Agricultural Film Market Size And Forecast
According to Verified Market Research, the Global Agricultural Film Market was valued at USD 9.22 Billion in 2018 and is projected to reach USD 15.57 Billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 6.93% from 2019 to 2026.
The latest survey on Global Agricultural Film Market is conducted covering various organizations of the industry from different geographies to come up with a 100+ page report. The study is a perfect mix of qualitative and quantitative information highlighting key market developments, challenges that industry and competition are facing along with gap analysis and new opportunity available and trend in the agricultural film market. The report aims to present the analysis of the Global agricultural film market By Type, By Application, By Competitive Landscape, By Region – North America, Europe, South America, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Africa. The report intends to provide cutting-edge market intelligence and help decision makers take sound investment evaluation. Besides, the report also identifies and analyses the emerging trends along with major drivers, challenges and opportunities.
What Is Agricultural Film?
The use of agricultural films as a means to safeguard crops from pests has been explored since the past some years. Agricultural films are basically low weight LDPE or PE plastic films. Mulches, silage bags are just varied forms of a basic agricultural film. Agricultural films are being used increasingly in a bid to preserve and nurture plant health by preventing water loss, UV stabilization to cool soil and prevent insect attack, etc. The most important agricultural applications of plastic films are a greenhouse, walk-in tunnel and low tunnel covers, and mulching. The raw materials used for making these films are usually low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) or ethylene-butyl acrylate (EBA) copolymers for the ‘covers’ and linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) for ‘mulching’. Few of the key features of these agricultural films are durability, optical properties (ultraviolet, visible, near infrared, and middle infrared), and the anti-drip or antifog effect.
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Global Agricultural Film Market Outlook
With the growing demand for food around the world, rising demand for high yield and better-quality crops has boomed the global agricultural film market. Plastics have superior properties such as durability, lightweight, and transmittance and reflectance of ultraviolet, visible, near-infrared, and middle infrared rays, and anti-drip and anti-fog. These characteristics are the prime reason behind using plastic agricultural films to enhance the quality of harvest as the crop fields receive the required nutrition and atmosphere. Additionally, agricultural films ease the increase in the area of controlled agriculture by providing materials that boost farming. Because these agricultural films are flexible and easy to produce cultivators are expected to use.
Moreover, the market is also driven by the increasing population and growing demand for food. As the farmers worldwide will need to enhance productivity on existing agricultural lands through fertilizer and irrigation and adopting new methods like precision farming and using Agricultural films. On the other hand, stringent government regulations on the harmful effects of plastic on the environment might hamper the growth.
Apart from decreasing the soil porosity and air circulation as well as reducing the fertility of the land the residue of plastic films enters the food chain too. Plastic film fragments have been shown to release potentially carcinogenic phthalate acid esters (substances added to plastics to enhance their flexibility) into the soil, where they can be absorbed by crops and pose a risk to human health when food is eaten. Plastic film fragments left in fields can also accumulate pesticides and other crop toxins. This is a risk to sheep, goats and other animals grazing on crop stalks due to their potential to ingest plastic material or chemicals leaching from it. Lastly, the burning of this waste stream in fields could present nuisance problems for residents/businesses that are located downwind from burning locations.
Global Agricultural Film Market: Segmentation
The Global Agricultural Film market is segmented on the basis of type, application, and geography.
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On the basis of the end-user industry:
Shed Plastic Film
Mulch Plastic Film
The market for mulch plastic film is expected to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period. Mulch film is designed to cover the soil and is used widely for crops that are planted using saplings. The main purpose of this film is to protect crops by preventing weed growth from hindering the development of the plants. Mulch plastic film also protects the crops and the soil from possible adverse weather conditions. The installation of the mulch film can be achieved by hand or by machine.
On the basis of regional analysis:
The global Agricultural Film market is classified into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the world. The Global Agricultural Film Market in the Asia Pacific region is projected to grow at the highest CAGR over the forecast period owing to the rapidly growing population.
Agricultural Film Market Competitive Landscape
The major players in the market are Trioplast, Berry Plastics, Armando Alvarez, Polypak, Barbier Group, Plastika Kritis, Rani Plast, Agriplast. Our market analysis also entails a section solely dedicated to such major players wherein our analysts provide an insight to the financial statements of all the major players, along with its product benchmarking and SWOT analysis. The competitive landscape section also includes key development strategies, market share and market ranking analysis of the above-mentioned players globally.
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