February 26, 2012

Roquette starts bioplastic plant

Here's a short post as I give myself a break from studying for Wednesday's exam. France-based Roquette announced last week that it started its 25,000 tonnes/year starch-based thermoplastics production facility at its Lestrem site.

The resins, which is being marketed under the trade name Gaialene, are produced by grafting polyolefins onto modified starches.

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