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Starch-based Packaging Market Research Report Information By Type (Starch Blended with PLA, Starch Blended with PHA, and Others), By Technology (Injection Molding, Blow Molding, Extrusion, and Others), By Application (Rigid Packaging, Flexible Packaging, Textile, Consumer Goods, Agriculture, Automotive, Building & Construction, Electronics, and Others), and By Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest Of The World) – Market Forecast Till 2032


ID: MRFR/PNT/10348-HCR | 128 Pages | Author: Pradeep Nandi| June 2024

Global Starch-based Packaging Market Overview


Starch-based Packaging Market Size was valued at USD 6.9 Billion in 2022. The Starch-based Packaging industry is projected to grow from USD 7.4 Billion in 2023 to USD 12.4 Billion by 2032, exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.70% during the forecast period (2023 - 2032). The expanding flexible packaging market, packaging solutions' technological advancements, and increased disposable income, are the key market drivers enhancing the market growth.


Starch-based Packaging Market Overview


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Starch-based Packaging Market Trends




  • Increase in use of starch-based bioplastics as an alternative packaging is driving the market growth




The implementation of strict environmental regulations over use of these films, which have a lower negative environmental impact than traditional plastics, and an increase in the use of starch-based bioplastics as alternative packaging due to their barrier properties, which limit moisture transfer from food to the atmosphere, act as the key drivers of the global starch-based bioplastic market. Additionally, as businesses search for a reliable source of raw materials as a result of fluctuating oil prices, profitable prospects for industrial expansion are created. In addition, the packaging industry's use of starch-based films for food packaging, cosmetics packaging, pharmaceutical packaging, and commodities packaging is anticipated to spur market expansion. It is also projected that ongoing government subsidies and investments in biodegradable plastics would help the market grow by reducing the problems associated with disposing of conventional plastics in landfills and the ocean. Governments are also promoting the use of bioplastics by offering subsidies and levying taxes, which greatly aids in the expansion of the market.


Growing demand for flexible packaging, technological advancements in packaging solutions, and increased disposable income are the main factors propelling the market for starch-based bioplastics. Growing demand from a number of end-use sectors, including homecare, healthcare, personal care, food & beverage, automotive industries, and others, is driving up demand for the market for starch-based bioplastics packaging.


A demand for packaging that is both environmentally friendly and offers sufficient protection during transportation has been generated by the growing popularity of e-commerce. Packaging made of starch is a great option for e-commerce since it can be made to offer good cushioning and shock absorption. Businesses have a potential to gain from government incentives and regulations. Many countries all over the world are implementing regulations to promote the use of packaging materials that are good to the environment, including packaging made of starch. These materials may qualify for tax incentives or other financial aid for businesses who invest in them.


The market for starch-based bioplastics is growing as a result of ongoing research and development efforts in this area and increased public awareness of environmental preservation. The demand for starch-based bioplastics packaging has also increased due to strict government restrictions and regulations by numerous governments to reduce the use of plastic. The market for starch-based bioplastics packaging is predicted to expand as consumer demand for food products rises. This is because starch-based bioplastics are inexpensive, easy to use, and have good tensile strength, which makes them ideal for food packaging. Additionally, a lot of brand owners choose environmentally friendly packaging options to strengthen their brand's position in the marketplace, which is anticipated to increase demand for the starch-based packaging industry. Thus, driving the Starch-based Packaging market revenue.


Starch-based Packaging Market Segment Insights


Starch-based Packaging Type Insights


The Starch-based Packaging Market segmentation, based on type, includes starch blended with PLA, starch blended with PHA, and others. Starch blended with PLA segment dominated the global market in 2022. This is explained by the fact that PLA that has starch added to it is an environmentally beneficial substance.


Starch-based Packaging Technology Insights


The Starch-based Packaging Market segmentation, based on technology, includes injection molding, blow molding, extrusion, and others. Injection molding segment dominated the Starch-based Packaging Market in 2022. This is explained by the benefits of automation and the decrease in costs related to the injection moulding process.


Figure 1: Starch-based Packaging Market, by Technology, 2022 & 2032 (USD Billion)


Starch-based Packaging Market, by Technology, 2022 & 2032


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


Starch-based Packaging Application Insights


The Starch-based Packaging Market segmentation, based on Application, includes rigid packaging, flexible packaging, textile, consumer goods, agriculture, automotive, building & construction, electronics, and others. Rigid packaging segment dominated the global market in 2022. This is explained by the fact that starch-based bioplastics are widely employed in the packaging, consumer goods, agriculture, and automotive & transportation industries.


Starch-based Packaging Regional Insights


By region, the study provides the market insights into North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World. The Asia Pacific Starch-based Packaging market dominated this market in 2022 (45.80%). Southeast Asia's biodegradable market has significant potential due to the region's dense population. The Asia-Pacific market for starch-based bioplastics is expanding due to government initiatives that boost the use of biobased products. The expansion of the regional market can also be ascribed to the rising urbanisation and industrialization in the Asia-Pacific region's emerging economies, especially in India and other South East Asian nations. Asia-Pacific's top manufacturer of plastics made from starch is China. Moreover, China’s Starch-based Packaging market held the largest market share, and the Indian Starch-based Packaging market was the fastest growing market in the Asia-Pacific region.


Further, the major countries studied in the market report are The US, Canada, German, France, the UK, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil.


Figure 2: STARCH-BASED PACKAGING MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022 (USD Billion)


STARCH-BASED PACKAGING MARKET SHARE BY REGION 2022


Source: Secondary Research, Primary Research, MRFR Database and Analyst Review


The North America Starch-based Packaging Market is expected to register significant growth from 2023 to 2032. The established presence of significant end use industries and the availability of cutting-edge technologies are primarily responsible for the region's growth. The American government has made steps to promote the use of packaging materials that are compostable and biodegradable. When the Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act is put into effect in 2021, producers will be required to take ownership of their plastic waste and reduce the amount of single-use plastics produced in the nation. This might increase demand for packaging made of alternatives, such starch.


Several significant players in the starch-based packaging industry are situated in the United States, including Plantic Technologies, Inc., Eco-Products, and NatureWorks LLC. These businesses are actively engaged in the design and production of starch-based packaging solutions, which aid in the expansion of the regional market. Further, the U.S. Starch-based Packaging market held the largest market share, and the Canada Starch-based Packaging market was the fastest growing market in the North America region.


Europe Starch-based Packaging market accounted for the healthy market share in 2022. This is because there are excellent research and development facilities and strict government regulations on minimising carbon footprint. The demand for packaging made of starch has increased as a result of the objectives many European nations have set for themselves to reduce plastic waste and encourage the use of biodegradable materials. The food and beverage sector is a significant end-user of starch-based packaging in Europe. The main sources of starch-based packaging solutions are cafeterias and highly dispersed take-out joints. Further, the German Starch-based Packaging market held the largest market share, and the U.K Starch-based Packaging market was the fastest growing market in the European region


Starch-based Packaging Key Market Players & Competitive Insights


Leading market players are investing heavily in research and development in order to expand their product lines, which will help the Starch-based Packaging market, grow even more. Market participants are also undertaking a variety of strategic activities to expand their global footprint, with important market developments including new product launches, contractual agreements, mergers and acquisitions, higher investments, and collaboration with other organizations. To expand and survive in a more competitive and rising market climate, Starch-based Packaging Industry must offer cost-effective items.


Manufacturing locally to minimize operational costs is one of the key business tactics used by manufacturers in the global Starch-based Packaging Industry to benefit clients and increase the market sector. In recent years, the Starch-based Packaging Industry has offered some of the most significant advantages to medicine. Major players in the Starch-based Packaging market, including Seamore, Evoware, Bloom, Cuan Tec, Starch-based Energy Based, AlgaePac, Algopack, Sea6 Energy, Oceanium, and Cascadia Starch-based, are attempting to increase market demand by investing in research and development operations.


The public limited business NOVAMONT S.P.A. is based in Italy at VIA GIACOMO FAUSER, 8. With 305 employees, the business started doing business on November 4th, 1996. The status of NOVAMONT S.P.A. is Active. Their core line of work is the production of fundamental chemicals, nitrogen compounds, polymers, and synthetic rubber in its basic forms. They are registered under the company number NO171484. The partnership between Novamont S.p.A. and the British business Biopac to create and market a new line of compostable packaging materials manufactured from renewable resources was announced in 2020.


A provider of paper and packaging solutions is Mondi Plc (Mondi). It produces and distributes packaging made of pulp, paper, and flexible plastic. Uncoated fine paper, speciality products, and packaging paper are all included in its offering. Additionally, the business maintains trees, turns packaging paper into industrial bags, and produces specialist extrusion-coated products. Products from Mondi are used in a variety of sectors, including the automotive, medical, and pharmaceutical, retail, pet care, building and construction, chemicals and dangerous goods, e-commerce, beverages, home and personal care, farming and agriculture, office and printing paper, photographic and graphic, transportation, and food industries. Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe are all where the company conducts business. In order to create a sustainable packaging solution for 500g packets of tomatoes on the vine to be sold to PENNY stores, which are owned by the top German retailer REWE Group, Mondi collaborated with BIOhof Kirchweidach, an organic farm in Bavaria.


Key Companies in the Starch-based Packaging market include



  • Seamore

  • Evoware

  • Bloom

  • Cuan Tec

  • Starch-based Energy Based

  • AlgaePac

  • Algopack

  • Sea6 Energy

  • Oceanium

  • Cascadia Starch-based


Starch-based Packaging Industry Developments


January 2021: The first recyclable flexible retort pouch was unveiled by Amcor, a leader in global packaging. This is recognised as a big technical accomplishment that the corporation invested years of steadfast study to achieve.August 2023: Cardia Bioplastics, a US-based company that develops and produces starch-based packaging materials, announced a partnership with PepsiCo, one of the world's leading food and beverage companies. The partnership will focus on developing new starch-based packaging solutions for PepsiCo's products.


Starch-based Packaging Market Segmentation


Starch-based Packaging Type Outlook



  • Starch Blended with PLA

  • Starch Blended with PHA

  • Others


Starch-based Packaging Application Outlook



  • Injection Molding

  • Blow Molding

  • Extrusion

  • Others


Starch-based Packaging Technology Outlook



  • Rigid Packaging

  • Flexible Packaging

  • Textile

  • Consumer Goods

  • Agriculture

  • Automotive

  • Building & Construction

  • Electronics

  • Others


Starch-based Packaging Regional Outlook




  • North America



    • US

    • Canada




  • Europe



    • Germany

    • France

    • UK

    • Italy

    • Spain

    • Rest of Europe




  • Asia-Pacific



    • China

    • Japan

    • India

    • Australia

    • South Korea

    • Australia

    • Rest of Asia-Pacific




  • Rest of the World




    • Middle East




    • Africa




    • Latin America





Report Attribute/Metric Details
Market Size 2022 USD 6.9 Billion
Market Size 2023 USD 7.4 Billion
Market Size 2032 USD 12.4 Billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) 6.70% (2023-2032)
Base Year 2022
Market Forecast Period 2023-2032
Historical Data 2018- 2022
Market Forecast Units Value (USD Billion)
Report Coverage Revenue Forecast, Market Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors, and Trends
Segments Covered Type, Technology, Application, and Region
Geographies Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
Countries Covered The U.S., Canada, German, France, U.K, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, Australia, South Korea, and Brazil
Key Companies Profiled Seamore, Evoware, Bloom, Cuan Tec, Starch-based Energy Based, AlgaePac, Algopack, Sea6 Energy, Oceanium, and Cascadia Starch-based
Key Market Opportunities legislative law that strictly prohibits the use of plastic packaging
Key Market Dynamics The expanding flexible packaging market, packaging solutions' technological advancements, and increased disposable income


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The Starch-based Packaging Market size was valued at USD 6.9 Billion in 2022.

The global market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.70% during the forecast period, 2023-2032.

Asia Pacific had the largest share in the global market

The key players in the market are Seamore, Evoware, Bloom, Cuan Tec, Starch-based Energy Based, AlgaePac, Algopack, Sea6 Energy, Oceanium, and Cascadia Starch-based

The Starch Blended with PLA Type dominated the market in 2022.

The Injection Molding Technology had the largest share in the global market.

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