Total Corbion PLA to showcase biobased innovations at K

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Total Corbion PLA will be co-exhibiting together with parent company Total at K 2019.

The company will highlight its Luminy Poly Lactic Acid (PLA) portfolio and the most recent application innovations.

The Luminy PLA portfolio includes both high heat and standard grades and is used in a wide range of markets, from packaging to durable consumer goods and electronics.

Total Corbion PLA will be showcasing numerous partner applications based on PLA to illustrate the range of possibilities offered by this versatile biopolymer.

To showcase the heat capabilities of PLA, visitors can pick up a cup of coffee at the Total Corbion PLA booth, served in a PLA thermoformed cup.

The cups are available under the naturesse product range by Pacovis. The cups are biobased, made from renewable materials and have a reduced carbon footprint compared to PS cups.

PLA-lined paper cups, produced by EcNow Tech under their Earth Smart range, will also be on display. Featuring a PLA lining that can withstand boiling water, they are a sustainable alternative to the traditional PE-lined variety based on oil-based plastics. The cups have a lower carbon footprint and can be industrially composted after use.

Other high heat PLA applications on display at K 2019 include coffee capsules for Nespresso machines from ATI and tea bags from Nonwoven Network.

Pepsico and Danimer have developed a compostable PLA/PHA-based potato chip packaging for the Chilean market. PLA/PHA-based drinking straws from Danimer are another innovation that help reduce the environmental impact of plastics.  

Other examples of PLA applications include single-use PLA aprons from Gaia, foamed ice cream packaging from Synprodo, compostable PLA food packaging from Bio4Pack, PLA non-woven applications from Yangtze and PLA toothbrushes from PolyAlloy.

PLA resins are made from annually renewable resources and are 100% biobased according to EN16785-1, offering a reduced carbon footprint versus many traditional plastics.


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