Positive developments in bioplastics production have increased success predictions for the use and manufacturing of non-biodegradble bioplastics. A market of around 1.2 million tonnes is predicted to see an increase in production volumes fivefold by 2016. The result of this market forecast is published by the industry association European Bioplastics. The strongest growth in this market will be in the biobased, non-biodegradable bioplastics group. These “drop-in” solutions are building up large capacities because of their differentiation from conventional solutions based on theri renewable raw material base. In the lead is partially biobased PET accounting for about 40% of the global bioplastics production capacity. The pattern of growth in this market will consistently allow for the development of sustainable solutions because there will always be an increasing demand.  Read more at Packaging Digest

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