There is a steady increase in the demand for sustainable solutions in all industries. The common utility industries are looking for bio composite raw materials to manufacture sustainable and durable products for consumers. The products made using sustainable plastic granules are expected to be recyclable, reusable, and eco-friendly. RRAJ Bioplast helps manufacturing companies stay competitive by helping to meet rising consumer expectations of sustainability with its Starch Plastic Composite Granules.
Substitute for Traditional Plastic Granules
Starch is a natural polymer that is derived from a variety of sources. Starch plastic granules based can be used in a variety of applications since they can be incorporated with various petroleum-based polymers or biopolymers to create unique composite materials. RRAJ Bioplast specialises in manufacturing Starch Plastic Composite Granules customised to the consumer’s needs. It can be made using recycled plastic and be made biodegradable. These composite materials can then be injection moulded or extruded using standard processing machinery. This makes Starch Plastic Composite Granules more cost competitive than alternative bioplastics.
Environmental Benefits and Reduced Dependency on Traditional Plastics
We all know that plastic consumption has created a menace for the environment. Significant quantities of plastic waste have gathered in the natural environment and in landfills. Wasted plastic also contaminates a wide range of natural terrestrial, freshwater and marine habitats. There are accounts of inadvertent contamination of soils with small polymer fragments because of spreading sewage sludge, of fragments of plastic and glass contaminating compost prepared from municipal solid waste and of plastic being carried into streams, rivers and ultimately the sea with rainwater and flood events. Thus, the plastic industry and the academic community have been together looking for new raw materials to replace the petrochemical polymers, which are produced from non-renewable resources.
Now, petroleum polymers are becoming a thing of the past where high dependency on traditional plastics was the norm. With the demand and focus on sustainability concepts for sustainability and biodegradability takes precedence. Hence, the introduction of natural polymer-based plastic composites like Starch Plastic Composite Granules have become a trend. Today, starch has taken the industry of manufacturing by storm and made it possible to push out of the traditional plastic and non-biodegradable mindset.
Numerous environmental benefits can be experienced with Starch Plastic Composite Granules. With the natural biodegradable properties of starch retained and highlighted in the biodegradable plastic compositions, it has been a positive impact on the environment. With the increasing demand, the renewable property of starch in composites makes it the perfect choice of raw material for manufacturers. Starch is natural and safe. It has non-toxic nature that is carbon-based but with negligible negative emissions to impact the environment. Bioplastics are encouraged as recyclable materials; starch contributes towards its natural reutilization by adding positive properties to the products making them durable. This way dependency on petroleum and non-renewable resources would reduce.
Applications of Starch Plastic Composite Granules
European Bioplastics state that “Bioplastics are used in an increasing number of markets, from packaging, catering products, consumer electronics, automotive, agriculture/horticulture and toys to textiles and a number of other segments.” Starch Plastic Composite Granules have increased in relevance because of their biocompatibility, low toxicity, degradation properties and mechanical properties. The most important properties that make it apt for various applications are:
Starch-based plastics have shown great potential, especially when an increasing number of countries adopted regulations for banning disposable conventional plastics. Additional opportunities are expected in compostable yard and kitchen bags, food service disposables and various types of packaging.
Bioplastics from starch polymer have the properties to keep the environment safe. Starch is produced from plants and is natural. Since Starch Plastic Composite Granules are easily reusable and biodegradable, manufacturing single-use items ensure the most negligible impact on the environment.
Future Prospects of Starch Plastic Composite Granules
The global plastic market size was valued at $609.01 billion in 2022 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.0% from 2023 to 2030. From food to utility items, everything is in some way related to plastics. Having petroleum-based non-biodegradable plastic applications is impacting the environment negatively making our future look bleak. Thus, looking at the adoption of bio composites is encouraged to sustain life longer. RRAJ Bioplast is steadfastly working to support this shift with its various bio composite granules like Starch Plastic Composite Granules. We can customize the granules according to the manufacturer’s needs for either injection moulding grade or extrusion grade.