Biodegradable Plasticsare mainly used in packaging, fiber, agriculture, injection molding and other fields. Among them, it is the most widely used in the packaging industry. In 2013, it accounted for about 60% of the total market. The demand for food packaging accounted for more than 70% of the biodegradable plastic packaging market. ; The injection molding application market is the main driving force for the growth of demand for biodegradable plastics.
The research and development of biodegradable plastics has expanded application areas. In addition to traditional fields, Biodegradable Plastic Bags are gradually being adopted in non-traditional applications, such as 3D printing, drug delivery systems, and medical implants.
Karan Chechi, Research Director of TechSciResearch, said: “The end-user industries, including packaging, agriculture and textiles, have a significant increase in demand for biodegradable plastics. The use of biodegradable plastics in other industries is also increasing, especially in European countries such as Medical implants and drug delivery systems. In plastic surgery, biodegradable bags are also used more and more widely in joint replacement, fracture fixation plates, bone defect fillers, artificial tendons, ligaments and bone cements. After recognizing the many advantages of biodegradable plastics, more and more research institutions have begun to promote the application of such products.
With the broadening of application fields, advances in related technologies and increasing demand, the global biodegradable plastics industry has shown a trend of rapid growth.
Biodegradable Plastic Bags
The guidance of retailers around the world to consumers has also played a certain role in promoting the development of the biodegradable plastics market. In the first half of this year, Brazilian retail giant DrogariaAraujo signed a contract with Austrian Biodegradable Plastic Bag Manufacturer CardiaBioplastics to purchase 1.25 million bioplastic shopping bags to replace the previously used paper bags. DrogariaAraujo is the fourth largest retailer in Brazil, with 120 retail stores and 38 million customers every year. This contract not only provides CardiaBioplastics with an order worth 400,000 US dollars, but also lays the foundation for the further development of biodegradable plastics in the Brazilian market.
In addition, many retailers in the United States and Canada support the promotion of biodegradable plastic packaging by giving some discounts to customers who use environmentally friendly packaging.