The polyurethane can have a solid or open cellular structure. Foam is the term for a cellular structure that is open. These foams can be rigid or flexible. Diisocyanate and polyols are used to make polyurethane foam. Both of these items are extracted from crude oil by the manufacturers. Various sorts of additives are added depending on the use. The rigid forms of polyurethane foams are primarily used in buildings as thermal insulation. Flexible polyurethane foams are molded in the automotive industry. Polyurethane foams provide a number of environmental advantages, including high recyclability and low waste.
Growing end-use industries such as bedding & furniture, electronics, automotive, and building & construction in emerging nations such as India, Thailand, and others are among the primary growth drivers of the polyurethane foam insulation materials market. Other factors that are driving the growth of the polyurethane foam insulation materials market include the rising usage of polyurethane foams in building insulation for energy conservation, as well as the adaptability and unique physical features of polyurethane foams.
Semi-flexible polyurethane foam combines the benefits of rigid and flexible foams in a single product. It has great thermal, acoustic, moisture control, and fire resistance capabilities. However, as it is not as rigid as solid polyurethane sheets, it can be bent or molded more easily. Noise levels are also reduced by semi-flexible foam insulation which absorbs sound waves better than other types of insulation.
Key market players are focusing on product launches, product expansions, mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships in order to expand their business in the market. For instance, in March 2021, Technonicol Corporation, a leading manufacturer and supplier of roofing, waterproofing, thermal insulation and sound absorption materials announced the launch of a new product category in order to complement the range of premium-quality construction materials specifically in India, named Polyurethane Foams by Technonicol. The new category includes fire-resistant, professional sealing, and glueing foams. In addition, it includes high-performance spray foam insulation. Also, in August 2019, Chematur Technologies AB, a leading provider of raw materials for polyurethane foams, was acquired by Wanhua Chemical Group Co. Ltd., a global leader in polyurethanes. The aim of this acquisition is to strengthen the company’s position in the polyurethane foam insulation materials market.
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