Bio Plasticizers Market (By Product Type: Citrates, Castor Oil, ESBO, Succinic Acid; By Application: Packaging, Consumer Goods, Automotive, Construction, Textiles) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Revenue, Regional Outlook and Forecast 2023-2032

The global bio plasticizers market was surpassed at USD 1.65 billion in 2022 and is expected to hit around USD 2.89 billion by 2032, growing at a CAGR of 5.76% from 2023 to 2032.

Bio Plasticizers Market Size 2023 to 2032

Key Pointers

  • ESBO dominated the overall market while accounting for over 38.04% of the total demand in 2022.
  • The product demand in automotive & transport is estimated to observe the fastest growth rate over the projected period and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of over 11.13% from 2022 to 2032.
  • Packaging materials segments are expected to witness an average growth rate during the forecast period. 
  • China emerged as the dominant country for over 41.5% of the Asia Pacific consumption in 2022 and is projected to grow significantly in the coming years.
  • North America captured the highest market share due to sustained expansion and technological advancement of the packaging and consumer goods industries.

Report Scope of the Bio Plasticizers Market

Report Coverage Details
Market Size in 2022 USD 1.65 billion
Revenue Forecast by 2032 USD 2.89 billion
Growth rate from 2023 to 2032 CAGR of 5.76%
Base Year 2022
Forecast Period 2023 to 2032
Regions Covered North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa
Companies Covered The Dow Chemical Company; Evonik Industries AG; Solvay S.A.; PolyOne Corporation; BioAmber Inc.; Danisco US Inc.; Emery Oleochemicals LLC; Myriant Corporation; Lanxess AG; BASF SE


Bio-plasticizers are additives with moderate side effects than synthetic chemicals, high safety, and biodegradability levels. The growing demand for bio-based materials in various end-use industries is anticipated to increase its production and consumption globally. These green polymers are widely utilized for the manufacturing of surface coatings for polymers, cables, and as an additive in plastic industries.

The supply of toxic phthalates including dibutyl phthalate (DBP), benzyl butyl phthalate (BBP), dioctyl phthalate (DOP), and diethyl phthalate (DEP) has led to the growing consumer awareness in emerging economies such as China and India, which is expected to propel the demand for bio-based plasticizers. It offers several benefits such as temperature as well as electrical functioning as compared to conventional synthetic polymers when used for manufacturing cables. These additives are derived from renewable feedstock such as succinic acid, castor oil, epoxidized soybean oil (ESBO), citrates, and others that help in reducing carbon footprints.

In addition, the ban on phthalate-based additives due to stringent regulatory policies in the major packaging segments of food and pharmaceutical industries has fueled the growth of environmental-friendly plastic resins. However, fluctuations in raw materials prices and high costs associated with bio plasticizers are anticipated to restrain the market growth during the forecast period.

The U.S. market is driven by increasing demand for bio-plasticizers used in producing a broad range of finished product packaging, textiles, building & construction, agriculture, automotive, and transport. High implementation of innovative and advanced extraction technologies and processes to support the rising demand from global clients are some of the significant factors influencing the regional industry growth in the coming years.

Bio-plasticizers are primarily manufactured from vegetable raw materials, and it is used as an alternative to traditional petroleum-based plasticizers. ESBO and succinic acid are the two most commonly utilized raw materials for the production of these additives. ESBO is one of the most preferred additives in food packaging particularly used in PVC gaskets. Myriant and BioAmber are major succinic acid manufacturers which are the key supply the raw materials to the product manufacturers through the North American region.

However, continuous changes in environmental guidelines, protocols, and blending policies are critical constraints faced by manufacturers, intensifying the threat to affect the global bio-plasticizers trade. Moreover, packaging companies are opting for low-cost, yet eco-friendly petrochemical alternatives without compromising on product performance are expected to trigger the market growth in the eight years.

Rising awareness about the adverse effects of using petroleum-based plastics has led to several key U.S. consumers of polymers to shift to green materials, resulting in a steady surge in the global industry. These resins are essential to alter a polymer’s characteristics to suit a particular application in which it is to be used.

Bio Plasticizers Market Segmentations:

By Product By Application

Epoxidized Soybean Oil (ESBO)

Castor Oil-Based Plasticizers 


Succinic Acid 


Packaging Materials

Consumer Goods 

Automotive & transport

Building & construction


Agriculture & horticulture


Frequently Asked Questions

The global bio plasticizers market size was reached at USD 1.65 billion in 2022 and it is projected to hit around USD 2.89 billion by 2032.

The global bio plasticizers market is growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.76% from 2023 to 2032.

The Asia Pacific region has accounted for the largest bio plasticizers market share in 2022.

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