HOME Top Market Reports Bioplastics & Biopolymers Market by Type (Bio PET, Bio PE, PLA, PHA, Bio PBS, Starch Blends, and Regenerated Cellulose), by Application (Packaging, Bottles, Fibers, Agriculture, Automotive, and Others) & by Geography – Trends & Forecasts to 2018

Bioplastics & Biopolymers Market by Type (Bio PET, Bio PE, PLA, PHA, Bio PBS, Starch Blends, and Regenerated Cellulose), by Application (Packaging, Bottles, Fibers, Agriculture, Automotive, and Others) & by Geography – Trends & Forecasts to 2018

By: marketsandmarkets.com
Publishing Date: March 2014
Report Code: CH 2325

 

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Biopolymers consist of covalently bonded monomeric units. It can also be defined as a material for which at least a portion of polymer consists of material produced from renewable materials. Based on monomeric units and structure, biopolymers are of three types namely, polynucleotide, polypeptides, and polysaccharides. They are renewable, sustainable, carbon neutral, biodegradable, and compostable.

The biopolymers market is experiencing huge growth which is expected to continue in the near future, majorly driven by the highly growing European and North American regions and intense focus towards industrial expansions. A significant amount of investments are made by various market players in order to be prepared to serve the high demand in the future. North America is the major segment in the market, which accounted for more than one-third of the total global demand in 2012. The region is further expected to show quite a high growth in future, mainly due to high growth potential of the U.S market.

Packaging was the largest application of biopolymers, with a market share of nearly 57.1% of the total demand in 2012. Increasing demand for bio-PE, bio-PET, and PLA is pushing the demand for biopolymers at a notable pace. Bottling Industry is comparatively consuming less quantity of biopolymers but the demand growth is anticipated to be significant due to increasing penetration of bio-PET applications in various industries.

This study basically aims to estimate the global market of biopolymers for 2013 and to project the expected demand of the same by 2018. This market research study provides a detailed qualitative and quantitative analysis of the global biopolymers 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 projected for major regions such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and ROW, which is further segmented for key countries in 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 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 biopolymers.

Competitive scenarios of top players in the market have been discussed in detail. We have also profiled leading players of this industry with their recent developments and other strategic industry activities. These include: NatureWorks LLC (U.S.), Metabolix Inc.(U.S.), and Braskem S.A. (Brazil), Meredian Inc. (U.S), Indorama ventures Public Co. Ltd (Thailand), Novamont S.P.A (Italy), etc.

Scope of the report:

This research report categorizes the global biopolymers market on the basis of type, application, and geography along with forecasting volumes, revenues, and analyzing trends in each of the submarkets.

On the basis of types: The biopolymers market is segmented on the basis of industry types, such as bio PET, bio PE, PLA, PHA, bio PBS, starch blends, and regenerated cellulose. Each type is further described in detail in the report with volume and revenue forecasts for each type.

On the basis of applications: The biopolymers market is segmented on the basis of industry applications, such as packaging, bottles, fibers, agriculture, automotive, injection molding, and others. Each application is further described in detail in the report with volume and revenue forecasts for each application.

On the basis of geography: A country level segmentation is done for biopolymers for key regions that include North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and ROW, and further for key countries in each region that include Italy, Germany, U.S., Japan, Brazil, and others.

Table Of Contents 

1 Introduction (Page No. - 17)
  1.1 Objectives
  1.2 Report Description
  1.3 Stakeholders
  1.4 Research Methodology
      1.4.1 Market Size
      1.4.2 Major Secondary Sources Used
      1.4.3 Key Data Points Taken From Secondary Sources
      1.4.4 Key Data Points Taken From Primary Sources
      1.4.5 Assumptions

2 Executive Summary (Page No. - 22)
 
3 Premium Insights (Page No. - 24)
  3.1 BioPolymers Market Segments
  3.2 BioPolymers Market Overview
  3.3 BioPolymers Market, By Type & Application
  3.4 BioPolymers Market Dynamics
 
4 Biopolymers Market Overview (Page No. - 31)
  4.1 Introduction
  4.2 Value Chain Analysis
      4.2.1 BIO-PEt
      4.2.2 BIO-PE
      4.2.3 PLA
      4.2.4 Pha
      4.2.5 BIO-PBS
      4.2.6 Starch Blends
      4.2.7 Regenerated Cellulose
  4.3 Market Dynamics
      4.3.1 Drivers
            4.3.1.1 Positive Attitude Of Governments Towards Green Procurement Policies
            4.3.1.2 Vast Availability Of Renewable & Cost-Effective Raw Materials
            4.3.1.3 Biodegradability Driving The Consumption
            4.3.1.4 Increasing Concerns For Human Health & Safety
      4.3.2 Restraints
            4.3.2.1 High Price When Compared To Conventional Polymers
            4.3.2.2 Performance Issues
      4.3.3 Opportunities
            4.3.3.1 Increasing Scope In End-User Segments
            4.3.3.2 Under Penetration In Asian Countries
  4.4 Burning Issue
      4.4.1 Technology Development For Commercial Production
      4.4.2 Concerns Over Food Security & Land Usage
  4.5 Winning Imperative
      4.5.1 Focus On Efficient Technology & Innovation
      4.5.2 Switch To Sustainable Raw Materials
  4.6 Regulations
  4.7 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
      4.7.1 Supplier’s Power
      4.7.2 Buyer’s Power
      4.7.3 Threat Of New Entrants
      4.7.4 Threat Of Substitutes
      4.7.5 Degree Of Competition
  4.8 Market Share Analysis
      4.8.1 BIO-PEt
      4.8.2 BIO-PE
      4.8.3 PLA
      4.8.4 Pha
      4.8.5 Starch Blends
      4.8.6 Regenerated Cellulose
     
5 BioPolymers Market, By Type (Page No. - 59)
  5.1 Introduction
  5.2 BIO-PEt
  5.3 BIO-PE
  5.4 PLA
  5.5 Pha
  5.6 BIO-PBS
  5.7 Starch Blends
  5.8 Regenerated Cellulose

6 BioPolymers Market, By Application (Page No. - 68)
  6.1 Introduction
  6.2 Packaging
  6.3 Bottles
  6.4 Fibers
  6.5 Agriculture
  6.6 Automotive
  6.7 Injection Molding
  6.8 Others
 
7 BioPolymers Market, By Geography (Page No. - 77)
  7.1 Introduction
  7.2 North America
      7.2.1 Overview
      7.2.2 U.S.
  7.3 Europe
      7.3.1 Overview
      7.3.2 Germany
      7.3.3 France
      7.3.4 Italy
  7.4 Asia-Pacific
      7.4.1 Overview
      7.4.2 China
      7.4.3 Japan
  7.5 ROW
      7.5.1 Overview
     
8 Competitive Landscape (Page No. - 145)
  8.1 Introduction
  8.2 Expansion: The Most Popular GROWth Strategy
  8.3 Maximum Developments In 2013
  8.4 North America: Region With Maximum Developments
  8.5 Natureworks Llc (U.S.), Metabolix Inc (U.S.), Braskem S.A. (Brazil): Leading Market Participants

9 Company Profiles (Overview, Financial*, Products & Services, Strategy, And Developments)  (Page No. - 152)
  9.1 Braskem S.A.
  9.2 Natureworks Llc
  9.3 Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited
  9.4 Novamont S.P.A
  9.5 Metabolix Inc.
  9.6 Bio-On Srl
  9.7 Cereplast Inc.
  9.8 Meredian Inc.
  9.9 Tianan Biologic Materials Co. Ltd.
  9.10 Tianjin Greenbio Materials Co. Ltd. *Details Might Not Be Captured In Case Of Unlisted Companies. 

Appendix  (Page No. - 177)
  Developments
 
 
List Of Tables  (94 Tables)
 
Table 1 BioPolymers Market Size, By Geography, 2011–2018 (Tons) 
Table 2 BioPolymers Market Size, By Geography, 2011–2018 ($Million) 
Table 3 North America & Europe Regulations
Table 4 Conventional Plastics & Health Concerns
Table 5 BIO-PEt: BioPolymers Market Size, 2011–2018
Table 6 BIO-PE: BioPolymers Market Size, 2011–2018
Table 7 PLA: BioPolymers Market Size, 2011–2018
Table 8 Pha: BioPolymers Market Size, 2011–2018
Table 9 BIO-PBS: BioPolymers Market Size, 2011–2018
Table 10 Starch Blends: BioPolymers Market Size, 2011–2018
Table 11 Regenrated Cellulose: BioPolymers Market Size, 2011–2018 
Table 12 Packaging: BioPolymers Market Size, 2011–2018
Table 13 Bottles: BioPolymers Market Size, 2011–2018
Table 14 Fibers: BioPolymers Market Size, 2011–2018
Table 15 Agriculture: BioPolymers Market Size, 2011–2018
Table 16 Automotive: BioPolymers Market Size, 2011–2018
Table 17 Injection Molding: BioPolymers Market Size, 2011–2018 
Table 18 Others: Bio-Based Polymers Market Size, 2011–2018
Table 19 North America: Bio-Based Polymers Market Size, By Type, 2011–2018 (Tons)
Table 20 North America: Bio-Based Polymers Market Size, By Type, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 21 North America: BIO-PET Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 (Tons) 
Table 22 North America: BIO-PET Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million) 
Table 23 North America: BIO-PE Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 (Tons) 
Table 24 North America: BIO-PE Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million) 
Table 25 North America: PLA Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 (Tons) 
Table 26 North America: PLA Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million) 
Table 27 North America: Pha Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 (Tons) 
Table 28 North America: Pha Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million) 
Table 29 North America: BIO-PBS Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 (Tons) 
Table 30 North America: BIO-PBS Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million) 
Table 31 North America: Starch Blends Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 (Tons)
Table 32 North America: Starch Blends Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 33 North America: Regenerated Cellulose Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 (Tons) 
Table 34 North America: Regenerated Cellulose Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million) 
Table 35 U.S.: Bio-Based Polymers Market Size, By Type, 2011–2018 (Tons) 
Table 36 U.S.: Bio-Based Polymers Market Size, By Type, 2011–2018 ($Million) 
Table 37 Europe: BioPolymers Market Size, By Type, 2011–2018 (Tons) 
Table 38 Europe: BioPolymers Market Size, By Type, 2011–2018 ($Million) 
Table 39 Europe: BIO-PET Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 (Tons)
Table 40 Europe: BIO-PET Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million) 
Table 41 Europe: BIO-PE Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 (Tons)
Table 42 Europe: BIO-PE Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million) 
Table 43 Europe: PLA Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 (Tons)
Table 44 Europe: PLA Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 45 Europe: Pha Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 (Tons)
Table 46 Europe: Pha Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 47 Europe: BIO-PBS Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 (Tons)
Table 48 Europe: BIO-PBS Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million) 
Table 49 Europe: Starch Blends Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 (Tons) 
Table 50 Europe: Starch Blends Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million) 
Table 51 Europe: Regenerated Cellulose Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 (Tons)
Table 52 Europe: Regenerated Cellulose Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 53 Germany: BioPolymers Market Size, By Type, 2011–2018 (Tons) 
Table 54 Germany: BioPolymers Market Size, By Type, 2011–2018 ($Million) 
Table 55 France: Bio-Based Polymers Market Size, By Type, 2011–2018 (Tons) 
Table 56 France: Bio-Based Polymers Market Size, By Type, 2011–2018 ($Million) 
Table 57 Itlay: Bio-Based Polymers Market Size, By Type, 2011–2018 (Tons) 
Table 58 Itlay: Bio-Based Polymers Market Size, By Type, 2011–2018 ($Million) 
Table 59 Asia-Pacific: BioPolymers Market Size, By Type, 2011–2018 (Tons) 
Table 60 Asia-Pacific: BioPolymers Market Size, By Type, 2011–2018 ($Million) 
Table 61 Asia-Pacific: BIO-PET Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 (Tons) 
Table 62 Asia-Pacific: BIO-PET Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million) 
Table 63 Asia-Pacific: BIO-PE Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 (Tons) 
Table 64 Asia-Pacific: BIO-PE Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million) 
Table 65 Asia-Pacific: PLA Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 (Tons)
Table 66 Asia-Pacific: PLA Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million) 
Table 67 Asia-Pacific: Pha Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 (Tons) 
Table 68 Asia-Pacific: Pha Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million) 
Table 69 Asia-Pacific: BIO-PBS Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 (Tons) 
Table 70 Asia-Pacific: BIO-PBS Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million) 
Table 71 Asia-Pacific: Starch Blends Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 (Tons)
Table 72 Asia-Pacific: Starch Blends Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 73 Asia-Pacific: Regenerated Cellulose Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 (Tons) 
Table 74 Asia-Pacific: Regenerated Cellulose Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million) 
Table 75 China: BioPolymers Market Size, By Type, 2011–2018 (Tons) 
Table 76 China: BioPolymers Market Size, By Type, 2011–2018 ($Million) 
Table 77 Japan: BioPolymers Market Size, By Type, 2011–2018 (Tons) 
Table 78 Japan: BioPolymers Market Size, By Type, 2011–2018 ($Million) 
Table 79 ROW: BioPolymers Market Size, By Type, 2011–2018 (Tons) 
Table 80 ROW: BioPolymers Market Size, By Type, 2011–2018 ($Million) 
Table 81 ROW: BIO-PET Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 (Tons)
Table 82 ROW: BIO-PET Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 83 ROW: BIO-PE Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 (Tons)
Table 84 ROW: BIO-PE Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 85 ROW: PLA Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 (Tons)
Table 86 ROW: PLA Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 87 ROW: Pha Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 (Tons)
Table 88 ROW: Pha Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
Table 89 ROW: BIO-PBS Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 (Tons)
Table 90 ROW: BIO-PBS Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million) 
Table 91 ROW: Starch Blends Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 (Tons) 
Table 92 ROW: Starch Blends Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million) 
Table 93 ROW: Regenerated Cellulose Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 (Tons)
Table 94 ROW: Regenerated Cellulose Market Size, By Application, 2011–2018 ($Million)
 
 
List Of Figures (25 Figures) 
 
Figure 1 BioPolymers Market Segmentation
Figure 2 BioPolymers Regional Market Life Cycle
Figure 3 BioPolymers Market Outlook
Figure 4 BioPolymers: Market, By Type
Figure 5 BioPolymers: Market, By Application, 2012 Vs 2018
Figure 6 BioPolymers Market Dynamics
Figure 7 BioPolymers Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 8 BioPolymers Development Phase
Figure 9 Value Chain For Bio-Based Polymers Market
Figure 10 Bio-Based Polymers Market Impact Of Major Drivers
Figure 11 Waste Disposal Methods For Non-Biodegradable Plastics & Materials
Figure 12 Bio-Based Polymers Market Impact Of Major Restraints
Figure 13 Bio-Based Polymers Price Comparison
Figure 14 Bio-Based Polymers Market Impact Of Major Opportunities
Figure 15 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
Figure 16 PLA Market Share, By Company, 2012
Figure 17 PHA Market Share, By Company, 2012
Figure 18 Starch Blends Market Share, By Company, 2012
Figure 19 Bio-Based Polymers Market Share, By Type, 2012
Figure 20 Bio-Based Polymers Market Share, By Application, 2012
Figure 21 BioPolymers: Market Share, By Geography, 2012
Figure 22 BioPolymers: Market Strategy Distribution, By GROWth, 2009–2013 
Figure 23 BioPolymers: Market Developments, 2009–2013
Figure 24 BioPolymers: Market GROWth Strategies, By Geography, 2009–2013
Figure 25 BioPolymers: Market Activity Share, By Company, 2009–2013

The biopolymers market growing at a CAGR of 14.5% is expected to generate global revenue of $3,668.6 million by 2018.

The market has witnessed a significant growth in the past few years and this growth is expected to continue in the coming years. Biopolymers are widely consumed in applications like packaging, bottles, and automotive.

The demand for the biopolymers market is majorly driven by factors such as; its biodegradability and positive attitude of government towards green procurement policies. Further technological innovations are expected to increase the market penetration of biopolymers and make it suitable for numerous other applications. The effectiveness in traditional end-industries has always been a promising factor for its growth over a long run.

North America is currently the largest consumer of biopolymers, which consumed more than one-third of the total biopolymers consumption in 2012 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 16.0%. U.S is the leading consumer of biopolymers, holding a major share in regional volumetric consumption in 2012. The market for ROW is comparatively low, but is anticipated to show the highest growth rate from 2013 to 2018.

Bottles manufacturing with a CAGR of 24.7% is the fastest growing industry consumer of biopolymers owing to the distinguishing properties of the materials; whereas, the leading consumer of biopolymers remain the packaging industry

NatureWorks LLC (U.S), Metabolix Inc. (U.S), Braskem S.A. (Brazil)., Indorama ventures Public Co. Ltd (Thailand), Novamont S.P.A (Italy), Tianjin GreenBio Materials Co. Ltd (China), and so on are major manufacturers of biopolymers.

This report covers the biopolymers market by key regions and major countries in each region. A holistic approach has been followed in order to segment the entire market into definite types, and applications along with its projection till 2018.

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