Biodegradable Polymers: Market Research Report

Date: January 9, 2014
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Biodegradable Polymers: Market Research Report
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
I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations
Disclaimers
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics
Product Definitions and Scope of Study
Biodegradable Polymers
Packaging
Compost Bags
Others
Agriculture and Horticulture
Medical
Co-Polyester-Based Biopolymers
Polylactic Acid (PLA)
Starch Based Biopolymers
Others
Lignin-Based Biopolymer
Soybean-Based Biopolymers
Water-Soluble Biodegradable Polymers
Polycaprolactone

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW

Biodegradable Polymers – An Alternate for Conventional Polymers
Global Market Outlook
Europe Remains the World’s Largest Market for Biodegradable Polymers
North America in the Spotlight
Developing Markets to Drive Future Growth
Compost Bags: The Largest End-Use Application
Production Capacity by Material Type

Table 1. Global Biodegradable Plastics Market (2014E): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Capacity by Material Type (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Biodegradable Polymers Market Outlives Recession
Global Economy: A Key Growth Indicator

Table 2. Economic Growth (%) Worldwide by Region: 2011-2014E (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Optimistic Eurozone Economic Outlook Bodes Well for the Market

Table 3. Business Climate Indicator in the Eurozone Area for the Year 2013 & 2014: Breakdown by Month (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Fading Fiscal Cliff Concerns in the US to Spruce Up the Market

Table 4. US Revisions of Debt Ceiling Limit (In US$ Billion) for the Years 2002-2014 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Positive Outlook for the Healthcare Industry Signals Prospects

Table 5. Healthcare Spending as a Percentage of GDP in Select Countries (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

2. COMPETITIVE ANALYSIS

A Glance at the Leading Manufacturers of Biodegradable Polymers
Major Manufacturers of Biodegradable Plastics and Brands

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)

3. MARKET TRENDS AND ISSUES

Ban on Non-Biodegradable Plastics Bags – A Major Growth Driver
Global Plastic Bag Regulations in Select Nations
Expanding Application Drives Market
A Quick Review of Existing and Emerging Applications by Polymer Type
Water-Soluble Polymers – Demand on the Rise in Developing Countries
Automotive Market to Propel Demand for Biodegradable Polymers
Resurgence in Global Automotive Industry – A Business Case

Table 7. World Passenger Car Production by Geographic Region/Country (2010-2018) (in ‘000 units) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
Table 8. World Commercial Vehicles Production by Geographic Region/Country (2010-2018) (in ‘000 units) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

Green Food Packaging – Order of the Day!

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)

Green Trend – Making Waves
Nanotechnology to Improve Degradability of Packaging Material
Biodegradable Polymers in Nano Drugs – Market Implications
List of US FDA Approved Biodegradable Polymers for Use in Preparation of Nano-Drugs as of September 2012
Emergence of Biodegradable Polymeric Drug Delivery Systems Lend Traction

3D PRINT-TEMPORARY IMPLANTS – A NICHE MARKET BECKONS

Need for Advanced Vascular Stents Entails Novel Biodegradable Polymers
Biodegradable Polymers to Replace Conventional Fracking Fluids?
Biodegradable Coatings – On the Horizon
Recycling Offers Little Respite to Non-degradable Plastic Wastes
High Costs of Biodegradable Polymers Compared to Traditional Polymers
Environmental Concerns of Traditional Plastics Boost Biopolymers Market
Rise of Non Biodegradable Bioplastics Curtails Growth

Table 10. Global Production of Bio-plastics by Durability (2012, 2014E, 2016F & 2018F): Percentage Share Breakdown of Production Capacity for Biodegradable and Non-Biodegradable Categories (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)

4. PRODUCT OVERVIEW

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

5. BIODEGRADATION - A STUDY

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

6. END-USE APPLICATIONS

Packaging
Compost Bags
Agriculture and Horticulture
Medical
Biodegradable Polymer Applications at a Glance

7. MEDICAL APPLICATIONS - AN IN-DEPTH ANALYSIS

A Study of Medical Applications
Background
Why Degradation is Important?
Applications of Biopolymers
Packaging
Sterilization
Processing
Temporary Scaffold and Barrier
Tissue Engineering
Key Applications of Biodegradable Polymers in Medical Devices
Sutures
Dental Devices
Orthopedic Fixation Devices
Other Applications
Major Biodegradable Polymers and Medical Device Applications
Key to Material Composition

8. REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
Impact of ASTM Standards on Industry

9. KEY ASSOCIATIONS

Japan BioPlastics Association (Japan)
DIN CERTCO (Germany)
The US Composting Council (US)
European Bioplastics (Germany)
Biodegradable Product Institute (US)

10. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS

NatureWorks Unveils Advanced Polymer Grade Lactide
Metabolix Introduces Novel Biobased Additive
BWA Water Additives Introduces Flocon
Teijin Creates New Biodegradable Adhesion Gel
BioSphere Unveils Novel Biodegradable Liquid Additive
Dow Introduces Ecosense™ Range of Surfactants

11. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY

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

12. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS

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

13. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE

Table 11. World Recent Past, Current & 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)
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)
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)

By End Use Segment

Table 14. World Recent Past, Current & 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)
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)
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)
Table 17. World Recent Past, Current & 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)
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)
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)
Table 20. World Recent Past, Current & 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)
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)
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)

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES

A. Market Analysis
Market Outlook
Growth Drivers
Ban on Non-biodegradable Plastic Bags to Stimulate Market
The Looming Threat of Bioplastics
Competitive Scenario
Product Launches
Strategic Corporate Developments
Key Players
B. Market Analytics

Table 23. US Recent Past, Current & 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)
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)
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)
Table 26. US Recent Past, Current & 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)
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)
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)

2. CANADA

Market Analysis

Table 29. Canadian Recent Past, Current & 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)
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)
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)

3. JAPAN

A. Market Analysis
Market Outlook
Market Scenario
Strategic Corporate Development
Key Players
B. Market Analytics

Table 32. Japanese Recent Past, Current & 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)
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)
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)

4. EUROPE

Market Analysis

Table 35. European Recent Past, Current & 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)
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)
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)
Table 38. European Recent Past, Current & 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)
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)
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)

4A. FRANCE

Market Analysis

Table 41. French Recent Past, Current & 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)
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)
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)

4B. GERMANY

A. Market Analysis
Market Outlook
Strategic Corporate Developments
Key Players
B. Market Analytics

Table 44. German Recent Past, Current & 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)
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)
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)

4C. ITALY

A. Market Analysis
Market Outlook
Novamont – Key Player
B. Market Analytics

Table 47. Italian Recent Past, Current & 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)
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)
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)

4D. THE UNITED KINGDOM

A. Market Analysis
Market Outlook
Product Launch
Innovia Films – A Major UK Player
B. Market Analytics

Table 50. UK Recent Past, Current & 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)
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)
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)

4E. SPAIN

Market Analysis

Table 53. Spanish Recent Past, Current & 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)
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)
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)

4F. RUSSIA

A. Market Analysis
Market Outlook
Strategic Corporate Development
B. Market Analytics

Table 56. Russian Recent Past, Current & 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)
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)
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)

4G. REST OF EUROPE

A. Market Analysis
Market Outlook
Strategic Corporate Development
Key Players
B. Market Analytics

Table 59. Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & 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)
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)
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)

5. ASIA-PACIFIC

Market Analysis

Table 62. Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & 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)
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)
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)
Table 65. Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & 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)
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)
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)

5A. CHINA

A. Market Analysis
Market Outlook
Market Overview
Product Launch
Kingfa Sci. & Tech. Co. Ltd. – A Major Chinese Player
B. Market Analytics

Table 68. Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Biodegradable Polymers Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
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)

5B. INDIA

Market Analysis

Table 70. Indian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Biodegradable Polymers Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
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)

5C. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC

A. Market Analysis
Market Outlook
Australian Packaging Industry Gears up to Environmental Challenge
Strategic Corporate Developments
B. Market Analytics

Table 72. Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Biodegradable Polymers Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)
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)

6. REST OF WORLD

Market Analysis

Table 74. Rest of World Recent Past, Current & 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)
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)
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)

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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