Plant Starch (PLA/CPLA)

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Our products manufactured from plant-based bioplastic materials derived from renewable resources, such as corn starch and sugarcane, and they are 100% compostable. The plant-based materials are called PLA (Polylactic acid) and CPLA (Crystal Polylactic acid).

 

Polylactic Acid (PLA)

PLA (Polylactic acid ) is a 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 biodegrade in a relatively short period 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 (104F). It is freezer safe, but not microwave safe.

The plastic products which made from PLA, such as Bioplastic Bagsdeli containers, clear containersclear cold drink cups and lids.

 

Crystallize Polylactic Acid (CPLA)

Our cutlery products and coffee lids made from modified PLA which is called CPLA. They are 100% renewable, biodegradable and compostable.

Products made from PLA can withstand high temperature. Therefore, we make our cutlery products such as a knife, spoon, fork, stirrer, and coffee lids etc. from CPLA.

The letter “C” stands for crystallised. For us to make the products more heat tolerance, PLA must go through a crystallisation process.

Products made from CPLA can increase tolerance up to 185 F (85C), and they can are safer to use for hot soup, coffee, and other hot beverages.

 

Why are CPLA & PLA plastics better?

They 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 found in landfills. In this case, it will take longer to break down if it does at all.