Global Lactic Acid Market

  • September 2014
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  • Global Industry Analysts
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  • 214 pages

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Lactic Acid in Metric Tons by the following End-Use Segments: Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives, and Other Applications. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. 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 38 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Archer Daniels Midland Company
Corbion Purac
Danimer Scientific LLC
Futerro S.A
Galactic S.A

Table Of Contents




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-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3
Cosmetic Products I-3
Biodegradable Plastics I-3
Food Additives I-4
Other Applications I-4
Industrial Applications I-4
Medical Applications I-4


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. MARKET OVERVIEW II-1
Primer II-1
Impact of Recession in Retrospect II-2
North America Dominates Volumes, Asia-Pacific to Set Pace for
Market Growth II-2
Food Additives: The Largest Consumer of Lactic Acid II-3
Table 1: Lactic Acid Demand in the Global Food Industry
(2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Consumption by
End-Use Segment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4

Table 2: World Acidulants Market by Type (2013): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Value Sales for Citric Acid, Ascorbic
Acid, Phosphoric Acid, Lactic Acid, Malic Acid, Tartaric
Acid, Adipic Acid, Fumaric Acid and Gluconic Acid (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4

Table 3: World Food Preservatives Market by Type (2013):
Percentage Share Breakdown of Consumption for Antimicrobials,
Enzymes, Lactic Acid, Protective Cultures, Vinegar, and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5
Biodegradable Plastics: A Rapidly Emerging End-Use Market II-5
Table 4: Global Bioploymers by End-use Application (2020):
Percentage Breakdown of Consumption for Agriculture, Electric
Appliances, Furniture, Houseware, Packaging, Transportation,
and Fibers, Fabrics and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-6

Table 5: Global Bioplastics Market (2015): Percentage Share
Breakdown of Production Capacity by Type (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-7
Competitive Landscape II-7
Table 6: Worldwide Lactic Acid Market by Leading
Manufacturers (2013): Percentage Breakdown of Production
Capacities for Archer Daniels Midland, Corbion Purac,
Galactic, NatureWorks and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-8

2. MARKET DYNAMICS II-9
EU Permit for Lactic Acid Decontaminant in Bovine Carcasses
Opens Doors for US Meat Exporters II-9
Need to Reduce Dependence on Fossil Fuel: A Major Influencing
Factor II-10
Table 7: Worldwide Production of Bio-based Chemicals by Type
(2013): Percentage Breakdown of Production Capacities for
Fatty Acids, Sorbitol, Glycerin, Detergent Alcohols, Lactic
Acid, Furfural, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-10
Green Image and Strong Chemical Properties Fuels Demand for
PLA Resins II-10
Table 8: Average Biomass Content in Select Renewable Polymers II-11

Table 9: Worldwide Polylactic Acid Market by End-Use
Applications (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of
Consumption for Biodegradable Packaging, Bio-medical,
Electronics, Textiles, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-12
PLA Market Remains Relatively Consolidated II-12
Bioplastics Producers Come Under Fire for Undermining Food
Production II-12
Manufacturers Strive to Overcome Shortcomings of PLA Resins II-13
Trend towards Green Packaging: Opportunities for Lactic Acid
Market II-13
Technological Developments Create Opportunities for Market Growth II-14
Efforts Underway to Develop End-Life Solution for PLA Products II-14
LOOPLA Process II-15
Increasing Demand for Greener Cosmetic Chemicals Favors Lactic
Acid Market II-15
Lactic Acid Derivates Gain Traction in Booming Green Solvents
Market II-16
Production Scenario for Lactic Acid and PLA II-16
Fermentation Remains Primary Production Process II-17
New Raw Materials Being Explored for Production of Lactic Acid II-17
Acid Market Witnesses Price Volatility II-18
Table 10: Average Lactic Acid Prices in Western Europe
2007-10 (US$/Kg) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19
Biodegradable PLA Prices on Par with Conventional Polymers II-20

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-21
Production from Biomass II-21
Lactic Acid Producing Microorganisms II-21
Major End Use Applications II-22
Cosmetic Products II-22
Biodegradable Plastics II-22
Building Block for Polylactide (PLA): A Key Biodegradable
Polymer II-23
Food Additives - Applications Galore II-24
Fermentation Agent II-24
Food Preservative and Decontaminant II-24
Table 11: Concentration of Organic Acid at pH for Complete
Growth Inhibition of Select Food-borne Bacteria II-24
Nutrition Fortifier II-25
Acidulant II-25
Flavor Enhancer II-25
Acidic Nature of Select Food-grade Organic Acids II-25
Other Applications II-26
Industrial Applications II-26
Pharmaceuticals II-26
Animal Health II-26
Home Care II-26

4. PRODUCT INTRODUCTIONS II-27
Calysta and Natureworks Develop Technique for Fermenting
Methane into Lactic Acid II-27
Elizabeth Arden Unveils Elizabeth Arden Rx Professional and
At-Home Skincare Products II-27
NatureWorks Unveils Ingeo M700 Lactide II-27
Abbott Vascular to Introduce Polylactic Acid Based Stents II-27
Corbion Purac Introduces New Personal Care ingredients II-27
Innovia Develop and Corbion Purac Develop Transparent, Heat-
Resistant PLA Films II-27
House Wellness Foods Launches Immuno-LP20 in North America II-27
Jungbunzlauer Forays into Lactic Acid Market II-27

5. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-28
DaniMer Scientific Becomes Fully-owned Subsidiary of Meredian
Holdings Group II-28
Cellulac Completes Production Run for Converting Whey into
Bioplastics II-28
Corbion Purac Collaborates with FKuR Kunststoff for Developing
New PLA Products II-28
Lallemand Animal Nutrition Acquires Microbial Developments II-28
Clerici-Sacco Acquires CSL II-28
CSM Rebrands Itself as Corbion II-28
Cargill Animal Nutrition to Collaborate with Purac for
Developing Bio-based Feed Ingredient Solutions II-28
ThyssenKrupp Opens Fermentation Plant for Producing Bio-based
Chemicals II-29
Futerro SA Secures US Patent for Lactic Acid Production Method II-29
Sulzer Receives Contract for Constructing PLA Plant in Asia II-29
PoliKompleks to Set Up Bioplastics Manufacturing Facility in
Russia II-29
3DOM Filament and NatureWorks to Develop Ingeo PLA Filament
for 3D Printing Market II-29
Ajinomoto Sells Calpis to Asahi Group II-29

6. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-30
Archer Daniels Midland Company (US) II-30
Corbion Purac (The Netherlands) II-30
Danimer Scientific LLC (US) II-31
Futerro S.A. (Belgium) II-31
Galactic S.A. (Belgium) II-32
Henan Jindan Lactic Acid Co., Ltd. (China) II-32
Jungbunzlauer AG (Switzerland) II-33
Musashino Chemical Laboratory, Ltd. (Japan) II-33
NatureWorks LLC (US) II-33
Ningxia Hypow Bio-Technology Co., Ltd. (China) II-34
Shanghai Tong-Jie-Liang Biomaterials Co., Ltd. (China) II-34
Synbra Technology BV (The Netherlands) II-34
Teijin Limited (Japan) II-35
Zhejiang Hisun Biomaterials Co., Ltd. (China) II-35

7. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-36
Table 12: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Lactic Acid by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures
in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-36

Table 13: World Historic Review for Lactic Acid by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37

Table 14: World 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Latin America Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-38

Table 15: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Lactic Acid in Cosmetic Products by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39

Table 16: World Historic Review for Lactic Acid in Cosmetic
Products by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures
in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40

Table 17: World 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid in
Cosmetic Products by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-41

Table 18: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Lactic Acid in Biodegradable Plastics by Geographic Region -
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42

Table 19: World Historic Review for Lactic Acid in
Biodegradable Plastics by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and
Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43

Table 20: World 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid in
Biodegradable Plastics by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 21: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Lactic Acid in Food Additives by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 22: World Historic Review for Lactic Acid in Food
Additives by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures
in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46

Table 23: World 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid in Food
Additives by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47

Table 24: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Lactic Acid in Other Applications by Geographic Region - US,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48

Table 25: World Historic Review for Lactic Acid in Other
Applications by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures
in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-49

Table 26: World 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid in Other
Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Consumption for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East and Latin America Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Outlook III-1
Bio-based Chemicals and Plastics: A New Driver for Economic
Development III-1
Trade Statistics III-2
Table 27: US Exports of Lactic Acid, Its Salts and Esters
(2011, 2012 and 2013): Percentage Breakdown of Export Value
by Destination Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2

Table 28: US Imports of Lactic Acid, Its Salts and Esters
(2011, 2012 and 2013): Percentage Breakdown of Import Value
by Origin Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3

Table 29: US Exports of Polylactic Acid (in Primary Forms)
(2011, 2012 and 2013): Percentage Breakdown of Export Value
by Destination Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-4

Table 30: US Imports of Polylactic Acid (in Primary Forms)
(2011, 2012 and 2013): Percentage Breakdown of Import Value
by Origin Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-5
Product Introductions III-6
Strategic Corporate Developments III-6
Select Players III-7
B.Market Analytics III-8
Table 31: US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Lactic Acid by End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products,
Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives and Other
Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-8

Table 32: US Historic Review for Lactic Acid by End-Use
Segment - Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food
Additives and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-9

Table 33: US 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives
and Other Applications Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-10

2. CANADA III-11
A.Market Analysis III-11
Outlook III-11
Trade Statistics III-11
Table 34: Canadian Exports of Lactic Acid, Its Salts and
Esters (2011, 2012 and 2013): Percentage Breakdown of Export
Value by Destination Country (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-11

Table 35: Canadian Imports of Lactic Acid, Its Salts and
Esters (2011, 2012 and 2013): Percentage Breakdown of Import
Value by Origin Country (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-12

Table 36: Canadian Imports of Polylactic Acid (in Primary
Forms) (2011, 2012 and 2013): Percentage Breakdown of Import
Value by Origin Country (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-13

Table 37: Canadian Exports of Polylactic Acid (in Primary
Forms) (2011, 2012 and 2013): Percentage Breakdown of Export
Value by Destination Country (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-13
B.Market Analytics III-14
Table 38: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Lactic Acid by End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products,
Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives and Other
Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 39: Canadian Historic Review for Lactic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics,
Food Additives and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 40: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid by
End-Use Segment -Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food
Additives and Other Applications Markets for Years 2006,
2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-16

3. JAPAN III-17
A.Market Analysis III-17
Outlook III-17
Japan to Emerge as the World’s Leading Bioplastic Market III-17
Strategic Corporate Development III-17
Select Players III-18
B.Market Analytics III-19
Table 41: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Lactic Acid by End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products,
Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives and Other
Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

Table 42: Japanese Historic Review for Lactic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics,
Food Additives and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-20

Table 43: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food
Additives and Other Applications Markets for Years 2006,
2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

4. EUROPE III-22
A.Market Analysis III-22
Outlook III-22
EU Permits Use of Lactic Acid Decontaminants in Bovine
Carcasses III-22
Trade Statistics III-24
Table 44: EU-28 Imports of Polylactic Acid (2011, 2012 and
2013): Percentage Breakdown of Import Volume by Origin
Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 45: EU-28 Imports of Polylactic Acid (2011, 2012 and
2013): Percentage Breakdown of Import Value by Origin
Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 46: EU-28 Exports of Polylactic Acid (2011, 2012 and
2013): Percentage Breakdown of Export Value by Destination
Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26
B.Market Analytics III-27
Table 47: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Lactic Acid by Geographic Region - France, Germany,
Italy, UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-27

Table 48: European Historic Review for Lactic Acid by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28

Table 49: European 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid 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-29

Table 50: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Lactic Acid by End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products,
Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives and Other
Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-30

Table 51: European Historic Review for Lactic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics,
Food Additives and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-31

Table 52: European 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food
Additives and Other Applications Markets for Years 2006,
2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

4a. FRANCE III-33
Market Analysis III-33
Table 53: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Lactic Acid by End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products,
Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives and Other
Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 54: French Historic Review for Lactic Acid by End-Use
Segment - Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food
Additives and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 55: French 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food
Additives and Other Applications Markets for Years 2006,
2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

4b. GERMANY III-36
A.Market Analysis III-36
Outlook III-36
Strategic Corporate Developments III-36
B.Market Analytics III-37
Table 56: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Lactic Acid by End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products,
Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives and Other
Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

Table 57: German Historic Review for Lactic Acid by End-Use
Segment - Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food
Additives and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38

Table 58: German 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food
Additives and Other Applications Markets for Years 2006,
2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

4c. ITALY III-40
A.Market Analysis III-40
Outlook III-40
Strategic Corporate Development III-40
B.Market Analytics III-41
Table 59: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Lactic Acid by End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products,
Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives and Other
Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 60: Italian Historic Review for Lactic Acid by End-Use
Segment - Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food
Additives and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 61: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food
Additives and Other Applications Markets for Years 2006,
2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-44
A.Market Analysis III-44
Outlook III-44
Opportunities Rife for Lactic Acid Producers in Personal
Care Market III-44
Biopolymers Gain Traction in the UK III-44
Biowastes Find Favor among Chemical Manufacturers III-45
Strategic Corporate Developments III-45
B.Market Analytics III-46
Table 62: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Lactic Acid by End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products,
Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives and Other
Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 63: UK Historic Review for Lactic Acid by End-Use
Segment - Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food
Additives and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 64: UK 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid by End-Use
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for
Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives
and Other Applications Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

4e. SPAIN III-49
Market Analysis III-49
Table 65: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Lactic Acid by End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products,
Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives and Other
Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 66: Spanish Historic Review for Lactic Acid by End-Use
Segment - Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food
Additives and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

Table 67: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food
Additives and Other Applications Markets for Years 2006,
2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

4f. RUSSIA III-52
A.Market Analysis III-52
Outlook III-52
Strategic Corporate Development III-52
B.Market Analytics III-53
Table 68: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Lactic Acid by End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products,
Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives and Other
Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 69: Russian Historic Review for Lactic Acid by End-Use
Segment - Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food
Additives and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 70: Russian 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food
Additives and Other Applications Markets for Years 2006,
2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-56
A.Market Analysis III-56
Outlook III-56
Strategic Corporate Developments III-56
Select Key Players III-56
B.Market Analytics III-60
Table 71: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Lactic Acid by End-Use Segment - Cosmetic
Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives and Other
Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 72: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Lactic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics,
Food Additives and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 73: Rest of Europe 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid
by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics,
Food Additives and Other Applications Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

5. ASIA-PACIFIC III-63
A.Market Analysis III-63
Outlook III-63
Asia to Overtake North America as World’s Top PLA Producer III-63
Asia-Pacific Spearheads Growth in the Global Renewable
Chemicals Market III-63
B.Market Analytics III-64
Table 74: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Lactic Acid by Geographic Region - China,
India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

Table 75: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Lactic Acid by
Geographic Region - China, India, and Rest of Asia-Pacific
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 76: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid
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-66

Table 77: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Lactic Acid by End-Use Segment - Cosmetic
Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives and Other
Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-67

Table 78: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Lactic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics,
Food Additives and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 79: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid
by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics,
Food Additives and Other Applications Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-69

5a. CHINA III-70
A.Market Analysis III-70
Outlook III-70
Demand for Green Products Drives Market Growth III-70
China - A High Potential Production Center for Bioplastics III-70
Chinese Manufacturers Saddled with Surplus Production Capacity III-71
Table 80: Chinese Lactic Acid Production and Output for
the Period 2007 to 2012 (In Tons) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-72
Trade Statistics III-72
Table 81: Chinese Imports and Exports of Lactic Acid, its
Salts and Esters (2012-2014) (In $ Million) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-72

Table 82: Chinese Imports and Exports of Polylactic Acid in
Primary Forms (2012-2014) (In $ Million) (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-73
Select Key Players III-73
B.Market Analytics III-75
Table 83: Chinese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Lactic Acid by End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products,
Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives and Other
Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75

Table 84: Chinese Historic Review for Lactic Acid by End-Use
Segment - Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food
Additives and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-76

Table 85: Chinese 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food
Additives and Other Applications Markets for Years 2006,
2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-77

5b. INDIA III-78
Market Analysis III-78
Table 86: Indian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Lactic Acid by End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products,
Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives and Other
Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78

Table 87: Indian Historic Review for Lactic Acid by End-Use
Segment - Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food
Additives and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-79

Table 88: Indian 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food
Additives and Other Applications Markets for Years 2006,
2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-80

5c. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC III-81
A.Market Analysis III-81
Outlook III-81
Thailand - the Global Export Hub for Lactic Acid III-81
Strategic Corporate Development III-81
B.Market Analytics III-82
Table 89: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Lactic Acid by End-Use Segment - Cosmetic
Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives and Other
Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-82

Table 90: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Lactic
Acid by End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable
Plastics, Food Additives and Other Applications Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-83

Table 91: Rest of Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for
Lactic Acid by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Consumption for Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable
Plastics, Food Additives and Other Applications Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-84

6. THE MIDDLE EAST III-85
Market Analysis III-85
Table 92: Middle East Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Lactic Acid by End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products,
Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives and Other
Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-85

Table 93: Middle East Historic Review for Lactic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics,
Food Additives and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-86

Table 94: Middle East 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food
Additives and Other Applications Markets for Years 2006,
2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-87

7. LATIN AMERICA III-88
Market Analysis III-88
Table 95: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Lactic Acid by Geographic Region - Brazil, and
Rest of Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-88

Table 96: Latin American Historic Review for Lactic Acid by
Geographic Region - Brazil, and Rest of Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-89

Table 97: Latin American 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Brazil, and Rest of Latin America Markets
for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-90

Table 98: Latin American Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Lactic Acid by End-Use Segment - Cosmetic
Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives and Other
Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-91

Table 99: Latin American Historic Review for Lactic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics,
Food Additives and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-92

Table 100: Latin American 15-Year Perspective for Lactic
Acid by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Consumption for Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics,
Food Additives and Other Applications Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-93

7a. BRAZIL III-94
Market Analysis III-94
Table 101: Brazilian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Lactic Acid by End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products,
Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives and Other
Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-94

Table 102: Brazilian Historic Review for Lactic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics,
Food Additives and Other Applications Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for
Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-95

Table 103: Brazilian 15-Year Perspective for Lactic Acid by
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption
for Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food
Additives and Other Applications Markets for Years 2006,
2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-96

7b. REST OF LATIN AMERICA III-97
Market Analysis III-97
Table 104: Rest of Latin America Recent Past, Current and
Future Analysis for Lactic Acid by End-Use Segment -
Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable Plastics, Food Additives
and Other Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Consumption Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-97

Table 105: Rest of Latin America Historic Review for Lactic
Acid by End-Use Segment - Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable
Plastics, Food Additives and Other Applications Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-98

Table 106: Rest of Latin America 15-Year Perspective for
Lactic Acid by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Consumption for Cosmetic Products, Biodegradable
Plastics, Food Additives and Other Applications Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-99


IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Total Companies Profiled: 38 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 40)

The United States (9)
Japan (5)
Europe (17)
- Germany (4)
- The United Kingdom (3)
- Italy (1)
- Rest of Europe (9)
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (9)

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