Bio-based Polypropylene Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The report covers Bio-based Polypropylene Manufacturers and is segmented by application (injection molding, textiles, films, and other applications) and geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, and the rest of the World). The market size and forecast for the Bio-based Polypropylene Market are provided in terms of volume (Kilotons) for all the above segments.

Bio-based Polypropylene Market Size

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Bio-based Polypropylene Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Market Volume (2024) 34.79 kilotons
Market Volume (2029) 87.84 kilotons
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 20.35 %
Fastest Growing Market Asia Pacific
Largest Market Europe

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*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Bio-based Polypropylene Market Analysis

The Bio-based Polypropylene Market size is estimated at 34.79 kilotons in 2024, and is expected to reach 87.84 kilotons by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 20.35% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

The impact of COVID-19 was negative due to the raw materials shortage and declined demand for the product. However, an upsurge in the textile industry propelled bio-based polypropylene consumption after the pandemic.

  • The major factors driving the market are the rising environmental concerns regarding using conventional plastics and the increasing replacement of fossil-based feedstock with renewable materials.
  • On the flip side, the high cost of bio-based materials is hindering the market's growth.
  • Increasing incentives by the government promoting bio-based materials use is expected to provide new opportunities for the market.
  • Europe is estimated to dominate the market studied owing to the surging demand in Germany and France.

Bio-based Polypropylene Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Bio-based Polypropylene Market according to our research experts:

Growing Demand from Injection Molding Application

  • Due to its high melting point, good fatigue properties, heat and chemical resistivity, and eco-friendly nature, bio-based polypropylene is used in various injection molding applications in packaging, automotive, electronics, and medical industries.
  • The demand for bio-based polypropylene in packaging applications, such as wrapping organic food and premium and branded products with particular requirements, is rising steadily.
  • Moreover, governments worldwide are promoting bioplastic packaging in the context of various policies for innovation, resource efficiency, and climate change.
  • According to a recent consumer study, sustainability is a valuable purchase criterion for 60% of consumers globally, with the US boasting a percentage a little above the global average at 61%.
  • Furthermore, China is significantly involved in producing high amounts of plastics, generating revenues from trade exports. It is, thereby, creating significant production capacities for various packaging companies. According to ITC, in 2021, China exported plastics and articles valued at about USD 131.07 billion, a 36% rise in exports from the previous year (2020), valued at around USD 96.38 billion.
  • The global production capacity of bioplastics increased by 16% in 2021 to 2.4 million metric tons. Biodegradable bioplastics accounted for 1.6 million metric tons of the total capacity in 2021.
  • According to the injection mold specialist SFA Packaging from Middelharnis, most foods come in injection mold packaging made of polypropylene.
  • Due to environmental concerns, more consumers and manufacturers are preferring eco-friendly packaging options, boosting the demand for the bio-based polypropylene market.
Bio-based Polypropylene Market - Production Capacity of Bioplastics, in Million Tons, Global, 2020-2022

Europe to Dominate the Market

  • Europe is a significant hub for the bio-based polypropylene industry, with about 50% of the market share. It ranks high in R&D in this industry.
  • Government regulations in most European countries regarding using bio-degradable plastics, including bio-based polypropylene, are stringent. The government is continuously pushing the usage of eco-friendly products.
  • Bio-based polypropylenes are majorly used in the packaging industry. Europe is one of the leading consumers in the packaging industry and is developing various packaging segments.
  • Germany is the largest plastic consumer in Europe. The increasing plastic usage in the packaging industry propelled the plastic demand. In 2021, the packaging industry in Germany generated EUR 29.6 billion (USD 34.55 billion) in revenue. It decreased compared to the previous year to EUR 26.3 billion (USD 30.70 billion).
  • Moreover, the German government is promoting bio-based and recycled materials used in the packaging industry. For instance, Germany's Bundesrat, the upper house of parliament, approved a new packaging law to boost the recycling of packaging waste. It is an important signal for the bioplastics industry as, for the first time, bio-based and recycled materials are recognized as equally viable solutions to make packaging more sustainable and reduce our dependency on finite fossil resources.
  • Additionally, the popularity of the e-commerce segment and the growing retail market gave a vast growth opportunity to the bio-based polypropylene market in the region through the years.
  • In 2021, the B2C e-commerce sector in Germany generated around EUR 86.7 billion (USD 101 billion). Online shopping is on the rise after COVID-19 spread across the globe. In the e-commerce sector, Germany was in sixth place after China, the United States, Great Britain, Japan, and South Korea, in 2021. In particular, mobile commerce is becoming increasingly important. Currently, 7.26 billion people use smartphones, and this is estimated to reach 7.5 billion by 2026.
  • The abovementioned factors are expected to drive the market for bio-based polypropylene in Europe in the coming years.
Bio-based Polypropylene Market - Growth Rate by Region, 2023-2028

Bio-based Polypropylene Industry Overview

The bio-based polypropylene market is partially consolidated, with the major players dominating a significant portion. Some companies operating in the market (in no particular order) are Borealis AG, Braskem, Mitsui Chemicals Inc., SABIC, and LyondellBasell Industries Holdings BV.

Bio-based Polypropylene Market Leaders

  1. Borealis AG

  2. Braskem

  3. Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.

  4. SABIC

  5. LyondellBasell Industries Holdings BV

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Bio-based Polypropylene Market News

  • January 2023: Braskem announced a project to evaluate an investment in producing carbon-negative bio-based polypropylene (PP) in the United States. The project would utilize Braskem's proven and proprietary technology to convert bioethanol into physically segregated bio-based polypropylene.
  • June 2022: Borealis partnered with PACCOR on mono-material polypropylene (PP) lids and tubs manufactured with ISCC PLUS certified renewable feedstock using a mass balance approach for the Froneri ice cream brand, Aino.
  • March 2022: Mitsui Chemicals Inc. announced that its subsidiary Prime Polymer Co., Ltd. had become the first company in Japan to produce commercially and ship biomass polypropylene (PP).

Bio-based Polypropylene Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Rising Environmental Concerns Regarding the Usage of Conventional Plastics

      2. 4.1.2 Increasing Replacement of Fossil-based Feedstock with Renewable Materials

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 High Cost of Bio-based Materials

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in Volume)

    1. 5.1 Application

      1. 5.1.1 Injection Molding

      2. 5.1.2 Textiles

      3. 5.1.3 Films

      4. 5.1.4 Other Applications

    2. 5.2 Geography

      1. 5.2.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.2.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.2.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.2.4 Rest of the World


    1. 6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share(%)**/Ranking Analysis

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Biobent Management Services Inc.

      2. 6.4.2 Borealis AG

      3. 6.4.3 Borouge

      4. 6.4.4 Braskem

      5. 6.4.5 FKuR

      6. 6.4.6 INEOS

      7. 6.4.7 INTER Ikea SYSTEMS BV

      8. 6.4.8 LyondellBasell Industries Holdings BV

      9. 6.4.9 Mitsui Chemicals Inc.

      10. 6.4.10 SABIC

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

    1. 7.1 Increasing Incentives by the Government Promoting the Usage of Bio-based Materials

    2. 7.2 Other Opportunities

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Bio-based Polypropylene Industry Segmentation

Bio-based polypropylene is a polymer created using natural resources such as sugarcane, maize, vegetable oil, and other biomass. These polymers are progressively replacing traditional plastics. The bio-based polypropylene market report is segmented by application and geography. The market is segmented into injection molding, textiles, films, and other applications based on application. The report also covers the market size and forecast in 11 countries across major regions. The report offers market size and forecast for bio-based polypropylene in terms of volume (Kilotons) for all the above segments.

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Bio-based Polypropylene Market Research FAQs

The Bio-based Polypropylene Market size is expected to reach 34.79 kilotons in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 20.35% to reach 87.84 kilotons by 2029.

In 2024, the Bio-based Polypropylene Market size is expected to reach 34.79 kilotons.

Borealis AG , Braskem , Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., SABIC and LyondellBasell Industries Holdings BV are the major companies operating in the Bio-based Polypropylene Market.

Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period (2024-2029).

In 2024, the Europe accounts for the largest market share in Bio-based Polypropylene Market.

In 2023, the Bio-based Polypropylene Market size was estimated at 28.91 kilotons. The report covers the Bio-based Polypropylene Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Bio-based Polypropylene Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

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Bio-based Polypropylene Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)