Global Styrenics Market Report 2013-2018: Polystyrene, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, SBR, UPR
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Styrenics consumption is estimated to be poised at 35,007 kilotons in 2013 and will
grow by 4.81% annually till 2018.
The increasing demand of styrenics in Asia-Pacific, especially in China, and growth in
end-user applications such as the construction and automotive industry, are key factors
driving the global market.
Polystyrene (PS) is the major polymer which is largely consumed, followed in terms of
usage by Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) and Expanded Polystyrene (EPS). Properties
of PS and EPS make it suitable for a wide variety of applications such as construction,
packaging and consumer goods. The automotive industry is the major consumer of Styrene
Butadiene Rubber (SBR) particularly in tire manufacturing. Unsaturated Polyester Resin
(UPR) has its applications in pipes and tanks, marine accessories and wind energy.
Asia-Pacific is driving the market, contributing more than 50% of the global demand.
The other drivers include high growth in wind energy applications of UPR and increased SBR
demand due to tire labeling regulations. Due to cost and performance advantages, UPR is
widely used in the manufacturing of wind blades, rotors and ventilators. Similarly, tire
labeling regulations, being adopted by different countries such as Germany, Japan, etc.,
has led to an increased SBR demand worldwide, especially in the automobile industry.
Increasing environmental and health concerns due to usage of styrene and acceptance of
other resins as a substitute to Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR) were identified as major
restraints. At present, their impact on the market is relatively high. However, emerging
economies and innovations in products will create growth opportunities for styrenics in
the near future.
Companies producing or planning to produce styrenics
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are opting for expansion by introducing new facilities and increase in capacity. The
market is a highly diversified market consisting of different types of polymers, each
having wide range of applications. Due to this, there are large numbers of players
operating in the market engaged in the manufacturing of different styrene-based products
for different applications.
Various secondary sources such as chemical magazines, encyclopedia, directories,
technical handbooks, company annual reports, industry association publications, articles,
trade websites, and databases have been utilized for this extensive commercial study. The
primary sources experts from related industries and suppliers have been interviewed to
obtain and verify critical information as well as to assess the future prospects and
Key Topics Covered: Click the link below to view the full, extended table of contents.
2 Executive Summary
3 Premium Insights
4 Market Overview
5 Polystyrene (PS) & Expanded Polystyrene (EPS)
6 Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
7 Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR)
8 Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR)
9 Styrenics Market, By Geography
10 Competitive Landscape
11 Company Profiles 11.1 Alpek SAB DE CV 11.2 Asahi Kasei Corporation 11.3 Ashland Inc. 11.4 BASF 11.5 Bayer Materialscience 11.6 CCP Composites 11.7 ENI S.P.A 11.8 Ineos Group AG 11.9 Lanxess AG 11.10 Nizhnekamskneftekhim OAO 11.11 Nova Chemicals Corporation 11.12 Reichhold Inc. 11.13 Repsol SA 11.14 Royal DSM 11.15 Sabic 11.16 Sibur 11.17 Styrolution Group GMBH 11.18 Styron LIC 11.19 Synthos S.A. 11.20 The Dow Chemical Company 11.21 Total SA
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