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Global Biodegradable Polymers Market

  • September 2014
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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Biodegradable Polymers in Thousand Pounds by the following End-Use Segments: Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and Others. The US market is further analyzed by the following Product Segments: Co-polyester, PLA, Starch, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 87 companies including many key and niche players such as -

BASF SE
Biotec GmbH & Co. KG
Corbion Purac
E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
FKuR Kunststoff GmbH

Table Of Contents

Global Biodegradable Polymers Market



I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-2
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Biodegradable Polymers I-3
Packaging I-3
Compost Bags I-3
Others I-3
Agriculture and Horticulture I-3
Medical I-4
Co-Polyester-Based Biopolymers I-4
Polylactic Acid (PLA) I-4
Starch Based Biopolymers I-4
Others I-5
Lignin-Based Biopolymer I-5
Soybean-Based Biopolymers I-5
Water-Soluble Biodegradable Polymers I-5
Polycaprolactone I-5


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Biodegradable Polymers - An Alternate for Conventional Polymers II-1
Global Market Outlook II-1
Europe Remains the World's Largest Market for Biodegradable
Polymers II-2
North America in the Spotlight II-2
Developing Markets to Drive Future Growth II-3
Compost Bags: The Largest End-Use Application II-3
Production Capacity by Material Type II-3
Table 1: Global Biodegradable Plastics Market (2014E):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Capacity by Material
Type (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-3
Biodegradable Polymers Market Outlives Recession II-4
Global Economy: A Key Growth Indicator II-4
Table 2: Economic Growth (%) Worldwide by Region: 2011-2014E
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5
Optimistic Eurozone Economic Outlook Bodes Well for the Market II-5
Table 3: Business Climate Indicator in the Eurozone Area for
the Year 2013 and 2014: Breakdown by Month (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6
Fading Fiscal Cliff Concerns in the US to Spruce Up the Market II-7
Table 4: US Revisions of Debt Ceiling Limit (In US$ Billion)
for the Years 2002-2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7
Positive Outlook for the Healthcare Industry Signals Prospects II-8
Table 5: Healthcare Spending as a Percentage of GDP in Select
Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-9

2. COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS II-10
A Glance at the Leading Manufacturers of Biodegradable Polymers II-10
Major Manufacturers of Biodegradable Plastics and Brands II-10
Table 6: Leading Players in the Global Biodegradables Market
(2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Capacity for
BASF, KingFa, Metabolix, NatureWorks, Novamont, Rodenburg and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10

3. MARKET TRENDS AND ISSUES II-11
Ban on Non-Biodegradable Plastics Bags - A Major Growth Driver II-11
Global Plastic Bag Regulations in Select Nations II-11
Expanding Application Drives Market II-12
A Quick Review of Existing and Emerging Applications by
Polymer Type II-12
Water-Soluble Polymers - Demand on the Rise in Developing
Countries II-13
Automotive Market to Propel Demand for Biodegradable Polymers II-13
Resurgence in Global Automotive Industry - A Business Case II-13
Table 7: World Passenger Car Production by Geographic
Region/Country (2010-2018) (in ‘000 units) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-14

Table 8: World Commercial Vehicles Production by Geographic
Region/Country (2010-2018) (in ‘000 units) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15
Green Food Packaging - Order of the Day! II-15
Table 9: Global Market for Bio-based Biodegradable Plastics
by End-Use (2014E): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume
Usage for Agriculture, Electronics, Medical, Packaging,
Textiles and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16
Green Trend - Making Waves II-16
Nanotechnology to Improve Degradability of Packaging Material II-17
Biodegradable Polymers in Nano Drugs - Market Implications II-18
List of US FDA Approved Biodegradable Polymers for Use in
Preparation of Nano-Drugs as of September 2012 II-18
Emergence of Biodegradable Polymeric Drug Delivery Systems
Lend Traction II-21
3D Print-Temporary Implants - A Niche Market Beckons II-21
Need for Advanced Vascular Stents Entails Novel Biodegradable
Polymers II-21
Biodegradable Polymers to Replace Conventional Fracking Fluids? II-22
Biodegradable Coatings - On the Horizon II-23
Recycling Offers Little Respite to Non-degradable Plastic Wastes II-23
High Costs of Biodegradable Polymers Compared to Traditional
Polymers II-23
Environmental Concerns of Traditional Plastics Boost
Biopolymers Market II-24
Rise of Non Biodegradable Bioplastics Curtails Growth II-24
Table 10: Global Production of Bio-plastics by Durability
(2012, 2014E, 2016F and 2018F): Percentage Share Breakdown of
Production Capacity for Biodegradable and Non-Biodegradable
Categories (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-25

4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-26
Biodegradable Polymers: An Introduction II-26
Biodegradable Polymers - Definition and Meaning II-26
Key Biodegradable Polymers at a Glance II-27
Sources for Synthesis of Biodegradable Polymers II-28
Biodegradability - A Matter of Debate II-28
Environment II-29
Polymer Concentration II-29
Ecological Effects II-29
Compostable Plastics II-29
Mechanical Performance of Biodegradable Polymers II-29
Conventional Polymers Vs. Biodegradable Polymers II-30
Types of Biodegradable Polymers II-30
Starch Based Biopolymers II-30
Major Suppliers of Starch-Based Biodegradable Polymers II-31
Lactic Acid-Based Biopolymers II-31
Polyester-Based Biopolymers II-31
Different Biodegradable Polyesters II-31
Lignin-Based Biopolymers II-32
Polycaprolactone II-32
Major Suppliers of Polycaprolactone Polymers II-32
Polyanhydrides II-32
Polyhydroxyalkanoate II-32
Polyvinyl Alcohol II-33
Emerging Polymers II-33
Synthetic Biodegradable Polymers II-33
Major Synthetic Biodegradable Polymers II-33
Soybean-Based Biopolymers II-33
Water-Soluble Biodegradable Polymers II-33
Key Biodegradable Polymers Used in Medical Devices II-34
Polylactide (PLA) II-34
Polyglycolide (PGA) II-34
Poly (dioxanone) II-34
Poly (lactide-co-glycolide) II-34
Poly (-caprolactone) II-35
Polymers in the Pipeline II-35

5. BIODEGRADATION - A STUDY II-36
Types of Degradation II-36
Factors Influencing Degradation II-36
Polymer Structure II-36
What is Composting? II-36
Need for Biodegradable Plastics II-36
Manufacturing of Biodegradable Plastics II-37
Production II-37
Biodegradable Plastics from Starch II-37
Biodegradable Plastics from Polyesters II-37
Major Starch and Polyester-Based Polymers by Company II-37
Biodegradable Plastics from Bacteria II-38
Cost Involved II-38
Renewal, Treatment and Disposal Issues II-38

6. END-USE APPLICATIONS II-39
Packaging II-39
Compost Bags II-39
Agriculture and Horticulture II-39
Medical II-39
Biodegradable Polymer Applications at a Glance II-39

7. MEDICAL APPLICATIONS - AN IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS II-41
A Study of Medical Applications II-41
Background II-41
Why Degradation is Important? II-41
Applications of Biopolymers II-42
Packaging II-42
Sterilization II-42
Processing II-42
Temporary Scaffold and Barrier II-42
Tissue Engineering II-42
Key Applications of Biodegradable Polymers in Medical Devices II-43
Sutures II-43
Dental Devices II-43
Orthopedic Fixation Devices II-43
Other Applications II-43
Major Biodegradable Polymers and Medical Device Applications II-43
Key to Material Composition II-44

8. REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT II-45
American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) II-45
Impact of ASTM Standards on Industry II-45

9. KEY ASSOCIATIONS II-46
Japan BioPlastics Association (Japan) II-46
DIN CERTCO (Germany) II-46
The US Composting Council (US) II-46
European Bioplastics (Germany) II-46
Biodegradable Product Institute (US) II-46

10. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS II-47
NatureWorks Unveils Advanced Polymer Grade Lactide II-47
Metabolix Introduces Novel Biobased Additive II-47
BWA Water Additives Introduces Flocon 885 II-47
Teijin Creates New Biodegradable Adhesion Gel II-47
BioSphere Unveils Novel Biodegradable Liquid Additive II-47
Dow Introduces Ecosenseâ„¢ Range of Surfactants II-47

11. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-48
Trellis Earth Takes Over Cereplast II-48
Evonik to Inaugurate New Production Facility II-48
FKuR Inaugurates New Polymer Compounding Line II-48
Meredian to Extend Production Capacity II-48
Elixir Medical's Coronary Stent System with Biodegradable
Polymer Coating Demonstrates Positive Results II-48
DandL to Commence Export of Biodegradable Plastics II-48
PTT Global Chemical Secures Stake in NatureWorks II-48
Renova to Construct New Manufacturing Facility for
Biodegradable Polymers II-49
Bio-Tec Environmental and Plastics Color Join Forces for
Biodegradable Polymers II-49
BASF Enters Multiple Alliances to Create JONAS II-49
Showa Denko to Commence Production of Biodegradable Bioplastics II-49
Penford and Novmer Sign Agreement II-49
Hycail Secures Rights to Biodegradable Hot Melt Adhesive
Technology II-49

12. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS II-50
BASF SE (Germany) II-50
Biotec GmbH and Co. KG (Germany) II-50
Corbion Purac (Netherlands) II-50
E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (US) II-51
FKuR Kunststoff GmbH (Germany) II-51
Innovia Films (UK) II-51
Japan Corn Starch Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-52
Kingfa Sci. and Tech. Co. Ltd. (China) II-52
Metabolix, Inc. (US) II-52
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (Japan) II-52
NatureWorks LLC (US) II-53
Novamont SpA (Italy) II-53
Rodenburg Biopolymers (Netherlands) II-53
Showa Denko K.K. (Japan) II-54
Trellis Earth, Inc. (US) II-54

13. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-55
Table 11: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Biodegradable Polymers by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-55

Table 12: World Historic Review for Biodegradable Polymers by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds
for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-56

Table 13: World 15-Year Perspective for Biodegradable Polymers
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006,
2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-57
By End Use Segment II-58
Table 14: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Biodegradable Polymers in Packaging (Loose-fill/ Other) by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds
for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-58

Table 15: World Historic Review for Biodegradable Polymers in
Packaging (Loose-fill/Other) by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006 through
2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-59

Table 16: World 15-Year Perspective for Biodegradable Polymers
in Packaging (Loose-fill/Other) by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of
World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-60

Table 17: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Biodegradable Polymers in Compost Bags by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-61

Table 18: World Historic Review for Biodegradable Polymers in
Compost Bags by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Pounds for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-62

Table 19: World 15-Year Perspective for Biodegradable Polymers
in Compost Bags by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006,
2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-63

Table 20: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Biodegradable Polymers in Other End-Use Applications by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan) and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds
for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-64

Table 21: World Historic Review for Biodegradable Polymers in
Other End-Use Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65

Table 22: World 15-Year Perspective for Biodegradable Polymers
in Other End-Use Applications by Geographic Region -
Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan) and Rest of
World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-66


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Market Outlook III-1
Growth Drivers III-1
Ban on Non-biodegradable Plastic Bags to Stimulate Market III-1
The Looming Threat of Bioplastics III-2
Competitive Scenario III-2
Product Launches III-3
Strategic Corporate Developments III-3
Key Players III-4
B.Market Analytics III-6
Table 23: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Biodegradable Polymers by Product Segment - Co-polyester,
PLA BP, Starch, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 24: US Historic Review for Biodegradable Polymers by
Product Segment - Co-polyester, PLA BP, Starch, and Other
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 25: US 15-Year Perspective for Biodegradable Polymers
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Co-polyester, PLA BP, Starch, and Other
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 26: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging
(Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Pounds for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 27: US Historic Review for Biodegradable Polymers by
End-Use Segment - Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost
Bags, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

Table 28: US 15-Year Perspective for Biodegradable Polymers
by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags,
and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11

2. CANADA III-12
Market Analysis III-12
Table 29: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging
(Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Pounds for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 30: Canadian Historic Review for Biodegradable
Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging (Loose-fill/Other),
Compost Bags, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 31: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Biodegradable
Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags,
and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

3. JAPAN III-15
A.Market Analysis III-15
Market Outlook III-15
Market Scenario III-15
Strategic Corporate Development III-15
Key Players III-15
B.Market Analytics III-17
Table 32: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging
(Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Pounds for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 33: Japanese Historic Review for Biodegradable
Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging (Loose-fill/Other),
Compost Bags, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 34: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Biodegradable
Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags,
and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

4. EUROPE III-20
Market Analysis III-20
Table 35: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Biodegradable Polymers by Geographic Region - France,
Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Pounds for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 36: European Historic Review for Biodegradable
Polymers by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK,
Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds
for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 37: European 15-Year Perspective for Biodegradable
Polymers by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Consumption for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 38: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging
(Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Pounds for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 39: European Historic Review for Biodegradable
Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging (Loose-fill/Other),
Compost Bags, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 40: European 15-Year Perspective for Biodegradable
Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags,
and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

4a. FRANCE III-26
Market Analysis III-26
Table 41: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging
(Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Pounds for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

Table 42: French Historic Review for Biodegradable Polymers
by End-Use Segment - Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost
Bags, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 43: French 15-Year Perspective for Biodegradable
Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags,
and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

4b. GERMANY III-29
A.Market Analysis III-29
Market Outlook III-29
Strategic Corporate Developments III-29
Key Players III-29
B.Market Analytics III-31
Table 44: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging
(Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Pounds for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 45: German Historic Review for Biodegradable Polymers
by End-Use Segment - Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost
Bags, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 46: German 15-Year Perspective for Biodegradable
Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags,
and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

4c. ITALY III-34
A.Market Analysis III-34
Market Outlook III-34
Novamont - Key Player III-34
B.Market Analytics III-35
Table 47: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging
(Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Pounds for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 48: Italian Historic Review for Biodegradable Polymers
by End-Use Segment - Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost
Bags, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 49: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Biodegradable
Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags,
and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-38
A.Market Analysis III-38
Market Outlook III-38
Product Launch III-38
Innovia Films - A Major UK Player III-38
B.Market Analytics III-39
Table 50: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging
(Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Pounds for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 51: UK Historic Review for Biodegradable Polymers by
End-Use Segment - Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost
Bags, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 52: UK 15-Year Perspective for Biodegradable Polymers
by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags,
and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

4e. SPAIN III-42
Market Analysis III-42
Table 53: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging
(Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Pounds for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 54: Spanish Historic Review for Biodegradable Polymers
by End-Use Segment - Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost
Bags, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 55: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Biodegradable
Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags,
and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-44

4f. RUSSIA III-45
A.Market Analysis III-45
Market Outlook III-45
Strategic Corporate Development III-45
B.Market Analytics III-46
Table 56: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging
(Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and Other Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Thousand Pounds for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 57: Russian Historic Review for Biodegradable Polymers
by End-Use Segment - Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost
Bags, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 58: Russian 15-Year Perspective for Biodegradable
Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags,
and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-49
A.Market Analysis III-49
Market Outlook III-49
Strategic Corporate Development III-49
Key Players III-49
B.Market Analytics III-50
Table 59: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment -
Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and Other
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 60: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Biodegradable
Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging (Loose-fill/Other),
Compost Bags, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 61: Rest of Europe 15-Year Perspective for
Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Packaging
(Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and Other Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-52

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-53
Market Analysis III-53
Table 62: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Biodegradable Polymers by Geographic Region -
China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds
for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 63: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Biodegradable
Polymers by Geographic Region - China, India and Rest of
Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 64: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Biodegradable
Polymers by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Consumption for China, India and Rest of Asia-Pacific
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

Table 65: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment -
Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and Other
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-57

Table 66: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Biodegradable
Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging (Loose-fill/Other),
Compost Bags, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58

Table 67: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Biodegradable
Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags,
and Other Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

5a. CHINA III-60
A.Market Analysis III-60
Market Outlook III-60
Market Overview III-60
Product Launch III-60
Kingfa Sci. and Tech. Co. Ltd. - A Major Chinese Player III-60
B.Market Analytics III-61
Table 68: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Biodegradable Polymers Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 69: Chinese Historic Review for Biodegradable Polymers
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds
for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-61

5b. INDIA III-62
Market Analysis III-62
Table 70: Indian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Biodegradable Polymers Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 71: Indian Historic Review for Biodegradable Polymers
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds
for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-63

5c. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-64
A.Market Analysis III-64
Market Outlook III-64
Australian Packaging Industry Gears up to Environmental
Challenge III-64
Strategic Corporate Developments III-64
B.Market Analytics III-65
Table 72: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Biodegradable Polymers Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 73: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for
Biodegradable Polymers Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

6. REST OF WORLD III-67
Market Analysis III-67
Table 74: Rest of World Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment -
Packaging (Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and Other
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

Table 75: Rest of World Historic Review for Biodegradable
Polymers by End-Use Segment - Packaging (Loose-fill/Other),
Compost Bags, and Other Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 76: Rest of World 15-Year Perspective for
Biodegradable Polymers by End-Use Segment - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Packaging
(Loose-fill/Other), Compost Bags, and Other Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-69


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 87 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 97)

The United States (33)
Canada (2)
Japan (16)
Europe (34)
- France (1)
- Germany (9)
- The United Kingdom (6)
- Italy (1)
- Rest of Europe (17)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (11)
Latin America (1)

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