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.
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.