Global Lactic Acid Market by Application & Polylactic Acid (Biodegradable Polymer, Food & Beverage, Personal Care & Pharmaceutical) Market - Trends & Forecasts to 2019

Dublin, Jan. 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Lactic Acid Market by Application & Polylactic Acid Market by Application & Geography - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2019" report to their offering.

Lactic acid is used in the production of PLA plastics, which are mainly used in packaging products that comply with environmental regulations. Expansion of the PLA market is projected to fuel growth in the lactic acid market. The global market for lactic acid is presently experiencing strong growth, which is mainly achieved by the rising demand from its end-user applications.

These end-user applications mainly comprise industrial applications such as biodegradable polymers, food and beverages segment, and personal care industry and are projected to drive the growth over the next few years. Over the last five years, the industrial applications segment has registered a strong demand, especially in the biodegradable polymer segment (PLA).

With increasing focus on sustainability, favorable government regulations for green procurement policies, the polylactic acid market will witness a significant opportunity in packaging applications for consumer goods. The packaging application is projected to witness significant growth, which includes compostable waste bags, biodegradable mulch films, catering products, film packaging, and rigid packaging.

Compostable waste bags can be used in collecting organic waste, and therefore reduces landfills by improving composting process and compost quality. Biodegradable mulch films have an extensive application in agriculture and reduce the labor and disposable cost (by directly disposing it in field after usage). Catering food products is a large segment of the food service sector and an important application of PLA plastics, which includes trays, cutlery, and cups.

The market for packaging is projected to be valued at $994.9 million by 2019. The textile segment is projected to account for the second-largest share in the polylactic acid market.

The report provides a comprehensive review of the main market drivers, challenges, and key issues in the respective markets. The markets are further segmented and projected for key geographic regions, which are North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World. The top players of the industries have been profiled in detail with their recent developments and other strategic industry activities discussed.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Introduction

2 Executive Summary

3 Premium Insights

4 Industry Analysis

5 Market Overview

6 Market Analysis

7 Lactic Acid Market, By Application

8 Lactic Acid Market, By Geography

9 Polylactic Acid Market, By Application

10 Polylactic Acid Market, By Geography

11 Competitive Landscape

12 Company Profiles

Companies Mentioned:

  • Basf Se
  • Corbion Purac
  • Danimer Scientific Llc
  • Galactic S.A.
  • Henan Jindan Lactic Acid Technology Co., Ltd
  • Natureworks Llc
  • Synbra Technology B.V.
  • Teijin Ltd
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Wei Mon Industry Co., Ltd.

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