Thailand ‘well positioned’ to be a global bioplastics hub

Bioplastics activity in Thailand is attracting attention but need to do more to develop local markets

Thailand’s plastics industry has an ambitious goal – become one of the hubs for the emerging bioplastics industry – as it aims to capture some of the sizable worldwide biopolymer investment expected in the next few years.

The Southeast Asian country is not traditionally thought of as a place that develops cutting-edge polymers, but Thai officials used a recent conference in Bangkok to make their case for linking their large agriculture and plastics industries to become a center for making plant-based plastics.

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Tags: lower energy costs, investments, resin plant, cassava starch, corn starch, polybutylene succinate, food waste


Plastics News, 2013-02-14.


Mitsubishi Chemical
Multibax Public Co. Ltd
National Economic and Social Development Board
NatureWorks LLC
nova-Institut GmbH
PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited
Thai Bioplastics Industry Association (TBIA)