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Purac Planning U.S. Polymer Plant

by Alexander H. Tullo
September 20, 2010 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 88, ISSUE 38

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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