Degradable Plastics

As Quoted In European Plastics News

US demand for degradable plastics is forecast to rise 16.6 percent annually through 2014, driven by interest in environmentally friendly products. Polylactic acid (PLA) and starch-based plastics will remain the dominant types and see strong growth. Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) will be the fastest growing type from a small base.

This study analyzes the 151 million pound US degradable plastic industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1999, 2004 and 2009, and forecasts for 2014 and 2019 by type (e.g., polyactic acid, starch-based plastics, cellulose films, petroleum-based degradable plastics), product (e.g., film, molded goods) and market (packaging, nonpackaging).

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 36 industry players, including Innovia Films, NatureWorks and Novamont.

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  1. Degradable Plastics

    $4,800.00

    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

      $166.00

    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

      $222.00

      1. Table | DEGRADABLE PLASTIC DEMAND (million pounds)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

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      2. 3.2 Macroeconomic Overview

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        1. Table | MACROECONOMIC INDICATORS (billion 2005 dollars)

      3. 3.3 Consumer Spending

        $143.00

        1. Table | PERSONAL CONSUMPTION EXPENDITURES (billion 2005 dollars)

      4. 3.4 Demographic Trends

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        1. Table | POPULATION & HOUSEHOLDS (million persons)

      5. 3.5 Packaging Industry Outlook

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        1. Table | PACKAGING SUPPLY & DEMAND

      6. 3.6 Plastic Film

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        1. Table | PLASTIC FILM DEMAND (million pounds)

      7. 3.7 Plastic Foodservice Disposables

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        1. Table | PLASTIC DEMAND IN FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES (million pounds)

      8. 3.8 Loose-Fill Packaging

        $82.00

        1. Table | LOOSE-FILL PACKAGING DEMAND (million pounds)

      9. 3.9 Food Industry Outlook

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        1. Table | FOOD PRODUCT SHIPMENTS (billion 2005 dollars)*

      10. 3.10 Beverage Industry Outlook

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        1. Table | BEVERAGE SHIPMENTS (million gallons)

      11. 3.11 Manufacturing Outlook

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        1. Table | MANUFACTURERS' SHIPMENTS

      12. 3.12 Agricultural Outlook

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        1. Table | AGRICULTURAL INDICATORS

      13. 3.13 Textiles Overview

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        1. Table | TEXTILE MILL PRODUCT SHIPMENTS

      14. 3.14 Consumer Nonwovens

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        1. Table | CONSUMER NONWOVENS DEMAND (billion units)

      15. 3.15 Plastic Resin Outlook

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        1. Table | PLASTIC RESIN SUPPLY & DEMAND (million pounds)

      16. 3.16 Market Trends

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        1. Table | DEGRADABLE PLASTIC MARKET, 1999-2009

      17. 3.17 Pricing Trends

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        1. Table | DEGRADABLE PLASTIC PRICING (dollars per pound)

      18. 3.18 Solid Waste Management

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        1. Table | MUNICIPAL SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT BY PROCESS (million tons)

        2. 3.18.1 Landfills

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        3. 3.18.2 Recycling

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        4. 3.18.3 Incineration

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        5. 3.18.4 Composting

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      19. 3.19 Degradability Standards

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      20. 3.20 Regulatory & Legislative Environment

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      21. 3.21 Plastic Recycling

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      22. 3.22 Raw Materials

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      23. 3.23 Foreign Trade

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      24. 3.24 International Activity

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        1. 3.24.1 Europe

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        2. 3.24.2 Japan

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        3. 3.24.3 Other Countries

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    4. 4 TYPES

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      1. 4.1 General

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        1. Table | DEGRADABLE PLASTIC DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds)

      2. 4.2 Polylactic Acid

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        1. 4.2.1 Products

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          1. Table | POLYLACTIC ACID DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million pounds)

        2. 4.2.2 Markets

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          1. Table | POLYLACTIC ACID DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

        3. 4.2.3 Producers

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      3. 4.3 Starch-Based Plastics

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        1. 4.3.1 Products

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          1. Table | STARCH-BASED PLASTIC DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million pounds)

        2. 4.3.2 Markets

          $130.00

          1. Table | STARCH-BASED PLASTIC DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

        3. 4.3.3 Producers

          $114.00

      4. 4.4 Cellulose Films

        $207.00

        1. Table | CELLULOSE FILM DEMAND (million pounds)

      5. 4.5 Petroleum-Based Degradable Plastics

        $407.00

        1. 4.5.1 Products

          $147.00

          1. Table | PETROLEUM-BASED DEGRADABLE PLASTIC DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million pounds)

        2. 4.5.2 Markets

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          1. Table | PETROLEUM-BASED DEGRADABLE PLASTIC DEMAND BY MARKET (millionpounds)

        3. 4.5.3 Producers

          $82.00

      6. 4.6 Polyhydroxyalkanoates

        $278.00

        1. 4.6.1 Products

          $82.00

          1. Table | POLYHYDROXYALKANOATE DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million pounds)

        2. 4.6.2 Markets

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          1. Table | POLYHYDROXYALKANOATE DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

        3. 4.6.3 Producers

          $82.00

      7. 4.7 Other Degradable Plastics

        $143.00

        1. Table | OTHER DEGRADABLE PLASTIC DEMAND (million pounds)

    5. 5 PRODUCTS & MARKETS

      $2,080.00

      1. 5.1 General

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      2. 5.2 Products

        $539.00

        1. Table | DEGRADABLE PLASTIC DEMAND BY PRODUCT (million pounds)

        2. 5.2.1 Film

          $250.00

          1. Table | DEGRADABLE FILM DEMAND BY PRODUCT & TYPE (million pounds)

        3. 5.2.2 Molded Goods

          $141.00

          1. Table | DEGRADABLE MOLDED GOODS DEMAND BY PRODUCT & TYPE (million pounds)

        4. 5.2.3 Other

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          1. Table | OTHER DEGRADABLE PRODUCTS DEMAND BY FORMAT & TYPE (million pounds)

      3. 5.3 Markets

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        1. Table | DEGRADABLE PLASTIC DEMAND BY MARKET (million pounds)

        2. 5.3.1 Packaging

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          1. Table | PACKAGING MARKET FOR DEGRADABLE PLASTICS BY PRODUCT (million pounds)

          2. Table | PACKAGING FILM DEMAND FOR DEGRADABLE PLASTICS BY TYPE (million pounds)

          3. Table | DEGRADABLE LOOSE-FILL PACKAGING DEMAND (million pounds)

          4. Table | PLASTIC CONTAINER & OTHER PACKAGING DEMAND FOR DEGRADABLE PLASTICS (million pounds)

        3. 5.3.2 Nonpackaging

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          1. Table | NONPACKAGING MARKETS FOR DEGRADABLE PLASTICS BY PRODUCT (million pounds)

          2. Table | DEGRADABLE NONPACKAGING BAG DEMAND BY TYPE (million pounds)

          3. Table | NONWOVENS DEMAND FOR DEGRADABLE PLASTICS BY TYPE (million pounds)

          4. Table | FOODSERVICE DISPOSABLES DEMAND FOR DEGRADABLE PLASTICS BY TYPE & PRODUCT (million pounds)

          5. Table | AGRICULTURE PRODUCTS DEMAND FOR DEGRADABLE PLASTICS (million pounds)

          6. Table | OTHER NONPACKAGING MARKETS FOR DEGRADABLE PLASTICS BY TYPE & USE (million pounds)

    6. 6 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

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      1. 6.1 General

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        1. Table | DEGRADABLE PLASTIC SALES BY COMPANY, 2009 (million dollars)

      2. 6.2 Market Share

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      3. 6.3 Manufacturing Requirements

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      4. 6.4 Research & Development

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      5. 6.5 Marketing Strategies

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      6. 6.6 Channels of Distribution

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      7. 6.7 Competitive Strategies

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      8. 6.8 Cooperative Agreements

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        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      9. 6.9 Company Profiles

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        1. 6.9.1 Akzo Nobel NV

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        2. 6.9.2 American Excelsior Company

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        3. 6.9.3 AMYLEX Corporation

          $82.00

        4. 6.9.4 Archer-Daniels-Midland Company

          $192.00

        5. 6.9.5 BASF SE

          $147.00

        6. 6.9.6 BioBag International AS

          $133.00

        7. 6.9.7 Cargill Incorporated

          $277.00

        8. 6.9.8 Celanese Corporation

          $130.00

        9. 6.9.9 Cereplast Incorporated

          $206.00

        10. 6.9.10 Clondalkin Group Holdings Limited

          $88.00

        11. 6.9.11 Cortec Corporation

          $157.00

        12. 6.9.12 CSM NV

          $82.00

        13. 6.9.13 D&W Fine Pack

          $118.00

        14. 6.9.14 Dow Chemical Company

          $82.00

        15. 6.9.15 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $148.00

        16. 6.9.16 DURECT Corporation

          $134.00

        17. 6.9.17 Eastman Chemical Company

          $91.00

        18. 6.9.18 Innovia Films Limited

          $176.00

        19. 6.9.19 KTM Industries Incorporated

          $82.00

        20. 6.9.20 Kuraray Company Limited

          $97.00

        21. 6.9.21 Metabolix Incorporated

          $176.00

        22. 6.9.22 Micromidas Incorporated

          $82.00

        23. 6.9.23 Ningbo Tianan Biologic Material Company Limited

          $82.00

        24. 6.9.24 Novamont SpA

          $111.00

        25. 6.9.25 Novomer Incorporated

          $82.00

        26. 6.9.26 PepsiCo Incorporated

          $82.00

        27. 6.9.27 Perstorp AB

          $82.00

        28. 6.9.28 Plantic Technologies Limited

          $136.00

        29. 6.9.29 Reynolds Packaging Group

          $82.00

        30. 6.9.30 Rodenburg Biopolymers BV

          $82.00

        31. 6.9.31 Sealed Air Corporation

          $83.00

        32. 6.9.32 Sekisui Chemical Company Limited

          $82.00

        33. 6.9.33 StarchTech Incorporated

          $82.00

        34. 6.9.34 Storopack Hans Reichenecker GmbH

          $117.00

        35. 6.9.35 Teijin Limited

          $82.00

        36. 6.9.36 Toyota Motor Corporation

          $86.00

      10. 6.10 Other Companies Mentioned in Study

        $82.00

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