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The financial crisis is difficult to hinder the development of bioplastics technology and market in Europe

business agency, January 7 - Frost Sullivan, an American consulting company, recently released a research report on the European bioplastics market, which believes that the European bioplastics market is in an emerging period of development. Although the oil price fell sharply when the global financial crisis broke out, the use of renewable bioplastics to replace oil to produce plastics is still the focus of the government and enterprises. Terminal penetration is increasing

according to the analysis of product life cycle, bioplastics products are still in the embryonic stage and development stage, and the market has great growth potential. At present, it is strengthening its penetration into some terminal application fields

polylactic acid (PLA), starch based polymers and polyhydroxyfatty acid esters (PHAs) are three main types of bioplastics products. In 2006, the total output of PLA, starch based polymers and PHAs in the European market was 65000 tons, with a total sales of about 134million euros. Since 2003, the output of bioplastics has increased, but the market sales have not changed greatly due to the decline in the price of PLA and starch based polymers. Frost Sullivan expects the European bioplastics market to produce 301000 tons in 2013, with sales of 703 million euros. Between 2006 and 2013, the compound growth rate of sales was 26.7%, and the growth rate of production was about 24.6%

bioplastics in Europe will be more and more widely used in terminals. At present, bioplastics are mainly used in plastic bags, fresh product packaging and agricultural film. Bioplastics are gradually replacing low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and high-density polyethylene (HDPE) in plastic bags. Compared with the terminal market penetration of other traditional plastics such as polyethylene (PE) and polystyrene (PS), with the improvement of environmental awareness, the demand for bioplastics is increasing, and the potential market is huge. Market advantages are becoming more and more obvious

bioplastics can be biodegradable to varying degrees, which points out a way for the world to no longer rely on oil to produce plastics. Moreover, bioplastics have market advantages such as price advantage, good environmental protection performance, renewable raw materials and so on

from 2005 to the first half of 2008, the rise in oil prices led to the rise in the price of traditional plastics. Compared with these traditional oil-based packaging materials, some bioplastics products have achieved a more comprehensive price advantage

in today's popular green products, bioplastics are popular with end users because of their environmental and resource protection characteristics. European surveys show that each ton of starch based polymer can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 0.8 ~ 3.2 tons compared with one ton of polyethylene from mineral sources. Therefore, consumers are more willing to accept supermarket shopping bags made of potatoes and car seats processed with soybean oil. With the increase of consumers' awareness of environmental protection, they are more willing to pay higher prices to buy products processed with natural raw materials

at present, the development of bioplastics market is in the embryonic stage, and the output is very small and has no scale. Because the concrete prepared with it has the strength and durability required by the project, most manufacturers are still in the investment stage and do not make profits. With the investment in future research and development and the improvement of market strategy, the bioplastics market will enter a rapid development stage. Manufacturers' attention to technology patents and the development of downstream applications will promote the development of the market

a problem that cannot be ignored is that bioplastics are facing competition from other green products, the most important of which is renewable plastics. Renewable plastics, which have been widely used in the past few years, have almost the same properties as primary plastics. The newly issued environmental protection law in Europe requires that the recycling proportion of plastics be increased, which also promotes the development of recycled plastics market, thus increasing the threat of renewable plastics to bioplastics. Price constraints are breaking through

even after the rise in oil prices, the price of traditional petroleum based plastics is still lower than that of bioplastics, not to mention the sharp decline in oil prices, so reducing prices is the primary problem facing the popularization and application of bioplastics industry

at present, the situation that high prices restrict the development of bioplastics market is slowly changing

high priced products will limit downstream demand for bioplastics. Although some users are willing to pay more than 80% of the high price of CFRP to buy bioplastics packaging, for packaging enterprises, the investment in finding these new users is much higher than that in developing traditional plastic customers, so not all enterprises are willing to invest. Moreover, in order to maintain existing profits, most PHAs manufacturers do not want to achieve large-scale production and reduce the price level

price constraints need sufficient market competition to break. The development of the European bioplastics market is immature, and the production capacity of plastic raw materials is insufficient. Due to the lack of raw materials and other reasons, the production scale of plastic products is small, and the market lacks competition. Taking the PLA market as an example, its production capacity is insufficient and there is no market competition. As the first company in the world to realize the large-scale industrialization of PLA, 11.7% of naturewo has structural shortcomings. Rks has become the largest PLA manufacturer in the world. It has successfully developed the PLA market in the United States, Europe and Asia, and maintained a market share of 100%

with the entry of some new market participants, the competition among European bioplastics manufacturers will be fierce, and the price constraints will be broken. From the price comparison in recent years, with the expansion of the production scale of PLA and starch based polymers, the price has shown a downward trend. In the next few years, the output of PLA and starch based polymers in Europe will continue to increase, so their prices will still decline. And more enterprises participate in the market, which can expand the range of products selected by end users, improve product quality, and establish "the confidence of the whole industry by introducing the deposit return system

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