CHINAPLAS ’13: SK Global Chemical to decide PLA output level in June

21 May 2013 05:41  [Source: ICIS news]

GUANGZHOU (ICIS)--South Korea’s SK Global Chemical plans to decide in June whether it should scale up production at its pilot polylactic acid (PLA) resin plant in Suwon to 5,000-10,000 tonnes/year, a company source said on Tuesday.

The pilot PLA plant currently produces around 500 tonnes/year of material, the source said on the sidelines of Chinaplas, a plastics raw material and machinery exhibition in Asia.

According to the source, SK Global Chemical’s PLA is made from sugar that is free of GMO (genetically modified organism), making it easy to process.

Hence, the company's PLA resin can shorten the processing time by up to 50% in some applications, compared with other products currently available in the market, he said.

Chinaplas runs on 20-23 May.

Author: Bee Lin Chow

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