1 INTRODUCTION 16
1.1 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY 16
1.2 MARKET DEFINITION 16
1.3 MARKET SCOPE 17
1.3.1 YEARS CONSIDERED FOR THE STUDY 17
1.4 CURRENCY 18
1.5 PACKAGE SIZE 18
1.6 LIMITATION 18
1.7 STAKEHOLDERS 18

2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 19
2.1 RESEARCH DATA 19
2.1.1 SECONDARY DATA 20
2.1.1.1 Key data from secondary sources 20
2.1.2 PRIMARY DATA 21
2.1.2.1 Key data from primary sources 21
2.1.3 KEY INDUSTRY INSIGHTS 22
2.1.4 BREAKDOWN OF PRIMARY INTERVIEWS 22
2.2 MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION 23
2.2.1 BOTTOM-UP APPROACH 23
2.2.2 TOP-DOWN APPROACH 24
2.3 MARKET BREAKDOWN AND DATA TRIANGULATION 25
2.4 ASSUMPTIONS AND LIMITATIONS 26
2.4.1 ASSUMPTIONS 26
2.4.2 LIMITATIONS 26

3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 27

4 PREMIUM INSIGHTS 31
4.1 ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PLAYERS IN THE SPECIALTY
POLYSTYRENE RESIN MARKET 31
4.2 SPECIALTY POLYSTYRENE RESIN MARKET SIZE, BY FUNCTION 31
4.3 SPECIALTY POLYSTYRENE RESIN MARKET, BY APPLICATION 32
4.4 SPECIALTY POLYSTYRENE RESIN MARKET, BY REGION 32
4.5 APAC SPECIALTY POLYSTYRENE RESIN MARKET, BY APPLICATION AND KEY COUNTRIES 33
4.6 SPECIALTY POLYSTYRENE RESIN MARKET SIZE, DEVELOPED VS.
DEVELOPING COUNTRIES 33
4.7 SPECIALTY POLYSTYRENE RESIN MARKET ATTRACTIVENESS 34

5 MARKET OVERVIEW 35
5.1 INTRODUCTION 35
5.2 MARKET DYNAMICS 35
5.2.1 DRIVERS 36
5.2.1.1 High growth of automotive application 36
5.2.1.2 Construction and packaging industries are the major
markets for specialty polystyrene resin. 36
5.2.1.3 High growth of electrical & electronics application 37
5.2.2 RESTRAINTS 38
5.2.2.1 Volatility in crude oil & raw material prices 38
5.2.2.2 Availability of high-performance substitutes 38
5.2.3 OPPORTUNITIES 39
5.2.3.1 Polystyrene products can be recycled easily 39
5.2.4 CHALLENGES 39
5.2.4.1 Growing preference toward molded pulp packaging 39
5.2.4.2 Ban on EPS in the major economies threatens the EPS manufacturers 40
5.3 PORTER’S FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS 41
5.3.1 THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES 42
5.3.2 BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS 42
5.3.3 THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS 43
5.3.4 BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS 43
5.3.5 INTENSITY OF COMPETITIVE RIVALRY 43
5.4 MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS 44
5.4.1 INTRODUCTION 44
5.4.2 TRENDS AND FORECAST OF GDP POSITIVELY DRIVING
THE PACKAGING INDUSTRY 44
5.4.3 TRENDS IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY 46
5.4.4 CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY SPENDING WORLDWIDE, 2017–2025 47
5.4.5 ESTIMATED GROWTH RATE OF CONSUMER ELECTRONICS
INDUSTRY, BY REGION, 2018–2022 48

6 SPECIALTY POLYSTYRENE RESIN MARKET, BY FUNCTION 50
6.1 INTRODUCTION 51
6.1.1 PROTECTION FUNCTION ACCOUNTED FOR THE LARGEST
MARKET SIZE, GLOBALLY 51
6.2 PROTECTION 52
6.2.1 INCREASED AUTOMOBILE PRODUCTION AND HEALTHCARE EXPENDITURE
IN APAC DRIVE THE SPECIALTY POLYSTYRENE RESIN MARKET IN
PROTECTION FUNCTION 52
6.3 INSULATION 53
6.3.1 BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES IN APAC DRIVE THE SPECIALTY POLYSTYRENE RESIN MARKET IN INSULATION FUNCTION 54
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6.4 CUSHIONING AND OTHERS 55
6.4.1 GROWING FURNITURE & BEDDING INDUSTRY IN APAC DRIVES THE SPECIALTY POLYSTYRENE RESIN MARKET IN CUSHIONING FUNCTION 55

7 SPECIALTY POLYSTYRENE RESIN MARKET, BY APPLICATION 56
7.1 INTRODUCTION 57
7.1.1 PROTECTIVE PACKAGING APPLICATION IS EXPECTED TO LEAD THE
SPECIALTY POLYSTYRENE RESIN MARKET 57
7.2 PROTECTIVE PACKAGING 58
7.2.1 APAC TO LEAD IN THE PROTECTIVE PACKAGING SEGMENT OF
THE SPECIALTY POLYSTYRENE RESINS MARKET 59
7.3 BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION 60
7.3.1 APAC TO LEAD IN THE BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION SEGMENT
OF THE SPECIALTY POLYSTYRENE RESINS MARKET 60
7.4 AUTOMOTIVE & TRANSPORTATION 61
7.4.1 APAC TO LEAD IN THE AUTOMOTIVE & TRANSPORTATION SEGMENT
OF THE SPECIALTY POLYSTYRENE RESINS MARKET 61
7.5 HEALTHCARE 62
7.5.1 APAC TO LEAD IN THE HEALTHCARE APPLICATION SEGMENT
OF THE SPECIALTY POLYSTYRENE RESINS MARKET 62
7.6 ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS 63
7.6.1 APAC TO LEAD IN THE ELECTRICAL & ELECTRONICS APPLICATION
OF THE SPECIALTY POLYSTYRENE RESINS MARKET 63
7.7 OTHERS 64

8 SPECIALTY POLYSTYRENE RESIN MARKET, BY REGION 66
8.1 INTRODUCTION 67
8.2 APAC 69
8.2.1 CHINA 73
8.2.1.1 China accounted for the largest market size for specialty
polystyrene resin in APAC 73
8.2.2 INDIA 74
8.2.2.1 Potential customer base and one of the fastest growing
consumers of specialty polystyrene resin in APAC 74
8.2.3 JAPAN 76
8.2.3.1 Automotive & Transportation and Electronics & Semiconductors applications are the largest markets for specialty polystyrene
resin in Japan 76
8.2.4 SOUTH KOREA 76
8.2.4.1 Automotive & Transportation application drives the market for specialty polystyrene resin in South Korea 76
8.2.5 REST OF APAC 77
8.2.5.1 Building & Construction, increase in population, and improving economic conditions are expected to drive the specialty polystyrene resin market in the rest of APAC 77
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8.3 NORTH AMERICA 78
8.3.1 US 81
8.3.1.1 Growth in the residential and commercial housing sector to
drive the specialty polystyrene resin market in the country 81
8.3.2 CANADA 82
8.3.2.1 Growth in the economy and automotive industry is expected
to drive the specialty polystyrene resin market in the country 82
8.3.3 MEXICO 82
8.3.3.1 Strong rebound in exports and improved business confidence
to strengthen the Mexican specialty polystyrene resin market 82
8.4 EUROPE 83
8.4.1 GERMANY 86
8.4.1.1 The German construction industry is expected to drive the
specialty polystyrene resin market 86
8.4.2 POLAND 87
8.4.2.1 Growth in the chemical manufacturing industry is expected
to drive the specialty polystyrene resin market 87
8.4.3 RUSSIA 87
8.4.3.1 Building & Construction industry is expected to drive the
specialty polystyrene resin market 87
8.4.4 ITALY 88
8.4.4.1 Building & Construction and automobile industries are
expected to drive the specialty polystyrene resin market 88
8.4.5 REST OF EUROPE 88
8.4.5.1 Commercial & residential construction industry is expected
to drive the specialty polystyrene resin market 88
8.5 MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 89
8.5.1 MIDDLE EAST 92
8.5.1.1 Building & construction and automobile & transportation application is expected to drive the specialty polystyrene resin market 92
8.5.2 AFRICA 93
8.5.2.1 Rising demand from the automotive, electronics, aerospace,
energy, and construction industries has driven the specialty polystyrene resin market 93
8.6 SOUTH AMERICA 94
8.6.1 BRAZIL 97
8.6.2 REST OF SOUTH AMERICA 97
9 COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE 98
9.1 INTRODUCTION 98
9.2 COMPETITIVE SCENARIO 99
9.2.1 MERGER & ACQUSITION 99
9.2.2 NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH 99
9.2.3 INVESTMENT & EXPANSION 100
9.2.4 DISTRIBUTION & AGREEMENT 100
10 COMPANY PROFILES 101
(Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View)*
10.1 SYNTHOS S.A. 101
10.2 BASF SE 104
10.3 VERSALIS S.P.A. 107
10.4 SEKISUI PLASTICS CO., LTD. 110
10.5 LG CHEM LTD. 112
10.6 SUNPOR KUNSTSTOFF GMBH 114
10.7 EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY 115
10.8 NOVA CHEMICALS CORPORATION 116
10.9 STYROPEK 118
10.10 STYROCHEM 120
10.11 POLYSOURCE 121
10.12 RAPAC 122
10.13 KNAUF INSULATION 123
10.14 TAITA CHEMICAL CO., LTD. 124
10.15 JACKON GMBH 126
10.16 INNOVA 127
10.17 SABIC 129
10.18 ATLAS ROOFING 131
10.19 INEOS STYROLUTION GROUP GMBH 132
10.20 TRINSEO 133
10.21 TOTAL S.A. 136
10.22 PACUR, LLC. 140
10.23 SAMSUNG FINE CHEMICALS CO. LTD. 141
*Details on Business Overview, Products Offered, Recent Developments, SWOT Analysis, MnM View might not be captured in case of unlisted companies.
11 APPENDIX 142
11.1 INSIGHTS FROM INDUSTRY EXPERTS 142
11.2 DISCUSSION GUIDE 143
11.3 KNOWLEDGE STORE: MARKETSANDMARKETS’ SUBSCRIPTION PORTAL 145
11.4 AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS 147
11.5 RELATED REPORTS 147
11.6 AUTHOR DETAILS 148