The global starch-blended biodegradable polymer market revenue was US$ 1.62 billion in 2021. The starch-blended biodegradable polymer market revenue is forecast to reach US$ 3.4 billion by 2030, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.2% during the forecast period from 2022 to 2030.
Combining starch with synthetic polymers creates a starch-blended biodegradable polymer. The second most common type of biodegradable polymer is starch-based polymers. A starch-containing polymer can vary from 10% to 90% in content, is crystalline in nature, and is relatively easy to manufacture. The development of starch-blended biodegradable polymers has gained significant traction in recent years since it has become a viable alternative to petrochemical-based polymers due to its lower costs, wider availability, and environmental friendliness.
Factors Influencing Market Growth
The growing use of starch in polymers to improve their biodegradability and rising demand for biodegradable packaging materials from developed and developing regions are primary factors driving the global starch-blended biodegradable polymer market.
Due to the rise in consumer interest in renewable feedstock and biopolymers, there are now many alternatives to conventional plastics, thus boosting demand in the global starch-blended biodegradable polymer market.
The high price of biodegradable plastics may negatively impact the demand for the global starch-blended biodegradable polymer market.
Impact Analysis of COVID-19
Covid-19 had a noticeable impact on stakeholders across the starch-blended biodegradable polymer industry since all the production work, factories, and other activities were closed. Lack of raw materials and less demand from industries have severely hampered the market. As a result, global production halted due to supply chain disruptions. However, the governments imposed various restrictions after the pandemic, such as working with half the workforce and limiting operating hours to hinder the market's production cycle. Therefore, the losses result in less demand from the packaging, textile, and agricultural industries.
Despite this, the market is forecast to recover after the pandemic, with sectors aiming to increase production rates to make up for the incorporated losses.
Region-wise, Asia Pacific held dominance in 2020 for the global starch-blended biodegradable polymer market and is forecast to remain dominant during the forecast period. Growing economies in South East Asian countries, increasing disposable income, easy availability of raw materials used to produce biodegradable plastics, and increasing populations drive the market growth in the APAC region. In addition, the growing demand for eco-friendly alternatives for traditional plastics from emerging nations such as China and India support the expansion of the starch-blended biodegradable polymer market in the country.
The leading prominent companies profiled in the global starch-blended biodegradable polymer market are:
Nihon Cornstarch Corporation
Plantic Technologies Limited
Wuhan Huali Environmental Technology Co., Limited
LACTEL Absorbable Polymers
Other Prominent Players
Scope of the Report
The global starch-blended biodegradable polymer market segmentation focuses on Technology, Type, Application, and Region.
Segmentation based on Technology
Segmentation based on Type
Starch Blended with Polylactic acid (PLA)
Starch Blended with Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA)
Starch Blended with Polycaprolactone (PCL)
Starch Blended with Polyhydroxybutyrate-Hydroxyvalerate (PHB-HV)
Segmentation based on Application
Agriculture and Horticulture
Automotive and Transportation
Food and Beverage
Building and Construction
Electrical & Electronics
Segmentation based on Region
Rest of Western Europe
Rest of Eastern Europe
Australia & New Zealand
Rest of Asia Pacific
Middle East & Africa (MEA)
Rest of MEA
Rest of South America