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Lactide (PLA monomer)

Corbion Purac

Description :
Corbion Purac is active in a variety of markets, with a focus on natural food ingredients and biobased chemicals including Lactide monomers for Poly Lactic Acid (PLA).

L-Lactide and D-Lactide monomers for PLA PURALACT L® and PURALACT D® are Corbion Purac’s monomers for the bioplastics industry. Lactides are dimers of Lactic Acid and so called building blocks for polymers and the production of other chemicals.

There are two types of Lactides available: D-Lactide and L-Lactide. Corbion Purac’s Lactides are characterized by its high purity which is a great technological and economic advantage during further processing into lactic acid based bioplastics.

Product family :
Intermediate products > Chemical intermediates

Sectors/Markets :

Bio-based content
Beet sugar, Cane sugar, Tapioca starch, Corn starch

Environmental gain
Corbion Purac removes constraints for new PLA producers and markets.
Sustainability; as Purac’s technology is energy efficient, allows for high carbohydrate conversion and uses non-GMO carbohydrates as the raw material.

Geographical target markets, Manufacturing place, Place of supply in plant biomass
Last update 11/09/2014
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