United States Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) Market - Segmented By Product Type, Application and Geography - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

United States Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) Market - Segmented By Product Type, Application and Geography - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

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The United States expandable polystyrene (EPS) market is expected to witness a CAGR of approximately 4% during the forecast period (2018-2023), majorly driven by rising demand for light weight and fuel-efficient vehicles, as well as to increase passenger comfort.

Lightweight Vehicles Driving the Market

EPS foam is effectively used by automotive manufacturers to lessen the weight, provide energy absorbing protection and increase passenger comfort. It can be used behind bumper protection and body side molding in cars and trucks. The United States government has expressed its aim to increase average fuel efficiency of newly manufactured cars and trucks to 54.5 miles per gallon by 2025, which is expected to drive the country’s EPS market.

Building and Construction Industry Dominated the Market

Building and construction industry is expected to dominate the US EPS market, accounting for around 70% of the market share, owing to rising importance of insulation property in the building sector. Due to its excellent mechanical properties, quick construction ability and low subsequent maintenance, it is widely used in building and construction industry. The food and beverage industry is expected to grow at a sluggish rate due to the ban imposed on the EPS food packaging application by the government.


Grey EPS is Expected to Witness Highest Growth

In terms of consumption in 2017, grey EPS accounted the highest market share in the United States. White EPS is a rigid, closed-cell foam plastic, with outstanding thermal and mechanical properties along with recyclable and non-corrosive nature. Grey EPS is set to witness a high CAGR in terms of revenue on account of its huge application in construction of residential buildings. The properties of insulation derived from graphite mixed expanded polystyrene ate a key driver for its growth during the forecast period.

Major Players: Flint Hills Resources, Nova Chemicals Inc., StyroChem International, Dart Container Corporation, and Styropek USA Inc., among others.

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1. Introduction

                1.1 Research Phases

                1.2 Study Deliverables

                1.3 Scope of the Report

2. Executive Summary

3. Market Insights

               3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis

               3.2 Industry Attractiveness – Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

                              3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

                              3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

                              3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants

                              3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

                              3.2.5 Degree of Competition

               3.3 Feedstock Analysis

               3.4 Technological Snapshot

                              3.4.1 Patent Analysis

               3.5 Trade Analysis

               3.6 Price Index

               3.7 Supply Scenario

               3.8 Regulatory Policy Analysis

4. Market Dynamics

               4.1 Drivers

                              4.1.1 Growing Demand for Lightweight and Fuel-efficient Vehicles

                              4.1.2 Other Drivers

               4.2 Restraints

                              4.2.1 Environmental Concerns

                              4.2.2 Stringent Government Regulations

               4.3 Opportunities

                              4.3.1 Advancement in EPS Recycling Technology

5. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)

               5.1 By Product Type

                              5.1.1 White EPS

                              5.1.2 Grey EPS

                              5.1.3 Silver EPS

               5.2 By Application

                              5.2.1 Food & Beverage

                              5.2.2 Electrical and Electronics

                              5.2.3 Building & Construction

                              5.2.4 Automotive

                              5.2.5 Others

6. Future of the Market

7. Competitive Landscape

               7.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

               7.2 Market Share Analysis**

               7.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

8. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials**, Products & services, and Recent Developments)

               8.1 Flint Hills Resources

               8.2 Nova Chemicals Inc

               8.3 StyroChem International

               8.4 Dart Container Corporation

               8.5 Nexkemia Petrochemicals, Inc.

               8.6 Plasti-Fab Ltd.

               8.7 Ravago

               8.8 Sabic

               8.9 Styropek USA Inc. (Alpek)

               8.10 Atlas EPS

               8.11 Insulation Corporation of America

               *List not exhaustive

9. Disclaimer

**Subject to availability on public domain

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