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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

By: marketsandmarkets.com
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 biodegradable plastics market 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 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 market  for biodegradable plastics 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 
 
1 Introduction (Page No.- 14)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Scope
          1.2.1 Market Definition
          1.2.2 Geographic Scope
          1.2.3 Year
    1.3 Currency
    1.4 Package Size
    1.5 Limitations
    1.6 Stake Holders

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

3 Executive Summary (Page No.- 23)

4 Premium Insights (Page No.- 26)
    4.1 Biodegradable Plastics Market in North America
    4.2 U.S. Dominates the Global Market
    4.3 Market: Developed Vs. Developing Nations
    4.4 Life Cycle Analysis, By Region

5 Market Overview (Page No.- 31)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Dynamics
          5.2.1 Drivers
                   5.2.1.1 Use of Renewable & Bio-Based Raw Material
                   5.2.1.2 High Decomposition Rate
                   5.2.1.3 Increasing Focus of Governments on Green Procurement Policies
                   5.2.1.4 Shift in Consumer Preferences Toward Eco-Friendly Packaging
          5.2.2 Restraints
                   5.2.2.1 Cost Competitiveness of Conventional Plastics Over Biodegradable Plastics
                   5.2.2.2 Durability of Biodegradable Plastics
          5.2.3 Opportunities
                   5.2.3.1 Increasing Scope in End-User Segment
                   5.2.3.2 New Raw Material
          5.2.4 Challenge
                   5.2.4.1 Performance Issues Related to Biodegradable Plastics
          5.2.5 Burning Issues
                   5.2.5.1 Technological Development for Commercial Production
                   5.2.5.2 Concerns Over Food Security & Land Usage
          5.2.6 Winning Imperatives
                   5.2.6.1 Focus on Efficient Technology and Innovation
                   5.2.6.2 Switch to Sustainable Raw Material

6 Industry Trends (Page No.- 40)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Process Flow Analysis 
          6.2.1 PLA (Polylactic Acid) 
          6.2.2 PHA (Polyhydroxyalkanoate) 
          6.2.3 PBS (Polybutylene Succinate) 
          6.2.4 Regenerated Cellulose 
          6.2.5 Starch-Based Plastics 
          6.2.6 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 Bargaining Power of Buyers
          6.4.4 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
          6.4.5 Degree of Competition
    6.5 Regulatory Framework
    6.6 Raw Material Analysis

7 Biodegradable Plastics Market, By Type (Page No.- 46)
    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 (Page No.- 64)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Packaging
    8.3 Fibers
    8.4 Agriculture
    8.5 Injection Molding
    8.6 Others

9 Biodegradable Plastics Market, By Region (Page No.- 76)
    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 (Page No.- 99)
     10.1 Overview
     10.2 Market Share Analysis, Biodegradable Plastics Market
     10.3 Competitive Situation & Trends
             10.3.1 New Product Launch
             10.3.2 Expansion
             10.3.3 Agreements. Partnerships, Collaborations & Joint Ventures
             10.3.4 Mergers & Acquisitions

11 Company Profiles (Page No.- 110)
     (Overview, Financial*, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments) 
     11.1 Natureworks Llc
     11.2 Novamont Spa
     11.3 Metabolix Inc.
     11.4 Corbion NV
     11.5 Biome Technologies PLC
     11.6 Bio-on SRL
     11.7 BASF SE
     11.8 Meredian Inc.
     11.9 Tianan Biologic Materials Co. Ltd.
     11.10 Mitsubishi Chemical Corp
     11.11 Innovia Films Limited
     11.12 Plantic Technologies Limited
     11.13 Synbra Technology Bv

*Details Might Not Be Captured in Case of Unlisted Companies. 
 
 
List of Tables (76 Tables) 
 
Table 1 Biodegradable Plastics Market Size By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 2 Impact of Global Biodegradable Plastics: Market Drivers (2014–2019)
Table 3 Packaging Laws in Europe
Table 4 Impact of Global Market Restraints (2014–2019) 
Table 5 Impact of Global Market Opportunities (2014–2019) 
Table 6 PLA–Based Plastics Application Growth, (2012-2019) (Tons)
Table 7 Biodegradable Plastics: Average Prices, By Region, 2012-2014 ($/Kg)
Table 8 Raw Materials for Main Biodegradable Plastics
Table 9 Biodegradable Plastics: Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 ($Million)
Table 10 Biodegradable Plastics Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 (Tons)
Table 11 Bio-Based Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 ($Million) 
Table 12 Bio-Based Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 (Tons) 
Table 13 PLA Market Size (Volume & Value), 2012–2019 
Table 14 PLA Market Size, By Region, 2012-2019 ($Million) 
Table 15 PHA Market Size (Volume & Value), 2012–2019 
Table 16 PHA Market Size, By Region, 2012-2019 ($Million) 
Table 17 Substitution Potential of Starch-Based Plastics
Table 18 Starch-Based Market Size (Volume & Value), 2012–2019
Table 19 Starch-Based Market Size, By Region, 2012-2019 ($Million) 
Table 20 Regenerated Cellulose Market Size (Volume & Value), 2012–2019
Table 21 Regenerated Cellulose Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 22 Synthetic-Based Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 ($Million) 
Table 23 Synthetic Market Size, By Type, 2012-2019 (Tons) 
Table 24 PCL Market Size (Volume & Value), 2012–2019
Table 25 PCL Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 26 PBS Market Size (Volume & Value), 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 27 PBS Market Size, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 28 Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 ($Million) 
Table 29 Market Size, By Application, 2012-2019 (Tons)
Table 30 Packaging Market Size (Volume & Value), 2012–2019 
Table 31 Packaging Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 32 Fibers Market Size (Volume & Value), 2012–2019 
Table 33 Fibers: Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 34 Agriculture Market Size (Volume & Value), 2012–2019
Table 35 Agriculture Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 36 Injection Molding Market Size (Volume & Value), 2012–2019
Table 37 Injection Molding Market Size, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 38 Others Market Size (Volume & Value), 2012–2019 
Table 39 Biodegradable Plastics Market, By Region, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 40 Biodegradable Plastics: Market, By Region, 2012–2019 (Tons)
Table 41 North America: Market, By Country, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 42 North America: Market, By Country, 2012–2019 (Tons) 
Table 43 North America: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 44 North America: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 (Tons) 
Table 45 U.S.: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 46 U.S.: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 (Tons)
Table 47 Canada: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 48 Canada: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 (Tons) 
Table 49 Europe: Market, By Country, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 50 Europe: Market, By Country, 2012–2019 (Tons)
Table 51 Europe: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 52 Europe: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 (Tons) 
Table 53 Germany: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 54 Germany: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 (Tons) 
Table 55 France: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 56 France: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 (Tons) 
Table 57 Italy: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 58 Italy: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 (Tons)
Table 59 Asia-Pacific: Market, By Country, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 60 Asia-Pacific: Market, By Country, 2012–2019 (Tons) 
Table 61 Asia-Pacific: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 62 Asia-Pacific: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 (Tons) 
Table 63 China: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 64 China: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 (Tons)
Table 65 Japan: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 66 Japan: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 (Tons)
Table 67 ROW: Biodegradable Plastics Market, By Country, 2012–2019 ($Million)
Table 68 ROW: Market, By Country, 2012–2019 (Tons)
Table 69 ROW: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 70 ROW: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 (Tons)
Table 71 Brazil: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 ($Million) 
Table 72 Brazil: Market, By Application, 2012–2019 (Tons) 
Table 73 New Product Launch, 2011–2013
Table 74 Expansion, 2011–2013
Table 75 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations, & Joint Venture, 2011–2013 
Table 76 Mergers & Acquisitions, 2011–2013
 
 
List of Figures (56 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 Breakdown of Primary Interviews, By Company Type, Designation & Region
Figure 5 Key Data From Secondary Sources
Figure 6 Key Data From Primary Sources
Figure 7 North America is Dominating the Global Biodegradable Plastics Market
Figure 8 Market, By Application, 2013
Figure 9 Asia-Pacific is the Fastest-Growing Market
Figure 10 Attractive Market Opportunities in Market
Figure 11 Packaging Applications Account for the Largest Share in North America
Figure 12 North America Has Registered the Largest Share of the Market
Figure 13 Developing Markets to Grow Faster Than the Developed Ones
Figure 14 Asia-Pacific Market is Expected to Grow Rapidly in Next Five Years
Figure 15 Rising Demand From Emerging Markets will Drive the Market
Figure 16 Overview of Biodegradable Plastics Process Flow Chain
Figure 17 Porter’s Five force Analysis of the Biodegradable Plastics Market
Figure 18 Market Share (Volume), By Type, 2013 Vs. 2019
Figure 19 More Than One Third of the  Market is Dominated By Pla
Figure 20 Bio-Based Biodegradable Plastics: Market Share (Value), By Type, 2013 Vs. 2019 
Figure 21 PLA: Market Size, By Region, 2014-2019 ($Million) 
Figure 22 PHA: Market Size, By Region, 2014-2019 ($Million) 
Figure 23 Starch-Based Biodegradable Plastics: Market Size, By Region, 2014-2019 ($Million) 
Figure 24 Regenerated Cellulose: Market Size, By Region, 2014-2019 ($Million)
Figure 25 Synthetic Biodegradable Plastics: Market Share (Value), By Type, 2013 Vs. 2019 
Figure 26 PCL: Biodegradable Plastics Market Size, By Region, 2014-2019 ($Million) 
Figure 27 PBS: Biodegradable Plastics: Market Size, By Region, 2014-2019 ($Million) 
Figure 28 More Than Half of the Biodegradable Plastics: Market is Dominated By Packaging Applications
Figure 29 Packaging: Market Size, By Region, 2014-2019 ($Million) 
Figure 30 Packaging: Market Size, By Country, 2013 (Tons)
Figure 31 Fibers Market Size, By Region, 2014-2019 ($Million) 
Figure 32 Fibers: Market Size, By Country, 2013 (Tons)
Figure 33 Agriculture: Market Size, 2014-2019 ($Million)
Figure 34 Agriculture: Market Size, By Country, 2013 (Tons) 
Figure 35 Injection Molding: Market Size, By Region, 2014-2019 ($Million) 
Figure 36 Injection Molding: Market Size, By Country, 2013 (Tons)
Figure 37 Regional Snapshot (2013)—Rapid Growth Markets Are Emerging As New Hot Spots
Figure 38 Canada and Brazil—Attractive Destinations for Major Applications
Figure 39 The U.S. is the Key Market for the Top Three Applications of Biodegradable Plastics in the North American Market (2013)
Figure 40 U.S. to Maintain the Position of the Largest Biodegradable Plastics Consumer
Figure 41 U.S.: Packaging, Highest Application of Biodegradable Plastics Among Different Countries
Figure 42 Italy is the Major Market for the Top Three Applications of Biodegradable Plastics in the European Market (2013)
Figure 43 China is the Key Market for the Top Three Applications of Biodegradable Plastics in the Asia-Pacific Market (2013)
Figure 44 Major Growth Strategies in Global Biodegradable Plastics Market, 2011–2013
Figure 45 Biodegradable Plastics Market Share, the Key Player, 2013
Figure 46 Battle for Market Share: New Product Launch Was the Key Strategy
Figure 47 Natureworks Llc: SWOT Analysis
Figure 48 Novamont Spa.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 49 Metabolix Inc.: Business Overview
Figure 50 Metabolix Inc.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 51 Corbion NV: Business Overview
Figure 52 Corbion NV : SWOT Analysis
Figure 53 Biome Technologies PLC: Business Overview
Figure 54 Biome Technologies PLC.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 55 BASF SE: Business Overview
Figure 56 Mitsubishi Chemical Corp: Business Overview

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. It is 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 market 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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