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Bioplastic Textiles Market Size By Source (Sugarcane, Beet, Corn Starch, Cassava), By Material (Polylactic Acid [PLA], Polyhydroxyalkanoates [PHA], Polyhydroxybutyrate [PHB], Bio-polyester [Bio-PES], Bio-polyamide [Bio-PA]), By End-user (Home Textiles, Clothing, Footwear) Industry Analysis Report, Regional Outlook, Growth Potential, Price Trends, Competitive Landscape & Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI3347
  • Published Date: Nov 2022
  • Report Format: PDF

Industry Overview

Bioplastic Textiles Market size was worth USD 900 million in 2022 and is projected to exhibit over 3% CAGR (revenue) from 2023-2032. Technological advancements in bioplastic resins are expected to complement the market expansion.

Bioplastic textile market

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Growing focus on reducing plastic usage to limit environmental degradation will fuel the demand for bioplastics in the textile sector. Bioplastic is an eco-friendly material that helps address the need to reduce plastic disposal. It is extensively used in clothing, medicine, and automobile manufacturing for the creation of textiles. Automotive manufacturers are among the key consumers of technical textiles which are used to make up over 85% of the car interior.

With technological advancements and an increasing focus on sustainability, textile businesses are switching to bioplastic materials to make superior products. a-Alginate bioplastic is mostly used in the textile sector to make water-resistant cloths. Increasing efforts on simplifying raw material production will positively influence the bioplastic textiles industry outlook.

High costs associated with the production of bioplastics may impede the market growth. Although bioplastic production is not energy-intensive and helps reduce oil consumption, the overall production costs of it are substantially high. Due to the high cost of production, the end product is expensive and therefore makes it challenging for small businesses with budgetary limitations to procure bioplastics. However, increasing demand for biomaterials to curb climate change, reduce dependence on fossil fuels, and prevent plastic waste accumulation will proliferate the use of bioplastics in textile applications.

Increasing focus on lowering GHGs will drive the demand for corn starch-sourced bioplastic

Bioplastic Textiles Market By Source

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Bioplastic textiles market share from the corn starch source segment is projected to surpass USD 480 million by 2032. Bioplastic materials sourced from corn starch have emerged as a sustainable alternative to conventional plastics. Corn is produced in large amounts across the world and is therefore easily available. Using them as a source to make bioplastic can help with getting rid of the excess biomass which can be easily broken down. Corn plastic requires 65% less energy than traditional petroleum-based plastics. It also emits 68% fewer greenhouse gases, degrades faster, and doesn’t emit toxic fumes when incinerated.

Growing consumer interest in biodegradable home textiles to fuel bio-polyester demand

Bioplastic Textiles Market By Material

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Bioplastic textiles market share from the bio-polyester (Bio-PES) material segment is estimated to reach over USD 605 million by 2032. Bio-polyesters (Bio-PES) including polyglycolic acid (PGA), polylactic acid (PLA), and polyhydroxy butyrate (PHB) are derived from renewable resources such as natural fats and oils. Polylactic acid (PLA) has emerged as a promising biodegradable fiber to replace conventionally used polyethylene terephthalate (PET) polyester fibers in the manufacturing of textiles. PLA yarns are widely used in apparel and home textiles allowing companies to adopt a sustainable approach.

Sustainable fashion trends will drive the requirement for bioplastic-based clothing

Bioplastic Textiles Market By End-user

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Bioplastic textiles market share from the clothing end-user segment is anticipated to expand at over 3.5% CAGR between 2023-2032. Clothing made from bioplastics offers multiple advantages such as the ability to integrate performance-based features. They also provide environmental benefits such as biodegradability and recyclability. Increasing R&D in athlete clothing and sportswear will complement the segment growth. Furthermore, the advent of sustainable fashion trends and biomaterials will drive greater demand for bioplastic textiles.

Surging textile production to favor Europe bioplastic textiles market expansion

Bioplastic Textiles Market By Region

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Europe bioplastic textile market is slated to go beyond USD 415 million by 2032. Ongoing restructuring and modernization of the textile sector will complement the industry expansion in Europe. The region is one leading producers of textile & apparel (T&A) across the globe. Countries such as Italy, Germany, France, Spain, and Portugal are among the largest textile producers in Europe. The presence of large textile companies and increasing efforts towards sustainability will generate lucrative application scope for bioplastic textiles across these countries.

Strategic expansion to augment bioplastic textiles industry development

Some of the leading companies in the global bioplastic textiles market include Teijinl, Pumal, Unitika, Patagonia, Reebok, Mango Materials, Pond Aps, Genomatica, ZS Fabrics, and Offset Warehouse. These companies are focusing on expanding their production and geographic footprint.

For instance, in August 2022, Emblem Asia (Unitika subsidiary) commenced the operation of a new Bi-axially Oriented Polyamide (BOPA) production line. The new unit will help increase the annual production capacity of bioplastics from 16,500 tons to 26,500 tons.

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on bioplastic textiles market trends

The COVID-19 pandemic had a slightly positive impact on the bioplastic textiles industry. Due to lockdown restrictions and norms prohibiting people from gathering at public places such as malls, and restaurants, online food deliveries picked pace during the pandemic. The outbreak accelerated the demand for plastic packaging to support the delivery of online orders and shipments. Resurging reliance on plastic and the environmental degradation caused by it encouraged plastic manufacturers to switch to bio-based products. This scenario offered lucrative scope for the expansion of the bioplastic business.

The bioplastic textiles market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in tons and revenue in USD thousand from 2018 to 2032 for the following segments:

By Source

  • Sugarcane
  • Beet
  • Corn Starch
  • Cassava
  • Others

By Material

  • Polylactic acid (PLA)
  • Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA)
  • Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB)
  • Bio-polyester (Bio-PES)
  • Bio-polyamide (Bio-PA)
  • Others

By End-user

  • Home Textiles
  • Clothing
  • Footwear
  • Others

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • Russia
    • Belgium
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • Indonesia
    • Malaysia
    • South Korea
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
  • Middle East & Africa
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Kuwait


Authors: Kiran Pulidindi, Hiralkumar Patel

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The global market size for bioplastic textiles was worth USD 900 million in 2022 and is projected to expand at over 3% CAGR (revenue) from 2023-2032.

Bioplastic textiles industry share from the bio-polyester (Bio-PES) material segment is anticipated to reach over USD 605 million by 2032 due to growing demand for biodegradable home textiles.

Europe bioplastic textile market size is estimated to go beyond USD 415 million by 2032 driven by the ongoing modernization of textile production.

Teijinl, Pumal, Unitika, Patagonia, Reebok, Mango Materials, Pond Aps, Genomatica, ZS Fabrics, and Offset Warehouse are some of the key manufacturers of bioplastic textiles.

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 10
  • Tables & Figures: 1102
  • Countries covered: 22
  • Pages: 550

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