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Issue 02/2016

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Report, finding the right bioplastics In the recent years there have been many developments worldwide in the field of bioplastics, both in biodegradable polymers and in biobased polymers and of course combinations of both. Many new exciting applications have been launched and the forecasts for biobased applications are looking extremely positive. Helian Polymers, based in Venlo, The Netherlands is a company specialized in the field of masterbatches, bioplastic compounds and materials for 3D Printing. Since 2003 Helian Polymers has been active developing both additives and compounds for bioplastics. This combined knowledge has led to the start of the company colorFabb, today a leading producer of 3D printing filaments from various engineered biopolymers, with great experience in online ordering and supplying systems with a sophisticated infrastructure. A new development of Helian Polymers is the soon to be launched online material platform called This web based platform is intended to support potential users of bioplastics to select the ideal type for a certain application and at the same time offering the opportunity to order initial quantities for test runs. On the other hand, it supports material suppliers to offer their various types and grades and – backed by Helian Polymer’s infrastructure – get initial test quantities supplied to interested customers. will feature a wide variety of both biodegradable polymers and compounds as well as biobased polymers and composites. The focus of this platform is to bring initial ordering quantities to the market in a fast and transparent way, by partnering up with the leading manufacturers of bioplastics worldwide. The interactive website offers support to select the right bioplastic for a certain application using various categories and filters and eventually order small lots of 25/50/100 kg for trial purposes. The materials will be send worldwide with DHL or UPS, including molded sample plaques (cf. photo) of the ordered materials. is planned to go live mid of May this year. bioplastic MAGAZINE supports this new and unique initiative platform and acts as media partner. MT 8 bioplastics MAGAZINE [02/16] Vol. 11

Market study on Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers in the World Capacities, Production and Applications: Status Quo and Trends towards 2020 NEW: Buy the most comprehensive trend reports on bio-based polymers – and if you are not satisfied, give it back! Bio-based polymers: Worldwide production capacity will triple from 5.7 million tonnes in 2014 to nearly 17 million tonnes in 2020. The data show a 10% growth rate from 2012 to 2013 and even 11% from 2013 to 2014. However, growth rate is expected to decrease in 2015. Consequence of the low oil price? million t/a Bio-based polymers: Evolution of worldwide production capacities from 2011 to 2020 20 actual data forecast The new third edition of the well-known 500 page-market study and trend reports on “Bio-based Building Blocks and Polymers in the World – Capacities, Production and Applications: Status Quo and Trends Towards 2020” is available by now. It includes consistent data from the year 2012 to the latest data of 2014 and the recently published data from European Bioplastics, the association representing the interests of Europe’s bioplastics industry. Bio-based drop-in PET and the new polymer PHA show the fastest rates of market growth. Europe looses considerable shares in total production to Asia. The bio-based polymer turnover was about € 11 billion worldwide in 2014 compared to € 10 billion in 2013. © 15 10 5 2011 | 2015 2% of total polymer capacity, €11 billion turnover 2012 Epoxies PE 2013 PUR PBS 2014 CA PBAT 2015 PET PA 2016 PTT PHA 2017 PEF 2018 Starch Blends EPDM PLA 2019 2020 Full study available at The nova-Institute carried out this study in collaboration with renowned international experts from the field of bio-based building blocks and polymers. The study investigates every kind of bio-based polymer and, for the second time, several major building blocks produced around the world. What makes this report unique? ■ The 500 page-market study contains over 200 tables and figures, 96 company profiles and 11 exclusive trend reports written by international experts. ■ These market data on bio-based building blocks and polymers are the main source of the European Bioplastics market data. ■ In addition to market data, the report offers a complete and in-depth overview of the biobased economy, from policy to standards & norms, from brand strategies to environmental assessment and many more. ■ A comprehensive short version (24 pages) is available for free at To whom is the report addressed? ■ The whole polymer value chain: agro-industry, feedstock suppliers, chemical industry (petro-based and bio-based), global consumer industries and brands owners ■ Investors ■ Associations and decision makers Content of the full report This 500 page-report presents the findings of nova-Institute’s market study, which is made up of three parts: “market data”, “trend reports” and “company profiles” and contains over 200 tables and figures. The “market data” section presents market data about total production capacities and the main application fields for selected bio-based polymers worldwide (status quo in 2011, 2013 and 2014, trends and investments towards 2020). This part not only covers bio-based polymers, but also investigates the current biobased building block platforms. The “trend reports” section contains a total of eleven independent articles by leading experts Order the full report The full report can be ordered for 3,000 € plus VAT and the short version of the report can be downloaded for free at: NEW: Buy the trends reports separately! Contact Dipl.-Ing. Florence Aeschelmann +49 (0) 22 33 / 48 14-48 in the field of bio-based polymers. These trend reports cover in detail every important trend in the worldwide bio-based building block and polymer market. The final “company profiles” section includes 96 company profiles with specific data including locations, bio-based building blocks and polymers, feedstocks and production capacities (actual data for 2011, 2013 and 2014 and forecasts for 2020). The profiles also encompass basic information on the companies (joint ventures, partnerships, technology and bio-based products). A company index by biobased building blocks and polymers, with list of acronyms, follows.

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