Table of Content


Chapter 1 Introduction
Market Introduction
Study Goals and Objectives
Reasons for Doing This Study
What’s New in This Update?
Scope of Report
Intended Audience
Methodology and Information Sources
Geographic Breakdown
Analyst’s Credentials

Chapter 2 Summary and Highlights

Chapter 3 Terminology
Background
Environmental Issues
Definitions
Bio-based
Degradable and Biodegradable
Compostable vs. Biodegradable

Chapter 4 Background/History
Overview
The Biopolymer/Synthetic Polymer Gap
Niche Market
A New Emphasis
Environmental Problems Persist
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 in Biodegradable Definitions
Technical Aspects
Background
The Term Bio-based is 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
Polyolefins
Polystyrene
Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Other Thermoplastics and Thermosets
Modes of Degradation: Selected Biodegradable Polymers
Effect of Polymer Structure on Biodegradation
Background
Morphology
Background
Early Regulations
Significance of Moisture, Temperature and/or Oxygen
Role of Microorganisms
Presence of Methane
Increasing Decomposition in Landfills
Compost Operations
Other Factors
Conclusions
Composting Details
Overview
Background
Key Properties of Compostable Plastics
Materials that Meet Specifications
Compost Stream and Infrastructure
Compostable Plastics
Biodegradability and Compostability
Restrictions on Compostable Claims
Standards and Specifications
Challenges of Compostable Plastics
U.S. Activities
European Activities
Japanese Activities
Green Plastics Industry and Composting
PLA Problems in Composting Facilities
Baffling Definitions
Recent Development
Third-Party Certification Program

Chapter 7 Market Overview
Overview
Challenges with Biodegradable Plastics
Environmental Impact
Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Market Dynamics
Drivers
Restraints
Opportunities

Chapter 8 Market Breakdown by Chemical Type
Overview
Background
Comparison of Biodegradable Materials
PLA
PBAT
PHA
PBS
Price Estimates of Biodegradable Materials
Market Size Estimation and Forecast
PLA and PBAT
Polylactic Acid (PLA)
Polybutylene Adipate Terephthalate (PBAT)
Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs)
Background
Chemistry
Technology Details
Applications
Process
Properties
Biodegradability
Compostability
Recycling
Certification and Testing
Review of Recent Advancements: Biodegradability of PHA
Other Important Biodegradable Polyesters
Polycaprolactone (PCL)
PBS-Type Polyesters
Polyvinyl Alcohol (PVOH)
Polyvinyl Alcohol-Based Materials
Market Size Estimation and Forecast
Starch-Based Biodegradable Polymers
Agro-Polymers
Sustainable/Biodegradable Corn Starch Products
Mixtures of Starch and Biodegradable Polymers
Application of Thermoplastic Starch Polymers
Environmental Issues
Starch-Filled Polymer Composites
Market Size Estimation and Forecast
Other Types of Biodegradable Polymers
Protein-Based Plastics
Biodegradable Polymers from Soybeans
Genetically Modified (GM) Biodegradable Polymers
Oxo-Biodegradable Plastics

Chapter 9 Market Breakdown by Application
Overview
Market Size Estimation and Forecast
Strategies of Key Players
Packaging
Background
Resin in Sustainable Packaging
Issues
Targeted Applications
Market Size Estimation and Forecast
Fibers/Fabrics
Overview
Nonwovens
Biodegradable Drug-Loaded Fibers
Market Size Estimation and Forecast
Agriculture
Overview
Positive Aspects: Biodegradable Agricultural Film
A Recent Update
Production of Biodegradable Plastic Mulches
Market Size Estimation and Forecast
Medical
Overview
Background
Properties Required
Breadth of Applications
Criteria for Polymer Selection
Orthopedic Fixation Devices
Types of Biodegradable Polymers: Medical Field
Packaging and Sterilization Implications
Degradation of Medical Plastics
Commercial Biodegradable Medical Devices
Market Size Estimation and Forecast
Food Service
Overview
Biodegradable Paper Coating
Biodegradable Polymer Coated Paper and Paperboard
Paper Cups
Market Size Estimation and Forecast
Electrical and Electronics
Overview
Current Status of Electronics Applications
Biodegradable Electronics Research
Market Size Estimation and Forecast
Automotive
Overview
Current Status of Auto Applications
Biomaterials in the Automotive Industry
Challenges and New Developments
Market Size Estimation and Forecast
Others
Overview
Market Size Estimation and Forecast

Chapter 10 Market Breakdown by Region
Overview
Asia-Pacific
Market Size Estimation and Forecast
Europe
Impact of 2022 Russia/Ukraine War on Plastics Market
Market Size Estimation and Forecast
North America
Market Size Estimation and Forecast
South America
Market Size Estimation and Forecast
Middle East and Africa (MEA)
Market Size Estimation and Forecast

Chapter 11 Competitive Landscape
Industry Structure and Overview
Key Drivers of the Global Market for Biodegradable Polymers
Global Biodegradable Polymer Producers
Production Capacity of Key PLA Players
Production Capacity of PHA

Chapter 12 Company Profiles
BASF
BEWISYNBRA GROUP
BIOLOGISCHE NATURVERPACKUNGEN GMGH & CO. KG (BIOTEC)
BIOME BIOPLASTICS LTD.
BIOMER
CEREPLAST
DANIMER SCIENTIFIC
FKUR KUNSTSTOFF GMBH
FUTERRO
GALACTIC SA
HUHTAMAKI GROUP
MITSUI CHEMICALS
MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORP.
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.

Chapter 13 Appendix: Acronyms



List of Figures



Summary Figure : Global Market for Biodegradable Polymers, by Application, 2021-2027
Figure 1 : Categories of Biodegradable Polymers
Figure 2 : Biomass Segments
Figure 3 : Global Market Volume Shares of Biodegradable Polymers, by Chemical Type, 2021
Figure 4 : Global Market for PLA and PBAT Biodegradable Polymers, by Region, 2021-2027
Figure 5 : Global Market for PHAs, by Region, 2021-2027
Figure 6 : Global Market for Starch-Based Biodegradable Polymers, by Region, 2021-2027
Figure 7 : Global Market Shares of Biodegradable Polymers, by Application, 2021
Figure 8 : Global Market for Biodegradable Polymers in Packaging Applications, by Region, 2021-2027
Figure 9 : Global Market for Biodegradable Polymers in Fiber/Fabric Applications, by Region, 2021-2027
Figure 10 : Global Market for Biodegradable Polymers in Agriculture Applications, by Region, 2021-2027
Figure 11 : Global Market for Biodegradable Polymers in Medical Applications, by Region, 2021-2027
Figure 12 : Global Market for Biodegradable Polymers in Food Service, by Region, 2021-2027
Figure 13 : Global Market for Biodegradable Polymers in Electrical and Electronics Applications, by Region, 2021-2027
Figure 14 : Global Market for Biodegradable Polymers in Automotive Applications, by Region, 2021-2027
Figure 15 : Global Market for Biodegradable Polymers in Other Types of Applications, by Region, 2021-2027
Figure 16 : Global Market Shares of Biodegradable Polymers, by Region, 2021
Figure 17 : Asia-Pacific Market Volumes Shares of Biodegradable Polymers, by Country, 2021
Figure 18 : Asia-Pacific Market Volumes Shares of Biodegradable Polymers, by Chemical Type, 2021
Figure 19 : Asia-Pacific Market Volumes Shares of Biodegradable Polymers, by Application, 2021
Figure 20 : European Market Volumes Shares of Biodegradable Polymers, by Country, 2021
Figure 21 : European Market Volumes Shares of Biodegradable Polymers, by Chemical Type, 2021
Figure 22 : European Market Volume Shares of Biodegradable Polymers, by Application, 2021
Figure 23 : North American Market Volume Shares of Biodegradable Polymers, by Country, 2021
Figure 24 : North American Market Volume Shares of Biodegradable Polymers, by Chemical Type, 2021
Figure 25 : North American Market Volume Shares of Biodegradable Polymers, by Application, 2021
Figure 26 : South American Market Volume Shares of Biodegradable Polymers, by Country, 2021
Figure 27 : South American Market Volume Shares of Biodegradable Polymers, by Chemical Type, 2021
Figure 28 : South American Market Volume Shares of Biodegradable Polymers, by Application, 2021
Figure 29 : Middle East and African Market Shares of Biodegradable Polymers, by Country, 2021
Figure 30 : Middle East and African Market Shares of Biodegradable Polymers, by Chemical Type, 2021
Figure 31 : Middle East and African Market Shares of Biodegradable Polymers, by Application, 2021

List of Tables



Summary Table A : Global Market Volumes of Biodegradable Polymers, by Application, Through 2027
Summary Table B : Global Market for Biodegradable Polymers, by Application, Through 2027
Table 1 : Key AS Standards Related to Biodegradable Polymers
Table 2 : AS Tests and Specifications, by Type of Environment
Table 3 : Time Lag for Visual Change During Degradation for Selected Materials
Table 4 : Time Lag for Visual Change During Degradation for Selected Materials
Table 5 : Estimated Composting Time
Table 6 : Degradation Time for Packaging Materials
Table 7 : Comparison of Biodegradable Materials
Table 8 : Price Estimates: Biodegradable Materials, 2021
Table 9 : Global Market Volumes of Biodegradable Polymers, by Chemical Type, Through 2027
Table 10 : Global Market for Biodegradable Polymers, by Chemical Type, Through 2027
Table 11 : Global Market Volumes of PLA and PBAT, by Region, Through 2027
Table 12 : Global Market for PLA and PBAT, by Region, Through 2027
Table 13 : Global Market Volumes of PHAs, by Region, Through 2027
Table 14 : Global Market for PHAs, by Region, Through 2027
Table 15 : Types of Products Made with Master-Bi
Table 16 : Global Market Volumes of Starch-Based Biodegradable Polymers, by Region, Through 2027
Table 17 : Global Starch-Based Market for Biodegradable Polymers, by Region, Through 2027
Table 18 : Global Market Volumes of Biodegradable Polymers, by Application, Through 2027
Table 19 : Global Market for Biodegradable Polymers, by Application, Through 2027
Table 20 : Strategies Adopted by Key Players in Various Application Areas, 2022
Table 21 : Global Market Volumes of Biodegradable Polymers in Packaging Applications, by Region, Through 2027
Table 22 : Global Market for Biodegradable Polymers in Packaging Applications, by Region, Through 2027
Table 23 : Global Market Volumes of Biodegradable Polymers in Fiber/Fabric Applications, by Region, Through 2027
Table 24 : Global Market for Biodegradable Polymers in Fiber/Fabric Applications, by Region, Through 2027
Table 25 : Global Market Volumes of Biodegradable Polymers in Agriculture Applications, by Region, Through 2027
Table 26 : Global Market for Biodegradable Polymers in Agriculture Applications, by Region, Through 2027
Table 27 : Global Market Volumes of Biodegradable Polymers in Medical Applications, by Region, Through 2027
Table 28 : Global Market for Biodegradable Polymers in Medical Applications, by Region, Through 2027
Table 29 : Fast-Moving Consumer Goods Companies and Bioplastics
Table 30 : Global Market Volumes of Biodegradable Polymers in Food Service Applications, by Region, Through 2027
Table 31 : Global Market for Biodegradable Polymers in Food Service Applications, by Region, Through 2027
Table 32 : Global Market Volumes of Biodegradable Polymers in Electrical and Electronics Applications, by Region, Through 2027
Table 33 : Global Market for Biodegradable Polymers in Electrical and Electronics Applications, by Region, Through 2027
Table 34 : Global Market Volumes of Biodegradable Polymers in Automotive Applications, by Region, Through 2027
Table 35 : Global Market Volumes of Biodegradable Polymers in Automotive Applications, by Region, Through 2027
Table 36 : Global Market Volumes of Biodegradable Polymers in Other Applications, by Region, Through 2027
Table 37 : Global Market for Biodegradable Polymers in Other Types of Applications, by Region, Through 2027
Table 38 : Global Market Volumes of Biodegradable Polymers, by Region, Through 2027
Table 39 : Global Market for Biodegradable Polymers, by Region, Through 2027
Table 40 : Asia-Pacific Market Volumes of Biodegradable Polymers, by Country, Through 2027
Table 41 : Asia-Pacific Market for Biodegradable Polymers, by Country, Through 2027
Table 42 : Asia-Pacific Market Volumes of Biodegradable Polymers, by Chemical Type, Through 2027
Table 43 : Asia-Pacific Market for Biodegradable Polymers, by Chemical Type, Through 2027
Table 44 : Asia-Pacific Market Volumes of Biodegradable Polymers, by Application, Through 2027
Table 45 : Asia-Pacific Market for Biodegradable Polymers, by Application, Through 2027
Table 46 : European Market Volumes of Biodegradable Polymers, by Country, Through 2027
Table 47 : European Market for Biodegradable Polymers, by Country, Through 2027
Table 48 : European Market Volumes of Biodegradable Polymers, by Chemical Type, Through 2027
Table 49 : European Market for Biodegradable Polymers, by Chemical Type, Through 2027
Table 50 : European Market Volumes of Biodegradable Polymers, by Application, Through 2027
Table 51 : European Market for Biodegradable Polymers, by Application, Through 2027b
Table 52 : North American Market Volumes of Biodegradable Polymers, by Country, Through 2027
Table 53 : North American Market for Biodegradable Polymers, by Country, Through 2027
Table 54 : North American Market Volumes of Biodegradable Polymers, by Chemical Type, Through 2027
Table 55 : North American Market for Biodegradable Polymers, by Chemical Type, Through 2027
Table 56 : North American Market Volumes of Biodegradable Polymers, by Application, Through 2027
Table 57 : North American Market for Biodegradable Polymers, by Application, Through 2027
Table 58 : South American Market Volumes of Biodegradable Polymers, by Country, Through 2027
Table 59 : South American Market for Biodegradable Polymers, by Country, Through 2027
Table 60 : South American Market Volumes of Biodegradable Polymers, by Chemical Type, Through 2027
Table 61 : South American Market for Biodegradable Polymers, by Chemical Type, Through 2027
Table 62 : South American Market Volumes of Biodegradable Polymers, by Application, Through 2027
Table 63 : South American Market for Biodegradable Polymers, by Application, Through 2027
Table 64 : Middle East and African Market Volumes of Biodegradable Polymers, by Country, Through 2027
Table 65 : Middle East and African Market for Biodegradable Polymers, by Country, Through 2027
Table 66 : Middle East and African Market Volumes of Biodegradable Polymers, by Chemical Type, Through 2027
Table 67 : Middle East and African Market for Biodegradable Polymers, by Chemical Type, Through 2027
Table 68 : Middle East and African Market Volumes of Biodegradable Polymers, by Application, Through 2027
Table 69 : Middle East and African Market for Biodegradable Polymers, by Application, Through 2027
Table 70 : Key Global Biodegradable Polymers Manufacturers
Table 71 : Key Global Polylactic Acid Manufacturers
Table 72 : Key Global Polyester Biodegradable Polymer Manufacturers
Table 73 : Key Global Starch-Based Biodegradable Polymer Manufacturers
Table 74 : PLA Production Capacity of Key Manufacturers
Table 75 : PHA Manufacturers by Major Companies
Table 76 : Recent Developments in the Market for Biodegradable Polymers, 2020-2022
Table 77 : BASF: Products Offered
Table 78 : BASF: Recent Developments
Table 79 : BEWiSynbra Group: Products Offered
Table 80 : Biologische Naturverpackungen GMGH & Co. KG (BIOTEC): Products Offered
Table 81 : Biome Bioplastics Ltd.: Products Offered
Table 82 : Biomer: Products Offered
Table 83 : Cereplast: Products Offered
Table 84 : Danimer Scientific: Products Offered
Table 85 : Danimer Scientific: Recent Developments
Table 86 : FKuR Kunststoff GmbH: Products Offered
Table 87 : FKuR Kunststoff GmbH: Recent Developments
Table 88 : Futerro: Products Offered
Table 89 : Futerro: Recent Developments
Table 90 : Galactic SA: Products Offered
Table 91 : Huhtamaki Group: Product Offered
Table 92 : Mitsui Chemicals: Product Offered
Table 93 : Mitsubishi Chemical Corp.: Product Offered
Table 94 : NatureWorks: Products Offered
Table 95 : NatureWorks: Recent Developments
Table 96 : Novamont S.p.A.: Products Offered
Table 97 : Novamont S.p.A.: Recent Developments
Table 98 : Plantic Technologies Ltd.: Products Offered
Table 99 : PSM North America: Products Offered
Table 100 : Rodenburg Biopolymers B.V. Products Offered
Table 101 : Teijin Ltd.: Products Offered
Table 102 : Tianan Biologic Material Co. Ltd.: Products Offered
Table 103 : Tianjin Guoyun Bio-Materials Co. Ltd.: Products Offered
Table 104 : Toray Industries Inc.: Products Offered
Table 105 : Toray Industries Inc.: Recent Developments
Table 106 : Total Corbion PLA bv: Products Offered
Table 107 : Corbion: Recent Developments
Table 108 : Toyobo Co. Ltd.: Products Offered
Table 109 : Zhejiang Hisun Biomaterials Co. Ltd.: Products Offered