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Corbion Purac
Leading in natural food preservation and biobased building blocks

Proud history & bright future

Since we built our first plant in Schiedam - The Netherlands - in 1931, we have been developing natural and sustainable solutions for many industries. It all started with the industrial use of natural lactic acid in dyes for leather and wool.


A couple of years later natural lactic acid was applied as a food ingredient. Nowadays Purac is a leading company in natural food preservation, lactic acid based bioplastics and biobased chemicals with branches all over the world.


Experience, undisputed technical capabilities and groundbreaking innovations have made Purac a global market leader. We take credit for many great inventions.


Our team of 1100 employees is looking forward to a future where our ambition and commitment will lead to products that will bring a sustainable world within reach of mankind: True to our promise of being 'pure by nature'.





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About Corbion Purac

Corbion Purac is a leading company in food preservation, biobased chemicals and biobased monomers for PLA. It is the worldwide market leader in lactic acid, lactic acid derivatives and lactides.