Biodegradable Polymers

  • ID: 4085357
  • Report
  • Region: Global
  • 149 Pages
  • BCC Research
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The Global Biodegradable Polymer Market Should Reach 5.6 Billion Pounds by 2021 from 2.4 Billion Pounds in 2016 at a CAGR of 18.0%

Report Includes

  • An overview of the global markets for biodegradable polymers, defined as polymers that are completely converted by microorganisms to carbon dioxide, water, and humus.
  • Analyses of global market trends, with data from 2015, estimates for 2016, and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2021.
  • A discussion of how this niche market is beset with a variety of roadblocks, led by high prices and lack of industrial infrastructure in the United States.
  • A look at the strong global legislative mandate to increase the usage of these materials.
  • Coverage of the chemical types of biodegradable polymers along with their properties, production, producers, and applications.
  • Characterization of the industry by new technologies, stringent environmental restraints, and very unstable oil prices, among other issues.
  • Profiles of major players in the industry.

Report Scope

Although the term biodegradable polymers is well known, the controversy within the industry as to which materials should be considered biodegradable continues unabated. These resins currently include polyolefin-based compositions containing starch and polymers containing aromatic groups that microorganisms have difficulty utilizing in their metabolism.

Furthermore, there are additives said to convert petroleum-based resins to biodegradable versions. These resultant resins are said to be oxo-biodegradable.

Part of the current debate revolves around defining an acceptable period of time for biodegradation to be completed. Almost all carbon-based materials are biodegradable, if given an acceptable period of time.

This report includes polymers that producers market as fully biodegradable. Most define a fully biodegradable polymer as a polymer that is completely converted by microorganisms to carbon dioxide, water and humus.

In the case of anaerobic biodegradation, carbon dioxide, methane and humus are the degradation products. However, many within the industry insist on a time period for degradation such that the terms biodegradable and compostable are not synonymous. The issue concerning biodegradable versus compostable resins is a very important issue that is discussed in detail.

Polymers derived from renewable resources (non-petroleum-based) are not covered unless they are considered biodegradable since many polymers derived from renewable resources are not biodegradable. These materials are often termed as bio-based. Some polymers are both bio-based and biodegradable.

This report covers the chemical types of biodegradable polymers along with their properties, production, producers and applications. The companies involved will be detailed in terms of their products, including trade names and their impact on the market. Definitions and standards, market drivers, biodegradation testing, environmental issues, composting and relevant technologies will also be discussed.

An examination of global consumption is provided along with considerable information regarding North American, European and Asian products, technologies, markets and companies.

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1: Introduction

  • Study Goals And Objectives
  • Reasons For Doing This Study
  • Intended Audience
  • Scope Of Report
  • Methodology And Information Sources

2: Executive Summary

Table Summary : Global Market For Sputtered Films And Sputtering Targets, Through 2021
Figure Summary : Global Market For Sputtered Films And Sputtering Targets, 2016 And 2021

3: Overview

  • Introduction
  • Cost Factor And Manufacturing Processes
  • Milestones In The History Of The Sputtering Process And Recent Events
  • Latest Developments In The Sputtering Process
  • Current And Emerging Applications For Sputtering

4: Technology

  • Introduction
  • Sputtering Target Types
  • Target Materials And Applications
  • Production Methods
  • Other Relevant R&D Activities

5: Global Markets

  • Analysis Outline
  • Global Market Summary
  • Electronics
  • Optoelectronics
  • Energy
  • Optical Coatings
  • Mechanical/Chemical
  • Life Sciences And Others

6: Global Industry Structure

  • Leading Manufacturers Of Sputtering Targets
  • Other Players In The Sputtering Industry
  • Company Profiles

7: Patent Analysis

  • Introduction
  • Summary Of Recently Awarded Patents
  • General Trends
  • Trends By Country And Region
  • Trends By Assignee
  • Trends By Material Type

List Of Tables

Summary Table : Global Market For Sputtered Films And Sputtering Targets, Through 2021
Table 1 : Thick-Film Technologies, 2016
Table 2 : Thin-Film Printing Technologies, 2016
Table 3 : Thin-Film Coating Technologies, 2016
Table 4 : Sputtering - Technological Milestones
Table 5 : Sputtering Technologies, 2016
Table 6 : Sputtering Applications, 2016
Table 7 : Sputtering Applications In Electronics, 2016
Table 8 : Sputtering Applications In Optoelectronics, 2016
Table 9 : Sputtering Applications In The Energy Sector, 2016
Table 10 : Sputtering Applications In The Optical Coatings Sector, 2016
Table 11 : Sputtering Applications In The Mechanical/Chemical Sector, 2016
Table 12 : Sputtering Applications In The Life Sciences Sector, 2016
Table 13 : Sputtering Applications In Sensors And Instrumentation, 2016
Table 14 : Sputtering Applications In Other Sectors, 2016
Table 15 : Target Configurations, 2016
Table 16 : Typical Target Shapes, 2016
Table 17 : Target Materials And Applications, 2016
Table 18 : Sputtering Targets - Traditional Process Technologies, 2016
Table 19 : Other Relevant R&D Activities, 2016
Table 20 : Global Consumption Of Sputtered Films And Sputtering Targets, Through 2021
Table 21 : Average Sputtering Target Weight And Price, Through 2021
Table 22 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets, By Application, Through 2021
Table 23 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets, By Material Type, Through 2021
Table 24 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets, By Region, Through 2021
Table 25 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets For Electronics, Through 2016
Table 26 : Global Consumption Of Sputtered Films And Sputtering Targets For Electronics, Through 2016
Table 27 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets For Electronics, By Material Type, Through 2016
Table 28 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets For Electronics, By Region, Through 2016
Table 29 : Global Market For Semiconductors, By Region, Through 2021
Table 30 : Global Market For Mems And Nems, By Type, Through 2021
Table 31 : Global Production For Hard Disk Drives, By Type, Through 2021
Table 32 : Global Production For Hard Disk Drives, By End Use, Through 2021
Table 33 : Global Production For Optical Storage Media, By Type, Through 2021
Table 34 : Global Consumption Of Sputtered Films And Sputtering Targets For Electronics, Through 2021
Table 35 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets For Electronics, By Material Type, Through 2021
Table 36 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets For Electronics, By Region, Through 2021
Table 37 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets For Optoelectronics, Through 2016
Table 38 : Global Consumption Of Sputtered Films And Sputtering Targets For Optoelectronics, Through 2016
Table 39 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets For Optoelectronics, By Material Type, Through 2016
Table 40 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets For Optoelectronics, By Region, Through 2016
Table 41 : Global Market For Advanced Displays, By Type, Through 2021
Table 42 : Global Market For Optical Fibers, Through 2021
Table 43 : Global Consumption Of Sputtered Films And Sputtering Targets For Optoelectronics, Through 2021
Table 44 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets For Optoelectronics, By Material Type, Through 2021
Table 45 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets For Optoelectronics, By Region, Through 2021
Table 46 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets For The Energy Sector, Through 2016
Table 47 : Global Consumption Of Sputtered Films And Sputtering Targets For The Energy Sector, Through 2016
Table 48 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets For The Energy Sector, By Material Type, Through 2016
Table 49 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets For The Energy Sector, By Region, Through 2016
Table 50 : Global Production Of Photovoltaic Modules, By Type, Through 2021
Table 51 : Global Market For Fuel Cells, By Type, Through 2021
Table 52 : Global Consumption Of Sputtered Films And Sputtering Targets For The Energy Sector, Through 2021
Table 53 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets For The Energy Sector, By Material Type, Through 2021
Table 54 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets For The Energy Sector, By Region, Through 2021
Table 55 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets For Optical Coatings, Through 2016
Table 56 : Global Consumption Of Sputtered Films And Sputtering Targets For Optical Coatings, Through 2016
Table 57 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets For Optical Coatings, By Material Type, Through 2016
Table 58 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets For Optical Coatings, By Region, Through 2016
Table 59 : Global Market For Flat Glass, By Sector, Through 2021
Table 60 : Global Consumption Of Sputtered Films And Sputtering Targets For Optical Coatings, Through 2021
Table 61 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets For Optical Coatings, By Material Type, Through 2021
Table 62 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets For Optical Coatings, By Region, Through 2021
Table 63 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets For The Mechanical/Chemical Sector, Through 2016
Table 64 : Global Consumption Of Sputtered Films And Sputtering Targets For The Mechanical/Chemical Sector, Through 2016
Table 65 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets For The Mechanical/Chemical Sector, By Material Type, Through 2016
Table 66 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets For The Mechanical/Chemical Sector, By Region, Through 2016
Table 67 : Global Market For Aerospace, By Region, Through 2021
Table 68 : Global Market For Mechanical Components Utilizing Protective Coatings, By Type, Through 2021
Table 69 : Membrane-Based Separation Processes, 2016
Table 70 : Global Market For The Membrane, By Region, Through 2021
Table 71 : Global Market For Catalysts And Photocatalysts, Through 2021
Table 72 : Global Consumption Of Sputtered Films And Sputtering Targets For The Mechanical/Chemical Sector, Through 2021
Table 73 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets For The Mechanical/Chemical Sector, By Material Type, Through 2021
Table 74 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets For The Mechanical/Chemical Sector, By Region, Through 2021
Table 75 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets For Life Sciences And Other Sectors, Through 2016
Table 76 : Global Consumption Of Sputtered Films And Sputtering Targets For Life Sciences And Other Sectors, Through 2016
Table 77 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets For Life Sciences And Other Sectors, By Material Type, Through 2016
Table 78 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets For Life Sciences And Other Sectors, By Region, Through 2016
Table 79 : Global Market For Implantable Devices, By Region, Through 2021
Table 80 : Global Market For Sensors, By Type, Through 2021
Table 81 : Global Market For Biosensors And Other Common Sensors, Through 2021
Table 82 : Global Market For Other Industry Sectors, By Type, Through 2021
Table 83 : Global Consumption Of Sputtered Films And Sputtering Targets For Life Sciences And Other Sectors, Through 2021
Table 84 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets For Life Sciences And Other Sectors, By Material Type, Through 2021
Table 85 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets For Life Sciences And Other Sectors, By Region, Through 2021
Table 86 : Leading Manufacturers Of Sputtering Targets, 2016
Table 87 : Leading Manufacturers Of Sputtering Targets, By Type, 2016
Table 88 : Leading Manufacturers Of Sputtering Targets, By Type And Region, 2016
Table 89 : Other Relevant Industry Players, 2016
Table 90 : Materion Technologies
Table 91 : Ulvac Sputtering Targets, 2016
Table 92 : Umicore Sputtering Targets, 2016
Table 93 : Sputtering Targets - U.S. Patents, 2016
Table 94 : Sputtering Targets - U.S. Patents, 2015
Table 95 : Sputtering Targets: U.S. Patent Trends, 2008-2016
Table 96 : Assignees Of U.S. Patents Related To Sputtering Targets, 2015-2016

List Of Figures

Summary Figure : Global Market For Sputtered Films And Sputtering Targets, 2016 And 2021
Figure 1 : Global Market Share Of Thin-Film Methods (Equipment, Materials, Services), By Group Of Technologies, 2016
Figure 2 : Global Patent Applications And Patents Issued Of Sputtering, 1970-2015
Figure 3 : Global Consumption Of Sputtered Films And Sputtering Targets, 2016 And 2021
Figure 4 : Global Market Share Of Sputtering Targets, By Application, 2016 And 2021
Figure 5 : Global Market Share Of Sputtering Targets, By Material Type, 2016 And 2021
Figure 6 : Global Market Share Of Sputtering Targets, By Region, 2016 And 2021
Figure 7 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets For Electronics, 2014-2016
Figure 8 : Global Market Share Of Sputtering Targets For Electronics, By Material Type, 2016
Figure 9 : Global Market Share Of Sputtering Targets For Electronics, By Region, 2016
Figure 10 : From Microelectronics To Nanoelectronics
Figure 11 : Global Consumption Of Sputtered Films And Sputtering Targets For Electronics, 2016 And 2021
Figure 12 : Global Market Share Of Sputtering Targets For Electronics, By Material Type, 2021
Figure 13 : Global Market Share Of Sputtering Targets For Electronics, By Region, 2021
Figure 14 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets For Optoelectronics, 2014-2016
Figure 15 : Global Market Share Of Sputtering Targets For Optoelectronics, By Material Type, 2016
Figure 16 : Global Market Share Of Sputtering Targets For Optoelectronics, By Region, 2016
Figure 17 : Global Consumption Of Sputtered Films And Sputtering Targets For Optoelectronics, 2016 And 2021
Figure 18 : Global Market Share Of Sputtering Targets For Optoelectronics, By Material Type, 2021
Figure 19 : Global Market Share Of Sputtering Targets For Optoelectronics, By Region, 2021
Figure 20 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets For The Energy Sector, 2014-2016
Figure 21 : Global Market Share Of Sputtering Targets For The Energy Sector, By Material Type, 2016
Figure 22 : Global Market Share Of Sputtering Targets For The Energy Sector, By Region, 2016
Figure 23 : Global Consumption Of Sputtered Films And Sputtering Targets For The Energy Sector, 2016 And 2021
Figure 24 : Global Market Share Of Sputtering Targets For The Energy Sector, By Material Type, 2021
Figure 25 : Global Market Share Of Sputtering Targets For The Energy Sector, By Region, 2021
Figure 26 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets For Optical Coatings, 2014-2016
Figure 27 : Global Market Share Of Sputtering Targets For Optical Coatings, By Material Type, 2016
Figure 28 : Global Market Share Of Sputtering Targets For Optical Coatings, By Region, 2016
Figure 29 : Global Consumption Of Sputtered Films And Sputtering Targets For Optical Coatings, 2016 And 2021
Figure 30 : Global Market Share Of Sputtering Targets For Optical Coatings, By Material Type, 2021
Figure 31 : Global Market Share Of Sputtering Targets For Optical Coatings, By Region, 2021
Figure 32 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets For The Mechanical/Chemical Sector, 2014-2016
Figure 33 : Global Market Share Of Sputtering Targets For The Mechanical/Chemical Sector, By Material Type, 2016
Figure 34 : Global Market Share Of Sputtering Targets For The Mechanical/Chemical Sector, By Region, 2016
Figure 35 : Global Consumption Of Sputtered Films And Sputtering Targets For The Mechanical/Chemical Sector, 2016 And 2021
Figure 36 : Global Market Share Of Sputtering Targets For The Mechanical/Chemical Sector, By Material Type, 2021
Figure 37 : Global Market Share Of Sputtering Targets For The Mechanical/Chemical Sector, By Region, 2021
Figure 38 : Global Market For Sputtering Targets For Life Sciences And Other Sectors, 2014-2016
Figure 39 : Global Market Share Of Sputtering Targets For Life Sciences And Other Sectors, By Material Type, 2016
Figure 40 : Global Market Share Of Sputtering Targets For Life Sciences And Other Sectors, By Region, 2016
Figure 41 : Global Consumption Of Sputtered Films And Sputtering Targets For Life Sciences And Other Sector, 2016 And 2021
Figure 42 : Global Market Share Of Sputtering Targets For The Life Sciences And Other Sectors, By Material Type, 2021
Figure 43 : Global Market Share Of Sputtering Targets For Life Sciences And Other Sectors, By Region, 2021
Figure 44 : Sputtering Targets: U.S. Patent Trends, 2008-2016
Figure 45 : Global Patent Share Of Sputtering Targets, By Region, 2015-2016
Figure 46 : Global Patent Share Of Sputtering Targets, By Country, 2015-2016
Figure 47 : U.S. Patents Share Of Sputtering Targets, By Material Type, 2015-2016

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