Mitsubishi Chemical also noted that that its biodegradable polymer polybutylene succinate (PBS) project under the PTT MCC Biochem joint venture is in progress and that their 20,000 tonnes/year bio-based PBS plant being built in Thailand is expected to be completed by the first half of 2015 (as opposed to the original plan to start by 2014). a
Mitsubishi Chemical said its R&D for producing 100% PBS is in progress via its partnership with BioAmber, which supplies the biobased succinic acid, and Genomatica, which supplies the bio-based 1,4 butanediol (BDO).
Now back to our headline, Japan-based plastic producer Toyota Tsusho recently announced that it is expanding the use of its bio-based PET (polyethylene terephthalate) resins marketed under the brand GLOBIO in bottled mineral water packaging.
Toyota Tsusho said the bottled mineral water using its bio-PET will be marketed by Japan-based Suntory Beverage & Food Limited starting this month.