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Global Markets and Technologies for Bioplastics

Global Markets and Technologies for Bioplastics

Report Scope:

The focus of this report is on plastics made from renewable resources such as biomass or food crops. There is also some potential development of bioplastics from animal resources. Plastics that could be produced from waste CO2 are also reviewed because of their potential impact on bioplastics, but their data are not included in the forecasts presented here. Bioplastics are further defined here as polymer materials that are produced by chemically or biologically synthesizing materials that contain renewable organic materials. Natural organic materials that are not chemically modified (e.g., wood composites are excluded). The report includes the use of renewable resources to create monomers that replace petroleum-based monomers such as feedstocks produced from sugarcane that are used to manufacture polyester and polyethylene. Ethanol, a major product in Brazil, is one small chemical step from ethylene.

The report focuses on the following resin chemistries -
- Polylactic acid.
- Thermoplastic starch.
- Biopolyamides (nylons).
- Polyhydroxyalkanoates.
- Biopolyols/polyurethane.
- Cellulosics.
- Biopolytrimethylene terephthalate.
- Biopolyethylene.
- Biopolyethylene terephthalate.
- Polybutylene succinate.

Biodegradable and photodegradable polymers made from petrochemical feedstocks are not included. Other renewable resin chemistries such as collagen and chitosan are covered but in less detail as their roles are not well developed.

Estimated values used are based on manufacturers’ total revenues. Projected and forecasted revenue values are in constant US dollars (2017) unadjusted for inflation.

Report Includes:

- 40 data tables and 16 additional tables
- An overview of the global market for bioplastics
- Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2016 to 2018, and projections of CAGRs through 2023
- Identification of trends that will affect the use of bioplastics and their major end-use application
- Information on specific end markets for bioplastics by material types, with sections devoted to each type of renewably sourced plastic
- Analyses of market developments regarding major applications for bioplastics, including packaging, automotive, electrical/electronic, medical, building and construction
- Comprehensive company profiles of major players in the market including Arkema, BASF, Dow Plastics, Huhtamaki, Myriant, Plantic Technologies Ltd., Synbra Technology and ZeaChem Inc.


Chapter 1 Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing This Study
Scope of Report
Target Audience of the Study
Methodology and Information Sources
Geographic Breakdown
Analyst's Credentials
BCC Custom Research
Related BCC Research Reports
Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights
Chapter 3 The Bioplastics Industry
History of Bioplastics
Recent Developments
Pros and Cons of Bioplastics
Overview
Case for Bioplastics
Case against Bioplastics
Chapter 4 Bioplastics by Type of Resin
Polylactic Acid Polymers
Chemistry
Producers
Production
Properties
Processing
Modifications
Applications
Compounding
Environmental Issues
Selling Prices
Developments of Technologies, Markets and Production
Starch-Based Plastics
Chemistry
Producers
Production
Processing
Environmental Issues
Applications
Compounding
Developments
Polyhydroxyalkanoates
Chemistry
Producers
Production
Properties
Processing
Environmental Issues
Applications
Substitution Potential
Compounding
Selling Prices
Polybutylene Succinate-Type Polyesters
Chemistry
Producers
Production
Properties
Processing
Applications
Bio-Based Polyamides
Chemistry
Producers
Production
Properties
Processing
Applications
Environmental Aspects
Developments
Polytrimethylene Terephthalate-Type Polyesters
Chemistry
Producer
Production
Regional Market
Properties
Applications
Environmental Issues
Developments
Bio-Based Polyurethane
Chemistry
Producers
Production
Properties
Applications
Environmental Issues
Developments
Cellulosic
Chemistry
Producers
Production
Properties
Applications
Environmental Issues
Developments
Other Types of Bioplastics
Bio-Based Bottle-Grade Polyester
Bio-Based Polyethylene
Elastomers
Aliphatic Polyethylene Carbonate
Global Demand
Animal-Based Feedstocks
Cardanol-Cellulose
Neat Cardanol
Chapter 5 Global Outlook for Bioplastics
Global Market of Polylactic Acid (PLA)
Global Market of Starch Plastics
Global Market of Polybutylene Succinate (PBS)
Chapter 6 Bioplastics in the Americas
U.S.
Total Plastics
Bioplastics
Major Producers
Types of Bioplastics
Applications
Brazil
Total Plastics
Bioplastics
Major Producers
Types of Bioplastics
Applications
Elsewhere in the Americas
Canada
Chapter 7 European Bioplastics Market
Germany
Total Plastics
Bioplastics
Major Producers
Types of Bioplastics
Applications
Italy
Total Plastics
Bioplastics
Major Producers
Types of Bioplastics
Applications
Elsewhere in Europe
France
The Netherlands
The United Kingdom
Chapter 8 Asian Bioplastics Market
China
Total Plastics
Bioplastics
Major Producers
Bioplastics Types
Applications
Japan
Total Plastics
Bioplastics
Major Producers
Bioplastics Types
Applications
Elsewhere in Asia
Chapter 9 Bioplastics Processing Technologies
Extrusion
Compounding
Starch Polymers
PLA and PHA
Blends with Oil-Based Plastics
Pelletizing
Foaming
Storage and Drying
Use of Regrind
Cast Film
Thermoforming
Injection Molding
Chapter 10 Applications
Overview
Packaging
Market Forecast
Snack Food
Shopping Bags
Bottles
Thermoformed Trays
Loose-Fill Packaging
Cups and Utensils
Foam Packaging
Rigid Packaging
Developments
Automotive
Market Forecast
Interior
Fuel Components
Exterior
Developments
Agriculture
Medical
Market Forecast
Disposable Devices
Orthopedic Fixation Devices
Drug Delivery
Hydrogels
Microspheres
Tissue Engineering
Stents
Hygienic Products
Medical Packaging
Other Medical Applications
Aircraft
Electrical/Electronics
Liquid-Crystal Displays
Conductive Plastics
Sporting Goods
Photovoltaics
Chapter 11 Issues Facing Bioplastics
Environmental Issues
Composting
Recyclability
Food Supply Issue
Carbon Footprint
Government Involvement
Chapter 12 Standards and Certifications
Bio-Based
ASTM D6866
PD CEN/TR 15932:2010
Biodegradability
EN 13432, ASTM D6400 AND ISO 17088
Chapter 13 Company Profiles
ALGIX
ARKEMA
AVANTIUM
BASF
BIOAMBER
BIOLOG BIOTECHNOLOGIE UND LOGISTIK GMBH
BIOLOGIQ INC.
BIOME TECHNOLOGIES
BIOMER
BIOTEC BIOLOGISCHE NATURVERPACKUNGEN GMBH
BRASKEM
CARDIA BIOPLASTICS
CARGILL
CORBION
DANIMER SCIENTIFIC
DOW PLASTICS
DUPONT
DUPONT TATE & LYLE BIO PRODUCTS
DSM
DURECT CORP.
EASTMAN CHEMICAL
FABRI-KAL
FKUR PLASTICS CORP.
FUTAMURA CHEMICAL CO. LTD.
GREEN DAY ECO-FRIENDLY MATERIAL CO.
GREEN SCIENCE ALLIANCE CO. LTD.
HUHTAMAKI
INNOVIA FILMS
JAPAN CORN STARCH CO.
JSR CORP.
KANEKA
KINGFA
LAUREL BIOCOMPOSITE
METABOLIX (YIELD10 BIOSCIENCE)
MYRIANT
NATUREWORKS
NOVAMONT
PLANTIC TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
PLAXICA
POLYONE
RHEIN CHEMIE ADDITIVES
RODENBURG BIOPOLYMERS BV
RTP CO.
SOLANYL BIOPOLYMERS
SYNBRA TECHNOLOGY
TATE & LYLE
TEKNOR APEX
TEIJIN
TIANAN BIOLOGIC MATERIAL CO. LTD.
TIANJIN GREEN BIO-SCIENCE CO. LTD.
TORAY
URETHANE SOY SYSTEMS CO.
VIRENT ENERGY SYSTEMS
WUHAN HUALI ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY CO.
ZEACHEM INC.
ZHANGJIAGANG GLORY BIOMATERIAL CO. LTD.
ZHEJIANG HISUN BIOMATERIALS CO.
Chapter 14 Leading Bioplastics Trade Groups
JAPAN BIOPLASTICS ASSOCIATION (JBPA)
EUROPEAN BIOPLASTICS
Chapter 15 Appendix I: Acronyms
Chapter 16 Appendix II: Selected Glossary of Terms
List of Tables
Summary Table : Global Market Volume for Bioplastics, by Region, Through 2023
Table 1 : Global PLA Suppliers
Table 2 : Global Market Volume for PLA, by Region, Through 2023
Table 3 : Global Market Volume for PLA, by Application, Through 2023
Table 4 : Global Starch Polymer Producers
Table 5 : Global Market Volume for Starch-Based Plastics, by Region, Through 2023
Table 6 : Products Made from Starch Polymers
Table 7 : lobal Market Volume for Starch-Based Plastics, by Application, Through 2023
Table 8 : Global PHA Suppliers
Table 9 : Global Market Volume for PHA, by Region, Through 2023
Table 10 : Global Market Volume for PHA, by Application, Through 2023
Table 11 : Global Suppliers of Bio PBS
Table 12 : Global Market Volume for PBS, by Region, Through 2023
Table 13 : Global Market Volume for PBS, by Application, Through 2023
Table 14 : Global Biopolyamide Suppliers
Table 15 : Global Market Volume for Biopolyamides, by Region, Through 2023
Table 16 : Global Market Volume for Biopolyamides, by Application, Through 2023
Table 17 : Global Suppliers of PTT-Type Polyesters
Table 18 : Global Market Volume for Bio-PTT, by Region, Through 2023
Table 19 : Global Market Volume for Bio-PTT, by Application, Through 2023
Table 20 : Global Biopolyol Suppliers
Table 21 : Global Market Volume for Biopolyols, by Region, Through 2023
Table 22 : Global Market Volume for Biopolyols, by Application, Through 2023
Table 23 : Global Suppliers of Cellulose Plastic
Table 24 : Global Market Volume for Cellulosic Plastics, by Region, Through 2023
Table 25 : Global Market Volume for Cellulosic Plastics, by Application, Through 2023
Table 26 : Global Market Volume for Other Bioplastics, by Resin Type, Through 2023
Table 27 : Global Market Volume for Other Bioplastics, by Application, Through 2023
Table 28 : Global Market Volume for Other Bioplastics, by Region, Through 2023
Table 29 : Global Market Volume for Bioplastics, by Resin Type, Through 2023
Table 30 : Global Market Volume for PLA, by Region/Country, Through 2023
Table 31 : Global Market Volume for Starch-Based Plastics, by Region/Country, Through 2023
Table 32 : Global Market Volume for PBS, by Region/Country, Through 2023
Table 33 : Major U.S. Bioplastics Producers
Table 34 : U.S. Bioplastics Market Volume, by Resin Type, Through 2023
Table 35 : U.S. Market Volume for Bioplastics, by Application, Through 2023
Table 36 : Major Brazilian Bioplastics Producers
Table 37 : Brazilian Bioplastics Market Volume, by Resin Type, Through 2023
Table 38 : Brazilian Market Volume for Bioplastics, by Application, Through 2023
Table 39 : Major German Bioplastics Producers
Table 40 : German Bioplastics Market Volume, by Resin Type, Through 2023
Table 41 : German Market Volume for Bioplastics, by Application, Through 2023
Table 42 : Major Italian Bioplastics Producers
Table 43 : Italian Bioplastics Market Volume, by Resin Type, Through 2023
Table 44 : Italian Market Volume for Bioplastics, by Application, Through 2023
Table 45 : Major Chinese Bioplastics Producers
Table 46 : Chinese Bioplastics Market Volume, by Resin Type, Through 2023
Table 47 : Chinese Market Volume for Bioplastics, by Application, Through 2023
Table 48 : Major Japanese Bioplastics Producers
Table 49 : Japanese Bioplastics Market Volume, by Resin Type, Through 2023
Table 50 : Japanese Market Volume for Bioplastics, by Application, Through 2023
Table 51 : Examples of Bioplastics Equipment Specialists
Table 52 : Global Market Volume for Bioplastics, by Application, Through 2023
Table 53 : Global Market Volume for Bioplastics used in Packaging Applications, Through 2023
Table 54 : Global Market Volume for Bioplastics Used in Automotive and Transportation Applications, Through 2023
Table 55 : Global Market Volume for Bioplastics Used in Medical Applications, Through 2023
List of Figures
Summary Figure : Global Market Volume for Bioplastics, by Region, 2016-2023
Figure 1 : Global Market Volume for PLA, by Region, 2016-2023
Figure 2 : Global Market Volume for PLA, by Application, 2016-2023
Figure 3 : Global Market Volume for Starch-Based Plastics, by Region, 2016-2023
Figure 4 : Global Market Volume for Starch-Based Plastics, by Application, 2016-2023
Figure 5 : Global Market Volume for PHA, by Region, 2016-2023
Figure 6 : Global Market Volume for PHA, by Application, 2016–2023
Figure 7 : Global Market Volume for PBS, by Region, 2016-2023
Figure 8 : Global Market Volume for PBS, by Application, 2016-2023
Figure 9 : Global Market Volume for Biopolyamides, by Region, 2016-2023
Figure 10 : Global Market Volume for Biopolyamides, by Application, 2016-2023
Figure 11 : Global Market Volume for Bio-PTT, by Region, 2016-2023
Figure 12 : Global Market Volume for Bio-PTT, by Application, 2016-2023
Figure 13 : Global Market Volume for Biopolyols, by Region, 2016-2023
Figure 14 : Global Market Volume for Biopolyols, by Application, 2016-2023
Figure 15 : Global Market Volume for Cellulosic Plastics, by Region, 2016-2023
Figure 16 : Global Market Volume for Cellulosic Plastics, by Application, 2016-2023
Figure 17 : Global Market Volume for Other Bioplastics, by Resin Type, 2016-2023
Figure 18 : Global Market Volume for Other Bioplastics, by Application, 2016-2023
Figure 19 : Global Market Volume for Other Bioplastics, by Region, 2016-2023
Figure 20 : Global Market Volume for Bioplastics, by Region, 2016-2023
Figure 21 : U.S. Bioplastics Market Volume, by Resin Type, 2016-2023
Figure 22 : Brazilian Bioplastics Market Volume, by Resin Type, 2016-2023
Figure 23 : German Bioplastics Market Volume, by Resin Type, 2016-2023
Figure 24 : Italian Bioplastics Market Volume, by Resin Type, 2016-2023
Figure 25 : Chinese Bioplastics Market Volume, by Resin Type, 2016-2023
Figure 26 : Chinese Market Volume for Bioplastics, by Application, 2016-2023
Figure 27 : Japanese Bioplastics Market Volume, by Resin Type, 2016-2023
Figure 28 : Japanese Market Volume for Bioplastics, by Application, 2016-2023
Figure 29 : Global Market Volume for Bioplastics in Packaging Applications, 2016-2023
Figure 30 : Global Market Volume for Bioplastics Used in Packaging Applications, 2016-2023
Figure 31 : Global Market Volume for Bioplastics Used in Automotive and Transportation Applications, 2016-2023
Figure 32 : Global Market Volume for Bioplastics Used in Medical Applications, 2016-2023

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