-efficient aircraft. Nonetheless, it is anticipated that increased governmental spending to strengthen the air forces in both developed and developing nations will open up profitable business prospects.

The Zotek F closed-cell crosslinked foams for airplane interiors, manufactured by Croydon, UK-based Zotefoams, are on display in the Central Hall of NBAA-BACE 2023. According to Zotefoams, Zotek F lowers its carbon footprint without sacrificing comfort or performance and offers weight reductions of up to 70% when compared to standard materials.

Foams are significant materials with a wide range of applications in numerous sectors. Low-density, cellular-structured materials, such as foams, are primarily used for packaging, insulating, cushioning, and vibration dampening. Aerospace Foams are materials with a cellular structure and low density utilized as cushioning, insulation, and vibration dampeners. Polyethene, polyurethane, ceramic, and other types of foam are among those that are used. It helps increase the aircraft's performance with properties like heat resistance, toughness, tensile strength, and lightweightness. Polyethene foam, polyurethane foam, metal foams, and ceramic foams are some of the several types of foams utilized in aerospace applications. It has many uses in various aircraft components, including headrests, roofs, gaskets for sealing, and rotor blades.

Foams have proved crucial in reducing aircraft weight. They are primarily utilized in commercial aviation, especially passenger airlines. As a result, travel is now more fuel-efficient, reducing carbon emissions to some extent while simultaneously enhancing airline firms' profit margins.

Market Dynamics

Aerospace Foam Market Drivers

The increase in defense expenditure by governments

The increase in government spending on military aircraft and renewable feedstock for the production of green polyurethane foams will create good chances for the expansion of the aerospace foam market share. The total amount spent on warfare around the globe resumed its upward trend in 2021, reaching a new all-time high of $2.1 trillion. It marked the sixth year in a row in which expenditures were increased.

Even though the world's economy was reeling from the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, spending on the military reached all-time highs.

An increase in demand for polyurethane aerospace foam is driving market growth.

The market's expansion is helped by a rise in demand for lightweight and fuel-efficient aircraft, as well as a rise in the aviation sector all over the world. The expansion of the market is driven by the production of more advanced materials and the introduction of new products by numerous key players in the aerospace industry. The aerospace foam market is experiencing a spike in growth. It is becoming more diverse due to favorable government policies in developing nations such as Brazil, India, and China, as well as an increase in bio-based polyurethane foams in other areas of the world. There has been an increase in demand for polyurethane aerospace foam to be used in seating and carpeting applications within the aviation industry. This product's low cost is also a crucial driver of the market's growth. The expansion of the market is fueled by the rising number of people traveling by aeroplane around the world. The emergence of low-cost carriers in Asia-Pacific and LAMEA has increased the demand for commercial aviation products, positively affecting the aerospace foam in the market.

Aerospace Foam Market Restraints

Environmental issues related to the production and recycling of foams are hindering market growth.

Several challenges and obstructions must be overcome, which will slow the expansion of the market as a whole. The market expansion is being hampered by several issues, one of which is severe governmental rules regarding using P.U. foams. Additionally, the difficulty of disposal and recycling, in conjunction with the fluctuation in the price of raw materials, is one of the significant limitations preventing the overall expansion of the global aerospace foam market.

Regional Analysis

The global aerospace foam market is segmented into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa, based on region. North America dominates the market.

Due to an increase in regularly scheduled commercial flights, North America is anticipated to dominate the aerospace foam industry. Over the projected period, it is anticipated that the rapidly expanding commercial aircraft market will favor foam consumption. The demand for polyurethane foams is anticipated to rise shortly due to increased passenger numbers and military spending in the United States.

A significant growth driver is a recent investment in new manufacturing and maintenance operations in the United States by well-known airline manufacturers, including Lockheed Martin, Airbus, Bombardier, and Boeing.

The European industry is a global leader in producing helicopters, aircraft engines, parts, and components. In terms of exports to foreign nations, it also has a significant impact. As a result, the aerospace sector is expanding significantly in the area, supported by the existence of big aeronautical firms.

Throughout the hypothesized timeframe, Asia Pacific will experience the highest growth. The development of the polyurethane foam market in the region would be significantly influenced by factors including rising construction activity and demand for electronic goods.

Over half of the regional market's demand for aerospace foams is projected to be met by China, which is likely to be followed by Japan, where consumption is gradually increasing. In Asia-Pacific, there has been a noticeable increase in the usage of polyurethane foam, polyethylene foam, fluoropolymer foam, and metal foam.

Report Scope

Report Metric Details
By Type of Foam
  1. Polyurethane
  2. Polyethylene
  3. Ceramic
  4. Metal foam
  5. Others
By Application
  1. General Aviation
  2. Commercial Aircraft
  3. Military Aircraft
Company Profiles Greiner AG Huntsman International LLC Aerofoam Industries LLC BASF SE Boyd Corporation DuPont de Nemours Inc. Evonik Industries AG UFP Technologies Inc. Zotefoams Plc. General Plastics Manufacturing Company Pyrotek Inc. Recticel NV/SA Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Saudi Arabian Oil Co.) Solvay S.A.
Geographies Covered
North America U.S. Canada
Europe U.K. Germany France Spain Italy Russia Nordic Benelux Rest of Europe
APAC China Korea Japan India Australia Taiwan South East Asia Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle East and Africa UAE Turkey Saudi Arabia South Africa Egypt Nigeria Rest of MEA
LATAM Brazil Mexico Argentina Chile Colombia Rest of LATAM
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, Environment & Regulatory Landscape and Trends
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Segmental Analysis

The global aerospace foam market is broken down into three parts based on the type of foam, application, and region. Further, the market is divided into polyurethane, Polyethylene, ceramic, metal foam, and others based on the type of foam. In terms of volume and value, the P.U. foams segment is anticipated to dominate the market throughout the forecast period. In the aviation industry, polyurethane aerospace foams are expected to play a significant role in driving the growth of the P.U. foams market during the coming years. Another important aspect is its low cost.

The market is broken down into general aviation, commercial aircraft, and military aircraft based on application. In terms of value and volume, the commercial aircraft market sector is anticipated to experience the most significant CAGR growth during the forecast period. The market is expanding due to an increase in air travel worldwide. Additionally, expanding low-cost carriers has increased demand for commercial aircraft in areas including South America, the Middle East, and the Asia Pacific. These elements are fueling the global market expansion for aerospace foams.

Market Size By Type of Foam

Market Size By Type of Foam
  • Polyurethane
  • Polyethylene
  • Ceramic
  • Metal foam
  • Others
  • Recent Developments

    • In February 2022, the recycling of mattresses is now being researched and developed collaboratively by BASF and the foam expert NEVEON. The objective is to create a self-sufficient production cycle for mattresses.
    • In December 2021, Boyd Corporation, a leader in engineered material and thermal management technology innovation, recently announced the acquisition of Grando, a Belgian company with expertise in rubber, foam, and plastic polymer science for the stringently regulated rail and industrial technology sectors.
    • In March 2022, Evonik Industries AG made a sizeable double-digit million Euro investment in a brand-new, cutting-edge production facility for its Darmstadt-produced high-performance foams for fibre composites.

    Key Players

    Aerospace Foam Market Share of Key Players

    Aerospace Foam Market Share of Key Players
    Greiner AG Huntsman International LLC Aerofoam Industries LLC BASF SE Boyd Corporation DuPont de Nemours Inc. Evonik Industries AG UFP Technologies Inc. Zotefoams Plc. General Plastics Manufacturing Company Pyrotek Inc. Recticel NV/SA Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Saudi Arabian Oil Co.) Solvay S.A. Others

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    What is the growth rate for the Aerospace Foam Market?
    Aerospace Foam Market size will grow at approx. CAGR of 6.06% during the forecast period.
    Some of the top industry players in Aerospace Foam Market are, Greiner AG, Huntsman International LLC, Aerofoam Industries LLC, BASF SE, Boyd Corporation, DuPont de Nemours Inc., Evonik Industries AG, UFP Technologies Inc., Zotefoams Plc., General Plastics Manufacturing Company, Pyrotek Inc., Recticel NV/SA, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (Saudi Arabian Oil Co.), Solvay S.A., etc.
    In the Aerospace Foam Market, North America has established itself as the market leader with a significant market share.
    The Asia Pacific region has experienced the highest growth rate in the Aerospace Foam Market.
    The global Aerospace Foam Market report is segmented as follows: By Type of Foam, By Application

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