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Article Title: Global demand for biobased resins to rise 19% per year through 2017
By: Anne Marie Mohan
Publication: Greener Package, 12/2/2013
Freedonia Study: World Bioplastics (3089)

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Global demand for biobased and biodegradable plastics will rise 19% per year to 960,000 metric tons in 2017. That’s according to a new study, “World Bioplastics,” from The Freedonia Group, Inc. The study notes that the bioplastics industry, while still in the emerging growth phase, has established itself as a fixture in a number of commercial markets and applications.
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Article Title: Freedonia Group Issues Study of Bioplastics
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Publication: PFFC Paper, Film, Foil Converter, 12/12/2013
Freedonia Study: World Bioplastics (3089)

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The bioplastics industry, while still in the emerging growth phase, has established itself as a fixture in a number of commercial markets and applications. According to Freedonia industry Kent Furst, “Robust growth in demand is expected in virtually all geographic markets,” driven by consumer preferences for sustainable materials, the increased adoption of bioplastics by plastic processors and compounders, and new product developments which expand the range of applications for bioplastics. However, despite the rapid rise in demand, bioplastics are still expected to account for less than 1% of the overall plastic resin market in 2022. Furst says, “The success of the bioplastics industry will ultimately depend on price and performance considerations, and large scale conversion to bioplastics will not occur until price parity with conventional plastic resins is achieved.”
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Article Title: Study says demand for bioplastics to grow 19 percent annually
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Publication: Plastics News, 3/5/2014
Freedonia Study: World Bioplastics (3089)

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Worldwide demand for bio-based and biodegradable plastics is set to rise 19 percent per year to hit 960,000 metric tons in 2017, according to the study World Bioplastics from research company Freedonia Inc. Bioplastics are biodegradable and compostable plastics which are created using renewable raw materials such as starch [from corn or other plants], cellulose or soy protein, and which decompose back to non-hazardous elements such as biomass, carbon dioxide and water.
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Article Title: Demand for bioplastics to rise by 19% per year
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Publication: European Plastics News, 3/5/2014
Freedonia Study: World Bioplastics (3089)

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Worldwide demand for bio-based and biodegradable plastics is set to rise 19% per year to hit 960,000 tonnes in 2017 according to the study World Bioplastics from US-based research company Freedonia. Bioplastics are biodegradable and compostable plastics which are created using renewable raw materials such as starch (for example corn), cellulose or soy protein, and which decompose back to non-hazardous elements such as biomass, carbon dioxide and water.
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