The Polystyrene Foam procurement report contains data and analysis of current and future trends when buying goods and services. IBISWorld’s in-depth procurement research is always presented in a logical and consistent format for easy reference throughout a company. The Polystyrene Foam Procurement Research Report contains growth forecasts for a three-year outlook period and supplier profit benchmarks so your company can make the right purchasing decision.
doneBenchmark Price
doneRFP/RFQ/Negotiation Questions
done3 Year Price Forecast
doneSupply Chain Analysis
doneSupplier Intelligence
doneSample Buyer Decision Scorecard

Polystyrene Foam - Recent Price Trend

In the three years to 2016, polystyrene product prices have been increasing at an estimated annualized rate of 0.5%, driven by rising demand for market products. Price volatility has been low during this period because high competition has limited the ability for suppliers to raise prices too drastically. Buyers benefit from low price volatility because it makes budgeting for purchases easier for...

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Polystyrene Foam - Total Cost of Ownership

The total cost of ownership (TCO) associated with polystyrene products is medium. TCO is low for buyers that only use polystyrene products one time and then dispose of them, which means that there is no additional cost to maintaining the product. For instance, the type of polystyrene foam that is used to manufacture foam cups, plates and packing material, such as packing peanuts, is only intended...

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About this Report

This report is intended to assist buyers of polystyrene foam, specifically expanded polystyrene foam (EPS foam), which is rigid, tough, closed-cell foam. EPS foam is used to manufacture finished products, such as foam cups and containers, packing materials and building insulation materials. In this report, the term polystyrene products will refer to polystyrene foam (EPS foam) and will refer to finished polystyrene products. Key buyers of polystyrene products include food and beverage container manufacturers, construction companies and packaging suppliers; the primary supplier types include manufacturers and wholesalers. Polyurethane foam is excluded from the scope of the report.

Table of Contents

At a Glance

Executive Summary

Price Environment
 Price Fundamentals
  Benchmark Price
  Pricing Model
 Price Drivers
 Input Cost Drivers
 External Demand Drivers
 Recent Price Trend
 Price Forecast

Product Characteristics
 Product Life Cycle
 Total Cost of Ownership
 Product Specialization
 Related Goods
 Subsitute Goods
 Quality Control
Supply Chain & Vendors
 Supply Chain Dynamics
  Supply Chain Risk
  Geographic Locations
 Competitive Environment
  Market Share Concentration
  Vendor Company Types
 Market Profitability
 Switching Cost

Purchasing Process
 Buying Basics
 Buying Lead Time
  Selection Process
  Buying-Decision Scorecard
 Key RFP Elements

Negotiation Questions

Buyer Power Score Components

Jargon & Glossary

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