Melbourne manufacturer set to increase bioplastic output

Bioplastic manufacturer, Plantic Technologies have increased their facilities enabling an increase of 400 per cent in output from their Altona site.
Federal Minister for Industry and Innovation, Greg Combet, opened Plantic Technologies’ expanded site recently and congratulated the company on the extensive upgrades aimed improving efficiency and productivity.

“Plantic ticks many of the boxes for the future of clever manufacturing in Australia and demonstrates how collaboration between research and industry can pay off,” Mr Combet said.
“They have taken Australian research from the Cooperative Research Centre for International Food Manufacture and Packaging Science and used it to develop commercially attractive packaging products, create local jobs and export internationally.”
Plantic Technologies has produced plastics from organic materials since the early 2000s. Their biodegradable products are derived from corn.
“Bioplastic uses half the energy of normal plastic production, drastically cutting the carbon pollution associated with plastic production. Other manufacturers can access financial assistance under the Gillard Government’s Clean Energy Future package to follow in Plantic’s footsteps,” Mr Combet said.

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