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Faltering foam: Increased regulation over the sale and use of polystyrene will subdue revenue growth



Abstract

Polystyrene Foam Manufacturing in the US

Over the five years to 2016, the Polystyrene Foam Manufacturing industry has weathered rising raw material costs and stricter regulations concerning the use of polystyrene-based plastic bags, even as levels of consumer spending and downstream construction industries have gradually improved. Over the next five years, even as subdued revenue growth continues, industry consolidation may be on the horizon for the industry. While expansion in residential and commercial construction industries will likely spur purchases of construction polystyrene, increased regulation over the sale and use of polystyrene will continue to pose a threat to industry manufacturers.

This industry produces a wide range of polystyrene foam products that include the following: expanded polystyrene (EPS) for food containers and cups; foam ice chests and other packaging; and insulation goods. The industry’s products are used by a wide range of downstream industries in the construction, manufacturing and hospitality sectors.

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.



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Table Of Contents

Polystyrene Foam Manufacturing in the US - Industry Market Research Report

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ABOUT THIS INDUSTRY
Industry Definition
Main Activities
Similar Industries
Additional Resources

INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE

INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE
Executive Summary
Key External Drivers
Current Performance
Industry Outlook
Industry Life Cycle

PRODUCTS and MARKETS
Supply Chain
Products and Services
Demand Determinants
Major Markets
International Trade
Business Locations

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Market Share Concentration
Key Success Factors
Cost Structure Benchmarks
Basis of Competition
Barriers to Entry
Industry Globalization

MAJOR COMPANIES

OPERATING CONDITIONS
Capital Intensity
Technology and Systems
Revenue Volatility
Regulation and Policy
Industry Assistance

KEY STATISTICS
Industry Data
Annual Change
Key Ratios

JARGON and GLOSSARY



MAJOR COMPANIES

Dart Container Corporation

Reynolds Group Holdings Ltd.

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