‘The Global Biodegradable Plastic Packaging Market Will Reach $1.85bn in 2011′ Says Visiongain Analyst

By Visiongain, PRNE
Monday, November 7, 2011

LONDON, November 8, 2011 -


The Biodegradable Plastic Packaging Market 2011-2021 is Visiongain’s new packaging report. The biodegradable plastic packaging market is gradually gaining significance in the vast global packaging industry. Whilst the recession impacted demand for all types of packaging; upcoming environmental issues and diminishing fossil reserves have raised concerns, resulting in steady growth for biodegradable plastic packaging. Visiongain expects the global packaging market and in particular, the biodegradable plastic packaging market to demonstrate solid growth. Visiongain calculates that the global biodegradable plastic packaging market will reach $1.85bn in 2011.

The emerging economies, which in total maintained positive growth during the crisis, will continue to register strong growth, driving demand for sustainable, eco-friendly biodegradable plastic packaging products in the coming decade. Rising concerns over environmental hazards, carbon footprint emission and waste reduction targets specified by different countries and the trend towards ‘green packaging’, are the factors likely to boost the market for biodegradable plastic packaging solutions. Contributing further to the growth of the biodegradable plastic packaging market are the factors including consumers and retailers acceptance for eco-friendly packaging; reformation in regulatory trends; support for biobags and biodegradable packaging from retailers; and escalating oil prices boosting the demand for alternative packaging materials.

The biodegradable plastic packaging market was immune to the recent economic downturn as consumers’ increasing concerns about personal, as well as environmental, health and wellness continues to drive the need for biodegradable packaging innovations. Moreover, technological advancements related to lightweight packaging will further boost the demand in the industry. Furthermore, key industry players and manufacturers are opting for better materials made from renewable sources for packaging purposes thus keeping them out of the landfills.  

Environmental-friendliness and sustainability have become basic qualifying criterions for all packaging products. In this regard, the biodegradable plastic packaging market is at a distinctive advantage since biodegradable plastic naturally has properties which make it one of the easiest materials to recover and recycle, or else decompose in nature. Biodegradable plastic packaging has a competitive advantage over other packaging materials, which makes it easier to recycle, reduce and reuse to raise its eco-friendly profile.

Visiongain forecasts the biodegradable plastic packaging industry to exhibit solid growth, driven by three major drivers - escalating demand for environmentally friendly, sustainable packaging of goods, healthier lifestyles worldwide and rapidly developing emerging markets with growing consumer demand for biodegradable plastic packaging across all submarkets.

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Table of Contents
1. Executive Summary
1.1 Global Biodegradable Plastics Packaging Industry
1.2 Major Trends Foreseen in the Biodegradable Plastic Packaging Market
1.3 Factors Driving the Biodegradable Plastics Packaging Market
1.4 Factors Restraining the Biodegradable Plastics Packaging Market
1.5 The Benefits of this Report
1.6 Whom is this Report For?
1.7 Methodology
1.8 Global Biodegradable Plastics Packaging Market Forecast 2011-2021
1.9 Biodegradable Plastics Packaging Sub-Markets Forecast 2011-2021
1.10 Leading National Biodegradable Plastics Packaging Markets Forecast 2011-2021

2. Introduction
2.1 Biodegradable Plastic Packaging
2.2 Timeline of the Biodegradable Plastic Packaging Market
2.2.1 Early History
2.2.2 The 1800’s
2.2.3 The 1900’s
2.2.4 The 1960’s
2.2.5 The 1980’s
2.2.6 The 2000’s and Beyond
2.3 Major Developments in the Biodegradable Plastic Packaging Industry
2.4 Types of Biodegradable Plastic Resins
2.4.1 Starch-based Bioplastics
2.4.2 Cellulose-based Bioplastics
2.4.3 Polylactic Acid (PLA) Plastics
2.4.4 Poly-3-hydroxybutyrate (PHB)
2.4.5 Others
2.5 Advantages of Biodegradable Plastic Packaging
2.5.1 Biodegradable Plastic Packaging Material is Renewable in Nature
2.5.2 Packaging Made from Biodegradable Plastics Breaks Down Faster
2.5.3 Bioplastics Can be Recycled Easily
2.5.4 Producing Bioplastics Requires Less Energy
2.5.5 Biodegradable Plastics Reduce Crude Oil Dependence

3. The Global Biodegradable Plastic Packaging Market 2011-2021
3.1 General Outlook
3.2 Factors Driving & Restricting the Biodegradable Plastic Packaging Market
3.3 Key Industry Trends in the Biodegradable Plastic Packaging Market
3.4 Factors Driving the Biodegradable Plastic Packaging Market
3.4.1 Environmental Factors
3.4.2 Economic Factors
3.4.3 Strategic Factors
3.5 Global Packaging Industry Development Status

4. Leading Biodegradable Plastic Packaging Sub-Markets 2011-2021
4.1 Biodegradable Plastic Food Packaging Market Forecast 2011-2021
4.2 Biodegradable Plastic Non-Food/Food Service Packaging Market Forecast 2011-2021
4.3 Biodegradable Plastic Beverage Packaging Market Forecast 2011-2021
4.4 Biodegradable Plastic Personal Care Packaging Market Forecast 2011-2021
4.5 Biodegradable Plastic Healthcare Packaging Market Forecast 2011-2021
4.6 Other Biodegradable Plastic Packaging Market Forecast 2011-2021

5. Leading National Biodegradable Plastic Packaging Markets 2011-2021
5.1 US Biodegradable Plastic Packaging Market Forecast 2011-2021
5.2 Japanese Biodegradable Plastic Packaging Market Forecast 2011-2021
5.3 Chinese Biodegradable Plastic Packaging Market Forecast 2011-2021
5.4 UK Biodegradable Plastic Packaging Market Forecast 2011-2021
5.5 German Biodegradable Plastic Packaging Market Forecast 2011-2021
5.6 Australian Biodegradable Plastic Packaging Market Forecast 2011-2021
5.7 Brazilian Biodegradable Plastic Packaging Market Forecast 2011-2021
5.8 Italian Biodegradable Plastic Packaging Market Forecast 2011-2021
5.9 Mexican Biodegradable Plastic Packaging Market Forecast 2011-2021
5.10 Indian Biodegradable Plastic Packaging Market Forecast 2011-2021
5.11 RoW Biodegradable Plastic Packaging Market Forecast 2011-2021

6. SWOT Analysis of the Biodegradable Plastic Packaging Market 2011-2021
6.1 Strengths
6.1.1 An Ecological Alternative Source of Petroleum-Based Plastics
6.1.2 Renewable Feature Helps to Conserve the Depleting Oil Reserves
6.1.3 High Awareness of Global Warming Issue
6.1.4 Life Assessment Cycle Indicates Less CO2 Release
6.1.5 Governments Globally Emphasise on the Need to Promote Environmental Responsibility
6.1.6 Bioplastic Waste Helps Control the Amount of Carbon Dioxide Emissions
6.1.7 Can be Composted Locally into the Soil Amendment and can be Fully Biodegradable
6.1.8 Contributes to the Healthier Rural Economies
6.2 Weaknesses
6.2.1 Environmental Policies Need to be Seriously Implemented by Governments
6.2.2 Costs Slows the Growth of Biodegradable Plastic Packaging
6.2.3 PLA does not Biodegrade in Landfill Conditions, and it needs a Controlled Humidity/Temperature Environment
6.2.4 Lack of Composting Facilities in Nature
6.2.5 Lack of Market Awareness about Bioplastic Packaging and its Benefits
6.3 Opportunities
6.3.1 Raising Concerns over Sustainability, Global Climate Change and Waste Disposal Driving the Market
6.3.2 Growing Market Supported by EU, USA and Japan
6.3.3 Increased Petroleum Cost and Limited Fossil Resource for the Future
6.3.4 Global Warming Concern, and 21st Century Will be a Bio-Based Economy
6.4 Threats
6.4.1 Limited Raw Material Suppliers
6.4.2 Low User Awareness of Renewable Feedstock Derived Products and their Benefits
6.4.3 Small Players with Lack of Sufficient Research and Development Infrastructure

7. Expert Opinion
7.1 Kristy-Barbara Lange, Head of Communications, European Bioplastics Association
7.1.1 Increase in Environmental Awareness
7.1.2 Technological Developments to Boost Consumption
7.1.3 Recycling of Biodegradable Resources
7.1.4 Consumers driving the market
7.1.5 Cost-effective, Eco-friendly measures
7.1.6 Change in Manufacturer’s Perception
7.2 Perses Bilimoria, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, EarthSoul India
7.2.1 Anticipated Growth Rates
7.2.2 Major Growing Markets
7.2.3 Constant Improvement in Polymers Market
7.2.4 Cost-Effectiveness of the Product
7.2.5 Factors Restricting Market Growth
7.2.6 Major Growth Drivers
7.2.7 Reformation in Legislation & Policies
7.2.8 Trend in Emerging Markets

8. Leading Companies in the Biodegradable Plastic Packaging Market
8.2 BioCor LLC
8.3 Biome Technologies PLC
8.4 Cardia Bioplastics Limited (Cardia)
8.5 Cereplast Inc.
8.6 DaniMer Scientific LLC
8.7 Grace Biotech Corporation
8.8 Kaneka Corporation
8.9 Metabolix Inc.
8.10 NatureWorks LLC
8.11 Northern Technologies International Corporation
8.12 Novamont SPA
8.13 Plantic Technologies Ltd.
8.14 Purac biochem BV
8.15 Solegear Bioplastics Inc.
8.16 Synbra Technology BV
8.17 Teijin Ltd
8.18 Telles, LLC
8.19 Vegeplast SAS
8.20 Zhejiang Hisun Biomaterials Co. Ltd.
8.21 Other Leading Companies in the Biodegradable Plastic Packaging Market

9. Conclusions
9.1 Growth in the Global Biodegradable Plastic Packaging Market
9.2 Green Packaging at the Forefront
9.3 Latest Technical Developments and Upcoming Applications
9.4 Growth in the Biodegradable Plastics Packaging Sub-Markets
9.5 Growth in the National Biodegradable Plastics Packaging Markets
9.6 The Future of the Global Biodegradable Plastic Packaging Industry

10. Glossary

Companies Listed
Albert Heijn
Anqing Hexing Chemical Co. Ltd.
Archer Daniels Midland Company
Assets Management Co., Ltd.
Avesthagen Limited
BASF Brazil
BioCor LLC
Biome Technologies PLC
BIO-ON srl
BIOP Biopolymer Technologies AG
Biopack Environmental Solutions Inc.
Bio-Tec Environmental, LLC
Braskem S.A.
British Petroleum
Bunge Alimentaris
Bunge, Ltd.
Cadbury Australia
Cara Plastics Inc.
Cardia Bioplastics (Australia) Pty Ltd.
Cardia Bioplastics Limited
Cargill Incorporated
Cereplast Inc
Cerestech Inc
China Henan Piaoan Group Co. Ltd
City Super
Crystalsev Comercio e Representatcao Ltda
CSM nv
Curtis Print & Packaging
DaniMer Scientific LLC
Durect Corporation
E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (Dupont)
EarthSoul India
EBM Biodegradable Materials
ECO Plastics Ltd.
Eco Vision
EMS-Chemie Holding AG
Excellent Packaging & Supply
Fasal Wood KEG
FKuR Kunststoff GmbH
Flexible Solutions International Ltd.
GEA Biodegradables S. de R.L. de C.V.
Glycan Biotechnology Co Ltd
Grace Biotech Corporation
Green Light
Green Solutions
Groupe Limagrain
Harvest Co-op
Heppe Biomaterial GmbH
Hisun Biomaterials
Huhtamaki Oyj
Idroplax S.r.l.
IGV Institut für Getreideverarbeitung GmbH
Inner Mongolia Mengxi High-Tech Group Co. Ltd
Innovia Film
IRe Chemical Limited
IsoBouw Dämmtechnik
IsoBouw Systems
Isobox Technologies
Japan Corn Starch Co. Ltd
Jiangsu Jiuding Group
Kaneka Corporation
Labcon North America Inc.
Linotech GmbH & Co. KG
Marks & Spencer
Mazzucchelli 1849 Spa
Meron Biopolymers
Merquinsa Mercados Quimicos S.L.
Metabolix Inc.
MGP Ingredients Inc
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
Natural Flexible
NatureWorks LLC
NEC Corporation
Ningbo Tianan Biologic Material Co. Ltd.
Northern Technologies International Corporation
Novamont SPA
Nude Skincare
Perstorp Holding AB
PHB Industrial S.A.
Plantic Technologies Limited
Plastimar Portugal
Purac biochem BV
Pyramid Bioplastics Guben GmbH
Rodenburg Biopolymers B.V.
Royal DSM N.V.
RPC Bebo UK Bristol
RPC Cresstale
Shanghai Disoxidation Macromolecule Materials Co. Ltd
Shanghai Tong-Jie-Liang Biomaterials Co. Ltd
Showa Highpolymer Co. Ltd
Solegear Bioplastics Inc.
SPC Biotech Pvt. Ltd
Sphere S.A.
Standards Australia Incorporated
Stanelco PLC
StarchTech Inc
Styropack Denmark
Styropack UK
Synbra Holding bv
Synbra Technology BV
Synprodo Packaging
Teijin Limited
Teikoku Rayon Co., Ltd.
Telles LLC
The Dow Chemical Co
The Nippon Synthetic Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (NIPPON GOHSEI)
The Packaging Company (TPC)
Tianjin North Food Co. Ltd
Tianjin Sitaili Attitude Favourable Degradative Plastics Co. Ltd.
Total S.A.
Toyobo Co. Ltd
Vegeplast S.A.S.
Wells Plastics
Wuhan Greenplas Co Ltd
Wuhan Huali Environment Protection Science & Technology Co. Ltd.
Yorkshire Packaging Systems
Zhejiang Hangzhou Xinfu Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd
Zhejiang Hisun Biomaterials Co. Ltd
Zhejiang Hisun Group Co., Ltd.

Organisations Mentioned in This Report
Biodegradable Products Institute
Brazil Ministry of the Environment
British Standards Institute (BSI)
Center for Enabling New Technologies Through Catalysis (CENTC)
Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CIAC)
Chinese Academy of Science (CAS)
European Bioplastics Association
European Standard EN 13432
Forest Stewardship Council
German Packaging Market Research Institute (GVM)
International Organisation for Standardization (ISO)
Technical University of Denmark, Department of Chemistry
The Supreme Court of India
U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) 

Notes for Editors

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