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The Global Market for Bioplastics in Packaging 2023-2033

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  • 385 Pages
  • August 2022
  • Region: Global
  • Future Markets, Inc
  • ID: 5639861

The Global Market for Bioplastics in Packaging 2023-2033 provides an in-depth analysis of the current market, future outlook and growth opportunities in sectors such as food, drink, food-service and other packaging sectors. The packaging market is the main end use sector for biopolymers, with increased demand for sustainability from packaging producers and food and beverage brands. Packaging (including rigid and flexible packaging, paper coating, and food-service) is the largest market segment for bioplastics, accounting for >1.3 million tons of the total bioplastics market in 2021. 

Report contents include: 

  • Data forecasts by volume and value for all major bioplastic types in packaging
  • Analysis of producers and production capacities.
  • Performance properties of biopolymers are a replacement for oil-based polymers for packaging. 
  • Market analysis of bioplastics in packaging for food & beverages, food-service and other packaging sectors. 
  • Analysis of bioplastics in packaging by type, including:
  • Bio PET
  • Bio PA
  • Bio PE
  • Bio-PP
  • Bio-PS
  • PLA
  • PHA
  • Starch Blends
  • PBAT
  • Polybutylene succinate (PBS)
  • Polysaccharides
  • Microfibrillated cellulose (MFC)
  • Cellulose nanocrystals
  • Cellulose nanofibers,
  • Protein-based bioplastics
  • Algal and fungal based bioplastics and biopolymers. 
  • More than 300 companies profiled including products and production capacities. Companies profiled include major producers such as Arkema, Avantium, BASF, Borealis, Braskem, Cathay, Danimer Scientific, Indorama, Mitsubishi Chemicals, NatureWorks, Novamont, TotalEnergies Corbion and many more. 

Table of Contents

1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
1.1 Market trends
1.2 Drivers for recent growth in bioplastics in packaging
1.3 Global production to 2033
1.4 Main producers and global production capacities
1.4.1 Producers
1.4.2 By biobased and sustainable plastic type
1.4.3 By region
1.5 Global demand for biobased and sustainable plastics 2020-21, by market
1.6 Comparing bioplastics to conventional polymers in packaging
1.7 Challenges for bioplastics in packaging
1.8 Global Bioplastics for packaging markets, tonnes and revenues
1.8.1 Bioplastic material type
1.8.2 By end-use application
1.8.3 By geographic market

2 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3 THE GLOBAL PLASTICS MARKET
3.1 Global production of plastics
3.2 The importance of plastic
3.3 Issues with plastics use
3.4 The circular economy
3.5 Conventional polymer materials used in packaging
3.5.1 Polyolefins: Polypropylene and polyethylene
3.5.2 PET and other polyester polymers
3.5.3 Other conventional polymers
3.5.4 Renewable and bio-based polymers for packaging
3.5.4.1 Natural biopolymers extracted from biomass
3.5.4.2 Biodegradable polymers made from conventional monomers
3.5.4.3 Biopolymers from biologically derived monomers

4 BIOPLASTICS AND BIOPOLYMERS IN PACKAGING
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
4.4 Types of Bio-based and/or Biodegradable Plastics
4.5 Market leaders by biobased and/or biodegradable plastic types
4.6 SYNTHETIC BIO-BASED POLYMERS
4.6.1 Polylactic acid (Bio-PLA)
4.6.1.1 Market analysis
4.6.1.2 Production
4.6.1.2.1 PLA production process
4.6.1.2.2 Lactic acid
4.6.1.3 Producers and production capacities, current and planned
4.6.1.3.1 Lactic acid producers and production capacities
4.6.1.3.2 PLA producers and production capacities
4.6.1.4 Global consumption in packaging to 2033
4.6.2 Polyethylene terephthalate (Bio-PET)
4.6.2.1 Bio-based MEG and PET
4.6.2.2 Market analysis
4.6.2.3 Producers and production capacities
4.6.2.4 Global consumption in packaging to 2033
4.6.3 Polytrimethylene terephthalate (Bio-PTT)
4.6.3.1 Biobased PDO and PTT
4.6.3.2 Market analysis
4.6.3.3 Producers and production capacities
4.6.3.4 Global consumption in packaging to 2033
4.6.4 Polyethylene furanoate (Bio-PEF)
4.6.4.1 Market analysis
4.6.4.2 Comparative properties to PET
4.6.4.3 Producers and production capacities
4.6.4.3.1 FDCA and PEF producers and production capacities
4.6.4.4 Global consumption in packaging to 2033
4.6.5 Polyamides (Bio-PA)
4.6.5.1 Market analysis
4.6.5.2 Producers and production capacities
4.6.5.3 Global consumption in packaging to 2033
4.6.6 Poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate) (Bio-PBAT)- Aliphatic aromatic copolyesters
4.6.6.1 Market analysis
4.6.6.2 Producers and production capacities
4.6.6.3 Global consumption in packaging to 2033
4.6.7 Polybutylene succinate (PBS) and copolymers
4.6.7.1 Market analysis
4.6.7.2 Producers and production capacities
4.6.7.3 Global consumption in packaging to 2033
4.6.8 Polyethylene (Bio-PE)
4.6.8.1 Market analysis
4.6.8.2 Producers and production capacities
4.6.8.3 Global consumption in packaging to 2033
4.6.9 Polypropylene (Bio-PP)
4.6.9.1 Market analysis
4.6.9.2 Producers and production capacities
4.6.9.3 Global consumption in packaging to 2033
4.7 NATURAL BIO-BASED POLYMERS
4.7.1 Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA)
4.7.1.1 Technology description
4.7.1.2 Types
4.7.1.2.1 PHB
4.7.1.2.2 PHBV
4.7.1.3 Synthesis and production processes
4.7.1.4 Market analysis
4.7.1.5 Commercially available PHAs
4.7.1.6 Producers and production capacities
4.7.1.7 PHAs in packaging
4.7.1.7.1 Global consumption in packaging to 2033
4.7.2 Polysaccharides
4.7.2.1 Microfibrillated cellulose (MFC)
4.7.2.1.1 Market analysis
4.7.2.1.2 Producers and production capacities
4.7.2.2 Nanocellulose
4.7.2.2.1 Cellulose nanocrystals
4.7.2.2.1.1 Market analysis
4.7.2.2.1.2 Producers and production capacities
4.7.2.2.2 Cellulose nanofibers
4.7.2.2.2.1 Market analysis
4.7.2.2.2.2 Producers and production capacities
4.7.2.2.3 Global consumption in packaging to 2033
4.7.2.3 Starch
4.7.2.3.1 Production
4.7.2.3.1.1 Thermoplastic starch (TPS)
4.7.2.3.1.2 Producers
4.7.2.3.2 Global consumption in packaging to 2033
4.7.3 Protein-based bioplastics
4.7.3.1 Types, applications and producers
4.7.3.2 Global consumption in packaging to 2033
4.7.4 Algal and fungal
4.7.4.1 Algal
4.7.4.1.1 Advantages
4.7.4.1.2 Production
4.7.4.1.3 Producers
4.7.4.2 Global consumption in packaging to 2033
4.7.4.3 Mycelium
4.7.4.3.1 Properties
4.7.4.3.2 Applications
4.7.4.3.3 Commercialization

5 PRODUCTION OF BIOPLASTICS FOR PACKAGING BY GEOGRAPHIC MARKET TO 2033
5.1 North America
5.2 Europe
5.3 Asia-Pacific
5.3.1 China
5.4 South and Central America

6 BIOPLASTICS IN THE PACKAGING MARKET
6.1 Food Packaging
6.1.1 Types of plastic food packaging
6.1.1.1.1 Flexible packaging
6.1.1.1.2 Rigid packaging
6.1.2 Production capacities
6.1.3 Global demand in food bioplastic packaging to 2033
6.2 Beverage packaging
6.2.1 Applications
6.2.2 Global demand in beverage bioplastic packaging to 2033
6.3 Food-service packaging
6.3.1 Applications
6.3.2 Global demand in food service bioplastic packaging to 2033
6.4 Non-food packaging
6.4.1 Applications
6.4.2 Global demand in non-food bioplastic packaging to 2033

7 COMPANY PROFILES (317 company profiles)8 REFERENCES
List of Tables
Table 1. Market trends in biobased and sustainable plastics
Table 2. Drivers for recent growth in the bioplastics and biopolymers markets
Table 3. Global production capacities of biobased and sustainable plastics 2018-2033, in 1,000 tons
Table 4. Global production capacities, by producers
Table 5. Global production capacities of biobased and sustainable plastics 2019-2033, by type, in 1,000 tons
Table 6. Global production capacities of biobased and sustainable plastics 2019-2033, by region, tons
Table 7. Bioplastics for packaging by bioplastic material type, 2023-2033 (‘000 tonnes)
Table 8. Global bioplastics packaging by end-use application, 2023-2033 (‘000 tonnes)
Table 9. Global bioplastic packaging by geographic market, 2023-2033 (‘000 tonnes)
Table 10. Issues related to the use of plastics
Table 11. Type of biodegradation
Table 12. Advantages and disadvantages of biobased plastics compared to conventional plastics
Table 13. Types of Bio-based and/or Biodegradable Plastics, applications
Table 14. Market leader by Bio-based and/or Biodegradable Plastic types
Table 15. Polylactic acid (PLA) market analysis-manufacture, advantages, disadvantages and applications
Table 16. Lactic acid producers and production capacities
Table 17. PLA producers and production capacities
Table 18. Planned PLA capacity expansions in China
Table 19. Bio-based Polyethylene terephthalate (Bio-PET) market analysis- manufacture, advantages, disadvantages and applications
Table 20. Bio-based Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) producers and production capacities,
Table 21. Polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) market analysis-manufacture, advantages, disadvantages and applications
Table 22. Production capacities of Polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT), by leading producers
Table 23. Polyethylene furanoate (PEF) market analysis-manufacture, advantages, disadvantages and applications
Table 24. PEF vs. PET
Table 25. FDCA and PEF producers
Table 26. Bio-based polyamides (Bio-PA) market analysis - manufacture, advantages, disadvantages and applications
Table 27. Leading Bio-PA producers production capacities
Table 28. Poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate) (PBAT) market analysis- manufacture, advantages, disadvantages and applications
Table 29. Leading PBAT producers, production capacities and brands
Table 30. Bio-PBS market analysis-manufacture, advantages, disadvantages and applications
Table 31. Leading PBS producers and production capacities
Table 32. Bio-based Polyethylene (Bio-PE) market analysis- manufacture, advantages, disadvantages and applications
Table 33. Leading Bio-PE producers
Table 34. Bio-PP market analysis- manufacture, advantages, disadvantages and applications
Table 35. Leading Bio-PP producers and capacities
Table 36.Types of PHAs and properties
Table 37. Comparison of the physical properties of different PHAs with conventional petroleum-based polymers
Table 38. Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) extraction methods
Table 39. Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) market analysis
Table 40. Commercially available PHAs
Table 41. Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) producers
Table 42. Markets and applications for PHAs
Table 43. Applications, advantages and disadvantages of PHAs in packaging
Table 44. Microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) market analysis-manufacture, advantages, disadvantages and applications
Table 45. Leading MFC producers and capacities
Table 46. Cellulose nanocrystals analysis
Table 47: Cellulose nanocrystal production capacities and production process, by producer
Table 48. Cellulose nanofibers market analysis
Table 49. CNF production capacities (by type, wet or dry) and production process, by producer, metric tonnes
Table 50. Types of protein based-bioplastics, applications and companies
Table 51. Types of algal and fungal based-bioplastics, applications and companies
Table 52. Overview of alginate-description, properties, application and market size
Table 53. Companies developing algal-based bioplastics
Table 54. Overview of mycelium fibers-description, properties, drawbacks and applications
Table 55. Companies developing mycelium-based bioplastics
Table 56. Global production capacities of bioplastics in packaging 2019-2033, by geographic, tons
Table 57. North America bioplastics packaging by bioplastic material type, 2023-33 (‘000 tonnes)
Table 58. Europe bioplastics packaging by bioplastic material type, 2023-33 (‘000 tonnes)
Table 59. China bioplastics packaging by bioplastic material type, 2023-33 (‘000 tonnes)
Table 60. Rest of Asia-Pacific bioplastics packaging by bioplastic material type, 2023-33 (‘000 tonnes)
Table 61. South & Central America bioplastics packaging by bioplastic material type, 2023-33 (‘000 tonnes)
Table 62. Granbio Nanocellulose Processes
Table 63. Lactips plastic pellets
Table 64. 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 2018-2033, in 1,000 tons by biodegradable/non-biodegradable types
Figure 3. Global production capacities of biobased and sustainable plastics in 2019-2033, by type, in 1,000 tons
Figure 4. Global production capacities of bioplastics in 2019-2033, by type
Figure 5. Global production capacities of bioplastics in 2030, by type
Figure 6. Global production capacities of biobased and sustainable plastics 2020
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 2019-2033, tons
Figure 11. Challenges for bioplastics in packaging
Figure 12. Bioplastics for packaging by bioplastic material type, 2023-2033 (‘000 tonnes)
Figure 13. Global bioplastics packaging by end-use application, 2023-2033 (‘000 tonnes)
Figure 14. Global bioplastic packaging by geographic market, 2023-2033 (‘000 tonnes)
Figure 15. Global plastics production 1950-2020, millions of tons
Figure 16. Coca-Cola PlantBottle®
Figure 17. Interrelationship between conventional, bio-based and biodegradable plastics
Figure 18. Global Bio-PLA biopolymers consumption for packaging applications, 2023-33 (‘000 tonnes)
Figure 19. Global Bio-PET biopolymers consumption for packaging applications, 2023-33 (‘000 tonnes)
Figure 20. GlobalBio-PTT biopolymers consumption for packaging applications, 2023-33 (‘000 tonnes)
Figure 21. Production capacities of Polyethylene furanoate (PEF) to 2025
Figure 22. Global Bio-PEF biopolymers consumption for packaging applications, 2023-33 (‘000 tonnes)
Figure 23. Global Bio-PA biopolymers consumption for packaging applications, 2023-33 (‘000 tonnes)
Figure 24. Global PBAT biopolymers consumption for packaging applications, 2023-33 (‘000 tonnes)
Figure 25. Global PBS biopolymers consumption for packaging applications, 2023-33 (‘000 tonnes)
Figure 26. Global biopolyethylene biopolymers consumption for packaging applications, 2023-33 (‘000 tonnes)
Figure 27. Global Bio-PP biopolymers consumption for packaging applications, 2023-33 (‘000 tonnes)
Figure 28. PHA family
Figure 29. Global PHA biopolymers consumption for packaging applications, 2023-33 (‘000 tonnes)
Figure 30. Global micro and nano cellullose biopolymers consumption for packaging applications, 2023-33 (‘000 tonnes)
Figure 31. Global starch biopolymers consumption for packaging applications, 2023-33 (‘000 tonnes)
Figure 32. Global protein-based biopolymers consumption for packaging applications, 2023-33 (‘000 tonnes)
Figure 33. BLOOM masterbatch from Algix
Figure 34. Global algal-based biopolymers consumption for packaging applications, 2023-33 (‘000 tonnes)
Figure 35. Typical structure of mycelium-based foam
Figure 36. Commercial mycelium composite construction materials
Figure 37. North America bioplastics packaging by bioplastic material type, 2023-33 (‘000 tonnes)
Figure 38. Europe bioplastics packaging by bioplastic material type, 2023-33 (‘000 tonnes)
Figure 39. China bioplastics packaging by bioplastic material type, 2023-33 (‘000 tonnes)
Figure 40. Rest of Asia-Pacific bioplastics packaging by bioplastic material type, 2023-33 (‘000 tonnes)
Figure 41. South & Central America bioplastics packaging by bioplastic material type, 2023-33 (‘000 tonnes)
Figure 42. Global production capacities for biobased and sustainable plastics by end user market 2021, 1,000 tons
Figure 43. Global production capacities for biobased and sustainable plastics by end user market 2021, 1,000 tons
Figure 44. Global production capacities for biobased and sustainable plastics by end user market, 2033 , in 1,000 tons
Figure 45. PHA bioplastics products
Figure 46. Global production capacities for biobased and sustainable plastics in packaging 2019-2033, in 1,000 tons
Figure 47. Global food packaging bioplastic packaging demand by bioplastic material type, 2023-2033 (‘000 tonnes)
Figure 48. Global beverage bioplastic packaging demand by bioplastic material type, 2023-2033 (‘000 tonnes)
Figure 49. Global food service bioplastic packaging demand by bioplastic material type, 2023-2033 (‘000 tonnes)
Figure 50. Global non-food bioplastic packaging demand by bioplastic material type, 2023-2033 (‘000 tonnes)
Figure 51. Algiknit yarn
Figure 52. Bio-PA rear bumper stay
Figure 53. formicobio™ technology
Figure 54. nanoforest-S
Figure 55. nanoforest-PDP
Figure 56. nanoforest-MB
Figure 57. CuanSave film
Figure 58. ELLEX products
Figure 59. CNF-reinforced PP compounds
Figure 60. Kirekira! toilet wipes
Figure 61. Mushroom leather
Figure 62. Cellulose Nanofiber (CNF) composite with polyethylene (PE)
Figure 63. PHA production process
Figure 64. Cutlery samples (spoon, knife, fork) made of nano cellulose and biodegradable plastic composite materials
Figure 65. Non-aqueous CNF dispersion "Senaf" (Photo shows 5% of plasticizer)
Figure 66. CNF gel
Figure 67. Block nanocellulose material
Figure 68. CNF products developed by Hokuetsu
Figure 69. Made of Air's HexChar panels
Figure 70. IPA synthesis method
Figure 71. MOGU-Wave panels
Figure 72. Reishi
Figure 73. Nippon Paper Industries’ adult diapers
Figure 74. Compostable water pod
Figure 75. CNF clear sheets
Figure 76. Oji Holdings CNF polycarbonate product
Figure 77. Manufacturing process for STARCEL
Figure 78. Lyocell process
Figure 79. Spider silk production
Figure 80. Sulapac cosmetics containers
Figure 81. Sulzer equipment for PLA polymerization processing
Figure 82. Teijin bioplastic film for door handles
Figure 83. Corbion FDCA production process
Figure 84. Visolis’ Hybrid Bio-Thermocatalytic Process

Companies Mentioned

A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • Arkema
  • Avantium
  • BASF
  • Biome Bioplastics
  • Borealis
  • Braskem
  • Cathay
  • Danimer Scientific
  • Indorama
  • Green Dot Bioplastics
  • Loliware
  • Mitsubishi Chemicals
  • NatureWorks
  • Novamont
  • TotalEnergies Corbion

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