Both Brazil and Mexico are nascent markets for Bioplastics, which are currently under pilot scales in a several companies, penetrating segments such as food packaging and agriculture films. However, large production scales in Brazil are expected to give a new shape to this market in the region. Competitive production scales and an increasing demand will be crucial to make bioplastics a growing and profitable market in the region. Frost & Sullivan expects that both bio-based and petrochemical plastics will coexist in the market. In the short to medium term, Bioplastics are not considered a threat to petrochemicals, since its volumes will correspond to less than 5% of the total plastics demand. 
 

Table Of Contents

1: Executive Summary
1.1: Research Methodology
1.2: Research Objectives
1.3: Market Definitions
1.3.1: Product Types
Table 1: Bioplastics Market: Substitution Potential for Bioplastics (World), 2009
1.4: Market Overview
1.4.1: Bioplastics as a Growth Strategy for the Brazilian Chemical Industry
1.5: Summary of Major Findings
1.5.1: Summary of Major Findings - Brazil
1.5.2: Summary of Major Findings - Mexico
2: Market Dynamics
2.1: PESTEL Analysis
2.1.1: Political
2.1.2: Economic
2.1.3: Social
2.1.4: Technology
2.1.5: Environmental
2.1.6: Legal
2.2: Bioplastics Raw Material Analysis
2.2.1: Sugarcane
Table 2: Bioplastics Market: Strengths and Weaknesses for Oil (Brazil and Mexico), 2009
Table 3: Bioplastics Market: Strengths and Weaknesses for Natural Gas (Brazil and Mexico), 2009
Table 4: Bioplastics Market: Strengths and Weaknesses for Ethanol (Brazil), 2009
Table 5: Bioplastics Market: Estimated Production Costs (Brazil, The United States and Europe), 2009
2.2.2: Comparative Cost Analysis of Bio-based and Petrochemical Plastics
2.3: Industry Challenges
2.4: Impacts on the Petrochemical Industry
3: Assessment of the Bioplastics Market in Brazil
3.1: Market Overview
3.2: Pricing Analysis
Table 6: Bioplastics Market: Pricing Analysis (Brazil), 2009-2015
3.3: End-user Analysis
3.4: Key Market Participants
Table 7: Bioplastics Market: Expected Production Capacities (Brazil), 2009 and 2012
3.4.1: BASF
3.4.2: BRASKEM
3.4.3: CARGILL
3.4.4: CEREPLAST
3.4.5: DUPONT
3.4.6: PHB INDUSTRIAL
3.4.7: RODENBURG BIOPOLYMERS SOUTH AMERICA
3.4.8: SOLVAY INDUPA
3.4.9: BIOMATER
3.5: Expected Changes in the Competitive Environment
3.6: Competitive Environment Analysis
3.7: Consumption Analysis
3.8: Market Opportunities
3.8.1: Frost and Sullivan Identified Market Opportunities for Bioplastics in Brazil
3.9: Market Drivers
Table 8: Bioplastics Market: Market Drivers Ranked in the Order of Impact (Brazil), 2010-2016
3.9.1: Availability of Feedstock
3.9.2: Focus on Carbon Footprint Amongst Key End-user Sectors
3.9.3: Entry of Newer Suppliers to Add Depth to the Market
3.9.4: Large Scale Projects Driving Demand
3.9.5: New Applications Development to Drive Demand
3.10: Market Restraints
Table 9: Bioplastics Market: Market Restraints Ranked in the Order of Impact (Brazil), 2010-2016
3.10.1: Crude Oil Price Fluctuations to Impact Demand in the Short Term
3.10.2: Higher Prices Compared to Conventional Plastics
3.10.3: Low Customer Awareness
3.10.4: Low Government Initiatives for Sustainable Materials
3.10.5: Lack of Performance in Key Attributes
3.11: Key Market, Regulatory and Investment Trends
3.11.1: The Decreasing Use of Plastic Bags is a Trend in Brazil
4: Assessment of the Bioplastics Market in Mexico
4.1: Market Overview
4.2: Pricing Analysis
4.3: End-user Analysis
4.4: Key Market Participants
4.5: Expected Changes in the Competitive Environment
4.6: Competitive Environment Analysis
4.7: Market Opportunities
4.7.1: Frost and Sullivan identified Market Opportunities for Bioplastics in Mexico
4.8: Market Drivers
Table 10: Bioplastics Market: Market Drivers Ranked in the Order of Impact (Mexico), 2010-2016
4.8.1: Several Research and Innovation Institutions Involved in Bioplastics Promotion
4.8.2: The Legal Environment that Promotes Biodegradable Materials
4.8.3: New Technologies and Renewable Sources that Emerge to Generate this Biopolymers
4.8.4: Mexican Efforts to Produce Bioplastics to Enter European Market
4.8.5: Green Trend that Pushes Sustainability in Every Part of the Value Chain
4.9: Market Restraints
Table 11: Bioplastics Market: Market Restraints Ranked in the Order of Impact (Mexico), 2010-2016
4.9.1: Bioplastic Prices are Still High Compare to Oil Based Plastic Prices
4.9.2: New Technologies that Substitute Bio Plastics
4.9.3: There is No Recycling Culture and Traditional Plastic Companies Do Not See the Real Added Value of Producing Bioplastics
4.9.4: Low Temperature Resistance Properties for PLA
4.9.5: Food Safety Concern in Some of the Agricultural Inputs
4.9.6: There is No Regulation for Bioplastics in Mexico
4.10: Key Market, Regulatory, and Investment Trends
5: Market Opportunities Analysis
5.1: Bioplastics Competitiveness in Brazil and Mexico
5.2: Current and Emerging Opportunities
5.3: Market Segments to be Targeted
5.3.1: Packaging
5.3.2: Consumer Products
5.3.3: Agriculture
5.4: SWOT Analysis
5.4.1: Strengths
5.4.2: Weaknesses
5.4.3: Opportunities
5.4.4: Threats
6: Conclusions
6.1: Conclusions and Final Recommendations
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