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Date:11/10/2009

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World Bioplastics Industry

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Global demand to increase more than fourfold by 2013

Global demand for bioplastics, which include plastic resins that are biodegradable or derived from plant-based sources, will rise more than fourfold to 890,000 metric tons in 2013. This extraordinary growth will be fueled by a number of factors, including consumer demand for more environmentally-sustainable products, the development of bio-based feedstocks for commodity plastic resins, and increasing restrictions on the use of plastic products, particularly plastic bags. Most importantly, however, will be the expected continuation of high crude oil and natural gas prices, which will allow bioplastics to become more cost-competitive with petroleum-based resins. Looking ahead to 2018, world bioplastics demand is forecast to reach nearly two million metric tons, with a market value of over $5 billion.

Non-biodegradable plastics to be primary demand driver

Biodegradable plastics, such as starchbased resins, polylactic acid and degradable polyesters, accounted for the vast majority (nearly 90 percent) of bioplastics demand in 2008. Double-digit gains are expected to continue going forward, fueled in part by the emergence of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) -- such as MIREL resins from Telles -- on the commercial market. However, nonbiodegradable plant-based plastics will be the primary driver of bioplastics demand. In the next few years, Dow Chemical and Braskem are each planning to open plants in Brazil that will produce polyethylene from bio-based ethanol. Other firms are expected to open bio-based polyvinyl chloride and polypropylene facilities. As a result, demand for non-biodegradable plant-based plastics will increase from just 23,000 metric tons in 2008 to nearly 600,000 metric tons in 2013.

Asia/Pacific market to catch Western Europe

Western Europe was the largest regional market for bioplastics in 2008, accounting for about 40 percent of world demand. Bioplastics sales in the region benefit from strong consumer demand for biodegradable and plant-based products, a regulatory environment that favors bioplastics over petroleum resins, and an extensive infrastructure for composting. Going forward, however, more rapid growth in demand will be found in the Asia/Pacific region, which will become the equal of the West European market by 2013. Gains will be stimulated by strong demand in Japan, which has focused intently on the replacement of petroleum-based plastics. Other world regions, such as Latin America and Eastern Europe, will see stellar gains in bioplastics demand from a very small 2008 base.

World bioplastic production to shift from developed to developing countries

Currently, world bioplastics production is heavily concentrated in the developed countries of North America, Western Europe and Japan. This will change dramatically by 2013, as China is expected to open over 100,000 metric tons of new bioplastics capacity. Furthermore, once the planned bio-based polyethylene and polyvinyl chloride plants come online, Brazil will become the world's leading producer of bioplastics in 2018.

Study coverage

The report presents historical demand data (1998, 2003 and 2008) plus forecasts for 2013 and 2018 by resin (e.g., starchbased, polylactic acid, PHAs, petroleum-based, bio-based polyethylene, bio-based polyesters, bio-based polyamides), market (e.g., packaging, nonpackaging), world regional market and for 12 major national markets. In addition, the study also considers key market environment factors, evaluates company market share and profiles 34 global industry players.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1

II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4

General 4

World Economic Overview 4

Recent Historical Trends 5

World Economic Outlook 7

World Population Outlook 11

World Manufacturing Outlook 12

World Agricultural Outlook 14

Maize 16

Sugar Crops 18

World Plastics Overview 20

Plastics Demand 21

Plastics Production 24

Pricing Trends 25

World Converted Flexible Plastic Packaging Outlook 28

Regulatory & Environmental Considerations 31

Degradability Standards & Certification 31

Composting & Recycling 34

Legislation 36

Food Versus Industrial Crop Use 37

III. WORLD BIOPLASTICS OVERVIEW 39

General 39

Product Overview 40

Biodegradable 42

Starch-Based Resins 44

Polylactic Acid 47

Petroleum-Based Resins 50

Other 56

Non-Biodegradable 58

Market Overview 63

Packaging 65

Packaging Film 67

Loose-Fill 68

Containers & Other 68

Nonpackaging 69

Foodservice Disposables 73

Automotive & Electronics 74

Agricultural Films 75

Other 76

Regional Overview 77

Demand 77

Production 80

Trade Flows 83

IV. NORTH AMERICA 85

General 85

Bioplastics Demand 86

United States 89

Canada 96

Mexico 101

V. WESTERN EUROPE 107

General 107

Bioplastics Demand 109

Germany 111

Italy 116

United Kingdom 122

France 127

Netherlands 132

Other Western Europe 137

Belgium 141

Norway 141

All Other 141

VI. ASIA/PACIFIC 144

General 144

Bioplastics Demand 146

Japan 149

China 156

South Korea 162

Other Asia/Pacific 168

Taiwan 173

Australia 173

All Other 174

VII. OTHER REGIONS 177

Latin America: General 177

Latin America: Bioplastics Demand 179

Brazil 181

Other Latin America 187

Eastern Europe 192

Africa/Mideast 198

VIII. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 204

General 204

Market Share 206

Mergers & Acquisitions 210

Manufacturing Requirements 211

Research & Development 213

Marketing Strategies 215

Channels of Distribution 218

Competitive Strategies 220

Cooperative Agreements 221

Company Profiles 226

Archer-Daniels-Midland Company 227

Arkema SA 229

BASF SE 231

Biograde Limited, see Cardia Bioplastics Limited

BioMatera Incorporated 232

Biotec GmbH & Company, see Sphere and Stanelco

Braskem SA 233

Cardia Bioplastics Limited 234

Cargill Incorporated 236

Cereplast Incorporated 239

Dow Chemical Company 241

DuPont (EI) de Nemours 242

Eastman Chemical Company 245

EBM Biodegradable Materials Limited 246

FKuR Kunststoff GmbH 246

Grace Biotech Corporation 247

Innovia Films Limited 248

IRe Chemical Limited 250

Merquinsa 251

Metabolix Incorporated 252

Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation 254

NatureWorks LLC, see Cargill Incorporated

Ningbo Tianan Biologic Material Company Limited 255

Novamont SpA 256

Perstorp AB 257

PGLA-1, see Cargill Incorporated

PHB Industrial SA 258

Plantic Technologies Limited 259

Rodenburg Biopolymers BV 261

Showa Denko KK 262

Solvay SA 263

Sphere SA 265

Stanelco plc 266

Synbra Holding BV 267

Teijin Limited 268

Telles LLC, see Archer-Daniels-Midland and Metabolix

Total SA 270

Zhejiang Hangzhou Xinfu Pharmaceutical Company

Limited 271

Zhejiang Hisun Biomaterials Company Limited 272

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Summary Table 3

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 World Gross Domestic Product by Region 10

2 World Population by Region 12

3 World Manufacturing Value Added by Region 14

4 World Agricultural Value Added by Region 16

5 World Plastic Resin Demand by Region 23

6 World Plastic Resin Production by Region 25

7 Plastic Resin Pricing 27

8 World Converted Flexible Plastic Packaging Demand

by Region 30

SECTION III -- WORLD BIOPLASTICS OVERVIEW

1 World Bioplastics Demand by Type 41

2 World Biodegradable Plastics Demand by Type 43

3 World Starch-Based Resin Demand by Region & Market 47

4 World Polylactic Acid Demand by Region & Market 50

5 World Petroleum-Based Bioplastic Demand

by Region & Market 53

6 World PHA Resin Demand by Region & Market 55

7 World Other Biodegradable Plastic Resin Demand

by Region & Market 58

8 World Non-Biodegradable Bioplastics Demand

by Type, Region & Market 62

9 World Bioplastics Demand by Market 64

10 World Packaging Demand for Bioplastics by Application

& Region 66

11 World Nonpackaging Demand for Bioplastics

by Application & Region 71

12 World Bioplastics Demand by Region 79

13 World Bioplastics Production by Region 82

14 World Bioplastics Net Exports by Region 84

SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA

1 North America -- Bioplastics Supply & Demand 86

2 North America -- Bioplastics Demand by Type & Market 88

LIST OF TABLES

3 United States -- Bioplastics Supply & Demand 92

4 United States -- Bioplastics Demand by Type 94

5 United States -- Bioplastics Demand by Market 96

6 Canada -- Bioplastics Supply & Demand 98

7 Canada -- Bioplastics Demand by Type 99

8 Canada -- Bioplastics Demand by Market 101

9 Mexico -- Bioplastics Supply & Demand 103

10 Mexico -- Bioplastics Demand by Type 104

11 Mexico -- Bioplastics Demand by Market 106

SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE

1 Western Europe -- Bioplastics Supply & Demand 108

2 Western Europe -- Bioplastics Demand by Type & Market 110

3 Germany -- Bioplastics Supply & Demand 113

4 Germany -- Bioplastics Demand by Type 114

5 Germany -- Bioplastics Demand by Market 116

6 Italy -- Bioplastics Supply & Demand 118

7 Italy -- Bioplastics Demand by Type 120

8 Italy -- Bioplastics Demand by Market 121

9 United Kingdom -- Bioplastics Supply & Demand 123

10 United Kingdom -- Bioplastics Demand by Type 125

11 United Kingdom -- Bioplastics Demand by Market 126

12 France -- Bioplastics Supply & Demand 128

13 France -- Bioplastics Demand by Type 130

14 France -- Bioplastics Demand by Market 131

15 Netherlands -- Bioplastics Supply & Demand 133

16 Netherlands -- Bioplastics Demand by Type 135

17 Netherlands -- Bioplastics Demand by Market 136

18 Other Western Europe -- Bioplastics Supply & Demand 138

19 Other Western Europe -- Bioplastics Demand

by Country & Type 140

20 Other Western Europe -- Bioplastics Demand by Market 143

SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC

1 Asia/Pacific -- Bioplastics Supply & Demand 146

2 Asia/Pacific -- Bioplastics Demand by Type & Market 148

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3 Japan -- Bioplastics Supply & Demand 151

4 Japan -- Bioplastics Demand by Type 153

5 Japan -- Bioplastics Demand by Market 155

6 China -- Bioplastics Supply & Demand 158

7 China -- Bioplastics Demand by Type 160

8 China -- Bioplastics Demand by Market 162

9 South Korea -- Bioplastics Supply & Demand 164

10 South Korea -- Bioplastics Demand by Type 166

11 South Korea -- Bioplastics Demand by Market 167

12 Other Asia/Pacific -- Bioplastics Supply & Demand 170

13 Other Asia/Pacific -- Bioplastics Demand

by Country & Type 172

14 Other Asia/Pacific -- Bioplastics Demand by Market 176

SECTION VII -- OTHER REGIONS

1 Latin America -- Bioplastics Supply & Demand 179

2 Latin America -- Bioplastics Demand by Type & Market 181

3 Brazil -- Bioplastics Supply & Demand 183

4 Brazil -- Bioplastics Demand by Type 185

5 Brazil -- Bioplastics Demand by Market 187

6 Other Latin America -- Bioplastics Supply & Demand 190

7 Other Latin America -- Bioplastics Demand by Type 191

8 Other Latin America -- Bioplastics Demand by Market 192

9 Eastern Europe -- Bioplastics Supply & Demand 194

10 Eastern Europe -- Bioplastics Demand by Country & Type 196

11 Eastern Europe -- Bioplastics Demand by Market 197

12 Africa/Mideast -- Bioplastics Supply & Demand 200

13 Africa/Mideast -- Bioplastics Demand by Type 201

14 Africa/Mideast -- Bioplastics Demand by Market 203

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 Bioplastics Sales by Company, 2008 205

2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures 211

3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 223

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT

1 World Maize Production by Region, 2008 18

2 World Sugar Crop Production by Region, 2008 20

3 World Plastic Resin Demand by Region, 2008 23

4 Plastic Resin Pricing Trends, 1998-2018 28

SECTION III -- WORLD BIOPLASTICS OVERVIEW

1 World Biodegradable Plastics Demand by Type,

1998-2018 44

2 World Non-Biodegradable Bioplastics Demand

by Type, 1998-2018 63

3 World Packaging Demand for Bioplastics

by Application, 2008 67

4 World Nonpackaging Demand for Bioplastics

by Application, 2008 72

5 Bioplastics Demand by Region, 1998-2018 80

6 Bioplastics Production by Region, 1998-2018 83

SECTION IV -- NORTH AMERICA

1 North America Bioplastics Demand by Country, 2008 89

SECTION V -- WESTERN EUROPE

1 Western Europe Bioplastics Demand by Country, 2008 111

SECTION VI -- ASIA/PACIFIC

1 Asia/Pacific Bioplastics Demand by Country, 2008 149

SECTION VIII -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

1 World Bioplastics Market Share, 2008 206

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