Corn-based plastic plant in Brazil
LIMAGRAIN Céréales Ingrédients of France is building a 8,000 tonne/year-facility for biolice bioplastic granules in Brazil. Biolice is a material that uses maize cereal flour as feedstock and is biodegradable and compostable.
Ennezat-based LCI, which is a division of grains company Groupe Limagrain, will start up the facility in the third quarter of 2013 with an annual production capacity of 8,000 tonnes of biolice.
LCI said it aims to grow its bioplastics business around the world, with India and China also named as target markets.