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Biodegradable mulch film is used to increase soil fertility, retain moisture, reduce weed growth, and regulate soil temperature. It is made out of plant starches and sugars or polyester fibers. Biodegradable mulch film helps reduce the amount of herbicides used in the farms as well as lessen the number of workers engaged in agriculture throughout the growing season. At the end of the season, the biodegradable mulch film gets degraded, and carbon dioxide and water are released into the atmosphere with no more harmful contents. No labors are required for the removal of decomposed waste as its get evaporated, thereby making it cost efficient as well.

One of the major drivers for biodegradable mulch film market is the significant demand from farming industry. Tablets and capsules are widely sold in blister packaging. The added advantages are product safety assurance and multiple product packaging.

Biodegradable Mulch Film Market Taxonomy

The global biodegradable mulch film market is segmented as follows,

On the basis of Biodegradable Plastics;

  • Thermoplastic Starch (TPS)
  • Aliphatic-Aromatic Copolyesters (AAC)
  • Controlled Degradation Masterbatches

On the basis of Composition;

  • Starch
  • Starch Blended With Polylactic Acid (PLA)
  • Starch Blended With Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA)

On the basis of Application;

  • Onion
  • Strawberry Crops
  • Flowers & Plants
  • Tomato
  • Others

The starch composition segment is expected to have the largest market share in terms of revenue over the forecast period owing to its wide availability, applications and low cost. Among the product type, thermoplastic starch is projected to have high CAGR attributed to its renewability, low cost and availability of crops.

Biodegradable Mulch Film Market Outlook

  • Asia Pacific is the largest and estimated to be the fastest growing market in the forecast period due to burgeoning growth in the farming industry, which has been driven by the large population in India and China. The use of biodegradable mulch films is increasing due to strong increase in demand for eco-friendly products
  • Europe is estimated to be the second largest market for biodegradable mulch film. The projected growth in Europe is driven by the rising use of the product for enhancing the yield, high R&D investments, strong government support, and rising health consciousness among public
  • In North America, the market is mainly influenced by the rising food safety concerns among the growing population along with the need for high crop yield
  • In Latin America, Argentina is the leading country for onion production. Onions account for around 39% of all vegetable export from Argentina. This has translated into biodegradable mulch film market growth

Various biodegradable mulch film manufacturing companies mainly focusing on product development and are implementing new innovations to achieve better market position in the global biodegradable mulch film market. In 2017, Walki, one of the leading producer of protective packaging materials, developed a new soil mulching solution based on biodegradable fiber, used for weed control and to improve soil conditions.

Key Developments:

For instance, in August 2019, BASF SE launched biodegradable mulching film Ecovio M 2351. The mulch films consisting of the biodegradable co-polyester polybutylene adipate terephthalate (PBAT) and other biodegradable polymers made from renewable raw materials. The naturally occurring microorganism utilizes PBAT as food and does not remain any bio-plastic in the soil.

In May 2019, BASF SE partnered with Lactips to

In May 2018, Novamont S.Pa. presented its biodegradable mulch film made of Mater-Bi in the international conference CIPA Congress 2018. MATER-BI is biodegradable and compostable bioplastics made using starches, cellulose, vegetable oils and their combinations.

In April 2012, Kingfa Sci & Tech Co Ltd launched 30,000 metric tons of capacity of 100 percent biodegradable EcoPond-branded polylactic acid/polybutylene succinic polymer into the Chinese market.

Some of the major players in the biodegradable mulch film market include BASF SE (Germany), BioBag International AS (Norway), Kingfa Sci & Tech Co Ltd (China), AEP Industries Inc. (U.S.), RKW SE (Germany), British Polythene Industries PLC (U.K.), Armando Alvarez (Spain), Al-Pack Enterprises Ltd. (Canada), Novamont S.Pa. (Italy), and AB Rani Plast OY (Finland), among others.


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Coherent Market Insights followsa comprehensive research methodology focused on providing the most precise market analysis. The company leverages a data triangulation model which helps company to gauge the market dynamics and provide accurate estimates. Key components of the research methodologies followed for all our market reports include:

  • Primary Research (Trade Surveys and Experts Interviews)
  • Desk Research
  • Proprietor Data Analytics Model

In addition to this, Coherent Market Insights has access to a wide range of the regional and global reputed paid data bases, which helps the company to figure out the regional and global market trends and dynamics. The company analyses the industry from the 360 Degree Perspective i.e. from the Supply Side and Demand Side which enables us to provide granular details of the entire ecosystem for each study. Finally, a Top-Down approach and Bottom-Up approach is followed to arrive at ultimate research findings.

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Coherent Market Insights desk research is based on a principle set of research techniques:

  • National level desk research: It Includes research analysis of regional players, regional regulatory bodies, regional trade associations, and regional organization.
  • Multinational level desk research: The research team keeps a track of multinational players, global regulatory bodies, global trade associations, and global organization.

Coherent Market Insights has a large amount of in-house repository of industry database. This is leveraged as a burner for initiating a new research study. Key secondary sources include:

  • Governmental bodies, National and international social welfare institutions, and organizations creating economic policies among others.
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  • Company Annual reports, SEC filings, Corporate Presentations, press release, news, and specification sheet of manufacturers, system integrators, brick and mortar - distributors and retailers, and third party online commerce players.
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Preliminary Data Mining

The raw data is obtained through the secondary findings, in house repositories, and trade surveys. It is then filtered to ensure that the relevant information including industry dynamics, trends, and outlook is retained for further research process.

Data Standardization

Holistic approach is used to ensure that the granular and uncommon parameters are taken into consideration to ensure accurate results. The information from the paid databases are further combined to the raw data in order to standardize it.

Coherent Statistical model

We arrive at our final research findings through simulation models. Coherent Data Analytics Model is a statistical tool that helps company to forecast market estimates. Few of the parameters considered as a part of the statistical model include:

  • Micro-economic indicators
  • Macro-economic indicators
  • Environmental indicators
  • Socio-political indicators
  • Technology indicators

Data Processing

Once the findings are derived from the statistical model, large volume of data is process to confirm accurate research results. Data analytics and processing tools are adopted to process large chunk of collected informative data. In case, a client customizes the study during the process, the research finding till then are benchmarked, and the process for new research requirement is initiated again.

Data Validation

This is the most crucial stage of the research process. Primary Interviews are conducted to validate the data and analysis. This helps in achieving the following purposes:

  • It provides first-hand information on the market dynamics, outlook, and growth parameters.
  • Industry experts validates the estimates which helps the company to cement the on-going research study.
  • Primary research includes online surveys, face-to face interviews, and telephonic interviews.

The primary research is conducted with the ecosystem players including, but not limited to:

  • Raw Material Suppliers
  • Manufacturers
  • System Integrators
  • Distributors
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