Bioplastics Market & Strategy Advisor

A decision making guide and toolkit for entrepreneurs & investors

How can businesses and entrepreneurs gain from a plethora of opportunities in the Bioplastics Industry? 

Bioplastics Market & Strategy Advisor, published by the Bioplastics Guide, is a unique guiding framework for businesses and entrepreneurs to chart a way forward provides a critical analysis of the status, opportunities & trends of the global bioplastics sector.

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Bioplastics Market & Strategy Advisor provides precise inputs for the following questions

Biz opportunities and Market Insights



Who Will Benefit from this Advisor?

Why Should You Purchase this Advisor?

If you are looking to enter the fast-growing bioplastic industry, the Bioplastics Market & Strategy Advisor is the best first step. The following are what you gain by purchasing this guide –

What makes our advisor unique?

Bioplastics Market & Strategy Advisor is the only bioplastics guide for entrepreneurs and businesses with a clear focus on the business opportunities in the bioplastic value chain. This involves exclusive blend of primary and secondary sources providing informed analysis. This methodology allows insight into the key drivers and restraints behind market dynamics and competitive developments. The advisor therefore presents an ideal balance of qualitative analysis of all the types of bioplastics combined with extensive quantitative market study data oriented towards the business opportunities in bioplastic industry.

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Table of contents

Executive Summary

1. Introduction to Bioplastics

1.1. Plastics

1.2. Bioplastics as sustainable alternative to plastics

1.3. Can plastics be replaced?

1.4. Biopolymers

1.5. Feedstock for bioplastics

1.5.1. Characteristics of good feedstock

1.6. Bioplastics and its classification

2. Bioplastics – Properties and Characteristics

2.1. Biodegradable bioplastics

2.1.1. Starch based plastics

2.1.2. Polylactic acid (PLA)

2.1.3. Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA)

2.1.4. Cellulosic Polymers

2.1.5. Bio Polybutylene Succinate (PBS)

2.2. Bio-based durable plastics

2.2.1. Bio-based polyurethane (PUR)

2.2.2. Bio-based Polyamides (PA)

2.2.3. Bio-based Polyethylene (Bio- based PE)

2.2.4. Bio-based Polyethylene Terephthalate (Bio-PET)

2.3. Fossil-based Biodegradable Plastics

2.4. Summary of key properties of biodegradable polymers

2.5. Properties Comparison of Bio-based and Petro-based polymers

3. Production Technologies

3.1. Introduction

3.2. Feedstock for bio-based polymers

3.3. Bio-polymers and their production methods

3.4. Starch based Polymers

3.4.1. Production of starch plastics

3.4.2. Conversion technologies

3.4.3. Processing limitations and overcoming methodologies

3.5. Polylactic acid (PLA)

3.5.1. Production of PLA

3.5.2. Conversion technologies

3.5.3. Processing limitations and overcoming methodologies

3.6. Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs)

3.6.1. Production of PHAs

3.6.2. Conversion Technologies

3.6.3. Processing limitations and overcoming methodologies

3.7. Cellulosic Polymers

3.7.1. Production of cellulosic polymers

3.7.2. Processing limitations and overcoming methodologies

3.8. Bio-based polybutylene succinate (PBS)

3.8.1. Production of bio-PBS

3.9. Bio-based polyurethane (PUR)

3.9.1. Production of bio-PUR

3.9.2. Processing limitations and overcoming methodologies

3.10. Bio-based polyamide (PA)

3.10.1. Production of Bio-PA

3.11. Bio-based polyethylene (PE)

3.11.1. Production of Bio-based PE

3.12. Bio-based polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

3.13 Summary

4. Applications of Bioplastics

4.1. General application characteristics of bio-based polymers

4.2. Alternatives for single-use plastics in foodware segment

4.2.1. What are the other alternatives available in foodware segment?

4.2.2. Bioplastics vs Other single-use plastic alternatives

5. Global Bioplastics Market Analysis


5.1. Global Bioplastic Production Capacities

5.1.1. Global production capacities by biopolymer type

5.1.2. Global production capacities by market segment

5.1.3. Global production capacity by regions Market focus on key regions





5.2. Global Bioplastics Market Dynamics

5.2.1. Growth drivers

5.2.2. Challenges

5.3. Global Bioplastic Market – Competitive Landscape

6. Economics of Bioplastics

6.1. What contributes to the high cost of bioplastics?

6.2. Costs Estimates for Bioplastics

6.2.1. Estimates for Different Parts of the Value Chain

6.3. Summary of Capex & OPEX Costs for a 10,000 TPA bioplastics manufacturing facility

6.4. Cost of End Product

6.5. Analysis & Inferences

7. Standards, Certifications & Labels

7.1. Why do we need standards, certifications & labels?

7.2. Standards

7.2.1. ASTM – American Society for Testing and Materials (USA)

7.2.2. ISO – International Organization for Standardization (international)

7.2.3. CEN – European Committee for Standardization (European Union)

7.3. Certifications

7.4. Labels

7.5. How do standards, certifications and labels work together?

7.6. How can standards, certifications and labels help overcome the confusions prevailing in the market over Bioplastics?

8. End of life

8.1. Recycling

8.1.1. Material Recycling

8.1.2. Chemical recycling

8.2. Energy Recovery (or thermal recycling)

8.3. Biological treatment

8.3.1. Composting

8.3.2. Fermentation

8.4. Summary

9. Emerging Technologies

9.1. Innovative Trends in Biopolymer Value Chain

9.2. Improvement of Existing Biopolymers

9.3. Deploying Existing Polymers in Novel Applications

9.4. Innovations of New Biopolymeric Materials for Existing/Novel Applications

9.5. Innovations in Manufacturing Practices to Expand the Scope of Existing Biopolymers

9.6. Strategic Alliances and Collaborations

9.7. Perspectives

10. Strategic Market Approach

11. Bioplastics Producers’ Profiles

About Bioplastics Guide

Bioplastics is a domain with enormous potential, but it is also an intricate one, with a number of dimensions and challenges.

While there are excellent information sources available online that provides information on the technical aspects, properties and end uses of bioplastics, there is hardly any resource that takes all these inputs, synthesises them and provides strategic and practical directions to aspiring entrepreneurs and businesses keen on investing in this sector.

We wanted to fill this gap. The Bioplastics Guide provides, through its site, blog and other resources strategic, market-focussed guidance for prospective investors in bioplastics. Our consulting division extends this strategic guidance further by providing strategic and market analyses of the bioplastics industry, customised for their aspirations and context.

The Bioplastics Guide is part of Energy Alternatives India (EAI), a leader in renewable energy and cleantech research and consulting, with a focus on India. The Bioplastics Guide however provides research and consulting assistance for regions outside India as well.

To gain an understanding of the bioplastics market and stay one step ahead of the competition, you must order 

Bioplastics Market & Strategy Advisor

A decision making guide and toolkit for entrepreneurs & investors

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