Starch blended biodegradable polymers are special kind of polymers which break down into natural by-products such as water, biomass, gases (CO2 and N2) and inorganic salts after their intended purpose. They are produced on an industrial level by processing low-density polyethylene, starch, ethylene acrylic acid copolymer in a mixture of water and glycerine. Starch blended biodegradable polymers have well-diversified applications across various sectors. In the food industry, they are used in food packaging and edible films which are odourless, tasteless, colourless, non-toxic and biodegradable. In the agriculture sector, they are widely used to control the release of nutrients from fertilisers into the soil, to cover greenhouses and as a mulch film to help with the fertility and health of the soil. In the medical field, they are used in the form of microsphere or hydrogel to deliver drugs. During 2009-2016, the global starch blended biodegradable polymers market grew at a CAGR of around 16%. The demand of starch blended biodegradable polymers is driven by the packaging and agriculture sector which account for the majority of its consumption. This report by Expert Market Research, entitled “Starch Blended Biodegradable Polymers Market Report and Forecast 2017-2022”, provides a comprehensive analysis for anyone who plans to foray in the starch blended biodegradable polymers market.
Historical market trends for the starch blended biodegradable polymers industry have been provided from 2009-2016 and forecasts have been presented till 2022. On a regional level, the report has segmented the global starch blended biodegradable polymers market into the following regions – Western Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific. Western Europe currently represents the largest market. On the basis of end-use, the global starch blended biodegradable polymers market has been segmented as flexible packaging, agriculture and horticulture, rigid packaging, consumer goods, building and construction and others. Flexible packaging currently represents the biggest end use market for starch blended biodegradable polymers.
The value chain analysis of starch blended biodegradable polymers has also been covered in this report encompassing all the activities in the value chain such as procurement, manufacturing, sales and distribution. Furthermore, the study assesses the market based on Porter’s five forces model, which evaluates the level of competition in the market by analysing factors such as bargaining power of buyers and suppliers, threat from substitutes and new entrants. A thorough evaluation of the competitive landscape as well as import and export data of the global starch blended biodegradable polymers industry has also been provided.
This report provides an exhaustive insight into the manufacturing of starch blended biodegradable polymers. Factors such as chemical reactions involved, process flow, raw material requirements, mass balance and various manufacturing steps have been thoroughly discussed in the report. The report also provides a comprehensive market evaluation of the major feedstocks required for manufacturing starch blended biodegradable polymers viz. starch, LLDPE and acid copolymer. For each feedstock, the report provides market trends, price trends, market by application, market by region and its key manufacturers.
The following are the key questions answered by this report:
- What are the market trends of the global starch blended biodegradable polymers market?
- Which are the biggest markets (regions) for starch blended biodegradable polymers?
- What are the key application areas for starch blended biodegradable polymers?
- Who are the key manufacturers in the starch blended biodegradable polymers market?
- What are the price trends of starch blended biodegradable polymers?
- What are the raw material requirements for the manufacturing of starch blended biodegradable polymers?
- What are the chemical reactions involved in the manufacturing of starch blended biodegradable polymers?
- Who are the major importers and exporters of starch blended biodegradable polymers?
- What is the value chain analysis of the starch blended biodegradable polymers industry?
- What are the market trends of major feedstocks?
- What are the price trends of major feedstocks?
- Which are the biggest markets (regions) for major feedstocks?
- What are the key application areas for various feedstocks?
- Who are the key players for various feedstocks?
In order to prepare this research report, Expert Market Research conducted face to face and telephonic interviews with numerous industry participants in the starch blended biodegradable polymers industry. They included manufacturers, distributors, end users, consultants, marketing professionals, researchers, etc. Primary research accounted for the bulk of the research efforts, complemented by an extensive secondary research. Secondary sources included annual reports, press releases, books, journals, white papers, newspapers, magazines, government sources and various proprietary databases.
Expert Market Research uses its comprehensive database of macroeconomic and industry specific data to produce its market forecasts. The initial baseline forecast is produced with the most recent market data. After an initial baseline forecast, all future macroeconomic and sector-specific events and assumptions are taken into account to generate the final forecast.