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Natural Polymers
US Industry Study with Forecasts for 2012 & 2017
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.. 242 Croda International....... 32 Pharmaceuticals.........9 Consumer Income & Spending... 80 Film ...... 136 Producers................................................................................................................. 204 Channels of Distribution.......................................................... 135 Markets............................................................................ click here! ................................................... 121 Starch Blends................................ 139 Hyaluronic Acid................. 170 Markets........................ 271 (continued on next page) Order now...............4 Demographic Trends.................................... 162 Other.............. 73 Packaging.. 186 Other........................................................................................................... 43 Natural Polymer Demand.. ... 140 Other........................................ 226 Archer-Daniels-Midland Company................................................................................................ ....................... 265 Importers Service.................... 169 Carrageenan........ 216 Allergan Incorporated.... 40 Food................................................. 225 Angiotech Pharmaceuticals.................... 64 Natural Polymer Demand................................ 132 Polylactic Acid ................................ 24 International Activity............... 44 Confections & Baked Goods............................... 86 Natural Polymer Demand.... 182 Polyterpene.................... 245 Danisco A/S............... 172 Alginates ............................4 Macroeconomic Outlook....................... 244 CSM NV............... ......... 96 PRODUCTS General.............. 111 Carboxymethyl Cellulose ................. 39 Food & Beverages....................................................................... 91 Textiles & Leather Tanning Industries Overview ..... 189 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE General..................................................... 207 Competitive Strategies........................................................................................ 248 Dow Chemical........ 200 Marketing Strategies....................................................................... 30 Natural Polymer Demand.............................. 175 Other............. 231 AVEBE UA.............................. 62 Cosmetics & Toiletries........................ 84 Paint & Ink............................................................... 93 Other Markets........ 122 Markets.................................... 108 Microcrystalline Cellulose........................... 224 AMYLEX Corporation... 235 Cereplast Incorporated........ 86 Paint & Ink Industry Overview........... 89 Textiles & Leather Tanning........................................ 37 Other.............................................................. 208 Cooperative Agreements............ 165 Click here to purchase online Page  Marine Polymers.......................... 262 Huber (JM) Corporation......................... ......................................................... 196 Acquisitions & Divestitures.............................. 36 Wound Care Products................ 260 Hercules Incorporated................... 60 Natural Polymer Demand............................ 12 Nondurable Goods Outlook...................................... 194 Market Share............. 149 Other Protein-Based..... 179 Natural Phenolics & Polyphenols........ 22 Pharmaceuticals.............. 230 Ashland Incorporated.... 81 Loose-Fill............................................ 153 Exudate & Vegetable Gums.................. 103 Hydroxyethyl Cellulose.................................. 26 MARKETS General.............................. 92 Natural Polymer Demand..................................................... 129 Producers.................................................. 124 Producers...................... 232 Bayer AG... 25 Foreign Trade............... 270 International Paper.......... 240 Cognis Deutschland................................. 16 Pricing...................................... 59 Building Construction Overview........................................................................ 72 Natural Polymer Demand............. 126 Xanthan Gum.... 56 Polymers................... 118 Starch & Fermentation Products. 41 Beverages........................................... 17 Environmental & Regulatory Considerations............. 66 Adhesives............. 52 Petroleum & Natural Gas Industry Overview...... 52 Natural Polymer Demand......................... 57 Construction.......................................................................................... 83 Foodservice & Other........ 72 Adhesives Industry Overview................................................................... 155 Guar Gum............... 40 Food & Beverage Industry Overview.................. 250 Economy Polymers & Chemicals................ 48 Other..................................... 159 Producers..... 256 Frutarom Limited........................ 78 Themoformed Products.................................. 28 Medical.................................... 114 Other Cellulose Ethers................... 20 Cosmetic & Toiletry Chemicals... 30 Pharmaceuticals Overview.....Study #2422 November 2008 $4600 296 Pages Natural Polymers US Industry Study with Forecasts for 2012 & 2017 Table of Contents Executive Summary Market EnvironmenT General................. 255 FMC Corporation... ..................................................................................................... 34 Orthopedic Injections ............................. 23 Other .................................................................... 209 Company Profiles Akzo Nobel.... 144 Protein-Based Polymers.. 14 Competitive Materials...................................................................................................................................................... 46 Dairy & Desserts............................................................. 76 Natural Polymer Demand.. 157 Markets............... 50 Oilfield....... 221 American Excelsior................ 227 Arizona Chemical.............................................. 20 Food & Beverages........................................... 128 Markets..... 148 Collagen..................... 259 Genzyme Corporation................................................................................... 99 Cellulose Ethers................................................. 54 Applications............................................... 160 Gum Arabic.... 76 Packaging Industry Overview... 206 Research & Development.............. 183 Other.. 234 Cargill Incorporated................................................... 101 Methyl Cellulose............................................... 64 Cosmetic & Toiletry Industry Overview...............................................

179 24 Other Marine Polymer Demand............... 73 16 Adhesive Demand for Natural Polymers................ 155 17 Exudate & Vegetable Gum Demand by Type.. 78 18 Packaging Demand for Natural Polymers by Application & Product 79 19 Thermoformed Product Demand for Natural Polymers... 75 17 Packaging Shipments by Material...................................... 50 8 Other Food & Beverage Demand for Natural Polymers ................ 136 12 Hyaluronic Acid Demand.... 275 MGP Ingredients............................. 12 3 Personal Consumption Expenditures........................................................... 2007...................... 213 Order now. 2007........ 66 14 Cosmetic & Toiletry Demand for Natural Polymers ............................... 292 TIC Gums...................... 284 Rhodia SA.. 46 6 Confection & Baked Goods Demand for Natural Polymers.... 288 Storopack Hans Reichenecker........................................... 33 Cht Medical Demand for Natural Polymers by Product. 82 21 Loose-fill Packaging Demand for Natural Polymers..................... 72 15 Adhesive Shipments........ 108 Cht Carboxymethyl Cellulose Demand........ 182 25 Natural Phenolic & Polyphenol Demand.. 273 Medicis Pharmaceutical............................................ 102 3 Methyl Cellulose Demand........... 296 List of Tables/Charts Executive Summary 1 Summary Table............. 118 Cht Starch & Fermentation Product Demand................. 2007..... click here! ............. 62 12 Construction Demand for Natural Polymers........... 89 24 Paint & Ink Demand for Natural Polymers........................ 63 13 Cosmetic & Toiletry Shipments.................. 19 6 Natural Polymer Foreign Trade............................................ 2007...... 282 Penwest Pharmaceuticals............. 183 26 Polyterpene Demand..................................... 41 5 Food & Beverage Demand for Natural Polymers by Application & Product............ 195 Cht US Natural Polymer Market Share by Company............................. 152 16 Other Protein-Based Polymer Demand.................... 81 20 Film Demand for Natural Polymers................ 170 22 Carrageenan Demand.................. 2007.. 34 4 Food & Beverage Shipments............. 193 Cht Natural Polymer Demand by Type........... 91 25 Textile & Leather Tanning Shipments............................. 144 13 Other Starch & Fermentation Polymer Demand...................... 2007..................................... 203 3 Selected Cooperative Agreements........ 120 8 Starch & Fermentation Polymer Demand....... 282 Rettenmaier (J....................... 27 MARKETS 1 Natural Polymer Demand by Market......... 277 Novamont SpA... 2007..............9 2 Population & Households............. 122 INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 1 Selected US Natural Polymer Sales by Company......... 93 26 Textile & Leather Tanning Demand for Natural Polymers................ 100 2 Cellulose Ether Demand.... 96 27 Other Markets for Natural Polymers............ 189 28 Other Natural Polymer Demand.. 124 10 Xanthan Gum Demand................... 15 5 Selected Natural Polymer Prices...) & Son..................... 129 11 Polylactic Acid Demand............................ 84 22 Foodservice & Other Applications for Natural Polymers........... 157 18 Guar Gum Demand......................... 121 9 Starch Blend Polymer Demand...........3 Market EnvironmenT 1 Macroeconomic Indicators....Study #2422 November 2008 $4600 296 Pages Natural Polymers US Industry Study with Forecasts for 2012 & 2017 Table of Contents Company Profiles (continued from previous page) International Specialty Products... 285 Shin-Etsu Chemical.... 274 Metabolix Incorporated................. 107 Click here to purchase online Page  4 Hydroxyethyl Cellulose Demand................. 172 23 Alginate Demand......... 271 Jungbunzlauer AG...................................... 52 9 Petroleum & Natural Gas Production.......................... 32 3 Medical Demand for Natural Polymers by Application & Product............. 86 23 Paint & Printing Ink Indicators.............................................................................................. 2007.... 2007................. 103 Cht Methyl Cellulose Demand........... 158 19 Gum Arabic Demand............................................ 294 Wacker-Chemie........................................ 280 Orkla ASA........ 71 Cht Cosmetic & Toiletry Demand for Natural Polymers by Product............................. 2007... 101 Cht Cellulose Ether Demand.................................. 29 Cht Natural Polymer Demand by Market................... 54 10 Oilfield Demand for Natural Polymers by Product............... 168 21 Marine Polymer Demand................... 111 5 Microcrystalline Cellulose Demand...... 117 7 Other Cellulose Ether Demand............... 197 2 Selected Acquisitions & Divestitures... 272 Manildra Group.. 14 4 Nondurable Goods Shipments.... 281 Penn Carbose................................................................... 98 PRODUCTS 1 Natural Polymer Demand by Type .................... 30 2 Pharmaceutical Shipments.................... 48 7 Dairy & Dessert Demand for Natural Polymers.. 165 20 Other Exudate & Vegetable Gum Demand... 291 Tanac SA............ 149 15 Collagen Demand............................... 293 Vertellus Specialties....... 45 Cht Food & Beverage Demand for Natural Polymers by Product. 56 11 Building Construction Expenditures..... 148 14 Protein-Based Polymer Demand............... 2007...................... 186 27 Other Natural Phenolic & Polyphenol Demand........ 113 6 Carboxymethyl Cellulose Demand....................

Cellulose Ethers 38% ($2. Inc. mortar. Starch. topical treatments and injections for the treating of osteoarthritis of the joints. medical markets will experience good growth through 2012 based on widespread applications for materials such as cellulose ethers as well as high priced collagen and hyaluronic acid used as fillers. generating strong demand for dermal injections and orthopedic treatments. Click here to purchase online Page  US Natural Polymer Demand. Order now. including good compaction under low compression pressure.1% annually through 2012 Natural polymer demand is expected to grow 7. Methyl cellulose will dominate the cellulose ether market due to its widespread use in construction materials such as plaster. particularly in pharmaceutical tablet filling and binding. 2007 mainly in food and beverages. Demand for starch and fermentation products will expand at a double-digit pace through 2012 based on greater availability and improved production technologies for polymers such as PLA. Best opportunities are anticipated in packaging areas as a result of the increased availability and cost competitiveness of novel polymers such as polylactic acid (PLA). and wound dressings.0 billion in 2012. Packaging. as well as competition from synthetic alternatives. with further advances threatened by competition from longer-lasting alternatives such as hyaluronic acid. stucco and wallpaper pastes. MCC has quality and performance advantages in tablet filling. and binding uses. fermentation types to grow at rapid pace Cellulose ether demand is expected to rise 4. Good opportunities are anticipated for marine polymers such as carrageenan and alginates. accounting for about one-third of all natural polymer demand. Hyaluronic acid demand will be stimulated by an aging populace. Exudate and vegetable gum demand will be bolstered by opportunities for guar gum in food and beverage applications. or 1. grouts. Polylactic acid will see significant growth in packaging areas such as thermoformed containers. US demand to grow 7. Food and beverage markets will grow at a slower pace based on mature applications and competition from synthetic alternatives.Study #2422 November 2008 $4600 296 Pages Natural Polymers US Industry Study with Forecasts for 2012 & 2017 Best opportunities within the key cellulose ether natural polymer segment are anticipated for microcrystalline cellulose (MCC).75 billion pounds. medical markets offer best opportunities Although packaging will be the fastest growing market.2 percent annually through 2012. particularly in pharmaceuticals. Copyright 2008 The Freedonia Group. click here! . Best cellulose ether opportunities are anticipated for microcrystalline cellulose (MCC). starch blends and hyaluronic acid. Robust growth is anticipated for proteinbased polymers such as collagen. Further growth will be threatened by climatic and political uncertainties for products such as guar gum and gum arabic.9 billion) Starch & Fermentation Products 20% Protein-Based Polymers 15% Other Natural Polymers 27% Falling prices will also boost volume demand.1 percent annually to $4.

reaching 225 million Acid Hyaluronic 25 44 pounds.84 per pound in 2012 due to economies of scale and % hyaluronic acid 10.Orthopedic Injections 25 44 growth is anticipated for fiber textile/leather applications. a linear aliphatic polyester.9% Click here to purchase online Page  sample chart Market Leaders 60. 210 52 244 82 285 112 11 20 32 7583 8650 9406 91 78 13 12 1 173 150 23 21 2 sample table sample text 301 265 36 33 3 16.2% 2. increased capacity and higher production efficiencies will offset this to some extent. sutures and surgical implants. and degrades by hydrolysis.2 15. so its use was limited largely to specialized US NATURAL POLYMER MARKET SHARE BY COMPANY. improved product performance. which is made by the fermentation of sugars obtained from renewable resources such as corn and sugar cane. Prices are also expected to decline to $0. but can be processed to be opaque.9 561 1125 1890 Polylactic acid. Stimulants Cosmetics & Toiletries: -- -- include significant capacity additions.9% FMC 3. as a result of advancing biotechnology and rising conventional plastic prices. However.4 15. Packaging uses will remain dominant although slightly faster Medical -. extrusion and thermoforming. click here! .9 billion) However. PLA can be made into flexible or rigid products and is inherently clear. PLA is a completely biodegradable polymer. is produced by the polymerization of lactic acid. Table & Chart TABLE IV-12 HYALURONIC ACID DEMAND (million dollars) Item 1997 2002 2007 2012 2017 Pharmaceutical Shpts (bil 2000$) 116 177 lbs hyaluronic/mil $ pharm shpts 35 34 products Hyaluronic Acid (000 lbs) 4 6 Polylactic Acid $/lb 6250 7333 Demand for polylactic acid (PLA) will expand at a rapid 15.Study #2422 November 2008 $4600 296 Pages Natural Polymers US Industry Study with Forecasts for 2012 & 2017 Sample Text. PLA is frequently blended with starch to 114 Copyright 2008 The Freedonia Group.8% Danisco Cargill Rhodia Order now. particularly to Europe and Japan.1% 16. High corn prices will threaten further PLA Fermentation Product Demand 235 328 price declines.5% 3.1% Aqualon 14.4 fermentation improvements. blow molding.6 13. Dermal Fillers -- -- greater processor familiarity and growing consumer awareness of the Topical Fillers -- -- environmental advantages of biodegradability. The material is compostable. Prior to the early CHART V-1 1990s the material was too expensive to be commercially feasible for large scale applications. Exports will remain sizeable. 2007 applications like biomedical devices. This material has a low moisture vapor transmission rate. Inc. ($2. PLA has become cost competitive with conventional polyolefin and polyester resins. PLA is a thermoplastic material that can be processed by a number of techniques such as injection molding. The material can also be spun into fibers.6% CP Kelco 7. Others 39.5 percent annual pace to nearly $190 million in 2012. biodegradable. high clarity and good strength.0% Dow 12.

Good opportunities are anticipated for hyaluronic acid and collagen.9 percent annually to $275 million in 2012. Minnesota).07 5.81 109 141 185 231 4. straws.. click here! . CA 90250 310-676-5000 http://www. packaging. Inc. reaching 115 million pounds. graphic arts. The Company is involved in the US natural polymer industry primarily through the production of CEREPLAST COMPOSTABLES biodegradable/ compostable resins. spoons. pg. In addition. CEREPLAST COMPOSTABLES resins are designed to serve as environmentally friendly alternatives to conventional plastics in the converting and production processes of the foodservice. the Company markets finished products made from its resins. extrusion and other conventional converting processes. Further gains will be threatened by . knives.49 6.17 sample 495 715 1015 1425 table 290 384 492 626 44 34 127 78 50 203 150 69 304 265 89 445 120 183 125 52 15 178 242 200 71 24 282 311 300 91 31 434 401 440 114 36 tic forks. Cereplast utilizes CEREPLAST COMPOSTABLES resins to 240 --Section III. thermoforming. a product supplied to the Company by NatureWorks LLC (Minneapolis. The PLA used in Cereplast’s resin manufacturing operations is NATUREWORKS PLA. cups and other products made using these resins Cereplast is engaged primarily in the development. fueled by an aging populace and higher disposable personal income levels. Table & Forecast TABLE III-3 MEDICAL DEMAND FOR NATURAL POLYMERS BY APPLICATION & PRODUCT (million dollars) Item COMPANY PROFILES Cereplast Incorporated 3421-3433 West El Segundo Boulevard Hawthorne.54 5. which are made from polylactic acid (PLA). manufacture and sale of biologically based resins for use in blown film.72 Natural Polymer Demand (mil lb) 83 $/lb 4.” Order now. 66 Copyright 2008 The Freedonia Group.62 0. durable goods and other industries. and plasRevenues: $2 million (2007) Employment: 58 (2007) 177 210 244 285 0. For example.. under the terms of a long-term supply agreement.76 0. injection molding. starches and other renewable resources.cereplast. Click here to purchase online Page  “Demand for natural polymers in the manufacture of cosmetics and toiletries is expected to rise 6.com 1997 2002 2007 2012 2017 Pharmaceutical Shpts (bil 2000$) 116 lb polymer/000$ pharm shpts 0. a joint venture between Cargill Incorporated (Wayzata.Study #2422 November 2008 $4600 296 Pages Natural Polymers US Industry Study with Forecasts for 2012 & 2017 Sample Profile.04 Natural Polymer Medical Market 335 By Application: Pharmaceuticals 207 Orthopedic Injections 25 Wound Care 22 Other 81 By Product: Starch & Fermentation 73 Cellulose Ethers 140 Protein-Based 80 Marine Polymers 32 Other 10 sample profile Key Products: resins made from polylactic acid and starches. Minnesota) and Teijin Limited (Japan). blow molding.67 0.

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