Sustainable future: Revenue will grow thanks to expansion into new markets and a stronger economy

The Bioplastics Manufacturing industry experienced steady growth over the five years to 2016. Concerns over the future of petroleum-based plastics supported demand for bioplastics that are recyclable and sustainable. Furthermore, volatility in the world price of crude oil influenced major plastics producers to search for an alternative. Rising environmental awareness over the period encouraged the government and large companies to promote the use of bioplastics, directly benefiting the industry. In the five years to 2021, IBISWorld expects that a strong economic environment, expansion into new markets and positive legislation will benefit demand for industry products...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Forecast Growth 16-21
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Lacking a mainstream product, firms continue to invest in costly research and development
  • Research into new products and production methods for bioplastics looks to lower unit costs
  • The packaging market will continue as a strong source of demand for bioplastics
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    The industry is classified into four main product groups: starch-based bioplastics, cellulose-based bioplastics, glucose-based bioplastics and synthetic-based bioplastics. Today's bioplastics are increasingly used in packaging products, such as beverage bottles, food containers, film, clamshell cartons and loose fill used in shipping boxes. Bioplastics are also used in waste bags, carrier bags and food service-ware such as cutlery. Current niche markets include minor automotive parts and electronics housings.Starch-based bioplasticsStarch-based bioplastics are primarily used to manufacture food-service tableware. These products can be manufactured from either raw or modified starch (e.g. the...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Bioplastics Manufacturing Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Bioplastics Manufacturing Industry are

  • Ability to negotiate successfully with regulators
  • Optimum capacity utilization
  • Superior financial management and debt management
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Demand from plastics and rubber products manufacturing and Regulation in the Bioplastics Manufacturing industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Bioplastics Manufacturing Industry?

    This industry manufactures bioplastics, which are organic plastics derived from renewable biomass sources. Designed to biodegrade, bioplastics are made from sources such as vegetable oil, cornstarch, pea starch or microbiota.

    Industry Products
  • Starch-based bioplastics
  • Cellulose-based bioplastics
  • Glucose-based bioplastics
  • Industry Activities
  • Manufacturing starch-based bioplastics
  • Manufacturing glucose-based bioplastics
  • Manufacturing cellulose-based bioplastics
  • Manufacturing synthetic-based bioplastics
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Demand from plastics and rubber products manufacturing
  • Regulation
  • Trade-weighted index
  • World price of crude oil
  • Research and development expenditure

  • Current Performance
  • Strengthening demand
  • Volatile oil prices fuel industry growth
  • Profit struggles
  • International influence
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream demand
  • Legislation
  • Table: Bioplastics Manufacturing Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Bioplastics Manufacturing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Plastic Film, Sheet & Bag Manufacturing
  • Laminated Plastics Manufacturing
  • Polystyrene Foam Manufacturing
  • Plastic Bottle Manufacturing

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Corn Farming
  • Inorganic Chemical Manufacturing
  • Petroleum Refining
  • Soybean Farming

  • Products & Services
  • Starch-based bioplastics
  • Other
  • Cellulose-based bioplastics
  • Glucose-based bioplastics
  • Chart: Bioplastics Manufacturing Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Packaging
  • Bottles
  • Other
  • Transportation
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Bioplastics Manufacturing Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Other expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Bioplastics Manufacturing

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Bioplastics Manufacturing Industry

  • Industry Globalization
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  • Table: NatureWorks LLC - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Bioplastics Manufacturing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Bioplastics Manufacturing Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Exports (2007-2021)
  • Imports (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • World Price of Crude Oil (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A product that can dissolve easily in the environment without destroying nature.
  • Controlled Degradation
  • A commodity that maintains performance properties while undergoing degradation.
  • Polymer
  • A substance that has a molecular structure built up chiefly or completely from a large number of similar units bonded together.
  • Renewable
  • A commodity or resource that is inexhaustible or replaceable by new growth.
  • Sustainable
  • A product that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.
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