Aerospace Foams Market Research Report - Forecast till 2030

Aerospace Foams Market Information: by Type (Polyurethane, Polyethylene, Melamine, Metal, Polyimide, Others), Application (Aircraft Seats, Interior Panel Structure, Floor Coverings, Flight Deck Pads, Electrical Components), End-Use (Commercial Aircraft, General Aviation, Military Aircraft) and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America and the Middle East & Africa) - Forecast till 2030

ID: MRFR/CnM/7020-HCR | February 2021 | Region: Global | 185 pages

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Aerospace Foams Market Overview


Aerospace Foam Market is projected to be worth USD 10.17 billion by 2028, registering a CAGR of 11% during the forecast period (2021 - 2028)., The market was valued at USD 5.13 billion in 2021.


Aerospace foams are cellular structured materials that are utilized for cushioning and insulation. Some of the features such as rigidity, tensile strength, lightweight, and durability are highly expected by the aerospace industry. 


Aerospace foams are intensively utilized in aircrafts irrespective of their types for comfortable seating and lightweight infrastructure. The military aircraft are incorporating high-end materials for the seating with the beneficiary properties such as lightweight and supreme durability. Moreover, the demand for PU foams in the aerospace industry is rapidly increasing owing to their affordability, fuel efficiency, lower installation costs, and fire-resistant properties. The metal foams are incorporated in applications where the demand for mechanical strength is higher. Especially the military aircraft and the combating aircraft require durability and higher mechanical strength. The presence of established market players across the globe and the emergence of advanced materials in the industry are stimulating the overall growth of the Aerospace foams industry.


 


COVID 19 Analysis:


 


The COVID 19 has negatively impacted several industrial verticals owing to the restrictions in movements, stringent government regulations, and reduced production and manufacturing activities. The rate of passengers in commercial aviation has reduced drastically owing to the restrictions imposed by the governments of several countries. On the other hand, the challenges such as cost-cutting measures and the cancellation of the flights, and postponement throughout the pandemic have also impacted the Aerospace foams market growth negatively.


A recent report from International Civil Aviation Organization ICAO has reported about the loss of sales in the aerospace industry, where the loss was accounted for over USD 370 billion in sales during the pandemic. The loss was primarily due to travel bans, delayed orders from the airline companies. 


 


Market dynamics:


 


Market drivers:


 


The increasing demand among a huge population for the lower cost carrier airlines is considered as the primary growth-stimulating factor for the Aerospace foams industry. Moreover, the increasing urbanization and favorable governmental investment in military aircraft were also boosting the overall growth of the Aerospace foams industry in recent years. 


The potential benefits of the polyurethane foams such as excellent absorption, cushioning formulations are increasing the overall utilization in the applications such as flight decks, interior cabins. Such factors are propelling the overall growth of the Aerospace foams industry.


 


Market opportunities:


 


The recent R &D development in the Aerospace foams industry which has brought in the flame and heat resistant foams and increased production of the bio-based polyols which are intensively used in the manufacturing process of these aerospace foams are expected to increase the Aerospace foams market value during the forecast period. Moreover, the favorable investments in the defense sectors and military aerospace sectors are presenting lucrative opportunities for the overall growth of the Aerospace foams industry.


 


The increasing inclination of the huge population towards traveling and documenting their travel experience combined with the increasing utilization of social media is expected to boost the overall growth of the Aerospace foams industry during the forecast period. Some of the recent reports state that the commercial fleet is expected to reach over 50,660 airplanes by the year 2038 owing to the increasing travel rates across the globe.


 


Market restraints:


 


The manufacturing of polyurethane foams releases hazardous vapors and aerosols that potentially cause irritation and sensitization for the staff working in the industry. Such factors could lead to lung damage, asthma, and other respiratory breathing problems. Such factors are considered as the major restraining factors of the Aerospace foams industry.


 


The flammable property, weather ability, and thermal capacity of the polyurethane aerospace foams are also impacting the overall growth of the Aerospace foams market growth. 


 


Market challenges:


 


The fluctuations in the raw materials and their prices are considered as the major challenges for the overall growth of the Aerospace foams industry. Additionally, the costs incurred in the manufacturing processes and the energy spent for the manufacturing processes are considered as the major challenge for the overall growth of the Aerospace foams industry.


 


The spray aerospace foams were utilized in several applications, however, the health-related concerns that arise due to the improper mixing technique and correlated symptoms with the volatile organic compounds were considered as the major challenge in the Aerospace foams market growth.


 


Cumulative growth analysis:


 


The Aerospace foam market value was at USD 5.13 billion in the year 2021 and it is expected to surpass the market value of over USD 10.71 billion by the year 2028 while registering a CAGR of 11% during the forecast period. The Aerospace foams market value was rapidly increasing owing to the advancements in the characteristic features of these foams. In recent years, there have been several product launches and advancements brought into the product materials, which are impacting the overall growth of the Aerospace foams industry. Also, the growth of the commercial aviation industry is demanding lightweight and fuel-efficient aircraft with comfortable seating arrangements. Among the general aircraft, commercial aircraft, and military aircraft, the commercial aircraft, and military aircraft are intensively utilizing the Aerospace foams owing to the increasing investments and favorable government regulations. 


 


Moreover, the potential benefits of Polyurethane foams increase their utilization in the industry. Some of the features include higher rigidity, closed-cell structure, water and fire resistance, excellent durability, and so on.


 


Value chain analysis:


 


The Aerospace foams market growth is highly influenced by the fuel industry and the aerospace component manufacturing industries. The fluctuation in the fuel prices and the efficient operations and management in the Aerospace industry is stimulating the overall growth of the Aerospace foams industry. The market value of the Aerospace foam industry had not been affected by the widespread of COVID 19, the market value has risen from USD 865 million in the year 2019 to USD 690 million in the year 2020, despite the reduction in the commercial sectors.


 


The changing inclination among a huge population towards the travel and emerging economies are presenting lucrative opportunities for the overall growth of the Aerospace foams industry. The open cell insulation and the vibration isolation mounts are utilized in the aerospace industries for their beneficiary features such as light-weight and fire-resistant properties, improved passenger comfort, efficient fuel management, and lower installation costs. 


 


Segment overview:


 


Based on Material type:


 



  • PU foams

  • PE foams

  • Melamine foams

  • Metal foams

  • PMI/Polyimide foams

  • Others


 


Based on Aircraft type:


 



  • Commercial aircraft

  • Military aircraft

  • General aviation

  • Regional aircraft

  • Helicopters


 


Based on application:


 



  • Electrical Components

  • Flight Deck Pads

  • Floor Coverings

  • Interior Panel Structures

  • Aircraft Seats


 


Regional analysis:


 


North America is considered as the leading market player in the Aerospace foams industry over other potential regions. Some of the leading market players in the Aerospace foams industry are expanding their operations owing to the rising number of air passengers in the region. Moreover, the favorable military expenditure across the regions is also impacting the overall growth of the Aerospace foams industry in recent years. Additionally, some of the established airline manufacturers are investing in manufacturing and repair services and are stimulating the overall growth of the Aerospace foams industry.


 


Other than these, the export activities in the countries like France, China, Germany are further stimulating the Aerospace foams market growth, with the increasing consumer spending in the industry. Canada is considered as the leading in the Aerospace foams market growth owing to the ranking in several categories, such as civil flight simulation, civil engine production, and aircraft production. Also, over 70% of the aerospace industrial exports are carried out the country to over 190 countries across the globe. These factors are considered as the major drivers of Aerospace foam's market growth across the region.


 


Competitive landscape:


 



  • BASF SE

  • Huntsman Corporation

  • ARMACELL

  • Boyd Corporation

  • Evonik Industries

  • Rogers Corporation

  • SABIC Innovative Plastics

  • General Plastics Manufacturing Company

  • Zetofoams Plc

  • ERG Materials

  • Aerospace Corporation

  • ERG Aerospace Corporation

  • Aerofoam Industries

  • Technifab Inc.

  • Mueller

  • Everchem Specialty Chemicals

  • UFP Technologies

  • Solvay


 


Recent developments:


 


One of the leading market players has designed the individual seats with sensors to monitor the temperature and seat belt statuses, overhead storage bins, air quality of the cabins, and damages in the aircraft. The real-time data are sent to the flight attendants.


In the year 2019, one of the leading chemical industries, BASF SE has introduced the first particle foam that is based on polyethersulfone PESU. The foams were approved by the aircraft industry owing to the properties such as low heat release, low smoke density, low fire smoke, and toxicity.


 


Report overview:


 


This report has covered:



  • Market overview

  • COVID 19 Analysis

  • Market dynamics

  • Cumulative growth analysis

  • Value chain analysis

  • Segment overview

  • Regional analysis

  • Competitive landscape

  • Recent developments


 


Segmentation Table:


 


Based on Material type:


 



  • PU foams

  • PE foams

  • Melamine foams

  • Metal foams

  • PMI/Polyimide foams

  • Others


 


Based on Aircraft type:


 



  • Commercial aircraft

  • Military aircraft

  • General aviation

  • Regional aircraft

  • Helicopters


 


Based on application:


 



  • Electrical Components

  • Flight Deck Pads

  • Floor Coverings

  • Interior Panel Structures

  • Aircraft Seats



Report Scope:
Report Attribute/Metric Details
  Market Size

  • 2028: USD 10.17 Billion
  • 2030 : Significant value
  •   CAGR   11% (2022 - 2030)
      Base Year   2021
      Forecast Period   2022 to 2030
      Historical Data   2019 & 2020
      Forecast Units   Value (USD Billion)
      Report Coverage   Revenue Forecast, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
      Segments Covered   Type, Application, End-Use
      Geographies Covered   North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW)
      Key Vendors   BASF SE (Germany), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), Boyd Corporation (US), Rogers Corporation (US), ARMACELL LLC (US), SABIC (Saudi Arabia), ERG Aerospace Corp (US), Zotefoams Plc (UK), General Plastics Manufacturing Company (US), Solvay (Belgium), Greiner aerospace GmbH (Germany), Pyrotek (US), DuPont de Nemours, Inc (US)
      Key Market Opportunities   The increasing demand for lightweight materials in the aerospace industry
      Key Market Drivers

  • Increasing demand for fuel-efficient aircraft.
  • Expanding the aerospace industry across the globe


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    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

    The global aerospace foams market was valued at USD 10.17 billion by 2028.

    The market is expected to exhibit a strong 11% CAGR over the forecast period from 2021 to 2028.

    • General aviation • Commercial • Military

    The environmental impacts during the manufacturing of these foams are considered as the major restraining factor for the Aerospace foams industry, therefore the manufacturers are investing in fluorine-free aerospace foams that reduce the impact on the environment.

    • BASF SE • Huntsman Corporation • ARMACELL • Boyd Corporation • Evonik Industries • Rogers Corporation • SABIC Innovative Plastics • General Plastics Manufacturing Company

    • Commercial aircraft • Military aircraft • General aviation • Regional aircraft • Helicopters