Overview ofNext-Generation Bioplastics June 28,2011
Topics Bioplastics status today. Projected growth rates and trends. Key emerging technologies/players. Conclusions.
Projected Bioplastics Trends Bioplastic capacity is still only 1%of the approximately 230 million tons of plastics in use today. Projected Growth rates range from 20-40% per year.
Projected Durable Bioplastics Growth Increasing demand for biobased, durable productsin packaging, electronics and automotive applications. In 2011, durables are expected to account for almost 40% of bioplastics, compared with 12% in 2010. (European Bioplastics)
How Will This Change to Durables Occur? Existing players improving their performance. Continuing advances in existing and/or new monomers/polymers from renewable resources. Rapid development of fermentation, catalysts and biomass conversion technologies to enable monomer economics and biomass feedstocks. Drop in replacements of existing petro-based monomers will be first to market.
Ketal Plasticizers/ Poly XLK O OH O O O L-KetalsHO HO OH HO OH O NH2 succinic acid 3-hydroxypropionic acid glutamic acid O HO O OHO HO OH OH OH O O NH2 O OR aspartic acid glycerol 4-hydroxybutyrolactone O HO O O O O OH OH OHO HO OH O O itaconic acid levulinic acid 2,5-furandicacboxylic acid OH OH OH OH OH O OH OH HO OH O OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH O O O O xylitol sorbitol glucaric acid O O n PXLK XLTerra
Conclusions Bioplastics Will Show Significant Growth if the Following Trends ContinueOil price remains above $90/Barrel.Expansion from Single-Use Compostable to DurableApplications.Transition from Oil-Based to Renewable Feed Stocks.Address Issues: – Sociological, Environmental & Political.Developments in Composting/Recycling Infrastructure.