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Biodegradable Plastics Market by Type (PLA, PHA, PBS, Starch-Based Plastics, Regenerated Cellulose, PCL), by Application (Packaging, Fibers, Agriculture, Injection Molding, and Others) - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2020

  • INTRODUCTION
    • OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
    • MARKET DEFINITION
    • MARKET SCOPE
      • MARKETS COVERED
      • YEARS CONSIDERED FOR THE STUDY
    • CURRENCY
    • PACKAGE SIZE
    • STAKEHOLDERS
  • RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
    • RESEARCH DATA
      • SECONDARY DATA
      • PRIMARY DATA
    • MARKET SIZE ESTIMATION
      • BOTTOM UP APPROACH
      • TOP-DOWN APPROACH
    • MARKET BREAKDOWN AND DATA TRIANGULATION
    • RESEARCH ASSUMPTIONS AND LIMITATIONS
      • ASSUMPTIONS
      • LIMITATIONS
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
  • PREMIUM INSIGHTS
    • ATTRACTIVE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET
    • BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET - TOP FOUR TYPES
    • U.S.: LARGEST BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET
    • BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET, BY APPLICATION AND REGION
    • BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET: DEVELOPED VS. DEVELOPING NATIONS
    • LIFECYCLE ANALYSIS, BY REGION (2015)
  • MARKET OVERVIEW
    • INTRODUCTION
    • MARKET EVOLUTION
    • MARKET SEGMENTATION
    • MARKET DYNAMICS
      • DRIVERS
        • Table PACKAGING LAWS IN EUROPE
      • RESTRAINTS
      • OPPORTUNITIES
      • CHALLENGES
    • BURNING ISSUES
  • INDUSTRY TRENDS
    • INTRODUCTION
      • PLA
      • PHA
      • PBS
      • REGENERATED CELLULOSE
      • STARCH-BASED PLASTICS
      • PCL
    • PORTER'S FIVE FORCES
      • THREAT OF NEW ENTRANTS
      • THREAT OF SUBSTITUTES
      • BARGAINING POWER OF BUYERS
      • BARGAINING POWER OF SUPPLIERS
      • INTENSITY OF COMPETITIVE RIVALRY
    • STRATEGIC BENCHMARKING
      • PARTNERSHIP, AGREEMENT, AND COLLABORATION ARE THE MOST COMMONLY ADOPTED DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES
      • NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH: UPCOMING STRATEGY TO INCREASE REGIONAL FOOTPRINT
  • BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET, BY TYPE
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
    • PLA
      • Table PLA MARKET SIZE, BY REGION,2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table PLA MARKET SIZE, BY REGION,2013-2020 (KILOTON)
    • STARCH BLENDS
      • Table STARCH BLENDS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table STARCH BLENDS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
    • PCL
      • Table PCL MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table PCL MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
    • REGENERATED CELLULOSE
      • Table REGENERATED CELLULOSE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table REGENERATED CELLULOSE MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
    • PBS
      • Table PBS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table PBS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
    • PHA
      • Table PHA MARKET SIZE, BY REGION,2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table PHA MARKET SIZE, BY REGION,2013-2020 (KILOTON)
  • BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET, BY APPLICATION
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
    • PACKAGING
      • Table BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE IN PACKAGING APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE IN PACKAGING APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
    • FIBERS
      • Table BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE IN FIBERS APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE IN FIBERS APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
    • AGRICULTURE
      • Table BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE IN AGRICULTURE APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE IN AGRICULTURE APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
    • INJECTION MOLDING
      • Table BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE IN INJECTION MOLDING APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE IN INJECTION MOLDING APPLICATION, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
    • OTHERS
      • Table BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE IN OTHER APPLICATIONS, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE IN OTHER APPLICATIONS, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
  • BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET, BY REGION
    • INTRODUCTION
      • Table BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY REGION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
    • WESTERN EUROPE
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • GERMANY
        • Table GERMANY: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table GERMANY: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table GERMANY: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table GERMANY: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • FRANCE
        • Table FRANCE: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table FRANCE: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table FRANCE: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table FRANCE: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • ITALY
        • Table ITALY: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table ITALY: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table ITALY: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table ITALY: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • REST OF WESTERN EUROPE
        • Table REST OF WESTERN EUROPE: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table REST OF WESTERN EUROPE: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table REST OF WESTERN EUROPE: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table REST OF WESTERN EUROPE: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
    • NORTH AMERICA
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • U.S.
        • Table U.S.: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table U.S.: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table U.S.: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table U.S.: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • CANADA
        • Table CANADA: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table CANADA: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table CANADA: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table CANADA: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
    • ASIA-PACIFIC
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table ASIA-PACIFIC: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • CHINA
        • Table CHINA: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table CHINA: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table CHINA: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table CHINA: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • JAPAN
        • Table JAPAN: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table JAPAN: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table JAPAN: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table JAPAN: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC
        • Table REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
    • RoW: EMERGING MARKET
      • Table ROW: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
      • Table ROW: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY COUNTRY, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
      • BRAZIL
        • Table BRAZIL: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table BRAZIL: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY TYPE, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
        • Table BRAZIL: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (USD MILLION)
        • Table BRAZIL: BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS MARKET SIZE, BY APPLICATION, 2013-2020 (KILOTON)
  • COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
    • OVERVIEW
    • COMPETITIVE SITUATIONS AND TRENDS
      • PARTNERSHIPS, AGREEMENTS, AND COLLABORATIONS
        • Table PARTNERSHIPS, AGREEMENTS, AND COLLABORATIONS (2011-2015)
      • NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES
        • Table NEW PRODUCT LAUNCHES (2011-2015)
      • EXPANSIONS
        • Table EXPANSIONS (2011-2015)
      • MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS
        • Table MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS (2011-2015)
  • COMPANY PROFILES
    • INTRODUCTION
    • METABOLIX INC.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • BASF SE
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • CORBION NV (PURAC)
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • NATUREWORKS LLC
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCT OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • BIOME TECHNOLOGIES PLC
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • SWOT ANALYSIS
      • MNM VIEW
    • MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORP.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • MNM VIEW
    • PLANTIC TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • MNM VIEW
    • BIO-ON SRL.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • MNM VIEW
    • MEREDIAN INC.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
      • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS
      • MNM VIEW
    • TIANAN BIOLOGIC MATERIALS CO. LTD.
      • BUSINESS OVERVIEW
      • PRODUCTS OFFERED
  • APPENDIX
    • RELATED DEVELOPMENTS
      • Table PARTNERSHIPS, AGREEMENTS, AND COLLABORATIONS (2011-2015)
      • Table NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH (2011-2015)
      • Table EXPANSION (2011-2015)
    • INSIGHTS OF INDUSTRY EXPERT
    • DISCUSSION GUIDE
    • INTRODUCING RT: REAL TIME MARKET INTELLIGENCE
    • AVAILABLE CUSTOMIZATIONS
    • RELATED REPORTS

Biodegradable Plastics Market by Type (PLA, PHA, PBS, Starch-Based Plastics, Regenerated Cellulose, PCL), by Application (Packaging, Fibers, Agriculture, Injection Molding, and Others) - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2020

In recent years, biodegradable plastics have found wide acceptance in various industries because of its properties such as low carbon footprints and compostability. These properties can help in limiting the degradation of the enviorment caused by the use of petroleum based plastics. On the basis of applications, the market for biodegradable plastics can be broadly segmented into packaging, fibers, agriculture, injection molding, and others. Of these, plastics packaging is the most important application of biodegradable plastic and is projected to grow at a rapid pace. Injection molding is an emerging application which is expected to witnessis the fastest growth. Players in the biodegradable plastics market invest heavily in R&D to develop new products, technologies, manufacturing processes, and to address various challenges present in the market. This helps in development of the overall biodegradable plastics market. The biodegradable plastics market is projected to be worth more than USD 3.4 billion by 2020.

This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the biodegradable plastics market. It categorizes the biodegradable plastics market based on type, application, and region. On the basis of type, PLA was the largest segment in 2014 and is projected to grow further. The increased use of biodegradable plastics due to implementation of strict enviormental regulations, especially, the regulations limiting/prohibiting the use of petroleum based plastic bags, is one of the key drivers of the global biodegradable plastics market. The growth in the market is also influenced by the increased enviormental awareness and concerns among the general population in developing countries. The fastest growing applicaiton in the biodegradable plastics market is injection molding application. The high growth in this application is due to the improving mechanical and thermal properties of various biodegradable plastics. PLA is one of the most important type of biodegradable plastic and it is estimated to have the largest share in the overall biodegradable plastics market in 2014. Western Europe is estimated to be the largest consumer of biodegradable plastics in 2014, Western Europe is followed by North America.

The report segments the market on the basis of region, namely, Western Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World (RoW). It further segments these regions into countries such as the U.S., Canada, Italy, France, Germany, China, Japan, Brazil, and others. The market sizes for each of the regions are forecasted along with their growth rates.

The leading players in the biodegradable plastics market such as Metabolix Inc. (U.S.), BASF SE (Germany), Corbion N.V. (Netherlands), Natureworks LLC (U.S.), Biome Technologies Plc (U.K.), and others are profiled in the report. The key players in this market have adopted various strategies to strengthen their market position and increase their market shares. Partnership, agreement & collaboration, and new product launch are some of the major strategies adopted by the market players to achieve growth in the biodegradable plastics market.

Available Customizations: The following customization options are available for the report:
1. Cup Market Analysis:
Analysis of biodegradable plastics cup market (Global level data)
2. Paper Lamination Market:
Analysis of biodegradable plastics lamination market (Global level data)
3. Company Information:
Analysis and profiling of additional global as well as regional market players (Up to 3)


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