World Bioplastics

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Global demand for biodegradable or plant-based plastic resins will rise more than fourfold through 2013. Non-biodegradable plant-based plastics will grow the fastest and surpass biodegradable types as the dominant bioplastic resin. The Asia/Pacific region will surpass Western Europe as the largest market.

This study analyzes the $793 million world bioplastic industry. It presents historical demand data for the years 1998, 2003 and 2008, and forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by product (e.g., starch-based, polylactic acid, petroleum-based biodegradable, PHAs, non-biodegradable), market (e.g., packaging film, loose-fill, containers, bags, foodservice disposables, automotive and electronics, agricultural films), world region and for 16 countries.

The study also considers market environment factors, details industry structure, evaluates company market share and profiles 34 industry players, including NatureWorks, Arkema and InnoviaFilms.

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  1. World Bioplastics

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    1. 1 INTRODUCTION

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    2. 2 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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      1. Table | WORLD BIOPLASTICS DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

    3. 3 MARKET ENVIRONMENT

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      1. 3.1 General

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      2. 3.2 World Economic Overview

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        1. 3.2.1 Recent Historical Trends

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        2. 3.2.2 World Economic Outlook

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          1. Table | WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION (billion 2007 dollars)

      3. 3.3 World Population Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD POPULATION BY REGION (million persons)

      4. 3.4 World Manufacturing Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION (billion 2007 dollars)

      5. 3.5 World Agricultural Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD AGRICULTURAL VALUE ADDED BY REGION (billion 2007 dollars)

        2. 3.5.1 Maize

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        3. 3.5.2 Sugar Crops

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      6. 3.6 World Plastics Overview

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        1. 3.6.1 Plastics Demand

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          1. Table | WORLD PLASTIC RESIN DEMAND BY REGION (million metric tons)

        2. 3.6.2 Plastics Production

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          1. Table | WORLD PLASTIC RESIN PRODUCTION BY REGION (million metric tons)

        3. 3.6.3 Pricing Trends

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          1. Table | PLASTIC RESIN PRICING (dollars per kilogram)

      7. 3.7 World Converted Flexible Plastic Packaging Outlook

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        1. Table | WORLD CONVERTED FLEXIBLE PLASTIC PACKAGING DEMAND BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

      8. 3.8 Regulatory & Environmental Considerations

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        1. 3.8.1 Degradability Standards & Certification

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        2. 3.8.2 Composting & Recycling

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        3. 3.8.3 Legislation

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        4. 3.8.4 Food Versus Industrial Crop Use

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    4. 4 WORLD BIOPLASTICS OVERVIEW

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      1. 4.1 General

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      2. 4.2 Product Overview

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        1. Table | WORLD BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY TYPE

        2. 4.2.1 Biodegradable

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          1. Table | WORLD BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS DEMAND BY TYPE (thousand metric tons)

          2. Table | WORLD STARCH-BASED RESIN DEMAND BY REGION & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

          3. Table | WORLD POLYLACTIC ACID DEMAND BY REGION & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

          4. Table | WORLD PETROLEUM-BASED BIOPLASTIC DEMAND BY REGION & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

          5. Table | WORLD PHA RESIN DEMAND BY REGION & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

          6. Table | WORLD OTHER BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC RESIN DEMAND BY REGION & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

        3. 4.2.2 Non-Biodegradable

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          1. Table | WORLD NON-BIODEGRADABLE BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY TYPE, REGION & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      3. 4.3 Market Overview

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        1. Table | WORLD BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY MARKET

        2. 4.3.1 Packaging

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          1. Table | WORLD PACKAGING DEMAND FOR BIOPLASTICS BY APPLICATION & REGION (thousand metric tons)

        3. 4.3.2 Nonpackaging

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          1. Table | WORLD NONPACKAGING DEMAND FOR BIOPLASTICS BY APPLICATION & REGION (thousand metric tons)

      4. 4.4 Regional Overview

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        1. 4.4.1 Demand

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          1. Table | WORLD BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        2. 4.4.2 Production

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          1. Table | WORLD BIOPLASTICS PRODUCTION BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

        3. 4.4.3 Trade Flows

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          1. Table | WORLD BIOPLASTICS NET EXPORTS BY REGION (thousand metric tons)

    5. 5 NORTH AMERICA

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      1. 5.1 North America: General

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        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA -- BIOPLASTICS SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      2. 5.2 North America: Bioplastics Demand

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        1. Table | NORTH AMERICA -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      3. 5.3 United States

        $418.00

        1. 5.3.1 United States: Overview

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          1. Table | UNITED STATES -- BIOPLASTICS SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 5.3.2 United States: Products

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          1. Table | UNITED STATES -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY TYPE (thousand metric tons)

        3. 5.3.3 United States: Markets & Suppliers

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          1. Table | UNITED STATES -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      4. 5.4 Canada

        $278.00

        1. 5.4.1 Canada: Overview

          $123.00

          1. Table | CANADA -- BIOPLASTICS SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 5.4.2 Canada: Products

          $82.00

          1. Table | CANADA -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY TYPE (thousand metric tons)

        3. 5.4.3 Canada: Markets & Suppliers

          $91.00

          1. Table | CANADA -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      5. 5.5 Mexico

        $273.00

        1. 5.5.1 Mexico: Overview

          $128.00

          1. Table | MEXICO -- BIOPLASTICS SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 5.5.2 Mexico: Products

          $82.00

          1. Table | MEXICO -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY TYPE (thousand metric tons)

        3. 5.5.3 Mexico: Markets & Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | MEXICO -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    6. 6 WESTERN EUROPE

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      1. 6.1 Western Europe: General

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        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE -- BIOPLASTICS SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      2. 6.2 Western Europe: Bioplastics Demand

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        1. Table | WESTERN EUROPE -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      3. 6.3 Germany

        $312.00

        1. 6.3.1 Germany: Overview

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          1. Table | GERMANY -- BIOPLASTICS SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 6.3.2 Germany: Products

          $82.00

          1. Table | GERMANY -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY TYPE (thousand metric tons)

        3. 6.3.3 Germany: Markets & Suppliers

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          1. Table | GERMANY -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      4. 6.4 Italy

        $282.00

        1. 6.4.1 Italy: Overview

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          1. Table | ITALY -- BIOPLASTICS SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 6.4.2 Italy: Products

          $82.00

          1. Table | ITALY -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY TYPE (thousand metric tons)

        3. 6.4.3 Italy: Markets & Suppliers

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          1. Table | ITALY -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      5. 6.5 United Kingdom

        $263.00

        1. 6.5.1 United Kingdom: Overview

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          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM -- BIOPLASTICS SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 6.5.2 United Kingdom: Products

          $82.00

          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY TYPE (thousand metric tons)

        3. 6.5.3 United Kingdom: Markets & Suppliers

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          1. Table | UNITED KINGDOM -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      6. 6.6 France

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        1. 6.6.1 France: Overview

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          1. Table | FRANCE -- BIOPLASTICS SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 6.6.2 France: Products

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          1. Table | FRANCE -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY TYPE (thousand metric tons)

        3. 6.6.3 France: Markets & Suppliers

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          1. Table | FRANCE -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      7. 6.7 Netherlands

        $270.00

        1. 6.7.1 Netherlands: Overview

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          1. Table | NETHERLANDS -- BIOPLASTICS SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 6.7.2 Netherlands: Products

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          1. Table | NETHERLANDS -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY TYPE (thousand metric tons)

        3. 6.7.3 Netherlands: Markets & Suppliers

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          1. Table | NETHERLANDS -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      8. 6.8 Other Western Europe

        $381.00

        1. 6.8.1 Other Western Europe: Overview

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          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE -- BIOPLASTICS SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 6.8.2 Other Western Europe: Products

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          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY COUNTRY & TYPE (thousand metric tons)

        3. 6.8.3 Other Western Europe: Countries

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        4. 6.8.4 Other Western Europe: Markets & Suppliers

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          1. Table | OTHER WESTERN EUROPE -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    7. 7 ASIA/PACIFIC

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      1. 7.1 Asia/Pacific: General

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        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC -- BIOPLASTICS SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      2. 7.2 Asia/Pacific: Bioplastics Demand

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        1. Table | ASIA/PACIFIC -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      3. 7.3 Japan

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        1. 7.3.1 Japan: Overview

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          1. Table | JAPAN -- BIOPLASTICS SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 7.3.2 Japan: Products

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          1. Table | JAPAN -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY TYPE (thousand metric tons)

        3. 7.3.3 Japan: Markets & Suppliers

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          1. Table | JAPAN -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      4. 7.4 China

        $409.00

        1. 7.4.1 China: Overview

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          1. Table | CHINA -- BIOPLASTICS SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 7.4.2 China: Products

          $98.00

          1. Table | CHINA -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY TYPE (thousand metric tons)

        3. 7.4.3 China: Markets & Suppliers

          $124.00

          1. Table | CHINA -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      5. 7.5 South Korea

        $284.00

        1. Table | SOUTH KOREA -- BIOPLASTICS SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 7.5.1 South Korea: Products

          $82.00

          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY TYPE (thousand metric tons)

        3. 7.5.2 South Korea: Markets & Suppliers

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          1. Table | SOUTH KOREA -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      6. 7.6 Other Asia/Pacific

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        1. 7.6.1 Other Asia/Pacific: Overview

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          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC -- BIOPLASTICS SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 7.6.2 Other Asia/Pacific: Products

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          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY COUNTRY & TYPE (thousand metric tons)

        3. 7.6.3 Other Asia/Pacific: Countries

          $170.00

        4. 7.6.4 Other Asia/Pacific: Markets

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    8. 8 OTHER REGIONS

      $1,375.00

      1. 8.1 Latin America: General

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        1. Table | LATIN AMERICA -- BIOPLASTICS SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

      2. 8.2 Latin America: Bioplastics Demand

        $82.00

        1. Table | LATIN AMERICA -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY TYPE & MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      3. 8.3 Brazil

        $307.00

        1. 8.3.1 Brazil: Overview

          $134.00

          1. Table | BRAZIL -- BIOPLASTICS SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 8.3.2 Brazil: Products

          $82.00

          1. Table | BRAZIL -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY TYPE (thousand metric tons)

        3. 8.3.3 Brazil: Markets & Suppliers

          $109.00

          1. Table | BRAZIL -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      4. 8.4 Other Latin America

        $261.00

        1. 8.4.1 Other Latin America: Overview

          $158.00

          1. Table | OTHER LATIN AMERICA -- BIOPLASTICS SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 8.4.2 Other Latin America: Products

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER LATIN AMERICA -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY TYPE (thousand metric tons)

        3. 8.4.3 Other Latin America: Markets

          $82.00

          1. Table | OTHER LATIN AMERICA -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      5. 8.5 Eastern Europe

        $298.00

        1. 8.5.1 Eastern Europe: Overview

          $127.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE -- BIOPLASTICS SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 8.5.2 Eastern Europe: Products & Countries

          $99.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY COUNTRY & TYPE (thousand metric tons)

        3. 8.5.3 Eastern Europe: Markets & Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | EASTERN EUROPE -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

      6. 8.6 Africa/Mideast

        $308.00

        1. 8.6.1 Africa/Mideast: Overview

          $153.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST -- BIOPLASTICS SUPPLY & DEMAND (thousand metric tons)

        2. 8.6.2 Africa/Mideast: Products & Countries

          $88.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY TYPE (thousand metric tons)

        3. 8.6.3 Africa/Mideast: Markets & Suppliers

          $82.00

          1. Table | AFRICA/MIDEAST -- BIOPLASTICS DEMAND BY MARKET (thousand metric tons)

    9. 9 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

      $4,776.00

      1. 9.1 General

        $91.00

        1. Table | BIOPLASTICS SALES BY COMPANY, 2008 (million dollars)

      2. 9.2 Market Share

        $280.00

      3. 9.3 Mergers & Acquisitions

        $82.00

        1. Table | SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES

      4. 9.4 Manufacturing Requirements

        $106.00

      5. 9.5 Research & Development

        $165.00

      6. 9.6 Marketing Strategies

        $169.00

      7. 9.7 Channels of Distribution

        $139.00

      8. 9.8 Competitive Strategies

        $82.00

      9. 9.9 Cooperative Agreements

        $200.00

        1. Table | SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS

      10. 9.10 Company Profiles

        $3,475.00

        1. 9.10.1 Archer-Daniels-Midland Company

          $154.00

        2. 9.10.2 Arkema SA

          $131.00

        3. 9.10.3 BASF SE

          $111.00

        4. 9.10.4 BioMatera Incorporated

          $82.00

        5. 9.10.5 Braskem SA

          $109.00

        6. 9.10.6 Cardia Bioplastics Limited

          $107.00

        7. 9.10.7 Cargill Incorporated

          $257.00

        8. 9.10.8 Cereplast Incorporated

          $208.00

        9. 9.10.9 Dow Chemical Company

          $82.00

        10. 9.10.10 DuPont (EI) de Nemours

          $225.00

        11. 9.10.11 Eastman Chemical Company

          $83.00

        12. 9.10.12 EBM Biodegradable Materials Limited

          $82.00

        13. 9.10.13 FKuR Kunststoff GmbH

          $82.00

        14. 9.10.14 Grace Biotech Corporation

          $82.00

        15. 9.10.15 Innovia Films Limited

          $156.00

        16. 9.10.16 IRe Chemical Limited

          $82.00

        17. 9.10.17 Merquinsa

          $82.00

        18. 9.10.18 Metabolix Incorporated

          $137.00

        19. 9.10.19 Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation

          $120.00

        20. 9.10.20 Ningbo Tianan Biologic Material Company Limited

          $82.00

        21. 9.10.21 Novamont SpA

          $82.00

        22. 9.10.22 Perstorp AB

          $92.00

        23. 9.10.23 PHB Industrial SA

          $82.00

        24. 9.10.24 Plantic Technologies Limited

          $172.00

        25. 9.10.25 Rodenburg Biopolymers BV

          $93.00

        26. 9.10.26 Showa Denko KK

          $82.00

        27. 9.10.27 Solvay SA

          $96.00

        28. 9.10.28 Sphere SA

          $82.00

        29. 9.10.29 Stanelco plc

          $82.00

        30. 9.10.30 Synbra Holding BV

          $82.00

        31. 9.10.31 Teijin Limited

          $159.00

        32. 9.10.32 Total SA

          $82.00

        33. 9.10.33 Zhejiang Hangzhou Xinfu Pharmaceutical Company Limited

          $82.00

        34. 9.10.34 Zhejiang Hisun Biomaterials Company Limited

          $82.00

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