December 2017

South America Bioplastics Market Segmented By Material Type, Origin, Application and Geography (2017 - 2022)

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South America Bioplastics Market

The total production capacity of bioplastics in the South American region was estimated at 0.80 million metric tons in 2015. The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 29.5% during the forecast period.

The South American region currently holds the second largest regional market for bioplastics. Brazil accounts for 50% share of the total production capacity. The markets in Colombia, Chile and Argentina are also witnessing a high growth rate.

Bio plastics are majorly consumed in the packaging industry in the form of plastic bags and bottles. Other industries include consumer products, agriculture, catering, pharmaceuticals, textiles, etc. Some of the most widely used bio-plastics are polylactic acid (PLA) and PLA blends, starch extracts, bio-polyethylene (bio-PE) and polybutylene succinate.

Market Dynamics of the South American Bioplastics Market:


  • Reduced dependence on petroleum-based raw materials
  • Lower carbon footprint
  • Lower toxicity


  • High cost of raw materials
  • Shortage of waste processing infrastructure

The South American market is segmented by bio and synthetic based biodegradables (aliphatic polyesters, starch based plastics, cellulose derivatives, polyanhydrides, poly vinyl alcohols and other biodegradable plastics), by non-bio based biodegradables, by origin (biobased plastics, synthetic biodegradables), by application (bottles and packaging, agriculture, automotive, construction, consumer products and others) and by geography (Brazil, Argentina, Columbia and others).

The key players in the South American bioplastics market are:

  • Dow Chemicals
  • Green Day Eco-friendly materials
  • Nature Works LLC.
  • Novamont
  • Toray Industries

Key Deliverables in the Study:

  • Analysis for the South American bioplastics market, with region specific assessments and competition analysis on a regional scale.
  • Market definition along with the identification of key drivers and restraints.
  • Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenario, rising prospective opportunities, and identification of key companies that can influence this market on a regional scale.
  • Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their market share.
  • Identification and analysis of the macro and micro factors that affect the South American bioplastics market on a regional scale.
  • A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.
  • A 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 on the major countries/regions where this industry is blooming and to also identify the regions that are still untapped
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