The first PLA plant running with innovative Sulzer technology was succefully put into service by Synbra Technology in the Netherlands. Sulzer will invest in a 1,000 ton per year PLA plant for customer tests, which will be operational at the beginning of 2012.
The plant is based on a cost-efficient polymerization technology for PLA jointly developed by Sulzer Chemtech and Purac.
Tags: Synterra® PLA, Sulzer-Purac technology, PLA heat resistance
Source: Bioplastic innovations, 2012-03-20.