14 Februar 2013

Thailand ‘well positioned’ to be a global bioplastics hub

Bioplastics activity in Thailand is attracting attention but need to do more to develop local markets

Thailand’s plastics industry has an ambitious goal – become one of the hubs for the emerging bioplastics industry – as it aims to capture some of the sizable worldwide biopolymer investment expected in the next few years.

The Southeast Asian country is not traditionally thought of as a place that develops cutting-edge polymers, but Thai officials used a recent conference in Bangkok to make their case for linking their large agriculture and plastics industries to become a center for making plant-based plastics.

…Full text: www.plasticsnews.com/article/20130214/NEWS/130219946/thailand-well-positioned-to-be-a-global-bioplastics-hub

Tags: lower energy costs, investments, resin plant, cassava starch, corn starch, polybutylene succinate, food waste

Source: Plastics News, 2013-02-14.

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