Water Soluble Film Market

Date: 2016-05

Water soluble film is a biodegradable film composed from polyvinyl resin. Owing to its high water soluble property, it is extensively used in the packaging of products which has high affinity for water such as detergents, agrochemicals, water treatment chemicals, dyes, food and others. Along with these mentioned applications, water soluble (PVA/PVOH) films also find their application in embroidery and laundry bag manufacturing as these films eco-friendly as well as have benefits of solubility and retard property.

Major factor owing to the substantial growth of water soluble films market is stringent environment protection laws and regulations in North America as well as Europe. The government is moreover concentrating on eco-centric methods for the disposal of agrochemicals. The necessity for nontoxic and easy usable agrochemicals is also fuelling the growth of this market. Growing awareness among masses about the necessity for bio-degradable raw materials or green products is another key aspect which is all set to further create surge in the water soluble films market.

PVA films are manufactured for easy machinability on manufacturing lines, augmenting productivity as well as packaging rates. The water-soluble film is a eco-friendly product. Additionally, PVA water-soluble film also has great oil resistance and air barrier property. It can be used in food preservation application in order to keep them fresh for a long time. Also, it is extensively utilized in packaging applications of commodities such as detergent and environment friendly shopping bags.

The end user industry is the major driver for water soluble films market to grow. Water soluble films find their applications in various segments like packaging, laundry bags, pharmaceuticals, disinfectants and more. North America dominated the global water soluble films market. The industrial development in this region is all set to drive the demand of water soluble films. Major players involved in this market are mainly concentrating on R&D initiatives and new product developments to cater the needs of customers.

Water Soluble Film Market

North America is the global leader of the water soluble films and this dominance is anticipated to continue till 2021. The U.S. is the key market in the region, accounting for more than half of the demand for water soluble film in North America, followed by Canada and Mexico where demand is growing steadily. North America has a significant share of around XX% in the global water soluble film market in 2015. Agrochemical packaging is another major application, which is projected to grow considerably, from 2016 to 2021.

The global water soluble films market is evaluated based on key attributes such as types, application and others. Each of the segmentations in the report has been studied to give comprehensive analysis of global water soluble films market. The overall market has also been consolidated from the perspective of different geographic locations into standard geographic regions and key economies for this market. Additionally, this report encompasses opportunity analysis, porter analysis, pricing analysis and market forces such as drivers, constraints and challenges that are involved to drive the overall market.

The key players profiled in this report are:

The Nippon Synthetic Chemical Industry Co. Ltd
Kuraray Co. Ltd
Cortec Corporation and others.

This report gives detailed information about the product value chain right from the beginning which includes raw materials till end-use. The market is analyzed based on the key attributes such as the power in the hands of producers and consumers, analysis on the degree of competition, and threats from substitutes and new entrants. The study includes the demand of this particular market on a global and regional scale for a six year period of 2016-2021, both in terms of volume(kilo tons) and revenue($ million).


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