Future of bio-based polymers outlined in new report


Germany-based Nova-Institute has published a new market report about trends in the bio-based polymers market.

In 2017 the worldwide capacities for bio-based polymers reached 4.6m tonnes and the forecast for 2022 is 5m tonnes.

With a compound annual growth rate of 10% between 2017 and 2022, Europe has the highest growth of bio-based polymer capacities compared with other regions of the world.

According to the institute, the production capacities of bio-based polymers continue to grow at around 3-4% per annum, at about the same rate as petrochemical polymers.

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