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Global Biopolymers Market 2017-2021

Global Biopolymers Market 2017-2021

About Biopolymers

Polymers, which are petrochemical derivatives, account for about 80% of the total polymeric materials globally produced. Polymer production has been a cause of concern to nations worldwide. The dependency on the petrochemical industry had been irreplaceable until the discovery of biopolymers two decades ago. The emergence of biopolymers is seen as a step toward sustainable development.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global biopolymers market to grow at a CAGR of 16.83% during the period 2017-2021.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global biopolymers market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the sale of sales of biopolymer products.

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

  • North Americas
  • ROW
  • Western Europe
Technavio's report Global Biopolymer 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
  • DSM
  • DuPont
  • Ecospan
  • Evonik Industries
  • Meredian Holdings Group
  • Toray Industries
Market driver
  • Government emphasis on biopolymers and efficient plastic waste management
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Cost-effectiveness of conventional plastic over bioplastics
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Sustainable production
  • 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?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Biopolymers Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global biopolymers market: Arkema, BASF, NatureWorks, Novamont, and Plantic

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Braskem, DSM, DuPont, Ecospan, Evonik Industries, Meredian Holdings Group, and Toray Industries

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “Applications involving bottling have propelled the global bottling demand. The net worth of the bottling industry was estimated to be $900-$950 million in 2015. A sharp increase in beverage consumption, alcoholic and non-alcoholic, is providing huge opportunities in the packaging sector. The Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS) is observed to have a growing beverage-consuming population, aiding the bottling sector that relies on PET. Government regulations and green initiatives by organizations are driving the market for bio-PET in the bottling sector. Shatter resistance and lightweight properties are key contributors to the development of biopolymers in many applications, especially in bottling applications.”

According to the report, the production of polymers and plastics has a negative impact on the environment. The generation of waste polymeric products also has negative effects on the environment. Plastic waste management is a top priority as mass consumption of the products with a short lifespan is on the rise. This is adding to the amount of waste generated, which often ends up in landfills. Landfills or dumping grounds have grave environmental impacts such as soil pollution, destruction of the local flora and fauna, odor, leachate seepage into the groundwater, and depleting available land, which are often irreversible. Although, re-using and recycling has brought a temporary respite, long-term sustenance requires a prolonged and efficient waste management solution. Hence, polymers that provide biodegradable solutions is the only alternative possibility. Government initiatives backing this are surely expected to augment the market growth of biopolymers.

Further, the report states that the cost of production of bioplastics is 25%-75% more than conventional plastics. This is mainly due to the high polymerization cost. In addition, most of the processes are in the development stage and have not achieved economy of scale. Lack of required supply chain network at upcoming capacity locations is another challenge in the market. One of the main issues in the production of bioplastic is its technology because the current technology is still in the nascent stage of development and different raw materials are being tested for the optimal production of bioplastics.

Companies Mentioned

Arkema, BASF, NatureWorks, Novamont, Plantic, Braskem, DSM, DuPont, Ecospan, Evonik Industries, Meredian Holdings Group, Toray Industries.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
    • Market size calculation
      • Table Global biopolymers market
    • Segmentation by type
      • Table Global biopolymers market by type
    • Segmentation by end-use
      • Table Global biopolymers market by end-use
    • Segmentation by geography
      • Table Global biopolymers market by geography
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Outlook
      • Table Comparison of synthetic polymers and biopolymers
      • Table Biopolymers versus bioplastics
    • Eco-profiling of biopolymers
      • Table Life cycle assessment
      • Table Biopolymers grouping
      • Table Global biopolymers associations
  • Market landscape
    • Global biopolymers market
      • Table Global biopolymers market by revenue 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global biopolymers market by revenue 2016-2021
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
    • Critical aspects of biopolymers market
      • Table Critical aspects of biopolymers market
    • Value chain analysis
      • Table Key steps in biopolymer value chain
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Global biopolymers market by type
      • Table Global biopolymers market by type 2016 and 2021
    • Global biopolymers market by PLA
      • Table Global biopolymers market by PLA 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global biopolymers market by PLA 2016-2021
    • Global biopolymers market by biodegradable starch blends
      • Table Global biopolymers market by biodegradable starch blends 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global biopolymers market by biodegradable starch blends 2016-2021
    • Global biopolymers market by biodegradable polyesters
      • Table Global biopolymers market by biodegradable polyesters 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global biopolymers market by biodegradable polyesters 2016-2021
    • Global biopolymers market by PHA
      • Table Global biopolymers market by PHA 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global biopolymers market by PHA 2016-2021
    • Global biopolymers market by bio-PE
      • Table Global biopolymers market by bio-PE 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global biopolymers market by bio-PE 2016-2021
    • Global biopolymers market by bio-PET
      • Table Global biopolymers market by bio-PET 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global biopolymers market by bio-PET 2016-2020
    • Global other biopolymers market
      • Table Global other biopolymers market 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global other biopolymers market 2016-2021
  • Market segmentation by end-use
    • Global biopolymers market by end-use
      • Table Global biopolymers market by end-use 2016 and 2021
    • Biopolymers in packaging and food services sector
      • Table Global biopolymers market in packaging and food services sector 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global biopolymers market in packaging and food services sector 2016-2021
    • Biopolymers in agriculture and horticulture sector
      • Table Global biopolymers market in agriculture and horticulture sector 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global biopolymers market in agriculture and horticulture sector 2016-2021
    • Biopolymers in consumer goods sector
      • Table Global biopolymers market in consumer goods sector 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global biopolymers market in consumer goods sector 2016-2021
    • Biopolymers in automotive sector
      • Table Global biopolymers market in automotive sector 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global biopolymers market in automotive sector 2016-2021
    • Biopolymers in other sectors
      • Table Global biopolymers market in other sectors 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Global biopolymers market in other sectors 2016-2020
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Global biopolymers market by geography
      • Table Global biopolymers market by geography 2016 and 2021
    • Biopolymers market in Western Europe
      • Table Biopolymers market in Western Europe 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Biopolymers market in Western Europe 2016-2021
    • Biopolymers market in North America
      • Table Biopolymers market in North America 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Biopolymers market in North America 2016-2021
    • Biopolymers market in ROW
      • Table Biopolymers market in ROW 2016-2021 ($ millions)
      • Table Biopolymers market in ROW 2016-2021
      • Table Global agricultural land 2010-2015
  • Market drivers
    • Government emphasis on biopolymers and efficient plastic waste management
    • Emergence of bio-based and renewable raw materials
      • Table Applications of biomass
    • Changing consumer preference toward eco-friendly packaging
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Cost-effectiveness of conventional plastic over bioplastics
    • Complexity in adopting biopolymers over synthetic polymers
      • Table Biopolymer process flow
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Sustainable production
      • Table Sustainable development
    • Surge in global plastic bottle production
    • Automotive manufacturers focusing on biopolymers
      • Table Biopolymer in internal and external parts manufacture
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Key market vendors
      • Table Key vendors in biopolymers 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 offering
    • Plantic
      • Table Plantic: Product offering
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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