Pyramid bioplastics, a partnership of Pyramid Technologies of Switzerland and german bioplastics of Germany, is establishing a production facility for the biopolymer PLA in Guben, a city on the German-Polish border in eastern Brandenburg. Based on the technology of Uhde Inventa-Fischer, an initial capacity of 60.000 tons per year will be realised.
According to CEO Bernd Merzenich, pyramid bioplastics will produce PLA from non-GMO feedstocks. A first production unit, for which the plant engineering is in progress, will commence operations in the second half of 2009.
In cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute of Applied Polymer Research, pyramid bioplastics will also undertake significant activities in biopolymer research & development.
Pyramid bioplastics Guben GmbH, press release, 2008-09-06.