Polystyrene - Global Strategic Business Report

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FEATURED COMPANIES

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Polystyrene in Thousand Tons. The specific end-use segments analyzed are Packaging, Electric / Electrical Appliances, Consumer Goods, and Construction. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2001 through 2010. A ten-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets with annual market analytics. The report profiles 75 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as BASF, Chevron Philips Chemical Company, Chi Mei Corporation, Dow Chemicals, Nova Chemicals Corporation, NOVA Innovene International SA, Supreme Petrochem Ltd, and Total Petrochemicals. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.

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POLYSTYRENE

A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT

CONTENTS

I-A. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Packaging I-3
Electric/Electrical Appliances I-3
Consumer Goods I-4
Construction I-4
Other Polystyrene End Uses I-4
I-B. GENERAL OVERVIEW OF THE PLASTICS INDUSTRY

II.
1. Industry Overview II-1
Market Overview: Signs of Recovery II-1
Current and Future Analysis II-1
Analysis by Region II-2
Analysis by End-use Segment II-2
Major Market Participants Influencing Polystyrene Industry II-2
Competitive Scenario II-3
Table 1: Worldwide Leading Polystyrene Producers, 2005:
Percentage Breakdown of Market Shares for Dow, BASF, Total,
Nova, Chevron Phillips and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-3

Table 2: Worldwide Consumption of Polystyrene by End Use,
2005: Percentage Breakdown of Market Shares for Packaging,
Electric/Electronic, Consumer Goods, Construction and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3

Table 3: Worldwide Consumption of EPS by Region, 2005:
Percentage Breakdown for Asia, North America, Europe, South
America and Rest of World (includes corresponding Graph/
Chart) II-3

Table 4: Worldwide Consumption of EPS by End-use, 2005:
Percentage Breakdown for Construction, Packaging and Others
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4

Table 5: Worldwide Shares of Ethylene Market Segments, 2005:
Percentage Breakdown for Polyethylene, PVC, Glycols, Styrene
and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4

Table 6: Worldwide Top Ten Producers of Polystyrene, 2004:
Average Annual Capacity in Billion Pounds (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4

Table 7: North American Top Ten Producers of Polystyrene,
2004: Average Annual Capacity in Billion Pounds (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5

Table 8: World Polystyrene Market (2004): Major Producers
Ranked by Annual Capacity for Region
US, Canada, Mexico,
South America, Japan, Belgium, Germany, France, UK, Italy,
Sweden, Spain, Greece, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa/
Middle East, China, India, Hong Kong and Korea (*In
Thousands of Metric Tons per Year) II-5
Historic Review II-7
Analysis by Region II-7
Analysis by Segment II-7

2. Market Issues and Trends II-8
Sluggish Growth in the Global Polystyrene Market II-8
Margin Pressures Drive European Producers Towards Survival
Tactics II-8
Reviewing the PS Price II-8
PS Market: Time to Rebound II-8
Polymer Packaging: Revenue Source for Many Businesses II-9
Product Differentiation: Butter now Better II-9
China: The New Destination for PS Boom II-9
Eco-Friendly Initiative: Taiwan Bans the Usage of Polystyrene
Bags II-10
New Process to Lower the Styrofoam in Landfills II-10
New Packaging Material Using Wheat II-10

3. Product Overview II-11
Polystyrene Definition II-11
Processing Methods II-11
Properties II-11
Polystyrene Properties II-11
Applications II-11
PS Characteristics II-12
Sanitary II-12
Sturdy II-12
Efficient II-12
Economical II-12
Convenient II-12
Forms of Polystyrene II-12
Types of Polystyrene II-13
Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) II-13
Properties Of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) II-13
General EPS Applications II-13
Crystal Polystyrene II-13
Extruded Polystyrene II-14
Applications II-14
Roofs II-14
Walls II-14
Foundations II-14
A Comparative Analysis of Polystyrene Types II-15

4. End Use Analysis II-16
Packaging II-16
Types of Polystyrene Packing II-16
Applications II-17
Consumer Electronics II-17
Applications II-17
Electrical Appliances II-18
Construction II-18
Applications II-18
Other Polystyrene End Uses II-18
Applications II-18
Toys II-19
Medical II-19
Medical Applications II-19
New Applications II-19
Substitutes on the Rise II-20
New Technologies II-21

5. Environmental Issues and Regulations II-22
Health Impacts of PS II-22
Environmental Impacts II-22
PS Recycling and Waste Disposal II-22
Opposition From Environmentalist II-23
Waste Management: A Key Initiative II-23
Source Reduction II-23
Reuse II-23
Recycling II-23
Types of Recycling II-24
Conversion Technology II-24
Waste-to-Energy Recovery II-24
Landfills II-24
Litter Avoidance II-24
FDA Regulations II-25

6. Recent Industry Activity II-26
Dow Signs a Distribution Agreement with Entec II-26
BASF to Raise Production Capacity II-26
Nova Chemicals Plans to Increase EPS Presence II-26
Sumitomo Contemplates to Opt Out of Polystyrene JV II-26
Vinachem Proposes for An Investment II-26
Dow Plans to Setup Styrofoam Facility II-26
Huhtamaki Oyj Sells EPS Businesses II-27
INEOS Acquires Innovene II-27
INEOS Acquires Polystyrene Businesses II-27
Nova Chemicals Inks an Agreement with Idesa II-27
Dow Chemical Mulls to Shut Polystyrene Plant II-27
Nova Innovene to Cut Down EPS Production II-27
Kazakhstan Aktau Resumes Polystyrene Production II-27
Kaprov Mulls to Offer Extruded Foam PS II-28
Polybid Pours Investment in EPS Unit II-28
Multipack Contemplates to Build Polystyrene Film Plant II-28
PS Japan and Dainippon Rules Out Merger Plans II-28
NPC Plans to Construct a PS Complex II-28
Nova and BP Mulls to Form a 50-50 JV II-28
Taylor Acquires Nova’s Alberta Ethylene Delivery System II-28
Spartech Acquires BASFs Specialty PS Business II-29
Nova Chemicals Acquires Deltech Polymers II-29
Atofina Opens Polystyrene Plant in Sanshui II-29
Leading Japanese Companies Consolidate Polystyrene Operations II-29
Polystyrene Waste Treatment Technology for Chinese Markets II-29
Nova Selects Distrupol as its Polystyrene Distributor II-30
Sal Petrochemical’s New PS in China II-30
BASF Closes down Polystyrene Compounds Business II-30
BASF Cuts Polystyrene Production at Joliet Plant II-30
Atofina Ventures into Asian Polystyrene Market II-30
First Phase PS Production from Nizhnekamsk Plant II-30
Innova and Dow Chemicals Temporarily Shutdown Polystyrene Output II-30
BASF Reduces its PS Production in North America II-30
BASF Cuts PD Resin Grade Production II-30
BASF Withdraws from PS Compounds Production II-31
A&M Styrene and Idemitsu to Merge Polystyrene Operations II-31
Nova’s New Technology Center Focuses on Innovative Products II-31
Atofina to Build Polystyrene Plant in China II-31
Ningbo to Invest in EPS Beads Plant II-31
Online Services From Dow Polystyrene II-31
Dow Chemical Commences Production at 80,000-M.T/ Year
Polystyrene Lines II-32
BASF Cuts EPS Capacity to Focus on Styropor EPS II-32
Nova Exits its PS Operations from Europe II-32
Nova Chemicals Temporarily Closes its PS Production II-32
Wuxi Xingda Company Expands its EPS Production Capacity II-32
SAL Opens New Polystyrene Plant in China II-32
Nova Chemical to Cease Solid Polystyrene Reactors Operations II-32
BASF Acquires a Major Holding from Chatterjee Group II-33
NOVA Chemicals Acquires Shells Polystyrene Business II-33
Polystyrene Resin Facility From Dow Plastics and Asahi Chemical II-33
Hirsch Servo Building s PS Plant in Hungary II-33
Nizhnekamsk in Contract with Fina Technology II-34
Dow Chemical Co Enters into a Distribution Agreement with
Interfilm Holdings II-34
Ashland Distribution Cos Signs Distribution Agreement with BASF II-34
Tuscarora Inc Closes its Expanded Polystyrene Foam Molding
Plants II-34
Polyfoam Packers Corp Closes EPS Molding Facility in
Effingham, Illinos II-34
Nova Chemicals Shuts down 230 million lb/yr Polystyrene Plant
in Joliet, IL II-34
Polyfoam Expands Polystyrene Molding Operations Line II-34
Yangzi- Expands Capacity. II-34
Chevron Chemicals Doubles Polystyrene Production Capacity II-35
BASF Enhances Capacity of Styropor expanded polystyrene
facility in Guaratingueta, Brazil II-35
BASF Raises Polystyrene Capacity at its Guaratingueta,
Brazil, Plant II-35
Dow Plastics Expands Polystyrene Resins Global Capacity II-35
Dow Plastics and Asahi Chemical Industry Establish
Polystyrene Resin Plant in China II-35
Atofina Sets Up Polystyrene Plant in Carville, LA II-35
Taita Chemical (Taiwan) Builds a New Expandable Polystyrene
Plant II-35
Dwory SA, Establishes a 50,000 ton facility II-35
Atofina Invests UKPd1 mil to Modernize Polystyrene Plant in
the UK II-36
Toyo Styrene (Japan) Cuts Down Polystyrene Capacity II-36
BASF Reduces Expandable Polystyrene Production II-36
Perez Companc Group, Develops Technology II-36
Srirheprhais Closes Production at the 67,000 mt/yr
Polystyrene Plant in Rayong, Thailand II-36
Nova Chemicals Changes a Portion of Expandable Polystyrene
Capacity to Premium Dylite Grade II-36
Marbet pz to Manufacture EPS Wall Panels II-36
Nova’s European Polystyrene Operations Temporarily Close II-37
China to Deregulate Polystyrene Dumping Duties II-37

7. Product Introduction/Innovations II-38
Huntsman Introduces Low Pentane EPS II-38
Nova Introduces ULTRA LOW® EPS Resin II-38
BASF Launches PS 454 C II-38
BASF Rolls Out Neopor II-38
BP Rolls Out Empera 153 A II-38
Nova Chemicals Launches Styrosun II-38
Mitsubishi Chemical Foam Plastic Develops a New Product II-39

8. Focus on Select Global Players II-40
BASF (Germany) II-40
Chevron Philips Chemical Company (US) II-40
Chi Mei Corporation (Taiwan) II-41
Dow Chemicals (US) II-41
Nova Chemicals Corporation (Canada) II-41
NOVA Innovene International SA (Switzerland) II-41
Supreme Petrochem Ltd (India) II-42
Total Petrochemicals (France) II-42

9. Global Market Perspective II-43
Table 9: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Polystyrene by Geographic Region
US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Middle East
/Africa Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43

Table 10: World Historic Analysis for Polystyrene by
Geographic Region
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Middle East/Africa
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand
Tons for Years 1994 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-43

Table 11: World 16-Year Perspective for Polystyrene by
Geographic Region
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Middle East/Africa Markets for Years 1994,
2000, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 12: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Polystyrene in Packaging Applications by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Middle East/Africa Independently Analyzed
with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 13: World Historic Analysis for Polystyrene in
Packaging Applications by Geographic Region
US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Middle East/Africa Independently Analyzed with Annual
Demand Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1994 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 14: World 16-Year Perspective for Polystyrene in
Packaging Applications by Geographic Region
Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Demand for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Middle
East/Africa Markets for Years 1994, 2000, 2005 & 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46

Table 15: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Polystyrene in Electric/Electronic Applications by Geographic
Region
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Latin America and Middle East/Africa Independently
Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand Tons for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47

Table 16: World Historic Analysis for Polystyrene in Electric
/Electronic Applications by Geographic Region
US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Middle East/Africa Independently Analyzed with Annual
Demand Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1994 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47

Table 17: World 16-Year Perspective for Polystyrene in
Electric/Electronic Applications by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and
Middle East/Africa Markets for Years 1994, 2000, 2005 & 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48

Table 18: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Polystyrene in Consumer Goods by Geographic Region
US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America and Middle East/Africa Independently Analyzed with
Annual Demand Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49

Table 19: World Historic Analysis for Polystyrene in Consumer
Goods by Geographic Region
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia
  • Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Middle East/
Africa Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 1994 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49

Table 20: World 16-Year Perspective for Polystyrene in
Consumer Goods by Geographic Region
Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Demand for US, Canada, Japan Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Middle East/Africa
Markets for Years 1994, 2000, 2005 & 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50

Table 21: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Polystyrene in Construction Applications by Geographic Region

US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Latin America and Middle East/Africa Independently Analyzed
with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51

Table 22: World Historic Analysis for Polystyrene in
Construction Applications by Geographic Region
US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
and Middle East/Africa Independently Analyzed with Annual
Demand Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1994 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51

Table 23: World 16-Year Perspective for Polystyrene in
Construction Applications by Geographic Region
Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Demand for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Middle East
/Africa Markets for Years 1994, 2000, 2005 & 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52

Table 24: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Polystyrene in Other Applications by Geographic Region
US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin
America and Middle East/Africa Independently Analyzed with
Annual Demand Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-53

Table 25: World Historic Analysis for Polystyrene in Other
Applications by Geographic Region
US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Middle East
/Africa Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 1994 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-53

Table 26: World 16-Year Perspective for Polystyrene in Other
Applications by Geographic Region
Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Demand for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Latin America and Middle East/Africa
Markets for Years 1994, 2000, 2005 & 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54

III. MARKET

1. The United States III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Current and Future Analysis III-1
Table 27: US Polystyrene Market (2004) by Leading
Producers: Percentage Share Breakdown by Annual Production
Capacity (In Thousands Metric Tons) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-1
Key Players III-2
Historic Review III-2
Strategic Corporate Developments III-3
B.Market Analytics III-5
Table 28: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Polystyrene by End Use Segment
Packaging, Electric /
Electronics, Consumer Goods, Construction and Others
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures
in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 29: US Historic Review for Polystyrene by End-Use
Segment
Packaging, Electric/Electronics, Consumer Goods,
Construction and Others Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Demand Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 1994
through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5

Table 30: US 16-Year Perspective for Polystyrene by End-Use
Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
Packaging, Electric/Electronics, Consumer Goods,
Construction and Others Markets for Years 1994, 2000, 2005
& 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

2. Canada III-7
A.Market Analysis III-7
Current and Future Analysis III-7
Table 31: Canadian Polystyrene Market (2004): Annual
Production Capacity of Leading Players (In Thousands
Metric Tons) III-7
Key Player III-7
Historic Review III-7
Strategic Corporate Developments III-7
Product Launches III-10
B.Market Analytics III-11
Table 32: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Polystyrene by End Use Segment
Packaging, Electric/
Electronics, Consumer Goods, Construction and Others
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures
in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 33: Canadian Historic Review for Polystyrene by End-
Use Segment
Packaging, Electric/Electronics, Consumer
Goods, Construction and Others Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand Tons for
Years 1994 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/
Chart) III-11

Table 34: Canadian 16-Year Perspective for Polystyrene by
End-Use Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
Packaging, Electric/Electronics, Consumer Goods,
Construction and Others Market for Years 1994, 2000, 2005 &
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

3. Japan III-13
A.Market Analysis III-13
Current and Future Analysis III-13
Table 35: Japanese Polystyrene Market (2004): Annual
Production Capacity of Leading Players (In Thousands
Metric Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13
Historic Review III-13
Strategic Corporate Developments III-13
Product Launch III-14
B.Market Analytics III-15
Table 36: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Polystyrene by End Use Segment
Packaging, Electric/
Electronics, Consumer Goods, Construction and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 37: Japanese Historic Review for Polystyrene by End-
Use Segment
Packaging, Electric/Electronics, Consumer
Goods, Construction and Others Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand Tons for
Years 1994 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/
Chart) III-15

Table 38: Japanese 16-Year Perspective for Polystyrene by
End-Use Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
Packaging, Electric/Electronics, Consumer Goods,
Construction and Others Markets for Years 1994, 2000, 2005
& 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

4. Europe III-17
A.Market Analysis III-17
Current and Future Analysis III-17
Table 39: European Polystyrene Market (2004): Annual
Production Capacity of Leading Players (In Thousands
Metric Tons) III-17

Table 40: European Expanded Polystyrene Market (2003):
Leading Producers in Europe Ranked by Annual Capacity -
Nova, BASF, BP, Enichem, StyroChem, Kaucuk, BSL, Sunpor
and Dwory (In Thousand Tons (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-18
Key Players III-18
Historic Review III-19
Strategic Corporate Developments III-19
Product Launches III-24
B.Market Analytics III-24
Table 41: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
for Polystyrene by End Use Segment
Packaging, Electric/
Electronics, Consumer Goods, Construction and Others Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in
Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 42: European Historic Review for Polystyrene by End-
Use Segment
Packaging, Electric/Electronics, Consumer
Goods, Construction and Others Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand Tons for
Years 1994 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/
Chart) III-25

Table 43: European 16-Year Perspective for Polystyrene by
End-Use Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand for
Packaging, Electric/Electronics, Consumer Goods,
Construction and Others Markets for Years 1994, 2000, 2005
& 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

5. Asia
Pacific III-26
A.Market Analysis III-26
Current and Future Analysis III-26
Table 44: Asia-Pacific Polystyrene Market (2004): Annual
Production Capacity of Leading Players (In Thousands
Metric Tons) III-26
Historical Perspective III-27
Table 45: Polystyrene Market in Asia-Pacific (2002 &
2003): Annual Production Capacity Ranked by Region
NE
Asia, China, SE Asia, China, Taiwan, India and Pakistan
(In million tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 46: Polystyrene Market in Asia-Pacific (2003):
Major Producers Ranked by Annual Capacity
Asahi
Chemical, Formosa Chemical, Cheil Industries, Dong Bu
Hannong, Thai Petrochemical, Mitsubishi Chemical, Beijing
Yanhua and Jilin Chemical (includes corresponding Graph
/Chart) III-28
China III-28
Table 47:Chinese Imports & Exports of Polystyrene, 2000-
2004 (In thousand Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/
Chart) III-29

Table 48: Major Domestic Producers of Polystyrene in
China, 2004 III-29

Table 49: Revised WTO Tariff Schedule for Polystyrene and
Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) (In Percentage) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29

Table 50: Polystyrene Market in China (2003): Annual
Imports by Region
Taiwan Province, Korea, Hong Kong,
Thailand and Japan (In Thousand Tons) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30
India III-30
Table 51: Polystyrene Market in India (2002 & 2003):
Percentage Share breakdown by Major Suppliers
Supreme
Petrochem, LG Polymers, Rajasthan Petro and Pushpa
Polymers (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30
Key Players III-31
Historic Review III-31
Strategic Corporate Developments III-31
B.Market Analytics III-34
Table 52: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Polystyrene by End Use Segment
Packaging,
Electric/Electronics, Consumer Goods, Construction and
Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (
includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 53: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Polystyrene by
End-Use Segment
Packaging, Electric/Electronics, Consumer
Goods, Construction and Others Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand Tons for
Years 1994 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/
Chart) III-34

Table 54: Asia-Pacific 16-Year Perspective for Polystyrene
by End-Use Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand
for Packaging, Electric/Electronics, Consumer Goods,
Construction and Others Markets for Years 1994, 2000, 2005
& 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

6. Latin America III-36
A.Market Analysis III-36
Current and Future Analysis III-36
Brazil III-36
Table 55: Major Polystyrene Producers by Output (2001):
BASF, Edn and Innova (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36
Historic Review III-36
Strategic Corporate Developments III-37
B.Market Analytics III-37
Table 56: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Polystyrene by End Use Segment
Packaging,
Electric/Electronics, Consumer Goods, Construction and
Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (
includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 57: Latin American Historic Review for Polystyrene by
End-Use Segment
Packaging, Electric/Electronics, Consumer
Goods, Construction and Others Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures in Thousand Tons for
Years 1994 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/
Chart) III-38

Table 58: Latin American 16-Year Perspective for Polystyrene
by End-Use Segment
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Demand
for Packaging, Electric/Electronics, Consumer Goods,
Construction and Others Markets for Years 1994, 2000, 2005
& 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

7. Middle East/Africa III-39
A.Market Analysis III-39
Current and Future Analysis III-39
Historic Review III-39
Strategic Corporate Development III-39
B.Market Analytics III-40
Table 59: Middle East/African Recent Past, Current & Future
Analysis for Polystyrene by End Use Segment
Packaging,
Electric/Electronics, Consumer Goods, Construction and
Others Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand
Figures in Thousand Tons for Years 2001 through 2010
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 60: Middle East/African Historic Review for
Polystyrene by End-Use Segment
Packaging, Electric/
Electronics, Consumer Goods, Construction and Others
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Demand Figures
in Thousand Tons for Years 1994 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 61: Middle East/African 16-Year Perspective for
Polystyrene by End-Use Segment
Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Demand for Packaging, Electric/Electronics, Consumer
Goods, Construction and Others Markets for Years 1994,
2000, 2005 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

IV. COMPETITION

1. Alcoa Kama (USA) IV-1
2. American Polymers, Inc. (USA) IV-2
3. Arkema Group (France) IV-3
Arkema, Inc. (USA) IV-22
4. Beijing Yanshan Petrochemical Co., Ltd. (China) IV-27
5. Cheil Industries, Inc. (South Korea) IV-29
6. Chevron Corporation (USA) IV-30
Table 62: Annual Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (In US$
billion) IV-32
Chevron Petrochemical (Zhangjiagang) Co., Ltd. (China) IV-37
7. Chi Mei Corporation (Taiwan) IV-38
8. Conocophillips, Inc. (USA) IV-40
Table 63: Half Yearly Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (H1)
(In US$ billion) IV-41

Table 64: Annual Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (In US$
billion) IV-41

Table 65: Annual Sales Analysis by Quarter: 2004-2005
(In US$ billion) IV-42

Table 66: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographic Region:
2004-2005 (In US$ billion) IV-42
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC (USA) IV-45
Table 67: First Quarter Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (In
US$ million) IV-46

Table 68: Annual Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (In US$
million) IV-46

Table 69: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2004-2005
(In US$ million) (USA)) IV-46
9. Dainippon Ink And Chemicals (Japan) IV-48
Table 70: Annual Sales Analysis: 2004-2006 (In ¥
million) IV-49

Table 71: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2005-2006
(In ¥ billion) IV-49
10. Dart Container Corporation (USA) IV-51
11. Desc SA de CV (Mexico) IV-52
Table 72: Annual Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (In Mex$
million) IV-53

Table 73: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2004-2005
(In Mex$ million) IV-53
12. Dongbu Hannong Chemical Co., Ltd. (Korea) IV-54
13. Dow Chemical Company, The (USA) IV-55
Table 74: First Quarter Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (In
US$ million) IV-58

Table 75: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2005 (In US$
million) IV-58

Table 76: Annual Sales Analysis by Quarter: 2004-2005
(IN US$ million) IV-58

Table 77: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2004-2005
(In US$ million) IV-59

Table 78: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographic Region:
2004-2005 (In US$ million) IV-59

Table 79: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2003-2004
(In US$ million) IV-59

Table 80: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographic Region:
2003-2004 (In US$ million) IV-59
Dow Chemical Canada, Inc. (Canada) IV-66
Dow Belgium BVBA (Belgium) IV-67
Dow Benelux BV (The Netherlands) IV-67
Dow Chemical (Australia) Ltd. (Australia) IV-68
Dow Chemical (China) Ltd. (China) IV-68
Dow Chemical Co., Ltd. (UK) IV-68
Dow Chemical Ibérica SA (Spain) IV-69
Dow Deutschland (Germany) IV-69
14. En Chuan Chemical Industries Co., Ltd. (Taiwan) IV-70
15. Entec Polymers LLC (USA) IV-70
16. Fina Technology, Inc. (USA) IV-71
17. Firma Chemiczna Dwory SA (Poland) IV-72
18. Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corporation (Taiwan) IV-75
19. G K Rizakos SA (Greece) IV-77
20. GE Plastics (USA) IV-78
21. Grand Pacific Petrochemical Corporation (Taiwan) IV-84
22. Groupo IDESA (Mexico) IV-85
23. Hong Kong Petrochemical Company Limited (Hong Kong) IV-86
24. Huhtamäki OYJ (Finland) IV-87
Table 81: Frist Quarter Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (In
EUR million) IV-88
25. Huntsman Corporation (USA) IV-90
Table 82: First Quarter Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (In
US$ million) IV-92

Table 83: First Quarter Sales Analysis by Segment:
2005-2006 (In US$ million) IV-92

Table 84: Annual Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (In US$
million) IV-92

Table 85: Annual Sales Analysis by Quarter: 2004-2005
(In US$ million) IV-93

Table 86: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2004-2005
(In US$ million) IV-93

Table 87: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographic Region:
2004-2005 (In US$ million) IV-93
26. Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd. (Japan) IV-99
Petrochemicals Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia) IV-101
27. INEOS Americas LLC (USA) IV-102
Ineos Styrenics (USA) IV-103
28. Interfilm Holdings, Inc. (USA) IV-104
29. Japan Polystyrene Co., Ltd. (Japan) IV-106
30. JSP Corporation (Japan) IV-106
31. Karpov (Russia) IV-107
32. Kaucuk AS (Czech Republic) IV-108
33. Knauf Polystyrene (USA) IV-110
34. Korea Kumho Petrochemical Co., Ltd. (Korea) IV-111
Table 88: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2005 (In W
million) IV-111
35. LG Chemical Ltd. (Korea) IV-113
Table 89: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2005 (In W
million) IV-116

Table 90: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2004-2005
(In W million) IV-116

Table 91: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographic Region:
2004-2005 (In W million) IV-116
LG Polymers India Pvt., Ltd. (India) IV-119
36. Loyal Group (Taiwan) IV-120
37. Ming DIH Industry Co., Ltd. (Taiwan) IV-120
38. Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Japan) IV-121
Table 92: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2005 (In ¥
billion) IV-126

Table 93: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2004-2005
(In ¥ billion) IV-127

Table 94: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographic Region:
2004-2005 (In ¥ billion) IV-127
39. Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Japan) IV-130
Table 95: Annual Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (In ¥
billion) IV-132

Table 96: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2004-2005
(In ¥ billion) IV-132

Table 97: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographic Region:
2004-2005 (In ¥ billion) IV-132
40. National Petrochemical Co. (Iran) IV-136
Pars Petrochemical Company (Iran) IV-138
41. Ningbo Heqiao Chemical Co., Ltd. (China) IV-139
42. Nizhnekamskneftekhim, Inc. (Russian Federation) IV-140
43. Nova Chemicals Corporation (Canada) IV-151
Table 98: Half Yearly Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (In US$
million) IV-152

Table 99: Half Yearly Sales Analysis by Segment: 2005-
2006 (In US$ million) IV-152

Table 100: Annual Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (In US$
million) IV-152

Table 101: Annual Sales Analysis by Quarter: 2004-2005
(In US$ million) IV-152

Table 102: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2004-2005
(In US$ million) IV-153

Table 103: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographic Region:
2004-2005 (In US$ million) IV-153
44. Nova Innovene International SA (Switzerland) IV-159
45. Novidesa SA de CV (Mexico) IV-162
46. Ono Packaging SAS (France) IV-162
47. Petrobras Energia SA (Argentina) IV-163
48. PFB Corporation (Canada) IV-163
49. Polimeri Europa SpA (Italy) IV-164
50. Polybid (Israel) IV-166
51. PS Japan Corporation (Japan) IV-166
52. Quangang Ocean Co., Ltd. (China) IV-167
53. Sal Petrochemical (Zhangjiagang) Company Ltd. (China) IV-167
54. Salavatnefteorgsintez JSC (Russia) IV-168
55. Sat Operating Aktau (Kazakhstan) IV-169
56. Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) (Saudi Arabia) IV-170
57. SCA Packaging North America (USA) IV-176
58. Shantou Ocean Enterprises (Group) Company (China) IV-178
59. SINOPEC
China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (China) IV-179
Table 104: Annual Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (In Rmb
million) IV-180
60. Spartech Corporation (USA) IV-181
Table 105: First Quarter Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (In
US$ million) IV-183

Table 106: First Quarter Sales Analysis by Segment:
2005-2006 (In US$ million) IV-183

Table 107: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2005 (In US$
million) IV-184

Table 108: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2004-2005
(In US$ million) IV-184
61. Styrochem International (USA) IV-185
Styrochem Canada Ltd. (Canada) IV-186
Styrochem Finland OY (Finland) IV-186
62. Styron Petrochemical (Zhangjiagang) Co., Ltd. (China) IV-187
63. Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. (Japan) IV-188
Table 109: Nine Months Sales Analysis: 2005-2006 (Nine
Months Ended, December) (In ¥ billion) IV-190

Table 110: Nine Months Sales Analysis by Segment: 2005
  • 2006 (Nine Months Ended, December) (In ¥ billion) IV-190
Table 111: Annual Sales Analysis: 2003-2005 (In ¥
billion) IV-190

Table 112: Annual Sales Analysis by Segment: 2004-2005
(In ¥ billion) IV-190

Table 113: Annual Sales Analysis by Geographic Region:
2004-2005 (In ¥ billion) IV-191
64. Sunpor Kunststoff GesmbH (Austria) IV-197
65. Supreme Petrochem Ltd. (India) IV-198
66. Synbra Technology BV (The Netherlands) IV-199
67. Tabriz Petrochemical Company (Iran) IV-200
68. Thai Petrochemical Industry Public Co., Ltd. (Thailand) IV-201
Thai ABS Co., Ltd. (Thailand) IV-203
69. Total SA (France) IV-204
Table 114: Annual Sales Analysis: 2004-2005 (In €
billion) IV-206
Total Petrochemicals (Belgium) IV-209
70. Toyo Styrene Company Limited (Japan) IV-210
71. Vietnam National Chemical Corporation (VINACHEM) (Vietnam) IV-211
72. Wuxi Xingda New Foam Plastics Materials Co., Ltd. (China) IV-213
73. Yangzi
BASF Styrenics Company Limited (China) IV-213
74. Zavod Plasticheskih Mass (Russia) IV-214
75. Zhenjiang Chi Mei Chemical Company Limited (China) IV-214
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  • BASF (Germany)
  • Chevron Philips Chemical Company (US)
  • Chi Mei Corporation (Taiwan)
  • Dow Chemicals (US)
  • Nova Chemicals Corporation (Canada)
  • NOVA Innovene International SA (Switzerland)
  • Supreme Petrochem Ltd (India)
  • Total Petrochemicals (France)
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