Agricultural Films Market by Material [HDPE (High-density Polyethylene), LDPE (Low-density Polyethylene), LLDPE (Linear low-density Polyethylene), Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA), and Others], Application (Greenhouse, Mulching, Silage, and Others): Global Market Size Estimates and Forecast (2022-2030)

Code: BMIRE00026223 | Pages: 100 | Industry: Chemicals and Materials | Date: Sep 2022 | Type: Global

The market crossed US$ 12 billion mark in 2022 and is expected to hit US$ 19 billion by 2030, recording a CAGR of 6% during the forecast period.

Agricultural films market has been significantly growing with the increasing demand for food

The use of agricultural films in farming has been steadily increasing in the recent years. The agricultural film market is growing due to the increasing demand for food and thus feed. The increasing demand for food is attributed to rising global population. In addition, the decreasing arable land, increasing soil conservation and increased cost efficiency through the use of films are some of factors driving the demand for agricultural films. The greenhouse segment is expected to pace up with the growing use of these agricultural films in greenhouses. Further, other segments such as mulching and silage are also expected to gain traction during the forecasted year.

Within the report, the market is segmented into material, application, and geography. By material, the market is further segmented into HDPE (High-density Polyethylene), LDPE (Low-density Polyethylene), LLDPE (Linear low-density Polyethylene), Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA), and others. On the basis of application, the market is segmented into greenhouse, mulching, silage, and others. Geographically, the market is sub segmented into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South & Central America, and Middle East & Africa.

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Increasing use of biodegradable plastic films in agriculture

In agriculture, plastic film mulching plays an important role due to its ability to improve grain crop yields and water use efficiency by maintaining soil moisture, suppressing weeds and increasing soil temperature. However, plastic film mulch technology has also resulted in a number of pollution hazards. As a result, the biodegradable plastic mulches have been developed as a promising alternative to polyethylene plastic films. This provides a sustainable and environmentally friendly solution for agricultural activities. Biodegradable mulch films play an essential role in modern agriculture as they help to increase yield, improve the quality of crops, enhance weed control, and reduce water irrigation. In addition, they offer distinctive advantages at the end of the crop cycle as they can be left on the field and ploughed under. All these factors are leading to an increasing use of biodegradable plastic films in agriculture.

High demand for agricultural films from applications such as greenhouse, mulching, and silage

Geomembrane films helps in preventing evaporation of moisture from crop fields that is one of the most important factors for increasing productivity significantly in dry weather condition.  Mulch films are mainly used for the weed control and ensure saplings protein and growth. The aim of using plastic mulch film is to convey the nutrients to the proper tree and increase productivity. Further silage films help in protecting food grains. These sheets also find application in fermentation process, conservation and packaging. The proper mechanical barrier properties of silage film are perfect for outdoor and in field usage. Due to all these benefits, there is a high demand for agricultural films from applications such as greenhouse, mulching, and silage. This is driving the agriculture films market growth.

Recent strategic developments in agricultural films market

The agricultural films market has undergone several significant developments, and a few of these have been mentioned below:

  • According to the news released in May 2022, Berry Global Group, Inc. collaborated with Cleanfarms and Poly-Ag Recycling on a closed-loop approach to advancing Canada’s circular economy. This Canada-based recycling initiative launched in early 2022 to recover used agricultural films, process recovered grain bag material, and produce new products with recycled content.
  • In April 2022, Coveris launched stretch film for bale wrapping with post-consumer recycled (PCR) content. The company has unveiled a new stretch film for silage bale wrapping, Unterland R, which contains at least 30% recyclate from collected agricultural films. According to the company, the post-consumer recycled content of the film allows 20 litres of mineral oil to be saved per produced roll.

The agricultural films market is driven by several players by implementing strategic activities such as investments, new launches, mergers & acquisitions, and partnerships. ACHILLES CORPORATION, Berry Global Inc., Coveris., PLASTIKA KRITIS, and BASF SE are among the prominent players operating in the market.

Target audience for the report:

  • Raw material providers
  • Agricultural films related associations, organizations, forums, and alliances
  • Government bodies, such as regulating authorities and policy makers
  • Venture capitalists, private equity firms, and start-up companies
  • Applications of agricultural films
  • Research institutes, organizations, and consulting companies

Scope of the report:

In this report, the market has been segmented on the basis of:

  • Material
  • HDPE (High-density Polyethylene)
  • LDPE (Low-density Polyethylene)
  • LLDPE (Linear low-density Polyethylene)
  • Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA)
  • Others
  • Application
    • Greenhouse
    • Mulching
    • Silage
    • Others
  • Region
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia Pacific (APAC)
    • South & Central America
    • Middle East & Africa
  • Companies profiled
  • Berry Global Inc. 
  • Coveris. 
  • BASF SE 

Companies profiled

- Berry Global Inc. 
- Coveris.

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