Bioplastics forecasts production capacities to grow fivefold by 2016
Bioplastics: 500% growth = 500% more green chemicals
Market data of European Bioplastics forecasts production capacities to grow fivefold by 2016 – to roughly 6 million tonnes
Market data of European Bioplastics forecasts production capacities to grow en.european-bioplastics.org reports:
New bioplastic materials, compounds and master batches are being created daily and an increasing number of production facilities are coming on-stream.
The factors driving market development are both internal and external.
External factors make bioplastics the attractive choice. (more…)
From bioplasticsnews.com – February 22, 2014 12:20 PM
The global bio-plastics industry is expected to witness significant growth and reach an estimated $7.02 billion by 2018
Furfuryl alcohol in high concentrations (1 M) was hydrolyzed to levulinic acid in high yields (>70%)
Global demand for biobased and biodegradable plastics will rise 19 percent per year to 950000 metric tons in 2017 ..
Hot compression moulded natural-fibre-reinforced composites
Natural Fibres + Poly(Furfurly Alcohol)= Light weight structural panels
The recent decline of crude oil prices during 2015 forward has hampered the growth of bioplastics, yet the remarkable technology achievements in biochemical building blocks of the past two decades will continue strong during this transition period. (Image: omnexus.specialchem.com).
With declining oil prices bioplastics will experience increased competition from fossil fuel based, volume plastics …
Sugarcane Fields at Shongweni – South Africa (Image: DalinYebo)
Gene-editing sugarcane for use in renewable energy and bio-plastics could help secure the industry’s future.