Global Polylactic Acid Market Analysis, Drivers, Restraints, Opportunities, Threats, Trends, Applications, and Growth Forecast to 2027
"Global Polylactic Acid Market Analysis Trends, Applications, Analysis, Growth, and Forecast to 2027” is a recent report generated by MarketResearch.biz, which offers in-depth insights, revenue details, and other vital information regarding the global polylactic acid market, and the various trends, drivers, restraints, opportunities, and threats in the target market till 2027. The report offers insightful and detailed information regarding the various key players operating in the market, their financials, supply chain trends, technological innovations, key developments, apart from future strategies, acquisitions & mergers, and market footprint. The global polylactic acid market report has been segmented on the basis of raw material type, application, and region.
Polylactic acid (PLA) is a type of biodegradable thermoplastic, derived from renewable sources such as corn starch, cassava roots, starch, and sugarcane. It is semi-crystalline, biodegradable and having noble mechanical strengths. Polylactic acid is majorly used in the production of plastic films, plastic bottles and medical devices which are biodegradable in nature. It is most preferred material for packaging applications across different verticals including food & beverages and consumer products.
Polylactic acid is majorly used in applications such as automotive, packaging, textile, electrical & electronics, and consumer goods and expected to boost demand and growth of the global target market over the forecast period. Rapidly increasing adoption of PLA in packaging sector, and electrical & electronics industry in the world is anticipated to propel growth of the global polylactic acid market. Increasing demand for innovative solutions that are durable and easy available, is also expected to drive growth of the polylactic acid market over the long run.
Technological advancement, and high consumer demand from emerging countries are responsible for upcoming new set–ups in packaging, textiles and electronics industries. The increasing awareness about to reduce the carbon footprint is projected to drive the market over the forecast period. Rules and regulations regarding the use of non-biodegradable plastic is estimated to bolster growth of the market. In addition to this, growing R&D activities associated with cost reduction is projected to drive demand for the product.
However, polylactic acid has various constraints that hinder growth of the market such as high cost associated with the production of PLA as compared to conventional plastics and availability of cheaper alternatives.
The global polylactic acid market is segmented on the basis of raw material type and application. On the basis of raw material, corn is expected to hold significant share in the market over the forecast period.
On the basis of application, the market is segmented into automotive, textile, packaging, consumer goods, electrical & electronics, and others. Packaging sector expected to register significant growth rate in the market over the forecast period. Polylactic acid material is being used in packaging applications for food, flexible film packaging, apparel, and staple fibers.
Geographically, North America is the largest & fastest growing market for polylactic acid, followed by Europe and Asia Pacific. Availability of raw materials, and positive government support for environmental friendly products are some of the factors anticipated to account remarkable growth over the forecast period.
Emerging countries such as China, India and Japan drives market owing to factors such as technological advancement in packaging industry and high consumer demand. Additionally, rising automotive production and sales, growing demand for household appliances coupled with increasing disposable income is estimated to drive growth of polylactic acid market in Asia Pacific.
Europe is another substantial region in the target market. The Middle East & Africa market is estimated to grow at significant rate during the review period.
Global Polylactic Acid Market Segmentation:
Segmentation by Raw material Type:
- Sugarcane & Sugar Beet
Segmentation by Application:
Segmentation by Region:
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
Particular Scope Region
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- South Korea
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America
- Middle East and Africa
- South Africa
- Rest of Middle East and Africa
Actual Year 2017 Estimated Year 2018 Forecast Period 2018–2027 Revenue in US$
- BASF SE
- Bayer AG
- Danimer Scientific
- DowDuPont Inc.
- Eastman Chemical Company
- Futerro SA
- Henen Jindan Lactic Acid Technology Co. Ltd
- Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
- NatureWorks LLC
- Sulzer Ltd
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