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Global Biodegradable Polymers Market 2017-2021

Global Biodegradable Polymers Market 2017-2021

About Biodegradable Polymers

The demand for biodegradable polymers is increasing at a rapid pace in the developing economies of APAC and MEA due to growing concern over greenhouse gas (GHG) emission and pollution. Mature markets such as Europe and North America are also growing steadily. High consumer preference for sustainability and government legislations such as the ban on traditional non-degradable plastic bags are increasing the demand for biodegradable polymers in these regions.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global biodegradable polymers market to grow at a CAGR of 21.15% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global biodegradable polymers market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sales of biodegradable polymers across regions.The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • North America
  • Western Europe
  • ROW
Technavio's report, Global Biodegradable Polymers 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 the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • Arkema
  • BASF
  • NatureWorks
  • Novamont
  • Plantic
Other prominent vendors
  • Braskem
  • Cereplast
  • DSM
  • DuPont
  • Ecospan
  • Evonik Industries
  • FP International
  • Metabolix
  • Meredian Holdings Group
  • Toray Industries
Market driver
  • Eco-friendly packaging: Enhanced consumer appeal
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Cost-effectiveness of conventional plastic over biodegradable polymers
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Automotive manufacturers focusing on reduction in carbon footprint
  • 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 the key vendors 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?


  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Market size calculation
    • Market segmentation
      • Table Global biodegradable polymers market
      • Table Global biodegradable polymers market by type
      • Table Global biodegradable polymers market by application
      • Table Global biodegradable polymers market by geography
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Outlook
      • Table Conventional and bio-based plastic products
    • Eco-profiling of biodegradable polymers
      • Table Lifecycle assessment
  • Market landscape
    • Global biodegradable polymers market
      • Table Global biodegradable polymers market 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global biodegradable polymers market 2016-2021
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Global biodegradable polymers market by type
      • Table Global biodegradable polymers market by type
    • Global PLA-based biodegradable polymers market
      • Table Global PLA-based biodegradable polymers market 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global PLA-based biodegradable polymers market 2016-2021
    • Global starch-based biodegradable polymers market
      • Table Global starch-based biodegradable polymers market 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global starch-based biodegradable polymers market 2016-2021
    • Global other biodegradable polymers market
      • Table Global other biodegradable polymers market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global other biodegradable polymers market 2016-2021
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Global biodegradable polymers market by application
      • Table Global biodegradable polymers market by application
    • Biodegradable polymers in the food packaging sector
      • Table Global biodegradable polymers market in the food packaging sector 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global other biodegradable polymers market 2016-2021
    • Biodegradable polymers in the foam packaging sector
      • Table Global biodegradable polymers market in the foam packaging sector 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global biodegradable polymers market in the foam packaging market 2016-2021
    • Biodegradable polymers in the biodegradable bags sector
      • Table Global biodegradable polymers market in the biodegradable bags sector 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global biodegradable polymers in the biodegradable bags market 2016-2021
    • Biodegradable polymers in the agricultural sector
      • Table Global biodegradable polymers market in the agricultural sector 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global biodegradable polymers market in agricultural sector 2016-2021
    • Biodegradable polymers in other sectors
      • Table Global biodegradable polymers market in other sectors 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global biodegradable polymers market in other sectors 2016-2021
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global biodegradable polymers market by geography
      • Table Global biodegradable polymers market by geography
    • Biodegradable polymers market in Western Europe
      • Table Biodegradable polymers market in Western Europe 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Biodegradable polymers market in Western Europe 2016-2021
    • Biodegradable polymers market in North America
      • Table Biodegradable polymers market in North America 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Biodegradable polymers market in North America 2016-2021
    • Biodegradable polymers market in ROW
      • Table Biodegradable polymers market in ROW 2016 and 2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Biodegradable polymers market in ROW 2016-2021
  • Market drivers
    • Eco-friendly packaging: Enhanced consumer appeal
    • Government emphasis on efficient plastic waste management
    • Emergence of bio-based and renewable raw materials
      • Table Applications of biomass
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Difficulty in labeling and lack of consumer education
    • Cost-effectiveness of conventional plastic over biodegradable polymers
    • Complexity in adopting biodegradable polymers over synthetic polymers
      • Table Biodegradable polymer process flow
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Keen focus on sustainable production
      • Table Sustainable development
    • Surge in global plastic bottle production
      • Table GDP per capita y-o-y growth rates for developing economies of APAC 2016-2021 (%)
    • Automotive manufacturers focusing on reduction in carbon footprint
      • Table Biopolymer in internal and external parts manufacture
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Key market vendors
      • Table Key vendors in the biodegradable polymers market 2016
    • Other prominent vendors
    • Arkema
      • Table Arkema: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Arkema: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • BASF
      • Table BASF: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table BASF: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • NatureWorks
    • Novamont
      • Table Novamont: Product offerings
    • Plantic
      • Table Plantic: Product offerings
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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