Report Scope & Overview:

Biodegradable films Market Size was valued at USD 1.28 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach USD 2.24 billion by 2030, and grow at a CAGR of 7.1% over the forecast period 2023-2030. Plastics that are decomposed by microorganisms into carbon dioxide (or methane), biomass under certain conditions, and water are referred to as biodegradable films. These films can be used with other similar fillers such as waste paper, wood flour, and lime, and come in a variety of granulation sizes and colors to alter the material's outward appearance. Biodegradable films remove the need for removal and disposal while reducing negative environmental effects and can give plastic mulch benefits.

Biodegradable Films Market Revenue Analysis

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  • High demand from the food packaging industry.


  • Increase the cost of biodegradable films.


  • Continuously growing bioplastic industry worldwide.


  •  low resistance to heat.

  • Low fence properties to air, water, and oxygen.

Impact of COVID-19:

Agriculture and horticulture, as well as food packaging, are the key application segments of biodegradable films. The global epidemic of COVID-19 in 2020 is expected to reduce the demand for biodegradable films. The food company, on the other hand, has continued to operate, thus the impact on the biodegradable film market is projected to be minor. Due to supply chain disruption, the worldwide impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on demand for biodegradable films in the agriculture industry is expected to be minor.

Key Players

BASF SE, Taghleef Industries, Kingfa Sci. & Tech. Co., Ltd., BioBag Americas, Inc., Avery Dennison Corporation, Bi-Ax International Inc., Cortec Corporation, Clondalkin Group, Paco Label, Layfield Group, and Polystar Plastics Ltd., Futamura Chemical Co. Ltd., Walki Group Oy, Plascon Group, Groupe Barbier, TRIOWORLD INDUSTRIER AB, and Others.

By Type

PLA is expected to be the largest section of the biodegradable films market by type in 2022. Because it has no detrimental impact on food pricing or supply, it is widely employed in the packaging sector. Thermoformed goods, including as drink cups, takeaway food trays, containers, and planter boxes, are among PLA's most common uses. It has a high stiffness and can be used to replace polystyrene and PET in certain applications.PLA is swiftly gaining popularity due to its lower production costs than other biodegradable polymers.

By Application;

The fastest-growing use of biodegradable films is predicted to be food packaging. In the food packaging sector, biodegradable films are often used for egg trays, edible coatings, paper boards, wrapping films and food containers. PLA, PBS, PHA,  starch blends,and cellulose are major used biodegradable films in the food packaging industry. Due to the demand for more sustainable packaging materials for fast food and ready-to-eat goods, biodegradable films are becoming more popular in food packaging.

Market Segmentation:

By Type

  • PLA

  • Starch Blends

  • Biodegradable Polyesters

    • PCL

    • PBAT

    • PBS

  • PHA

  • Others

By Application

  • Food Packaging

  • Agriculture & Horticulture

  • Cosmetic & Personal Care Products Packaging

  • Industrial Packaging

  • Others

Biodegradable Films Market Segmentation Analysis

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Regional Analysis:

Because of local governments' push toward sustainability and manufacturers' enhanced research and development activities, biodegradable films are projected to gain traction in North America and Europe. In the future decade, the prohibition on plastic and consumer acceptance of biodegradable packaging choices are projected to accelerate the growth of the biodegradable film market.


  • North America

    • USA

    • Canada

    • Mexico

  • Europe

    • Germany

    • UK

    • France

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • The Netherlands

    • Rest of Europe

  • Asia-Pacific

    • Japan

    • south Korea

    • China

    • India

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific

  • The Middle East & Africa

    • Israel

    • UAE

    • South Africa

    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

  • Latin America

    • Brazil

    • Argentina

    • Rest of Latin America

Biodegradable Films Market Report Scope:
Report Attributes Details
Market Size in 2022 US$ 1.28 Billion
Market Size by 2030 US$ 2.24 Billion
CAGR CAGR of 7.1% From 2023 to 2030
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023-2030
Historical Data 2020-2021
Report Scope & Coverage Market Size, Segments Analysis, Competitive  Landscape, Regional Analysis, DROC & SWOT Analysis, Forecast Outlook
Key Segments • By Application (Food Packaging, Agriculture & Horticulture, Cosmetic & Personal Care Products Packaging, Industrial Packaging, Others)
• By type (PLA, Starch Blends, Biodegradable Polyesters, PHA,Others)
Regional Analysis/Coverage North America (USA, Canada, Mexico), Europe
(Germany, UK, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands,
Rest of Europe), Asia-Pacific (Japan, South Korea,
China, India, Australia, Rest of Asia-Pacific), The
Middle East & Africa (Israel, UAE, South Africa,
Rest of Middle East & Africa), Latin America (Brazil, Argentina, Rest of Latin America)
Company Profiles BASF SE, Taghleef Industries, Kingfa Sci. & Tech. Co., Ltd., BioBag Americas, Inc., Avery Dennison Corporation, Bi-Ax International Inc., Cortec Corporation, Clondalkin Group, Paco Label
Key Drivers • High demand from the food packaging industry.
RESTRAINTS • Increase the cost of biodegradable films.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ans:  Manufacturers, Consultant, aftermarket players, association, Research institute, private and universities libraries, suppliers and distributors of the product.

Ans: Food Packaging, Agriculture & Horticulture, Cosmetic & Personal Care Products Packaging, Industrial Packaging, Others are the sub-segments of by  Application segment

Ans: BASF SE (Germany), Taghleef Industries (UAE), Kingfa Sci. & Tech. Co., Ltd. (China), BioBag Americas, Inc. (US), Avery Dennison Corporation (US), Bi-Ax International Inc. (Canada), Cortec Corporation (US), Clondalkin Group (Netherlands), Paco Label (US), Layfield Group (Canada), and Polystar Plastics Ltd. (UK, Futamura Chemical Co. Ltd. (Japan), Walki Group Oy (Finland), Plascon Group (US), Groupe Barbier (France),  TRIOWORLD INDUSTRIER AB (Sweden)

Ans:  Agriculture and horticulture, as well as food packaging, are the key application segments of biodegradable films. The global epidemic of COVID-19 in 2020 is expected to reduce demand for biodegradable films. Due to supply chain disruption, the worldwide impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on demand for biodegradable films in the agriculture industry is expected to be minor.

Ans: Biodegradable films  Market Size grow at a CAGR of 7.1% over the forecast period 2022-2028. 


Table of Contents


1. Introduction

1.1 Market Definition

1.2 Scope

1.3 Research Assumptions


2. Research Methodology


3. Market Dynamics

3.1 Drivers

3.2 Restraints

3.3 Opportunities

3.4 Challenges


4. Impact Analysis

4.1 COVID-19 Impact Analysis

4.2 Impact of Ukraine- Russia war

4.3 Impact of ongoing Recession

4.3.1 Introduction

4.3.2 Impact on major economies US Canada Germany France United Kingdom China Japan South Korea Rest of the World


5. Value Chain Analysis


6. Porter’s 5 forces model


7.  PEST Analysis


8. Global Biodegradable films Market segment, By Application

8.1 Food Packaging

8.2 Agriculture & Horticulture

8.3 Cosmetic & Personal Care Products Packaging

8.4 Industrial Packaging

8.5 Others


9. Global Biodegradable films Market segment, By type

9.1 PLA

9.2 Starch Blends

9.3 Biodegradable Polyesters

9.4 PHA

9.5 Others


10. Regional Analysis

10.1 Introduction

10.2 North America

10.2.1 USA

10.2.2    Canada

10.2.3    Mexico

10.3 Europe

10.3.1    Germany

10.3.2    UK

10.3.3    France

10.3.4    Italy

10.3.5    Spain

10.3.6    The Netherlands

10.3.7    Rest of Europe

10.4 Asia-Pacific

10.4.1    Japan

10.4.2    South Korea

10.4.3    China

10.4.4    India

10.4.5    Australia

10.4.6    Rest of Asia-Pacific

10.5 The Middle East & Africa

10.5.1    Israel

10.5.2    UAE

10.5.3    South Africa

10.5.4    Rest

10.6 Latin America

10.6.1    Brazil

10.6.2    Argentina

10.6.3    Rest of Latin America


11. Company Profiles

11.1 BASF SE

11.1.2 Products/ Services Offered

11.1.3 SWOT Analysis

11.1.4 The SNS view

11.2 Taghleef Industries

11.3 Kingfa Sci. & Tech. Co., Ltd.

11.4 BioBag Americas, Inc.

11.5 Avery Dennison Corporation

11.6 Bi-Ax International Inc.

11.7 Cortec Corporation

11.8 Clondalkin Group

11.9 Paco Label

11.10 Layfield Group

11.10 Polystar Plastics Ltd. (UK)

11.11 Futamura Chemical Co. Ltd.

11.13 Walki Group Oy

11.14 Plascon Group

11.15 Groupe Barbier



12. Competitive Landscape

12.1 Competitive Benchmark

12.2 Market Share analysis

12.3 Recent Developments


13. Conclusion

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