ABB helps NatureWorks Biological Plastic Factory Real Plastic Profiles

Date:2022-8-08 Author:Sam

ABB has recently obtained an important contract from Natureworks to provide automated services for its new green space factories in Thailand and transform sugarcane into a clustering biochemical. SRC \u003d___ PIC.616pic.com_ys_BNEW_IMG_00_20_54_i7TC8ydzcb.jpg \u0026 Refer \u003d http ___ pic.616pic.png This plant fermented and distilled vegetable sugar (similar to brewing beer or wine), first transformed the sugar to the algorphic acid. These three independent production processes will be fully integrated in the new plant, thereby improving energy and production efficiency. In addition, the integration of the fermentation stage will ensure the supply of lactic acid. Thai factories will use sugarcane as a raw material to achieve 75,000 tons/year sustainable plastic output after full production. The project is expected to start in the second half of 2024. The scope of ABB is composed of two parts, including Feed research and detailed automation project execution, and ABB is the main automation contractor. ABB will provide hardware, software, control room design schemes, engineering, and on -site support to comprehensively develop the green space system of Natureworks. ABB’s distributed control system Ability System 800XA will maximize factory efficiency and reliability through automation. Using this technology, ABB will integrate the input of all key systems to an overview of a single user -friendly. Therefore, the operator will be able to use real -time data from all areas from the factory to improve efficiency, reduce risks and ensure production optimization. The project will apply state -based control, allowing operators to take less interaction to start the device and reduce the risk by obtaining the correct information at the right time. In addition, ABB’s automated engineering batch processing application tools will also be implemented in this project. As part of the global expansion plan of Natureworks, the factory will help meet the global demand for sustainable materials. Bioplastics account for less than 1%of all plastics produced worldwide, but the output is expected to increase by more than 260%between 2020 and 2026. Ingeo is an ecological friendly biological material that is widely used in plastic and fiber products. From composting food packaging (coffee capsules, tea bags, food containers) to 3D printing silk, diapers and even refrigerators. Compared with the traditional fossil base polymer, the manufacture of Ingeo has reduced about 80%of the greenhouse gas and 52%of the non -renewable energy sources.