Global Market Study on Bioplastics Packaging for Food and Beverages: Beverages Packaging to Witness Highest Growth by 2020


  • Published On : Oct-2014 |
  • Pages : 77 Pages |
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Over the past few decades, a surge in the use of plastics due to increase in consumer demand for safety and convenience in packaged food and beverages has been observed. When it comes to food and beverages packaging, terms such as ’green’, ’organic’, ‘fair trade’, and ’locally sourced’ have been drawing the attention of consumers in the recent years. With climatic changes taking place, health awareness, and environmental issues are growing. Furthermore, media coverage has made consumers more aware about the factors that are guiding their purchasing decisions, which has been driving the growth in the bioplastics packaging market.

Bioplastics packaging covers an array of industries, including organic foods, fruits and vegetables, beverages, bread and bakery products, and catering, which require disposable utensils (cups, mugs, trays, plates, and cutlery). 

Bioplastics have been gaining attention of policymakers in the packaging domain in recent years as it is being sourced from renewable resources and carry implications for sustainable development. Governments in several countries are against the compost of non-biodegradable conventional plastics for land filling and have been formulating several laws and policies that limit their use. Excessive use of conventional plastics has led to an increase in carbon dioxide emission, toxic landfills, and polluted water, which is affecting public health and soil fertility. As a result, policymakers have been encouraging production and use of bioplastics. The U.S. government introduced the Title IX, the energy title of the 2008 farm bill (P.L. 110-240), which encourages federal agencies to buy bioplastics items including bioplastics packaging products.

The increasing demand for bioplastics packaging for food and beverages is the result of certain advantages that bioplastics have over conventional plastics such as glossy and attractive appearance, antistatic behavior, printability, barrier effect, and enhanced shelf life of fresh products. Ongoing technology advancements for improvement of physical properties of bioplastics is another major driver of the bioplastics packaging market for food and beverages industry.

The impact of increasing crude oil prices and declining oil resources is also expected to increase in the longer run, thus encouraging the growth of bioplastics packaging market. The large economies of the world have been heavily investing to reform their energy infrastructure and thus, this factor is expected to have high impact as a growth driver in the long term for global bioplastics packaging market for food and beverages industry. 

The introduction of nanotechnology-based bioplastics for food and beverages packaging has opened many new application in food and beverages packaging for bioplastics over the years. Nano-enabled packaging ensures food product safety, environmental safety, and improved performance characteristics such as barrier properties particularly in PLA and starch based bioplastics which makes them suitable for many moisture content foods packaging application.

Complex separation of bioplastics from the disposal site based on their resin type makes the recycling process tough, which is one of the restraints for the growth of this bioplastics packaging market for food and beverages. The market of bioplastics packaging in food and beverages industry is consolidated with fewer companies accounting for larger portion of the market. Some favorable legislative reforms and new product development holds large opportunities for the bioplastics packaging market. 

Key points covered in the report

  • The report provides historic, present and forecasted market size, analysis, trend, share, and growth 
  • The report segments the market on the basis of product, application and geography
  • The report covers geographic segmentation
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific
    • Rest of the World (RoW)
  • The report provides company profiles of some of the leading companies operating in the market
  • The report also provides porters five forces analysis of the market

Over the past few decades, a surge in the use of plastics due to increase in consumer demand for safety and convenience in packaged food and beverages has been observed. When it comes to food and beverages packaging, terms  such as ’green’, ’organic’, ‘fair trade’, and ’locally sourced’ have been drawing the attention of consumers in the recent years. With climatic changes taking place, health awareness, and environmental issues are growing. Furthermore, media coverage has made consumers more aware about the factors that are guiding their purchasing decisions.

Bioplastics packaging covers an array of industries, including organic foods, fruits and vegetables, beverages, bread and bakery products, and catering, which require disposable utensils (cups, mugs, trays, plates, and cutlery).

Bioplastics have been gaining attention of policymakers in the packaging domain in recent years as it is being sourced from renewable resources and carry implications for sustainable development. Governments in several countries are against the compost of non-biodegradable conventional plastics for land filling and have been formulating several laws and policies that limit their use. 

The increasing demand for bioplastics packaging for food and beverages is the result of certain advantages that bioplastics have over conventional plastics such as glossy and attractive appearance, antistatic behavior, printability, barrier effect, and enhanced shelf life of fresh products. Ongoing technology advancements for improvement of physical properties of bioplastics is another major driver of the bioplastics packaging market for food and beverages industry

The introduction of nanotechnology-based bioplastics for food and beverages packaging has opened many new application in food and beverages packaging for bioplastics over the years. Nano-enabled packaging ensures food product safety, environmental safety, and improved performance characteristics such as barrier properties particularly in PLA and starch based bioplastics which makes them suitable for many moisture content foods packaging application.

Complex separation of bioplastics from the disposal site based on their resin type makes the recycling process tough, which is one of the restraints for the growth of this market. The market of bioplastics packaging in food and beverages industry is consolidated with fewer companies accounting for larger portion of the market. Some favorable legislative reforms and new product development holds large opportunities for the bioplastics packaging market.

Chapter Company Profiles:

  • BASF SE (Badische Anilin- und Soda-Fabrik)
  • Braskem S.A.
  • Koninklijke DSM N.V.
  • Arkema S.A.
  • Innovia Films, Ltd.
  • Metabolix, Inc.
  • NatureWorks, LLC.
  • Novamont S.p.A.
  • The Dow Chemical Company.
  • Other.

Chapter 1 Preface 9

1.1 Report Description 9

1.2 Scope and Definition 9

      1.2.1 Segments covered in the report 9

      1.2.2 Regions covered in the report 9

1.3 Research Methodology 9

Chapter 2 Market Synopsis 11


Chapter 3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis 13

3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers 13

3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers 14

3.3 Threat of New Entrants 14

3.4 Threat from Substitutes 14

3.5 Rivalry Among Competitors 15

Chapter 4 Industry Overview 16

4.1 Introduction 16

4.2 Market Drivers 16

      4.2.1 Restriction of governments against the use of conventional plastics is boosting the growth of bioplastics 16

      4.2.2 Increasing global shift towards production of non-petroleum-based plastics is making bioplastics the most viable option for packaging 18

      4.2.3 Increased consumer interest in green products, healthier lifestyles, and restoration of environment are boosting the bioplastics packaging market 19

      4.2.4 Impact analysis of market drivers 20

4.3 Market Restraints 20

      4.3.1 Bioplastics are not easily recyclable, leading to high production cost 20

      4.3.2 Premium pricing of bioplastics packaged products are limiting its widespread use 21

      4.3.3 Impact analysis of market restraints 21

4.4 Opportunities 22

      4.4.1 Introduction of nanotechnology-based bioplastics is expected to gain market due to its enhanced quality and low price 22

Chapter 5 Market Size and Forecast by Application 23

5.1 Food 25

5.2 Beverages 26

5.3 Catering 26

Chapter 6 Market Size and Forecast by Product 28

6.1 Bio-PET 30

6.2 PLA and PLA Blends 30

6.3 Starch Blends 31

Chapter 7 Market Size and Forecast by Region 33

7.1 North America 34

      7.1.1 The U.S. 37

      7.1.2 Canada 37

7.2 Europe 38

      7.2.1 Germany 41

      7.2.2 The U.K. 42

      7.2.3 France 43

7.3 Asia Pacific 43

      7.3.1 China 46

      7.3.2 Japan 47

      7.3.3 Rest of Asia Pacific 48

7.4 Rest of the World (RoW) 48

Chapter 8 Competitive Scenario 52

Chapter 9 Company Profiles 54

9.1 BASF SE (Badische Anilin- und Soda-Fabrik) 54

      9.1.1 Company Overview 54

      9.1.2 Products and Services 54

      9.1.3 Financial Performance 55

      9.1.4 Recent Developments 55

9.2 Braskem S.A. 57

      9.2.1 Company Overview 57

      9.2.2 Products and Services 57

      9.2.3 Financial Performance 57

      9.2.4 Recent Developments 58

9.3 Koninklijke DSM N.V. 59

      9.3.1 Company Overview 59

      9.3.2 Products and Services 59

      9.3.3 Financial Performance 60

      9.3.4 Recent Developments 61

9.4 Arkema S.A. 62

      9.4.1 Company Overview 62

      9.4.2 Products and Services 62

      9.4.3 Financial Performance 63

      9.4.4 Recent Developments 63

9.5 Innovia Films, Ltd. 64

      9.5.1 Company Overview 64

      9.5.2 Product and Services 64

      9.5.3 Financial Performance 65

      9.5.4 Recent Developments 65

9.6 Metabolix, Inc. 67

      9.6.1 Company Overview 67

      9.6.2 Products and Services 67

      9.6.3 Financial Performance 68

      9.6.4 Recent Developments 69

9.7 NatureWorks, LLC 70

      9.7.1 Company Overview 70

      9.7.2 Products & Services 70

      9.7.3 Financial Performance 71

      9.7.4 Recent Developments 71

9.8 Novamont S.p.A. 72

      9.8.1 Company Overview 72

      9.8.2 Products and Services 72

      9.8.3 Financial Performance 72

      9.8.4 Recent Developments 73

9.9 The Dow Chemical Company 74

      9.9.1 Company Overview 74

      9.9.2 Products and Segments 74

      9.9.3 Financial Performance 76

      9.9.4 Recent Developments 76


List of Tables

TABLE 1 Bioplastics Packaging Market for Food and Beverages, Snapshot, 2013 & 2020 12

TABLE 2 Key legislative initiatives against non-biodegradable plastics 17

TABLE 3 Global initiatives towards renewal energy 18

TABLE 4 Impact analysis of market drivers 20

TABLE 5 Impact analysis of market restraints 21

TABLE 6 Global bioplastics packaging market for food and beverages market size, by application, 2010 – 2013 (USD million) 24

TABLE 7 Global bioplastics packaging market for food and beverages market size, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD million) 24

TABLE 8 Global bioplastics packaging market for food and beverages, by product segment, 2010 – 2013 (USD million) 29

TABLE 9 Global bioplastics packaging market for food and beverages, by product segment, 2014 – 2020 (USD million) 29

TABLE 10 North America bioplastics packaging market for food and beverages, by application, 2010 – 2013 (USD million) 34

TABLE 11 North America bioplastics packaging market for food and beverages, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD million) 34

TABLE 12 North America bioplastics packaging market for food and beverages, by country, 2010 – 2013 (USD million) 35

TABLE 13 North America bioplastics packaging market for food and beverages, by country, 2014 – 2020 (USD million) 35

TABLE 14 North America bioplastics packaging market for food and beverages, by product segment, 2010 – 2013 (USD million) 36

TABLE 15 North America bioplastics packaging market for food and beverages, by product segment, 2014 – 2020 (USD million) 36

TABLE 16 Europe bioplastics packaging market for food and beverages, by application, 2010 – 2013 (USD million) 38

TABLE 17 Europe bioplastics packaging market for food and beverages, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD million) 38

TABLE 18 Europe bioplastics packaging market for food and beverages, by country, 2010 – 2013 (USD million) 39

TABLE 19 Europe bioplastics packaging market for food and beverages, by country, 2014 – 2020 (USD million) 40

TABLE 20 Europe bioplastics packaging market for food and beverages, by product, 2010 – 2013 (USD million) 40

TABLE 21 Europe bioplastics packaging market for food and beverages, by product, 2014 – 2020 (USD million) 40

TABLE 22 Asia Pacific bioplastics packaging market for food and beverages, by application, 2010 – 2013 (USD million) 43

TABLE 23 Asia Pacific bioplastics packaging market for food and beverages market size, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD million) 44

TABLE 24 Asia Pacific bioplastics packaging market size for food and beverages, by country, 2010 – 2013 (USD million) 44

TABLE 25 Asia Pacific bioplastics packaging market for food and beverages, by country, 2014 – 2020 (USD million) 45

TABLE 26 Asia Pacific bioplastics packaging market for food and beverages, by product, 2010 – 2013 (USD million) 45

TABLE 27 Asia Pacific bioplastics packaging market for food and beverages, by product segment, 2014 – 2020 (USD million) 46

TABLE 28 Rest of the World bioplastics packaging market for food and beverages market size, by application, 2010 – 2013 (USD million) 49

TABLE 29 Rest of the World bioplastics packaging market for food and beverages market size, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD million) 49

TABLE 30 Rest of the World bioplastics packaging market for food and beverages, by product segment, 2010 – 2013 (USD million) 50

TABLE 31 Rest of the World bioplastics packaging market for food and beverages, by product segment, 2014 – 2020 (USD million) 50

TABLE 32 Product segments of BASF SE 54

TABLE 33 Product segments of Koninklijke DSM N.V. 59

TABLE 34 Products and product applications of Arkema 62

TABLE 35 Product segments of Innovia 64

TABLE 36 Product segments of Metabolix, Inc. 67

TABLE 37 Products and applications and their related performance 70

TABLE 38 Biobased packaging solutions offered by The Dow Chemical Company 74


List of Figures 

FIG. 1 Bioplastics packaging market for food and beverages: Porter’s five forces analysis 13

FIG. 2 Number of product launches in top ten categories with environment-friendly packaging, by region (2009 – 2010) 23

FIG. 3 Global production capabilities of bioplastics, by market segment, 2012 (in tons) 28

FIG. 4 Global production of bioplastics, by bioresins type (2012) 31

FIG. 5 Global bioplastics packaging market for food and feverages industry share, by value (2013 and 2020) 33

FIG. 6 Competitive positioning of geographical regions by segments, 2013 52

FIG. 7 Net sales and net income of BASF, 2011 – 2013 (USD billion) 55

FIG. 8 Revenue and net income of Braskem, 2011 – 2013 (USD million) 57

FIG. 9 Net sales and net profit of Koninklijke DSM N.V., 2011 – 2013 (USD million) 60

FIG. 10 Sales and net income of Arkema S.A., 2011 – 2013 (USD million) 63

FIG. 11 Total revenue and net income of Metabolix, 2011 – 2013 (USD million) 68

FIG. 12 Turnover of Novamont, 2010 – 2012 (USD million) 72

FIG. 13 Net sales and net income of The Dow Chemicals Company, 2011 – 2013 (USD billion) 76

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