Biodegradable Plastics Market: by Types (Starch, PLA, PHA, PCL, and PBS), Applications, Regulations, Prices, Trends & Forecast (2011 - 2016)
The increasing demand for renewable and bio-based materials and shift in consumer preference to eco-friendly packaging are driving the market for global biodegradable plastics. The global biodegradable plastics market in terms of volume (‘000, metric tons) is expected to grow from 664 thousand metric tons in 2010 to 2330 thousand metric tons in 2016 at an estimated CAGR of 20.24% from 2011 to 2016.
Biodegradable plastics offer tremendous potential in various applications including packaging, electronics, transport, textiles and medical. Amongst all the market segments, the starch-based plastics market commands the largest share in terms of volume, while PLA-based plastics lead the market in terms of revenue. Packaging forms the largest application market due to increased consumer awareness for sustainable packaging. The packaging application contributed over 50% of the global biodegradable plastics market in 2010. In PLA-based plastics, textiles applications are expected to have the highest CAGR of 23.16% from 2011 to 2016.
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This research report categorizes the global market for biodegradable plastics market on the basis of product types, applications and geography; forecasting revenues and analyzing trends in each of the following submarkets:
On the basis of product type
On the basis of application
- On basis of geography
- North America
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