Global Biodegradable Polymers Markets (2021 to 2026) - by Chemical Type, Application and Region -

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The global market volume of biodegradable polymers should grow from $1.0 kilotons in 2021 to $1.9 kilotons by 2026, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.0% for the period of 2021-2026.

This report includes an overview and clear understanding of the global market for biodegradable polymers and analysis of global market trends, with 2020 considered as the base year and estimates provided for 2021 to 2026, with a projection of the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for the forecast period.

This report covers the chemical types of biodegradable polymers along with their properties, production, producers and applications. Definitions, standards, market drivers, biodegradation testing, environmental issues, composting and relevant technologies will also be discussed.

The different chemical types of biodegradable polymers considered in the report include polylactic acid (PLA), starch-based and polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA). A qualitative analysis of protein-based products, biodegradable polymers from soybeans, genetically modified (GM) biodegradable polymers and oxo-biodegradable polymers is also covered in the report. The report further includes a discussion of the application of biodegradable polymers such as packaging, fibers/fabrics, agriculture, medical, food service, electrical and electronics, and automotive, among others.

The report concludes with a special focus on the competitive landscape, the key strategies adopted by manufacturers and detailed profiles of the major manufacturers, their products, strategies, trade names and impact on the market.

Companies Mentioned

  • BASF
  • Bewisynbra Group
  • Biologische Naturverpackungen Gmgh & Co. Kg (Biotec)
  • Biome Bioplastics Ltd.
  • Biomer
  • Cereplast
  • Danimer Scientific
  • Fkur Kunststoff Gmbh
  • Futerro
  • Galactic Sa
  • Huhtamaki Group
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.
  • Mitsui Chemicals
  • Natureworks Llc
  • Novamont S.P.A.
  • Plantic Technologies Ltd.
  • Psm North America
  • Rodenburg Biopolymers B.V.
  • Teijin Ltd.
  • Tianan Biologic Material Co. Ltd.
  • Tianjin Greenbio Materials Co. Ltd.
  • Toray Industries Inc.
  • Total Corbion Pla Bv
  • Toyobo Co. Ltd.
  • Zhejiang Hisun Biomaterials Co. Ltd.

The Report Includes:

  • 54 data tables and 51 additional tables
  • An overview of the global market and technologies for biodegradable polymers
  • Estimation of the market size and analyses of global market trends, with data from 2020, estimates for 2021 and projections of compound annual growth rates (CAGRs) through 2026
  • Characterization and quantification of market potential for biodegradable polymers by application, chemical type, and geographical region
  • Identification of market drivers, restraints and other forces impacting the global market and evaluation of current market size and forecast
  • A detailed description of biopolymer and the synthetic polymer gap; discussion on the integration of biodegradable plastics with disposal infrastructure, and information on non-uniform degradable tests such as ASTM D-6400
  • Discussion on modes of degradation of biodegradable polymers and effect of environmental exposure conditions and polymer structure on biodegradation
  • Coverage of recent developments in the biodegradable polymers market and insights into regulations and R&D activities
  • Information about compostable vs. biodegradable polymers, key properties for compostable plastics, restrictions on compostable claims, standards and specifications and PLA problems associated with composting facilities
  • Market share analysis of the key companies of the industry and coverage of events like mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, collaborations or partnerships, and other key market strategies

Key Topics Covered:

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights

Chapter 3 Terminology

  • Background
  • Environmental Issues
  • Bio-based
  • Degradable and Biodegradable
  • Compostable vs. Biodegradable

Chapter 4 Background/Historical

  • Overview
  • The Biopolymer/Synthetic Polymer Gap
  • Niche Market
  • A New Emphasis
  • Environmental Problems Persist
  • Integration of Biodegradable Plastics with Disposal Infrastructure
  • Early Starch-Based Materials
  • Continued R&D
  • Early Entrants
  • The Importance of Loose Fill
  • Other Factors
  • Biopolymers, Conventional Plastics and Plastics
  • Natural or Synthetic
  • The Move to Renewable Sources
  • Extending the Recycling Loop
  • Processing
  • Properties
  • Defining Biodegradable Polymers
  • Public Attitudes
  • Environmental Issues
  • Composting

Chapter 5 Definitions and Standards

  • Overview
  • Confusion Regarding Definitions of Biodegradable
  • Technical Aspects
  • Background
  • The Term "Bio-Based" is Often Confusing to Consumers
  • Nonuniform Degradable Tests
  • Overview
  • Oxo-Bio Standards
  • Hydro-Bio Standards
  • AS D-6400
  • Conclusions
  • Summary of Standards

Chapter 6 Technical Aspects of the Degradability of Resins

Chapter 7 Patents Related to Biodegradable Polymers

Chapter 8 Market Overview

  • Overview
  • Effect of COVID-19 on the Biodegradable Polymers Market
  • Market Dynamics
  • Drivers
  • Restraints
  • Opportunities

Chapter 9 Market Breakdown by Chemical Type

Chapter 10 Market Breakdown by Application

Chapter 11 Market Breakdown by Region

  • Overview
  • Europe
  • Market Overview
  • Market Size Estimation and Forecast
  • North America
  • Market Overview
  • Market Size Estimation and Forecast
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Market Overview
  • Market Size Estimation and Forecast
  • South America
  • Market Overview
  • Market Size Estimation and Forecast
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Market Overview
  • Market Size Estimation and Forecast

Chapter 12 Competitive Landscape

Chapter 13 Company Profiles

Chapter 14 Appendix: Acronyms

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