The Asia-Pacific agricultural films market is expected to grow at a slower pace at a CAGR of 7.2% over 2017-2022. Agricultural films are used extensively for soil protection, greenhouse farming, and mulching. The benefits derived include reduced soil erosion and compaction, temperature control, nutrient conservation, seed germination, weed control and protection against UV rays etc.
Agricultural films are treated as a modern day application used in many innovative agricultural practices. The growing need to elevate agricultural productivity in order to sustain food demand of an expanding population is the primary reason behind the commercialization of these specialty products. Shrinking farm lands and cost efficiency of the products help the market to retain market growth in many price sensitive markets of the region. Increasing investment in research and development activities and advancements in agricultural practices backed by technological support would help in increasing demand for agricultural films.
Depending on the need and topography, various types of films are applied viz., low-density polyethylene, linear low-density polyethylene, high-density polyethylene, ethyl vinyl acetate (EVA)/ethylene butyl acrylate (EBA) and reclaims etc. Linear low-density polyethylene has the highest market penetration with the fastest growth rate, followed by low-density films. By application, the market is segmented into greenhouse, silage, and mulch; out of these, mulching is leading with 45% of the regional market share as over 80% of the farmers in the region use mulch.
Agricultural films market in the Asia-Pacific is led by China. The country holds the highest usage of agricultural films both in the region and globally. Favorable government initiatives for protected agriculture are helping growth in countries like China, India. Thailand, Japan etc. Owing to the impressive growth of India and China, Asia-Pacific would continue to dominate the market for agricultural films over the forecast period.
Key Industrial Players
A large number of small manufacturers are active in the region making the marketplace highly fragmented. Major companies operating in the region include:
- BP Industries
- Britton Group
- Kuraray Co. Ltd.
Investment in R&D for product innovation, mergers and acquisitions and strategic collaboration with biotechnology firms are some of the effective approaches employed over the years.
Key Deliverables in the Study
- Market analysis for the Asia-Pacific agricultural films market, with region specific assessments and competition analysis on national and regional scales.
- Market definition along with the identification of key drivers and restraints.
- Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenarios, rising prospective opportunities, and identification of key companies that can influence this market on a national and regional scale.
- Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their market shares
- Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the Asia-Pacific agricultural films market on both national and regional scales.
- A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.
- Wide-ranging knowledge and insights about the major players in this industry and the key strategies adopted by them to sustain and grow in the studied market.
- Insights into the major countries/regions in which this industry is growing and identifying the regions still untapped.
1.1 Research Methodology
1.2 Definition of the Market
1.3 Report Description
2. Key Findings of the Study
3. Market Overview
3.1.1 Focus on Agricultural Productivity
3.1.2 Growing Food Demand and Shrinking Farm Land
3.1.3 Cost Efficiency
3.2.1 Environmental Safety Concerns over Disposables
3.2.2 Government Regulations
3.3.1 Development of Biodegradable PE Films and Other Innovations
3.3.2 Adoption of Modern Farming Practices and Sustainability
3.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
3.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
3.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.4.5 Degree of Competition
4. Market Segmentation
4.1 By Type
4.1.1 Low-Density Polyethylene
4.1.2 Linear Low-Density Polyethylene
4.1.3 High-Density Polyethylene
4.1.4 Ethyl Vinyl Acetate (EVA)/Ethylene Butyl Acrylate (EBA)
4.1.6 Other Films
4.2 By Application
4.3 By Geography
5. Competitive Landscape
5.1 Mergers & Acquisitions
5.2 Joint Ventures
5.3 New Product Launches
5.4 Most Active Companies in the Past Five Years
5.5 Market Share Analysis
6. Company Profiles
6.1 AB Rani Plast Oy
6.3 Berry Plastics Corporation
6.4 British Polythene Industries PLC
6.5 Britton Group
6.6 The Dow Chemical Company
6.7 Plastika Kritis S.A.
6.8 Novamont S.P.A.
6.9 Hyplast NV
6.10 Trioplast AB
6.11 ExxonMobil Chemical
6.12 Armando Alvarez Group
6.13 AEP Industries Inc.
6.14 Group Barbier
6.15 RKW SE
6.16 Al-Pack Enterprises Ltd.
6.17 Indveco Group
6.18 Achilles Corporation
6.19 Amcor Ltd.
6.20 A. Schulman Inc.
6.21 Kuraray Co. Ltd.
6.22 Sumitomo Chemicals Co. Ltd.
6.23 Polifilm GmbH
6.24 Qingdao Taihaojie New Material Co. Ltd
6.25 Puyang Sijiqing Plastic Product Co. Ltd
6.26 Shanghai HiTeC Plastics