Need for Advanced and Sustainable Production Approaches to Drive Global Mulch Films Market: Transparency Market Research

Mulch Films Market: Introduction

Transparency Market Research recently published a study that provides valuable insights into the mulch films market, which include global industry assessment, size, share, growth, developments, as well as a forecast for 2022–2026. The global mulch films market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.9%, in terms of revenue, over the forecast years, owing to a variety of factors that TMR discusses. The mulch Films market analysis report contains in-depth insights and forecasts.

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When opposed to prior trends, the global mulch films market is estimated to grow at an even faster rate over the forecast period. In terms of end use, agriculture is the most profitable and widely used segment for mulch films. The market is driven by sustainability, cost-effectiveness, lightweight, and durability. Bio-degradable films are already gaining popularity in the agriculture sector. It is forecast that even though non-biodegradable films are widely utilized, the use of biodegradable mulch films is projected to increase in upcoming years.

Use of Technology in Mulch Films to Help Strengthen Market Growth

Mulch films first appeared in the early 1960s as a by-product of the makers of plastic film, since that can be produced on the same cast-film lines and even embossing rolls. Majority of mulch film now is blown, though some of it is still cast. In either case, it is typically imprinted with small bumps to give it a rubberized feel and allow it to stretch over the soil.

Governments in developing economies are focusing on technological advancements in agriculture. Governments are working on training, education, and skill development initiatives, as well as other initiatives. Subsidies are being provided to farmers in order to meet the agricultural requirement.

Government initiatives on advanced farming techniques is leading to the growth of the agricultural product industry. In comparison with other regions, agricultural methods in North America are highly advanced and developed. The use of mulch films is promoted by governments, which enable sustainable agriculture through adaptation to climate change measures.

Increasing Popularity of Sustainable and Biodegradable Solutions

Agricultural non-biodegradable plastic mulch films have been widely used in cultivation practises due to their agricultural benefits. Biodegradable mulch films are a more environment-friendly option than traditional polyethylene mulch films. In contrast to polyethylene films, which must be discarded after use, biodegradable mulch films are tilled into the soil and biodegrade. However, there is still considerable uncertainty about the long-term effects of biodegradable mulch films on soil ecosystems. Biodegradable mulch films have the potential to influence soil microbial communities in two ways: as a surface barrier prior to soil incorporation, influencing the soil microclimate and atmosphere (similar to PE films), and as real access of physical fragments, which add carbon, microorganisms, additives, and adherent chemical products after soil incorporation.

Cultivators are encouraged to use products with simple reusability and good biocompatibility that do not radiate hazardous emissions in the atmosphere. Furthermore, customers' purchasing habits toward eco-friendly packaging are favourable, presenting an enticing growth opportunity for mulch films manufacturers.

Mulch Films Market: Competition Landscape

Leading market players in the global mulch films market are focusing on strategies such as expansion, new product launches, and acquisitions to gain large market share and enhance their global presence in the target market.

For instance, in October 2020, National Storm Recovery Inc. announced the acquisition of 35-year-old Mulch Manufacturing Inc., an Ohio-based corporation due to the company’s major synergies and potential advantages involved.

Pliant, a mulch Films manufacturer, announced the introduced black mulch films with a single white stripe that places TiO2 directly beneath the plants.

Hyplast, a Belgian produce of mulch films, has created seven layer high barrier which are made of mLLDPE and nylon. VIF mulch films are produced in Europe but are sold in United States by the sister company Klerks Microplastics.

The level structure is built on the basis of a company's segmental revenue and market share. Based on tier structure, the tier 1 companies are Dow Chemical Company, AEP Industries Inc, Exxon Mobil Corp and BASF SE. Additionally, Tier 2 players are Novamont S.p.A, Berry Global Inc, RKW Agri Gmbh & Co, Industrial Development Company Sal (Indevco), etc.

Global Mulch Films Market Segmentation

Mulch Films Market by Product Type

  • Non-biodegradable 
  • Biodegradable 

Mulch Films Market by Material Type

  • Polyethylene (PE)
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
  • Polylactic Acid (PLA)/Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA)
  • Polybutylene Succinate (PBS)
  • Ethylene-vinyl Acetate (EVA)
  • Other Bio-based Material

Mulch Films Market by Technology

  • Cast
  • Blown

Mulch Films Market by End use

  • Agriculture
  • Horticulture

Mulch Films Market by Region

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

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