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Background:

The global bioplastic industry is expected to witness significant growth and reach an estimated $7.02 billion by 2018. The major forces that are driving bioplastic market are high consumer acceptance, danger posed by climate change, increasing price of fossil materials, and dependence on fossil resources.
Lucintel, a leading global management consulting and market research firm, has conducted a detailed analysis on the bioplastic industry and presents its findings in “Global Bioplastic Industry 2013-2018: Trend, Forecast, and Opportunity Analysis”. The wide variety of bioplastic applications under development is a positive factor for growth of bioplastic which also helps to capture market share from competing materials; huge potential lies within the fields of consumer electronics and automotive. On account of new technological developments, bioplastics are moving out of the niche and entering the mass market. Although full market penetration is just beginning, bioplastic materials and products are multiplying continuously. Multinational brand owners such as PepsiCo and Tetra Pak in the packaging market or Ford, Mercedes, Volkswagen, and Toyota in the automotive market have launched or integrated bioplastic products.

Lucintel highlights some of the major challenges likely to be faced by the industry. Bioplastics are generally two to three times more expensive than the conventional plastics. Currently, bioplastic resins cost at least twice as much as petro plastic resins. Price considerations will be the primary determinant for the success of bioplastic market. It is expected that rising petroleum costs will allow some bioplastic resins to be able to achieve price parity with conventional plastics. As crops are used for bioplastic manufacturing, use of hazardous chemicals such as pesticides in land for agriculture production is much common in practice. The use of arable land and edible crops to produce bioplastics is increasingly perceived as an undesirable development that could increase food prices and contribute to food shortages.

The report also describes some of the key industry drivers. Life cycle analysis demonstrates that bioplastics can reduce CO2 emissions by 30%-70% as compared to conventional plastics. This shows a significant reduction in hazardous waste that is caused by oil-derived plastics. Global business is now turning to bio-plastics as governments demand cleaner alternatives to petroleum-based technologies and their reckless emission of greenhouse gas CO2. One metric ton of bioplastics generates between 0.8 and 3.2 fewer metric tons of carbon dioxide as compared to one metric ton of petroleum-based plastics.
Bioplastics are demonstrating impressive growth rates. The strong growth makes way for increasing demand for sustainable solutions in the bioplastic market. Eventually, bioplastics have reached an established position in the number of application sectors from the packaging market to the electronics sector and the automotive industry. Europe and North America remain hot destinations for research and development; they are also important as sales markets.

This unique report from Lucintel will provide you with valuable information, insights, and tools needed to identify new growth opportunities and operate your business successfully in this market. This report will save hundreds of hours of your own personal research time and will significantly benefit you in expanding your business in this market. In today’s stringent economy, you need every advantage that you can find.

Features of This Report:

To make business, investment, and strategic decisions, you need timely, useful information. This market report fulfills this core need and is an indispensable reference guide for multinational materials suppliers, product manufacturers, investors, executives, distributors, and many more that operate in this market.
Some of the features of “Global Bioplastic Industry 2013-2018: Trend, Forecast, and Opportunity Analysis” include:
- Analysis of competitive intensity of the industry based on Porter’s Five Forces model which helps to understand the competitive position of industry players.
- Global bioplastic market intelligence with special emphasis on segment market such as starch based bioplastic, polylatic acid (PLA), polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA), cellulose-based bioplastic, aliphatic aromatics copolyesters and others.
- Market size in terms of value by segments, market size trend (2007-2012) and forecast (2013-2018) for key market segments those are useful to make major investment decisions.
- Regional Analysis provides bioplastic market breakdown by region among North America, Europe, APAC and ROW.
- Competitor analysis: growth leadership analysis, market drivers and challenges, growth opportunity analysis by segment market and by regional market that helps to ascertain a sound investment decision.
- Industry strategic assessment, emerging trend, unmet need, innovations and new product launches, mergers and acquisitions by the industry players are studied in the report.
- Customer analysis study provides about the information of bioplastic customer in different segments with major customer profiles.

Table Of Contents

Global Bioplastic Industry 2013-2018: Trend, Forecast, and Opportunity Analysis, January 2014
1. Executive Summary
2. Bioplastic Industry Background and Classifications
2.1 Introduction
2.1.1 Industry classification
2.1.2 Supply chain
2.2 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
3. Industry Analysis
3.1 Market Analysis 2012
3.1.1 Global bioplastic market by value
3.1.2 Regional bioplastic market by value
3.2 Industry trend 2007-2012
3.2.1 Macro economy trends
3.2.2 Global bioplastic market by value
3.2.3 North America bioplastic market trend by value
3.2.4 Europe bioplastic market trend by value
3.2.5 Apac bioplastic market trend by value
3.2.6 Row bioplastic market trend by value
3.3 Industry drivers and challenges
3.4 Industry forecast 2013-2018
3.4.1 Macro economy forecasts
3.4.2 Global market forecast by value
3.3.3 North America market forecast by value
3.3.4 Europe market forecast by value
3.3.5 Asia Pacific market forecast by value
3.3.6 ROW market forecast by value
4. Competitor and Growth Opportunities Analysis
4.1 Product portfolio analysis
4.2 Industry share analysis
4.3 Geographical reach
4.4 Operational integration
4.5 Growth leadership analysis
4.6 Strategic Initiatives
4.7 Strategic Initiatives
4.7.1: Asia Pacific market forecast by value
4.7.2: ROW market forecast by value
5. Industry Strategic Assessment
5.1: Emerging trends in bioplastic industry
5.2: Unmet needs in bioplastic industry
5.3: Innovations and new product launches in bioplastic industry
5.4: Mergers and acquisitions in bioplastic industry
6. Customer Analysis
6.1 Customer in different segments
6.2 Customer's geographic reach
6.3 Major customer profiles
7. Company Profiles for Leading Players

List of Figures

Chapter 2. Bioplastic Industry Background and Classifications
Figure 2.1: Classification of global bioplastic market
Figure 2.2: Packaging peanuts made from thermoplastic starch bioplastics
Figure 2.3: Mulch film made of PLA-Blend Bio-Flex
Figure 2.4: Flower wrapping made of PLA-Blend Bio-Flex
Figure 2.5: Bottles made from cellulose acetate biograde
Figure 2.6: Biodegradable plastic utensils
Figure 2.7: Bio-Flex jar with bottle made from green PE
Figure 2.8: Supply chain-global bioplastic industry
Figure 2.9: Porter's Five Forces industry analysis for bioplastic
Chapter 3. Industry Analysis
Figure 3.1: Global bioplastic industry ($B) distribution (%) by segment in 2012
Figure 3.2: Global bioplastic market ($B) by segment in 2012
Figure 3.3: Global bioplastic industry ($B) distribution by region in 2012
Figure 3.4: North America bioplastic industry ($B) distribution (%) by segment in 2012
Figure 3.5: North America bioplastic ($B) by segment in 2012
Figure 3.6: Europe bioplastic industry ($B) distribution (%) by segment in 2012
Figure 3.7: Europe bioplastic market ($B) by segment in 2012
Figure 3.8: Asia Pacific bioplastic industry ($B) distribution (%) by segment in 2012
Figure 3.9: Asia Pacific bioplastic market ($B) by segments in 2012
Figure 3.10: ROW bioplastic industry ($B) distribution (%) by segments in 2012
Figure 3.11: ROW bioplastic market ($B) by segment in 2012
Figure 3.12: Global GDP growth rate trend
Figure 3.13: Global population growth rate trend
Figure 3.14: Global inflation rate trend
Figure 3.15: Global unemployment rate trend
Figure 3.16: Regional GDP growth rate trend at constant price
Figure 3.17: Regional population growth rate trend
Figure 3.18: Population age structure 2012
Figure 3.19: Regional inflation rate trend
Figure 3.20: Regional unemployment rate trend
Figure 3.21: Global and regional per capita income trend
Figure 3.22: Global bioplastic industry growth trends (2007-2012)
Figure 3.23: Global bioplastic industry trend by market segments by value during 2007-2012
Figure 3.24: CAGR of various segments of the global bioplastic industry by value 2007-2012
Figure 3.25: North America Bioplastic Industry Trend: 2007-2012
Figure 3.26: North America Bioplastic Industry Trend by Market Segments by Value during 2007-2012
Figure 3.27: CAGR of Various Segments of the North America Bioplastic Market by Value: 2007-2012
Figure 3.28: Year over Year Growth Rate of Various Segments of the North America Bioplastic Industry by Value: 2007-2012
Figure 3.29: Europe bioplastic industry trend 2007-2012
Figure 3.30: Europe bioplastic industry trend by market segments by value during 2007-2012.
Figure 3.31: CAGR of various segments of the Europe bioplastic industry by value 2007-2012
Figure 3.32: Year over year growth rate in various segments of the Europe bioplastic industry by value during 2011-2012
Figure 3.33: APAC bioplastic industry trend 2007-2012
Figure 3.34: APAC bioplastic industry trend by market segments by value during 2007-2012
Figure 3.35: CAGR of various segments of the APAC bioplastic industry by value 2007-2012
Figure 3.36: Year over year growth rate in various segments of the APAC bioplastic industry by value during 2011-2012
Figure 3.37: ROW bioplastic industry trend 2007-2012
Figure 3.38: ROW bioplastic industry trend by market segments by value during 2007-2012
Figure 3.39 CAGR of various segments of the row bioplastic industry by value 2007-2012
Figure 3.40: Year over year growth rate in various segments of the row bioplastic industry by value during 2011-2012
Figure 3.41: Drivers and Challenges of Global Bioplastic
Figure 3.42: Global GDP Growth Rate Forecast
Figure 3.43: Global Population Growth Rate Forecast
Figure 3.44: Global Inflation Rate Forecast
Figure 3.45: Global Unemployment Rate Forecast
Figure 3.46: Regional GDP Growth Rate Forecast at Constant Price
Figure 3.47: Regional Population Growth Rate Forecast
Figure 3.48: Population Age Structure, 2018
Figure 3.49: Regional Inflation Rate Forecast
Figure 3.50: Regional Unemployment Rate Forecast
Figure 3.51: Global and Regional Per Capita Income Forecast
Figure 3.52 Global Bioplastic Industry Forecast (2013-2018)
Figure 3.53: Global Bioplastic Industry Forecast by Market Segments by Value during 2013-2018
Figure 3.54: Year over Year Growth Rate in Various Segments of the Global Bioplastic Industry by Value during 2012-2013
Figure 3.55 CAGR of Various Segments of the Global Bioplastic Industry by Value: 2013-2018
Figure 3.56: North America Bioplastic Industry Forecast: 2013-2018
Figure 3.57: North America Bioplastic Industry Forecast by Market Segments by Value during 2013-2018
Figure 3.58: Year over Year Growth Rate in Various Segments of the North America Bioplastic Industry by Value during 2012-2013
Figure 3.59: CAGR of Various Segments of the North America Bioplastic Industry by Value: 2013-2018
Figure 3.60: Europe Bioplastic Industry Forecast: 2013-2018
Figure 3.61: European Bioplastic Industry Forecast: 2013-2018
Figure 3.62: Year over Year Growth Rate in Various Segments of the European Bioplastic Industry during 2012-2013
Figure 3.63: CAGR of Various Segments of the European Bioplastic Industry by Value: 2013-2018
Figure 3.64: APAC Pacific Bioplastic Industry Forecast: 2013-2018
Figure 3.65: Asia Pacific Bioplastic Industry Forecast by Market Segments by Value during 2013-2018
Figure 3.66: Year over Year Growth Rate in Various Segments of the Asia Pacific Bioplastic Industry by Value during 2012-2013
Figure 3.67 CAGR of Various Segments of the Asia Pacific Bioplastic Industry by Value: 2013-2018
Figure 3.68: ROW Bioplastic Market Forecast: 2013-2018
Figure 3.69: ROW Bioplastic Market Forecast by Market Segments by Value during 2013-2018
Figure 3.70: Year over year growth rate in various segments of the row bioplastic market by value during 2012-2013
Figure 3.71 CAGR of various segments of the Row bioplastic market by value: 2013-2018
Chapter 4. Competitor and Growth Opportunities Analysis
Figure 4.1: Global market share of bioplastic manufactures in 2012
Figure 5.3: Market share in terms of $ value by top five suppliers in bioplastic industry in 2012
Figure 4.3: Major bioplastic manufacturers in the world
Figure 4.4: Market coverage of bioplastic manufacturers
Figure 4.5: Growth leadership matrix in bioplastic industry
Figure 4.6: Growth metrics of global bioplastic market by segments
Figure 4.7: Growth metrics of global bioplastic market by region
Chapter 5. Industry Strategic Assessment
Figure 5.1: Emerging trends in global bioplastic industry
Figure 5.2: Unmet needs in global bioplastic industry
List of Tables
Chapter 1. Executive Summary
Table 1.1: Bioplastic industry parameters and attributes
Chapter 3. Industry Analysis
Table 3.1: Global bioplastic market trends (2007-2012)
Table 3.2: Average growth rates for one, three, and five years in the global bioplastic industry in terms of value
Table 3.3 Market size and 2011-2012 growth rates in various segments of global bioplastic industry in terms of value
Table 3.4: Market size and annual growth rates during last five years (2007-2012) in various market segments of global bioplastic industry in terms of value
Table 3.5: Market trends (2007-2012) in North American bioplastic
Table 3.6: Average growth rates for one, three, and five years in the North America bioplastic industry
Table 3.7: Market size and 2011-2012 growth rates in various segments of North America bioplastic industry in terms of value
Table 3.8: Market size and annual growth rates during last five years (2007-2012) in various market segments of North America bioplastic industry in terms of value
Table 3.9: Market trends (2007-2012) in European bioplastic
Table 3.10: Average growth rates for one, three, and five years in the European bioplastic industry in terms of $
Table 3.11: Market size and 2011-2012 growth rates in various segments of Europe bioplastic industry in terms of value
Table 3.12: Market size and annual growth rates during last five years (2007-2012) in various market segments of Europe bioplastic industry in terms of value
Table 3.13: Market trends (2007-2012) in APAC bioplastic
Table 3.14: Average growth rates for one, three, and five years in the APAC bioplastic industry in terms of value
Table 3.15: Market size and 2011-2012 growth rates in various segments of APAC
bioplastic industry in terms of value
Table 3.16: Market size and annual growth rates during last five years (2007-2012) in various market segments of APAC bioplastic industry in terms of value
Table 3.17: Market trends (2007-2012) in ROW bioplastic
Table 3.18: Average growth rates for one, three, and five years in the ROW bioplastic industry in terms value
Table 3.19: Market size and 2011-2012 growth rates in various segments of APAC bioplastic industry in terms of value
Table 3.20 Market size and annual growth rates during last five years (2007-2012) in various market segments of APAC bioplastic industry in terms of value
Table 3.21 Market forecast (2013-2018) in global bioplastic industry
Table 3.22 Average growth rates for one, three, and five years in the global bioplastic industry
Table 3.23: Market size and 2012-2013 growth rates in various segments of global bioplastic industry in terms of value
Table 3.24: Market size and annual growth rates during next five years (2013-2018) in various market segments of global bioplastic industry in terms of value
Table 3.25 Market forecast (2013-2018) in North American bioplastic.
Table 3.26: Average growth rates for one, two, and five years in the North America bioplastic industry in terms of value
Table 3.27: Market size and 2012-2013 growth rates in various segments of North America bioplastic industry in terms of value
Table 3.28: Market size and annual growth rates during next 5 years (2013-2018) in various market segments of North America bioplastic industry in terms of value
Table 3.29: Market forecast (2013-2018) in European bioplastic
Table 3.30 Average growth rates for one, three, and five years in the European bioplastic industry
Table 3.31: Market size and 2012-2013 growth rates in various segments of European bioplastic industry in terms of value
Table 3.32: Market size and annual growth rates during next five years (2013-2018) in various market segments of European bioplastic industry in terms of value
Table 3.33 Market forecast (2013-2018) in APAC bioplastic
Table 3.34 Average growth rates for one, three, and five years in the APAC bioplastic industry in terms
Table 3.35: Market size and 2012-2013 growth rates in various segments of Asia pacific bioplastic industry in terms of value
Table 3.36: Market size and annual growth rates during next five years (2013-2018) in various market segments of Asia pacific bioplastic industry in terms of value
Table 3.37: Market forecast (2013-2018) in ROW bioplastic.
Table 3.38: Average growth rates for one, three, and five years in the ROW bioplastic
market in terms of value
Table 3.39: Market size and 2013-2014 growth rates in various segments of ROW bioplastic industry in terms of value
Table 3.40: Market size and annual growth rates during next five years (2013-2018) in various market segments of row bioplastic industry in terms of value
Chapter 6. Customer Analysis
Table 6.1: Major customers/end users of bioplastic for different market segments.
Table 6.2: Major upcoming projects
Table 6.3: Customer mapping of bioplastic by application industry

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