On December 25, 2020, China’s Yingkou Kanghui Petrochemical Co., Ltd. (Hereinafter Kanghui Petrochemical) successfully finished its first production of qualified PBAT, kicking off the production of its 33 kt/a PBAT/PBS project right before the new year of 2021 when the ban of non-degradable plastics will take place in China. Yingkou Kanghui Petrochemical Co., Ltd is a subsidiary Hengli Petrochemical Co.
This means Kanghui Petrochemical will be among the Top 3 PBAT/PBS manufactures in China, which will greatly alleviate the supply and demand gap of domestic PBS/PBAT biodegradable plastics in China with the total ban policy on plastics approaching.
Currently the top 3 PBAT manufactures in China are:
- Blue Ridge Tunhe: production capacity of 128 kt/a (including 8 kt/a PBS)
- Kingfa: production capacity of 60 kt/a
- JinHui: production capacity of 30 kt/a (including 10 kt/a modified material)
According to the statistics of the Institute of biodegradable materials, the capacity of PBAT and PBS in China is 300 kt/a at present, and about 400 kt/a will be newly added in 2021. Among them, Sichuan Guang'an will kick off the production of its project of 100 kt/a PBAT in January 2021 and Shandong Ruian will start its production of 60 kt/a PBAT in June 2021.
Biotechnology Co., Ltd. will put into production in January and June 2021 respectively. Zhuhai Wantong 60000 tons is also said to be put into production in February.
Image and content source: Institute of biodegradable materials official wechat account
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1. About our distribution project and our partners
OKCHEM Chemicals Distribution Product List and FAQ
PLA, PBAT and PBS included in OKCHEM Distribution Project
FAQs for biodegradable plastic materials
Our Partner Xinjiang Blue Ridge Tunhe is leading globally in the production of degradable materials
Our Partner Anhui BBCA Kicked off the 2nd Phase Production for its 300 kt/a PLA Project
2. About product background introductions
What Does Biodegradable Mean?
Bioplastics, Biodegradation and Bio-based plastics
Comparison of biodegradable materials PLA, PBAT, PHA and PBS
Is PLA biodegradable unconditionally?
Biodegradable plastics — Polylactic acid (PLA)
What’s the Difference: Biodegradable and Compostable?
Harmonised standards for bioplastics products in EU
Certificates: reliable proof of biodegradability by independent institutes
3. About market analysis and new development
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China’s Kanghui Petrochemical kicked off its production of 33 kt/a PBAT/PBS on December 25
New development in PLA: Durable new PLA cup can hold boiling liquids around 140 °F (60 °C)
ECP recently introduced as promising biobased compatibilizing agent for PLA/PBAT blends
Brief Highlights of PBAT and Its production in China
The state of the bioplastics market updated by European Bioplastics (EUBP)
Biodegradable product tradeshows: 2021 China International Biodegradation & Plastic Products Exhibition
Analysis of Chinese export on PBAT and PBS from 201901 to 202011
Production capacity of PLA in China expected to reach 3.3 million tons in the coming 5 years