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Total Corbion joins fight against coronavirus

Source:Plastics News Asia

Date Published:4/2/2020 09:04:53 PM

Total Corbion's Luminy® PLA resins for the production of 3D printed medical devices and protective equipment   
The dramatic spread of the coronavirus has disrupted lives, communities and businesses worldwide. Total Corbion PLA is joining the fight against the coronavirus by donating Luminy® PLA resins for the production of 3D printed medical devices and protective equipment. 
 
Total Corbion PLA
 
Smart Materials 3D in Spain launched the initiative and they will receive the PLA resin to produce PLA filaments. In co-creation with companies like Fixit, 3D Printers, IMBIC and Clone Wars VLL the PLA filaments will be used to make medical masks and protective equipment using 3D printing technology. All these companies contribute to this initiative on voluntary basis. The 5 Ton of Luminy® PLA resins that Total Corbion has donated will allow the production of over 125.000 masks. With the help of a distributed network of agents for 3D printing the masks will be available within weeks to health centers and hospitals all across Spain.
 
Total Corbion PLA is a global technology leader in Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) and lactide monomers. PLA is a biobased and biodegradable polymer made from annually renewable resources, offering a reduced carbon footprint versus many traditional plastics. The Luminy® PLA portfolio, which includes both high heat and standard PLA grades, is an innovative material that is used in a wide range of markets from packaging to consumer goods, fibers and automotive. Total Corbion PLA, headquartered in the Netherlands, operates a 75,000 tons per year PLA production facility in Rayong, Thailand. The company is a 50/50 joint venture between Total and Corbion.
 
Total Corbion
   
For more information about Smart Materials 3D and the initiative Smart Materials has launched, visit the COVID-19 dedicated section on www.smartmaterials3d.com or read the article on https://www.smartmaterials3d.com/en/c/smart-materials-total-corbion-proj.... For more information, please contact: francois.debie@total-corbion.com or esther.marechal@total-corbion.com
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