March 13, 2009

Another bioplastic facility coming soon

The first biopolymer facility of NatureWorks (a joint venture of US agribusiness Cargill and Japanese chemical firm Teijin) has not even reached its full capacity of 140,000 tons yet and the company is now assessing a second location for another manufacturing plant.

NatureWorks said they are looking for a potential new facility in Europe, Asia Pacific and the Americas, and is evaluating the availability of plant-based feedstock required for the bioplastic.

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[Photo of Cargill Blair, Nebraska facility]
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