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.