From left to right: Hugo Vuurens (Total Corbion PLA), Cem Kumru (Kumru Kimya), Stéphane Dion (Total Corbion PLA) and Mert Kumru (Kumru Kimya)

Total Corbion PLA has appointed polymer trading company Kumru Kimya as a non-exclusive agent in Turkey for its Luminy PLA portfolio.

Kumru Kimya is a biopolymer trading partner in the Turkish market and general manager Mert Kumru believes that the portfolio will be an important asset in an era of the circular economy.

“The quality and versatility of the Luminy PLA portfolio will help us to unlock various new products and applications where bio-based and/or compostable solutions are required,” said Kumru.

“We are delighted that Kumru Kimya will be our representative in Turkey,” added Hugo Vuurens, senior business director for EMEA at Total Corbion PLA. “Turkey is an important manufacturing base for many plastics products with over 7,000 known converters and much innovation is taking place there. Our cooperation with Kumru Kimya will significantly contribute to understanding and meeting the fast rising demand for biopolymers in Turkey.”