For the plastics industry, Corbion Purac offers lactides and PLA resins for general purpose and high performance bioplastics. Additionally, Corbion is developing biobased FDCA for high performance PEF (Polyethylene Furanoate) resin. PEF can, for example, be used for bottle and film applications due to its excellent barrier properties. Furthermore, through our Succinity joint venture with BASF, we are producing and selling biobased succinic acid for PBS.

PLA (Poly Lactic Acid)

Make the switch to bioplastics with Corbion Purac. Make the switch to PLA based on our high quality, biobased lactides. 

PLA is a biobased plastic with a low carbon footprint currently used in packaging and food serviceware, and is increasingly becoming the material of choice for more demanding applications in automotive, electronics and textiles.

Now, thanks to our latest developments in lactide technology, PLA based on our high quality lactides delivers even better heat resistance. High heat PLA is proven to withstand temperatures of 100 - 140°C. This allows manufacturers and brandowners to use biobased PLA as a replacement for polystyrene (PS), polypropylene (PP) and acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) in more demanding applications.

PLA: Getting up to speed

Corbion Purac is the global leader in lactic acid production and fermentation technology. We convert our lactic acid into lactide monomers which are then polymerized into PLA thermoplastic resin. The PLA resin is supplied to compounders and converters who produce everything from packaging products to automotive components.

With global production of bioplastics forecast to quadruple by 2017, it represents a major opportunity for converters and brandowners alike to meet the evolving requirements of consumers around the world for more sustainable products.

At Corbion Purac, we can help you get there faster - thanks to 85 years of fermentation expertise; a global manufacturing footprint and associated partner network; and all supported by an outstanding in-house team of experts who will work with you to develop your PLA applications.

Global production of bioplastics is forecast to quadruple by 2017


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