Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Market to reach $19.1 Billion by 2018, at a CAGR of 8.2% adds report “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” to its store.

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.

Key Companies in “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”:-

·         Ach Foam Technologies LIC

·         Adeplast S.A.

·         Alpek S.A.B De C.V.

·         Armacell GMBH

·         BASF SE

·         Carpenter Co.

·         Dyplast Products, LIC

·         Ineos Styrenics

·         Kaneka Corporation

·         Ming DIH Group Corporation

·         Dyplast Products, LIC

·         Owens Corning

·         Repsol SA

·         RMAX

·         Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation

·         Ford Motor Company

·         Styron LIC

·         Sunpor

·         Synthos S.A.

·         The Dow Chemical Company

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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.

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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

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