Energy-Saving With Foam Panels: New Ceresana Report on the European Market for Insulation Material
Opinions on building insulation are far apart: an important contribution to reducing energy consumption and climate protection – or an inefficient waste, if not a fire hazard? “For producers and dealers, insulation materials are definitely very promising,” Oliver Kutsch, CEO of the market research company Ceresana says. “In Europe alone, market volume amounted to about 232 million cubic meters in 2018.” This is the third time that Ceresana has conducted an objective and numerical study of the European market for insulation materials used in the construction industry. Mineral wool (glass and stone wool), polystyrene-based insulation material (EPS and XPS) as well as polyurethane (PUR/PIR) are used for thermal and sound insulation in particular. Insulation Material – No Uniform Market The respective development of the construction industry, especially building construction, as well as national regulations and subsidy programs for energy efficiency, can lead to different market dynamics in different countries. The ...
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Strong Growth: Ceresana Analyzes the European Market for Fillers
KONSTANZ, Germany, 2019-Jul-08 — /EPR Network/ — Fillers not only make many products cheaper, they often also improve their properties, such as stability, weather-resistance, and electrical conductivity. Ceresana has already analyzed the global market for these important materials several times. Now, the market research company publishes a study on the European fillers market for the first time: European demand for ground calcium carbonate (GCC), precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC), kaolin, talc, carbon black, and other fillers will presumably increase to about 18 million tonnes in 2026. Elastomer Producers Are Major Consumers In the current filler study, the individual application areas are analyzed in detail. The most important applications for fillers are the production and processing of paper, plastics, paints and varnishes, elastomers as well as adhesives and sealants. The main use in Western and Eastern Europe is quite different: In Western Europe, most fillers are used in the paper industry, while ...
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Established Classic: Ceresana Presents Fifth Report on the Global Market for Polypropylene
Polypropylene is one of the world’s most widely produced standard plastics, second only to polyethylene. “PP can be processed using various techniques and is used for the most diverse applications ranging from packaging to household appliances, clothing, and vehicles,” Oliver Kutsch, CEO of Ceresana, explains. The market research company analyzed the global market for polypropylene already for the fifth time. The latest report expects revenues for this type of plastic to grow by, on average, 4.9% per year until 2026. Packaging Producers Are Major Consumers The most important sales market for polypropylene in 2018 was flexible packaging: A total of 16.4 million tonnes were processed in films, bags, and sacks. Another 15.5 million tonnes of polypropylene were used for the production of rigid packaging, such as containers and lids for food and beverages, chemicals as well as industrial and household products. Demand in the application areas consumer goods and fibers ...
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Solid and Moldable: Ceresana Expects Further Growth for the Polystyrene (PS) and Extruded Polystyrene (EPS) Market
One of the oldest plastic types is still of great economic importance: about 90 years ago, polystyrene was first produced in Germany. To this day, most yogurt cups are made of polystyrene. Since 1950, polystyrene has also been foamed and marketed as, for example, “Styropor”. Ceresana examined the global market for polystyrene (PS) and expanded polystyrene (EPS). The analysts expect global sales generated with these plastics, i.e. PS and EPS combined, will rise to more than USD 37.3 billion until 2026. Polystyrene Universe: PS, GPPS, HIPS, XPS Polystyrene (PS) includes general purpose polystyrene, high impact polystyrene, and extruded polystyrene. Advantageous characteristics of PS, e.g. surface gloss, impact resistance, resistance to stress cracking, and flow properties allow for a broader range of applications compared to EPS. Global PS demand reached a volume of approx. 11.2 million tonnes in 2018. PS is mainly used in the packaging industry. Additionally, it is often ...
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Flexible and Resistant to Crack: Ceresana Study on the Growing Global Market for Polyethylene Pipes
Booming megacities and digitization, but also climate change and environmental concerns are changing the world. Especially IT companies are hyped in the media. However, it is less known that manufacturers of plastic pipes, for example, also benefit from the change. Whether it is the protection of newly laid communications infrastructure, reliable and hygienic waste water disposal and potable water supply or more efficient irrigation for agriculture: PE pipes can meet the rising requirements and are increasingly in demand. Market researchers at Ceresana have already examined the global plastic pipes market several times. For the first time, the research team is now presenting a separate market study and forecast for polyethylene pipes: The global demand for PE pipes is likely to increase by 4.3% per year until 2025. PE Pipes Gain Market Shares Polyethylene potable water pipes are highly resistant to inorganic acids, salt solutions, and alkaline solutions. Additionally, they are ...
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