Biodegradable Plastic

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US demand for biodegradable plastic will grow 15.5 percent annually through 2012. Gains will be driven by escalating costs for petroleum-based resins and growing initiatives that favor renewable resources. Polyester-based and polylactic acid resins will grow the fastest, while starch-based types remain the largest segment.

This study analyzes the 350 million pound US biodegradable plastic industry. It presents historical demand data (1997, 2002 and 2007) and forecasts for 2012 and 2017 by type (e.g., starch-based, polylactic acid, cellophane, polyester-based, photodegradable, polyvinyl alcohol), and market (e.g., packaging, nonpackaging film, fiber, medical).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 32 industry players, including NatureWorks, Innovia Films and ITW Hi-Cone.

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  1. Biodegradable Plastic

    $4,600.00

  2. INTRODUCTION - BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS TO 2012

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  3. Methodology & Sources of Information

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  4. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY - BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS TO 2012

    $95.00

  5. Overview

    $35.00

  6.  BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC DEMAND (million pounds) 2002 - 2017

    $60.00

  7. MARKET ENVIRONMENT - BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS TO 2012

    $2,535.00

  8. General

    $35.00

  9. Macroeconomic Overview (1 of 4)

    $35.00

  10. Macroeconomic Overview (2 of 4)

    $35.00

  11. Macroeconomic Overview (3 of 4)

    $35.00

  12. Macroeconomic Overview (4 of 4)

    $35.00

  13. MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2000 dollars) 1997 - 2017

    $60.00

  14. Consumer Income & Spending Trends

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  15. PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2000 dollars) 1997 - 2017

    $60.00

  16. Demographic & Household Trends (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  17. Demographic & Household Trends (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  18. POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million people) 1997 - 2017

    $60.00

  19. Packaging - Overview (1 of 3)

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  20. Packaging - Overview (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  21. Packaging - Overview (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  22. PACKAGING SHIPMENTS BY MATERIAL (billion 2000 dollars) 1997 - 2017

    $60.00

  23. Packaging - Plastic Film

    $35.00

  24. PLASTIC FILM DEMAND (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

    $60.00

  25. Packaging - Plastic Beverage Bottles

    $35.00

  26. PLASTIC BEVERAGE BOTTLE DEMAND (billion units) 1997 - 2017

    $60.00

  27. Packaging - Plastic Foodservice Disposables (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  28. Packaging - Plastic Foodservice Disposables (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  29. PLASTIC FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES:  RESIN DEMAND (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

    $60.00

  30. Packaging - Loose-Fill Packaging

    $35.00

  31. LOOSE-FILL PACKAGING DEMAND (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

    $60.00

  32. Manufacturers’ Outlook (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  33. Manufacturers’ Outlook (2 of 2)

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  34. MANUFACTURERS’ SHIPMENTS (billion 2000 dollars) 1997 - 2017

    $60.00

  35. Agricultural Outlook

    $35.00

  36. AGRICULTURAL INDICATORS 1997 - 2017

    $60.00

  37. Manufactured Fiber Overview

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  38. MANUFACTURED FIBER DEMAND (billion 2000 dollars) 1997 - 2017

    $60.00

  39. Nonwoven Disposables Overview

    $35.00

  40. PERSONAL HYGIENE PRODUCTS & CONSUMER WIPES DEMAND (billion units) 1997 - 2017

    $60.00

  41. New Developments in Biodegradables

    $35.00

  42. Capacity Additions - Biodegradable Plastics

    $35.00

  43. Thermoplastic Resin Outlook

    $35.00

  44. THERMOPLASTIC RESIN DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

    $60.00

  45. Historical Trends

    $35.00

  46. BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC MARKET, 1997-2007

    $60.00

  47. Pricing Trends (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  48. Pricing Trends (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  49. BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC PRICES (dollars per pound) 1997 - 2017

    $60.00

  50. Solid Waste Management - Overview (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  51. Solid Waste Management - Overview (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  52. MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT BY PROCESS (billion pounds) 1997 - 2017

    $60.00

  53. Solid Waste Management - Landfills

    $35.00

  54. Solid Waste Management - Recycling (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  55. Solid Waste Management - Recycling (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  56. Solid Waste Management - Incineration

    $35.00

  57. Solid Waste Management - Composting

    $35.00

  58. Degradability Standards (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  59. Degradability Standards (2 of 3)

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  60. Degradability Standards (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  61. Regulatory & Legislative Environment (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  62. Regulatory & Legislative Environment (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  63. Plastic Recycling

    $35.00

  64. International Activity in Biodegradables - Overview

    $35.00

  65. International Activity in Biodegradables - Europe

    $35.00

  66. International Activity in Biodegradables - Japan

    $35.00

  67. International Activity in Biodegradables - Other Countries (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  68. International Activity in Biodegradables - Other Countries (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  69. TYPES - BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS TO 2012

    $2,015.00

  70. Overview

    $35.00

  71. BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

    $60.00

  72. Raw Materials in Biodegradable Plastics (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  73. Raw Materials in Biodegradable Plastics (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  74. Raw Materials in Biodegradable Plastics (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  75. Biodegradable/Compostable Plastic - Overview

    $35.00

  76. BIODEGRADABLE/COMPOSTABLE PLASTIC DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

    $60.00

  77. Biodegradable/Compostable Plastic - Starch-Based Plastic

    $35.00

  78. STARCH-BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC DEMAND BY USE (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

    $60.00

  79. Starch-Based Plastic - Products (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  80. Starch-Based Plastic - Products (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  81. Starch-Based Plastic - Producers (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  82. Starch-Based Plastic - Producers (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  83. Biodegradable/Compostable Plastic - Polylactic Acid (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  84. Biodegradable/Compostable Plastic - Polylactic Acid (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  85. POLYLACTIC ACID DEMAND BY USE (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

    $60.00

  86. Polylactic Acid - Packaging (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  87. Polylactic Acid - Packaging (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  88. Polylactic Acid - Packaging (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  89. POLYLACTIC ACID DEMAND IN PACKAGING BY USE (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

    $60.00

  90. Polylactic Acid - Fiber

    $35.00

  91. POLYLACTIC ACID DEMAND IN FIBER BY USE (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

    $60.00

  92. Polylactic Acid - Other Uses

    $35.00

  93. POLYLACTIC ACID DEMAND IN OTHER USES (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

    $60.00

  94. Biodegradable/Compostable Plastic - Cellophane (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  95. Biodegradable/Compostable Plastic - Cellophane (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  96. Biodegradable/Compostable Plastic - Cellophane (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  97. CELLOPHANE DEMAND BY USE (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

    $60.00

  98. Biodegradable/Compostable Plastic - Polyester-Based Plastic (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  99. Biodegradable/Compostable Plastic - Polyester-Based Plastic (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  100.  POLYESTER-BASED BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC DEMAND BY USE (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

    $60.00

  101. Polyester-Based Plastic - Types (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  102. Polyester-Based Plastic - Types (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  103. Polyester-Based Plastic - Producers (1 of 4)

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  104. Polyester-Based Plastic - Producers (2 of 4)

    $35.00

  105. Polyester-Based Plastic - Producers (3 of 4)

    $35.00

  106. Polyester-Based Plastic - Producers (4 of 4)

    $35.00

  107. Other Biodegradable/Compostable Plastics

    $35.00

  108. OTHER BIODEGRADABLE/COMPOSTABLE PLASTIC DEMAND BY USE (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

    $60.00

  109. Photodegradable Plastic - Overview (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  110. Photodegradable Plastic - Overview (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  111. PHOTODEGRADABLE PLASTIC DEMAND BY USE (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

    $60.00

  112. Photodegradable Plastic - Applications

    $35.00

  113. Photodegradable Plastic - Producers

    $35.00

  114. Other Biodegradable Plastics - Overview

    $35.00

  115. OTHER BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC DEMAND BY USE (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

    $60.00

  116. Other Biodegradable Plastics - Polyvinyl Alcohol (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  117. Other Biodegradable Plastics - Polyvinyl Alcohol (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  118. Other Biodegradable Plastics - Polyethylene Oxide & Other Types

    $35.00

  119. MARKETS - BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS TO 2012

    $1,405.00

  120. Overview

    $35.00

  121. BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

    $60.00

  122. Packaging Markets for Biodegradable Plastics (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  123. Packaging Markets for Biodegradable Plastics (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  124. PACKAGING MARKETS FOR BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC BY TYPE (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

    $60.00

  125. Film - Biodegradable Plastic Demand (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  126. Film - Biodegradable Plastic Demand (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  127. Film - Biodegradable Plastic Demand (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  128. FILM MARKET FOR BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

    $60.00

  129.  Ring Carriers - Biodegradable Plastic Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  130.  Ring Carriers - Biodegradable Plastic Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  131. RING CARRIER MARKET FOR BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

    $60.00

  132. Biodegradable Loose-Fill - Biodegradable Plastic Demand (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  133. Biodegradable Loose-Fill - Biodegradable Plastic Demand (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  134. BIODEGRADABLE LOOSE-FILL PACKAGING DEMAND (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

    $60.00

  135. Foodservice - Biodegradable Plastic Demand

    $35.00

  136. BIODEGRADABLE FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND BY USE (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

    $60.00

  137. Molded & Other Packaging - Biodegradable Plastic Demand (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  138. Molded & Other Packaging - Biodegradable Plastic Demand (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  139. Molded & Other Packaging - Biodegradable Plastic Demand (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  140. MOLDED & OTHER PACKAGING MARKETS FOR BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

    $60.00

  141. Nonpackaging Film Market for Biodegradable Plastics (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  142. Nonpackaging Film Market for Biodegradable Plastics (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  143. NONPACKAGING FILM MARKET FOR BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC BY USE (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

    $60.00

  144. Fiber Markets for Biodegradable Plastics

    $35.00

  145. FIBER MARKETS FOR BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC BY USE (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

    $60.00

  146. Bedding & Apparel - Biodegradable Plastic Demand

    $35.00

  147. Other Fiber - Biodegradable Plastic Demand

    $35.00

  148. OTHER MARKETS FOR BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC (million pounds) 1997 - 2017

    $60.00

  149. Medical Markets for Biodegradable Plastics (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  150. Medical Markets for Biodegradable Plastics (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  151. All Other Markets for Biodegradable Plastics (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  152. All Other Markets for Biodegradable Plastics (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  153. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE - BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS TO 2012

    $905.00

  154. General

    $35.00

  155. US BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC SALES  BY COMPANY, 2007 (million dollars)

    $60.00

  156. Market Share

    $35.00

  157. US BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC MARKET SHARE, 2007 (percent)

    $60.00

  158. Market Leaders (1 of 4)

    $35.00

  159. Market Leaders (2 of 4)

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  160. Market Leaders (3 of 4)

    $35.00

  161. Market Leaders (4 of 4)

    $35.00

  162. Mergers & Acquisitions

    $35.00

  163. SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

    $60.00

  164. Manufacturing Requirements (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  165. Manufacturing Requirements (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  166. Research & Development (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  167. Research & Development (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  168. Marketing Strategies (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  169. Marketing Strategies (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  170. Channels of Distribution (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  171. Channels of Distribution (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  172. Competitive Strategies

    $35.00

  173. Cooperative Agreements (1 of 3)

    $35.00

  174. Cooperative Agreements (2 of 3)

    $35.00

  175. Cooperative Agreements (3 of 3)

    $35.00

  176. SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

    $60.00

  177. COMPANY PROFILES - BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS TO 2012

    $1,540.00

  178. Company Profiles Methodology

    $35.00

  179. American Excelsior Company (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  180. American Excelsior Company (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  181. Ampacet Corporation

    $35.00

  182. AMYLEX Corporation

    $35.00

  183. Archer-Daniels-Midland Company (Telles)

    $35.00

  184. BASF SE (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  185. BASF SE (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  186. BioBag International (BIOgroupUSA)

    $35.00

  187. Cargill Incorporated (NatureWorks) (PGLA-1) (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  188. Cargill Incorporated (NatureWorks) (PGLA-1) (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  189. Celanese Corporation

    $35.00

  190. Cereplast Incorporated (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  191. Cereplast Incorporated (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  192. Cortec Corporation (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  193. Cortec Corporation (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  194. DaniMer Scientific (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  195. DaniMer Scientific (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  196. Dow Chemical Company

    $35.00

  197. DuPont (EI) de Nemours (Solae) (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  198. DuPont (EI) de Nemours (Solae) (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  199. DURECT Corporation (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  200. DURECT Corporation (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  201. Eastman Chemical Company

    $35.00

  202. Free-Flow Packaging International

    $35.00

  203. Illinois Tool Works

    $35.00

  204. Innovia Films (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  205. Innovia Films (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  206. KTM Industries

    $35.00

  207. Kuraray Company

    $35.00

  208. Metabolix Incorporated (Telles) (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  209. Metabolix Incorporated (Telles) (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  210. Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company

    $35.00

  211. Novamont SpA

    $35.00

  212. Pak-Lite Incorporated

    $35.00

  213. Perstorp AB

    $35.00

  214. Procter & Gamble Company

    $35.00

  215. ReNewable Products

    $35.00

  216. Solvay SA

    $35.00

  217. StarchTech Incorporated

    $35.00

  218. Storopack Hans Reichenecker

    $35.00

  219. Teijin Limited (NatureWorks) (1 of 2)

    $35.00

  220. Teijin Limited (NatureWorks) (2 of 2)

    $35.00

  221. Wilkinson Industries

    $35.00

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