Ushering an era of bioplastics
ET Polymers|October - November 2020
Bioplastics are the key component to bringing the plastics industry out of a wasteful linear economy and into the circular economy, says Hitesh Rasiklal Sanghavi, Director, Advance Bio Material Co. Pvt. Ltd.
Niranjan Mudholkar

Give us a brief overview of Advance Bio Material Co. Pvt. Ltd. in terms of its origin and business operations.

Advance Bio Material P. Ltd. is an innovator and is dedicated to developing high-performance bioplastics. Our company started in the year of 2012, and we are dedicated to high-performance bioplastics only. Our products include bioplastics raw material as well as flexible films and packaging based on bioplastics. Also, we are already exporting our products to many countries.

How has the Covid-19 outbreak affected your operations and how have you dealt with the same?

Except for a lockdown period of four months, it has not affected much, but it is part of uncertainties in business.

What exactly are bioplastics and are they hundred percent biodegradable?

Bioplastics can be either biodegradable or non-biodegradable. The following diagram will help you understand it better.

What are the benefits of bioplastics compared to conventional plastics?

The advantages of bioplastics include reduced use of fossil fuel resources, a smaller carbon footprint, and faster decomposition. Bioplastics are also less toxic and do not contain bisphenol A (BPA), and reduction in litter and improved compostability from using biodegradable bioplastics.

Do you think bioplastics can play a key role in furthering the cause of circular economy?

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