Today, there is pretty much nothing that bioplastics can’t do. For almost every conventional plastic material and application, there is a bioplastic alternative available that offers the same or in some cases even better properties and functionalities. Today, bioplastics are mainly being used in the following market segments:
- Packaging (including flexible and rigid packaging)
- Consumer goods & household appliances
- Automotive & transport
- Building & construction
- Agriculture & horticulture
- Electronics & electrics
The latest market data analysis by European Bioplastics shows that packaging remains the largest fields of application for bioplastics with 47 percent of the total bioplastics market in 2020. The data also confirms a decisive increase in the uptake of bioplastics materials in many other sectors, including consumer goods and applications in the automotive and transport sector, and the construction and building sector, where technical performance polymers are being used.