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Total Corbion PLA appoints Kumru Kimya as non-exclusive agent for Turkey

25 Nov 2019


Total Corbion PLA, Total Corbion PLA, a global technology leader in Poly Lactic Acid (PLA), has appointed Kumru Kimya, a polymer trading company, as a non-exclusive agent in Turkey for its Luminy® PLA portfolio. This collaboration allows the Turkish market to have an even better access to the benefits of PLA bioplastics.

Kumru Kimya is a biopolymer trading partner in the Turkish market, and for almost a decade has been servicing
companies that are interested in sustainable polymer solutions. “Total Corbion PLA’s product portfolio will be an
important asset in our overall product offering, especially during this era in which the circular economy becomes the ultimate path forward in the plastic industry” said Mert Kumru, General Manager at Kumru Kimya, “the quality and versatility of the Luminy® PLA portfolio will help us to unlock various new products and applications where biobased and/or compostable solutions are required.”

“We are delighted that Kumru Kimya will be our representative in Turkey” says Hugo Vuurens, Senior Business
Director EMEA at Total Corbion PLA, “Turkey is an important manufacturing base for many plastics products
with over 7.000 known converters and much innovation is taking place there. Our cooperation with Kumru Kimya
will significantly contribute to understanding and meeting the fast rising demand for biopolymers in Turkey. Luminy® PLA will also contribute to reducing end-of-life concerns.”

From left to right: Hugo Vuurens (Total Corbion PLA), Cem Kumru (Kumru Kimya), Stéphane Dion (Total Corbion PLA) and Mert Kumru (Kumru Kimya).