24 Oktober 2012

Avitez spouts first PLA bottle factory in Asean

Thai company estimates output to reach 300,000 bottles after six months

Thailand will be the site of Asean’s first factory to make water bottles solely using bioplastics, which will be exported across the continent to tap growing demand for environmentally friendly products. The Bangkok-based Avitez Ltd has already manufactured the bottles in China using biopolylactic acid (PLA) derived from 100% corn. The bioplastic is made with technology and materials imported from the US.

Avitez was founded late last year by three partners including the Irish national Emer Gannon, now the company’s sales and marketing director.

… Full text: www.bangkokpost.com/business/economics/318018/avitez-spouts-first-pla-bottle-factory-in-asean

Tags: mineral water, Joint Venture, PLA plant, cassava-based PLA resins, green economy, niche, Plant-based bottles, hotels, recycling plant

Source: Bangkokpost, 2012-10-24.

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