While many places struggle to get bioplastics into the mainstream, strong government action has helped Taiwan quietly become one of the top spots worldwide for manufacturing products from polylactic acid resin.
At least that was the word at the recent Inno Bioplast 2013 conference, held Jan. 24-26 in Bangkok, where executives, government officials and academics from around the world gathered to assess the future of the bioplastics industry.
Amid projections of long-term growth globally, bioplastics executives also confronted the reality that, by and large, their products today remain a niche market.
Tags: End Markets, Materials, Regions, Asia, Consumer Products, Packaging, Polylactic Acid
Source: Plasticsnews, 2013-01-30.