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© | 2017 Full study available at © | 2016 Full study available at © | 2017 Full study available at Automotive Bio-based Polymers & Building Blocks The best market reports available million t/a 3,5 3 2,5 Commercialisation updates on bio-based building blocks Selected bio-based building blocks: Evolution of worldwide production capacities from 2011 to 2021 actual data forecast Standards and labels for bio-based products Bio-based polymers, a revolutionary change Comprehensive trend report on PHA, PLA, PUR/TPU, PA and polymers based on FDCA and SA: Latest developments, producers, drivers and lessons learnt Bio-based polymers, a revolutionary change 2 1,5 Jan Ravenstijn 2017 1 0,5 Picture: Gehr Kunststoffwerk 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 L-LA Succinic acid Epichlorohydrin 1,4-BDO MEG 2,5-FDCA Ethylene D-LA Sebacic 1,3-PDO acid 11-Aminoundecanoic acid MPG DDDA Lactide Adipic acid E-mail: Mobile: +31.6.2247.8593 Author: Doris de Guzman, Tecnon OrbiChem, United Kingdom July 2017 This and other reports on the bio-based economy are available at Authors: Lara Dammer, Michael Carus and Dr. Asta Partanen nova-Institut GmbH, Germany May 2017 This and other reports on the bio-based economy are available at Author: Jan Ravenstijn, Jan Ravenstijn Consulting, the Netherlands April 2017 This and other reports on the bio-based economy are available at Data for 2016 Policies impacting bio-based plastics market development and plastic bags legislation in Europe Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers Global Capacities and Trends 2016 – 2021 Asian markets for bio-based chemical building blocks and polymers Share of Asian production capacity on global production by polymer in 2016 Bio-based polymers: Evolution of worldwide production capacities from 2011 to 2021 million t/a 10 actual data 2% of total polymer capacity, €13 billion turnover 100% 80% 60% 5 40% 20% 0 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 PUR PA Epoxies PBS PET PBAT CA PHA Starch Blends EPDM PLA APC PE PEF PTT 0% PBS(X) APC – cyclic PA PET PTT PBAT Starch Blends PHA PLA PE Authors: Dirk Carrez, Clever Consult, Belgium Jim Philp, OECD, France Dr. Harald Kaeb, narocon Innovation Consulting, Germany Lara Dammer & Michael Carus, nova-Institute, Germany March 2017 This and other reports on the bio-based economy are available at Authors: Florence Aeschelmann (nova-Institute), Michael Carus (nova-institute) and ten renowned international experts February 2017 This is the short version of the market study (249 pages, € 2,000). Both are available at Author: Wolfgang Baltus, Wobalt Expedition Consultancy, Thailand This and other reports on the bio-based economy are available at Brand Views and Adoption of Bio-based Polymers Market study on the consumption of biodegradable and compostable plastic products in Europe 2015 and 2020 A comprehensive market research report including consumption figures by polymer and application types as well as by geography, plus analyses of key players, relevant policies and legislation and a special feature on biodegradation and composting standards and labels WPC/NFC Market Study 2014-10 (Update 2015-06) Wood-Plastic Composites (WPC) and Natural Fibre Composites (NFC): European and Global Markets 2012 and Future Trends in Automotive and Construction Bestsellers Disposable tableware Biowaste bags Carrier bags Rigid packaging Flexible packaging Author: Dr. Harald Kaeb, narocon Innovation Consulting, Germany January 2016 This and other reports on the bio-based economy are available at Authors: Harald Kaeb (narocon, lead), Florence Aeschelmann, Lara Dammer, Michael Carus (nova-Institute) April 2016 The full market study (more than 300 slides, 3,500€) is available at Authors: Michael Carus, Dr. Asta Eder, Lara Dammer, Dr. Hans Korte, Lena Scholz, Roland Essel, Elke Breitmayer, Martha Barth First version 2014-03, Update 2015-06 Download this study and further nova market studies at: 32 bioplastics MAGAZINE [01/18] Vol. 13

Thailand Titan BioPlastics was founded by Tanya Hart and Amy Ansel Tanya Hart is CEO and a veteran of the wine industry and understands sourcing quality materials to produce high quality finished products. She is the former owner of a distributorship as well as a successful chain of wine shops. She is an expert in business management, supplier & distribution management, and operations. Amy Ansel is COO and a global alliance communications expert with 2 decades in the tech industry as an executive program manager. She is expert in branding, product development, and product launches. She is a veteran of Microsoft and is noted for her technical and organizational expertise. Titan BioPlastics, headquartered in Seattle, Washington, USA, is a manufacturing and development entity focused on creating plant-based composites and bioplastic products for a wide variety of manufacturing applications, including packaging, nanotechnology, construction and others. Sister company Titan Hemp, secures supply of the hemp and biomass commodity required for large scale manufacturing. Their pipeline of relationships draws from the USA, Central and South America, to Thailand, India and EU. Thailand in particular is a long-standing relationship for Titan, with a government approved hemp program, providing access to over 140,000 hectares ready for development today. This pipeline consists of hemp biomass to hemp grown to specification crops that can be modified to perfectly fit any industrial application. While most hemp companies focus on marketing the final product, Titan Hemp and Titan BioPlastics represent a seed-tosale business model providing a steady source of raw material, along with in-house production and engineering expertise, to create price-competitive materials that are strong, recyclable, and sustainable. The company has access to several exclusive licenses to manufacture and market category-changing patents and IP. These include methods for manufacturing biocomposite- and biopolymer formulations for injection molding, thermoforming, extrusion molding, and flame retardant bioplastic compositions. A recent study, funded by a USD 1.94 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture, turned up some surprising results while conducting market research on consumer preferences regarding bioplastics. The researchers expected consumers to prefer bioplastic products that resembled petroleum plastics as closely as possible in appearance, color and texture. The results, however, showed some consumers wanted something different from more environmentally friendly options. “That preference provides bioplastic manufacturers with the freedom to design new form-factors and not try to recreate the appearance of conventional plastics,” said Tanya Hart, Co- Founder and CEO of Titan BioPlastics. Hemp from Thailand In addition, researchers found that, using cellulosic sources of biomass, such as hemp, diminishes the negative environmental impact, uses fewer chemicals and produces higher yields. This is why hemp is such an excellent material for bioplastics. Hemp is easy to grow, tolerant to a wide range of environmental conditions, actually neutralizes metals and toxins in the soil it grows, and requires little energy, fertilizer, water, or chemicals. “It is, simply stated, the best source material for bioplastics in the world,” as a spokesperson emphasized. The advantages of hemp over corn and sugar cane-based products are many, and Titan Hemp and Titan BioPlastics intends to educate the market about the superiority of its raw materials and the depth of it engineering expertise. MT | bioplastics MAGAZINE [01/18] Vol. 13 33

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