Growth rate for bio-based polymers far above overall polymer market growth (Bioplasticsmagazine.com)

Growth rate for bio-based polymers far above overall polymer market growth (Bioplasticsmagazine.com)

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A new report from, compiled by the international biopolymer expert group of the nova-institute, called the year 2020 a promising year for bio-based polymers.

As the authors note: “Sold out PLA in 2019 has led to the installation of increased capacities, PE and PP made from bio-based naphtha are breaking ground and future expansion for bio-based polyamides as well as for PBAT, PHAs and casein polymers is on the horizon. A lower production is only observed for bio-based PET.”

According to the report, several global brands are already expanding their feedstock portfolio to include, next to fossil-based, sources of renewable carbon, CO2, recycling and especially biomass, increasing the demand for bio-based as well as biodegradable polymers. Nevertheless, at the same time, there is a lack of support from politics, which still only promotes biofuels and bioenergy. (Read more)