Polylactide (PLA) is a polymer that has lactic acid as its base material, so it consists of renewable raw materials (maize plants), is highly transparent, offers very good taste and odour barrier values and is easy to print on. PLA has very high resistance to oils/fats. However, it turns brittle under UV radiation.
PLA is biodegradable to EN 13432. This bioplastic is approved for contact with foodstuffs. The material is available in transparent or opaque versions. It seals very well against PLA.
PLA can be used in the temperature range of -10°C to +40°C.
Salad and fruit packaging, cups for cold drinks