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Bio Plasticizer Market by type (ESBO, Citrates, Castor oil, succinic acid & others), by application (packaging materials, medical devices, consumer goods, wires & cables, building & construction & others), by region - Trends & forecasts to 2020

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Publishing Date: June 2015
Report Code: CH 3495

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Plasticizer is a substance that is added to other polymeric substances to aid processing of the polymer and to impart flexibility, plasticity, softness, and reduce brittleness. These additives are widely employed in PVC cable, PVC resins, wire jacketing, vinyl flooring, medical equipment, automobile parts, packaging materials, and consumer goods among others. Phthalate-based plasticizer dominates the plasticizers market and accounted for a share of more than 80.0% of the global plasticizer market. The rising health concerns of consumers and other stringent environmental regulations are stimulating the demand for bio-plasticizer, as the end users are looking for safe, non-phthalate, and bio-degradable plasticizer. The bio plasticizer market is growing and is projected to register a growth rate of 9.8%, in terms of value, between 2015 and 2020. In terms of value, the market size for bio plasticizers is projected to reach $1,140.3 Million by 2020. Growth in end-use industries in developing nations such as China and India is expected to drive the bio plasticizer market in next five years. Ban on phthalates in consumer goods, food packaging materials, medical devices, and soft toys, is the other important factor contributing toward the growth of bio plasticizer. The emergence of bio-based plasticizer has given rise to a new phase in the plasticizer industry. The stringent regulations and norms along with tight supply of harmful phthalates, such as DOP, DBP, BBP, and DEP have led to the development of eco-friendly plasticizer as a replacement to the traditional phthalates.

The plasticizer industry is focusing on introducing safer and non-toxic bio-based plasticizer to help manufacturers go green; they can also replace the traditional phthalates in various applications. Bio-based plasticizer are renewable and are produced from vegetable raw materials and renewables that are used as an alternative for petroleum-based plasticizer, in many general purpose and PVC applications. The feedstock employed for the production of bio-based plasticizer include, soybean, palm, castor oil, citrates, stearic acid, and starch. Bio-based plasticizer can be used in an array of applications that need to be phthalate-free such as soft toys, food cling wraps, and carpet backing.

North America is the largest market for bio plasticizer. North America accounted for a share of around 36.0% of the global bio plasticizer market.

This study includes estimates of the market for bio plasticizers by 2020. This market research study provides detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the bio plasticizers market. The report provides a comprehensive review of major drivers, restraints, opportunities, winning imperatives, challenges, and key issues in the market. The market is further segmented and estimated for major regions, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and RoW. Major countries with the market sizes and revenues are covered for each of the region. Competitive scenario and market shares of the top players in the market have been discussed in detail. The top players in the industry are profiled in detail with their recent developments and other strategic industry activities.

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

The leading players of this industry are profiles with their recent developments and other strategic industry activities. Key participants in the bio plasticizer market include The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), Vertellus Specialties Inc. (U.S.), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), Solvay S.A. (Belgium), Lanxess AG (Germany), BioAmber Inc. (Canada), Emery Oleochemicals Llc (U.S.), Matrica S.P.A. (Italy), Polyone Corporation (U.S.), Myriant Corporation (U.S.), and Danisco Inc. (U.S.)

Scope of the report: This research report categorizes the market for bio plasticizer based on applications, type, and regions; forecasting volumes and revenues and analyzing trends in each of the submarkets.

On the basis of types: The major types for bio plasticizers such as ESBO, citrates, castor oil-based, succinic acid-based, and others have been discussed in detail in the report. Each type is further described in detail in the report with volumes and revenues estimated for each type.

On the basis of applications: The major applications for bio plasticizer such as packaging materials, medical devices, consumer goods, wires & cables, building & construction, and others have been discussed in detail in the report. Each application is further described in detail in the report with volumes and revenues estimated for each application.

On the basis of geography: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW and key countries in every region.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction (Page No. - 16)
    1.1 Objectives of the Study
    1.2 Market Definition
    1.3 Market Scope
           1.3.1 Markets Covered
                    1.3.1.1 Regional Scope
           1.3.2 Years Considered for the Study
    1.4 Currency
    1.5 Package Size
    1.6 Stake Holders

2 Research Methodology (Page No. - 19)
    2.1 Research Data
           2.1.1 Secondary Data
                    2.1.1.1 Key Data From Secondary Sources
           2.1.2 Primary Data
                    2.1.2.1 Key Data From Primary Sources
    2.2 Market Size Estimation
           2.2.1 Top-Down Approach
           2.2.2 Bottom-Up Approach
    2.3 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
    2.4 Research Assumptions
    2.5 Research Limitations

3 Executive Summary (Page No. - 26)

4 Premium Insights (Page No. - 30)
    4.1 Upcoming Opportunities in Bio Plasticizers Market
    4.2 Major Types of Bio Plasticizers
    4.3 Bio Plasticizer Market in APAC
    4.4 U.S. Dominates the Bio Plasticizers Market
    4.5 Bio Plasticizer Market: Developed vs Developing Nations
    4.6 Bio Plasticizer Market, By Application, 2014–2020
    4.7 Lifecycle Analysis, By Region

5 Market Overview (Page No. - 36)
    5.1 Introduction
    5.2 Market Segmentation
    5.3 Market Dynamics
           5.3.1 Drivers
                    5.3.1.1 Stringent Norms & Regulations to Drive the Market
                    5.3.1.2 Increasing Demand for Pvc
           5.3.2 Restraints
                    5.3.2.1 Comparatively Higher Cost
           5.3.3 Opportunities
                    5.3.3.1 Growing Demand in APAC Countries
                    5.3.3.2 Bio Plasticizers Help in Reducing Carbon Footprint
           5.3.4 Challenge
                    5.3.4.1 Development of High Phthalates & Non-Phthalates

6 Industry Trends (Page No. - 43)
    6.1 Introduction
    6.2 Value Chain Analysis
    6.3 Price & Cost Analysis
    6.4 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
           6.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
           6.4.2 Threat of Substitutes
           6.4.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers
           6.4.4 Threat of New Entrants
           6.4.5 Intensity of Rivalry

7 Bio Plasticizer Market, By Type (Page No. - 49)
    7.1 Introduction
    7.2 Epoxidized Soybean Oil (ESBO)
    7.3 Castor Oil-Based Plasticizers
    7.4 Citrates
    7.5 Succinic Acid
    7.6 Others

8 Bio Plasticizers Market, By Application (Page No. - 62)
    8.1 Introduction
    8.2 Packaging Materials
    8.3 Medical Devices
    8.4 Consumer Goods
    8.5 Wires & Cables
    8.6 Building & Construction
    8.7 Others

9 Bio Plasticizer Market, By Region (Page No. - 76)
    9.1 Introduction
    9.2 North America
           9.2.1 U.S.
           9.2.2 Canada
           9.2.3 Mexico
    9.3 Europe
           9.3.1 Germany
           9.3.2 France
           9.3.3 U.K.
           9.3.4 Italy
           9.3.5 Others
    9.4 Asia-Pacific
           9.4.1 China
           9.4.2 Japan
           9.4.3 South Korea
           9.4.4 India
           9.4.5 Others
    9.5 Rest of the World (RoW)
           9.5.1 Brazil
           9.5.2 Argentina
           9.5.3 Others

10 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 130)
     10.1 Overview
     10.2 Agreements & Collaborations: The Most Popular Growth Strategy
     10.3 Myriant Corporation, DOW Chemical Company & Vertellus Specialties are the Most Active Participants, 2011–2015
     10.4 Competitive Situation & Trends
             10.4.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations & Joint Ventures
             10.4.2 New Product Launches
             10.4.3 Expansions
             10.4.4 Mergers & Acquistions

11 Company Profiles (Page No. - 137)
(Overview, Financial*, Products & Services, Strategy, and Developments)
     11.1 Introduction
     11.2 DOW Chemical Company
     11.3 Evonik Industries
     11.4 Solvay S.A.
     11.5 Lanxess AG
     11.6 Polyone Corporation
     11.7 Bioamber Inc.
     11.8 Danisco Us Inc.
     11.9 Emery Oleochemicals LLC
     11.10 Matrica SPA
     11.11 Myriant Corporation
     11.12 Vertellus Specialties Inc.
 
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12 Appendix (Page No. - 163)
     12.1 Insights of Industry Experts
     12.2 Market Developments
             12.2.1 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations & Joint Ventures
             12.2.2 New Product Launches
     12.3 Discussion Guide
     12.4 Introducing RT: Real Time Market Intelligence
     12.5 Related Reports


List of Tables (113 Tables)

Table 1 Bio Plasticizer Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 2 Bio Plasticizer Price By Type, 2014
Table 3 Bio Plasticizer Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 4 Bio Plasticizer Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 5 ESBO Bio Plasticizers Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 6 Castor Oil-Based Bio Plasticizers Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 7 Citrates Bio Plasticizers Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 8 Succinic Acid-Based Bio Plasticizers Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 9 Other Bio Plasticizers Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 10 Bio Plasticizer Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 11 Bio Plasticizers Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 12 Bio Plasticizer Market Size in Packaging Materials, By Region, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 13 Bio Plasticizers Market Size in Medical Devices, By Region, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 14 Bio Plasticizer Market Size in Consumer Goods, By Region, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 15 Bio Plasticizers Market Size in Wires & Cables, By Region, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 16 Bio Plasticizer Market Size in Building & Construction, By Region, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 17 Bio Plasticizers Market Size in Other Applications, By Region, 2013-2020 (Kilotons)
Table 18 Bio Plasticizer Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 19 Bio Plasticizers Market Size, By Region, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 20 North America: Bio Plasticizer Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 21 North America: Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 22 North America: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 23 North America: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 24 North America: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 25 North America: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 26 U.S.: Bio Plasticizers Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 27 U.S.: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 28 U.S.: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 29 U.S.: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 30 Canada: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 31 Canada: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 32 Canada: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 33 Canada: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 34 Mexico: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 35 Mexico: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 36 Mexico: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 37 Mexico: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 38 Europe: Bio Plasticizer Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 39 Europe: Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 40 Europe: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 41 Europe: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 42 Europe: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 43 Europe: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 44 Germany: Bio Plasticizer Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 45 Germany: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 46 Germany: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 47 Germany: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 48 France: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 49 France: Bio Plasticizer Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 50 France: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 51 France: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 52 U.K.: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 53 U.K.: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 54 U.K.: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 55 U.K.: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 56 Italy: Bio Plasticizer Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 57 Italy: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 58 Italy: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 59 Italy: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 60 Others: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 61 Others: Bio Plasticizer Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 62 Others: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 63 Others: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 64 Asia-Pacific: Bio Plasticizer Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 65 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 66 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 67 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 68 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 69 Asia-Pacific: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 70 China: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 71 China: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 72 China: Bio Plasticizer Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 73 China: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 74 Japan: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 75 Japan: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 76 Japan: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 77 Japan: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 78 South Korea: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 79 South Korea: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 80 South Korea: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 81 South Korea: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 82 India: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 83 India: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 84 India: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 85 India: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 86 Others: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 87 Others: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 88 Others: Bio Plasticizer Market Size, By Application,  2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 89 Others: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 90 RoW: Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 91 RoW: Market Size, By Country, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 92 RoW: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 93 RoW: Bio Plasticizer Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 94 RoW: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 95 RoW: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 96 Brazil: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 97 Brazil: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 98 Brazil: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 99 Brazil: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 100 Argentina: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 101 Argentina: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 102 Argentina: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 103 Argentina: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 104 Others: Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 105 Others: Bio Plasticizer Market Size, By Type, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 106 Others: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 ($Million)
Table 107 Others: Market Size, By Application, 2013–2020 (Kilotons)
Table 108 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations & Joint Ventures, 2011–2015
Table 109 New Product Launches & Developments, 2011–2015
Table 110 Expansions, 2011–2014
Table 111 Mergers & Acquisitions, 2011
Table 112 Agreements, Partnerships, Collaborations & Joint Ventures, 2011–2012
Table 113 New Product Launches & Developments, 2011–2013


List of Figures (72 Figures)

Figure 1 Bio Plasticizers Market Segmentation
Figure 2 Research Design
Figure 3 Breakdown of Primary Interviews: By Company Type, Designation, & Region
Figure 4 Market Size Estimation: Top-DOWn Approach
Figure 5 Market Size Estimation: Bottom-Up Approach
Figure 6 Market Breakdown & Data Triangulation
Figure 7 Asia-Pacific is Expected to Be the Fastest-Growing Regional Market for Bio Plasticizers During the Forecast Period
Figure 8 ESBO Will Continue to Dominate the Bio Plasticizers Market Till 2020
Figure 9 Medical Devices: The Largest Application, 2015–2020
Figure 10 Bio Plasticizers Regional Market Share By Value, 2014
Figure 11 Attractive Opportunities in Bio Plasticizer Market During the Forecast Period
Figure 12 ESBO to Grow at the Highest Rate Among the Major Types of Bio Plasticizers During the Forecast Period
Figure 13 ESBO Segment Held the Largest Market Share (Volume) in APAC, 2014
Figure 14 U.S. Held the Largest Share of the Bio Plasticizers Market, 2014
Figure 15 Emerging Markets to Growt at Higher Cagr Than Matured Markets, 2014-2020
Figure 16 Majority of the Total Market Growth is Expected From Packaging Materials & Medical Devices Application Segments Between 2014 and 2020
Figure 17 APAC Market is Expected to Grow Rapidly Between 2015 and 2020
Figure 18 Bio Plasticizer Market Segmentation
Figure 19 Market Dynamics
Figure 20 Price Comparison: Bio Plasticizers and Other Plasticizers, 2014 ($/Kg)
Figure 21 Bio Plasticizers: Value Chain
Figure 22 Citrates to Remain the Most-Expensive Bio Plasticizers During the Forecast Period
Figure 23 Bio Plasticizer Market to Witness A High Degree of Rivalry Among Competitors
Figure 24 ESBO Segment Dominates the Market for Bio Plasticizers, 2015 vs 2020
Figure 25 North America: The Largest Market for ESBO, 2015–2020
Figure 26 ESBO: U.S. is the Largest Market Followed By China & Germany, 2014
Figure 27 Asia-Pacific is the Fastest-Growing Market for Castor Oil-Based Bio Plasticizers Followed By North America, 2015-2020
Figure 28 U.S. Dominates the Castor Oil-Based Bio Plasticizers Market, 2014
Figure 29 Asia-Pacific is the Fastest-Growing Market for Citrates, 2015–2020
Figure 30 U.S.: The Largest Market for Citrates Bio Plasticizers Segment, 2014
Figure 31 North America is Expected to Be the Largest & RoW the Fastest-Growing Region for Succinic Acid-Based Bio Plasticizers During the Forecast Period
Figure 32 U.S. is the Largest Market for Succinic Acid-Based Bio Plasticizers, Followed By Germany & China, 2014
Figure 33 North America Dominates Other Bio Plasticizer Market, 2015-2020
Figure 34 Medical Devices are the Fastest-Growing Application of Bio Plasticizers During the Forecast Period
Figure 35 North America is the Largest Region for Bio Plasticizers in Packaging Materials, 2015–2020
Figure 36 U.S. is the Largest Market for Packaging Materials, 2014
Figure 37 Asia-Pacific is Expected to Be the Fastest-Growing Market for Medical Devices Segment During the Forcast Period
Figure 38 U.S. is the Largest Market for Medical Devices, Followed By China & Germany, 2014
Figure 39 Asia-Pacific: The Fastest-Growing Regional Market for Consumer Goods Segment, Followed By North America, 2015–2020
Figure 40 Consumer Goods Market Size, By Country, 2014
Figure 41 North America: The Largest Market for Wires & Cables Application Segment, Followed By Europe & Asia-Pacific, 2015–2020
Figure 42 U.S. Accounted for the Largest Share of Bio Plasticizers in Wires & Cables, 2014
Figure 43 North America is the Largest Market While Asia-Pacific is the Fastest-Growing Market, 2015–2020
Figure 44 U.S. the Largest Market for the Building & Construction Segment Followed By Germany and China, 2014
Figure 45 North America: The Largest Market, 2015–2020
Figure 46 Regional Snapshot (2015–2020): China & India Emerging as the New Strategic Locations
Figure 47 China & India: Strategic Locations for Bio Plasticizers
Figure 48 North America Market Snapshot (2014): U.S. is the Largest & Fastest-Growing Market
Figure 49 U.S. to Remain the Largest Market for Bio Plasticizers, 2013-2020
Figure 50 Asia-Pacific Market Snapshot (2014): China & India are the Most Lucrative Markets
Figure 51 Rapidly Growing End-Use Industries are Driving the Market for Bio Plasticizers in India, 2015–2020
Figure 52 Companies Adopted New Product Launch as the Key Growth Strategy, 2011–2014
Figure 53 Key Growth Strategies in the Bio Plasticizer Market, 2011–2015
Figure 54 Market Evaluation Framework – New Product Launches and Agreements & Collaborations Fueled the Growth in 2013 and 2014 Respectively
Figure 55 Myriant Corporation, DOW Chemical Company, and Vertellus Specialities: The Most Active Market Players, 2011–2015
Figure 56 Regional Revenue Mix of Top 5 Market Players
Figure 57 DOW Chemical Company: Company Snapshot
Figure 58 DOW Chemical Co.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 59 Evonik Industries: Company Snapshot
Figure 60 Evonik Industries: SWOT Analysis
Figure 61 Solvay S.A.: Company Snapshot
Figure 62 Solvay S.A.: SWOT Analysis
Figure 63 Lanxess AG: Company Snapshot
Figure 64 Lanxess AG: SWOT Analysis
Figure 65 Polyone Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 66 Polyone Corporation: SWOT Analysis
Figure 67 Bioamber Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 68 Danisco US Inc.: Company Snapshot
Figure 69 Emery Oleochemicals LLC: Company Snapshot
Figure 70 Matrica SPA: Company Snapshot
Figure 71 Myriant Corporation: Company Snapshot
Figure 72 Vertellus Specialties Inc.: Company Snapshot

The report on “bio plasticizers” considers its six commonly used applications: packaging materials, medical devices, consumer goods, wires & cables, building & construction, and others. The bio plasticizer market is witnessing high growth because of increasing end-use industry, technological advancements, stringent regulations, and increasing demand in the developing markets. Plasticizer is a substance that is added to other polymeric substances to aid processing of the polymer and to impart flexibility, plasticity, softness, and reduce brittleness. These additives are widely employed in PVC cable, PVC resins, wire jacketing, vinyl flooring, medical equipment, automobile parts, packaging materials, consumer goods, and others. Plasticizer is the most common additives used in the plastic industry. The ban on phthalates in PVC products and increasing consumer awareness in major markets are driving the market for bio plasticizer. The market size for bio plasticizer is projected to reach $1,140.3 Million by 2020, registering a CAGR of 9.8% between 2015 and 2020.

The plasticizer manufacturers are focusing on introducing safer and non-toxic alternatives for phthalate plasticizer in order to help end-use industries meet the norms and regulations. Bio-based plasticizer are renewable and are produced from vegetable raw materials and renewables that are used as an alternative for petroleum-based plasticizer, in many general purpose and PVC applications. The feedstock employed for the production of bio-based plasticizer include, soybean, palm, castor oil, and starch. Bio-based plasticizer can be used in an array of applications that need to be phthalate-free such as soft toys, food cling wraps, and carpet backing.

Bio plasticizers such as ESBO, and castor oil-based, are expected to register a high demand in their respective applications. ESBO was one of the majorly consumed plasticizer in 2014. The prime driver for bio plasticizer usage comes from the increasing demand in developing countries coupled with growing manufacturer’s preference for phthalate free plasticizer in end-use products. The higher cost of bio plasticizer is the major roadblock for the growth of the bio plasticizer market.

This report follows both top-down and bottom-up approaches to estimate and forecast the global bio plasticizer market size. Competitive scenarios of the top players in the bio plasticizer market have been discussed in detail. The leading players of this industry are profiled with their recent developments and other strategic industry activities. The key participants in this market are The Dow Chemical Company (U.S.), Vertellus Specialties Inc. (U.S.), Evonik Industries AG (Germany), Solvay S.A. (Belgium), Lanxess AG (Germany), BioAmber Inc. (Canada), Emery Oleochemicals Llc (Malaysia), Matrica S.P.A. (Italy), Polyone Corporation (U.S.), Myriant Corporation (U.S.), and Danisco Inc. (U.S.).

Available Customizations Title

Client Consult Problem Statement :

MnM’s client who is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of advanced materials, additives and functional products, specialty chemicals, and fibers was interested in project involving “Assessment of Bio-derived Plasticizers in Europe and North America”. The key objective for the study involved:

  1. In-depth analysis of the current and future potential of non-ESO bio-derived plasticizers by product types, application categories and target regions (Europe & North America)
  2. To analyze every aspect of the usage of plasticizers in target industries and analyze the positioning of non-ESO bio-derived plasticizers among other types
  3. Market dynamics, Supply chain analysis, key end use applications and OEMs, key value chain influencers, commercial drivers & constraints (Industry and Customers) and technical drivers & constraints, comparing with competing materials, etc.
  4. Competitive benchmarking with plant locations, installed capacity, operating rates, supply chain channels, strategic developments, etc.

Solution Provided:
  1. Methodology Adopted by MnM : MnM carried out a detailed search of publicly available i....
  1. Methodology Adopted by MnM : MnM carried out a detailed search of publicly available information as well as leverage in-house information on the bio-derived plasticizers industry to orient the project and to engage the industry’s value chain including manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, dealers, wholesalers, associations and regulatory authorities. Exhaustive primary interviews were conducted from sales, marketing, production, R&D, technical experts using a semi-structured Discussion Guide to understand and provide the in-depth analysis of the market. These interviews were conducted with manufacturers / suppliers of bio-derived plasticizers, manufacturers / suppliers of raw material, users of plasticizers in various industries, distributors, wholesalers, dealers, institutions (associations, regulatory authorities), independent consultants and industry experts.
  2. Actual Solution Provided: - Through the detailed outcome of the study, we provided inputs on-

    Market size (current and forecasts) of the Bio-derived Plasticizers by product type, application and region (Europe and North America). Market dynamics and supply chain analysis with key influencers across value chain were identified for Bio-derived Plasticizers. Key commercial drivers / constraints of bio-derived plasticizer with competing materials and technical drivers / constraints based on various parameters were analyzed for the forecasts of different segments. Competitive benchmarking for the key companies was done which includes general overview, plant locations, installed capacity, operating rates, supply chain channels, strategic developments in the Bio-derived Plasticizers market.

Value Delivered:

MnM’s client was able to understand the current scenario of the of the non-ESO bio-derived plasticizers market. The research enabled the client to identify and evaluate potential of the non-ESO bio-derived plasticizers, given the existing usage, industry acceptance and future market potential. Also, the market forecasts were provided to focus client’s attention to the high growth markets of ESO bio-derived plasticizers. The competitive benchmarking also helped to understand the client’s present situation in the market and further helps the client to build short and long term strategies.

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