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Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) Market, By Application (Packaging, Food Services, Bio-medical, Agriculture) & Raw Material — Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018

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Publishing Date: April 2013
Report Code: CH 1610

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Rising demand of biodegradable materials, positive attitude of governments towards green procurement policies, and rising oil prices are attracting companies to invest in PHA (Polyhydroxyalkanoate) market. Many large companies such as Meredian (U.S.), Ecomann (China), and Bio-on (Italy) are focusing on increasing production capacities.

Large number of companies, particularly small and middle-sized ones, initiated the experimental and industrialized manufacturing of all types of PHAs. Polyhydroxyalkanoate can be produced using various renewable raw materials. Currently, majority of PHA is produced using plant sugar, which can be easily obtained from sugarcane, corn sugar, and sugar beet, making it an ideal raw material for PHA. Considerable amount of PHA is also produced using plant or vegetable oils such as soybean oil, palm oil, and corn oil. Waste lipids and milk whey are the other raw materials at experimental stage and can be commercialized soon.

Although the existing PHA plant capacities are underutilized at present, the companies are still planning for further capacity expansions. Analyzing the wide range of possible applications and upcoming trends of biodegradable plastics, companies are expecting significant growth in Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market demand in the near future. Currently, high prices and performance issues are the two major restraints for PHA Market. Generally, the cost of production of biodegradable plastics such as PHA is 20% to 80% higher than the conventional plastics. This is primarily due to the high polymerization cost of biodegradable plastics as most of the processes are still in the developmental stage. Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market is at its initial stage of technology cycle and not yet achieved economies of scale. The market is at a stage where there is high capacity but low consumption. Most of the players are into research and development for increasing the performance of their produced PHA.

In future, with increase in production, the prices will come down. Companies trying to produce Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market in near future are opting for increasing the performance of their products through investments in R&D. This is to ensure that the new products developed are more distinguished and revolutionary in terms of features than the ones already available. Lower prices and improved performance of PHA will boost its demand in future.

The report studies Polyhydroxyalkanoate market in all major regions namely North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (Latin America and Middle East & Africa). PHA applications such as packaging, food services, bio-medical, agriculture, and others have been identified and analyzed. The report segments the global as well as all regional markets by applications. The report also details and estimates the shares of various sources of production of PHA.

This report analyzes various marketing trends and establishes the most effective growth strategy in the market. It identifies market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, opportunities, burning issues, and winning imperatives. Major companies such as Metabolix Inc. (U.S.), Meredian Inc. (U.S.), Biomer (Germany), Tianjin GreenBio Materials Co. Ltd (China), Shenzhen Ecomann Technology Co. Ltd (China), etc. have also been profiled in this report.

For this report, various secondary sources such as bioplastics and chemical magazines, encyclopedia, directories, technical handbooks, company annual reports, industry association publications, articles, trade websites, and databases have been referred to identify and collect information useful for this extensive commercial study. 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 and market estimations.

Scope of the report

  • On the basis of geography:
    • North America
    • Asia-Pacific
    • Europe
    • ROW
  • On basis of applications:
    • Packaging
    • Food services
    • Bio-medical
    • Agriculture
    • Other applications

Table Of Contents 
1 Introduction  (Page No. - 15)
  1.1 Key Take Aways
  1.2 Report Description
  1.3 Markets Covered
  1.4 Stake Holders
  1.5 Research Methodology
      1.5.1 Market Size
      1.5.2 Key Data Points Taken From Secondary Resources
      1.5.3 List Of Secondary Data Sources
      1.5.4 Key Data Points Taken From Primary Sources
      1.5.5 Assumptions Made For This Report

  • 2 Executive Summary  (Page No. - 20)

  • 3 Premium Insights  (Page No. - 22)
      3.1 Market Segmentation
      3.2 Europe & North America – Best Markets To Invest
      3.3 Market Revenue Trends, By Geography
      3.4 Europe Continues To Dominate The Market
      3.5 Packaging – The Major Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market Application
      3.6 Consumption Trends, By Applications
      3.7 Maximum Number Of Developments In 2012
      3.8 Maximum R&D In Europe
      3.9 PHA Product Specifications

  • 4 Market Overview  (Page No. - 33)
      4.1 Introduction
      4.2 Value Chain
      4.3 Market Dynamics
          4.3.1 Burning Issues
       Under-Utilization Of Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market Producing Plants
       Technology Still In Its Initial Phase
          4.3.2 Drivers
       Positive Attitude Of Governments Toward Green Procurement Policies
       Vast Availability Of Renewable And Cost Effective Raw Materials
       Biodegradability Driving The Consumption
       Increasing Concerns For Human Health And Safety
       Rising Oil Prices Driving Bio-Based Materials
          4.3.3 Restraints
       High Price Compared To Conventional Polymers
       Performance Issues
          4.3.4 Opportunities
       Increasing Scope In End-User Segments
       New Raw Materials
       Potential For Cost Reduction Through Economy Of Scale
       Under Penetration In Asia-Pacific Countries
          4.3.5 Winning Imperatives
       Focus On Products Development And Innovation
      4.4 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
          4.4.1 Degree Of Competition
          4.4.2 Suppliers’ Power
          4.4.3 Buyers’ Power
          4.4.4 Threat Of Substitutes
          4.4.5 Threat Of New Entrants
      4.5 Patent Analysis

  • 5 Sources Of Polyhydroxyalkanoate Production  (Page No. - 62)
      5.1 Introduction
      5.2 General Production Process
          5.2.1 Choice Of Raw Materials
          5.2.2 Polyhydroxyalkanoate Cost By Raw Materials
          5.2.3 Strains Selection
          5.2.4 Bioprocesses & Downstream Processing
      5.3 Plant Sugar
      5.4 Plant Oil
      5.5 Waste Lipids
      5.6 Milk Whey
      5.7 Other Feasible Source Of Production
          5.7.1 Engineered Microbes
          5.7.2 Switchgrass
          5.7.3 Tobacco Plant
          5.7.4 Oilseed Crop

  • 6 Global Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market, By Applications  (Page No. - 75)
      6.1 Introduction
      6.2 Shifting Trends Towards Bioplastics
      6.3 Market Share By Applications
          6.3.1 Packaging
       Rigid Packaging To Have Highest Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market Usage In This Application
       Europe: Largest Market For Packaging Applications
          6.3.2 Food Services
       Demand For Packaged Food Items Are Rising
       North America Will Be The Largest Market For Food Services Application
          6.3.3 Bio-Medical
       Biodegradability Driving PHA Consumption In Bio-Medical Applications
       Bio-Medical Application To Have Highest Growth Rate In Asia-Pacific
          6.3.4 Agriculture
       Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market Helps In Solving Disposal Problems
       Rising PHA Application In Agriculture Will Drive The Market
          6.3.5 Other Applications
       Specialty Applications Of PHA Are Increasing
       Asia-Pacific To Have The Highest Growth For Other Applications Market

  • 7 Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market, By Geography  (Page No. - 98)
      7.1 Introduction
      7.2 Global Market Consumption V/S Revenue
      7.3 Market Share Analysis, By Geography
      7.4 Europe And North America To Drive The Global Market
          7.4.1 North America
       Rising Environmental Concerns Driving North American Market
       Corn Present In Abundance In North America
       Bio-Medical And Food Services Application To Drive PHA Consumption In North America
          7.4.2 Europe
       European Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market Driven By Stringent Regulations
       Milk Whey And Sugar Beet Most Promising Raw Materials In Europe
       Packaging Application To Drive The European PHA Market
          7.4.3 Asia-Pacific
       Waste Disposal Is A Serious Problem In Asia-Pacific
       Huge Reserves Of Sugarcane And Palm Oil In Asia-Pacific
       Packaging Applications To Drive Growth In Asia-Pacific
          7.4.4 Row
       Brazil – Emerging Market
       Brazil – Largest Sugarcane Producer
       Moderate Growth Rate Expected In Row
    8 Competitive Landscape  (Page No. - 119)
      8.1 Strategic Developments
          8.1.1 Maximum Developments In 2012
          8.1.2 North America: Region With Maximum Developments
          8.1.3 Expansion: Most Popular Growth Strategy
          8.1.4 New Products Launch/Developments
          8.1.5 Partnerships
          8.1.6 R&D
          8.1.7 Other Developments

  • 9 Company Profiles (Overview, Financials, Products & Services, Strategy, And Developments)*   (Page No. - 132)
      9.1 Biomatera
      9.2 Biomer
      9.3 Bio-On SRL
      9.4 Kaneka Corporation
      9.5 Meredian Inc.
      9.6 Metabolix Inc.
      9.7 Newlight Technologies, LIC
      9.8 PHB Industrial S.A.
      9.9 Polyferm Canada Inc.
      9.10 Shenzhen Ecomann Biotechnology Co. Ltd
      9.11 Tianan Biologic Materials Co. Ltd
      9.12 Tianjin Greenbio Materials Co. Ltd

  • *Details On Financials Might Not Be Captured In Case Of Unlisted Companies. 

  • Appendix   (Page No. - 163)
    U.S. Patents
    Europe Patents
    Japan Patents
    China Patents 

  • List Of Tables   (59 Tables)
    Table 1 Comparison Of Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market Products, By Companies
    Table 2 Global PHA Production Capacity, By Companies,2011 – 2013 (MT/Year) 
    Table 3 North America & EU Regulations
    Table 4 Conventional Plastics: Health Concerns
    Table 5 Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market Growth Rate, By Applications, 2013 – 2018
    Table 6 New Products Development
    Table 7 Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market: Production Process & Raw Material, By Companies
    Table 8 Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market: Cost Analysis Of Raw Material
    Table 9 Global Plastics Market Volume, 2011 – 2018 (‘000 MT)
    Table 10 Global Market Volume, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (MT)
    Table 11 Global Market Revenue, By Applications,2011 – 2018 ($Thousand) 
    Table 12 Packaging: Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market Consumption, By Types,2011 – 2018 (MT) 
    Table 13 Overall Packaging: Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market Revenue, By Types,2011 – 2018 ($Thousand) 
    Table 14 Packaging: Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market Consumption, By Geography,2011 – 2018 (MT) 
    Table 15 Packaging: Market Revenue, By Geography,2011 – 2018 ($Thousand) 
    Table 16 Food Services: Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market Consumption, By Geography,2011 – 2018 (MT) 
    Table 17 Food Services: Market Revenue, By Geography,2011 – 2018 ($Thousand) 
    Table 18 Bio-Medical: Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market Consumption, By Geography,2011 – 2018 (MT) 
    Table 19 Bio-Medical: Market Revenue, By Geography,2011 – 2018 ($Thousand) 
    Table 20 Agriculture: Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market Consumption, By Geography,2011 – 2018 (MT) 
    Table 21 Agriculture: Market Revenue, By Geography,2011 – 2018 ($Thousand) 
    Table 22 Other: Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market Consumption, By Geography,2011 – 2018 (MT) 
    Table 23 Other: Market Revenue, By Geography,2011 – 2018 ($Thousand) 
    Table 24 Global Market Volume (MT) & Revenue ($Thousand),2011 – 2018 
    Table 25 PHA: Market Consumption, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 (MT)
    Table 26 PHA: Revenue, By Geography, 2011 – 2018 ($Thousand)
    Table 27 North America: Raw Material Availability (’000 MT)
    Table 28 North America: Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market Consumption, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 (MT)
    Table 29 North America: Market Consumption, By Applications, 2011 – 2018 ($Thousand)
    Table 30 Europe: Raw Material Availability (’000 MT)
    Table 31 Europe: Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market Consumption, By Applications,2011 – 2018 (MT) 
    Table 32 Europe: Market Consumption, By Applications,2011 – 2018 ($Thousand) 
    Table 33 APAC: Raw Material Availability (’000 MT)
    Table 34 APAC: Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market Consumption, By Applications,2011 – 2018 (MT) 
    Table 35 APAC: Market Consumption, By Applications,2011 – 2018 ($Thousand) 
    Table 36 Row: Raw Material Availability (’000 MT)
    Table 37 Row: Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market Consumption, By Applications,2011 – 2018 (MT) 
    Table 38 Row: Market Consumption, By Applications,2011 – 2018 ($Thousand) 
    Table 39 Competitive Developments, By Approaches, 2009 – 2013
    Table 40 Expansions, 2009 – 2013
    Table 41 New Products Launch/Developments, 2010 – 2013
    Table 42 Partnerships, 2012 – 2013
    Table 43 R&D, 2010 – 2012
    Table 44 Other Developments, 2009 – 2013
    Table 45 Biomatera: Product Specification
    Table 46 Biomer: Product Specifications
    Table 47 Biomer: Product Grades & Its Applications
    Table 48 Bio-On: Product Specification
    Table 49 Kaneka: Product Specification
    Table 50 Meredian: Product Specification
    Table 51 Metabolix: Product Description
    Table 52 Newlight: Product Specification
    Table 53 PHB Industrial: Product Description
    Table 54 Polyferm: Products Specification
    Table 55 Polyferm: Versamer Polyhydroxyalkanoate Naming Convention
    Table 56 Ecomann: Product Specification
    Table 57 Tianan: Product Specification
    Table 58 Tianan: Enmat Grades & Its Applications
    Table 59 Tianjin: Product Specification
    List Of Figures   (36 Figures)
    Figure 1 Polyhydroxyalkanoate: Market Consumption, By Applications & Geography,2012 (MT) 
    Figure 2 Global PHA Market Segmentation
    Figure 3 PHA Market Scenario In Different Regions
    Figure 4 PHA Market Revenue Trend, By Geography,2011 – 2018 ($Thousand) 
    Figure 5 Global PHA Market Snapshot
    Figure 6 Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market Consumption, By Applications & Geography,2013 (MT) 
    Figure 7 PHA Consumption, By Applications, 2013 – 2018 (MT)
    Figure 8 Year Wise Strategic Developments
    Figure 9 Patent Analysis, By Geography, 2009 – 2012
    Figure 10 Value Chain For PHA Market
    Figure 11 Impact Of Global Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market Drivers
    Figure 12 Waste Disposal Methods For Non-Biodegradable Plastics & Materials
    Figure 13 Oil Import Price Estimates, 2000 – 2030
    Figure 14 Impact Of Global Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market Restraints
    Figure 15 Price Comparison – Conventional & Unconventional Plastics
    Figure 16 Impact Of Global PHA Market Opportunities
    Figure 17 Porter’s Five Forces For Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market
    Figure 18 Patent Analysis, By Geography, 2009 – 2012
    Figure 19 Patent Analysis, By Years, 2009 – 2012
    Figure 20 Number Of Patents, By Companies, 2009 – 2012
    Figure 21 Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market Raw Material Availability
    Figure 22 Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market Production Process
    Figure 23 Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market Production From Sugar Cane
    Figure 24 Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market From Plant(Palm) Oil
    Figure 25 Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market Production From Waste Lipids
    Figure 26 Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market Production From Waste Lipids
    Figure 27 Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market Production From Milk Whey
    Figure 28 Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market Segmentation, By Applications
    Figure 29 Global PHA Market Share, By Applications, 2012
    Figure 30 Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market Segmentation, By Geography
    Figure 31 PHA: Market Consumption, By Geography, 2012
    Figure 32 Global PHA Market Developments, By Companies, 2009 – 2013
    Figure 33 Competitive Developments, By Types, 2009 – 2013
    Figure 34 Growth Strategies Of Top 2 Companies, 2009 – 2012
    Figure 35 Developments, By Regions, 2009 – 2013
    Figure 36 Expansions, 2009 – 2013

  • Global Market is witnessing very high growth on account of increasing awareness for environmental protection and shift from conventional to biodegradable plastic products. Europe holds major market share followed by North America and Asia-Pacific. The figure below provides estimates for region wise consumption of PHA market for 2012.

    PHA Market Share, by Geography, 2012

    PHA (Polyhydroxyalkanoate) Market

    Source: MarketsandMarkets Analysis

    Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market is still in its infancy and has lot of opportunities in store for any manufacturer if it gets properly commercialized. There are very few industry players who have still not settled on the optimal growth strategy for this market. Many players are relying on increasing their manufacturing capacity in anticipation of a huge surge in demand from end user industries in the future. The companies with largest expansion plans are Metabolix (U.S.) and Shenzhen Ecomann Technology (China).

    Most of the players in this market are primarily focusing on research and development so that they are able to develop better quality Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market with enhanced functional and structural properties. Europe is the leader accounting for the largest share of PHA patents published between 2009 and 2012.

    The commonly used raw materials for Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market production are sugarcane, milk whey, and plant oils. Among them, sugarcane is the most popular raw material. PHA plants utilizing sugarcane usually operate in integration with sugar production. This facilitates production of sugar from sugarcane juice and PHA from bagasse (pulp that remains after the juice is extracted) simultaneously and offers cost advantage. The manipulation of natural PHA producing bacteria and genetically modified strains to achieve high PHA Market production is the key focus of the industry. The modified strains help to improve the quality and concentration of the raw materials.

    The factors hindering the growth of the Polyhydroxyalkanoate market are its lack of cost competitiveness over conventional plastics and performance issues. The increased scope for biopolymers in end-user segments, new and cost effective raw materials, cost reduction potential through economy of scale, coupled with huge potential offered by Asia-Pacific countries are the opportunities that the PHA producing companies should be aiming for in the future.

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