Expandable Polystyrene

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary5
Summary7
World producers8
Consumption11
Building/construction 13
Packaging applications 13
Other14
Price14
Trade14
Introduction17
Expandable polystyrenes17
The rise of integrated styrenics companies17
Challenges and opportunities20
Challenges and threats20
Research and development opportunities21
Manufacturing processes23
Modified mass polymerization or solution polymerization23
Suspension polymerization23
Additives24
Syndiotactic polystyrene24
Environmental issues25
Substitution due to environmental/human health impact concerns25
Recycling25
Bans and regulations26
Supply And Demand By Region27
North America27
Producing companies27
Salient statistics27
Consumption28
Trade30
United States30
Producing companies30
Salient statistics31
Consumption32
Building and construction34
Packaging applications35
Trade35
Canada35
Producing companies35
Salient statistics36
Consumption36
Trade37
Mexico37
Producing companies37
Salient statistics38
Consumption38
Trade39
South America40
Producing companies40
Salient statistics40
Consumption41
Trade42
Western Europe42
Producing companies43
Salient statistics44
Consumption45
Trade46
Central Europe46
Producing companies46
Salient statistics46
Consumption47
Trade49
CIS and Baltic States49
Producing companies49
Salient statistics50
Consumption51
Trade51
Middle East52
Producing companies52
Salient statistics53
Consumption53
Trade55
Africa55
Salient statistics55
Trade57
Indian Subcontinent57
Producing companies57
Salient statistics57
Consumption58
Trade59
Northeast Asia60
Producing companies60
Salient statistics60
Consumption61
Trade63
China63
Producing companies63
Salient statistics65
Consumption66
Trade67
Japan67
Producing companies67
Salient statistics68
Consumption 68
Trade 69
South Korea 69
Producing companies 69
Salient statistics 70
Consumption 71
Trade 71
Taiwan 72
Producing companies 72
Salient statistics 72
Consumption 73
Trade 73
Southeast Asia 73
Producing companies 73
Salient statistics 74
Consumption 75
Trade 76
Appendix 77
Bibliography 78
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