Global Polylactic Acid (PLA) Market to Grow at a CAGR of 14.50% by 2035

Posted by ChemAnalyst on June 17th, 2022

According to ChemAnalyst report, “Polylactic Acid (PLA) Market Analysis: Plant Capacity, Production, Operating Efficiency, Demand & Supply, End Use, Distribution Channel, Region, Competition, Trade, Customer & Price Intelligence Market Analysis, 2015-2035”, The Polylactic Acid (PLA) market is expected to witness considerable growth by reaching 1560 thousand tonnes in 2035, at a healthy CAGR of 14.50% in the span of the next ten years. The surging demand for Polylactic Acid (PLA) from packaging, biomedical sector and agriculture/ horticulture and other end-use industries, is likely to boost the Polylactic Acid (PLA) market in the upcoming years. ​Polylactic Acid (PLA) stands as a promising, sustainable, and eco-friendly biopolymer to conventional plastic, which will further drive its market over the next few years.

Polylactic acid, also known as polylactide, is a biodegradable and bioactive polyester composed of lactic acid building blocks. Polylactic acid (PLA) is one of the most promising biodegradable polymers (biopolymer) now, and it has been the topic of a lot of research in the previous decade. It is a thermoplastic aliphatic polymer with good mechanical properties and a semi-crystalline, biodegradable hydrophobic nature. The most crucial aspect is Polylactic acid is compostable, which means it may break down into biodegradable components under certain conditions, making it a popular material for packaging in industries including food and beverage and consumer goods.

The majority of economically viable bioplastics are made of polylactic acid. Due to rising demand and pricing for petroleum and petroleum-based products such as synthetic plastics, the industry prefers Polylactic acid to conventional plastic. Rather of petroleum, bioplastics are made from organic biomass sources such as corn, sugarcane, and other plants. Subsidies and other incentives are being offered by the government to encourage individuals to use biodegradable products. Bioplastics are replacing petroleum-based plastics among stakeholders for a variety of reasons, including pollution control and environmental safety. New manufacturing facilities are being created in the packaging, textiles, and electronics industries as a result of technology advancements, technological transfer from wealthy countries, and increased consumer demand.

The government is taking steps to increase the use of biodegradable products by offering subsidies and support. Pollution control and environmental safety are two of the main reasons why more and more stakeholders are turning to bioplastics instead of petroleum-based plastics.

New manufacturing facilities in the packaging, textiles, and electronics industries are being created because of technology advancements, technological transfer from rich countries, and increasing consumer demand in developing countries. Polylactic acid demand from these industries is a key market growth driver in developing countries.

Packaging industry, Biomedical field, Textile/ sanitary product/ fibre & fabrics, Agriculture/horticulture, Construction materials, and Fishing materials are the end use industries in which the polylactic acid (PLA) market is categorised. Polylactic acid has the biggest market share in the packaging business, followed by the biomedical field and agriculture/horticulture. The packaging sector and the biomedical field accounts for more than 60% of the total PLA market in 2021. During the forecasted period, polylactic acid demand will be driven exclusively by the packaging and biomedical industries.

North America (US, Canada), Latin America (Mexico, Brazil), Western Europe (Germany, Italy, France, UK, Spain, Nordic countries, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg), Eastern Europe (Poland, Russia), Asia Pacific (China, India, ASEAN, Australia & New Zealand), Japan, Middle East, and Africa) are among the regional study of market. Polylactic acid is not produced in many places due to a lack of natural resources. Corn's use in the production of Polylactic acid would have an impact on its contribution to the food sector, producing food security issues in developing countries. Bioplastics have a minimum production cost that is at least two to three times that of synthetic plastics. For cheaper Polylactic acid synthesis, further technical and resource management research is needed. PLA is biodegradable; however, it requires a certain composting technique to degrade completely

Polylactic Acid (PLA) Market Analysis: Plant Capacity, Production, Operating Efficiency, Demand & Supply, Application, End Use, Distribution Channel, Region, Competition, Trade, Customer & Price Intelligence Market Analysis, 2015-2035”, some of the major players operating in Polylactic Acid (PLA) market include are BASF SE, Indian Farmer Fertilizer Cooperative Limited, Hindustan Insecticide Limited, Fertilizers and Chemical Travancore, Rastriya Chemical & Fertilizers, National Fertilizers Limited, Organization of Brazilian Cooperatives, Cooperative federation of Argentina and Others.

“The rapidly increasing demand for renewable plastic from the packaging, agriculture, and biomedical industry is expected to boost the Polylactic Acid (PLA) market in the forecast period until 2035. increased consumer awareness of environmentally friendly plastic products, increased government focus on biodegradable plastic, and increased government rules and regulations prohibiting the use of plastic bags and other plastic items, is likely to augment its market in the next few years. However, with the gradual reopening of the market, the demand for Polylactic Acid (PLA) is anticipated to surge in the near term. “said Mr. Karan Chechi, Research Director with TechSci Research, a research-based management consulting firm promoting ChemAnalyst worldwide.


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