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Biodegradable Film Market

Biodegradable Film Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Raw Material, by Application : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032

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Author's: Akshata Dhange| Nikhil Mittal | Eswara Prasad
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Biodegradable Film Market Research, 2032

The global biodegradable film market was valued at $1.1 billion in 2022, and is projected to reach $2.3 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 7.4% from 2023 to 2032.

Report Key Highlighters:

  • The biodegradable film market is consolidated in nature with few players such asAmtrex Nature Care Pvt Ltd., SOLOS POLYMERS PVT. LTD., Plascon Group., ENVIPLAST, Xinle Huabao Medical Products Co., Ltd., Tilak Polypack Private Limited, EcoBharat, POLYNOVA Industries Inc., Magical Film Enterprise Co., Ltd., Suprabha, and Chintec, which hold a significant share of the market.
  • The report provides complete analysis of the market status across key regions and more than 15 countries across the globe in terms of value ($Billion) and volume (Kilotons).
  • Top winning strategies are analyzed by performing a thorough study of the leading players in the biodegradable film market. Comprehensive analysis of recent developments and growth curves of various companies helps us to understand the growth strategies adopted by them and their potential effect on the market.
  • The report provides competitive dynamics by evaluating business segments, product portfolios, target market revenue, geographical presence, and key strategic developments by prominent manufacturers.

Biodegradable Film Market

Biodegradable film is a thin sheet or coating made from biodegradable materials that has the unique property of breaking down naturally over time when exposed to certain environmental conditions. Unlike traditional plastic films, which persist in the environment for extended periods and contribute to pollution, biodegradable films are designed to degrade into harmless substances without leaving behind harmful residues.

The rise in awareness among consumers, businesses, and governments about the harmful effects of plastic pollution on the environment, marine life, and ecosystems has led to a surge in preference for eco-friendly and sustainable alternatives such as biodegradable films. This factor is anticipated to drive the market during the forecast period.

However, biodegradable films are more expensive to produce than conventional plastics. The cost of raw materials and production processes is higher, which sometimes translate to higher product prices for consumers. This factor is projected to restrain market growth.  

Consumers have become more conscious of their environmental impact and are actively seeking products with eco-friendly and sustainable packaging. Biodegradable films offer a significant opportunity for businesses to meet this demand and cater to environmentally conscious consumers.

Furthermore, biodegradable films have considerable potential in the packaging industry, particularly in the food and beverage sector. As businesses seek sustainable packaging options to reduce their environmental footprint, biodegradable films offer an opportunity to replace conventional plastics in various packaging applications. These factors are anticipated to offer remunerative opportunities for the biodegradable films market during the forecast period.

The biodegradable films market is segmented on the basis of raw material, application, and region. On the basis of raw material, the market is categorized into polylactic acid (PLA), biodegradable starch, polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA), and others. On the basis of application, it is divided into food packaging, agriculture mulching, pharmaceutical packaging, and others. Region-wise, the market is studied across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.

Biodegradable Film Market by Region

The Asia-Pacific biodegradable films market size accounted for 40% of biodegradable films market share in 2022 and is projected to grow at the highest CAGR of 8.2% during the forecast period. This is due to the fact that, China faces significant environmental challenges, including plastic pollution. The Chinese government and consumers are increasingly aware of the need for more sustainable practices, driving demand for biodegradable films as an eco-friendly alternative to traditional plastics. In addition, the Chinese government has been actively promoting green and sustainable development. They have implemented policies and regulations to reduce plastic waste and promote the adoption of biodegradable materials in various industries. Furthermore, the packaging industry in India has been expanding due to economic growth and urbanization. Biodegradable films offer a sustainable solution for packaging various products, including food, beverages, and personal care items.  

Biodegradable Film Market by Raw Material

 

By raw material, the biodegradable starch segment dominated the global market in 2022 and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 7.3% during the forecast period. R&D efforts lead to improvements in the formulation and processing of biodegradable starch films. This made them more practical, cost-effective, and suitable for a broader range of applications. Similar to PLA films, biodegradable starch films have gained popularity due to an increase in awareness of the environmental impact of conventional plastics. Consumers and industries alike sought more sustainable packaging options, and starch-based biodegradable films emerged as a viable solution. This factor is expected to act as driving force for the biodegradable films market for the biodegradable starch segment. 

Biodegradable Film Market by Application

In 2022, the food packaging segment was the largest revenue generator, and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 7.8% during the forecast period. Biodegradable films used in food packaging are designed to maintain the freshness and quality of food products while ensuring safety. These films provide adequate barrier properties, moisture resistance, and protection against external contaminants. Adopting biodegradable films in food packaging enhances a brand's environmental image and demonstrates a commitment to sustainability. It attract environmentally conscious consumers and build trust in the brand's responsible practices. Biodegradable films are used to package bakery items such as bread, pastries, and cookies, as well as confectionery products such as candies and chocolates. These films provide a barrier against moisture and contaminants, keeping the products fresh and safe for consumption. Biodegradable films are used in packaging for ready-to-eat meals, salads, and sandwiches. 

The key players in the biodegradable films market are Amtrex Nature Care Pvt Ltd., SOLOS POLYMERS PVT. LTD., Plascon Group., ENVIPLAST, Xinle Huabao Medical Products Co., Ltd., Tilak Polypack Private Limited, EcoBharat, POLYNOVA Industries Inc., Magical Film Enterprise Co., Ltd., Suprabha, and Chintec.  

The global biodegradable films market report provides in-depth competitive analysis as well as profiles of these major players.  

Key Recent Development:

In April 2022, Plascon group introduced shares similar values offer a biodegradable/sustainable alternative to their blown film and liner product lines packaging for Floral Arrangements. This strategic new product development has enhanced the company's product portfolio.

Impact Ananlysis of of Russia/Ukraine:

Trade tensions or disruptions between countries can lead to trade restrictions and export/import challenges. If the conflict escalates, countries may impose sanctions or restrictions on certain goods, affecting the cross-border trade of biodegradable films and related materials.

The long-term impact of the conflict on the biodegradable film market will largely depend on the resolution of the situation. If tensions ease and stability is restored, any short-term disruptions expected to mitigated over time.

Key Benefits For Stakeholders

  • This report provides a quantitative analysis of the market segments, current trends, estimations, and dynamics of the biodegradable film market analysis from 2022 to 2032 to identify the prevailing biodegradable film market opportunities.
  • The market research is offered along with information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities.
  • Porter's five forces analysis highlights the potency of buyers and suppliers to enable stakeholders make profit-oriented business decisions and strengthen their supplier-buyer network.
  • In-depth analysis of the biodegradable film market segmentation assists to determine the prevailing market opportunities.
  • Major countries in each region are mapped according to their revenue contribution to the global market.
  • Market player positioning facilitates benchmarking and provides a clear understanding of the present position of the market players.
  • The report includes the analysis of the regional as well as global biodegradable film market trends, key players, market segments, application areas, and market growth strategies.

Biodegradable Film Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
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Market Size By 2032

USD 2.3 billion

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Growth Rate

CAGR of 7.4%

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Forecast period

2022 - 2032

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Report Pages

406

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By Raw Material
  • Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA)
  • Others
  • Polylactic Acid (PLA)
  • Biodegradable Starch
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By Application
  • Food Packaging
  • Agriculture Mulching
  • Pharmaceutical Packaging
  • Others
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By Region
  • North America  (U.S., Canada, Mexico)
  • Europe  (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • LAMEA  (Brazil, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Rest of LAMEA)
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Key Market Players

Plascon Group, Xinle Huabao Medical Products Co., Ltd, EcoBharat, POLYNOVA Industries Inc, Suprabha, SOLOS POLYMERS PVT. LTD, Amtrex Nature Care Pvt Ltd, ENVIPLAST, Magical Film Enterprise Co., Ltd, Tilak Polypack Private Limited

Analyst Review

According to CXOs of leading companies, the global biodegradable films market is expected to exhibit high growth potential. The biodegradable films market has a significant growth opportunity, especially in industries where there is a high demand for sustainable packaging solutions. As consumers and regulatory bodies prioritize eco-friendly products, biodegradable films provide a competitive advantage and drive market expansion for companies that embrace them early. Biodegradable films are used in agriculture for mulching, which involves covering the soil to conserve moisture, control weeds, and regulate soil temperature. During favorable season, the films are tilled into the soil, where they biodegrade, eliminating the need for removal and reducing environmental impact. The CXOs further added that sustained economic growth and the development of the cosmetics and food packaging sector have surged the popularity of biodegradable films.? 

 

Author Name(s) : Akshata Dhange| Nikhil Mittal | Eswara Prasad
Frequently Asked Questions?

Biodegradable film is a thin sheet or coating made from biodegradable materials that has the unique property of breaking down naturally over time when exposed to certain environmental conditions. Unlike traditional plastic films, which persist in the environment for extended periods and contribute to pollution, biodegradable films are designed to degrade into harmless substances without leaving behind harmful residues.?

Food packaging is the leading application for biodegradable film market.

Biodegradable film is a thin sheet or coating made from biodegradable materials that has the unique property of breaking down naturally over time when exposed to certain environmental conditions. Unlike traditional plastic films, which persist in the environment for extended periods and contribute to pollution, biodegradable films are designed to degrade into harmless substances without leaving behind harmful residues.?

Amtrex Nature Care Pvt Ltd., SOLOS POLYMERS PVT. LTD., Plascon Group., ENVIPLAST, Xinle Huabao Medical Products Co., Ltd., Tilak Polypack Private Limited, EcoBharat, POLYNOVA Industries Inc., Magical Film Enterprise Co., Ltd., Suprabha, and Chintec.

Asia-Pacific is the largest regional market for biodegradable film market.

The biodegradable film market was valued at $1.1 billion in 2022 and is estimated to reach $2.3 billion by 2032, exhibiting a CAGR of 7.4% from 2023 to 2032.

Stringent regulations and policies aimed at reducing plastic waste and promoting sustainable practices are propelling the biodegradable film market. Many countries and regions have implemented bans on single-use plastics, creating a favorable environment for the adoption of biodegradable films as packaging materials.

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Biodegradable Film Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032