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Bioplastic Packaging Market - Global Outlook and Forecast 2019-2024

Bioplastic Packaging Market - Global Outlook and Forecast 2019-2024

The bioplastic packaging market is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 4% during the period 2018−2024.

Dwindling reserves of fossil resources, increase in rules and regulations, bioplastic for bulk packaging, and focus on sustainable packaging are the factors that are likely to contribute to the growth of the bioplastic packaging market during the forecast period.

The bioplastic packaging market growth is expected to be steady, with the supply side parameters affecting the industry cost structure more than the demand side. Europe is leading the market with the consumption of bioplastic being the highest in the region. The market is expected to be volume-driven, mainly on account of high range of products in the F&B sector, with each requiring a different packaging based on its contents and processing nature. In term of types, biobased and non-biodegradable bioplastic is expected to witness significant growth.

The study considers the present scenario of the bioplastic packaging market and its market dynamics for the period 2018−2024. It covers a detailed overview of several market growth enablers, restraints, and trends. The market study includes insights on segmentation by packaging type (flexible and rigid), application (food and beverage, personal care, and other applications), bioplastic type(biobased and non-biodegradable and biodegradable), and geography (North America, APAC, Latin America, MEA, and Europe). The report covers both the demand and supply aspect of the market. The study profiles and examines leading companies and renewable raw material suppliers and manufacturers operating in the market.

Bioplastic Packaging Market: Segmentation

The biobased and non-biodegradable packaging segment has grown at a steady rate driven by the use of three types of polymers: Bio-polyethylene terephthalate, Bio-polyethylene, and Bio-polyamide. The demand for bio-polyamides is expected to increase during the forecast period as they are environment-friendly and provide a high barrier resistance to oxygen, carbon dioxide, and other similar gases. The price of Bio-polyethylene terephthalate is higher in the APAC region on account of limited production capacities in the region, especially China. Biodegradable bioplastic has a wide application in Europe than in other regions. The development of new materials such as polylactide, polyhydroxyalkanoates, and cellulose or starch-based material offers robust functionalities such as barrier properties, composability, and biodegradability. Hence, the production capacity of the biodegradable segment is expected to increase during the forecast period. However, the market is inhibited by the lack of scope for economies of scale.

With increased emphasis on the circular economy, the market is exploring several eco-friendly alternatives, both flexible and rigid types. The rise in beverage manufacturers is offering a major impetus to the application of bioplastic in rigid form. Europe and North America are the major markets on account of strict legislative emphasis. Currently, APAC is the regional leader in the conventional rigid plastic packing.

The F&B industry dominated the flexible packaging market in North America. The increase in quick-service restaurants and retail sectors has boosted the consumption of food items, thereby driving the sector. The US, along with China and India, is expected to drive the global flexible packaging market demand by the food industry during the forecast period. The growth of several F&B outlets such as QSR, coffee shops, ice cream shops, and full-service restaurants has provided new impetus to the industry.

The food industry is growing across the world. The industry has a wide variety of products that requires sustainable and health-friendly packaging – fresh food, dairy, meat, poultry, seafood, bakery to processed, and RTE food. All these types require different packing (monolayer, multi-layer, multi-material, foil-based, and paper-based). Hence, the rise in the food and beverage industry is a major factor responsible for the growth of the market. The personal care industry is growing rapidly, with a major focus on rigid packaging. The bioplastic demand for bottle and container-based personal care products is growing in the premium category of personal care products as customers can afford this type of packaging.

  • ther application areas include pharmaceuticals and foodservice. Films used in plastic packaging can be a combination of various film materials. The exploration of biobased and nonbiodegradable films in the pharmaceutical sector is a major driver for the growth of the segment. Bioplastic pouches are also expected to gain traction as they are largely single-use plastics.
Market Segmentation by Packaging
  • Flexible
  • Rigid
Market Segmentation by Type
  • Biobased and Non-biodegradable
  • Biodegradable
Market Segmentation by Application
  • Food and Beverages
  • Personal Care
  • Other Application
Bioplastic Packaging Market by Geography

The packaging demand in Europe is expected to grow on account of EU directives and the changing industry and customer perception. The growth of stringent regulations and legislation is likely to push the procurement of bioplastic during the forecast period. However, one of the major drivers is the growing awareness of the use and purchase of sustainable practices to reduce harmful effects on the environment. Sustainable business emphasis is expected to have a major impact on the plastic industry as they are the latest stakeholders.

In North America, the shift to sustainable packaging due to the low recycling rate of plastic packaging is expected to gain traction during the forecast period as the commercial aspect of bioplastic is fine-tuned with disruptions in supply chain rectified. The market in the US is having a steady growth rate on account of ample support from government agencies and a robust supply chain of bioplastic. Fierce competition in the F&B and personal care industry has put more pressure on brands for differentiation, aiding the demand for sustainable packing.

The growing demand for environment-friendly products, increasing packaging volumes, and plastic waste control rules are expected to aid the growth in APAC. China is the largest market for bioplastic. China and Japan exhibit strong growth potential for bioplastic packaging polymers. The increased consumption of food and beverages is increasing the demand in the APAC region. However, the availability of low-cost alternatives in the form of fossil fuel-based plastics is a hindrance for the growth of the market in APAC.

Market Segmentation by Geography
  • North America
  • US
  • Canada
  • APAC
  • Japan
  • South Korea
  • India
  • China
  • Australia
  • Europe
  • UK
  • France
  • Spain
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Latin America
  • Chile
  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • MEA
  • Turkey
  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Israel
Key Vendors Analysis

A majority of vendors are small and medium-sized enterprises. The demand is not uniform, hence regional level vendors are higher in number than global vendors. Since bioplastic is the premium raw material, the cost often passes on to consumers. The scaling up options is also limited. The demand is not steady and is mostly infrequent, hence, the challenge for the vendors is to manage resources accordingly. The market is characterized by established conventional plastic vendors, providing packaging as a service. Many vendors are shifting to sustainable and biodegradable practices. Adherence to regulations limits the use of single-use plastics, thereby driving vendors to shift toward eco-friendly and sustainable methods. Vendors have launched bioplastic products in the flexible packaging sector, followed by the rigid segment. The trade issues between the US and China are expected to adversely affect the economy of APAC, leading to a negative impact on the bioplastic packaging market.

Key Vendors
  • Amcor
  • Clondalkin
  • Coopbox Air
  • Futamura
  • Huhtamaki
  • Sealed Air
  • Sonoco
  • Sphere
  • Tagleef Industries
Renewable Raw Material Suppliers
  • Cargill
  • Corbion
  • Reverdia
  • Roquette
  • Tereos
  • Total
Bioplastic Manufacturers
  • BASF
  • Biotec
  • Braskem
  • DowDuPont
  • Eastman Chemical Company
  • Greendot
  • Koninklijke DSM N.V
  • NatureWorks
  • Novamont
  • Perstorp
Key Market Insights

The report provides the following insights into the bioplastic packaging market for the forecast period 2019–2024.
  • Offers market sizing and growth prospects of the market for the forecast period 2019–2024.
  • Provides comprehensive insights on the latest industry trends, market forecast, and growth drivers.
  • Includes a detailed analysis of market growth drivers, challenges, and investment opportunities.
  • Delivers a complete overview of the segments and the regional outlook of the market.
  • Offers an exhaustive summary of the vendor landscape, competitive analysis, and key strategies to gain a competitive advantage in the market.


1 Research Methodology
2 Research Objectives
3 Research Process
4 Scope & Coverage
4.1 Market Definition
4.1.1 Inclusions
4.1.2 Exclusions
4.2 Base Year
4.3 Scope of the study
4.4 Market Segments
4.4.1 Market Segmentation by Packaging
4.4.2 Market Segmentation by Type
4.4.3 Market Segmentation by Application
4.4.4 Market Segmentation by Geography
5 Report Assumptions & Caveats
5.1 Key Caveats
5.2 Currency Conversion
5.3 Market Derivation
6 Market at a Glance
7 Introduction
7.1 Overview
7.1.1 Demand Insights
7.1.2 Key Insights
7.1.3 Sustainability
7.2 MacroEconomic Factors
8 Market Dynamics
8.1 Market Growth Enablers
8.1.1 Dwindling Fossil Fuel Reserves
8.1.2 Lower Carbon Footprint
8.1.3 Reduction in Landfills & Improved Compostability
8.2 Market Growth Restraints
8.2.1 High Cost of Bioplastics
8.2.2 Performance & Feedstock Concerns
8.2.3 Lack of Infrastructure for Composting
8.3 Market Opportunities & Trends
8.3.1 Stringent Rules & Regulations for Packaging
8.3.2 Use of Bioplastics for Bulk Packaging
8.3.3 Focus on Sustainable Packaging
9 Market Landscape
9.1 Market Overview
9.2 Market Size & Forecast
9.3 Five Forces Analysis
9.3.1 Threat of New Entrants
9.3.2 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
9.3.3 Bargaining Power of Buyers
9.3.4 Threat of SubstitutesF
9.3.5 Competitive Rivalry
10 By Bioplastic Type
10.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
10.1.1 Market Overview
10.2 Biobased and Non-biodegradable
10.2.1 Market Size & Forecast by Value & Volume
10.3 Biodegradable
10.3.1 Market Size & Forecast Value & Volume
11 By Packaging Type
11.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
11.2 Market Overview
11.3 Rigid Packaging
11.3.1 Market Size & Forecast by Value & Volume
11.4 Flexible Packaging
11.4.1 Market Size & Forecast by Value & Volume
12 By Application Type
12.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
12.2 Market Overview
12.2.1 Key Insights
12.3 Food & Beverage
12.3.1 Market Size & Forecast
12.4 Personal Care
12.4.1 Market Size & Forecast
12.5 Other Applications
12.5.1 Market Size & Forecast
13 By Geography
13.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine
13.2 Overview
14 Europe
14.1 Market Overview
14.1.1 Key Insights
14.2 Market Size & Forecast
14.2.1 Bioplastic Packaging Volume in Europe by Packaging Type
14.2.2 Bioplastic Packaging Volume in Europe by Bioplastic Type
14.3 Key Countries
14.3.1 Germany: Market Size & Forecast
14.3.2 France: Market Size & Forecast
14.3.3 UK: Market Size & Forecast
14.3.4 Italy: Market Size & Forecast
14.3.5 Spain: Market Size & Forecast
15 North America
15.1 Market Overview
15.2 Market Size & Forecast
15.2.1 Bioplastic Packaging Volume in North America by Packaging Type
15.2.2 Bioplastic Packaging Volume in North America by Bioplastic Type
15.3 Key Countries
15.3.1 US: Market Size & Forecast
15.3.2 Canada: Market Size & Forecast
16 APAC
16.1 Market Overview
16.1.1 Key Insights
16.2 Market Size & Forecast
16.2.1 Bioplastic Packaging Volume in APAC by Packaging Type
16.2.2 Bioplastic Packaging Volume in APAC by Bioplastic Type
16.3 Key Countries
16.3.1 China: Market Size & Forecast
16.3.2 Australia: Market Size & Forecast
16.3.3 South Korea: Market Size & Forecast
16.3.4 India: Market Size & Forecast
16.3.5 Japan: Market Size & Forecast
17 Latin America
17.1 Market Overview
17.1.1 Key Insights
17.2 Market Size & Forecast
17.2.1 Bioplastic Packaging Volume in Latin America by Packaging Type
17.2.2 Bioplastic Packaging Volume in Latin America by Bioplastic Type
17.3 Key Countries
17.3.1 Mexico: Market Size & Forecast
17.3.2 Brazil: Market Size & Forecast
17.3.3 Argentina: Market Size & Forecast
17.3.4 Chile: Market Size & Forecast
18 Middle-East & Africa
18.1 Market Overview
18.1.1 Key Insights
18.2 Market Size & Forecast
18.2.1 Bioplastic Packaging Volume in MEA by Packaging Type
18.2.2 Bioplastic Packaging Volume in MEA by Bioplastic Type
18.3 Key Countries
18.3.1 Turkey: Market Size & Forecast
18.3.2 Saudi Arabia: Market Size & Forecast
18.3.3 South Africa: Market Size & Forecast
18.3.4 Israel: Market Size & Forecast
19 Competitive Landscape
19.1 Competition Overview
20 Company Profiles
20.1 Huhtamaki
20.1.1 Business Overview
20.1.2 Major Product Offerings
20.1.3 Key Strengths
20.1.4 Key Strategies
20.1.5 Key Opportunities
20.2 Sphere
20.2.1 Business Overview
20.2.2 Market Overview
20.3 Clondalkin
20.3.1 Business Overview
20.3.2 Product Offerings
20.4 Taghleef Industries
20.4.1 Business Overview
20.4.2 Product Offerings
20.5 Futamura
20.5.1 Business Overview
20.5.2 Product Offerings
20.6 Coopbox Air
20.6.1 Business Overview
20.6.2 Product Offerings
20.7 Amcor
20.7.1 Business Overview
20.7.2 Product Offerings
20.8 Sealed Air
20.8.1 Business Overview
20.8.2 Product Offerings
20.9 Sonoco
20.9.1 Business Overview
20.9.2 Product Offerings
21 Prominent Vendors in Bioplastic Packaging Value Chain
21.1 Renewable Raw Material Suppliers
21.2 Bioplastic Manufacturers
22 Report Summary
22.1 Key Takeaways
22.2 Quantitative Summary
22.2.1 Packaging Type
22.2.2 Bioplastic Type
22.2.3 Application
22.2.4 Geography
22.2.5 Europe
22.2.6 North America
22.2.7 APAC
22.2.8 Latin America
22.2.9 Middle-East & Africa
23 Appendix
23.1 Abbreviations
List of Exhibits
Exhibit 1 Segmentation of Global Bioplastic Packaging Market
Exhibit 2 Market Size Calculation Approach 2018
Exhibit 3 GDP Growth 2010–2023 (annual % change)
Exhibit 4 Global GDP Growth 2017 (annual % change)
Exhibit 5 Dwindling Fossil Fuel Reserves
Exhibit 6 Lower Carbon Footprint
Exhibit 7 Reduction in Landfills & Improved Compostability
Exhibit 8 High Cost of Bioplastics
Exhibit 9 Performance & Feedstock Concerns
Exhibit 10 Lack of Infrastructure for Composting
Exhibit 11 Stringent Rules & Regulations for Packaging
Exhibit 12 Use of Bioplastics for Bulk Packaging
Exhibit 13 Focus on Sustainable Packaging
Exhibit 14 Global Bioplastic Packaging Market 2018−2024 ($ billion)
Exhibit 15 Global Bioplastic Packaging Market 2018−2024 (thousand tonnes)
Exhibit 16 Five Forces Analysis 2018
Exhibit 17 Incremental Growth by Bioplastic Type 2018−2024
Exhibit 18 Global Non-biodegradable Bioplastic Packaging Market 2018−2024 (billion)
Exhibit 19 Global Non-biodegradable Bioplastic Packaging Market 2018−2024 (thousand tonnes)
Exhibit 20 Global Biodegradable Bioplastic Packaging Market 2018−2024 ($ billion)
Exhibit 21 Global Biodegradable Bioplastic Packaging Market 2018−2024 (thousand tonnes)
Exhibit 22 Incremental Growth by Packaging Type 2018−2024
Exhibit 23 Global Rigid Bioplastic Packaging Market 2018−2024 ($ billion)
Exhibit 24 Global Rigid Bioplastic Packaging Market 2018−2024 (thousand tonnes)
Exhibit 25 Flexible Packaging Advantages
Exhibit 26 Global Flexible Bioplastic Packaging Market 2018−2024 ($ billion)
Exhibit 27 Global Flexible Bioplastic Packaging Market 2018−2024 (thousand tonnes)
Exhibit 28 Incremental Growth by Bioplastic Application 2018−2024
Exhibit 29 Global Bioplastic F&B Packaging Market 2018-2024 ($ billion)
Exhibit 30 Global Bioplastic Personal Care Packaging Market 2018−2024 ($ billion)
Exhibit 31 Global Healthcare Packaging Market by Packaging Type (Growth Rates)
Exhibit 32 Global Bioplastic Other Packaging Market 2018−2024 ($ billion)
Exhibit 33 Incremental Growth by Geography 2018−2024
Exhibit 34 GDP and Consumption
Exhibit 35 Market Share and Growth Momentum
Exhibit 36 Bioplastic Packaging Market in Europe 2018–2024 ($ billion)
Exhibit 38 Incremental Growth in Europe 2018−2024
Exhibit 39 Bioplastic Packaging Market in Germany 2018–2024 ($ million)
Exhibit 40 Bioplastic Packaging Market in France 2018–2024 ($ million)
Exhibit 41 Bioplastic Packaging Market in UK 2018–2024 ($ million)
Exhibit 42 Bioplastic Packaging Market in Italy 2018–2024 ($ million)
Exhibit 43 Bioplastic Packaging Market in Spain 2018–2024 ($ million)
Exhibit 44 Bioplastic Packaging Market in North America 2018–2024 ($ billion)
Exhibit 45 Incremental Growth in North America 2018–2024
Exhibit 46 Bioplastic Packaging Market in US 2018–2024 ($ million)
Exhibit 47 Bioplastic Packaging Market in Canada 2018–2024 ($ million)
Exhibit 48 Bioplastic Packaging Market in APAC 2018–2024 ($ billion)
Exhibit 49 Incremental Growth in APAC 2018–2024
Exhibit 50 Bioplastic Packaging Market in China 2018-2024 ($ million)
Exhibit 51 Bioplastic Packaging Market in Australia 2018–2024 ($ million)
Exhibit 52 Bioplastic Packaging Market in South Korea 2018–2024 ($ million)
Exhibit 53 Bioplastic Packaging Market in India 2018–2024 ($ million)
Exhibit 54 Bioplastic Packaging Market in Japan 2018–2024 ($ million)
Exhibit 55 Bioplastic Packaging Market in Latin America 2018–2024 ($ billion)
Exhibit 56 Incremental Growth in Latin America 2018–2024
Exhibit 57 Volume Share of Packaging in Mexico 2017
Exhibit 58 Bioplastic Packaging Market in Mexico 2018–2024 ($ million)
Exhibit 59 Bioplastic Packaging Market in Brazil 2018-2024 ($ million)
Exhibit 60 Bioplastic Packaging Market in Argentina 2018–2024 ($ million)
Exhibit 61 Bioplastic Packaging Market in Chile 2018–2024 ($ million)
Exhibit 62 Bioplastic Packaging Market in MEA 2018–2024 ($ billion)
Exhibit 63 Incremental Growth in MEA 2018–2024
Exhibit 64 Bioplastic Packaging Market in Turkey 2018–2024 ($ million)
Exhibit 65 Bioplastic Packaging Market in Saudi Arabia 2018–2024 ($ million)
Exhibit 66 Bioplastic Packaging Market in South Africa 2018–2024 ($ million)
Exhibit 67 Bioplastic Packaging Market in Israel 2018–2024 ($ million)
List of Tables
Table 1 Key Caveats
Table 2 Currency Conversion 2013−2018
Table 3 Crude Oil Data
Table 4 Comparison of Bioplastic and Petrochemical Plastics
Table 5 China Retail Store Data 2017
Table 6 Global Personal Care Market 2017 ($ billion)
Table 7 Bioplastic Packaging in Europe by Packaging Type 2018−2024 (thousand tonnes)
Table 8 Bioplastic Packaging in Europe by Bioplastic Type 2018−2024 (thousand tonnes)
Table 9 Food Industry Spain 2014
Table 10 Bioplastic Packaging in North America by Packaging Type 2018-2024 (thousand tonnes)
Table 11 Bioplastic Packaging in North America by Bioplastic Type 2018-2024 (thousand tonnes)
Table 12 Bioplastic Packaging in APAC by Packaging Type 2018–2024 (thousand tonnes)
Table 13 Bioplastic Packaging in APAC by Bioplastic Type 2018–2024 (thousand tonnes)
Table 14 Bioplastic Packaging in Latin America by Packaging Type 2018–2024 (thousand tonnes)
Table 15 Bioplastic Packaging in Latin America by Bioplastic Type 2018–2024 (thousand tonnes)
Table 16 Production Value of Packaging ($ billion)
Table 17 Bioplastic Packaging in MEA by Packaging Type 2018–2024 (thousand tonnes)
Table 18 Bioplastic Packaging in MEA by Bioplastic Type 2018–2024 (thousand tonnes)
Table 19 Huhtamaki: Product Offerings
Table 20 Sphere: Product Offerings
Table 21 Clondalkin: Key Product Offerings
Table 22 Tagleef Industries: Key Product Offerings
Table 23 Futumura: Key Product Offerings
Table 24 Coopbox Air: Key Product Offerings
Table 25 Amcor: Key Product Offerings
Table 26 Sealed Air: Key Product Offerings
Table 27 Sonoco: Key Product Offerings
Table 28 Global Bioplastic Packaging Market by Packaging Type ($ million)
Table 29 Global Bioplastic Packaging Market by Packaging Type (Revenue %)
Table 30 Global Bioplastic Packaging Market by Packaging Type (thousand tonnes)
Table 31 Global Bioplastic Packaging Market by Packaging Type (Volume %)
Table 32 Global Bioplastic Packaging Market by Bioplastic Type ($ billion)
Table 33 Global Bioplastic Packaging Market by Bioplastic Type (%)
Table 34 Global Bioplastic Packaging Market by Bioplastic Type (thousand tonnes)
Table 35 Global Bioplastic Packaging Market by Bioplastic Type (Volume %)
Table 36 Global Bioplastic Packaging Market by Application ($ billion)
Table 37 Global Bioplastic Packaging Market by Application (Revenue %)
Table 38 Global Bioplastic Packaging Market by Geography ($ billion)
Table 39 Global Bioplastic Packaging Market by Geography (Revenue %)
Table 40 Bioplastic Packaging Volume in Europe by Packaging Type 2018–2024 (thousand tonnes)
Table 41 Bioplastic Packaging Volume in Europe by Bioplastic Type 2018–2024 (thousand tonnes)
Table 42 Bioplastic Packaging Volume in North America by Packaging Type 2018–2024 (thousand tonnes)
Table 43 Bioplastic Packaging Volume in North America by Bioplastic Type 2018–2024 (thousand tonnes)
Table 44 Bioplastic Packaging Volume in APAC by Packaging Type 2018–2024 (thousand tonnes)
Table 45 Bioplastic Packaging Volume in APAC by Bioplastic Type 2018–2024 (thousand tonnes)
Table 46 Bioplastic Packaging Volume in Latin America by Packaging Type 2018–2024 (thousand tonnes)
Table 47 Bioplastic Packaging Volume in Latin America by Bioplastic Type 2018–2024 (thousand tonnes)
Table 48 Bioplastic Packaging Volume in MEA by Packaging Type 2018–2024 (thousand tonnes)
Table 49 Bioplastic Packaging Volume in MEA by Bioplastic Type 2018–2024 (thousand tonnes)

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