Futerro, is a well-established Belgian Company and was the first to work on the development of lactic acid and Poly-Lactic Acid (PLA) as early as 1992. Futerro has extensive industrial experience in lactic acid and PLA production on different substrates and is continuously upgrading its processes to produce high quality PLA with improved properties: RENEW PLA™. Futerro's first industrial plant produces a wide range of PLA for all existing applications with an annual capacity of 100 000 tons making Futerro the second largest PLA producer in the world.
In addition to this core business, Futerro also supports its customers in the development of new RENEW™ grades for specific applications to help them in their industrial, ecological, and sustainable transition and offers a unique recycling process: LOOPLA®.
By 2026, Futerro will implement in France a full integrated biorefinery covering the entire life cycle of PLA, from its production to its recycling using the chemical recycling technology LOOPLA®. This plant will be the first of this kind in EU.