PLA Packaging Market: An Overview

Polylactic Acid is a polyester derived from natural resources such as corn starch or starch or sugarcane. PLA Packaging is a bioplastic form of packaging which is bio-degradable and can be decomposed. The vast industrialization results in the generation of abundant amount of waste generation which resulted in an increase in carbon footprints. Thus, the practices to reduce waste generation and carbon footprint has been employed by the industries and government over the last few years and PLA Packaging is the result of these efforts. The major usage of PLA Packaging is in the food & beverage and cosmetics products. As the food & beverage products, demand is increasing due to the increase in the number of consumers, it is expected that the PLA Packaging market is expected to grow substantially during the forecast period.

Other properties of the PLA Packaging material are that they are lightweight, produce fewer greenhouse gases during the production, durable, and easy to handle during the transportation and logistics operation. Polymer materials are derived from petroleum which prices fluctuate continuously and PLA Packaging is the efficient alternatives to such packaging material.

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PLA Packaging Market: Dynamics

The factors which drive the PLA Packaging market are properties such as lightweight and durable, shift towards the usage of bio-degradable products by manufacturers as well as consumers, rise in demand for food & vegetables, government aid to use bio-degradable material and sustainability as PLA Packaging is replacing the plastic-based materials.

The factors which restrain the PLA Packaging market are available of alternatives such as flexible paper, heat sensitiveness and cost-inefficient as the composting system for complete degradation requires a huge amount of expenditure.

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PLA Packaging Market: Segmentation

The PLA Packaging market is segmented on the basis of the type of product, channel and end use industry.

The PLA Packaging market is segmented on the basis of the type of product as

  • Cups and bowls
  • Clamshells
  • Trays and lids
  • Wedges

The PLA Packaging market is segmented on the basis of the channel as

  • Retail
  • E-commerce

The PLA Packaging market is segmented on the basis of end use industry as

  • Food and Beverage
  • Personal care and Cosmetics
  • Households
  • Agriculture
  • Automobiles
  • Electronics
  • Textiles
  • Biomedical industry
  • Consumer goods

PLA Packaging Market: Regional Outlook

The PLA Packaging market on a global scale is dominated by North America in terms of value. The region is expected to keep dominance in the PLA Packaging market with a stagnant growth rate during the forecast period due to a highly flourished industrial area and economic stability. Europe followed by North America is the largest share contributor in the PLA Packaging market due to increasing concerns over sustainability and expected to grow at a moderate growth rate during the forecast period.

Asia Pacific region and especially countries such as China, Japan, India and South Korea, expected to grow at the linear growth rate in the PLA Packaging market during the forecast period due to the emerging economies and increase in demand for consumer goods. Latin America and Middle East & Africa are the regions that are expected to grow at a slower rate in the PLA Packaging market during the forecast period due to industrialization and globalization in this particular region.

PLA Packaging Market: Key Players

Some of the key players in PLA Packaging market are NatureWorks LLC, Corbion Purac BV, Hisun Biomaterials, Nantong Jiuding Biological Engineering Co. Ltd, Chongqing bofei biochemical products co., ltd., Futerro, BASF SE, Danimer Scientific, Synbra Technology BV, Hitachi Ltd., Sulzer Ltd., Zhejiang Hisun Biomaterials Co., Ltd., Thyssenkrupp AG, Teijin Ltd, Total-Corbion, Pyramid, Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Braskem, CSM N.V., The Dow Chemical Company, Eco-Products, Inc., Biopac Ltd., Huizhou Yang Rui Printing and Packaging Co., Ltd., Dart Container Corporation and Chien Fua Bio-Tech Industry Co., Ltd.

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