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Europe Bioplastic Market - Segmented by Origin, Product Type, Application and Geography - Growth, Trends and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

  • ID: 4520065
  • Report
  • March 2018
  • Region: Europe
  • 121 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
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  • API S.P.A
  • BASF
  • Braskem
  • Danimer Scientific
  • Futerro
  • Metbolix Inc
  • MORE
The European Bioplastics market is estimated to grow significantly at a CAGR of 26.07% during the forecast period 2018-2023. The transition to a low-carbon and circular economy, stronger policy support for the bioeconomy, and increased consumer awareness for sustainable products and packaging are driving the expansion in Europe.

Increased Consumer Awareness for Bio-plastics

Due to surging environmental regulations and government initiatives of growing awareness, the consumers are increasingly shifting towards bio-based plastics. Increasing number of bans on traditional plastics proves to be the major driver for growth of this market. In Europe, growing number of major brands switching from fossil-based to bio-based materials or to offer biodegradable solutions for their products in response to the increased consumer demand for more sustainable products and an overall change in awareness about the impacts of consumption choices on the environment.

Packaging to Dominate the Market

Europe, a large market of plastic globally, about 55% of the demand for plastics is from the packaging industry. This high consumption of plastics has led to the use of bioplastics and replacing plastic materials that are toxic in nature. Currently, in Europe, the packaging market is among the highest applications of bioplastic materials, with increasing demand by consumers. There is a high demand for packaging made from bioplastics to be used for wrapping organic food, as well as for premium and branded products with particular requirements. Therefore, with growing packaging industry in Europe, market for bioplastic will also increase, as it is replacing petroleum based plastic in packaging industry. This industrial consumption of bioplastic is predicted to continue to grow as new capacities are planned to come online in Europe in the coming years.

Germany to Lead the Region

Germany is one of the major economies in Europe and the bioplastics consumption market has increased at the fastest rate in the country. The packaging industry in Germany is among the highest usages of bioplastics in Europe, and regulations by the Government have driven the market. Germany is one of the first countries to provide certification of biodegradable plastics by DIN CERTCO. The demand for bioplastics in the automotive sector has also increased with most of the companies following the REACH regulations to have lightweight vehicles and lower emission rates. Germany has developed ‘fair computer mouse’ project, which will provide sustainable products. This is expected to be a major boost in the IT sector for the usage of bioplastic products. As most of the end-user industries of bioplastic are growing in Germany, the market for bioplastic will also expand due to its increasing & advanced application in these industries.

Notable Developments in the Market

February 2018: SECI (Maccaferri Industrial Group) launched construction of PHAs Bioplastic plant in Parma, Italy

Major Players: Braskem, NatureWorks (Cargill), BASF, Corbion, PSM, DowDuPont, Arkema, amongst others.

Reasons to Purchase this Report

To understand the impact of end-user applications on the market

Analyzing various perspectives of the market with the help of Porter’s five forces analysis

Countries expected to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period

Identifying the latest developments, market shares, and strategies employed by the major market players

3-month analyst support, along with the Market Estimate sheet (in excel)

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  • Metbolix Inc
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1. Introduction
1.1 Research Phases
1.2 Scope of the Market
1.3 Study Deliverables

2. Executive Summary

3. Market Insights
3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.2.5 Degree of Competition
3.3 Patent Analysis

4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Substitute for Traditional Plastic
4.1.2 Stringent Government Regulation on Petroleum-Based Plastic
4.1.3 Increased Consumer Awareness for Bio-plastics
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 High Cost of Setup and Recycing Process
4.2.2 Low cost of Petroleum-based Plastic
4.3 Opportunities
4.3.1 Government Policies and Public Initiatives
4.3.2 Advancement in Prodcution Process to Reduce Cost

5. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
5.1 By Product Type
5.1.1 Bio and Fossil-based biogeradables Starch Based Polylactic Acid(PLA) Polyhydroxyalkanoates(PHA) Polyesters Cellulose Derivatives Others
5.1.2 Bio-based Non-biodegradable Biopolyethylene Terephthalate(PET) Biopolyethylene Bio ployamides Bio polytrimethylene Terephthalate Other non biodegradable plastics
5.2 By Origin
5.2.1 Bio Based Plastics
5.2.2 Fossil Fuel Based Plastics
5.3 By Application
5.3.1 Flexible Packaging (Films, Plastics Bags, etc.)
5.3.2 Rigid Packaging (Bottles, Containers, etc.)
5.3.3 Automotive and Assembly Operations
5.3.4 Agriculture and Horticulture
5.3.5 Construction
5.3.6 Textiles
5.3.7 Electrical and Electronics
5.3.8 Others

6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
6.1 Germany
6.2 United Kingdom
6.3 Italy
6.4 France
6.5 Spain
6.6 Russia
6.7 NORDIC Countries
6.8 Rest of Europe

7. Competitive Landscape
7.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations and Agreements
7.2 Market Share Analysis**
7.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

8. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials**, Products & Services and Recent Developments)
8.1 API S.P.A
8.2 Arkema
8.3 Arkema
8.4 Bioapply polymers
8.5 BASF
8.6 Braskem
8.7 Corbion
8.8 DowDupont
8.9 Futerro
8.10 Green day Eco Friendly Material C0. ltd
8.11 Kaneka Corporation
8.12 Danimer Scientific
8.13 Metbolix Inc
8.14 Mitsubishi chemical Corporation
8.15 Natureworks LLC
8.16 PSM
8.17 Maccaferri Industrial Group
8.18 Showa Denko
8.19 Solvay SA
8.20 Toray International Inc
*List Not Exhaustive

9. Disclaimer
**Subject to availability on public domain
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  • API S.P.A
  • Arkema
  • Bioapply polymers
  • BASF
  • Braskem
  • Corbion
  • DowDupont
  • Futerro
  • Green day Eco Friendly Material C0. ltd
  • Kaneka Corporation
  • Danimer Scientific
  • Metbolix Inc
  • Mitsubishi chemical Corporation
  • Natureworks LLC
  • PSM
  • Maccaferri Industrial Group
  • Showa Denko
  • Solvay SA
  • Toray International Inc.
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