DUBLIN–()–The “The Global Market for Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA)” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) are a family of biodegradable polyesters synthesized by various bacteria. They encompass a large variety of bioplastics raw materials made from many different renewable resources. Examples of Polyhydroxyalkanoates are PHB, PHV, PHBV, PHBH etc.

They are candidates for substitution of petrochemical non-renewable plastics due to their biodegradable and nontoxic properties. They also possess good mechanical properties, good barrier properties toward oxygen, carbon dioxide and moisture, biocompatibility and versatility.

The main applications of PHA-based materials are in films and rigid packaging, disposable items (e.g. utensils, hygiene products and compostable bags), cosmetics, biomedicine, plastic components, agriculture and to a lesser extent in textiles,…

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