Our products are manufactured from plant-based bioplastic materials derived from renewable resources, such as corn starch and sugarcane and they are 100% compostable. Our product range are made from PLA (Polylactic acid) and CPLA (Crystal Polylactic acid).
Polylactic Acid (PLA)
PLA (Polylactic acid ) is very unique material which derived from renewable plant products like corn and sugarcane which makes PLA products to be non toxic. Products made from PLA are environmentally friendly and it will biodegrades in a relatively short period of time when exposed other elements.
Traditional plastics products may take up to hundreds of years to degrade while PLA products can biodegrade within 6-24 months in a composting system.
PLA products are transparent and heat sensitive to 40˚C. It is freezer safe , but not microwave safe.
Crystallize Polylactic Acid (CPLA)
Our cutlery products and coffee lids are made from modified PLA which is called CPLA.
Products made from PLA can withstand the temperature up to 110 F therefore we make have to our cutlery products such as knife, spoon, fork, stirrer, and coffee lids etc from CPLA.
The letter “C” stands for crystallized. In order for us to make the products more heat tolerance, PLA must go through crystallization process.
Products made from CPLA can tolerance up to 185 F and they can be safely used for hot soup, coffee, and other hot beverages.
They are also 100% renewable, biodegradable and compostable.
Why are CPLA & PLA plastics better?
They are made from annually renewable plant sources. Growing plants are better for the environment than drilling for oil. They are non-toxic when in contact with food. PLA and CPLA are industrially compostable. They will biodegrade if exposed to bacteria, moisture and heat. Optimum conditions will enable this to happen in 4 to 6 months. It is unlikely that these optimum conditions will be found in landfills. In this case it will take longer to break down, if it does at all.