This report Provides comprehensive overview of the biodegradable packaging market in Europe, the US, and Asia-Pacific and in-depth analysis of the leading players and cutting-edge technology pushing the market forward.
The Global Outlook for Biodegradable Packaging Published:June 2011 No.Of pages:110 Price:US $ 2875 Introduction Global demand for biodegradable or plant-based plastic will quadruple by 2013. Rising oil prices and fossil fuel depletion is driving interest in the use of plant-based polymers. Bioplastics account for less than 10% of global plastics use, but sector growth is around 17-20% a year since 2006. The sector faces increasing regulation and more competition as large corporations move in on the industry Features and benefits * Provides comprehensive overview of the biodegradable packaging market in Europe, the US, and Asia-Pacific. * Provides in-depth analysis of the leading players and cutting-edge technology pushing the market forward. * Provides a comprehensive overview of the regulatory and legislative framework in Europe, the US, and Asia-Pacific. * Outlines the key cost factors inhibiting development of biodegradable packaging. * Explores the future of the biodegradable packaging market, and what types of product are best placed to benefit from expansion. Browse All Retail Market Research Reports Highlights Currently there is not a good enough infrastructure in place to get optimum benefit from biodegradable packaging, even if it is widely available. Europe leads regulatory reform, with the US trailing behind. Asia and Australia are making headway, but Asia (and in particular China) suffer from a confused approach. Consumers are driving demand, with major retailers including Coca-cola and Walmart getting on board. However, despite increased demand, the key cost barriers for suppliers are R&D costs, production costs, and economies of scale. PLA dominates bioplastics use, but new materials are being developed from algae and microbacterial sources and advances in nanotechnology offer potential for interesting developments in smart packaging. Your key questions answered * What are the major benefits and drawbacks of biodegradable packaging? * Does biodegradable packaging offer any real benefits without a comprehensive infrastructure to ensure decomposition? * How are governments preparing for the increase in bioplastics use? * How have retailers responded to growing consumer demands for biodegradable packaging? * Which companies are leading R&D and how are big manufacturers and retailers getting involved in the market? Table Of Contents Executive Summary Introduction Legislation and regulation Biodegradable packaging - technology, sectors and applications Biodegradability and the packaging industry Future outlook Ian Barnett Disclaimer Introduction Summary What is biodegradable packaging? Sustainability the main driver Biodegradable packaging and composting Increasing costs of hydrocarbons Concerns over the price of biodegradable packaging Lack of recyclability Consumer attitudes to bioplastics Consumer packaging market The biodegradable plastics market Legislation and regulation Summary Introduction Packaging legislation in the European Union Regulatory overview Current EU regional picture Bioplastics/biodegradable legislation in the EU Certification and labeling EU Directives Lead Markets Initiative Funding Future outlook Packaging legislation in the United States US regulatory overview US bioplastics/biodegradable legislation Certification and labeling US non-government organizations The Bioplastics Recycling Consortium (BRC) The Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI) The Sustainable Packaging Coalition (SPC) Walmart Packaging regulations in Asia-Pacific China Japan Singapore Thailand Indonesia Global trends Biodegradable drivers Technology, sectors, and applications Summary Introduction Technology Biopolymers Smart materials Biodegradable barrier materials Self-regulating, self-monitoring packaging Sectors and applications for biodegradable packaging Biodegradables are a vital target for investment Bioplastics led by PLA Oxo-biodegradable plastic - the new alternative Recent commercial applications of biodegradable plastic packaging Bioplastics market overview Paper and board packaging The biodegradability packaging industry Summary Major packaging companies with interests in biodegradable NatureWorks Cereplast Cardia Novamont Manufacturers moving biodegradables into the mainstream BASF Biodegradable materials and brand names Nature Flex Ingeo Mater-Bio Nature Plus Ecoflex Retailer and manufacturer initiatives Retailers Manufacturers Niche players Future outlook Summary Introduction Market outlook Outlook for Suppliers Who is driving the market? Price drivers Policy drivers Consumer demand Who is paying for the development and growth of biodegradable packaging? Appendix Scope Methodology Glossary/Abbreviations Bibliography/References About Us: ReportsnReports is an online library of over 100,000+ market research reports and in-depth market research studies & analysis of over 5000 micro markets. We provide 24/7 online and offline support to our customers. Get in touch with us for your needs of market research reports. Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/marketsreports Our Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/ReportsnReports/191441427571689 Contact: Mr.Priyank 7557 Rambler road, Suite727,Dallas,TX75231 Tel: + 1 888 391 5441 E-mail: email@example.com http://www.reportsnreports.com Visit our Market Research Blog
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