Perstorp joined the Ingeo Biopolymer Conference in Orlando Florida, US. The 5th edition of Innovation Takes Root (ITR), was a three-day event bringing players together from the entire bioplastic value chain all over the world to learn more about the latest developments in new products, applications, processing and converting. Also global trends and policy initiatives was discussed. ITR was held March 30 – April 1, 2016, in Orlando, Florida.
We got a few words with some of the participants afterwards, this is their story... “The overall impression from the conference was very good and it was a great opportunity to see and follow the development and needs in this young but rapidly growing industry, as well as to meet with different players within the Bioplastics industry. Global trends was discussed, especially those that has an impact on the Bioplastic industry. It was interesting to see that the price level for bioplastics is still a challenge – especially now with dropping oil prices. We also saw a demand for improving the performance especially for food packaging. Another observation is that food competition is used as a strong argument for renewable based raw materials. To summarize, the Bioplastics market has a great potential. Several countries are taking actions to ban single use plastics that are not biodegradable, and this is probably only the beginning still...“