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New Global Market Report on Potential and Growth for Bio-Plastics

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Bio-Plastics Markets 2012" report to their offering.

This report analyzes and quantifies the business opportunities available for Bio plastics in the polymer industry and along with it, discusses their applications. We also discuss the major players in the Bio plastic space and also identify the latest trends in Bio plastics. Apart from sharing the market share region wise, we have highlighted the market share based on the major types of Bio plastics.

The focal point is on the following resin chemistries:

  • Polylactic acid (PLA)
  • Thermoplastic starch
  • Bio-polyamides
  • Poly hydroxyalkanoates (PHA)
  • Cellulose
  • Bio-polyethylene
  • Bio-polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

For the past 2 years starch based Bio plastics and PLA based Bio plastics have witnessed increased growth. The demand for starch based and PLA based Bio plastics will rise by 2 times in the next 2 years, but with PHA having entered into commercial scale it has given route to its use in many Bio plastic applications because of its numerous unique properties. Many projects are going on which carter to the entry of Bio plastics into medical, electronics and automotive applications and a slew of innovative products to be launched in Bio plastics in the coming years.

This report provides the key decision makers with the current developments in the Bio plastics, the market potential and the growth for next 8 years. The data would be a driver for the fast growing Polymer Industry as we have provided insights into the use of renewable resources to create monomers that replace fossil-based monomers, such as feedstock's made from sugarcane that are used to manufacture polyester and polyethylene. These resources could enable many fossil based product manufacturers to change their direction towards Bio plastics in the future and also have thrown light onto the issues (climate change, littering, unawareness of the benefits of the bio plastics, feedstock availability and municipality actions) which exist in the present Bio plastics markets.

Key Topics Covered:

E.1 Bio-Plastics: State of the Industry

E.2 Opportunities for Bio-plastics by Application

E.3 Opportunities for Bio-Plastics by Type of Material

E.4 Firms and Markets to Watch in the Bio-plastics Space

E.5 Summary of Eight-Year Forecasts of Bio-Plastics Markets

Chapter One: Introduction to Bio-Plastics

Chapter Two: Bio-Plastic Materials and Technical Trends

2.1 A Coming Boom in Bio-Plastics?

2.2 Current Challenges in the Bio-Plastics Market

2.3 Starch-Based Bio-Plastics

2.4 Bio-Polyesters

2.5 Bio-Polymers

2.6 Novel Bio-Based Feedstocks for Bio-Plastics

2.7 Chinese Activity in the Bio-Plastics Market

2.8 Key Points from this Chapter

Chapter Three: Market Assessment and Eight-Year Forecasts of the Bio-Plastics Market

Companies Mentioned

  • Arkema (France)
  • Avantium (Netherlands)
  • BASF (Germany)
  • Braskem (Brazil)
  • Dow Chemical Company (U.S.)
  • Green Dot Holdings (U.S.)
  • Hisun Biomaterials (China)
  • Innovia Films (U.K.)
  • M&G Group (Italy)
  • Metabolix (U.S.)
  • NatureWorks (U.S.)
  • Novamont (Italy)
  • PTT Global Chemical Public Company, Ltd (Thailand)
  • Purac (Netherlands)
  • Showa Denko K.K (SDK) (Japan)
  • Teijin (Japan)
  • Uhde Inventa-Fischer (Germany)

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