The Future of Bioplastics for Packaging to 2023

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Product type: Market report
Date of publication: 13 Dec 2013
Product format: Market Report
Number of pages: 125
Number of tables: 75
Number of figures: 5
Forecast range: 2013-2023

As the use of polymers shift due to rising fossil fuel prices and increasing social consciousness, we are on the edge of an era of bio-sustainability. Bioplastics are re-emerging as a key substrate in the packaging industry. The Future of Bioplastics for Packaging to 2023 quantifies current and future demand for bioplastic packaging globally. It examines the key drivers facing suppliers and processors of bioplastic packaging and assesses the most important technology developments. With markets broken down by product type, pack type, end-use sector and geographic region, quantitative market data, and forecasts to 2023, this completely updated report will provide you with an invaluable guide to the entire bioplastic packaging supply chain.

Description

FIND OUT ABOUT:

  • Volume and value data forecasts to 2023, split by end-use, polymer type and geographic region
  • Dynamics of the packaging supply chain
  • New opportunities for bioplastics suppliers
  • Analysis of technology developments and forecasts to 2023

METHODOLOGY

This report is based on an indepth combination of primary and secondary research. Primary research took the form of interviews with industry experts across the value chain, including bioplastic suppliers, processors and trade organisations. Secondary research was based on extensive desk research of market and company reports, magazine and journal abstracts, packaging trends and market information, Smithers Pira's conference papers, and the Smithers Rapra Polymer Database. The statistical forecasts have been put together after an exhaustive analysis of existing sales estimates and research material, combined with listening to the views of those in the industry.

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE REPORT?

  • Detailed analysis of the shape of the industry with forecasts to 2023 broken down by product type, pack type, end-use sector and geographic region
  • A comprehensive global overview of the supply chain including leading bioplastic suppliers in different regions
  • Analysis of the future of technologies for biopolymers, bioplastics and non-biodegradable bio-derived thermoplastics

HOW WILL THIS MARKET INTELLIGENCE REPORT BENEFIT YOU?

  • Get the latest industry figures and analysis to make sure your business is ahead of the competition
  • Pinpoint growth sectors and identify opportunities for your business
  • Get the complete picture of the shape of the bioplastic packaging industry with forecasts to 2023 to help plan your business strategy with confidence
  • Find out about key industry drivers and trends and what they mean for the future of the industry

WHO SHOULD BUY THIS REPORT?

  • Packaging converters
  • Raw material suppliers
  • Biobased feedstock suppliers
  • Equipment/machinery suppliers
  • Brand owners and retailers
  • Industry consultants and analysts

WHAT'S INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?

  • One hard copy of the report sent to you on publication date
  • Electronic copy with searchable PDF
  • Global intranet licence allowing everyone in your organisation electronic access to the study

Table of Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 

INTRODUCTION AND METHODOLOGY 

  • Objectives
  • Report scope
  • Definitions
  • Data
  • Methodology
  • Glossary of terms
  • Polymer acronyms

INDUSTRY OVERVIEW 

  • Market development
  • Market overview
  • Key drivers and trends
  • ↘↘ Green culture
  • ↘↘ Sustainability programmes
  • ↘↘ Growth in biodegradable plant-based plastics
  • ↘↘ New production capabilities to boost supply
  • ↘↘ Replacing oil-based polymers
  • Leading bioplastics suppliers
  • ↘↘ Biodegradable plastics directly extracted from biomass
  • ↘↘ Biodegradable plastics synthesised from bio-derived monomers
  • ↘↘ Biodegradable plastics synthesised from petrochemical base

TECHNOLOGY FORECASTS 

  • Bioplastics directly extracted from biomass
  • Bioplastics synthesised from bio-derived monomers
  • Biodegradable polymers synthesised from petrochemicals
  • Bioplastics produced directly by natural/ GM organisms
  • Non-biodegradable bio-derived thermoplastics

MARKET SIZE AND FORECASTS 

  • Bioplastic packaging products
  • Renewable base
  • ↘↘ Starch
  • ↘↘ Cellulose
  • ↘↘ Moulded fibre
  • ↘↘ PLA
  • ↘↘ PHA
  • ↘↘ Bio PET
  • ↘↘ Aliphatic and aromatic polyesters
  • ↘↘ Bio-derived PE
  • Petrochemical base
  • Packaging types
  • ↘↘ Flexible packaging
  • ↘↘ Rigid plastic packaging
  • End-use sectors
  • ↘↘ Food packaging
  • ↘↘ Beverage packaging
  • ↘↘ Non-food
  • ↘↘ Foodservice packaging

GEOGRAPHIC MARKETS 

  • ↘↘ Europe
  • ↘↘ North/South America
  • ↘↘ Asia
  • ↘↘ Rest of the world

OPPORTUNITIES FOR SUPPLIERS  

  • The growth in sustainable packaging
  • ↘↘ Opportunities due to sustainable packaging (a growing trend), e.g. views from leading packagers such as Pepsi and Coca-Cola
  • ↘↘ Opportunities from growing developing country demand, e.g. Brazil, China, Thailand becoming key bioplastic producing regions
  • ↘↘ Opportunities in non-biodegradable bioplastics such as bio-PET bottles - the fastest growing packaging category
  • ↘↘ Opportunities from growth in organic product markets
  • ↘↘ Opportunities from government supported bioplastic packaging
  • ↘↘ Opportunities due to collaborations between Coca-Cola - Heinz - Proctor and Gamble - Nike - Ford using a model of open innovation and collaboration

Tables and Figures

  • Examples of biorenewability vs. Biodegradability
  • Food service and packaging examples: compostable biopolymer films and laminates
  • Food service and packaging: extruded and fibres, thermoformed and injection moulded products
  • A summary of biopolymer technologies
  • Creating the integrated cellulose biorefinery
  • Biomass source and bioplastic type and end use - examples
  • Polymer development timeline - biopolymers
  • The carbon cycle
  • Bioplastics demand in packaging
  • Biopolymer process pathways
  • Biopolymer technologies
  • Mechanical properties: biopolymers vs. petropolymers
  • Biopolymers PLA and PHA compared to polyethylene (even bio-PE).
  • Bioplastics building blocks: feedstocks and processes
  • Raw material biomass to building block intermediates and monomers
  • Examples of mater-bi biopolymer starch compound end-uses: films, moulded, extruded
  • The recycling process
  • Global packaging 2023 (value)
  • North America biopolymer producer capacity examples 2013-2018
  • Europe biopolymer producer capacity examples 2013-2018
  • Asia-Pacific biopolymer producer capacity examples 2013-2018
  • South America biopolymer producer capacity examples 2013-2018
  • Regulatory approaches by region
  • Food contact materials, legislation and regulation (US-FDA, EU, MERCOS UR)
  • US FDA - food contact materials (FCM)
  • Biopolymer opportunities: created by growth drivers and challenges
  • Biopolymer producer capacities, KMT/ year (includes estimated speculative capacity)
  • Comparisons - global packaging market vs plastics packaging vs bioplastics
  • Summary of feedstocks for biomass
  • Bioplastics demand in packaging, 2013-2023
  • Global packaging 2013-2023: changing geographical splits
  • Global packaging 2013-2023: by material type
  • Global packaging 2013-2023: by sector
  • Biopolymer plastics demand for packaging (2013-2023)
  • The growing importance of food packaging to biopolymer demand
  • The global biopolymer demand for packaging: the split between rigid and flexible packaging
  • Biopolymer plastics demand for rigid packaging: 2013-2023
  • Biopolymer plastics demand for flexible packaging: 2013-2023
  • Biopolymer opportunities: growth drivers and challenges
  • Key geographic packaging markets in 2023
  • Packaging markets in 2023: by pack type
  • Global packaging in 2023: by end use sector
  • Summary of global packaging: 2013- 2023
  • Bioplastics demand for packaging 2013-2023
  • The growing importance of food packaging to biopolymer demand
  • Biopolymer demand in packaging 2013-2023
  • Bioplastics demand for rigid packaging 2013-2023
  • Bioplastics demand for flexible packaging 2013-2023
  • Biopolymer producers in 2013
  • Global bioplastics demand by polymer: biodegradable vs non-biodegradable 2013-2023
  • Global bioplastic packaging market by product type, 2008-12, 2013 and 2023 ($ million)
  • Global bioplastic packaging market by product type, 2008-12, 2013 and 2023 (tonnes)
  • Global bioplastic packaging from renewable base by product type, 2008-12, 2013 and 2023 (tonnes)
  • Global bioplastic packaging from renewable base by product type, 2008-12, 2013 and 2023
  • Global bioplastic packaging from starch 2008-12, 2013 and 2023 (market value and volume)
  • Global bioplastic packaging from starch by pack type 2008-12, 2013 and 2023 (market value and volume)
  • Global bioplastic packaging from starch by end use 2008-12, 2013 and 2023 (market value and volume)
  • Global bioplastic packaging from starch by geographic region 2008-12, 2013 and 2023 (market value and volume)
  • Global bioplastic packaging from cellulose 2008-12, 2013 and 2023 (market value and volume)
  • Global bioplastic packaging from cellulose by pack type 2008-12, 2013 and 2023 (market value and volume)
  • Global bioplastic packaging from cellulose by end use 2008-12, 2013 and 2023 (market value and volume)
  • Global bioplastic packaging from cellulose by geographic region 2008-12, 2013 and 2023 (market value and volume)
  • Global bioplastic packaging from moulded fibre 2008-12, 2013 and 2023 (market value and volume)
  • Global bioplastic packaging from moulded fibre by pack type 2008-12, 2013 and 2023 (market value and volume)
  • Global bioplastic packaging from moulded fibre by end use 2008-12, 2013 and 2023 (market value and volume)
  • Global bioplastic packaging from moulded fibre by geographic region 2008-12, 2013 and 2023 (market value and volume)
  • Global bioplastic packaging from PLA 2008-12, 2013 and 2023 (market value and volume)
  • Global bioplastic packaging from PLA by pack type 2008-12, 2013 and 2023 (market value and volume)
  • Global bioplastic packaging from PLA by end use 2008-12, 2013 and 2023 (market value and volume)
  • Global bioplastic packaging from PLA by geographic region 2008-12, 2013 and 2023 (market value and volume)
  • Global bioplastic packaging from PHA 2008-12, 2013 and 2023 (market value and volume)
  • Global bioplastic packaging from PHA by pack type 2008-12, 2013 and 2023 (market value and volume)
  • Global bioplastic packaging from PHA by end use 2008-12, 2013 and 2023 (market value and volume)
  • Global bioplastic packaging from PHA by geographic region 2008-12, 2013 and 2023 (market value and volume)
  • Global bioplastic packaging from bio PET 2008-12, 2013 and 2023 (market value and volume)
  • Global bioplastic packaging from bio PET by pack type 2008-12, 2013 and 2023 (market value and volume)
  • Global bioplastic packaging from bio PET by end use 2008-12, 2013 and 2023 (market value and volume)
  • Global bioplastic packaging from bio PET by geographic region 2008-12, 2013 and 2023 (market value and volume)
  • Global bioplastic packaging from aliphatic and aromatic polyesters 2008-12, 2013 and 2023 (market value and volume)
  • Global bioplastic packaging from aliphatic and aromatic polyesters by pack type 2008-12, 2013 and 2023 (market value and volume)
  • Global bioplastic packaging from aliphatic and aromatic polyesters by end use 2008-12, 2013 and 2023 (market value and volume)
  • Global bioplastic packaging from aliphatic and aromatic polyesters by geographic region 2008-12, 2013 and 2023 (market value and volume)
  • Global bioplastic packaging from bioderived PE 2008-12, 2013 and 2023 (market value and volume)
  • Global bioplastic packaging from bioderived PE by pack type 2008-12, 2013 and 2023 (market value and volume)
  • Global bioplastic packaging from bioderived PE by end use 2008-12, 2013 and 2023 (market value and volume)
  • Global bioplastic packaging from bioderived PE polyesters by geographic region 2008-12, 2013 and 2023 (market value and volume)