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Companies Concerned

 

Companies Producing PHA for Bioplastics and Using PHA in applications

 

No. Name of Company & Country Production Capacity Remark
1 Berlin Packaging Corporation, Chicago
2 Biomatera, Canada Trade name “Biomatera”
3 Biomer, Germany PHB from sucrose Trade name “Biomer”
4 Bio-On 10,000 t/a Europe, ITA, Operational from 2013
5 Biotehnologische Forschungsgesellschaft mbH in Austria PHB on a technical scale from cells of Alcaligenes latus with sucrose as a carbon source.
6 BP, US
7 Green Bio/DSM, China PHB from sugar Trade name “Green Bio”
8 Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI), UK 600,000 lb per year in Billingham, UK Annual production of 11 billion lbs was predicted by late 1990s.High grade Biopol is being made for medical applications,blow-molded bottle and injection-molded caps for hair care products
9 Kaneka and P&G Chemical have teamed up Production capacity 1000 t/a in 2010 and expected to be 50,000 t/a in 2020 To commercialize a product called Nodax (also known as Nodak™, which is a specialized PHA. NODAX H, is chemically known as PHBH or poly (3-hydroyxbutyrate-co-3-hydroxyhexanoate)
10 Kaneka in Japan PHA from vegetable oil Trade name “Kaneka”
11 Meredian, US 600m lbs (272m kg) of biopolymers annually Production capacity expected to be 2,72,000 t/a in 2020
12 Metabolix (Cambridge. MA), Metabolix has a 50/50 joint venture with Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) To build a 50,000 ton/year PHA manufacturing facility slated for completion in 2008. The resin, trade-named Mlrel, can be used in film, thermoforming, injection-molding, and sheet products, and the company Is doing development work in foam, paper coating and nonwovens. Mirel can replace polypropylene (PP), polystyrene (PS), and various forms of polyethylene (PE)
13 Metabolix and BP have teamed up
14 Mitsubishi Gas Chemicals, Japan Raw material used is Methanol from Natural Gas Trade name “Biogreen”
15 P&G Chemical
16 PHB Industrial Brasil S. A. South America BRA(100 t/a)Production from cane sugar Expected to be 10,000 t/a PHB, PHBVTrade name “Biocycle”
17 SIRIM (Malaysia) The facility is situated in Shah Alam, Selangor state. The government-owned research technology company SIRIM has built a first-of-its-kind pilot plant in Malaysia to convert palm oil into versatile biodegradable plastic materials. It is a fully automated plant and produces various types of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs). Plant became operational in 2011.
18 Telles, US North America, USA, 50,000 t/a in 2010 and is expected to be 500, 000 t/a in 2020 PHB copolymers Trade name “Mirel”
19 Tepha, US Trade name “Tephaflex”, “TephElast”
20 Tianjin GreenBio Material Co. Asia, CN10,000 t/a 2009
21 Tianzhu, China Trade name “Tianzhu”
22 Tinan, China PHBV from corn sugar Production capacity 10000 in 2010 and is expected to be 50,000 in 2020 Trade name “Enmat”
23 Yikeman ShanDong 3000 t/a, Asia, CN
24 Zeneca BioProducts Biopol resin for films and coatings
25 ZheJiang Tia An 2000 t/a, Asia, CN

 

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