Global Polylactic Acid Market by Country (United States, Canada, India, China, Japan, United Kingdom), Company Profiles, Share, Trends, Analysis, Size, Opportunities, Segmentation and Forecast 2015 - 2021
Published Date: 22 Aug 2015
No of Pages: 106
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Polylactic acid (PLA) is a biodegradable material with rigidity and clarity similar to polystyrene (PS) or polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and is used in applications such as packaging, catering, agriculture, automobiles etc. PLA is one of the best products in emerging bioplastic market because of its availability specifically in regions where there is more demand such as the US, Europe, China, Japan and Thailand. Natural polymers, biopolymers, and synthetic polymers based on renewable resources are the basis for the twenty-first century portfolio of sustainable, eco-efficient plastics. These materials will replace petroleum-based polymers such as HDPE, PET, PPetc., which are used in similar applications.
PLA is relatively new and emerging market. Developed countries such as the US and Europe are the largest market for PLA; however, developing Asian nations such as China and Thailand are also becoming lucrative destinations for the PLA market. Raw material availability, infrastructure development, favorable government policies and awareness of environmental benefits of PLA are the major drivers for the PLA market in different geographies.
PLA has wide range of applications such as packaging, agriculture, catering, automobile, electronics, 3d printing, medical implants and construction materials. The market is growing at a CAGR of over 20% with construction material application growing at the fastest pace.
1. Historical data 2. Revenue forecasts, growth rates and CAGR upto 2021 3. Industry Analysis 4. Competitive Analysis 5. Key geographic growth data 6. Deep profiles top competitive companies
PLA market is an emerging market which growing at CAGR of 20% from the year 2014 to 2021. Government policies and environmental concerns are key driver for the market. PLA products are marketed as eco-friendly products in various geographies. Availability of raw material in various geographies is a key factor for the production of PLA. Report focus on the raw material production and alternative uses of raw materials in different geographies. APAC is the preferred destination for the PLA manufacturing therefore companies are shifting their production facilities to APAC region.
Table Of Content
1. Chap 1. Polylactic Acid Market Overview 1.1. What Is Polylactic Acid (PLA)? 1.2. Value Chain Analysis Of The PLA Market 1.2.1. Raw Material Producers 1.2.2. Raw Material Suppliers 1.2.3. Manufacturers 1.2.4. Distributors 1.2.5. Plastic Converters (Consumers) 1.3. Key Buying Criteria
Chap 2. Key Motivators Of PLA Market 2.1. Favorable Government Policies Are Driving The Market 2.2. Renewable Raw Materials And Availability Of Raw Materials 2.3. Rising Petroleum Prices Driving PLA Raw Materials 2.4. New Technology Enabled PLA Competes With Traditional Polymers 2.5. End Of Life Applications 2.5.1. Composting 2.5.2. Feedstock Recycling 2.5.3. Recycling 2.5.4. Near-Infrared (Nir) 2.5.5. Black Light Illumination 2.5.6. Incineration 2.5.7. Landfill
Chap 3. Key Factors Restricting The Growth Of PLA Market 3.1. Using Edible Raw Material Remains A Social Issue 3.2. PLA Is Only Compostable In Industrial Composting Facilities 3.2.1. Feedstock Being Used For Other Applications 3.3. Competitive Market 3.3.1. Big Companies Are Quitting PLA Market
Chap 4. Key Challenges For PLA Market 4.1. Low Awareness In Developing Countries 4.2. Difficult To Identify PLA Products In Waste Streams 4.3. Cost Reduction Of PLA Is A Big Challenge 4.4. Thermal And Mechanical Properties Of PLA Are A Challenge 4.5. Opportunity Of New Business Line For Existing Companies
Chap 5. Applications Of PLA 5.1. PLA Has Wide Range Of Applications 5.1.1. Packaging 5.1.2. Catering 5.1.3. Agriculture 5.1.4. Technical Materials 5.1.5. Consumer Goods 5.1.6. Construction Material 5.1.7. Others
Chap 6. Raw Material Analysis 6.1. Segmentation Based On Raw Materials
Chap 9. Geography Analysis 9.1. Geography Analysis 9.2. North America 9.2.1. United States Of America 9.2.2. Raw Materials 9.2.3. Infrastructure Capabilities 9.2.4. Restraints 184.108.40.206. Cost Structure And Competitive Environment 220.127.116.11. Well established Resin Industry Is Driving PLA 18.104.22.168. Challenge 9.3. Canada 9.3.1. Government Policies For Bioplastics 9.3.2. Agriculture 9.3.3. Restraints 22.214.171.124. Established Market For Conventional Plastics 126.96.36.199. Infrastructure Requirement 188.8.131.52. Opportunities 9.4. Europe 184.108.40.206. Government Policies 220.127.116.11. Price Of Raw Material Is A Key Restraint For European Bioplastics 9.4.2. Challenges 18.104.22.168. Alternative Raw Material Will Reduce The Cost Of Production 9.5. APAC 9.5.1. China 22.214.171.124. Key Motivators 126.96.36.199. Restraint Of PLA Market 9.5.2. India 9.5.3. Japan 188.8.131.52. Electronics 184.108.40.206. Key Restraints Of PLA Market 9.5.4. Korea 220.127.116.11. Drivers 18.104.22.168. Infrastructure Development 9.6. RoW 9.6.1. Brazil
Chap 10. Market Strategies 10.1. PLA Is Marketed As Eco-Friendly Product 10.2. Innovative New Products And Process Making PLA Even Better And Stronger 10.3. Asia Pacific: New Destination For Bioplastic Industry 10.4. Brazilian Sugarcane Is Attracting Bioplastic Companies 10.4.1. Large Consumer Group In Europe Driving Bioplastic Market 10.5. Companies Are Developing New Products By Collaborating On R&D 10.6. Joint Ventures And Collaborations Leading The Market 10.7. Product Launches 10.8. Strategic Recommendation 10.8.1. New Market Expansion 10.8.2. 3d Printing Market Is Emerging Market With Great Potential
Table 1 Btu Value Of Different Fuel Table 2 PLA Market By Product Table 3 PLA Packaging Market, By Geography Table 4 Plastics Comparison Chart Table 5 PLA Catering Market, By Geography Table 6 PLA Agriculture Market, By Geography Table 7 PLA Technical Material Market, By Geography Table 8 PLA Consumer Goods Market, By Geography Table 9 PLA Construction Material Market, By Geography Table 10 Production Of Raw Materials Table 11 Comparative Price Of Raw Material For 1kg PLA Production Table 12 By Products And Food Waste Used For PLA Production Table 13 Production Capacity Of Key Players Table 14 Key Motivators And Restraint Of Different Geography
List of Figures
Figure 1 Value Chain Analysis Figure 2 Sugarcane And Corn Production (In Million Tons) Figure 3 Sugarcane Production — 2012 Figure 4 Corn Production — 2012 Figure 5 Cumulative Change In Price Of Corn, Sugar And Crude Oil Figure 6 Key Motivator Of PLA Market Figure 7 % Of Total Land Area As Agriculture Land Figure 8 World Population Figure 9 World Land Area For Different Application Figure 10 Comparative Land Uses (Bn Ha) Figure 11 Biofuel Production Figure 12 Different BioPlastic Made From Renewable Feedstock (2012) Figure 13 Growth Of PLA Applications Figure 14 PLA Application — 2013 Figure 15 PLA Application — 2021 Figure 16 Global Packaging By Type — 2012 Figure 17 Plastic Production By Region Figure 18 Global Packaging By Region Figure 19 PLA Packaging Figure 20 Bioplastic Production Capacity By Material Type Figure 21 Market Share — 2013 Figure 22 PLA Market By Geography — 2013 Figure 23 PLA Market By Geography Figure 24 Corn Production In USA In Million Tons Figure 25 Corn And Wheat Production In Million Tons Figure 26 Wheat Production In Million Tons Figure 27 Global Packaging By Region Figure 28 Food Per Capita Net Production Index By Region (Base 2004-2006) Figure 29 Price Of Corn In China And USA ($USD) (Average Price) Figure 30 Production In Million Ton