Purac Planning U.S. Polymer Plant | September 20, 2010 Issue - Vol. 88 Issue 38 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 88 Issue 38 | p. 13 | Concentrates
Issue Date: September 20, 2010

Purac Planning U.S. Polymer Plant

Department: Business
Keywords: lactic acid, polylactic acid, medical polymers

Dutch lactic acid and derivatives maker Purac intends to build a $20 million plant to make resorbable lactide-based polymers for the biomedical market in the U.S. The company aims to begin construction of the plant next year. Separately, Purac and Arkema have announced a collaboration in lactide-based block copolymers. The effort will combine Arkema’s expertise in ring-opening polymerization catalysis with Purac’s L- and D-lactide monomers.

 
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