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Biodegradable Plastics Market by Type (PLA, PHA, PBS, Starch Based Plastics, Regenerated Cellulose, PCL), by Application (Packaging, Fibers, Agriculture, Injection Molding) - Global Trends and Forecasts to 2019

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Publishing Date: September 2014
Report Code: CH 2736

 

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Biodegradable plastics are defined as plastics that undergo decomposition in a specified period of time under composting conditions in industrial facilities. The global market is still in its infancy and occupies less than 1.00% of the overall plastics market. There are various types of biodegradable plastics, such as PLA (polylactic acid), PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoate), PBS (polybutylene succinate), starch-based plastics, regenerated cellulose, and PCL (polycaprolactone) that are used in applications such as packaging, fibres, agriculture, and injection molding.

Packaging was the single-largest application of biodegradable plastics, with a market share of nearly 60.00% of the total demand in 2013. Increasing demand for PLA (polylactic acid) and PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoate) is driving the demand for biodegradable plastics.

This study aims at estimating the global market of biodegradable plastics for 2013 and to project the expected demand of the same by 2019. This market research study provides a detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the global market. It provides a comprehensive review of key market drivers, restraints, opportunities, winning imperatives, challenges, and key issues in the market. The market is segmented and projected for important regions, such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW, which are further segmented for key countries in each region.

Competitive scenarios of top players in the biodegradable plastics market have been discussed in detail. We have also profiled leading players of this industry with their recent developments and other strategic industry activities which include NatureWorks LLC (U.S.), Novamont S.p.A. (Italy), Synbra Technology bv (Netherlands), Metabolix Inc. (U.S.), Meredian Inc. (U.S.), Tianjin Green Bio Science Ltd (China), Corbion nv (Netherlands), Mitushbhi Chemical Corporation (Japan), Plantic Technologies Ltd. (Australia), BASF SE (Germany), Bioome Technology PLC (U.K.), Bio-On Srl (Italy), and Innovia Films Ltd. (U.K.).

Scope of the report:

This research report categorizes the global market for biodegradable plastics on the basis of types, applications, and geography along with forecasting volume, value, and trends in each of the submarkets.

On the basis of types: The biodegradable plastics market is segmented on the basis of type, such as PLA, PHA, PBS, starch based plastics, regenerated cellulose, and PCL. Each type is further described in detail in the report with volume and value forecasts for each type.

On the basis of applications: The biodegradable plastics market is segmented on the basis of industry applications, such as packaging, agriculture, injection molding, and fibres. Each application is further described in detail in the report with volume and value forecasts for each application.

On the basis of geography: Regional level segmentation is done for biodegradable plastics that include North America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, and RoW, and further for key countries in each region that include the U.S., Canada, China, Japan, Germany, Italy, Spain, France, and Brazil.

Table of Contents 
 
List of Acronyms
 
1 Introduction (Slide No.- 15)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Report Description
    1.3 Markets Covered
    1.4 Stake Holders

2 Research Methodology (Slide No.- 18)
    2.1 Market Size Estimation
    2.2 Market Crackdown & Data Triangulation
    2.3 Market Share Estimation
    2.4 Assumptions

3 Executive Summary (Slide No.- 27)

4 Premium Insights (Slide No.- 31)
    4.1 Attractive Market Opportunities In Biodegradable Plastics Market
    4.2 Biodegradable Plastics Market In North America
    4.3 U.S. Dominates the Global Biodegradable Plastics Market
    4.4 Biodegradable Plastics Market: Developed Vs. Developing Nations
    4.5 Life Cycle Analysis, By Region

5 Market Overview (Slide No.- 37)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
          5.2.1 Market By Type
          5.2.2 Market By Application
    5.3 Market Dynamics
          5.3.1 Drivers
                   5.3.1.1 Use of Renewable & Bio-Based Raw Material
                   5.3.1.2 Biodegradability
                   5.3.1.3 Positive Attitude of Government Towards Green Procurement Polices
                   5.3.1.4 Shift in Consumer Preferences Towards Eco Friendly Packaging
          5.3.2 Restraints
                   5.3.2.1 Cost Competitiveness of Biodegradable Plastics Over Conventional Plastics
                   5.3.2.2 Durability of Biodegradable Plastics
          5.3.3 Opportunities
                   5.3.3.1 Increasing Scope in End-User Segment
                   5.3.3.2 New Raw Material
          5.3.4 Challenges
                   5.3.4.1 Performance issues Related to Biodegradable Plastics
          5.3.5 Burning issues
                   5.3.5.1 Technology Development for Commercial Production
                   5.3.5.2 Concerns Over Food Security & Land Usage
          5.3.6 Winning Imperatives
                   5.3.6.1 Focus on Efficient Technology and Innovation
                   5.3.6.2 Switch to Sustainable Raw Material

6 Industry Trends (Slide No.- 52)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Value Chain Analysis
                    6.2.1.1 PLA (Polylactic Acid)
                    6.2.1.2 PHA (Polyhydroxyalkanoate)
                    6.2.1.3 PBS (Polybutylene Succinate)
                    6.2.1.4 Regenerated Cellulose
                    6.2.1.5 Starch Based Plastics
                    6.2.1.6 PCL (Polycaprolactone)
    6.3 Price  Analysis
    6.4 Porter’s Five forces Analysis
          6.4.1 Threat 0f New Entrants
          6.4.2 Threat of Substitutes
          6.4.3 Barganing Power of Buyers
          6.4.4 Barganing Power of Suppliers
          6.4.5 Degree of Competition
    6.5 Regulatory Framework
    6.6 Raw Material Analysis

7 Biodegradable Plastics Market, By Type (Slide No.- 60)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Bio-Based Market, By Polymer Type
          7.2.1 PLA (Polylactic Acid)
          7.2.2 PHA (Poly Hydroxyalkonoates)
          7.2.3 Starch Based Plastics
          7.2.4 Regenerated Cellulose
    7.3 Synthetic Market, By Polymer Type
          7.3.1 PCL (Polycaprolactone)
          7.3.2 PBS (Polybutylene Succinate)

8 Biodegradable Plastics Market, By Application (Slide No.- 81)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Packaging
    8.3 Fibres
    8.4 Agriculture
    8.5 Injection Molding
    8.6 Others

9 Biodegradable Plastics Market, By Region (Slide No.- 96)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 North America
          9.2.1 U.S.
          9.2.2 Canada
    9.3 Europe
          9.3.1 Germany
          9.3.2 France
          9.3.3 Italy
    9.4 Asia-Pacific
          9.4.1 China
          9.4.2 Japan
    9.5 Rest of the World (ROW)
          9.5.1 Brazil

10 Competitive Landscape (Slide No.- 125)
     10.1 Overview
     10.2 Market Share Analysis 
     10.3 Competitive Situation & Trends
            10.3.1 New Product Launch
            10.3.2 Expansion
            10.3.3 Agreements. Partnerships, Collaborations & Joint Venture
            10.3.4 Mergers & Acquisitions

11 Company Profiles (Slide No.- 144)
     11.1 Metabolix Inc.
             11.1.1 Business Overview
             11.1.2 Products & Services
             11.1.3 Strategy & Insights
             11.1.4 Developments
             11.1.5 SWOT Analysis
             11.1.6 MNM View
     11.2 BASF SE
             11.2.1 Business Overview
             11.2.2 Products & Services
             11.2.3 Strategy & Insights
             11.2.4 Developments
             11.2.5 SWOT Analysis
             11.2.6 MNM View
     11.3 Corbion NV
             11.3.1 Business Overview
             11.3.2 Products & Services
             11.3.3 Strategy & Insights
             11.3.4 Developments
             11.3.5 SWOT Analysis
             11.3.6 MNM View
     11.4 Natureworks LLC
             11.4.1 Business Overview
             11.4.2 Products & Services
             11.4.3 Strategy & Insights
             11.4.4 Developments
             11.4.5 SWOT Analysis
             11.4.6 MNM View
     11.5 Biome  Technologies PLC
             11.5.1 Business Overview
             11.5.2 Products & Services
             11.5.3 Strategy & Insights
             11.5.4 SWOT Analysis
             11.5.5 MNM View
     11.6 Plantic  Technologies Limited
             11.6.1 Business Overview
             11.6.2 Products & Services
             11.6.3 Strategy & Insights
             11.6.4 Developments
     11.7 Bio-on SRL
             11.7.1 Business Overview
             11.7.2 Products & Services
             11.7.3 Strategy & Insights
             11.7.4 Developments
     11.8 Meredian Inc.
             11.8.1 Business Overview
             11.8.2 Products & Services
             11.8.3 Strategy & Insights
             11.8.4 Developments
     11.9 Tianan Biologic Materials Co. Ltd.
             11.9.1 Business Overview
             11.9.2 Products & Services
             11.9.3 Strategy & Insights
     11.10 Mitsubishi Chemical Corp
             11.10.1 Business Overview
             11.10.2 Products & Services
             11.10.3 Strategy & Insights
             11.10.4 Developments
     11.11 Innovia Films Limited
             11.11.1 Business Overview
             11.11.2 Products & Services
             11.11.3 Strategy & Insights
     11.12 Synbra Technology Bv
             11.12.1 Business Overview
             11.12.2 Products & Services
             11.12.3 Strategy & Insights
             11.12.4 Developments
     11.13 Novamont SPA
             11.13.1 Business Overview
             11.13.2 Products and Services
             11.13.3 Strategy & Insights
             11.13.4 Developments


List of Tables (75 Tables) 

Table 1 Biodegradable Plastics Market Value, By Geography, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 2 Impact of Global Biodegradable Plastics Market Drivers (2014-2019)
Table 3 Packaging Laws In Europe
Table 4 Impact of Global Biodegradable Plastics Market Restraints (2014-2019)
Table 5 PLA – Based Plastics Application Growth, (2012-2019) (Tons)
Table 6 Biodegradable Plastics: Average Prices, By Region, 2012-2014 ($/Kg)
Table 7 Raw Materials for Major Biodegradable Polymers
Table 8 Market, By Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 9 Market, By Type, 2012-2019 (Tons)
Table 10 Bio-Based Market, By Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 11 Bio-Based Market, By Type, 2012-2019 (Tons)
Table 12 PLA:  Market Volume (Tons) & Value ($Million), 2012–2019
Table 13 PLA: Market Value ($Million), 2012-2019
Table 14 PHA: Market Volume (Tons) & Value ($Million), 2012–2019
Table 15 PHA: Market Value ($Million), 2012-2019
Table 16 Subtitution Potential of Starch Based Plastics
Table 17 Starch Based Plastics: Market Volume (Tons) & Value ($Million), 2012–2019
Table 18 Starch Based Plastics: Market Value ($Million), 2012-2019
Table 19 Regenerated Cellulose: Market Volume (Tons) & Value ($Million), 2012–2019
Table 20 Regenerated Cellulose: Market Value, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 21 Market, By Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 22 Market, By Type, 2012-2019 (Tons)
Table 23 PCL: Market Volume (Tons) & Value ($Million), 2012–2019
Table 24 PCL: Market Value, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 25 PBS: Market Volume (Tons) & Value , 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 26 PBS: Market Value , 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 27 Biodegradable Plastics Market, By Application, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 28 Market, By Application, 2012-2019 (Tons)
Table 29 Packaging: Market Volume (Tons) & Value ($Million), 2012–2019
Table 30 Packaging: Market Value ($Million), By Region, 2012–2019
Table 31 Fibres: Market Volume (Tons) & Value ($Million), 2012–2019
Table 32 Fibres: Market Value ($Million), By Region, 2012–2019
Table 33 Agriculture: Market Volume (Tons) & Value ($Million), 2012–2019
Table 34 Agriculture: Market Value, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 35 Injection Molding: Market Volume (Tons) & Value ($Million), 2012–2019
Table 36 Injection Molding: Market Value, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 37 Others: Market Volume (Tons) & Value ($Million), 2012–2019
Table 38 Biodegradable Plastics Market, By Region, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 39 Market, By Region, 2012-2019 (Tons)
Table 40 North America: Market, By Country, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 41 North America: Market, By Country, 2012-2019 (Tons)
Table 42 North America: Market, By Application, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 43 North America: Market, By Application, 2012-2019 (Tons)
Table 44 U.S.: Market, By Application, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 45 U.S.: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 (Tons)
Table 46 Canada: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 47 Canada: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 (Tons)
Table 48 Europe: Market, By Country, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 49 Europe: Market, By Country, 2012-2019 (Tons)
Table 50 Europe: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 51 Europe: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 (Tons)
Table 52 Germany: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 53 Germany: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 (Tons)
Table 54 France: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 55 France: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 (Tons)
Table 56 Italy: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 57 Italy: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 (Tons)
Table 58 Asia-Pacific: Market, By Country, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 59 Asia-Pacific: Market, By Country, 2012-2019 (Tons)
Table 60 Asia-Pacific: Market, By Application, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 61 Asia-Pacific: Market, By Application, 2012-2019 (Tons)
Table 62 China: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 63 China: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 (Tons)
Table 64 Japan: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 65 Japan: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 (Tons)
Table 66 ROW: Market, By Country, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 67 ROW: Market, By Country, 2012-2019 (Tons)
Table 68 ROW: Market, By Application, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 69 ROW: Market, By Application, 2012-2019 (Tons)
Table 70 Brazil: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 71 Brazil: Biodegradable Plastics Market, By Application, 2012–2019 (Tons)
Table 72 New Product Launch, 2011-2013
Table 73 Expansion, 2011-2013
Table 74 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations, & Joint Venture, 2011-2013
Table 75 Mergers & Acquisitions, 2011-2013


List of Figures (54 Figures) 

Figure 1 Biodegradable Plastics Market: Research Methodology
Figure 2 Market Size Estimation: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 3 Market Size Estimation: Top-Down Approach
Figure 4 Break Down of Primary Interviews By Company Type, Designation, & Region
Figure 5 Key Data Points Taken From Secondary Sources
Figure 6 Key Data Points Taken From Primary Sources
Figure 7 North America  is Dominating the Global Biodegradable Plastics Market
Figure 8 Market, By Application, 2013
Figure 9 Market Share, By Region, 2013
Figure 10 Attractive Market Opportunities in Biodegradable Plastics Market
Figure 11 Packaging Applications Capture the Lion’s Share in the Largest North American Market
Figure 12 North America Has the Largest Share of the Biodegradable Plastics Market
Figure 13 Developing Markets To Grow Faster Than the Developed ones
Figure 14 Asia-Pacific Market is Expected to Be in Exponential Growth PHAse in  Coming Years
Figure 15 Different Types of Biodegradable Plastics
Figure 16 Segmentation, By Type
Figure 17 Segmentation, By Application
Figure 18 Increasing Demand From Emerging Markets Will Propel Biodegradable Plastics Market Growth
Figure 19 Overview of Value Chain
Figure 20 Porter’s Five force Analysis of the Biodegradable Plastics Market
Figure 21 Biodegradable Plastics Market, By Volume
Figure 22 More Than One Third of the Biodegradable Plastics Market is Dominated By Pla
Figure 23 Bio-Based Biodegradable Plastics Market Share, By Type ($Million)
Figure 24 PLA: Market Value, 2014-2019 ($Million)
Figure 25 PHA: Market Value, 2014-2019 ($Million)
Figure 26 Starch Based Plastics: Market Value, 2014-2019 ($Million)
Figure 27 Regenerated Cellulose: Market Value, 2014-2019 ($Million)
Figure 28 Synthetic Biodegradable Plastics Market Share, By Type ($Million)
Figure 29 PCL: Market Value, 2014-2019 ($Million)
Figure 30 PBS: Market Value, 2014-2019 ($Million)
Figure 31 Around Half of the Biodegradable Plastics Market is Dominated By Packaging Applications
Figure 32 Packaging: Market Value, 2014-2019 ($Million)
Figure 33 Packaging: Biodegradable Plastics Market, By Country, 2013
Figure 34 Fibres: Market Value, 2014-2019 ($Million)
Figure 35 Fibres: Biodegradable Plastics Market, By Country, 2013
Figure 36 Agriculture: Market Value, 2014-2019 ($Million)
Figure 37 Agriculture: Biodegradable Plastics Market, By Country, 2013
Figure 38 Injection Molding: Market Value, 2014-2019 ($Million)
Figure 39 Injection Molding: Biodegradable Plastics Market, By Country, 2013
Figure 40 Geographic Snapshot (2013) - Rapid Growth Markets Are Emerging As New Hot Spots
Figure 41 Canada and Brazil - An Attractive Destination for Major Applications
Figure 42 U.S. is the Major Market for top Three Applications of Biodegradable Plastics in the North America Market (2013)
Figure 43 U.S. - To Maintain the Position of Largest Consumer
Figure 44 U.S.: Packaging, Highest Application of Biodegradable Plastics Among Different Countires
Figure 45 Italy is the Major Market for Top Three Applications of Biodegradable Plastics in the European Market (2013)
Figure 46 China is the Major Market for Top Three Applications of Biodegradable Plastics in the Asia-Pacific Market (2013)
Figure 47 Major Growth Strategies in Global Biodegradable Polymer Market, 2011–2013
Figure 48 Biodegradable Plastics Market Share, the Key Player, 2013
Figure 49 Battle for Market Share: New Product Launch Was the Key Strategy
Figure 50 Metabolix Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 51 BASF SE: SWOT Analysis
Figure 52 Corbion NV : SWOT Analysis
Figure 53 Natureworks LLC: SWOT Analysis
Figure 54 Bioome Technologies PLC.: SWOT Analysis

The biodegradable plastics market is estimated to witness a CAGR of 13.01% between 2014 and 2019, and is expected to generate a global market value of $3,476.87 million by 2019.

The report on “Biodegradable Plastics” considers its fourcommonly used applications: packaging, fibers, agriculture, and injection molding. The global industry is witnessing high growth because of increasing applications, technological advancements, and growing demand in the Asia-Pacific region. Biodegradable plastics are largely used in industries such as packaging, fibers, agriculture, injection molding, and others. The injection molding application market growth is one of the major drivers for this market. Decreasing cost of biodegradable plastics manufacturing and increasing environmental awareness are further driving the biodegradable plastics market globally.

Packaging is the largest application of biodegradable plastics across the world. The market size, in terms of value for the same is projected to reach $2,007.94 million by 2019. The demand for eco-friendly packaging made from bio-based plastics is growing at a high rate. This is due to the products such as PLA, PHA, and starch-based plastics which are expected to find high demand in their applications. Most of the bio-based plastics are biodegradable and have compostable nature enabling them to decompose rapidly. Increasing environmental legislations have encouraged the use of biodegradable plastics especially in carry bags and packages. While packaging currently forms the largest application market for PHA, the plastics is also witnessing increasing demand from the manufacturers of medical accessories and personal hygiene products. Polyhydroxyalkanoate is the fastest growing type of biodegradable plastic, driven by its high use in tissue engineering, wound healing, and drug delivery. The packaging marketfor biodegradable plastics has a wide scope for its expansion, which in turn would help in increasing the consumption for polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) biodegradable plastics.

The key participants in this market are NatureWorks LLC (U.S.), Novamont S.p.A (Italy), Ecomann (China), Herbin Livan (Hungary), Synbra (The Netherlands), Metabolix Inc. (U.S.), Rodenburg (Netherlands), Meredian Inc. (U.S.), Tianjin Green Bio Science Ltd. (China), Biotech (Germany), Corbion nv(Netherlands), Cereplast Inc. (U.S.), and Plantic Technologies Ltd. (Australia). This report follows both top-down and bottom-up approaches to estimate and forecast the global biodegradable plastics market size.

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