Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Market, by Applications (Building & Construction, Packaging & Others), & Geography (North America, West Europe, Asia-Pacific & Rest of the World) - Global Trends & Forecast to 2018

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Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Market, by Applications (Building & Construction, Packaging & Others), & Geography (North America, West Europe, Asia-Pacific & Rest of the World) - Global Trends & Forecast to 2018


Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is one of the most multipurpose polymers available for a variety of applications. EPS has found numerous application areas across a wide range of industries due to its light weight, rigidity, & thermal and acoustic insulating properties. EPS is majorly used in the building and construction industry. EPS in huge quantities are utilized to make insulation foam for closed cavity walls, roofs, and floor insulation. EPS also finds uses in road construction, bridges, drainage, flotation and sound insulation. Consistent growth in the building and construction industries will help further expand the EPS market.

The other main application of expanded polystyrene in packaging i.e. industrial/protective packaging and food packaging. Protective packaging applications include packaging of delicate electronic goods such as edge protectors for refrigerators, TV's and electronics, etc. EPS is also used to pack perishable food items such as grapes, eggs, meat, fish, poultry, and wine. EPS is also used in cold chain packaging requirements. Use of EPS in the packaging industry will continue to grow due to its environment-friendly nature. This report gives an in-depth understanding on the use of EPS along with other applications of EPS in detail.

The global market for EPS has grown during the past few years with a high investment in research to develop EPS for different applications, driven by cost effectiveness and adaptability of expanded polystyrene in major end-user markets. China alone shared about 40.0% of the demand for EPS in 2012. Consumption and revenue generation of EPS is observed to be high in the APAC region, followed by the Western European region.

This study aims to estimate the global market of EPS for 2013 and to project the expected demand of the same in 2018. This market research study provides a detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the global EPS market. It provides a comprehensive review of major market drivers, restraints, opportunities, winning imperatives, challenges, and key issues in the market. The market is further segmented and forecast for major regions of North America, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (ROW). Major countries with market volumes and revenues are covered for each region.

We have used various secondary sources such as encyclopedia, directories, and databases to identify and collect information useful for this extensive commercial study of the EPS market. The primary sources – experts from related industries and suppliers - have been interviewed to obtain and verify critical information as well as to assess the future prospects of EPS.

A competitive scenario and market shares of major players in the expanded polystyrene market have been discussed in detail. We have also profiled leading players of this industry with their recent developments and other strategic initiatives in the industry. These include major players in the global EPS market: Adeplast S.A. (Romania), Armacell LLC (Germany), BASF SE (Germany), Carpenter Co. (U.S.), Ineos Styrenics (Switzerland), Kaneka Corporation (Japan), Nova Chemicals Company (U.S.), Owens Corning (U.S.), and The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), along with other market players.

Scope of the report: This research report categorizes the global market for EPS on the basis of applications and geography, which is further sub-segmented into countries such as the U.S., Canada, Mexico, France, Italy, Germany, the U.K., China, Japan, South Korea, India, Russia and Brazil, according to their respective regions; forecasting volumes & revenues and analyzing trends in each of the submarkets.

On the basis of applications: The EPS market is segmented on the basis of industry applications such as building & construction, packaging, and others. Each application is further described in detail in the report with the forecast of its volume and revenue.

On the basis of geography: North America, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific, ROW, and key countries in these regions

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 INTRODUCTION 23

1.1 KEY TAKE-AWAYS
1.2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND ASSUMPTIONS
1.3 KEY DATA POINTS TAKEN FROM SECONDARY SOURCES
1.4 KEY DATA POINTS TAKEN FROM PRIMARY SOURCES

2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 29

2.1 KEY TAKE-AWAYS
2.2 PORTER'S FIVE FORCE ANALYSIS

3 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 32

3.1 EPS MARKET SEGMENTATION
3.2 EPS MARKET SHARE FOR 2012
3.3 EPS MARKET TREND & FORECAST, BY GEOGRAPHY
3.4 MARKET ATTRACTIVENESS, BY GEOGRAPHY

4 EPS OVERVIEW 38

4.1 INTRODUCTION
4.2 MAJOR APPLICATION INDUSTRIES
4.3 VALUE CHAIN
4.4 DRIVERS & RESTRAINTS
4.4.1 DRIVERS IN POLYSTYRENE FOAM
4.4.1.1 Excellent Impact Resistance, Thermal Insulating Properties
4.4.1.2 Light weight
4.4.1.3 Growth in Construction Industry
4.4.2 RESTRAINTS IN POLYSTYRENE FOAM
4.4.2.1 Impact on Human, Marine Wildlife and Environmental Health
4.4.2.2 Strict Governmental Regulations
4.5 RECYCLING IN EPS INDUSTRY

5 RAW MATERIALS & EPS PRICE ANALYSIS 45

5.1 RAW MATERIALS AND EPS PRICE ANALYSIS

6 EPS MARKET ASSESSMENT 47

6.1 GLOBAL EPS MARKET, BY APPLICATIONS, 2012
6.2 GLOBAL EPS MARKET TREND, BY APPLICATIONS
6.3 GLOBAL EPS MARKET, BY REGIONS, 2012
6.4 GLOBAL EPS MARKET TREND, BY REGIONS

7 MARKET ASSESSMENT BY APPLICATION 56

7.1 GLOBAL EPS MARKET, BY APPLICATIONS, 2012
7.2 EPS: BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION MARKET TREND, BY REGIONS
7.3 EPS: PACKAGING MARKET TREND, BY REGIONS
7.4 EPS: OTHERS MARKET TREND, BY REGIONS

8 MARKET ASSESSMENT BY GEOGRAPHY 70

8.1 APAC: EPS MARKET, BY APPLICATIONS, 2012
8.1.1 APAC: EPS MARKET TREND, BY APPLICATIONS
8.1.2 APAC: EPS MARKET, BY COUNTRIES
8.1.1.1 APAC: EPS Market Trend, By Countries
8.1.1.2 China: EPS Market Trend, By Applications
8.1.1.3 Japan: EPS Market Trend, By Applications
8.1.1.4 India: EPS Market Trend, By Applications
8.1.1.5 South Korea: EPS Market Trend, By Applications
8.2 NORTH AMERICA : EPS MARKET, BY APPLICATIONS, 2012
8.2.1 NORTH AMERICA: EPS MARKET TREND, BY APPLICATIONS
8.2.2 NORTH AMERICA: EPS MARKET, BY COUNTRIES

8.2.1.1 North America : EPS Market Trend, By Countries
8.2.1.2 U.S.: EPS Market Trend, By Applications
8.2.1.3 Canada : EPS Market Trend, By Applications
8.2.1.4 Mexico : EPS Market Trend, By Applications
8.3 WEST EUROPE : EPS MARKET, BY APPLICATIONS, 2012
8.3.1 WEST EUROPE : EPS MARKET TREND, BY APPLICATIONS
8.3.2 WEST EUROPE : EPS MARKET, BY COUNTRIES
8.3.1.1 West Europe : EPS Market Trend, By Countries
8.3.1.2 Germany : EPS Market Trend, By Applications
8.3.1.3 France : EPS Market Trend, By Applications
8.3.1.4 Italy : EPS Market Trend, By Applications
8.3.1.5 U.K.: EPS Market Trend, By Applications
8.4 ROW : EPS MARKET, BY APPLICATIONS, 2012
8.4.1 ROW : EPS MARKET TREND, BY APPLICATIONS
8.4.2 ROW : EPS MARKET, BY COUNTRIES
8.4.1.1 ROW : EPS Market Trend, By Countries
8.4.1.2 Brazil : EPS Market Trend, By Applications
8.4.1.3 Russia : EPS Market Trend, By Applications

9 IMPORT-EXPORT MARKET 125

9.1 APAC: EPS IMPORT-EXPORT MARKET, BY COUNTRIES
9.2 NORTH AMERICA : EPS IMPORT-EXPORT MARKET, BY COUNTRIES
9.3 WEST EUROPE : EPS IMPORT-EXPORT MARKET, BY COUNTRIES
9.4 ROW: EPS IMPORT-EXPORT MARKET, BY COUNTRIES

10 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE & STRATEGIES 134

10.1 INTRODUCTION
10.2 KEY GROWTH STRATEGIES

11 BURNING ISSUES & WINNING STRATEGIES 142

11.1 BURNING ISSUES IN THE GLOBAL EPS MARKET
11.2 WINNING IMPERATIVES BY KEY PLAYERS IN GLOBAL EPS MARKET

12 PATENT & REGULATIONS IN GLOBAL EPS INDUSTRY 145

12.1 PATENT ANALYSIS IN EPS INDUSTRY
12.2 REGULATIONS IN EPS INDUSTRY

13 COMPANY PROFILES 153

13.1 ACH FOAM TECHNOLOGIES LLC
13.1.1 Overview
13.1.2 Recent Developments
13.1.3 SWOT Analysis
13.2 ADEPLAST S.A.
13.2.1 Overview
13.2.2 Recent Developments
13.2.3 SWOT Analysis
13.3 ALPEK S.A.B DE C.V.
13.3.1 Overview
13.3.2 Recent Developments
13.3.3 SWOT Analysis
13.4 ARMACELL GMBH
13.4.1 Overview
13.4.2 Recent Developments
13.4.3 SWOT Analysis
13.5 BASF SE

13.5.1 Overview
13.5.2 Financials Analysis
13.5.3 SWOT Analysis
13.5.4 Recent Developments
13.6 CARPENTER CO.
13.6.1 Overview
13.6.2 Recent Developments
13.6.3 SWOT Analysis
13.7 DYPLAST PRODUCTS, LLC
13.7.1 Overview
13.7.2 Recent Developments
13.7.3 SWOT Analysis
13.8 INEOS STYRENICS
13.8.1 Overview
13.8.2 Recent Developments
13.8.3 SWOT Analysis
13.9 KANEKA CORPORATION
13.9.1 Overview
13.9.2 Financials Analysis
13.9.3 Recent Developments
13.9.4 SWOT Analysis
13.10 MING DIH GROUP CORPORATION

13.10.1 Overview
13.10.2 SWOT Analysis
13.11 DYPLAST PRODUCTS, LLC
13.11.1 Overview
13.11.2 Financials Analysis
13.11.3 Recent Developments
13.11.4 SWOT Analysis
13.12 OWENS CORNING
13.12.1 Overview
13.12.2 Financials Analysis
13.12.3 Recent Developments
13.12.4 SWOT Analysis
13.13 REPSOL SA
13.13.1 Overview
13.13.2 Financials Analysis
13.13.3 Recent Developments

13.13.4 SWOT Analysis
13.14 RMAX
13.14.1 Overview
13.14.2 Recent Developments
13.14.3 SWOT Analysis
13.15 SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS CORPORATION
13.15.1 Overview
13.15.2 Recent Developments
13.15.3 SWOT Analysis
13.16 FORD MOTOR COMPANY
13.16.1 Overview
13.16.2 Financials Analysis
13.16.3 Recent Developments
13.16.4 SWOT Analysis
13.17 STYRON LLC
13.17.1 Overview
13.17.2 Recent Developments
13.17.3 SWOT Analysis
13.18 SUNPOR
13.18.1 Overview
13.18.2 Recent Developments
13.18.3 SWOT Analysis
13.19 SYNTHOS S.A.
13.19.1 Overview
13.19.2 Financials Analysis
13.19.3 Recent Developments
13.19.4 SWOT Analysis
13.20 THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY
13.20.1 Overview
13.20.2 Financials Analysis
13.20.3 Recent Developments
13.20.4 SWOT Analysis

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1 Detailed Methodology for Market Size
Table 2 Data from secondary sources
Table 3 Data from primary sources
Table 4 Global EPS Market Trend and Forecast by Application in $ Million, 2011-2018
Table 5 Global EPS Market Trend and Forecast by Application in Kilo Tons, 2011-2018
Table 6 Global EPS Market Trend and Forecast by Region in $ Million, 2011-2018
Table 7 Global EPS Market Trend and Forecast by Region in Kilo Tons, 2011-2018
Table 8 Global EPS in Building & Construction Market Trend and Forecast by Region in $ Million, 2011-2018
Table 9 Global EPS in Building & Construction Market Trend and Forecast by Region in kilotons, 2011-2018
Table 10 Global EPS in Packaging Market Trend and Forecast by Region in $ Million,
2011-2018
Table 11 Global EPS in Packaging Market Trend and Forecast by Region in kilotons,
2011-2018
Table 12 Global EPS in Others Market Trend and Forecast by Region in $ Million, 2011-2018

Table 13 Global EPS in Others Market Trend and Forecast by Region in kilotons, 2011-2018
Table 14 Major construction projects to be carried out in China which may drive the EPS Market
Table 15 APAC EPS Market Trend and Forecast by Region in $ Million, 2011-2018
Table 16 APAC EPS Market Trend and Forecast by Region in kilotons, 2011-2018
Table 17 North America EPS Market Trend and Forecast by Region in $ Million, 2011-2018
Table 18 North America EPS Market Trend and Forecast by Region in kilotons, 2011-2018
Table 19 Western Europe EPS Market Trend and Forecast by Region in $ Million, 2011-2018
Table 20 Western Europe EPS Market Trend and Forecast by Region in kilotons, 2011-2018
Table 21 ROW EPS Market Trend and Forecast by Region in $ Million, 2011-2018
Table 22 ROW EPS Market Trend and Forecast by Region in kilotons, 2011-2018
Table 23 HS commodity codes, import duty & taxes and import restrictions for EPS in APAC
Table 24 HS commodity codes, import duty & taxes and import restrictions for EPS in North America
Table 25 HS commodity codes, import duty & taxes and import restrictions for EPS in West Europe
Table 26 HS commodity codes, import duty & taxes and import restrictions for EPS in ROW
Table 27 Regional Mapping based on Players Headquarters
Table 28 Mergers & Acquisitions in the EPS Value Chain(2009 – 2013*)
Table 29 Expansion in the EPS Value Chain(2009 – 2013*)

LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1 Porter's Five Force Analysis
Figure 2 EPS Market Segmentation
Figure 3 EPS Market Share, By Applications, & Geography, 2012 (%)
Figure 4 EPS Market, By Geography, 2012 (M MT)
Figure 5 Market Attractiveness, By Geography
Figure 6 Growth strategies of major companies, 2010 – 2013
Figure 7 Major Applications in the EPS Industry
Figure 8 Value Chain Analysis in the EPS Market
Figure 9 Drivers and Challenges: EPS
Figure 10 Price Trend & Forecast In The EPS Market, 2011 - 2018
Figure 11 EPS Market, By Applications, 2012 ($Bn, %)
Figure 12 EPS Market, By Applications, 2012 (M MT, %)
Figure 13 Global EPS Market Trend And Forecast, By Applications,
2011 - 2018 ($Million)
Figure 14 Global EPS Market Trend And Forecast, By Applications,
2011 – 2018 (kilotons)
Figure 15 EPS Market, By Regions, 2012 ($Bn, %)
Figure 16 EPS Market, By Regions, 2012 (M MT, %)
Figure 17 Global EPS Market Trend And Forecast, By Regions,
2011 - 2018 ($Million)
Figure 18 Global EPS Market Trend And Forecast, By Regions,
2011 - 2018 (kilotons)
Figure 19 EPS : Applications, By Region 2012 ($Million)

Figure 20 EPS: Applications, By Regions, 2012 (kilotons)
Figure 21 EPS: Building & Construction Market Trends, By Regions,
2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 22 EPS: Building & Construction Market Trends, By Regions,
2011 – 2018 (kilotons)
Figure 23 EPS: Packaging Market Trends, By Regions, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 24 EPS Packaging Market Trends, By Regions, 2011 – 2018 (kilotons)
Figure 25 EPS: Others Market Trends, By Regions, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 26 EPS Others Market Trends, By Regions, 2011 – 2018 (kilotons)
Figure 27 APAC: EPS Market, By Applications, 2012 ($M, %)
Figure 28 APAC: EPS Market ,By Applications,2012 (KT, %)
Figure 29 APAC: EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 30 APAC: EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (kilotons)
Figure 31 APAC: EPS Market, By Countries, 2012 (kilotons)
Figure 32 APAC: EPS Market Trends, By Countries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 33 APAC: EPS Market Trends, By Countries, 2011 – 2018 (kilotons)
Figure 34 China : EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 35 China: EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (kilotons)
Figure 36 Japan: EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 37 Japan: EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (kilotons)
Figure 38 India : EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 39 India : EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (kilotons)
Figure 40 South Korea : EPS Market Trends, By Applications,
2011 – 2018 ($Million).
Figure 41 South Korea: EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (kilotons)
Figure 42 North America: EPS Market, By Applications,2012 ($M, %)
Figure 43 North America: EPS Market, By Applications, 2012 (KT, %)
Figure 44 North America : EPS Market Trends, By Applications,
2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 45 North America : EPS Market Trends, By Applications,
2011 – 2018 (kilotons)
Figure 46 North America : EPS Market, By Countries, 2012 (kilotons)
Figure 47 North America : EPS Market Trends, By Countries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 48 North America : EPS Market Trends, By Countries, 2011 – 2018 (kilotons)
Figure 49 U.S. : EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 50 U.S.: EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (kilotons)
Figure 51 Canada : EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 52 Canada : EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (kilotons)
Figure 53 Mexico : EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 54 Mexico : EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (kilotons)
Figure 55 West Europe: EPS Market, By Applications, 2012 ($M, %)
Figure 56 West Europe: EPS Market, By Applications, 2012 (KT, %)

Figure 57 West Europe : EPS Market Trends, By Applications,
2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 58 West Europe : EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (kilotons)
Figure 59 West Europe : EPS Market, By Countries, 2012 (kilotons)
Figure 60 West Europe : EPS Market Trends, By Countries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 61 West Europe : EPS Market Trends, By Countries, 2011 – 2018 (kilotons)
Figure 62 Germany : EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 63 Germany : EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (kilotons)
Figure 64 France : EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 65 France : EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (kilotons)
Figure 66 Italy : EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 67 Italy : EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (kilotons)
Figure 68 U.K. : EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 69 U.K. : EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (kilotons)
Figure 70 ROW: EPS Market, By Applications, 2012 ($M, %)

Figure 71 ROW: EPS Market, By Applications, 2012 (KT, %)
Figure 72 ROW : EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 73 ROW : EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (kilotons)
Figure 74 ROW : EPS Market, By Countries, 2012 (kilotons)
Figure 75 ROW : EPS Market Trends, By Countries, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 76 ROW : EPS Market Trends, By Countries, 2011 – 2018 (kilotons)
Figure 77 Brazil : EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 78 Brazil : EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (kilotons)
Figure 79 Russia : EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Million)
Figure 80 Russia : EPS Market Trends, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (kilotons)
Figure 81 APAC: EPS Import-Export Market Trends, By Countries, 2012 (kilotons)
Figure 82 North America : EPS Import-Export Market Trends, By Countries,
2012 (kilotons)
Figure 83 West Europe : EPS Import-Export Market Trends, By Countries,
2012 (kilotons)
Figure 84 ROW: EPS Import-Export Market Trends, By Countries, 2012 (kilotons)
Figure 85 Global EPS Market Leaders, 2009 - 2012
Figure 86 Key Growth Strategies in the Global EPS Market, 2009 – 2013*
Figure 87 Development Trends in Global EPS Market , By Growth Strategies,
2009 – 2013*
Figure 88 Acquisitions and Expansions in the EPS Value Chain (2009 – 2013*)
Figure 89 Patent Analysis, By Geography, 2008 - 2012
Figure 90 Patent Trends in Different Regions, 2008 - 2012
Figure 91 Patent Analysis, By Major Players, 2008 - 2012
Figure 92 Patent Analysis, By Major Players in Japan, 2008 - 2012
Figure 93 Patent Analysis, By Major Players in U.S., 2008 - 2012
Figure 94 Patent Analysis, By Major Players in Europe, 2008 - 2012

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