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Expanded Polystyrene Market by Product Type (White, Grey, Black), Application (Building & Construction, Packaging), and Region (Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, Middle East & Africa, South America) - Global Forecast to 2022

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Publishing Date: April 2017
Report Code: CH 2001

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The expanded polystyrene market is projected to reach USD 18.97 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 5.1% from 2017 to 2022. In this study, 2016 has been considered as the base year for estimating the market size.

This report aims to estimate the market size and future growth potential of the expanded polystyrene market across different segments, such as product type, application, and region. It analyzes the opportunities in the market for stakeholders and presents the competitive landscape for the market leaders. Factors, such as drivers, restraints, opportunities, and industry-specific challenges, influencing market growth have also been studied in this report.

Top-down and bottom-up approaches were used to estimate and validate the size of the global market as well as that of various other dependent submarkets in the expanded polystyrene market. The research study involved the extensive use of secondary sources, directories, and databases, such as Hoovers, Bloomberg, Chemical Weekly, Factiva, related associations/institutes, and other government associations. Private and company websites were also used to identify and collect information useful for the technical, market-oriented, and commercial study of the global expanded polystyrene market. After arriving at the total market size, the overall market has been split into several segments and subsegments. The figure given below provides a breakdown of primaries conducted during the research study, based on company type, designation, and region.

Expanded Polystyrene Market

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Key manufacturers of expanded polystyrene include ACH Foam Technologies, LLC (U.S.), Alpek SAB de CV (Mexico), BASF SE (Germany), Kaneka Corporation (Japan), PJSC SIBUR Holding (Russia), Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) (Saudi Arabia), SUNPOR KUNSTSTOFF GmbH (Austria), Synbra Holding bv (Netherlands), Synthos S.A. (Poland), and Total S.A. (France).

Key Target Audience:

  • Manufacturers of Expanded Polystyrene
  • Raw material Suppliers
  • Product Type Providers
  • Industry Associations
  • Traders and Distributors of Expanded Polystyrene
  • Research Institutes and Government Organizations
  • Market Research and Consulting Firms
  • Manufacturers in Applications, such as Building & Construction, Packaging, and Others
  • Environment Protection Agencies

Scope of the Report:

This research report categorizes the global expanded polystyrene market based on product type, application, and region.

Based on Product Type:

  • White Expanded Polystyrene
  • Grey Expanded Polystyrene
  • Black Expanded Polystyrene

Based on Application:

  • Building & Construction
  • Packaging
  • Others

Based on Region:

  • Asia-Pacific
  • Europe
  • North America
  • Middle East & Africa
  • South America

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Regional Analysis:

  • Country-level analysis of the expanded polystyrene market by application

Company Information:

  • Detailed analysis and profiles of additional market players

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 17)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
           1.3.1 Years Considered for the Study
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Units
    1.6 Stakeholders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 20)
    2.1 Research Data
    2.2 Secondary Data
           2.2.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
    2.3 Primary Data
           2.3.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
           2.3.2 Key Industry Insights
           2.3.3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews
    2.4 Market Size Estimation
           2.4.1 Bottom-Up Approach
           2.4.2 Top-Down Approach
    2.5 Market Breakdown and Data Triangulation
    2.6 Assumptions and Limitations
           2.6.1 Assumptions
           2.6.2 Limitations

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 28)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 33)
    4.1 Attractive Opportunities for Players in the Expanded Polystyrene Market
    4.2 EPS Market Size, By Product Type
    4.3 EPS Market Size, Developed vs. Developing Nations
    4.4 EPS Market, By Application and Country
    4.5 China and U.S. Dominated the Expanded Polystyrene Market

5 Market Overview & Industry Trends (Page No. - 36)
    5.1 Market Overview: Introduction
    5.2 Market Evolution
           5.2.1 EPS Foam Adoption in Product Markets
    5.3 EPS Manufacturing Process
           5.3.1 Pre-Expansion
           5.3.2 Intermediate Maturing and Stabilization
           5.3.3 Expansion and Final Molding
    5.4 Market Dynamics
           5.4.1 Drivers
                    5.4.1.1 Growing Construction and Packaging Industries in Developing Countries
           5.4.2 Restraints
                    5.4.2.1 Volatility of Crude Oil Prices
                    5.4.2.2 Availability of High-Performance Substitutes
                    5.4.2.3 China’s Slowing Macroeconomic Environment
           5.4.3 Opportunities
                    5.4.3.1 Easy Recyclability of Polystyrene Products
           5.4.4 Challenges
                    5.4.4.1 Increasing Preference for Molded Pulp Packaging
                    5.4.4.2 Ban on EPS in Major Economies
    5.5 Industry Trends: Introduction
    5.6 Value-Chain Analysis
    5.7 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           5.7.1 Threat of Substitutes
           5.7.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           5.7.3 Threat of New Entrants
           5.7.4 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           5.7.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

EPS Thermal Insulation Performance Requirements

6 Expanded Polystyrene Market, By Product Type (Page No. - 53)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 White Expanded Polystyrene
    6.3 Grey Expanded Polystyrene
           6.3.1 Silver Expanded Polystyrene
    6.4 Black Expanded Polystyrene

7 Expanded Polystyrene Market, By Application (Page No. - 60)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Building & Construction
           7.2.1 Drivers
                    7.2.1.1 High Growth in Construction Industry
                    7.2.1.2 Increase in the Demand for thermal Insulation
           7.2.2 Restraints
                    7.2.2.1 Developed Markets Reaching the Maturity Stage
           7.2.3 Building & Construction Sub-Application
                    7.2.3.1 Exterior Insulating & Finishing Systems
                    7.2.3.2 Insulating Concrete Forms (ICF)
                    7.2.3.3 Structural Insulated Panels
                    7.2.3.4 Floors, Walls & Ceilings
                    7.2.3.5 Below Grade Foundation
                    7.2.3.6 Roofing Systems
                    7.2.3.7 Door Cores
                    7.2.3.8 Cold Storage
    7.3 Packaging
           7.3.1 Packaging Products
           7.3.2 Food Packaging
           7.3.3 Drivers
                    7.3.3.1 Demand for Convenience Food in Developing Economies
                    7.3.3.2 Increasing Demand for Protective Food Packaging
                    7.3.3.3 Increasing Trend of Smaller Packs
           7.3.4 Restraints
                    7.3.4.1 Slow Growth of Packaged Food Market in Developed Economies
           7.3.5 Packaging Sub-Application
                    7.3.5.1 Transport Packaging
                    7.3.5.2 Loose Fill Packaging
                    7.3.5.3 Protective and Display Packaging
    7.4 Others

8 Expanded Polystyrene Market, By Region (Page No. - 72)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Asia-Pacific
           8.2.1 China
                    8.2.1.1 China: Macroeconomic Indicators
           8.2.2 South Korea
                    8.2.2.1 South Korea: Macroeconomic Indicators
           8.2.3 India
                    8.2.3.1 India: Macroeconomic Indicators
           8.2.4 Japan
                    8.2.4.1 Japan: Macroeconomic Indicators
           8.2.5 Thailand
                    8.2.5.1 Thailand: Macroeconomic Indicators
           8.2.6 Indonesia
                    8.2.6.1 Indonesia: Macroeconomic Indicators
           8.2.7 Malaysia
                    8.2.7.1 Malaysia: Macroeconomic Indicators
           8.2.8 Rest of Asia-Pacific
    8.3 Europe
           8.3.1 Russia
                    8.3.1.1 Russia: Macroeconomic Indicators
           8.3.2 Germany
                    8.3.2.1 Germany: Macroeconomic Indicators
           8.3.3 Poland
                    8.3.3.1 Poland: Macroeconomic Indicators
           8.3.4 Turkey
                    8.3.4.1 Turkey: Macroeconomic Indicators
           8.3.5 Italy
                    8.3.5.1 Italy: Macroeconomic Indicators
           8.3.6 France
                    8.3.6.1 France: Macroeconomic Indicators
           8.3.7 Spain
                    8.3.7.1 Spain: Macroeconomic Indicators
           8.3.8 U.K.
                    8.3.8.1 U.K.: Macroeconomic Indicators
           8.3.9 Czech Republic
                    8.3.9.1 Czech Republic: Macroeconomic Indicators
    8.4 North America
           8.4.1             North America: Insulation R-Value Requirements
           8.4.2 U.S.
                    8.4.2.1 U.S.: Macroeconomic Indicators
           8.4.3 Canada
                    8.4.3.1 Canada: Macroeconomic Indicators
           8.4.4 Mexico
                    8.4.4.1 Mexico: Macroeconomic Indicators
    8.5 Middle East & Africa
           8.5.1 Africa
                    8.5.1.1 South Africa: Macroeconomic Indicators
           8.5.2 Saudi Arabia
                    8.5.2.1 Saudi Arabia: Macroeconomic Indicators
           8.5.3 Iran
                    8.5.3.1 Iran: Macroeconomic Indicators
           8.5.4 UAE
                    8.5.4.1 UAE: Macroeconomic Indicators
           8.5.5 Rest of Middle East & Africa
    8.6 South America
           8.6.1 Brazil
                    8.6.1.1 Brazil: Macroeconomic Indicators
           8.6.2 Argentina
                    8.6.2.1 Argentina: Macroeconomic Indicators
           8.6.3 Colombia
                    8.6.3.1 Colombia: Macroeconomic Indicators
           8.6.4 Rest of South America

9 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 140)
    9.1 Overview
    9.2 Market Share Analysis
           9.2.1 Global EPS Market Share
           9.2.2 European EPS Market
           9.2.3 North America EPS Market
    9.3 Competitive Benchmarking

10 Company Profiles (Page No. - 144)
(Overview, Financial*, Products & Services, Strategy, And Developments)
     10.1 ACH Foam Technologies, Inc.
     10.2 Alpek, S.A.B. de CV 
     10.3 BASF SE
     10.4 Kaneka Corporation
     10.5 PJSC Sibur Holding
     10.6 Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)
     10.7 Sunpor Kunststoff GmbH
     10.8 Synbra Holding Bv
     10.9 Synthos S.A.
     10.10 Total S.A.
     10.11 Brødr. Sunde A/S
     10.12 Flint Hills Resources, LLC
     10.13 Nova Chemicals Corporation
     10.14 Styrochem Canada Ltée
     10.15 The Ravago Group
     10.16 Unipol Holland BV 
     10.17 Versalis S.P.A.

*Details Might Not Be Captured In Case Of Unlisted Companies.

11  EPS Processing Companies  (Page No. - 168 )

12 Appendix (Page No. - 169)
     12.1 Insights From Industry Experts
     12.2 Discussion Guide
     12.3 Knowledge Store: Marketsandmarkets Subscription Portal
     12.4 Introducing RT: Real-Time Market Intelligence
     12.5 Available Customizations
     12.6 Related Reports
     12.7 Author Details

The global expanded polystyrene market is projected to reach USD 18.97 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 5.1% from 2017 to 2022. Growing construction activities and increase in the demand for packaged food has led to an increase in the demand for expanded polystyrene from the building & construction and packaging industries. The rising demand from end-use industries in countries across the globe is expected to further fuel the growth of the expanded polystyrene market.

Building & construction is estimated to be the largest segment of the market in 2017, in terms of volume, followed by the packaging segment. The rising demand for new and innovative products, and need for research & development in expanded polystyrene has led to companies adopting organic and inorganic growth strategies to increase their market shares.

White expanded polystyrene estimated to be the leading product type segment of the market. The demand for white expanded polystyrene is driven by the adoption of expanded polystyrene in various applications. White expanded polystyrene is a rigid, closed-cell foam plastic. It has persistent thermal properties, stable dimensions for varied end use, excellent mechanical properties, recyclable, and non-corrosive.

The Asia-Pacific region is projected to witness the highest growth in the expanded polystyrene market, in terms of value and volume, from 2017 to 2022. Increased construction activities and the rise in demand for packaged food products, due to increasing population and rising disposable income is expected to drive the expanded polystyrene market in the region.

Expanded Polystyrene Market

The expanded polystyrene market growth may be restrained, due to the volatility of crude oil prices and availability of high-performance substitutes. Insulation materials such as rockwool and extruded polystyrene are used in commercial and residential buildings. Rockwool is extensively used as compared to expanded polystyrene. However, due to lower price, the demand for expanded polystyrene is expected to increase in near future.

ACH Foam Technologies, LLC (U.S.), Alpek SAB de CV (Mexico), BASF SE (Germany), Kaneka Corporation (Japan), PJSC SIBUR Holding (Russia), Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) (Saudi Arabia), SUNPOR KUNSTSTOFF GmbH (Austria), Synbra Holding bv (Netherlands), Synthos S.A. (Poland), and Total S.A. (France) are the key players in the global expanded polystyrene market. Diverse product portfolios, strategically positioned R&D centers, adoption of varied development strategies, and technological advancements are some of the factors that have helped the companies strengthen their position in the expanded polystyrene market. These players have been adopting various organic and inorganic growth strategies to achieve growth in the market.

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