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Global Expanded Polystyrene Market 2017-2021

Global Expanded Polystyrene Market 2017-2021

About Expanded Polystyrene

Expanded polystyrene is made from solid beads of polystyrene, which are thermoplastic resins produced from the emulsion polymerization of the monomer, styrene. It is a rigid transparent thermoplastic with good electrical insulating properties and physical properties. It is used in molders products, sheet materials, and foams.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global expanded polystyrene market to grow at a CAGR of 6.27% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global expanded polystyrene market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the retail selling price as the average selling price for the product.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Expanded Polystyrene Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Alpek
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Kaneka
  • Synthos
  • Total
Other prominent vendors
  • ACH Foam Technologies
  • BASF
  • NOVA Chemicals
  • SIBUR
  • StyroChem
  • SUNPOR KUNSTSTOFF
  • Synbra Holding B.V.
Market driver
  • High demand from emerging economies
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Volatility in crude oil prices
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Increasing number of manufacturers in APAC
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Expanded Polystyrene Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global expanded polystyrene market: Alpek, The Dow Chemical Company, Kaneka, Synthos, and Total.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: ACH Foam Technologies, BASF, NOVA Chemicals, SIBUR, StyroChem, SUNPOR KUNSTSTOFF, and Synbra Holding B.V.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is increasing number of manufacturers in APAC. Lower supply constraints in Europe, following the establishment of new polymer foam production facilities in China, is likely to restrict the production, thereby reducing the cost of the product.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is high demand from emerging economies. The global EPS market is witnessing high growth in emerging economies, such as Brazil, China, Russia, Turkey, Indonesia, South Korea, Mexico, and India. Many OEMs, such as automotive manufacturers, are shifting their manufacturing operations to these countries due to factors such as the availability of land, cheap labor, low transportation costs, and lenient government norms.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is volatility in crude oil prices. The manufacturing of EPS requires raw materials, which are acquired from the oil and gas industry. The fluctuations in crude oil prices have a severe impact on the prices of the raw materials, which affect the costs of the EPS.



Companies Mentioned

Alpek, The Dow Chemical Company, Kaneka, Synthos, Total, ACH Foam Technologies, BASF, NOVA Chemicals, SIBUR, StyroChem, SUNPOR KUNSTSTOFF, and Synbra Holding B.V.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Types of EPS
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market landscape
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global EPS market 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global EPS market forecast 2016-2021
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global EPS market by application
      • Table Global EPS market by application 2016
      • Table Global EPS market by application 2021
    • Global EPS market in building and construction
      • Table Global EPS market in the building and construction industry 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global EPS market in the building and construction industry 2016-2021
    • Global EPS market in packaging
      • Table Global EPS market in the packaging industry 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global EPS market in the packaging industry 2016-2021
    • Global EPS market in other applications
      • Table Global EPS market in other applications 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global EPS market in other applications 2016-2021
  • Regional segmentation
    • Global EPS market by region
      • Table Global EPS market by region 2016
      • Table Global EPS market by region 2021
    • EPS market in APAC
      • Table EPS market in APAC 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table EPS market forecast in APAC 2016-2021
    • EPS market in Europe
      • Table EPS market in Europe 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table EPS market forecast in Europe 2016-2021
    • EPS market in North America
      • Table EPS market in North America 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table EPS market forecast in North America 2016-2021
    • EPS market in ROW
      • Table EPS market in ROW 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table EPS market forecast in ROW 2016-2021
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
      • Table End-users of EPS packaging:
    • Impact of drivers on key geographic segments
      • Table Impact of drivers
    • Market challenges
    • Impact of challenges on key geographic segments
      • Table Impact of challenges
  • Market trends
    • Increasing number of manufacturers in APAC
    • Growing focus on production of bio-based flexible foams
    • Growth in construction industry
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Acquisition strategies adopted by vendors in the EPS market
    • Key market vendors
      • Table Global EPS Market: Major vendors 2016
    • Other prominent vendors
    • Alpek
      • Table Alpek: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Alpek: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • The Dow Chemical Company
      • Table The Dow Chemical Company: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table The Dow Chemical Company: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • Kaneka Corporation
      • Table Kaneka Corporation: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Kaneka Corporation: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2016
    • Synthos
      • Table Synthos S.A.: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
    • Total
      • Table Total: Business segmentation by revenue 2016
      • Table Total: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2016
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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