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 …
Furfural: Platform Chemical for Bioplastics (Image: DalinYebo)
Important chemicals for the production of biomass-based monomers
Bioplastics forecasts production capacities to grow fivefold by 2016
Bioplastics: 500% growth = 500% more green chemicals
Hans Hoydonckx, Business Development Manager of TransFurans Chemicals (euronews innovation)
At a factory in Belgium, a new breed of products is being developed from the fibrous remains of sugar cane.