European Bioplastics Conference

“Bioplastics have potential for being a truly sustainable material”states EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik. Such an encouraging perspective could not stay unnoticed!

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BERLIN – More than 350 participants from 215 companies caught up on the latest discussions, developments and progress in the bioplastics industry during the 8th European Bioplastics Conference.

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BOTTLES FROM FURFURAL

Bioplastics

BOTTLES FROM FURFURAL

Bioplastics PEF (polyethylene furanoate) is an alternate to PET and bio-PET for soft drink bottles, offering enhanced functionalities.

Biobased PEF (polyethylene furanoate), the new feedstock for soft drink bottles is not only green, but also cheaper to produce than both fossil and drop-in green PET (polyethylene terephthalate). It also has better properties. Continue reading BOTTLES FROM FURFURAL

Bioplastics Market Evolution

According to a market study published by European Bioplastics on Dec 16, 2013, the Global  Annual Production Capacity of Bioplastics is expected to grow from 1.4 Mn Tons in 2012 to 6.2 Mn Tons  in 2017.

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Bioplastics News

This is in fact still a minuscule fraction ( 0.5%) of the total production of plastics in the world amounting to approximately 300 million metric tons in 2012 absorbing 8-9 % of the total crude oil production ( 5% directly and 4% for the processing energy) .

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Bioplastics Market Evolution