The global Bio-polylactic Acid (PLA) Films market was valued at US$ 483.4 million in 2020 and it is expected to reach US$ 866.4 million by the end of 2027, growing at a CAGR of 8.2% during 2021-2027.
The use of bio-based materials as food packaging materials is on a continuous rise, owing to their advantages over fossil-based plastics, such as use of renewable resources in their production and, in many cases, the biodegradability and/or compostability of the finished product, which offers an alternative to disposal in landfills. The most common bio-based plastic synthesized from bio-based monomer is polylactic acid.
PLA is an aliphatic polyester produced by the polymerization of lactic acid (2-hydroxypropionic acid). Lactic acid can be produced synthetically from hydrogen cyanide and acetaldehyde, or naturally by anaerobic fermentation by bacteria or certain fungi of carbon substrates, either pure (e.g., glucose and sucrose) or impure (e.g., starch). Bio-PLA films can hold creases or twists, a property normally lacking in plastic films. The physical properties of PLA make it an ideal candidate for replacement of fossil-based plastics in several application areas of low-density polyethylene (LDPE), high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polypropylene (PP), and polyethylene terephthalate (PET).
Positive growth indicators in the food & beverage industry and increase in demand for food packaging for prolonged preservation drive the bio-PLA films market. Moreover, rapid adoption of these films as a synthetic plastic in agricultural applications, such as cultivation of soft fruits and vegetables, has reduced harsh environmental impacts, leading to market growth. However, high product cost in comparison with synthetic and semi-synthetic films restrains the growth. In addition, relatively low vapor barrier and mechanical properties of the product may hamper industry growth in the future.
Global Bio-polylactic Acid (PLA) Films Market: Drivers and Restrains
The research report has incorporated the analysis of different factors that augment the market’s growth. It constitutes trends, restraints, and drivers that transform the market in either a positive or negative manner. This section also provides the scope of different segments and applications that can potentially influence the market in the future. The detailed information is based on current trends and historic milestones. This section also provides an analysis of the volume of production about the global market and about each type from 2016 to 2027. This section mentions the volume of production by region from 2016 to 2027. Pricing analysis is included in the report according to each type from the year 2016 to 2027, manufacturer from 2016 to 2021, region from 2016 to 2021, and global price from 2016 to 2027.
A thorough evaluation of the restrains included in the report portrays the contrast to drivers and gives room for strategic planning. Factors that overshadow the market growth are pivotal as they can be understood to devise different bends for getting hold of the lucrative opportunities that are present in the ever-growing market. Additionally, insights into market expert’s opinions have been taken to understand the market better.
Global Bio-polylactic Acid (PLA) Films Market: Segment Analysis
The research report includes specific segments by region (country), by manufacturers, by Type and by Application. Each type provides information about the production during the forecast period of 2016 to 2027.
Key Companies profiled in this report are NatureWorks LLC, Futerro, Tale & Lyle, Total Corbion PLA, Hiusan Biosciences, Toray Industries, Taghleef Industries, Amcor, Toyobo, Avery Dennison Corporation and more in terms of market share by sales, revenue, average pricing, product type, margins, recent developments etc.
Segment by Type
- Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD)
Segment by Application
- Food & Beverages
- Home & Personal Care
Table of Content:
1 Bio-polylactic Acid (PLA) Films Market Overview
2 Market Competition by Manufacturers
3 Production and Capacity by Region
4 Global Bio-polylactic Acid (PLA) Films Consumption by Region
5 Production, Revenue, Price Trend by Type
6 Consumption Analysis by Application
7 Key Companies Profiled
8 Bio-polylactic Acid (PLA) Films Manufacturing Cost Analysis
9 Marketing Channel, Distributors and Customers
10 Market Dynamics
11 Production and Supply Forecast
12 Consumption and Demand Forecast
13 Forecast by Type and by Application (2022-2027)
14 Research Finding and Conclusion
15 Methodology and Data Source
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