The North American PU market is expected to reach USD 14.46 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Growing importance for energy efficiency on account of rising energy costs and greenhouse emissions coupled with growing demand for lightweight, high performance materials from automotive industry in order to improve fuel efficiency are expected to remain key drivers for the regional PU market. Volatile raw material prices on account of tight supply of particularly TDI are expected to remain a key challenge for market participants. Rapid development of bio-based PU expected to provide growth opportunities to key companies operating in the regional market.
Rigid foam was the largest product segment in the regional market and accounted for 33.6% of total market volume in 2013. Rigid foams are widely used in construction industry and for insulation purposes across various industries. Rising concerns energy prices have increased the importance for energy conservation. Rigid foams are used as insulation material to reduce thermal energy losses and increase energy efficiency of buildings. Rigid foam is also expected to be the fastest growing product segment at an estimated CAGR of 4.3% from 2014 to 2020. Growth of construction industry and government initiatives to improve energy efficiency of residential infrastructure is expected drive its demand over the forecast period.
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