More than 70% of biodegradable plastic packaging is used in food industry
Food and Environmental Protection, seemingly irrelevant fields, are inextricably linked, because food to consumers, can not be separated from one thing, that is, packaging, food packaging bags are also one of the 'white pollution.
With the enhancement of people's awareness of environmental protection and the increase of food consumption, it is imperative to use environmentally friendly materials for packaging. Biodegradable plastic packaging is currently widely used as an environmentally friendly packaging material.
Biodegradable plastics are mainly used in packaging, fiber, agriculture, injection molding and other fields, of which the packaging industry is the most widely used, accounting for about 60% of the total market in 2013, food packaging demand accounts 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 demand for biodegradable plastics in the end user industry, including packaging, agriculture and textile industries, is growing significantly.
The use of biodegradable plastics is also increasing in other industries, especially in European countries, such as medical implants and drug delivery systems.
In plastic surgery, biodegradable plastics have also been more and more widely used in joint replacement, Fracture Fixation Plate, bone defect filler, artificial tendon, ligament and bone graft.
After recognizing many advantages of biodegradable plastics, more and more research institutions have begun to carry out the application and promotion of such products.
With the expansion of application fields, the progress of related technologies and the growth of demand, the global biodegradable plastics industry has shown a trend of rapid growth.
The guidance of retailers from all over the world to consumers has also played a certain role in promoting the development of the biodegradable plastic market.
In the first half of this year, Brazilian retail giant DrogariaAraujo signed a contract with Austrian bio-plastic bag manufacturer CardiaBioplastics to buy 1. 25 million bio-plastic shopping bags instead of the previously used paper bags.
Among them, the former is Brazil's fourth largest retailer, with 120 retail stores, receiving 38 million customers every year.
The contract not only provided CardiaBioplastics with an order worth 400 thousand US dollars, but also laid 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.