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Global Biodegradable Packaging Materials Market 2017-2021

Global Biodegradable Packaging Materials Market 2017-2021

About Biodegradable Packaging Materials

Packaging includes an extensive range of materials such as paper, board, plastic, metal, glass, wood, and other materials. Biodegradable materials such as bioplastics and paper are widely used in packaging applications because of their sustainable nature, appearance, and properties. These materials are decomposed naturally by microorganisms. Biodegradable packaging differs from conventional non-biodegradable packaging in terms of raw materials, production technology, applications, and composting. Biodegradable packaging materials are used in all levels of packaging such as primary, secondary, and tertiary packaging.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global biodegradable packaging materials market to grow at a CAGR of 10.55% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global biodegradable packaging materials market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global biodegradable packaging materials market for 2017-2021.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • APAC
  • Europe
  • North America
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Biodegradable Packaging Materials Market 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • BASF
  • International Paper
  • Mondi
  • Smurfit Kappa
  • Stora Enso
Other prominent vendors
  • Biopac
  • Georgia-Pacific
  • Holmen
  • Hood Packaging
  • Kruger
  • MeadWestvaco
  • NatureWorks
  • Novamont
  • Oji Paper Company
  • Rocktenn
  • Mayr-Melnhof Karton
Market driver
  • Rising demand for biodegradable packaging materials in food and beverage segments.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • High cost of biodegradable packaging materials.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Cost-effective biodegradable plastic packaging.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors??
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors??


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Biodegradable Packaging Materials Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global biodegradable packaging materials market: BASF, International Paper, Mondi, Smurfit Kappa, and Stora Enso.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Biopac, Georgia-Pacific, Holmen, Hood Packaging, Kruger, MeadWestvaco, NatureWorks, Novamont, Oji Paper Company, Rocktenn, and Mayr-Melnhof Karton.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One trend in market is cost -effective biodegradable plastic packaging. An emerging trend in the market is the focused effort by the market players to produce cost-effective biodegradable packaging materials. Vendors are investing in new technologies to develop cost-effective methods of production to overcome the challenges in the production stage. Many manufacturers are working toward the development of cheaper PLA, a type of bioplastic, which is used commonly for manufacturing packaging materials and disposable utensils.”

According to the report, one driver in market is support for bio-based and biodegradable packaging materials. Conventional plastics do not degrade within a short span and are a cause of landfilling. On the contrary, bioplastics and paper are degraded rapidly by microbes. Retailers play a leading role in encouraging the consumers to adopt bio-based packaging materials. In recent years, retailers are actively adapting bags made of biological materials and biodegradable packaging. The increased adoption of sustainable packaging products by retailers will increase the replacement of non-renewable packaging materials with renewable ones. Manufacturers and retailers that adopt biodegradable packaging materials benefit through cost cuts and tax reductions. The renewability and recyclability of bio-based packaging materials also act as key criteria for the adoption of these materials by retailers. The concerns regarding global warming, carbon emission, and environmental hazards and the need for reducing waste are increasing in many countries, which are increasing the adoption of environment-friendly packaging materials.

Further, the report states that one challenge in market is high cost of biodegradable packaging materials. The relatively higher price of bioplastic materials compared with traditional plastics is a major challenge faced by the market. The lack of adequate technology and the lack of availability of feedstock are increasing the prices of biodegradable materials. Some of the biodegradable products are approximately 10 times costlier when compared with non-biodegradable materials. The rising prices of renewable raw materials, such as corn, used for manufacturing bioplastics are also hindering the market growth. The high price of biodegradable packaging materials will reduce the demand as consumers will switch to cheaper non-renewable packaging materials.

Companies Mentioned

BASF, International Paper, Mondi, Smurfit Kappa, Stora Enso, Biopac, Georgia-Pacific, Holmen, Hood Packaging, Kruger, MeadWestvaco, NatureWorks, Novamont, Oji Paper Company, Rocktenn, and Mayr-Melnhof Karton.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research Methodology
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
      • Table Major packaging applications of biodegradable packaging materials
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global biodegradable packaging materials market 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global biodegradable packaging materials market 2016-2021
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by product type
    • Global biodegradable packaging materials market by product type
      • Table Global biodegradable packaging materials market by product type 2016
      • Table Global biodegradable packaging materials market by product type 2021
    • Global market for bioplastic packaging materials
      • Table Global market for bioplastic packaging materials 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global market for bioplastic packaging materials 2016-2021
      • Table Bioplastic packaging materials
    • Global market for paper packaging materials
      • Table Global market for paper packaging materials 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global market for paper packaging materials 2016-2021
      • Table Paper packaging materials
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global biodegradable packaging materials market by application
      • Table Global biodegradable packaging materials market by application 2016
      • Table Global biodegradable packaging materials market by application 2021
    • Global biodegradable packaging materials in food packaging application
      • Table Global biodegradable packaging materials market in food packaging application 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global biodegradable packaging materials market in food packaging application 2016-2021
    • Global biodegradable packaging materials in beverage packaging application
      • Table Global biodegradable packaging materials market in beverage packaging application 2016 and 2021 ($billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global biodegradable packaging materials market in beverage packaging application 2016-2021
    • Global biodegradable packaging materials market in pharmaceutical packaging application
      • Table Global biodegradable packaging materials market in pharmaceutical packaging application 2016-2021 ($billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global biodegradable packaging materials market in pharmaceutical packaging application 2016-2021
    • Global biodegradable packaging materials market in personal and home care packaging application
      • Table Global biodegradable packaging materials market in personal and home care packaging application 2016-2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Global biodegradable packaging materials market in personal and home care packaging application 2016-2021
  • Geographic segmentation
    • Global biodegradable packaging materials market by geography
      • Table Global biodegradable packaging materials market by geography 2016
      • Table Global biodegradable packaging materials market by geography 2021
    • Biodegradable packaging materials market in Europe
      • Table Biodegradable packaging materials market in Europe 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Biodegradable packaging materials market in Europe 2016-2021
    • Biodegradable packaging materials market in North America
      • Table Biodegradable packaging materials market in North America 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Biodegradable packaging materials market in North America 2016-2021
    • Biodegradable packaging materials market in APAC
      • Table Biodegradable packaging materials market in APAC 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Biodegradable packaging materials market in APAC 2016-2021
    • Biodegradable packaging materials market in ROW
      • Table Biodegradable packaging materials market in ROW 2016 and 2021 ($ billions)
      • Table Market forecast: Biodegradable packaging materials market in ROW 2016-2021
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Impact of drivers on key geography
    • Market challenges
    • Impact of challenges on key geography
      • Table Impact of challenges
  • Market trends
    • Market expansion
    • Cost-effective biodegradable plastic packaging
    • Increasing product innovations
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • BASF
      • Table BASF: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table BASF: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2015
    • International Paper Company
      • Table International Paper Company: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table International Paper Company: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Mondi
      • Table Mondi: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Mondi: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Smurfit Kappa
      • Table Smurfit Kappa: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Stora Enso
      • Table Stora Enso: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Stora Enso: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2015
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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