Agricultural Films And Bonding Market Report

Agricultural Films And Bonding Market Analysis By Product (Films, Twine, Netting), By Raw Material, By Application (Greenhouse, Mulching, Silage) And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2024

  • Published Date: Nov, 2016
  • Base Year for Estimate: 2015
  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-994-4
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2014 - 2015
  • Number of Pages: 320

Agricultural Films & Bonding Market Size and Trends

The global agricultural films and bonding market size was USD 7.60 billion in 2015. Rising food demand along with increasing requirement for ideal agricultural productivity is expected to drive industry growth over the next eight years. Factors such as declining arable land and growing high-quality crop requirement are likely to impact the industry in a positive way.

Agricultural films offer several advantages over conventional polymer films such as providing nutrients externally, supporting seed germination, reducing soil compaction & erosion, increasing soil temperature, suppressing weed growth, and providing protection against UV rays. These films possess various desirable properties such as durability, transparency, anti-fog, diffusion, thermal effects and degradation.

Global silage market revenue by application, 2014 - 2024, (USD Million)

Global silage market

Various innovations in the industry including florescent, ultra violet (UV) blocking & NIR blocking, screens and ultra-thermic screens are anticipated to drive the industry growth over the next eight years. Silage screens are mainly used on pasture lands to store animal fodder as they retain moisture and lend ease of handling and transportation. However, the disposal and environmental impact of these films are expected to hamper the industry growth in the coming years.

Twine is widely used in vegetable packing, fruit packing, and bales. It is strong, durable, and can be used as ropes. Netting is used for hail protection, overhead crop netting, insect netting, citrus netting, and baling. Netting protects the crops from weather risks and is also used to lessen the effects of light.

Product Insights

Film was the major product segment and accounted for over 75% of the overall market in 2015. This segment is anticipated to witness the fastest growth over the forecast period on account of growing requirement for high-quality crops.

Global agricultural films & bonding market revenue by product, 2014 - 2024, (USD Million)

Global agricultural films & bonding market

Twine accounted for over 10% of the global market in 2015. Baling twines are used for stacking and binding products. They are also applicable in packaging crates for vegetables and fruits which are suitable for transport.

Raw Material Insights

Polypropylene (PP) finds a wide range of applications in agriculture and farming. They are used in manufacturing netting and twines for packaging and protecting the products from damaging. PP twines are used for binding, and corrugated PP is used for irrigational applications. PP demand in twine accounted for over 70% of the global market in 2015.

LDPE accounted for over 22% of the films market in 2015 and is expected to witness high demand in Asia Pacific, particularly in China. These are used in areas with harsh climatic conditions and limited water supply.

HDPE accounted for over 50% of the netting market in 2015 and is a non-toxic material, which can be used in direct contact with plants. HDPE is completely recyclable, convertible, waterproof and durable.  Ultra violet (UV) radiation agents are added in the correct quantity to the raw material to enhance mechanical characteristics.

Application Insights

Global films application in mulching is projected to reach USD 5,787.2 million by 2024. Mulching films are most widely used in China and Rest of Asia due to large areas of arable land and high agricultural activities.

Global agricultural films market revenue by application, 2014 - 2024, (USD Million)

Global agricultural films market

Greenhouse coverings are widely used in horticulture and floriculture projects in Europe and the Middle East to mitigate the effects of harsh climatic conditions here and to meet the growing demand for products from such projects.

Shading was the leading application segment and accounted for over 40% of the netting market in 2015. Shading nets are also used to prolong or delay the harvesting period in sunny areas particularly in European economies such as Italy.

Regional Insights

Asia Pacific agricultural films & bonding led the global industry and accounted for over 70% of global demand in 2015. Over 80% of the farmers in the region use mulch. Favorable support from the government for R&D of protected agriculture practices are expected to have a positive impact on the industry growth.

Europe is anticipated to witness stagnant growth over the next eight years owing to stringent environmental regulations regarding film disposal and manufacturing. However, shifting consumer focus towards biodegradable materials in the region is anticipated to fuel industry growth.

Competitive Market Share Insights

The global industry is highly fragmented due to the presence of several small-scale and regional players, particularly in India and China. Key companies operating in the industry include ExxonMobil Corporation, BP Industries (BPI), Trioplast Industrier AB, Armando Alvarez SA, Barbier Groupe, Novamont, BASF, Kuraray, and Ab Rani PlastOy. These players are adopting strategies such as M&A, new product development and collaborations with biotechnology firms to gain share.

Agricultural Films & Bonding Report Scope 



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Market Segments Covered in the Report

This report forecasts volume and revenue growth and provides an analysis on the industry trends in each of the sub-markets from 2014 to 2024. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the agricultural films & bonding market on the basis of product, raw material, application, and region:

  • Raw Material Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2024)
    • Agricultural Films

      • LDPE

      • Others

    •  Twine

      • Sisal

      • Polypropylene

      • LDPE

      • Others

    •  Netting

      • HDPE

      • LDPE

      • Polypropylene

      • Others

  • Product Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2024)
    • Agricultural Films

    • Twine

    • Netting

    • Others

  • Application Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2024)
    • Agricultural Films

      • Greenhouse

      • Mulching

      • Silage

        • Stretch wrap

        • Bags

        • Sheets

    • Twine

      • Vegetable Packing

      • Fruit Packing

        • Bale

        • Others

    • Netting

      • Shade

      • Anti-hail

      • Anti-insect

      • Others

  • Regional Outlook (Volume, Kilo Tons; Revenue, USD Million, 2014 - 2024)
    • North America

      • U.S.
        • California

        • Kansas

        • Nebraska

        • Iowa

        • Wisconsin

        • Texas

      • Canada

      • Mexico

    • Europe

      • Germany

      • UK

      • France

      • Italy

      • Spain

    • Asia Pacific

    • Central & South America

      • Brazil

    • Middle East & Africa

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