Chemical Industry

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Scientists design technology to make PLA production process simpler

By Jenny Eagle

Polylactic acid (PLA) is already a part of our everyday lives in biodegradable drinking cups and vegetable wrapping foil but it is not yet considered a full alternative to traditional petroleum-based plastics, because it costs so much to produce.

PLA market to reach $5.2bn by 2020

PLA in food packaging is a ‘big challenge’

By Jenny Eagle

The global Polylactic Acid (PLA) market is expected to reach $5.2bn by 2020, according to Allied Market Research (AMR), but the material still faces stiff competition from other products on the market such as PET and PVC and PE.


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