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.

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 005PLLA1.257350052351
PLE 005-AAmorphous 1.243350052351
PLE 005-1High viscosity1.251350052351
Injection
PLI 005PLLA1.25 25-35350042253
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