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Asia Pacific: Total Corbion sells certified PLA resins

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Total Corbion PLA says polylactic acid (PLA) resins from Bonsucro certified sugarcane are available for commercial order.

This allows converters and brand owners to use a certified PLA bioplastic that has been produced from sugarcane grown supporting the principles of sustainable agriculture.

Renewable feedstocks like sugarcane are used to produce lactic acid, which in turn is converted into PLA bioplastics.

These bioplastic resins can then be used for applications such as packaging, consumer goods and automotive components.

Mitr Phol, a local Thai sugar supplier, has been the first sugar producer in Thailand to achieve Bonsucro certification in July 2016.

Following this milestone, Total Corbion PLA is now Bonsucro Chain of Custody certified and will offer a range of PLA resins in accordance with the certification scheme.

These resins will be promoted within the existing, commercial Luminy PLA resin portfolio.

“A reduced carbon footprint and the multiple end-of-life solutions that PLA offers are key reasons why many brand owners convert from traditional plastics to PLA bioplastics,” says François de Bie, senior marketing director at Total Corbion PLA.

“In addition, with the Bonsucro certification, we now offer our customers the guarantee that the biomass used to produce PLA was grown supporting the principles of sustainable agriculture.”