July 12, 2011

NatureWorks markets new lactides

US polylactic acid (PLA) plastic producer NatureWorks will soon offer high-purity, polymer grade Ingeo meso-lactide under the brand Ingeo M700 lactide in commercial quantities (about thousands of tons) to be available in 2013.

Samples will be available in 2012, said NatureWorks. The lactide can be used as an intermediate for copolymers, amorphous oligomers and polymers, grafted substrates, resin additives/modifies, adhesives, coatings, elastomers, surfactants, thermosets, and solvents (whew! I didn't know you can do a lot of stuff with lactides...)

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