Media releaseApril 13, 2021
Sulzer Chemtech’s processing technologies enable effective small-scale bioplastic manufacturing
The demand for sustainable bioplastics is booming, offering unique opportunities to manufacturers entering this market. Small-scale facilities are ideal for new players in the industry as they represent low capital investments with quick returns. When a business in China wanted to develop one of the first fully integrated sugar-to-PLA (polylactic acid) plants in the country, Sulzer Chemtech delivered a customized project. This allowed the manufacturer to swiftly begin producing 30’000 tonnes of recyclable, compostable and biodegradable polylactic acid (PLA) bioplastic annually.
Head of Marketing Communications Chemtech
Sulzer Management Ltd