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Producing bio-sourced biodegradable plastic just got cheaper and greener

Biosourced, biodegradable, biocompatible and fit for 3D printing, polylactic acid PLA seems to earn the pole position in the bioplastics market race. Yet, PLA is not yet considered a full alternative to traditional petroleum-based plastics such as Polyethylene Terephtalate (PET) or Polystyrene (PS), as it is costly to produce. Continue reading Producing bio-sourced biodegradable plastic just got cheaper and greener

Corbion Purac intends to build a 75,000Tpa PLA production plant

Corbion Purac ( Netherlands)  will accelerate its thrust into the biotechnology arena, making the next step in the bioplastics value chain by becoming a PLA producer. With its entry into PLA, Corbion Purac intends to bring new biodegradable solutions to the plastics industry, and increase global PLA production capacity by a further 75,000 metric tons per annum. Continue reading Corbion Purac intends to build a 75,000Tpa PLA production plant