13 November 2008 12:41 [Source: ICIS news]
BANGKOK (ICIS news)--Thailand’s biodegradable plastics demand is estimated to grow at an average of 12% per year from now until 2010, driven by local governments developing integrated bioplastics production in the country, an official from PTT Chemical said on Thursday.
Chinnawat was speaking at the ICIS World Polymers Conference, which closes on Thursday.
The government initiative was motivated by environmental concerns linked to the disposal of conventional plastics, said Chinnawat.
“Polylactic acid-based bioplastics is currently in the spotlight due to its good properties such as low melting point,” he said.
PLA currently costs about $3-4/kg delivered in the local market, he said.
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