Global and China Biodegradable Plastics Industry Report, 2010
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The implementation of low-carbon environmental protection initiatives has promoted the application of biodegradable plastics and boosted the emergence of biodegradable plastics industry. Starch-based plastic, PLA and PHA, accounting for 90% of the global consumption of biodegradable plastics in 2009, saw their capacity grow rapidly from 306,000 tons in 2007 to 695,000 tons in 2009, with an annual compound growth rate of 50.7%. However, biodegradable plastics only accounted for less than 1% of the global demand for plastics in 2009. Considering the unstoppable trend of biodegradable plastics replacing traditional plastics, the biodegradable plastics industry has huge market potential.

Following the global trend, China’s biodegradable plastics industry has developed rapidly. The biodegradable plastics capacity reached 80,000 tons in 2007, and soared to 150,000 tons in 2009, almost 100% more than that in 2007. However, in 2009, China's domestic consumption of bio-plastics was less than 8,000 tons, and over 95% of China’s bio-plastic materials and products were exported to Europe, America and other developed countries, because people there have a strong awareness of environmental protection and are rich enough to accept expensive biodegradable plastics.

The report analyzes the status quo of the global and China’s biodegradable plastics industry, and focuses on the prospect of market segments such as starch-based plastic, PLA, PHA and PBS. For example, the production capacity of global starch-based biodegradable plastics industry will rise to 708kt /a in 2013, 212.6% more than that in 2009.

Large-scale Starch-based Biodegradable Plastics Producers and Their Capacity in the World, 2009-2013 (Unit: kt/a)
Source: Utrecht University; ResearchInChina

In addition, the report focuses on the operation and development strategies of 10 major enterprises in the global and China biodegradable plastics industry.

NatureWorks of USA is the world's largest PLA bio-plastic manufacturer. Novamont of Italy is the largest bio-plastic manufacturer in Europe. Mitsubishi Plastics of Japan has become a leader in the development of PLA packaging materials in the world. BASF of Germany is one of the manufacturers that launched biodegradable plastics 10 years ago.

Zhejiang Hisun Biomaterials Co., Ltd. ranks third in terms of PLA industrial capacity in the world with the annual output of 5,000 tons.

Guangzhou Kingfa Science and Technology Co., Ltd. is the largest manufacturer of modified plastics in China, it started a biodegradable plastics project in 2009, and plans to build a 20,000-ton biodegradable plastics production line in the next two years.

Wuhan Huali Environmental Technology Co., Ltd. has become a leading enterprise in China’s biodegradable industry with the annual output of 40,000 tons.

Anqing Hexing Chemical Co., Ltd. is China's first large-scale PBS enterprise, with the annual capacity of 10,000 tons.

Zhejiang Hangzhou Xinfu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. has built up the world’s largest continuous and closed PBS production line with an annual capacity of 20,000 tons.

Ningbo Tianan Biologic Material Co. Ltd. is the world’s only enterprise that has achieved PHBV industrialization.
1. Biodegradable Plastics Industry Overview
1.1 Definition and Classification
1.2 Industry Chain
1.3 Technology Development

2. Global Biodegradable Plastics Market
2.1 Development 
2.2 Market Supply and Demand
2.3 Competition Pattern
2.3.1 Agricultural Companies, Chemical Companies and Modified Plastics Suppliers
2.3.2 Emergence of New Brands
2.3.3 M & A Slowing Down
2.4 Main Countries and Regions
2.4.1 USA
2.4.2 Europe
2.4.3 Japan
2.4.4 Brazil
2.4.5 Thailand
2.5 Price
2.6 Prospect
2.6.1 Global Biomass Scale 
2.6.2 Application and Production Regions of Biodegradable Plastics 
2.6.3 Main Influencing Factors

3. Chinese Biodegradable Plastics Market
3.1 Development
3.1.1 Industry on the Rise 
3.1.2 Export-oriented Production
3.1.3 R & D
3.2 Market Supply and Demand
3.3 Competition Pattern
3.4 Prospect
3.4.1 Petroleum Resource Constraints will Boost the Promotion of Biodegradable Materials
3.4.2 Influence of Raw Materials
3.4.3 Difficulties
3.5 Related Policies

4. Biodegradable Plastics Market Segments
4.1 Polystarch Biodegradable Plastics 
4.1.1 Overview
4.1.2 Major Enterprises
4.2 PLA
4.2.1 Overview
4.2.2 Major Enterprises
4.3 PHA
4.3.1 Overview
4.3.2 Major Enterprises
4.3.3 Technology Development
4.4 PBS
4.4.1 Overview
4.4.2 Major Enterprises
4.5 Others
4.5.1 PCL
4.5.2 Carbon Dioxide Copolymer
4.5.3 Aliphatic-Aromatic Copolyester
4.5.4 PVA 

5. Major Foreign Companies in Biodegradable Plastics Industry
5.1 NatureWorks of USA
5.1.1 Profile
5.1.2 Operation
5.1.3 Development
5.2 Novamont of Italy
5.3 Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings 
5.4 BASF of Germany
5.4.1 Profile
5.4.2 Operation
5.4.3 Development

6. Major Chinese Companies in Biodegradable Plastics Industry
6.1 Zhejiang Hisun Biomaterials Co., Ltd.
6.1.1 Profile
6.1.2 Operation
6.2 Guangzhou Kingfa Science and technology Co., Ltd.
6.2.1 Profile
6.2.2 Operation
6.2.3 Development
6.3 Wuhan Huali Environmental Technology Co., Ltd.
6.3.1 Profile
6.3.2 Operation
6.3.3 Prospect
6.4 Anqing Hexing Chemical Co., Ltd.
6.4.1 Profile
6.4.2 Operation
6.4.3 Development
6.5 Hangzhou Xinfu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
6.5.1 Profile
6.5.2 Operation
6.5.3 PBS Profit Forecast
6.6 Ningbo Tianan Biologic Material Co. Ltd.
6.6.1 Profile
6.6.2 Development
6.7 Others
Classification and Application of Biodegradable Plastics by Raw Material
Biodegradable Plastics Industry Chain
Biodegradable Plastics Technology Development, 2008-2010
Major Global Common Standards for Biodegradable Plastics Industry, 2009
Product Structure of Biodegradable Plastics (by Market Demand), 2009
Capacity of Three Types of Biodegradable Plastics in the World, 2003-2009
Global Demand for Plastics, 2007-2009
Major Enterprises in Biodegradable Plastics Market, 2009
Major Events of New Entrants in Biodegradable Plastics Industry, 2009
Product Structure of Japanese Biodegradable Plastics Market, 2008
Biodegradable Plastics Application Development Companies and Their Major Events in Japan, 2008
Prices of Biodegradable Plastics and Traditional Plastics, H1 2010
Amount of Biomass Used by Human and Its Proportion in Global Biomass, 2006
Application Structure of Biomass, 2006
Capacity of Three Types of Biodegradable Plastics in the World, 2009-2020
Main Application Areas and Proportion of Biodegradable Plastics Produced by Typical Companies
Capacity Structure of Global Bio-based Plastics (by Product), 2020
Capacity Structure of Global Bio-based Plastics (by Region), 2020
Capacity of Biodegradable Plastics in China, 2007-2010
Annual Output of Primary Plastics in China, 2007-2010
Distribution of Chinese Biodegradable Plastics Market, 2009
Main Biodegradable Plastics R & D Institutions in China, 2009
Demand Range and Theoretical Demand for Biodegradable Plastics in China, 2005
Biodegradable Plastics and Capacity of Major Enterprises, 2009
Consumption and Net Import Volume of Crude Oil in China, 2000 vs. 2009
Corn Acreage in China, 2006-2009
Policies for China Bio-plastics Industry
Main Components and Sources of PSM Plastics
Large Starch-based Biodegradable Plastics Enterprises and Their Capacity in the World, 2003-2020
Main Starch-based Plastics Enterprises and Their Capacity in China, 2009
Performance and Application of PLA
Large PLA Biodegradable Plastics Enterprises in the World, 2003-2020
Main Starch-based Plastics Enterprises and Their Capacity in China, 2010
Main Application of PHA in Pharmaceutical Field
Evolutionary History of PHA Materials
Capacity of Major PHA Producers and Their Prospect in the World, H1 2010
Major Enterprises in Global and China PBS Biodegradable Plastics Industry, 2010
Major PPC Enterprises in China, 2009
Sales Volume and Growth Rate of NatureWorks, 2004-2010
Development of NatureWorks in the World, 2010
Development of Novamont in the World, 2009-2010
Four Companies of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group
Development of Biodegradable Plastics Business of Mitsubishi Corporation, 2009
Composition and Application of Ecovio 
Products and Their Applications of BASF's Performance Polymers Division
Sales of BASF’s Performance Polymers Division, 2008-2009
Sales of BASF’s Performance Polymers Division (by Region), 2009
Development of BASF, 2009-2010
Operating Income and Profit of Zhejiang Hisun Biomaterials Co., Ltd., 2008
Modified Plastics Revenue and Year-on-year Growth of Guangzhou Kingfa Science and Technology Co., Ltd., 2008-2010
After-tax Net Income of Fully Biodegradable Materials, 2009-2010
Operating Income and Total Profit of Wuhan Huali Environmental Technology Co., Ltd., 2007-2008
Operating Income and Total Profit of Anqing Hexing Chemical Co., Ltd., 2007-2008
PBS Profit Forecast of Hangzhou Xinfu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., 2010-2012
Other Biodegradable Plastics Companies and Their Capacity

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