Here’s a reproduction of Karen Laird’s article from the website of the Kunststoff, the biggest global show on plastics, and bio-plastics, taking place every third year in Düsseldorf (Germany). Enjoy! Continue reading K 2016 Breakfast -What has changed?
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization released a landmark report entitled “Advancing the Bio-based Economy: Renewable Chemical Biorefinery Commercialization, Progress, and Market Opportunities, 2016 and beyond” Continue reading $770B renewable chemicals and materials by 2020
The global bioplastics production capacity is set to increase from around 1.7 million metric tons in 2014 to approximately 7.8 million metric tons in 2019. Continue reading Growth prospect for bioplastics production capacity for next five years
The recent NPE Plastics tradeshow held in Orlando, Florida, USA, evidenced a greater acceptance of bio-based plastics and additives as several companies launched or highlighted bio-derived materials at the show. Continue reading Bioplastics breakthrough in cosmetics, agriculture and toys.
The Biobased Packaging conference (BioPAC), which took place mid-May in Amsterdam, was both informative and disappointing. It was informative because it illustrated many diverse ideas and potential roles of bioplastics in commodity packaging end-use applications. Continue reading What’s the future of bioplastics as commodity packaging?
Grand View Research expects the bioplastic packaging market to grow significantly over the next six years. In a report just issued on Bioplastic Packaging (Report Code: GVR1007), Grand View Research, the California based market research and consulting firm, delivers its prospective views for the period 2014-2020: Continue reading Bioplastics Packaging expected to have important growth in next 6 years
Global bio-based polyurethane (PU) market is expected to reach USD 37.5 million by 2020, or less than 0.07% of the total PU market according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Growing preference for bio plastics on account of environmental concerns, is expected to drive global bio-PU market over the next six years. Continue reading Bio-based Polyurethane (PU) Market analysis and forecast to 2020.
1, 3-propanediol (PDO) is a high value specialty chemical used as a monomer in the synthesis of polyesters, polyurethanes and polyethers. Continue reading PTT & Bio-based PU drives global 1,3-propanediol (PDO) market
Focus on China’s biodegradable plastic capacity: it reportedly grew at a Compound Average Growth Rate of 21% from 2009 to 2013 as per ResearchInChina. Continue reading China’s Biodegradable Plastic Capacity