Polystyrene Foam Procurement in the US
This report is intended to assist buyers of polystyrene foam, specifically expanded polystyrene foam (EPS foam), which is a rigid, tough, closed-cell foam. EPS foam is used to manufacture finished products, such as foam cups and containers, packing materials and building insulation materials. In this report, the term polystyrene products will refer to finished EPS foam products. Key buyers include food and beverage container manufacturers, construction companies and packaging suppliers; the primary supplier types include manufacturers and wholesalers. Many polystyrene foam products are often incorrectly referred to as Styrofoam; Styrofoam is a branded EPS foam and does not refer to all products in the market. Polyurethane foam is excluded from the scope of the report.