January 3, 2011

Weekly News Roundup

I hope everybody had a great holiday off and wishing all a successful 2011 ahead!

As expected, news were thin for the last week of the year. The green blogger managed to scrap some interesting news and currently trying to rack her brains for some brilliant 2011 industry insights all the while trying to meet deadline for two articles. It's juggling time!

Thai bioplastic venture
Bangkok Post reported Thailand's Science and Technology Ministry plans to form a one-billion-baht ($32.2m) joint venture with PTT Chemical Plc (PTTCH), Siam Cement Group (SCG) and Mitr Phol Group to build the country's first polylactic acid pilot plant to supply materials to make biodegradable plastic. The PLA plant is expected to have annual production of 10,000 tonnes.

Biodegradable plastic use ramps up
Casey Container plans to increase production capacity of its biodegradable plastic preforms and bottling products, which uses the biodegradable plastic additive EcoPure supplied by Bio-Tec Environmental. Casey Container received purchase orders from three bottled water companies, one international and two domestic, with combined orders of nearly 40m preforms over the first 12 months once production commences in early 2011.

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