Global Biodegradable Packaging Materials Market: Overview

The groundswell of interest in biodegradable packaging materials world over is riding on the wave of the rising popularity of environmental-friendly, recyclable alternatives. In the packaging industry, the adoption of biodegradable packaging among manufacturers has gathered immense pace in recent years. The wide breadth of materials that fall under biodegradable packaging bear the key characteristic of decomposition or degradation into natural materials when acted upon by microorganisms in relatively short time frame when placed in natural environments. They are biodegradable polymers that can be either bio-based or fossil-based, and in most cases can be harvested from nature made using green manufacturing processes.

Bio-based biodegradable materials are biopolymers come from plants and microorganisms. Some of the popular items used for packaging are starch-based plastics, cellulose, poly (lactic acid) (PLA), polycaprolactone (PCL), polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB), and chitosan. They may contain blends of synthetic materials containing additives and pigments used to enhance the functional attributes of the final packaging. Some of the popular biodegradable packaging paper materials are corrugated board, boxboard, and flexible paper.

The report offers evidence-based insights into the key growth dynamics, prominent trends, technological advances, and the strategic landscape. Market participants looking for clear signals on emerging opportunities and lucrative avenues will find the study a treasure trove.

Global Biodegradable Packaging Materials Market: Trends and Opportunities

The use of biodegradable materials in the packaging industry is gaining strength from the constantly rising demand for recyclable materials in end-use industries such as personal and home care, food and beverages, and pharmaceuticals. This is notably underpinned by spiraling consumer awareness about their benefits. In particular, in the food packaging industry, there has been an extensive use of biodegradable packaging materials to promote green living in various parts of the world, essentially by reducing waste. Several regional and global regulations to reduce the ecological hazards of overflowing landfills have provided a striking momentum to the adoption of biodegradable packaging materials. In addition, the sustained and substantial thrust to adopt sustainability in modern living has led to a wide-ranging demand for such packaging materials in recent decades.

In various parts of the world, the move toward adopting biodegradable materials among manufacturers has gathered steam on account of efforts to supplant petroleum-based with corn-based biodegradable products. This has also been driven by intensifying focus of numerous governments to adopt a low-carbon economy. Developing cost-competitive biodegradable packaging materials has gained traction in the packaging industry across the globe. The advent of packaging products made of biodegradable materials that contain a variety of blends has led to product innovations, unlocking promising avenues in the global market.

Global Biodegradable Packaging Materials Market: Regional Outlook

The study offers a comprehensive assessment of current dynamics and emerging avenues in various regional markets. On a regional front, a number of developing and developed economies are expected to contribute attractive share to the global revenue. North America and Europe are anticipated to be potentially lucrative regional markets, with the growth driven by large technological advancements in manufacturing processes. Asia Pacific is expected to be a promising region, with burgeoning demand attributed to the rising adoption of recyclable materials in the food and beverages packaging sector.

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The study offers an elaborate assessment of the competitive dynamics, which includes key strategies adopted by various players to either gain a better foothold in the market or to consolidate their shares. Several players are focusing on introducing new biodegradable packaging solutions that have better mechanical and thermal properties. Moreover, several prominent players in end-use industries are harping on commercialization of biodegradable packaging by increasingly adopting biodegradable packaging across their key products. Over the years, this is likely to raise the ante higher for bioplastics manufacturers who may focus on product innovations. Key players operating in the global biodegradable packaging market include Biopac, NatureWorks LLC, BASF SE, Kruger Inc., Mondi Group, and Clearwater Paper Corporation.

This study by TMR is all-encompassing framework of the dynamics of the market. It mainly comprises critical assessment of consumers' or customers' journeys, current and emerging avenues, and strategic framework to enable CXOs take effective decisions.

Our key underpinning is the 4-Quadrant Framework EIRS that offers detailed visualization of four elements:

  • Customer Experience Maps
  • Insights and Tools based on data-driven research
  • Actionable Results to meet all the business priorities
  • Strategic Frameworks to boost the growth journey

The study strives to evaluate the current and future growth prospects, untapped avenues, factors shaping their revenue potential, and demand and consumption patterns in the global market by breaking it into region-wise assessment.

The following regional segments are covered comprehensively:

  • North America
  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • The Middle East and Africa

The EIRS quadrant framework in the report sums up our wide spectrum of data-driven research and advisory for CXOs to help them make better decisions for their businesses and stay as leaders.

Below is a snapshot of these quadrants.

1. Customer Experience Map

The study offers an in-depth assessment of various customers’ journeys pertinent to the market and its segments. It offers various customer impressions about the products and service use. The analysis takes a closer look at their pain points and fears across various customer touchpoints. The consultation and business intelligence solutions will help interested stakeholders, including CXOs, define customer experience maps tailored to their needs. This will help them aim at boosting customer engagement with their brands.

2. Insights and Tools

The various insights in the study are based on elaborate cycles of primary and secondary research the analysts engage with during the course of research. The analysts and expert advisors at TMR adopt industry-wide, quantitative customer insights tools and market projection methodologies to arrive at results, which makes them reliable. The study not just offers estimations and projections, but also an uncluttered evaluation of these figures on the market dynamics. These insights merge data-driven research framework with qualitative consultations for business owners, CXOs, policy makers, and investors. The insights will also help their customers overcome their fears.

3. Actionable Results

The findings presented in this study by TMR are an indispensable guide for meeting all business priorities, including mission-critical ones. The results when implemented have shown tangible benefits to business stakeholders and industry entities to boost their performance. The results are tailored to fit the individual strategic framework. The study also illustrates some of the recent case studies on solving various problems by companies they faced in their consolidation journey.

4. Strategic Frameworks

The study equips businesses and anyone interested in the market to frame broad strategic frameworks. This has become more important than ever, given the current uncertainty due to COVID-19. The study deliberates on consultations to overcome various such past disruptions and foresees new ones to boost the preparedness. The frameworks help businesses plan their strategic alignments for recovery from such disruptive trends. Further, analysts at TMR helps you break down the complex scenario and bring resiliency in uncertain times.

The report sheds light on various aspects and answers pertinent questions on the market. Some of the important ones are:

1. What can be the best investment choices for venturing into new product and service lines?

2. What value propositions should businesses aim at while making new research and development funding?

3. Which regulations will be most helpful for stakeholders to boost their supply chain network?

4. Which regions might see the demand maturing in certain segments in near future?

5. What are the some of the best cost optimization strategies with vendors that some well-entrenched players have gained success with?

6. Which are the key perspectives that the C-suite are leveraging to move businesses to new growth trajectory?

7. Which government regulations might challenge the status of key regional markets?

8. How will the emerging political and economic scenario affect opportunities in key growth areas?

9. What are some of the value-grab opportunities in various segments?

10. What will be the barrier to entry for new players in the market?

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.

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