Paper-Based Materials Preferred to Polystyrene in Packaging According to Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd.

Jul 14th, 2011

LONDON – The overall economic downfall coupled with high styrene prices, strong competition from polypropylene, changes in consumer behavior influenced the global polystyrene market quite negatively. The consumption and the feedstock of the material fell steeply in 2009. Today the market is slowly getting out of the fall.

Packaging, being the largest application area for polystyrene for a long period of time already, has indicated losses in the end-use markets share lately. The usage of polystyrene in packaging is stagnant primarily due to the environmental sentiment and preference for paper-based materials.

Detailed review and forecast on global, regional and country markets of polystyrene can be found in the new market research report Polystyrene (PS): 2011 World Market Outlook And Forecast that covers present situation, historical background and future forecast and addresses comprehensive data showing polystyrene capacities, production, consumption, trade statistics, and prices in the recent years are provided (globally, regionally and by country).

Report Details:

Polystyrene (PS): 2011 World Market Outlook And Forecast
Published: January, 2011
Pages: 342

The report indicates a wealth of information on polystyrene producers and suppliers, covers polystyrene production in the respective country, major polystyrene producers, polystyrene in the country market, polystyrene trade in the country, polystyrene prices. Polystyrene market forecast for next five years, including market volumes and prices is also provided.

The study on polystyrene has been completed by Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd, an internationally recognized market research agency, specializing in chemical industry.  “Polystyrene (PS): 2011 World Market Outlook And Forecast” is included into the catalogue “Polymers”, which also highlights Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene Copolymer, Nitrile Rubber, Nitrobenzene, Polycarbonate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, PropylenePolyvinyl Chloride, Vinyl Acetate, Vinyl Chloride markets.

Monthly report updates for “Polystyrene (PS): 2011 World Market Outlook And Forecast” are available at



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