Tag Archives: PLA

ThyssenKrupp Will Build Its First Commercial PLA Plant

Cofco, a state-owned food processing company, is building a plant in Changchun, China to produce 10,000 metric tons per year of polylactic acid (PLA), arguably the most important [..]

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Corbion Proceeds With PLA Plant

Despite significant headwinds from low oil prices, Corbion says that it is on track to construct a 75,000 metric tons per year polylactic acid (PLA) plant in Thailand [..]

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PLA Creates Sacrificial Composite Channels, Mimicking Nature

Bioplastic polylactic acid (PLA) will play an interesting role in creating sacrificial channels for super lightweight reusable, 3D-printed Tinkertoy-type parts for use in space structures. Christopher Hansen, an [..]

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Tiko Is The New Big Thing in 3D Printing

The promise of additive manufacturing is attracting plenty of creative, and very interesting, engineering. On one end, injection molding machinery manufacturers such as Arburg and Sandretto are creating [..]

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Foster Expands API, Implant Polymer Manufacturing Footprint

Foster Corp., a medical polymer compounder that dared to go where chemical giants like DuPont wouldn’t, is building a new plant to support increased demand for manufacturing drug [..]

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Irish Startup Tackles Quality Problems With 3D Filaments

One of the banes of the burgeoning 3D printer movement is poor quality filament. The higher the quality of the printer monofilament in terms of roundness, diameter, and [..]

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High-Heat Molding Applications for Bioplastics Advance

A Japanese company announced an important new application for a proprietary bioplastic in the healthcare field. Boston Club Co. (Fukui, Japan), is now using Biofront, a heat-resistant bioplastic [..]

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PTT Chemical Emerges As Major Global Bioplastics Force

PTT Chemical of Thailand is quietly emerging as a powerhouse in bioplastics. In an effort to develop production in Thailand, PTT has made major investments in two of [..]

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