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China gets new Bioplastics Production facilities

Posted on : 15 May, 2017

 

China is a leading market for bioplastics. Recent expansions in bioplastics production in the country include Germany-based thyssenkrupp setting up a commercial bioplastics polylactide (PLA) production facility in Changchun, China.

 

Using thyssenkrupp’s PLAneo technology, the facility is being developed for Cofco that supplies agri-products with a wide range of foodstuffs. The  PLAneo technology will convert lactic acid into PLA – that can be transferred to large-scale plants with capacities of up to 300 tons per day.

 

The new plant will have an approximately 10,000 tons of PLA per year and is slated to be operational in Q1 of 2018.

 

Used to produce packaging materials, films and engineering plastics, PLA is produced from lactic acid – which in turn is derived from bio-based and bio-degradable resources such as sugar, starch or cellulose.

 

In another new investment in China’s bioplastics market – Compounder China XD Plastics Co. is building a 300,000 metric tons of bioplastics as well as 3-D printing materials facility in Nanchong, Sichuan province. The company has already signed the agreement for the same.

 

The project is expected to be completed in October 2018.

 

Compounder China XD Plastics Co. has plans to invest 2.2 billion yuan ($316 million) to build 50 production lines of bio-based compound materials and another 300 million yuan ($43 million) into four production lines of FDM (fused deposition modeling) filaments as well as one production line of SLS (selective laser sintering) powder.

 

The biobased compound materials will cater to food packaging, engineering, and light-weighting applications.

 

The company already has a 300,000-metric-ton compounding plant at the same site.

 

More about China’s bioplastics market will be discussed at CMT ’s 6th Biobased Chemicals and Plastics scheduled on 19-22 June in Bangkok, Thailand.

 

For more information, email Ms. Grace at grace@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9147.

 

Read more:

Germany’s thyssenkrupp to build bioplastic production facility in China

China XD to invest 2.2 billion yuan in bioplastics project

 


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