Lactips inaugurates the first factory for the production of casein-based biopolymers

The French company Lactips has inaugurated at Saint-Paul-en-Jarez, French Commune located in the Loire department of the Auvergne-Rhône Alpes Region, the first factory for the production on commercial scale of its water-soluble and biodegradable bio-polymer obtained from milk proteins (casein), as an alternative to polyvinyl alcohol (PVA).

The new factory takes up 4,200 square metres, including manufacturing, research and administrative offices, and boasts a production of 1,500 yearly tons of bioplastic, with the target of progressively enlarging it up to reaching 10,000 t/y, distributed on six manufacturing lines. The main applications concern packaging and disposable items.

The roadmap for the company’s future growth provides for becoming a world benchmark in the formulation of natural biodegradable polymers, free from microplastics, actively contributing in the reduction of wastes and of the pollution from fossil-origin plastics.