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Technology Landscape, Trends and Opportunities in the Global Bio-plastic Market

  • ID: 5003640
  • Report
  • June 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Lucintel


  • BASF
  • Biome Bioplastics
  • Bio-On
  • Danimer Scientific
  • Mitsubishi Chemical
  • NatureWorks
The technology in bio-plastic has undergone significant change in recent years, from PLA (polylactic acid) to PHAs (polyhydroxyalkanoates) based bioplastic. The rising wave of new technologies such as biodegradable bio-plastics are creating significant potential in packaging and agriculture and horticulture applications due to growing environmental concerns and increasing awareness of the economic & ecological viability of using bioplastics.

In agrochemical market, various technologies such as biodegradable and non-biodegradable bioplastics are used in the packaging, textile, agriculture and horticulture, automotive, electronics, and building and construction applications. Improvement in scope of bio-plastics across end-user industries, shift in consumer preference toward eco-friendly plastic products, and rising use in food packaging and compostable bag applications are creating new opportunities for various bio-plastic technologies.

This report analyzes technology maturity, degree of disruption, competitive intensity, market potential, and other parameters of various technologies in the bio-plastic market.

The study includes technology readiness, competitive intensity, regulatory compliance, disruption potential, trends, forecasts and strategic implications for the global bio-plastic technology by application, technology, and region as follows:

Technology Readiness by Technology Type

Competitive Intensity and Regulatory Compliance

Disruption Potential by Technology Type

Trends and Forecasts by Technology Type [$M shipment analysis from 2013 to 2024]:
  • Biodegradable
  • Non-Biodegradable

Technology Trends and Forecasts by Application [$M shipment analysis from 2013 to 2024]:
  • Packaging
  • Biodegradable
  • Non-Biodegradable
  • Textile
  • Biodegradable
  • Non-Biodegradable
  • Agriculture and Horticulture
  • Biodegradable
  • Non-Biodegradable
  • Automotive
  • Biodegradable
  • Non-Biodegradable
  • Electronics
  • Biodegradable
  • Non-Biodegradable
  • Building and Construction
  • Biodegradable
  • Non-Biodegradable
  • Other
  • Biodegradable
  • Non-Biodegradable

Technology Trends and Forecasts by Region [$M shipment analysis for 2013 to 2024]:
  • North America
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Europe
  • United Kingdom
  • Germany
  • France
  • Asia Pacific
  • Japan
  • China
  • South Korea
  • India
  • The Rest of the World

Latest Developments and Innovations in the Bio-plastic Technologies


Strategic Opportunities by Technology Type

Some of the bio-plastic companies profiled in this report include NatureWorks, BASF, Total Corbion PLA, Mitsubishi Chemical, Biome Bioplastics, Plantic Technologies, Bio-On, Danimer Scientific, Novamont, and Toray Industries

This report answers the following 9 key questions:
Q.1 What are some of the most promising and high-growth technology opportunities for the bio-plastic market?
Q.2 Which technology will grow at a faster pace and why?
Q.3 What are the key factors affecting dynamics of different technologies? What are the drivers and challenges of these technologies in bio-plastic market?
Q.4 What are the levels of technology readiness, competitive intensity and regulatory compliance in this technology space?
Q.5 What are the business risks and threats to these technologies in bio-plastic market?
Q.6 What are the latest developments in bio-plastic technologies? Which companies are leading these developments?
Q.7 Which technologies have potential of disruption in this market?
Q.8 Who are the major players in this bio-plastic market? What strategic initiatives are being implemented by key players for business growth?
Q.9 What are strategic growth opportunities in this bio-plastic technology space?
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  • BASF
  • Biome Bioplastics
  • Bio-On
  • Danimer Scientific
  • Mitsubishi Chemical
  • NatureWorks
1. Executive Summary

2. Technology Landscape
2.1. Technology Background and Evolution
2.2. Technology and Application Mapping
2.3. Supply Chain

3. Technology Readiness
3.1. Technology Commercialization and Readiness
3.2. Drivers and Challenges in Bio-plastic Technologies
3.3. Competitive Intensity
3.4. Regulatory Compliance

4. Technology Trends and Forecasts analysis from 2013-2024
4.1. Bio-plastic Opportunity
4.2. Technology Trends (2013-2018) and Forecasts (2019-2024)
4.2.1. Biodegradable
4.2.2. Non-Biodegradble
4.3. Technology Trends (2013-2018) and Forecasts (2019-2024) by Application Segments
4.3.1. Packaging Biodegradable Non-Biodegradable
4.3.2. Textile Biodegradable Non-Biodegradable
4.3.3. Agriculture and Horticulture Biodegradable Non-Biodegradable
4.3.4. Automotive Biodegradable Non-Biodegradable
4.3.5. Electronics Biodegradable Non-Biodegradable
4.3.6. Building and Construction Biodegradable Non-Biodegradable
4.3.7. Other Biodegradable Non-Biodegradable

5. Technology Opportunities (2013-2024) by Region
5.1. Bio-plastic Market by Region
5.2. North American Bio-plastic Market
5.2.1. United States Bio-plastic Market
5.2.2. Canadian Bio-plastic Market
5.2.3. Mexican Bio-plastic Market
5.3. European Bio-plastic Market
5.3.1. The United Kingdom Bio-plastic Market
5.3.2. German Bio-plastic Market
5.3.3. French Bio-plastic Market
5.4. APAC Bio-plastic Market
5.4.1. Chinese Bio-plastic Market
5.4.2. Japanese Bio-plastic Market
5.4.3. Indian Bio-plastic Market
5.4.4. South Korean Bio-plastic Market
5.5. ROW Bio-plastic Market

6. Latest Development and Innovation in Bio-plastic Technologies

7. Companies/Ecosystem
7.1. Product Portfolio Analysis
7.2. Market Share Analysis
7.3. Geographical Reach

8. Strategic Implications
8.1. Implications
8.2. Growth Opportunity Analysis
8.2.1. Growth Opportunities for the Bio-plastic Market by Material Technology
8.2.2. Growth Opportunities for the Bio-plastic Market by Application
8.2.3. Growth Opportunities for the Bio-plastic Market by Region
8.3. Emerging Trends in the Bio-plastic Market
8.4. Disruption Potential
8.5. Strategic Analysis
8.5.1. New Product Development
8.5.2. Capacity Expansion of the Bio-plastic Market
8.5.3. Mergers, Acquisitions, and Joint Ventures in the Bio-plastic Market

9. Company Profiles of Leading Players
9.1. NatureWorks
9.2. BASF
9.3. Total Corbion PLA
9.4. Mitsubishi Chemical
9.5. Biome Bioplastics
9.6. Plantic Technologies
9.7. Bio-On
9.8. Danimer Scientific
9.9. Novamont
9.10. Toray Industries
*Full List of Figures and Tables Available on Enquiry.
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  • NatureWorks
  • BASF
  • Total Corbion PLA
  • Mitsubishi Chemical
  • Biome Bioplastics
  • Plantic Technologies
  • Bio-On
  • Danimer Scientific
  • Novamont
  • Toray Industries
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The analyst has been in the business of market research and management consulting since 2000 and has published over 600 market intelligence reports in various markets/applications and served over 1,000 clients worldwide. Each study is a culmination of four months of full-time effort performed by the analyst team. The analysts used the following sources for the creation and completion of this valuable report:

  • In-depth interviews of the major players in the market
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  • A compilation of the experiences, judgments, and insights of professionals, who have analyzed and tracked the market over the years.

Extensive research and interviews are conducted in the supply chain of the market to estimate market share, market size, trends, drivers, challenges and forecasts.

Thus, the analyst compiles vast amounts of data from numerous sources, validates the integrity of that data, and performs a comprehensive analysis. The analyst then organizes the data, its findings, and insights into a concise report designed to support the strategic decision-making process.