Global Styrofoam Market Outlook to 2030 – With Knauf Insulation, Kingspan and Synthos Among Others | News

DUBLIN, February 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The “Polystyrene Foam Market by Product and End-Use Industry: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2021-2030” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.comit is offer.

Styrofoam is a semi-finished product made from styrene and is used in a variety of insulation, shipping protection and flotation applications. Polystyrene foams are of two types: expanded polystyrene foam (EPS) and extruded polystyrene foam (XPS). EPS is a closed-cell rigid thermoplastic foam material produced from solid beads of polystyrene by gas expansion. The gas expands when heat in the form of vapor is applied, forming closed cells of EPS.

Extruded polystyrene (XPS) thermal insulation board is a rigid foam board with a closed cell structure and is produced in a fully automated continuous extrusion process. Its unique properties of high compressive strength, higher R-value and low water absorption make it an ideal insulation material for roofs, walls and floors.

EPS has a more cellular structure and fragments into individual beads when broken. XPS has a more closed cell structure, and when examined closely, it is possible to differentiate EPS from XPS. EPS foam thermal insulation sheets have a wide range of applications in the construction industry.

Applications include use in ceilings and walls of buildings and pipes to insulate heat. In buildings, thermal insulation is essential to reduce the energy costs of HVAC systems. When a building is properly thermally insulated, there is less or no thermal energy transfer through the building, which keeps the building at the occupant’s preferred temperature. Thus, polystyrene foam insulation is used by building constructors to regulate the internal temperature of a building. EPS foam is also used in the thermal insulation of refrigeration cabinets. In addition to boards and insulation boards, polystyrene foam moldings are used in food and non-food packaging and other storage applications.

Current demand for insulation board and board, increase in building construction, increased emphasis on thermal insulation and demand for packaging products are some of the key drivers for the polystyrene foam market . The demand for construction materials is increasing with the rise of urbanization and industrialization.

Country in Asia and Africa such as China, Indiaand South Africa represent a significant growth opportunity for building insulation materials. Governments in developing countries are focused on improving the quality of housing and must meet building energy codes. Strict energy codes mandate the use of proper thermal insulation, creating a massive demand for insulation boards and panels made from EPS and XPS foams.

The demand for non-food packaging such as electronics and electrical appliances has also increased in recent years, due to the increased penetration of online retailers such as Amazon and Flipkart. On the other hand, the global food and beverage market is growing rapidly and is supported by strong consumer demand for processed foods. Lifestyle changes have increased the demand for food packaging in the food processing and food service sectors. All these factors have increased the demand for polystyrene foam in the packaging industry.

Being a petrochemical, the prices of polystyrene and its related products are controlled by petrochemical demand and supply. Thus, fluctuations in demand caused by plant closures will tend to increase the price of polystyrene foam. This is expected to hamper the market demand as users tend to opt for more stable materials such as polymers. Additionally, polystyrene is difficult to break down after disposal, creating an environmental concern. These factors are limiting the growth of the Global Polystyrene Foam Market.

Polystyrene foam products can be shaped into any desired shape and size and have a variety of applications other than packaging and building insulation that could provide lucrative opportunities for market growth. For example, in marine and fishing applications, EPS foam has become one of the primary materials for constructing floats and buoys. A similar increase in demand for EPS is expected from aquaculture and agriculture. These applications are niche and are expected to drive the demand for polystyrene foam products over the forecast period.

The global polystyrene foam market is segmented into product, end-use industry, and region. By product, the market is split into EPS and XPS. By end-use industry, the market is categorized into packaging, building & construction, and others. By region, it is analyzed through North America, Europe, Asia Pacificand LAMEA.

MAJOR PLAYERS engaged in polystyrene foam production include Alpek, BASF SE, ChovA, Drew Foam, DuPont, Kingspan Group, Knauf Insulation, Sunpor Kunststoff GmbH, Synthos SA and Xella International.

Main benefits for stakeholders

  • Porter’s five forces analysis helps in analyzing the potential of buyers and suppliers and the competitive scenario of the industry for making strategies.
  • It outlines current trends and future market estimates from 2020 to 2030 to understand existing opportunities and potential investment pockets.
  • Major countries in the region have been mapped based on their individual contribution to regional market revenue.
  • The main drivers, constraints and opportunities along with their detailed impact analysis are explained in the study.
  • Profiles of key players and their key strategic developments are listed in the report.

Main topics covered:

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION

CHAPTER 2: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

CHAPTER 3: MARKET LANDSCAPE

3.1. Market definition and scope

3.2. Main conclusions

3.2.1. The best investment pockets

3.2.2. Porter’s Five Forces Analysis

3.3. Market dynamics

3.3.1. Drivers

3.3.1.1. Increase in urbanization and industrialization driving the building and construction sector

3.3.1.2. Strict energy efficiency and fire safety policies that drive insulation sales:

3.3.1.3. Increase in demand for polystyrene foam in the packaging sector

3.3.2. Detention

3.3.2.1. Commodity price volatility

3.3.3. Opportunity

3.3.3.1. Non-residential construction industry demand for foam materials

3.4. Value chain analysis

3.5. Impact of key regulations on the global polystyrene foam market

3.1. Impact of COVID-19 on the global polystyrene foam market

3.2. Patent analysis, 2012-2019

CHAPTER 4: POLYSTYRENE FOAM MARKET, BY PRODUCT

4.1. Overview

4.1.1. Market size and forecast

4.2. PES

4.2.1. Key Market Trends, Growth Drivers and Opportunities

4.2.2. Market size and forecast, by region

4.3. XPS

4.3.1. Key Market Trends, Growth Drivers and Opportunities

4.3.2. Market size and forecast, by region

CHAPTER 5: POLYSTYRENE FOAM MARKET, BY END-USE INDUSTRY

5.1. Overview

5.1.1. Market size and forecast

5.2. Packaging

5.2.1. Key Market Trends, Growth Drivers and Opportunities

5.2.2. Market size and forecast, by region

5.3. Building construction

5.3.1. Key Market Trends, Growth Drivers and Opportunities

5.3.2. Market size and forecast, by region

5.4. Others

5.4.1. Key Market Trends, Growth Drivers and Opportunities

5.4.2. Market size and forecast, by region

CHAPTER 6: POLYSTYRENE FOAM MARKET, BY REGION

CHAPTER 7: COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

7.1. INTRODUCTION

7.1.1. POSITIONING OF MARKET PLAYERS, 2020

7.2. PRODUCT MAPPING OF THE TOP 10 PLAYERS

7.3. COMPETITIVE HEAT MAP

7.4. KEY DEVELOPMENTS

7.4.1. Extensions

7.4.2. Mergers and acquisition

7.4.3. Other developments

CHAPTER 8: COMPANY PROFILES

8.1. ALPEK SAB DE CV

8.1.1. Company presentation

8.1.2. Company Overview

8.1.3. Operating business areas

8.1.4. Product portfolio

8.1.5. Company performance

8.1.6. Key strategic moves and developments

8.2. BASF SE

8.2.1. Company presentation

8.2.2. Company Overview

8.2.3. Operating business areas

8.2.4. Product portfolio

8.2.5. Company performance

8.3. CHOVA

8.3.1. Company presentation

8.3.2. Company overview

8.3.3. Product portfolio

8.4. DREW FOAM COMPANIES INC.

8.4.1. Company presentation

8.4.2. Company overview

8.4.3. Product portfolio

8.5. DUPONT DE NEMOURS INC.

8.5.1. Company presentation

8.5.2. Company Overview

8.5.3. Operating business areas

8.5.4. Product portfolio

8.5.5. Company performance

8.6. KNAUF INSULATION

8.6.1. Company presentation

8.6.2. Company Overview

8.6.3. Product portfolio

8.7. KINGSPAN GROUP

8.7.1. Company presentation

8.7.2. Company Overview

8.7.3. Operating business areas

8.7.4. Product portfolio

8.7.5. Company performance

8.7.6. Key strategic moves and developments

8.8. SUNPOR KUNSTSTOFF GMBH

8.8.1. Company presentation

8.8.2. Company overview

8.8.3. Product portfolio

8.8.4. Key strategic moves and developments

8.9. SYNTHOS S.A.

8.9.1. Company presentation

8.9.2. Company overview

8.9.3. Product portfolio

8.10. XELLA INTERNATIONAL

8.10.1. Company presentation

8.10.2. Company overview

8.10.3. Operating business areas

8.10.4. Product portfolio

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