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Succinity produces first commercial quantities of biobased succinic acid


Succinity GmbH has announced the start-up of its first commercial production facility. The plant, located at the Corbion Purac site in Montmeló, Spain, has an annual capacity of 10,000 metric tons and is producing commercial quantities of biobased succinic acid for the global market. In addition ...


BASF and CSM establish 50-50 joint venture for biobased succinic acid

Plans for industrial scale succinic acid production


BASF and Purac, a subsidiary of CSM, are establishing a joint venture for the production and sale of biobased succinic acid. The company will be named Succinity GmbH and will be operational in 2013. The establishment of Succinity GmbH is subject to filing with the relevant competition ...


Successful start-up of Purac's 75,000 ton lactide plant in Thailand


Purac has successfully completed the construction of its new 75,000 metric ton/year Lactide plant in Thailand. The construction of this EUR 45 million state-of-the-art plant started in March 2010 and has recently been finalized. At the moment the plant is being commissioned and the first test ...


BASF and CSM explore a bio-based succinic acid joint venture

The two companies will intensify their collaboration with the aim to become the leading supplier in the succinic acid market


BASF SE and Purac, a subsidiary of CSM nv, announced the start of negotiations to form a joint venture for the production of bio-based succinic acid. The companies have been conducting research under a joint development agreement on bio-based succinic acid since 2009. The complementary strengths ...


CSM and Indorama Ventures in Alliance Discussion for PLA


CSM's subsidiary Purac and Indorama Ventures PLC (IVL) are in discussions to set up a Polylactic acid (PLA) manufacturing facility in Thailand, with an initial capacity of 10,000 tons per annum being raised to 100,000 tons per annum after developing application specific grades. This product ...


Purac to build new plant for biomedical resorbable polymers in the USA


Purac announces the investment in a new manufacturing facility for its biomedical polymers. The plant is meant to support the growing resorbable polymers business of Purac Biomaterials. Purac currently operates a plant for biomedical polymers in The Netherlands. This second facility will be built ...


Purac and Arkema sign an agreement for joint development of Lactides based block-copolymers


Purac and Arkema announce their collaboration in functional Lactide-based block copolymers. These block copolymers will enhance the thermo-mechanical and physical properties of many biobased polymers like Poly Lactic Acid (PLA), resulting in a wider range of applications opportunities. These ...


Purac starts construction Lactide plant in Thailand


CSM and its subsidiary Purac announced the official start of construction for its new Lactide plant in Thailand. The groundbreaking ceremony was held at the existing Purac site in Rayong, Thailand. The plant will produce monomers for bioplastics. The investment is driven by CSM’s commitment to ...


Purac joins BE-Basic consortium for bio-based economy


Purac, a CSM company, signed a research contract to participate in the research program of BE-Basic; a consortium of international knowledge institutes, the Dutch government, global industry and financial partners. The research program aims at developing an economy based on renewable resources. ...


CSM to build lactide plant in Thailand


CSM announced that its subsidiary Purac will start with the construction of a Lactide plant in Thailand to produce components for bioplastics. This investment is driven by CSM’s commitment to play a leading role in the development of the market for lactic acid based bioplastics (PLA). This market ...


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