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The report covers the expanded polystyrene market and further segments the market on the basis of type, application, and region. The market data for these types is given with respect to volume and value . The market size, in terms of value, of expanded polystyrene market is estimated to be USD 13.2 billion in 2015 and is projected to register a CAGR of about 6.03% between 2015 and 2020. The data mentioned in the report is based on the global demand in the expanded polystyrene market.

The market of expanded polystyrene has been examined by adopting the Porter’s Five Forces Analysis. This gives an idea about the current situation in the industry at the global level. The study also provides the value chain analysis with respect to the end-user industries. The value chain describes the key contributors to the expanded polystyrene market at different stages from raw material manufacturers, product manufacturers, to the end-use industries. It represents the top players which are contributing significantly to the expanded polystyrene industry.

The impact of the different market factors such as drivers, restraints, opportunities, and challenges are also illustrated in the report. The expanded polystyrene market is also segmented on the basis of type, application, and region.

Expanded Polystyrene is a fragmented and competitive market, with a large number of minor players, especially in China. The key players in this market are BASF SE , Total S.A. , Synthos S.A. , Kaneka Corporation , Saudi Basic Industries Corporation , PJSC SIBUR HOLDING , Alpek SAB de CV , ACH Foam Technologies, LLC , Ineos Styrenics International SA , SUNPOR KUNSTSTOFF GmbH , and Synbra Holding B.V. among others. The key market players adopted multiple growth strategies to strengthen their market positions between 2010 and 2015. However, most players opted for organic growth through investments & expansions.

The report also presents a competitive landscape covering different strategies and developments such as mergers & acquisitions, investments and expansions, new product launches, agreements and collaborations, undertaken by the leading expanded polystyrene companies in the past few years. Furthermore, the major expanded polystyrene manufacturers are also profiled in the report.

Scope of the report
The expanded polystyrene market has been covered in detail in this report. In order to provide an all-round picture, the current market demand, and forecasts have also been included. The expanded polystyrene market is segmented as follows:

On the basis of type:
- White EPS
- Grey EPS

On the basis of Application:
- Building & Construction
- Packaging
- Others

On the basis of region:
- Asia-Pacific
- Western Europe
- North America
- Rest of the World

The market is further analyzed for key countries in each of these regions.

Table Of Contents

Expanded Polystyrene Market by Type, by Application and by Region - Global Forecast to 2020
TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 INTRODUCTION 14
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 14
1.2 MARKET DEFINITION 14
1.3 SCOPE OF THE STUDY 15
1.3.1 REGIONAL SCOPE 15
1.3.2 MARKETS COVERED 15
1.3.3 YEARS CONSIDERED FOR THE STUDY 15
1.4 CURRENCY 16
1.5 PACKAGE SIZE 16
1.6 STAKEHOLDERS 16
2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 17
2.1 RESEARCH DATA 17
2.1.1 SECONDARY DATA 18
2.1.1.1 Key Data from Secondary Sources 18
2.1.2 PRIMARY DATA 19
2.1.2.1 Key Data from Primary Sources 19
2.1.2.2 Key Industry Insights 19
2.1.2.3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews 20
2.2 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 20
2.3 MARKET BREAKDOWN AND DATA TRIANGULATION 22
2.4 RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS AND LIMITATIONS 23
2.4.1 ASSUMPTIONS 23
2.4.2 LIMITATIONS 23
3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 24
4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 27
4.1 ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET 27
4.2 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET-BY APPLICATIONS 27
4.3 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET IN ASIA-PACIFIC 28
4.4 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SHARE, BY REGION 28
4.5 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET, BY TYPE 29
4.6 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET-DEVELOPED VS. DEVELOPING NATIONS 29
4.7 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET DEMAND FROM ROW 30
4.8 LIFECYCLE ANALYSIS, BY REGION 30

5 MARKET OVERVIEW 32
5.1 INTRODUCTION 32
5.2 MARKET SEGMENTATION 33
5.2.1 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET: BY TYPE 33
5.2.2 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET: BY APPLICATION 33
5.2.3 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET: BY REGION 33
5.3 EVOLUTION OF EPS FOAM 34
5.4 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MANUFACTURING PROCESS 34
5.4.1 PRE-EXPANSION 34
5.4.2 INTERMEDIATE MATURING AND STABILIZATION 34
5.4.3 EXPANSION AND FINAL MOLDING 34
5.5 MARKET DYNAMICS 35
5.5.1 DRIVERS 35
5.5.1.1 Construction and Packaging Industries in Developing Countries to Drive the EPS Market 35
5.5.2 RESTRAINTS 37
5.5.2.1 Volatility in Crude Oil Prices 37
5.5.2.2 Availability of High-Performance Substitutes 37
5.5.2.3 China's Slowing Macroeconomic Scenario is Restraining the Demand for EPS 38
5.5.3 OPPORTUNITIES 38
5.5.3.1 Polystyrene Products Can be Recycled Easily 38
5.6 CHALLENGES 39
5.6.1.1 Growing Preference Toward Molded Pulp Packaging 39
5.6.1.2 Ban on EPS in the Major Economies Threatens the EPS Manufacturers 39
6 INDUSTRY TRENDS 41
6.1 INTRODUCTION 41
6.2 VALUE-CHAIN ANALYSIS 41
6.3 PORTER'S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 42
6.3.1 THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS 42
6.3.2 THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES 43
6.3.3 BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS 43
6.3.4 BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS 44
6.3.5 INTENSITY OF COMPETITIVE RIVALRY 44
7 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET, BY PRODUCT TYPE 45
7.1 INTRODUCTION 46
7.2 WHITE EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE 47
7.3 GREY EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE 49
7.4 SILVER EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE 50
8 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET, BY APPLICATION 52
8.1 INTRODUCTION 53
8.2 BUILDING and CONSTRUCTION 54
8.3 PACKAGING 56
8.3.1.1 Packing Products 57
8.3.1.2 Food Packaging 57
8.4 OTHERS 59
9 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET, BY REGION 61
9.1 INTRODUCTION 62
9.2 ASIA-PACIFIC 65
9.2.1 CHINA 67
9.2.2 SOUTH KOREA 69
9.2.3 INDIA 70
9.2.4 JAPAN 71
9.2.5 OTHERS 72
9.3 WESTERN EUROPE 73
9.3.1 GERMANY 75
9.3.2 POLAND 76
9.3.3 ITALY 77
9.3.4 FRANCE 78
9.3.5 OTHERS 79
9.4 NORTH AMERICA 80
9.4.1 U.S. 83
9.4.2 CANADA 85
9.4.3 MEXICO 86
9.5 ROW 87
9.5.1 CENTRAL EUROPE and CIS 89
9.5.2 MIDDLE EAST 90
9.5.3 BRAZIL 91
9.5.4 OTHERS 92
10 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 94
10.1 OVERVIEW 94
10.2 COMPETITIVE SITUATION and TRENDS 95
10.3 ACH FOAM TECHNOLOGIES, LLC RECORDED THE MAXIMUM NUMBER OF DEVELOPMENTS IN EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET 97
10.4 INVESTMENTS and EXPANSIONS 97
10.5 NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES 98
10.6 MERGERS and ACQUISITIONS 99

11 COMPANY PROFILES 100
11.1 INTRODUCTION 100
11.2 BASF SE 101
11.3 TOTAL S.A. 103
11.4 SYNTHOS SA 105
11.5 KANEKA CORPORATION 107
11.6 SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CORPORATION 109
11.7 PJSC SIBUR HOLDING 111
11.8 ALPEK, S.A.B. DE C.V. 113
11.9 ACH FOAM TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 115
11.10 INEOS STYRENICS INTERNATIONAL SA 117
11.11 SUNPOR KUNSTSTOFF GMBH 119
11.12 SYNBRA HOLDING BV 121
12 APPENDIX 123
12.1 INSIGHTS FROM INDUSTRY EXPERTS 123
12.2 DISCUSSION GUIDE 124
12.3 INTRODUCING RT: REAL TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE 126
12.4 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS 127
12.5 RELATED REPORTS 128


LIST OF TABLES

TABLE 1 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET IN BUILDING and CONSTRUCTION TO REGISTER A HIGH GROWTH BETWEEN 2015 AND 2020 24
TABLE 2 MAJOR PLANNED CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS IN CHINA 36
TABLE 3 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE VS. MOLDED PULP 39
TABLE 4 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE,
2013-2020 47
TABLE 5 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY PRODUCT TYPE,
2013-2020 47
TABLE 6 WHITE EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION,
2013-2020 48
TABLE 7 WHITE EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION,
2013-2020 48
TABLE 8 GREY EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION,
2013-2020 49
TABLE 9 GREY EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION,
2013-2020 50
TABLE 10 PROPERTIES OF EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE FOR BUILDING and CONSTRUCTION APPLICATION 54
TABLE 11 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE IN BUILDING and CONSTRUCTION,
BY REGION, 2013-2020 55
TABLE 12 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE IN BUILDING and CONSTRUCTION,
BY REGION, 2013-2020 55
TABLE 13 PROPERTIES OF EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE FOR PACKAGING APPLICATION 56
TABLE 14 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE IN PACKAGING APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 58
TABLE 15 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE IN PACKAGING APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 58
TABLE 16 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE IN OTHERS APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 60
TABLE 17 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE IN OTHERS APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 60
TABLE 18 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 64
TABLE 19 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 64
TABLE 20 ASIA-PACIFIC: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY,
2013-2020 66
TABLE 21 ASIA-PACIFIC: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY,
2013-2020 66
TABLE 22 ASIA-PACIFIC: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 67
TABLE 23 ASIA-PACIFIC: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 67
TABLE 24 CHINA: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE IMPORT and EXPORT TREND,
2009-2014 67
TABLE 25 CHINA: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 68
TABLE 26 CHINA: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 68
TABLE 27 SOUTH KOREA: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE IMPORT and EXPORT TREND,
2009-2014 69
TABLE 28 SOUTH KOREA: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 69
TABLE 29 SOUTH KOREA: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 69
TABLE 30 INDIA: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE IMPORT and EXPORT TREND,
2009-2014 70
TABLE 31 INDIA: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 70
TABLE 32 INDIA: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 70
TABLE 33 JAPAN: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE IMPORT and EXPORT TREND,
2009-2014 71
TABLE 34 JAPAN: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 71
TABLE 35 JAPAN: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 71
TABLE 36 OTHERS: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 72
TABLE 37 OTHERS: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 72
TABLE 38 WESTERN EUROPE: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 74
TABLE 39 WESTERN EUROPE: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 74
TABLE 40 WESTERN EUROPE: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 74
TABLE 41 WESTERN EUROPE: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 75
TABLE 42 GERMANY: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE IMPORT TREND, 2009-2014 75
TABLE 43 GERMANY: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 75
TABLE 44 GERMANY: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 76
TABLE 45 POLAND: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE IMPORT and EXPORT TREND,
2009-2014 76
TABLE 46 POLAND: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 77
TABLE 47 POLAND: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 77
TABLE 48 ITALY: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE IMPORT and EXPORT TREND,
2009-2014 77
TABLE 49 ITALY: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 78
TABLE 50 ITALY: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 78
TABLE 51 FRANCE: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE IMPORT and EXPORT TREND,
2009-2014 78
TABLE 52 FRANCE: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 79
TABLE 53 FRANCE: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 79
TABLE 54 OTHERS: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 80
TABLE 55 OTHERS: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 80
TABLE 56 NORTH AMERICA: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY,
2013-2020 80
TABLE 57 NORTH AMERICA: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY,
2013-2020 81
TABLE 58 NORTH AMERICA: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY,
2013-2020 82
TABLE 59 NORTH AMERICA: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY,
2013-2020 82
TABLE 60 NORTH AMERICA: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 82
TABLE 61 NORTH AMERICA: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 83
TABLE 62 U.S.: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE IMPORT and EXPORT TREND,
2009-2014 83
TABLE 63 U.S.: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 84
TABLE 64 U.S.: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 84
TABLE 65 CANADA: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE IMPORT and EXPORT TREND,
2009-2014 85
TABLE 66 CANADA: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 85
TABLE 67 CANADA: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 85
TABLE 68 MEXICO: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE IMPORT and EXPORT TREND,
2009-2014 86
TABLE 69 MEXICO: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 86
TABLE 70 MEXICO: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 86
TABLE 71 ROW: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY,
2013-2020 88
TABLE 72 ROW: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY,
2013-2020 88
TABLE 73 ROW: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 88
TABLE 74 ROW: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 88
TABLE 75 CENTRAL EUROPE and CIS: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE IMPORT and EXPORT TREND, 2009-2014 89
TABLE 76 CENTRAL EUROPE and CIS: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE,
BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 89
TABLE 77 CENTRAL EUROPE and CIS: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE,
BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 90
TABLE 78 MIDDLE EAST: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 90
TABLE 79 MIDDLE EAST: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 91
TABLE 80 BRAZIL: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE IMPORT and EXPORT TREND,
2009-2014 91
TABLE 81 BRAZIL: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 91
TABLE 82 BRAZIL: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 92
TABLE 83 OTHERS: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 92
TABLE 84 OTHERS: EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION,
2013-2020 93
TABLE 85 INVESTMENTS and EXPANSIONS, 2010-2015 97
TABLE 86 NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES, 2010-2015 98
TABLE 87 MERGERS and ACQUISITIONS, 2010-2015 99


LIST OF FIGURES

FIGURE 1 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE: MARKET SEGMENTATION 15
FIGURE 2 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET: RESEARCH DESIGN 17
FIGURE 3 BREAKDOWN OF PRIMARY INTERVIEWS 20
FIGURE 4 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION: BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 20
FIGURE 5 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION: TOP-DOWN APPROACH 21
FIGURE 6 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET: DATA TRIANGULATION 22
FIGURE 7 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET IN BUILDING and CONSTRUCTION TO REGISTER THE HIGHEST GROWTH BETWEEN 2015 AND 2020 25
FIGURE 8 WHITE EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET TO REGISTER THE HIGHEST GROWTH BETWEEN 2015 AND 2020 25
FIGURE 9 ASIA-PACIFIC TO DOMINATE EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET WITH THE HIGHEST SHARE IN 2015 26
FIGURE 10 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET TO REGISTER A HIGHER CAGR BETWEEN
2015 AND 2020 27
FIGURE 11 BUILDING and CONSTRUCTION APPLICATION TO REGISTER THE FASTEST GROWTH RATE IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS 27
FIGURE 12 CHINA DOMINATES THE EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET IN ASIA-PACIFIC 28
FIGURE 13 ASIA-PACIFIC LEADS THE GROWTH OF THE EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET
IN 2015 28
FIGURE 14 ASIA-PACIFIC LEADS WITH THE HIGHEST SHARE ACROSS ALL TYPES 29
FIGURE 15 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET TO WITNESS FASTER GROWTH IN DEVELOPING NATIONS BETWEEN 2015 AND 2020 29
FIGURE 16 ROW TO WITNESS A MODERATE GROWTH RATE BETWEEN 2015 AND 2020 30
FIGURE 17 ROW MARKET IS EXPECTED TO GROW AT A MODERATE CAGR IN NEXT 5 YEARS 30
FIGURE 18 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE VS. EXTRUDED POLYSTYRENE 32
FIGURE 19 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET, BY REGION 33
FIGURE 20 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MANUFACTURING PROCESS 34
FIGURE 21 DRIVERS, RESTRAINTS, OPPORTUNITIES, AND CHALLENGES IN THE EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET 35
FIGURE 22 WEST TEXAS INTERMEDIATE CRUDE OIL PRICE TREND FROM 2005 TO 2015 37
FIGURE 23 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE INDUSTRY: VALUE-CHAIN ANALYSIS 41
FIGURE 24 WHITE EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE TO DOMINATE THE EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET 46
FIGURE 25 WHITE EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE 48
FIGURE 26 GREY EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET SIZE, 2015 VS 2020 49
FIGURE 27 PROPERTIES: WHITE V/S SILVER EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE 51
FIGURE 28 KEY DRIVERS OF THE END-USE INDUSTRIES 53
FIGURE 29 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE END-USE APPLICATIONS, 2015 VS 2020 53
FIGURE 30 DEMAND FOR EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE IN ASIA-PACIFIC TO GROW AT A HIGH RATE DUE TO GROWING DEMAND FOR RESIDENTIAL and COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS 55
FIGURE 31 PACKAGING INDUSTRY TO DRIVE THE EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET IN THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION DURING THE FORECAST PERIOD 57
FIGURE 32 ASIA-PACIFIC TO REGISTER HIGHEST CAGR IN OTHERS APPLICATION 59
FIGURE 33 REGIONAL SNAPSHOT : INDIA AND CHINA EMERGING AS NEW HOT SPOTS 62
FIGURE 34 FUTURE GROWTH OF EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE APPLICATIONS CENTERED IN ASIA-PACIFIC 63
FIGURE 35 ASIA-PACIFIC MARKET SNAPSHOT — CHINA IS DOMINATING THE ASIA-PACIFIC MARKET 65
FIGURE 36 WESTERN EUROPE MARKET SNAPSHOT: GERMANY IS THE LARGEST MARKET FOR EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE IN THE REGION IN 2014 73
FIGURE 37 NORTH AMERICA MARKET SNAPSHOT: DEMAND DRIVEN BY BUILDING and CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY 81
FIGURE 38 ROW MARKET SNAPSHOT: CENTRAL EUROPE and CIS TO DRIVE THE EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET IN ROW 87
FIGURE 39 COMPANIES ADOPTED NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH AS THE KEY GROWTH STRATEGY BETWEEN 2010 AND 2015 94
FIGURE 40 BASF SE GREW AT THE FASTEST RATE BETWEEN 2010 AND 2014 95
FIGURE 41 MARKET EVALUATION FRAMEWORK - SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF INVESTMENTS and EXPANSIONS FUELLED GROWTH and INNOVATION, 2010-2015 95
FIGURE 42 BATTLE FOR MARKET SHARE: INVESTMENTS and EXPANSIONS WAS THE KEY STRATEGY 96
FIGURE 43 EXPANDED POLYSTYRENE MARKET: GROWTH STRATEGIES, BY COMPANY,
2010-2015 97
FIGURE 44 REGIONAL REVENUE MIX OF TOP FIVE MARKET PLAYERS 100
FIGURE 45 BASF SE: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 101
FIGURE 46 BASF SE: SWOT ANALYSIS 102
FIGURE 47 TOTAL S.A.: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 103
FIGURE 48 TOTAL S.A.: SWOT ANALYSIS 104
FIGURE 49 SYNTHOS SA: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 105
FIGURE 50 SYNTHOS SA: SWOT ANALYSIS 106
FIGURE 51 KANEKA CORPORATION: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 107
FIGURE 52 KANEKA CORPORATION: SWOT ANALYSIS 108
FIGURE 53 SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CORPORATION : COMPANY SNAPSHOT 109
FIGURE 54 SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CORPORATION : SWOT ANALYSIS 110
FIGURE 55 PJSC SIBUR HOLDING: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 111
FIGURE 56 PJSC SIBUR HOLDING: SWOT ANALYSIS 112
FIGURE 57 ALPEK, S.A B. DE C.V: COMPANY SNAPSHOT 113
FIGURE 58 ALPEK, S.A.B. DE C.V.: SWOT ANALYSIS 114
FIGURE 59 ACH FOAM TECHNOLOGIES, LLC: SWOT ANALYSIS 116
FIGURE 60 INEOS STYRENICS INTERNATIONAL SA: SWOT ANALYSIS 118
FIGURE 61 SUNPOR KUNSTSTOFF GMBH: SWOT ANALYSIS 120
FIGURE 62 SYNBRA HOLDING BV: SWOT ANALYSIS 122

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