Thai plastic packager Multibax Public Co. Ltd. is more than doubling capacity for its new line of biodegradable bags, based largely on strong European demand for such lower-carbon-footprint packaging.
Multibax plans this year to add a second extrusion line for bioplastics products, with an annual nameplate capacity of 8 million pounds, and expand capacity in its more traditional business of polyethylene bags, said Pisuth Lertvilai, deputy managing director of the Bangkok-based company.
Its current nameplate capacity for bioplastic bags is about 4.4 million pounds a year, he said.
Tags: End Markets, Materials, Regions, Africa, Consumer Products, Packaging, Sustainability, Polyethylene
Source: Plasticsnews, 2013-01-30.