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Synthetic and Bio-Based Biodegradable Plastics Market- Global Industry Analysis, Size, Applications, Share, Growth And Forecast, 2011 - 2018

75pages
Published Date: 2012-08-14
 

Description




This report is an effort to identify factors, which will be the driving force behind the synthetic & bio-based biodegradable market and sub-markets in the next six years. The report provides extensive analysis of the industry, current market trends, industry drivers and challenges for better understanding of the market structure. The report has segregated the synthetic and bio-based biodegradable industry in terms of types, application and geography. We have used a combination of primary and secondary research to arrive at the market estimates, market shares and trends. We have adopted bottom up model to derive market size of the global synthetic and bio-based biodegradable market and further validated numbers with the key market participants and C-level executives. This report highlights the industry with the following points:

  • Definition, estimates and forecast of synthetic and bio-based biodegradable product market from 2011 to 2018
  • Analysis of product segments for synthetic and bio-based biodegradable application market with historical data and forecast
  • Trends and forecast for four geographic markets, namely North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and RoW based on segments of synthetic and bio-based biodegradable  product market
  • Profiles of major market participants for better understanding of their contributions

This research is specially designed to estimate and analyze the demand and performance of synthetic & bio-based biodegradable products in a global scenario. The research provides in-depth analysis of synthetic & bio-based biodegradable product manufacturers, product sales, trend analysis by segments and demand by geography. The report covers all the major product segments of the global synthetic and bio-based biodegradable market and provides historical data and statistically refined forecast for the segments covered. The study presents a comprehensive assessment of the stakeholder strategies and winning imperatives for them by segmenting the global synthetic & bio-based biodegradable market as below:


Synthetic Biodegradable Plastics by Types
  • Polycaprolactone (PCL)
  • Polybutylene Succinate (PBS)
Bio-Based Biodegradable Plastics by Types
  • Starch based plastics
  • Poly Lactic acid (PLA)
  • Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) 

Synthetic & Bio-Bases  Biodegradable Plastics by Applications
  • Packaging
  • Transportation
  • Agriculture
  • Electronics
  • Textiles
  • Others

In addition the report provides a cross-sectional analysis of all the above segments with respect to following geographical markets:

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Rest of the World (RoW)

The in-depth research and high level analysis will allow synthetic & bio-based biodegradable product manufacturers, lawmakers, large retailers, medical companies and research and development agencies to make informed decisions about synthetic & bio-based biodegradable products manufacturing, designing marketing, growth strategies and gaining competitive advantage.

Table of Contents




TABLE OF CONTENTS

1 Introduction 
   1.1. Report Description
   1.2. Research Methodology 

2 Executive Summary 

3 Biodegradable Plastics Market Overview 
   3.1. Introduction
   3.2. Market Size
   3.3. Value Chain Analysis
   3.4. Market Drivers
          3.4.1. Growing Environmental Concerns
          3.4.2. Favorable Regulatory Outlook
          3.4.3. Consumer Shift Towards Green Products
          3.4.4. Cheap & Steady Raw Material Supply
   3.5. Restraints
          3.5.1. Cost Competitiveness v/s Conventional Plastics
          3.5.2. Durability and Technical Performance Issues
   3.6. Opportunities
          3.6.1. Fast Growing Asia Pacific Market
          3.6.2. Technological Advancement
   3.7. Market Size and Forecast (USD) Million, 2011-2018
          3.7.1. Synthetic Biodegradable Plastics
          3.7.2. Bio-Based Biodegradable Plastics 
   3.8. Raw Material Trends
   3.9. Regulatory Issues
   3.10. Porter’s Five Force Analysis
   3.11. Market Share Analysis

4 Bio-Based Biodegradable Plastics Market 
   4.1. Introduction
   4.2. Bio-Based Biodegradable Market By Types
          4.2.1. Starch Based Plastics
          4.2.2. Poly Lactic Acid (PLA)
          4.2.3. Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA)
   4.3. Application Overview
          4.3.1. Packaging
                   4.3.1.1. Rigid Packaging
                   4.3.1.2. Loose-fill Packaging
                   4.3.1.3. Compost Bags
         4.3.2. Transportation
         4.3.3. Agriculture
         4.3.4. Electronics
         4.3.5. Textiles
         4.3.6. Others

5. Synthetic Biodegradable Plastics 
    5.1. Introduction
    5.2. Synthetic Biodegradable Plastics Market By Types
           5.2.1. Polycaprolactone (PCL)
           5.2.2. Polybutylene Succinate (PBS)
    5.3. Application Overview
           5.3.1. Packaging
                     5.3.1.1. Rigid Packaging
                     5.3.1.2. Loose-fill Packaging
                     5.3.1.3. Compost Bags
            5.3.2. Transportation
            5.3.3. Agriculture
            5.3.4. Electronics
            5.3.5. Textiles
            5.3.6. Others

6. Geographic Analysis 
    6.1. North America
    6.2. Europe
    6.3. Asia Pacific
    6.4. RoW

7. Competitive Landscape 
    7.1. Summary
    7.2. Market Share by Key Players

8. Company Profiles
    8.1 BASF AG
    8.2 Biome Technologies PLC
    8.3 Cereplast Inc
    8.4 Futerro SA
    8.5 Kaneka Corporation
    8.6 Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    8.7 BIOP Biopolymer Technologies AG
    8.8 National Starch
    8.9 Natureworks LLC
    8.10 Novamont SPA
    8.11 Purac
    8.12 PyramidBioplastics Guben GMBH
    8.13 Vegeplast SAS

LIST OF FIGURES

FIG. 1 BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS VOLUME FORECAST BY TYPE, 2010 – 2018 (KILO TONS) 
FIG. 2 BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS REVENUE FORECAST BY TYPE, 2010 – 2018 (USD MILLION) 
FIG. 3 GLOBAL BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC MARKET VOLUME TREND, 2011 - 2018
FIG. 4 BIO-BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS VOLUMES BY TYPE, 2010 – 2018 (KILO TONS) 
FIG. 5 BIO-BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS REVENUES BY TYPE, 2010 – 2018 (USD MILLION) 
FIG. 6 STARCH BASED PLASTICS MARKET VOLUME & REVENUE FORECAST, 2010 – 2018 
FIG. 7 STARCH BASED PLASTICS MARKET VOLUME TREND BY GEOGRAPHY, 2010 – 2018 
FIG. 8 STARCH BASED PLASTICS MARKET VOLUME TREND BY APPLICATION, 2011 – 2018 
FIG. 9 STARCH BASED PLASTICS REVENUE FORECAST BY APPLICATION, 2011 – 2018 
FIG. 10 STARCH BASED PLASTICS PACKAGING MARKET VOLUME TREND BY TYPE, 2011 – 2018 
FIG. 11 STARCH-BASED PLASTICS PACKAGING REVENUE FORECAST BY TYPE,2010 – 2018 
FIG. 12 STARCH BASED PLASTICS MARKET: COMPANY MARKET SHARE, 2012
FIG. 13 PLA PLASTICS MARKET VOLUME & REVENUE FORECAST: 2010 - 2018 
FIG. 14 PLA PLASTICS MARKET VOLUME TREND, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2011 - 2018
FIG. 15 PLA PLASTICS MARKET VOLUME TREND BY APPLICATION 2011 – 2018
FIG. 16 PLA PLASTICS REVENUE FORECAST BY APPLICATION: 2010 – 2018 
FIG. 17 PLA PLASTICS PACKAGING MARKET VOLUME TREND BY TYPE, 2011 – 2018 
FIG. 18 PLA PLASTICS PACKAGING REVENUE FORECAST BY TYPE,2010 – 2018
FIG. 19 PLA-BASED PLASTICS MARKET : COMPANY MARKET SHARE , 2012 
FIG. 20 PHA PLASTICS MARKET VOLUME & REVENUE FORECAST: 2010 – 2018 
FIG. 21 PHA PLASTICS MARKET VOLUME TREND BY GEOGRAPHY 2011 – 2018
FIG. 22 PHA PLASTICS MARKET VOLUME TREND BY APPLICATION 2011 – 2018
FIG. 23 PHA PLASTICS REVENUE FORECAST BY APPLICATION: 2010 – 2018 
FIG. 24 PHA PLASTICS PACKAGING MARKET VOLUME TREND BY TYPE, 2011 – 2018
FIG. 25 PHA PLASTICS PACKAGING MARKET VOLUME TREND BY TYPE, 2011 – 2018 
FIG. 26 PHA-BASED PLASTICS MARKET : COMPANY MARKET SHARE , 2012
FIG. 27 SYNTHETIC BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC MARKET VOLUMES (KILO TONS) 
FIG. 28 SYNTHETIC BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC MARKET REVENUES (USD MILLION) 
FIG. 29 PCL PLASTICS MARKET VOLUME & REVENUE FORECAST: 2010 – 2018 
FIG. 30 PCL PLASTICS MARKET VOLUME TREND BY GEOGRAPHY 2011 – 2018
FIG. 31 PCL PLASTICS MARKET VOLUME TREND BY APPLICATION 2011 – 2018
FIG. 32 PCL PLASTICS REVENUE FORECAST BY APPLICATION: 2010 – 2018 
FIG. 33 PCL PLASTICS PACKAGING MARKET VOLUME TREND BY TYPE, 2011 – 2018
FIG. 34 PCL PLASTICS PACKAGING REVENUE FORECAST BY TYPE,2010 – 2018
FIG. 35 PBS PLASTICS MARKET VOLUME & REVENUE FORECAST: 2010 – 2018 
FIG. 36 PBS PLASTICS MARKET VOLUME TREND BY GEOGRAPHY 2011 – 2018
FIG. 37 PBS PLASTICS MARKET VOLUME TREND BY APPLICATION 2011 – 2018
FIG. 38 PBS PLASTICS REVENUE FORECAST BY APPLICATION: 2010 – 2018 
FIG. 39 PBS PLASTICS PACKAGING MARKET VOLUME TREND BY TYPE, 2011 – 2018 
FIG. 40 PBS PLASTICS PACKAGING REVENUE FORECAST BY TYPE,2010 – 2018 
FIG. 41 NORTH AMERICA BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET VOLUME FORECAST: 2010 – 2018 (KILO TONS)
FIG. 42 NORTH AMERICA BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET REVENUE FORECAST: 2010 – 2018 (USD MILLION)
FIG. 43 EUROPE BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET VOLUME FORECAST: 2010 – 2018 (KILO TONS) 
FIG. 44 EUROPE BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET REVENUE FORECAST: 2010 – 2018 (USD MILLION)
FIG. 45 ASIA PACIFIC BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET VOLUME FORECAST: 2010 – 2018 (KILO TONS) 
FIG. 46 ASIA PACIFIC BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET REVENUE FORECAST: 2010 – 2018 (USD MILLION) 

LIST OF TABLES

TABLE 1 GLOBAL BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET, BY TYPE 2010 - 2018 (KILO TONS)
TABLE 2 GLOBAL BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET, BY TYPE 2010 - 2018 (USD MILLION)
TABLE 3 GLOBAL BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY 2010 - 2018 (KILO TONS)
TABLE 4 GLOBAL BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY 2010 - 2018 (USD MILLION)
TABLE 5 GLOBAL BIO-BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET, BY TYPE 2010 - 2018 (KILO TONS)
TABLE 6 GLOBAL BIO-BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET, BY TYPE 2010 – 2018 (USD MILLION)
TABLE 7 GLOBAL BIO-BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SHARE, BY TYPE 2010 - 2018
TABLE 8 GLOBAL BIO-BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET, PRICING TREND 2010 - 2018 (USD/KG)
TABLE 9 GLOBAL BIO-BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY 2010 - 2018 (KILO TONS)
TABLE 10 GLOBAL BIO-BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET, BY GEOGRAPHY 2010 - 2018 (USD MILLION)
TABLE 11 GLOBAL BIO-BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET, BY APPLICATIONS 2010 - 2018 (KILO TONS)
TABLE 12 GLOBAL BIO-BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET, BY APPLICATIONS 2010 - 2018 (USD MILLION)
TABLE 13 GLOBAL BIO-BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SHARES, BY GEOGRAPHY 2010 - 2018
TABLE 14 GLOBAL BIO-BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SHARES, BY APPLICATIONS 2010 - 2018
TABLE 15 STARCH BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET VOLUMES 2010 - 2018 (KILO TONS)
TABLE 16 STARCH BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET REVENUES 2010 - 2018 (USD MILLION)
TABLE 17 STARCH BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET FOR PACKAGING, 2010 - 2018 (KILO TONS) 
TABLE 18 STARCH BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET FOR PACKAGING, 2010 - 2018 (USD MILLION)
TABLE 19 PLA BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET VOLUMES, 2010 - 2018 (KILO TONS)
TABLE 20 PLA BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET REVENUES, 2010 - 2018 (USD MILLION)
TABLE 21 PLA BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET FOR PACKAGING, 2010 - 2018 (KILO TONS)
TABLE 22 PLA BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET FOR PACKAGING, 2010 - 2018 (USD MILLION)
TABLE 23 PHA BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET VOLUMES, 2010 - 2018 (KILO TONS)
TABLE 24 PHA BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET REVENUES, 2010 - 2018 (USD MILLION)
TABLE 25 PHA BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET FOR PACKAGING, 2010 - 2018 (KILO TONS)
TABLE 26 PHA BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET FOR PACKAGING, 2010 - 2018 (USD MILLION)
TABLE 27 GLOBAL SYNTHETIC BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET VOLUMES 2010 - 2018 (KILO TONS)
TABLE 28 GLOBAL SYNTHETIC BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET REVENUES 2010 - 2018 (USD MILLION)
TABLE 29 GLOBAL SYNTHETIC BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET VOLUMES, BY GEOGRAPHY 2010 - 2018 (KILO TONS)
TABLE 30 GLOBAL SYNTHETIC BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET REVENUES, BY GEOGRAPHY 2010 - 2018 (USD MILLION)
TABLE 20 PLA BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET REVENUES, 2010 - 2018 (USD MILLION)
TABLE 21 PLA BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET FOR PACKAGING, 2010 - 2018 (KILO TONS)
TABLE 22 PLA BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET FOR PACKAGING, 2010 - 2018 (USD MILLION)
TABLE 23 PHA BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET VOLUMES, 2010 - 2018 (KILO TONS)
TABLE 24 PHA BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET REVENUES, 2010 - 2018 (USD MILLION)
TABLE 25 PHA BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET FOR PACKAGING, 2010 - 2018 (KILO TONS)
TABLE 26 PHA BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET FOR PACKAGING, 2010 - 2018 (USD MILLION)
TABLE 27 GLOBAL SYNTHETIC BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET VOLUMES 2010 - 2018 (KILO TONS)
TABLE 28 GLOBAL SYNTHETIC BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET REVENUES 2010 - 2018 (USD MILLION)
TABLE 29 GLOBAL SYNTHETIC BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET VOLUMES, BY GEOGRAPHY 2010 - 2018 (KILO TONS)
TABLE 30 GLOBAL SYNTHETIC BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET REVENUES, BY GEOGRAPHY 2010 - 2018 (USD MILLION)
TABLE 20 PLA BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET REVENUES, 2010 - 2018 (USD MILLION)
TABLE 21 PLA BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET FOR PACKAGING, 2010 - 2018 (KILO TONS)
TABLE 22 PLA BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET FOR PACKAGING, 2010 - 2018 (USD MILLION)
TABLE 23 PHA BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET VOLUMES, 2010 - 2018 (KILO TONS)
TABLE 24 PHA BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET REVENUES, 2010 - 2018 (USD MILLION)
TABLE 25 PHA BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET FOR PACKAGING, 2010 - 2018 (KILO TONS)
TABLE 26 PHA BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET FOR PACKAGING, 2010 - 2018 (USD MILLION)
TABLE 27 GLOBAL SYNTHETIC BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET VOLUMES 2010 - 2018 (KILO TONS)
TABLE 28 GLOBAL SYNTHETIC BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET REVENUES 2010 - 2018 (USD MILLION)
TABLE 29 GLOBAL SYNTHETIC BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET VOLUMES, BY GEOGRAPHY 2010 - 2018 (KILO TONS)
TABLE 30 GLOBAL SYNTHETIC BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET REVENUES, BY GEOGRAPHY 2010 - 2018 (USD MILLION)
TABLE 31 GLOBAL SYNTHETIC BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SHARES, BY TYPE 2010 - 2018 
TABLE 32 GLOBAL SYNTHETIC BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SHARES, BY GEOGRAPHY 2010 - 2018
TABLE 33 PCL BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET VOLUMES, 2010 - 2018 (KILO TONS)
TABLE 34 PCL BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET REVENUES, 2010 - 2018 (USD MILLION)
TABLE 35 PCL BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET FOR PACKAGING, 2010 - 2018 (KILO TONS)
TABLE 36 PCL BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET FOR PACKAGING, 2010 - 2018 (USD MILLION)
TABLE 37 PBS BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET VOLUMES, 2010 - 2018 (KILO TONS)
TABLE 38 PBS BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET REVENUES, 2010 - 2018 (USD MILLION)
TABLE 39 PBS BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET FOR PACKAGING, 2010 - 2018 (KILO TONS)
TABLE 40 PBS BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET FOR PACKAGING, 2010 - 2018 (USD MILLION)
TABLE 41 NORTH AMERICA BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET VOLUMES, BY TYPE 2010 - 2018 (KILO TONS)
TABLE 42 NORTH AMERICA BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET REVENUES, BY TYPE 2010 - 2018 (USD MILLION)
TABLE 43 EUROPE BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET VOLUMES, BY TYPE 2010 - 2018 (KILO TONS)
TABLE 44 EUROPE BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET REVENUES, BY TYPE 2010 - 2018 (USD MILLION)
TABLE 45 ASIA PACIFIC BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET VOLUMES, BY TYPE 2010 – 2018 (KILO TONS)
TABLE 46 ASIA PACIFIC BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET REVENUES, BY TYPE 2010 - 2018 (USD MILLION)

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The environmental hazard caused by the use of non degradable plastics and safety concerns related to that is one of the factors which are helping the biodegradable plastics market to grow. Some other factors which are driving the biodegradable market to grow includes: government support in form of tax rebates to green packaging companies and growing consumer awareness for minimizing waste. These factors when combined together with growing number of researches it is true to say that the global biodegradable plastics market is moving towards sustainability. The global biodegradable plastics market is broadly classified into two categories: Bio-based (renewable) biodegradable plastics and synthetic (petroleum based) biodegradable plastics.

During the last decade consumers have become more aware about the hazards associated with the usage of conventional plastics and moreover, the packaging industry is also shifting towards green packaging catering to the need of consumers. As packaging industry is the biggest market for plastics so tend to have an impact on both degradable and non-degradable plastics market. The cheap feedstock supply available is also helping the biodegradable market to grow.

The below diagram illustrates the substitution potential of biodegradable plastics v/s conventional plastics in various segments of plastics market. It is evident that polypropylene (PP) and high density polyethylene (HDPE) are the major markets which can be substituted. However, segments like LDPE, LLDPE, poly styrene (PS) and PVC are reflecting downside trend and has negative future outlook. The most accepted bio degradable plastic type clearly is polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) which shows a variety of application and is penetrating the market easily.
 

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