Bio Plasticizers Market Size Worth $2.4 Billion by 2032 | CAGR: 5.5%: AMR


The global bio plasticizers market is driven by the rising demand for bio plasticizers demand from automotive, construction, healthcare, and packaging industries coupled with increasing environmental concerns.

New Castle, Delaware, Oct. 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Allied Market Research published a report, titled, Bio Plasticizers Market By Product (Epoxidized Soybean Oil (ESBO), Castor Oil-Based Plasticizers, Citrates, Succinic Acid, Others), By Application (Flooring And Walls, Film And Sheet Coverings, Wires And Cables, Coated Fabrics, Consumer Goods, Others): Global Opportunity Analysis And Industry Forecast, 2023-2032″. According to the report, the global bio plasticizers industry generated $1.4 Billion in 2022, and is anticipated to generate $2.4 Billion by 2032, witnessing a CAGR of 5.5% from 2023 to 2032. 

Prime determinants of growth 


The global bio plasticizers market is driven by the rising demand from automotive, construction, healthcare, and packaging industries and rise in environmental concerns. However, price competitiveness is anticipated to hinder the growth of the market. Nevertheless, the surge in demand from the packaging industry is expected to offer lucrative opportunities for market growth in the coming years. 

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Report Coverage & Details: 

Report Coverage  Details 
Forecast Period  2023–2032 
Base Year  2022 
Market Size in 2022  $1.4 Billion 
Market Size in 2032  $2.4 Billion 
CAGR  5.5 % 
No. of Pages in Report  311 
Segments covered  Product, Application, Region. 
Drivers  Surge in demand from automotive, construction, healthcare, and packaging industries.    

Rise in environmental concerns. 

Opportunities  Surge in demand from packaging industry. 
Restraints  Price competitiveness. 

Covid-19 Scenario 

  • Disruption in Supply Chain: Many bio plasticizer manufacturers rely on global supply chains for raw materials and intermediates. The pandemic disrupted these supply chains due to lockdowns, transportation restrictions, and labor shortages. This led to delays in production and increased costs for some manufacturers. 
  • Reduced Demand: Several industries that use bio plasticizers, such as automotive, construction, and packaging, experienced reduced demand during the pandemic. Lockdowns and economic uncertainty led to decreased production and consumer spending in these sectors, affecting the demand for bio plasticizers. 
  • Shift in Consumer Behavior: The pandemic prompted a shift in consumer behavior, with increased awareness of health and sustainability. This shift could potentially benefit the bio plasticizers market in the long term, as there is a rise in preference for eco-friendly and sustainable products. 
  • Regulatory Delays: The pandemic led to delays in regulatory processes and approvals, which impacted the introduction of new bio plasticizer products and technologies. This has delayed market expansion in some regions. 
  • Investment Challenges: Owing to economic uncertainty, some companies faced challenges in securing investments for R&D of bio plasticizers and scaling up production capacities. 
  • Increased Focus on Sustainability: The pandemic increased awareness of environmental issues, and there is surge in inclination toward sustainable and eco-friendly products. This could drive greater demand for bio plasticizers in the future. 
  • Supply Chain Resilience: The disruptions caused by the pandemic prompted companies to reevaluate their supply chain strategies and work toward greater resilience, which involve diversifying suppliers and sourcing more sustainable materials. 
  • Government Stimulus and Support: Government stimulus packages and support for industries affected by the pandemic could have positive effects on the bio plasticizers market by boosting economic recovery and encouraging investment in sustainable technologies. 

The epoxidized soybean oil (ESBO) segment to maintain its lead position during the forecast period 

Based on product, the epoxidized soybean oil (ESBO) segment accounted for the largest share in 2022, contributing to more than half of the global bio plasticizers market revenue. Epoxidized Soybean Oil (ESBO) is used in the production of food packaging materials, such as cling films and food wraps. Its food-safe nature and biodegradability make it a preferred choice in the food packaging industry. Besides, ESBO is utilized in medical-grade PVC materials for applications like IV tubing and pharmaceutical packaging, where safety and compatibility are critical. The succinic acid segment is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.0% from 2023 to 2032. Succinic acid is produced from renewable resources such as biomass, including corn starch, sugarcane, and lignocellulosic feedstocks. This bio-based nature aligns with sustainability goals and reduces dependence on fossil fuels. Besides, succinic acid is biodegradable, making it an environmentally friendly choice for various applications. It breaks down naturally in the environment, reducing concerns about long-lasting pollution. 

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The flooring and walls segment to maintain its lead position during the forecast period 

Based on application, the flooring and walls segment accounted for the largest share in 2022, contributing to more than one-fifth of the global bio plasticizers market revenue, and is projected to maintain its lead position during the forecast period. Bio plasticizers are increasingly used in the flooring and wallcovering industry due to their eco-friendly and sustainable properties. These plasticizers help improve the flexibility, durability, and overall performance of flooring and wall materials while reducing the environmental impact. The consumer goods segment is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.2% from 2023 to 2032. The use of bio plasticizers in consumer goods aligns with the demand for sustainable and environmentally friendly products. Consumers are increasingly choosing products that prioritize eco-friendliness and safety, making bio plasticizers a valuable ingredient in the production of various consumer goods. 

Asia-Pacific to maintain its dominance by 2032 

Based on region, Asia-Pacific held the highest market share in terms of revenue in 2022, accounting for more than half of the global bio plasticizers market revenue and is likely to dominate the market during the forecast period. The same region is projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.7% from 2023 to 2032. Rapid urbanization and infrastructure development in the Asia-Pacific region drive the construction of residential and commercial buildings. Bio plasticizers are used in various construction elements, including pipes, roofing, and insulation. 

Leading Market Players: – 

  • MATRCA S.P.A. 
  • DOW 
  • BASF SE 

The report provides a detailed analysis of these key players in the global bio plasticizers market. These players have adopted different strategies such as new product launches, collaborations, expansion, joint ventures, agreements, and others to increase their market share and maintain dominant shares in different regions. The report is valuable in highlighting business performance, operating segments, product portfolio, and strategic moves of market players to showcase the competitive scenario. 

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