Closed Cell Foam Market

Global Closed Cell Foam Market Research Report: By Type (Polyethylene Foam, Neoprene Foam, Polystyrene Foam, PVC Foam, Polyurethane Foam, EPDM Foam), By Density (Low, Medium, High), By Application (Residential, Industrial, Automotive, Aerospace, Marine, Medical, Sports & Fitness, Packaging), and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World) Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Analysis, Competitor Analysis and Forecast 2023-2031.

Chemical & Material | December 2023 | Report ID: EMR00365 | Pages: 301

The global Closed Cell Foam market was valued at USD 2.51 billion in 2022 and is estimated to reach approximately USD 4.85 billion by 2031, at a CAGR of 8.62 % from 2023 to 2031.


Closed cell foam is a type of foam that are tightly pressed together and enclosed. It contrasts open cell foam, such as polyurethane, with interconnected open cells. With closed-cell foam, because none of the cells are connected, each contains a tiny pocket of gas. These cells are tightly packed and smaller, which makes the foam more durable and makes it usable for heavy-duty applications. Furthermore, closed-cell foam is more effective at insulating than other types of insulation due to it does not allow air or moisture to penetrate the cells, which would then reduction the insulation's effectiveness.





Report Attribute


Estimated Market Value (2022)

2.51 Billion

Projected Market Value (2031)

4.85 Billion

Base Year


Forecast Years

2023 - 2031

Scope of the Report

Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Drivers and Constraints, Historical and Forecast Market Analysis by Segment- By Type, By Density, By Application, & Region

Segments Covered

By Type, By Density, By Application, & Region

Forecast Units

Value (USD Billion or Million), and Volume (Units)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2023 to 2031

Regions Covered

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa, and the Rest of World

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico, U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Brazil, Argentina, GCC Countries, and South Africa, among others

Report Coverage

Market growth drivers, restraints, opportunities, Porter’s five forces analysis, PEST analysis, value chain analysis, regulatory landscape, market attractiveness analysis by segments and region, company market share analysis, and COVID-19 impact analysis.

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Global Closed Cell Foam Market Drivers:

Increasing demand for closed cell foam in the automotive and construction industries:

Increasing demand for closed cell foam types in the automotive and construction industries. EPDM closed cell or crushed foam provides outstanding temperature, weather, and ozone resistance. Its widely automotive and construction for its durability and performance. These provide great water and vapor barriers and depending on the characteristics of their base resin, they can be engineered for nearly any environment.  Their construction safeguards outstanding thermal and sound insulation properties. Moreover, automotive industry, its pursuit of improved efficiency through lightweight material has increasingly adopted closed cell foam. Thus, driving demand of the global market.



Increasing awareness about the benefits of using closed cell foam in several applications

Increasing benefits of the using the closed cell foam in the several industries such as residential, industrial, automotive, aerospace, marine, medical, sports & fitness, packaging. Closed-cell foam is incredible resistance, and it is extensively used in the marine industry. For waterproof insulation with outstanding durability and thermal properties, closed-cell foams are a better choice and better soundproofing performance, open-cell foams are more preferable. Furthermore, its rigid nature adds to the structural integrity of the building and E84 fire rated versions are available. The closed cell also acts as a vapor barrier, so water and moisture will be less expected to get inside the home, and the foam itself is unharmed by water damage. Therefore, will increasing demand of the global closed cell foam market over forecast period.



Availability of alternative insulation materials

Availability of alternative insulation materials such as open-cell foam, fiberglass, and mineral wool. Increasing benefits of the open cell foam and it is much more affordable than closed cell foam. In addition, open cell foam is excellent for soundproofing where a single application can completely fill the area between studs. This increasing befits of the alternative material hamper the demand of the global closed cell foam market.


Segment Overview

By Type:

Based on type, the global closed cell foam market is divided into polyethylene foam, neoprene foam, polystyrene foam, PVC foam, polyurethane foam, EPDM foam. The polyethylene segment dominated the market in 2022 and is expected to dominating during the closed cell foam market in forecast period, due to polyethene foam is a closed-cell foam manufactured by the polymerization of ethylene. It has high resistance to chemicals, moisture, and heat. Polyethene foams are lightweight and can be easily used in several end-use industries including transportation, packaging, building & construction materials as well as consumer goods. Moreover, it is a chemically resistant closed cell foam with low water absorption. This material is the ideal economical gasketing, sealing, or insulating solution. Thus, will propel growth of this segment in the global market in the forecast period.


By Density

Based on density, the global closed cell foam market is segmented into low, medium, high. The high segment dominated the closed cell foam market with the largest revenue share in 2022. This owing to closed cell foam is more dense than open cell foam. Closed cell foam can be three times more than that, with a density of 1.75 pounds per cubic foot or more. It is ideal for homes in areas that need higher thermal resistance, such as homes in Colorado. Because it is denser, it can expand to only about an inch thick. This is expected to fuel the growth of this segment in the target market.


By Application

Based on application, the closed cell foam market is fragmented into residential, industrial, automotive, aerospace, marine, medical, sports & fitness, packaging. The residential segment dominated the global closed cell foam market in 2022. This is attributed to rapid urbanization and rising disposable income, has raised demand for housing solutions. Its thermal value is high making it the perfect insulator in terms of thermal conversion for both residential homes. Furthermore, it can be used through several construction stages such as flooring & roofing underlayment insulation where noise control is required along with superior thermal insulation properties that prevent heat penetration from outside resulting in improved building quality factor. As a result, demand of this segment in the global market is increasing.


Global Closed Cell Foam Market Overview by Region

Asia Pacific dominated the closed cell foam market in 2022. This is due to rising product demand from a variety of end-use industries, including industrial, residential, and automotive. China emerged as the industry's largest consumer owing to its rapidly expanding construction sector and rapid urbanization, which resulted in increased infrastructure spending by the government on a domestic level, as well as growing investments from foreign players operating within China's borders. These all factor affecting the growth of the closed cell foam market in this region.




Global Closed Cell Foam Market Competitive Landscape

In the global closed cell foam market, a few major players exert significant market dominance and have established a strong regional presence. These leading companies remain committed to continuous research and development endeavors and actively engage in strategic growth initiatives, including product development, launches, joint ventures, and partnerships. By pursuing these strategies, these companies aim to strengthen their market position, expand their customer base, and capture a substantial share of the market.

Some of the prominent players in the global closed cell foam market Sekisui, Sealing Devices, AZOTE, Zouch, Nexus Foams, Wisconsin Foam Products, Toray Plastics, 3H Foam, MDI Products, Northern Products Company, Johns Manville, and EFP Corporation and others.


Global Closed Cell Foam Market Recent Developments

  • In 2022, Belzona has developed of novel epoxy closed-cell foam for personnel and corrosion protection.
  • In August 2022, Zotefoams has launched Ecozote sustainability foams range of closed cell crosslinked foams, which is designed for product sustainability.



Scope of the Global Closed Cell Foam Market Report

Closed Cell Foam Market Report Segmentation



By Type

  • Polyethylene Foam
  • Neoprene Foam
  • Polystyrene Foam
  • PVC Foam
  • Polyurethane Foam
  • EPDM Foam

By Density

  • Low
  • Medium
  • High

By Application

  • Residential
  • Industrial
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace
  • Marine
  • Medical
  • Sports & Fitness
  • Packaging
  • Others

By Geography

  • North America (USA, and Canada)
  • Europe (UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe)
  • Asia Pacific (Japan, China, India, Australia, Southeast Asia and Rest of Asia Pacific)
  • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and Rest of Latin America)
  • Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC, and Rest of Middle East & Africa)

Customization Scope

  • Available upon request


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Objectives of the Study

The objectives of the study are summarized in 5 stages. They are as mentioned below:

•           Global Closed Cell Foam Market Size and Forecast: To identify and estimate the market size for the global closed cell foam market segmented by type, by density, by application, & region and by value (in U.S. dollars). Also, to understand the consumption/ demand created by consumers of closed cell foam between 2019 and 2031.

•           Market Landscape and Trends: To identify and infer the drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges for the global closed cell foam market

•           Market Influencing Factors: To find out the factors which are affecting the sales of closed cell foam among consumers

•           Impact of COVID-19: To identify and understand the various factors involved in the global closed cell foam market affected by the pandemic

•           Company Profiling:  To provide a detailed insight into the major companies operating in the market. The profiling will include the financial health of the company's past 2-3 years with segmental and regional revenue breakup, product offering, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and key strategies.

Intended Audience

•           Business Executives

•           Industry Professionals

•           Academic and Research Institutions

•           Startups and Entrepreneurs

•           Governments, Associations, and Industrial Bodies

•           Investors and Trade Experts


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Frequently Asked Questions

The growth of the Closed Cell Foam Market is driven by factors such as the increasing demand for lightweight and durable materials in various industries, rising awareness of energy efficiency, and the expanding use of closed-cell foams in insulation and packaging applications.
Closed-cell foam finds applications in diverse industries, including automotive, aerospace, construction, packaging, and electronics. In the automotive sector, it is used for lightweight components and sound insulation, while in construction, it serves as a thermal insulator. The versatility of closed-cell foam contributes to its widespread usage.
Challenges in the Closed Cell Foam Market include the environmental impact of certain foam materials, addressing recyclability concerns, and competition from alternative materials. Innovations in sustainable formulations and recycling processes are key strategies to overcome these challenges.
Asia-Pacific held the largest share in 2022.
The major players operating in the global closed cell foam market include Sekisui, Sealing Devices, AZOTE, Zouch, Nexus Foams, Wisconsin Foam Products, Toray Plastics, 3H Foam, MDI Products, Northern Products Company, Johns Manville, and EFP Corporation and others.

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