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Sustainable Value Chains Ride Crest of Popularity During Coronavirus Crisis

As global supply chains are being reconfigured during the COVID-19 outbreak, governments are considering stimulus packages to boost the economy. Companies in the polyhydroxyalkanoate market are taking advantages of these stimulus packages in order to keep economies running during the pandemic.

Since polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are being publicized as natural biodegradable polyesters that are synthesized by microorganisms, market stakeholders are riding the crest of popularity with investments in establishing sustainable value chains. Cash-rich companies in the polyhydroxyalkanoate market are anticipated to capitalize on the COVID-19 crisis to turn their business plans into positive gains and for the society at large. As such, manufacturers in the polyhydroxyalkanoate market are increasing local production capabilities to overcome trade conflicts and structural sector changes that are affecting supply chains.

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Pseudomonas Strains Gaining Prominence for Using Waste Oils in PHA Production

Waste oils are emerging as an attractive carbon feedstock for the PHA production due to its inexpensive cost and availability. However, the challenge remains in how efficiently these waste feedstocks can be used by the bacterial strains for PHA production. A major factor that decides efficient utilization of these waste oils is its assimilability by the microbes for PHA biosynthesis. Companies in the polyhydroxyalkanoate market are gaining awareness that an important point in determining efficient utilization of waste oils is the choice of bacterial strain for PHA biosynthesis.

Many Pseudomonas strains are able to efficiently utilize waste oils to produce PHAs. Strains such as C. necator, which model the PHA production strain are able to utilize oils to produce PHAs.

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PHA Hold Promising Potentials in Production of Biodegradable Plastics

The global polyhydroxyalkanoate market is predicted to expand at a robust CAGR of 9.2% during the forecast period. This is evident since a new bottle in the development of Bacardi is made of PHA, which is anticipated to show up in many such packaging options in the upcoming years. In order to eliminate issues associated with single use plastic, beverage companies and water brands are striving to innovate with paper bottles that use PHA as a lining.

While many biodegradable plastics need to be treated at industrial composting facilities to break down, PHA is eliminating the need for specialized equipment for break down.

Non-toxic Nature of PHA Ideal for Food Packaging and Medical Purposes

Polyhydroxyalkanoates are gaining prominence in food packaging. Such trends are translating into revenue opportunities for companies in the polyhydroxyalkanoate market. Among many biopolymers, PHAs are gauging the attention of their excellent biodegradability, biocompatibility, thermal, and mechanical properties. Since PHAs are non-toxic, inert, and hydrophobic in nature, these attributes make PHA ideal for food packaging and medical purposes.

Manufacturers in the polyhydroxyalkanoate market are blending PHAs with other polymers to provide valuable options in food packaging. On the other hand, waste lignocellulose fibers that are cost-efficient and increasingly available are being sourced from agricultural and industrial crops for developing fillers used in PHA composites. Thermal decomposition methods such as pyrolysis is being used for chemically decomposing PHA into other substances including monomers or oligomers by the presence of heat.

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Analysts’ Viewpoint

Companies in the polyhydroxyalkanoate market are interacting with customers to establish new industry structures and become competitive in pricing during the coronavirus crisis. In order to establish a circular economy, beverage brands and water companies are planning to share their solutions with competitors, including details in how to use PHA inside the lining of caps. However, the challenge remains on how efficiently waste oils can be used for PHA production. Hence, companies are working closely with researchers to improve PHA production efficiency using waste oil feedstock by altering the fermentation strategy, which is involved in PHA biosynthesis. The biosynthesis of PHA is conducted as batch fermentations in shake flasks to decide the ability of bacterial strains to utilize certain carbon feedstock for PHA production.

Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market: Overview

  • Polyhydroxyalkanoates are used as reserves of carbon and energy. They are produced directly via fermentation of a carbon substrate inside microorganisms.
  • Polyhydroxyalkanoates are produced and stored as water-insoluble inclusions in the cytoplasm of several bacteria and used as carbon and energy reserve materials. They biodegrade in ambient environments, even in the ocean.
  • Prominent commercially available polyhydroxyalkanoates are poly-3-hydroxybutyrate (PHB), poly-3-hydroxybutyrate-co-4-hydroxybutyrate (P(3-HB-co-4-HB)), poly-3-hydroxybutyrate-co-valerate (PHBV), and polyhydroxybutyrate-co-hexanoate (PHBH)
  • Polyhydroxyalkanoates have gained immense popularity and acceptance in packaging and food industries due to their degradable properties. The biodegradable plastic produced from polyhydroxyalkanoates is a replacement for conventional non-biodegradable plastic.
  • Polyhydroxyalkanoate polyesters are degradable, biocompatible, and thermoplastic materials. Hence, they are used in various biomedical applications, including drug delivery and tissue engineering scaffolds.
  • According to Transparency Market Research’s latest research report on the global polyhydroxyalkanoate market for the historical year 2020 and the forecast period of 2021 to 2031, rise in usage of polyhydroxyalkanoate in the biomedical industry is a key factor that is expected to boost the global polyhydroxyalkanoate market during the forecast period
  • In terms of revenue, the global polyhydroxyalkanoate market is estimated to reach US$ 440 Mn by 2031, expanding at a CAGR of 9.2% during the forecast period

Rise in Demand for Polyhydroxyalkanoates in Packaging Industry: Key Driver

  • Demand for polyhydroxyalkanoates has been rising in the biodegradable polymer market due to their biodegradability properties in different environments
  • Usage of polyhydroxyalkanoate bio-composites as feeders in many applications is enhancing the production of polyhydroxyalkanoates among manufacturers and vendors
  • Polyhydroxyalkanoate-based packaging products are extensively used for food packaging and packaging of other goods vis-à-vis other bio-based polymers
  • Polyhydroxyalkanoates play a vital role in packaging and food services industries. Increase in usage of polyhydroxyalkanoates in several applications, including cups, lids, food containers, and other food service products, is indirectly boosting the demand for polyhydroxyalkanoates.
  • Rise in demand for bioplastics and biodegradable plastics in packaging applications is boosting the polyhydroxyalkanoate market
  • Increase in awareness about the environment and waste management of plastic is a major driver of the global polyhydroxyalkanoate market. The packaging & food services industry is a key source of plastic waste. Hence, the usage of biodegradable plastics in food and packaging industries is boosting the polyhydroxyalkanoate market.
  • Cheaper and biodegradable polyhydroxyalkanoate products are gaining attention in the market, as they help reduce the weight and volume of petroleum-based plastics. The usage of polymers has adversely affected the environment in many regions, especially Europe. This has boosted the popularity of biodegradable polyhydroxyalkanoate in the region.
  • Usage of packaging products made from polyhydroxyalkanoates has been rising in Asia Pacific and North America

Waste Management of Polyhydroxyalkanoate Plastic Products

  • Increase in usage of single-use plastic products is leading to a rise in the amount of non-degradable waste. Non-degradable waste tends to occupy a large area, which is converted into a dumping ground. This leads to land pollution. Governments of many countries across the globe have been promoting and adopting the usage of biodegradable polymers to resolve this issue. This is driving the demand for polyhydroxyalkanoates.
  • Currently, polyhydroxyalkanoate product waste can be recycled alongside conventional wastes. The usage of biodegradable and compostable bio-based plastic products strengthens industrial composting as a waste management option.
  • Plastic pollution is increasing around the world. Biodegradable plastic can be used to overcome this issue. This is expected to drive the demand for polyhydroxyalkanoates.
  • Proper design and execution of waste management systems for polyhydroxyalkanoate biodegradable waste products is important for the environment. The usage of biodegradable wastes as a resource is also important for the benefit of businesses, society, and the environment. Bioplastics are suitable for reuse, mechanical recycling, and organic recycling.
  • Polyhydroxyalkanoate plastic waste can be used in the production of fuel. This process is gaining attention as a method of waste management. The process of producing fuel from polyhydroxyalkanoate wastes involves biological and thermochemical conversions.

Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market: Competition Landscape

  • Detailed profiles of providers of polyhydroxyalkanoate have been included in the report to evaluate their financials, key product offerings, recent developments, and strategies
  • Key players operating in the global polyhydroxyalkanoate market are
    • BASF SE
    • Bio-on S.p.A.
    • Danimer Scientific, Inc.
    • Kaneka Corporation
    • TianAn Biologic Materials Co., Ltd.
    • Bluepha Beijing Blue Crystal Microbial Technology Co., Ltd. (BLUEPHA)
    • Tianjin GreenBio Materials Co., Ltd (GreenBio)
    • Shenzhen Ecomann Biotechnology Co., Ltd.
    • Full Cycle Bioplastics
    • PolyFerm Canada Inc.
    • Yield10 Bioscience, Inc.

Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market: Key Developments

  • Key providers of polyhydroxyalkanoate, such as Bio-on S.p.A. and Danimer Scientific, Inc., are focusing on various organic and inorganic growth strategies such as mergers & acquisitions, new product launches, strategic collaborations, expansion, and joint ventures to expand their product portfolio and business operations
  • Major developments in the global polyhydroxyalkanoate market are highlighted below:
    • On January 31, 2020, BASF SE closed the acquisition of Solvay’s polyamide business (PA 6.6). The acquisition helped the company expand its market in Asia as well as North and South America. The acquisition between BASF SE and Solvay included eight production sites in Germany, France, China, India, South Korea, Brazil, and Mexico. It also helped BASF SE establish research and development centers in Asia and the Americas.
  • In the global polyhydroxyalkanoate market report, we have discussed individual strategies, followed by company profiles of providers of polyhydroxyalkanoate. The ‘Competition Landscape’ section has been included in the report to provide readers with a dashboard view and company market share analysis of key players operating in the global polyhydroxyalkanoate market.

Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market Snapshot



Market Size Value in 2020

US$ 168.9 Mn

Market Forecast Value in 2031

US$ 440 Mn

Growth Rate (CAGR)


Forecast Period


Quantitative Units

US$ Mn for Value & Tons for Volume

Market Analysis

It includes cross segment analysis at global as well as regional level. Furthermore, qualitative analysis includes drivers, restraints, opportunities, key trends, Porter’s Five Forces analysis, value chain analysis, and key trend analysis.

Competition Landscape

  • Market Share Analysis, by Company (2020)
  • Company Profiles section includes overview, product portfolio, sales footprint, key subsidiaries or distributors, strategy & recent developments, key financials, etc.


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Market Segmentation

  • Type
    • Short Chain Length
    • Medium Chain Length
  • End-use
    • Packaging
    • Paints & Coatings
    • Medical
    • Agriculture
    • Textile
    • Others

Key Regions Covered

  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa

Key Countries Covered

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Germany
  • U.K.
  • France
  • Spain
  • Italy
  • Russia & CIS
  • Japan
  • China
  • India
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • GCC Countries
  • South Africa

Key Companies Profiled

  • Bio-on S.p.A.
  • Danimer Scientific, Inc.
  • Kaneka Corporation
  • TianAn Biologic Materials Co., Ltd.
  • Bluepha Beijing Blue Crystal Microbial Technology Co., Ltd. (BLUEPHA)
  • Tianjin Green Bio Materials Co., Ltd (GreenBio)
  • Shenzhen Ecomann Biotechnology Co., Ltd.
  • Full Cycle Bioplastics
  • PolyFerm Canada Inc.
  • Yield10 Bioscience, Inc.

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Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market – Scope of Report

The latest study collated and published by Transparency Market Research (TMR) analyzes the historical and present-day scenario of the global polyhydroxyalkanoate market in order to accurately gauge its future growth. The study presents detailed information about the important growth factors, restraints, and trends that are creating a landscape for expansion of the global polyhydroxyalkanoate market in order to identify growth opportunities for market stakeholders. The report also provides insightful information about how the global polyhydroxyalkanoate market would expand during the forecast period of 2021 to 2031.

The report offers intricate dynamics about different aspects of the global polyhydroxyalkanoate market, which aids companies operating in the market in making strategic development decisions. TMR’s study also elaborates on significant changes that are highly anticipated to configure growth of the global polyhydroxyalkanoate market during the forecast period. It also includes a key indicator assessment that highlights growth prospects of the global polyhydroxyalkanoate market and estimates statistics related to growth of the market in terms of value (US$ Mn) and volume (tons).

This study covers a detailed segmentation of the global polyhydroxyalkanoate market, along with key information and a competition outlook. The report mentions company profiles of players that are currently dominating the global polyhydroxyalkanoate market, wherein various development, expansion, and winning strategies practiced and implemented by leading players have been presented in detail.

Key Questions Answered in TMR’s Report on Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market

The report provides detailed information about the global polyhydroxyalkanoate market on the basis of comprehensive research on various factors that are playing a key role in accelerating the growth potential of the global market. Information mentioned in the report answers path-breaking questions for companies that are currently operating in the market and are looking for innovative methods to create a unique benchmark in the global polyhydroxyalkanoate market, so as to help them design successful strategies and make target-driven decisions.

  • Which end-use segment of the global polyhydroxyalkanoate market would emerge as major revenue generator during the forecast period?
  • How are key market players successfully earning revenues out of advantages of polyhydroxyalkanoate?
  • What would be the Y-o-Y growth trend of the global polyhydroxyalkanoate market between 2021 and 2031?
  • What are the winning imperatives of leading players operating in the global polyhydroxyalkanoate market?
  • Which type segment is expected to create lucrative opportunities for the global polyhydroxyalkanoate market during the forecast period?
  • Which are leading companies operating in the global polyhydroxyalkanoate market?

Research Methodology – Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market

The research methodology adopted by analysts for compiling the global polyhydroxyalkanoate market report is based on detailed primary as well as secondary research. With the help of in-depth insights of the market-affiliated information that is obtained and legitimated by market-admissible resources, analysts have offered riveting observations and authentic forecast for the global polyhydroxyalkanoate market.

During the primary research phase, analysts interviewed market stakeholders, investors, brand managers, vice presidents, and sales and marketing managers. Based on data obtained through interviews of genuine resources, analysts have emphasized the changing scenario of the global polyhydroxyalkanoate market.

For secondary research, analysts scrutinized numerous annual report publications, white papers, market association publications, and company websites to obtain the necessary understanding of the global polyhydroxyalkanoate market.

Polyhydroxyalkanoate Market – Segmentation

TMR’s research study assesses the global polyhydroxyalkanoate market in terms of type, end-use, and region. This report presents extensive market dynamics and trends associated with different segments of the market and how they are influencing growth prospects for the global polyhydroxyalkanoate market.

  • Short Chain Length
  • Medium Chain Length
  • Packaging
  • Paints & Coatings
  • Medical (Stents, Surgical Sutures, and Drug Delivery Devices)
  • Agriculture
  • Textile
  • Others (Chemical, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Building & Construction, and Electrical & Electronics)
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East & Africa

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