Bagasse is the latest developed material for the production of tableware products. Bagasse is made up of renewable sugarcane pulp. These products are sturdy and versatile. Bagasse pulp process is similar to the other pulp production. It can be obtained from plants used in the manufacturing of paper after molding, pulping & drying section. Bagasse tableware products then go through sterilization and edge trimming process before packaging. Bagasse tableware products can handle a variety of hot & cold foods and are appropriate to keep in a microwave. Properties like water and grease resistant are possessed by bagasse tableware products. Compared with other raw material such as polyester, bagasse tableware products have better appearance, longer shelf life and is more environmentally friendly.
Rising consumer awareness towards biodegradable products is one of the major factor driving the bagasse tableware products globally. Robust design, easy to clean and gleaming look compared with its alternatives such as paper plates is also escalating the bagasse tableware products market. Recyclability and light weight are the other factors that are driving the market. Bagasse tableware products are sturdier than plastic plates which makes the market more attractive. As bagasse tableware products offer more profit margin which makes it more preferable than paper plates which is driving the market. However, as compared to plastic plates, the price of bagasse tableware products are on the higher end. The market in the Asia Pacific is projected to grow at healthy CAGR owing to the expansion of various food chains, an increasing number of restaurants and cafes.