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Biopolymer Coatings Market - By Product (Bio PU coatings, Bio PA Coatings, Bio PBS Coatings, PLA Coatings, Starch Coatings, Cellulose Esters, Nitrocellulose Coatings, Wax Coatings, Soy Protein Coatings, Corn Zein Protein) & Global Forecast, 2023 – 2032

  • Report ID: GMI333
  • Published Date: Apr 2023
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Biopolymer Coatings Market Size

Biopolymer Coatings Market size valued at USD 1.1 billion in 2022 and is poised to register 6.2% CAGR from 2023 to 2032. Increasing limitations of synthetic polymers is likely to support the business expansion.

Biopolymer Coatings Market

Increasing focus on eco-friendly and biodegradable paper packaging will escalate the demand for biopolymer coatings. The growing concerns associated with plastic waste have accelerated the dynamic shift from conventional packaging to paper packaging, fostering the demand for barrier coatings.

Volatile raw material costs may impede industry growth

Fluctuating raw material costs could impact the biopolymer coatings market growth. Manufacturing biopolymers is relatively more expensive as compared to synthetic polymers and hence requires a hefty initial investment. Despite the growing consumer preference for renewable sources and eco-friendly biopolymer materials, variations in costs are hampering the production output and product quality. The increasing limitations associated with the wide-scale commercialization of biopolymers could also restrain the business expansion.

Biopolymer Coatings Market Analysis

Global Biopolymer Coatings Market Size, By Product

Biopolymer coatings market valuation from the soy protein product segment is predicted to reach USD 740 million by 2032. Soy protein-based paper coatings offer excellent resistance to oil and gas, allowing the development of products, from pharmacy bags to food and beverage packaging with longer shelf life. Soy protein isolate (SPI) is gaining significant traction in the food sector due to its affordability and easy availability. The growing popularity of soy-based films produced using renewable sources can be accredited to their improved functionality and environmental effects as compared to synthetic films.

Furthermore, the biopolymer coatings industry share from bio PU coatings is expected to rise significantly through 2032. In the recent past, bio-based polyurethane (PU) coatings have emerged as promising alternatives to petrochemical-based coatings owing to their low-cost, easy availability, and biodegradability.  The increasing importance of coatings with lower environmental impacts will also play an ideal role in the market expansion.


Global Bio PU Market Share, By Application

Biopolymer coatings market from automotive applications is anticipated to exhibit gains at nearly 4% up to 2032. Bio-based PU coatings are extensively used across the automotive sector for interior designing owing to their exceptional resistance to light, abrasion, heat, and hydrolysis. Hence, leading automobile manufacturers are switching to sustainable paints and coatings to reduce emissions and carbon footprint.

Bio PU coatings market share from architectural coatings is slated to witness substantial growth over 2032. Bio-based architectural paints and coatings are gaining significant momentum due to their ability to protect structures and properties such as color & gloss retention, non-toxicity, corrosion resistance, and chemical & abrasion resistance.


North America Biopolymer Coatings Market Size

North America biopolymer coatings market is set to exceed USD 563.5 million by 2032. The region is expected to emerge as a major hub for biopolymer coatings owing to the booming food and beverages sector, consequently driving the need for paper and paperboard packaging. The surging demand for packaged food and the increasing popularity of sustainable packaging is expected to offer lucrative scope for the development of the regional biopolymer coatings industry. Additionally, favorable government initiatives to encourage consumers and manufacturers to switch to environmentally friendly, biodegradable packaging in the U.S., and Canada will complement industry growth in the region.

Biopolymer Coatings Market Share

Some of the leading companies in the global biopolymer coatings market are:

  • AkzoNobel N.V
  •  Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
  •  BASF SE
  •  Cargill Inc
  •  Corbion
  •  DuPont
  •  Danimer Scientific
  •  EcoSynthetix
  •  Evonik Industries
  •  Meredian Holdings Group (MHG)
  •  Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
  •  NatureWorks LLC
  •  Novamont S.p.A
  •  Roquette Group
  • Safepack Industries Ltd, and WestRock Company.

These industry contenders are foraying into strategic deals and agreements to boost their production and business footprint.

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic had notable impact on the biopolymer coatings market due to significant supply chain disruptions, skyrocketing costs of raw materials, and labor shortages, further hampering the production. However, it fuelled the need for sustainable antimicrobial drug resistance technologies to deal with the unprecedented crisis. Several economies ramped up their R&D and innovation activities to develop novel disinfectant solutions.

For instance, Nova Scotia COVID-19 Health Research Coalition and Research Nova Scotia provided grants to researchers from Dalhousie University and the University of Prince Edward Island to develop virucidal biomaterial coatings for PPE applications. This scenario propelled research in the field of natural biopolymers, such as chitin and derivatives, to explore their antiviral and antimicrobial activity.

This biopolymer coatings market research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry with estimates & forecast in terms of volume in Kilo tons and revenue in USD million from 2018 to 2032 for the following segments:

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By Product Type

  • Bio PU coatings
    • Architectural
    • Decking
    • Floorings
    • Furniture
    • Automotive
    • Textiles
    • Others
  • Bio PA coatings
    • Automotive
    • General Industrial
    • Exterior
    • Wire Goods
    • Construction
    • Electrical
  • Bio PBS coatings
    • General Packaging
    • Food & Beverage Packaging
  • PLA coatings
    • General Packaging
    • Food & Beverage Packaging
  • Starch coatings
    • General Packaging
    • Food & Beverage Packaging
    • Pharmacy bags
    • Others
  • Cellulose esters
    • Automotive
    • Food & Beverages
    • Furniture Coatings
    • Textiles
    • Others
  • Nitrocellulose
    • Decking
    • Floorings
    • Furniture
    • Others
  • Wax coatings
    • Edible Coatings
    • General Packaging
    • Food & Beverages Packaging
  • Soy protein
    • Edible Coatings
    • General Packaging
    • Food & Beverages Packaging
  • Corn zein protein
    • Pharma
    • Food & Beverage Packaging

By Region

  • North America
    • U.S.
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • UK
    • France
    • Italy
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
  • Middle East & Africa


Authors: Kunal Ahuja, Kiran Pulidindi

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

The market size of biopolymer coatings reached more than USD 1.1 billion in 2022 and is anticipated to register 6.2% CAGR from 2023 to 2032.

The soy protein product segment is estimated to reach USD 740 million by 2032 due to the increasing use of soy protein isolate (SPI) films in food packaging.

North America market size for biopolymer coatings is estimated to exceed over USD 563.5 million by 2032 owing to the surging demand for biodegradable packaging materials.

AkzoNobel N.V., BASF SE, Cargill Inc., Corbion, DuPont, EcoSynthetix, NatureWorks LLC, Novamont S.p.A, Roquette Group, and WestRock Company are some of the key manufacturers of biopolymer coatings.

Biopolymer Coatings Market Scope

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  • Base Year: 2022
  • Companies covered: 15
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  • Countries covered: 10
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