The Global Market for Biobased and Sustainable Plastics 2020-2030

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Published January 2021, 197 pages, 47 tables, 36 figures

The biobased and sustainable plastics sector aims to create green products from biological based inputs, residue and wastes. This will play an important role in global efforts to achieve a green circular economy. Compared to the conventional plastics sector the industry is small, but undergoing rapid developments due to new technological innovations and increased consumer and industry demand. A market boom is expected over the next few years, with production capacities to increase by >30% by 2025. 

Report contents include: 

  • Analysis of non-biodegradable bio-based plastics and biodegradable plastics.
  • Global production capacities for biobased and sustainable plastics, market demand and trends 2019-2030. 
  • Analysis of biobased polymers 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 biodegradable polymers including Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA), Polysaccharides, Microfibrillated cellulose (MFC), Cellulose nanocrystals, Cellulose nanofibers, Protein-based bioplastics, Algal and fungal. 
  • Market segmentation analysis for biobased and sustainable plastics including packaging, consumer products, automotive, building & construction, textiles, electronics and agriculture markets. 
  • More than 150 companies profiled including biobased and sustainable plastics 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, BASF and many more. Profiles include biobased and sustainable plastics products and production capacities. 
  • Profiles of start-up producers and product developers including AMSilk GmbH, Notpla, CARAPAC Company, Loliware, Bolt Threads, Ecovative, CH-Bioforce Oy, Xampla, Spero Renewables, Checkerspot, Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Spiber and many more. 

 

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1              EXECUTIVE SUMMARY   14

  • 1.1          Market trends   15
  • 1.2          Global production to 2030            16
  • 1.3          Main producers and global production capacities               17
    • 1.3.1      Producers           17
    • 1.3.2      By biobased and sustainable plastic type               19
    • 1.3.3      By region             23
  • 1.4          Global demand for biobased and sustainable plastics 2020, by market     24
  • 1.5          Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on the bioplastics market and future demand        28
  • 1.6          Challenges for the biobased and sustainable plastics market         29

 

2              RESEARCH METHODOLOGY         31

 

3              THE GLOBAL PLASTICS MARKET 32

  • 3.1          Global production            32
  • 3.2          The importance of plastic              32
  • 3.3          Issues with plastics use  33

 

4              BIO-BASED AND SUSTAINABLE PLASTICS 34

  • 4.1          Drop-in bio-based plastics            34
  • 4.2          Novel bio-based plastics                35

 

5              BIODEGRADABLE AND COMPOSTABLE PLASTICS 36

  • 5.1          Biodegradability               36
  • 5.2          Compostability  37

 

6              ADVANTANGES AND DISADVANTAGES COMPARED TO CONVENTIONAL PLASTICS 38

 

7              TYPES OF BIOBASED AND/OR BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS               39

 

8              MARKET LEADERS BY BIOBASED AND/OR BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC TYPES             41

 

9              SYNTHETIC BIO-BASED POLYMERS            42

  • 9.1          Polylactic acid (Bio-PLA) 42
    • 9.1.1      Market analysis 42
    • 9.1.2      Producers           44
  • 9.2          Polyethylene terephthalate (Bio-PET)     45
    • 9.2.1      Market analysis 45
    • 9.2.2      Producers           45
  • 9.3          Polytrimethylene terephthalate (Bio-PTT)             47
    • 9.3.1      Market analysis 47
    • 9.3.2      Producers           47
  • 9.4          Polyethylene furanoate (Bio-PEF)             48
    • 9.4.1      Market analysis 48
    • 9.4.2      Comparative properties to PET   49
    • 9.4.3      Producers           49
  • 9.5          Polyamides (Bio-PA)       51
    • 9.5.1      Market analysis 51
    • 9.5.2      Producers           52
  • 9.6          Poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate) (Bio-PBAT)        53
    • 9.6.1      Market analysis 53
    • 9.6.2      Producers           53
  • 9.7          Polybutylene succinate (PBS) and copolymers     55
    • 9.7.1      Market analysis 55
    • 9.7.2      Producers           55
  • 9.8          Polyethylene (Bio-PE)    56
    • 9.8.1      Market analysis 56
    • 9.8.2      Producers           56
  • 9.9          Polypropylene (Bio-PP) 57
    • 9.9.1      Market analysis 57
    • 9.9.2      Producers           57

 

10           NATURAL BIO-BASED POLYMERS               58

  • 10.1        Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA)     58
    • 10.1.1    Market analysis 58
    • 10.1.2    Commercially available PHAs      59
    • 10.1.3    Producers           60
  • 10.2        Polysaccharides 61
    • 10.2.1    Microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) 61
      • 10.2.1.1                Market analysis 61
      • 10.2.1.2                Producers           62
    • 10.2.2    Cellulose nanocrystals    62
      • 10.2.2.1                Market analysis 62
      • 10.2.2.2                Producers           64
    • 10.2.3    Cellulose nanofibers       64
      • 10.2.3.1                Market analysis 64
      • 10.2.3.2                Producers           66
  • 10.3        Protein-based bioplastics             66
    • 10.3.1    Types, applications and producers            67
  • 10.4        Algal and fungal 68
    • 10.4.1    Types, applications and producers            68

 

11           PRODUCTION OF BIOBASED AND SUSTAINABLE PLASTICS BY REGION        70

  • 11.1        North America   71
  • 11.2        Europe 71
  • 11.3        Asia-Pacific         72
    • 11.3.1    China     72
    • 11.3.2    Japan    72
    • 11.3.3    Thailand               73
    • 11.3.4    Indonesia            73
  • 11.4        Latin America    74

 

12           MARKET SEGMENTATION OF BIOBASED AND SUSTAINABLE PLASTICS       75

  • 12.1        Packaging            77
  • 12.2        Consumer products        78
  • 12.3        Automotive        79
  • 12.4        Building & construction 80
  • 12.5        Textiles 81
  • 12.6        Electronics          82
  • 12.7        Agriculture and horticulture        83

 

13           COMPANY PROFILES       85 (162 COMPANY PROFILES)

 

14           REFERENCES       194

 

Tables

  • Table 1. Market drivers and trends in biobased and sustainable plastics.  15
  • Table 2. Global production capacities of biobased and sustainable plastics 2018-2030, in 1,000 tons.          16
  • Table 3. Global production capacities, by producers.        17
  • Table 4. Global production capacities of biobased and sustainable plastics 2019-2030, by type, in 1,000 tons.        19
  • Table 5. Global production capacities of biobased and sustainable plastics 2019-2025, by region, tons.      23
  • Table 6. Issues related to the use of plastics.        33
  • Table 7. Type of biodegradation.               37
  • Table 8. Advantages and disadvantages of biobased plastics compared to conventional plastics.   38
  • Table 9. Types of Bio-based and/or Biodegradable Plastics, applications. 39
  • Table 10. Market leader by Bio-based and/or Biodegradable Plastic types.             41
  • Table 11. Polylactic acid (PLA) market analysis.    42
  • Table 12. Lactic acid producers and production capacities.             44
  • Table 13. PLA producers and production capacities.          44
  • Table 14. Bio-based Polyethylene terephthalate (Bio-PET) market analysis.            45
  • Table 15. Bio-based Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) producers.              45
  • Table 16. Polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT) market analysis. 47
  • Table 17. Production capacities of Polytrimethylene terephthalate (PTT), by leading producers.   47
  • Table 18. Polyethylene furanoate (PEF) market analysis. 48
  • Table 19. PEF vs. PET.     49
  • Table 20. FDCA and PEF producers.          49
  • Table 21. Bio-based polyamides (Bio-PA) market analysis.              51
  • Table 22. Leading Bio-PA producers production capacities.            52
  • Table 23. Poly(butylene adipate-co-terephthalate) (PBAT) market analysis.            53
  • Table 24. Leading PBAT producers, production capacities and brands.      53
  • Table 25. Bio-PBS market analysis.            55
  • Table 26. Leading PBS producers and production capacities.          55
  • Table 27. Bio-based Polyethylene (Bio-PE) market analysis.           56
  • Table 28. Leading Bio-PE producers.        56
  • Table 29. Bio-PP market analysis.              57
  • Table 30. Leading Bio-PP producers and capacities.           57
  • Table 31. Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) market analysis. 58
  • Table 32. Commercially available PHAs.  59
  • Table 33. Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) producers.           60
  • Table 34. Microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) market analysis.            61
  • Table 35. Leading MFC producers and capacities.               62
  • Table 36. Cellulose nanocrystals analysis.               62
  • Table 37: Cellulose nanocrystal production capacities and production process, by producer.          64
  • Table 38. Cellulose nanofibers market analysis.   64
  • Table 39. CNF production capacities and production process, by producer.             66
  • Table 40. Types of protein based-bioplastics, applications and companies.             67
  • Table 41. Types of algal and fungal based-bioplastics, applications and companies.             68
  • Table 42. Global production capacities of biobased and sustainable plastics in 2019-2025, by region, tons.              70
  • Table 43. Biobased and sustainable plastics producers in North America. 71
  • Table 44. Biobased and sustainable plastics producers in Europe.               72
  • Table 45. Biobased and sustainable plastics producers in Asia-Pacific.       73
  • Table 46. Biobased and sustainable plastics producers in Latin America.  74
  • Table 47. Lactips plastic pellets. 148

 

Figures

  • Figure 1. Total global production capacities for biobased and sustainable plastics, all types, 000 tons.        15
  • Figure 2. Global production capacities of bioplastics 2018-2030, in 1,000 tons by biodegradable/non-biodegradable types.   17
  • Figure 3. Global production capacities of biobased and sustainable plastics in 2019-2030, by type, in 1,000 tons.  21
  • Figure 4. Global production capacities of bioplastics in 2019-2025, by type.           21
  • Figure 5. Global production capacities of bioplastics in 2030, by type.       22
  • Figure 6. Global production capacities of biobased and sustainable plastics 2019. 23
  • Figure 7. Global production capacities of biobased and sustainable plastics 2025. 24
  • Figure 8. Current and future applications of biobased and sustainable plastics.     25
  • Figure 9. Global demand for biobased and sustainable plastics by end user market, 2020.                26
  • Figure 10. Global production capacities for biobased and sustainable plastics by end user market 2019-2030, tons.                28
  • Figure 11. Challenges for the biobased and sustainable plastics market.   29
  • Figure 12. Global plastics production 1950-2018, millions of tons.              32
  • Figure 13.  Coca-Cola PlantBottle®.           35
  • Figure 14. Interrelationship between conventional, bio-based and biodegradable plastics.              35
  • Figure 15. Production capacities of Polyethylene furanoate (PEF) to 2025.               50
  • Figure 16. Global production capacities of biobased and sustainable plastics 2019.              70
  • Figure 17. Global production capacities of biobased and sustainable plastics 2025.              71
  • Figure 18. Global production capacities for biobased and sustainable plastics by end user market 2019, 1,000 tons.                75
  • Figure 19. Global production capacities for biobased and sustainable plastics by end user market 2020, 1,000 tons.                76
  • Figure 20. Global production capacities for biobased and sustainable plastics by end user market 2030      77
  • Figure 21. PHA bioplastics products.        77
  • Figure 22. Global production capacities for biobased and sustainable plastics in packaging 2019-2030, in 1,000 tons.                78
  • Figure 23. Global production capacities for biobased and sustainable plastics in consumer products 2019-2030, in 1,000 tons.         79
  • Figure 24. Global production capacities for biobased and sustainable plastics in automotive 2019-2030, in 1,000 tons.                80
  • Figure 25. Global production capacities for biobased and sustainable plastics in building and construction 2019-2030, in 1,000 tons.     81
  • Figure 26. Global production capacities for biobased and sustainable plastics in textiles 2019-2030, in 1,000 tons.                82
  • Figure 27. Global production capacities for biobased and sustainable plastics in electronics 2019-2030, in 1,000 tons.                83
  • Figure 28. Biodegradable mulch films.     84
  • Figure 29. Global production capacities for biobased and sustainable plastics in agriculture 2019-2030, in 1,000 tons.                84
  • Figure 30. Bio-PA rear bumper stay.         96
  • Figure 31. PHA production process.         131
  • Figure 32. IPA synthesis method.              155
  • Figure 33. Compostable water pod.         163
  • Figure 34.  Sulzer equipment for PLA polymerization processing. 179
  • Figure 35. Teijin bioplastic film for door handles.               183
  • Figure 36. Corbion FDCA production process.      189

 

 

 

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