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Aluminum Foam Market - By Product Type (Closed-cell aluminum foam, Open-cell aluminum foam), By Density (Low Density, Medium Density, High Density), By Production Method (Metal Powder Mixing, Melt Foaming), By Application & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI6009
  • Published Date: Jun 2023
  • Report Format: PDF

Aluminum Foam Market Size

Aluminum Foam Market size valued at USD 40 million in 2022 and is to register CAGR of around 4.6% from 2023 to 2032. The lightweight and high-strength characteristics of aluminum foam have helped it become popular in the automotive industry. In addition to structural elements and noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) reduction, it has prospective uses in crash management systems. The need for aluminum foam in this industry is anticipated to rise as the automobile industry continues to prioritise lightweighting for increased fuel efficiency and decreased emissions.
 

Aluminum Foam Market

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Increasing emphasis on sustainable and eco-friendly materials. Aluminum foam, being lightweight and recyclable, aligns with these objectives. It offers potential solutions for reducing the weight of transportation systems, resulting in improved fuel efficiency and reduced carbon emissions.

 

Aluminium foam is now produced with better qualities and at a lower cost because to ongoing improvements in manufacturing methods including powder metallurgy and melt foaming. These developments have increased the accessibility of aluminium foam to numerous industries such as automotive, aerospace and defense, construction, industrial equipment, and energy and created new options for its use.
 

COVID-19 Impact

Global aluminum foam market, like many other industries, experienced disruptions in the supply chain due to lockdowns, travel restrictions, and reduced manufacturing activities. The closure of manufacturing facilities and limitations on international trade led to delays in the procurement of raw materials and hindered the production and distribution of aluminum foam products. The pandemic resulted in a decline in overall industrial and commercial activities, leading to reduced demand for aluminum foam products. Industries such as automotive, aerospace, and construction, which are major consumers of aluminum foam, witnessed a slowdown as production and investment activities were affected.
 

Aluminum Foam Market Trends

The automotive industry has been a significant driver of the aluminum foam market. The demand for lightweight materials in vehicles to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions has led to increased adoption of aluminum foam in applications such as crash management systems, structural components, and acoustic damping. The aerospace and defense sectors have also shown interest in aluminum foam due to its lightweight, high-strength, and energy-absorbing properties. It finds applications in aircraft panels, blast and impact protection, and lightweight armor systems. As the aerospace industry continues to focus on weight reduction and improved safety, the demand for aluminum foam is expected to rise.
 

Metal foam market revenue crossed USD 75 million in 2022 and is set to grow at over 4.5% CAGR from 2022 to 2032. Metal foams have superior impact resistance and energy absorption capabilities. This qualifies them for uses including automotive safety components, protective padding, and blast mitigation systems that require crashworthiness and protection from impacts. The metal foam industry is expanding as a result of the focus on impact protection and safety.
 

The growing global population and rising disposable incomes have led to an increase in the number of vehicles on the road. With more vehicles, the probability of collisions and accidents also rises, augmenting the demand for automotive collision repair services.
 

Building thermal insulation market size surpassed USD 25 billion in 2022 and is likely to observe gains at nearly 6% up to 2032. Rising energy costs encourage building owners and occupants to seek energy-efficient solutions to reduce energy consumption and lower utility bills. Insulation helps to minimize heat loss during winter and heat gain during summer, reducing the need for excessive heating and cooling. The cost-saving potential of insulation drives its adoption in buildings.
 

The automotive industry is a significant driver of the aluminum market. Aluminum is lightweight, corrosion-resistant, and offers excellent formability, making it an ideal material for vehicle components. The industry's growing focus on lightweighting to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions has led to increased aluminum usage in automobiles, including body panels, engine parts, and structural components.
 

Aluminum Foam Market Analysis

Global Aluminum Foam Market Size, By Product Type, 2021 - 2032 (USD Million)

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The remarkable strength-to-weight ratio of closed-cell aluminium foam makes it a sought-after substance for light-weight building solutions. To lighten the weight of structures, vehicles, and components, sectors like aerospace, automotive, and marine are progressively embracing closed-cell aluminium foam. A major factor in the market's expansion is the need for lightweight materials to increase performance and improve fuel economy.
 

Global Aluminum Foam Market Revenue Share, By Production Method, (2022)

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Metal powder mixing production methods allow for the incorporation of various additives and alloying elements during the mixing process. This enables the production of aluminum foam with enhanced properties, such as improved strength, stiffness, thermal conductivity, and corrosion resistance. The ability to tailor the foam properties through metal powder mixing impact the adoption of aluminum foam in diverse applications and industries.
 

Automotive application segment of aluminum foam market accounted for USD 7 million in 2022 and is poised to witness over 5% CAGR from 2022 to 2032. The market for aluminium foam is primarily propelled by the automobile sector. The benefits of aluminium foam include its light weight, great energy absorption, and improved crashworthiness. It has uses in structural elements, crash management systems, and noise and vibration reduction. The automobile industry's emphasis on lightweighting for increased fuel efficiency and decreased emissions is the main factor boosting the market development.
 

Low-density aluminum foam finds extensive applications in the automotive industry, particularly in areas that require weight reduction and improved safety. It is used in crash management systems, structural components, and acoustic insulation to enhance vehicle performance, safety, and comfort. The increasing demand for lightweight materials across industries, such as automotive, aerospace, and transportation, is a significant growth driver for low-density aluminum foam.
 

A lightweight substitute for conventional building materials like concrete, steel, or wood is aluminium foam. Due to its low density, structural weight can be reduced, which lowers the cost of building foundations and makes building component shipping and installation easier. Aluminium foam's light weight makes it possible to build taller structures without sacrificing their structural integrity thus it will foster business demand.
 

U.S. Aluminum Foam Market Size, 2020- 2032 (USD Million)

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The presence of a well-established automotive industry, rising investments in aerospace and defense, and rising need for lightweight materials will drive North America aluminum foam market growth. The demand for aluminium foam in this area is influenced by the focus on safety, sustainability, and fuel efficiency in sectors including construction, aerospace, and automotive.
 

Aluminum Foam Market Share

Some of the major market players operating in the aluminum foam market includes:

  • Cymat Technologies Ltd.
  • ERG Aerospace Corporation
  • Havel Metal Foam
  • Shanxi Putai Aluminum Foam Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
  • Gränges AB
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU
  • SABIC
  • Pithore Aluminium Pvt. Ltd.
  • Aluinvent Zrt.

. These participants focus on strategic partnerships, new product launch & commercialization for market expansion. Furthermore, these companies are heavily investing in research that allows them to introduce innovative products and garner maximum revenue in the market.
 

Industry News

In 2021, Cymat Technologies Ltd. has announced that it has signed an agency agreement with ADI Technologies, Incorporated ("ADI") to enhance Cymat's access to defence markets in the United States. ADI offers its clients marketing, sales and consulting services to sell their products and services to US government organizations and military contractors. ADI has over 30 year’s experience succesfully marketing and selling products into the U.S. defence markets. Under the terms of this agreement, ADI will provide introductions and pursue US Military contracts for Cymat's Stabilized Aluminum Foam (SAF) products.
 

This aluminum foam market research report includes an in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecasts in terms of volume & revenue in Thousand Square Meter & USD Million from 2018 to 2032, for the following segments:

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By Product Type

  • Closed-cell aluminum foam
    • Sealed Cells
    • Impermeable to Gases and Liquids
    • High Strength-to-Weight Ratio
  • Open-cell aluminum foam
    • Reticulated Structure
    • Interconnected Pores
    • High Porosity

By Density

  • Low Density
  • Medium Density
  • High Density

By Production Method

  • Metal Powder Mixing
    • Foaming Agent Addition
    • Consolidation and Sintering
  • Melt Foaming
    • Melting of Aluminum Alloy
    • Gas Injection
    • Solidification and Foam Formation

By Application

  • Automotive
    • Crash Management Systems
    • Structural Components
    • Noise and Vibration Damping
  • Aerospace and defense
    • Aircraft Panels
    • Blast and Impact Protection
    • Lightweight Armor Systems
  • Construction and Architecture
    • Insulation Panels
    • Building Facades
    • Roofing Systems
  • Transportation and Marine
    • Automotive Components
    • Rail Vehicles
    • Ships and Offshore Structures
  • Industrial and Safety Equipment
    • Protective Padding
    • Shock Absorbers
    • Impact-Resistant Casings
  • Energy Absorption Systems
    • Crash Cushions and Barriers
    • Impact-Resistant Structures
  • Medical
    • Prosthetics and Orthotics
    • Packaging for Sensitive Medical Equipment
    • Radiological Shielding
  • Packaging
    • Lightweight Packaging Materials
    • Impact Protection
  • Others

By Application

  • Automotive
  • Aerospace and defense
  • Construction and Building
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Marine and Offshore
  • Industrial Machinery and Equipment
  • Healthcare and Medical Devices
  • Packaging and Logistics
  • Others

The above information is provided for the following regions and countries:

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Russia
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Indonesia 
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Argentina 
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE

 

Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Kunal Ahuja

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of aluminum foam exceeded USD 40 million in 2022 and will grow at over 4.5% CAGR from 2023 to 2032, driven by the growing demand for aluminum foam in the automotive industry, given its lightweight nature and high-strength attributes.
The closed-cell segment will expand substantially through 2032, owing to the superior strength-to-weight ratio of closed-cell aluminum foam.
North America aluminum foam market will grow at a notable CAGR from 2023 to 2032 on account of growing investments in aerospace and defense coupled with the strong presence of a well-established automotive industry in the region.
Aluinvent Zrt., Havel Metal Foam, Gränges AB, Shanxi Putai Aluminum Foam Manufacturing Co., Ltd., and Pithore Aluminium Pvt. Ltd., among others.

Aluminum Foam Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 20
  • Tables & Figures: 486
  • Countries covered: 20
  • Pages: 380
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