than that of general plastics, but now the technological improvement helps cut the cost of bio-degradable plastics. Secondly, the properties of some PHA plastics are similar to those of the general PP and PE, such as Ecomann's P34HB plastics. Besides, there are more than 150kinds of PHA monomers which can be used to produce various kinds of plastics, meetingspecial demands for elasticity and plasticity, so the application scope of PHA plastics is nearlyas wide as that of general plastics. Thirdly, the people's awareness of environmental protectionimproves, helping increase domestic demand for biodegradable materials, such as agriculturalfilm which can be degradable in the soil. It's reported that Ecomann's PHA agricultural film andpesticide packaging have been promoted in Jining, Shandong Province with the help of localgovernment in the first half of 2013.PHA is mainly used to produce tableware, lunch box, pharmaceutical packaging andagricultural film. Currently, domestic consumption volume of PHA is about 3,000t/a, whiledomestic PHA capacity is about 22,000t/a. In this context, the cooperation between domesticPHA producers and foreign companies will help promote the large-scale application of PHAproducts and accelerate the development of the domestic PHA industry.
China's PHA industry enters new stage of development A breakthrough in China's bamboo fiber industry in May 2013China's PAM industry faces disorder competition in 2012Latest development of China's PLA industry in 2013YFY Yangzhou's straw-based paper passes biodegradation test Arkema successfully launches bio-based nylon 1010Sichuan Vinylon launches PVA derivativesThe first phase of Jinhui Groups's PBS program enters pilot productionChina's natural rubber price decreases sharply since Feb. 2013Castor oil price may remain low in the next three monthsChina's import volume of fresh cassava decreases sharply in April 2013China's PLA foreign trade improves in April 2013 A bio-based materials lab founded in QingdaoJunxiu Biotech develops biodegradable artificial nerve materialCHINAPLAS 2013 held in Guangzhou from May 20 to May 23Hainan and Guangdong jointly establish Bio-plastics Industry AllianceMyriant achieves commercial production of bio-based succinic acid
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