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Bioplastics Market & Strategy Advisor

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Bioplastics Market & Strategy Advisor provides precise inputs for the following questions

Biz opportunities and Market Insights

  • What segment and region will drive or lead the bioplastics market growth and why?
  • What are the various business models one can adopt in the bioplastic value chain?
  • How will the market drivers, challenges and future opportunities affect the market dynamics and a subsequent analysis of the future trends?
  • What are predictions for the future with regard to challenges, possibilities and breakthroughs?
  • What is the scenario of the Bioplastic industry in key regions – Asia, Europe, North America?
  • Which are the prominent companies worldwide for Bioplastics?
  • What are the demand and supply scenarios and the market potential for the various types of bioplastics?


  • What are the various current and emerging technologies in Bioplastics?
  • What are the various types of bioplastics and their applications? How different biodegradable and bio-based products are?


  • Does bioplastic pose a serious threat to the global food security? What are the alternative feedstock that are being tested out by global firms
  • How to identify fake bioplastic products and claims and what are the standards and certifications available for bioplastics?

Who Will Benefit from this Advisor?

  • Stakeholders in Plastic Industry
  • Additives manufacturers
  • Bioplastic producers
  • Consultants and analysts

Why Should You Purchase this Advisor?

If you are looking to enter the fast-growing bioplastic industry, the Bioplastics Market & Strategy Advisor is the best first step. The following are what you gain by purchasing this guide –

  • Evaluation of the most important technology developments – For each bioplastic product type
  • Clear answers to the most frequently asked questions from the consumers
  • Evaluation of Different Business Models – Strategic inputs on the drivers, constraints and business models for each type of bioplastic business opportunity
  • Portfolio of leading bioplastic players in the market – Learn about the bioplastic industry giants in a case study approach.
  • Policies and Regulations – Get a good understanding of the policies and regulations in key regions and if plastic ban has been a driver for the bioplastic industry or not.

What makes our advisor unique?

  • Bioplastics Market & Strategy Advisor is the only bioplastics guide for entrepreneurs and businesses with a clear focus on the business opportunities in the bioplastic value chain.
  • The report is a result of exclusive blend of primary and secondary sources providing informed analysis.
  • Methodology followed to prepare this advisor allows entrepreneurs and businesses to gain insights into the key drivers and restraints behind market dynamics and competitive developments.
  • The advisor therefore presents an ideal balance of qualitative analysis of all the types of bioplastics combined with extensive quantitative market study data oriented towards the business opportunities in bioplastic industry.

The price of this report is $150.

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Bioplastics Market & Strategy Advisor


Table of contents

Executive Summary

  1. 1.  Introduction to Bioplastics
    • 1.1  Plastics
    • 1.2  Bioplastics as sustainable alternative to plastics
    • 1.3  Can plastics be replaced?
    • 1.4  Biopolymers
    • 1.5  Feedstock for bioplastics
      •   1.5.1  Characteristics of good feedstock
    • 1.6  Bioplastics and its classification
  2. 2.  Bioplastics – Properties and Characteristics
    • 2.1  Biodegradable bioplastics
      •   2.1.1  Starch based plastics
      •   2.1.2  Polylactic acid (PLA)
      •   2.1.3  Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA)
      •   2.1.4  Cellulosic Polymers
      •   2.1.5  Bio Polybutylene Succinate (PBS)
    • 2.2  Bio-based durable plastics
      •   2.2.1  Bio-based polyurethane (PUR)
      •   2.2.2  Bio-based Polyamides (PA)
      •   2.2.3  Bio-based Polyethylene (Bio- based PE)
      •   2.2.4  Bio-based Polyethylene Terephthalate (Bio-PET)
    • 2.3  Fossil-based Biodegradable Plastics
    • 2.4  Summary of key properties of biodegradable polymers
    • 2.5  Properties Comparison of Bio-based and Petro-based polymers
  1. 3.  Production Technologies
    • 3.1  Introduction
    • 3.2  Bio-polymers and their production methods
    • 3.3  Starch based Polymers
      •   3.3.1  Production of starch plastics
      •   3.3.2  Conversion technologies
      •   3.3.3  Processing limitations and overcoming methodologies
    • 3.4  Polylactic acid (PLA)
      •   3.4.1  Production of PLA
      •   3.4.2  Conversion technologies
      •   3.4.3  Processing limitations and overcoming methodologies
    • 3.5  Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs)
      •   3.5.2  Production of PHAs
      •   3.5.3  Conversion Technologies
      •   3.5.4  Processing limitations and overcoming methodologies
    • 3.6  Cellulosic Polymers
      •   3.6.1  Production of cellulosic polymers
      •   3.6.2  Processing limitations and overcoming methodologies
    • 3.7  Bio-based polybutylene succinate (PBS)
    • 3.8  Bio-based polyurethane (PUR)
      •   3.8.1  Production of bio-PUR
      •   3.8.2  Processing limitations and overcoming methodologies
    • 3.9  Bio-based Polyamides (PA)
      •   3.9.1  Production of Bio-PA
    • 3.10  Bio-based polyethylene (PE)
      •   3.10.1  Production of Bio-based PE
    • 3.11  Bio-based polyethylene terephthalate (PET)
  1. 4.  Applications of Bioplastics
    • 4.1  General application characteristics of bio-based polymers
    • 4.2  Alternatives for single-use plastics in foodware segment
      •   4.2.1  What are the other alternatives available in foodware segment?
      •   4.2.2  Bioplastics vs Other single-use plastic alternatives
  1. 5.  Global Bioplastics Market Analysis


  • 5.1  Global Bioplastic Production Capacities
    •   5.1.1   Global production capacities by biopolymer type

Durable vs Biodegradable

Durable Bioplastics Market Share

Biodegradable Bioplastics Market Share

  •             5.1.2  Global production capacities by market segment

Market Share of Bioplastics by Types

Market Share of Bioplastics by Segments

  •             5.1.3  Global production capacity by regions

Market focus on key regions






5.2   Global Bioplastics Market Dynamics

  •   5.2.1  Growth drivers
  •   5.2.2  Challenges
  1. 6.  Economics of Bioplastics
    • 6.1  What contributes to the high cost of bioplastics?
    • 6.2  Costs Estimates for Bioplastics
      •   6.1.1  Estimates for Different Parts of the Value Chain
    • 6.3  Summary of Capex & OPEX Costs for a 10,000 TPA bioplastics manufacturing facility
    • 6.4  Cost of End Product
  1. 7.  Standards, Certifications & Labels
    • 7.1  Why do we need standards, certifications & labels?
    • 7.2  Standards
      •   7.2.1  ASTM – American Society for Testing and Materials (USA)
      •   7.2.2  ISO – International Organization for Standardization (international)
      •   7.2.3  CEN – European Committee for Standardization (European Union)
    • 7.3  Certifications
    • 7.4  Labels
    • 7.5  How do standards, certifications and labels work together?
    • 7.6  How can standards, certifications and labels help a bioplastics manufacturer?
  1. 8.  End of life
    • 8.1  Recycling
      •   8.1.1  Mechanical Recycling
      •   8.1.2  Chemical recycling
    • 8.2  Energy Recovery (or thermal recycling)
    • 8.3  Composting
    • 8.4  Fermentation
    • 8.5  Summary
  1. 9.  Emerging Technologies
    • 9.1  Improvement of Existing Biopolymers
    • 9.2  Deploying Existing Polymers in Novel Applications
    • 9.3  Innovations of New Biopolymeric Materials for Existing/Novel Applications
    • 9.4  Innovations in Manufacturing Practices to Expand the Scope of Existing Biopolymers
    • 9.5  Strategic Alliances and Collaborations
  1. 10.  Bioplastics Producers’ Profiles
  • Starch
    • Europe
      • Novamont
      • Biome Bioplastics
      • Rodenburg Biopolymers
      • Limagrain Céréales Ingrédients
    • North America
      • Trellis Earth Products
      • Teinnovations Inc
      • Cerestech Inc.
    • Asia Pacific
      • Zhejiang Tianhe Environmental Technology Co., Ltd
      • Guangdong Shangjiu Biodegradable Plastic Co., Ltd
      • Grace Biotech Corporation
      • Wuhan Huali Environmental Technology
      • Japan Corn Starch Co. Ltd
    • Australia
      • Plantic Technologies
      • Cardia Bioplastics


    • Europe
      • Innovia Films

    Polylactic acid (PLA)

    • Europe
      • Synbra Technology
      • Uhde Inventa-Fischer
      • FKuR Kunststo GmbH
      • Futerro
    • North America
      • NatureWorks LLC
    • Asia Pacific
      • Toray Industries Inc
      • Chitec Technology
      • Mitsui Chemicals Inc.
      • Teijin
      • Corbion Purac
      • Zhejiang Hisun Biomaterials Co., Ltd
      • Supla Material Technology

    Others – Aliphatic-aromatic polyesters

    • Europe
      • BASF AG
      • Novamont
      • Perstorp
    • North America
      • DuPont
    • Asia Pacific
      • Showa Highpolymers
      • SK Chemicals
      • Ire Chemical Ltd
      • Mitsubishi Gas Chemicals
      • Daicel Chemicals
      • Dainippon Ink and Chemicals

    Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA)

    • Europe
      • Bio-On S.p.A.
    • North America
      • Meredian Inc
      • Newlight Technologies
    • Asia Pacific
      • Ningbo Tianan Biologic Material Co. Ltd
      • Kaneka Corporation
      • Tianjin Green Bio-Science Co,
    • South America
      • PHB Industrial S.A.

    Bio-based polyolefins

    • Europe
      • Sabic
    • South America
      • Braskem
      • Solvay
      • Dow Chemical/Mitsui Chemicals

    Bio-based PET

    • Asia
      • India Glycols
      • Greencol Taiwan
    • Europe
      • Mossi & Ghisolfi Group (M&G)

    Polyethylene furanoate (PEF)

    • Europe
      • Avantium

About Bioplastics Guide

Bioplastics is a domain with enormous potential, but it is also an intricate one, with a number of dimensions and challenges. While there are excellent information sources available online that provides information on the technical aspects, properties and end uses of bioplastics, there is hardly any resource that takes all these inputs, synthesises them and provides strategic and practical directions to aspiring entrepreneurs and businesses keen on investing in this sector. We wanted to fill this gap. The Bioplastics Guide provides, through its site, blog and other resources strategic, market-focussed guidance for prospective investors in bioplastics. Our consulting division extends this strategic guidance further by providing strategic and market analyses of the bioplastics industry, customised for their aspirations and context. The Bioplastics Guide is part of Energy Alternatives India (EAI), a leader in renewable energy and cleantech research and consulting, with a focus on India. The Bioplastics Guide however provides research and consulting assistance for regions outside India as well.