PLA: POLYLACTIDE

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PLA is a thermoplastic polyester produced using annually renewable biomass like maize, sugar beet, or sugarcane. Depending on the geographical area of production, the resources used may be certified GMO free.

Bioplastique PLA

Properties

  • 100% biobased
  • Biodegradable and industrially compostable
  • Rigid and fragile
  • Transparent
  • Food safe

Applications

  • Rigid packaging: containers, pots, bottles
  • Flexible packaging: film
  • Regular consumption goods
  • Non-woven or textile fibre

Transformation

  • Injection moulding and blowing
  • Thermoforming
  • Flat extrusion die or cast
  • Extrusion of sections
GradePropertiesDensityFluidity index (g/10 min) 190°C / 2.16 kg Tensile modulus (MPa)Tensile elongation at break (%)Charpy impact test, without notch (kJ/m²) Thermal resistance (°C) (HDT B)
ISO Test1183113352752717975-2
Extrusion
PLE 001Standard1.254-83500612.855
PLE 003Standard1.24636006-55
PLE 005PLLA1.257350052351
PLE 005-AAmorphous 1.243350052351
PLE 005-1High viscosity1.251350052351
Injection
PLI 003Standard1.2435350031655
PLI 005PLLA1.25 25-35350042253
PLI 012Blowing1.245-1535003--
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