Plantic to add production in the U.S.Plantic to add production in the U.S.
Bioresin supplier Plantic (Melbourne, Australia) will expand global production of its high-amylose corn starch based polymer by partnering with National Starch on a new U.S. manufacturing facility. Plantic’s resins and sheets are derived from a specialized hybrid corn, which results in biodegradable and compostable products.
December 21, 2009
on a new U.S. manufacturing facility. Plantic’s resins and sheets are derived from a specialized hybrid corn, which results in biodegradable and compostable products. Brendan Morris, Plantic CEO, said the company will relocate one of its existing manufacturing lines from Australia to Indianapolis with production beginning in the fourth quarter of 2010. The line has a nameplate capacity of 10,000 tonnes/yr, according to Morris. It will create the new site in collaboration with National Starch that will shorten the supply chain by more closely integrating National Starch’s raw materials with Plantic’s manufacturing. The companies believe that in addition to cost reductions, the move will mean closer collaboration between R&D and manufacturing. National Starch is Plantic’s main supplier of specialty modified starches.
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