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Published Date: 2012-08-14Number of Pages: 75

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

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.

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.


 
 
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