Comparing the Performance and Addressable Markets for Biopolymers

March 12, 2015 | State of the Market Report

In this report, we first examine five major markets for polymers: packaging, automotive, construction, textile, and agriculture. We explore the market sizes, key polymers, and performance requirements for each market. Then, we provide an overview of the four major bio-based polymers – polyethylene furanoate (PEF), polybutylene succinate (PBS), polylactic acid (PLA), and polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) – and the key players in each field. Finally, we compare the performance parameters of each bio-based polymers vis-a-vis those of two incumbent polymers (PE and PET).

Coverage Area

  • Accelerating Materials Innovation

Table of Contents

  • Title page
  • Executive Summary
  • Contents
  • Methodology
  • Addressable applications for biopolymers
  • Performance characteristics of incumbent polymers
  • Overview of bio-based polymer alternatives
  • Performance comparison between incumbent polymers and biopolymers

Lead Analyst

Meraldo Antonio
Research Associate


Andrew Soare