World Analysis - Polystyrene/EPS
IHS Chemical World Analysis - Polystyrene/EPS is an annual study that covers historical trends and forecasts for polystyrene/EPS supply/demand fundamentals over a 16-year period (five-year history, base year, ten-year forecast). Clients receive detailed data on polystyrene/EPS and major derivatives in 10 geographic regions with ten-year market forecasts.
The global polystyrene (PS) and expandable polystyrene (EPS) markets appear to be headed in opposite directions. Decreased global demand for PS has forced polystyrene producers to undertake major restructuring efforts, especially in mature markets such as the United States, Western Europe and Japan. Some firms have formed strategic alliances to optimize their production economies. Others have sought or are actively pursuing joint venture possibilities with local producers in developing regions. The EPS markets, on the other hand, have witnessed increased global demand across all regions, even mature markets.
IHS Chemical World Analysis - Polystyrene/EPS examines historical trends and long term projections for supply/demand, production, capacity, and trade of the global polystyrene/EPS industry over a 16-year period (five-year history, base year, ten-year forecast).
Included with the IHS Chemical World Analysis - Polystyrene/EPS 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 polystyrene/EPS derivatives covered includes:
- Polystyrene (PS)
- Expandable polystyrene (EPS)