Plastic Foams: United States

This report forecasts US plastic foam demand in pounds and US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2020. Total demand in pounds and dollars is segmented by resin in terms of: polyurethane, polystyrene, and other resins. Total demand in pounds is also segmented by market as follows: packaging, construction, household products, motor vehicles, and other markets.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand in pounds and dollars is provided in annual series from 2005 to 2015; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2010 and 2015. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, competitive materials, environmental and regulatory factors, and pricing. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines resins and markets, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each resin and market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and identifies the leading firms competing to serve US demand, as well as their market share. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 27-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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