The global mulch films market is expected to grow significantly, reaching a value of USD 10.6 billion by 2028, up from USD 7.8 billion in 2023, with a projected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.5% during the forecast period. Mulch films, which are thin sheets typically made of plastic or other materials, serve various purposes in agriculture and horticulture, including weed suppression, moisture retention, and enhancing crop yields.

These films come in different colors, thicknesses, and materials, offering versatility in their applications. They can be crafted from materials like polyethylene, polypropylene, and even biodegradable substances such as paper and cornstarch. The primary function of mulch films is to create a protective barrier between the soil and the external environment. By blocking sunlight, they prevent weed seeds from germinating and growing, thus reducing the need for manual weeding.