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Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Market, by Applications (Building & Construction, Packaging & Others), & Geography (North America, West Europe, Asia-Pacific & Rest of the World) - Global Trends & Forecast to 2018

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Publishing Date: September 2013
Report Code: CH 2001

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The report covers the expanded polystyrene market segmented on the basis of applications and geography. The market data for EPS has been provided with respect to volume (kilotons) and value ($million). According to the report, the market for EPS was $11,956.5 million in terms of value and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.2% from 2013 to 2018. The data mentioned in the report is based on the overall demand for major EPS categories. The impact of different market factors such as key drivers and major constraints have also been illustrated in the report.

A largest share of the EPS market is accounted for by the building & construction industry. Downstream demand from the building & construction industry, and packaging applications will boost the demand and revenue for EPS manufacturers till the end of 2018. However, rising continuous rise of environmental concerns has resulted in a new legislation that threatens EPS manufacturers, and the rising raw material costs may dampen the overall growth during the period.

Huge investments in research and development (R&D), followed by new product launches by key industry players for expanded polystyrene market in 2012. More than 100 companies around the world today are manufacturing EPS and this number is expected to increase to more than 200 within the next five years, while there are more than 1,000 companies and institutions that are actively engaged in R&D. In addition, the report looked at industry leaders in the value chain and potential applications that are under development and are likely to enter the market in the next five years.

A competitive landscape and key strategies analysis of the companies that have the most substantial influence on the expanded polystyrene market has been covered in this report. A discussion of the major companies operations and their recent developments within the industry are given where ever possible. These include major players in the EPS market such as Adeplast S.A. (Romania), BASF SE (Germany), Ineos Styrenics (Switzerland), Kaneka Corporation (Japan), Nova Chemicals Company (U.S.), and Owens Corning (U.S.), along with other market players. An analysis of patents published by major players in major regions till 2013 has also been covered in the report.

The report also mentions the attractiveness of expanded polystyrene market till 2018 by applications and by geography to create a clear market scenario for stakeholders such as:

  • Manufacturers in end-user industries such as building & construction, packaging, etc.
  • Traders, distributors, and suppliers of EPS
  • Regional manufacturers, associations, and general foams associations
  • National or regional agencies and research organizations

The report also covers regional markets such as North America, West Europe, Asia-Pacific, and ROW with the major countries that include U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, France, Italy, U.K., China, Japan, India, South Korea, Brazil, and Russia that play a major role in driving the EPS market. Rising demand for EPS in each of the applications with their respective growth rates in each of these countries has also been identified.

Scope of the report: This research report categorizes the global market for EPS on the basis of applications and geography, which is further sub-segmented into countries such as the U.S., Canada, Mexico, France, Italy, Germany, the U.K., China, Japan, South Korea, India, Russia and Brazil, according to their respective regions; forecasting volumes & revenues and analyzing trends in each of the submarkets.

On the basis of applications: The expanded polystyrene market is segmented on the basis of industry applications such as building & construction, packaging, and others. Each application is further described in detail in the report with the forecast of its volume and revenue.

On the basis of geography: North America, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific, ROW, and key countries in these regions

Table Of Contents
 
1 Introduction (Page No. - 23)

  1.1 Key Take-Aways
  1.2 Research Methodology And Assumptions
  1.3 Key Data Points Taken From Secondary Sources
  1.4 Key Data Points Taken From Primary Sources

2 Executive Summary (Page No. - 29)
  2.1 Key Take-Aways
  2.2 Porter’s Five Force Analysis

3 Premium Insights (Page No. - 32)
  3.1 Expanded Polystyrene Market Segmentation
  3.2 EPS Market Share For 2012 
  3.3 EPS Market Trend & Forecast, By Geography
  3.4 Market  Attractiveness, By Geography

4 EPS Overview (Page No. - 38)
  4.1 Introduction
  4.2 Major Application Industries
  4.3 Value Chain
  4.4 Drivers & Restraints
      4.4.1 Drivers In Polystyrene Foam
            4.4.1.1 Excellent Impact Resistance, Thermal Insulating Properties
            4.4.1.2 Light Weight
            4.4.1.3 Growth In Construction Industry
      4.4.2 Restraints In Polystyrene Foam
            4.4.2.1 Impact On Human, Marine Wildlife And Environmental Health
            4.4.2.2 Strict Governmental Regulations
  4.5 Recycling In EPS Industry

5 Raw Materials & EPS Price Analysis (Page No. - 45)
  5.1 Raw Materials And EPS Price Analysis

6 Expanded Polystyrene Market Assessment (Page No. - 47)
  6.1 Global Expanded Polystyrene Market,  By Applications, 2012
  6.2 Global Expanded Polystyrene Market Trend, By Applications
  6.3 Global EPS Market,  By Regions, 2012
  6.4 Global EPS Market Trend, By Regions

7 Market Assessment By Application (Page No. - 56)
  7.1 Global Expanded Polystyrene Market,  By Applications, 2012
  7.2 Building & Construction Market Trend, By Regions
  7.3 Packaging Market Trend, By Regions
  7.4 Others Market Trend, By Regions

8 Market Assessment By Geography (Page No. - 70)
  8.1 APAC: Expanded Polystyrene Market,  By Applications, 2012
      8.1.1 APAC: EPS Market Trend, By Applications
      8.1.2 APAC: EPS Market, By Countries
            8.1.1.1 APAC: EPS Market Trend, By Countries
            8.1.1.2 China: EPS Market Trend, By Applications
            8.1.1.3 Japan: EPS Market Trend, By Applications
            8.1.1.4 India: EPS Market Trend, By Applications
            8.1.1.5 South Korea: EPS Market Trend, By Applications
  8.2 North America : Expanded Polystyrene Market,  By Applications, 2012
      8.2.1 North America: Market Trend, By Applications
      8.2.2 North America: Market, By Countries
            8.2.1.1 North America : Market Trend, By Countries
            8.2.1.2 U.S.: EPS Market Trend, By Applications
            8.2.1.3 Canada : EPS Market Trend, By Applications
            8.2.1.4 Mexico : EPS Market Trend, By Applications
  8.3 West Europe : Expanded Polystyrene Market,  By Applications, 2012
      8.3.1 West Europe : Expanded Polystyrene  Market Trend, By Applications
      8.3.2 West Europe : Expanded Polystyrene Market, By Countries
            8.3.1.1 West Europe : Market Trend, By Countries
            8.3.1.2 Germany : EPS Market Trend, By Applications
            8.3.1.3 France : EPS Market Trend, By Applications
            8.3.1.4 Italy : EPS Market Trend, By Applications
            8.3.1.5 U.K.: EPS Market Trend, By Applications
  8.4 Row : Expanded Polystyrene Market,  By Applications, 2012
      8.4.1 Row : EPS Market Trend, By Applications
      8.4.2 Row : Market, By Countries
            8.4.1.1 Row : Market Trend, By Countries
            8.4.1.2 Brazil : Expanded Polystyrene Market Trend, By Applications
            8.4.1.3 Russia : Expanded Polystyrene Market Trend, By Applications

9 Import-Export Market (Page No. - 125)
  9.1 APAC: EPS Import-Export Market, By Countries
  9.2 North America : EPS Import-Export Market, By Countries
  9.3 West Europe : EPS Import-Export Market, By Countries
  9.4 Row: EPS Import-Export Market, By Countries

10 Competitive Landscape & Strategies (Page No. - 134)
   10.1 Introduction
   10.2 Key Growth Strategies

11 Burning Issues & Winning Strategies (Page No. - 142)
   11.1 Burning Issues In The Global Expanded Polystyrene  Market
   11.2 Winning Imperatives By Key Players In Global EPS Market
 
12 Patent & Regulations In Global EPS Industry (Page No. - 145)
   12.1 Patent Analysis In EPS Industry
   12.2 Regulations In EPS Industry

13 Company Profiles (Page No. - 153)
   13.1 Ach Foam Technologies LIC
        13.1.1 Overview
        13.1.2 Recent Developments
        13.1.3 Swot Analysis
   13.2 Adeplast S.A.
        13.2.1 Overview
        13.2.2 Recent Developments
        13.2.3 Swot Analysis
   13.3 Alpek S.A.B De C.V.
        13.3.1 Overview
        13.3.2 Recent Developments
        13.3.3 Swot Analysis
   13.4 Armacell GMBH
        13.4.1 Overview
        13.4.2 Recent Developments
        13.4.3 Swot Analysis
   13.5 BASF SE
        13.5.1 Overview
        13.5.2 Financials Analysis
        13.5.3 Swot Analysis
        13.5.4 Recent Developments
   13.6 Carpenter Co.
        13.6.1 Overview
        13.6.2 Recent Developments
        13.6.3 Swot Analysis
   13.7 Dyplast Products, LIC
        13.7.1 Overview
        13.7.2 Recent Developments
        13.7.3 Swot Analysis
   13.8 Ineos Styrenics
        13.8.1 Overview
        13.8.2 Recent Developments
        13.8.3 Swot Analysis
   13.9 Kaneka Corporation
        13.9.1 Overview
        13.9.2 Financials Analysis
        13.9.3 Recent Developments
        13.9.4 Swot Analysis
   13.10 Ming DIH Group Corporation
         13.10.1 Overview
         13.10.2 Swot Analysis
   13.11 Dyplast Products, LIC
         13.11.1 Overview
         13.11.2 Financials Analysis
         13.11.3 Recent Developments
         13.11.4 Swot Analysis
   13.12 Owens Corning
         13.12.1 Overview
         13.12.2 Financials Analysis
         13.12.3 Recent Developments
         13.12.4 Swot Analysis
   13.13 Repsol SA
         13.13.1 Overview
         13.13.2 Financials Analysis
         13.13.3 Recent Developments
         13.13.4 Swot Analysis
   13.14 RMAX
         13.14.1 Overview
         13.14.2 Recent Developments
         13.14.3 Swot Analysis
   13.15 Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation
         13.15.1 Overview
         13.15.2 Recent Developments
         13.15.3 Swot Analysis
   13.16 Ford Motor Company
         13.16.1 Overview
         13.16.2 Financials Analysis
         13.16.3 Recent Developments
         13.16.4 Swot Analysis
   13.17 Styron LIC
         13.17.1 Overview
         13.17.2 Recent Developments
         13.17.3 Swot Analysis
   13.18 Sunpor
         13.18.1 Overview
         13.18.2 Recent Developments
         13.18.3 Swot Analysis
   13.19 Synthos S.A.
         13.19.1 Overview
         13.19.2 Financials Analysis
         13.19.3 Recent Developments
         13.19.4 Swot Analysis
   13.20 The Dow Chemical Company
         13.20.1 Overview
         13.20.2 Financials Analysis
         13.20.3 Recent Developments
         13.20.4 Swot Analysis
 

List Of Tables (29 Tables) 
 
Table 1 Detailed Methodology For Market Size
Table 2 Data From Secondary Sources 
Table 3 Data From Primary Sources 
Table 4 Expanded Polystyrene Market Trend And Forecast By Application In $ Million, 2011-2018
Table 5 Market Trend And Forecast By Application In Kilo Tons, 2011-2018 
Table 6 Market Trend And Forecast By Region In $ Million, 2011-2018
Table 7 Market Trend And Forecast By Region In Kilo Tons, 2011-2018 
Table 8 Global Expanded Polystyrene In Building & Construction Market Trend And Forecast By Region In $ Million, 2011-2018
Table 9 Global Expanded Polystyrene In Building & Construction Market Trend And Forecast By Region In Kilotons, 2011-2018 
Table 10 Global Expanded Polystyrene In Packaging Market Trend And Forecast By Region In $ Million,2011-2018
Table 11 Global Expanded Polystyrene In Packaging Market Trend And Forecast By Region In Kilotons,2011-2018  
Table 12 Global Expanded Polystyrene In Others Market Trend And Forecast By Region In $ Million, 2011-2018
Table 13 Global Expanded Polystyrene In Others Market Trend And Forecast By Region In Kilotons, 2011-2018 
Table 14 Major Construction Projects To Be Carried Out In China Which May Drive The EPS Market 
Table 15 APAC Market Trend And Forecast By Region In $ Million, 2011-2018 
Table 16 APAC Market Trend And Forecast By Region In Kilotons, 2011-2018 
Table 17 North America Expanded Polystyrene Market Trend And Forecast By Region In $ Million, 2011-2018 
Table 18 North America Market Trend And Forecast By Region In Kilotons, 2011-2018 
Table 19 Western Europe Expanded Polystyrene Market Trend And Forecast By Region In $ Million, 2011-2018 
Table 20 Western Europe Market Trend And Forecast By Region In Kilotons, 2011-2018 
Table 21 Row Expanded Polystyrene Market Trend And Forecast By Region In $ Million, 2011-2018 
Table 22 Row Market Trend And Forecast By Region In Kilotons, 2011-2018 
Table 23 Hs Commodity Codes, Import Duty & Taxes And Import Restrictions For EPS In APAC
Table 24 Hs Commodity Codes, Import Duty & Taxes And Import Restrictions For EPS In North America
Table 25 Hs Commodity Codes, Import Duty & Taxes And Import Restrictions For EPS In West Europe
Table 26 Hs Commodity Codes, Import Duty & Taxes And Import Restrictions For EPS In Row 
Table 27 Regional Mapping Based On Players Headquarters
Table 28 Mergers & Acquisitions In The Expanded Polystyrene Value Chain(2009 – 2013*)
Table 29 Expansion In The Expanded Polystyrene Value Chain(2009 – 2013*)
 

List Of Figures (94 Figures) 
 
Figure 1  Porter’s Five Force Analysis
Figure 2 EPS Market Segmentation
Figure 3 Market Share, By Applications, & Geography, 2012 (%)
Figure 4 Market, By Geography, 2012 (M Mt)
Figure 5 Market Attractiveness, By Geography
Figure 6 Growth Strategies Of Major Companies, 2010 - 2013
Figure 7 Major Applications In The EPS Industry
Figure 8 Value Chain Analysis In The EPS Market
Figure 9 Drivers And Challenges: EPS
Figure 10 Price Trend & Forecast In The EPS Market, 2011 - 2018
Figure 11 Expanded Polystyrene Market, By Applications, 2012 ($Bn, %) 
Figure 12 Market, By Applications, 2012 (M Mt, %)
Figure 13 Global Expanded Polystyrene Market Trend And Forecast, By Applications,2011 - 2018 ($Million) 
Figure 14 Global Market Trend And Forecast, By Applications,2011 – 2018 (Kilotons) 
Figure 15 Expanded Polystyrene Market, By Regions, 2012 ($Bn, %) 
Figure 16 Market, By Regions, 2012 (M Mt, %)
Figure 17 Market Trend And Forecast, By Regions,2011 - 2018 ($Million) 
Figure 18 Market Trend And Forecast, By Regions,2011 - 2018 (Kilotons) 
Figure 19 Applications, By Region 2012 ($Million) 
Figure 20 EPS: Applications, By Regions, 2012 (Kilotons)
Figure 21 EPS: Building & Construction Market Trends, By Regions,2011 – 2018 ($Million) 
Figure 22 EPS: Building & Construction Market Trends, By Regions,2011 – 2018 (Kilotons) 
Figure 23 EPS: Packaging Market Trends, By Regions, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 24 EPS Packaging Market Trends, By Regions, 2011 – 2018 (Kilotons)
Figure 25 EPS: Others Market Trends, By Regions, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 26 EPS Others Market Trends, By Regions, 2011 – 2018 (Kilotons)
Figure 27 APAC: EPS Market, By Applications, 2012 ($M, %) 
Figure 28 APAC: By Applications,2012 (Kt, %)
Figure 29 APAC: Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 30 APAC: Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (Kilotons)
Figure 31 APAC: Market, By Countries, 2012 (Kilotons)
Figure 32 APAC: Market Trends, By Countries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 33 APAC: Market Trends, By Countries, 2011 – 2018 (Kilotons)
Figure 34 China : Expanded Polystyrene Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 35 China: Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (Kilotons)
Figure 36 Japan: Expanded Polystyrene Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 37 Japan: Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (Kilotons)
Figure 38 India : Expanded Polystyrene Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 39 India : Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (Kilotons)
Figure 40 South Korea: EPS Market Trends, By Applications,2011 – 2018 ($Million).
Figure 41 South Korea: EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (Kilotons)
Figure 42 North America: Market, By Applications,2012 ($M, %)
Figure 43 North America:  Market, By Applications, 2012 (Kt, %)
Figure 44 North America : Market Trends, By Applications,2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 45 North America : Market Trends, By Applications,2011 – 2018 (Kilotons)
Figure 46 North America : Market, By Countries, 2012 (Kilotons)
Figure 47 North America : Market Trends, By Countries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 48 North America : Market Trends, By Countries, 2011 – 2018 (Kilotons)
Figure 49 U.S. : EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 50 U.S.: Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (Kilotons)
Figure 51 Canada : EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 52 Canada : Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (Kilotons)
Figure 53 Mexico : EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 54 Mexico : Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (Kilotons)
Figure 55 West Europe: Expanded Polystyrene Market, By Applications, 2012 ($M, %) 
Figure 56 West Europe: Market, By Applications, 2012 (Kt, %)
Figure 57 West Europe : Market Trends, By Applications,2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 58 West Europe : Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (Kilotons)
Figure 59 West Europe : Market, By Countries, 2012 (Kilotons)
Figure 60 West Europe : Market Trends, By Countries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 61 West Europe : Market Trends, By Countries, 2011 – 2018 (Kilotons)
Figure 62 Germany : EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 63 Germany : Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (Kilotons)
Figure 64 France : EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 65 France : Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (Kilotons)
Figure 66 Italy : EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 67 Italy : Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (Kilotons)
Figure 68 U.K. : EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 69 U.K. : Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (Kilotons)
Figure 70 Row: Expanded Polystyrene Market, By Applications, 2012 ($M, %) 
Figure 71 Row: Market, By Applications, 2012 (Kt, %)
Figure 72 Row : Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 73 Row : Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (Kilotons)
Figure 74 Row : Market, By Countries, 2012 (Kilotons)
Figure 75 Row : Market Trends, By Countries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 76 Row : Market Trends, By Countries, 2011 – 2018 (Kilotons)
Figure 77 Brazil : EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 78 Brazil : Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (Kilotons)
Figure 79 Russia : EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 80 Russia : Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (Kilotons)
Figure 81 APAC: EPS Import-Export Market Trends, By Countries, 2012 (Kilotons)
Figure 82 North America : EPS Import-Export Market Trends, By Countries,2012 (Kilotons) 
Figure 83 West Europe : EPS Import-Export Market Trends, By Countries,2012 (Kilotons) 
Figure 84 Row: EPS Import-Export Market Trends, By Countries, 2012 (Kilotons)
Figure 85 Global EPS Market Leaders, 2009 - 2012
Figure 86 Key Growth Strategies In The Global EPS Market, 2009 - 2013*
Figure 87 Development Trends In Global EPS Market , By Growth Strategies,2009 – 2013* 
Figure 88 Acquisitions And Expansions In The EPS Value Chain (2009 – 2013*)
Figure 89 Patent Analysis, By Geography, 2008 - 2012
Figure 90 Patent Trends In Different Regions, 2008 - 2012
Figure 91 Patent Analysis, By Major Players, 2008 - 2012
Figure 92 Patent Analysis, By Major Players In Japan, 2008 - 2012
Figure 93 Patent Analysis, By Major Players In U.S., 2008 - 2012
Figure 94 Patent Analysis, By Major Players In Europe, 2008 - 2012

Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is one of the multipurpose polymers available for a variety of applications. EPS has found numerous application areas across a wide range of industries due to its light weight, rigidity, and thermal and acoustic insulating properties. Made up of 98% air, EPS has low thermal conductivity, shock and sound absorbing characteristics, and moisture resistant properties. EPS is an excellent material for insulation applications in building and construction industry, and in the protective packaging application.

The global EPS market is driven by its diverse range of applications, and increasing R&D efforts that makes EPS highly resourceful. A huge demand from the building and construction sector, which finds its usefulness in a myriad of applications such as floor insulation, insulation foam for closed cavity walls, and roofs drives global expanded polystyrene market. The growing EPS demand from the construction and packaging markets is notable in key countries at global levels. New technology and innovations emerge commercially and would be quite effective for the growth of EPS in future. The APAC EPS market demands for higher consumption due to its larger population needs and their growing activities across the constructions and packaging industries.

The global expanded polystyrene market’s revenue was estimated to be worth $11.9 billion in 2012, which is expected to reach $19.2 billion by 2018, growing at a CAGR of 8.2% from 2013 to 2018. The APAC region dominated the global EPS market, bestowing 46% of the total revenue in 2012. China alone shared 40.0% of the global EPS consumption in 2012. The Indian EPS market, one of the fastest amongst major consuming countries, is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.2% from 2013 to 2018.

Expanded Polystyrene Market Share (Revenue), By Geography, 2012

Expanded Polystyrene Market

Source: MarketsandMarkets Analysis

Key market players concentrate on launching new products that was observed to be the predominant strategic initiative. Following the dominant strategy helped expand their geographical reach for success and increased production capacities. The market witnessed expansions, agreements & collaborations, mergers & acquisitions that target developing economies such as China, India, and Brazil.

The expanded polystyrene market focuses on high research activities to improve the adaptability of the EPS to use them in a variety of end-use applications. Environmental regulations, unsuitable in a specific environment and high prices are some of the major challenges faced by the market.

The report analyzes the market on the basis of application types, and penetration of each type of expanded polystyrene in each major region. It also covers the market behavior of leading producers, key developments, and strategies implemented to sustain and succeed in the market.

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