Thanks to its technical properties, such as lightness, strength and good Malleability, the material will find a variety of ways: insulation against heat, sound and cold, also in the packaging industry and for recreational and sports products. The construction industry, which accounted for more than 61% in the year 2012 is one of the most important buyers. The use of EPS in the construction industry in European countries, where a series of Government support measures to increase energy efficiency is particularly pronounced. Around the world many EPS based products for new buildings and the renovation of old buildings are used. This ensures even in saturated markets demand stimulus, because the use of EPS in the construction industry will grow 4.1% year.
Packaging made of EPS, as used for example for the transport of fresh fish or electronics products accounted for over a third of global demand. Especially in the countries of Asia Pacific and South America, the proportion of EPS packaging is high on the aggregate demand. E.g. leisure goods among the other EPS products as Protective helmets, lightweight cores for surfboards, life jackets or foam cups for hot drinks. Especially in North America, mainly due to the use of foam cups, a relatively high consumption exists in this area. EPS in child seats, casting, as well as in the field of horticulture is also used. These applications make up around 4% of global demand. The study in the near future: Chapter 1 provides a presentation and analysis of the global market of EPS.
In addition to the sales and price development, consumption and production, as well as existing capacities are discussed. Also, the report provides a comprehensive view on the development of individual countries and regions, as well as in the global market dynamics. In Chapter 2 of the EPS market of 15 major countries is considered individually: be represented consumption, sales, production, EPS manufacturers as well as import and export. The demand is analysed here explicitly, and detailed disaggregated by packaging, construction industry, as well as other applications. Chapter 3: The applications of EPS, for example as Insulation material in the form of blocks or panels, packaging of fresh food and electronic equipment or other applications are thoroughly analyzed: data development, divided into the regions of Western and Eastern Europe, North and South America and Asia Pacific, as well as the consumption figures of the major countries in each region. Chapter 4 offers profiles of EPS producers as a useful directory of manufacturers, clearly arranged according to contact information, sales, profits, product range, production facilities, short profile, product-specific information and capacities. Detailed profiles are supplied by 58 manufacturers, such as E.g. loyal group, Wuxi Xingda group, BASF SE and INEOS group, Sunpor of Ming dih Group Corporation plastic GmbH. de/market studies/plastics/expandable Polystyro of Ceresana Ceresana is a leading international market research and consulting firm for the industry with branches in Konstanz, Vienna and Hong Kong. For over 10 years, the company supplies several 1,000 satisfied customers in 55 countries with up-to-date market knowledge. Comprehensive understanding of the market creates new prospects for strategic and operational decisions. Ceresanas clients benefit from implementation-oriented advice, tailor-made commissioned studies and about 40 multi-client market studies.