Agricultural films are treated as a modern day application used in many innovative agricultural practices. Agricultural films are used extensively for soil protection, green house farming and mulching. The benefits derived from the films are- reduced soil erosion and compaction, temperature control, nutrient conservation, seed germination, weed control and protection against UV Rays etc.
Focus on improvement of agricultural productivity in the advent of shrinking farm land is the main reason behind commercialization of these specialty products. Popularity of greenhouse agriculture and modern day farming practices necessitates the use of agricultural films in the region. Product innovation that includes Ultra Violet (UV) blocking, NIR blocking, florescent and ultra-thermic films would help the market to penetrate further in the forecast period.
Depending on the need and topography, various types of films are applied in agriculture namely- Low Density Polyethylene, Linear Low Density Polyethylene, High Density Polyethylene, Ethyl Vinyl Acetate (EVA)/Ethylene Butyl Acrylate (EBA), Reclaims etc. Linear low density and Low density polyethylene together have the majority of market share. By application, the market is segmented into green house, silage and mulch; out of these, mulching is the leading application segment accounting for 40% of the regional market share.
African agricultural films market is expected to see a moderate growth in the forecast period. The regional market growth is driven by South Africa and Egypt mainly. The growing cultivable lands and adoption of technology in the fields may help in better penetration of the industry in the region.
African market for agricultural films is highly fragmented with many regional and local playersâ€™ involvement. Major companies operating in the regional market with considerable market share are-BP Industries, Britton Group, BASF, AEP Industries Inc., Ab Rani Plast Oy etc. Investment on R&D for product innovation is the major strategy followed by market players religiously.
This Report Offers:
Insights on the major countries/regions in which this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped
1.1 Research Methodology
1.2 Definition of the Market
1.3 Report Description
2. KEY FINDINGS OF THE STUDY
3. MARKET OVERVIEW
3.1.1 Focus on agricultural productivity
3.1.2 Growing food demand and shrinking farm land
3.1.3 Cost efficiency
3.2.1 Environmental safety concerns over disposables
3.2.2 Government regulations
3.3.1 Development of Biodegradable PE films and other innovations
3.3.2 Adoption of modern Farming Practices and sustainability
3.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
3.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
3.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.4.5 Degree of Competition
4. MARKET SEGMENTATION
4.1 By Type
4.1.1 Low Density Polyethylene
4.1.2 Linear Low Density Polyethylene
4.1.3 High Density Polyethylene
4.1.4 Ethyl Vinyl Acetate (EVA)/Ethylene Butyl Acrylate (EBA)
4.1.6 Other films
4.2 By Application
4.3 By Geography
18.104.22.168 South Africa
5. Competitive Landscape
5.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
5.2 Joint Ventures
5.3 New Product Launches
5.4 Most active companies in the past five years
5.5 Market Share Analysis
6. Company Profiles
6.1 Ab Rani Plast Oy
6.3 Berry Plastics Corporation
6.4 British Polythene Industries PLC
6.5 Britton Group
6.6 The Dow Chemical Company
6.7 Plastika Kritis S.A.
6.8 Novamont S.p.A.
6.9 Hyplast NV
6.10 Trioplast AB
6.11 ExxonMobil Chemical
6.12 Armando Alvarez Group
6.13 AEP Industries Inc.
6.14 Group Barbier
6.15 RKW SE
6.16 INDVECO Group
6.17 POLIFILM GmbH