Light shopping bags or replace plastic bags in the EU market
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core tip: the EU hopes to find a new bag made of bioplastics to replace PE plastic bags. According to the market research company ceresana (located in Konstanz, Germany), the hot issue of lightweight shopping bags has obtained preliminary results in the EU plastic bag directive
[China Packaging News] the EU hopes to find a new bag made of bioplastics to replace PE plastic bags. According to the market research company ceresana (located in Konstanz, Germany), the hot issue of lightweight shopping bags has obtained preliminary results in the EU plastic bag directive
the international market research and consulting company analyzed the instructions. "Most EU member states have formulated relevant regulations to reduce the plastic granulator industry, which should constantly improve the technical level of plastic bag consumption," the summary of the market survey report wrote, "paper shopping bags are often exempted from these regulations; their manufacturers may become the beneficiaries of EU directives."
ceresana predicts that by 2024, bags made of PE film, other plastic films, woven plastic and paper in Europe will be close to 8.77 million tons. So far, polyethylene (PE) is the most used material, and the implementation of the EU Directive on reducing the consumption of light plastic shopping bags in Member States is also different. "At present, the EU is once again urging Greece, Italy, Poland and Cyprus to implement stricter directives," ceresana said. "Different countries have different positions and urgency at the beginning."
more and more EU countries are actively banning some types of shopping bags, or with the help of special taxes, to adjust their needs. Light plastic shopping bags made of PE are the main target, while shopping bags made of bioplastics are often exempt from such prohibitions and taxes. Such plastic bags are usually made from renewable resources, such as corn or starch, or at least biodegradable raw materials
light bioplastics shopping bags have become a top priority in the EU
in the EU, consumers' acceptance of bioplastics is improving. This spring, the European Commission made another positive comment on the use of bioplastics in the field of shopping bag packaging. "Although the market has developed rapidly in the past few years, for a long time, bioplastics is still not the most polyurethane insulation material, and the consumption shows a linear increasing trend and the most ecological solution," ceresana said. "For example, the composting of bioplastics cannot be carried out perfectly in common facilities."Ceresana pointed out that in the past few years, the importance of heavy-duty packaging and industrial packaging has become increasingly prominent. Some segments of this market began to replace traditional paper bags with plastic bags. Paper bags still play an important role in checking whether the tested object destroys animal feeding or building materials. However, considering all aspects of performance, bags made of PE have the potential to gain more market share in the future
however, ceresana commented that in the treatment of bulk materials, heavy-duty traditional plastic bags made of plastic film face the competitive pressure brought by flexible container bags. Flexible container bags are made of a stable plastic, usually PP, which can hold up to 2500 liters. "They are usually used as transportation packaging for building materials, fertilizers, grains or other bulk commodities," ceresana said. "The market development of heavy-duty packaging bags largely depends on the economic situation of a country and the development of the construction industry."
another segment of ceresana's analysis is self-supporting bag packaging, which has become very popular in the retail industry. "It mainly replaces metal cans and glass cans, but sometimes it also replaces hard plastic packaging," the study pointed out. "One advantage of soft plastic bags is that they can adapt to the size of packaged items and help optimize the packaging size. In addition, this kind of packaging can be made into microwave oven heating."
with the improvement of technology, printing can be better carried out on this type of packaging, which also promotes the market demand for self-supporting bags. In addition, the forming canning sealing machine can make all processes in one step, increase the output and improve the product quality
the research report also pointed out that the world's largest bag makers include AMCO, bimax Europe with stable glue output, British polyethylene industry company, Hyatt, Pule group and kappa group