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Published Date: 2017-11-01Number of Pages: 170

Biodegradable Plastic Bags and Sacks Market - (Material Type - PLA, PHA, and Starch Blends; Product Type - T Shirt Bags, Gusseted Bags, Lay Flat Bags, Trash Bags, Rubble Sacks, and Woven Sacks; End User - Retail & Consumer, Institutional, and Industrial) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2017 - 2022

Global Biodegradable Plastic Bags & Sacks Market: Snapshot

The wide versatility of the use of plastics in bags and sacks and their inadequate disposal have added to the vastly rising pollution problem of traditional, petroleum-based plastics world over. Made from a variety of all-natural plant materials such as polylactic acids (PLAs), polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs), and corn, biodegradable bags and sacks also contain additives to facilitate degradation and hence pose lesser impact on the ecology in general and marine life in particular. These bags are being preferred over conventional plastic products, notably for the food packaging and fast-moving consumer goods. Furthermore, the use of biodegradable plastics is found to be promising in addressing the problem of plastics pollution in several developed and emerging countries, which is expected to catalyze the growth of the market. The substantial demand for ecofriendly and reusable plastic sacks and bags in the retail industry is a prominent factor bolstering the adoption of these bags. The declining price of key raw materials used in making biodegradable plastics in several countries is likely to bode well for the market.

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The global biodegradable plastic bags and sacks market is estimated to clock a CAGR of 6.9% during 2017–2022. The market is anticipated to be worth US$1,470.5 Mn by 2017 end and is projected to reach US$2,052.2 Mn by the end of the assessment period.

Substantial Benefits of Biodegradable Plastics made from PHAs to Contribute to their Dominant Demand

The various types of materials used in making biodegradable plastic bags and sacks are PLA, PHA, and starch blends. Of these, the PHA material segment dominates the market, holding a major share of 35.9% in 2017. The segment is projected to rise from a valuation of US$565.5 Mn to reach US$788.7 Mn by the end of 2022, representing a share of 36.1% of the market. The PHA segment is estimated to expand at a CAGR of 6.9% during 2017–2022. The annual growth of the segment is pegged at US$44.7 Mn over 2017–2022, representing an absolute growth greater than all other material segments. The dominant adoption of polyhydroxyalkanoates is attributed to their better degradability and the possibility of a wide variety of their applications in making biodegradable plastic bags and sacks. In addition, blending them with polymers has been proven to be cost-effective for manufacturers, which is likely to bolster their uptake.

Europe to be at Forefront of Global Market throughout Assessment Period

The major regional markets for biodegradable plastic bags and sacks are North America, the Middle East and Africa (MEA), Latin America, Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ), Japan, and Europe. Of these, Europe leads the pack currently and is likely to retain its dominance in the coming years as well. The prominence of this regional market is attributed to the extensive demand for eco-friendly and recyclable plastic packaging for industrial applications. In addition, the soaring awareness of the pollution problem associated with the use of bags made from traditional plastics is a striking factor boosting the regional market. The Europe biodegradable plastic bags and sacks market is anticipated to reach a valuation of US$660.8 Mn by 2022 end, rising at a CAGR of 7.1% during 2017–2022. The demand for photodegradable and oxydegradable plastics in several developed countries is also bolstering the uptake.

Asia Pacific Market excluding Japan to Rise at Attractive Pace

The APEJ biodegradable plastic bags and sacks market is expected to reach valuation of US$503.8 Mn by 2022 end, rising at a notable CAGR of 7.8% during the forecast period. The vastly rising demand for biodegradable plastic bags and sacks in this region is expected to mainly come from a burgeoning retail sector.

Competitive Analysis

A number of emerging and established players are focused on launching high-performance products and resorting to mergers and acquisitions, in order to gain a better foothold in the global biodegradable plastic bags and sacks market. Prominent players operating in the market include Novolex, Shabra Group, Xtex Polythene Ltd., International Plastics Inc., Ampac Holdings LLC, Bulldog Bag Ltd., Abbey Polyethene, Sahachit Watana Plastic Industry Co.,Ltd., Sarah Bio Plast, Symphony Polymers Pvt Ltd., EXTRAPACK Ltd., Dagoplast AS, JUNER Plastic packaging Co., and Wells Plastics Ltd.

Global Biodegradable Plastic Bags & Sacks Market: Overview

The report on the global biodegradable plastic bags and sacks market offers an in-depth assessment of key growth drivers and restraints, the factors influencing the market outlook in various regions, notable opportunities, and the intensity of the competition. The study takes a closer look at key macroeconomic indicators and the prevailing regulatory framework affecting the demand for biodegradable plastics in major regions along the forecast period (2017–2022). The evidence-based insights on the status of the regional and global market includes the attractiveness analysis of major segments and the unique selling propositions of prominent players. The study offers a detailed list of distributors and assesses market presence of key participants by charting an intensity map. The report findings are useful in identifying lucrative prospects and for an impactful strategy formulation. The findings include valuable inputs from a wide range of primary and secondary sources.

The estimated valuation of the global biodegradable plastic bags and sacks market is US$1,470.5 Mn by 2017 end. Expanding at a CAGR of 6.9% from 2017 to 2022, the market is projected to reach a worth of US$2,052.2 Mn by end of the assessment period.

Global Biodegradable Plastic Bags & Sacks Market: Dynamics

The dynamics of the global biodegradable plastic bags and sacks market include insights into key drivers and restraints, prominent trends, share and size of various segments, and the strategic landscape in various regions. The study takes a closer look at geographical concentration and highlights factors affecting the demand for prominent segments. Furthermore, the report offers a critical evaluation of supply chain dynamics, pricing and cost structure, and raw material sourcing strategies and their impact on the market trajectory along the assessment period.

The rising pollution from petroleum-based plastics negatively affecting the environment is a worldwide concern responsible for the evolving demand for bags and sacks made from biodegradable plastics. The growing dependence of the medical and food industry on environmental-friendly plastic packaging is a notable factor catalyzing the demand for biodegradable plastics bags and sacks. The intensifying regulations related to the disposal of traditional plastics in several developed and developing countries is a key factor accentuating the demand for these bags and plastics. Substantial advances made in manufacturing technologies and the use of a variety of additive materials are likely to improve the biodegradability and compostability of these plastic sacks and bags, thereby unlocking exciting avenues during the assessment period. 

Global Biodegradable Plastic Bags & Sacks Market: Segmentation

The research provides an in-depth insight into the market share and size of various material type, end user, and product type segments during the forecast period. To offer a comprehensive overview of the segmental growth, the study provides the year-over-year (YoY) growth statistics during the historical period of 2012–2017.

The report segments the global biodegradable plastic bags and sacks market on the basis of material type, product type, end user, and region.

Based on material type, the report segments the market into polylactic acids (PLAs), polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs), starch blends, and others. Of these, the PLA segment dominates and is expected to retain its lead throughout the forecast period.

On the basis of product types, the report divides the market into gusseted bags, T-shirt bags, lay flat bags, rubble sacks, trash bags, woven sacks, and others. Based on end user, the study segments the market into institutional, industrial, and retail and consumer users.

Regionally, the report segments the global market into North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa (MEA), Europe, Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ), and Japan. Of these, Europe is predicted to lead the global market throughout the forecast timeline.

Companies profiled in the report are:

The study provides an elaborate profiling of key players, evaluates various strategies adopted by them to consolidate their shares, and highlights their revenue share and size over the forecast period. Prominent companies profiled in the report are Novolex, Shabra Group, Xtex Polythene Ltd., International Plastics Inc., Ampac Holdings LLC, Bulldog Bag Ltd., Abbey Polyethene, Sahachit Watana Plastic Industry Co.,Ltd., Sarah Bio Plast, Symphony Polymers Pvt Ltd., EXTRAPACK Ltd., Dagoplast AS, JUNER Plastic packaging Co., and Wells Plastics Ltd.


 
 
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