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Polystyrene (PS) & Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) Market for Building & Construction, Electrical & Electronics, Packaging and Other Applications: Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2014 – 2020

Published: Nov-2015 | Format: PDF | Zion | Number of pages: 110 | Code: MRS - 37708


The report covers forecast and analysis for the Polystyrene & Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) market on a global and regional level. The study provides historic data of 2014 along with a forecast from 2015 to 2020 based on both volumes (kilo tons) and revenue (USD million). The study includes drivers and restraints for the polystyrene & expandable polystyrene market along with the impact they have on the demand over the forecast period. Additionally, the report includes the study of opportunities available in the polystyrene & expandable polystyrene market on a global level.

In order to give the users of this report a comprehensive view on the polystyrene & expandable polystyrene market, we have included a detailed value chain analysis. To understand the competitive landscape in the market, an analysis of Porter’s Five Forces model for the polystyrene and expanded polystyrene market has also been included. The study encompasses a market attractiveness analysis, wherein product segments and application segments are benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate and general attractiveness.

The study provides a decisive view on the polystyrene & expandable polystyrene market by segmenting the market based on applications. All the application segments have been analyzed based on present and future trends and the market is estimated from 2014 to 2020. Key application market covered under this study includes building and constructions, electrical and electronics, packaging industries and others (plastic cutlery, plastic model assembly kits, Petri dishes, CD cases, disposable razors, etc.). The regional segmentation includes the current and forecast demand for North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa with its further bifurcation into major countries including U.S. Germany, France, UK, China, Japan, India and Brazil. This segmentation includes demand for polystyrene & expandable polystyrene based on individual applications in all the regions and countries.

The report covers detailed competitive outlook including the market share and company profiles of the key participants operating in the global market. Key players profiled in the report include Adeplast S. A. (Romania), BASF SE (Germany), Ineos Styrenics (Switzerland), Armacell LLC (Germany), Carpenter Co. (U.S.), Owens Corning (U.S.), Nova Chemicals Company (U. S.), and  Kaneka Corporation (Japan) and others.

Global Polystyrene & Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) Market: Product Segment Analysis

  • Polystyrene
  • Expanded Polystyrene

Global Polystyrene & Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) Market: Application Segment Analysis

  • Building and Construction
  • Electricals & Electronics
  • Packaging Industries
  • Others (plastic cutlery, plastic model assembly kits, Petri dishes, CD cases, disposable razors, etc.)

Global Polystyrene & Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) Market: Regional Segment Analysis

  • North America
    • U.S.
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
  • Middle East and Africa

 

  • Chapter 1. Preface
    • 1.1. Report description and scope
    • 1.2. Research scope
    • 1.3. Research methodology
      • 1.3.1. Market research process
      • 1.3.2. Market research methodology
  • Chapter 2. Executive Summary
    • 2.1. Global polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume and revenue, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
    • 2.2. Global polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market: Snapshot
  • Chapter 3. Polystyrene & Expanded Polystyrene Market – Global Analysis
    • 3.1. Polystyrene & expanded polystyrene: Market dynamics
    • 3.2. Value Chain Analysis
    • 3.3. Market Drivers
      • 3.3.1. Drivers for global polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market: impact analysis
      • 3.3.2. Growth of packing industry in emerging economies
      • 3.3.3. Rising demand from electrical and electronics industry
    • 3.4. Market Restraints
      • 3.4.1. Restraints for global polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market: Impact analysis
      • 3.4.2. Volatile raw material prices
      • 3.4.3. Environmental issues and availability of substitutes
    • 3.5. Opportunities
      • 3.5.1. Recycle of used polystyrene
    • 3.6. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
    • 3.7. Market Attractiveness Analysis
      • 3.7.1. Market attractiveness analysis by product segment
      • 3.7.2. Market attractiveness analysis by application segment
      • 3.7.3. Market attractiveness analysis by regional segment
  • Chapter 4. Global Polystyrene & Expanded Polystyrene Market - Competitive Landscape
    • 4.1. Company market share analysis, 2014
    • 4.2. Production capacity (subject to data availability)
    • 4.3. Raw material analysis
    • 4.4. Price trend analysis
  • Chapter 5. Global Polystyrene & Expanded Polystyrene Market – Product Segment Analysis
    • 5.1. Global polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market: Product overview
      • 5.1.1. Global polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume share by product, 2014 and 2020
    • 5.2. Polystyrene
      • 5.2.1. Global polystyrene market, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
    • 5.3. Expanded polystyrene
      • 5.3.1. Global expanded polystyrene market, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
  • Chapter 6. Polystyrene & Expanded Polystyrene Market – Application Segment Analysis
    • 6.1. Global polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market: Application overview
      • 6.1.1. Global polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume share by application, 2014 and 2020
    • 6.2. Building and Construction
      • 6.2.1. Global polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market for building and construction, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
    • 6.3. Electrical and Electronics
      • 6.3.1. Global polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market for electrical and electronics, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
    • 6.4. Packaging Industry
      • 6.4.1. Global polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market for packaging industry, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
    • 6.5. Other Applications
      • 6.5.1. Global polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market for other applications, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
  • Chapter 7. Global Polystyrene & Expanded Polystyrene Market – Regional Segment Analysis
    • 7.1. Global polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market: Regional overview
      • 7.1.1. Global polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume share by region, 2014 and 2020
    • 7.2. North America
      • 7.2.1. North America polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by product, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      • 7.2.2. North America polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by product, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 7.2.3. North America polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      • 7.2.4. North America polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 7.2.5. U.S.
        • 7.2.5.1. U.S. polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by product, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.2.5.2. U.S. polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by product, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
        • 7.2.5.3. U.S. polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.2.5.4. U.S. polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
    • 7.3. Europe
      • 7.3.1. Europe polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by product, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      • 7.3.2. Europe polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by product, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 7.3.3. Europe polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      • 7.3.4. Europe polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 7.3.5. Germany
        • 7.3.5.1. Germany polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by product, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.3.5.2. Germany polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by product, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
        • 7.3.5.3. Germany polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.3.5.4. Germany polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 7.3.6. UK
        • 7.3.6.1. UK polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by product, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.3.6.2. UK polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by product, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
        • 7.3.6.3. UK polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.3.6.4. UK polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 7.3.7. France
        • 7.3.7.1. France polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by product, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.3.7.2. France polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by product, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
        • 7.3.7.3. France polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.3.7.4. France polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
    • 7.4. Asia Pacific
      • 7.4.1. Asia Pacific polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by product, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      • 7.4.2. Asia Pacific polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by product, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 7.4.3. Asia Pacific polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      • 7.4.4. Asia Pacific polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 7.4.5. China
        • 7.4.5.1. China polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by product, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.4.5.2. China polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by product, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
        • 7.4.5.3. China polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.4.5.4. China polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 7.4.6. Japan
        • 7.4.6.1. Japan polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by product, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.4.6.2. Japan polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by product, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
        • 7.4.6.3. Japan polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.4.6.4. Japan polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 7.4.7. India
        • 7.4.7.1. India polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by product, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.4.7.2. India polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by product, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
        • 7.4.7.3. India polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.4.7.4. India polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
    • 7.5. Latin America
      • 7.5.1. Latin America polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by product, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      • 7.5.2. Latin America polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by product, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 7.5.3. Latin America polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      • 7.5.4. Latin America polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 7.5.5. Brazil
        • 7.5.5.1. Brazil polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by product, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.5.5.2. Brazil polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by product, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
        • 7.5.5.3. Brazil polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.5.5.4. Brazil polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
    • 7.6. Middle East and Africa
      • 7.6.1. Middle East and Africa polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by product, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      • 7.6.2. Middle East and Africa polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by product, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 7.6.3. Middle East and Africa polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      • 7.6.4. Middle East and Africa polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
  • Chapter 8. Company Profile
    • 8.1. BASF SE
      • 8.1.1. Overview
      • 8.1.2. Financials
      • 8.1.3. Product portfolio
      • 8.1.4. Business strategy
      • 8.1.5. Recent developments
    • 8.2. Adeplast S.A.
      • 8.2.1. Overview
      • 8.2.2. Financials
      • 8.2.3. Product portfolio
      • 8.2.4. Business strategy
      • 8.2.5. Recent developments
    • 8.3. Ineos Styrenics
      • 8.3.1. Overview
      • 8.3.2. Financials
      • 8.3.3. Product portfolio
      • 8.3.4. Business strategy
      • 8.3.5. Recent developments
    • 8.4. Armacell LLC
      • 8.4.1. Overview
      • 8.4.2. Financials
      • 8.4.3. Product portfolio
      • 8.4.4. Business strategy
      • 8.4.5. Recent developments
    • 8.5. Carpenter Co
      • 8.5.1. Overview
      • 8.5.2. Financials
      • 8.5.3. Product portfolio
      • 8.5.4. Business strategy
      • 8.5.5. Recent developments
    • 8.6. Owens Corning
      • 8.6.1. Overview
      • 8.6.2. Financials
      • 8.6.3. Product portfolio
      • 8.6.4. Business strategy
      • 8.6.5. Recent developments
    • 8.7. Nova Chemicals Company
      • 8.7.1. Overview
      • 8.7.2. Financials
      • 8.7.3. Product portfolio
      • 8.7.4. Business strategy
      • 8.7.5. Recent developments
    • 8.8. Kaneka Corporation
      • 8.8.1. Overview
      • 8.8.2. Financials
      • 8.8.3. Product portfolio
      • 8.8.4. Business strategy
      • 8.8.5. Recent developments

 


List of Tables

1. Global polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market: Snapshot
2. Drivers for polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market: Impact analysis
3. Restraints for polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market: Impact analysis
4. North America polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by product segment, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
5. North America polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by product segment, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
6. North America polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by application, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
7. North America polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by application, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
8. U.S. polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by product segment, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
9. U.S. polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by product segment, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
10. U.S. polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by application, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
11. U.S. polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by application, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
12. Europe polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by product segment, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
13. Europe polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by product segment, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
14. Europe polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by application, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
15. Europe polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by application, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
16. Germany polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by product segment, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
17. Germany polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by product segment, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
18. Germany polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by application, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
19. Germany polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by application, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
20. UK polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by product segment, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
21. UK polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by product segment, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
22. UK polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by application, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
23. UK polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by application, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
24. France polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by product segment, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
25. France polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by product segment, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
26. France polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by application, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
27. France polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by application, 2014- 2020 (USD Million)
28. Asia-Pacific polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by product segment, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
29. Asia-Pacific polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by product segment, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
30. Asia-Pacific polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by application, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
31. Asia-Pacific polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by application, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
32. China polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by product segment, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
33. China polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by product segment, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
34. China polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by application, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
35. China polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by application, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
36. India polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by product segment, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
37. India polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by product segment, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
38. India polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by application, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
39. India polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by application, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
40. Japan polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by product segment, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
41. Japan polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by product segment, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
42. Japan polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by application, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
43. Japan polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by application, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
44. Latin America polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by product segment, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
45. Latin America polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by product segment, 2014 - 2020 (USD million)
46. Latin America polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by application, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
47. Latin America polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by application, 2014 - 2020 (USD million)
48. Brazil polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by product segment, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
49. Brazil polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by product segment, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
50. Brazil polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by application, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
51. Brazil polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by application, 2014 - 2020 (USD Million)
52. Middle East & Africa polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by product segment, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons)
53. Middle East & Africa polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by product segment, 2014 - 2020 (USD million)
54. Middle East & Africa polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume, by application, 2014- 2020 (Kilo Tons)
55. Middle East & Africa polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market revenue, by application, 2014 - 2020 (USD million)


List of Figures

1. Market research process
2. Market research methodology
3. Global polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market, 2014 – 2020 (Million Kilo Tons)
4. Global polystyrene & expanded polystyrene price trend, 2014 – 2020 (USD/Kilo)
5. Global polystyrene & expanded polystyrene value chain analysis
6. Packaging industry revenue, by country, 2014 – 2020 (USD Billion)
7. Global electronics Industry Revenue, 2014 – 2020 (USD Billion)
8. Thermoplastic polymers in electronic market volume, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Ton)
9. Benzene price trends, 2014 – 2020 (USD/Ton)
10. Biodegradable plastic volume, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
11. Porter’s five forces analysis
12. Market attractiveness analysis, by product
13. Market attractiveness analysis, by application
14. Market attractiveness analysis, by regional
15. Company market share analysis
16. Global polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume share by product, 2014 and 2020
17. Global polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market for polystyrene, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
18. Global polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market for expanded polystyrene, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
19. Global polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume share by application, 2014 and 2020
20. Global polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market for building & construction, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
21. Global polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market for electrical and electronics, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
22. Global Polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market for packaging industry, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
23. Global polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market for other applications, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
24. Global polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market volume and revenue share by region, 2014 and 2020
25. North America polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
26. U.S. polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
27. Europe polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
28. Germany polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
29. UK polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
30. France polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
31. Asia-Pacific polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
32. China polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
33. India polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
34. Japan polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
35. Latin America polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
36. Brazil polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
37. Middle East and Africa polystyrene & expanded polystyrene market, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)

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Zion Research uses the synergy of combination of both primary research and secondary research for its research reports. For this study, we have conducted extensive primary research, wherein we have conducted in-depth interviews of the key opinion leader of this industry. Primary research make up for the biggest chunk of our data sources in addition to secondary research.

We referred to product literature of leading industry participants, annual reports, press releases, government publications, and other relevant sources for data collection and analysis thereof. Secondary research also includes a search of recent trade journals, technical writing, internet sources, and statistical data from government websites, trade associations and agencies.  

Zion Research has collected key data related to the Polystyrene (PS)& Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) Market and analyzed these data using a variety of methods. The market dynamics have been ascertained following a detailed study of the micro, meso, and macroeconomic indicators of the market.

This report is based on in-depth qualitative and quantitative analyses of the Global Polystyrene (PS) & Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) Market . The quantitative analysis involved the application of various projection and sampling techniques. The qualitative analysis involved primary interviews, surveys, and vendor briefings. The data gathered as a result of these processes were validated through experts' opinions.

Primary Research

We conduct primary interviews with industry participants and commentators on an ongoing basis to validate data and analysis. A typical research interview fulfills the following functions:

  • Provides firsthand information on market size, market trends, growth trends, competitive landscape, outlook, etc.
  • Helps in validating and strengthening the secondary research findings
  • Further develops the analysis team’s expertise and market understanding
  • Primary research involves e-mail interactions, telephonic interviews as well as face-to-face interviews for each market, category, segment and sub-segment across geographies

Participants who typically partake in such a process include, but are not limited to:

  • Industry participants: CEOs, VPs, marketing/product managers, market intelligence managers and national sales managers
  • Purchasing managers, technical personnel, distributors and resellers
  • Outside experts: Investment bankers, valuation experts and research analysts specializing in specific markets

Key opinion leaders specializing in different areas corresponding to different industry verticals

Secondary Research

Secondary research sources that are typically referred to include, but are not limited to:

  • Company websites, annual reports, financial reports, broker reports, investor presentations and SEC filings
  • IDC and other relevant magazines
  • Internal and external proprietary databases, and relevant patent and regulatory databases
  • National government documents, statistical databases and market reports

News articles, press releases and webcasts specific to companies operating in the market

Based on the research results and technical insights thus gathered, Zion research analysts have provided a comprehensive analysis of the varied aspects of the market. The impact of global economic conditions and other macroeconomic indicators was also considered when assessing the market.

Models

Where no hard data is available, we use models and estimates to produce comprehensive data sets. A rigorous methodology is adopted, wherein the available hard data is cross-referenced with the following data types to produce estimates:

  • Demographic data: Population split by segments
  • Macroeconomic indicators: GDP, PPP, Per Capita Income, etc.
  • Industry indicators: Expenditure, technology stage and infrastructure, sector growth and facilities
  • Data is then cross-checked by an expert panel.

Polystyrene is a thermoplastic polymer made from the styrene monomer. Benzene and ethyl benzene are the key raw materials used to form styrene. Polystyrene is available as a solid as well as foam. Polystyrene is clear, hard, and rather brittle. Polystyrene is a cheaper resin available in the market. Polystyrene is a commodity resin as the scale of its production being several billion kilograms per year. Polystyrene is transparent; however, it can be colored with colorants. Polystyrene and expanded polystyrene are widely used in host of applications in different industries including, building & construction, electrical & electronics, packaging, etc. Polystyrene (PS) is mainly used for producing disposable plastic cutlery and dinnerware, etc. Polystyrene foams are good thermal insulators and are therefore often used as building insulation materials, such as in insulating concrete forms and structural insulated panel building systems. Expanded polystyrene (EPS) is a rigid and tough, closed-cell foam. It is usually white and made of pre-expanded polystyrene beads. EPS is used for many applications e.g. trays, plates, bowls and fish boxes.

Polystyrene and expanded polystyrene market is mainly driven by strong demand from packaging industry. Packaging industry in emerging economies such as China, India, Brazil, South Africa, etc. is growing at a rapid pace. Increasing demand for consumer goods in these countries has been resulted into rise in demand for packaging materials. Moreover, strong growth of food & beverages and pharmaceutical industry in emerging economies is expected to further trigger the demand for packaging industry. Secondly, growth of electronics and construction industry across the world is another major driving factor for the growth of polystyrene and expanded polystyrene market. However, environmental concern, fluctuating prices of raw materials and substitute materials are expected to present significant challenge to industry participants. This is expected to affect the growth of this industry in the years to come. Recycling of polystyrene is expected to open new growth window for the industry participants.

Polystyrene and Expanded Polystyrene Market

Polystyrene and expandable polystyrene (EPS) are the key products types of polystyrene market. Polystyrene dominated the global market with around two third shares of the global market in 2014. However, expanded polystyrene is expected to be the fastest growing segment during the forecast period. The key application markets for polystyrene and expanded polystyrene includes packaging industry, electrical & electronics, building & construction, and others applications. Packaging industry dominated polystyrene and expanded polystyrene market with around 40% share of the total volume consumed in 2014. Electrical and electronics segment is expected to be the fastest growing application market for polystyrene and expanded polystyrene. Other applications include disposable razors, plastic cutlery, CD cases, plastic models, Petri dishes, etc. that can also have a moderate level of market for the forecasted period. 

Asia Pacific was the leading regional market polystyrene and expanded polystyrene with over 40% share in total volume consumption in 2014. It is also expected to be the fastest growing regional market during the forecast period. Asia Pacific is dominated by China, which accounts for huge share in total volume of polystyrene and expanded polystyrene consumed in the region in 2014. China is expected to be major driving force for the growth of global polystyrene and expanded polystyrene market. Asia Pacific was followed by Europe and North America. However, Europe and North America are expected to witness decline its market share over the forecast period owing stringent environmental regulations and growing demand for bio-base products in the region.

Some of the key industry participants in global polystyrene and expanded polystyrene market includes, Adeplast S. A. (Romania), BASF SE (Germany), Ineos Styrenics (Switzerland), Armacell LLC (Germany), Carpenter Co. (U.S.), Owens Coming (U.S.), Nova Chemical Company (U. S.), and  Kaneka Corporation (Japan), and others.


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