Global market for biodegradable polymers to grow to 2.5 billion pounds in 2016

September 4, 2012

The global biodegradable polymer market in 2010 was 771 million pounds. This is expected to reach nearly 932 million pounds in 2011 and then further increase to 2.5 billion pounds in 2016, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22% for the 5-year period.

Learn about the biodegradable polymer market on a global basis and get information on the chemical types of biodegradable polymers along with their properties, production, producers, and applications…

Use this report to:

  • Understand the drivers and challenges of this market, including high prices, lack of industrial infrastructure in the U.S., tightening environmental restraints, unstable oil prices, and a strong global legislative mandate to increase the usage of these materials
  • Identify and evaluate market growth sectors by product and by geographical region
  • Examine the market impact of controversial issues such as which materials should be considered biodegradable and defining an acceptable time period for biodegradation
  • Evaluate the major global biodegradable polymer players and their products, the prospects for new biodegradable polymers, as well as the impact of product withdrawals.

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SUMMARY FIGURE
GLOBAL BIODEGRADABLE POLYMER MARKET BY APPLICATION, 2010-2016
(MILLION POUNDS)

Source: BCC Research
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Global market for bioplastics to grow to 3.7 million metric tons by 2016

May 3, 2012

The global use of bioplastics was 0.64 million metric tons in 2010 and 0.85 million metric tons in 2011. BCC expects that the use of bioplastics will increase up to 3.7 million metric tons by 2016, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 34.3%.

Learn about the various types of bioplastics, trends, and detailed forecasts of demand by region and projected use by type of application– such as packaging, automotive, consumer goods and general industrial. Profiles of the most important suppliers of bioplastics are provided as well…

Use this report to:

  • Learn about the various types of bioplastics that are available in the market
  • Identify trends that will affect use of bioplastics and their major end-use application markets
  • Analyze and forecast specific end markets for bioplastics by material types, with sections devoted to each type of renewably sourced plastic
  • Learn about renewable resources to create monomers that replace petroleum-based monomers, such as polyester and polyethylene that use feedstocks made from sugar cane.

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USE OF BIOPLASTICS BY GLOBAL REGION, 2009-2016
(METRIC TONS)