John Crane Secures Partnership with NatureWorks in Development of New Biopolymer Manufacturing Facility

Match 7, 2022 | 3 minute read


John Crane is pleased to announce a new partnership with NatureWorks―one of the largest global producers of biopolymers―in their development of a new biopolymer manufacturing facility in Thailand.

The new facility will increase NatureWorks' production capacity of lactic acid, lactides and advanced Ingeo polylactic acid (PLA) biopolymers, which produce less greenhouse gas and use less non-renewable energy in manufacturing than traditional petroleum-based plastics. John Crane will provide a polymer melt filtration system to remove contaminants, ensure continuous operation of the PLA production process and comply with the required NatureWorks quality standard.

"We are proud to team up with NatureWorks in this exciting project and are looking forward to our optimized system installation for a biopolymer facility," said Dr. Thomas Grimm-Bosbach, John Crane Product Line Director, Filtration. "This project underscores John Crane's commitment to environmental sustainability by supporting the process industry in creating sustainable products, reducing the consumption of natural resources and the release of greenhouse gases."

Read our press release to learn more.

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