Over the five years to 2017, revenue within the Polystyrene Foam Manufacturing industry is expected to increase. As consumers have increased their instances of going out to eat and raised their consumption of manufactured goods, demand for polystyrene foam from key buying industries, such as downstream manufacturers, food service companies and the construction sector, has risen. Furthermore, polystyrene foam product manufacturers have experienced volatile price fluctuations for some of their most essential material inputs and stricter regulations regarding the use of polystyrene-based plastic bags and containers in grocery stores and restaurants. Slightly volatile input costs and stabilizing demand from construction industries, combined with tighter regulations concerning the use of polystyrene foam, will continue to pose a challenge to the industry's performance over the next five years.
This industry produces a wide range of polystyrene foam products that include the following: expanded polystyrene (EPS) for food containers and cups; foam ice chests and other packaging; and insulation goods. The industry’s products are used by a wide range of downstream industries in the construction, manufacturing and hospitality sectors.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.