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Bioplastics plant using Sulzer technology commences operation in Netherlands [Registered]

The first polylactic acid (PLA) plant running with innovative Sulzer technology was successfully put into service by Synbra Technology in Etten Leur, the Netherlands recently. The plant was built by Sulzer Chemtech and is based on a cost-efficient polymerization process jointly developed with Purac. The plant can produce up to 5000 tons PLA per year and Synbra plans to further expand the capacity. The construction of the plant was completed in early 2011, followed by a commissioning and testing period. The start-up has been successfully finalized and various grades of high quality PLA are being produced. The bioplastic PLA can…

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