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Monday, 30 September 2013

Global Expanded Polystyrene Market (EPS) Analysis & 2018 Forecasts at

The report “Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) Market, by Applications (Building & Construction, Packaging & Others), & Geography (North America, West Europe, Asia-Pacific & Rest of the World) – Global Trends & Forecast to 2018” by MarketsandMarkets is now available at Contact with report name in subject line and your contact details to purchase this report or get your questions answered.

Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) is one of the most multipurpose polymers available for a variety of applications. EPS has found numerous application areas across a wide range of industries due to its light weight, rigidity, & thermal and acoustic insulating properties. EPS is majorly used in the building and construction industry. EPS in huge quantities are utilized to make insulation foam for closed cavity walls, roofs, and floor insulation. EPS also finds uses in road construction, bridges, drainage, flotation and sound insulation. Consistent growth in the building and construction industries will help further expand the EPS market.

The other main application of expanded polystyrene in packaging i.e. industrial/protective packaging and food packaging. Protective packaging applications include packaging of delicate electronic goods such as edge protectors for refrigerators, TV’s and electronics, etc. EPS is also used to pack perishable food items such as grapes, eggs, meat, fish, poultry, and wine. EPS is also used in cold chain packaging requirements. Use of EPS in the packaging industry will continue to grow due to its environment-friendly nature. This report gives an in-depth understanding on the use of EPS along with other applications of EPS in detail.

The global market for EPS has grown during the past few years with a high investment in research to develop EPS for different applications, driven by cost effectiveness and adaptability of expanded polystyrene in major end-user markets. China alone shared about 40.0% of the demand for EPS in 2012. Consumption and revenue generation of EPS is observed to be high in the APAC region, followed by the Western European region.

This study aims to estimate the global market of EPS for 2013 and to project the expected demand of the same in 2018. This market research study provides a detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the global EPS market. It provides a comprehensive review of major market drivers, restraints, opportunities, winning imperatives, challenges, and key issues in the market. The market is further segmented and forecast for major regions of North America, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (ROW). Major countries with market volumes and revenues are covered for each region.

We have used various secondary sources such as encyclopedia, directories, and databases to identify and collect information useful for this extensive commercial study of the EPS market. The primary sources – experts from related industries and suppliers – have been interviewed to obtain and verify critical information as well as to assess the future prospects of EPS.

A competitive scenario and market shares of major players in the expanded polystyrene market have been discussed in detail. We have also profiled leading players of this industry with their recent developments and other strategic initiatives in the industry. These include major players in the global EPS market: Adeplast S.A. (Romania), Armacell LLC (Germany), BASF SE (Germany), Carpenter Co. (U.S.), Ineos Styrenics (Switzerland), Kaneka Corporation (Japan), Nova Chemicals Company (U.S.), Owens Corning (U.S.), and The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), along with other market players.

Scope of the report: This research report categorizes the global market for EPS on the basis of applications and geography, which is further sub-segmented into countries such as the U.S., Canada, Mexico, France, Italy, Germany, the U.K., China, Japan, South Korea, India, Russia and Brazil, according to their respective regions; forecasting volumes & revenues and analyzing trends in each of the submarkets.

On the basis of applications: The EPS market is segmented on the basis of industry applications such as building & construction, packaging, and others. Each application is further described in detail in the report with the forecast of its volume and revenue.

On the basis of geography: North America, Western Europe, Asia-Pacific, ROW, and key countries in these regions

Table of Contents
13 Company Profiles
13.1 Ach Foam Technologies LIC
13.1.1 Overview
13.1.2 Recent Developments
13.1.3 Swot Analysis
13.2 Adeplast S.A.
13.2.1 Overview
13.2.2 Recent Developments
13.2.3 Swot Analysis
13.3 Alpek S.A.B De C.V.
13.3.1 Overview
13.3.2 Recent Developments
13.3.3 Swot Analysis
13.4 Armacell GMBH
13.4.1 Overview
13.4.2 Recent Developments
13.4.3 Swot Analysis
13.5 BASF SE
13.5.1 Overview
13.5.2 Financials Analysis
13.5.3 Swot Analysis
13.5.4 Recent Developments
13.6 Carpenter Co.
13.6.1 Overview
13.6.2 Recent Developments
13.6.3 Swot Analysis
13.7 Dyplast Products, LIC
13.7.1 Overview
13.7.2 Recent Developments
13.7.3 Swot Analysis
13.8 Ineos Styrenics
13.8.1 Overview
13.8.2 Recent Developments
13.8.3 Swot Analysis
13.9 Kaneka Corporation
13.9.1 Overview
13.9.2 Financials Analysis
13.9.3 Recent Developments
13.9.4 Swot Analysis
13.10 Ming DIH Group Corporation
13.10.1 Overview
13.10.2 Swot Analysis
13.11 Dyplast Products, LIC
13.11.1 Overview
13.11.2 Financials Analysis
13.11.3 Recent Developments
13.11.4 Swot Analysis
13.12 Owens Corning
13.12.1 Overview
13.12.2 Financials Analysis
13.12.3 Recent Developments
13.12.4 Swot Analysis
13.13 Repsol SA
13.13.1 Overview
13.13.2 Financials Analysis
13.13.3 Recent Developments
13.13.4 Swot Analysis
13.14 RMAX
13.14.1 Overview
13.14.2 Recent Developments
13.14.3 Swot Analysis
13.15 Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics Corporation
13.15.1 Overview
13.15.2 Recent Developments
13.15.3 Swot Analysis
13.16 Ford Motor Company
13.16.1 Overview
13.16.2 Financials Analysis
13.16.3 Recent Developments
13.16.4 Swot Analysis
13.17 Styron LIC
13.17.1 Overview
13.17.2 Recent Developments
13.17.3 Swot Analysis
13.18 Sunpor
13.18.1 Overview
13.18.2 Recent Developments
13.18.3 Swot Analysis
13.19 Synthos S.A.
13.19.1 Overview
13.19.2 Financials Analysis
13.19.3 Recent Developments
13.19.4 Swot Analysis
13.20 The Dow Chemical Company
13.20.1 Overview
13.20.2 Financials Analysis
13.20.3 Recent Developments
13.20.4 Swot Analysis

Thursday, 26 September 2013

World Electric Power Transmission & Distribution Equipment Market to 2017

The report “World Electric Power Transmission & Distribution Equipment to 2017” by Freedonia Group is now available at Contact with report name in subject line and your contact details to purchase this report or get your questions answered.

World demand to rise 6.7% annually through 2017
Global demand for electric transmission and distribution equipment is forecast to rise 6.7 percent per year to nearly $178 billion in 2017. Sales growth will accelerate relative to the 2007-2012 period, aided by both continued strong growth in electricity consumption in developing regions and economic recovery in developed countries. China, which accounted for 32 percent of global demand in 2012, will continue to be the largest and fastest growing national market for electric transmission and distribution equipment.

Offshore wind turbines to boost niche market demand
Offshore wind power installations are becoming increasingly common, especially in the North Sea. Such projects consume a variety of electric transmission and distribution equipment, including power transformers and distribution transformers. Offshore wind projects also commonly are linked to high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission lines, which consume specialized transformers and advanced switchgear.

Industrial, nonutility markets to outpace electric utilities in developed areas
At the global level, gains in demand in the key electric utilities market will be similar to gains in the industrial and nonutility generators market. However, these markets will typically exhibit different trends in developed regions than in developing regions. In developed areas, particularly North America and Western Europe, gains are expected to be fastest for industrial and nonutility generators, as independent power producers (IPPs) flourish. In developing regions, investment in large-scale expansion of basic electrification infrastructure will drive above-average gains in the electric utilities market, although liberalization of electricity sectors will also benefit electric transmission and distribution demand in the industrial and nonutility segment.

Asia/Pacific region to remain fastest growing market
The Asia/Pacific region, led by China, will continue to post the fastest gains in consumption of electric transmission and distribution equipment. India and Indonesia will also see rapid increases, ranking second and third, respectively, for projected demand growth through 2017. These countries will benefit from both expansion of basic electrification infrastructure and increased electricity consumption in their industrial and manufacturing sectors. Japan, which held the world’s fourth largest market for electric transmission and distribution equipment in 2012, will see improved gains through 2017, though growth will continue to be well below the regional average.

In North America and Western Europe, advances will be driven by increasing proliferation of renewable energy projects, which will require significant quantities of electric transmission and distribution equipment in order to integrate with electric grids. In Western Europe, investment in electric transmission and distribution equipment will be driven by the need to connect new energy sources to meet the aggressive renewable energy targets set by the EU for 2020.

Company Profiles
Profiles global players such as ABB, Alstom, Hitachi, Mitsubishi Electric, Schneider Electric and Siemens

For more details contact Mr. Priyank Tiwari: / +18883915441

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Italian Travel & Tourism Market 2017 at

In 2012, Italy was ranked fifth by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in terms of inbound tourist arrivals and international tourist receipts. While the country recorded a decline in domestic tourism in 2011, inbound tourism continued to increase. In fact, inbound tourism growth remained strong through the 2009 financial crisis and has remained so through the European debt crisis. The travel and tourism sector accounted for 10.3% of the nation’s total GDP and 11.7% of its employment in 2012.

This report provides an extensive analysis related to tourism demands and flows in Italy:
- It details historical values for the Italian tourism sector for 2008–2012, along with forecast figures for 2013–2017
- It provides comprehensive analysis of travel and tourism demand factors with values for both the 2008–2012 review period and the 2013–2017 forecast period
- The report provides a detailed analysis and forecast of domestic, inbound and outbound tourist flows in Italy
- It provides employment and salary trends for various categories of the travel and tourism sector
- It provides comprehensive analysis of the trends in the airline, hotel, car rental and travel intermediaries industries with values for both the 2008–2012 review period and the 2013–2017 forecast period

Based on Timetric’s estimates, Italy’s real GDP is expected to contract by 1.7% in 2013, led by sluggish domestic demand on the back of subdued consumer and business sentiments. The economy is likely to improve in 2014 and grow by 0.3%, bolstered by improving household consumption and enhanced exports. With gradual improvement in the global economic situation, Italy’s average GDP growth is projected to be around 1.2% during 2015–2017.

The growth of the travel and tourism sector slowed in 2012 as the country entered another recessionary period. Besides the nation’s economic contraction, a decline in investment and consumer spending was also recorded. According to the National Statistic Institute (Istat), the economy contracted by 2.6%, investment decreased by 2.3% and domestic consumption declined at a rate of 0.7% over figures from 2011.

The number of tourists from Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC countries) increased during the review period. This upsurge is expected to make up for the decrease in domestic and European tourists. The government and tourism promotion agencies have been making efforts to attract tourists from these source countries. For example, in September 2010, Italy, France and Spain entered into an agreement to collectively attract international tourists from the BRIC countries. Under the joint logo of “European Passion”, the three countries aim to promote the Mediterranean Arc in BRIC countries.

The religious centre of Catholics, the landlocked Vatican City State within Rome, is considered one of the key reasons for the growth of religious tourism in Italy. The country has more than 30,000 churches and sanctuaries. Additionally, according to the UN’s World Tourism Organization (WTO), Italy is home to seven of the 10-most-visited Christian sanctuaries.

July–September is the peak season for domestic trips in Italy. Additionally, with a share of 54.5% of the total domestic trips in 2012, north Italy accounted for the highest number of domestic tourist arrivals, followed by central Italy with a share of 22.6%. Southern Italy accounted for only 16.0% of the total domestic trips in 2012 owing to its lack of tourism infrastructure development.

Italy attracts tourists all year round. International travelers visit Italy in the winter for skiing and visit Rome during Christmas. During Easter, tourists visit the country for religious reasons and others visit because prices are lowest during spring. In summer inbound tourists head to Mediterranean beaches, lakes and historical cities, but the season is crowded as it coincides with the peak season for domestic tourism.

A high unemployment rate in the aftermath of the financial crisis is a key concern for Italian outbound travel. The unemployment rate, which was 6.1% in 2007, increased to 8.4% in 2009. As of July 2013, the rate was at 12.0%; higher than the pre-crisis level.

Recessionary conditions in Europe during 2012 created problems for the aviation market. The situation was further worsened by a rise in fuel prices. Italy also recorded a decline in passenger traffic, particularly on the domestic front. The leading carrier, Alitalia, had to obtain a loan of EUR150 million from its shareholders in early 2013 to remain operational.

The Italian hotel market is targeting wealthy clients. As of April 2013, there were a total of 44 hotels in the first class and luxury category under construction. The completion of these hotels will add more than 7,500 rooms to the Italian hotel market. Many of the old historic buildings and monuments are being restored and renovated by leading hoteliers to convert them into accommodation. For example, the Villa Tolomei in Florence was re-opened as a five-star resort in May 2013 by Landmark Hotels. These new hotels will be advertised at the EXPO2015 World Exposition to be held in Milan in October 2015.

Italy is a European tourist destination and therefore offers potential for car rental services. Several new companies are entering the market to capitalize on the demand at major airports and key tourist attractions. In February 2013, US-based Enterprise Rent-A-Car appointed Locauto Rent as its Franchisee partner to expand its market presence in the Italian car rental market.

The expansion of domestic, inbound and outbound tourism and an increase in demand for package tours over independent travel offers potential for the travel intermediaries industry. Travel agents and tour operators must focus on religious tourism, agritourism and cultural tourism, and develop travel itineraries and packages to compliment them.

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Therapeutics Market: Type 2 Diabetes Industry 2019 Shifting Treatment Algorithm and Intensified Competition Expected to Drive Growth by 2019

“Type 2 Diabetes Market to 2019 – A Shifting Treatment Algorithm and Intensified Competition Expected to Drive Growth by 2019”. There is currently a large number of blood glucose-lowering drugs in the crowded type 2 diabetes market indicated for the treatment of chronically high blood glucose. The market is led by Lantus, which achieved global sales amounting to $6.4 billion in 2012. Over the forecast period from 2012 to 2019, the safer, more efficacious newer classes of drug (GLP-1 agonists, DPP-4 Inhibitors and SGLT-2 inhibitors) are expected to capture substantial market shares, largely replacing older classes such as sulfonylureas and thiazolidinediones. Additionally, a variety of novel drugs belonging to these newer classes are due to enter the market, and are expected to offer a moderate improvement in terms of efficacy and safety. The price of these new therapies is expected to be high, but this is unlikely to hinder their uptake. As a result, as well as an overall increase in the prevalent population, GBI Research believes that the value of the global market has the potential to grow to reach $38.8 billion by 2019.

- A brief introduction to type 2 diabetes, including the symptoms, pathogenesis, risk factors and diagnosis
- In-depth analysis of major glucose-lowering drugs for type 2 diabetes, including analyses of their safety, efficacy, treatment patterns, strengths/weaknesses and overall commercial prospects. Includes a heat map comparing major drugs in terms of safety, efficacy and dosing parameters.
- Comprehensive review of the pipeline for type 2 diabetes therapies, including individual analysis of a number of late-stage pipeline drugs that are likely to enter the market in the forecast period. The pipeline is analyzed on the basis of phase distribution, molecule types and molecular targets.
- Additional in-depth analysis of pipeline drug clinical trials by phase, molecule type, trial size, trial duration and program failure rate analyses for each molecule type and mechanism of action
- Multi-scenario forecast data for the market up to 2019, taking into account how it will be affected by the introduction of new drugs, the expiry of key patents on current drugs, and changes in disease epidemiology across key developed markets including the US, Japan, Germany, the UK, France, Italy and Spain
- Discussion of the drivers and barriers for market growth

Reasons to Buy
- Understand the many different types of type 2 diabetes therapies on the market, from the older, established classes of treatment to newer, moderately superior types of drug, and their positions in the treatment algorithm
- Understand the strengths and weaknesses of each product
- Understand the scope of the pipeline, including which molecule types and mechanisms of action are prominent
- Observe trends in clinical trial duration and size amongst clinical phases and molecule types, and use the clinical trial failure rate analysis to assess the risk profiles of current and/or future developmental programs for type 2 diabetes therapeutics
- Assess the potential clinical and commercial impact of current late-stage pipeline molecules on the type 2 diabetes therapeutics market.

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