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Chemical Economics Handbook

Polystyrene

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Summary8
Supply/demand overview8
Market leaders10
Major markets15
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene15
Expandable polystyrene18
Industry challenges and trends20
The rise of integrated styrenics companies20
Trends, challenges and opportunities24
Price26
Trade27
Introduction29
General-purpose polystyrenes30
High-impact polystyrenes30
Expandable polystyrenes30
Manufacturing processes31
Modified mass polymerization or solution polymerization31
Suspension polymerization32
Additives32
Syndiotactic polystyrene32
Environmental issues33
Substitution due to environmental/human health impact concerns33
Recycling33
Bans and regulations35
Supply and demand by region35
North America35
Producing companies36
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene36
Expandable polystyrene36
Salient statistics38
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene38
Expandable polystyrene38
Consumption39
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene39
Expandable polystyrene41
Trade42
United States42
Producing companies42
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene42
Expandable polystyrene45
Salient statistics46
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene46
Expandable polystyrene48
Consumption49
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene49
Packaging and one-time use52
Building and construction56
Electronic and appliances applications58
Consumer products60
Other applications61
Expandable polystyrene62
Building and construction64
Packaging applications65
Trade66
Canada67
Producing companies67
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene67
Expandable polystyrene67
Salient statistics68
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene68
Expandable polystyrene69
Consumption70
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene70
Expandable polystyrene71
Trade72
Mexico73
Producing companies73
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene73
Expandable polystyrene73
Salient statistics74
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene74
Expandable polystyrene76
Consumption77
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene77
Expandable polystyrene78
Trade79
South America79
Producing companies79
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene79
Expandable polystyrene82
Salient statistics83
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene83
Expandable polystyrene85
Consumption86
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene86
Expandable polystyrene88
Trade90
Western Europe91
Producing companies91
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene91
Expandable polystyrene95
Salient statistics98
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene98
Expandable polystyrene99
Consumption100
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene100
Expandable polystyrene102
Trade104
Central Europe107
Producing companies107
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene107
Expandable polystyrene109
Salient statistics110
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene110
Expandable polystyrene111
Consumption111
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene111
Expandable polystyrene113
Trade115
CIS and Baltic States117
Producing companies117
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene117
Expandable polystyrene118
Salient statistics119
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene119
Expandable polystyrene121
Consumption123
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene123
Expandable polystyrene124
Trade125
Middle East127
Producing companies127
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene127
Expandable polystyrene128
Salient statistics130
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene130
Expandable polystyrene131
Consumption131
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene131
Expandable polystyrene133
Trade134
Africa135
Producing companies135
Salient statistics136
Consumption137
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene137
Expandable polystyrene138
Trade140
Indian Subcontinent141
Producing companies141
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene141
Expandable polystyrene142
Salient statistics143
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene143
Expandable polystyrene144
Consumption145
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene145
Expandable polystyrene146
Trade148
Northeast Asia149
Producing companies149
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene149
Expandable polystyrene151
Salient statistics152
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene152
Expandable polystyrene153
Consumption154
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene154
Expandable polystyrene155
Trade155
China157
Producing companies157
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene157
Expandable polystyrene161
Salient statistics167
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene167
Expandable polystyrene168
Consumption169
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene169
Expandable polystyrene170
Trade171
Japan172
Producing companies172
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene172
Expandable polystyrene173
Salient statistics174
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene174
Expandable polystyrene175
Consumption176
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene176
Expandable polystyrene177
Trade177
Republic of Korea178
Producing companies178
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene178
Expandable polystyrene179
Salient statistics179
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene179
Expandable polystyrene180
Consumption181
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene181
Expandable polystyrene182
Trade183
Taiwan184
Producing companies184
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene184
Expandable polystyrene185
Salient statistics186
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene186
Expandable polystyrene187
Consumption188
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene188
Expandable polystyrene189
Trade189
Southeast Asia190
Producing companies190
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene190
Expandable polystyrene192
Salient statistics194
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene194
Expandable polystyrene195
Consumption195
General-purpose and high-impact polystyrene195
Expandable polystyrene197
Trade198
Appendix200
Bibliography201

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