The North America and Europe bioplastics market size is projected to reach USD 11,321.8 million by 2028. The implementation of strict government norms in these regions to reduce the use of plastics has compelled producers to shift rapidly towards the development of bio-based plastics for numerous applications. In September 2020, for instance, NatureWorks announced its plan to enhance the efficiency of lactide monomer purification in Blair, Nebraska. It will help the company to surge the production of Ingeo™ (PLA) biomaterials portfolio by 10%. This information is given by Fortune Business Insights™ in a new study, titled, “North America and Europe Bioplastics Market, 2021-2028.” As per the study, the market stood at USD 5,178.9 million in 2020 and is expected to show a CAGR of 10.6% during the forecast period between 2021-2028.

In the global market, chemical industry is the second largest manufacturing industry in Japan. In recent years, the Japanese chemical industry was the fourth largest industry globally following China, the United States, and Germany. Furthermore The Japanese chemical industry is dominated by a group of major corporations and tech Giants. The chemical industry is the backbone of Japan’s economy.

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Rigid Packaging Segment Generated Share of 17.5% in 2020: Fortune Business Insights™

Based on the type, this industry is bifurcated into biodegradable and non-biodegradable. By applications, it is divided into rigid packaging, flexible packaging, and others. Out of these, the rigid packaging segment held 17.5% in terms of the North America and Europe bioplastics market share in 2020. This growth is attributable to the rising demand for sturdy and sustainable packaging products from shipping companies.

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Drivers & Restraints-

Increasing Demand from Electronics and Automotive Component Industries to Aid Growth

Bioplastics are extensively used in the packaging industry because of their ability to provide similar properties to conventional plastics. Also, the high demand from a wide range of industries, such as consumer goods, foods, electronics, and automotive components would propel the North America and Europe bioplastics market growth in the forthcoming years. However, separate disposable streams are required to eliminate bioplastics from the environment smoothly. Lack of these may hinder this industry.

Regional Insights-

Expansion of Automotive Industry to Help Europe Dominate in Upcoming Years

Geographically, Europe stood at USD 3,460.8 million in 2020 in terms of revenue. It is expected to remain at the forefront because of the expansion of the automotive industry. Coupled with this, the surging usage of bio-based packaging products and investments in R&D activities would accelerate growth. In North America, Mexico, Canada, and the U.S. are anticipated to majorly contribute to growth backed by the high demand for food and retail packaging.

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Competitive Landscape-

Key Players Focus on Capacity Expansions to Strengthen Their Positions in Market

The North America and Europe bioplastics industry contains numerous companies that are presently focusing on broadening their production capacities to cater to the high demand from customers. Below is one of the latest industry developments:

  • September 2020: Total Corbion PLA announced its plan to construct its second PLA plant by expanding the capacity to 100,000 tons per annum. It would strengthen the position of the company by making it the global market leader. It will be able to fulfil the high demand for Luminy® PLA resins. The new plant will be developed in France and is expected to operate by 2024.

A list of reputed manufacturers in the market for North America and Europe bioplastics:

  • Novamont S.p.A. (Italy)
  • Arkema S.A. (France)
  • Matrìca S.p.A. (Italy)
  • Solvay S.A. (Belgium)
  • NatureWorks LLC (U.S.)
  • Total Corbion PLA bv (Netherlands)
  • Toray Industries, Inc. (Japan)
  • LyondellBasell Industries Holdings B.V. (Netherlands)
  • BASF SE (Germany)
  • Braskem (Brazil)

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