In search of new material solutions and proceeding an eye on the goal of sustainable production and consumption, bioplastics have various (potential) advantages. Advances in how they are produced is allowing bioplastics with controllable physical properties to be produced enabling uses which mimic those of oil-based plastics. The properties of some bioplastics allow novel functions to be carried out.
Bioplastics can also be processed in very similar ways to petrochemical plastics such as injection moulding, extrusion and thermoforming. To improve their tensile strength, bioplastic polymers can be blended with their co-polymers or with other polymers.
Current end-use segments of bioplastics
1. Biodegradable and short-lived products
1) Packaging: shopping bags, compostable waste collection bags, trays and Punnets for vegetables, fruits, meat and eggs.
2) Disposable catering servicewares
3) Medical applications: implants such as screws, pins or plates, material for pills and capsules
4) Mulch films
2. Non-Biodegradable and durable products –
1) Automotive interiors like seats, head rests or arm rests
2) Mobile phone cases
Emerging end-use segments of bioplastics
1. 3D printing
2. Metalized Biaxial oriented -PLA films for food packaging
3. Baby products – Toys and Teethers
4. Modified PLA for durable applications – Interiors and under the hood automotive parts
OKCHEM PLA, PBAT and PBS Distribution Project
OKCHEM is the strategic partner of Anhui BBCA (expected to be the largest PLA producer in China) and Xinjiang Blue Ridge Tunhe (the largest PBAT producer in China) to look for buyers and partners globally. If you want to join us in this project, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also make the application online at: https://www.okchem.com/agent/detail/degradableplastics/oem
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
Xinjiang Blue Ridge Tunhe is leading globally in the production of degradable materials
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
PLA or PBAT, which will be more popular in the future market?
3. About market analysis and new development
PBAT raw materials: BDO under insufficient capacity and price increase by 50%; PTA and AA with overcapacity
Anhui Ruihong New Material Kicked off the construction of project with 25 kt/a of PVA, PLA, PBAT and PBS
China’s Kanghui Petrochemical kicked off its production of 33 kt/a PBAT/PBS on December 25
China’s Hengli Petrochemical adds another 300kt/a PBS on Feb 1, 2021, expecting a total capacity of 933kt/a PBS
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