Polybutylene Succinate (PBS) Market Size, Competitive Landscape and Market Forecast - 2029

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> Global Polybutylene Succinate (PBS) Market Expected to reach a high CAGR 7.23% By 2029: DataM Intelligence

Global Polybutylene Succinate (PBS) Market is Segmented By Type (Bio-based Polybutylene Succinate, Conventional Polybutylene Succinate), By Process (Trans-esterification, Direct Esterification), By Manufacturing Process (Extrusion, Injection Molding, Blow Molding, Thermoforming, Film Blowing, Fiber Spinning), By End-User (Packaging, Agriculture, Textile, Consumer Goods, Electronics and Electrical, Automotive, Others), By Region (North America, Europe, South America, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) – Share, Size, Outlook, and occasion Analysis, 2022- 2029


Market Overview

The global polybutylene succinate (PBS) market is estimated to reach at a high CAGR of 7.23% during the forecast period (2022-2029).

PBS (polybutylene succinate) is a polyester-based thermoplastic polymer resin. PBS is an aliphatic polyester that is biodegradable and has properties similar to polypropylene. Bionolle (Showa Denko), GsPLA, and BioPBSTM are brand names (Mitsubishi Chemical). The biopolymer comprises succinic acid condensation and 1-4 butanediol (BDO), which provides a building block for biopolymer compounds to plastic manufacturers. PBS is a biodegradable aliphatic polyester with polypropylene-like properties. The US Department of Energy has named it one of the top 12 chemical bio-based building blocks for the future.

Its superior mechanical properties and processability can be used in various end-user applications using traditional processing techniques such as extrusion, injection, or blown work. It's becoming a viable alternative to polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene terephthalate (PET) (PET). In certain applications, it can substitute polyolefin and polystyrenes and polylactic acid (PLA).

Source: DataM Intelligence Analysis (2022)

Market Dynamics

The growing market for the packaging industry drives the global polybutylene succinate (PBS) market. The increasing demand for biodegradable polymers across the globe is expected to boost the market share of PBAT in the forecast period.

The growing market for the packaging industry is triggering the demand for PBS in the recent times

As per recent studies, packaging demand worldwide has reached US$917.1billion in 2019 and is projected to grow even further in the forecast period. In 2018, Asia was the largest region, accounting for 40.6 percent of global packaging consumption. North America is in the second position, accounting for 22.6 percent of global packaging usage, ahead of Western Europe, which accounts for 20.3%. However, the growing demand for packaging is responsible for triggering plastic demand in various packaging industries worldwide. These rising plastic numbers are damaging the entire ecosystem for the past many decades.

It's not just about recycling when it comes to environmentally friendly packaging. The manufacturing process can also improve packaging's sustainability and the raw materials used. Bio-based plastics allow for the development of more environmentally friendly packaging with improved performance. Polybutylene succinate (PBS) makes an excellent candidate to contribute to cleaner end-of-life options at affordable disposal costs. PBS can get processed into films, bags, or boxes in the packaging field for both food and cosmetic packaging. In addition, it's a biodegradable and biobased polymer that can be used in various industries such as food packaging such as paper cups, disposable tableware, and gas barrier packaging. One of the best examples of its fiber compatibility is the PLA-PBS blend used to make nonwoven fabric. Furthermore, by combining different biopolymers and constructing the desired compound, improved properties can be achieved. So far, only one company has successfully commercialized bio-PBS and is still developing various bio-PBS products.

The increasing demand for biodegradable polymers across the globe is expected to boost the market share of PBAT in the forecast period.

PBS is a perfect biopolymer with a lot of versatility, heat resistance, and biodegradability. Compared to other bio-based building blocks, it has a high biomass consumption efficiency (BUE). By mixing it with other polymers, its efficiency can be tailored to particular applications. The World Economic Forum has launched a new program called New Plastic Economic, which promotes biopolymers like PBS. Several chemical processing firms are switching from petrochemical-based PBS to bio-based PBS.

Furthermore, the biodegradable PBS polymer gets decomposed into water and carbon dioxide with the microorganism present under the soil. PBS holds high heat resistance among the general biodegradability resin and shows compatibility with a fiber. Thus the features mentioned above are triggering the demand of the PBS market in recent times.

The wide application range of PBS among different end-users is creating huge opportunities for the product to proliferate

PBS has gained popularity among various end-users products such as mulch film, flushable hygiene products, packaging film, bags, fishing nets, wood-plastic composites, coffee capsules, and composites with natural fibers. It collects significant interest from the packaging industry for substituting non-biodegradable polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), and polystyrene (PS) plastics. Other uses for PBS include disposable items like tableware and medical supplies. PBS is interested in the fabrication of mulching films or pesticide and fertilizer delayed-release materials in agriculture. PBS also promises to gain market share in the fishing industry (for fishing nets), forestry, civil engineering, and other fields where material recovery and recycling are difficult. PBS can also be used in the medical field as biodegradable drug encapsulation systems and investigated for implants. This multiple application range of PBS creates huge opportunities for the product to build a bigger market shortly.

COVID-19 Impact Analysis

Due to the enforced lockdown imposed by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, numerous packaging plants and food and pharmaceutical plants were forced to close across the country. Furthermore, the nationwide lockdown has resulted in a dwindling supply of raw materials, a shortage of manpower, logistical availability, and more, all of which impede the packaging, pharmaceutical, and food & beverage industries' operations. Since polybutylene succinate is primarily used in the packaging, pharmaceutical, and food & beverage industries, the covid-19 outbreak is majorly restricting the polybutylene succinate sector's growth.

Segment Analysis

The global polybutylene succinate (PBS) market is segmented on type, process, manufacturing process, end-users, and region.

Extrusion molding has a low cost compared to other molding methods, offers a lot of versatility in terms of creating products with uniform cross-sections, and stays hot after it leaves the extruder, allowing for post-extrusion manipulation, among other benefits.

The global polybutylene succinate (PBS) market is segmented into extrusion, thermoforming, film blowing, injection molding, blow molding, and fiber spinning based on the manufacturing process. Out of the mentioned segments, extrusion dominates the global market of PBS due to its increasing demand in different packaging industries. Extrusion molding has a low cost compared to other molding methods. It offers a lot of versatility in creating products with uniform cross-sections, and it stays hot after it leaves the extruder, allowing for post-extrusion manipulation, among other benefits. All the mentioned benefits associated with extrusion grade polybutylene succinate drive demand for extrusion grade polybutylene succinate during the packaging industry in the forecast period. On the other hand, blow molding is employed to produce drug bottles, shampoo bottles, cosmetic bottles, and beverage bottles. Clothes, nets, and planting tapes are all made from fiber spinning.

Source: DataM Intelligence Analysis (2022)

Geographical Analysis

Asia Pacific region is projected to hold the largest market share in the polybutylene succinate market due to rising demand for the food and beverage industry, which bolsters the growth of the packaging industry in the region

Asia Pacific region is projected to hold the largest market share in the polybutylene succinate market in 2020 due to increasing demand for the food and beverage industry, which bolsters the region's growth in the packaging industry. Through the Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFPI), the Government of India is taking all necessary measures to increase investment in the food processing industry. As of October 29, 2020, the government has approved 37 food parks under the Mega Food Parks Scheme, 20 of which are operational and 17 of which are under construction. According to Invest India, India's food processing industry will be worth more than half a trillion dollars by 2025. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), gross retail food and beverage sales in Japan totaled $479.29 billion (53,339 billion) in 2018, up 2.3 percent from the previous year. Thus, boosting the demand for packaged food and beverages in the Asia Pacific.

Source: DataM Intelligence Analysis (2022)

Competitive Landscape

The polybutylene succinate (PBS) market is highly competitive with local and global companies. Some of the key players contributing to the market's growth include Anqing Hexing Chemical Co., Ltd, Eastman Chemical Company, Zhejiang Hangzhou Xinfu Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, Succinity Gmbh, Reverdia, Anqing Hexing Chemical Co., Ltd, PTT MCC Biochem Co., Ltd, TEIJIN LIMITED, DuPont, BASF and among others.   

The major players are adopting several growth strategies such as product launches, acquisitions, and collaborations, contributing to the growth of the polybutylene succinate (PBS) market globally. The key players are favoring partnership and acquisition as a growth strategy to build their business.

  • For instance, on 21st November 2016, Reverdia and Xinfu Sign announced the Biosuccinium Supply and Collaboration news. The collaboration aims to adopt Biosuccinium in bio-based polymers for the packaging industry


Overview: BASF SE is a growing German multinational chemical corporation globally, the largest chemical manufacturer. The company is branched in Europe, Asia, Australia, the Americas, Africa, and joint ventures in over 80 countries and operates in six integrated production sites and 390 other production sites.

Key Development:

  • In March 2014, the first commercial production facility for Succinity GmbH, a joint venture between Corbion Purac and BASF, for the production and commercialization of biobased succinic acid, has been successfully launched. In the chemical intermediates market, biobased succinic acid is a flexible building block with large market potential. Biopolymers (e.g. Polybutylene succinate, PBS), polyurethanes, coatings, and life science products are only a few of the possible applications.

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