About Polylactic Acid (PLA)



What is Polylactic Acid (PLA)?

Polylactic Acid or Polylactide (PLA) is a Thermoplastic polymer (Moldable at high temperatures, while solid and robust on cooling). It is 100% Bio-degradable and is environmentally friendly.

PLA has applications in a wide range of products including:

  • Decomposable packaging material like food packaging and disposable tableware.
  • Medical applications due to its anti-bacterial and non-corrosive properties.
  • As a filament in 3D Printing.
  • Creating high-tensile fabrics.

How is Polylactic Acid (PLA) produced?


100% Biodegradable

Substances from corn, cassava or other plants


Starch Extraction

Starch is extracted from plants


Sugar to Lactic Acid

Sugar is extracted from starch, which can produce lactic acid.



The polymerization of lactic acid produces a polylactic acid polymer.

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Advantages of Polylactic Acid

100% Natural

100% biodegradable and compostable.


Non-toxic degradation with no pollutants released during the process.

Allergies Friendly

Naturally inhibits bacteria, reduces allergies and is highly beneficial for sensitive skin.


It is Breathable and Moisture absorbent properties allow for daily and comfortable use.

Reduce Smells

Reduces peculiar smells

Flame Retardant

Acts as a natural Flame retardant