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Polylactic Acid (PLA) Market in Packaging, Textile, Agriculture, Transportation, Bio-Medical, Electronics and Others - Global Industry Size, Company Share, Growth, Trends, Strategic Analysis and Forecast, 2012 - 2020)

Category : Materials & Chemicals  | Published Date : Nov-2013
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Polylactic Acid (PLA) is thermoplastic polyester derived from renewable feedstock such as corn starch, sugarcane, wheat and tapioca roots. PLA products contain bio-based renewable constituents. The global PLA market is expected to reach a market size of $5.2 billion by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 19.5% during 2013 to 2020. Limited fossil fuel resources and rising petrochemical price are the key factors driving the market. Limited fossil fuel resources, is an important reason for governments and companies to find substitutes to crude oil based products. Growing environmental concerns and government regulations is further assisting in adoption of PLA by end users of final products as well as manufacturers in industries such as textile, packaging, transportation, electronics, etc. 

However, there are certain factors that are hindering the growth of the market. Though PLA is a bio-based material and can be degraded completely, it requires specific industrial composting system to get completely degraded. Moreover, there are other renewable packaging alternatives hitting the market, for example agricultural fiber products produced using natural fibers such as bamboo, bagasse, bulrush and palm fiber. These alternatives might restraint the market growth. Reinforcement of PLA with other materials creates huge opportunities for future. As natural fibers are low cost and degradable, it’s reinforcement with PLA leads to a material which is economical as well as ecological. New technologies are used to reinforce fiber in PLA so as to give it more strength and stiffness as well as many other features suitable for specific applications.

 

KEY BENEFITS

  • The report offers in-depth analysis of the global PLA market, segmented into raw materials, applications and geographies
  • Quantitative analysis of the current market and estimations through 2013-2020   
  • Analysis of the market factors in various geographic regions that help to understand business opportunities in specific regions
  • Identification of key investment pockets in various segments of the market
  • Identification and analysis of key strategies followed by the key market players  
  • Identification of key application segments based on future growth prospects
  • Top factors that are expected to affect the growth of the market along with impact analysis of every such factor
  • Analysis and evaluation of market trends to provide deep-dive intelligence into every market segment
  • Competitive analysis of key market players that would help to effectively plan and execute business plans
  • Micro level analysis based on application, service and geography

KEY AUDIENCES

  • Chemical Industry manufacturers and dealers
  • Plastic and polymer manufacturers
  • Electronic device manufacturers
  • Agricultural research institutes
  • Textile industry manufacturers
  • Bio-medical industry manufacturers and dealers

 

CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION
 1.1. Objectives of the Market Report
 1.2. Scope of the Report
 1.3. Report Description

CHAPTER 2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
CHAPTER 3. KEY FINDINGS: PLA MARKET STUDY

 3.1. PLA Market Definition and Scope
 3.2. Ban on Plastic Bags: Largely Impacting Factor
    3.2.1. Africa
    3.2.2. Asia
          3.2.2.1. Australia
          3.2.2.2. Bangladesh
          3.2.2.3. China
          3.2.2.4. India
          3.2.2.5. Hong Kong
          3.2.2.6. New Zealand
          3.2.2.7. Taiwan
   3.2.3. Europe and Middle East
         3.2.3.1. Denmark
         3.2.3.2. France
         3.2.3.3. Germany
         3.2.3.4. United Kingdom
   3.2.4. The Americas
         3.2.4.1. Canada
         3.2.4.2. Mexico
         3.2.4.3. United States
 
3.3. TOP TEN FACTORS IMPACTING THE PLA MARKET
 3.4. TOP WINNING STRATEGIES IN THE PLA MARKET
 3.5. TOP INVESTMENT POCKETS IN THE PLA APPLICATION MARKET
 3.6. POLYLACTIC ACID MARKET DYNAMICS

   3.6.1. Drivers
         3.6.1.1. PLA - an Effective Alternative to Conventional Polymers
               3.6.1.1.1. Sustainability
               3.6.1.1.2. Innovative Applications
               3.6.1.1.3. Biodegradability
         3.6.1.2. Low Production Cost IncreasesProduction Capacity of Manufacturers
               3.6.1.2.1. Cheap Raw Materials
               3.6.1.2.2. Abundance of Raw Materials
         3.6.1.3. Raw Materials Availability
               3.6.1.3.1. High Production
               3.6.1.3.2. Choice of Raw Material
               3.6.1.3.3. Advancement in Agricultural Engineering
         3.6.1.4. Government Incentives
         3.6.1.5. Environment Safety Awareness
               3.6.1.5.1. Greenhouse Gases and Depleting Fossil Fuels
               3.6.1.5.2. Disposal of Waste Materials
         3.6.1.6. Limited Fossil Fuel Resources and Rising Petrochemical Price
   3.6.2. Restraints
         3.6.2.1. Need of Industrial Composting
               3.6.2.1.1. Need of Specific Temperature and Environment to Degrade
               3.6.2.1.2. Harmful Remnants Evolving on Decomposition
               3.6.2.1.3. Normal Condition Decomposition Requires 10 to 1000 Years
         3.6.2.2. Agricultural Fiber Alternatives
   3.6.3. Opportunities
         3.6.3.1. Genetic Modification of Corn
         3.6.3.2. Decrease in Hazardous Remnants and Gases
         3.6.3.3. Reinforcement of PLA with other Materials
         3.6.3.4. Better PLA Features

 3.7. CASE STUDIES
   3.7.1. Development of Bio-Plastics for Electronic Equipment
  3.7.2. New PLA Foam Packaging Production Process to Improve Shelf-Life, Degradability and Thermal ustainability
   3.7.3. Introduction of Extrusion-Blown PLA Bottle for the First Time in Europe
   3.7.4. Use of Injectable Polylactic Acid for Acne Scars
   3.7.5. PLA Enhanced with Better Heat Resistance

CHAPTER 4. GLOBAL PLA MARKET BY APPLICATION
 4.1. Market Size and Forecast, by Geography, 2012 – 2020 ($million)
 4.2. PLA in Packaging Industries
   4.2.1. Market Size and Forecast, by Geography, 2012 – 2020 ($million)
   4.2.2. Key Factors Impacting Packaging Industries
       4.2.2.1. Increased Shelf-Life
       4.2.2.2. Food Hygiene Awareness
 4.3. PLA in Textile (Wovens & Non Wovens) Industries
   4.3.1. Market Size and Forecast, by Geography, 2012 – 2020 ($million)
   4.3.2. Reasons for Use of PLA in Textile
   4.3.3. Key Factors Impacting Textile Industries
       4.3.3.1. Environment Friendliness
       4.3.3.2. Growing Textile Industry
 4.4. PLA in Agricultural Industries
   4.4.1. Market Size and Forecast, by Geography, 2012 – 2020 ($million)
       4.4.1.1. Key Factors Impacting Agricultural Industries
       4.4.1.2. Growth Prospects of Agricultural Industry
       4.4.1.3. Increase in Per Capita Income
 4.5. PLA in Bio-Medical Industries
   4.5.1. Market Size and Forecast, by Geography, 2012 – 2020 ($million)
   4.5.2. Key Factors Impacting Bio-Medical Industries
       4.5.2.1. Bioresorbability
       4.5.2.2. Mechanical Strength
       4.5.2.3. Increasing Expenditure in Healthcare
 4.6. PLA in Electronics Industry
   4.6.1. Market Size and Forecast, by Geography, 2012 – 2020 ($million)
   4.6.2. Key Factors Impacting Electronics Industries
       4.6.2.1. Versatile Usability
       4.6.2.2. Growing Electronic Industry
       4.6.2.3. Growing Consumer market
 4.7. PLA in Other Industries
   4.7.1. Market Size and Forecast, by Geography, 2012 – 2020 ($million)

CHAPTER 5. PLA PRODUCTION AND RAW MATERIALS
 5.1. Corn
 5.2. Tapioca
 5.3. Sugarcane
 5.4. Others

CHAPTER 6. PLA AND GEOGRAPHIC MARKETS
 6.1. North America Polylactic Acid Market, 2012 – 2020 ($million)
 6.2. Europe Polylactic Acid, 2012 – 2020 ($million)
 6.3. Asia Pacific Polylactic Acid, 2012 – 2020 ($million)
 6.4. Rest of the World Polylactic Acid, 2012 – 2020 ($million)

CHAPTER 7. COMPANY PROFILES
 7.1. Nova Chemicals Corporation
   7.1.1. Company Overview
   7.1.2. Business Performance
   7.1.3. Key Financials
   7.1.4. Strategies
   7.1.5. SWOT Analysis
 7.2. Nature Works LLC
   7.2.1. Company Overview
   7.2.2. Business Performance
   7.2.3. Key Financials
   7.2.4. Strategies
   7.2.5. SWOT Analysis
 7.3. ExxonMobil Corporation
   7.3.1. Company Overview
   7.3.2. Business Performance
   7.3.3. Key Financials
   7.3.4. Strategies
   7.3.5. SWOT Analysis
 7.4. Eastman Chemical Company
   7.4.1. Company Overview
   7.4.2. Business Performance
   7.4.3. Key Financials
   7.4.4. Strategies
   7.4.5. SWOT Analysis
 7.5. DuPont Corporation
   7.5.1. Company Overview
   7.5.2. Business Performance
   7.5.3. Key Financials
   7.5.4. Strategies
   7.5.5. SWOT Analysis
 7.6. Dow Chemical’s Corporation
   7.6.1. Company Overview
   7.6.2. Business Performance
   7.6.3. Key Financials
   7.6.4. Strategies
   7.6.5. SWOT Analysis
 7.7. Bayer AG
   7.7.1. Company Overview
   7.7.2. Business Performance
   7.7.3. Key Financials
   7.7.4. Strategies
   7.7.5. SWOT Analysis
 7.8. China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation
   7.8.1. Company Overview
   7.8.2. Business Performance
   7.8.3. Key Financials
   7.8.4. Strategies
   7.8.5. SWOT Analysis
 7.9. Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
   7.9.1. Company Overview
   7.9.2. Business Performance
   7.9.3. Key Financials
   7.9.4. Strategies
   7.9.5. SWOT Analysis
 7.10. Braskem
   7.10.1. Company Overview
   7.10.2. Business Performance
   7.10.3. Key Financials
   7.10.4. Strategies
   7.10.5. SWOT Analysis

LIST OF TABLES:

TABLE 1 GLOBAL POLY LACTIC ACID MARKET REVENUES, 2013 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 2 GLOBAL POLY LACTIC ACID MARKET REVENUES BY APPLICATION SEGMENTS, 2013 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 3 GLOBAL POLY LACTIC ACID MARKET REVENUES IN PACKAGING, 2013 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 4 GLOBAL POLY LACTIC ACID MARKET REVENUES IN TEXTILES, 2013 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 5 GLOBAL POLY LACTIC ACID MARKET REVENUES IN AGRICULTURE, 2013 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 6 GLOBAL POLY LACTIC ACID MARKET REVENUES IN BIO-MEDICALS, 2013 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 7 GLOBAL POLY LACTIC ACID MARKET REVENUES IN ELECTRONICS, 2013 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 8 GLOBAL POLY LACTIC ACID MARKET REVENUES IN OTHER INDUSTRIES, 2013 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 9 NORTH AMERICAN POLYLACTIC ACID MARKET REVENUES BY APPLICATION SEGMENTS, 2013 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 10 EUROPEAN POLYLACTIC ACID MARKET REVENUES BY APPLICATION SEGMENTS, 2013 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 11 ASIA-PACIFIC POLYLACTIC ACID MARKET REVENUES BY APPLICATION SEGMENTS, 2013 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 12 REST OF THE WORLD POLYLACTIC ACID MARKET REVENUES BY APPLICATION SEGMENTS, 2013 – 2020 ($MILLION)
TABLE 13 NOVA CHEMICALS SNAPSHOT
TABLE 14 NATUREWORKS SNAPSHOT
TABLE 15 EXXONMOBIL SNAPSHOT
TABLE 16 EASTMAN SNAPSHOT
TABLE 17 DUPONT CORPORATION SNAPSHOT
TABLE 18 DOW CHEMICAL CORPORATION SNAPSHOT
TABLE 19 BAYER AG SNAPSHOT
TABLE 20 SINOPEC SNAPSHOT
TABLE 21 MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL SNAPSHOT
TABLE 22 BRASKEM SNAPSHOT

LIST OF FIGURES:

FIG. 1 TYPE OF BIO-PLASTICS
FIG. 2 TOP TEN FACTORS IMPACTING PLA MARKET
FIG. 3 TOP INDUSTRY STRATEGIES IN PLA AND BIO-PLASTICS MARKET (2010 TO 2012)
FIG. 4 TOP INVESTMENT POCKETS IN PLA APPLICATIONS MARKET
FIG. 5 ELECTRONICS EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURING BY GEOGRAPHY 2012
FIG. 6 FINANCIAL REVENUES OF NOVA CHEMICALS FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS AS PER PERFORMANCE SEGMENTS, 2010 – 2012 ($MILLION)
FIG. 7 SALES OF NOVA CHEMICALS, BY GEOGRAPHIC SEGMENT 2012 (%)
FIG. 8 SWOT ANALYSIS OF NOVA CHEMICALS CORPORATION
FIG. 9 SWOT ANALYSIS OF NATUREWORKS LLC
FIG. 10 PRIMARY SEGMENTS EARNINGS OF EXXONMOBIL, 2012 ($MILLION)
FIG. 11 SWOT ANALYSIS OF EXXONMOBIL CORPORATION
FIG. 12 FINANCIAL REVENUE OF EASTMAN, BY MARKETS, 2012 ($MILLION)
FIG. 13 COMBINED SALES OF EASTMAN REVENUE, BY GEOGRAPHY, 2012 ($MILLION)
FIG. 14 SWOT ANALYSIS OF EASTMAN CHEMICAL COMPANY
FIG. 15 NET SALES OF DUPONT CORPORATION AS PER BUSINESS SEGMENT, 2012 ($MILLION)
FIG. 16 SWOT ANALYSIS OF DUPONT
FIG. 17 SALES OF DOW CHEMICAL PER YEAR, 2010 - 2012 ($MILLION)
FIG. 18 PERCENT OF SALES OF DOW CHEMICAL AS PER GEOGRAPHY 2012 ($MILLION)  
FIG. 19 SWOT ANALYSIS OF DOW CHEMICAL CORPORATION
FIG. 20 SALES OF BAYER AG AS PER SEGMENTS FOURTH QUARTER 2012 ($MILLION)
FIG. 21 SWOT ANALYSIS OF BAYER AG
FIG. 22 SINOPEC’S OPERATING PROFIT YEAR END 31 DECEMBER, 2010 - 2012 ($MILLION)
FIG. 23 SWOT ANALYSIS OF SINOPEC
FIG. 24 MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION TOTAL SALES (NON-CONSOLIDATED), 2010 - 2012 ($MILLION)
FIG. 25 SWOT ANALYSIS OF MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
FIG. 26 BRASKEM NET REVENUE, 2010 - 2012 ($MILLION)
FIG. 27 SWOT ANALYSIS OF BRASKEM

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