Companies active in biodegradable
plastics market and profiled in this research include BASF, NatureWorks, Novamont, DuPont, Mitsubishi Chemical, Showa Denko, Corbion, Kingfa Sci & Tech, Yifan Xinfu Pharmaceutical, Shenzhen Rainbow Fine Chemical Industry, Wuhan Huali Environment Technology and Anqing Hexing Chemical.
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Utilizing 100% biodegradable
plastics is a general trend in the West nowadays.
Environmental experts warn that the use of biodegradable
bags may not be sufficient to reduce the harm to nature unless the right conditions for decomposition are fulfilled; for example, biodegradables
made of corn can be deposited in landfills, but produce methane.
retailer, uses lots of biodegradable
packaging, but shuns PLA trays until there is a European source for PLA from unaltered corn.
GEMTEK makes dozens of cleaners, solvents, anti-allergen body care products, industrial lubricants and other biobased products out of corn, soybeans and other plants, which are nontoxic, biodegradable
and use no synthetic or petroleum-based chemical compounds.
Another example of a C4 plant that could possibly be used in the making of biodegradable
materials is wheat straw.
In Britain, more than a dozen companies sell inexpensive, biodegradable
burial enclosures, ranging from cloth burial bags to wicker stretchers to cardboard coffins.
Browne claims that products made from biodegradable
plastic will decompose in any moist environment that harbors bacteria, like in compost or a landfill.
When entrepreneurs Bob Chickering and Mike Zullo launched a disposable diaper, called Bunnies, made with biodegradable
plastic, they created a species of animal they little expected.
Those on the other side of the fence argue that the advantages of paper sacks stack up like this: Besides the greater holding capacity, which means fewer trips to the car, paper bags don't collapse on the seat or on the kitchen table, they don't hurt hands or encourage poor posture when being carried, and they are 100 percent biodegradable
LONDON -- The global synthetic and bio-based biodegradable
plastics market is projected to grow from USD 2.