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Polylactic Acid (PLA) Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026

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Polylactic Acid (PLA) Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026
Published: December 10, 2021
IMARC Services Private Limited
Content info: 142 Pages
Delivery time: 2-3 business days
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The global polylactic acid (PLA) market exhibited strong growth during 2015-2020. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to grow at a CAGR of around 15% during 2021-2026. Keeping in mind the uncertainties of COVID-19, we are continuously tracking and evaluating the direct as well as the indirect influence of the pandemic on different end use industries. These insights are included in the report as a major market contributor.

Polylactic acid (PLA) is a thermoplastic aliphatic polymer with the chemical formula (C3H4O2)n. It is obtained from renewable sources, such as corn starch or sugar cane, and widely available in numerous forms, including coatings, fiber, and films and sheets. PLA is primarily employed in the food industry for the packaging of heat, light, and moisture-sensitive food products. Besides this, it is also used in the textile, medical, agriculture and automotive industries across the globe on account of its biodegradability and excellent mechanical strength.

PLA is used to produce microwaveable containers, including disposable cutlery and food containers. This can be accredited to its beneficial properties, which include improved aesthetic appeal and resistance to grease and oil. Apart from this, textiles made using PLA offer excellent breathability, drapability and durability. Their escalating demand represents another factor positively influencing the PLA market worldwide. Moreover, as PLA is derived from corn, it does not produce toxic fumes and can break down into natural elements in commercial compost facilities. With the rising environmental concerns and the urgency for adopting pollution control measures, governing agencies of different countries across the world are undertaking several initiatives to provide subsidies and promote the usage of biodegradable products like PLA. This, along with factors like unstable petroleum prices and the unavailability of sufficient resources for plastic production, is anticipated to catalyze the demand for PLA.

Key Market Segmentation:

  • IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each sub-segment of the global polylactic acid (PLA) market, along with forecasts at the global, regional and country level from 2021-2026. Our report has categorized the market based on raw material and end use industry.

Breakup by Raw Material:

  • Corn
  • Sugarcane and Sugar Beet
  • Cassava
  • Others

Breakup by End Use Industry:

  • Packaging
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive and Transport
  • Electronics
  • Textiles
  • Others

Breakup by Region:

  • North America
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Asia-Pacific
  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • South Korea
  • Australia
  • Indonesia
  • Others
  • Europe
  • Germany
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Russia
  • Others
  • Latin America
  • Brazil
  • Mexico
  • Others
  • Middle East and Africa

Competitive Landscape:

The competitive landscape of the industry has also been examined along with the profiles of the key players being BASF SE, COFCO, Evonik Industries AG, Futerro, Jiangsu Supla Bioplastics Co. Ltd., Jiangxi Keyuan Bio-Material Co. Ltd., Mitsui Chemicals Inc., NatureWorks LLC (Cargill Incorporated), Shanghai Tong-Jie-Liang Biomaterials Co. Ltd. and Total Corbion PLA. Key Questions Answered in This Report:

  • How has the global polylactic acid (PLA) market performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
  • What has been the impact of COVID-19 on the global polylactic acid (PLA) market?
  • What are the key regional markets?
  • What is the breakup of the market based on the raw material?
  • What is the breakup of the market based on the end use industry?
  • What are the various stages in the value chain of the industry?
  • What are the key driving factors and challenges in the industry?
  • What is the structure of the global polylactic acid (PLA) market and who are the key players?
  • What is the degree of competition in the industry?
Product Code: SR1020H37_Report

Table of Contents

1 Preface

2 Scope and Methodology

  • 2.1 Objectives of the Study
  • 2.2 Stakeholders
  • 2.3 Data Sources
    • 2.3.1 Primary Sources
    • 2.3.2 Secondary Sources
  • 2.4 Market Estimation
    • 2.4.1 Bottom-Up Approach
    • 2.4.2 Top-Down Approach
  • 2.5 Forecasting Methodology

3 Executive Summary

4 Introduction

  • 4.1 Overview
  • 4.2 Key Industry Trends

5 Global Polylactic Acid (PLA) Market

  • 5.1 Market Overview
  • 5.2 Market Performance
  • 5.3 Impact of COVID-19
  • 5.4 Market Forecast

6 Market Breakup by Raw Material

  • 6.1 Corn
    • 6.1.1 Market Trends
    • 6.1.2 Market Forecast
  • 6.2 Sugarcane and Sugar Beet
    • 6.2.1 Market Trends
    • 6.2.2 Market Forecast
  • 6.3 Cassava
    • 6.3.1 Market Trends
    • 6.3.2 Market Forecast
  • 6.4 Others
    • 6.4.1 Market Trends
    • 6.4.2 Market Forecast

7 Market Breakup by End Use Industry

  • 7.1 Packaging
    • 7.1.1 Market Trends
    • 7.1.2 Market Forecast
  • 7.2 Agriculture
    • 7.2.1 Market Trends
    • 7.2.2 Market Forecast
  • 7.3 Automotive and Transport
    • 7.3.1 Market Trends
    • 7.3.2 Market Forecast
  • 7.4 Electronics
    • 7.4.1 Market Trends
    • 7.4.2 Market Forecast
  • 7.5 Textiles
    • 7.5.1 Market Trends
    • 7.5.2 Market Forecast
  • 7.6 Others
    • 7.6.1 Market Trends
    • 7.6.2 Market Forecast

8 Market Breakup by Region

  • 8.1 North America
    • 8.1.1 United States
      • 8.1.1.1 Market Trends
      • 8.1.1.2 Market Forecast
    • 8.1.2 Canada
      • 8.1.2.1 Market Trends
      • 8.1.2.2 Market Forecast
  • 8.2 Asia-Pacific
    • 8.2.1 China
      • 8.2.1.1 Market Trends
      • 8.2.1.2 Market Forecast
    • 8.2.2 Japan
      • 8.2.2.1 Market Trends
      • 8.2.2.2 Market Forecast
    • 8.2.3 India
      • 8.2.3.1 Market Trends
      • 8.2.3.2 Market Forecast
    • 8.2.4 South Korea
      • 8.2.4.1 Market Trends
      • 8.2.4.2 Market Forecast
    • 8.2.5 Australia
      • 8.2.5.1 Market Trends
      • 8.2.5.2 Market Forecast
    • 8.2.6 Indonesia
      • 8.2.6.1 Market Trends
      • 8.2.6.2 Market Forecast
    • 8.2.7 Others
      • 8.2.7.1 Market Trends
      • 8.2.7.2 Market Forecast
  • 8.3 Europe
    • 8.3.1 Germany
      • 8.3.1.1 Market Trends
      • 8.3.1.2 Market Forecast
    • 8.3.2 France
      • 8.3.2.1 Market Trends
      • 8.3.2.2 Market Forecast
    • 8.3.3 United Kingdom
      • 8.3.3.1 Market Trends
      • 8.3.3.2 Market Forecast
    • 8.3.4 Italy
      • 8.3.4.1 Market Trends
      • 8.3.4.2 Market Forecast
    • 8.3.5 Spain
      • 8.3.5.1 Market Trends
      • 8.3.5.2 Market Forecast
    • 8.3.6 Russia
      • 8.3.6.1 Market Trends
      • 8.3.6.2 Market Forecast
    • 8.3.7 Others
      • 8.3.7.1 Market Trends
      • 8.3.7.2 Market Forecast
  • 8.4 Latin America
    • 8.4.1 Brazil
      • 8.4.1.1 Market Trends
      • 8.4.1.2 Market Forecast
    • 8.4.2 Mexico
      • 8.4.2.1 Market Trends
      • 8.4.2.2 Market Forecast
    • 8.4.3 Others
      • 8.4.3.1 Market Trends
      • 8.4.3.2 Market Forecast
  • 8.5 Middle East and Africa
    • 8.5.1 Market Trends
    • 8.5.2 Market Breakup by Country
    • 8.5.3 Market Forecast

9 SWOT Analysis

  • 9.1 Overview
  • 9.2 Strengths
  • 9.3 Weaknesses
  • 9.4 Opportunities
  • 9.5 Threats

10 Value Chain Analysis

11 Porters Five Forces Analysis

  • 11.1 Overview
  • 11.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
  • 11.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
  • 11.4 Degree of Competition
  • 11.5 Threat of New Entrants
  • 11.6 Threat of Substitutes

12 Price Analysis

13 Competitive Landscape

  • 13.1 Market Structure
  • 13.2 Key Players
  • 13.3 Profiles of Key Players
    • 13.3.1 BASF SE
      • 13.3.1.1 Company Overview
      • 13.3.1.2 Product Portfolio
      • 13.3.1.3 Financials
      • 13.3.1.4 SWOT Analysis
    • 13.3.2 COFCO
      • 13.3.2.1 Company Overview
      • 13.3.2.2 Product Portfolio
      • 13.3.2.3 Financials
    • 13.3.3 Evonik Industries AG
      • 13.3.3.1 Company Overview
      • 13.3.3.2 Product Portfolio
      • 13.3.3.3 Financials
      • 13.3.3.4 SWOT Analysis
    • 13.3.4 Futerro
      • 13.3.4.1 Company Overview
      • 13.3.4.2 Product Portfolio
    • 13.3.5 Jiangsu Supla Bioplastics Co. Ltd.
      • 13.3.5.1 Company Overview
      • 13.3.5.2 Product Portfolio
    • 13.3.6 Jiangxi Keyuan Bio-Material Co. Ltd.
      • 13.3.6.1 Company Overview
      • 13.3.6.2 Product Portfolio
    • 13.3.7 Mitsui Chemicals Inc.
      • 13.3.7.1 Company Overview
      • 13.3.7.2 Product Portfolio
      • 13.3.7.3 Financials
      • 13.3.7.4 SWOT Analysis
    • 13.3.8 NatureWorks LLC (Cargill Incorporated)
      • 13.3.8.1 Company Overview
      • 13.3.8.2 Product Portfolio
    • 13.3.9 Shanghai Tong-Jie-Liang Biomaterials Co. Ltd.
      • 13.3.9.1 Company Overview
      • 13.3.9.2 Product Portfolio
    • 13.3.10 Total Corbion PLA
      • 13.3.10.1 Company Overview
      • 13.3.10.2 Product Portfolio