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Expandable Polystyrene

Chemical Economics Handbook

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Executive summary6
Summary8
World producers10
Consumption12
Building/construction 14
Packaging applications 14
Other15
Introduction16
Expandable polystyrenes16
The rise of integrated styrenics companies16
Challenges and opportunities19
Challenges and threats20
Research and development opportunities21
Manufacturing processes23
Modified mass polymerization or solution polymerization23
Suspension polymerization23
Additives24
Syndiotactic polystyrene24
Environmental issues26
Substitution due to environmental/human health impact concerns26
Recycling26
Bans and regulations27
Supply And Demand By Region29
North America29
Producing companies29
Salient statistics29
Consumption30/span>
Trade32
United States32
Producing companies32
Salient statistics33
Consumption34
Building and construction35
Packaging applications36
Trade36
Canada36
Producing companies36
Salient statistics37
Consumption37
Trade38
Mexico38
Producing companies38
Salient statistics39
Consumption40
Trade40
South America40
Producing companies41
Salient statistics42
Consumption43
Trade44
Western Europe44
Producing companies44
Salient statistics46
Consumption47
Trade48
Central Europe48
Producing companies48
Salient statistics49
Consumption49
Trade51
CIS and Baltic States51
Producing companies51
Salient statistics52
Consumption52
Trade53
Middle East54
Producing companies54
Salient statistics55
Consumption56
Trade56
Africa57
Salient statistics57
Trade58
Indian Subcontinent58
Producing companies58
Salient statistics59
Consumption59
Trade60
Northeast Asia61
Producing companies61
Salient statistics61
Consumption62
Trade63
China63
Producing companies63
Salient statistics65
Consumption66
Trade68
Japan68
Producing companies68
Salient statistics69
Consumption 69
Trade 70
South Korea 70
Producing companies 70
Salient statistics 71
Consumption 71
Trade 72
Taiwan 72
Producing companies 72
Salient statistics 73
Consumption 73
Trade 74
Southeast Asia 74
Producing companies 74
Salient statistics 75
Consumption 76
Trade 78
Appendix 79
Additional resources80
Revisions81
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