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ProcurementIQ’s Polyurethane Foam procurement research is intended to help you save time and money in the initial research stages of the buying process. Our data and analysis explain the characteristics, pricing dynamics, supply chain risks and negotiation tactics of Polyurethane Foam to help your company negotiate strategically with suppliers. Our report insights also give your company the credibility to work with internal stakeholders and executives to better manage the sourcing process.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Polyurethane Foam - Recent Price Trend

In the three years to 2018, the average price of polyurethane foam has been rising at an annualized rate of 1.5%. Demand has been growing in the past three years, and moderately high barriers to entry have been slowing the entry of new suppliers, thereby giving existing suppliers additional pricing power. Moreover, higher production costs have fostered price growth in the past three years.

Polyurethane Foam - Total Cost of Ownership

Total cost of ownership for polyurethane foam is low, meaning there are essentially no other purchases buyers need to consider outside the purchase price of the product. Buyers are not required to purchase complementary products or services for most polyurethane foam applications. Moreover, due to the highly standardized nature of the product, selecting a vendor is a relatively quick process that.

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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of polyurethane foam, which is a flexible substance created from combining petroleum derivatives known as polyol and diisocyanate. Polyurethane foam has an array of applications, including use as cushioning in furniture and automobile seating, padding for shipped goods, in addition to insulation for building and residential structures. It is also commonly used in the production of sponges for the medical field. Suppliers are typically manufacturers or wholesalers. This report focuses primarily on polyurethane foam that is used as insulation or padding for shipped goods and excludes all other foams and insulators, such as polystyrene and fiberglass. Spray polyurethane foam is covered to a limited extent in this report.

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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