Tuesday, May 7, 2013

China will lift the ban on the disposable foam tableware from May 1, 2013

On Feb. 26, 2013, the National Development and Reform Commission adjusted some items of the Guidance Catalogue for Industrial Structure Adjustment (2011 Version). It's surprising that China will lift the ban on the disposable foam tableware from May 1, 2013, which may exert an effect on the market of biodegradable plastics. Generally, the disposable foam tableware refers to the polystyrene (PS) tableware.

As concerns over the damage to the environment caused by the traditional foam plastics, the biodegradable foam plastics can be accepted by market players more easily.
Packaging may be the main application field of foam material, while the demand from electrical products, food and some other goods with a high shockproof requirement may become stronger. Bio-plus has already designed some cushion packages, tableware and cups using PLA foam material. Building facilities, public equipment, automotive and electrical components with high environmental protection requirements are also potential consumers of PLA foam material and some European automobile producers have already started to make use of PLA foam plastics. Therefore, the new achievement may help Bio-plus win a greater market share.

Luckily, some enterprises have already made some bold trials on biodegradable agricultural film, giving examples for those who want to enter the industry.

For example, the China Tobacco Monopoly Bureau in Kunming, Yunnan Province (Kunming Tobacco) cooperated with Limagrain Business Consulting Co., Ltd. (Limagrain) to launch the adaptability research in 2011. In Dec. 2012, Kunming Tobacco said that the research achieved success. Limagrain is the fourth largest seed company in the world, and in 1993, it entered the Chinese market and promoted seeds and biodegradable film. Ecomann Biotechnology Co., Ltd. (Ecomann), a leading producer of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) in China, also cooperated with the government of Jining City to promote the PHA biodegradable agricultural film in 2012.

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