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Bioplastics: Must perform better, consider whole value chain

9:42 AM MST | December 20, 2013 | Michael Ravenscroft

The Eighth European Bioplastics conference, held recently at Berlin, attracted 350 participants from 215 companies and organizations. Several key themes emerged during the conference, including the importance of considering the complete value chain, bioplastics' needs to improve performance compared with plastics from conventional resources and decouple production of bioplastics from land use. The bioplastics market is forecast to grow from an annual production capacity of about 1.4 million m.t., with a value of €3.8 billion ($5.2 billion) in 2012, to...

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