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TotalEnergies Corbion and BGF Make Their Long-Term Collaboration Official

Press release from the issuing company

Thomas Philipon and Mr. Hong showcasing the Luminy PLA based noodle cups at K show 2023.

GORINCHEM, The Netherlands– Be Good Friends (BGF) and TotalEnergies Corbion, have entered a long-term collaborative arrangement for application development and the supply of Luminy® PLA. Both leading bioplastic companies are focused on the development and production of biodegradable materials and products.

BGF recently launched for the Korean market a single use, noodle cup which is aesthetically very pleasing and 100% biobased and compostable. The lightweight, foamed noodle cup minimizes the use of materials and is being produced using high heat Luminy® PLA as a base resin. The development of the cup has been the result of joint development efforts between the 2 companies, and more developments are set to follow in the future.

Mr. Hong, Chief Executive Officer of BGF, said “Bringing more environmentally friendly products to the Korean market remains a key focus of our business, PLA is a part of some compounds that we formulate to meet specific customers’ functionality needs for different applications. The collaboration with TotalEnergies Corbion is supporting our long-term growth strategy.”

Thomas Philipon, Chief Executive Officer of TotalEnergies Corbion, said, "We are delighted to have signed this long-term collaboration agreement with BGF. The biopolymers market is experiencing strong growth and customers are requesting innovative solutions tailor-made to their market needs. Collaboration through the value chain is the only efficient way to bring circular solutions to the customers."

For more information, please visit www.bgf.co.kr and www.totalenergies-corbion.com


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