Efforts to Reduce Carbon Footprint of Plastic Manufacturing Drives Demand for Polylactic Acid, According to New Trend Report Published by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.

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GIA announces the release of a trend report on Polylactic Acid (PLA). Market for Polylactic Acid (PLA) is projected to witness strong growth led by growing environmental awareness and the ensuing emphasis on developing biodegradable plastic such as PLA-based plastic.

Polylactic Acid (PLA): A Trend Report

Follow us on LinkedIn - Polylactic acid, also referred to as polylactide acid, is a thermoplastic, aliphatic polyester obtained from renewable resources. PLA can be easily blended with various other additives or resins to develop materials for use in extensive and diverse applications such as additive manufacturing, 3D printing applications, composite manufacturing, blow molding, injection molding, fiber spinning, film/sheet extrusion, and thermoforming. As a plastic substitute manufactured from plant starch, Polylactic acid (PLA) is expected to increasingly replace conventional Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) plastic in the packaging industry in the manufacture of bottles and containers for food and consumer products. Growth in the market is also forecast to come from increased acceptance of biobased plastics in textile and biomedical applications.

The trend report titled “Polylactic Acid (PLA)” announced by Global Industry Analysts Inc., is a focused research paper which provides cursory insights into the market, product applications, future prospects, and corporate initiatives of companies worldwide. The report provides global market estimates and projections for Polylactic Acid (PLA) in US dollars for years 2012 through 2017. Also covered are companies such as AkzoNobel Functional Chemicals BV, Cargill Inc., Corbion Purac, Futerro SA, InnoREX, Musashino Chemical Laboratory Ltd., Plaxica Ltd., Synbra Technology BV, NatureWorks LLC, and Zhejiang Hisun Biomaterials Co. Ltd., among others.

For more details about this trend report, please visit http://www.strategyr.com/TrendReport.asp?code=146491.

About Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
Global Industry Analysts, Inc., (GIA) is a leading publisher of off-the-shelf market research. Founded in 1987, the company currently employs over 800 people worldwide. Annually, GIA publishes 1500+ full-scale research reports and analyzes 40,000+ market and technology trends while monitoring more than 126,000 Companies worldwide. Serving over 9500 clients in 27 countries, GIA is recognized today, as one of the world's largest and reputed market research firms.

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