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Biodegradable Polymers

Biodegradable Polymers

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Biodegradable Polymers in Thousand Pounds by the following End-Use Segments: Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and Others. The US market is further analyzed by the following Product Segments: Co-polyester, PLA BP, Starch, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2016 through 2024. Also, a five-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 73 companies including many key and niche players such as -

   BASF SE
BIOTEC GmbH & Co. KG   
CJ CheilJedang  
DowDuPont, Inc.  
FKuR Kunststoff GmbH  
  Futamura Chemical Co. Ltd.

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I. INTRODUCTION METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
Disclaimers
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
Product Definitions and Scope of Study
Biodegradable Polymers
Packaging
Compost Bags
Others
Agriculture and Horticulture
Medical
Co-Polyester-Based Biopolymers
Polylactic Acid (PLA)
Starch Based Biopolymers
Others
Lignin-Based Biopolymer
Soybean-Based Biopolymers
Water-Soluble Biodegradable Polymers
Polycaprolactone
II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW
Biodegradable Polymers – An Alternateto Conventional Petroleum-based Polymers
Europe Continues to Hold Ground as the Largest Market for Biodegradable Polymers
Concerns over Waste Disposal Turn Focus onto Biodegradable Polymers in North America
Asia-Pacific to Spearhead Future Growth
Compost Bags: The Largest End-Use Application
Production Capacity by Material Type
Table 1: Global Biodegradable Bioplastics Market (2017): Percentage Breakdown of ProductionCapacity by Material Type (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Improving Economy Signals Market GrowthOpportunities
Table 2: World Real GDP Growth Rates in % by Country/Region for the Period 2016-2018(includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Competitive Landscape
Biodegradable Plastic Brands of Select Manufacturers
2. MARKET TRENDS AND ISSUES
Growing Moves to Ban Non-Biodegradable PlasticsBags Presents a Huge Opportunity for Biodegradable Polymers Market
Countries with Complete Ban on Plastics Bags
Global Plastic Bag Regulations in Select Nations
Expanding Range of Applications for BiodegradablePolymers Drives Market Growth
Water-Soluble Polymers – Demand on the Risein Developing Countries
Polylactic Acid (PLA): A Promising BiodegradablePolymer
Developing Economies to Spearhead Future Growth in PLA Market
Packaging Applications Lead PLA Consumption
Table 3: Global Polylactic Acid (PLA) Market byEnd-Use Application (2017E): PercentageBreakdown of Consumption Volume for Agriculture, Electronics, Packaging, Textiles, Transport and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Challenges Confronting PLA Market
Competitive Scenario
Bio-Polylactic Acid (PLA) Films Market:A High-Growth Market
Starch Blended Biodegradable Polymers Market –Expanding Applications Fuel Growth
Table 4: Starch-based Bioplastics Market (2017E): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues by Technology (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Compostable and Biodegradable Plastics ImproveOrganic Recycling
Industrial Usage of Bio-based, Biodegradable Plastics Increasing
Automakers Move towards Bioplastics to QuellEnvironmental Concerns: Potential Opportunities for Biodegradable Polymers Market
Automobile Production Trends Influence Demand for Biodegradable Polymers
Table 5: Global Automobile Production in MillionUnits for the Years 2016, 2018 & 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Trend towards Green Food Packaging Augurs Wellfor Biodegradable Polymers Market
Table 6: Global Bioplastics Market by End-UseSegment (2017): Percentage Breakdown ofProduction Capacity for Transportation, Building & Construction, Textiles, Consumer Goods,Agriculture & Horticulture, Rigid Packaging,Flexible Packaging and Others (includescorresponding Graph/Chart)
Green Trend Makes Waves
Nanotechnology to Improve Degradability of Packaging Material
Growing Use of Bioabsorbable Polymersin the Healthcare Space
Biodegradable Polymers in Nano Drugs –A Growing Market
Emergence of Biodegradable Polymeric DrugDelivery Systems Lend Traction
3D Print-Temporary Implants – A Niche MarketBeckons
Need for Advanced Vascular Stents Entails NovelBiodegradable Polymers
Biodegradable Circuitry to Address Concerns over Growing E-Waste
Biodegradable Polymers to Replace ConventionalFracking Fluids?
Biodegradable Coatings – On the Horizon
Innovations and R&D Initiatives – Potentia to Transform Biodegradable Polymers Space
Structure of Bacterial Enzyme Capable of FormingBiodegradable Plastics Discovered
Evonik Focuses on Developing ImplantableBiodegradable Polymers
MIT Develops Biodegradable Polymers Capable ofDelivering Multiple Vaccines in Single Injection
Stanford University to Launch Super-thin DissolvableElectronic Components
Development of Edible Sensors Capable ofMonitoring Food Temperature
UK Researchers Develop Sugar-BasedBiodegradable Plastic
Singaporean Scientists Focus on DevelopingBiodegradable Plastics from Coffee Waste
Mango Materials Tests Bacterial FermentationProcess for Biodegradable Plastics
A1Filament Seeks to Mass Produce BiodegradableFilament Range
Recycling Offers Little Respite to Non-degradablePlastic Wastes
Environmental Concerns of Traditional PlasticsBoost Biopolymers Market
Rise of Non-Biodegradable Bioplastics ThreatensGrowth
Table 7: Global Production of Bioplastics:Breakdown of Production Capacities in MillionTonnes for Biodegradable and Bio-based/Non-Biodegradable Plastics for the Years 2017,2019 and 2021 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart)
3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW
Biodegradable Polymers: An Introduction
Biodegradable Polymers – Definition and Meaning
Key Biodegradable Polymers at a Glance
Sources for Synthesis of Biodegradable Polymers
Biodegradability – A Matter of Debate
Environment
Polymer Concentration
Ecological Effects
Compostable Plastics
Mechanical Performance of BiodegradablePolymers
Conventional Polymers Vs. BiodegradablePolymers
Types of Biodegradable Polymers
Starch Based Biopolymers
Major Suppliers of Starch-Based BiodegradablePolymers
Lactic Acid-Based Biopolymers
Polyester-Based Biopolymers
Different Biodegradable Polyesters
Lignin-Based Biopolymers
Polycaprolactone
Polyanhydrides
Polyhydroxyalkanoate
Polyvinyl Alcohol
Emerging Polymers
Synthetic Biodegradable Polymers
Major Synthetic Biodegradable Polymers
Soybean-Based Biopolymers
Water-Soluble Biodegradable Polymers
Key Biodegradable Polymers Usedin Medical Devices
Polylactide (PLA)
Polyglycolide (PGA)
Poly (dioxanone)
Poly (lactide-co-glycolide)
Poly (-caprolactone)
Polymers in the Pipeline
4. BIODEGRADATION – A STUDY
Types of Degradation
Factors Influencing Degradation
Polymer Structure
What is Composting?
Need for Biodegradable Plastics
Manufacturing of Biodegradable Plastics
Production
Biodegradable Plastics from Starch
Biodegradable Plastics from Polyesters
Major Starch and Polyester-Based Polymers by Company
Biodegradable Plastics from Bacteria
Cost Involved
Renewal, Treatment and Disposal Issues
5. END-USE APPLICATIONS
Packaging
Compost Bags
Agriculture and Horticulture
Medical
Biodegradable Polymer Applications at a Glance
6. MEDICAL APPLICATIONS – AN IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS
A Study of Medical Applications
Background
Why Degradation is Important?
Applications of Biopolymers
Packaging
Sterilization
Processing
Temporary Scaffold and Barrier
Tissue Engineering
Key Applications of Biodegradable Polymersin Medical Devices
Sutures
Dental Devices
Orthopedic Fixation Devices
Other Applications
Major Biodegradable Polymers and MedicalDevice Applications
Key to Material Composition
7. REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
Impact of ASTM Standards on Industry
8. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS
Aquapak Introduces Hydropol™ Flexible Plastics
NatureWorks Unveils Ingeo™ Bioplastic
FKuR Kunststoff Introduces New Grades ofBiograde® Bioplastics
Corbion Launches Luminy® PLA Bioplastic
9. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY
Novamont Expands Production Capacity ofORIGO-BI Biopolyesters
Eastman Chemical to Expand Capacity ofCopolyesters in Malaysia
Evonik Commences Operations of SpecialtyCopolyestres Production Plant in Germany
Evonik Expands Biodegradable Polymers Capacityin US and Germany
Total and Corbion Establish JV for PLA Polymers
Corbion Commences Construction of NewPLA Bioplastics Plant
Merck and PCAS Ink Agreement to ExpandMerck’s Excipients Portfolio
Futamura Acquires Cellulose Business ofInnovia Films
Metabolix Divests Biopolymer Businessto CJ CheilJedang
Showa Denko Announces Termination ofProduction and Sale of Bionolle™
10. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS
BASF SE (Germany)
BIOTEC GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
CJ CheilJedang (South Korea)
DowDuPont, Inc. (USA)
FKuR Kunststoff GmbH (Germany)
Futamura Chemical Co. Ltd. (Japan)
Japan Corn Starch Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Kingfa Sci. & Tech. Co., Ltd. (China)
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Japan)
NatureWorks LLC (USA)
Novamont SpA (Italy)
Plantic Technologies Limited (Australia)
Rodenburg Biopolymers (Netherlands)
Total Corbion PLA (Netherlands)
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1. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE
Table 8: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Biodegradable Polymers by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figuresin Thousand Pounds for Years 2016 through 2024(includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 9: World Historic Review for BiodegradablePolymers by Geographic Region - US, Canada,Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) andRest of World Markets Independently Analyzedwith Annual Consumption Figures in ThousandPounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 10: World 14-Year Perspective for Biodegradable Polymers by Geographic Region - PercentageBreakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada,Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) andRest of World Markets for Years 2011, 2017and 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
By End Use Segment
Table 11: World Recent Past, Current & FutureAnalysis for Biodegradable Polymersin Packaging (Loose-fill/ Other) by GeographicRegion - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World MarketsIndependently Analyzed with Annual ConsumptionFigures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2016through 2024 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart)
Table 12: World Historic Review for Biodegradable Polymers in Packaging (Loose-fill/Other) byGeographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of WorldMarkets Independently Analyzed with AnnualConsumption Figures in Thousand Pounds forYears 2011 through 2015 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 13: World 14-Year Perspective forBiodegradable Polymers in Packaging (Loose-fill/Other) by Geographic Region - PercentageBreakdown of Volume Consumption for US,Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excludingJapan) and Rest of World Markets for Years2011, 2017 and 2024 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart)
Table 14: World Recent Past, Current & FutureAnalysis for Biodegradable Polymers in CompostBags by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest ofWorld Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds forYears 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 15: World Historic Review for Biodegradable Polymers in Compost Bags by Geographic Region -US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excludingJapan) and Rest of World Markets IndependentlyAnalyzed with Annual Consumption Figuresin Thousand Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015(includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 16: World 14-Year Perspective for Biodegradable Polymers in Compost Bags by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets for Years 2011, 2017 and 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 17: World Recent Past, Current & FutureAnalysis for Biodegradable Polymers in OtherEnd-Use Applications by Geographic Region - US,Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excludingJapan) and Rest of World Markets IndependentlyAnalyzed with Annual Consumption Figuresin Thousand Pounds for Years 2016 through 2024(includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 18: World Historic Review for Biodegradable Polymers in Other End-Use Applications byGeographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of WorldMarkets Independently Analyzed with AnnualConsumption Figures in Thousand Pounds forYears 2011 through 2015 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 19: World 14-Year Perspective for Biodegradable Polymers in Other End-Use Applications byGeographic Region - Percentage Breakdown ofVolume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan,Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) andRest of World Markets for Years 2011, 2017and 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
III. MARKET
1. THE UNITED STATES
A. Market Analysis
Market Overview
Ban on Non-Biodegradable Plastic Bags toStimulate Market
Biodegradable Polymers Face Threatfrom Bioplastics
Strategic Corporate Developments
Key Players
B. Market Analytics
Table 20: US Recent Past, Current & FutureAnalysis for Biodegradable Polymers by Product Segment - Co-polyester, PLA BP, Starch, andOther Markets Independently Analyzed withAnnual Consumption Figures in ThousandPounds for Years 2016 through 2024(includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 21: US Historic Review for Biodegradable Polymers by Product Segment - Co-polyester,PLA BP, Starch, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 22: US 14-Year Perspective for Biodegradable Polymers by Product Segment - PercentageBreakdown of Volume Consumption forCo-polyester, PLA BP, Starch, and OtherMarkets for Years 2011, 2017 and 2024(includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 23: US Recent Past, Current & FutureAnalysis for Biodegradable Polymers byEnd-Use Segment - Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and Other Markets IndependentlyAnalyzed with Annual Consumption Figuresin Thousand Pounds for Years 2016 through2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 24: US Historic Review for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging(Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and OtherMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 25: US 14-Year Perspective for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and OtherMarkets for Years 2011, 2017 and 2024(includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
2. CANADA
Market Analysis
Table 26: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), CompostBags, and Other Markets IndependentlyAnalyzed with Annual Consumption Figuresin Thousand Pounds for Years 2016 through2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 27: Canadian Historic Review forBiodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed withAnnual Consumption Figures in Thousand Poundsfor Years 2011 through 2015 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 28: Canadian 14-Year Perspective for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumptionfor Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags,and Other Markets for Years 2011, 2017 and2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
3. JAPAN
A. Market Analysis
Market Overview
Strategic Corporate Development
Key Players
B. Market Analytics
Table 29: Japanese Recent Past, Current &Future Analysis for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figuresin Thousand Pounds for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 30: Japanese Historic Review for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 31: Japanese 14-Year Perspective for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumptionfor Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags,and Other Markets for Years 2011, 2017 and 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
4. EUROPE
A. Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
Bioplastics Market Heading for Impressive Gains
A Glance at Major Applications of Bioplastics
Packaging
Horticulture/Agriculture
Food Services
Consumer Electronics
B. Market Analytics
Table 32: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Biodegradable Polymers by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2016 through2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 33: European Historic Review for Biodegradable Polymers by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2011 through2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 34: European 14-Year Perspective for Biodegradable Polymers by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumptionfor France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia andRest of Europe Markets for Years 2011, 2017 and 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 35: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), CompostBags, and Other Markets IndependentlyAnalyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2016 through2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 36: European Historic Review for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 37: European 14-Year Perspective for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumptionfor Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags,and Other Markets for Years 2011, 2017 and2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
4a. FRANCE
Market Analysis
Table 38: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), CompostBags, and Other Markets IndependentlyAnalyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2016 through2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 39: French Historic Review for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging(Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and OtherMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 40: French 14-Year Perspective for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumptionfor Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags,and Other Markets for Years 2011, 2017 and2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
4b. GERMANY
A. Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
Strategic Corporate Developments
Key Players
B. Market Analytics
Table 41: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), CompostBags, and Other Markets IndependentlyAnalyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2016 through2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 42: German Historic Review for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging(Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and OtherMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 43: German 14-Year Perspective for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and Other Markets for Years 2011, 2017 and2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
4c. ITALY
A. Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
Strategic Corporate Development
Novamont Spa – A Key Player
B. Market Analytics
Table 44: Italian Recent Past, Current &Future Analysis for Biodegradable Polymersby End-Use Segment - Packaging(Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, andOther Markets Independently Analyzedwith Annual Consumption Figuresin Thousand Pounds for Years 2016through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 45: Italian Historic Review for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging(Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and OtherMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Poundsfor Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 46: Italian 14-Year Perspective forBiodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumptionfor Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and Other Markets for Years 2011, 2017 and 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM
A. Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
Strategic Corporate Developments
B. Market Analytics
Table 47: UK Recent Past, Current & FutureAnalysis for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), CompostBags, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 48: UK Historic Review for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging(Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and OtherMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 49: UK 14-Year Perspective forBiodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags,and Other Markets for Years 2011, 2017 and2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
4e. SPAIN
Market Analysis
Table 50: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), CompostBags, and Other Markets IndependentlyAnalyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2016 through2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 51: Spanish Historic Review for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging(Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and OtherMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Poundsfor Years 2011 through 2015 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 52: Spanish 14-Year Perspective for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumptionfor Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and Other Markets for Years 2011, 2017 and2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
4f. RUSSIA
Market Analysis
Table 53: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), CompostBags, and Other Markets Independently Analyzedwith Annual Consumption Figures in ThousandPounds for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 54: Russian Historic Review for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 55: Russian 14-Year Perspective for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumptionfor Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags,and Other Markets for Years 2011, 2017 and 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
4g. REST OF EUROPE
A. Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
Product Launch
Key Players
B. Market Analytics
Table 56: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current &Future Analysis for Biodegradable Polymers byEnd-Use Segment - Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 57: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, andOther Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Poundsfor Years 2011 through 2015 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 58: Rest of Europe 14-Year Perspectivefor Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, andOther Markets for Years 2011, 2017 and 2024(includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
5. ASIA-PACIFIC
Market Analysis
Table 59: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Biodegradable Polymers by Geographic Region - China, India and Rest of Asia-PacificMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Poundsfor Years 2016 through 2024 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 60: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Biodegradable Polymers by Geographic Region -China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2011through 2015 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart)
Table 61: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Biodegradable Polymers by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumptionfor China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for Years 2011, 2017 and 2024 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 62: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current &Future Analysis for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figuresin Thousand Pounds for Years 2016 through2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 63: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, andOther Markets Independently Analyzed withAnnual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 64: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumptionfor Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags,and Other Markets for Years 2011, 2017 and 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
5a. CHINA
A. Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
Biodegradable Plastics Market in China –An Overview
Table 65: Biodegradable Plastics Market in Chinaby Application (2017E): Percentage Breakdown of Revenues for Agriculture & Forestry, Disposable Plastic Bags, Medical, Packaging, Tableware and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 66: Biodegradable Plastics Marketin China (2017E): Percentage Breakdownof Revenues by Product Type (includescorresponding Graph/Chart)
Production Scenario
Table 67: Production Capacity ofBiodegradable Plastics in Select Provincesof China (In Thousand Tons) for 2016(includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Kingfa Sci. & Tech. Co. Ltd. – A Major Player
B. Market Analytics
Table 68: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), CompostBags, and Other Markets Independently Analyzedwith Annual Consumption Figures in ThousandPounds for Years 2016 through 2024(includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 69: Chinese Historic Review for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2011through 2015 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart)
Table 70: Chinese 14-Year Perspective for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumptionfor Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags,and Other Markets for Years 2011, 2017 and2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
5b. INDIA
A. Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
Biodegradable Plastics Market in India
B. Market Analytics
Table 71: Indian Recent Past, Current & FutureAnalysis for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and Other Markets Independently Analyzedwith Annual Consumption Figures in ThousandPounds for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 72: Indian Historic Review for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 73: Indian 14-Year Perspective forBiodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumptionfor Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and Other Markets for Years 2011, 2017 and 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
5c. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC
A. Market Analysis
Current and Future Analysis
Australian Packaging Industry’s Environmental Challenge: Biodegradable Polymers Come to the Rescue
Strategic Corporate Developments
Key Players
B. Market Analytics
Table 74: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past,Current & Future Analysis for BiodegradablePolymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging(Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and OtherMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Poundsfor Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 75: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, andOther Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Poundsfor Years 2011 through 2015 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 76: Rest of Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspectivefor Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumptionfor Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags,and Other Markets for Years 2011, 2017 and2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
6. REST OF WORLD
Market Analysis
Table 77: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Biodegradable Polymersby End-Use Segment - Packaging (Loose-fill/ Other), Compost Bags, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with AnnualConsumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 78: Rest of World Historic Review for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, andOther Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 79: Rest of World 14-Year Perspective for Biodegradable Polymers by End-UseSegment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and Other Marketsfor Years 2011, 2017 and 2024 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart)
IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE Total Companies Profiled: 73 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 82)
The United States (24)
Canada (2)
Japan (15)
Europe (31)
- Germany (8)
- The United Kingdom (6)
- Italy (1)
- Rest of Europe (16)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (9)
Latin America (1)

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