WHAT IS PLA-BIOPLASTIC?
Bioplastic, also known by its chemical name PLA (Polylactic Acid), is made from renewable resources like corn and tapioca. Products made from PLA bioplastic are biodegradable and compostable.
Products made from PLA look and feel the same as conventional plastics, and they can be used in most packaging applications.
PROPERTIES FOR FOOD PACKAGING
Sustainable packaging has a lower carbon footprint than normal packaging. PLA packaging can help your business reduce its environmental impact.
Packaging made from PLA has lots of qualities that make it a great option for your packaging needs:
What is PLA plastic?
Polylactic acid, most known as PLA or bioplastic, is a polymer made from renewable resources like corn. Contrary to other thermoplastics, which are petroleum-based, the raw materials used for PLA’s production are renewable such as corn.
Why PLA plastic?
PLA bioplastic is a perfect alternative to traditional non-compostable plastic. Because they're made from renewable resources, they can help to reduce waste and carbon emissions. The carbon footprint of bioplastics is 75% lower than that of PET.
Is PLA quality the same as PET plastics?
The quality and properties of bioplastics (PLA) are very similar to regular PET.
Is PLA material compostable?
Bioplastics are plant-based and 100% compostable. These are the most outstanding properties. PLA bioplastics are commercially compostable, and they will break down in 12 weeks.