The Biodegradable Plastic Packaging Market 2011-2021

28 Nov 2011 • by Natalie Aster

Visiongain sought an opinion of a spokesperson representing the European Bioplastics Association, the organisation serving as a common platform for the interests of over 70 member companies throughout the European Union. Around 1/3 of their members are from Asia and the Americas. With members from the agricultural feedstock, chemical and plastics industries, as well as industrial users and recycling companies, European Bioplastics serves as both a contact platform and catalyst for advancing the aims of the growing bioplastics and related industries. Visiongain interviewed Kristy-Barbara Lange, Head of Communications, European Bioplastics Association in September 2011 and Visiongain thanks her for her time and expert comments.

Visiongain: What would you say are the key trends and developments in the biodegradable plastic packaging market and why?

Kristy-Barbara Lange: The increase in public awareness regarding global warming and contributing environmental factors is driving the market. Consumers, environmental organisations and governments pressure to find new solutions that reduce the use of conventional plastics and have less impact on the environment. Bioplastics is a diverse family of different materials. They are biobased, biodegradable or feature both properties. These diverse materials offer the looked for solutions. Biodegradable plastics are mostly made from renewable resources (complete or partly), so they save fossil resources and potentially reduce GHG emissions. Also when certified compostable according to EN 13432 these bioplastics offer an additional way of disposal.

The “green” market worldwide is growing rapidly and bioplastics are an important part of it with the packaging sector being the field of application which is the most developed. Governments further this trend always having in mind the tightening of fossil resources and a reduction of GHG-emissions.

Report Details:

The Biodegradable Plastic Packaging Market 2011-2021
Published: November 2011
Pages: 156
Price: US$ 2,664.00

Report Sample Abstract

Biome Technologies PLC

Biome Technologies PLC, formerly known as Stanelco PLC, is a technology-based company that produces and sells biodegradable plastic products in Europe. Its biodegradable plastic products are used to manufacture a range of products, including flexible films, moulded products, extruded sheets, and food wraps. Derived from natural corn and potato starch, the biopolymers make functional, long-life plastic products that biodegrade back to nature.

The company’s bioplastics are also used in horticulture/agriculture, packaging, electronics, automotive, construction, office products, food service, personal care/cosmetics, fibres/non-wovens, industrial and other applications. Its bioplastics division sells its products revenues under the trade name Bioplast. The biopolymers are manufactured in Germany in its Biotec production and development subsidiary is certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 and DIN EN ISO 14001:2004. It has also launched a new range of bioplastics with higher temperature capabilities.

Biome Technologies is also involved in the design and manufacture of electrical/electronic systems based on advanced radio frequency technology, including induction furnace systems used in manufacturing and processing of quartz glass pre-forms to produce optical fibre; plastic welding equipment, such as hand held and mobile devices, and automated installations for nuclear, medical, and specialist industrial applications; and induction heating equipment, as well as provides service and spares support.

Cardia Bioplastics Limited (Cardia)

Cardia Bioplastics Limited (Cardia), formerly known as Cardia Technologies Limited, is an Australia-based company, which develops, manufactures and markets resins and finished products derived from renewable resources for the global packaging and plastic products industries. The company focuses on its bioplastics business through its wholly owned subsidiary Cardia Bioplastics (Australia) Pty Ltd. (Cardia Australia).

More information can be found in the report “The Biodegradable Plastic Packaging Market 2011-2021” by Visiongain.

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