Global Polystyrene Market, By Grade (General Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS), High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) and Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) (Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), Extruded Polystyrene (XPS)), Form (Foams, Films and Sheets and Others), End User (Automotive, Packaging, Building and Construction, Electrical and Electronics, Consumer Goods, Healthcare and Others) - Industry Trends and Forecast to 2030.
Polystyrene Market Analysis and Size
Polystyrene is a lightweight plastic material commonly used in various applications due to its insulating properties and affordability. It is made from the polymerization of styrene monomers. Polystyrene is versatile and can be found in disposable food containers, packaging materials, insulation, and foam products.
Data Bridge Market Research analyses that the polystyrene market which was USD 10.81 billion in 2022, would rocket up to USD 15.91 billion by 2030, and is expected to undergo a CAGR of 4.95% during the forecast period of 2023 to 2030. “Expanded Polystyrene (EPS)” dominates the grade segment of the polystyrene market due to its wide range of applications, including packaging materials, insulation, and construction. In addition to the insights on market scenarios such as market value, growth rate, segmentation, geographical coverage, and major players, the market reports curated by the Data Bridge Market Research also include in-depth expert analysis, geographically represented company-wise production and capacity, network layouts of distributors and partners, detailed and updated price trend analysis and deficit analysis of supply chain and demand.
Polystyrene Market Scope and Segmentation
2023 to 2030
2021 (Customizable to 2015-2020)
Revenue in USD Billion, Volume in Tons, Pricing in USD
Grade (General Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS), High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS) and Expandable Polystyrene (EPS) (Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), Extruded Polystyrene (XPS)), Form (Foams, Films and Sheets and Others), End User (Automotive, Packaging, Building and Construction, Electrical and Electronics, Consumer Goods, Healthcare and Others)
U.S., Canada, and Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and Rest of South AmericaGermany, France, Italy, U.K., Belgium, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Switzerland, and Rest of Europe,Japan, China, India, South Korea, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, and Rest of Asia-Pacific, U.A.E., Saudi Arabia, Egypt, South Africa, Israel, and Rest of the Middle East and Africa
Market Players Covered
INEOS (U.K.), Total (France), Trinseo (U.S.), BASF SE (Germany), SABIC (Saudi Arabia), SIBUR (Russia), HIRSCH Servo AG (Austria), ACH Foam Technologies, Inc. (U.S.), Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corp (Taiwan), Chi Mei Corporation (Taiwan), KUMHO PETROCHEMICAL (South Korea), Alpek S.A.B. de C.V. (Mexico), Flint Hills Resources (U.S.), Dow (U.S.), Kaneka Corp. (Japan), NOVA Chemicals (Canada), Ravago Americas LLC (U.S.), Arkema (France), Synthos (Poland)
Polystyrene is a synthetic polymer derived from styrene monomers and is commonly used in various applications due to its lightweight, insulation properties, and affordability. These products find applications in a wide range of industries, including packaging, construction, electronics, automotive, and consumer goods. Common polystyrene products include packaging materials, disposable food and beverage containers, insulation boards, expanded foam products, and various molded items.
Global Polystyrene Market Dynamics
- Increasing demand in packaging
Polystyrene is widely used in the packaging industry due to its lightweight, insulating properties, and cost-effectiveness. The growing demand for packaged food, beverages, electronics, and consumer goods is driving the market growth.
- Rising demand in construction and building sector
Polystyrene foam insulation materials are extensively used in the construction industry for insulation purposes. The growing construction activities, particularly in emerging economies, are fueling the demand for polystyrene.
- Emergence of Biodegradable Alternatives
The development of biodegradable and sustainable alternatives to conventional polystyrene, such as bio-based polymers or compostable materials, presents significant growth opportunities. Companies investing in research and development in this area can tap into the growing demand for eco-friendly solutions.
- Environmental Concerns
Polystyrene is not biodegradable and can persist in the environment for hundreds of years. This raises concerns about its impact on landfills, oceans, and wildlife. Increasing environmental regulations and consumer preferences for eco-friendly alternatives pose a restraint on the market.
- Volatility of Raw Material Prices
The production of polystyrene requires raw materials such as styrene that may have fluctuations in the availability and prices and can significantly impact the production costs of polystyrene. Supply chain disruptions, geopolitical factors, and changing market dynamics can contribute to raw material price volatility.
This global polystyrene market report provides details of new recent developments, trade regulations, import-export analysis, production analysis, value chain optimization, market share, the impact of domestic and localized market players, analyses opportunities in terms of emerging revenue pockets, changes in market regulations, strategic market growth analysis, market size, category market growths, application niches and dominance, product approvals, product launches, geographic expansions, technological innovations in the market. To gain more info on the global polystyrene market contact Data Bridge Market Research for an Analyst Brief, our team will help you make an informed market decision to achieve market growth.
Impact and Current Market Scenario of Raw Material Shortage and Shipping Delays
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Expected Impact of Economic Slowdown on the Pricing and Availability of Products
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- In September 2022, Sundolitt Ltd, the UK division of Sunde AS, is set to open a new 59,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Corby, Northants. The purpose-built factory will focus on producing EPS construction products, adding significant production capacity to the construction, housebuilding, and civil engineering sectors
Global Polystyrene Market Scope
The global polystyrene market is segmented on the basis of grade, form, and end user. The growth amongst these segments will help you analyze meagre growth segments in the industries and provide the users with a valuable market overview and market insights to help them make strategic decisions for identifying core market applications.
- General Purpose Polystyrene (GPPS)
- High Impact Polystyrene (HIPS)
- Expandable Polystyrene (EPS)
- Expanded Polystyrene (EPS)
- Extruded Polystyrene (XPS)
- Films and Sheets
- Building and Construction
- Electrical and Electronics
- Consumer Goods
The global polystyrene market is analysed and market size insights and trends are provided by grade, form, and end user are referenced above. The countries covered in the polystyrene market report are U.S., Canada, and Mexico in North America, Brazil, Argentina, and Rest of South America in South America, Germany, France, Italy, U.K., Belgium, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Switzerland, and Rest of Europe in Europe, Japan, China, India, South Korea, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, and Rest of Asia-Pacific in Asia-Pacific, and U.A.E., Saudi Arabia, Egypt, South Africa, Israel, and Rest of the Middle East and Africa in Middle East and Africa.
The Asia-Pacific region is dominating the global polystyrene market due to its large population and rapid industrialization.
Europe is expected to expand at a significant growth rate over the forecast period of 2023 to 2030 due to its strong manufacturing and packaging industries.
The country section of the report also provides individual market impacting factors and changes in regulation in the market domestically that impact the current and future trends of the market. Data points like down-stream and upstream value chain analysis, technical trends, and porter's five forces analysis, case studies are some of the pointers used to forecast the market scenario for individual countries. Also, the presence and availability of global brands and their challenges faced due to large or scarce competition from local and domestic brands, the impact of domestic tariffs, and trade routes are considered while providing forecast analysis of the country data.
Competitive Landscape and Global Polystyrene Market Share Analysis
The global polystyrene market competitive landscape provides details by competitors. Details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width, and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies' focus related to the global polystyrene market.
Some of the major players operating in the global polystyrene market are:
- INEOS (U.K.)
- Total (France)
- Trinseo (U.S.)
- BASF SE (Germany)
- SABIC (Saudi Arabia)
- SIBUR (Russia)
- HIRSCH Servo AG (Austria)
- ACH Foam Technologies, Inc. (U.S.)
- Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corp (Taiwan)
- Chi Mei Corporation (Taiwan)
- KUMHO PETROCHEMICAL (South Korea)
- Alpek S.A.B. de C.V. (Mexico)
- Flint Hills Resources (U.S.)
- Dow (U.S.)
- Kaneka Corp. (Japan)
- NOVA Chemicals (Canada)
- Ravago Americas LLC (U.S.)
- Arkema (France)
- Synthos (Poland)