Taiwanese plastics industry calls for net zero emissions


Taipei – The Taiwan Plastics Industry Association is calling for a switch to high-quality and environmentally friendly plastics. At its general assembly, the Taiwan Plastics Industry Association (TPIA) praised companies that develop products to reduce CO2 emissions.

The Taiwan Plastics Industry Association ( TPIA ) is committed to the transition to biodegradable and biomedical high-performance polymers, nanocomposites and environmentally friendly plastics. At the General Assembly in Taipei, Chairman Benker Liao suggested that members focus on high-value products and “take the necessary steps to transform from a major polluter to a high value-added supplier through digital transformation and net zero CO2 emissions,” according to a statement.

During the meeting, TPIA, which represents companies from the country’s third most important manufacturing sector, praised outstanding members of the plastics association. This includes, for example, South Plastic Industry. The company is working with British supplier Polymateria to develop a new generation of biodegradable plastic, Cycle+, as a packaging material for food. Its formulation decomposes into carbon dioxide, water and biomass within two years. The company T.E Packaging & Gift Mfg. Ltd. which specializes in recyclable packaging materials, is also one of the leading suppliers. Inc. recently launched a plastic-free zipper bag.

TPIA says it actively supports its members in technological modernization. These include TFU Industry Co. Ltd, which has developed thin and lightweight foam pellets that enable the recycling of production waste. Pink Brand Co, Ltd has launched a two-color plastic chain that can be molded in a single process. “The chain is used by many major Japanese manufacturers,” the statement said. Furthermore, the specialist for plastic molds, Long Team Industrial Co. Ltd. , has updated all its processes to meet the requirements for Industry 4.0.

TPIA says it actively supports its members in the transition to new technologies. According to the statement, the association plans to increasingly integrate research and academic resources to help the “industry secure a dominant position in the high-value market.” The plastics industry in Taiwan comprises around 7000 companies. em