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Algae Based Biodegradable Single Serve Pack Solutions

Biodegradable plastics are plastics that can decompose in normal aerobic composting conditions and anaerobic landfill sites. Bioplastics developed from marine algae have proven to be a cheaper, versatile and possible alternative to substitute plastics derived from petrochemicals. The possibility of processing algae into plastic is high because algae contain very high protein composition which is 50%-70% of its total content. Microalgae-extracted polymers such as starch or polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are commonly used in plastics production. PHAs have inherent thermoplastic properties and need no alteration to build a plastic film. Properties of PHA will depend on the chemical structure, purity, molecular weight and amount of extracted PHAs. On the other hand, starch is not a polymer with plastic properties. Using additives it can be modified to achieve thermoplastic properties or used as a filler in other plastics.

For a while, the concept of edible packaging has been around but now is the time for it to take hold in the food industry. Concern about plastic waste is growing worldwide, and food is related to the most common products that end up as litter and pollute the ocean: wrappers, straws, cutlery, bottles and more. Edible packaging, but with a good side of hype, gives optimism. For example, plastic for packaging is hard to beat: it’s inexpensive, light, flexible and has excellent mechanical properties. Meanwhile, eating a food wrapper poses health concerns and not everyone with the burger wrapper and straw wants to chase off their burger and drink.

Yet edible packaging could help wean us from plastic in the right contexts. It originates from renewables. And even if it isn’t something people want to eat, it would still be hyperdegradable, disappearing much more quickly than single-use plastics or even compostable bioplastics. According to a global research firm, Transparency Market Research, demand for edible packaging could increase by an average of 6.9 percent annually until 2024 and could become a market worth nearly $ 2 billion worldwide.

“Edible packaging will find its place,” argues Carol Culhane, a food scientist and a member of the Food Technologists Institute. She says that could happen soon with threats of plastic pollution escalating.

1. Overview

2. Research Methodology

    2.1 Microcystis Aeruginosa

    2.2 Calothrix Scytonemicola

    2.3 Scenedesmus Almeriensis

    2.4 Neochloris Oleoabundans   

3. Types of biodegradable Plastics Produced by Algae

    3.1 Polyhydroxyalkanoates/ Poly-3-hydroxybutyrate

    3.2 Polybutylene Succinate/ Algae Fibre Composite

    3.3 Polyhydroxybutyric Acid

    3.4 Starch/ Thermoplastic Starch

4. Edible Packaging Materials Produced by Algae

    4.1 Film

    4.2 Coating

5. Edible Packaging End Use Industries-

    5.1 Food

    5.2 Beverages

    5.3 Pharmaceutical

6. Product Scouting – Algae-Based Single-Use Plastic Packaging

    6.1 Bottles

    6.2 Bags

    6.3 Straws

    6.4 Water Pouches

    6.5 Take-away Cups

    6.6 Sachets

    6.7 Wrappers

    6.8 Containers

    6.9 Pill Capsules

    6.10 Toilet Seat Covers

    6.11 Tampon Applicators

    6.12 6-Pack Rings

    6.13 Tide Pods

    6.14 Tree Pots

7. Research and Development – Algae Derived Materials

    7.1 Development of Functional Composite Edible Packaging Materials

    7.2 Moisture Vapor Barrier Properties of Biopolymers for Packaging Materials

    7.3 Edible Packaging Film for Long-term Storage of Fruits or Vegetables

    7.4 Edible Paper

8. Research Projects- Biopolymer Extracted from Algae

    8.1 3D-printed Biopolymer Plastic

    8.2 That’s It: Biodegradable Packaging from Algae-based Material

    8.3 Biodegradable Algae Water Bottles

    8.4 Packaging from the Sea

    8.5 Test Project to Create Food Packaging from Algae

    8.6 Agar Plasticity- A Potential Usefulness of Agar for Packaging and More

    8.7 SPLASH – Sustainable Polymers from Algae Sugars and Hydrocarbons (EU Project)

    8.8 The ECLIPSE Project

    8.9 Bioplastic Material from Microalgae

    8.10 Mak-Pak- AWI

    8.11 “ECLIPSE” Project

    8.12 Agar Plasticity

    8.13 Desintergra.me

    8.14 Bioplastic from Seashells and Algae Biomass (Horizon 2020 EU project)

9. Technology Roadmap- Development of Edible Packaging from Algae

10. Company Profile

    10.1 Notpla

    10.2 Evoware

    10.3 Natupharma

    10.4 Riken

    10.5 Kimberly Clark Co

    10.6 Bloom Holdings

    10.7 Schneider Planta Chemicals

    10.8 Jinhua City Tieqilishi Biological Tech

    10.9 Nguyen Erin Nhu Chan En

11. Competitive Scenario

    11.1 New Emerging Companies

    11.2 New Product Launches

    11.3 Expansions

    11.4 Acquisition

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