27 Dezember 2011

Green Matter, 2012 Predictions: Bioplastics no longer here today, gone tomorrow

Most dominant development to be the shift from food crop biomass to nonfood alternatives

Bioplastics are an extraordinary place to be right now. Recent reports from Ceresana and Freedonia both predict extremely robust growth for the sector, as consumer demand for sustainable materials continues to rise and bioplastics prices start to come down. Have bioplastics finally reached the turning point?

Bioplastics are already rapidly making up for their less than stellar performance in the past. And 2012 might well be the year in which the bioplastics industry truly comes of age.

… Full text: www.plasticstoday.com/blogs/green-matter-2012-predictions-bioplastics-no-longer-here-today-gone-tomorrow-1227201102

Tags: performance, availability, biosourced, biodegradable, non-biodegradable plastics, feedstocks, PLA based, L-lactide, D-lactide, PEF, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride, polystyrene

Source: Plastics Today, 2011-10-05.

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