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Andrea Arias

Corbion Purac


Andrea Arias has built her expertise as a research engineer specialized in application development of biopolymers and biocomposites. She is experienced in combining the fundamental understanding of the unique properties of bioplastics with the more practical aspects of the tailored product development. She has a Bachelor degree in Chemical engineering and she earned her Ph.D. degree in polymer science at Polytechnique School of Montreal when working with nanocellulose applications for PLA-based composites. Andrea currently works as Application Specialist in the Biobased Innovations business unit of Dutch company Corbion Purac. Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid and lactic acid derivatives with over 80 years of fermentation experience. She's involved in the FDCA to PEF value chain within the company.  

Research Interest



  • Polyethylene Furanoate: A promising biobased polyester for barrier applications

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