The diversification of applications
The diversification of the applications of bioplastics started with the arrival of new material over the years, and gradually integrated all the plastics engineering markets, supported by advances in R&D which enabled the improvement of the properties. Today, the bioplastic market is dominated by rigid packaging and consumer goods, which primarily include biobased PET and PUR. The different applications of bioplastics are segmented in a significant manner, biodegradable and compostable polymers are predominantly used in sectors where this property may be a technical advantage during their use or their end-of-life, like agriculture, horticulture, and flexible packaging (biodegradable bags). Contrarily, they are almost absent from transportation and building markets. In the following tabs, you fill find a list of the important markets where bioplastics are used, be it in packaging, technical parts, etc.