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Synbra Technology bv

Zeedijk 25
4871 NM Etten-Leur
The Netherlands

Description :
The Synbra Group has a leading position in Europe regarding expandable polystyrene (EPS) for Sustainable Insulation Systems and Industrial Products & Solutions.
Synbra Technology bv, based in Etten-Leur, the Netherlands, is the in-house polymerization, R&D facility ‘Technology & Innovation’ and centre of excellence in materials and product development of the Synbra Group. A recent example of its innovations is BioFoam®, a biobased and biodegradable alternative for EPS.

Within this framework the first lactide polymerization plant, using recently developed polymerization technology from Purac and Sulzer Chemtech has been built in Etten-Leur. This plant is now producing Synterra PLA which is used for BioFoam®. BioFoam® will be positioned complementary to the wide range of EPS products offered today. The new plant has a capacity of 5,000 ton/year, which is big enough to explore other application areas as well. Due to access to unique monomers the properties of Synterra PLA go beyond the current state of the art. With this move the Synbra Group intends to take a leading position in Europe as supplier of sustainable and biologically degradable polymers from renewable resources.

Frost & Sullivan, has awarded the polymerization process with the innovation of the year award of 2008 and in 2009 it won the Dutch Rubber and Plastics Federation’s gold sustainability medal for the most innovative project in the Dutch plastics industry. In 2010 Synbra Technology bv has been earmarked as the most innovative company in the SME Innovation Top 100 in the Netherlands and in 2011 BioFoam® was winner of the “Nederlandse Bouwprijs” at the International Building and Construction Fair in Utrecht. The latest award is the Accenture Blue Tulip Award for C2C high heat injection mold Synterra PLA.

Business sector
Industrial, Packaging, Construction, Insulation

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Last update 19/09/2014
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1 product proposed by this supplier
  • BioFoam®

    BioFoam® is a bio-based PLA Foam (E-PLA) produced from Lactic Acid through purified Lactides in polymerisation. It has comparable physical & mechanical properties to EPS.

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