Styrenics Market - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018

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Dublin, Nov. 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Styrenics Market: Polystyrene, Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene, SBR, UPR - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018" report to their offering.

The global market for styrenics is witnessing a high growth on account of emerging construction and packaging industries. This has resulted in increasing demand for infrastructure facilities and consumer goods, especially in regions such as the Asia-Pacific.

The market is highly diversified with large number of players operating in different regions. Polystyrene (PS), Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS), Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR), and Unsaturated Polyester Resin (UPR) are the main styrenics showing high growth potential. Other polymers such as Extruded Polystyrene (XPS), Styrene Acrylonitrile (SAN), Styrene Butadiene Latex (SBL), etc. have limited applications and are set to record a lower growth rate.

Styrene is highly volatile and when exposed, can be hazardous causing irritation to eyes, skin, respiratory system problems, dizziness, nervous system depression, etc. On incomplete combustion, it produces carbon monoxide and emits hazardous vapors on decomposition. The styrene-based polymers are non-biodegradable and need to be burned which can increase the explosion risks. These environmental and health concerns are the major restraints for styrenics market. However, absence of competitive substitutes which can replace styrenics is motivation for companies to continuously invest in this market.

Asia-Pacific is identified as the largest market as well as the highest growing region in the next five years among all the global markets. Europe and North America accounted for the second and the third largest markets respectively for styrenics consumption.

The market consists of different types of polymers each having different applications. Some of the major applications are building & construction, packaging, automotive, appliances, marine accessories, wind energy, etc.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

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 - Overview, Financials*, Products & Services, Strategy, And Developments
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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