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Polymer trader takes PLA to Turkey

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...

LCA confirms low carbon footprint of PLA

A peer-reviewed Life Cycle Impact Assessment of PLA (polylactic acid) has been published that confirms the low carbon footprint of Total Corbion’s PLA at...

Thai PLA plant officially opened

Total Corbion PLA has inaugurated the world’s second largest polylactic acid (PLA) plant in Rayong, Thailand, which increases global production capacity for the biopolymer...

Food drives demand for biodegradable films

Demand for biodegradable plastics film is expected to grow by more than 5 per cent a year to $122 million in 2023, driven by...

PLA and PHAs continue to dominate bioplastics growth

Increasing demand for sustainable products and stronger policy support for the bio-economy will see a 25 per cent market growth for bioplastics over the...

PLA joint venture starts up in Thailand

The joint venture between Total and Corbion has started up its 75,000-tonne PLA plant in Rayong, Thailand, as it seeks to capitalise on growing...

Coffee capsules come with compostability credentials

A coffee capsule that combines compostability and oxygen barrier has been launched by European food packaging producer Flo in partnership with NatureWorks. Called Gea, the...

Thai PLA plant open for customer trials

Total Corbion PLA has started up its 1,000 tonnes per year polylactic acid (PLA) pilot plant in Rayong, Thailand and now has Luminy PLA...

Commercial launch for PLA from Bonsucro certified sugarcane

Polylactic acid (PLA) resins made from Bonsucro certified sugarcane are now available for commercial order, says producer Total Corbion PLA, which has been working...

Total and Corbion form bioplastics venture

Total and Corbion are creating a joint venture to produce and market bioplastic polylactic (PLA) polymers. This will include a ‘world-class’ polymerisation plant with...

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