Biopolymers Market Size To Hold USD 35.25 Bn By 2030

Published Date : 31 Jan 2023

The global biopolymers market size was reached at USD 15.22 billion in 2022 and is expected to hold around USD 35.25 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 11.07% during the forecast period from 2022 to 2030.

Moldable plastic produced using substance compounds got from or incorporated by microorganisms like microbes or hereditarily adjusted plants. Bioplastics are thermoplastics produced using bio-based materials like sugar, kelp, and starch. Biopolymers are a general classification of materials that incorporates bioplastics as well as normal polymers like silk, chitosan, and fleece. Starch, cellulose, and alginate are instances of polysaccharides, which are direct or expanded polymeric carbs. 

Regular rubbers (polymers of isoprene), suberin and lignin (complex polyphenolic polymers), cutin and cutan (complex polymers of long-chain unsaturated fats), and melanin are instances of biopolymers. Human and creature squander, plant items, and agrarian waste are utilized to make bio-plastics, which are then reused and transformed into new items utilizing state-of-the-art innovation.

Report Highlights

the bundling is projected to represent the biggest portion of the bioplastics and biopolymers market, by end-use industry, during the conjecture time frame. Bundling is the biggest end-use industry for the use of bioplastics and biopolymers. They represented the portion of 61.6%, 2020, for the worldwide bioplastics and biopolymers market. Expanding natural guidelines and changes in the way of life of customers have expanded the interest for bioplastics and biopolymers in the bundling business.

The focal point of state-run administrations on green acquisition arrangements and guidelines to expand the interest for bioplastics and biopolymers. The developing need to diminish the reliance on ordinary petroleum derivatives is moving the interest for bio-based items. This is likewise upheld by the new strategies and guidelines carried out and embraced by the public authority bodies universally.

Biopolymers Market Report Scope

Report Coverage Details
Market Size in 2022 USD 15.22 Billion
Market Size by 2030 USD 35.25 Billion
Growth Rate from 2022 to 2030 CAGR of 11.07%
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2022 To 2030
Segments Covered By Type, By Application and By End User
Regions Covered  North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America and Middle East & Africa

Regional Snapshot

APAC is supposed to represent the quickest developing business sector during the estimated time frame. In light of area, the bioplastics and biopolymers market has been divided into APAC, Europe, North America, RoW. APAC is the quickest developing bioplastics and biopolymer market inferable from the rising shopper inclinations towards eco-accommodating plastic items with the quickly developing populace of the area. 

Expanding buyer buying power has moved the development of different end-use businesses around here. These elements are supposed to prompt expanding interest for bioplastics and biopolymers in the locale during the estimated time frame.

Market Dynamics


The shift in shopper inclination toward eco-accommodating plastic items

Shopper mindfulness with respect to supportable plastic arrangements and inescapable endeavors to wipe out the utilization of non-biodegradable traditional plastics are adding to the market development of bioplastics. Customary plastics, which are by and large oil-based, require a very long time to separate or corrupt and lay in the landfills for an extensive stretch. 

Biodegradable plastics separate quicker when they are disposed of and are assimilated once again into the normal framework. Likewise, the pace of the disintegration of biodegradable plastics by the exercises of microorganisms is a lot quicker than that of conventional plastics.

Biodegradable plastics separate 60% and more in the span of 180 days or less as contrasted and customary plastics, which require something like 1,000 years to separate. Expanding landfills and waste heaps have arisen as serious natural risks and brought about various unfriendly impacts on the vegetation of the biological system.

The developing purchaser mindfulness in regard to these unfavorable impacts (emerging from the utilization of conventional plastics) is empowering the utilization of biodegradable plastics. Besides, the utilization of regular polymers might represent a danger to human well-being and security because of their harmful substance. For instance, PVC might cause hereditary problems, ulcers, deafness, and vision disappointment. 

The table beneath records the dangers related with the utilization of customary polymers/plastics. Such high dangers increment the interest for items that are alright for human wellbeing. Consequently, expanding buyer mindfulness, alongside administrative regulation, is driving the utilization of bio-based items like biodegradable plastics and bio-based plastics.


Higher costs of bioplastics than regular plastics

The greater expense of bioplastics than that of conventional polymers controls the development of the market in numerous application portions. As a rule, the expense of the creation of bio-based polymers is 20% to 100 percent higher than that of customary polymers. This is principal because of the great polymerization cost of bio-based polymers as the vast majority of the cycles are still in the formative stage and subsequently have not accomplished economies of scale. 

For instance, PHAs, which have different applications in covers, manufactured papers, clinical gadgets, electronic parts, food bundling, and agribusiness, have high creation costs, low yields, and restricted accessibility. PLAs, which have a much lower cost of creation contrasted with PHAs, are even more costly than oil-based PE and PP. 

As a general rule, bio-based materials are currently at the improvement stage and have not been popularized to a similar level as their petrochemical partners, which have been growing quickly for over 50 years. 

Presently, the expense of biodegradable plastics shifts from USD 2/kg to USD 6/kg as contrasted and that of conventional plastics, which is around, USD 1/kg to USD 2/kg. Higher R&D and creation costs because of limited scope creation and the huge cost contrast in contrast with customary oil-based plastics are the key variables, which add to the low entrance of bioplastics in different enterprises.


High possible in arising nations of APAC

The bioplastics and biopolymers market players are constantly executing natural and inorganic procedures for their development. As of late, the players have made numerous essential advancements in the arising nations of APAC. For example, in 2019, Total Corbion set up a PLA Plant in Rayong, Thailand, with a creation limit of 75,000 tons each year. 

Around the same time, Mitsubishi Chemical Holding Corporation (Japan) and Lenovo Group Limited (China) went into a joint dare to create a bioplastic-based body (3D shape back board) for cell phones. Furthermore, Indonesia is investigating bioplastic options, like kelp. Evoware, a nearby player, gives licensed ocean growth-based bundling. The organization is creating compartments produced using ocean growth. 

The guidelines connected with the climate are supposed to build, which would ultimately move the interest for bioplastics in these nations later on. Besides, Southeast Asia is rich in bio-based feedstock expected to create bioplastic as it has nearby admittance to maintainable natural substances. Subsequently, guidelines, combined with the simple accessibility of feedstock, will, thusly, assist with supporting the interest for bioplastics during the gauge time frame. 


Limited guidelines connected with bioplastics in non-industrial nations

The decision of an item over its option is impacted by the current guidelines on the lookout. The inclination for bioplastics over regular plastics can be expanded by the severe guidelines connected with squander the board and guidelines in the plastics business. Bioplastics can contend with customary plastics provided that they meet the necessities connected with the expense, functionalities, supply, and recyclability. Nonetheless, the guidelines in emerging nations are restricted. 

Recent Developments

  • In April 2021, NatureWorks declared another essential organization with IMA Coffee, which is a market chief in espresso taking care of handling and bundling. This association targets expanding the market go after high-performing compostable K-cup in North America.
  • In August 2019, Braskem and Ledesma (Argentina), producer of regular agro-industrial items, have teamed up to convey Ledesma + Bio, which is a line of 100 percent reasonable journals made completely of sugarcane. Such drives are supposed to take special care of the necessities of the bioplastics and biopolymers market.  

Major Key Players

  • NatureWorks (US)
  • Braskem (Brazil)
  • BASF (Germany)
  • Total Corbion (Netherlands)
  • Novamont (Italy)
  • Biome Bioplastics (UK)
  • Mitsubishi Chemical Holding Corporation (Japan)
  • Biotec (Germany)
  • Toray Industries (Japan)
  • Plantic Technologies (Australia)

Market Segmentation

By Type

  • Biodegradable
    • PLA
    • Starch Blends
    • PHA
    • PBS
    • Others
    • PCL
    • PBAT
  • Non-Biodegradable/Biobased
    • BIO-PET
    • BIO-PTT
    • Others
    • BIO-PP
    • BIO-PEF

By Application

  • Films
  • Bottles
  • Fibers
  • Seed Coating
  • Vehicle Components
  • Medical Implants
  • Others 

By End User

  • Packaging
    • Rigid Packaging
    • Flexible Packaging
  • Consumer Goods
    • Electrical Appliances
    • Domestic Appliances
    • Others
  • Automotive & Transportation
    • Interior
    • Exterior
    • Under Hood
  • Textiles
    • Medical & Healthcare Textile
    • Personal care, clothes and other textiles
  • Agriculture & Horticulture
    • Tapes & Mulch Films
    • Others
  • Others

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