Global consumption of biodegradable materials has been on the rise and in Asia, the use of bio-based and biodegradable materials as an alternative has seen tremendous growth. The 2017 Asia Plastics Processing Technology and Innovative Materials Summit, organized by Ringier Trade Media Ltd, culminated with a Factory Tour on September 7 at the Inter Aneka Lestari Kimia PT production site.
The factory tour gave the conference participants an introduction on the company operations and its products. International Plastics News for Asia (IRNA) learned from Ir. Herman Moeliana, President Director of Inter Aneka Lestari Kimia PT, how the company has been able to develop ENVIPLAST®, a green alternative to plastic.
In the interview, Mr. Moeliana said that Inter Aneka Lestari Kimia was founded in 1985 to manufacture chemical products for building related purposes. In 1990, the masterbatch and polymer compound business division was established to serve the growing plastic industry in Indonesia. The biopolymer compound business unit, as well as the research and development division (R&D) was established in 2006. In 2011, ENVIPLAST® was introduced to the market as environmental friendly bio-based pellets and bags/film.