Firefighting Foam Market

Global Firefighting Foam Market by Types (Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF), Alcohol Resistant Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AR-AFFF), Protein Foam (PF), Synthetic Detergent Foam (Medium and High Expansion), Others), By Applications (Oil and Gas, Aviation, Marine, Mining, Warehouse, Others) and Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Middle East & Africa)

  • Report ID: MC-155
  • Author: Growth Market Reports
  • Rating: 4.8
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  • No. Of Pages: 207
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  • Pub. Date: 2020-11-16
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The global firefighting foam market was valued at USD 855.2 million in 2019 and is projected to reach USD 1,125.1 Million by 2027, expanding at a CAGR of 4.3% during the forecast period. A firefighting foam is a stable mass of small air-filled bubbles that has a lower density than gasoline, oil, and water. Foam is composed of three materials including water, foam concentrate, and air. These ingredients form a homogenous foam blanket when mixed with each other in an appropriate proportion. Firefighting foam is used to suppress the fire by protecting health, life, and property.

Firefighting foams play an important role in controlling and extinguishing fires of flammable liquids. They are used to prevent ignition and re-ignition of the flammable liquids. Some of the important properties for the characterization of firefighting foam includes expansion ratio (foamability), fire performance class, foam stability, and burn-back resistance level. Firefighting foam finds applications in areas such as oil & gas, aviation, marine, mining, petroleum & petrochemical, ship & shipyard, warehouse, and airport. Companies supply multi-purpose firefighting foam concentrates that are also known as A and B foam concentrates. Class A foam concentrates combine wetting and foaming agents and class B foam agents that are ideal for fire suppression choice for hazards involving combustible and flammable liquids.

Global Firefighting Foam Market Key Takeaways

Market Dynamics
Drivers
Growing Incidences of Fire-related Accidents Leading to Casualties and Loss of Pro

Increasing fire-related accidents across the world is driving the growth of the global firefighting foam market. These fire accidents can happen from smoke detectors that fail to activate, faulty products, damaged wiring, and human errors leading to casualties. For instance, as per a news article, in 2017, around 9 million fire incidents were recorded across the globe. These fire incidents lead to causalities and damage to property. The main problem associated with fire accidents is the harm that it can cause to the lungs due to smoke inhalation. Moreover, in 2019, fire departments in the US responded to an estimated 1.3 million fires. This, in turn, increases the demand for firefighting foam in the US. Thus, governments across several countries are focusing on fire protection and safety, thereby spurring the demand for firefighting foams.

Increasing Shift Toward Environmentally Safe Products
Increasing inclination of customers toward environmentally safe firefighting foams is expected to boost the market growth during the forecast period. Fluorine-free foams are considered as an environment-friendly foam that can perform better than their alternatives such as AFFF and AR-AFFF. Most environment-friendly foams are PFAS-free, PFOS-free, and PFOA-free. Thus, manufacturers are focusing on the manufacturing of fluorine-free foams. Many fluorine-free foams are biodegradable and do not contain fluorinated derivatives. According to tests, fluorine-free foams perform best for small tank fires. Thus, the demand for fluorine-free firefighting foam is expected to increase during the forecast period. used in the development of the stem cells, which are used in the treatment of cancer, which is also one of the factors, which contributes for the growth of the market.

Restrains
Stringent Country-based Regulations Restrict Global Players from Entering

The approval for firefighting foam is challenging, as each country has various regulations for approvals. Thus, the absence of a standardized regulatory system that manufacturers need to follow. Numerous companies are manufacturing firefighting foam by adhering to the specific regulations to clear the test for their products in a particular country. Some of the global standards for approving and assessing the foam concentrates include ECHA, IMO, UL162, ICAO, NFPA 11, CAP 437, LASTFIRE, MIL-F-24385, and Levels A, B & C. These standards reduce the possibility of manufacturers expanding into different countries. This, in turn, is expected to restrain the global firefighting market during the forecast period.

Restriction on the Use of Fluorine-based Firefighting Foam
Disadvantages and side-effects of fluorine-based firefighting foam have led to the ban of these products in several countries across the globe. Several PFAs (Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances) can gather and stay in the human body for a long period of time. Long-term exposure to these PFAs can lead to negative health effects such as thyroid disease and kidney, testicular, and bladder cancer. The Government of Australia has banned the use of firefighting foams containing fluorine due to problems such as the harmful impact of the chemicals on the environment. This ban is extended to all types of fluorinated firefighting foams, C6 types, and C8 types. Moreover, as per a recent news, Washington is the first state in the US that has banned the sale of fluorinated foams. Therefore, increase in the restrictions and ban on the use of fluorine-based firefighting foam in several countries is expected to hinder the market during the forecast period.

Segmental Outlook

In terms of types, the global firefighting foam market is segmented as aqueous film forming foam (AFFF), alcohol resistant aqueous film forming foam (AR-AFFF), protein foam (PF), synthetic detergent foam (medium and high expansion), and others. The AFFF segment is estimated to expand at a high CAGR owing to its applications in fighting high-hazard flammable liquid fires. The protein foam (PF) segment held 19.4% share of the global firefighting foam market in 2019. Increasing use of protein foam in the areas such as oil & gas tank farms, on-board marine systems, storage facilities, and refineries propels segment growth.

Global Firefighting Foam Market By Type

In terms of applications, the firefighting foam market is segregated into oil & gas, aviation, marine, mining, petroleum & petrochemical, ship & shipyard, warehouse, airport, and others. The oil & gas segment held a significant market share in 2019 and is anticipated to expand at a substantial CAGR of 4.7% during the forecast period. This is attributed due to the increasing demand for firefighting foams from the oil & gas industry. Companies operating in the oil & gas industry regularly face fire safety issues. Firefighting foam offer protection against Class A and B Fires that generally includes materials or liquids that liquefy such as oils, paints, and fats

Global Firefighting Foam Market By Application

Regional Outlook

In terms of regions, the global firefighting foam market is fragmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. Asia Pacific held a market share of 31.6% in 2020. The market in Asia Pacific is estimated to expand at a significant CAGR of 4.7% during the forecast period owing to increasing investments in infrastructure expansion. Moreover, growing number of fire accidents in factories and manufacturing plants across India are expected to surge the demand for firefighting foam in Asia Pacific.

Global Firefighting Foam Market By Region

Competitive Landscape

  • Key players in the market include Perimeter Solutions, National Foam, Kierr Fire, SFFECO Global, Angus Fire Ltd, Johnson Controls, FIRECHEM, DIC Corporation, BIOEX, Eau and Feu, KV Fire Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. These companies are considered manufacturers of firefighting foam market based on their revenue, research development (R&D) activities, regional presence, and supply chain management system.
  • The players are adopting key strategies such as acquisition, and geographical expansion where there is sufficient opportunity for the company to strengthen the product portfolio.
  • For instance, In April 2018, Dr. STHAMER Hamburg established a product line of environmentally responsible high performing foam agents of the type F3, which is in according to EN 1568:2018. The new product line is known as vaPUREx.
  • Angus Fire Ltd. has third party accreditation for ISO 9001 Quality Management System and ISO 14001 Environmental Management. All raw materials, components, and finished products are tested extensively and inspected to ensure consistent reliability and fire efficiency. This, in turn, helps the company increase the demand for its product globally.

Global Firefighting Foam Market By Key Players

Key Benefits for Industry Participants & Stakeholders

  • In-depth Analysis of the Global Firefighting Foam Market
  • Historical, Current and Projected Market Size in terms of Value
  • Potential & Niche Segments and Regions Exhibiting Promising Growth Covered
  • Industry Drivers, Restraints and Opportunities Covered in the Study
  • Recent Industry Trends and Developments
  • Competitive Landscape & Strategies of Key Players
  • Neutral Perspective on Global Firefighting Foam Market Performance
Chapter 1 Executive Summary
Chapter 2 Assumptions and Acronyms Used
Chapter 3 Research Methodology
Chapter 4 Firefighting Foam Market Overview
   4.1 Introduction
      4.1.1 Market Taxonomy
      4.1.2 Market Definition
      4.1.3 Macro-Economic Factors Impacting the Market Growth
   4.2 Firefighting Foam Market Dynamics
      4.2.1 Market Drivers
      4.2.2 Market Restraints
      4.2.3 Market Opportunity
   4.3 Firefighting Foam Market - Supply Chain Analysis
      4.3.1 List of Key Suppliers
      4.3.2 List of Key Distributors
      4.3.3 List of Key Consumers
   4.4 Key Forces Shaping the Firefighting Foam Market
      4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
      4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
      4.4.3 Threat of Substitution
      4.4.4 Threat of New Entrants
      4.4.5 Competitive Rivalry
   4.5 Global Firefighting Foam Market Size & Forecast, 2017-2027
      4.5.1 Firefighting Foam Market Size and Y-o-Y Growth
      4.5.2 Firefighting Foam Market Absolute $ Opportunity
Chapter 5 Global Firefighting Foam Market Analysis and Forecast By Types
   5.1 Introduction
      5.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities By Types
      5.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Types
      5.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Types
   5.2 Firefighting Foam Market Size Forecast By Types
      5.2.1 Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF)
      5.2.2 Alcohol Resistant film Forming Foam (AR-FFF)
      5.2.3 Protein Foam (PF)
      5.2.4 Synthetic Detergent Foam(Medium and High Expansion)
   5.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Types
Chapter 6 Global Firefighting Foam Market Analysis and Forecast By Application
   6.1 Introduction
      6.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities By Application
      6.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Application
      6.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Application
   6.2 Firefighting Foam Market Size Forecast By Application
      6.2.1 Oil and Gas
      6.2.2 Aviation
      6.2.3 Marine
      6.2.4 Mining
      6.2.5 Warehouse
      6.2.6 Others
   6.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Application
Chapter 7 Global Firefighting Foam Market Analysis and Forecast by Region
   7.1 Introduction
      7.1.1 Key Market Trends & Growth Opportunities by Region
      7.1.2 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Region
      7.1.3 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Region
   7.2 Firefighting Foam Market Size Forecast by Region
      7.2.1 North America
      7.2.2 Europe
      7.2.3 Asia Pacific
      7.2.4 Latin America
      7.2.5 Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   7.3 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Region
Chapter 8 Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Impact
   8.1 Introduction
   8.2 Current & Future Impact Analysis
   8.3 Economic Impact Analysis
   8.4 Government Policies
   8.5 Investment Scenario
Chapter 9 North America Firefighting Foam Analysis and Forecast
   9.1 Introduction
   9.2 North America Firefighting Foam Market Size Forecast by Country
      9.2.1 U.S.
      9.2.2 Canada
   9.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   9.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   9.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   9.6 North America Firefighting Foam Market Size Forecast By Types
      9.6.1 Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF)
      9.6.2 Alcohol Resistant film Forming Foam (AR-FFF)
      9.6.3 Protein Foam (PF)
      9.6.4 Synthetic Detergent Foam(Medium and High Expansion)
   9.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Types
   9.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Types
   9.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Types
   9.10 North America Firefighting Foam Market Size Forecast By Application
      9.10.1 Oil and Gas
      9.10.2 Aviation
      9.10.3 Marine
      9.10.4 Mining
      9.10.5 Warehouse
      9.10.6 Others
   9.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Application
   9.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Application
   9.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Application
Chapter 10 Europe Firefighting Foam Analysis and Forecast
   10.1 Introduction
   10.2 Europe Firefighting Foam Market Size Forecast by Country
      10.2.1 Germany
      10.2.2 France
      10.2.3 Italy
      10.2.4 U.K.
      10.2.5 Spain
      10.2.6 Russia
      10.2.7 Rest of Europe
   10.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   10.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   10.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   10.6 Europe Firefighting Foam Market Size Forecast By Types
      10.6.1 Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF)
      10.6.2 Alcohol Resistant film Forming Foam (AR-FFF)
      10.6.3 Protein Foam (PF)
      10.6.4 Synthetic Detergent Foam(Medium and High Expansion)
   10.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Types
   10.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Types
   10.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Types
   10.10 Europe Firefighting Foam Market Size Forecast By Application
      10.10.1 Oil and Gas
      10.10.2 Aviation
      10.10.3 Marine
      10.10.4 Mining
      10.10.5 Warehouse
      10.10.6 Others
   10.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Application
   10.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Application
   10.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Application
Chapter 11 Asia Pacific Firefighting Foam Analysis and Forecast
   11.1 Introduction
   11.2 Asia Pacific Firefighting Foam Market Size Forecast by Country
      11.2.1 China
      11.2.2 Japan
      11.2.3 South Korea
      11.2.4 India
      11.2.5 Australia
      11.2.6 South East Asia (SEA)
      11.2.7 Rest of Asia Pacific (APAC)
   11.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   11.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   11.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   11.6 Asia Pacific Firefighting Foam Market Size Forecast By Types
      11.6.1 Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF)
      11.6.2 Alcohol Resistant film Forming Foam (AR-FFF)
      11.6.3 Protein Foam (PF)
      11.6.4 Synthetic Detergent Foam(Medium and High Expansion)
   11.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Types
   11.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Types
   11.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Types
   11.10 Asia Pacific Firefighting Foam Market Size Forecast By Application
      11.10.1 Oil and Gas
      11.10.2 Aviation
      11.10.3 Marine
      11.10.4 Mining
      11.10.5 Warehouse
      11.10.6 Others
   11.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Application
   11.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Application
   11.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Application
Chapter 12 Latin America Firefighting Foam Analysis and Forecast
   12.1 Introduction
   12.2 Latin America Firefighting Foam Market Size Forecast by Country
      12.2.1 Brazil
      12.2.2 Mexico
      12.2.3 Rest of Latin America (LATAM)
   12.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   12.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   12.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   12.6 Latin America Firefighting Foam Market Size Forecast By Types
      12.6.1 Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF)
      12.6.2 Alcohol Resistant film Forming Foam (AR-FFF)
      12.6.3 Protein Foam (PF)
      12.6.4 Synthetic Detergent Foam(Medium and High Expansion)
   12.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Types
   12.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Types
   12.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Types
   12.10 Latin America Firefighting Foam Market Size Forecast By Application
      12.10.1 Oil and Gas
      12.10.2 Aviation
      12.10.3 Marine
      12.10.4 Mining
      12.10.5 Warehouse
      12.10.6 Others
   12.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Application
   12.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Application
   12.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Application
Chapter 13 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Firefighting Foam Analysis and Forecast
   13.1 Introduction
   13.2 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Firefighting Foam Market Size Forecast by Country
      13.2.1 Saudi Arabia
      13.2.2 South Africa
      13.2.3 UAE
      13.2.4 Rest of Middle East & Africa (MEA)
   13.3 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis by Country
   13.4 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment by Country
   13.5 Market Attractiveness Analysis by Country
   13.6 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Firefighting Foam Market Size Forecast By Types
      13.6.1 Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF)
      13.6.2 Alcohol Resistant film Forming Foam (AR-FFF)
      13.6.3 Protein Foam (PF)
      13.6.4 Synthetic Detergent Foam(Medium and High Expansion)
   13.7 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Types
   13.8 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Types
   13.9 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Types
   13.10 Middle East & Africa (MEA) Firefighting Foam Market Size Forecast By Application
      13.10.1 Oil and Gas
      13.10.2 Aviation
      13.10.3 Marine
      13.10.4 Mining
      13.10.5 Warehouse
      13.10.6 Others
   13.11 Basis Point Share (BPS) Analysis By Application
   13.12 Absolute $ Opportunity Assessment By Application
   13.13 Market Attractiveness Analysis By Application
Chapter 14 Competition Landscape
   14.1 Firefighting Foam Market: Competitive Dashboard
   14.2 Global Firefighting Foam Market: Market Share Analysis, 2019
   14.3 Company Profiles (Details – Overview, Financials, Developments, Strategy)
      14.3.1 Dr.STHAMER
      14.3.2 3F
      14.3.3 Angus Fire Ltd.
      14.3.4 Bavaria Fire Fighting Solutions
      14.3.5 BIO EX
      14.3.6 Buckeye Fire Equipment Company
      14.3.7 Dafo Fomtec AB
      14.3.8 DIC CORPORATION
      14.3.9 Eau & Feu
      14.3.10 FIRECHEM
      14.3.11 Johnson Controls
      14.3.12 Kerr Fire
      14.3.13 KV Fire Chemicals Pvt. Ltd
      14.3.14 National Foam
      14.3.15 Perimeter Solutions
      14.3.16 SFFECO Global
Key Segments Covered
By Types
  • Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF)
  • Alcohol Resistant Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AR-FFF)
  • Protein Foam (PF)
  • Synthetic Detergent Foam (Medium and High Expansion)
By Applications
  • Oil and Gas
  • Aviation
  • Marine
  • Mining
  • Warehouse
  • Others
By Region
  • North America
    • US.
    • Canada
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Europe
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Russia
    • Rest of the Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • India
    • Australia
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • UAE
    • Rest of MEA

Key Market Players Profiled in the Report
  • Dr. STHAMER
  • 3F
  • Angus Fire Ltd.
  • Bavaria Fire Fighting Solutions
  • BIO EX
  • Buckeye Fire Equipment Company
  • Dafo Fomtec AB
  • DIC Corporation
  • Eau & Feu
  • FIRECHEM
  • Johnson Controls
  • Kerr Fire
  • KV Fire Chemicals Pvt. Ltd
  • National Foam
  • Perimeter Solutions
  • SFFECO Global

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FAQ Section

Some frequently asked quetions about this report!

Additional company profiles can be provided on request.

Yes, the report covers product specific information such as aqueous film forming foam (AFFF), alcohol resistant aqueous film forming foam (AR-AFFF), protein foam (PF), synthetic detergent foam (medium and high expansion), etc.

According to this Growth Market Reports report, the market from Firefighting Foam market shall probably to register a CAGR of 4.3% during forecast period 2020-2027, with an anticipated valuation of USD 1,125.1 million by the end of the 2027.

Growing incidences of fire-related accidents leading to casualties and loss of property, are expected to drive the market growth during forecast period.

Oil & Gas, aviation, marine, mining, warehouse are the key application that are driving the Firefighting Foam market.

Factors such as competitive strength and market positioning are key areas considered while selecting top companies to be profiled.

The market is expected to project a growth of over 4.3% between 2019 and 2020 owing to the negative impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the firefighting foam market.

The base year considered for the global firefighting foam market report is 2019. The complete analysis period is 2017 to 2027, wherein, 2017 & 2018 are the historic years and the forecast is provided from 2020 to 2027.

Major Manufactures include, Angus Fire Ltd., DIC CORPORATION, FIRECHEM, Johnson Controls, Kerr Fire, KV Fire Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., National Foam, and Perimeter Solutions are the key players operating in the market.