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The Global Market for Bioplastics and Biopolymers 2021- Product Image

The Global Market for Bioplastics and Biopolymers 2021

  • ID: 5264695
  • Report
  • February 2021
  • Region: Global
  • 264 Pages
  • Future Markets, Inc
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • AMSilk GmbH
  • BASF
  • Braskem
  • Dupont
  • Indorama
  • NatureWorks
  • MORE

Nearly 270 million tonnes of petroleum are used every year in the production of plastics. Apart from the environmental problems associated with extracting the non-renewable resource, nearly 80 million tonnes of plastics end up in landfills. Bioplastics and biopolymers are a biodegradable and natural alternative.

Bioplastics are biobased products that allow for greater product sustainability due to their biodegradability and renewability. Their use is attractive as bioplastics that biodegrade to CO2 and H2O mitigate the negative effects of standard plastic (litter and damage to aqua environments). Renewable feedstocks can be utilized instead of petroleum, thereby reducing global dependence on crude oil and lessening the impact on climate.

Despite growing global environmental awareness, bioplastics currently account for only around 1 percent of the >365 million tons of plastics produced annually, but with annual growth of >30%. Due to the development of advanced biopolymers and materials, reduced costs, regulations and increased consumer awareness, demand is rising.

This report covers:

- Analysis of non-biodegradable bio-based plastics and biodegradable plastics and polymers.
- Global production capacities, market demand and trends 2019-2025
- Analysis of synthetic biopolymers market including Polylactic acid (Bio-PLA), Polyethylene terephthalate (Bio-PET), Polytrimethylene terephthalate (Bio-PTT), Polyethylene furanoate (Bio-PEF), Polyamides (Bio-PA), Poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate) (Bio-PBAT), Polybutylene succinate (PBS) and copolymers, Polyethylene (Bio-PE), Polypropylene (Bio-PP)
- Analysis of naturally produced bio-based polymers including Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA), Polysaccharides, Microfibrillated cellulose (MFC), Cellulose nanocrystals, Cellulose nanofibers, Protein-based bioplastics, Algal and fungal. 
- Market segmentation analysis. Markets analysed include packaging, consumer goods, automotive, building & construction, textiles, electronics, agriculture & horticulture. 
- More than 215 companies profiled including products and production capacities. Companies profiled include major producers such as NatureWorks, Total Corbion, Danimer Scientific, Novamont, Mitsubishi Chemicals, Indorama, Braskem, Avantium, Borealis, Cathay, Dupont, BASF, Arkema, DuPont and many more. Profiles include products and production capacities. 
- Profiles of start-up producers and product developers including AMSilk GmbH, Notpla, Loliware, Bolt Threads, Ecovative, Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Spiber and many more. 

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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • AMSilk GmbH
  • BASF
  • Braskem
  • Dupont
  • Indorama
  • NatureWorks
  • MORE

1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 
1.1 Market trends 
1.2 Global production to 2030 
1.3 Main producers and global production capacities 
1.3.1 Producers 
1.3.2 By biobased and sustainable plastic type 
1.3.3 By region 
1.4 Global demand for biobased and sustainable plastics 2020, by market 
1.5 Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the bioplastics market and future demand 
1.6 Challenges for the biobased and sustainable plastics market 
 
2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 
 
3 THE GLOBAL PLASTICS MARKET 
3.1 Global production 
3.2 The importance of plastic 
3.3 Issues with plastics use 
 
4 INTRODUCTION 
4.1 Bio-based or renewable plastics 
4.1.1 Drop-in bio-based plastics 
4.1.2 Novel bio-based plastics 
4.2 Biodegradable and compostable plastics 
4.2.1 Biodegradability 
4.2.2 Compostability 
4.3 Advantages and disadvantages 
 
5 BIO-BASED POLYMER TYPES AND MARKET PROSPECTS 
 
6 MARKET LEADERS BY BIOBASED AND/OR BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC TYPES 
 
7 SYNTHETIC BIO-BASED POLYMERS 
7.1 Polylactic acid (Bio-PLA) 
7.1.1 Market analysis 
7.1.2 Producers 
7.2 Polyethylene terephthalate (Bio-PET) 
7.2.1 Market analysis 
7.2.2 Producers 
7.3 Polytrimethylene terephthalate (Bio-PTT) 
7.3.1 Market analysis 
7.3.2 Producers 
7.4 Polyethylene furanoate (Bio-PEF) 
7.4.1 Market analysis 
7.4.2 Comparative properties to PET 
7.4.3 Producers 
7.5 Polyamides (Bio-PA) 
7.5.1 Market analysis 
7.5.2 Producers 
7.6 Poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate) (Bio-PBAT) 
7.6.1 Market analysis 
7.6.2 Producers 
7.7 Polybutylene succinate (PBS) and copolymers 
7.7.1 Market analysis 
7.7.2 Producers 
7.8 Polyethylene (Bio-PE) 
7.8.1 Market analysis 
7.8.2 Producers 
7.9 Polypropylene (Bio-PP) 
7.9.1 Market analysis 
7.9.2 Producers 
 
8 NATURAL BIO-BASED POLYMERS 
8.1 Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) 
8.1.1 Market analysis 
8.1.2 Commercially available PHAs 
8.1.3 Producers 
8.2 Polysaccharides 
8.2.1 Microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) 
8.2.1.1 Market analysis 
8.2.1.2 Producers 
8.2.2 Cellulose nanocrystals 
8.2.2.1 Market analysis 
8.2.2.2 Producers 
8.2.3 Cellulose nanofibers 
8.2.3.1 Market analysis 
8.2.3.2 Producers 
8.3 Protein-based bioplastics 
8.3.1 Types, applications and producers 
8.4 Algal and fungal 
8.4.1 Algal 
8.4.1.1 Advantages 
8.4.1.2 Production 
8.4.1.3 Commercialization 
8.4.2 Mycelium 
8.4.2.1 Properties 
8.4.2.2 Applications 
8.4.2.3 Commercialization 
8.5 Chitosan 
 
9 PRODUCTION OF BIOBASED AND SUSTAINABLE PLASTICS BY REGION 
9.1 North America 
9.2 Europe 
9.3 Asia-Pacific 
9.3.1 China 
9.3.2 Japan 
9.3.3 Thailand 
9.3.4 Indonesia 
9.4 Latin America 
 
10 MARKET SEGMENTATION OF BIOPLASTICS 
10.1 Packaging 
10.2 Consumer products 
10.3 Automotive 
10.4 Building & construction 
10.5 Textiles 
10.6 Electronics 
10.7 Agriculture and horticulture 
 
11 COMPANY PROFILES 
 
12 REFERENCES 
 
List of Tables
Table 1. Market drivers and trends in biobased and sustainable plastics. 
Table 2. Global production capacities of biobased and sustainable plastics 2018-2030, in 1,000 tons. 
Table 3. Global production capacities, by producers. 
Table 4. Global production capacities of biobased and sustainable plastics 2019-2030, by type, in 1,000 tons. 
Table 5. Global production capacities of biobased and sustainable plastics 2019-2025, by region, tons. 
Table 6. Issues related to the use of plastics. 
Table 7. Type of biodegradation. 
Table 8. Advantages and disadvantages of biobased plastics compared to conventional plastics. 
Table 9. Types of Bio-based and/or Biodegradable Plastics, applications. 
Table 10. Market leader by Bio-based and/or Biodegradable Plastic types. 
Table 11. Polylactic acid (PLA) market analysis. 
Table 12. Lactic acid producers and production capacities. 
Table 13. PLA producers and production capacities. 
Table 14. Bio-based Polyethylene terephthalate (Bio-PET) market analysis. 
Table 15. Bio-based Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) producers. 
Table 16. Polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) market analysis. 
Table 17. Production capacities of Polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT), by leading producers. 
Table 18. Polyethylene furanoate (PEF) market analysis. 
Table 19. PEF vs. PET. 
Table 20. FDCA and PEF producers. 
Table 21. Bio-based polyamides (Bio-PA) market analysis. 
Table 22. Leading Bio-PA producers production capacities. 
Table 23. Poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate) (PBAT) market analysis. 
Table 24. Leading PBAT producers, production capacities and brands. 
Table 25. Bio-PBS market analysis. 
Table 26. Leading PBS producers and production capacities. 
Table 27. Bio-based Polyethylene (Bio-PE) market analysis. 
Table 28. Leading Bio-PE producers. 
Table 29. Bio-PP market analysis. 
Table 30. Leading Bio-PP producers and capacities. 
Table 31. Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) market analysis. 
Table 32. Commercially available PHAs. 
Table 33. Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) producers. 
Table 34. Microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) market analysis. 
Table 35. Leading MFC producers and capacities. 
Table 36. Cellulose nanocrystals analysis. 
Table 37: Cellulose nanocrystal production capacities and production process, by producer. 
Table 38. Cellulose nanofibers market analysis. 
Table 39. CNF production capacities and production process, by producer. 
Table 40. Types of protein based-bioplastics, applications and companies. 
Table 41. Types of algal and fungal based-bioplastics, applications and companies. 
Table 42. Companies developing algal-based bioplastics. 
Table 43. Overview of mycelium fibers-description, properties, drawbacks and applications. 
Table 42. Companies developing mycelium-based bioplastics. 
Table 44. Overview of chitosan-description, properties, drawbacks and applications. 
Table 45. Global production capacities of biobased and sustainable plastics in 2019-2025, by region, tons. 
Table 46. Biobased and sustainable plastics producers in North America. 
Table 47. Biobased and sustainable plastics producers in Europe. 
Table 48. Biobased and sustainable plastics producers in Asia-Pacific. 
Table 49. Biobased and sustainable plastics producers in Latin America. 
Table 50. Granbio Nanocellulose Processes. 
Table 51. Lactips plastic pellets. 
Table 52. Oji Holdings CNF products. 
 
List of Figures
Figure 1. Total global production capacities for biobased and sustainable plastics, all types, 000 tons. 
Figure 2. Global production capacities of bioplastics 2018-2030, in 1,000 tons by biodegradable/non-biodegradable types. 
Figure 3. Global production capacities of biobased and sustainable plastics in 2019-2030, by type, in 1,000 tons. 
Figure 4. Global production capacities of bioplastics in 2019-2025, by type. 
Figure 5. Global production capacities of bioplastics in 2030, by type. 
Figure 6. Global production capacities of biobased and sustainable plastics 2019. 
Figure 7. Global production capacities of biobased and sustainable plastics 2025. 
Figure 8. Current and future applications of biobased and sustainable plastics. 
Figure 9. Global demand for biobased and sustainable plastics by end user market, 2020. 
Figure 10. Global production capacities for biobased and sustainable plastics by end user market 2019-2030, tons. 
Figure 11. Challenges for the biobased and sustainable plastics market. 
Figure 12. Global plastics production 1950-2018, millions of tons. 
Figure 13. Coca-Cola PlantBottle®. 
Figure 14. Interrelationship between conventional, bio-based and biodegradable plastics. 
Figure 15. Production capacities of Polyethylene furanoate (PEF) to 2025. 
Figure 16. Typical structure of mycelium-based foam. 
Figure 17. Commercial mycelium composite construction materials. 
Figure 18. Global production capacities of biobased and sustainable plastics 2019. 
Figure 19. Global production capacities of biobased and sustainable plastics 2025. 
Figure 20. Global production capacities for biobased and sustainable plastics by end user market 2019, 1,000 tons. 
Figure 21. Global production capacities for biobased and sustainable plastics by end user market 2020, 1,000 tons. 
Figure 22. Global production capacities for biobased and sustainable plastics by end user market 2030 
Figure 23. PHA bioplastics products. 
Figure 24. Global production capacities for biobased and sustainable plastics in packaging 2019-2030, in 1,000 tons. 
Figure 25. Global production capacities for biobased and sustainable plastics in consumer products 2019-2030, in 1,000 tons. 
Figure 26. Global production capacities for biobased and sustainable plastics in automotive 2019-2030, in 1,000 tons. 
Figure 27. Global production capacities for biobased and sustainable plastics in building and construction 2019-2030, in 1,000 tons. 
Figure 28. Global production capacities for biobased and sustainable plastics in textiles 2019-2030, in 1,000 tons. 
Figure 29. Global production capacities for biobased and sustainable plastics in electronics 2019-2030, in 1,000 tons. 
Figure 30. Biodegradable mulch films. 
Figure 31. Global production capacities for biobased and sustainable plastics in agriculture 2019-2030, in 1,000 tons. 
Figure 32. Algiknit yarn. 
Figure 33. Bio-PA rear bumper stay. 
Figure 34. nanoforest-S. 
Figure 35. nanoforest-PDP. 
Figure 36. nanoforest-MB. 
Figure 37. CuanSave film. 
Figure 38. ELLEX products. 
Figure 39. CNF-reinforced PP compounds. 
Figure 40. Kirekira! toilet wipes. 
Figure 41. Mushroom leather. 
Figure 42. Cellulose Nanofiber (CNF) composite with polyethylene (PE). 
Figure 43. PHA production process. 
Figure 44. Cutlery samples (spoon, knife, fork) made of nano cellulose and biodegradable plastic composite materials. 
Figure 45. Non-aqueous CNF dispersion "Senaf" (Photo shows 5% of plasticizer). 
Figure 46. CNF gel. 
Figure 47. Block nanocellulose material. 
Figure 48. CNF products developed by Hokuetsu. 
Figure 49. IPA synthesis method. 
Figure 50. Nippon Paper Industries’ adult diapers. 
Figure 51. Compostable water pod. 
Figure 52. CNF clear sheets. 
Figure 53. Oji Holdings CNF polycarbonate product. 
Figure 54. Manufacturing process for STARCEL. 
Figure 55. Lyocell process. 
Figure 56. Spider silk production. 
Figure 57. Sulapac cosmetics containers. 
Figure 58. Sulzer equipment for PLA polymerization processing. 
Figure 59. Teijin bioplastic film for door handles. 
Figure 60. Corbion FDCA production process. 

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  • AMSilk GmbH
  • Arkema
  • Avantium
  • BASF
  • Bolt Threads
  • Borealis
  • Braskem
  • Cathay
  • Danimer Scientific
  • DuPont
  • Dupont
  • Ecovative
  • Indorama
  • Kraig Biocraft Laboratories Spiber
  • Loliware
  • Mitsubishi Chemicals
  • NatureWorks
  • Notpla
  • Novamont
  • Total Corbion
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