Bioplastic Resins: United States

This report forecasts US bioplastic resin demand and production in metric tons to 2017. Total demand is segmented by product in terms of polylactic acid (PLA), starch-based resins, biobased polyamide, biobased polyethylene (PE), polyester bioplastics, and other bioplastic resins. Total demand is also segmented by market as follows: nonpackaging and packaging.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in an annual series from 2002 to 2012; production and the various demand segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2007 and 2012. An Industry Overview section defines product and market segments, discusses market drivers and constraints, and provides pertinent background on environmental and regulatory factors and global demand.

A Demand Forecasts section assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product and market segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading suppliers competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 25-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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