The mulch film market is segmented on the basis of type, element, application, and region. The years considered for the study are as follows:
- Base year – 2014
- Estimated year – 2015
- Projected year – 2020
- Forecast period – 2015 to 2020
This report includes estimation of market sizes for value (USD Million). Both top-down and bottom-up approaches have been used to estimate and validate the size of the mulch film market and to estimate the size of various other dependent submarkets in the overall market. Key players in the market have been identified through secondary research, and their market share in their respective regions has been determined through primary and secondary research. All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns have been determined using secondary sources and were verified through primary sources.
The raw materials supplier provides the required materials to manufacturers, which are used to manufacture mulch films. At the end of the production process, the finished products are distributed through various channels, such as retail chains, distributors, or supply chain of respective manufacturers. End users such as farmers/crop producers and agricultural companies then purchase mulch films for use on agricultural farms and horticulture purposes.
BASF SE (Germany), Berry Plastics Group Inc. (U.S.), RKW Group (Germany), The DOW Chemical Company (U.S.), and AEP Industries, Inc. (U.S.) collectively accounted for the largest portion of the mulch film market in 2014. Expansions & investments and acquisitions & mergers are preferred growth strategies by these players in the mulch film market. The purpose of adopting strategic expansion is to increase the geographic presence and product portfolio. British Polyethylene Industries Plc (U.K.), Novamont (Italy), Armando Alvarez (Spain), and Al-Pack Enterprise Ltd (Canada) also have a strong presence in this market.
- R&D institutes
- Technology providers
- Mulch film manufacturers/suppliers
- Plastic film manufacturers/suppliers/processors
- Intermediary suppliers
“The study answers several questions for stakeholders, primarily which market segments to focus on in the next two to five years for prioritizing efforts and investments.”
Scope of the report
This research report categorizes the mulch film market based on type, element, application, and region.
Based on type, the market has been segmented as follows:
- Others (weed mat/landscape fabrics and metalized reflective mulch)
Based on element, the market has been segmented as follows:
- Others (EPE, polypropylene or polyester, and PBAT)
Based on application, the market has been segmented as follows:
- Agricultural farms
Based on region, the market has been segmented as follows:
- North America