Experts see growing use of bio-based resins in consumer applications

08/13/2010 | · ICIS News (U.K.)

Despite the popularity of polylactic acid as the primary bioplastic alternative, experts believe that other bio-based resins will eventually replace petroleum as the feedstock for conventional plastics such as polyethylene and polypropylene. "There is increasing interest and development in making both existing and new monomers from renewable resources," a bioplastics expert said. Consumer-products firm Procter & Gamble, for example, is expected to use Braskem's sugar cane-based polyethylene as packaging for its shampoo and vanity products.

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