Agricultural Films Market Size
|Study Period:||2018 - 2028|
|Fastest Growing Market:||Asia-Pacific|
*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order
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Agricultural Films Market Analysis
The agricultural films market is estimated to record a CAGR of 6.4% during the forecast period.
- The increasing protected agriculture practices, global focus on increasing agricultural output, adoption of mulching films, and increasing demand for biodegradable films are expected to drive the agricultural films market during the forecast period. The rising population across the world is an essential factor in raising the demand for food. This is increasing pressure on agricultural productivity. According to the FAO, in 2020, over 750 million metric tons of wheat were produced annually, with the lion's share of the wheat being used to produce food. Additionally, mulching films help conserve soil moisture, reduce weed growth, reduce soil erosion during rains, and increase soil temperature, killing insects and microorganisms and directly impacting productivity.
- More specifically, with increased concerns about environmental risks, the demand for biodegradable agricultural films is expected to increase over the forecast period. Biodegradable agricultural plastics have the same properties as standard mulch plastics and also contribute to suppressing the weed, helping stabilize the room temperature, and preserving the nutrients and humidity of the soil, besides improving the stable development of the plant. However, environmental concerns over the usage of plastic films are expected to restrain the market’s growth in the coming years.
Agricultural Films Industry Segmentation
Agricultural films or plastics are used in many innovative agricultural practices to increase the crop output per hectare while enhancing crop quality. Agricultural films are used extensively for soil protection, greenhouse farming, controlled farming, and mulching. The agricultural films market is segmented by type (Low-density Polyethylene, Linear Low-density Polyethylene, High-density Polyethylene, Ethyl Vinyl Acetate (EVA)/Ethylene Butyl Acrylate (EBA), Reclaims, and Other Types), Application (Greenhouse, Silage, Mulching, and Other Applications), and Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Africa). The report offers market size and forecast in terms of values in USD million for all the above segments.
|Linear Low-Density Polyethylene|
|Ethyl Vinyl Acetate (EVA)/Ethylene Butyl Acrylate (EBA)|
Agricultural Films Market Trends
This section covers the major market trends shaping the Agricultural Films Market according to our research experts:
Increasing Demand for Films in Protected Agriculture driving the Market
The growing global population and increasing demand for year-round access to fresh produce boosted greenhouse-grown fresh produce, increasing the demand for agricultural films to enhance crop productivity. Polyethylene is a widely used material for agricultural films to protect crops and improve crop yield in greenhouses and tunnels. This increased demand for greenhouse fruits and vegetables in Canada is driving investments in greenhouses, boosting the demand for agricultural films in the country in the coming years. For instance, according to StatCan, there were 892 greenhouse fruit and vegetable operations in Canada in 2021, up from 858 the previous year. Similarly, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, in 2020, greenhouses devoted to vegetable and flower production were the highest area observed in Spain, with more than 23 thousand hectares. With increasing greenhouse farming areas and protected farming practices, the agricultural film market is expected to grow during the forecast period.
Moreover, agriculture films reduce the crop spoilage risk associated with weather, pests, and weeds and help improve the overall crop quality, particularly in greenhouses, throughout their life cycle. Manufacturers are also using a wide range of additives, such as agrochemical resistance, UV absorber, and anti-fogging agent, to improve the lifespan and effectiveness of the agricultural films. The development of advanced agricultural films with technologies such as UV-blocking, nanotechnology, and ultra-thermic films has even increased the demand for agricultural films across the world. For instance, in November 2020, BASF announced its plastic additives portfolio expansion in Pontecchio Marconi, Italy. The new technology is expected to deliver a wide range of NOR solutions to help grow its agriculture industry.
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Asia-Pacific Dominates the Agricultural Films Market
Large strips of the area under greenhouse vegetables and a growing emphasis on high-value and export-oriented cultivation of fruits and vegetables are driving the market for agricultural films in the Asia-Pacific region. The region occupies nearly half of the world’s total area under greenhouse cultivation for vegetables. Furthermore, the shifting focus of consumers toward biodegradable films is expected to act as a major catalyst for the growth of the market due to rising awareness of environmental pollution. The bio-based plastics produced from renewable feedstocks have a minimum negative environmental impact. The biodegradable agricultural films are developed from various materials, such as corn starch, rice husk, pectin, and food waste. Product innovation, including ultraviolet (UV) blocking, NIR blocking, and fluorescent and ultra-thermic films, is expected to augment the market's growth over the forecast period. For instance, in April 2021, an agriculture film called Smart Glass ULR-80, which was designed by Australian scientists for use in commercial greenhouses, was launched. This was claimed to block much of the solar radiation that contributes to heat gain while transmitting most of the wavelengths required by plants for photosynthesis and growth. The impacts of two novel prototype technologies, energy-reducing ‘Smart Glass’ film ULR-80 (SG) and LLEAF-Red film, used in this film were claimed to shift green light to red for maximum vegetative growth.
Moreover, farmers in Asia-Pacific, particularly in China, are adopting protected agricultural practices to enhance crop productivity and quality. Almost 3.3 million hectares of crop area in China comes under protected cultivation. Other large countries in the region, such as India, Japan, and South Korea, also use agricultural films in greenhouses and mulching, especially in cultivating vegetables. Therefore, the expanding cultivation of fruits and vegetables through the greenhouse method in the Asia-Pacific region is expected to drive the market for agricultural films in the coming years.
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Agricultural Films Industry Overview
The overall market for agricultural films is consolidated due to the presence of a few large players and several small-scale and regional players. Berry Global Inc., BASF SE, Ab Rani Plast Oy, Novamont, and Plastika Kritis SA are the major players in the market. Major industry participants have been investing heavily in R&D for commercializing biodegradable and longer shelf-life products. The key companies are partnering with biotechnology firms to ensure sustainable product innovation in the future.
Agricultural Films Market Leaders
Berry Global Inc.
Ab Rani Plast Oy
Plastika Kritis SA
*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order
Agricultural Films Market News
- January 2022: BASF expanded the production capacity for its biodegradable film product Ecovio at its site in Ludwigshafen, Germany.
- May 2021: Reyenvas, a subsidiary of Armando Alvarez Group, developed REYFILM BIO, a biodegradable mulching film. REYFILM BIO is made with fully biodegradable polymers. They biodegrade directly on the ground, being assimilated by their microorganisms, avoiding removal costs.
- January 2021: Ab Rani Plast announced the launch of a new product called Ecol, a sustainable bale film for use in European countries throughout the agricultural season.
Agricultural Films Market Report - Table of Contents
1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition
1.2 Scope of the Study
2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY
3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
4. MARKET DYNAMICS
4.1 Market Overview
4.2 Market Drivers
4.3 Market Restraints
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products
4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
5. MARKET SEGMENTATION
5.1.1 Low-Density Polyethylene
5.1.2 Linear Low-Density Polyethylene
5.1.3 High-Density Polyethylene
5.1.4 Ethyl Vinyl Acetate (EVA)/Ethylene Butyl Acrylate (EBA)
5.1.6 Other Types
5.2.4 Other Applications
5.3.1 North America
18.104.22.168 United States
22.214.171.124 Rest of North Amercia
126.96.36.199 United Kingdom
188.8.131.52 Rest of Europe
184.108.40.206 Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.3.4 South America
220.127.116.11 Rest of South America
18.104.22.168 South Africa
22.214.171.124 Rest of Africa
6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
6.1 Most Adopted Strategies
6.2 Market Share Analysis
6.3 Company Profiles
6.3.1 AB Rani Plast Oy
6.3.2 BASF SE
6.3.3 Berry Global Inc.
6.3.4 Britton Group LDC
6.3.5 Plastika Kritis SA
6.3.6 Novamont SpA
6.3.7 Hyplast NV
6.3.8 Trioplast AB
6.3.9 ExxonMobil Chemical
6.3.10 Armando Alvarez Group
6.3.11 Group Barbier
6.3.12 RKW SE
6.3.13 INDVECO Group
6.3.14 Achilles Corporation
6.3.15 Kuraray Co. Ltd
6.3.16 A. Schulman Inc.
6.3.17 POLIFILM GmbH
7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS
Agricultural Films Market Research FAQs
What is the study period of this market?
The Global Agricultural Films Market is studied from 2018 - 2028.
What is the growth rate of Global Agricultural Films Market?
The Global Agricultural Films Market is growing at a CAGR of 6.4% over the next 5 years.
Which region has highest growth rate in Global Agricultural Films Market?
Asia-Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2018 - 2028.
Which region has largest share in Global Agricultural Films Market?
Asia-Pacific holds highest share in 2021.
Who are the key players in Global Agricultural Films Market?
Berry Global Inc., BASF SE , Ab Rani Plast Oy, Plastika Kritis SA, Novamont SpA are the major companies operating in Global Agricultural Films Market.
Global Agricultural Films Industry Report
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