Total Corbion PLA
is exhibiting at the CHINAPLAS trade fair in Shenzhen, China. On display is several partner applications based on Luminy®
PLA (Poly Lactic Acid) resins from Total Corbion PLA.
The Luminy® PLA portfolio includes both high heat and standard PLA grades and is used in a wide range of markets from packaging to durable consumer goods and electronics. PLA is a biobased and biodegradable polymer made from annually renewable resources, offering a reduced carbon footprint versus many traditional plastics.
Luminy® PLA-based Applications on Display
On the booth, Total Corbion PLA is displaying a variety of bioplastic applications made from Luminy® PLA, including water bottles from Sansu: A bottle designed and developed with end-of-life in mind – launched with a take-back scheme and currently undergoing trials to be chemically recycled at the Total Corbion PLA production facility.
Total Corbion PLA intends to launch Luminy® PLA made from post-consumer and post-industrial PLA recycle shortly.
Other applications on display include foamed single-use tableware from HI-TECH Ningbo and Bio-plus, nonwoven napkins from Shanghai Different Chemical Fiber, 3D printing filament by Northbridge, PLA-coated paper cups from Poshine and Shanghai Xin Xing, PLA straws from TOP GREEN WORLD BIOTECHNOLOGY, PLA film from Gaozheng, a computer mouse by Nager-IT, durable food storage containers by Huateng and single-use cups by Shenglin.
Ryan Wang, general manager China at Total Corbion PLA, is present to meet and greet interested parties and together with his team looks forward to explaining the advantages of PLA, “The demand for Luminy® PLA in China is very strong. Chinese consumers are motivated to contribute towards a more sustainable, circular society and Luminy® PLA, offering a reduced carbon footprint and compostability plays an important role in achieving these goals
Total Corbion PLA has a 75,000 tons per annum PLA production plant in Thailand, and has also announced the intention to build a second plant in Grandpuits, France.