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Global Expanded Polystyrene Packaging Market 2016-2020

About Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Packaging

EPS is a linear polymer made through a process called suspension polymerization. Its basic unit is styrene, which is derived from petroleum products. With unique properties like its light weight, rigidity, insulation, and formability, EPS can be used in many applications in different industries. Its unique properties are due to its structure that contains low-density polystyrene.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global EPS packaging market to grow at a CAGR of 6.86% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global EPS packaging market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated by different vendors through the sale of EPS packaging products to industries such as electronic appliances, food and beverage, and healthcare.

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

  • North America
  • APAC
  • Europe
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Packaging Market 2016-2020, 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
  • BASF
  • INEOS
  • Kaneka Corp.
  • Saudi Basic Industries Corp. (SABIC)
  • Synthos
Other prominent vendors
  • ACH Foam Technologies
  • Alpek SAB de CV
  • Jackon
  • Knauf
  • Monotez
  • Nova Chemicals Corp.
  • Owens Corning Corp.
  • SC Adeplast S.A.
  • Sunpor Kunststoff
  • Styrochem
  • Total SA
  • Versalis
Market driver
  • High recycling rate of EPS
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Volatile crude oil price
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Growing takeout and delivery industry
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 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?


  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Global EPS packaging market by industry 2015 (% revenue)
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global EPS packaging market: Overview
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global EPS packaging market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global EPS packaging market by application
      • Table Global EPS packaging market by application 2015 (% revenue)
      • Table Global EPS packaging market by application 2020 (% revenue)
      • Table Global EPS packaging market by application 2015-2020 (% revenue)
      • Table Global EPS packaging market by application 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global EPS packaging market by electronic appliances industry
      • Table Global EPS packaging market by electronic appliances industry 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global EPS packaging market by food and beverage industry
      • Table Global EPS packaging market by food and beverage industry 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global EPS packaging market by healthcare industry
      • Table Global EPS packaging market by healthcare industry 2015-2020 ($ millions)
    • Global EPS packaging market by other industries
      • Table Global EPS packaging market by other industries 2015-2020 ($ millions)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global EPS packaging market by geography
      • Table Global EPS packaging market by geography 2015 (% revenue)
      • Table Global EPS packaging market by geography 2020 (% revenue)
      • Table Global EPS packaging market by geography 2015-2020 (% revenue)
      • Table Global EPS packaging market by geography 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • EPS packaging market in APAC
      • Table EPS packaging market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • EPS packaging market in North America
      • Table EPS packaging market in North America 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • EPS packaging market in Europe
      • Table EPS packaging market in Europe 2015-2020 ($ billions)
      • Table Europe GDP growth rate 2008-2014
    • EPS packaging market in ROW
      • Table EPS packaging market in ROW 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market drivers
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Table Crude oil price March 2014-January 2016
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • BASF
      • Table BASF: Business segmentation by revenue 2014
      • Table BASF: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
    • INEOS
      • Table INEOS: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
    • Kaneka
      • Table Kaneka: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Kaneka: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • SABIC
      • Table SABIC: Business segmentation by revenue 2014
      • Table SABIC: Product categories
    • Synthos
      • Table Synthos: Product segmentation by revenue 2014
      • Table Synthos: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2014
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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