11/16/2016 - Press release

Total and Corbion form a Joint Venture in bioplastics

Extract from the press release.

Paris, Amsterdam - Total and Corbion are joining forces to develop bioplastics by creating a 50/50 joint venture to produce and market polylactic (PLA) polymers. The two partners plan to build a world-class PLA polymerization plant with a capacity of 75,000 tons per year at Corbion's site in Thailand that already has a lactide (PLA monomer) production unit that will become part of the joint venture. Corbion will supply the lactic acid necessary for the production of the PLA and the lactide.

The new company will be based in the Netherlands and will launch operations in the 1st quarter of 2017, subject to regulatory approvals. 

Learn more by accessing the press release on total.com.