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Polylactic Acid
Polylactic Acid
PLA
Polylactide
Polylactic Acid (a.k.a. PLA, Polylactide) is a thermoplastic aliphatic polyester. It is different than most thermoplastic in that it is a bioplastic, which means it is derived from a number of renewed biomass like starch and sugar cane via bacterial lactic fermentation. It is semi crystalline or amorphous, rigid, resilient and ultraviolet light resistant material, with similar characteristics to common petrochemical industry plastics such as polyethylene, polypropylene and polystyrene. Polylactic acid is used in plastic films, bottles and biodegradable medical devices. It figures among the most consumed bioplastics worldwide.

Polylactic Acid Production Cost Reports - 2019/20

Capital Investment & Operating Cost of Polylactic Acid Plants

Polylactic Acid (a.k.a. PLA, Polylactide) is a thermoplastic aliphatic polyester. It is different than most thermoplastic in that it is a bioplastic, which means it is derived from a number of renewed biomass like starch and sugar cane via bacterial lactic fermentation. It is semi crystalline or amorphous, rigid, resilient and ultraviolet light resistant material, with similar characteristics to common petrochemical industry plastics such as polyethylene, polypropylene and polystyrene. Polylactic acid is used in plastic films, bottles and biodegradable medical devices. It figures among the most consumed bioplastics worldwide.

Intratec offers professional, easy-to-understand reports examining Polylactic Acid production. Each study describes an industrial plant, including main process units and site infrastructure, and presents an independent analysis of capital and operating costs. All reports are based on the most recent economic data available (2019/20).

Polylactic Acid Production - Cost Analysis | PLA E11A

This report presents the economics of Polylactic Acid (PLA) production from lactic acid using a melt process similar to the one proposed by NatureWorks. The economic analysis presented is based on a plant constructed in the USA.

Analysis Basis: United States   |   2019 Q1   |   97 pages   From $799

Polylactic Acid Production from Glucose - Cost Analysis | PLA E21A

This study approaches the economics of Polylactic Acid production from glucose syrup in the United States. First lactic acid is produced from glucose syrup using a fermentation process, in a process similar to Cargill process. Then lactic acid is polymerized into poly(lactic acid) using a melt-phase polymerization process similar to the one proposed by NatureWorks.

Analysis Basis: United States   |   2019 Q1   |   101 pages   From $1,199

Polylactic Acid Production from Raw Sugar - Cost Analysis | PLA E31B

This study approaches the economics of Polylactic Acid production from raw sugar in Germany. First lactic acid is produced from raw sugar using a fermentation process, in a process similar to Cargill process. Then lactic acid is polymerized into poly(lactic acid) using a melt-phase polymerization process similar to the one proposed by NatureWorks.

Analysis Basis: Germany   |   2019 Q1   |   104 pages   From $1,199

Polylactic Acid Production from Corn - Cost Analysis | PLA E41A

This study approaches the economics of Polylactic Acid production from corn in the United States. Corn is first converted into Dextrose via wet milling and hydrolysis. Then, dextrose is fermented into lactic acid in a process similar to Cargill process. Finally, lactic acid is polymerized into poly(lactic acid) using a melt-phase polymerization process similar to the one proposed by NatureWorks. Residues formed during dextrose production are sold as by-product.

Analysis Basis: United States   |   2019 Q1   |   107 pages   From $1,499

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