04.04.18 | Plastic Suppliers, Inc. announced today new financing facilities of $35 million including funding for capital expansion of $23 million to increase capacity in 2018 and 2019 in response to growing demand for its EarthFirst® sustainable packaging and label film businesses. Funding for the expansion comes from two facilities: an $8 million facility to expand and add manufacturing to its Ghent, Belgium site and a $27 Million facility to fund growth and add additional production capacity to its Columbus, Ohio manufacturing facilities.
01.02.18 | Columbus, OH – Plastic Suppliers, Inc. (PSI) is proceeding with plans to optimize its operational footprint. By the end of January 2018, the Dallas, TX and Fullerton, CA locations will be closed and operations will be centralized at PSI’s Columbus, OH headquarter location. Columbus will continue to service a wide variety of specialty packaging and industrial films for PSI’s North American customer base including manufactured, converted and distributed product lines.
November 16, 2016
Oil and gas company Total SA and lactic acid specialist Corbion NV are joining forces to develop bioplastics by creating a 50/50 joint venture to produce and market polylactic acid (PLA) polymers.
The two partners plan to build a PLA polymerization plant with a capacity of 75,000 metric tons per year at Corbion's site in Thailand that already has a lactide (PLA monomer) production unit set to become part of the joint venture.
01.10.17 | Thyssenkrupp to build PLA plant in China
By: Plastics News Europe
January 9, 2017
Thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG has developed its own manufacturing process for the bioplastic polylactid acid (PLA) and is now building the first commercial plant to produce its patented PLAneo technology in Changchun, China.
In a statement on 14 December, the German industrial systems supplier said its customer was COFCO Corp., a supplier of agri-products offering a range of foodstuffs and services.
01.04.17 | The results of European Bioplastics’ annual market data update, presented today at the 11th European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin, confirm a stable growth of the global bioplastics industry. “The market is predicted to grow by 50 percent over the coming years despite the low oil price,” says François de Bie, Chairman of European Bioplastics.
12.16.16 | Paris/Amsterdam, November 16, 2016 - Total and Corbion are joining forces to develop bioplastics by creating a 50/50 joint venture to produce and market polylactic (PLA) polymers. The two partners plan to build a world-class PLA polymerization plant with a capacity of 75,000 tons per year at Corbion's site in Thailand that already has a lactide (PLA monomer) production unit that will become part of the joint venture. Corbion will supply the lactic acid necessary for the production of the PLA and the lactide.
11.03.16 | This brief article outlines the State of California's reasons for pursuing litigation against plastic bottle makers that are labeling their products in a misleading fashion. Make sure your environmental claims are not misleading by utilizing EarthFirst PLA Film! Plastic Water Bottle Companies Over Misleading Claims of Biodegradability.