+1-518-618-1030 866 - 552 - 3453 USA-Canada Toll Free

Bio-plasticizers Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2016 - 2024

Pre Book Price: $ 5216

Original Price: $ 5795

Bio-plasticizers are those polymer additives that possess lesser chemical effects and better bio-degradability. Generally, a plasticizer is defined as polymer additive that helps in increasing the polymer’s flexibility, elongation or simplicity of processing (workability). Plasticizers are typically inactive organic materials with low vapor pressures and high boiling points. Usually, esters are used due to their favorable physical interactions with high-molecular-weight (HMW) polymers. This physical interaction results in the formation of homogeneous physical unit from the polymer and plasticizer. In other words, they do not separate out.

The applications of bio-plasticizers can be seen in printing inks for jet printers, dentures, surface coatings for polymers, biodegradable film and foam, cigarette filter, food wraps, osmotic membrane, flame retarding plasticizer, photographic film base, flame retardant in sheeting, moldings and coatings, magnetic tape produced between 1935 and 1960, varnishes, safety glass, eyewear frames, scotch tape, paper laminate, etc.

Use of biodegradable additives in PVC is responsible for higher intensity of sales of bio-plasticizers. Plasticization of PVC provides far greater profits because PVC would be of little use without the wide range of additives available. The development of PVC as a commercially used polymer is connected to the development of additives used in the plasticization process. The improvement of bio-plasticizers is driven by growing consumer perception and limited supply of harmful phthalate. When phthalate plasticizers are in direct contact with bodily fluids, they have been found to be a health concern. Since they are readily miscible in organic solvents like saliva and plasma, there is a chance of ingesting or absorbing them during common medical procedures. It is believed that once they are absorbed, they get stored in the fatty tissue of humans and thus, can be disturbing to the development of embryo or fetus. Hence, Eco-friendly bio-based plasticizers for food packaging material, consumer goods and medical products are being developed due to ban on phthalate-based plasticizers.

Based on varying applications, bio-plasticizers market can be segmented into : medical devices, wires & cables, packaging materials, building & construction, consumer goods, etc. Bio-plasticizers market can be segmented into various groups depending on the type of additive present in that bio-plasticizer. Some examples of additives used are as follows : acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS),  acrylics, bromobutyl rubber, butyl terpolymer, cellulose acetate, etc.

Because of successful segments such as consumer and chemicals goods, medical devices, North America currently stands at the top of the bio-plasticizers market. Europe is expected to be in the developed bio-plasticizers markets. It is supposed that growth in healthcare and manufacturing industry results in North America and Europe accounting for a higher bio-plasticizers market share. Developed regions have increasing demand of bio-plasticizers because regulatory authorities have made numerous efforts to push for environmental friendly products. Middle East & Africa bio-plasticizers market are still at an emerging stage. But emerging countries like UAE and Brazil are supposed to have a substantial share in the bio-plasticizers market pretty soon. Asia Pacific is expected to be the quickest growing bio-plasticizers market in terms of market share by value, particularly in wires & cables, medical and packaging materials applications.

Some of the key players in the global bio-plasticizers market are Dow Chemical Company, Bioamber Inc., Vertellus Specialties Inc., Danisco Inc., Solvay S.A., Polyone Corporation, Emery Oleochemicals LLC, Myriant Corporation, Evonik Industries, Matrica Spa, Lanxess Ag.

The report offers a comprehensive evaluation of the market. It does so via in-depth insights, understanding market evolution by tracking historical developments, and analyzing the present scenario and future projections based on optimistic and likely scenarios. Each research report serves as a repository of analysis and information for every facet of the market, including but not limited to: Regional markets, technology developments, types, applications, and the competitive landscape. 

The study is a source of reliable data on:

  • Key market segments and sub-segments
  • Evolving market trends and dynamics
  • Changing supply and demand scenarios
  • Quantifying market opportunities through market sizing and market forecasting
  • Tracking current trends/opportunities/challenges
  • Competitive insights
  • Opportunity mapping in terms of technological breakthroughs 

The regional analysis covers:

  • North America (U.S. and Canada)
  • Latin America (Mexico, Brazil, Peru, Chile, and others)
  • Western Europe (Germany, U.K., France, Spain, Italy, Nordic countries, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg)
  • Eastern Europe (Poland, Russia)
  • Asia Pacific (China, India, Japan, ASEAN, Australia and New Zealand)
  • Middle East and Africa (GCC, Southern Africa, North Africa) 

TMR estimates the market size of various sectors using a combination of available data on the number and revenue of companies within each sub-sector and tiers of companies. The basic components used to determine market size and forecast for a specific product area are not only limited to supply-side data, but are also related to demand, industry trends, and the economic outlook. All the above data points are utilized to generate a statistical model targeting the sector marketplace. More than 300 TMR analysts across the world integrate these elements into a framework to determine the subsector market size for a base year and then forecast growth within each market. 

TMR regularly interviews technology and business professionals as an ongoing effort to track the latest developments within each sector. These continuous surveys are stratified by company size and industry segment and weighted to reflect the global market place.  All data are collected on an ongoing effort through a structured questionnaire rolled over the web or conducted via telephones. This provides the TMR team opportunities to request for detailed question sets, complex skip patterns, and real-time calculations, which assists respondents in answering questions involving numbers and percentages. Respondents, who are interviewed as experts, are screened and qualified based on certain criteria in addition to their decision-making authority and the scope of activity within their organizations.

Note: Although care has been taken to maintain the highest levels of accuracy in TMR’s reports, recent market/vendor-specific changes may take time to reflect in the analysis.

To receive discount, please click on the button below.

Please click on the button below to customize this report.

Back To Top