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Commercial Debut The world’s first commercial plant based on the patented PLAneo technology of thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions AG (Essen, Germany; www.thyssenkrupp-industrial-solutions.com) recently started production in Changchun, China. Operated by the Jilin COFCO Biomaterial Corp., the new plant produces all standard polylactide (PLA) types, for the production of eco-friendly packaging, fibers, textiles and engineering plastics. PLA is a 100% bio-based and compostable plastic that can replace conventional petroleum-based polymers in many areas of application. Developed by thyssenkrupp subsidiary Uhde Inventa-Fischer, the PLAneo technology converts lactic acid into PLA in a particularly efficient and resource-friendly way (for more details, see Chem. Eng., February 2017, p. 8; www.chemengonline.com/commercial-debut-for-a-new-pla-production-process).  
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