Rising application in medical field to Burgeon the growth of starch-based Bioplastics Market
Starch is characterized as a natural polymer that has several unique properties that make it perfect for edible film and packaging purposes. Starch-based bioplastics are made from starch, combined with thermoplastic polyesters with an intention of getting a compostable and biodegradable product. The features of these bioplastics are analogous to those of LDPE (low-density polyethylene) and hence, are utilized to make bags for packaging material & packaging, in agriculture, hygiene products, and recycling organic waste.
Thus, by blending the individual benefits of synthetic polymers and starch, starch-based biodegradable polymers are useful in fields of environment and biomedical. Furthermore, the starch-based bioplastics are widely employed in the medical industry on account of their improved biocompatibility, better non-toxicity, degradation properties, and mechanical properties as required. This, in turn, has spurred the growth of the starch-based bioplastics market in the recent years.
The market is observing increased demand as a result of the heat preservation and water permeability properties of the starch-based bioplastics, thus making them appropriate for implementation in the agriculture industry as they decrease soil contamination and increase sustainability, which in line also boosts the usage of renewable raw materials gained from agro-industrial waste. Nevertheless, the key issue linked to using the non-biodegradable plastic films is that they contaminate soil when dumped in landfills; additionally, the disposal and removal of these plastic remainders from the field either after or before harvest is a time-consuming and expensive process.
Also, rapid development in the worldwide economy, the rise in disposable income, and increase in use in medical purposes, such as in space-filling implants, wound treatments, and controlled drug release, has contributed significantly to the growth of the starch-based bioplastics. Moreover, robust development of the medical field in consequence of technological improvements is also anticipated to augment the market demand. Besides, the biopolymer films utilized in horticulture and agriculture are called as mulch films. They avert the humus loss and supply soil with suitable carbon amounts.
Also, low labor costs and environmental concerns are anticipated to drive the market growth. Nonetheless, enduring novelty in mulch films and considerable government subsidies are projected to generate new avenues for expansion of starch-based bioplastics market.