Buy the most comprehensive trend reports on bio-based polymers – and if you are not satisfied, give it back

++ You can also buy the trends reports separately! ++

nova-Institute is convinced of the quality of their 500 pages report and sees no risk in this extraordinary offer.

Michael Carus, Managing Director of the German nova-Institute, has had the experience that the market is full of low quality and high priced market reports, especially in the field of bio-based chemicals and polymers. “Of course, customers get disappointed and are not interested in another market report, which they are sure will yet again not meet their expectations,” he states. How to make the difference? The experts from nova-Institute think there is only one way:
Convinced to have compiled the best market and trend reports on bio-based polymers (and also their precursors) there is today, nova-Institute now offers to buy the full report “Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers in the World – Capacities, Production and Applications: Status Quo and Trends Towards 2020” for 3,000 € – and if the report does not meet the customers’ quality expectations, they simply have to explain what they are missing and get their money back (minus 10% to cover administrative expenses). You can download the application for return here.

See the complete press release here.

You can also buy the following trend reports separately:

  • Market data on bio-based building blocks and polymers & Qualitative analyses of selected bio-based polymers (40 pages, 50 tables and figures)
    Florence Aeschelmann, Barbara Dommermuth, Achim Raschka (nova-Institute), Jan Ravenstijn (Jan Ravenstijn Consulting) and Stefan Zepnik (Fraunhofer UMSICHT)
  • Policy on impacting bio-based plastics market development (40 pages, 6 tables and figures)
    Dirk Carrez (Clever Consult), Jim Philp (OECD), Lara Dammer and Michael Carus (nova-Institute)
  • Plastic bags - their consumption and regulation in the European market and beyond & Bagislation in Europe - a (good?) case for biodegradables (16 pages, 13 tables and figures)
    Constance Ißbrücker, Hasso von Pogrell, Kristy-Barbara Lange (European Bioplastics) and Harald Käb (narocon Innovation Consulting)
  • Standards, norms and labels for bio-based products (8 pages, 6 tables and figures)
    Lara Dammer and Michael Carus (nova-Institute)
  • Bio-based polymers, a revolutionary change & Bio-based building blocks (88 pages, 38 tables and figures)
    Jan Ravenstijn (Jan Ravenstijn Consulting) and Rainer Busch (T + I Consulting)
  • Asian markets for bio-based chemical building blocks and polymers (36 pages, 33 tables and figures)
    Wolfgang Baltus (Precise Corporation)
  • Brand views and adoption of bio-based polymers (26 pages, 19 tables and figures)
    Harald Käb (narocon Innovation Consulting)
  • Environmental evaluation of bio-based polymers and plastics & Microplastic in the environment - sources, impacts and solutions (28 pages, 18 tables and figures)
    Roland Essel and Christin Liptow (nova-Institute)
  • Bio-based polymer producers - Company profiles (129 pages, 96 company profiles)
    Florence Aeschelmann (nova-Institute)


Bio-based polymers: Will the positive growth trend continue?

Bio-based polymers: Worldwide production capacity will triple from 5.7 million tonnes in 2014 to nearly 17 million tonnes in 2020. The data show a 10% growth rate from 2012 to 2013 and even 11% from 2013 to 2014. However, growth rate is expected to decrease in 2015. Consequence of the low oil price?

The new third edition of the market study is available by now. It includes consistent data from the year 2012 to the latest data of 2014 and the recently published data from European Bioplastics, the association representing the interests of Europe’s bioplastics industry. Bio-based drop-in PET and the new polymer PHA show the fastest rates of market growth. Europe looses considerable shares in total production to Asia. The bio-based polymer turnover was about €11 billion worldwide in 2014 compared to €10 billion in 2013. The third edition of the well-known 500 page-market study and trend reports on “Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers in the World – Capacities, Production and Applications: Status Quo and Trends Towards 2020” was published in December 2015.

What makes this report unique?

  • The 500 page-market study contains over 200 tables and figures, 96 company profiles and 11 exclusive trend reports written by international experts.
  • These market data on bio-based building blocks and polymers are the main source of the  European Bioplastics market data.
  • In addition to market data, the report offers a complete and in-depth overview of the bio-based economy, from policy to standards & norms, from brand strategies to environmental assessment and many more.
  • A comprehensive short version (24 pages) is available for free at

To whom is the report addressed?

  • The whole polymer value chain: agro-industry, feedstock suppliers, chemical industry (petro-based and bio-based), global consumer industries and brands owners
  • Investors
  • Associations and decision makers

Two years after the first market study was released, Germany’s nova-Institute publishes the third edition of the most comprehensive market study of bio-based polymers ever made in December 2015. This update expands the market study’s range, including bio-based building blocks as precursor of bio-based polymers. The nova-Institute carried out this study in collaboration with renowned international experts from the field of bio-based building blocks and polymers. The study investigates every kind of bio-based polymer and, for the second time, several major building blocks produced around the world.

In 2015, for the second time, the association “European Bioplastics” used nova-Institute’s market study as its main data source for their recently published market data. For the European Bioplastics’s selection of bio-based polymers, which differs from nova-Institute’s selection, bio-based polymers production capacities are projected to grow by more than 400% by 2019.

Content of the full report

This 500 page-report presents the findings of nova-Institute’s market study, which is made up of three parts: “market data”, “trend reports” and “company profiles” and contains over 200 tables and figures.

The “market data” section presents market data about total production capacities and the main application fields for selected bio-based polymers worldwide (status quo in 2011, 2013 and 2014, trends and investments towards 2020). This part not only covers bio-based polymers, but also investigates the current bio-based building block platforms.

The “trend reports” section contains a total of eleven independent articles by leading experts in the field of bio-based polymers. These trend reports cover in detail every important trend in the worldwide bio-based building block and polymer market.

The final “company profiles” section includes about 100 company profiles with specific data including locations, bio-based building blocks and polymers, feedstocks and production capacities (actual data for 2011, 2013 and 2014 and forecasts for 2020). The profiles also encompass basic information on the companies (joint ventures, partnerships, technology and bio-based products). A company index by bio-based building blocks and polymers, with list of acronyms, follows.

The full report can be ordered for €3,000 plus VAT and the short version of the report can be downloaded for free at

See the complete press release here.


Dipl.-Ing.  Florence Aeschelmann

Phone: +49 (0) 22 33-48 14-48