Coca-Cola and India's JBF plan large bio-glycol unit in Brazil

27 September 2012 17:17  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Coca-Cola and India’s polyester firm JBF Industries are planning a 500,000 tonne/year bio-glycol facility in Brazil, the US-based soft drinks major said on Thursday.

The plant at Araraquara in Brazil’s Sao Paulo state, will use sugarcane and sugarcane processing wastes to produce bio-glycol, which is an ingredient for Coca-Cola’s PlantBottle packaging materials, it said.

The plant, to be built by JBF, would be the world’s largest bio-glycol facility, Coca-Cola added.

Construction is expected to begin at the end of 2012, lasting about two years. Financial details were not disclosed.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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