World Analysis - Styrene
IHS Chemical World Analysis - Styrene is an annual study that covers historical trends and forecasts for styrene supply/demand fundamentals over a 16-year period (five-year history, base year, ten-year forecast). Clients receive detailed data on styrene and major derivatives in 10 geographic regions with ten-year market forecasts.
The styrene industry’s quite active, and substantial, measures to heal itself through rationalization and consolidation are being repeatedly undermined by the demand side of the market. The year 2012 was essentially another no-growth year for the world market and two more styrene plants are throwing in the towel. In five years demand has advanced by the equivalent of just one world scale styrene unit. Higher energy costs, through their impact on the discretionary spending on which durable goods so depend, were a further depressant for styrene chain demand. While the market will remain a test of endurance in the near term, those who have made it these far are at least stronger and better equipped to face what lies ahead.
IHS Chemical World Analysis - Styrene examines historical trends and long term projections for supply/demand, production, capacity, and trade of the global styrene industry over a 16-year period (five-year history, base year, ten-year forecast).
Included with the IHS Chemical World Analysis - Styrene is 12-month’s access to IHS Chemical’s online capacity and supply/demand databases, with updates to the capacity database as they occur and one update to the supply/demand database. The study’s conclusions, with text and graphs, are provided online; as are the Excel files for the supply/demand flat file and the regional supply/demand graphs.A partial list of styrene derivatives covered includes:
- ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Resins)
- EPS (Expandable Polystyrene)
- MBS (Methacrylate Butadiene Styrene Resins)
- Other Styrene Derivatives
- SAN (Styrene Acrylonitrile Resins)
- SB Latex
- SB Rubber (emulsion & solution)
- Thermoplastic Elastomers
- Unsaturated Polyester Resins