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Luminy® PLA and Innovative Bottles lead the way towards sustainable healthcare solutions

9 May 2024

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ORLANDO, USA, 9th May 2024 – Leveraging Luminy® PLA's sustainable properties, Innovative Bottles has pioneered a range of eco-friendly vials and medical devices that offer both environmental benefits and top performance. These innovative biobased healthcare applications are aimed at reducing waste in the disposable medical industry.

Innovative Bottles is revolutionizing the healthcare sector by utilizing Luminy® PLA in the production of FDA-approved products, which boast a 42% reduction in production energy compared to their fossil-based counterparts. By reimagining plastic with renewable solutions, Innovative Bottles is committed to reducing waste and restoring the environment.

The U.S. healthcare sector alone generates a staggering 5.9 million tons of waste annually, with over half originating from single-use plastics. Through collaboration and innovation, Luminy® PLA and Innovative Bottles are working together to make essential medical products more sustainable, addressing the pressing need for environmental stewardship in healthcare.

Luminy® PLA offers sustainability and top performance, with features including:

  • Favorable End-of-Life Options: Luminy® PLA products are reusable, industrially compostable, and recyclable, providing environmentally friendly disposal alternatives.
  • Meets Safety and Durability Performance Requirements: Luminy® PLA meets the stringent safety and durability performance requirements of the medical industry, ensuring reliable performance in critical applications.
  • Comparable Mechanical and Physical Performance: Luminy® PLA offers mechanical and physical performance comparable to traditional plastics such as PS/PET/PP/PE, guaranteeing quality and reliability.
  • Sterilization Compatibility: Luminy® PLA products can be sterilized using methods such as E-beam sterilization, ensuring compliance with medical industry standards.

"By combining innovative technology with renewable materials, we are addressing the urgent need for sustainability in the healthcare sector and paving the way for a greener future." said Joseph Salerno, CEO of Innovative Bottles, Inc.

Together, Luminy® PLA and Innovative Bottles are leading the charge towards a more sustainable healthcare industry, demonstrating that environmental responsibility and top performance can go hand in hand.

 

Innovative Bottles specializes in producing eco-friendly packaging solutions with a focus on sustainable, plant-based materials which are industrially compostable and lead to zero waste. Our expertise lies in creating products that reduce environmental impact, such as the ECO Vial™ made from patented bio-resin.

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For more information please contact:

Rui Veras

Marketing Communications Manager

M +31 629 055 522

E rui.veras@totalenergies-corbion.com

 

About TotalEnergies Corbion  

TotalEnergies Corbion is a global leader in driving sustainable innovation with Poly Lactic Acid (PLA), reducing carbon footprint while fostering circularity. The biobased nature and composability of our PLA mean that it has a lower carbon footprint while also contributing to the circular economy through mechanical and chemical recycling. Headquartered in the Netherlands, the 50/50 joint venture between TotalEnergies and Corbion operates a cutting-edge PLA facility in Rayong, Thailand. Through the application of PLA across various sectors and collaboration throughout the value chain, TotalEnergies Corbion drives widespread adoption of bioplastics, envisioning a future where it revolutionises industries and nurtures a healthier planet.​ Website: https://www.totalenergies-corbion.com/  

 

About TotalEnergies

TotalEnergies is a global multi-energy company that produces and markets energies on a global scale: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity. Our 105,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, cleaner, more reliable and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, TotalEnergies puts sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people. 

About Corbion

Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid and its derivatives, and a leading supplier of emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins, and algae ingredients. We use our unique expertise in fermentation and other processes to deliver sustainable solutions for the preservation of food and food production, health, and our planet. For over 100 years, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to safety, quality, innovation and performance. Drawing on our deep application and product knowledge, we work side-by-side with customers to make our cutting-edge technologies work for them. Our solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics.

TotalEnergies Corbion

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