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Polystyrene Foam Manufacturing in the US
IBISWorld Industry Report

  • Publication Date:December 2012
  • Publisher:IBISWorld
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:30

Polystyrene Foam Manufacturing in the US IBISWorld Industry Report

Polystyrene Foam Manufacturing in the USFoaming upDownstream demand from the construction sector, food service establishments and food retailers and distributors will boost demand and revenue for polystyrene manufacturers over the next five years. Also, renewed spending from consumers will promote industry growth. However, environmental concerns will continue to rise, resulting in new legislation that threatens industry manufacturers and rising input costs may stifle overall growth during the period.This industry produces a wide range of polystyrene foam products including expanded polystyrene (EPS) for food containers and cups, foam ice chests and other packaging and insulation goods. The industry's products are utilized by a wide range of downstream industries in the construction, manufacturing and hospitality sectors.This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.

Introduction

Foaming up: Demand will rise, but higher input costs and legislation will restrict growth

  • ABOUT THIS INDUSTRY
    • Industry Definition
    • Main Activities
    • Similar Industries
    • Additional Resources
  • INDUSTRY AT A GLANCE
  • INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE
    • Executive Summary
    • Key External Drivers
    • Current Performance
    • Industry Outlook
    • Industry Life Cycle
  • PRODUCTS & MARKETS
    • Supply Chain
    • Products & Services
    • Demand Determinants
    • Major Markets
    • International Trade
    • Business Locations
  • COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
    • Market Share Concentration
    • Key Success Factors
    • Cost Structure Benchmarks
    • Basis of Competition
    • Barriers to Entry
    • Industry Globalization
  • MAJOR COMPANIES
  • OPERATING CONDITIONS
    • Capital Intensity
    • Technology & Systems
    • Revenue Volatility
    • Regulation & Policy
    • Industry Assistance
  • KEY STATISTICS
    • Industry Data
    • Annual Change
    • Key Ratios
  • JARGON & GLOSSARY
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