The global bioplastics & biopolymers market size is expected to grow from to grow from USD 10.5 billion in 2020 and USD 27.9 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 21.7% during the forecast period. The major factors driving the market are the focus of government on green procurement policies and regulations across the globe and increasing aftermarket for bioplastics & biopolymers.
The major players in the bioplastics & biopolymers market include NatureWorks (Italy), Braskem (Brazil), BASF (Germany), Total Corbion (Netherlands), Novamont (Italy), Biome Bioplastics (UK), Mitsubishi Chemical Holding Corporation (Japan), Biotec (Germany), Toray Industries (Japan), and Plantic Technologies (Australia). These players have adopted various growth strategies to expand their presence in the market further. New product launch, joint ventures, and investment & expansion have been the leading strategies adopted by the major players in the last five years to strengthen their competitiveness and broaden their customer base in the global bioplastics & biopolymers market.
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NatureWorks is the largest player operating in the bioplastics & biopolymers market. The company has manufacturing facilities in North America and produces bioplastics & biopolymers for 3D printing, beauty and household, building & construction, food & beverage packaging, medical & hygiene, and other applications for worldwide customers. The company has adopted new product launch and expansion strategies to broaden its product portfolio and maintain its position in the market.
- In May 2019, the company developed a new Ingeo 3D450 for the formulation for use in dual extrusion 3D printers. The new formulation is produced to support materials that include complex industrial parts such as jigs and fixtures, patterns for investment metal casting, and architectural and retail models
Braskem is one of the largest producers of bioplastics & biopolymers in the world. The company has 41 manufacturing facilities worldwide. In recent years, Braskem has adopted several business strategies to strengthen its position in the market. It has adopted various growth strategies, including joint ventures and new product launches, to maintain its leading position in the bioplastics & biopolymers market.
- In August 2019, Braskem and Ledesma (Argentina), manufacturer of natural agroindustrial products, have collaborated to deliver Ledesma + Bio, which is a line of 100% sustainable notebooks made entirely of sugarcane. Such initiatives are expected to cater to the needs of the bioplastics & biopolymers market.