Global Biodegradable Medical Plastics Market 2019-2023

Global Biodegradable Medical Plastics Market 2019-2023

About this market

The waste generated by hospitals mostly contains medical plastics that usually end up in landfills. This could be better managed if hospitals shift their focus toward the use of biodegradable disposable products. Deepening focus on the environmental risk factors associated with the use of plastic is resulting in the elimination of plastic use across various industries, including healthcare. The UK government recently announced its plans to eliminate the use of all kinds of avoidable plastic by 2042. Enterprises are working towards developing the replacement of plastics that is sustainable and is easily degradable such as biodegradable plastics. The growing preference for sustainable products is expected to drive the growth of the global biodegradable medical plastics market size at a CAGR of more than 11% during 2019-2023.

Market Overview

Growth in geriatric population

The geriatric population is more prone to several diseases and postural control problems. The high prevalence of orthopedic disorders among the elderly population has increased the demand for medical products such as medical implants, medical devices, and others. This is expected to have a positive impact on the growth of the global biodegradable medical plastics market size.

High manufacturing cost

Compared to conventional medical plastics, the cost of manufacturing biodegradable medical plastics is high. Factors like the limited availability of bio-based renewable feedstock and higher research and development costs increase the production costs of biodegradable medical plastics. This increasing production costs will have an inflationary impact on the prices of biodegradable medical plastics.

For the detailed list of factors that will drive and challenge the growth of the biodegradable medical plastics market size during 2019-2023, view our report.

Competitive Landscape

The market appears to be fragmented with several players occupying the market share. Companies such as Arkema Group and BASF SE have intensified competition. Factors such as the increasing preference for sustainable products and the growth of the geriatric population will provide significant growth opportunities for biodegradable medical plastics manufacturers. Arkema Group, BASF SE, Corbion NV, Evonik Industries AG, and Koninklijke DSM NV are some of the major companies covered in this report.


  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
    • Preface
    • Currency conversion rates for US$
  • Market landscape
    • Market ecosystem
      • Table Global biomaterials market
      • Table Segments of global biomaterials market
    • Market characteristics
      • Table Market characteristics
    • Market segmentation analysis
      • Table Market segments
  • Market sizing
    • Market definition
      • Table Market definition - Inclusions and exclusions checklist
    • Market sizing 2018
      • Table Market size 2018
    • Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Global market: Size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table Global market: Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
  • Five forces analysis
    • Table Five forces analysis 2018
    • Table Five forces analysis 2023
    • Bargaining power of buyers
      • Table Bargaining power of buyers
    • Bargaining power of suppliers
      • Table Bargaining power of suppliers
    • Threat of new entrants
      • Table Threat of new entrants
    • Threat of substitutes
      • Table Threat of substitutes
    • Threat of rivalry
      • Table Threat of rivalry
    • Market condition
      • Table Market condition - Five forces 2018
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Table Application - Market share 2018-2023 (%)
    • Comparison by application
      • Table Comparison by application
    • Medical devices - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Medical devices - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table Medical devices - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Medical packaging - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Medical packaging - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table Medical packaging - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Others - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Others - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table Others - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Market opportunity by application
      • Table Market opportunity by application
  • Customer landscape
    • Table Customer landscape
  • Geographic landscape
    • Geographic segmentation
      • Table Market share by geography 2018-2023 (%)
    • Geographic comparison
      • Table Geographic comparison
    • North America - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table North America - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table North America - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Europe - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table Europe - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table Europe - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • APAC - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table APAC - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table APAC - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • MEA - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table MEA - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table MEA - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • South America - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
      • Table South America - Market size and forecast 2018-2023 ($ millions)
      • Table South America - Year-over-year growth 2019-2023 (%)
    • Key leading countries
      • Table Key leading countries
    • Market opportunity
      • Table Market opportunity
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
      • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Adoption of innovative raw materials
    • Emerging applications of biodegradable medical plastics
    • Rise in use of biodegradable composite materials for implants
  • Vendor landscape
    • Overview
      • Table Vendor landscape
    • Landscape disruption
      • Table Landscape disruption
    • Competitive scenario
  • Vendor analysis
    • Vendors covered
      • Table Vendors covered
    • Vendor classification
      • Table Vendor classification
    • Market positioning of vendors
      • Table Market positioning of vendors
    • Arkema Group
      • Table Arkema Group - Vendor overview
      • Table Arkema Group - Business segments
      • Table Arkema Group - Organizational developments
      • Table Arkema Group - Geographic focus
      • Table Arkema Group - Segment focus
      • Table Arkema Group - Key offerings
    • BASF SE
      • Table BASF SE - Vendor overview
      • Table BASF SE - Business segments
      • Table BASF SE - Organizational developments
      • Table BASF SE - Geographic focus
      • Table BASF SE - Segment focus
      • Table BASF SE - Key offerings
    • Corbion NV
      • Table Corbion NV - Vendor overview
      • Table Corbion NV - Business segments
      • Table Corbion NV - Organizational developments
      • Table Corbion NV - Geographic focus
      • Table Corbion NV - Segment focus
      • Table Corbion NV - Key offerings
    • Evonik Industries AG
      • Table Evonik Industries AG - Vendor overview
      • Table Evonik Industries AG - Business segments
      • Table Evonik Industries AG - Organizational developments
      • Table Evonik Industries AG - Geographic focus
      • Table Evonik Industries AG - Segment focus
      • Table Evonik Industries AG - Key offerings
    • Koninklijke DSM NV
      • Table Koninklijke DSM NV - Vendor overview
      • Table Koninklijke DSM NV - Business segments
      • Table Koninklijke DSM NV - Organizational developments
      • Table Koninklijke DSM NV - Geographic focus
      • Table Koninklijke DSM NV - Segment focus
      • Table Koninklijke DSM NV - Key offerings
  • Appendix
    • Research methodology
      • Table Validation techniques employed for market sizing
    • List of abbreviations
    • Definition of market positioning of vendors
      • Table Definition of market positioning of vendors
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