All plastics are made from polymer resins. The two possibilities are resins based on biomass and resins based on synthetics. Some examples are Polylactide (PLA), PLA Blends, plastics based on starch (maize), BIO PET and Bio TPEs.
Certain degradable Polyester are produced from petroleum. Therefor not all degradable plastics are biobased as well. Often there are mixtures, for example from Polylactide and degradable Polyester.
Biobased plastics are based on biomass. The term biobased does not necessarily mean biodegradable.
- high amount of natural renewable resources / raw materials
- less energy is used to produce these materials
- variable disposal possibilities, for example recycling, composting or climate-neutral energetic utilization
- materials for injection moulding and extrusion available