Applications for bioplastics

Today, bioplastics can be found in the following market segments:

  • Packaging
  • Food-services
  • Agriculture & horticulture
  • Consumer electronics
  • Automotive & transport
  • Consumer goods and household appliances
  • Building & construction
  • Coating & adhesives
  • Fibers


There is still a high demand for packaging made from bioplastics to be used for wrapping organic food as well as for premium and branded products with particular requirements. In 2023, global production capacities of bioplastics amounted to about 2.18 million tonnes with 43 percent (973,400 million tonnes) of the volume destined for the packaging market – the biggest market segment within the bioplas