Global Biofoam Market size was valued at USD 126 Million in 2023 and is expected to reach USD 261 Million by 2032, at a CAGR of 22.1% during the forecast period 2023 – 2032.

Biofoam Market – Overview

Biofoams are lightweight, durable, have high shock absorption, and enhanced insulation, and are non-hazardous, applicable for clean packaging. A gradual shift from synthetic to biodegradable materials is being observed globally, resulting in the widespread adoption of bio foam packaging in end-use industries including food and beverages, healthcare, and automotive.

Bio foams are organic materials made of biopolymers that are abstracted from vegetable materials, sugarcane, and fats. They possess similar structures and properties as that of expanded polystyrene and are suitable for fitness and leisure, comfort, acoustic insulation, shock-pad, and thermal insulation, among other applications.

Recent trends in the biofoam market include a focus on circular economy principles, emphasizing recyclability and composability. There’s a growing interest in utilizing agricultural and food waste as feedstocks for biofoam production, aligning with sustainability goals.

Advances in biotechnology and genetic engineering are driving the development of bio-based polymers with enhanced properties.

Moreover, increasing collaboration between industry players, research institutions, and startups is fostering innovation and accelerating the commercialization of biofoam products. The integration of biofoam in niche applications, such as packaging and medical devices, is expanding, driven by heightened consumer awareness and stringent environmental regulations.

Additionally, biofoam manufacturers are exploring sustainable sourcing practices, contributing to the overall eco-friendliness of their products and meeting the rising demand for environmentally conscious materials.

By type, the flexible segment held the highest market share in 2022 and is expected to keep its dominance during the forecast period 2024-2032. Recent trends in flexible biofoam types are shaping the market dynamics. One trend involves the development of bio-based flexible foams derived from renewable resources, reducing dependence on fossil fuels.

Another trend is the emphasis on high-performance flexible biofoam, achieved through advancements in molecular engineering and innovative formulations. Increasing demand for biofoam with versatile applications, such as in bedding, furniture, and automotive interiors, is driving the market.

Additionally, the trend towards customization and tailored solutions is gaining momentum, allowing manufacturers to address specific needs in various industries. The integration of sustainable and bio-degradable additives in flexible biofoam aligns with eco-friendly practices, catering to the rising consumer preference for environmentally conscious products.

These trends collectively contribute to the growth and diversification of the flexible biofoam market, meeting the evolving demands of both industries and environmentally conscious consumers.

By raw material, the vegetable oil & fat segment held the highest market share in 2022. The biofoam market is influenced by trends in vegetable oils and fats, primarily as feedstocks for bio-based polymers. A notable trend is the increasing use of non-food-grade, waste, or byproduct oils, such as used cooking oil and algae oil, reducing reliance on edible resources.

Researchers and companies are optimizing extraction processes and formulations to enhance the performance and sustainability of biofoam derived from vegetable oils. Additionally, the trend towards developing bio-based polyols from vegetable oils is gaining traction, providing a renewable alternative to petrochemical-based polyols.

As sustainability becomes a focal point, the biofoam market benefits from the push towards creating eco-friendly materials that utilize vegetable oils and fats, contributing to reduced environmental impact and fostering a circular economy within the industry.

By end-use industry, building & construction segment dominated the biofoam market. The biofoam market is influenced by key trends in the building and construction sector. A prominent trend is the increasing emphasis on sustainable and energy-efficient construction practices.

Biofoam, known for their thermal insulation properties, are gaining popularity as eco-friendly alternatives to traditional insulation materials. Growing awareness of environmental impact has led to a surge in demand for biofoam insulation in residential and commercial buildings. Additionally, advancements in biofoam formulations, allowing customization for specific construction needs, are contributing to market growth.

Regulatory initiatives promoting green building standards and a desire to reduce the carbon footprint in the construction industry further propel the adoption of biofoam. As sustainable construction practices continue to evolve, biofoam plays a pivotal role in meeting the demands for energy efficiency and environmentally responsible building materials.

In the Asia-Pacific region, several trends are driving the biofoam market. The region’s rapid industrialization, coupled with a growing population, has heightened environmental concerns, leading to an increased demand for sustainable materials like biofoam.

Governments in Asia-Pacific are implementing stringent environmental policies, encouraging industries to adopt eco-friendly solutions. The emphasis on technological advancements and innovation in manufacturing processes further propels the development of biofoam products.

As consumers become more environmentally conscious, industries in the region are integrating biofoam into various applications, ranging from packaging to construction. Additionally, collaborations between research institutions and industries are fostering advancements, contributing to the region’s position as a hub for sustainable material development.

The combination of regulatory support, technological progress, and changing consumer preferences makes the Asia-Pacific region a key driver for the growth of the biofoam market.

Stora Enso is extending its packaging offering with a new portfolio of bio-based foams from wood. The products are fully recyclable and can be used for protective and thermal packaging. Lightweight wood foams address the need for climate-friendly, renewable and circular cushioning materials in inner packaging.

Stora Enso’s offering consists of Fibrease™ by Stora Enso and Papira® by Stora Enso. Both foams come with versatile technical and sustainability properties, and customers can select a suitable foam based on their specific packaging requirements.

The foams can be used for protecting fragile goods and are optimal for thermal packaging of temperature sensitive products. Fibrease is commercially available now, while the pilot plant for producing Papira has started operations at the Fors site in Sweden.

Report Scope

Feature of the Report Details
Market Size in 2023 USD 126 Million
Projected Market Size in 2032 USD 261 Million
Market Size in 2022 USD 105 Million
CAGR Growth Rate 22.1% CAGR
Base Year 2023
Forecast Period 2024-2033
Key Segment By Type, Raw Material, End-Use Industry and Region
Report Coverage Revenue Estimation and Forecast, Company Profile, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors and Recent Trends
Regional Scope North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South & Central America
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CMI has comprehensively analyzed biofoam market. The driving forces, restraints, challenges, opportunities, and key trends have been explained in depth to depict in depth scenario of the market. Segment wise market size and market share during the forecast period are duly addressed to portray the probable picture of this biofoam industry.

The competitive landscape includes key innovators, after market service providers, market giants as well as niche players are studied and analyzed extensively concerning their strengths, weaknesses as well as value addition prospects. In addition, this report covers key players profiling, market shares, mergers and acquisitions, consequent market fragmentation, new trends and dynamics in partnerships.

Global Biofoam Market 2023–2032 (By Million)

List of the prominent players in the Biofoam Market:

  • Huntsman Corporation
  • Cargill Incorporated
  • Stora Enso
  • Braskem
  • Woodbridge Foam Corporation
  • Bewi Group
  • INOAC Corporation
  • Trocellen GmBh
  • Sealed Air Corporation
  • RAMPF Group
  • Sinomax USA
  • Corbion
  • BioFoam Technologies
  • Mitsui Chemicals
  • Covestro
  • Kaneka
  • DomFoam
  • Ecoglobal Manufacturing
  • Nomaco
  • Others

The Biofoam Market is segmented as follows:

By Type

  • Rigid
  • Flexible

By Raw Material

  • Vegetable Oil & Fat
  • Corn Starch
  • Sugarcane
  • Others

By End-Use Industry

  • Building & Construction
  • Packaging
  • Automotive
  • Furniture & Bedding
  • Footwear & Sports Recreational
  • Others

Regional Coverage:

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Rest of North America


  • Germany
  • France
  • U.K.
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Netherlands
  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

The Middle East & Africa

  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Egypt
  • Kuwait
  • South Africa
  • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of Latin America