1. PLA stands for Poly Lactic Acid
It is a new biopolymer with versatile applications and is derived from 100% annually renewable resources. PLA is made from sugar (dextrose) which is milled from field corn. PLA is the first greenhouse-gas-neutral polymer in the world.
2. Features of PLA-coated Paper
No petroleum lining
Fully compostable, sturdy and strong
Soak proof and oil resistant
Fully Made from 100% renewable resources
Handle hot foods and liquids up to 100℃
3. Benefits of Compostable Products
Reduce landfill waste
Produce no toxic materials
Turn into soil to support plant growth
4. The composting process of PLA products
The rate of biodegradation for different compostable products is dependent upon the composition and thickness of the material as well as composting conditions. Commercial composting facilities grind the materials, turn over the piles and reach high temperatures, thus reducing the amount of time it takes to compost.
On the other hand, home composting rates are slower and can vary, depending on how frequently the pile is turned over, the moisture and material content and the temperature.