BIOPLASTIC

Global production capacity grow by 50 % in 2021

Currently, bioplastics represent about one per cent of the about 300 million tonnes of plastic produced annually. But as demand is rising and with more sophisticated materials, applications, and products emerging, the market is already growing by about 20 to 100 per cent per year. According to the latest market data compiled by European Bioplastics, global production capacity of bioplastics is predicted to grow by 50 percent in the medium term, from around 4.2 million tonnes in 2016 to approximately 6.1 million tonnes in 2021.

An EU Plastics Strategy is needed

“Berlin, 27 January 2017 – European Bioplastics (EUBP), the association representing the bioplastics industry along the entire value chain in Europe, welcomes the EU Roadmap for a Strategy on Plastics in a Circular Economy published yesterday by the European Commission. “An EU Plastics Strategy is needed to drive continued change in the plastics industry towards an innovative, sustainable, and resource-efficient economy”, says François de Bie, Chairman of European Bioplastics.”

Bio-plastic

“bio-based , biodegradable or both”

bio-based , NON – biodegradablePE / PP (PET)
PTT / TPC-ET(high-paformance polymer)
bio-based , biodegradablePLA / PHA / PBS
NON - bio-based , biodegradablePBAT / PCL
They have the same properties as conventional plastics and offer additional advantages…

・ waste management options such as composting
・ reduced carbon footprint

Bioplastics are an essential part of the bio-economy and a fast-growing, innovative industry that has the potential to decouple economic growth from resource depletion and environmental impact.
  • The property of biodegradation does not depend on the resource basis of a material.
  • This feature is directly linked to the chemical structure of the polymer and can benefit particular applications, in particular packaging.
  • Biodegradable plastic types offer new ways of recovery and recycling (organic recycling). If certified compostable according to international standards such as the EN 13432 (preferably by an independent third party), these plastics can be composted in industrial composting plants
Biodegradable bioplastics 2016 vs 2021
in 1,000 tonnes
1500 PBAT
PBS
PHA
PLA
Starch blends
Others
1200
900
600
300
0
    2016 2021  
Source : European Bioplastics, nova-Institute (2016)
http://bio-based.eu/markets/
http://www.european-bioplastics.org/market/

Packaging and Food Service Sector

8000 3124.8

6959.66

6000
4000
2000
0
  2016 2021
Year Rev
($mln)
G.R
(%)
2016 3124,80  
2017 3649,71 16,80%
2018 4272,89 17,07%
2019 5014,18 17,35%
2020 5900,47 17,68%
2021 6959,66 17,95%

Consumer Goods Sector

1000 408

822.98

800
600
400
200
0
2016 2021
Year Rev
($mln)
G.R
(%)
2016 408,00
2017 467,19 14,51%
2018 536,22 14,78%
2019 616,90 15,05%
2020 711,70 15,37%
2021 822,98 15,64%

Agriculture and Horticulture Sector

2000 681.6

1441.94

1500
1000
500
0
2016 2021
Year Rev
($mln)
G.R
(%)
2016 681,60
2017 787,95 15,60%
2018 913,04 15,88%
2019 1060,47 16,15%
2020 1235,14 16,47%
2021 1441,94 16,47%

Automotive Sector

600 249.6

505.66

500
400
300
200
100
0
2016 2021
Year Rev
($mln)
G.R
(%)
2016 249,60
2017 286,06 14,61%
2018 328,61 14,87%
2019 378,38 15,15%
2020 436,91 15,47%
2021 505,66 15,74%

Source :Technavio