Childcare and bioplastic
Today, the toy market is a niche where bioplastic materials are being progressively used.
In several cases, the benefit is essentially the improvement of the environmental impact of the materials and the concept of harmlessness when the products are used by young children.
Thus, this market is rather turning towards biobased and biodegradable materials like PLA or PHAs as well as biobased PE as an alternative for the existing petroleum-based polymers.
Using loaded compounds (certain plant fibres or by-products) is also increasing in demand owing to the possible visual differentiation of the finished products.
Benefits of using bioplastics
Improvement of the environmental footprint of the products by using biobased versions for long lasting products
Competitive in terms of properties
Differentiation from the competition