Biopolymers and Bioplastics Market by Type (Biobased & Biodegradable), By Raw Material (Sugarcane, Sugarbeet), By Application (Electronics, Building and Construction) By Region (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, South America) – Global Forecast 2019 to 2024

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Biopolymers and Bioplastics Market: Summary

The Global Biopolymers and Bioplastics Market is estimated to reach USD 14.5 Billion in 2024 at a CAGR of 15.7%. Biopolymers and Bioplastics Market is growing at a remarkable pace owing to the soaring need for reducing the use of conventional plastic in order to minimize its negative impact on the environment. This factor is further fueled by the strict regulation imposed by the governments on plastic use. On the contrary, high cost of the biopolymers is likely to act as a roadblock for the market growth.

Biopolymers are the polymers produced from the natural sources which can be used as an substitute to the existing polymers in their respective application. Bioplastics are the plastics obtained from the vegetable fats and oils, corn starch, pea starch or macrobiotic, and other renewable sources. As these polymers are originated from the renewable and natural sources, it degrades at a higher rate than those to the conventional plastics or polymers. Due to its higher degradability, it is extensively used in electronics, building and construction, coatings and adhesives, automotive, and consumer goods sector.

Some key players of the market BASF SE, E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Braskem SA, Indorama Corporation, NatureWorks LLC, Novamont S.p.A., Corbion N.V., Arkema S.A., Biome Bioplastics Ltd., and Toray Industries among others.

Biopolymers and Bioplastics Market


Biopolymers and Bioplastics Market: Report Synopsis

This market research report offers a comprehensive analysis of key market trends in the global biopolymers and bioplastics market. It includes detailed discussion on historical market trends, current market dynamics, consumer landscape, growth opportunities and challenges backed by factful feedbacks. On the basis of type, the market is segmented into biobased and biodegradable, fossil-based and biodegradable and bio-based and non- biodegradable. By raw materials, the biopolymers and bioplastics market is segmented into sugarcane, sugarbeet, corn, potato, wheat, castor oil and others. By application type, the market is segmented into electronics, building and construction, coatings and adhesives, automotive, consumer goods, packaging, and others. The regional analysis is covered under five major regions such as North America, South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East and Africa.

Biopolymers and Bioplastics Market: Report Scope

The report on this market covers a deep dive analysis of historic, recent and current market trends. Furthermore, market share/ranking analysis of key players, market dynamics, competition landscape, country wise analysis for each region covered and the entire supply chain dynamics are covered through the below segmentation.


Report Features


Historical/Estimated/Forecasted Market Size Years


Base Year for Market Calculation


Forecasted Period

2019-2024 (2019 estimated year, forecasted up to 2024)

Measured Units

Value (USD Million) Volume (Kiloton)

Segments Included

Type, Raw Material, Application

Regional Coverage

Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, Middle East & Africa, South America

Companies Covered

• BASF SE (Company Description, Company Overview, Product Synopsis, Key Developments, SWOT Analysis)
• E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
• Braskem SA
• Indorama Corporation
• NatureWorks LLC
• Novamont S.p.A.
• Corbion N.V.
• Arkema S.A.
• Biome Bioplastics Ltd.
• Toray Industries

Biopolymers and Bioplastics Market: Report Segmentation

For the scope of report, In-depth segmentation is offered by Forencis Research

Biopolymers and Bioplastics Market, by Type

  • Biobased and Biodegradable
    • Polylactic Acid
    • Starch Blends
  • Fossil-based and Biodegradable
    • Polybutylene Adipate Terephthalate
    • PBS(A)
    • Others
  • Bio-based and Non- biodegradable
    • Bio-polyethylene Terephthalate
    • Bio-polyethylene
    • Polyethylenefuranoate
    • Others

Biopolymers and Bioplastics Market, by Raw Material

  • Sugarcane
  • Sugarbeet
  • Corn
  • Potato
  • Wheat
  • Castor Oil
  • Others

Biopolymers and Bioplastics Market, by Application

  • Electronics
  • Building and Construction
  • Coatings and Adhesives
  • Automotive
  • Consumer Goods
  • Packaging
    • Flexible
    • Rigid
  • Others 

Biopolymers and Bioplastics Market, by Region

  • Asia-Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • South Korea
    • India
    • Rest of Asia-Pacific
  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • Italy
    • UK
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • South America
  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of South America
  • Middle East and Africa
    • UAE
    • Saudi Arabia
    • South Africa
    • Rest of Middle East and Africa

Key Questions answered by the report

  • What are the major developments impacting the Biopolymers and Bioplastics Market and its growth?
  • What will be the effects of the developments in the Biopolymers and Bioplastics Market on the industry and on the market players in the near and far future?
  • What are the evolving types of the Biopolymers and Bioplastics Market?
  • What are the evolving applications of Biopolymers and Bioplastics Market?
  • What are the major characteristics that will affect the global market growth during the study period?
  • Who are the key players operating in the Biopolymers and Bioplastics Market?
  • How are the major players leveraging in the existing market conditions?

Report Audience

  • Biopolymers and Bioplastics Market Providers
  • Biopolymers and Bioplastics Market Solution and Services Suppliers, Distributors, and Dealers
  • End-Users of Varied Segments of Biopolymers and Bioplastics Market
  • Government Bodies and Intellectual Institutions
  • Associations and Industrial Organizations
  • Research & Consulting Service Providers
  • Research & Development Organizations
  • Investment Banks & Private Equity Firms



1.1       Research Objectives

1.2       Market Definition

1.3       Research Scope

1.4       Regional Coverage

1.5       Research Timeline

1.6       Assumptions

1.7       Limitations


2.1       Introduction

2.2       Primary Research

                                  2.2.1    Key Industry Expert Insight

2.3       Secondary Research

                                  2.3.1    Vital Data from Secondary Sources

2.4       Market Size Estimation

2.5       Data Validation & Triangulation



4.1       Introduction

4.2       Drivers

                                 4.2.1.    Rising Focus to Minimize the Carbon Footprint

                                 4.2.2.    Better Substitute to the Conventional Plastic

                                 4.2.3.    Increasing Efforts by the Governments of Various Nations On Reducing the Plastic Usage

                                 4.2.4.    Rising Adoption of the Bio-Based Products by the End-Use Industries

4.3       Restraints

                                 4.3.1.    High Cost Associated with the Product

4.4       Opportunities

                                 4.4.1.    Emergence of The New Polymers

                                 4.4.2.    Ongoing Investment by The Key Player to Boost the Production of Biopolymers and Bioplastics

4.5       Challenges

                                  4.5.1    Low Performance Is Exhibited by The Biopolymers in Some Industrial Application 


5.1       Introduction

                                 5.1.1.    Power of Buyers

                                 5.1.2.    Power of Suppliers

                                 5.1.3.    Intensity of Competition

                                 5.1.4.    Challenges of Substitutes

                                 5.1.5.    Challenges of New Entrants

5.2       Macro-Economic Indicators

6      BIOPOLYMERS AND BIOPLASTICS MARKET BY TYPE, Market Size in USD Million and Volume (Kiloton) (2017—2024)

6.1       Introduction

6.2       Biobased and Biodegradable

                                  6.2.1    Polylactic Acid

                                  6.2.2    Starch Blends

6.3       Fossil-based and Biodegradable

                                  6.3.1    Polybutylene Adipate Terephthalate

                                  6.3.2    PBS(A)

                                  6.3.3    Others

6.4       Bio-based and Non- biodegradable

                                  6.4.1    Bio-polyethylene Terephthalate

                                  6.4.2    Bio-polyethylene

                                  6.4.3    Polyethylenefuranoate

                                  6.4.4    Others

7      BIOPOLYMERS AND BIOPLASTICS MARKET BY RAW MATERIAL, Market Size in USD Million and Volume (Kiloton) (2017—2024)

7.1       Introduction

7.2       Sugarcane

7.3       Sugarbeet

7.4       Corn

7.5       Potato

7.6       Wheat

7.7       Castor Oil

7.8       Others

8      BIOPOLYMERS AND BIOPLASTICS MARKET BY APPLICATION, Market Size in USD Million and Volume (Kiloton) (2017—2024)

8.1       Introduction

8.2       Electronics

8.3       Building and Construction

8.4       Coatings and Adhesives

8.5       Automotive

8.6       Consumer Goods

8.7       Packaging

                                  8.7.1    Flexible

                                  8.7.2    Rigid

8.8       Others

9      BIOPOLYMERS AND BIOPLASTICS MARKET BY REGION, Market Size in USD Million and Volume (Kiloton) (2017—2024)

9.1       North America

                                 8.1.1.    US

                                 8.1.2.    Canada

                                 8.1.3.    Mexico

9.2       Europe

                                 8.2.1.    Germany

                                 8.2.2.    France

                                 8.2.3.    Italy

                                 8.2.4.    UK

                                 8.2.5.    Spain

                                 8.2.6.    Rest of Europe

9.3       Asia-Pacific

                                 8.3.1.    China

                                 8.3.2.    Japan

                                 8.3.3.    India

                                 8.3.4.    South Korea

                                 8.3.5.    Rest of Asia-Pacific

9.4       Middle East & Africa

                                 8.4.1.    Saudi Arabia

                                 8.4.2.    UAE

                                 8.4.3.    Rest of Middle East

9.5       South America

                                 8.5.1.    Brazil

                                 8.5.2.    Argentina

                                 8.5.3.    Rest of South America


10.1     Introduction

10.2     Market Ranking/Share Analysis of Key Companies

10.3     Company Benchmarking


11.1     BASF SE

                                11.1.1    Company Overview

                                11.1.2    Financial Overview

                                11.1.3    Products/Solutions/Services Offered

                                11.1.4    Key Developments

                                11.1.5    SWOT Analysis

11.2     E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company

11.3     Braskem SA

11.4     Indorama Corporation

11.5     NatureWorks LLC

11.6     Novamont S.p.A.

11.7     Corbion N.V.

11.8     Arkema S.A.

11.9     Biome Bioplastics Ltd.

11.10  Toray Industries

11.11  Other Key Companies


12.1     Key Industry Expert Insights

12.2     Primary Discussion Guide

12.3     Customization Options

Note1: Tentative table of contents, may get updated during the course of research.

Note2: Company financial information is subject to availability in public domain




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  • Evolving Application of the various products in the Market
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  • Effects of the developments in the market on the industry and on the market players
  • Key market developments undertaken by the leading players

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