Expanded Polystyrene Market by Product Type (White, Grey, Black), Application (Building & Construction, Packaging), and Region (Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, Middle East & Africa, South America) - Global Forecast to 2022

 Published On: Apr, 2017 |    No of Pages: 178 |  Published By: MarketsandMarkets | Format: PDF
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The expanded polystyrene market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.1% from 2017 to 2022

The expanded polystyrene market is projected to reach USD 18.97 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 5.1% from 2017 to 2022. The market is mainly driven by the growing construction and packaging industries in emerging countries. However, volatility of crude oil prices and availability of high-performance substitutes may restrain the growth of the market.

White expanded polystyrene is a major product type driving the expanded polystyrene market

White expanded polystyrene is rigid and closed-cell foam plastic. It has persistent thermal properties, stable dimensions for varied end use, excellent mechanical properties, and recyclable and non-corrosive characteristics. It is a common practice to insulate buildings using typical white expanded polystyrene.

White expanded polystyrene is an excellent material in packaging and construction applications, since it is a light yet rigid foam with good thermal insulation and high impact resistance. Owing to the growing environmental concerns, white expanded polystyrene packaging products are being preferred, as white expanded polystyrene is eco-friendly and lightweight. Furthermore, it insulates better, keeps food fresher longer, and costs less.

Rising demand in the Middle East & Africa is a major driver for the expanded polystyrene market

The Middle East & Africa is expected to witness moderate significant growth in the coming years. Transportation, power, construction, and infrastructure are expected to emerge as the key sectors in the region. Several leading global players have established their manufacturing plants in the Middle East & Africa to cater to the growing demand in this region.

Breakup of primary interviews:
• By Company Type - Tier 1 – 42%, Tier 2 – 25%, and Tier 3 – 33%
• By Designation - C level – 36%, D level – 19%, and Others – 45%
• By Region - Europe – 42%, North America – 25%, Asia-Pacific – 17%, South America – 8%, and the Middle East & Africa – 8%

Key companies profiled in this report include ACH Foam Technologies, LLC (U.S.), Alpek SAB de CV (Mexico), BASF SE (Germany), Kaneka Corporation (Japan), PJSC SIBUR Holding (Russia), Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) (Saudi Arabia), SUNPOR KUNSTSTOFF GmbH (Austria), Synbra Holding bv (Netherlands), Synthos S.A. (Poland), and Total S.A. (France).

Research Coverage

The expanded polystyrene market report covers different segmentations, which include market by product type (white, grey, black), application (building & construction, packaging, and others). The product type and application segments are further analyzed by each country across regions.

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From an insight perspective, this research report has focused on various levels of analyses—industry analysis (industry trends), market share analysis of top players, value chain analysis, and company profiles, which together comprise and discuss the basic views on the competitive landscape; emerging and high-growth segments of the expanded polystyrene market; high-growth regions; and market drivers, restraints, and opportunities.

The report provides insights on the following pointers:
• Market Penetration: Comprehensive information on expanded polystyrene offered by the top players in the global expanded polystyrene market
• Product Development/Innovation: Detailed insights on upcoming technologies, research & development activities, and new product launches in the expanded polystyrene market
• Market Development: Comprehensive information about lucrative emerging markets – the report analyzes the markets for expanded polystyrene across regions
• Market Diversification: Exhaustive information about new products, untapped geographies, recent developments, and investments in the global expanded polystyrene market
• Competitive Assessment: In-depth assessment of market shares, strategies, products, and manufacturing capabilities of the leading players in the global expanded polystyrene market
TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 INTRODUCTION 17
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 17
1.2 MARKET DEFINITION 17
1.3 MARKET SCOPE 18
1.3.1 YEARS CONSIDERED FOR THE STUDY 19
1.4 CURRENCY 19
1.5 UNITS 19
1.6 STAKEHOLDERS 19

2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 20
2.1 RESEARCH DATA 20
2.2 SECONDARY DATA 21
2.2.1 KEY DATA FROM SECONDARY SOURCES 21
2.3 PRIMARY DATA 22
2.3.1 KEY DATA FROM PRIMARY SOURCES 22
2.3.2 KEY INDUSTRY INSIGHTS 23
2.3.3 BREAKDOWN OF PRIMARY INTERVIEWS 23
2.4 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 24
2.4.1 BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 24
2.4.2 TOP-DOWN APPROACH 25
2.5 MARKET BREAKDOWN AND DATA TRIANGULATION 26
2.6 ASSUMPTIONS AND LIMITATIONS 27
2.6.1 ASSUMPTIONS 27
2.6.2 LIMITATIONS 27

3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 28

4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 33
4.1 ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PLAYERS IN THE EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET 33
4.2 EPS MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE 33
4.3 EPS MARKET SIZE, DEVELOPED VS. DEVELOPING NATIONS 34
4.4 EPS MARKET, BY APPLICATION AND COUNTRY 34
4.5 CHINA AND U.S. DOMINATED THE EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET 35

5 MARKET OVERVIEW & INDUSTRY TRENDS 36
5.1 MARKET OVERVIEW: INTRODUCTION 37
5.2 MARKET EVOLUTION 38
5.2.1 EPS FOAM ADOPTION IN PRODUCT MARKETS 38
5.3 EPS MANUFACTURING PROCESS 38
5.3.1 PRE-EXPANSION 38
5.3.2 INTERMEDIATE MATURING AND STABILIZATION 38
5.3.3 EXPANSION AND FINAL MOLDING 38
5.4 MARKET DYNAMICS 39
5.4.1 DRIVERS 39
5.4.1.1 Growing construction and packaging industries in developing countries 39
5.4.2 RESTRAINTS 41
5.4.2.1 Volatility of crude oil prices 41
5.4.2.2 Availability of high-performance substitutes 42
5.4.2.3 China’s slowing macroeconomic environment 42
5.4.3 OPPORTUNITIES 43
5.4.3.1 Easy recyclability of polystyrene products 43
5.4.4 CHALLENGES 43
5.4.4.1 Increasing preference for molded pulp packaging 43
5.4.4.2 Ban on EPS in major economies 44
5.5 INDUSTRY TRENDS: INTRODUCTION 44
5.6 VALUE-CHAIN ANALYSIS 44
5.7 PORTER’S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 49
5.7.1 THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES 50
5.7.2 BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS 50
5.7.3 THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS 51
5.7.4 BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS 51
5.7.5 INTENSITY OF COMPETITIVE RIVALRY 52

6 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET, BY PRODUCT TYPE 53
6.1 INTRODUCTION 54
6.2 WHITE EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE 56
6.3 GREY EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE 57
6.3.1 SILVER EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE 58
6.4 BLACK EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE 59

7 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET, BY APPLICATION 60
7.1 INTRODUCTION 61
7.2 BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION 63
7.2.1 DRIVERS 63
7.2.1.1 High growth in construction industry 63
7.2.1.2 Increase in the demand for thermal insulation 63
7.2.2 RESTRAINTS 64
7.2.2.1 Developed markets reaching the maturity stage 64
7.2.3 BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION SUB-APPLICATION 65
7.2.3.1 Exterior insulating & finishing systems 65
7.2.3.2 Insulating concrete forms (ICF) 65
7.2.3.3 Structural insulated panels 65
7.2.3.4 Floors, walls & ceilings 65
7.2.3.5 Below grade foundation 65
7.2.3.6 Roofing systems 65
7.2.3.7 Door cores 65
7.2.3.8 Cold storage 65
7.3 PACKAGING 66
7.3.1 PACKAGING PRODUCTS 68
7.3.2 FOOD PACKAGING 68
7.3.3 DRIVERS 69
7.3.3.1 Demand for convenience food in developing economies 69
7.3.3.2 Increasing demand for protective food packaging 69
7.3.3.3 Increasing trend of smaller packs 69
7.3.4 RESTRAINTS 70
7.3.4.1 Slow growth of packaged food market in developed economies 70
7.3.5 PACKAGING SUB-APPLICATION 70
7.3.5.1 Transport packaging 70
7.3.5.2 Loose fill packaging 70
7.3.5.3 Protective and display packaging 70
7.4 OTHERS 70

8 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET, BY REGION 72
8.1 INTRODUCTION 73
8.2 ASIA-PACIFIC 78
8.2.1 CHINA 82
8.2.1.1 China: Macroeconomic Indicators 82
8.2.2 SOUTH KOREA 84
8.2.2.1 South Korea: Macroeconomic Indicators 84
8.2.3 INDIA 85
8.2.3.1 India: Macroeconomic Indicators 86
8.2.4 JAPAN 87
8.2.4.1 Japan: Macroeconomic Indicators 87
8.2.5 THAILAND 88
8.2.5.1 Thailand: Macroeconomic Indicators 89
8.2.6 INDONESIA 89
8.2.6.1 Indonesia: Macroeconomic Indicators 90
8.2.7 MALAYSIA 91
8.2.7.1 Malaysia: Macroeconomic Indicators 91
8.2.8 REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC 92
8.3 EUROPE 94
8.3.1 RUSSIA 97
8.3.1.1 Russia: Macroeconomic Indicators 98
8.3.2 GERMANY 99
8.3.2.1 Germany: Macroeconomic Indicators 100
8.3.3 POLAND 101
8.3.3.1 Poland: Macroeconomic Indicators 101
8.3.4 TURKEY 102
8.3.4.1 Turkey: Macroeconomic Indicators 103
8.3.5 ITALY 104
8.3.5.1 Italy: Macroeconomic Indicators 104
8.3.6 FRANCE 105
8.3.6.1 France: Macroeconomic Indicators 106
8.3.7 SPAIN 107
8.3.7.1 Spain: Macroeconomic Indicators 107
8.3.8 U.K. 108
8.3.8.1 U.K.: Macroeconomic Indicators 109
8.3.9 CZECH REPUBLIC 110
8.3.9.1 Czech Republic: Macroeconomic Indicators 111
8.3.10 REST OF EUROPE 112
8.4 NORTH AMERICA 113
8.4.1 U.S. 115
8.4.1.1 U.S.: Macroeconomic Indicators 116
8.4.2 CANADA 117
8.4.2.1 Canada: Macroeconomic Indicators 118
8.4.3 MEXICO 119
8.4.3.1 Mexico: Macroeconomic Indicators 119
8.5 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 121
8.5.1 AFRICA 124
8.5.1.1 South Africa: Macroeconomic Indicators 125
8.5.2 SAUDI ARABIA 126
8.5.2.1 Saudi Arabia: Macroeconomic Indicators 126
8.5.3 IRAN 127
8.5.3.1 Iran: Macroeconomic Indicators 127
8.5.4 UAE 128
8.5.4.1 UAE: Macroeconomic Indicators 129
8.5.5 REST OF MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 130
8.6 SOUTH AMERICA 131
8.6.1 BRAZIL 134
8.6.1.1 Brazil: Macroeconomic Indicators 135
8.6.2 ARGENTINA 136
8.6.2.1 Argentina: Macroeconomic Indicators 136
8.6.3 COLOMBIA 137
8.6.3.1 Colombia: Macroeconomic Indicators 137
8.6.4 REST OF SOUTH AMERICA 138

9 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 140
9.1 OVERVIEW 140
9.2 MARKET SHARE ANALYSIS 140
9.2.1 GLOBAL EPS MARKET SHARE 140
9.2.2 EUROPEAN EPS MARKET 141
9.2.3 NORTH AMERICA EPS MARKET 142
9.3 COMPETITIVE BENCHMARKING 143

10 COMPANY PROFILES 144 (Overview, Financial*, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments)
10.1 ACH FOAM TECHNOLOGIES, INC. 144
10.2 ALPEK, S.A.B. DE CV 146
10.3 BASF SE 148
10.4 KANEKA CORPORATION 150
10.5 PJSC SIBUR HOLDING 152
10.6 SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CORPORATION (SABIC) 154
10.7 SUNPOR KUNSTSTOFF GMBH 156
10.8 SYNBRA HOLDING BV 157
10.9 SYNTHOS S.A. 158
10.10 TOTAL S.A. 160
10.11 BRΨDR. SUNDE A/S 162
10.12 FLINT HILLS RESOURCES, LLC 163
10.13 NOVA CHEMICALS CORPORATION 164
10.14 STYROCHEM CANADA LTΙE 165
10.15 THE RAVAGO GROUP 166
10.16 UNIPOL HOLLAND BV 167
10.17 VERSALIS S.P.A. 168

*Details might not be captured in case of unlisted companies.

11 APPENDIX 169
11.1 INSIGHTS FROM INDUSTRY EXPERTS 169
11.2 DISCUSSION GUIDE 170
11.3 KNOWLEDGE STORE: MARKETSANDMARKETS SUBSCRIPTION PORTAL 172
11.4 INTRODUCING RT: REAL-TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE 174
11.5 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS 175
11.6 RELATED REPORTS 175
11.7 AUTHOR DETAILS 176

LIST OF TABLES

TABLE 1 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SNAPSHOT (2017 VS. 2022) 29
TABLE 2 MAJOR PLANNED CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN CHINA 40
TABLE 3 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE VS. MOLDED PULP 43
TABLE 4 NORTH AMERICA: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE PROCESSING COMPANIES 46
TABLE 5 EUROPE: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE PROCESSING COMPANIES 47
TABLE 6 ASIA-PACIFIC: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE PROCESSING COMPANIES 48
TABLE 7 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE PROCESSING COMPANIES 48
TABLE 8 EPS MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 55
TABLE 9 EPS MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 55
TABLE 10 WHITE EPS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 56
TABLE 11 WHITE EPS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 56
TABLE 12 GREY EPS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 57
TABLE 13 GREY EPS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 57
TABLE 14 BLACK EPS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 59
TABLE 15 BLACK EPS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 59
TABLE 16 EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 61
TABLE 17 EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 61
TABLE 18 PROPERTIES OF EPS FOR BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION 63
TABLE 19 EPS MARKET SIZE IN BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON) 64
TABLE 20 EPS MARKET SIZE IN BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION) 64
TABLE 21 PROPERTIES OF EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE FOR PACKAGING 66
TABLE 22 EPS MARKET SIZE IN PACKAGING, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON) 67
TABLE 23 EPS MARKET SIZE IN PACKAGING, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION) 67
TABLE 24 EPS MARKET SIZE IN PACKAGING, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (KILOTON) 67
TABLE 25 EPS MARKET SIZE IN PACKAGING, BY TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION) 68
TABLE 26 EPS MARKET SIZE IN FOOD SERVICE PACKAGING, BY SUB-TYPE, 2015-2022 (KILOTON) 68
TABLE 27 EPS MARKET SIZE IN FOOD SERVICE PACKAGING APPLICATION, BY SUB-TYPE, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION) 69
TABLE 28 EPS MARKET SIZE IN OTHER APPLICATIONS, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (KILOTON) 71
TABLE 29 EPS MARKET SIZE IN OTHER APPLICATIONS, BY REGION, 2015-2022 (USD MILLION) 71
TABLE 30 EPS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 76
TABLE 31 EPS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 76
TABLE 32 ASIA-PACIFIC: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 80
TABLE 33 ASIA-PACIFIC: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 80
TABLE 34 ASIA-PACIFIC: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 81
TABLE 35 ASIA-PACIFIC: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 81
TABLE 36 ASIA-PACIFIC: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 81
TABLE 37 ASIA-PACIFIC: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 82
TABLE 38 CHINA: EPS IMPORT & EXPORT TREND, 2011–2015 (KILOTON) 82
TABLE 39 CHINA: MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 82
TABLE 40 CHINA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 83
TABLE 41 CHINA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 83
TABLE 42 SOUTH KOREA: EPS IMPORT & EXPORT TREND, 2011–2015 (KILOTON) 84
TABLE 43 SOUTH KOREA: MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 84
TABLE 44 SOUTH KOREA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 84
TABLE 45 SOUTH KOREA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 84
TABLE 46 INDIA: EPS IMPORT & EXPORT TREND, 2011–2015 (KILOTON) 85
TABLE 47 INDIA: MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 86
TABLE 48 INDIA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 86
TABLE 49 INDIA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 86
TABLE 50 JAPAN: EPS IMPORT & EXPORT TREND, 2011–2015 (KILOTON) 87
TABLE 51 JAPAN: MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 87
TABLE 52 JAPAN: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 87
TABLE 53 JAPAN: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 88
TABLE 54 THAILAND: EPS IMPORT & EXPORT TREND, 2011–2015 (KILOTON) 88
TABLE 55 THAILAND: MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 89
TABLE 56 THAILAND: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 89
TABLE 57 THAILAND: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 89
TABLE 58 INDONESIA: EPS IMPORT & EXPORT TREND, 2011–2015 (KILOTON) 90
TABLE 59 INDONESIA: MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 90
TABLE 60 INDONESIA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 90
TABLE 61 INDONESIA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 90
TABLE 62 MALAYSIA: EPS IMPORT & EXPORT TREND, 2011–2015 (KILOTON) 91
TABLE 63 MALAYSIA: MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 91
TABLE 64 MALAYSIA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 92
TABLE 65 MALAYSIA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 92
TABLE 66 REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 93
TABLE 67 REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 93
TABLE 68 EUROPE: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 95
TABLE 69 EUROPE: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 95
TABLE 70 EUROPE: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 96
TABLE 71 EUROPE: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 96
TABLE 72 EUROPE: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 97
TABLE 73 EUROPE: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 97
TABLE 74 RUSSIA: EPS IMPORT & EXPORT TREND, 2011–2015 (KILOTON) 98
TABLE 75 RUSSIA: MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 98
TABLE 76 RUSSIA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 98
TABLE 77 RUSSIA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 99
TABLE 78 GERMANY: EPS IMPORT & EXPORT TREND, 2011–2015 (KILOTON) 99
TABLE 79 GERMANY: MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 100
TABLE 80 GERMANY: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 100
TABLE 81 GERMANY: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 100
TABLE 82 POLAND: EPS IMPORT & EXPORT TREND, 2011–2015 (KILOTON) 101
TABLE 83 POLAND: MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 101
TABLE 84 POLAND: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 102
TABLE 85 POLAND: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 102
TABLE 86 TURKEY: EPS IMPORT & EXPORT TREND, 2011–2015 (KILOTON) 102
TABLE 87 TURKEY: MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 103
TABLE 88 TURKEY: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 103
TABLE 89 TURKEY: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 103
TABLE 90 ITALY: EPS IMPORT & EXPORT TREND, 2011–2015 (KILOTON) 104
TABLE 91 ITALY: MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 104
TABLE 92 ITALY: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 104
TABLE 93 ITALY: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 105
TABLE 94 FRANCE: EPS IMPORT & EXPORT TREND, 2011–2015 (KILOTON) 105
TABLE 95 FRANCE: MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 106
TABLE 96 FRANCE: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 106
TABLE 97 FRANCE: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 106
TABLE 98 SPAIN: EPS IMPORT & EXPORT TREND, 2011–2015 (KILOTON) 107
TABLE 99 SPAIN: MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 107
TABLE 100 SPAIN: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 108
TABLE 101 SPAIN: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 108
TABLE 102 U.K.: EPS IMPORT & EXPORT TREND, 2011–2015 (KILOTON) 109
TABLE 103 U.K.: MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 109
TABLE 104 U.K.: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 109
TABLE 105 U.K.: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 110
TABLE 106 CZECH REPUBLIC: EPS IMPORT & EXPORT TREND, 2011–2015 (KILOTON) 110
TABLE 107 CZECH REPUBLIC: MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 111
TABLE 108 CZECH REPUBLIC: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 111
TABLE 109 CZECH REPUBLIC: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 111
TABLE 110 REST OF EUROPE: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 112
TABLE 111 REST OF EUROPE: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 112
TABLE 112 NORTH AMERICA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 114
TABLE 113 NORTH AMERICA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 114
TABLE 114 NORTH AMERICA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 114
TABLE 115 NORTH AMERICA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 115
TABLE 116 NORTH AMERICA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 115
TABLE 117 NORTH AMERICA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 115
TABLE 118 U.S.: EPS IMPORT & EXPORT TREND, 2011–2015 (KILOTON) 116
TABLE 119 U.S.: MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 116
TABLE 120 U.S.: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 116
TABLE 121 U.S.: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 117
TABLE 122 CANADA: EPS IMPORT & EXPORT TREND, 2011–2015 (KILOTON) 118
TABLE 123 CANADA: MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 118
TABLE 124 CANADA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 118
TABLE 125 CANADA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 118
TABLE 126 MEXICO: EPS IMPORT & EXPORT TREND, 2011–2015 (KILOTON) 119
TABLE 127 MEXICO: MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 119
TABLE 128 MEXICO: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 120
TABLE 129 MEXICO: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 120
TABLE 130 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 122
TABLE 131 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 123
TABLE 132 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 123
TABLE 133 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 123
TABLE 134 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 124
TABLE 135 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 124
TABLE 136 SOUTH AFRICA: EPS IMPORT & EXPORT TREND, 2011–2015 (KILOTON) 124
TABLE 137 SOUTH AFRICA: MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 125
TABLE 138 AFRICA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 125
TABLE 139 AFRICA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 125
TABLE 140 SAUDI ARABIA: EPS IMPORT & EXPORT TREND, 2011–2015 (KILOTON) 126
TABLE 141 SAUDI ARABIA: MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 126
TABLE 142 SAUDI ARABIA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 126
TABLE 143 SAUDI ARABIA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 127
TABLE 144 IRAN: EPS IMPORT & EXPORT TREND, 2011–2015 (KILOTON) 127
TABLE 145 IRAN: MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 127
TABLE 146 IRAN: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 128
TABLE 147 IRAN: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 128
TABLE 148 UAE: EPS IMPORT & EXPORT TREND, 2011–2015 (KILOTON) 128
TABLE 149 UAE: MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 129
TABLE 150 UAE: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 129
TABLE 151 UAE: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 129
TABLE 152 REST OF MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 130
TABLE 153 REST OF MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 131
TABLE 154 SOUTH AMERICA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 132
TABLE 155 SOUTH AMERICA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 133
TABLE 156 SOUTH AMERICA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 133
TABLE 157 SOUTH AMERICA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 133
TABLE 158 SOUTH AMERICA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 134
TABLE 159 SOUTH AMERICA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 134
TABLE 160 BRAZIL: EPS IMPORT & EXPORT TREND, 2011–2015 (KILOTON) 134
TABLE 161 BRAZIL: MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 135
TABLE 162 BRAZIL: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 135
TABLE 163 BRAZIL: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 135
TABLE 164 ARGENTINA: EPS IMPORT & EXPORT TREND, 2011–2015 (KILOTON) 136
TABLE 165 ARGENTINA: MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 136
TABLE 166 ARGENTINA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 136
TABLE 167 ARGENTINA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 137
TABLE 168 COLOMBIA: EPS IMPORT & EXPORT TREND, 2011–2015 (KILOTON) 137
TABLE 169 COLOMBIA: MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 137
TABLE 170 COLOMBIA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 138
TABLE 171 COLOMBIA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 138
TABLE 172 REST OF SOUTH AMERICA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (KILOTON) 139
TABLE 173 REST OF SOUTH AMERICA: EPS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2015–2022 (USD MILLION) 139
TABLE 174 BRAND INFLUENCE ON THE EPS MARKET 143

LIST OF FIGURES

FIGURE 1 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SEGMENTATION 18
FIGURE 2 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET: RESEARCH DESIGN 20
FIGURE 3 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION: BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 25
FIGURE 4 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION: TOP-DOWN APPROACH 25
FIGURE 5 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE: DATA TRIANGULATION 26
FIGURE 6 ASIA-PACIFIC TO DOMINATE EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET BETWEEN 2017 AND 2022 30
FIGURE 7 GREY EPS TO DOMINATE THE MARKET BETWEEN 2017 AND 2022 31
FIGURE 8 BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION TO BE FASTEST-GROWING APPLICATION BETWEEN 2017 AND 2022 32
FIGURE 9 EMERGING ECONOMIES TO OFFER LUCRATIVE GROWTH POTENTIAL FOR MARKET PLAYERS BETWEEN 2017 AND 2022 33
FIGURE 10 GREY EPS TO WITNESS THE HIGHEST GROWTH BETWEEN 2017 AND 2022 33
FIGURE 11 DEMAND FOR EPS TO GROW FASTER IN DEVELOPING NATIONS THAN IN DEVELOPED ONES 34
FIGURE 12 BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION SEGMENT ACCOUNTED FOR THE LARGEST SHARE IN THE EPS MARKET IN 2017 34
FIGURE 13 INDIA TO WITNESS THE HIGHEST CAGR DURING THE FORECAST PERIOD 35
FIGURE 14 CHINA AND RUSSIA ACCOUNTED FOR THE LARGEST SHARE OF THE EPS MARKET IN 2016 35
FIGURE 15 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE VS. EXTRUDED POLYSTYRENE 37
FIGURE 16 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MANUFACTURING PROCESS 38
FIGURE 17 DRIVERS, RESTRAINTS, OPPORTUNITIES, AND CHALLENGES 39
FIGURE 18 WEST TEXAS INTERMEDIATE (WTI) CRUDE OIL PRICE TREND FROM 2006 TO 2016 41
FIGURE 19 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE INDUSTRY: VALUE-CHAIN ANALYSIS 45
FIGURE 20 WHITE EPS TO DOMINATE THE GLOBAL MARKET 54
FIGURE 21 WHITE EPS IN ASIA-PACIFIC TO DOMINATE THE GLOBAL MARKET, BY PRODUCT TYPE, IN 2017 55
FIGURE 22 PROPERTIES: WHITE VS. SILVER EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE 58
FIGURE 23 KEY DRIVERS 61
FIGURE 24 HIGH GROWTH IN MAJOR APPLICATIONS TO DRIVE THE EPS MARKET 62
FIGURE 25 BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION SEGMENT TO ACCOUNT FOR THE LARGEST SHARE OF THE EPS MARKET 62
FIGURE 26 INDIA: AN EMERGING MARKET FOR EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE 73
FIGURE 27 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA EMERGING AS A POTENTIAL MARKET FOR GREY EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE 74
FIGURE 28 ASIA-PACIFIC DOMINATES THE GLOBAL EPS MARKET 75
FIGURE 29 ASIA-PACIFIC DOMINATED THE GLOBAL EPS MARKET IN 2017, BY VALUE 77
FIGURE 30 ASIA-PACIFIC MARKET SNAPSHOT — CHINA IS DOMINATING THE ASIA-PACIFIC MARKET 79
FIGURE 31 RISE IN BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES TO DRIVE THE EPS MARKET IN EUROPE 94
FIGURE 32 TURKEY RECORDED THE HIGHEST GROWTH IN THE EUROPEAN EPS MARKET, 2017-2022 96
FIGURE 33 NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SNAPSHOT: DEMAND DRIVEN BY BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY 113
FIGURE 34 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA MARKET SNAPSHOT: AFRICA WAS THE LARGEST MARKET FOR EPS IN THE REGION IN 2017 122
FIGURE 35 RISE IN BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES TO DRIVE THE EPS MARKET IN SOUTH AMERICA 132
FIGURE 36 EPS: GLOBAL MARKET SHARE, BY KEY PLAYER, 2016 140
FIGURE 37 EPS: EUROPE MARKET SHARE, BY KEY PLAYER, 2016 141
FIGURE 38 EPS: NORTH AMERICAN MARKET SHARE, BY KEY PLAYER, 2016 142
FIGURE 39 ALPEK, S.A B. DE CV: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 146
FIGURE 40 BASF SE: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 148
FIGURE 41 KANEKA CORPORATION: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 150
FIGURE 42 PJSC SIBUR HOLDING: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 152
FIGURE 43 SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CORPORATION (SABIC): COMPANY SNAPSHOT 154
FIGURE 44 SYNTHOS S.A.: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 158
FIGURE 45 TOTAL S.A.: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 160
FIGURE 46 NOVA CHEMICALS CORPORATION: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 164

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