Although the total exports of polystyrene in Russia were reduced in the first four months of 2014, the number of EPS exported to Ukraine accounted for more than 90% of the total exports. In April 2014, Russia's quantity of EPS exports were 2,400 tonnes, up 60% from March. Among them, the number of EPS exports to Ukraine is 2,200 tons.
Ukrainian domestic brokers said that with the arrival of seasonal demand peak, EPS supply gap will be further expanded. "For the current rising EPS prices, we can only be forced to accept the domestic manufacturers which can not meet the growing market demand in a timely manner, we can only rely heavily on EPS import cargo. However, the recent EPS import quotes soared, the beginning of the year has risen 40-46 percentage points. "A local market buyers complained.
For the supply shortage of neighboring countries, the Russian side said that "can not help." Strong domestic demand in recent months has not allowed the Russian side to increase the output of EPS in overseas markets. To meet the growing demand, the Russian Cypriot Group was forced to cut export share of EPS, while rejecting a lot of orders from Ukraine.
At present, the Ukrainian EPS market is still facing a shortage situation. Experts believe that Russia still needs to Ukraine as the largest EPS exporter.
The polystyrene plastic has excellent durability and thermal insulation, unique cushioning shock resistance, anti-aging and waterproof. As a thermoplastic foam, expandable polystyrene has been widely used in many fields. However, the expanded polystyrene are disposable, which can easily become the white pollution, so EPS recycling is very necessary to protect our environment. And then we can reuse it to do some other products.