What is bioplastic, why bioplastic, what properties do they have and where are they being used
The development of bioplastics is fast and the questions are many. Members of Nordiska Bioplastföreningen presents a few short presentations about the organization and materials. The intention is to inform about plastics based on renewable raw materials and thus are an important part of our efforts towards a sustainable society. Bioplastics are the future of plastics and the interest and usage is increasing rapidly.
Bioplastics are already playing an important role in packaging, agriculture, gastronomy, consumer electronics and automotive, just to name a few various sectors. Bioplastics are usually used to manufacture products with a short lifetime, including film, catering products, packaging and waste bags, but as technological advances are made, more and more long-lasting products are also manufactured with these materials. For example, parts of keyboards, cell phone covers and some parts in the automotive industry.
The interest in, and use of bioplastics is growing rapidly, but it is also a new area that creates many questions. Nordiska Bioplastföreningen want to try to straighten out as many question marks as possible.
Bjarne Högström, vd, FkuR & Åke Rosén, vd, GAIA